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Tipping for takeout food in the USA

When I go to a restaurant in the USA and order food for takeout, am I supposed to tip?
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Collecting luggage and checking them in again?

I'll be travelling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Los Angeles (LAX), USA through Chicago (ORD), USA. So the flight will be: DUS---->ORD ~~ ORD---->LAX The layover will be in Chicago (ORD) I was ...
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Are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport?

I'm not a big fan of spending 3EUR for a 250ml bottle of water, hence the question: are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, be it airside or at ...
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Why aren't there cube-shaped suitcases or bags?

This is for check-in baggage, not carry on. A cube would maximise the volume while complying with the 62-inch limit on the length + width + height. It would be 20.7 inches along each side. It will ...
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1answer
121 views

Schengen visa for the non-EU spouse of the EU citizen

I'm married to an EU citizen and I have my EU marriage certificate apostilled. I'm currently in my native country, but I want to visit Europe. Can I apply for the visa for every Schengen member ...
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310 views

Travel to Australia with new passport

I was granted a visa to Australia few months ago. I like to travel to Australia in few days however I've just renewed my passport and I don't have enough time to inform them about my passport renewal, ...
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Are Transit Visas for Germany required for our group? [duplicate]

We are 3 family members traveling together. We hold a Palestinian Authority passport, an Egyptian passport, and a Jordanian passport. We have a 3 hour layover/transit in Frankfurt, Germany, then we ...
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Do I need to get my baggage and proceed in custom control as a transit visitor to US via Canada? [duplicate]

I'm traveling from Istanbul to San Francisco via Toronto with Air Canada (for both) and I'm wondering if I have to get my luggage and head to the customs in Canada? Currently holding a Turkish ...
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1answer
495 views

Is it safe to knowingly buy an oversized (67-inch) suitcase? Are size limits enforced?

This question is regarding check-in, not carry-on, baggage. I'm considering buying a very spacious suitcase measuring 31 x 21 x 15 inches, for a total of 67 inches. This is greater than the 62-inch ...
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Crossing the German border as an underage travelling alone

My name is Madalina and I am 16. In June this year I am leaving my country by myself and have to fly in Germany as a stop-over to my final destination. I am interested in knowing whether there is a ...
4
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1answer
121 views

In Mongolia, are dairy products offered to tourists typically processed?

The "Health" section of Lonely Planet Mongolia states you can get Brucellosis from unboiled milk or homemade cheese, and that you can get TB from unpasteurized milk, but that cheese and boiled milk is ...
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Can we get a rental car from near Edinburgh's Waverly station?

We are traveling by train from London to Edinburgh's Waverly station. We need to get a rental car once we arrive. Can we arrange for a rental car company to pick us up at the station? Or is there a ...
4
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1answer
110 views

Bus ticket from Bangkok to Huahin

I'm considering going to Thailand in August 1st till 9th and somewhere along the line, I would like to go to Huahin. Should I book the bus ticket before hand or book it when I reach Bangkok? Where ...
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2answers
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Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?

I am a US citizen and rent a lot. Sometimes, owing to some reasons, I forget to take my driver's license with me. Do you need the actual driver's license to drive in the US? I know my license ...
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2answers
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Driving in France with US driving license only (French driving license being kept in some French Consulate)

I live in Massachusetts, USA. I will go to California, USA one month in June, then go to France in July. I need to drive in these 3 places. As a French citizen, I have a US driving license and my ...
2
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1answer
345 views

How early can you check in your luggage for Amtrak at Washington union station?

I'm arriving into Union station early in the morning, departing at 10pm I know I can check my luggage for the journey, but can't find an earliest time, the latest is 45 mins. This was the page ...
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1answer
154 views

When do I clear customs and immigration in the USA?

