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visits member for 2 years, 11 months
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Expat for last 10 years and counting.


Jul
22
comment Are bluetooth headphones allowed on flights in the US, particularly on United Airlines?
This might change soon.
Jul
22
comment When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?
@cspirou: from T&C or fee table provided by your bank.
Jul
4
comment Can I travel from the USA to Spain with a one-way flight?
As long as being illegal immigrant and tax criminal can be considered "at peace of mind".
Jul
1
comment Edward Snowden has been in 'transit' in Moscow for days now. What's the longest possible you can just stay in a terminal?
Allegedly he can legally be there only 24-hours, as the airport's website states: "foreign citizens can stay in Sheremetyevo airport for up to 24 hours without a Russian visa".
Jun
28
comment Are international transfer zones typical around the world?
@MarkMayo: I thought that it was obvious, that Schengen is not "international", even though by strict definition of the word it is..
Jun
28
comment Are international transfer zones typical around the world?
@Gagravarr: AFAIK, for example in Europe, at least in EU, if airport does not have separate international transfer zone, it doesn't get certified for international flights. ("international" in case of Schengen countries of course means non-Schengen destinations).
Jun
28
comment Are international transfer zones typical around the world?
@Gagravarr: right, let me make that clear in the question.
Jun
28
comment Leaving airport international zone for a moment
@JoelFan: only 15 minutes, as long as you go in correct direction. Which is not always the case ;-)
Jun
26
comment If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked/cancelled, how can you travel?
@JeanHominal: traveling under false name would be a crime anywhere in the world. Leaking information from NSA is a crime only in USA.
Jun
21
comment Which other Schengen countries should I visit from Munich such that the cost is minimal?
"Schengen" in the question is superfluous, as there are no non-Schengen countries nearby.
Jun
21
comment Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland if I have a Schengen visa?
@momo17: No, you don't have to enter Spain first. You can enter Schengen zone at any place. That question has been answered on this site numerous time already.
Jun
20
comment Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland if I have a Schengen visa?
@Karlson: you're right.
Jun
20
comment Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland if I have a Schengen visa?
@Karlson: actually not, this one is way more clear cut
Jun
20
comment How unsafe is it to leave an expensive laptop at a rented apartment or a cheap hotel room? Which precautions should I take?
@exizt: this video is really on how not to lock your laptop. :-P Unless the table is permanently attached to the floor, one could just take laptop, put it under the table, getting slack on the loop and take the loop off the table foot.
Jun
19
comment Where can I get a student ID in Poland (Wroclaw) using my American Student ID?
Railways are major PITA. I've had problem when bought tickets for my family. Cashier asked how old my son is (10 at the time) and gave me what I thought was the correct ticket. But then in the train the conductor said it's not valid, because he's not attending Polish school. I had to pay a fine. Apparently there are two kinds of discounts, one base on age (33% IIRC), other based on attending school (50%).
Jun
17
comment Are there limited term identification cards in the UK?
@Annoyed: I was under impression that these were somehow related, and IDs for non-EU families of EU members were one of the pilots for general ID programme. Are residency cards still issued?
Jun
13
comment Does condition 8115 mean you can't check your work email?
@badp: In that case you should mention in the question, that they've got business visas, not tourist ones.
Jun
13
comment Does condition 8115 mean you can't check your work email?
@HaLaBi: also seems that working remotely full-time for employer outside of Australia would be illegal too: "An applicant who wishes to continue to work online, basically full-time may be of concern in terms of the genuine visitor requirement and should be considered carefully."
Jun
13
comment Does condition 8115 mean you can't check your work email?
@HaLaBi: not necessarily, for example if you'd travel as consultant to work with client on behalf of your company, you'd wouldn't find job locally in Australia, but you'd be still working in Australia. This is legal gray issue, AFAIK, generally not acted upon. Another similarly gray-zone example are mother-companies sending their representatives/auditors/etc to local subsidiaries.
May
30
comment Whalewatching around New York City
@Coxer: my bad, I should have said Wal-mart ;-) (per definition of whale)