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Detail Process of getting Schengen Visa by locking money for verpflichtungserklaerung

I am from Iran and want to visit my friends in Germany, but getting a visa is difficult. However, I have a German friend who wants to send me a formal invitation letter called ...
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What kind of clothing will not get me kicked off a flight?

Although I do not find anything odd about the clothing on this person, I find it surprising that a pilot can ask a passenger to change their clothes before letting them on. What are some of the ...
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Norway: Is frozen chicken widely available in and around Oslo? 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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UK visa valid date and depart/arriving date

I'm now holding the Chinese passport and studying in Canada. I bought a ticket departing on June 23rd and arrive on June 24th in London, UK. However, my visa begin to valid on June 25th. Can I stay at ...
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Getting to the West Coast Trail without a car

I am interested in hiking the long West Coast Trail on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, in Western Canada. This is an area with great vistas and the feeling of isolation is probably one of the ...
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Insuring internal travel while spending 4 months US secondment

I've typically taken out annual travel insurance for any trips abroad, at around £40-80 a year based on travel plans. But with my renewal fast approaching, I've realised that the 4 month training ...
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Is it pretty easy for an American to get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong?

I know standing in line to get a visa is never fun, but was wondering if any Americans had experience getting a standard tourist "L" visa in Hong Kong. I'm leaving on a RTW trip in less than two ...
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Baggage locker in downtown San Francisco

I'm staying at a hotel very close to the San Francisco International Airport on S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco. I need to check out from the hotel Saturday morning and I have a flight back to ...
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Is there anything like “Epcot World Showcase” in other parts of the world?

I recently looked up whether there are Epcots at other disneylands/worlds and nothing came up on the internet, but I am curious as to whether there are other facilities similar to Epcot where there ...
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Do any Chinese embassies or consulates grant multiple-entry visas to people from a third country?

This question is specifically about true multiple-entry visas, which for China are valid for six months and allow multiple entries. This question is not about double-entry visas. In the case of ...
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Rock climbing when on Malta

I am soon leaving for Malta and I am bringing my climbing shoes. What I'd really like to do is: Go deep water soloing. Rent a pad and boulder in the sun. Are these things possible in Malta? Can I ...
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Is it legal to travel to the UK on a tourist visa to participate in a hackathon?

Is it possible for a non-EU national to visit the UK (on a tourist visa) to participate in a hackathon? The definition of a hackathon is: A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or ...
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Is there a celebration in a plane when crossing the Equator line?

I recently read that in the old days (early 60s) the planes that crossed the Equator line would do some celebration when this happened. Cabin crew would give some pastries, and even liquors, to the ...
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Do Ethiopian citizens need a visa to transit through London? [duplicate]

I'm Ethiopian and I'm living in Qatar. I want go to Dominica by transit of London. So do I need transit visa of UK if I stay less than 24 hours in the airport?
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Is there a list of countries that do not reset the “clock” for Canada visits?

Note: this is about Canada. When travelling to the USA, you cannot reset the 90-day counter by going to Canada or Mexico, if you are a national of a country taking part in the Visa Waiver Program. ...
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Stopping at a red light for a right turn in Massachusetts

The other day, I came across a situation where the driver in front of me had stopped on a red light, waiting to take a right turn. As far as I could see, there was no "No turn on red" sign posted ...
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How can I use Global Entry lanes at Canadian airports if I don't have the physical Global Entry card?

When you are approved for Global Entry, U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and Mexican nationals are posted a Global Entry card. Everyone else only has an electronic record of their Global ...
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Advantage to flights on same/different airlines, when connecting across different tickets

I'm going to be flying to the British Isles in a few months, and want to see three cities: Edinburgh, London, and Dublin. I considered getting a 3 leg booking, but for some reason it's extremely ...
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Palazzo Strozzi - is the online ticket queue shorter?

I plan to visit an art exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and I have the option of purchasing my tickets online ahead of time with a surcharge. Clearly this makes sense only if the queue for ...
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How much does a taxi from Warsaw center to Airport Chopin cost in the night?

How much does a taxi to the airport cost in the night? The ride should be 25 minutes. Thanks
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ESTA, first name confusion

I have gotten my ESTA approved, and understood that I were only to give the FIRST of our names listed under "Given names" in the passports. On the ticket and the passport information however, I ...
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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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Need I leave and reenter the Schengen area after my work visa expires to become a tourist?

I am an American citizen living in Poland for 6 months. I arrived in Poland on March 1, 2016 without a work visa (i.e, on a business trip).The count toward my Schengen days began. I received my ...
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Are there any non-obvious differentiators in travel-insurance policies?

My family in the US will be taking a vacation to western Europe later this year, and I'm looking for travel insurance. I found this comparison tool and used it to get quotes, and I got about 50 ...
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What to do around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol during evening time?

I'll be arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 18:00 with my family and will be staying at a hotel nearby for a few days. I wonder if it is a good idea to try to investigate surrounding area on the ...
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Priceline bidding: how does it work?

I recently tried Priceline.com bidding, but I got no result, meaning they were not able to get the ticket for the price I bid. In the end, after adjusting the parameters (price/airport) several ...
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How can a tourist obtain an 'authentic' duelling scar?

