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Burushaski teacher or course in Hunza Valley, Pakistan

I love exotic languages as much as I love travelling so one destination I'm considering for my next trip is Pakistan where a language famous to linguists for not being related to any other language is ...
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Traveling to France before date of the long sejour visa

I would like to travel to France before the starting date of my long sejour visa. I thought it will be no problem since I can travel to the Schengen only with my passport without asking any permission ...
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Need information on traveling to Montezuma, CR and Panama

I have several questions in one.... I am traveling to Montezuma, CR this coming April. I would need to fly out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. What is the best airport to land in CR and what are the ground ...
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What are my options to get an bird's eye view of the Niagara falls?

What options do I have to see the Niagara Falls from a bird's eye view?
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Do I need a visa to walk over the Rainbow bridge?

Suppose I'm in Canada visiting the Niagara Falls. Now I want to walk over the Rainbow bridge to visit the American side of the falls. Do I need a visa for this? Or is there any special onsite visa for ...
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Is my Turkish Driving License valid in the UK?

I have a B category driving licence which I obtained in Turkey. Do you know if my Turkish driving licence is valid in the UK? It was issued both in Turkish and English. If not, what kind of steps I ...
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Meeting westerners in northern India?

I'm backpacking in northern India in January by myself. How easy will it be to meet other western backpackers and does anyone have any advice on doing so? I've never been travelling before. I've ...
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Taking camping food for Skiing in Val Thorens?

I am going on a ski trip with Wasteland Ski in January to Val Thorens and the three valleys also. After looking at some of the restaurants in Val Thorens being quite expensive and the fact that I ...
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Changing passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket

I have booked a ticket on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for me and my brother but now even my sister is willing to travel but we are not getting tickets for her. So my ...
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Can a tourist buy a gun in the USA?

This came up as a discussion. With recent incidents in the news, it's often argued by some members of the public in the US that guns are a requirement for safety, and that everyone should have the ...
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Cancel airline reservation on hold

I was planning a trip through Aerosvit Airlines. Since I was unsure of my final itinerary and the cost for the particular flight (using sites like Kayak) looked like it was about to skyrocket in ...
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1answer
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How does one search for flights with miles? Or is it simply a post-selection operation?

I have started to accumulate a few decent miles with some airlines. In the past, I've merely used miles to reduce the cost - choose a flight, apply points, voila. However, I was wondering if there ...
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138 views

Explain this interaction between a traveller, a boy and a bag of bread in Nepal? [closed]

I aimlessly bumped into a youtube video. A traveller in Nepal seemed to call the poor little boy hiding behind a post an idiot? I don't understand what has happened between them? Is it a local scam or ...
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Christmas eve advice for a backpacker thinking of flying in to Germany

I am currently in Mumbai, India but am thinking of spending the holidays in Germany. Problem is: A) I don't know anyone there B) I am thinking of flying in on christmas eve. C) I don't know how ...
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274 views

Driving License required for travelling to France from UK

What driving license is required for driving in France from UK? Is it paper, card or both? The gov.uk site says: You can use your Great Britain (GB) or Northern Ireland driving licence in all ...
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1answer
234 views

On flying with a backpack with detachable shoulder and hip straps

This is the first time I'm traveling with a backpack with detachable straps. Some insight from anyone who has done this before will be appreciated :) When do you take the straps off ? e.g after ...
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What questions should I be able to answer when entering USA?

Last time I entered USA, the border officer asked me a lot of questions. Some of them were quite personal and others were about my destination in the USA. For example, he asked me where I would stay. ...
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214 views

What's the best day of the week to buy airfare?

Is there any day of the week when airfares are statistically the cheapest to buy?
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191 views

Machu Picchu in April: to reserve a tour or not to reserve?

I've seen this post about it, but I've dug a little bit more into the topic on the web and some people suggest to reserve in advance, in particular for the main Inca Trail. However others say to wait ...
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161 views

Can you get to Mooloolaba by public transport from Brisbane, and return, to do an afternoon dive on HMAS Brisbane?

The HMAS Brisbane was scuttled off Mooloolaba in 2005, and is now a well regarded wreck dive and marine reserve. Several dive operators run trips there, and for much of the year they do both morning ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery in a day trip from Brisbane, without a car?

Since coming to Queensland, I've tried Bundaberg rum, cooked with Bundaberg sugar, and now I've found out about the possibility to visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Several people have recommended ...
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Can tourists visit the White House or the US Capitol Building?

As a tourist in Washington DC, is it possible to visit either the White House, or the US Capitol Building? If it is possible, does the process differ for US residents and foreign tourists? And do you ...
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Can you visit Parliament House in Brisbane? (the Queensland Parliament)

Having discovered that there's wifi in many Brisbane Parks, I walked past Parliament House (the home of the Queensland Parliament) whilst visiting the City Botanical Gardens. It looked quite ...
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Will a biathlon competition affect my ski vacation?

I've bought flight tickets to a ski vacation in Bansko, Bulgaria. Only later I've found out that on the same week the European biathlon championship will take place in exactly the same resort. Will ...
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Buying plane tickets offline in Nepal

Is it possible to buy air tickets from Kathmandu, Nepal to Toronto, Canada from a Nepali travel agent or any airline operating from Nepal? I need to buy tickets "off-line" because my credit limit does ...
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0answers
179 views

Can I extend my stay for more than 16 days in Germany if my visa indicate duration of stay 16 days? [closed]

I applied for a short term visa to visit family in Germany and my visa is indicating duration of stay is 16 days. My question is - can I stay longer than the 16 days the visa is indicating?
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1answer
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Is it possible see the interiors of the Dome of the Rock?

