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Who was this persistent person at Shanghai airport?

About 10 years ago I traveled to Shanghai. When I got off the plane, a guy in plain clothes came up to me and indicated he could take me to whereever I needed to go. I was planning on taking a taxi ...
6
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2answers
204 views

Schipol to Keukenhof by public transport

How can I get (cheapest way) from Schipol to Keukenhof Garden by public transportation? I'm trying to understand if it's interesting buy the ticket with transport (25EUR) from the website, or if it's ...
0
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1answer
87 views

Question about UK General Visitor Visa

I am an Indian passport holder living and working in the US on a green card (permanent resident). I am considering traveling to UK to visit family and friends, so I believe I need to apply for a UK ...
3
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1answer
120 views

I booked an TGVAir train+plane ticket with Air France, must I travel the first (train) leg?

I have a booked TGVAir train+plane ticket with Air France. The problem now is that SNCF, the company that will effectively be handling my train journey, announced a train strike on my departure date. ...
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4answers
4k views

Why would I choose full service carrier instead of a low-cost one?

I just started flying recently, and over the last two years, I was on a plane about once a month. Now, all my trips were between European cities. I have been successfully using Ryanair, Wizzair, and ...
4
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1answer
530 views

Long Haul flight with 9 month old with potential no Bassinet

I will be flying with my wife and daughter to the US and back again from New Zealand. Going there should be no issue, we should be able to use a bassinet but there is no guarantee we will get one on ...
4
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1answer
189 views

Which Canadian airport will my work permit be processed at?

I am going to Canada on a working holiday visa (IEC). I am flying from Ireland to Vancouver and then to Edmonton. I must present my documents to immigration officers at the Port of Entry in order to ...
13
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4answers
850 views

Incentives to change flights

Reading this question I found out how changes in seat capacity are handled, which made me quite curious what kind of incentives are typically offered to people who volunteer to take a different flight....
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2answers
3k views

Can an airline really refuse to depart when overbooked?

I do not fly often, but when traveling home from vacation with my family yesterday, I encountered something I have never seen and I am wondering if what the flight attendants were saying was true. ...
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86 views

I am from Malaysia, should I have a return trip or a multiple trips by Eurostar? [closed]

I am from Malaysia, a Chinese. I am travelling with my boyfriend, who is an Englishman. I will prepare some documents, such as: Salary slips Bank Statement Itinerary of my trip Accommodation ...
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2answers
489 views

US B1/B2 Visa got rejected twice- visiting china previously will be problem [closed]

Need your guidance in getting US visa B1/B2. I am Rekha Jagadish, a house wife, and my husband is self-employed. Both of us are MBA graduates. We applied for US visa (tourism) but we were rejected ...
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1answer
463 views

Is it generally true that Japanese people are more reluctant to help Asian compared to Western foreigners? [closed]

I had the feeling while travelling in Japan that Japanese people in general (apart from those working at shops or public transport or accommodations) seem to show a little bit more reservation and ...
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4answers
3k views

I am British, If I change my passport name, would other countries know my old name?

Let's just say I am asking for a friend. If they were to get their name of their British passport changed and visited countries outside the EU. Would their customs have record of their old name plus ...
3
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1answer
40 views

What to do on east coast of Sri Lanka in May [closed]

I'm going to Sri Lanka with my wife for 1 week early May. I think we will stay Trincomalee/Nilaveli as we enjoy beaches and snorkeling, but are there any day trips that we can do from there. I was ...
3
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1answer
77 views

Road condition B6 From Mbeya to Tabora. How long should it take to drive in a 4x4

I want to drive from Johannesburg South Africa to Kigali Rwanda in August 2015. One leg of the route is concerning me. I see the distance from Mbeya to Tabora in Tanzania is 560km along the B 6 and ...
11
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4answers
779 views

Can foreigners cross from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Binh Di river?

I'm thinking of going to Angkor Borei in Cambodia to visit a friend who is volunteering there in my last days before my visa runs out and I cross into Vietnam. I already have my Vietnam visa. I can ...
8
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2answers
3k views

Is it Reasonable to book Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos in Advance?

