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answered My rca tablet has 110 v dc adopter does it work in india
Apr
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answered Bringing coins back home from abroad; Is that unethical to do?
Apr
22
comment Should I convert all of my remaining Yen in Japan or at my next destination?
Currency exchanges do not deal in foreign coins, because coins are heavy and low value. They don't want to end up with 50 kg of 1¥ coins that they would have to pay to repatriate. There are some high-value coins that would otherwise be worth their while, if it were worth it to establish coin-handling procedures to begin with, which it isn't.
Mar
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Mar
29
comment Tent in hand luggage?
really? And they let you board? I could definitely kill somebody with a metal tent-stake. I mean, it's a pointy, 8"-long piece of metal. Supposedly, the TSA once confiscated nail-scissors from armed Marines.
Mar
29
answered Should I tip my Airbnb host?
Mar
29
comment Tent in hand luggage?
I think this would depend on two things. (1) The sharpness of the pegs in question (plastic pegs, probably fine; old-fashioned metal stakes, not so much) and (2) the mood of the security guys. Nothing you can do about the latter.
Mar
26
comment Is there a bus or train that goes from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City?
"There are no passenger trains in Cambodia at the moment." That's not entirely true, though it's true enough.
Mar
26
answered What is the cheapest and safest way from Thailand to Cambodia?
Mar
26
comment Will I have to get my luggage in Houston or it will be delivered to Tucson?
Nope, not possible. Flights from New York to LA will depart from and arrive at the domestic terminal and the baggage will not go through customs. There are only two ways to get luggage out of an international terminal: in the belly of an international flight or being carried through customs by its owner. Could you talk the airline into flying your bag to, say, Tijuana? Legally possible, but I sincerely doubt the airline would play ball, and the trip down to Mexico would be barely easier than returning to New York.
Mar
26
comment Where to see a Ping Pong show in Thailand?
The only rule for staying solvent and alive in Thailand is, don't ever let anyone "take" you anywhere. Decide where you want to go, and figure out how to get there, because if someone buttonholes you on the street with any sort of proposition, it's dinars-to-kip that go along with him and you'll find yourself badly clipped or worse.
Mar
26
comment Do I need a Thailand visa if departing from Malaysia
@Tom -- some airlines will check. Japanese and, for some reason, New Zealand airlines are known for being zealous.
Mar
26
answered Do I need a Thailand visa if departing from Malaysia
Mar
26
answered Can we change drivers without the rental firm getting to know?
Mar
26
comment I am using 3 phones in China iPhone 5 iPhone 6s and xiaomi metal. I am coming to india, will it create some problem at the airport?
As a practical matter, customs enforcement at Indian airport is less stringent than the security at Indian shopping malls. They x-ray your stuff, but they are looking for guns and bombs, not cell-phones. (The malls x-ray your stuff, put you through a metal detector, and frisk you. Really!)
Mar
26
comment Is reimbursement possible for a headset cable that was broken by the service cart during a flight?
I gotta say, whatever the airline's policy is, my own feeling is that if you leave something somewhere a cart can damage it, that is on you. And I say that as someone who has had a toe run over more than once.
Mar
26
comment Will I have to get my luggage in Houston or it will be delivered to Tucson?
If you don't do it, they will not send it after you Of course not, would you be willing to carry a stranger's suitcase through Customs -- and bear the legal penalties for whatever contraband might be discovered?
Mar
9
comment Purchasing travel insurance while already abroad
@EdmundYeung99 -- it's certainly not covered; it's called a "pre-existing condition". The problem is, how can they check?
Mar
9
comment Purchasing travel insurance while already abroad
@EdmundYeung99 -- the insurance company does not employ agents to follow you around. They don't know when you got sick, they only know when you went to the hospital. If you get sick Monday, buy insurance Tuesday, and go to the hospital on Wednesday, the insurer is on the hook for a guaranteed loss.