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Difference between 'as you wish dining' vs 'second seating'

I was looking into getting reserving a cruise and was asked to choose between as you wish dining and second seating. As you wish dining makes it sound like you can eat whenever you want to, whereas ...
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Bringing mangos from the UK to Russia as a gift

There is an existing question here Mangos on flight from Palawan to Manila? that addresses a different case. We are hopping over to Russia tomorrow, I will return the same day/next day but my family ...
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How does the Italian “Aperitivo” work?

One of the Italian traditions I yet have to fully understand is the "Aperitivo" / "Apericena". It basically is a (pre-)dinner buffet that comes included when you buy a (slightly higher priced) drink ...
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Is it possible to get breakfast or coffee before 9am in a cafe in Batumi?

An old travel buddy of mine is back in Batumi right now bemoaning the fact that she can't find any cafe serving coffee or breakfast in the city until after 9am. Are there perhaps some places there ...
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is it legally allowed to take frozen meat from Thailand to neighboring countries by land?

Will I have any legal problems if I buy a lot of frozen meat in Macro in Thailand, and keep it in a portable freezer powered from the car battery, and want to cross borders to neighboring countries (...
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What personal food can cross land border from Canada to the USA?

I am crossing the border from Canada into USA with a cooler full of personal food. After reading this document, I am not fully clear about the restrictions. I am bringing some processed pepperoni, ...
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What do the lists of numbers mean next to menu items in Prague?

I am currently in Prague, and I have noticed on quite a few menus there will be the following next to an item: A: 1,3,7,8 The numbers may be different for each item, but it doesn't seem to mean ...
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Carrying decent cutlery while flying

Earlier in my life, when I flew less, I took a small metal knife, fork, and spoon with me most places so that I could eat anywhere without my silverware splintering into my food. Lately, I've learned ...
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Bringing pre-made bird's nest soup into the UK

I have an Asian tourist who wants to bring into the UK bags of pre-made bird's nest soup which is apparently very expensive in Asia and needs some advice on this. Is this item allowed? If so, what ...
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Grocery Delivery Services in Denmark

We are going to stay in a cottage somewhere in Denmark this summer (Southern Denmark, specifically). As we would like to spend our time relaxing at our place rather than foraging in the nearest ...
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Delicacies of Emilia-Romagna region [closed]

I would like to know and ask about food of Emilia-Romagna region, to be more specific what should I try in Rimini? I've off course googled about this, and I have some clues of Italian food, we all ...
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Travelling with Infant to Hong Kong - Need to use Kitchen

We are travelling Hong Kong next weekend. We have a 9 months old baby. She has lactose intolerance (meaning she can't take any milk material). We give her home made food, mainly, which is made of some ...
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Is it allowed to enter in Disneyland Paris with food?

Last time that I've visited Paris I was able to go for Eurodisney and I saw some people with natural sandwiches on their bags, is it allowed to enter on Disneyland parks with some food? It's very ...
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Where can I find a “Melty Cheese Wheel”?

I'm going to Switzerland (Geneva), also to Paris, and Amsterdam, there's some place where can I find a "Melty Cheese Wheel"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52d6UhLdiSw Looks like that the real ...
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Somewhere to eat in Salzburg after 10pm [closed]

My girlfriend and I will arrive in Salzburg at around 9pm tomorrow night, we will have to find and check into our hotel, freshen up after a long day of travelling, and then hopefully find somewhere to ...
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Transit Visa at Narita [duplicate]

My family and i are Indian Citizens and are travelling from New Delhi to San Diego, California USA but we have a transit at Narita, Tokyo for 10 hours. Do we need a transit visa?? Also if there is ...
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Can I ask for two meals for my flight without paying extra?

I know, this is a funny/sort of stingy question, but the last time I took a plane, after having the meal they serve, I was still kind of hungry so my girlfriend told me to ask for another one. I didn'...
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Vegan restaurants in Paris (5th arrondissement)

I'm visiting Paris soon and I was trying to find vegan restaurants and bars there. I am specially interested in places around the 5th arrondissement. Is there any list of such places? If it were ...
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Can I have a watermelon in hand luggage?

I'm flying from UK to Germany with Easyjet (there's next to no weight restriction to hand luggage). I've never had a problem with various edible items before, on any of my EU routes. I don't see how a ...
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Can I take pickled plums (umeboshi) through USA customs?

I am living in Japan and my host mother is offering to give me her homemade umeboshi or pickled plums and I was wondering if USA customs would allow them through. The plums do have a seed in the ...
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Where can I try Andean specialties in Lima?

I'll be in the Peruvian capital soon (Surco neighbourhood to be exact) but won't have time to go to the mountains. From what I understand, cuy (guinea pig) is an Andean and not a coastal specialty, so ...
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Is frozen chicken widely available in and around Oslo, Norway? Is the price higher than other capitals like Stockholm?

I will be travelling to Norway next month. I was wondering about what is available to cook and eat in the supermarkets there. So specifically: are frozen chicken legs/breasts cheaper than other kinds ...
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Should I leave a tip in a fully automated restaurant in the USA? [duplicate]

When I go to a fully automated restaurant in the USA (example 1, example 2), am I supposed to tip?
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What are the regulations for making a fire while camping in Iceland? [duplicate]

What are the regulations for making a controlled and monitored fire made with the intent of cooking/heating while camping in Iceland?
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Traveling to Turkey and Istanbul during Ramadan

I am contemplating traveling to Turkey and Istanbul during Ramadan. Turkey seems more liberal than other Muslim majority countries, so I wonder the effect of Ramadan are during that time. Will ...
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Dietary Requirements after booking but before flight

I have booked transatlantic flights with Aer Lingus and I have yet to be contacted about any dietary requirements pre flight (flight is less than one week away) I can pre-book meals on their website ...
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Can I bring a growler of beer in my checked bag?