We are looking to travel from Santorini to Mykonos by boat in the second half of June in a group of 5 - 10 people. Due to the relative clarity of information available online, the boats offered by ...
3
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1answer
89 views

Hiking around Vigo, Spain

I am planning a holiday in the area around Vigo in Spain. I am going there in September. Since I like hiking and nature, I was wondering if there are some good hiking locations or trails in the area ...
2
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1answer
52 views

Going from a VWP to being an overstay and now applying for a B2 visa with the intent of switching it to a student visa [closed]

4 years ago i entered the US under the VWP and ended up overstaying by an extra 30 days. On my second visit I was almost denied entry but they told me the next time I want to visit I'll need to apply ...
2
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0answers
18 views

Do I need a transit visa to stay airside in Heathrow, as a Bangladeshi going to the British Virgin Islands [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi student. I have got student visa from British Virgin Island immigration. Do I need a transit visa to stay airside in Heathrow, as a Bangladeshi going to the British virgin Islands?...
13
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1answer
307 views

European driver's license Type B and 10,000lb vehicle in USA [duplicate]

We are a Belgian couple and want to travel in the US with a truck camper. This truck camper will weigh around 10,000 lbs (4500 kg). In Belgium we have a driver's licence Type B (European and ...
12
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2answers
305 views

Obtaining insulin in Colombia as a foreign tourist

I will be travelling in Colombia soon as a foreign tourist (UK national) and will need to acquire insulin whilst there. I will be visiting major cities including Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena. I've ...
0
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1answer
121 views

90 days out of 180 [duplicate]

I'm going to The Netherlands (as usual) and was wondering if the times overlapped. For example, I went for about a month in December and am planning to go again this May. Assuming my 180 days began ...
7
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1answer
766 views

Best 'private' spots for stargazing on Mountain Teide, Tenerife

I'm planning travel to Tenerife in the end of May and one of the things which I like to do is do enjoy in a beautiful star scenery. I did some investigation and I concluded the best place is somewhere ...
4
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1answer
109 views

Pass for public transport in San Francisco

Is there a full day pass available for buses in San Francisco? I know about MUNI passes but do they include just cable cars or buses also?
4
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1answer
1k views

Internship in Germany on Normal Schengen visa?

I have a little query which I want to clarify. I have an internship offer from Germany. It'd be a summer internship of 6 weeks in Munich. The internship would be unpaid but I am willing to bear all ...
6
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1answer
230 views

Historical flight data outside of the USA?

The question Historical flight data only deals with flights in the US sourced from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics . Is there some similar source for EU, Asia etc?
3
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2answers
7k views

Can I change my route and hotel reservation after getting a Schengen visa?

My route trip is Prague-->Berlin-->Vienna. I want to change the route to be Prague-->Berlin-->Paris. Additionally, I already got my Schengen Visa, but after that I found a good deal in another hotel. ...
2
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2answers
159 views

Going from SFO Airport to San Francisco downtown

We will go on vacation this summer to California. What is the best/designated solution to go from SFO Airport to San Francisco downtown? Update: What does best means? On vacation, you would like a ...
2
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2answers
138 views

Travelling to Georgia, should I get a rabies vaccination?

I'm travelling to Georgia (Asia) with my family. Should I get a rabies vaccination? They are recommended on the US Department of State site but they are very expensive ($1,000 per person!) so I was ...
2
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2answers
1k views

“Valid until” date for Dubai visa

I hope someone can help me. I am travelling to Dubai on 21st April 2015 and returning back to SA on 21st May 2015. I have received a Visa for 30 days. I am just a bit confused about the "Valid ...
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0answers
52 views

Things allowed through Indian customs and minor having iPhone for emergency purposes [duplicate]

can I carry 1 laptop, 1 ipad, and 1 iPhone 6-plus with me to India? can my 12 years old son carry his own 1 iPhone with him to India, since I would like him to have it in case of emergency of getting ...
3
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1answer
160 views

Can I apply for a new German Schengen visa, when my first Czech Schengen visa has not expired but only allows me to enter once?

I have a single entry Schengen visa from the Czech embassy in London due from March 22, 2015 to April 12, 2015 and the duration of stay is only 7 days. I planned to stay in the Czech Republic from ...
4
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2answers
498 views

Can you mail yourself to another country? Any country?

