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Sep
29
answered What to do in Bangkok during midnight stopover
Aug
24
comment Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?
Well, pleasant as the idea that European customs relies exclusively on profiling is, just last month I was changing planes at Heathrow when my traveling companion showed insufficient obeisance to the security staff, so they delayed us until our flight left.
Aug
24
comment Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?
Are you sure about this? I have never had my bags transferred for me from an international flight to a domestic one. When the plane lands in Edinburgh, will they send everybody through Customs or will they somehow know the OP hasn't been checked. Will the OP go through Immigration/Passport Control in London or Edinburgh? I am very skeptical.
Jul
16
comment What items are forbidden to take when traveling to the US that would be OK in most other countries?
LOL: "dog or cat fur" (presumably, it is OK if it is still on a live animal). Also, I found one that I have actually violated, but bringing a Shan knife back from Burma.
Jul
10
awarded  Yearling
Jun
11
comment What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?
@Jagular -- what a cheese beagle might look like.
Jun
11
comment What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?
At Heathrow a few years back, they had an adorable fruit-sniffing beagle puppy. Everybody was awww-ing and when it found something (a banana that I suspect was planted), we all cheered.
May
1
comment When is Spring in the USA?
@Annoyed : Sweden is wonderful country -- the lovely lakes, the wonderful telephone system, and many interesting furry animals, including the majestic moose -- but its north-south extent fits entirely within a single US state. If it were a US state, it would be tied for 11th place (with New Jersey) in population. And its northernmost point is 100 km south of the US's Point Barrow.
Apr
30
comment When is Spring in the USA?
Yeah, the question not well-formed. The US is a huge country, stretching from 18°N (considerably south of Hong Kong) to 71°N (considerably north of Sweden).
Apr
21
comment Do any US airlines make use of their right to fly between EU airports?
Huh, that's too bad. I would love if a few of those insanely cheap airlines began operating in the US.
Apr
17
comment Can I carry roller blades in cabin baggage?
Ice Skates? Man, I could really go on a rampage with a pair of those...
Apr
17
answered Does Nepal have open borders with India?
Apr
17
comment How to reach Dam Square from Schiphol airport?
Be careful of one thing: if you buy a R/T ticket, it is only good for that day! Not a 24-hour day, that calendar day. I got zapped for $30 by the conductor.
Apr
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
13
answered Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?
Feb
12
answered Adapter in Koh Chang?
Dec
10
answered Is it permitted to ask questions of female sex workers in Thailand to be familiar with their real life as a tourist?
Dec
10
comment What is proper etiquette on bringing one night stands to a hotel room?
The Suk-11 in Bangkok also bans guests-of-guests: I saw one poor girl who had to sit at the table outside for 30 minutes, with the security guard and the desk clerk and the other guests eying her, while her new-found boyfriend went up to his room (for a change of clothing I assume). How this is more "wholesome" than letting two adults do what they like in their own room, I cannot say.
Jul
10
awarded  Yearling
Dec
25
awarded  Quorum