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When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?

Recently my wife and I traveled to Italy and before we left we got about 85% of our money in travelers checks and the other 15% we carried on in cash. When we arrived there, no one would take our ...
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I am an Indian and travelling from Delhi to London…1 stop at zurich…Do i need Transit visa for the “Zurich” airport…?

I am from India travelling to London by Swiss airways. The itinerary includes one stop at Zurich. Do I need a transit visa? How much would it cost please?
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Germany to Oman

I am a male German Citizen and I want to travel to Oman for 16 days in November. I will be staying at a friend's who will go to Mascat on a work visa today, living and working at GUTech. Now I have ...
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Are there safe places to store luggage for a couple days in New Delhi?

I'm travelling India for a few weeks. We plan on doing a few overnight trips from New Delhi and do not want to carry all our luggage with us. We don't have anything really valuable but it would be ...
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Where can i learn about robotics in japan?

I plan to travel tokyo sometime soon. It is known to all of us that robotics is very famous in japan. Can i join something like weekend course somewhere where they teach me robotics? As a hobby i ...
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Tips for sleeping in a Couchette sleeping carriage?

In September I am travelling from London to the Slovenian Alps by train. Part of the journey is the overnight sleeper from Paris to Munich but it is both I, and my travel buddy's, first experience of ...
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What is the LONGEST passenger flight (with a flight number) in the world?

For example, JQ151 from Sydney to Christchurch is around 3 hours. NZ1 however, is about another 7 to Hong Kong. Will need a regular flight number to verify. Definition is longest in terms of flight ...
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Trenitalia e-ticket not received

How long does it take to receive a Trenitalia ticket purchased online? I purchased online and expected an email with the PNR and CP. Nothing received after 24 hours.
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Is there a place to store luggage in/around the Golden Palace (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto?

For annoying reasons, it would make sense to visit the Golden Palace between checking out of one Kyoto hotel and checking into another. However both hotels are pretty far away from Kinkaku-ji. Is ...
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Hokkaido Precipitation in December

How heavy does Hokkaido snow in Mid-December? Will be there during that time. Thanks!
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Why do many hotels etc forbid washing clothes in the sink?

In many if not most hotels and other kinds of accommodation including hostels there is a rule against hand washing your laundry in the sink. I've seen this in many countries. Now one of the tips for ...
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Another scenic pass, near the Stelvio pass

Drivers, the Stelvio pass is a well-known terrific pass to drive on for the scenery and the driving. What's another notable pass within a couple hours? The only obvious ones to me are the ...
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Travel with a hula hoop by low-cost airlines?

This question is a bit specific. I hope someone can help. I want to travel around Europe with my hula hoop, it's folding but still can't fit in my bag. If I tied it behind the bag it does not exceed ...
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Refundable Flight Ticket in Malaysia Airlines?

In Malaysia Airlines which plan (mhbasic/mhsmart/mhflex) provides refundable ticket?
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Why do UK train tickets crossing London include the underground, but Paris ones don't for the metro?

When buying a UK train ticket, if one of the allowed routes for it involves changing stations in London, then then the route on the ticket will be printed with a dagger (†; described in publications ...
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Stopping at an airport different from destination

I have a Canadian Visa and an air ticket to Toronto via Montreal. However, I would like to stop at Montréal instead of going to Toronto. While I asked my travel agent to cancel this booking, he ...
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Is there any way to tell if someone has been through our hotel room?

I ask this question because I frequently go on lengthy trips, and we bring a lot of stuff. For this reason, we use Do Not Disturb signs. But when we get back to the hotel rooms after exploring a ...
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Work permit (Tier 2) - Impact on schengen application (nonEU)

I have a Work Permit (Tier 2) for the UK for 2 years, and would like to travel to various countries in Europe whenever possible during this time. I have no EU Family Members. Would I be able to ...
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How to know a flight is not full?

Is it possible to know how many seats of a particular flight have been booked? If not, is it possible to know in which months of a year the flights usually are not booked fully?
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Help regarding issuing fresh passport in India

One of my friend having a problem in issuing new passport in India. The problem is of his birthdate, here's what he's told me. He was born in October 1988, after his completion of 10th std. (S.S.C.) ...
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US visa photo: ears must show?

Is there a requirement that the ears must show on photos used for US visas? This is specifically about women with long hair. There are several example photos of women on official sites where the ear ...
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1answer
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Is a student ID issued by the CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, NEW DELHI valid for boarding on a domestic flight within India?

I am a student and will be traveling on an upcoming domestic trip on 20 October 2014 within India. This is my first trip and I am 17 years old. Since I am only 17, I am not eligible to obtain ...
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What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?

I'm a travel newbie but I do want to travel to a lot of places. It seems that I could book flights to where ever I want to go, but some countries have visa requirements. What happens if you do get a ...
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Starting from Puerto Princesa, Philippines where is the nearest volcano that can be climbed in 2 or 3 days?

Starting from Puerto Princesa in the Philippines where is the nearest volcano that can be climbed in 2 or 3 days? Nearest means quickest to travel to, including via a commercial flight. (Excluding ...
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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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1answer
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What will happen if I cancel the credit card with which I booked a flight?