I'm a British citizen travelling from LHR to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark NJ on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear immigration and customs on ...
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1answer
115 views

International Phone Numbers in Cell

I have an unlocked GSM smartphone. I am currently in the USA and I am programming some number into the phone. I have been putting then in like +44 01XXXX..., etc. Should I remove the country code ...
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3answers
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What's the cheapest way to get from Edmonton International Airport to Jasper national park?

Some private companies offer ~$80 rides directly from the airport to Jasper, while Greyhound charges ~$40 from the city (Edmonton) to Jasper. Currently it seems that the cheapest option would be a bus ...
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Is TSA lock compulsory for travel to US?

This is my first time travelling to US. All my check-in luggages are made of hard plastic and it has two side locks with key and one number lock in the front. I do not have any bags with TSA locks. Is ...
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1answer
85 views

In Bacau, Romania, what is the current name of the street that used to be called “Filimon Sirbu”?

My mother immigrated from Romania 55 years ago. Now she wants to travel back for sight-seeing, but all the names have been changed. The name of the street she grew up on was Filimon Sirbu. How can we ...
2
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1answer
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Airlines and different passports

If a Bahraini citizen, who lives in Bahrain and holds a Canadian passport, wants to travel to Europe using his Canadian one; will the airline accept presenting his the Canadian althought he will ...
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0answers
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name in passport as BCA in place of ABC [duplicate]

My name in passport is written in wrong order I.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of visa to Germany. If yes, there is any solution. Rest all documents in ...
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1answer
100 views

Name in passport as BCA in place of ABC; cause for visa refusal?

My name in my passport is written in the wrong order, i.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of a visa to Germany? If yes, is there any solution? What steps ...
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0answers
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Practicing Mongolian pronunciation before visiting Mongolia [closed]

I'm planning on learning how to read Cyrillic, being able to speak Mongolian, and maybe being able to hear spoken Mongolian before visiting Mongolia. There's a reasonable amount of Mongolian-language ...
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Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?

I travel a lot and often find grand pianos in lobbies of hotels. Is it appropriate to just sit down and play them for a while (FWIW, I am good and play slow classical music. My playing will not ruin ...
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2answers
221 views

I did not receive visa papers when entering Mexico and have a flight in 2 weeks. Can I exit and re-enter through Guatemala to fix this?

Edit: Resolution as an answer. I entered Mexico nearly one month ago on a bus crossing from TX to MX. I crossed at around 2am and never was it directed or suggested to handle my immigration paperwork ...
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2answers
478 views

How much is the departure tax when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air? (CTG)

How much is the departure tax to pay when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air if you are a tourist? I've read online that in Bogota, there is a desk you can stop at in the airport if you are a tourist ...
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1answer
2k views

Expedia Bargain Fare: can you cancel within 24 hours?

If I book a flight selecting the Expedia Bargain Fare, what are the cancellation conditions? In particular, can I cancel within 24 hours?
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0answers
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Jeddah - Costa Rica then return via Costa Rica - Madrid - Jeddah, will I need a visa for Spain? [duplicate]

I am a Filipino citizen in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and booked for a holiday trip to Costa Rica. My flight is Jeddah -> Madrid via Saudi Airlines 24 hour layover Madrid -> SJO (Costa Rica) via ...
5
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2answers
115 views

Break journey on train from Nice to Eze

I was trying to book tickets from Nice to Eze, with a break, for same day at Beaulieu. While trying to book on http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/ I am not able to see any option of breaking my journey at an ...
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1answer
198 views

Same-sex marriage in Paris?

I don't live in France but would like to get married under the Eiffel tower. Is this possible? Can someone provide some information on the rules regarding same-sex marriage in France for foreigners?
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What kind of hat to wear for business in India?

I'm soon going to be travelling from the UK to India on business. India being pretty hot, I'll clearly need some kind of a hat to protect my head and face from sunburn when I'm outdoors (I have pale ...
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2answers
757 views

What to do with the water served with hot chocolate in Italy?

