I propose we use some bounties during September to reduce the number of unanswered questions.

So if you want in, post your name in its own answer below. The idea being that you want to have the most bounties in September.

To achieve:

  • Post up to 3 bounties at a time (system limit) on unanswered questions. Link to them in your answer below.
  • When an upvoted answer (posted AFTER you posted this bounty) appears on a question that you feel warrants a bounty (after all it's your bounty to spend), spend the bounty.
  • Post new bounty, and repeat.

The winner will be the person who posted the most number of (not value of) bounties during the month of September (UTC time).

Since we have almost two weeks before it starts, sign up now to commit, and comments on possible rule adjustments below.


  1. Mark Mayo - 25
  2. JonathanReez - 22
  3. Relaxed - 12
  4. JoErNanO - 9
  5. Gayot Fow - 3
  6. Nean Der Thal - 2

Winner: Mark Mayo


6 Answers 6


Nean Der Thal

  1. Is it easier for a westerner to obtain a Chinese tourist visa in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan?
  2. Casual Khmer language classes or language exchange in Siem Reap?

I will be adding more later...



  1. Visa processing speed: VFS vs Embassy
  2. Belarus visa application
  3. Meeting young people in Mongolia, especially outside UB


Non-contest bounty added for this one: How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble? please help elevate and keep near the top of views/votes/active lists.



Bounties added for this month: 22

  1. Will Amtrak honor a saver ticket from an earlier station when other saver tickets are sold out?

  2. Do US citizens need to purchase US health insurance while traveling abroad, under the rules of the Affordable Care Act?

  3. What is the daily fee for using a local SIM card in Cuba?

  4. Transiting from the US through the UK on a Child Visitor visa

  5. How to get from Flores to Sulawesi?

  6. How recent should my bank statement be when applying for a Schengen visa?

  7. Can I use a Transit UK Visa to visit London, while in transit between Frankfurt and Paris?

  8. Data-only sim-card for a 1-week stay in Hungary

  9. I work in the US on an H1-B visa and will apply for a Schengen visa soon. Will my Schengen visa be affected if I switch to a US student visa later on?

  10. Applying for a UK visitor visa in India after receiving a UK visa refusal in Saudi Arabia

  11. Proving ties to your home country when applying for a German visa as a non-employed Russian citizen

  12. Minimum connection time at Frankfurt Airport for an International to Schengen transit

  13. Can I receive a UAE transit visa after entering the country on a tourist visa within the last 30 days?

  14. Entering the Schengen area 12 days before my visa expires

  15. What's the fastest way of getting a visa for Australia after ETA is refused?

  16. Using American's Admiral Lounge when I have a ticket from Gulf Air on an American-operated flight

  17. How can I confirm that my I-94 form was correctly processed after leaving the US in 2007?

  18. Turkish visa processing still ongoing after the date of my intended trip has passed. What can I do?

  19. Can I get a multi-entry Schengen visa if travelling to two different countries on two separate trips?

  20. Do I need a pre-paid hotel reservation to apply for a Schengen visa?

  21. Apps to walk me through Frankfurt Germany

  22. What supporting documents do I need to bring on a trip to the US on a previously used B1/B2 visa?

Other useless blabla so that the system accepts my answer. Another useless blabla so that the system accepts my answer. Did I mention I need more blabla.

  • Blabla. Blabla.
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Sep 2, 2015 at 20:30
  • 1
    I'm very proud of your commitment.
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Sep 24, 2015 at 15:57
  • Great effort, it was very close in the end!
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 12:15
  • 2
    @MarkMayo for three glorious days I was ahead! See you next year ;)
    – JonathanReez Mod
    Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 12:33

Mark Mayo

Bounties added for this month: 25

  1. Domestic-domestic at Manchester, UK: any security to clear?
  2. Canada to India via Germany on Expired Canadian Visa
  3. Does the cancellation of my wife's US visa at the point of entry affect mine?
  4. Minimum connection times at YUL, allowing for US pre-clearance
  5. Why does Ryanair check non-EU passengers' visas on intra-Schengen and domestic flights?
  6. Where is it expected to tip housekeeping?
  7. Use United Airlines travel certificate for another passenger?
  8. German entering USA from Mexico after loss of passport?
  9. What's the fastest way of getting a visa for Australia after ETA is refused?
  10. Will Amtrak honor a saver ticket from an earlier station when other saver tickets are sold out?
  11. Taking 2 laptops and an iPad for travel, as a student, to South Korea from USA
  12. What are the options when my UAE visa was issued one day short of intended trip duration?
  13. What is the best way to transport a large bike pack and two suitcases from Heathrow to Pinner?
  14. How much should I tip for a private tour in India?
  15. Can I visit the US for tourism on a previously unused B1/B2 visa?
  16. Contain the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario any 'drive-through' parks or wildlife areas?
  17. Is advance booking required for ferries from China to South Korea?
  18. Firstname and Lastname confusion while ticket booking
  19. Proof of funds for a UK citizen visiting Canada for 5 months
  20. What does the first line in an Galileo itinerary mean?
  21. Assuming I have Irish car insurance, do I need to buy extra coverage when renting a car in Portugal?
  22. Can I ask for a luggage transfer at the transfer check in counter in Taipei?
  23. Is there a difference in insurance coverage when booking cars through Priceline/Hotwire, rather than booking directly on the rental company's website?
  24. Do I need a return flight for all airlines to go to Argentina?
  25. Turkish visa processing still ongoing after the date of my intended trip has passed. What can I do?
  • 2
    You show off! I'm coming to get you.
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 16:57

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