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Transit by road through Kenya

I am planning to travel to Jinja in Uganda from Malawi. I wish to transit through Kenya spending probably max two nights in the process, possibly only one night. We can't get a Carnet for the vehicle ...
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Is it safe to travel in Gabon?

Is it safe to travel overland through Gabon? Which dangers can I expect except from malaria? Spin-off from What's a good way t oget from Douala to Brazzaville/Kinshasa with terrestrial public ...
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What's a good way to get from Douala to Brazzaville/Kinshasa with terrestrial public transport?

What's a good way to travel overland from Douala to Brazzaville/Kinshasa terrestrial public transport? Good meaning some fair balance of cheap and fast. I don't want to spend 2 weeks doing this, nor ...
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We do not travel. We can not. like myself stateless persons have no legal identity, so it has become almost imposable since 9-11 for us to get through all the paperwork and list of requirements needed for any travel document. Many stateless persons can not travel within the borders of the country they call home because they lack "official" documentation, we ...


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Is there any service to make budget bookings on Internet?

Some people ask me to help booking their trips. They ask me because usually I found cheaper flights and hotels. So the question is not if exists any flight or hotel booking site as Kayak, Trivago or ...
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Going from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz by train - DBahn Strike?

I need to go from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz this Saturday and I saw on the news that the German Rail is on strike. Are there going to be any trains this Saturday that connect Frankfurt Airport to ...
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The UK Passport Office have changed their policy sometime in 2014. They say they add unused months, but they add them at the starting date, not expiry date, So you lose all unused months! The wording is the same, all unused months will be added, but you lose them all! I am looking into Trading Standards.


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Is it safe to visit Cairo in 2014? [closed]

I will have some time between flights in Cairo. I would love to visit the city but with all recent events I don't know how safe it is to visit it. Specially because it wouldbe around 20h (so night ...
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Belgium, road closure A11? [closed]

I'm going to drive from Antwerp out coastwards later today, google maps says A11 is closed No more info in google (apart from maps). Anyone from Belgium, could you clarify what's going on?
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Direct flights to USA from countries with Ebola outbreak

According to this survey 58% of Americans think there should be a travel ban on flights from countries where the Ebola has broken out. The survey doesn't make clear what a travel ban would mean, but ...
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Depending on plane ETOPS, route can be different, even if the planes have the same engine number. 777 has quite a big ETOPS... edit: To add some explanation. ETOPS (Extended range Twin Operations) is a rule which allows 2 engine planes to fly over oceans. Depending on how strongly the manufacturers promise that their engines are reliable the plane may be ...


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Probably not, check the luggage contents for stains. If there are stains, wipe them down with warm soapy water as directed from http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-remove-off-mosquito-repellent-stain-from-polyester Otherwise wipe down with warm water to remove the residue and it should be good to go.


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You should give the new http://www.goeuro.com/ a try. It doesn't always work on all platforms (browsers), but when it does, their search results are quite comprehensive.


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OOPS, a bit of humor from above!! Someone slipped a digit, or two, here. The Ferry isn't U.S.$2,000+. It's closer to U.S.$200. round trip. (The poster confused TT$ with U.S.$, or slipped a digit in her conversions.) Or the prices have dropped ~90% in a year.....not!!


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Will Bárðarbunga threaten my vacation?

(This question is probably extremely localized as it may not even be relevant anymore in a few days/weeks/months. I am worried about it however.) On September 1st, I am flying to Iceland for a ...
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It is safe to travel in Israel and Palestine?

I intend to travel around Israel and Palestine (excluding the Gaza Strip). When I tell people about this I am often greeted semi-shocked responses, people seem to think it is very unsafe and I am ...
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Maybe you want to give this one a try: http://www.easyridepanama.com/ I once tried a similar service in Panama. It is not the cheapest but works usually. I can't say much more, really. Just use you mouse and click the link!


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Try Mapbox.. Its free and has more styling features than google maps lite.. https://www.mapbox.com/


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Hello this is a great source to get an answer: http://www.garfors.com/2013/05/the-hardest-most-difficult-countries-to.html


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Silicon Valley Guide has a listing of attractions. The guide is targeted towards tech-enthusiasts visiting Silicon Valley. It has a nice map which gives you a sense for the relative location of the attractions.


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Only in handcuffs. Or possibly by becoming a victim of crime. Neither are desirable... However, this might be of interest: http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/about-us/history/museum/Pages/default.aspx


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Thailand coup: What extent of disruption should tourists expect?

Are many shops/restaurants/guesthouses shut down, or is it business as usual? Are there many roadblocks set up in Bangkok and around the country, which may potentially slow a traveler down?
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As long as you and your friends have valid licenses that permit you to drive within Mexico you should be fine. Many countries do however expect the vehicle owner to be present in the vehicle when it is being operated. You might want to check with the Mexican embassy to see if you need to have your proof of auto ownership on hand as well.