I was in Italy recently, and whenever I ordered hot chocolate, it came with a small shot-glass of water. The water appeared to be normal tap water, and wasn't particularly hot or cold. What is one ...
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1answer
140 views

Can I change terminals to have access to Lounges at Heathrow without a transit visa

I am exempted from a transit visa for the UK as I am flying from South Africa to the USA via the UK. I am arriving & departing from T5 on BA. I am not allowed access into any of the BA Lounges at ...
3
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2answers
191 views

Is there a South African equivalent to Greggs?

Apologies for the random question! It came up in office conversation. Greggs is a low cost Bakery chain in UK. My colleague was concerned that, should he visit South Africa, he would not be able to ...
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1answer
67 views

List of street art in George Town (Penang)

I am going to travel to Penang soon and on my list of things to do is seeing the murals there. I always see a lot of pictures of street art (such as the one below), and want to make sure I can see as ...
2
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2answers
67 views

Kuwaiti Travelling to Alaska

I am a Kuwaiti citizen holding a valid passport with a US tourist visa. I would like to go on a cruise around Alaska. The cruise stops at Vancouver, Canada for only six hours. Should I apply for a ...
9
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1answer
120 views

What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?

Which Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US for a significant period of time (four weeks or longer), assuming the car will be returned to them in Vancouver? I'm an ...
8
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2answers
204 views

Can I get a Lao visa on arrival when crossing the border from Vietnam at Bo Y / Phou Keua?

I'm in Kon Tum in the Central Highlands of Vietnam about 100km from the closest Lao border crossing with two days left on my Vietnam visa and enough cash for one day before righting with ATMs and ...
8
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4answers
350 views

Air travel with a competition sword?

I recently changed my competitive weapon of choice in my martial art (TKD) to a Gum Do, or sword. The sword is basically katana sized, unsharpened but it does have a point, as seen below (Although my ...
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2answers
493 views

Is medical insurance mandatory for entering the Schengen area if you are not required to have a visa?

For nationals that request the Schengen visa, the traveller must have insurance that covers, for a minimum of €30,000, any expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment or repatriation ...
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4answers
3k views

What do the dashes close to each other near French freeway exits mean?

During my last trip to France via car I noticed that French freeways (autoroutes) have a somewhat strange road marking I am not familiar with. Usually, there are two lanes going my direction on a ...
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1answer
70 views

Travelling on my UK visa

I was granted a 6 months visa to the Uk but Have been working a lot and also my grandma died in February so i had to go to the US for a few weeks then I came back and went back to the US again, but I ...
2
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1answer
229 views

Do I need a transit visa for transit flight from Vienna to New Delhi for Indian citizens? [duplicate]

I am traveling from USA to India via Vienna, Austria in June 1st week of 2015. I am having a valid I-797 valid until Dec 2016 and also EAD documents. However I don't have valid USA visa now because I ...
7
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1answer
209 views

Explanation for apparent fires visible from plane over Iran

On 29 August 2014, I was on flight EK038 to Dubai. When the plane was passing over a mountainous region of Iran at cruising altitude (on the early morning of the 30th), I looked out the window and ...
5
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1answer
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Can I see the American Airlines upgrade list on their website?

American Airlines provide an upgrade list on their mobile apps, so you can see what position you are in for an upgrade. However, strangely, there doesn't seem to be any way to see this through your ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Lost US citizenship certificate, have no U.S. passport - can I travel internationally?

I have lost my citizenship certificate. Do not have a U.S. Passport. Have a ticket for international trip. After buying a ticket find out about my certificate is lost. What can I do? How can I proof ...
4
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1answer
365 views

Visa Refusal: Should we re-apply?

When my brother was widowed 4 years ago I invited him to join us as he has no children. So he applied for a residence visa but it was refused. In the refusal notice they said "In your current ...
3
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2answers
617 views

American citizen travelling to London from Ghana - do I need a UK visa? [duplicate]

I am a naturalized American travelling to Ghana and UK. I know I need a visa for Ghana, but what do I need to show at the Ghana airport coming to UK?

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