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Where can I eat sushi with chocolate in it?

In 2012, then Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara said (in Japanese) Westerners practicing judo resembles beasts fighting. Internationalized judo has lost its appeal. In Brazil they put ...
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Will I be able to use United Airlines ticket that was paid by a credit card of my friend from USA?

I am from Europe, and I live in a country that is not listed on the United Airlines site as an option country to buy a ticket from, and I need a ticket from NY to SF (I will get to NY with a ticket I ...
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What is the cost to store luggage in Ho Chi Minh airport (Vietnam)?

I would like to store a bag for up to a month in Ho Chi Minh while I travel. I have read everywhere that there is a storage facility in the airport, but most blogs and forums say that the price is ...
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Can I travel to Croatia with single entry Schengen visa

I am traveling to Zurich with a single entry Schengen visa. While coming back can I travel to Croatia for 3 days and then return to India (Country of Origin)?
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The using of VPN on iPhone in China

I will be travelling to China this April (more specifically, I will be going to Chengdu). As I would need to keep myself updated all the time, and I would need to access facebook and other websites ...
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Can we switch terminals at Heathrow (LHR) for shopping only?

We will be flying into and out of Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Now, my wife has taken fancy to a certain duty-free store located at Terminal 3. Assuming we factor in enough time before boarding our ...
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Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket

I recently heard that some airlines refuse to let you fly to Japan (from Europe), if you don't have a return ticket. Since it is possible to buy one-way tickets, I guess this is utter nonsense, but ...
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What is the most affordable tropical getaway from Seattle?

I'm looking to plan a 4-5 day trip at the end of March to get away from the cold and relax. I've just moved to Seattle from the East Coast where there are a ton of options for this sort of excursion, ...
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Which passports to use travelling between two countries of citizenship?

My kids are dual Danish and US citizens. My husband and I are permanent US residents, our kids being born here. When we travel back and forth between Denmark and the US, we have been solely using ...
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European countries “shut down” in August?

I am mainly interested in hearing about France (Paris, in particular) and Italy (Venice, in particular), though this may hold for other European countries as well, hence the broad title. I have heard ...
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How far can one go from Addis Ababa without needing prevention medication for Malaria?

I am travelling to Ethiopia and I was informed that you don't need medication regarding Malaria if you go to Addis Ababa. This is due to the fact that the city is above 2000mts where the mosquitos ...
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Travelling to the US with codeine-based medicines

I'm travelling to the US next month, and I'd like to take my codeine-based painkillers with me. In the UK these are available without a prescription, over the counter from a pharmacist. (It isn't just ...
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Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?

I just arrived in the UK yesterday, from the US, carrying a piece of jewelry, which I intend to carry with me for the following months before I give it to someone at the right time and place, then ...
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With car rental should I pay now or pay later?

I'm just checking some car rental options for May and June in California. Avis for example offers the pay now and the pay later option. When you chose pay now, you have to pay the full amount while ...
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Using restroom on airplane while fasten seatbelt light is on?

This question about Why do flight attendants continue to stand, when the seatbelt set is on? over on aviation.stackexchange.com made me wonder what a passenger is supposed to do when they urgently ...
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UK visa refusal

I have applied recently for a general visitor visa to the UK to spend 10 days during Christmas with my British unmarried partner and it has been turned down. The Entry Clearance Officer stated on ...
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I am applying for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa, but have been refused a visa/overstayed in the Czech Republic/Schengen zone

I am applying for the tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa from Canada. I traveled to the Czech Republic in 2012 and was denied a freelance working visa shortly thereafter in 2013. I appealed the decision, only ...
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Middle name missing on flight reservation, API needs middle name

We are flying with Monarch, but I booked the ticket through a package holiday company and forgot to give my husband's middle name at the time of the booking (they did not ask for it). We will travel ...
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What's the drinking age in the duty free area?

Is the drinking age in the tax free/duty free area the same as in the country you are in or is there no real drinking age? Can I buy spirits in the tax free even though the countrys law doesn't permit ...
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How fast after the end of a strike does the Belgium railways return to a more or less reliable schedule?

In Belgium the railways strike often. When the unions announce a day of strikes, the strikes usually run from 22.00 pm the previous until 22.00 pm on the day of the strikes. I will be arriving on ...
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Do I need Transit Visa to visit London for 4-5 hours during layover?

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to study in Canada with a study-permit. I am planning to have my flight via London. I've a layover there at London for almost 9 hours. Is it wise to visit the city ...
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Danger zones in Austin, Texas

While reading reviews about hotels in Austin, Texas, I found some reviews talking about areas struck with crime and drugs, where it is dangerous to walk the streets. I don't drive, and would like to ...
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How to best respond to a request to send a passport scan by unsecured email?

It is not uncommon for travel or holiday accommodation companies to ask for a scan of your passport by email. Sometimes local laws require them to keep a record of the passport numbers of all ...
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Name on RyanAir ticket abbreviated in passport

I have booked flight tickets for a large group of people. Unbeknownst to me, one of the passengers has two family names, and the one I used, is actually abbreviated in the passport (I know, weird). In ...
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Visa-free travel: no entry or exit stamp given between UK and French border?

