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Re: You've got a friend in Pennsylvania...and it's an app!

DrFumblefinger ·
An excellent idea. Hopefully every state (and province) can put out similar information.
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Re: You've got a friend in Pennsylvania...and it's an app!

PHeymont ·
I would assume that the basic structure could be the same for all states, and I'd bet a lot of states use the same format for the information because it's shared with Feds, etc. It might be only the ancillary information that would need to be modified. At least I hope that's so! ------ Original Message ------
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow! Thanks for this fascinating contribution, Lestertheinvestor. I was exhausted just from reading the directions for applying for the visa. It is quite obvious that Saudi Arabia doesn't want infidels visiting them. A few questions you might know the answer to: 1) Is the process stream-lined for a Muslim wanting to go to Mecca, and what kind of proof do they need to have that they're a Muslim? 2) Do you have any rough idea how many hours you spent on this process? Ball-park guess would do.
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Lestertheinvestor ·
1) The process is easier for a Muslim who is going on a hajj. However, unless you are native born, you must present a document from the Imam of your mosque documenting your status as a Muslim in good standing. For a Caucasian woman who is a converted Muslim, you must still get permission from your husband or a male relative, along with the letter from the mosque to allow you to make the hajj. 2) Between my wife and I (she actually presented our documents each time to the consulate in Los...
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Travel Luver ·
What a bureaucratic nightmare! I wonder if there are countries that make it harder to visit than this one?
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Lestertheinvestor ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What a bureaucratic nightmare! I wonder if there are countries that make it harder to visit than this one? My wife and I have visited 119 countries, with China, Bhutan and Saudi Arabia the most challenging to enter.
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

HistoryDigger ·
My husband and I were invited to live there for two years while he did a medical fellowship in genetics. The challenge for me was that I am a very independent traveler, and I could not imagine how I would deal with the restrictions on women. In the end, those restrictions influenced our decision to go to Germany for two years instead. However, after having seen your photos, I am curious to see more. I regret that I do not know this part of the world.
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Google Tests Price Drop Alerts for Hotels

Travel Rob ·
Google Now had a internal test  experiment that told if a hotel rate dropped  after one booked. Right now Yapta, Tingo and Dreamcheaper are some main players in listing price drops. If you book a refundable fare and see a...
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You've got a friend in Pennsylvania...and it's an app!

PHeymont ·
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has launched 511PA, a free app for IOS and Android devices that provides information about the state's whole road system (and some on neighboring states!), and also includes a hands-free audio alert system...
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A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Lestertheinvestor ·
It is nearly impossible to visit Saudi Arabia. If you have a business there, you can travel on a business visa. If you are going to visit Mecca on a hajj (pilgrimage), you can get a visa. Otherwise, you have to be an invited guest of the government....
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