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How far in advance is it recommended to book flight tickets? [duplicate]

Ok so I know that rule of thumb for booking flight tickets is 'earlier the better' but I am not sure how far in advance should the action be taken. I have seen many cases where the min. prices at say ...
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How can you get the best value when converting American Express points for airfare?

My wife's 60th is coming up and we'd like to fly to London (from Denver, CO). My physical limitations require business class. Is it best to buy cheapest ticket, then upgrade using American Express ...
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Going on a tour of the Pentagon as a non-US citizen?

I'm wondering about going on a tour of the Pentagon when I'm in Washington next month. I'd be interested in knowing what I have to do to apply, and what you get to see on the tour. Evidently it's ...
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Sites to see between Regensburg and Frankfurt

I'll be traveling in Germany in June. Toward the end of the trip, we'll be going to Regensburg and then we have three days before we have to be in Frankfurt to fly home. I'm looking for suggestions ...
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Where in Beijing or Hong Kong can I buy good jade jewelry? How will I know it's the real thing?

I will be traveling to Beijing and Hong Kong in April. I would like to buy some jade jewelry as souvenirs but do not want to take a chance of dealing with fraudulent sellers. Can you tell me where in ...
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Availability of local train tickets in France

The airplane tickets are easily ordered from travel agency. But what about local transport? I have no idea how to reserve the local transport using online reservation. For instance, I can see that ...
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296 views

Any way to get a cheaper train ticket from Winnipeg to Churchill?

With ViaRail in Canada, there's a main route across the country, and a northern route from Winnipeg directly north to Churchill, in Manitoba. With the trans-Canada route, there are frequent deals ...
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What public transport options exist between Calgary, Banff, and Jasper?

I and some friends hope to town hop in Alberta in a couple of weeks, and are wondering about our options. We are considering renting a car, but are also aware Greyhound services these towns. Are ...
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Canadian Greyhound - how to find what facilities are on a bus route?

Word is that Greyhound Canada has revitalised some of their buses, and indeed my roommate mentioned that his bus from Vancouver to Whistler last week had wifi and charging points. I'm wondering about ...
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Is there a centralised website for bus travel in Brazil?

In Argentina, for example, plataforma10 was generally the go-to website for travellers for bus companies - while it didn't do every company, it had most of the big ones, and to all destinations in ...
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Boats from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia?

I've heard of and met a few people who have done this route, and I hope to do it at the end of this year or early next year. However, the descriptions were mostly sketchy, and I'm wondering if it's a ...
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Are there Onsen towns with both skiing and geisha?

Last year, I found out that some onsen towns had geisha (and still do!), and that other onsen towns have ski resorts (for example, Zao Onsen), and I wondered if any towns had both. As well as enjoying ...
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Cheap flights in South-East Asia

What companies offering domestic flights in Thailand and countries near it like Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Burma? Currently needed directions are: Bangkok-Angkor Chiang Mai- Angkor Angkor-Hanoi ...
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Smuggler's trails

Are there places around the world that offer tours along the old smuggler's trails. US-Mexico or US-Canada would be best but I am open to suggestions.
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1answer
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I stamped my passport before international departure, but I want to cancel now!

If I stamped my passport for an international flight as we usually do before international departures and then I changed my mind for any reason, for example a family emergency reason. What's the ...
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Australian on VWP: can I go to Canada and come back to USA after 2 days? [duplicate]

I am Australian Citizen on VWP in the US, my 90 days expires in 8 days. I am on a family (relatives) holiday whom I met after 15 years and not ready to go back. I have ESTA valid for another year or ...
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How can I find out what the typical “fast food” is for a particular country?

Everyone has to eat and travelers are no exception. When arriving to a new destination sometimes it's not easy to find a place and one just chooses a quick and known McDs place or Burger something. ...
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How can I go to Perperikon by public transport?

I would like to visit the ancient city of Perperikon in Bulgaria. It's no problem at all to go to Plovdiv or Kardzali, but are there any public transport from there to Perperikon? How much would cost ...
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Can you enter the departures area without a boarding pass at London Heathrow airport?

My girlfriend is leaving the UK from Heathrow tomorrow. Is it possible for me to go through security with her so that we can be together until she goes to her departure gate?
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Internet in Japan

During travel in Japan I would like to have internet in my laptop and Ipad. What is not very expensive solution to do that? Is there any prepaid internet in Japan? I Think I will need 1GB
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How can I find which European countries require headlights on during daytime?

I know that the driving law in several countries in Europe require headlights on during daytime, some of them only in winter. But where can I find which countries have such a requirement? Just to ...
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2answers
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Overcoming the language barrier while experiencing traditional Japanese culture

I'd like to see live performance of traditional Japanese culture. For example, watching noh theatre or bunraku, as opposed to merely seeing artworks or pottery. Unfortunately, my Japanese is fairly ...
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1answer
679 views

Two person cabin on City Night Line train

My girlfriend and I are planing on taking one of the City Night Line trains from Paris to Berlin. They have different cabins that can hold 2, 4 or 6 people. We want to get one that is just the two of ...
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1answer
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Safety concerns of travelling by plane [closed]

Recently I have completed a 9-hour flight by Boeing-747. It managed to get into a storm with a strong turbulence. While inside the plane I was very much afraid of the possibility of the plane ...
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1answer
328 views

Which (South) East-Asian contries are the cleanest? [closed]

I had been in Thailand recently and I was negatively surprised with how dirty the country is. Garbage was everywhere - along the roads, in the temples and museums, even in the sea. I expected the ...
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Do I need to keep petty cash on me for bribes in Zimbabwe?

