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May 11th 2013 4:46AM Being non-white myself, I have often worried about how others perceive me when travelling in the States, especially after 9/11.
My biggest fear was when I tried to enter the US and didn't have fingerprints: http://unexpectedtraveller.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/digit-ized/
It all worked out in the end ...
Apr 27th 2013 5:12AM The problem with trying to do this internationally could be the language barrier (I had a linguistic challenge dating in the Czech Republic: http://unexpectedtraveller.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/exotic-countries/) ... or maybe that's not a problem after all!
Jan 19th 2013 6:08AM "Knock on wood" just might not be the right choice of phrase ...
Oct 6th 2012 5:41AM I once had a rather annoying passenger across the aisle from me who had a rather odd taste in foot medicine: http://wp.me/ppqxP-Es
Jul 30th 2012 1:40PM Parisians are rude but I think they're just as rude as any other nation. What I do think is that they are a little more arrogant than others; one particular waiter trying to flirt with three young Americans proved my point in fact: http://wp.me/ppqxP-2R
Jan 14th 2012 5:46AM I disagree with the comment about adding vs removing layers of security - as long as we have enough - and good - security, that should be fine. I think the point that needs to be made is that sometimes people add unnecessary layers of security which is very bad.
I'm a bit sceptical about fingerprints because they do not always work and once almost caused me problems upon entry into the USA: http://wp.me/ppqxP-9j
Jan 14th 2012 5:44AM This is great list and I have to try out some of these airlines as soon as I get the change to do so.
However, I find that sometimes, the entertainment can be found in the most unlikely of places: http://wp.me/ppqxP-lS
Jan 7th 2012 5:03AM I've encountered some odd behaviour in Antwerp before (Stalkers, in case you're wondering: http://wp.me/ppqxP-HO) but never anything like this!
Nov 2nd 2011 2:17AM I would also add this useful tip:
If you're heading to a destination where you need to sleep sooner than expected (travelling East), make sure to avoid caffeine products or anything with sugar in it, so that you won't be on an artificial high when you're trying to sleep
May 15th 2011 11:32AM This is a wonderful tip!
For those of you who are not frequent travellers, here's a list of things to do when approaching airport security that will help you and help others: http://wp.me/ppqxP-lX