I'm a US citizen traveling through Europe visa-free. I started my trip in Spain and got an entry stamp there. Later, I took the IDBUS from France to the UK and got an exit stamp from France and an ...
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How do I cross US-Canada border while my (US) passport is being renewed?

I'm getting ready to renew my US passport for the first time. Since I got this passport the ID requirements at the US-Canada border have gotten stricter, so I've been using my passport when driving ...
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Climbing Mount Fuji

I'd like to trek to Mount Fuji. Some of my colleagues at work tell me that it takes about 10 hours and there's a pit stop I can stop at and rest before I go up to the peak. I've heard that it's ...
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Fastest way to get from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe

I'm going from Rome to Karlsruhe. Direct flights are not comfortable, and going there through Stuttgart (few flights, bad times) is tricky as well. So I decided to go to Frankfurt and get a train from ...
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Reapply for Visa or Take Chance at Border?

I applied for a general visitors visa to the UK and was refused. I am US citizen with a US passport and now realize I don't need to have a visa. Should I reapply or just head to England with my US ...
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Is there a SIM card that works in Spain, France, and Italy?

I am traveling to Europe later this month and I have an iPhone 5. What companies offer prepaid SIM cards that work in Spain, France, and Italy, if there are any? the iPhone 5 is CDMA and GSM ...
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ESTA State/Province/Region required but there is no sensible answer

I'm filling out an ESTA for travel the the US later this year. I've done this before but they've recently added several new fields, including address in home country. Iceland in my case. The problem ...
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Midnight check-in: Hostel in Paris

I am travelling to Paris on the 22nd of December. I was looking for a youth hostel close to Paris city centre. But the problem is that I will arrive in Paris at midnight. So, I am wondering whether I ...
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What kind of plugs can I expect on transatlantic cruise ships?

When searching for cruises, there are usually descriptions of the rooms you can book but in the list of amenities there is no mention of power outlets. As spending a week or more on the sea requires ...
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OK to cancel required return ticket after entering the US

When entering the US, you are required to show forth a return ticket in order to get it. As a rather spontaneous person, I hate making plans, and would like to leave the US and go home when I feel ...
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Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?

I have some travel plans to go from Netherlands to France by car. I possess Dutch residence permit, but I am non-EU citizen. The problem is that I might need to submit my passport to get visa to ...
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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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Travel back to India from US for good with no passport

I am Indian Citizen. I came to USA on H1B work visa. My H1B extension got denied and I could not renew my passport at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, CA because the passport renewal ...
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What does the expression 'Prepayment' mean in hotel booking terms?

I've made a booking for a weekend in Holland online via ebookers. When I completed the transaction and looked at the final receipt, it said "prepayment required" ... does that mean I need to pay at ...
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Are tennis rackets allowed in airplane cabins in the US?

I have a friend coming over this Christmas who wanted to bring along his tennis racket. Though the recreation center at my university is probably going to be closed, the access to the tennis courts ...
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Why is Uber in Rome more expensive than a regular taxi?

This question was based on wrong assumption. From experience I now know that Uber is cheaper then a regular taxi. Rome2Rio is predicting the wrong prices. Can't delete this question, because it got ...
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Does easyJet allow a “personal item”?

Standard hand luggage policy for most airlines allows a "single" carry-on bag of (roughly) 50 x 40 x 20cm, "plus a personal item". The baggage allowance for easyJet however makes no mention of a ...
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Are non-US citizens elegible to sign up for TSA-Pre?

My understanding is that it's a more complex process, but once you're processed, it's much faster to get through airport screenings in future. Is it available to non US citizens as well, and if so, ...
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Can I take two rings to Canada without paying any fee?

I'm going to travel to Canada and stay there for a long time. I want to buy two rings (the total value is less than 1000 CAD) for my wife and myself, and take them with me to Canada. Besides reporting ...
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How to dry out a wet passport?

I'm sure I'm not the first traveller to experience this, so here goes... Hostel last night I had my passport in my laptop case with my laptop. Unfortunately this was under the aircon unit, which ...
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Can you use an Ergo baby on a Singapore Airlines flight?

We are about to undertake an adventure on a Singapore Airways flight with a 22 month old. I have found no formal information to the contrary. Has anyone successfully used an Ergo Baby carrier on a ...
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Where can you rent an RV like a car in the USA?

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I'm interested in any nationwide (USA) companies which allow you to rent an RV in one place, and turn it in at another place. I know you can do this with cars, ...
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Flybe just cancelled my return flight. Will they refund that part of the trip?

Yesterday I received an email from Flybe that my return flight in January has been cancelled. They said that I need to book another ticket and they will refund. But I'm not clear about how much would ...
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Road numbers' colors/shapes in Google Maps

I have noticed that road numbers in Google Maps have different colors and shapes from one country to another, here are some examples: Does it mean anything? or is it just to match the country's ...
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Do I need a transit visa if I have 9 hours of layover at Delhi airport?

I have a valid US passport. I will fly Jet Airways to Delhi airport with 9 hours of layover to change to another Jet Airways Flight to Abu Dhabi. Do I need a transit visa?
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How to get from Langkawi to Phuket?

How to get from Langkawi (Malaysia) to Phuket (Thailand) either by ferry, land (train or bus) or by air? What's the most convenient way? It seems there are no direct flights and no obvious land ...