I booked a flight from makemytrip using my credit card. I will be travelling in British Airways from India to the US. I am planning to cancel the credit card because I am leaving the country for good. ...
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Airline compensation for failure to check visa eligibility?

Asking from Australia and about Malaysian Airlines specifically: How good a case is it to seek compensation for flights if the airline failed to check documentation correctly and let us board in the ...
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Does Venice smell?

I keep getting told that Venice smells pretty bad as a reason not to go (a lot of people say it's pretty crowded too but that's another matter). Apparently it's the canals in summer. Is this true? ...
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International driver's permit expired in Spain — what should I do?

I have a US driver's license, and I have an international driver's permit which, I discovered this morning, expired in June. I'm already in Spain, and I understand that here US citizens are ...
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Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?

Each year I go on a city trip with some friends, within Europe. We go around five days, and in recent years we've started visiting several cities in that time. We have a new idea: to cut down on the ...
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Can I buy pre-paid data plan in France for 4 weeks, without speaking French?

I am going to France (with a car) for just over 3 weeks. Is it possible to buy a pre-paid SIM card with Internet (around 500MB - 1GB), so I can use it with my phone? An important complication is that ...
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0answers
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Electronic Devices and airport security checks

I have seen recently that the US and UK have announced that all 'electronic devices' will have to be 'powered up' before allowing them on board a plane, I believe for the UK it's on all flights though ...
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Best option for talk/text only Paris vacation 8 nights

My girlfriend and I are Americans going to Paris for 8 nights. We both have international-capable Galaxy S3s through Verizon but are looking for the cheapest way to make a few local calls and send a ...
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Renewing visa in Turkey

I visit friends in Turkey every month for 10-12 days. do I need to renew my visa every 90 days? I need an answer to this question.
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Paying with Euro in Czech Republic

I'm traveling to Prague and I want to know where I can pay with euros (EUR) and where I have to pay with Czech korunas (CZK). I'm going to Prague's stadium to watch a football match and I know I can ...
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Where can I eat sushi with chocolate in it?

In 2012, then Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara said (in Japanese) Westerners practicing judo resembles beasts fighting. Internationalized judo has lost its appeal. In Brazil they put ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Amsterdam to stay in airport?

I have an Indian passport and would be travelling from Japan to St. Petersberg (Russia) via Amsterdam. I have 20 hours stopover for KLM flight at Amsterdam. Though I have hotel bookings outside, but ...
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How would you refer to / search on this Alpine region?

Alpine Locals, noticing the area I have shaded in photoshop ... I'm totally confused whether tha would be the "north tirol", "southern german tirol", obergammerauder, untergammerau, ...
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With a Lille Pass Pass smart ticket, what happens if the wrong ticket type is selected by the validator?

Lille has recently switched to only allowing smart cards for tickets, the old paper tickets have been phased out. (No-one's updated their English language pages on tickets for that however...). As ...
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Staying in the USA after the expiry of my waiver [on hold]

My waiver will expire on the 31 December 2014. Do I need a waiver all the time I am in the USA? I plan to enter the USA on the 30 December and leave on the 16 January.
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Which mazes in Europe are worth visiting with children? [on hold]

I recently saw a maize maze near my home town in the East Midlands, UK. However, the functionality was fairly basic. The children loved it though so I wanted to explore other maze options across ...
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Flying to a Schengen zone from a country other than the one where the visa was issued

If i have a Schengen visa issued by the German embassy in Qatar, can I fly to Germany from Lebanon ? I heard that it's not allowed, but want to get a definitive answer.
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Do I need a motorcycle licence to ride a motorcycle in Bolivia?

I have a type B European drivers licence with which I'm allowed to drive a car in my home country (i.e. not a motorcycle). Am I allowed to buy/rent a motorcycle in Bolivia and drive it? If not, ...
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No residence proof , no bank account in UK , how to get Schengen? [duplicate]

I am on ICT tier 2 visa . I dont have any bank account in UK, all my salary and money is in my Indian Account . I live in service apartments provided by my company ,so i dont have any address proof . ...
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Boating in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

I am planning visiting Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu,India. I have planned to go boating on the seas there. I really want to know about the boating services available in the locality with timings and fare. ...
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How much does a tourist visa for Vietnam cost?

The US Vietnamese embassy website lists the requirements for the visa application, but does not list the fee for doing so (though it does say how to pay it). The only information on the page about the ...
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Tipping in Vietnam

I will be going to Vietnam next year for tourism. I would like to not offend locals so I was wondering if someone could tell me what the policy for tipping is over there ?
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Do I need a transit visa through Geneva [on hold]

I want to book an air ticket that changes planes in Geneva. I am going to Canada with a Canadian visa. Do I need a transit visa?
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UK General Visa Refused, how long till I Reapply

I am a peruvian who has a permanent resident in Australia and live in Sydney (27 years), I wanted to travel to the UK and visit some friends, i applied online but my application got refused. I put a ...
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Is the Cairo airport safe at night?

Tomorrow I will take a flight from Rome Fiumicino to Cairo Airoport that leaves at 10.35 PM and arrives at 2.35 AM in Cairo, Terminal 1A. Someone will send a taxi to catch me at the airport, but I ...

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