Introduction... The dueling scar, also called schmiss or renommierschmiss (bragging scar), was considered a mark of honor. Young fraternity men proved their valor in these duels, which were ...
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Photography and Running in the Christiania Neighbourhood of Copenhagen

Christiania is a autonomous enclave situated in a former military base in Copenhagen. At its entrance there is a sign which is presumably intended for tourists... Source: personal collection The ...
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Is there a website to find points to get tap water at airports?

We now have two questions about drinking water taps/fountains in airports, but they are very specific, one to one the terminal of a single airport, the other as wide to cover both airports in a ...
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Will my passport number change when I renew it?

I'm travelling soon but need to renew my passport. Given that I have to provide my passport number to the airline to book a flight, I was wondering if my passport number would change if I renew it. ...
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How much money do I need to show as proof of support when applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen studying in Italy on an Italian visa that expires 19 November, 2015. I have permesso di soggiorno. I want to visit the United Kingdom for my vacations for a week during March. I ...
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What should a sponsor tell the ECO?

Some people who want to visit the UK are unable to do so unless a 3rd party steps in and offers to provide sponsorship. We see a lot of this type of thing on this site; nearly all the refusals have to ...
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Father brought my plane ticket on his credit card, does he need to come with me to check in? [duplicate]

So I'm leaving from England to Texas in 2 days and was wondering since my Father brought my tickets with his credit card, does he need to be there with the credit card at check in? He's taking me to ...
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What would be the best section in the plane to reserve a seat if you want to maximize the chance of not sitting next to anyone?

Other than the obvious answer of first class or business class, although I am sure on many specific routes that carry 'high-rollers' you might still find yourself sitting next to other passengers ...
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LCR Rates showing on my folio [on hold]

What does this mean and why would they call 7 nights an accommodation charge and the LCR rate charged, but no tourism fee?
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Anywhere in the Philippines with fee-free ATMs?

I've spent quite a few hours of my vacation in the Philippines looking for fee-free ATMs. I've tried perhaps 20 different ATMs across the Philippines. Unfortunately, they all charged a 200 peso fee ...
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Restrictions on things brought into Ireland

I am just wondering if I can bring brown sugar and mung bean starch into Ireland for personal use. Are there any cosmetics that are restricted when entering Ireland? What specific items are restricted ...
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How can I know of strikes that affect public transport in Italy?

tl;dr: Is there a resource that warns me of upcoming strikes that affect public transport in Italy? Recently I was forced to change travel plans very last-minute upon learning of a railway strike. ...
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Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?

I live in Italy and I own a car registered in Italy as well. Next year I'm planning a long stay in the US (around 6 months) and I want to bring my car with me. I was wondering, can I abuse carpool ...
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Getting to the US Mainland From the Outer Banks by Car

After leaving the Bodie Island Lighthouse (see this), I would like to continue south and enter the ferry system operated by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The plan would be... Take ...
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How much money to show for baby visitor visa to UK? [on hold]

My husband is a post graduate student in uk as I have been with him as his dependent since September We had a baby there and I had to leave the UK because of some health problems I had an operation ...
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Is there any website where I can select the itinerary of my flight?

Sometimes I don't want to flight from one place to another directly, but do some stops. I'd like to select all the cities to fight through. And select connection time, airline, etc.. if possible. Is ...
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Cheapest place to buy a JR Pass

I realize that the cost of the pass itself is fixed, in yen. However, I see that travel agents often add extra costs, in the form of "delivery fees" and "processing fees" etc ($15 for delivering a ...
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When does high-speed rail between Seville and Granada begin?

Several tourism books and web sites state that high-speed rail service will begin in Andalusia in the first half of 2016. I suppose like most rail projects it won't meet the promised opening date, but ...
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3-4 months infant travel: 1 long trip (13 hours) or 3 medium trips (6+6+4 hours)

I need to travel with an infant 3-4 months old. I have no experience, and need some advice here: Would you take a) 13 hour direct flight b) 6 hours flight, stay in a hotel, then a 6 hours flight, 4 ...
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Crossing sea border between Poland and Sweden

I'm going to rent a sail boat in Poland this summer to go to Sweden (Gotland island) and back to Poland. I and all crew have Schengen visas. Both of these countries are in the Schengen area. Is it ...
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1answer
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Student Visa come as a tourist before it expires

I'm a Malaysian student currently studying in the UK using my student visa. If, for example, my visa expires on June 20, and I'm leaving the country (UK) on June 10 and I'm coming back to the UK on ...
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Is it possible to rent a bike in one city and drop off in another, when traveling to Vietnam?

I want to rent a motorbike or a mountain bike in Bai Thom (north of Phu Quoc), travel to the south or middle of Phu Quoc, and return it there. Likely we would return it in Duong Dong before catching a ...
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UK visa Application Status: no updates for 12 days

I applied for a two-year business visa for the UK 12 days ago in VFS Delhi. I also opted for the SMS/Email facility. However, I did not receive any updates from their side. Also, there is no interface ...
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Doing stops on Italian regional trains. How long exactly is the ticket valid?

tl;dr: How long exactly are Italian regional train tickets valid if I interrupt my journey at intermediate stations? I have an Italian regional train ticket and it says Vale 6 ore da convalida ...

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