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Chinese visa period of validity

So here's my problem : once you obtain your chinese visa, you seemingly have 3 months of validity to enter the country. I will not be able to do this in my home country (Canada) since I am aiming to ...
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How can I find a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor?

Listening to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor is one of my favourite pieces to program against. Whenever I need to do some serious programming I just search for some performances on Youtube ...
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How do family members earn points in Qantas Frequent Flyer?

As far as I understood, the only way to get points from Qantas flights is being a Frequent Flyer member. If I'm a Qantas Frequent Flyer and my wife is not, and we are going to make a trip together, ...
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Are there any space shuttles one can go inside of?

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center has a space shuttle but you can't go inside it. Are there any that you can or are there any that you can under special circumstances or something?
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Is there any other country than Germany with no speed limits?

I'm very into road trips. Therefore I'm always looking for something special. I think it is very special that at least parts of Germany's highways have no speed limits. But since I live very close to ...
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Anything to do in Reykjavik airport at 9 am during a 1h30m layover?

My friend and I are travelling to Amsterdam via Iceland Air and have a 1h30m layover there starting around 9am. Is there anything interesting to do to fill that time? This is not limited to the ...
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getting a weak passport stamp restamp?

If you get a passport stamp where the ink is barely visible can / should you ask to have it restamped? No doubt everyone passing through this stamper has had weak stamps put on their passport so it's ...
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Why are postcards of Cologne in ruins following WW2 bombing sold in the city? [on hold]

Two years ago I visited Cologne and while I very much enjoyed my stay, one thing did stick out for me as incredibly odd. Souvenir shops in addition to selling key rings, fridge magnets and standard ...
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Can I leave O'Hare airport during my layover?

I am flying into Chicago tomorrow and have a 5.5 hour layover. I am arriving from Holland and flying to Canada afterwards. Is this possible?
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Is there a major car rental company in the U.S. that also rents roof top cargo box?

I'm looking for a major car rental company that also rent roof top cargo box. Anyone know of any company that offer this service?
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Traveling from EU to Canada with stop in US without return flight

A European citizen wants to fly from Europe to Canada with a change of airplane in the US. I already figured out that the the participation in ESTA is required (if the country is applicable). Does ...
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What are the typical meals in Japan?

I'm going to Tokyo for tourism and I'm wondering what are the typical meals that one tourist may get during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, what are their costs? Notice that I'm a tourist staying ...
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Bus ticket price in Salzburg (line 150)

I'm planning to travel to Hallstatt from Salzburg on Tuesday. They told me that I can go there by bus (150 line, Salzburg-Bad Ischl) and train (Bad Ischl-Hallstatt). I found the train and know the ...
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What to do in Osaka during Golden Week?

We are traveling to Osaka this coming Golden Week, are there any particular events or places we should not miss during this period?
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EUR <-> CAD conversion and best options available [duplicate]

I'll travel to Canada, and I'm thinking about the best way to pay there. I'd like to know: What is the rate of change EUR cash <-> CAD cash in Canadian banks (i.e. how much bigger than the ...
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How to get from Nice to Monaco by public transport?

What's the simplest and cheapest way to get from central Nice, France to Monaco by public transportation?
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Entering the EU with a packaged netbook, duty and taxes

How much do the customs charge for entering the EU with a packaged and sealed netbook? (maybe it will be a smartphone). Am I better off limiting the price to a certain threshold? (when it gets ...
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Waiting list tickets for in CK [on hold]

I have booked tkt in GORAKDAM EXP and waiting is 5,6,7 in CK, 2marow I will have travel. Can you help me if it get confirmed or not.
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Getting a Schengen visa without firm travel plans

My girlfriend and I have South African passports with 5 year ancestral visas for the UK valid until 2018; we've been working here for a few months and have UK bank accounts. We're planning on saving ...
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What precautions should I take on a Japan travel with a person who have allergy to shrimp?

Me and my wife are planning to travel to Japan next september 2014. Unfortunatelly my wife have a big problem with shrimp, she have a huge allergy to it(even the food fried on the same oil that was ...
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Can I carry roller blades in cabin baggage?

Can I put roller blades into a bag and fly with it as my cabin baggage with Ryanair? EDIT: There were no problems with roller blades at the airports.
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Can I bring a taser from Thailand to Sweden?

I have bought a taser in Thailand (not the one that shoots prods, but the hand held "zapping" one) and I'm wondering if I put it in my luggage (NOT my carry on, obviously) if I will be detained. Or if ...
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If I book a Eurostar ticket through SNCB, how can I attach my Eurostar Frequent Traveller details to the booking?

When looking to book a Eurostar ticket, I discovered that it was cheaper (for this one journey - no promises in general!) to book it via the SNCB English website rather than via Eurostar themselves. ...
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Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa if I travel to Shenzhen via Hong Kong airport?

I am a Pakistani national living and working in Germany. I need to travel to Shenzen for business and the easiest route is to fly to Hong Kong and then take the ferry to Shenzen (no entry into Hong ...
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How far away from artificial light do you need to get to experience the night sky without light polution?

Twice this week I stumbled upon an article mentioning phenemenons visible with the naked eye if no artificial light is near by. The first was a series of meteorites, the second a photo experiment on ...
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How do you prepare for long haul flights?

I'm always feeling a bit unwell during and after long haul flights. I lose my appetite, can't sleep in the plane, food has no taste no matter what. However, I'm pretty sure it's not the flying itself, ...
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1answer
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Vietnam Visa - can I leave on the day of expiration?

