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Following in the footsteps of Jason Bourne

I'm not as traditional a pilgrim as many of Travel SE's distinguished members. I've visited a couple of film studios, however I thought it might be interesting to plan a trip following the shooting ...
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Leave and return to Canada from the US and stopover in the US

I'm a German student and I will do a semester abroad in Canada (less than 6 months so I will not apply for a student permit, but only an eTA). I want to do weekend trips to the US (overland) at the ...
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Male alternatives to dressing up as a geisha in Kyoto

I'm sure that some studios would be capable of dressing up men as geishas (after all, some geishas are male), but apart from that, what options are available for men in Kyoto? Are there any popular ...
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Does anyone have any information about the new E Visas for tourist entry into Kuwait?

I saw an article some time back on Kuwait launching E Visas for specific nationalities but when I went through the process described - it still came across as a Visa on arrival - although there is an ...
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Connecting flights in johannesburg?

I am flying from London to Maun botswana and changing in johannesburg. I have bought two seperate tickets and have a 2 hour stop over. I am only taking hand luggage but will i need to exit customs ...
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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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entering and leaving UK before 48hours of my expiry visa [duplicate]

GOOD DAY. I will visit LONDON (UK) on AUG06,2016 and leave on AUG09,2016 BUT the expiry date of my visa on 11AUG,2016 .is that possible?
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E-Visa for Azerbaijan

Instead of getting a visa from an embassy, there is an option to receive an e-visa trough a government accredited tourist agency. The main benefit for me besides faster processing and not having to go ...
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Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?

At many airports you can wrap your luggage with sheets of sticky plastic. Why on earth would you do that? I only see disadvantages. I can imagine the mess when customs ask you to open your luggage. So ...
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Long-life SIM cards in Europe

I regularly travel to Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland). Every time that I arrive in a country, I buy a cheap prepaid SIM card. The problem is that all these cheap SIMs have a short ...
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Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?

I'll be travelling to Europe next July but I want to visit Romania and stay for a week and also go to Amsterdam for 4 or 5 days. Can I apply for schengen visa from the embassy of The Netherlands? Will ...
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What countries allow the export of butterflies?

I have a strange question regarding moving butterflies from one country to another (kind of a lame explanation, but please bear with me). I am collecting butterflies (basically doing something like ...
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Websites which offer 'Reserve Tickets - Pay Later' option

I am a Bangladesh national. I need some websites which allow to reserve a ticket but make the payment afterwards (after a day or some time).
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Money Exchange best value for a new middle age traveler

I'm travelling to Thailand in September and would like to know is it better for me to change the money here in Australia before I go or when I get to the airport in Bangkok. If here where would be the ...
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Which Schengen visa to I require, tourist or business?

I am 18 yrs old. I am going to Portugal to attend Web Summit. I don’t have a job, I am studying. Which visa do I require? business or tourist?
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Is taking laundry powder across national borders likely to cause problems?

Is taking laundry powder across national borders by plane likely to cause any problems? I'm not worried so much about airport security, as border protection forces mistaking it for heroin. I'm ...
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Using squat toilets with arthritic knees

Referring to this question got me thinking (and laughing). I've used squat toilets a few times when traveling (and younger), although I try to avoid them. I grew up in the US using "normal" western ...
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Can I take a two pin travel adapter plug in my hand luggage?

I'm going to Gran Canaria, and I just wanted to know if it would be safe to take a two pin plug in my hand-luggage, as it might get damaged in my suitcase in transit.
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1answer
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Can I go to UK holding an accompanied visa, unaccompanied

I am a minor, 14 years old and I applied for an accompanied UK visa stating that I would be accompanied with my uncle. My visa also clearly states my uncle's name and that I would only be allowed ...
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0answers
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What type of visa do I need for short term voluntary work in Turkey?

I am from the UK and planning on traveling through Europe into west Asia. I would like to volunteer while staying at home-stays for brief periods e.g one or two weeks. For example - one website: http:...
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Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...
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Bill from German Railway

In early June my wife and I traveled to Europe on vacation. During our trip we traveled by German rail to Stuttgart from Paris. We spoke with a worker at the Paris station who assured us that we did ...
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UK Visa Refused, Please Help in Reapplying ( Will Appreciate Your Kind Response )

I have a good Travel history ( Visited UAE Twice , Italy , Spain , USA Twice , also Visit UK Last year on a Family Visit Visa Which was Sponsored by my Brother ) Now this time I apply for UK General ...
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Is it ok for men to offer to shake hands with women in Mongolia?

"Culture Smart: Mongolia" (page 86) says that shaking hands has "become usual between men, and with some women". However, no other guides to Mongolian etiquette I could find mention any gender issues ...
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Printed my SNCF ticket and lost it?

I'm travelling from Lannion to Paris. I booked the train ticket on line, but was told I'd have to print it at the station. I did that before I left Paris. Now I've lost the printed tickets. Ugh. Can ...
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0answers
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DS-160 - about other family members traveling with me [on hold]

I am filling the DS160 form for a J1 VISA. I am leaving in October for the States while my wife and my children should join me in November. When being asked if "Are there other persons traveling with ...
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What do you do if your driver's license was stolen a week before a domestic US flight?

