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Jun
29
comment Bringing a camping knife to Japan
@Abarax indeed. Although they are legal, what you can get through customs and what is legal in a country are two different things.
Jun
28
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Jun
28
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Jun
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Jun
28
comment Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?
I would also recommend picking up some DEET-based mosquito repellent. I wouldn't recommend using it over long periods of time as there has been numerous reports of long-term health effects, but for a short term trip, it is amazing.
Jun
28
comment Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?
I have been in traveling around 'malaria areas' a lot. I have never gotten malaria and only took pills for a short time out here. Doxycyclene isn't bad, but some of the pills make you feel horrible.
Jun
27
comment China visa issue
@Ankur I have alien residency in Taiwan... so China isn't to happy with me. I'm assuming this is why they are being harsh with me.
Jun
25
answered What do I need to know or do in order to rent a car in Spain?
Jun
24
comment How to overcome the language barrier when visiting France and Spain?
I personally found this especially true in Paris (not to be derogatory, they just like their language). For the most part, rural France was easier for me to get around without any French.
Jun
24
asked China visa issue
Jun
24
comment Can we get by as English speakers visiting Iceland?
+1 very enlightened
Jun
24
comment Can anyone recommend a good trekking tour for Machu Picchu?
Gap has some good guides, I met a few. I would still say book in Cusco. The guides are not exclusive to a company, they (and the porters) float between companies as they are needed. As I understand it, this is encouraged by the government as it spreads the money around the town and not only a few guides are making money. On a side note, to be a guide in Peru, you need a bachelor's degree in being a guide... so most of them are pretty knowledgeable.
Jun
24
comment Can anyone recommend a good trekking tour for Machu Picchu?
Personally, I found the Incan trail hike acceptable. I had a buddy who DIYed his own hike without a guide (which is illegal) and it turned out okay, as well. Something I learned, show up to Cusco and book one there. There are tons of backpackers looking to make groups.
Jun
24
comment How much Russian do I need to know for travelling within Russia?
Oh, hmm... Yea. I don't think it is a actual word, just something I hear alot. It means using your hands to indicate what you want. But not just pointing. I had to buy a jock strap once... and well, you can image how I communicated that.
Jun
23
answered Is the weight limit for AJ Hackett's Macau Tower bungee jump followed strictly?
Jun
23
comment Kazakhstan visa in Uzbekistan?
I agree. It is now advisable to combine the two either.
Jun
23
comment Is there a list of free accomodation resources?
@Keyslinger Touche. However, there is no monetary exchange. To get completely technical TANSTASFL. Nothing is ever free.
Jun
23
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Jun
23
comment Can you go to the Maldives without assistance of a travel agency?
Flagged for reopen. It is vague, but there is a question in there. How do I travel the Maldives on the cheap?
Jun
23
comment Eco touring/diving in Malaysia
Perhentian Islands seems to fit my needs better, however Tioman also looks wonderful. +1 for have a landing strip!