I'm travelling to Harare this month for a week, and have no real idea how much I'll need in order to minimize harassment (I'm assuming I'll need to hand over some money to some official at some ...
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Is it risky to wear a name tag in public in an unfamiliar city?

A couple of years ago, I came across Smart Traveller claiming that wearing your name tag can increase the risk of crime and assault in the form of someone who pretends to already know you taking ...
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534 views

Where can I visit former Nazi camps and prisons in Europe?

Some months ago I visited the NS Documentation Center of the City of Cologne. The museum was very interesting for me because the building wasn't destroyed during World War II and I could see the ...
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2answers
636 views

Visiting salt flats in Bolivia from Chile

I want to travel from Santiago (Chile) to Lima (Peru). I will not go through Bolivia but I would like to visit the salt flats from the Chilean side. Is this possible? I only want to hop over to the ...
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2answers
607 views

Should I buy a weapon if travelling to dangerous countries [closed]

There are some countries that is consider "dangerous", which I will not specific it. My main question is whether is it best practice to buy a weapon to protect yourself and people who accompany you ...
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386 views

How should I prepare for a trip to China?

I'll be traveling to China for business in April and I am thinking of ways to prepare. I am looking for advice on how to prepare with regard to: Travel documents Money Phone/data service Medical ...
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5answers
491 views

Where in the world knowing Russian and English will not be enough? [closed]

I speak Russian and English. Will those 2 languages be sufficient to travel anywhere in the world as a tourist? Or there are some regions where it wouldn't be enough? By sufficient, I mean, I would ...
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1answer
611 views

Use prepaid cards in Europe with my Verizon S3 sch-i535?

I am going to England, Scotland, and Ireland soon for about 10 days. I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) on Verizon with Android 4.2.2. I'd like to use voice + data (no SMS) over there ...
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2answers
252 views

Where to sleep in the Salar of Uyuni?

I'm planning to go to the Salar of Uyuni in April, and I've been told that in the night it might get very cold there. I've read on some blogs that some accommodations might be very uncomfortable with ...
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1answer
178 views

Traveling developer in South/Central America

I am a developer from Amsterdam and I have employers who pay me while I am developing from abroad. The experience is great, I get to see many many things without the need to touch my saving, but in ...
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2answers
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Easy bicycling trips in Belgium?

I've just moved to Brussels. This spring/summer my wife and I would like to try biking around some of the wonderful Belgian countryside. I'm looking for one or two specific routes that are easy, ...
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219 views

Nervous about travelling to Canada [closed]

I want to travel overseas and work in Canada in a ski resort for 6-12 months. But I am a home person and get really nervous when I travel, and the thought of going overseas by my self sometimes takes ...
3
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1answer
112 views

Are there places where it isn't legal to take a taxi that isn't in the front of a line?

I've experienced being turned down by taxi drivers when requesting short distances, as they have waited for some time to get in front of the line and don't want to "waste" it. I recognize that it may ...
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2answers
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Chinese etiquette: Most common mistakes

My question is inspired by this one: Japanese etiquette: Most common (and offensive) mistakes? Which made me think about my upcoming trip to China. As a Dutch citizen, I have experienced a lot that ...
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1answer
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How to get from downtown Los Angeles to Disneyland and back without a car?

I'll be staying in downtown Los Angeles (near USC) soon and would like to plan a day out to Disneyland. What good options are available for getting to Disneyland in the morning and back into downtown ...
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1answer
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Driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway, where should we stop for the night?

We'll shortly be driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway and plan to stop for two nights en route. We'll have a late departure from Melbourne, so the goal is to drive only a few hours ...
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195 views

Where to find fruits market in Negombo, Sri Lanka? [closed]

Where to find a fruit market (or a place where I can buy fruit at wholesale prices) in/around downtown Negombo, Sri Lanka?
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1answer
72 views

Public transport to downtown Negombo

Are there any public transport available from Lewis Place ( beach side neighborhood) to down town Negombo ? Where to find it, and how long does it take ?
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4k views

What visas do I need for traveling to South East Asia if I'm a Canadian Citizen?

I am a Canadian Citizen and will be travelling to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks, then Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos for 3 weeks, Then back to Thailand for a ...
6
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2answers
405 views

Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

I want to go to Costa Rica and I am considering going to Panama and Nicaragua as well. I wonder though, what will I be able to find in Panama and Nicaragua that I will not be able to find in Costa ...
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3answers
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Taxi ride from Lima airport to Miraflores

How much would it cost for a taxi ride from Lima Airport to the Miraflores district? The plane lands after midnight, so, if applicable, there might be a night fare.
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Tipping for pre-paid shuttle service in the US?

On an upcoming trip to the USA, I've booked a ~$300 shuttle to take us from the airport to a city two hours away. I've prepaid it, if that has any bearing. A few days later I'm using the same shuttle ...
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1answer
489 views

What does '48 hours before departure' mean?

I was advised that I have to confirm my flight 48 hours before departure. What does that mean exactly? '48 hours before the departure' is just a "point" of time, not a period. I don't think it means I ...
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1answer
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Can I apply for another visa while in another country?

I am a Filipino passport holder and let's just say that I currently have a valid visa (and am living in) an Eastern European country that is not part of the Schengen system. Should I want to visit a ...
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4answers
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How to get from DMK Airport to Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok?

I wil be traveling from Vietname to Thailand arriving at DMK airport. How can I get from DMK to Sathorm Road and how much would it cost if I take a taxi?

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