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How to get from Heathrow Airport to King's Cross, London?

My wife and I will be arriving in London via Heathrow Airport (LHR) and are staying at a hotel near King's Cross station. So, we were wondering what the best (which means fastest but also easiest when ...
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Alternatives to National Express in the UK

I would prefer not to use National Express. Conditions on coaches can be awful, in my experience. I wish we had something like Polskibus in the UK. Are there any alternatives? I mainly use them to ...
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399 views

Presents for Japanese couchsurfer hosts

I was evaluating doing couchsurfing during my next trip in Japan and this question: What does a couchsurfing host expect from their guests? makes me want to ask if there is a sort of "etiquette" I ...
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What does a couchsurfing host expect from their guests?

Just that. I've never done couch-surfing and I'd like to start couch-surfing in my next trip, but I don't know what the host "expects". Do I have to take something in exchange for his/her offer? Or is ...
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What to wear to a casino in Las Vegas?

I love wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Would this be an issue if I want to play in a casino in Las Vegas, USA? Do some casinos have a dress code?
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Can I leave the airport in London during my layover for a visit?

I am a US permanent resident but I am a Filipino citizen. I am planning to travel to the Philippines and wanted to get a ticket with a 15 hours layover in the UK. Am I allowed to go out of the airport ...
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1answer
772 views

How do I get to Alpe d'Huez by public transportation on the race day?

Having studied the Tour de France stage schedule a bit further I now think that the stage ending at Alpe d'Huez on July 18th may be easier to get to then the one ending at Mont Ventoux. It still ...
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1answer
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From Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina by bus

Does anyone knows how can I get from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina by bus? And what the approximate cost/time will be to get there?
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How safe is northeast India?

How safe are the North-Eastern provinces of India, like Tripura or Nagaland? I keep reading articles about some uprisings but they are years old. Is it better now? Has anyone ever been there?
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1answer
371 views

Dual citizen applying for Russian visa with only other country's passport

My friend has British and Australian citizenship. He is currently on a visit to Australia with only his British passport. (His expired Australian passport is in London and needs to be renewed anyway.) ...
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399 views

Passport validity required to enter UK and Schengen countries for Indians with valid visas

My daughter has valid visas for the United Kingdom and the Schengen area but has passport validity of 4 to 5 months only. Can she still travel to both these countries?
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What's the worst that can happen when attempting to fly with double-edged razors?

I recently switched from cartridge-style razor blades to an "old style" razor which takes double-edged razor blades. (source: Wikipedia) I know that TSA officially does not permit flying with ...
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1answer
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Beijng Capital International Airport with asthma

We're considering taking a flight in August that connects in Beijing. One of us has mild asthma (usually well controlled) and other health problems that could get worse if the asthma is aggravated. ...
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1answer
241 views

What to do in Andorra during the summer? [closed]

I have the opportunity to visit Andorra in the summer (La Cortinada). The Pyrenees look beautiful, but I wonder what else is there to do except for shopping and hiking - although a (secret!) Holy ...
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4answers
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Should I always keep my passport with me while travelling?

I am visiting Singapore in May. As a practice I always keep the passport with me wherever I travel. I think how can I show my identity if some officer ask about it. But sometimes I fell it is annoying ...
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1answer
81 views

Is there anyway to find out if a route has a (cheaper) code share partner?

While looking around for flights from Sydney to Sri Lanka (SYD-CMB) I narrowed down the possible connections through south east Asia. The best connection was via Singapore. By pure chance I found it ...
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2answers
107 views

Vantage point in Austin, Texas for photos?

I'm staying in a hostel on the river which has a great view of the downtown skyline of Austin (the HI hostel). However, I'm wondering if there's a tower that's publicly accessible in downtown Austin ...
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4answers
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Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?

So there's a (usually spot check) inspection point at airports sometimes, and they do a check for traces of explosives/gunpowder residue. I've never had any problems, but a couple of friends have had ...
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0answers
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What cool things can I do with GPX routes that I have collected from my travels? [closed]

Whilst I was cycle touring and walking around in a bunch of different cities, I tracked many of my routes. I wondered if anyone had suggestions of cool things to do with GPX routes?
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Crashing a rental car abroad

What happens if I (a US citizen) rent a car in, say, the UK, and crash it because I was driving on the wrong side of the road? Do I have to pay the damages out of pocket? What if I don't have the ...
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4answers
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What is appropriate attire for women in Muslim countries?

If my girlfriend was going to travel with me to, say, Jordan, or where-ever, should she probably wear a hijab when she's out and about in public?
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1answer
3k views

Getting from Denver Amtrak to Fort Collins

The eastbound Amtrak arrives Denver 6:38 PM (18:38 PT). How can I get to Fort Collins from there? The Super Shuttle runs roughly hourly from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins, but the ...
3
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1answer
171 views

Is there a website to minimize overall agony for N travelers at once?

Suppose I have 4-7 people in different cities around the US. They need to meet, doesn't matter where as long as there is a reasonable hotel with a conference room. Is there a website or method to ...
4
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1answer
129 views

Using my UK Multi Visit visa

I applied for a UK visa with the reason of "to renew my Philippine passport there in London as there is no longer a Philippine embassy here in Dublin." Then they issued me a multiple entry visit visa ...
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4answers
847 views

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Eindhoven, by public transport?

I'm looking for the fastest way using the normal public transport options (plane, train, etc.) from Zurich to Eindhoven in Autumn. Flying seems not really to be a option since there seem to be no ...
6
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1answer
210 views

Long (14-hour) layover in Beijing on a Sunday, will I be able to do some shopping/tourism?

