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Jun
27
comment Best way to sleep at Vancouver International Airport and wake up on time?
your only concern is that you won't wake up in time? You aren't worried about theft or the like? OK. No employee who you ask before you sleep will still be at work when you want to wake, so forget that. I would suggest sleeping at the gate where you will board, and putting a large sign "I need to catch AC 123" (for your airline and flight number) near your head along with "please wake me at 7:00" if you like. However, if this sleep is important enough to risk the loss of all your possessions including your passport, surely it's worth the cost of a room?
Jun
27
revised On a trip to Belgium, should I stay in Bruges or Ghent?
reorganized to explain the logic, trying to remove the "make my decision for me" aspect
Jun
27
comment “Proof of foreign residence” for BritRail?
good luck getting anyone to so much as look at your pass, much less demand supplementary id. I might have shown my Canadian passport when I first got the pass validated. After that simply saying I had the pass usually sufficed, occasionally I got it out but once they saw the cover that was that. I think twice a conductor actually looked at the tickets themselves. I wouldn't worry about this one overmuch.
Jun
27
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
comment Canadian car seat when traveling to the US
Have you carefully read all the labels on your existing seat? It may be approved for use in the US already. Perhaps add a picture of the labels.
Jun
25
answered Does a US immigration officer really have the power to deny entry to the country at personal will?
Jun
23
revised Travelling with 2 check-in bags
brought pictures inline
Jun
23
answered Travelling with 2 check-in bags
Jun
23
revised Travelling with 2 check-in bags
brought picture inline
Jun
21
awarded  Yearling
Jun
21
revised How can I find tall buildings with a publicly accessible view at an upper floor?
edited tags
Jun
21
answered How can I find tall buildings with a publicly accessible view at an upper floor?
Jun
20
comment Round-trip transit through Canada: does it double transit visa costs?
what flights are you taking? There were (and perhaps still are) some China flights that transit in YYZ without going landside or needing transit visas.
Jun
19
comment Finding public beds or large sofa/couch outdoors chillout areas in California, where you can lie down with your feet on
Still too broad in my opinion. Most hotel lobbies have couches where you can lie down for free if you look like you might be staying in the hotel or meeting someone who is. This is like asking "What restaurants serve iced tea? I really like it" or "what restaurants have windows that look out onto a pleasant lawn?" Thousands if not millions do and I doubt there is a systematic way to find them.
Jun
18
comment Is it safe for a commercial flight to have Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan on its flight route?
It's natural to feel nervous, but you understand the airline has people whose job it is to worry about this, and who are as aware of current events as the rest of us, right? It's not like they can't look at a map too.
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
16
comment Bringing outdoor food to Japan
Is there a reason not to buy the food in Japan?
Jun
16
comment Turning 18, visitor visa UK
possible duplicate of UK child visitor visa for Scotland
Jun
16
comment Paying by credit card while overseas cheaper in US dollars or in the local currency?
related: money.stackexchange.com/q/10837/13495