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Financial proof to get a Schengen visa to France

I am planning to apply for a Schengen visa to visit France. I have an attestation d'acceuil, but the visa requires I submit bank statement for the past 3 months. I can get this statement, but the ...
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536 views

Hotels in Barcelona for People Aged 17?

I wanted to know if there are hotels in Barcelona that allow people over 16 to check in (under 18).
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1answer
136 views

Romanian Embassy in London

From the website I've been told to submitted my application to the diplomatic missions and consular posts. I live in London, here are my questions: "M.E.I.C. House, 344 Kensington High Street, ...
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714 views

Buying alcohol in Prague

I'll be traveling to Prague soon and I was hoping to purchase alcohol at a reduced price. Can I purchase it in the duty free stores? (Are there restrictions in the Czech Republic on boarding planes ...
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3answers
1k views

Macau/Hong Kong: Visa for going back and forth

As an EU citizen, Macau will give me a 90 day visa upon arrival. Can I visit Hong Kong with that every other weekend or will leaving Macau void my visa?
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1answer
65 views

How can I search specifically for cottages/cabins with kitchen(ettes)?

When searching for cabin/cottages on sites such as HomeAway or TripAdvisor, one can select many amenities, such as the presence of a sauna, hot tub, or air conditioning. However, there does not ...
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317 views

Schengen Visa - Overstay query

I hold an Indian Passport and reside in the UK. I have a valid work visa in the UK till Jan 2017. I have got my Schengen Visa on 24/05/2014 for the first time. The Valid Until date on the visa is ...
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Identify waterside building / skyline

Among a friend's photos on Facebook I spotted an interesting skyline with a distinctive waterside building that looks like it's just being completed: I've travelled to over fifty countries and I ...
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Which airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight?

I read that some airlines such as United Airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight. Is there any comprehensive list of airlines that ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight (or ...
3
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1answer
147 views

Madrid Barajas to Toledo transfer

What are some transfer options from Madrid Barajas to Toledo. My family of 5 people (4 adults + 1 kid) arrives late, thus cannot use the public transportation. I did not find any companies that do ...
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3answers
566 views

Could one find and hire a guide for Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) for a day?

I have read that it may be helpful for a tourist to hire a private guide for a day in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Similarly, I have read that one could higher a taxi driver to be a private ...
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3answers
608 views

Where can I get alerts for earthquakes in California?

Similar to how you can simply check the weather forecast to get a good sense of upcoming weather, is there a tool I can use online to alert me of an impending earthquake? I am travelling in ...
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1answer
4k views

Is it legal to bring Jamón Ibérico from Spain into the United States?

I'm in Spain and I'd love to bring some Jamón Ibérico back to the states with me. Is it legal to bring it with me? If so, how much is allowed and under what conditions (sealed, treated, etc).
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What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?

I'm traveling to china for a couple of weeks for work. I don't do anything where information security or intellectual property is a huge concern, but I do want to be in touch with the home office so ...
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2answers
261 views

Do airlines replace cancelled short-haul flights by buses? If not, why not?

When trains are cancelled (at least in Europe), and there are no alternative ways to get travellers to their destination by train a little bit later, there are often replaced by buses to get ...
3
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1answer
119 views

Which side of Lyria train to sit on from Paris to Geneva?

We're traveling from Paris to Geneva on the Lyria. Is there a more scenic side to sit on? Does upper or lower level have any impact on view? We're going first class. We'd very much like Club2 seating ...
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1answer
137 views

Can I leave the UK and come back just before my work visa expires?

My work permit expires in 2 months' time, and I am planning to go abroad for 10 days. I will return to the UK one month before my visa expiration date. Is it possible that the border agency officer ...
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3answers
179 views

South African passport but British citizen living in the US planning a trip back to the UK

I am currently on a South African passport, but I am a naturalized UK citizen. I have moved to the US but did not get a UK passport prior to leaving the UK. I am now planning a trip back to the UK ...
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1answer
38 views

Ecuadorian traveling to Sochi via Heathrow

I am Ecuadorian and I need a DATV to transit Heathrow, London for 7 hours before going to Sochi, Russia. Can I apply for the DATV in Heathrow, or do I need to do it before traveling?
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2answers
104 views

Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone

My question concerns entering EU via Sweden to get to Helsinki, I have given all the documents (invitation, contract of my house, bank account, etc.) to my friend. She has printed all of them. I have ...
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1answer
433 views

Is there a time limit to staying on an ESTA in any one year?

An elderly friend of mine has recently been to Hawaii, staying from the end of May until July 21st, 2014. He has a valid ESTA which expires April 2016. He would like to travel again this coming ...
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1answer
137 views

Is there a crowdfunding platform for trips?

I often organise trips with a large group of friends. It is always a pain to get everybody to commit and pay in time to cover the deposits and/or book the tickets. It would be so convenient if it ...
4
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1answer
199 views

Quickly obtaining an ID to fly within the US

I live in Ohio. I am currently in Washington, D.C. I am travelling back to Ohio by air on Sep 2. I have a Ohio state issued driver's license. Unfortunately, I realized now that the license is expiring ...
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1answer
915 views

In which EU countries it is illegal to carry/have a kubotan keyring at customs?

I had the situation in the past when I had a plastic kubotan key ring at the security checks at the airport in the UK, so one of the officer called the police and it was confiscated and I've received ...
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1answer
573 views

What rights do we have after being 'abandoned' in Guatemala during a technical stop?

We flew Barcelona-Managua return with Iberia this July/August. At Barcelona we were given boarding passes for changes of plane in Madrid and San Salvador. When we arrived in Guatamala we were told ...
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3answers
1k views

Extension of Schengen Visa (within 90 days)

I am currently working in Switzerland on work permit and my parents obtained a Schengen Visa for travel which has a validity of 90 days. In the visa, the duration of stay is mentioned to be 55 days - ...
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4answers
436 views

How does one respectfully greet someone in Japan?

