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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.
Jun
27
comment Taking wet things through airport security
edited to clarify that the US is essentially not relevant other than as a model set of rules that other countries' rules are likely to resemble.
Jun
23
comment 7 Hours to Kill in Atatürk
yes. The majority of the questions tagged Istanbul are about this - whether you need transit visas, the links to pages for the free tour Turkish airlines provides, and so on, are all in existing answers. Take a look and if you still have questions after that, please edit this question to be more specific about your concerns.
Jun
22
comment Why is the departures level always above the arrivals level?
Yes, but you could as easily argue that when you emplane you do so from the arrivals section. Whichever one is at the bottom needs to have some part of it that is also at the top. So your logic doesn't hold.
Jun
22
comment Why is the departures level always above the arrivals level?
Both the people who get on the planes and the people who get off the planes go across the jetbridge.
Jun
20
comment What's the cheapest stable route to cross the Pacific?
Don't you want to stop at one or more islands along the way?
Jun
18
comment Is it more convenient to get to Heathrow via Reading than via central London?
when I go to LHR from Portsmouth, I take the train to Woking and then a bus. It's over an hour quicker than going to London and taking the Heathrow Express.
Jun
16
comment Can I bring vaccines (needles) in my carry on?
This can't be generally answered until you edit it to provide the airports involved. Rules are not identical around the world. There is usually a mechanism to allow medical supplies through but what documentation you need is not always the same everywhere. Voting to put on hold for now.