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Is there a ferry running from Mwanza (Tanzania) to Kisumu (Kenya)? Schedules?

I would like to travel by ferry from Mwanza in Tanzania to Kisumu in Kenya. Is there a ferry on that route / something close to it, and if so are there published schedules for them?
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Where can we find information about the cause of a flight's delay?

Having experienced a few flight delays on my own, I'd like to know if there is some source of precise information about the delay (including up-to-date estimations of the delay and causes). So far it ...
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Tourist guide for self-made holiday [closed]

I usually travel planning the vacation by myself. During my holiday I notice a real difference between cities visited alone from cities visited with a local friend of mine. How can I find an ...
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Why aren't conventional thermometers allowed onboard?

Why do airlines prohibit carrying conventional mercury thermometers onboard? What potential this small device has to prohibit it? PS: I prefer conventional thermometers in my personal first aid kit ...
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Can I fly in a cargo airplane? [duplicate]

Is there a way to fly on a cargo plane as a passenger? Any airlines offer such an experience? I know there are some seats at the front of cargo planes, perhaps these can be used?
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What kind of power plug adapter do I need in Argentina and Chile?

I'm going to Argentina and Chile and have a couple of electronic devices I want to charge. I have Swiss plugs consisting of two bolts: What kind of adapter should I pack for Argentina and Chile?
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Airline credit refund

I had bought a ticket (non-refundable) from an online travel agency and I cancelled this flight, they gave me airline credit and after that, I bought another ticket (refundable) with this credit but I ...
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Will I need snow chains to travel from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in late January?

I'm planning a trip in which we'll rent a car in LA in late January, 2014, we will then go north and then to South Lake Tahoe. After a few days of skiing we plan to go down to Las Vegas. Will I need ...
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Drinking “wild” coffee in Ethiopia

Apparently Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. In the southern highlands of Coffee got cultivated first. Is the coffee plant still growing in the wild in that area, and is possible to go for a ...
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What is this Queensland lizard/dragon, and is it friendly or dangerous? [closed]

I've spotted quite a few large lizards around Brisbane's parks, such as in Roma Street Parklands. Today, while I sat in a park by the river, one scuttled over. I took his photo, then he pushed himself ...
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Is it possible for me to get a shareride from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park?

We are two Chinese students and want to travel from Las Vegas to Yosemite (if possible also want to travel the Death Valley and Sequoia National Park), how can we get a share ride or is there any ...
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Where can I find the official Duty Free allowances for New Caledonia?

I've tried searching for the Duty Free allowances for New Caledonia, but all I can seem to find are forum posts and summary information on duty free or airport websites. Some of these seem to ...
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How to choose a cafe/coffee shop when travelling?

Sometimes when travelling, you discover there's only one place doing coffee, so you don't have a lot of choice. In other cases, there's no where at all, so you have to get your caffeine fix another ...
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Why do airlines prohibit having two infants in the same row?

If a family is travelling with infants under 2 years old, these infants will not need a seat (of course you can buy them a seat if you want), and they can just sit in their parents' laps. Given that, ...
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How to know which ATMs in Mongolia accept Cirrus cards which are not Mastercards?

I've been in Mongolia over three weeks but only needed to go to the ATM once previously and the first one I tried worked. But just now I went out at about 11pm to withdraw money. Some ATMs didn't ...
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169 views

Where to change Mongolian tugriks to Chinese RMB?

My Mongolian visa will expire in a few days so I'll return to China. But I'm almost out of cash so will have to make a withdrawal from an ATM. To minimize the high fees I always withdraw a few ...
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Would China to Taiwan and back again count as another entry into China?

I have a double entry visa for China. I've used up the first one and will reenter China for the second one in the next few days. Now I'd really like to go to Taiwan by ferry but was worried that it ...
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Can you access the Roma Street Parklands from Roma Street Station, without a train ticket?

The Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane are located just on the north edge of the city centre, and feature a nice variety of plants, landscaped gardens, grass etc. They also have some rather unusual ...
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At Brisbane Cultural Centre busway station, how do you know where on the platform to wait for a given bus?

The Cultural Centre busway station is located on the south bank just over the river from the city centre, and is served by a huge number of buses. It's also very busy, both with locals and tourists ...
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At Brisbane King George Square bus station, how do you find out where your bus goes from?

In Brisbane, there's a fairly new bus underground bus stop on the busway tunnel at King George Square. There are only two platforms, one for each direction, but each platform is several hundred meters ...
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Why do you need to be Brazilian to buy a discounted Brazilian domestic flight ticket?

Flight tickets in Brazil - at least low cost ones - are only available for holders of a Brazilian CPF (social security number). See also ...
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Turkish Airlines rules to get free accommodation on long layovers

I've flown a couple of times with Turkish Airlines and, the last time I had a long layover at Istanbul airport I applied to a free tour with Touristanbul. When I was waiting for the tour start at the ...
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How do I travel with musical instruments?

How can I travel to another country (by plane) and take my instruments with me? I live in Greece and I want to go to the USA with my double and electric bass. I found this question, but it is ...
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Transiting from Ghana to Trinidad via U.S.A

I will be booking a flight from Ghana to Trinidad and Tobago but the flight will first go through the U.S.A. The layover time at the JFK airport is quite long and I will like to have a short tour of ...
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How can I measure and log the amount of radiation while being on a plane?