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You can read about how to extend your visit on this page: http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Visiting-Sweden/Extend-a-visit.html.


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There is a statement on these questions by the World Medical Association here: http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/a26/ Therefore the World Medical Association calls on its members to encourage national airlines providing medium and long range passenger flights to take the following actions: Equip their airplanes with a sufficient and ...


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Is there currently a problem with border crossings to Ukraine?

Given the current situation in Ukraine are there problems with crossing of the Ukrainian borders? In general and for westerners in particular.
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I was looking into this myself and found this site very helpful. http://www.rvsafely.com/rvroadlaws.htm


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Are Thai visa extensions effectively suspended because of the protests?

On the Thailand immigration website, it says that immigration services are suspended at the main office because of the protests: Due to the demonstrations, Immigration services provided at ...
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As additional, below indicated YHA Zurich link might be helpful as well: http://www.youthhostel.ch/en/hostels/zurich


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To correct Ankur Banerjee's response - I recently discovered from personal experience at Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg that when you leave South Africa, having entered as a national of a visa exempt country, and travel to other countries, the 90 day counter does not "automatically" start again once you leave and re-enter South Africa. ...
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The information on that site is likely fraudulent (note that there's a phone number of local travel firms which you are expected to call to get a "voucher"). Nizhny Novgorod is NOT a closed or restricted city and there are no specific limitations, at least legal, on visiting it. You can find a complete list of closed cities on Wikipedia. It's better to use ...


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3 days in Amsterdam: What to see?

In a few days I'm flying to Amsterdam. We will spend there a fun weekend as I repeatedly mentioned in previous questions. But nevertheless a little bit of sightseeing is also necessary. I don't know a ...
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Does Singapore Airlines offer any reward seats on their EWR-SIN route?

Singapore Airlines has an all-business class flight from EWR-SIN (Newark->Singapore), but I can't seem to find any reward Krisflyer flights for any dates.
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Must-see places in Goa?

I am going to Goa for business purposes for 15 days, and will hardly get 1 day free. What are the must-see places and must-do stuff in Goa? What should I be carrying along? I am interested in Museums ...
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How safe is Morocco? (2011-2012)

I'm planning a trip to Morocco at the end of this year. Considering the Arab Spring and regular precautions, are there any "official" safety recommendations relevant to travellers from the western ...
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They probably won't block your entry, as long as you pay the fine. The interest added to the fine shouldn't be too much for you to manage. Good luck.


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How bad is the Prague flooding going on (current as of June 2013)?

What impact will the flooding in Prague have on the trip I am planning at the end of June, and should I reschedule?
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How to stay up-to-date regarding transport affected by recent turmoil in Thailand

I am going to Koh Chang via Bangkok in a few weeks. I have arranged a stopover near the Ekamai bus station in Bangkok for the first night but I realize that problems of various kinds may arise from ...
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Yes of course you can, after performing Umrah you can visit Almadina and stays there until your visa expired. May God bless you with visit in the near future!


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I think you can gift them imported perfumes/deos (if you have any) or Socks (for a nice long memory),


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I hope these links from the official Korea Tourism Organisation website, visitkorea, will help you: Muslim Food Guide Religious concerns / Halal Restaurants in Korea


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This might help you, it is an Indian govt site about visa extension.


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See Wikipedia for average weather stats.


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If it's open seating, yes; if you're assigned a specific car/seat, no.


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Is it safe to travel to Tunisia/Tunis with the current news? (March 2014)

Created October 2013, Updated February 2014 looking for new answers due to "rapidly changing event" There was a suicide bombing recently near a hotel in Tunis. Also reading the news, it seems they ...
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How many countries are there in the world to travel to?

If you've travelled a bit, at some point you'll either have dreamed of or been asked - 'will you visit every country in the world?'. However, it's not a straightforward goal to aim for... I've heard ...
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When do boats actually race at the Boat Racing Festival in Vientiane Laos?

I'm in Vientiane Laos and there has been a buildup to a festival for at least a week and the festival finally started officially yesterday with October 20 being the final day. Wikipedia article on ...
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Here in Colombia, drug dealers often put cocaine in people's luggage when is handled by baggage handlers. When they arrive to destination in Europe or USA, the local baggage handlers remove the cocaine. However sometimes the police discover the drug, so the innocent luggage owner goes to jail for drug dealing. So wrapping your luggage in plastic may ...


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The only country I know of where you can get a work visa on arrival, with absolutely no supporting paperwork, is Cambodia. You have the money for the visa then they got the time for you, basically.