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Apr
21
comment What is the best option for transit tickets in Toronto as a tourist?
@verve, no, the actual "card 12345 got on at station ABC at 1:23pm" needs to get recorded in a system. It's not an all-you-can-ride monthly pass that you can just show.
Apr
19
comment Travel destinations for the single traveler
nobody can decide what is good. Ask crisper questions. Take a look yourself at the museums, restaurants, and attractions by doing a web search, and when questions remain - are the buses safe for a solo traveler? Do restaurants give you a bad table if you're alone? - Whatever your issues are, ask those.
Apr
18
comment Men in thongs on mediterranean beaches?
Since you own a substitute bathing suit, and a thong won't exactly take up space in your suitcase, why not bring both? Head to the beach in your Speedo and if it looks like thongs are pretty common and not worthy of comment or remark, change into yours. You don't really need to know in advance - just bring both!
Apr
17
comment Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel?
You can definitely cruise from Vancouver (or other west coast cities) to Hawaii, from Hawaii to Australia, and try to find a boat from Australia to Asia then switch to trains. But it's going to be extraordinarily slow!
Apr
13
comment Where is this Indian-style palace with a large pool?
I went there for a conference post- Apartheid. I recognized the building from the picture easily enough.
Apr
10
comment What measures are taken to prevent bombs being smuggled onto planes via insider jobs?
@Hugh - the handlers may be told "drive this little truck over to gate 12" or "put all the bags for YYZ onto that little truck" but only supervisors may know that the YYZ flight is at gate 12, especially in advance. In this way it's harder for someone to target a specific flight.
Apr
9
comment What measures are taken to prevent bombs being smuggled onto planes via insider jobs?
Presumably so that A, whose job is to make sure B doesn't do anything nefarious, turns a blind eye when B does. More checks and oversights, more insiders needed to succeed.
Apr
7
comment Transiting through Turkey to go to the Balkans. Do I need a visa as a Canadian?
your second question should be asked as a second question
Mar
29
comment Can you leave the UK on a non-UK passport if you're eligible for one?
Indeed, I can confirm that I have entered the UK on a Canadian passport multiple times, including times that I told the interviewing officer that I was born in the UK (a piece of information available in my Canadian passport), and while it gets you a glare, you get let in.
Mar
27
comment Can I divide a 300 ml liquid bottle into three smaller bottles?
related: travel.stackexchange.com/q/4397/46
Mar
22
comment Will providing an incorrect suffix and prefix for a name (Dr., PhD) on a flight ticket cause issues at the airport?
Correct. I have a PhD and occasionally that information is included when tickets are bought for me. Having Dr Kate Gregory, PhD on my tickets, but no indication of the title in my passport, has never been an issue in a US (or any other) airport.
Mar
17
comment Do cruise lines other than Royal and Carnival provide “active” activities?
In general we don't do "update" or "edit" sections, we just change the content. The revision history is available for those who care. I've rearranged your text substantially and made it less opinion-seeking, but I don't believe I've put words in your mouth. Feel free to continue editing to ensure the question represents what you want to ask.
Mar
16
comment Why do hotel booking sites ask for the number of people? Does it matter how many I say?
most places I go that include breakfast include "up to two" breakfasts per room, and if you have more people you don't get more free breakfasts. But I suppose yours could differ. Also, I have fire-alarmed out of hotels twice and never once did anyone come around the parking lot and count heads. How could that even work when so many people might still be out, even in the middle of the night
Mar
11
comment Sleeping aids for long flights
if the answers to the duplicate question don't help you (let go of the issue with the word comfortable in the title of the question, and just read the answers) then yes, edit your question to indicate more precisely what help you need.
Mar
7
comment What kind of Canadian drivers' license do we need to rent a car in the USA?
your sign? In Canada (certainly in Ontario) learners do not have a sign to display. And what is an N?
Feb
25
comment How do I decide whether to be worried about having enough blank pages in my passport?
BTW, for future reference - both the Cook Islands when I arrived from New Zealand and Santiago when I arrived from Easter Island stamped my passport on arrival. So not like LA/Hawaii would be.
Feb
14
comment how to read the weather in this picture
and the column after that is wind - direction and speed. The last one, as the headings say, is humidity - so it will be damp the whole time, which makes cold feel colder.
Feb
11
comment Showering facilities at Kings Cross station - Where are they and what are they like?
here bing.com/images/… you will find many people complaining the sign to tell you where the showers are looks like a dalek
Feb
10
comment Confusion about flight timing - Turkish airline
BTW arriving before boarding is easy if you cross the dateline - I left New Zealand Aug 9th last year and landed in the Cook Islands Aug 8th.
Feb
9
comment Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?
@Insane further, they typically swab stuff you've been touching with the theory that you touched that stuff before you washed your hands. Not foolproof, but since it's quick, they can do it a lot, and perhaps it occasionally turns something up.