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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
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
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 ;-)
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: not unlike caliphates of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
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: high rate of rape in Sweden is due very broad definition of rape there, which in other countries would constitute not rape, but sexual harassment.
Apr
18
comment Why is buying an airline ticket from the company more expensive than from an aggregator like Skyscanner?
actually this is not only limited to airlines, may other businesses have lower prices when accessing from aggregator sites. Logic behind it is that if someone uses aggregator site, he's not decided on airline yet. And obviously lower the price, higher in the search. Sometimes $5 can make difference between result #1 and result #20.
Apr
18
comment Traveling international from Peru with dual citizenship baby
Actually in some countries it's more than just "should be", it's a legal obligation to use country's passport while entering/leaving if you're citizen.
Apr
18
comment Traveling international from Peru with dual citizenship baby
Leave Peru with Peruvian, enter Poland with American.
Apr
16
comment Is there catering on Dutch domestic trains?
When I traveled on A'dam->Brussels train few months ago, there was a trolley (train was normal IC, not Thalys), but they didn't offer much (coffee and candy bars). That train seemed to be operated by Belgian Rail.
Apr
4
comment How can I do a “broad” search for flights?
In SkyScanner you can also select whole country as your destination, for example "Italy (Any)"
Apr
4
comment Can I extend my stay for a week in the Netherlands?
Police? I thought that would be IND
Apr
4
comment Is it feasible to travel daily from Gavà to Barcelona?
Also, in the car option you left out the question of finding parking space in Barcelona. And paying for it, which isn't cheap. On the public transport page you can check how long it takes on emt.cat/Principales/BusquedaTrayecto.aspx Seems that it's about 50 minutes bus ride.
Mar
26
comment Am I entitled to air passengers compensation if my flight was cancelled and I did not get a re-route?
btw. cancellations, which are indeed due bad weather, are usually about the weather at destination, as visibility minimums for landings are much stricter.
Mar
25
comment Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area
@machlas: no there isn't. Schengen-Schengen flight is just like domestic flight. There is ID/ticket check performed by airline and that's it.