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Expat for last 10 years and counting.


Feb
12
comment Are there any US laws that a US citizen MUST obey while traveling, even if those laws do not exist in the country he is traveling to?
@jwenting: IIRC, only when they are on/over international waters. On/over territorial waters the local jurisdiction applies.
Feb
12
comment What are the practical implications for the flag of a ship?
I'd add to that protection against pirates. For example ships flying Dutch flag are not allowed to have armed guards on board.
Feb
12
comment What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?
why would you assume it's different for a US citizen?
Feb
11
revised Is it necessary to take a national identity card when travelling abroad?
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Feb
11
answered Is it necessary to take a national identity card when travelling abroad?
Feb
9
comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
I meant they are legally allowed to check any bag (in theory for security threats, in practice for valuables). And they have legal right to open it without your supervision. Stealing part obviously isn't legal.
Feb
8
comment Finding all flights from an airport to a country
you want to find flight or find and book ticket for a flight?
Feb
8
answered Finding all flights from an airport to a country
Feb
8
comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
In USA, doesn't TSA have right to open any bag anyway? And then steal all they want‌​?
Feb
5
revised How to use trekking clothes?
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Feb
5
comment How to use trekking clothes?
@mithy: there are materials that are waterproof and breathable. But yeah, microfiber trousers would do...
Feb
4
comment How to use trekking clothes?
Well, backpacks I've used were made from heavy duty Cordura with waterproofing, so I didn't worry so much about rain. OTOH, the Forclaz 60, as mentioned in it's description is not waterproof at all. One more thing you should take in account for poncho covering backpack vs separate backpack cover -- unless your jacket has proper hardened patches on shoulders, it's likely to start leaking where backpack shoulder straps touch it.
Feb
3
revised How to use trekking clothes?
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Feb
3
comment How to use trekking clothes?
@LuizBorges: Decathlon's equivalent of windstopper would be eg. Quecha Soft F900. Wool socks, again overkill for such a weather, especially that you got decent boots.
Feb
3
revised How to use trekking clothes?
I've realized Windstopper is particular brand, not generic name
Feb
3
comment How to use trekking clothes?
Windstopper is actually brand by Gore, it's a membrane similar as in Gore-Tex. There are fleece jackets with windstopper membrane they are usually also water repellent. Although obviously will not stand to heavy rain. As for jacket vs anorak, for me anorak is something that has insulation. Base layer.. I've only used that when at -30°C, but I'm from a country much, much colder than Brasil ;-)
Feb
3
answered How to use trekking clothes?
Feb
1
comment How long does it take for Google Maps to include a newly opened highway in its driving directions?
I've have had opposite problem, Google Maps included directions for newly constructed highway, which wasn't opened yet...
Jan
31
comment Are there any “Fantasy Passports” that are recognised by other countries?
@hippietrail: you do realize, that if you rule out passports that are recognized by some country, the original question makes no sense at all?
Jan
30
comment Why is the train between Barcelona and Madrid so expensive?
I took that bus once and I absolutely hated it. 8h30m.