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Can I visit neighboring countries while in Basel, Switzerland?

I will be traveling to Basel, Switzerland in June and will be staying there for approximately 1 week. While there, am I free to visit neighboring Germany and France freely?
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Can anyone recommend a good hiking trail in Scotland?

I'm looking for some info on a scenic walking tour in Scotland, preferably a walking tour that could be done in 5-7 days.
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Cheapest way to get from Zurich to Elba Island, Italy?

I have to be in Elba from 9/2/2012 until 9/8/2012. I checked for various ways to get there. It seems that flying is not really an option since I can't find flights from these airports that are close ...
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Is it better to book a car rental in advance, or once I'm in South Africa?

I'll be traveling to South Africa this spring, and we're in the midst of planning our itinerary. Because we have items on our to-do/to-see list that span a large geographic area, friends have ...
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Toll charges issued in a different country

I live in England and my car is registered there, I went to Southern Ireland on holiday in May, I unwittingly used a toll road and have just received a charge (4 months later) for non-payment for ...
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Travelling from Frankfurt airport to Leipzig by train

As a kind of follow up to Travelling from Berlin Airport to Leipzig, I have decided to take the train from Frankfurt to Leipzig. I believe that the station at the airport is frankfurt main flugh I ...
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1answer
122 views

Could not board flight LHR to BKK without departing ticket

I have been flying in and out of Thailand for 13 years. I have family, property, and bank accounts in Thailand. I have never overstayed. I have been refused check-in for the first time. I am a ...
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240 views

Traveling to Canada as a US Citizen for a very short trip

I need to make a quick trip to Canada to get lemonade. Canadian lemonade is the best if you haven't had it. My question is, can I go to Canada, get lemonade, and come back into the US without a ...
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Public transportation ticket in Brussels

Two EU students (<26 years old) will be traveling to Brussels in September for 3 days. Will be arriving on Charleloi airport. What is the best option for a public transportation tickets? Right now ...
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Is a work permit for Canada the same as a visa? [closed]

My girlfriend is from Sweden and is coming to Canada with me in September. She has already applied for and received her work permit. When I go onto the Canadian government website, it's very confusing ...
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Travelling with 2 check-in bags

I am looking for a solution to carry 2 check-in (around 50 lbs each) roller bags to airport. Since I am alone its hard to pull both at same time. Options I think I have: Use taxi and pay him around ...
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What's the typical response time for a SNCF Réclamation en Ligne claim?

Earlier this week I got caught out by the SNCF strikes when my train was cancelled, and ended up with an unexpected night in Paris. I've had a chat with my (expensive but fairly generous) travel ...
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Can I determine upgrade eligibility if I know the fare class?

I have frequent flyer status with Turkish Airlines which gives me Star Alliance Gold status. Using Kayak to search for flights, I want to know, prior to purchasing a ticket, that I am able to upgrade ...
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Chennai or Pune for starting location on India Trip

All, Not posted on here for a while. Will be going on business to India and I have the choice of either going to work in Pune or Chennai for a month. I work in IT. After that I am planning to take ...
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278 views

Why are USA to Europe round-trip airfares more expensive than Europe to USA round-trip airfares?

I travel to Milan about three times a year from San Francisco. I have never understood why the round trip flights are almost double if you originate in the US? For example, Milan-SFO-Milan in June ...
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384 views

Travel with more than one passport [duplicate]

I'm planing a trip between many countries in Asia. I'm not sure if it is safe carry two passports of different countries. Of course both are valid and legal. I'm scared to travel in poor countries ...
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What happens if the passport number changes?

A friend bought a flight one month ago (with Turkish) and now he has renew the passport and the number is different. He's wondering if he could take the flight showing both passport, the old one ...
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Applying for Chinese visa with dual citizenship and only one passport

First time posting here. I am very confused and worried. Going (or not) to visit China with my class in march. I have dual citizenship (German/Norwegian) and live in Norway. However, I do not own a ...
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968 views

Visa-on-arrival basics

There are many countries that provide on arrival visa service for its visitors. Does visa-on-arrival mean every visitor arriving at particular country (which offers on arrival visa service) can ...
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407 views

Do baggage cart management units at Toronto Pearson International Airport accept bills and return change?

Luggage carts at Toronto Pearson International Airport cost 2 Canadian dollars to use. According to the airport website, The baggage cart management units accept credit cards and US currency. Do the ...
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What do the Northern Lights usually look like? Are they worth questing after if you only have a few days? [closed]

I've heard that the Northern Lights most often just look like colored clouds, and very very rarely take on the spectacular curtain-like form we commonly see in pictures. Can anyone comment on the ...
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1answer
75 views

Budapest - New Year's Eve [closed]

I will go to Budapest with a friend to celebrate 2014 New Years'eve and I will stay there for four days. I would like to have some information about the celebrations for the end of the year. Is it ...
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How long does it take for a SIM card to activate (Europe)?

I have been wondering whether or not to buy a new SIM card when I take side trips to countries bordering Germany (one for each country). However, I have heard that each time I get a new SIM card, it ...
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413 views

Safety tips when carrying a large sum of money [duplicate]

I made the mistake of exchanging a large sum of money before my trip to Europe. I'm not sure what I was thinking because I know it's not the best idea to carry a lot of cash while traveling. What ...
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435 views

Is it safe to go to Içmeler, Turkey now?

