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Try not to down-vote, after all everybody commits mistakes !! And a golden rule. High reputation points doesn't mean a level headed person either. I regularly meet a moron(obviously with high reps) on travel.stackexchange.


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comment Travel to Scotland over Christmas & New Years: are hiking & outdoor activities right out?
Climbing mountains in the winter can be much harder I would never suggest to do that. Because of Scotland's ever changing weather even experienced mountaineers get caught out and have died on mountains.
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comment Getting from Oxford to Saunderton (near High Wycombe), by public transport, before 9am?
Use this transportdirect.info
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comment Re-applying for Schengen visa from French embassy
Nope I have done so in the past. Didn't use one and they happily obliged next time without any hiccups.
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comment Transit through Beijing - Languages?
Are you sure you want to transit through a Chinese airport, considering the delays caused because of the air space being closed due to military exercises ? online.wsj.com/articles/…
Aug
26
comment Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone
No need to search for a printer. She can go ahead with her travel. And if stopped ask her to use her tear ducts to good avail. But I would believe the insurance on her mobile should satisfy them.
Aug
26
comment Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone
@Relaxed - But they do ask you to carry copies of the documents, provided with the visa application, with you always in the Schengen region. They give you a slip mentioning so. But in the past 5 years, I have never been asked to furnish even once.
Aug
26
answered Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone
Aug
26
comment In which EU countries it is illegal to carry/have a kubotan keyring at customs?
THere is difference between carrying inside the UK and carrying it on a plane with you. Sikhs in UK are allowed to carry their kirpans inside UK, but they aren't allowed on planes. travel.stackexchange.com/questions/33884/…
Aug
26
comment Maximum multiple-entry visa for Europe with a UK work permit
Does the permit improve my chances of getting a longer travel visa for Europe. A bit maybe(depending on the country you are from), but it isn't quantifiable.
Aug
26
comment In which EU countries it is illegal to carry/have a kubotan keyring at customs?
I would believe everybody will consider it as being used as arms and will confiscate it. Generally all arms are prohibited in cabin baggage. And I believe all knifes larger than 6cms are prohibited in cabin baggage. Might go through in checked baggage, but it is a big if.
Aug
22
comment How can my aunt obtain a UK visa while in the US?
gov.uk/apply-uk-visa
Aug
22
comment Is it possible to downgrade a business/first class flight to economy without the ticket purchaser knowing?
Is it possible to downgrade your ticket without the purchaser knowing. Email confirmation will be sent if one was provided, unless booked through an agent. The agent might inform the original booker. Might need to bribe the agent. Charges will be only reverted back to the card(unless cash was used), which was used while booking. I seriously doubt any merchant will revert back to a different card. And if points/flight credit, I believe they might use the frequent flier number provided while booking.
Aug
21
comment Can I take my disassembled desktop computer on a flight from Turkey to the UK? (some new regulations)
I can't afford to waste time giving explanations to police all day for nothing on either the Turkish or British side.. That is a wrong premise, whatever the situation,. You cannot do that if the border guards decide to ask questions, even if you are right. You will have to answer questions or else they might make your entry as difficult as they can do.
Aug
20
comment A legal way to carry a gun in Turkey as a foreigner
This might help gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/turkey
Aug
20
comment Prepaid bank card in the UK
even gift cards I believe these are sent to consumers by their service providers i.e. electricity, gas, bank. And not by Mastercard as you assume.
Aug
20
comment What are police procedures in France when the victim is a traveler
Are you sure this isn't a scam to garner money from you ?? Such cases have happened in the past for British tourists travelling in South America/Africa.
Aug
19
comment Can a Thai national married to a UK citizen enter the UK freely?
@GregHewgill UK uses different criteria as opposed to EU. So the link you posted might not be the answer to OPs question.
Aug
19
comment As a native English speaker, which two further languages would give me the most travel utility worldwide?
I am not sure why people are mentioning Chinese, which isn't a language. It is either Mandarin or Cantonese and many local dialects if you care.
Aug
18
comment As a native English speaker, which two further languages would give me the most travel utility worldwide?
I second @JonathanReez point. But not all Spanish speaking countries are safe e.g. Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia(not all places, though). But they are way safer than most Arab countries. Dubai is cool. Jordan and Morocco might be a bit safer. So is Egypt in certain locations.
Aug
18
comment how to calculate the 90 days in 2 years visa
diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/getting-a-visa/article/…