Every country has different cultural greetings. I was wondering if handshaking is ok in Japan? Or do they have their own cultural greeting. I'm not talking about greeting in their language but more ...
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2answers
972 views

Travel from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca (Romania) [closed]

I need to find fast (for reasonable money) a way to get by public transport from Budapest (Hungary) to Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Thank you in advance! p.s. May be community can recommend online service ...
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1answer
125 views

Car Rental in Ireland for under 25 year old [duplicate]

Can a person aged 24 rent a car in Ireland? I have tried a number of car rental companies but all of them have a minimum age requirement of 25.
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8answers
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Languages spoken in the Netherlands

I'm preparing a trip to Amsterdam. I know that the official language is Dutch but I have read that 90% of population speak English. So, Is it enough to speak English or should I learn some basic ...
3
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1answer
131 views

Maximum multiple-entry visa for Europe with a UK work permit

I have a South Africa passport. What is the maximum multiple-entry visa I can get for Europe with a UK work permit? Does the permit improve my chances of getting a longer travel visa for Europe?
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2answers
7k views

Refundable Flight Ticket in Malaysia Airlines?

In Malaysia Airlines which plan (mhbasic/mhsmart/mhflex) provides refundable ticket?
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2answers
2k views

How do travel agents make profit?

For the past few months, I've been checking online rates and comparing them to the rates of one travel agent. Of course, there are some travel agents who charge much higher than when you'll just ...
5
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1answer
76 views

Short stay visa to Romania

I'm an Indian national British Resident. I've planned to go to Romania for vacation with friends. From what I've seen on their website I would need a short stay visa. What I understand is I come ...
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0answers
45 views

How does the price for flight tickets between France and New Zealand evolve during the year? [duplicate]

Planning a trip to New Zealand, I'm looking to mitigate my travel date against flight cost. What is the evolution of prices for round-trip flights between France and New-Zealand during the year?
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1answer
435 views

Are the UK Highway Code rules regarding roundabouts sufficient? [closed]

Highway Code rule 185 clause 1 states: When reaching the roundabout you should give priority to traffic approaching from your right, unless directed otherwise by signs, road markings or ...
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1answer
209 views

Money and Cards in the US [closed]

I'll be visiting the US. I have several questions about money and card use in the US, the grand scheme is somewhat: What is my best strategy for paying stuff there? I suppose that I can pay larger ...
14
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2answers
4k views

What makes a backpack a women's backpack?

I was looking around a bit for new backpacks, and encountered, as examples this 55L+10L backpack and 70L+10L backpack. The first one is especially designated as a women's backpack. Why? Only because ...
2
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2answers
934 views

Laptop w/o battery US bound flight?

According to some reports, your electronic devices are checked whether they turn on before you can get on a US bound flight. What if I carry around a laptop without a battery?
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1answer
218 views

Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired?

I am Vietnamese. I have a resident permit (ID) in Belgium. It will expire on 31.09.2014, but I have the UK visa valid until December. Can I still go to the UK from Belgium with the nearly-expired ID? ...
15
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8answers
17k views

Is it against regulations to pack my laptop battery on its own in my checked luggage?

We have several small children, which complicates traveling and requires us to compact our hand luggage as much as possible. We've been tempted to check in our laptop in our luggage, but have been ...
3
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2answers
972 views

Travelling from Berlin Airport to Leipzig

I am flying to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL). I need to get to Leipzig. Is it possible to get a train from the Airport? Or do I have to get a connection train? I read something about Rail& Fly. But I ...
0
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1answer
530 views

Can I still travel to Schengen countries if I have an expired residence permit?

I have a work/residence permit in Sweden that is expiring the day before I travel. My new employer is applying for a new permit, but I may not have it (or the card) before I leave for travel. I will ...
5
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1answer
221 views

What do tibetan door tassels symbolise?

So there are these tassels on doors in Tibet. I've googled for a good hour to find out what they symbolise or are used for, but nothing concrete materializes. Some think it's a door bell, some think ...
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1answer
421 views

Is a visa needed for a stopover in USA for a person holding a Canadian permanent resident visa? [duplicate]

I have a concern about my approaching flight, I just got my permanent resident visa for Canada. I have a connecting flight from Manila to San Francisco USA, then to Toronto. I will just stay two hours ...
3
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1answer
291 views

Is it possible for a Canadian to live in Japan for a year or two while working remotely? [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen, and I run a small marketing business online. I would like to move to Japan for a year or two with my husband (also Canadian), who is a consultant and also conducts his ...
2
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1answer
81 views

Four trip discount on Netherlands trains?

AMS to Amsterdam, next day to Haarlem and back, third day back to Schiphol. Each single trip is €4 but is there a way to combine them into less than €16? Also, for the Haarlem trip, I’ll have a ...
1
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1answer
385 views

Why is apple juice a problem to order in a restaurant in Spain?

Travelling in Spain I noticed that it is actually very hard to order apple juice in a usual restaurant. However you can buy some appples or apple juice in supermarket. Why?
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1answer
76 views

Cellphone in Thailand

I am moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I want to activate my phone in Thailand. I have a brand new unlocked Samsung Galaxy S Duos GSM phone. This phone has never been activated. I have noticed that sim ...
3
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2answers
130 views

Indian citizens (2 sisters) want to vacation in Japan for sightseeing. What is required by India and Japan?

My sister and I have always been interested in Japanese culture. We want to plan a 20-day sightseeing trip (no group tours, just us two with our own itinery). We are Indian citizens, living in Goa, ...

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