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bio website gregcons.com/kateblog
location Ontario, Canada
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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

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Apr
22
reviewed Leave Closed How can I travel to the north pole (Arctic areas) from Russia cheaply?
Apr
21
revised Is there any restriction/limitation against female passengers who travel to the Arab countries of the middle east by these countries?
deleted 31 characters in body
Apr
20
revised What is the most comfortable way to sleep on a plane?
added 21 characters in body
Apr
17
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
16
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
15
answered What is the most comfortable way to sleep on a plane?
Apr
15
revised Which meals are served on long flights and in what order?
added more generic scheduling recollections
Apr
14
answered Which meals are served on long flights and in what order?
Apr
13
comment How to get to the airport in Venice, Italy early in the morning?
@uncovery then it should be edited to say "I know in general what my options are (link to other question) but I need to know which are running early enough to get there by 5am" and the title should change too. Otherwise it will attract generic answers that are duplicates of the one on the other question
Apr
13
comment How to get to the airport in Venice, Italy early in the morning?
possible duplicate of Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice
Apr
12
comment Can you go to the Maldives without assistance of a travel agency?
Welcome to travel.se! Here we prefer answers that are not just a link, so that they're still useful even if the linked page goes away or changes. I read your blog entry and you have a lot of information and pictures. I suggest you edit your answer a little to include things like that you were not on a package tour, that you were able to find a hotel, and that the town is very tiny. Then you can finish with the blog link for those who want to read more. Perhaps even include one of the lovely pictures of the island?
Apr
12
answered Is it possible to book an hotel being a minor?
Apr
10
comment What ski resort in the US/Canada is reachable from Europe?
but @Karlson says "no direct flights from anywhere in Europe to SLC" - if that's wrong, can you update your answer with airlines and cities that can be used?
Apr
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Where can I find authentic areas in Canary islands?
Apr
8
comment What is overbooking (of flights), and why do airlines all seem to do it?
Many LCCs do this. No changes, not for any price. It's a policy that leads to people hating the airline. It does enable them to not overbook, but since bumping is rarer than wanting to change, they tend to go back to allowing changes.
Apr
8
answered Is it better to ask a question in English or Japanese if you are expecting a reply in English?
Apr
7
reviewed Close Working in Germany for 6 months - bank account
Apr
7
comment Passing immigration when father and child hold a different passports
If you think a father would have more problems than a mother, then follow the advice given in the other question. A letter from the other parent and a birth certificate should cover you. These letters are a good idea even when everyone has the same passport.
Apr
6
comment How safe is the Sugar Loaf trail (Brazil)?
What kind of safety are you most concerned about? That you will fall off the mountain, be eaten by a mountain lion, or be mugged?