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Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
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I occasionally talk to people from various parts of Australia. I find that there are different thicknesses in Australian accent. The thicker the accent, or the faster they talk, the harder time I may ...

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Tipping in Vietnam
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Generally tipping is not required or expected in Vietnam. However, any extra money is appreciated. Tipping bellmen is always appreciated, even a token amount. Round up to the nearest 5,000 Dong (or ...

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Travelling to Morocco with two passports (one is Moroccan), which one to use?
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To exit the UK: Use the passport you used to enter the UK. They will probably want to put an exit stamp in your passport and will look for the corresponding entry stamp. To enter Morroco: Use your ...

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How conservatively should a man dress in Kuala Lumpur?
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For Kuala Lumpur you should dress however you are comfortable (okay, not naked, you need to have some level of modesty); you'll be okay walking around the city in a sleeveless t-shirt, shorts and flip-...

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Credit cards used everywhere in Singapore or Malaysia?
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For both Singapore and Malaysia credit cards are widely used. But for Malaysia, I would certainly have cash (Ringgit) on hand. You can probably conduct all of your business in Singapore with a credit ...

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Preparing money for a visit in Dubai
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I would recommend withdrawing AED from an ATM in Dubai. There is likely an ATM in the airport so you can do this as soon as you land. The ATM will charge you a flat fee for withdrawal, while money ...

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Strange hotel sheets in Mongolia
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What you probably have is a duvet cover used as described in your fifth paragraph. Essentially you put blanket(s) in it with the idea that the cover is easier to wash than the blankets. Based on my ...

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Cellphone service in Southeast Asia?
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The best way to get cell phone service throughout Southeast Asia is to buy a SIM card in each country; probably at the airport when you land. You can buy a SIM at most international airports with ...

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How can I reduce expenses on currency conversions?
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Least expensive If the credit/debit card does not charge a foreign currency conversion fee and you pay the credit card off before it accrues interest then a credit/debit card will be the best way to ...

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Flying with a baby, changing diapers onboard
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Changing on diapers on a plane is not a problem. Doing with no consideration for other passengers is a problem. I can't speak for the quality of every airlines lavatories, but the feces from the baby ...

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Is it possible to travel on cargo airplanes?
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If you're a member of the US military or an immediate relative you can fly Space Available (Space - A). This can get you on military cargo aircraft (with cargo), some of which are military versions of ...

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Time to get to KUL from center of Kuala Lumpur
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Yes. It will take less than 1 hour, by train, to get from city center to KUL. That leaves you with three hours which is more than adequate for an international flight. The biggest concern will be the ...

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What's the process to get an Indonesian tourist visa for a US citizen?
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A tourist visa for US citizens can obtained upon arrival for 25 USD, preferably cash, exact change. After you deplane you first stop will be immigration. Before immigration there will be some well ...

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If I am from Canada and my girlfriend is from Sweden, what visas do we need (each) for traveling to South East Asia?
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Will you need visas? Yes Based on hippietrail's great comment, here's the breakdown: Canadian: Fiji: No visa Indonesia: Visa on Arrival (VOA) Thailand: No visa (expect to get entry stamps in your ...

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Park or lake with jogging and outdoor gym in Kuala Lumpur?
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Natural, open areas are not a strong suit for Kuala Lumpur. Potential sites (both are near public transportation, neither have chin-up bars): ASEAN sculpture garden (not natural, not particularly ...

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Can I take a laptop into Japan?
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If your laptop is for personal or work use then, yes, you can bring it to Japan. If you plan on selling the laptop, that would be a separate question. Please note that you will likely need a plug ...

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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia airport Terminal M to Klia2 and sleeping overnight at Terminal M
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You will have to pass through immigration to get from KLIA (where Terminal M is) to KLIA2 (the low cost carrier terminal aka LCCT). Furthermore, you will have to take a very short train ride (or taxi ...

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Do l need a room booked before arriving in Vietnam?
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Rather than risk there being a misunderstanding I would put down the address of where I intended to stay. Just because I say I'm going to stay somewhere doesn't mean I cannot change my mind. Sometimes ...

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Why is a flight going west longer than the same flight going west to east?
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Wind affects how long a flight takes. A jet plane travels at about 550 miles per hour. If you have a 100 mph head wind then your speed overland is around 450 miles per hour. If you have a 100 mph ...

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Do I need to carry my passport with me while travelling in Singapore?
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From US Department of State (here): "In Singapore, you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you." There is also a section titles "Surrendering your Passport" that ...

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How fast is mobile internet in Malaysia?
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Short answer, yes. You will not have a problem using Malaysian cellular internet for Google Maps, e-mail, web browsing, etc. Longer answer, the mobile networks are reliable enough that you should be ...

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Booking tickets separately
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Based on your particular situation I would be very comfortable travelling with two separate AirAsia tickets from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur to Manila. There are no rules I am aware of against this. ...

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Somewhere tourists can lightly study Mongolian calligraphy in Inner or Outer Mongolia?
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Not physically in Mongolia, but since you have internet access: http://www.memrise.com/course/135213/classical-mongolian-script/ Tourists (or anybody) can lightly (or heavily) study Mongolian script ...

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How to deal with blisters / chafing on walking-intensive trips?
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Blisters As a collector of blisters, this is what I do. Note: this is not medical advice and you're definitely taking some risk of infection with this method. However, I've done this a lot without ...

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Can shaving my head cause problems entering the US?
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Should not be an issue. The immigration officers are looking for features that don't change easily.

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Books in Malaysian language in Kuala Lumpur
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Kinokuniya (I think in KLCC but it might have been Pavilion Mall on Bukit Bintang) has books in Malaysian. In Utama Mall (aka 1 Utama) there is a bookstore named "Popular". It has books in Malaysian ...

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Do I need a bus/train/plane ticket out of Thailand in order to get a Visa-on-Arrival?
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I'm going to assume you're a citizen of Sweden since you're flying from Sweden. The tourist visa exemption is only available for citizens of 48 countries. Sweden is one of them. By Thailand's rules, ...

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Transiting at Kota Kinabalu Airport
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You will have to pass through customs and immigration as you go from BKI (Kota Kinabalu) to Kuala Lumpur (probably KUL, but could be SZB). I'm not sure if you'll have to check-in again or if you can ...

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Is there a way to go from Malaysia to Indonesia by Ferry?
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According to Lonely Planet, Malaysia to Indonesia by ferry can be a bit dicey. Some cursory other research does not look promising either. I would recommend taking AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur to Medan ...

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Is there (or when will there be) a ferry between Sabah (Malaysia) and Palawan (Philippines)?
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I think it is questionable the the Republic of the Philippines (RP) will allow a ferry connecting Palawan and Eastern Sabah. There are many, many reasons why things in Southeast Asia do not happen. ...

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