I am going to Içmeler next week and I am worried about all this trouble just now. Is it safe to go just now?
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229 views

Brussels At Halloween

I visited Brussels in May and fell in love with the city. I am planning a return visit for Halloween and was wondering do the Belgians celebrate Halloween and if so in what way (Fancy Dress, ...
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224 views

How to quickly find out the entry requirements to country X for a citizen of country Y? [duplicate]

For example: I'm an Irish citizen and I want to know if I need a visa for Kyrgyzstan... or I'm American and I want to know what countries I can enter visa free in South America... etc. I've often ...
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1answer
247 views

Countries with hi-tech toilets

While in Japan I was amazed by the hi-tech toilets I saw everywhere (even in rural areas) and I even felt a bit inferior because Italians' toilet don't offer anywhere near such a range of personal ...
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Where can I get free maps? (particularly of Southeast Asia)

Are there any places I can obtain free printed maps of SEA or countries within? I'm travelling from San Francisco, USA and am going to Thailand and Bali, Indonesia. Feel free to extend this question ...
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1answer
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Is it okay to board only the second flight of a return ticket? The return ticket is much cheaper than buying one way [duplicate]

I was browsing flight price at Singapore Airlines website, and a one-way flight from SIN to SFO cost this much: That's quite expensive. I tried browsing around and found that a return flight from ...
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Can you transfer Qantas Frequent Flyer Points to other (non-family) members?

Someone's offered to sell me QFF points. I realise you can transfer between family members, but I was wondering whether this is in line with their terms and conditions for non-family members.
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How to travel from/to Washington Dulles and Annapolis?

I've seen a related post on how to get to/from Dulles airport, but I wanted to see if there is any specific further advice to traveling from the airport to Annapolis. Maybe the advice given will also ...
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1answer
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Top 3 to see/do in Reykjavík [closed]

I am travelling because of my job, and in a few months I'll go to Reykjavík. I'm very excited because it is my first time in Iceland, and I'm managing in having more or less one free day to spend as ...
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1answer
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Is there a website to minimize overall agony for N travelers at once?

Suppose I have 4-7 people in different cities around the US. They need to meet, doesn't matter where as long as there is a reasonable hotel with a conference room. Is there a website or method to ...
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check it between Washington, DC and and Shanghai?

My flight is from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, operated by American Eagle) then to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, operated by AA) and then to ...
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Simple phone for US-only use: GSM 850/1900, or CDMA/IS-95?

I currently have a Nokia 1200 and I've never visited an area where it doesn't work. My phone operates on 900/1800 MHz, so it will not work in the USA. Soon, I will visit the USA for approximately one ...
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Schengen visa rejection for visitor visa - possible resolution?

My husband is in Switzerland for 6 months with L permit. I applied for visitor visa. I submitted all documents with his entrance visa in which date of his coming back to India was not mentioned but ...
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Is it possible to use Hilton HHonors points at partner hotels?

Is it possible to use Hilton HHonors points at other hotel affiliated with Hilton? Or, put more generally, what are some strategies on making the most of Hilton HHonors points.
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1answer
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How to get a 1 week-fast track British passport replacement appointment upgraded to the 1-day premium service

Complete nightmare so far, missed flight and missing foreign visa as well. Going to IPS tomorrow with a fast-track appointment in hand and aiming to upgrade to the premium one-day service. Anyone ...
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Is there anywhere at/near Casino station where you can buy food, when changing between the CountryLink bus and train?

If you take the daytime CountryLink train from Sydney to Brisbane, it somewhat annoyingly turns into a pumpkin at Casino.... At Casino, you have to change to a bus to continue your journey onwards to ...
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One way refund of round trip flight due to flight cancellation

Recently I traveled with KingFisher Airlines in India. The flight was a round trip domestic flight and cost 811 USD. I made it on the way there, but on the way back due to financial problems, ...
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1answer
199 views

How can I cheaply transport lots of cargo overseas? [closed]

I want to move a small library somewhere overseas (let's suppose I'm in New Jersey and am going to Melbourne), and I have over a thousand books that I want to bring with me. Time to transport is not ...
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234 views

Cheapest way to get to Istanbul from North America

I'm checking out what could be the best way to get to Turkey from North America (JFK, LAX, MEX, ATL are all possible departing airports depending on airfare). Crossing the Atlantic is actually no ...
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Cheapest way to go from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

I will visit San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas next winter and I will have 15 days to visit the 3 cities, which one is the best option to visit and connect the cities: Rent a Motorhome Rent a ...
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813 views

Getting from Toronto to New York

I'm looking for a cheap and comfortable way to get from Toronto to New York. By cheap I'm referring to anything below 100 USD. Comfortable means, that I want to have a regular seat on a public or ...
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1answer
368 views

Driving license in California

I am relocating to California from New Jersey and will be there for around 7 months. Do I have to surrender my NJ driving license and get a new one in CA?
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Cebu Pacific Air flight cancellation/modification fees

Recently I came across with one problem. I have several domestic flights in the Philippines, but after checking with the ferry's company I cannot make it to one of the legs. So I have 2 options, take ...
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578 views

Need malaria meds for Rajasthan in February?

Rajasthan appears to be relatively low risk for malaria in February, so should I take malaria meds while I'm there (for two weeks) or just try to avoid getting bitten? Obviously I'll use Deet and take ...
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Guidebook helping to choose travel destination

Is there a travel guide exist that would cover a number of countries and only list some general information about travelling there? E.g. what are the main attractions (with photos and pictures), and ...
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106 views

What should I do if I pay for Oyster by credit card and forget to touch Oyster card after payment?

I paid to top up my Oyster card by using a credit card and forgot to touch my Oyster card after payment. TFL has deducted money from my credit card, but my Oyster card doesn't have that money. What ...

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