This idea comes from this BBC article. They point out that all crates are screened these days, but I'm wondering if perhaps an airline wouldn't mind if you did it. Presumably it wouldn't be an ...
3
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1answer
280 views

Schengen visa application for multiple trips?

I have 3 separate trips planned to Schengen states over the next 3 months. I am covering Spain in my second trip where I stay the max. no. of days (#4 days). Should I be applying to Spain for a ...
5
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3answers
443 views

Car rentals cross-border between USA & Canada

Looking to hire or lease a car for 6 weeks in New Brunswick, Canada and return it to New York.(Oct- Nov 2015) Any suggestions how to go about this as all inquiries so far say "no car available"
8
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2answers
98 views

Service to carry bags to / from airport in Australia - right up to checkin?

I've got a flight in a week to Melbourne. However, I've recently had surgery and am not allowed to lift anything heavier than 2kg (4.5lb). The trick being that I need to take a suit and carry-on bag. ...
9
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1answer
1k views

How to deter theft of checked baggage at baggage carousels?

This question worried me and so inspired this question. Provided that an airline traveller must rely on checked baggage, what can one dissuade or forestall such theft? Friends have confirmed that ...
3
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2answers
131 views

How can I secure my online activity while traveling?

We're going to travel across Asia for 16-18 months. During that time, we'll need to conduct online banking activities such as checking account balances, paying credit cards, and filing our taxes. In ...
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11answers
13k views

Is it true that people “can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it.”?

"They don't check that it's yours at the door"? According to the mouse-over text for this XKCD comic strip: That's scary. I wonder what are the chances of getting your luggage stolen (from the ...
2
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1answer
283 views

3 months as tourist in USA, then resident in Canada for 2 months, then back to USA for 3 months tourism

I would like to go to America for 3 months for holiday. Then I should spend 2 months working on a temporary resident work visa in Canada. And finally I want to spend some more holiday in America for ...
5
votes
1answer
379 views

Is it feasible to visit Yellowstone National Park from Vancouver over the Easter weekend?

I'm currently in Vancouver and for a long time have wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park. On maps, from Vancouver it is not too far but still a 12-hour drive according to Google. And I would ...
5
votes
2answers
210 views

Dieppe to Newhaven ferry - necessary to prebook ticket?

I will be travelling on my bike through France and eventually taking ferry from Dieppe (FR) to Newhaven (UK). It will be just me and my bicycle and I would like to go by ferry at around 6am. I ...
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1answer
134 views

Adjustment of status/expired visa, wanting to travel within US by air

I am a Canadian Citizen about to adjust status to permanent resident. Paperwork will be filed prior to my travel. I want to stay in the US for a vacation but my visa is expired and I am now considered ...
0
votes
1answer
566 views

How much is my Nicaraguan money worth in US dollars? [duplicate]

I have a 20,000 Banca Central de Nicaragua Veinte Mil cordobas bill how much in U.S. dollars can I get for this?
6
votes
1answer
4k views

Korea: Visa required to go to the city while in transit in Seoul for a Philippine citizen?

Hi I'm traveling to Uzbekistan and have 12 hours layover in Seoul via Korean Airlines. Do I need a visa to go out of the airport for sightseeing? I'm a Philippine passport holder.
6
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1answer
590 views

Possible connection: Milan malpensa airport to Milano Centrale

I am travelling to Italy on the next week. My arriving airport is Milan Malpensa. I came to know that, this airport is quite far from the city centre. What is the best way to go to city centre or ...
3
votes
2answers
233 views

What happens if I miss my flight on a 1 day visa in UK?

I was given a 1 day visa to the UK because I had an overnight layover in London as a result of an airline mistake. I'm supposed to fly out today, but I'm running late, and I'm wondering what happens ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

Need to extend the validity (number of days) for an unused Schengen visa

I applied for a Schengen visa at the Swiss embassy and they gave me exactly 10 days for the dates of the application I submitted. My husband (he's holding an american passport so he doesn't require ...
6
votes
1answer
207 views

Buying electronics in Phnom Penh

I am going to phnom penh for a day or two in order to extend my visa. During the same trip I want to buy a micro sd card for my phone, but I would rather not walk around the whole city to find a ...

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