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Is a male guardian required for women skiing in Iran?

NY Mag's article Vogue Left Out a Few Things About Skiing in Iran claims that women need a male guardian to go skiing, citing a 2011 Washington Post article. (The Islamic term for this is mahram) The ...
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Can I choose in which page of my passport is a visa going to be stamped?

When applying for a visa that takes up one whole page on a passport, is it possible to request it to be pasted on a certain page? I would like to reserve the front pages for my working visa, but I'll ...
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How many days a year is a U.S. citizen allowed to stay in Morocco?

I arrived in Morocco in October of 2014 and renewed my visa by traveling to Spain by ship for a day and getting my passport stamped again in January of 2015. My question is, am I allowed to leave the ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent?

I have a friend travelling and he will be taking his goddaughter to Disneyland Paris. She is a minor. What kind of documentation does he need to travel with her? (He is not officially her tutor or ...
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How to redeem an American Airlines voucher?

Recently I traveled with American Airlines. I had a bad experience as I felt they were terribly outdated, so I complained with their customer service, who, ironically, gave me a paper voucher that I ...
4
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1answer
70 views

Places in India where no vehicles are allowed

I recently went to Matheran ... a great hill station a few kilometers in the outskirts of Mumbai where no vehicles are allowed , just travelling on foot or by horses or people pulling by hand . I ...
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1k views

Is it normal to walk around a(n American) hotel in pajamas?

I recently spent a weekend in a hotel with a bunch of friends and colleagues. To help cut down on costs, some of us shared rooms. I like reading before I go to sleep, but my room-mate was tired and ...
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Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?

I am planning a trip to a conference to Switzerland, and my airfare will be reimbursed to me when I arrive there. They will be reimbursing me in Swiss Francs. I want to get a good exchange rate. Is ...
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153 views

How to transfer from JFK to Newark using public transportation?

In a couple days, I will be flying into JFK, then I'll have to catch a connecting domestic flight at Newark. The duration between scheduled landing at JFK and departure at Newark is 4 hours and 50 ...
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Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?

Some airlines (for example, American Airlines do this) offer a seat availability checker so you can see which seats are currently booked on a flight - there are limitations, since some seats might ...
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3answers
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Can I use Google Maps traffic information to estimate driving time for a specific date/time?

In supported regions, Google Maps will tell me how long it will take to drive from A to B in current traffic conditions. It can also colour-code roads according to traffic conditions for a specific ...
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2answers
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Do people use a colour photo or black/white for the Navigo Decouverte metro pass?

I have a Navigo Decouverte card and it looks like you have to stick on a photo of yourself...what I need to know is whether the photo is supposed to be in colour or black & white? What do the ...
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4answers
1k views

Where to find microwave on the road in the US

I'll be driving almost non-stop (no hotels). I have some frozen curry and other things I'd like to heat up as I travel on down the line. Where is it possible to use find a microwave to use?
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Can Westerners use the free Wi-Fi at Guangzhou international airport?

My route home at the end of my trip will have me on a 4-hour connection at Guangzhou airport in China. I've read online that it's an unpleasant airport but it would be more bearable if I knew I would ...
2
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1answer
28 views

How strict are the airlines if one's bag is ony 2cm bigger than the rule?

If a carryon bag is 2cm bigger than the stated measurements I was curious as to how many airlines or which airlines in particular are known to enforce the rules most or all of the time? I presume a ...
2
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2answers
51 views

Does a Macedonian need a visa to visit the UK if she has a 5 year resident visa in the EU?

I live in Germany and have an EU passport; my wife is here with me. She is from Macedonia but she has received a five year resident visa. I would like to know if she needs a visa to visit the UK. We ...
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1answer
58 views

Do F-1 students need a visa to visit Paris and Amsterdam during layovers?