I just booked a ticket with a stop in Beijing. On my way back I will arrive in Beijing at 11:30 (Sunday), but my flight to UK is scheduled at 1:30 (Monday), more or less 14 hours. So I was thinking ...
7
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1answer
295 views

Do I need to return the Hong Kong immigration card to the authorities?

I recently visited Hong Kong. I am British. When I returned to the UK I noticed that I still had the white Immigration Card in my passport. Do I need to return this to the Hong Kong Immigration ...
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1answer
118 views

Guided tours of Japanese nuclear power plants

Do any Japanese nuclear power plants offer guided tours of their facilities? I'm aware that most nuclear plants in Japan are currently not producing electricity, but that's not a big problem.
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1answer
109 views

Details regarding getting a French Schengen visa

I am an Indian, studying in USA. I need to go to France this summer for a conference. Can I apply for a French visa from India (I will be going back to India first in the summer)? Amongst the ...
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Travel insurance to USA [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to USA for a short stay, around 2 months. I think it will be better to buy a little travel insurance in case I feel sick or anything. However, I have no idea about where to buy ...
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4answers
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What is cheapest phone option for a short trip to Europe?

I'm leaving for Europe in a couple days. I'm spending a few days in England and then a few days in Hungary before returning to the US. Unfortunately, I have not given much thought to my phone/internet ...
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0answers
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SIM in Spain with tethering [duplicate]

I will be traveling to Spain soon and want to have the ability to use the internet on my laptop. I was wondering if there are pre-paid SIMs in Spain that provide tethering options.
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1answer
5k views

How can I manage online a booking for a Malaysian Airlines flight issued by British Airways?

Using some BAEC Avios (the British Airways Executive Club "miles"), I have booked a flight with Malaysian Airlines, who are a OneWorld partner of British Airways (BA). The ticket was issued on BA ...
9
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1answer
236 views

Visa to Russia: tourist or business?

I am a French citizen going to Russia for a 6 day scientific conference. I have an official invitation letter (all in Russian) from the organizers, I have booked hotel and plane, and I am now looking ...
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2answers
676 views

Do US long distance buses enforce their luggage rules?

I bought a Megabus ticket. On the ticket, it says: You may bring 1 (one) standard sized suitcase (weighing no more than 50 pounds) per reservation and 1 carry on-piece which is capable of being ...
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1answer
75 views

Most thrilling roller coasters in South Carolina?

I am going to SC this summer. I wanted to visit some theme/amusement park in the neighborhood (Myrtle Beach) Can anyone suggest decent place with thrilling roller coasters? I could only find the ...
5
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1answer
621 views

Oman Visa for Russian Women

My wife is Russian and carries a different family name in her Russian passport than mine. I carry a USA passport. she is under the age of 30 and we are planning on traveling to Oman together. What is ...
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2answers
3k views

Can I take a flight to Canada which stops in the USA, if I have restrictions from entering the USA?

I am a Canadian citizen and I have been denied from the USA in the past 2 years and last year I entered illegally and was caught and given voluntary departure, but I do not have a criminal record in ...
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1answer
301 views

Where will I clear customs traveling from US to Greece and back via Toronto?

I am traveling from US to Greece via Canada. Where do I have to clear customs? Flying from US to Toronto, Canada then off to Athens, Greece. Then Greece to Toronto and then the US.
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1answer
572 views

Which diving center in Thailand is providing shark diving in summer?

I am searching for dive centers which offer shark diving in Asia in summer and read may I find them in Thailand. As it can cost a notable amount of money for me to travel there and come back I want to ...
8
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1answer
758 views

Why are airplane passengers asked to move their seats to the upright position during take-off and landing?

The reasons for fastening seat belts and closing tray tables are obvious. But what danger poses having a reclined seat?
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3answers
288 views

Can I get a partial refund from SNCF?

I purchased a train ticket from Cherbourg to Reims from TGV Europe. This was two trains, a TER service from Cherbourg to Paris, and a double-decker TGV from Paris to Reims. The TGV part was a "prem", ...
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0answers
67 views

Can one person carry 2 tablets and 2 phones when travelling to India? [duplicate]

My mom wants to carry 1 used tablet and 1 used phone (bought in the US) and 1 used tablet and 1 new phone as a gift. She is traveling back to India (new Delhi) alone. Will this be a problem at ...
3
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2answers
4k views

How can I get from La Paz, Bolivia to Puno, Peru?

I'm wanting to travel from La Paz, Bolivia to Puno. What's the best way to do that?
11
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2answers
798 views

Are there hostels in Guernsey?

Hostel World and HostelBookers have no entries for Guernsey, and a Google search for "hostels in Guernsey" returns only links for hotels. Are there any hostels or shared non-camping accommodation?
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3answers
3k views

Why do airplanes at every airport disembark at the left (port) side?

I travel by air a lot, and at virtually every airport I've ever been too, including where you disembark by stairs, as opposed to by jet bridge, the left-hand-doors are always used; and the ...
11
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1answer
594 views

Safety [petty crimes, mostly] in Japan

I'm fully aware of the fact that Japan is considered a quite safe country in regards of petty crimes. However, I recently stumbled upon alerts about the Roppongi area where [quoting from wikitravel] ...
4
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1answer
229 views

Advice on how to attend the auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo

I'm very aware of this question about the Tsukiji fish market but I'd really like to be there in time for the auction so that I can take pictures of it. Since the first train is at 5am and I don't ...
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4answers
520 views

Interactive map for mixed bus-and-walking journeys in Greater London

I need to plan a travel in Greater London (within the M25) over multiple destinations via buses and by walking. Many online tools, including Google Maps and TFL website, enable finding the best ...
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2answers
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Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta, Chile?

I'm looking for a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta, Chile in September 2013 I found a bus company but looks like there are no buses in September. Do you know any other bus companies who ...

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