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Online resource for reconnecting with other travelers?

Last summer I spent some time in St. Petersburg, Russia. On the bus from Tallinn to St. Petersburg I met a nice girl. We also spent some time in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, I've lost the email ...
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Visa requirements for Indian Nationals transiting through Schengen to the UK, by train/ferry?

I'm looking into the cost and complexity, for a colleague, for them to come over to the UK from India during August. Normally, I'd lean towards suggesting they get a UK visa and fly into Heathrow or ...
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Google maps in China

Using smartphone in China's cities, how can I navigate by foot? Does anyone has a creative idea if I don't read or write chinese? Any recommended foot-navigation to China main cities? (offline maps ...
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3G internet / data package in China

I'm going to do a backpacking trip to China. I have a smartphone. What is the most economic way to buy a data package? I don't need a sim for calls at all, data only. I have got a 'simless' but it ...
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Via Rail Canada: What are the different booking classes?

Today, I tried to book a seat in a train on the Via Rail Canada Homepage. There are 6 different booking classes: SuperSaver Discounted Regular for both Economy and Business. While I can imagine ...
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Is there a website that allows me to filter on number of rooms in a suite?

My wife and I will be travelling through the US and Canada with my mother-in-law at the end of the year. I'm finding that almost all hotels, when they offer a "two double bed" or "two queen bed" ...
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Getting from Bosnia to Kosovo

What are the best options for getting from Bosnia & Herzegovina to Kosovo? I suppose there are two interwoven parts to this: 1) border crossing possibilities and 2) transport options. Image from ...
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Where do they speak Dutch?

I would like to be able to state that I have travelled to all countries where there is a native community that understand and speaks Dutch. So far I have been in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, ...
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Trip in the south of Germany [closed]

I am planning an approximately 6-day trip in Germany with some friends(20-30 years old). From what I have read, there are plenty to see, so we will focus only on the southern part, namely the ...
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How to order reservations for European trains online (with pass)?

I have a European rail pass, bought in the US, but to go really long distances I still have to order reservations (without ticket). The lines I'm particularly interested in are TGV in France, ICE, and ...
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How do I get compensation for messed-up flights?

Short form: the airline I'm traveling on managed to mess up every leg of my round trip (international trip), ultimately costing me most of a day at each end and also some money for expenses along the ...
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Montreal on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?

For a 3-4 day visit in Montreal, what would be the most convenient & cost-effective way to use the city's public transit system? Single tickets, some kind of day travelcard, or something else? ...
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Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?

I've just read this question Travelling to Brazil without return ticket which suggests that I will need to prove that I am leaving Brazil before the 90-day visa expires. If I was planning on leaving ...
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Is it feasible to travel daily from Gavà to Barcelona?

We are planning a 5 day trip to Barcelona and due to a limited budget we were thinking of staying in Gavà and then travelling to Barcelona, practically every morning. Do you consider this as feasible ...
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Is it possible to book an hotel being a minor?

I've been in Morocco nearly a month, and it will soon be time for my return. During my stay here, checking into hotel rooms hasn't been an issue, but businesses aren't nearly as lenient about that ...
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Cheapest way to get HON circle status?

I'm looking for the absolute cheapest way to get the Star Alliance HON circle status. For that you have to collect 600,000 status miles in two calendar years. I don't care about long layovers or a lot ...
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Travelling with computers in the US

Last time I went to the US I travelled with a laptop and spent a lot of time taking it out at airport checks and removing the battery from it. This time I may be travelling with an iPad - do they ...
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Recommendation for accommodation in New York City [closed]

I'm looking for accommodation around downtown Manhattan in the first week of September. It should be around 50-60 USD per night. Any local recommendations would really help me. I need nothing fancy, ...
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Renting a car in Canada and drop it off in USA

I already asked a very similar questions here. But this time I'm looking for a car for two weeks (end of August until first week of September). I want to pick it up in Montreal and give it back in ...
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Travel from the UK to Finland with a Spanish Schengen visa

I have a Spanish Schengen visa. I am now In Spain and I will go soon to the UK, and then I'm planning to go to Finland, Does a multiple entry visa allow me to go from the UK to Finland rather than ...
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One slightly groggy day in Sydney alone - what to see?

Tonight I leave for Sydney, Australia and I will arrive early Thursday morning. The event I am attending kicks off Friday. I plan to sleep as much as I can on the flights (I am good at sleeping on ...
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Who offers travel insurance that covers a holiday to your home country

I am a British national but have been living abroad with my family for the last 6 years. I plan to travel back the the UK for a holiday next week, however, I have been having difficulty finding a ...
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Availability of ATMs and exchange places in Morocco

I'm thinking about going to Morocco, and I would be avoiding the most touristic places. I've read the question When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? ...
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Buying cheap flights in Jordan [closed]

It is known that throughout Southeast Asia, tickets are fairly cheap (so, when you buy them on location, from €30/$30 from one Southeast Asian country to another). Does this also count for the ...
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Travelling from London to Italy's Amalfi Coast. Better to fly or take the train?

Is it cheaper to fly to Naples and take the train from there? How is the Euro rail experience from London to Italy? Would there be a lot of train transfers? Also, if anyone has a recommendation for ...
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Oyster Card - how does it actually work?

