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comment Is there a way to get to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far?
Is Everest really hard because of the technical skills required, or because just hiking is incredibly hard in that high an elevation?
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comment How do Hostels work in Europe?
One thing I would add about chains: sometimes the hostel in City A can book you into a hostel from the same chain in City B, even though that hostel shows as booked up on the web reservation systems. I did this for Wombats in particular, and some other one that I don't remember. Really saved me.
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comment Avoiding the traveller's 'fanny pack' / money-belt
The other historical factor here is that there used to be paper airline tickets, which you could not lose and were worth hundreds of dollars. It was often suggested that you carry them on you at all times, and moneybelts seem to be sized for them rather than currency.
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answered How much does it add to a North America / Australia journey to go “the wrong way”?
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comment Which website to use when choosing local US flights?
Some of them do tweak it a bit to try to cover the airlines that don't use the central reservation systems. For instance, Kayak used to load the Southwest timetable into their system so they could show that the flights existed, but they didn't have pricing or availability.
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answered How does the regulation that certain planes have to always be within a 2-hour flight from an airport affect flight paths near the North Pole?
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comment How far in advance to get travel vaccinations?
@Kris, thanks for the additional detail. I wasn't aware the first Hep A shot gave such long protection since I missed my second shot and the doctor advised me that I needed to start over... clearly no urgency on that one!
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answered Cruising from NYC to Cancun
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answered How far in advance to get travel vaccinations?