I am an Indian citizen with F-1 status travelling from the U.S. to India. I am going to have a layover of 12 hours in Paris while on my way to India and another layover of 6 hours in Amsterdam while ...
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2answers
32 views

Electronic road tolls (cashless) in Florida

I'm planning to rent a car in Florida for one week, and drive around the state (Orlando, Everglades, Keys, Palm Beach, back to Orlando). Rental companies I've looked at, including Avis and Budget, ...
6
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1answer
50 views

Why is there a street with a date as a name in Belgium?

On google maps, in Bruges Belgium one can see a street named '18 Oktoberstraat'. What is the significance of this date?
3
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1answer
41 views

Tibet: visas requirements in 2015

I'm am European (French) and plan a holiday in Tibet. Considering the political circumstances, I assume I need to apply for a visa to stay there for 3 weeks, is this correct? If yes, what's the ...
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should we need to return to own country before visa expires?

I am from Nepal. I have a Schengen visa for 3 months and visa was given till June 27, 2015. I have asked Qatar airways to book the ticket to return on June 27, 2015. By doing so I will be back to ...
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Will a Spanish visa issued to an Indian citizen with an incorrect date of birth cause me problems?

I am UAE resident but Indian citizen I have already travel to Spain but that time there was a bit of a mistake in my passport which I didn't notice that time. That mistake was with my date of birth - ...
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1answer
35 views

What happens if my middle name is my last name on my airline ticket? [duplicate]

I am traveling JetBlue to go to Florida from Massachussets and I realized after receiving my confirmation code that instead of my name going first-middle-last it goes -first-last-middle ... will this ...
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5answers
4k views

Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?

I've been traveling in Europe for the past few months and I'm still confused about this! In most countries, it seems the common courtesy (according to tipping websites and the locals that I've talked ...
0
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1answer
27 views

peak hours of traffic from Las Vegas to San Diego on Sunday via I-15 or I-215

I noticed there was huge complaints about this southbound traffic congestion on Sunday in the past. Is it still horrible? What the early and late hours to avoid the congestion? Like leave before what ...
3
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3answers
111 views
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I need to book a round-trip ticket and a one-way ticket on the same flight?

I'm trying to book a flight for two people including myself. My partner is flying from Manchester to Boston on the 6 November, and I'm flying back with him to Manchester on the 15 November (this date ...
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3answers
12k views

Can an airline change a reservation booked through Expedia?

If I book my flight through Expedia, can the airline make changes to that reservation (e.g. if I wanted to change my return date), or do I have to call Expedia directly?
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2answers
576 views

Which countries can someone from Sweden freely travel to that someone from the Netherlands can't?

The Visa Restrictions Index says that people with a passport from the UK, Finland and Sweden can travel freely to 173 countries. People from Belgium, Italy and The Netherlands can travel to 171. I am ...
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22 views

Work Permit Regulations

I am Asian, studying in Germany (meaning I just have residence permit, which allows me to work full time during summer in Germany). I want to do a summer internship in UK (full-time) for 2-3 months. ...
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1answer
39 views

Does a Vietnamese student need a visa for a vacation to America?

I'm Vietnamese, and I am studying in Spain. I want to travel to America on my vacation just for 1-2 weeks. Do I need a visa? If I have to apply for a visa, how can I do that in Spain?
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21 views

How's travelling in Thailand ? [on hold]

What do i need to equipment , finance and mental ? Is It's that fun here ? Please share your experience for me . Thanks guys
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Carrying a Playstation 4 [duplicate]

I live in Oman and I will be landing at the ahmedabad intll airport I'll be carrying a 1 laptop and playstation vita and PlayStation 4 and 1 iPhone 6 plus I'll be travelling with my mother So will ...
5
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3answers
763 views

Why do trucks pass each other on the highway?

Last week I was driving on a pan-european journey and I missed an exit due to a truck passing two of its peers. The passing process took kilometers to succeed an in the mean time I was stuck behind ...
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0answers
37 views

Which countries have easy way to get citizenship? [on hold]

Today more and more people are looking for way to get citizenship from other countries, for different reasons. Who has this experience? Which countries accept new people easy?
3
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1answer
65 views

Flying to Europe with children: preparing for time change

I'm flying to Europe with my family this spring, which is my wife and I and two children (will be 2 and almost 4). We're flying Lufthansa, with flights like so: To Europe: 9:30pm (UTC-6) -> 2:30pm ...
20
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3answers
56k views

How much electronics and other valuables can I bring duty-free when going to India?