I want to bring a growler of beer on my checked bag (not on-board). Growlers are generally 64 oz. According to Delta, I can bring alcohol that has been purchased after going through a security ...
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How late are restaurants open until in Italy? (Bologna specifically)

I am heading to Los Angeles in three weeks but I have an 8 hour layover in Bologna Italy. Unfortunately this layover is from midnight-8am. Is it worth it to leave the airport in search of some ...
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Would I be allowed to get on a plane from the UK and fly to America with tea?

Today I was doing some research on food and drinks and realised that tea is not a very big thing in America and that all the "good" brands of tea are extremely overpriced or quite "un-attractive". So ...
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

I want to travel from Delhi to Manglore with the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284). Is food offered for free to sleeper section travellers, or do we have to pay for that? When it reaches Manglore, ...
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Enter Van Gogh Museum restaurant

Is it required to buy a ticket to the museum just to sit in the restaurant? My sister with her husband are going to the museum but I want to babysit their daughter.
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Is it ok to bring sweets with dairy products into USA

My parents are visiting USA from India and are planning to bring me a few sweets and snacks that may contain egg, milk and/or cheese related products. The regulations on this seem a bit murky. https:/...
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Can I carry a protein powder that is 16 oz and a quantity of 3? [duplicate]

My friends are fitness freaks. And they'd like 3 containers of 16 oz. whey protein powder. I am travelling from the United States to India by Lufthansa. The powder is comparatively expensive in India, ...
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Dinner at the Folkestone and Calais Eurotunnel terminals

Soon I will be making a return trip through the Eurotunnel by car, each way arriving at the terminal at about dinner time. What options are there to eat dinner there, at both the Folkestone and Calais ...
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What is the largest pub/bar in Europe?

What is Europe's largest pub or bar? Please do not include places which are basically just breweries. I thought it was "World's End" in London but after visiting other places I am no longer sure.
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Early-morning food at Népliget bus station in Budapest?

I have to catch an early-morning bus out of Budapest on a weekday. Can I buy food (a pastry, or even just a candy bar) sometime around 06:00 at Népliget bus station in Budapest? How about coffee?
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Acceptable ways to bring Fruits and Vegetables into the US

Enticed by the cheap prices of fruit, I tried to take some back with me to the US from the Dominican Republic. I declared it. Sure enough I was sent straight to the Agriculture line. my two ...
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Can I take chocolate and toffees into China, South Korea and Japan

South Korea and Japan in March 2016 and I would like to know if I am able to take chocolate and toffees with me from England to eat while I am there.
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Can one export spices and teff flour from Ethiopia?

Ethiopian cuisine has some unique spices and grains. I've heard that there used to be a restriction on exporting teff to control supply. I'd like to buy teff flour and berbere, and other spices. Will ...
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What popular local street food is unique or particular to Colombia?

I'm going to Bogota, Salento Popayan and Pasto. Any local food and drink is a must try? I'm a big fan of street food too.
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Seeking traditional coffeehouse in Vienna , extremely close to public transportation

I am disabled, so 300m is the absolute maximum, when I move on foot, 50m is of course even better;)
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Potential gastric problems in China [duplicate]

I was told many times that I'd better stick to some well-known fast-food restaurants rather than eat local food in China. Otherwise, I may spend my whole trip exploring the vast variety of chinese ...
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Travelling to Asia and Oceania with a peanut and pistachio allergy

I'm allergic to peanuts and pistachio nuts among other nuts but not every nuts. It's easy for me to avoid nuts on my day-to-day life (living in France), plus I'm more or less able to spot if I'm ...
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International Legality for travelers to import or buy poppy seeds used as cooking spice?

Different countries have different fair use policies; medicinal, cooking spice, versus contraband/ intoxicant usage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed They are widely used in cuisines across ...
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Mangos on flight from Palawan to Manila?

I'm on a flight from Puerto Princesa to Manila this Saturday. Can I bring on board mangos? There were some restrictions earlier due to some weevil thing but I'm not sure if they've been lifted.
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Easiest way for a tourist to buy spices in Hong Kong

As a tourist to Hong Kong what's the easiest way to get local spices, particularly Sichuan Pepper. By easiest I mean somewhere that may speak English or have English labels and would pack them in ...
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Is it rude to ask if the food contains pork or alcohol?

Some years ago, I was invited to a friend's place. The home-cooked food contained alcohol, and I don't eat or drink anything that contains alcohol (religious reasons). I was shy enough to eat it to ...
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How did the cabin crew know that I didn't get my preferred meal in a previous flight?

In a recent flight, I ordered fish, but it was not available, the crew apologized and offered me another meal. Anyway, I flew after that with the same airline, and when they started serving meals, ...
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How much of Singapore shuts down on Christmas Day (and Eve?)

In Singapore, are any of the following likely to be open on Christmas Day? What about Christmas Eve? Does it depend on the area of the city? Neighborhood coffee shops Malls Hawker centres
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What are the food specialties of Charleston, South Carolina?

Two of the things I really like about traveling are trying the local food, and having good food (often, but not always, the same thing). What are the food specialties of Charleston, South Carolina? I ...