My visa in Vietnam expires May 1st, can I buy a plane ticket to fly out of Vietnam on May 1st or do I need to leave the day before expiration? I found one forum entry where a person said a visa is ...
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Stuck without toilet paper while travelling - what is the best approach?

Well, this has happened to everyone at some point - you find out there is no toilet paper just after you need it the most. Usually it's not a big deal, even in public toilet room you can wait until ...
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Do you need to be at the airport as a writer of declaration of guarantee for a Schengen visa?

For a family member to apply for Schengen visa, I provided an official declaration of guarantee. Now I appear to be traveling myself when my family member enters Schengen, so I won't be able to fetch ...
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Can you get sucked tight on a planes toilet?

The sounds of flushing an airplanes toilet can be quite intimidating. When going to the toilet on a plane, I am always a bit cautious for accidental flushing. If so, do you risk being sucked stuck to ...
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Extra Luggage Charges from Ahmedabad, India to Raleigh,NC, USA

I have flight from Ahmedabad, India to Raleigh, NC, USA. The flight detail is as follows: Ahmedabad to Doha - Qatar Airways | QR 535 Doha to New York - Qatar Airways | QR 701 New York to Raleigh - ...
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Etiquette in Japanese Ryokan vs. Capsule Hotel

What are the etiquette which are required in a Ryokan in comparison to a Capsule Hotel? Are there any things which I must take care of in a Ryokan and not in a Capsule Hotel or vice versa.
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Can you buy Foreign Tourist Quota tickets at Vasco Da Gama railway station?

Is it possible to buy Indian Foreign Tourist Quota railway tickets at the Vasco Da Gama railway station? This post from 2012 says it is possible, however mentions restrictions on tickets at Madgaon, ...
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What do you do when you're on-the-road and you cannot shower?

Let's say you're backpacking and you're staying at a super-cheap hostel. Either because you have a lot planned for the day or you're catching long distance bus / train, you've to get up really early ...
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Trying to get on a full Indian Railways train - any strategies?

I tried going to the travel agent today to book a Tatkal ticket for tomorrow, but was told it would be impossible, the agent didn't even try to look on the computer. I'd like to get on a train leaving ...
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Are these guys real or scammers? canadianvisaexpert.com

i came across these guys: http://www.canadianvisaexpert.com, who claims to be able to process visas to canada, for work or study, for a fee of $467(Four hundred and sixty seven dollars), and to carry ...
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Where can I buy US prepaid credit card outside US?

I am thinking about going to US, and to reduce the amount of cash I carry, I plan to use prepaid credit card for gas, store purchase purpose. I have a few questions on this: Is there anyway I can ...
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Are there consquences to stamps in my passport that are not from border control?

I’m on a trip in Japan. I've seen many touristic places that offer stamps, many temples have it as a free souvenir. This is not the first time I’ve seen this type of souvenir, I also saw the same ...
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1answer
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Any slow luggage shipping ideas?

I'm interested in shipping luggage from the U.K. to U.S. very slowly. It's okay if it goes quickly, but slow is fine so long as (a) the chances for damage do not substantially increase, and (b) it's ...
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Traveling on cruise ship from Italy to Croatia

I am a South African citizen flying from South Africa to Italy. I then board a cruise ship departing from Italy to Croatia and then back to Italy again. Do I need a single or multiple entry Visa? ...
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Glacier National Park Weather in Late June Early July

My friends and I are planning a road trip to Glacier National Park this summer. We'll arrive at the park June 29th stay for 4 days. For people who live near that area or been there during late June ...
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Apply for a Russian visa in English in Strasbourg

I am travelling to Russia and need a visa. My nearest Russian consulate is in Strasbourg, but I don't speak French or Russian. Will I be able to make my application there? I live near Strasbourg but ...
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Getting Schengen Visa with a French resident as sponsor

I would apply for a 3 week tourist visa to France. I would be sponsored by a French resident who is my boyfriend. Do I still need to submit my ITR, bank certification and statements even though he ...
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Washington DC to Hampton / Newport News by Ferry

I wonder if it is possible and how much it would cost to travel from Washington DC to Newport News (or somewhere near) by boat along the Potomac River?
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1answer
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Can I get back my passport after applying for a Schengen visa?

I need to travel, but the processing time takes up to 15 days according to the website.
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Renting Volkswagen T1/T2 in Iceland

I'm considering renting a van for the upcoming trip in Iceland and it would be awesome if it was possible to rent a Volkswagen T1/T2. Despite all my efforts, it looks like there is no rental company ...
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Getting a Schengen visa through the French Embassy again even if I didn't travel to France last time

Last year I got a Schengen visa through the French embassy due to being married to a British national. I am South African. In the end we couldn't afford to go to France but went to Portugal instead as ...
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Dubai (UAE) visa requirements when staying in the airport?

I have read that, at the time of writing (2013), UAE visas are: 96-Hour : Valid for passengers in transit Tourist : Maximum 30 days Visit : Maximum 90 days But I am only connecting flights, so I ...
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Visa for travelling to France, as UK residents on SA passports

Good afternoon, We are South Africans with SA Passports living in the UK on an ancestral visa - how do we go about visiting France / Spain? Do we need separate visa on entering either France / ...
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I have B1/B2 Visa. Can I travel for Business trip to US with this Visa?

I have been given B1/B2 Visa, but first time when I had applied, this for vacation & holiday. Now I have the requirement to go to US for meetings. Is this Visa good enough or do I have to apply ...

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