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comment Is it possible to visit the Vatican while wearing a Hijab?
that's also my definition. I asked because the review mentioned "veil" a few times, but you only said hijab. Since there are such things as Catholic veils, the trip advisor review seems illogical to me and it's wise not to just take that one reviewer's word for it.
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comment Is it possible to visit the Vatican while wearing a Hijab?
hijab or niqab? Hijab is more like a nun and unlikely to be a problem.
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comment Is it rude to tell the ice cream man in Istanbul not to mess with me?
the very Wikipedia page you link to says "Vendors often tease the customer by serving the ice cream cone on a stick, and then taking away the dondurma with the stick by rotating it around, before finally giving it to the customer. This sometimes results in misunderstandings among customers unfamiliar with the practice." - how is that not mentioning anything about it?
Aug
24
comment What are Samoan roadside stands selling in white styrofoam cups?
That second picture is totally what it was! You can see the contents are black in my first picture, but not as clearly as I did when I drove past the woman holding a box of them. That even shows the "something white" in the middle. Can you tell me more about koko Samoa?
Aug
24
comment Taking everyday medicine to Australia - do I need documentation for these?
you can get a doctor note for non prescription meds - i did so for Sudafed because New Zealand claimed to need one, though in the event they didn't ask for it. Just tick yes to the question and for good measure circle "medicine" - see transpacifictrip.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/landing-card-tip for example
Aug
13
comment I am usually delayed at the Canadian border. What can be done?
In America you solve this problem by (once) obtaining a redress number. That might be a useful term in a search about the problem.
Aug
13
comment Can I get a discount on my flight for not being overweight?
I have been weighed before flying several times now. On Fiji Link (the small regional division of Fiji Airways that flies to little islands) and on a private tour company. (The private company also requested our weights in advance,) However nothing seemed to be done with the information, We thought it might have been weight and balance,
Jul
26
comment Sweets as gifts in lands untouched by modern dentistry
@AndrewGrimm fair enough, I believe most tourist advice about candy is referring to dispensing it to random children you see on the street. If you want to bring a box of it as a gift to your hosts I think that's entirely different and less of an issue. I certainly assumed that handfuls to random kids is what you were referring to, but it's true you don't mention that at all - I just assumed.
Jul
17
comment Which currency for play money?
You might try this on lifehacks.stackexchange.com - it's a place for asking off-the-wall questions and solving things unusually. I think using real currency to sub for play money might qualify.
Jul
16
comment Is it possible to avoid being sniffed by dogs at Heathrow airport and possibly other airports?
Good answer, but to be fair, the advice from a bunch of well-meaning strangers on the internet about the dogs in the airport, how they act, and how to avoid them is likely to be better than the advice on that topic from your faith leader. It's just that advice about your faith and practices is likely to be better from the faith leader. Yes?
Jul
15
comment Frequent Traveller to the UK Does Not Want to Fill Out Landing Cards, Be Interviewed
well, I don't need a visa because I'm a Canadian and I only go once or twice a year so I think that means I can't apply. Bummer. I love my Nexus and would be delighted to have a UK equivalent.
Jul
15
comment Frequent Traveller to the UK Does Not Want to Fill Out Landing Cards, Be Interviewed
is there an explanation for why you have to be a frequent visitor? Most other programs allow the applicants to decide if their travels are frequent enough to make using the program "worth it" and don't require a minimum number of visits.
Jul
14
comment Is it possible to avoid being sniffed by dogs at Heathrow airport and possibly other airports?
@Lohoris please don't bring your feud with the OP onto my answer and start to argue with other commenters. None of us can settle the religious aspects of this question by hashing it out amongst ourselves. I've suggested the OP consult an imam for that and truly, none of us can do better than that. If religion was logical and people would change their ways because someone came at them with a barrage of questions that exposed a logic flaw, this would be a very different world. But it isn't.
Jul
10
comment ETA Refused for Australia
you applied 4 days before your flight? They say to do it two weeks in advance. They might have refused just because of the short notice. I suggest you contact them (eg through border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi/immiaccount-technical-support-form ) asap
Jul
7
comment What are these “stone walls” in the sea on Cyprus?
@Tim I once worked in a gravel pit. Rip rap refers to a specific size of rock and yes, it's used to prevent erosion - not just on shorelines but in ditches, on riverbanks, hillsides etc
Jul
6
comment Left UK without passing through Immigration, why?
more details on who doesn't have exit stamps (and how large other stamps are) at travel.stackexchange.com/questions/27225/…
Jul
6
comment What are these “stone walls” in the sea on Cyprus?
"Groynes are structures built across a beach, usually from dry land out into the water, while breakwaters are built parallel to the beach. Both of these structures interrupt the alongshore movement of sand. A groyne acts as a physical barrier across the beach and collects sand on the up drift side, in what is called a fillet. Small groynes are useful for raising beach levels on a small scale. " -- environment.sa.gov.au/our-places/coasts/…
Jul
5
comment Do you have to tip the delivery guy if you are already charged a delivery fee in Toronto?
Who gets the $8? Purely up to the business. They might not give any of it to the driver, instead paying a flat wage ($11/hr or so) and using the delivery charges to fund that. They might give all of it to the driver. We can't know. My guess is that either they keep most of it or they make the driver use their own car, or both. That's why I tip delivery people.
Jun
28
comment Do ships sink nowadays?
You don't care if ships in general sink. You only care if a ship you're likely to take might sink. There's a world of difference between a cruise ship, a ferry, a private yacht, an oil tanker, a fishing boat, and a container vessel.
Jun
28
comment Taking wet things through airport security
I emailed TSA (using the form on their website) about wet bathing suits and damp towels and they have said that these items are generally allowed.