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Really, your question is, "why do some people like different things to me?" but you've implied that anyone who enjoys this must be some kind of philistine, instead of just having different goals to you. My parents are at an age now where their health doesn't allow them to travel long haul economy without great discomfort, and they find business class travel ...


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I understand your arguments and I even relate to them. You have to think differently though. Many of these ships do daily stops in different cities. They navigate during the night and stop during the day. Now imagine a hotel where you would wake up in a new city every day. Instead of driving or taking a train you could actually go to the pool, have dinner ...


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Yes, if you visited those countries, you should include them on lists of countries that you've visited. While, as a practical matter, it might be the case that nobody ends up caring either way, it is always better to put the information than to leave it out and potentially get in trouble for failing to include it.


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Do the best you can. I provided a list of about a dozen countries that I still could remember and added a disclaimer "This is our best estimate based on an anaylysis of past travel records". That seemed to work fine. It would be good to go through your passport and make sure that all stamps that are in there are covered in the list. Make also sure ...


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Humans were always fascinated about doing things that they are not designed to do by nature, which includes flying, diving, floating on the sea, etc. Also, humans are fascinated by hotels and the goodies that come along with hotels. Somehow they make us feel "rich" even if the money we used to book the hotel is loan money. You can do these two ...


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When traveling by commercial, low-cost airplane flights to a location, they frequently make a "stop in the middle" for some reason, forcing all the passengers to exit the plane, wait around at or near the airport, and then board another plane, possibly many hours of waiting in between Flights don't just stop "for some reason" as if it's some kind of ...


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Some of us like to go to 'all in' holiday resorts, not seeing anything of the country they go to but the transfer from and to the airport, others go to the same country but would not want to even enter such an 'all in' resort. Both can be happy at the end of their trip, as long as they have chosen the right holiday for them. Cruise holidays are the ...


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even though I wasn’t required to clear Customs to visit these Destinations for about 6-8 hours? Regarding the trip duration: I'm not familiar with DS 160 but I am with the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), which does specify a minimum duration for a trip to be included in the travel history (without any condition on clearing customs): ...


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The answer is no, the airlines and cruise companies are not that lax with security. First the flights, all people in a plane have been checked and are deemed safe enough to be on board, their carry on luggage checked. When they have to make an emergency stop they mostly have to stay in a restricted area and are not allowed to wander of. But when there is ...


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This is certainly possible but rather tight. There are independent ways of getting to Ha Long from Hanoi but since the cruise departures are rather strict, there is a very high probability of missing the boat. Agencies know that, so most will sell tours with transfers to and from your hotel. There are huge number of tours there. You can pay in advance ...


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