I have heard about the Oyster Card for London transportation network. You top it up with cash or credit card, and then you just swipe it in buses, subway, trains, and also when you leave the subway or ...
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Germany?

I'll be staying in Berlin for one month and I have an unlocked iPhone (GSM) that I'd like to use while I'm here. What are my choices for SIM cards and packages that include data?
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Is there a published schedule for Disney World's extended opening hours?

At http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/planning-guides/in-depth-advice/extended-theme-park-hours/ it says Each day, one of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up ...
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How busy is the Boston to New York Amtrak?

One of the answers to How rigorous are Amtrak in enforcing luggage rules? made me wonder how busy the Boston to New York train gets at the various points of day? Also, what is busier: weekdays versus ...
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How rigorous are Amtrak in enforcing luggage rules?

Looking at Amtrak trains between NY and Boston, I found that all had "no checked luggage" save for a midnight train (less than ideal for a relaxing vacation). Looking at this reference, it's not ...
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Unroasted coffee beans in La Paz, Bolivia

Is there a place in La Paz where I could buy beans straight from farms, before they are processed? I have a couple of friends who'd want to roast their beans up to their liking, so I'd like to buy ...
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What it the best method to protect from midges in Scotland?

I will be visiting Scotland next month, and I have been told over and over again to be particularly watchful for midges. They're annoying and they bite a lot! Can anyone recommend any good repellents ...
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Where can I visit the most northerly Australian fauna in the world?

In Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan (43.768533,142.482717), I saw a pair of emus. Are they the northernmost Australian fauna in the world, or is there a place even further north that has distinctly ...
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Is there a formula similar or close to Interrail for a family with (small) children?

We are considering our options for the upcoming summer holiday. It would be really nice to do a train trip. The only problem is the tangle of different formula's. In the past I traveled with the ...
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Do some US airlines now charge for ANY checked baggage?

I've heard that some/most US airlines charge for any checked luggage, even the first piece. Is that the case? Are there any that don't? What kind of charges would I expect per piece if that is the ...
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Is it easy to get prepaid SIMs in the US/Canada?

I'll be travelling in a family party to the east coast of the US and Canada and, as most people know, travelling in a party means you often need to keep in contact when seeing different things and ...
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Is there an official New York City architecture tour?

Every time I visit Chicago, I love taking one of the tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. These tours are excellent, run by enthusiasts, and take different forms. There are walking ...
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Finding if a medicine is available in India

I`m going to travel to India and would like to know if I will be able to purchase specific medication there. Is there an official site or similar indicating what remedies are available at India? ...
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Is there a view point of Grand Canyon close to Las Vegas?

We are going to Vegas. The proper Grand Canyon parks are too far from the city of Las Vegas but is there something within 3 hours that provides a view of the Grand Canyons and is popular?
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Reality Check on Data Roaming and Tethering in Ireland/Poland

I am in the U.S. I would like to be able to go to Ireland and Poland and be able to tether my laptop to some kind of MIFI-like device or a cell phone that can create a wireless hotspot. From what ...
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Last minute reservation of hostels in France

I've arranged a inter rail, with couch surfing as solution to sleep in the night. Lets say I have an inconvenient, and I need to reserve a hostel on the same day for the night: is it easy to find a ...
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Bring wine from Europe to Asia

Next month I'll be flying to Philippines with my family and since is not usual to find wine in that country, we thought we can bring our own wine (wrapped and protected) on the checked luggage. Is ...
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Picture cards for common tourist needs to avoid the language barrier?

I will be traveling around several countries (in southeastern europe) later this year. And I'm worried about the language barrier. It occured to me, that it would be cool if I had a collection of ...
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How to search for a B&B in Quebec?

Googling "B&B Quebec" sure gives results but what are the good/serious/efficient search engines and more importantly what are the recommended certifications enabling to choose a B&B and being ...
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Need some advice from the pros about interrailing around Europe!

I am going interrailing with two of my friends (all of us are 21 years old and male- if that helps?) from the end of July to mid August. We are getting the 22 day global pass and are actually starting ...
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About canceled trains in France

I've booked several train tickets for an inter rail in France. I haven't bought any insurance in case of cancellation. If a train is canceled or delayed by many hours, is there something I can do, or ...
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Are there any tools that helps to plan schedules and costs of a travel?

I already planned some travels before using Microsoft Excel to plan paths, schedule, costs, transports, hotels and all things related to a long travel... Now, I'm intending to plan another one to 2013 ...
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Is there something like a matrix car rental search engine?

Today, I was looking for cars to rent in the states. Therefore I had to use several search engines of different companies. A better way would be to use a matrix search engine like the ones used for ...
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Where should I look for cheap renting cars in USA?

I would like to rent a car in the USA from beginning of September for approximately 1 week. I would like to rent it in Niagara and give it back in New York. Where should i look for cheap ...
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Kampala to Lusaka by bus, how?

I'm based in Kampala, Uganda and need to get to Lusaka, Zambia, soon. Flying is a bit pricey, so I'm considering going overland. I already have a Tanzanian visa for other reasons. Does anyone have ...

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