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May
22
revised Would the most logical path from Normandy to the Bavarian Alps (Germany) pass through Lyon?
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May
22
revised Is there a Post Office in Heathrow?
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May
22
comment How does the US know that I left?
When I re-entered the US after a cruise, the only question the officer had on seeing my passport was whether I was flying home (to Canada) or driving. Flying? OK have a nice day. I was told later it was because they know when you leave if you fly, and if I had said driving I would have been given a form to hand in when I left.
May
21
comment Using Chip-and-Pin credit cards in the US?
the magnetic strip that today is a backup was once the cool new thing not all terminals could handle, which is why our cards still have raised numbers across the front for scrunchswiping the carbon imprinter across. And our new tap-only cards have chip-and-pin for backup when tap doesn't work.
May
20
revised Can a visitor who is “of age” in their country drink underage in the United States of America?
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May
19
revised Tipping in USA: do you have to fill in the tip amount or just the post-tip total?
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May
18
awarded  Famous Question
May
18
comment Can I obtain an International Drivers license whilst abroad?
on what do you base your theory that you can't renew you Colorado license because of the state of your J1 visa?
May
18
revised Can I obtain an International Drivers license whilst abroad?
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May
17
awarded  Generalist
May
16
comment Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?
a customer, especially of a bar or hotel
May
16
awarded  Necromancer
May
12
comment Renting a Manual Car in the US
I can't speak to the US, but in Canada neither buying nor repairing manual transmission cars has been difficult. (However not all dealership employees can drive them, sometimes they have to get someone else to bring the car around to the front.) However buying a used one might be a different story.
May
11
comment Carrying confidential corporate data into US on laptop/Drive/device - how to prevent data theft?
Most cloud services are actually quite safe. But of course you can encrypt what you upload, hide it with steganography, lock it up in a private corporate cloud behind VPNs with dongles, whatever. The point is that if it's not with you, it can't be looked at while crossing the border.
May
11
revised Carrying confidential corporate data into US on laptop/Drive/device - how to prevent data theft?
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May
11
revised Exiting landside at Heathrow when I don't have a landside transit visa
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May
10
comment How do I get a self-addressed envelope from Canada to USA?
this is a good debunking of the reply coupon, but really glosses over the part where you buy US stamps while you're in Canada. How would someone do that?
May
9
comment Connection from Gatwick airport to Paddington station
Do you think there's a transporter or teleporter or something? What makes you believe that anything would be faster than a cab? Why is taking a cab the last thing you'd do? Are you concerned it would get stuck in traffic, or is it about the cost?
May
6
reviewed Approve When someone in India asks for my “Good Name”, what are they expecting?
May
5
revised Review censorship on the big travel websites: Any analyses/research?
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