I am a sensorophile. I like to measure and keep logs of anything. Sometimes it is even pathetic to the extent that I am really disappointed if I am not able to read the registration codes of a plane I ...
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Stopover of 5 hours at tokyo NRT should I buy transit visa traveling from US to India [duplicate]

I am traveling on American Airline from Los Angles LAX to Bangalore,India on 23 dec 2013 there is layover and change of flight at Tokyo NRT and Malaysia. Layover time at NRT (4.20pm-9.40pm) is 5 hours ...
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How to find the genuine websites for consulates, embassies, and immigration offices around the world?

Very often when travelling about the world you need to check the official word on obtaining visas and visa extensions and other related information. But increasingly it's getting very difficult to ...
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True current process of extending Mongolian tourist visa

I'm in Ulaanbaatar with just a few days left on my tourist visa, but Christmas is also only a few days away so I would prefer to stay here a bit longer than spend Christmas doing border crossings. A ...
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Drive from Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguaçu

Assume that my Argentinian car rental company allows me to drive into Brazil: Is it possible for me to cross the river and drive from Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguaçu to see the Brazilian sides of the ...
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Baggage didn't clear customs - how do I get it?

I was traveling from India to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada via Montreal by connecting flight. My airline's (Qatar) agent told me in India that you will get your baggage at the final destination ...
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Travelling while afflicted with Delhi Belly?

We've got a great existing question on how to avoid Delhi Belly, but what happens if you're afflicted with it but still need to travel? For example, you have a non-changeable travel booking, or your ...
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1answer
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Is there a business class lounge at Noumea Tontouta airport?

For my upcoming trip to Noumea, the only seats left on the way home were in business class, so I'll be suffering the hardship of flying back at the pointy end... As I've had to pay more than planned ...
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1answer
86 views

Where do you collect hire cars at Noumea Tontouta airport?

The Noumea Tontouta airport website has a map of the main floor on their site, which just has an arrow pointing into the distance for hire cars. On the overall airport plan there doesn't seem to be ...
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Is there a reason why airlines prevent laptops from being used during takeoffs and landings even though some allow tablets and smartphones?

Airlines like Delta and British Airways recently started allowing passengers to use tablets and smartphones during takeoffs and landings, yet they still restrict the use of laptops to within the air ...
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How can I go to the top of Aiguille du Midi in France?

I want to visit the new Step into the Void glass cube on the top of Aiguille du Midi. Are there any transport such as cable car? How much would it cost?
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Are there countries where I shouldn't offer to shake hands with people of the opposite sex? [closed]

I've known for a while that some people avoid shaking hands with people of the opposite sex. I don't know whether it's purely based on religion, nationality, or whether personal preference also plays ...
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When to hug, kiss, shake hands, or even “fist bump” in Europe?

I have to ask this because I'm Asian and we don't do any of these things there. I have been living in the UK and Germany for a while and I still can't understand how to do all of that in Europe. If I ...
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825 views

Zazen meditation and stay in Tokyo Japan (shukubo)

I have seen similar question here: Zen meditation in Kyoto, Japan so I decided to ask for almost the same, but in Tokyo. What temples can be recommended for temple lodging (shukubo) perhaps for 2 - ...
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How do I get to Abant Lake from Istanbul?

I'm planning to go to Istanbul and I heard that Abant Lake is nice throughout the year. So, I'm planning to go there for a day as well. What worries me is how to go from Bolu to Abant Lake. I found a ...
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Do people travel to the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands?

It's probably not the best idea to try to get to the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands. But every time I see a photo, I can't help but think how picturesque and pristine the islands seem: (The Guardian via ...
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54 views

Schengen Visa for two stopover in Germany? [duplicate]

I'm a Indian Citizen staying in the US (with valid US visa) and I am Planning to travel to India with two stopovers in Germany (only connecting flight in Frankfurt & Munich). Do I need a Schengen ...
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1answer
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Does the Hong Kong metro map give interchange direction suggestions?

On the Hong Kong MTR map, some of the interchange symbols have little lines and half-circles in them. They're a bit small to read on some maps, but if you zoom in they get a big clearer: Are these ...
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Do the Hong Kong metro lines have numbers?

Before I travelled to Hong Kong, I looked at the MTR Map, which described all the lines by colour and by name, but not by number. Generally, the signs up around the MTR did the same. However, a few ...
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Will my checked luggage freeze in the airplane?

I'm taking some freeze-sensitive items in a checked luggage for a short flight. It's cheese, chocolate, toothpaste and wine. I would like to know whether the luggage can get "frozen" in the aircraft. ...
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1answer
71 views

Canada's Automatic Border Clearance for visiting citizens

I'm a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. I have a passport for both countries. I live in the United States, but I'm traveling to Canada for the holidays. I've read that Pearson has a new ...
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Traveling into Brazil from Bolivia by land/bus

I plan on travelling from Bolivia into Western Brazil (Caceres or Cuiaba in Mato Grosso) from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I have heard that there are a couple of border cities into which to pass over to ...
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What is the best time to book the car train to Livorno?

I have been meaning to take the car train to Livorno. I always seem to start to late. Should I book now for next summer, or will the fee drop at some stage between now and then?
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4answers
270 views

I want to get lost in France for at least three weeks

Examples from popular culture are abundant, deserted french villages, skinny dipping in lakes without being caught, extreme silence except the wind and the sudden cry of a vulture. I would love to ...
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393 views

Can I spend some time in a real prison as a tourist attraction?

I know there are hotels built in buildings that used to be a prison. Is it possible to do some jail time as a tourist, somewhere? That is without doing the crime and only for a short period, just for ...
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Gossip Girl Locations in NYC

I am hoping to go to NYC soon and want to know the top places to visit while I'm there. I am obsessed with Gossip Girl and want to go to those locations in the TV series.

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