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Jun
5
asked How to transport baby/toddler car seat with Transavia?
May
31
revised Four days in Jordan / Amman. Itinerary suggestions?
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May
30
comment Whalewatching around New York City
@Coxer: my bad, I should have said Wal-mart ;-) (per definition of whale)
May
30
comment How can I get a prepay SIM card before going to Greece?
any particular reason for getting it before, not upon arrival?
May
24
comment Is it safe to visit Peru?
Safety is always relative. Generally as a European I'd consider both US and Peru unsafe. OTOH, San Francisco area (OP's location) - 13 murders per 100K, Peru - 10 murders per 100K.
May
17
comment How can roadside cafe quality be measured in Greece or Turkey?
Depends on your definition of "quality", there seems to be correlation with how elaborated the food is, but a simple grilled shashlik served with bread and cabbage salad might be better quality, than some more elaborated food.
May
17
comment Is it safe to visit Peru?
For sure safer than US, where US citizens actually do get kidnapped.
May
14
answered Is there camping gear specifically designed to fit modern air traveling?
May
14
comment Where to take photo for Schengen Visa?
AFAIK, smile is allowed, as long as it's not grinning. Rule of thumb is that the mouth cannot be open.
May
10
comment Local cuisine in Peru
Another one worth mentioning is Pachamanca
May
8
comment Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?
From financial point of view it's logical that they'd charge more for dorms rooms where they discriminate against big part of potential clients, be it "women-only", "whites-only", "muslim-only" or whatever. OTOH, for example in Europe "women-only" rooms would be either illegal or in the grey zone. You cannot discriminate based on sex.
May
7
comment Do Europeans require a visa to visit USA?
Being part of EU is completely irrelevant in case of US visa.
May
5
comment Can I put Kensington lock in my hand luggage?
Problem in Poland is that until recently security screening in international airports was handled by the Border Guard. But since 2013 it's no longer their duty, thus airports had to hire private security contractors. Their training (or lack of thereof) leaves much to be desired.
Apr
29
comment Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?
@jwenting: Actually not "false sense of security", it's rather that people are irrationally scared of terrorist on planes, thus with "security theater" you give them more realistic sense of security. As in air travel is actually very safe, but it isn't really thanks to TSA. Air marshals OTOH are true security, but they go incognito.
Apr
29
comment Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?
@jwenting: Semtex is tagged with Ethylene glycol dinitrate. BTW. "foreign" as in extra-terrestrial? :-P The law obliging manufacturers to add taggants is a UN convention. As for homemade explosives, IIRC that is the problem, hence for example the ban on liquids, as homemade liquid explosives are not easily detectable. Anyway, airport "security" isn't really about security, it's about "security theater"
Apr
27
revised Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?
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Apr
26
comment Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?
@Karlson: as far as I know, it's not chemical reaction, they just place swabs in the ion-mobility spectrometer.
Apr
26
answered Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?
Apr
22
comment Is there a way to get to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far?
How taking unprepared tourist to Everest ends: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Mount_Everest_disaster
Apr
19
comment Is it allowed to carry “a knife” or “a pepper spray” while traveling by road in the Schengen area as a woman?
@jwenting: that would make great question for Skeptics.SE ;-)