I am planning to travel to India (COK airport, Kerala) from United States. I want to take my laptop as well as my tablet (iPad). Am I allowed to take both in my backpack with my documents related my ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Can I continue working for my non-US freelance clients when I've relocated to the US with my spouse and have an H4 visa? [on hold]

My spouse has been offered a job in the US and will be sponsored with an H-1B visa, meaning I can get an H4 visa. This is a non-working visa, however can I continue to work for my New Zealand ...
6
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4answers
4k views

Can I board at a different train station with a tatkal ticket in India?

I have booked two tickets for Mumbai to Pune in Tatkal quota. The train departs from Mumbai CST, can I board the train at Dadar station?
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0answers
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Can I withdraw a J1 visa that is being issued?

my J-1 visa was approved and it is currently being issued by the US consulate. However, during my interview at the consulate I found out that I will be subjected to the 2-year rule, which I only got ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Is it possible to use US/UK agents (sites or people) for flights to and from third party countries?

For instance I'm in NZ and want to travel to say US/UK or even other countries. I can of course use NZ agents to plan/book this trip. But not having traveled overseas in the past 4 years I'm not sure ...
0
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2answers
33 views

Mexican visa requirements for US citizens

I'm planning a family trip to Mexico in the summer. I'm a US citizen and so are my two kids. My wife was born in Mexico, but recently became a US citizen as well. Traveling to Cancun, Mexico our ...
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20 views

Bringing Electronics to India [duplicate]

I am travelling with my wife and 5 years kid from europe to india through Emirates airlines.Can I take 2 new electronic devices along with one personal laptop?
4
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3answers
1k views

How to report hotel booking fraud?

I've booked on-line the hotel in Thailand via some agency. After I've check-out the hotel charged without my knowledge the deposit (4 times more than agency booking) and agency took the money as well, ...
18
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2answers
1k views

Should I give my Japanese host omiyage/gift when meeting them first or when I'm leaving?

I'll be visiting Japan soon and I'll be meeting a friend there. I was wondering if the etiquette there was to give a gift when you first arrive or when you'll be leaving. When should I give the ...
3
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3answers
64 views

Searching for flights to “Anywhere” in narrow time frame

Is there any website that allows searching for (cheap) flight to any destination in a narrow time frame? Ideally I look for the cheapest flights while specifying only: Departure airport (bonus if ...
6
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2answers
479 views

How officious is Etihad airlines at checking passengers return or onward tickets?

As mentioned in another question I hope to fly one way from Istanbul to Seoul on a one way ticket in the next few weeks, then while I'm in Korea decide whether to fly directly home or get a visa for ...
0
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0answers
25 views

College Student and travel Visas [duplicate]

I am traveling form Chicago O’Hare to Stockholm (two hour layover), and then going to London Heathrow. On my way back, I am going from Heathrow to Copenhagen for two hour layover, then back to O’Hare. ...
21
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2answers
35k views

Is there an easy way to calculate the total cost of tolls for a trip within the United States?

Is there a convenient way to calculate the cost of tolls between two arbitrary points within the United States? I'm planning to take a trip along the Eastern seaboard and will be passing through ...
3
votes
2answers
137 views

Is there an automated way to find tolls on a given US/Canadian driving route?

To my knowledge the only way to estimate the toll for a route, i.e. from Baltimore, Maryland, USA to Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is as follows. Get the list of highways route info from Google maps. Go ...
0
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2answers
33 views

I got B1/B2 US visa, do I still have to come back home within 6 months?

Let me explain my situation first. I am planning to go to US to volunteer at non-paid charity organization for 10 months from August-June. Since I have B1/B2 visa which will expire in 10 years, does ...

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