Before I get too deep into this post, let me emphasize that I’m not a legal scholar (obviously), but rather am sharing my take on something I get a lot of questions about. Furthermore, I’m not making a moral judgment call here as to the ethics of traveling to countries with laws against homosexuality, and I intend to...
If you’ve even flown either domestically within mainland China, or between China and Hong Kong (in either direction) you’ve probably experienced delays. Chinese airspace is so crowded, and I understand certain airlines are given priority in terms of take off and landing slots, and that delays are the norm, not the exception. Of the 100 busiest airports in...
Saudi Arabia was supposed to start issuing tourist visas as of April 1, 2018, in an attempt to boost their non-religious tourism. However, for whatever reason there have been delays in implementing this, and more than six months later they’re still not issuing tourist visas. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an interesting workaround to get a visa...
As part of my four month trip, I’ve just finished up a long weekend in Munich, Germany, where I attended Oktoberfest, which is the largest beer festival in the world. I’m not German (my German vocabulary is also limited to a few useful words), but love a good weißbier (wheat beer) and a pretzel, so this is simply...
As part of my four month trip, yesterday I flew from Berlin, Germany to the Canary Islands of Spain. This is my 11th time to Spain, so I wanted to go somewhere a bit different for a beach location. And it is… different here! Berlin has two airports – Tegel, which is the main airport, closer to the...
On many international flights, before landing, the crew will walk through the cabin offering landing cards to anyone who needs to complete them. These are a slip of paper where passengers enter their details such as name, passport number, origin, reason for trip and customs declarations. Those passengers will then hand the landing card to the immigration officer...
Yesterday I wrote about my recent experience flying Delta, and contrasted it to a recent experience in American economy. On that post, reader AJ left the following comment: wait…you fly economy? lol I guess, I Just assumed you always flew biz or “better”. how often do you fly in the back with us? do you have a cutoff...
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