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  • Visa requirements for hiking Torre del Paine...?

    My be and I want to hike in Torre Delhi Paine from Argentina, but a major part of the hike is in Chile. I don't need a visa for either country, but my boyfriend is from the U.S. He has a visa for Argentina, but will he need to pay the reciprocity fee, even if we're just doing the hike and entering Chile on foot (or by bus)?

    I've read things that say yes you have to, and others that say you only pay the fee if you fly into the country... Some advice pls :)

    1 AnswerPacking & Preparation6 years ago
  • Licensing for using images of book covers on a blog?

    One section of my blog is a book corner, and I want to use the images of the books I recommend or want to read. I usually use my own images or Creative Commons images on my blog, for copyright & licensing legality. However, I can't find book covers on any of the stock images or creative commons resources I use. Am I supposed to contact every publisher of every book I want to use the image of?

    I guess distributors like Amazon have a deal with publishers, but customers can upload images too and I don't want to assume that I can use these images.

    Please help! :)

    3 AnswersOther - Computers6 years ago
  • Does the Toy Train between NJP and Darjeeling still run?

    I read a thread from a couple of years ago that train service was suspended, but not sure about right now.

    2 AnswersOther - India6 years ago
  • Camping at Smith Rock State Park, OR?

    I want to go camping in Smith Rock State Park; their camping is first-come-first-served basis and no reservations are accepted. I'll be there around late April, so I don't know how crowded it is that time and how early I need to be at the Visitor Center to register for camping. I know some State Parks are so busy that if you're not there early you won't get a spot.

    Can anyone tell me how crowded it gets (I basically want to know how early I need to be at the Visitor Center to be able to get a camping spot)?

    2 AnswersCamping7 years ago
  • Fiction (or rather, non-documentary) books with a good foundation in science?

    I'm used to reading mostly fiction, but I'm looking for books that have more of a foundation in science (biological science, physics, psychological, anything). I'm not looking for research papers or all-out documentary style non-fiction; hopefully something that has some kind of a story line too.

    For example, Kim Stanley Robertson writes ficitonal books, but his topics are very well researched and mostly scientifically sound.

    3 AnswersBooks & Authors7 years ago
  • Good brandy for a bday gift? (US)?

    I don't know enough about brandy and what kind is out there, so I would love some suggestions on what kind of brandy to get a guy. He really likes brandy, and I want to get him something nice for a reasonable price - I can spend about $40 ish.

    Also, in my internet wanderings I've seen really interesting brandy like Peach brandy, Pear brandy or Cherry brandy... are these any good?

    2 AnswersBeer, Wine & Spirits7 years ago
  • I accidentally rode my motorcycle with the fuel valve on "off" and it cut out?

    After a while I figured out the problem and switched it back to "on", but the motorcycle still won't start. Have I ruined my engine or does it just need to stand for a while?

    8 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs7 years ago
  • Trains and busses in Thailand?

    How punctual are the busses and trains in Thailand? I am not too bothered if it doesn't arrive/depart on the minute, but I need to know whether they are habitually hours late?

    After a holiday in Thailand with a friend, her flight leaves from Bangkok, but mine leaves from Phuket. We'll be in Phuket for most of the holiday, but we want to spend a day or two in Bangkok, so if I leave Bangkok at about 3pm, get on the Bangkok - Surat Thani train over night and the bus from Surat Thani - Phuket, will I make it to Phuket airport at 10:00 (the day after leaving Bangkok)?

    5 AnswersThailand7 years ago
  • Japan's bullet train?

    I'll be in Tokyo soon, for a couple of days. I really want to do a day trip to Nagano to check out the open air hot springs and the onsen park there. How does thebullet train system work - from an internet inquiry it seems like I pay first for using the train, then pay again for my seat. Is that accurate?

    Also, if someone can give me kind of an idea what it may cost Tokyo - Nagano and how long the trip is on the train.

    4 AnswersJapan7 years ago
  • When should I stop using bandages?

    It's been about 4 days since I was in a minor scooter accident and I have some abrasions on my elbows (about 1cm diameter). The doctor told me to clean it with saline solution (which I've been doing very vigorously) and change bandages every day. I do this two times every day, otherwise it gets stiff. The bandages still come off with a bit of yellow gunky stuff, but I'm not sure if I should keep putting on the bandages, or should I leave it open to breathe now... ?

    3 AnswersFirst Aid9 years ago
  • History channel app on Android-based smartphone?

    There's a free application that I downloaded for my Samsung Galaxy s Smartphone - the History Channel's "This day in History", but it does not want to connect to the internet to update its daily information. My phone is connected on my wireless internet at home, but still the application cannot update and says "check network access".

    What can I do to make this app work?

    1 AnswerPDAs & Handhelds10 years ago
  • What are the half moon wooden blocks called?

    In temples in Taiwan I saw people asking Buddha's favour by casting two half moon pieces of wood, and depending on how they fall it either gives a positive or negative answer. What are those pieces of wood called?

    1 AnswerReligion & Spirituality10 years ago
  • How much money do I need in Taiwan?

    Accommodation and flight tickets are paid for. If I have NTD 5000 per day, is that good for pocket money?

    3 AnswersTaiwan1 decade ago
  • How should I treat low blood pressure?

    I'm not allowed to donate blood anymore, because my blood pressure is too low. Over the last 3 weeks I've measured my BP and the average is about 98/55 and apparently that's just as dangerous as having too high BP.

    There's lots of literature on how to lower blood pressure, but how can I treat my BP problem??

    10 AnswersOther - Diseases1 decade ago
  • Buddhist prayers - how does it work?

    I went to a Chinese New Year celebration today at a Buddhist temple. In their main shrine area they had three Buddha statues - the statue representing "light and eternity", "wisdom" and "health". I saw people burning incense and praying at the shrines. I really want to know what is going on - do they pray to the shrines in a certain order, do they say certain prayers at each shrine, etc. How does the process work?

    1 AnswerReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • How much money do I need ... ?

    I want to travel to Taipei next year, and I calculated that I could save up enough money to have about 2 000 TWD per day for the 10 days I'm there. Is that enough for lodging and food? (I want to stay at a backpackers, or something similar).

    2 AnswersOther - Destinations1 decade ago
  • Genetics of blood types?

    I'm not so clued up with blood types and genetics. I'm type O positive, my dad is B positive. My brother is O (he doesn't know whether he's negative or positive, but I assume he's O positive as well). What blood type would that make my mom?

    2 AnswersOther - Health1 decade ago
  • I can't remember the movie's title?

    The movie is about a soldier who is a machine, but at the beginning of the movie he develops a conscience and decides not to kill some children. His helicopter crashes and he crawls into a cave. Native south american people find him there, and the soldier ends up helping them against rebels or guerillas.

    It is kind of an old movie.

    9 AnswersMovies1 decade ago