Normally to get past the security checkpoint you need to show the TSA agent your boarding pass and a valid picture ID. But what happens if your wallet was stolen a week before your scheduled flight? ...
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1answer
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What to do in the Loire region in France when you're tired of castles? [on hold]

I already visited multiple castles in the Loire region in France and I really don't want to view more. What else can you do in the region? I've already been to a market in Beaugency, Blois, Tours and ...
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3answers
665 views

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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2answers
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What is the difference between “Gazole” and “Diesel” in France?

I am driving a car with a Diesel engine. I always thought that "Gazole" and "Diesel" were synonymous to each other, only to drive in a gas station which mentioned both terms, as in "Gazole" and "...
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Can I carry slush powder as a carry-on on a flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...
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0answers
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buying a car in spain as a non-resident? [on hold]

for example, a spanish citizen is having an education at the autonomous university of madrid in the spanish capital madrid. is it possible for him buying a car as a non-spanish citizen, but he has ...
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1answer
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Driving moving van towing car Nashville to salt lake best route?…

Driving moving van and towing car August. To salt lake from Nashville. Recommendations for time and safety. Worried about me roads in the moving van and tow but would like a fun place to stop. Any ...
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4answers
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What should I know about “Around The World” flights?

I have heard rumours of such things, and have had a difficult time find information on "around the world" flights. Are they worth it (do you have a limit between usage, do you save money.. etc.) and ...
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1answer
553 views

What are the consequences of the military coup in Turkey for travelers?

Reuters reports a military coup in Turkey. What are the consequences of this for people who travel to Turkey? What about passengers transiting through Turkish airports?
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2answers
228 views

What are the laws regarding sleeping in my vehicle by state

I want to plan an ultimate road trip to every state in the US. I am faced with researching each state for their laws regarding sleeping in owned vehicles. Is there an easier way to gain this ...
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0answers
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Colombian nationals visiting Mexico without proof-of-funds

I have a friend I am trying to help visit me while in Mexico. She doesn't make enough money to save and show proof-of-funds, I was going to take care of her for the trip. I am worried she might have ...
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1answer
33 views

Uber from the airport in Prague?

My wife and I are traveling to Prague this weekend. I'm normally good with public transit, but this time around, we'll be dragging luggage, and I see that from the airport to our hotel, it's a bus to ...
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2answers
53 views

Finding an overnight accomodation in the North-west of Europe

I'm going to visit Amsterdam next week for a couple of days and then I'd like to take a series of bus and/or sea trips ending up in Warsaw or anywhere on the east shore of the Baltic Sea (from Gdansk ...
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2answers
488 views

Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while in Japan for sightseeing?

Assume a US citizen works for a US company remotely and that this person has a passport, but no visa. Let's say they want to go spend some time in Japan for leisure/tourism/sightseeing - no more than ...
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Last fuel stop before airport

This morning I returned a rental car to LHR T5. I'm approaching along the M25 and am looking for petrol stations along the way and, as usual, I don't find one. I look on my iphone for fuel and it ...
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2answers
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Issue of German visa for job, simultaneously with Amsterdam visa for study [on hold]

I resident of India , got admission in study course at Amsterdam, simultaneously got appointment letter from company at German. Since time is limited and I wish to know that can I apply for visa ...
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0answers
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Is it possible for non-Russian, non-Mongolian citizens to cross the border into Mongolia near Mondy, Russia?

There's conflicting information about whether the border is actually open to all nationalities: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/asia-north-east-asia/mongolia/mondy-khankh-border-crossing?...
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georgian young male who can speak English [on hold]

Looking for Georgian young male who can speak English , as a companion during my 5 days stay in Tbilisi
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5answers
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

I am a mid 30's woman from the UK wanting to travel to India without flying. I have been given warnings from friends about traveling alone through Iran and Pakistan, therefore I am willing to try a ...
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0answers
41 views

Visa requirement for Indian Passport holder living in Germany to travel to UK as Tourist

I live in Germany since May 2013 as a spouse of German citizen. In Nov 2015 we divorced and I have German residence permit till Jan 2018. We have a son in this marriage and legally I have the right to ...
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10answers
11k views

Why are Chinese mountains scaled by steps? (instead of winding paths)

Question: Why are Chinese mountains mostly scaled by steps/stairs instead of winded paths? Is there something traditional / practical / religious / spiritual about it that I fail to see? When hiking ...
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1answer
273 views

Tourist Kuwaiti visa requirements for a Bangladeshi citizen

Hello i am a Bangladeshi citizen.can anyone help me with the information on tourist visa for Kuwait.my fiance lives in Kuwait and she has a PR there.i would like to go for a short visit next year....
6
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1answer
35 views

transiting from Laos in Bangkok to Colombo, 2 different airlines

I will be traveling from Laos with Lao Airlines, transiting in Bangkok to Colombo with SriLankan Airlines the upcoming end of September. My flight with Lao Airlines will arrive at Bangkok at 19:40, ...

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