Is it possible to visit Dome of the Rock for non-muslim tourists these days? Last time I tried was in 2005, and back then it wasn't.
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Are power supplies with different frequencies an issue for charging my phone?

This question can sound stupid, but better ask then see your device burnt :) I'm going to Peru for a trip, and the power supplies there have the same voltage as where I live (220-230 volts) but ...
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1answer
674 views

Peru: Should I have a passport expiring at least 6 months later my arrival?

My passport is expiring this summer, however I'm planning to travel to Peru in March/April. Do I need to renew my passport before to leave ? I heard that they admit you only with a passport expiring ...
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0answers
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Expired Student Pass (Singapore) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does a Singaporean Long Term Pass visa card need to be surrendered when it expires? I was in Singapore and had to leave the country on an urgent family matter before ...
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1answer
107 views

Tax refund in stores that are not close to the border

I'm living in a border region, and every time I'm shopping abroad, I can fill out a form at the store, let the border officer sign it, go back to the store and get the sales tax back. Now I'm ...
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779 views

Is there something useful I can 'spend' my American Airlines 500-mile upgrades on, except domestic travel?

I travel on American Airlines a lot, but most of my trips are international (I'm not a US resident), so I earn more AAdvantage 500-mile upgrades than I can ever use (they aren't valid except for US ...
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1answer
857 views

What's the best area of Hong Kong to stay in on a short stopover visit for sightseeing?

I'm thinking about taking a stopover of 1-2 days next time I fly through Hong Kong, rather than just carrying straight on with my next flight. If I do do this, I'll need to work out the best area to ...
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How does one get to Lake Vivi, at the geographical center in Russia?

In 2008 I went to Novosibirsk, Russia, for a solar eclipse. We were told at the time that The Chapel of Nikolai the Miracle Maker in town marks the geographical center of Russia. I also went back in ...
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Your address at destination: What if you don't know any address?

Often, when entering a country, you must fill a form that asks, in particular, where you will stay. What if you don't know yet? Even worse, what if you don't have your guidebook in hand luggage, and ...
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430 views

What ways are there to retain/gain AAdvantage status with American Airlines, apart from flying?

Let's say one is interested in gaining or retaining AAdvantage frequent flyer status with American Airlines (I am happy to broaden the question to other airlines if that's useful). Normally, this ...
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3answers
842 views

Getting a tourist Schengen visa after working visa

Here's my situation. I am currently in France on an internship visa (different than a business and tourist visa) which ends next month. I'm interested in doing some traveling afterwards, ideally on a ...
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2answers
450 views

Legal documents and formalities required to sail far out to sea/ocean?

I am a citizen of India who wants to travel (using a commercial private ship) to a point in sea/ocean which isn't under control of a country. I presume I won't require a Visa. But, would I be allowed ...
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1answer
58 views

Is free wifi easy to find in the centre of Brisbane?

While in Sydney, I noticed that free wifi wasn't that common. Some places did have it, a few others had an anonymous named wifi that you could get the password for if you knew to ask, and quite a few ...
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1answer
78 views

When visiting Brisbane, how can you work out if you should get a GoCard, or the new SEEQ one?

The last time I was in Brisbane, the standing advice was to get a GoCard to use on Buses / Trains / Ferries, as it was quick to get and the savings over paper tickets quickly made it worth while. You ...
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1answer
433 views

Staying on after a working holiday visa in Canada?

A working holiday visa in Canada is generally 1-2 years, depending on the source country. What happens when it ends? Can you: just keep travelling in Canada as a tourist, so long as you stop ...
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Can you expect the flight attendants to tell the passenger in front of you to put his seat up in normal position?

My last (Swiss) long-haul flight was overnight and a lot of passengers tried to sleep. Nevertheless, the flight crews served dinner at the start of the flight and breakfast shortly before landing. ...
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1answer
308 views

Is there an opaque flight site?

In a response to this question, I have read that there are opaque flight sites: An "Opaque" booking is one where you don't know the exact details of what you're booking until after you've made ...
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1answer
105 views

I am travelling to Austria for 6 months, is there any travel/health insurance I could get if I have a European (Spanish) passport?

I'm a 25 year old Uruguayan who will be living in Austria for 3 to 6 months. I have a European passport/nationality (Spanish). I am in the process of getting health/travel insurance here, but all the ...
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1answer
194 views

Where is the “bar area” in Florence?

Situation: Having arrived in Firenze by train a couple of hours earlier, settled into a hostel (laundry & fresh clothes, ah!), and seen the amazing Duomo briefly (illuminated at night), I was ...
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343 views

Do I need an ESTA for Austria as a US citizen?

I am American. My Italian girlfriend who lives in Vienna says that I may have to apply for an ESTA visa to visit her. Is this correct? The last time I went to Europe (not Austria) I did not have to ...
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1answer
210 views

Websites with flights TO a destination (from wherever)?

I know there are many sites which will allow me to find a flight to wherever from a given airport, but I haven't found one that would allow me to specify a destination and no starting location. Are ...
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Opaque hotel booking sites?

In this question, I first heard of opaque hotel booking sites. It sounds very interesting, but I don't know such a site. So my question is: Where should I start to look for opaque hotel booking sites? ...
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2answers
431 views

Is it possible to travel with the need for kidney dialysis?

A friend of mine needs regular kidney dialysis. Nevertheless, he loves to travel. However, during the last years, he wasn't on holidays, because of the regular need to go to a clinic for the dialysis. ...
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3answers
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Volunteer travel in South East Asia / Africa

I want to go for a volunteer trip to south-east Asian countries or Africa. Although I found a website called STAtravel. I am looking for some more pointers for a lesser price. As far as skills are ...

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