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Apr
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revised How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
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Apr
7
comment How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
I would say if they won't run the meter get out. Eventually you will find a cab to run the meter. Don't let cab strong arm tactics scare you, stick to your guns ;) In Thailand, I once had to go through 6 cabs before I got one that would actually run the meter.
Apr
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revised How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
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Apr
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comment How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
I wouldn't say that at all. A GPS may not be SOMETIMES useful, but it is far more helpful than sitting there wondering where the hell your driver is taking you. Also, there are typically well represented companies. I'll edit it to point that out as well.
Apr
7
revised What can I use instead of a corkscrew?
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Apr
7
comment What can I use instead of a corkscrew?
No offense, but in some places, such as Tuscany, one might call that blasphemy ;)
Apr
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answered What can I use instead of a corkscrew?
Apr
7
answered How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
Jan
31
comment What is the LONGEST Tour operated by travel companies?
I heard back in 2006 or so that companies were starting up some round-the-world cruises. I don't know if they actually did them, but that might be interesting to look into.
Jan
22
comment How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers?
Just a bit of my personally experience. I've ridden overnight trains quite a bit and never had anything bad happen. Worse thing that ever happened to me was someone nicked my rail pass and I had to pan-handle to get enough cash for a bus to the nearest ATM. I have, however, had several problems on trains in the good ol' USA.
Jan
22
comment Can I side-step discrimination against foreigners in Japan?
My advice: Find a place that is foreigner friendly. Generally, it doesn't matter where you are from. People that hate you because you're X will also hate Y. Unless of course someone says, "I hate Americans/Dutch/Ethiopians." In that case, just be "Canadian/German/Kenyan." If someone tells you foreigners aren't allowed here at all, or after a certain time, just go elsewhere. Japan is a nice place, but there is quite a bit of discrimination. Don't let that get you down.
Jan
19
comment Why exactly is it so important not to forget my towel when hitchhiking?
@Roflcoptr The better parts of American culture are sometimes lost in translation. Here (long... but a classic part of American cinema): youtube.com/watch?v=HFtxLh6Ij9c
Jan
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
5
answered Traveling to Taiwan for Mainland Chinese - visa requirements?
Dec
29
comment What does one year of traveling around the world cost?
I have some buddies who did it for 6,000US each. It was a lot of camping and eating of rice.
Dec
7
comment Catching snow in Southern California
Actually yea... chains are quite handy.
Dec
6
comment Which of these airports is the most interesting for a pilot?
I voted to reopen. I think it can be objectively answered via airport attractiveness or as the author mentioned, views. For example, I would say Lakla or Kensai with justifications.
Dec
4
revised Catching snow in Southern California
Agree with the other edits, but 'quick' doesn't need to be changed.
Dec
3
answered Catching snow in Southern California
Dec
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Curonian Spit and Kaliningrad