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Forum: USA
Sep 23rd 2020, 12:09 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 2,329
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?

In Scotland they just banned / discouraged visiting anyone other than your immediate family. Would kind of kill the point of traveling.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-54254694

We have a...
Forum: USA
Sep 13th 2020, 3:58 pm
Replies: 174
Views: 24,647
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Covid 19 Travel/Immigration to USA - please check here and ask questions

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/15/2020-20371/termination-of-arrival-restrictions-applicable-to-flights-carrying-persons-who-have-recently

"The Secretary has decided to terminate...
Forum: USA
Sep 13th 2020, 3:52 pm
Replies: 174
Views: 24,647
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Covid 19 Travel/Immigration to USA - please check here and ask questions

EU, UK, Ireland, China Travel ban to be lifted Monday:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-20371.pdf
Aug 27th 2020, 3:51 am
Replies: 1,320
Views: 81,161
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Planespotting II

This buzzed my house today. A DC-3 / C-47

Think it was doing some testing for the Naval Research Laboratory nearby.

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Aug 13th 2020, 10:05 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,433
Posted By penguinsix

Re: The Iron Road

What UK railroad magazine would you recommend? The Railway Magazine? Modern Railways? What is most recommended.
Forum: USA
Aug 13th 2020, 9:56 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Transferwise, XE or other?

I would recommend keeping at least one account, even if there is just £500 or something in it (i.e. below the FBAR limits). Opening an account once you have left can be a real pain, and it's probably...
Aug 1st 2020, 3:19 am
Replies: 1,320
Views: 81,161
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Planespotting II

A flying MX would have been quite a scary sight. I once saw a “nuclear convoy” out in the Dakotas and that was pretty freaky too. Might have had an MX warhead in that (Youtube has some cool videos of...
Jul 31st 2020, 7:54 pm
Replies: 1,320
Views: 81,161
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Planespotting II

Not a plane but I took the kids to watch this go up in the air last week. A Minotaur IV (i.e. an ex-MX Peacekeeper ICBM) delivering four new spy satellites to space from Wallops Island VA
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Jul 31st 2020, 3:07 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By penguinsix

Reupholstering your furniture to look like the Tube

Came across this the other day. London Underground fabric available by the metre if you want to redo a chair or couch in the house. From the London Transit museum.
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Forum: USA
Jul 8th 2020, 2:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Students on M-1 & F-1 may need to leave the county.

Harvard is suing ICE over this ruling.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2020/7/8/harvard-mit-sue-immigration-authorities/
Jun 30th 2020, 6:24 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By penguinsix

Student visa delays?

I've been getting some reports from friends in China and Hong Kong of massive delays in interviews for F1 visas. For example, in Beijing, the next available appointment is sometime in December for...
Forum: USA
Jun 29th 2020, 2:11 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,210
Posted By penguinsix

Re: EU Travel Ban on "Americans"

As public health is primarily a state-controlled issue (and not the Feds) the laws vary from state to state. Here is a good listing of all the quarantine rules in various states:
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Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2020, 9:16 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,210
Posted By penguinsix

EU Travel Ban on "Americans"

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/world/europe/europe-us-travel-ban.html

Do you think that will apply to "Americans" (i.e. passport holders) or people traveling from America, i.e. anyone who...
Jun 24th 2020, 8:18 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Should I stay or should I go!

Try before buy? You can go over for 6 months without relinquishing your Green Card and if you do it right, can even stretch it to about a year. Go over for an extended move and see if you like it?...
Forum: USA
Jun 21st 2020, 10:04 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,890
Posted By penguinsix

H1 and L1 visas to be suspended by President.

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/20/881245867/trump-expected-to-suspend-h-1b-other-visas-until-end-of-year

Trump is going after all temporary visas according to this report. I’m not sure where we are...
Forum: USA
Jun 19th 2020, 10:40 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,942
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Moving from HK to USA- public IB school options around NYC

My private school in American is 2x $$ per kid what I paid at Hong Kong International School, which is one of the most expensive privates in Hong Kong. Conversely, my rent in Washington is 1/2 what I...
Forum: USA
Jun 18th 2020, 10:18 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,044
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Safest place in Florida, Rent or Buy

Justin Webb was the BBC's White House correspondent during the Obama years and one of the things he frequently spoke about was his surprise (and many other Brits) at the relative "peacefulness" of...
Forum: USA
Jun 18th 2020, 10:03 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,058
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Job Opportunity US - should i stay or should i go

It might still be a bit early, but what are your intentions about university for your kids? Do you want them to return to the UK or do you see them attending school in the USA once they are done with...
Jun 14th 2020, 10:19 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Chinese hukou/ID vs foreign passport (for child)

Will the child attend local or international schools? Right now that's the only consideration I'd see, barring the need for an emergency evacuation back to the UK.
Forum: USA
Jun 14th 2020, 10:09 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,942
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Moving from HK to USA- public IB school options around NYC

Hello fellow Hong Konger,

There are a number of threads about what is or isn't comfortable in New York City, but to be honest, $190k in the NYC area for a family of 5 isn't exactly easy street....
Forum: USA
Jun 14th 2020, 12:14 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Best US Mobile Network for calling UK

My first priority, as others have hinted, is get the best service for you in your new location. Find a carrier with good reception to your home and office. For example in my location I cannot get...
Jun 11th 2020, 1:25 am
Replies: 1,320
Views: 81,161
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Planespotting II

Are any of you active ADSB trackers?

https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com (click =U= for mllitary aircraft)

Been watching a lot of military traffic around Washington DC during the protests, but...
Jun 7th 2020, 12:33 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Opening UK bank account from the US?

I'm another supporter of HSBC Premier. I opened an HSBC Premier account in the USA, and then the USA office opened one for me in Hong Kong (where I was moving). After a year or two, I called HSBC USA...
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2020, 12:29 am
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Comparison sites

For mobile phones, there are usually 3-5 major carriers, but who provides the best coverage can be somewhat localized, depending on how rural of an area in Upstate New York (cities are usually fine,...
May 27th 2020, 12:19 am
Replies: 87
Views: 5,136
Posted By penguinsix

Re: UK introducing 14 day quarantine

In Hong Kong after you arrive you are basically kept in a group and shuttled to a large convention center next to the airport where you get a test done immediately upon arrival. A GPS-enabled...
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