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Is AirBNB legal and legit in Canada?

This answer mentions AirBNB technically being illegal in New York and that causing issues sometimes with unprompted withdrawal of rentals. Are they legal in Canada, and specifically Toronto?
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Travelling to South Africa - Questions about Cash, Travellers Cheques and Credit Cards

I am a Canadian travelling to South Africa for two weeks. My flights, rental car and hotels are pre-paid. Obviously I'll want to have some money to spend on food, entertainment and unforeseen costs ...
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Is it possible to get out from the L.A airport during a connection?

I'll have to wait for 4 hours at the LAX airport in a flight from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro. I'm not a U.S citizen (have business visa, though), so I would like to know if it is allowed to leave the ...
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Osnabruk to Amsterdam excursions

I am going to be in Osnabruk, Germany till August 23, 2012. I would like to take an excursion to Amsterdam. Are there bus excursion operators in Osnabruk that offer Amsterdam tours? (maybe some ...
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usb decryption possible in internet cafes?

To use on our world trip, we store personal information (phone numbers, credit card information, id-scans, etc) on a small usb stick. To prevent losing this information to some malicious people, I ...
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Arriving in the US on a waiver visa but wanting to stay in Canada for one year

I have been granted a working visa (IEC) for Canada and it is valid for one year upon entry. I want to travel to San Fran first and travel up the West coast and enter Canada via train. I have been ...
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Do visits to conferences while a visiting scholar reset the 90 days under VWP?

I will be a visiting scholar at a US university for 3 months. I have to leave the country twice to speak at conferences. I will not be returning home;only attending these conferences and returning to ...
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Traveling to Sulina (Romania) by car

This year I'm travelling to Romania and I would like to visit Sulina city in Danube Delta. Google maps doesn't find any direction to travel there by a car. Is it possible to get there by car or the ...
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Traveling with lots of luggage at Brussels, Midi Railway Station (ZYR)

I am flying with Air France from Montreal to Brussels and then take the Thalys to Cologne, which is my final destination. Air France booked me on a train from Paris to Brussels, so I will already be ...
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Can I buy a prepaid mobile data plan while on route in France?

I will be driving through France soon and would like to have a local prepaid sim with data capabilities. I found a very interesting sollution in the French Connection, but I need a French delivery ...
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What are the mobile plan options for a short-term (6 month) visit to the UK?

I am starting an internship in London starting October and was wondering what the options for a short-term mobile plan in the UK are. I use an iPhone so a data plan would be nice but not necessary.
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Visa run to Malaysia from Thailand

I'm in Thailand right now. My original plans were to go to Laos and/or Cambodia, but now these plans have changed and I'll only visit Thailand. I need to do a visa run as explained here and the only ...
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Kindle version of WikiTravel?

Is everyone's favorite open content travel guide, WikiTravel, available in some sort of Kindle / off-line format? Since I'll be travelling around, I won't have internet access. However I do have a ...
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Is it safe to drive the Baja Peninsula?

I want to drive from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas but I've heard of people being pulled over by corrupt cops and being hassled by people on the peninsula. I speak fluent Spanish and I'm pretty street ...
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How to travel from Kitwe in Zambia to Kabale in Uganda through the DRC

Has anyone recently traveled in the eastern DRC, the Democratic Republic of the Congo? I'm considering moving south to north, from, roughly, Lubumbashi to the border with Uganda. However, it currently ...
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Travel agents - can they match ITA Travel Matrix prices?

(applies to all travel agents, I'm just using FC as an example) Flight Centre - the world wide travel agent, often boasts "lowest prices guaranteed". I've had trouble getting them to actually hold ...
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A website to select just hotels on the Strip in Las Vegas?

Is there an online booking site (eg booking.com, airbnb.com) that lets you select JUST the hotels on The Strip in Las Vegas? Some of the problem I'm having stems from the fact that The Strip is ...
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Are there any special considerations on a business trip to Shanghai?

For a German on a trip to Shanghai, are there some surprising business rules which could lead to some kind of embarrassing situation? Is there something which would be considered especially rude by a ...
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Do I have to buy my travel insurance in the UK?

If I live in UK and it is a member of the EU, do I have to buy my travel insurance from a UK insurance company or can I buy it from an insurance company in another EU member country?
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Feeling the spirit of Helsinki, where?

When I visit a city, besides visiting the main tourist attractions, I usually like to see some places that can make me feel the true spirit of the place I'm visiting. As an example, if you visit Pisa ...
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Visiting both Taiwan and China having one passport

Can I expect to encounter any problem when visiting the Republic of China (Taiwan) after visiting the People's Republic of China or vice versa? I mean, some countries have political clashes with each ...
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Travelling to Kyzyl, Tuva from Mörön, Mongolia

How would one get from Mörön, Mongolia (near lake Khövsgöl), to Kyzyl, Tuva, Siberia, Russia? Our prior research indicates that unless one holds a Russian or Mongolian passport, one will not be ...
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Least stressful method of travelling around Paris

In London I can get one day travel card for the underground train, - it might not always be the absolute cheapest but I nearly always end up getting one. And if I were a tourist I would definitely ...
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Where can I find an overview about concerts in Toronto, Montreal and New York?

I'm looking for a site that lists all of the big concerts that take place during August and September in Toronto, New York and Montreal. Is there anything like that?
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How many hours should I consider allowing to visit Suomenlinna and Seurasaari islands?

I'm planning a trip to Helsinki (a quick trip indeed, just one day and a half) and I don't want to miss some spots like the Suomenlinna island (the only UNESCO site in the zone) and the Seurasaari ...
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Declaring illegal substances at customs - what would happen?

I've always wondered this. Occasionally I declare medicines, or wood carvings or whatever when going through customs. The point of asking you to declare these things is so that they can inspect and ...
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Can I go from Paris to London by train on a one-day trip?

Next vacations(febuary 2013) I will stay 3 days on Paris with other 3 people. One day on Louvre, next day on city and another one... is still a doubt... We are wondering about going to London from ...
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Peacock feather a prohibited item?

I'm spending the summer in London and recently took a trip to Kew to visit the botanical gardens. While there I found a beautiful peacock feather that a friend of mine back in the US would love. ...
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What are the best seat places to choose inside an international flight for economy class?

Considering that I can choose any seat on any seat row on a Boeing 777-300ER for an international flight, I have most of 400 seat places to choose from the forefront to the last row of this airplane. ...
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Long layover in London, time to visit Olympics?

I have a ~10 hour layover in LHR on July 26th (the day prior to the opening ceremonies of 2012 Olympics). I'm flying British Airways from JNB-LHR-MAD. What's the most reliable (and hopefully ...
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What can I take as the gift from Poland for the host, which is small and light?

I'm from Poland and I'd like to try some couchsurfing after the trip in the mountains. I'd have to carry all things on my back, so this should be small and very light. A normally proposed souvenir ...
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Why is car rental in the US so much cheaper when booking from outside the US?

I'm going on a road trip from San Francisco to New York in a month and I was checking several car rental companies. The big bang brands (Hertz, Europcar, Avis...) were all very expensive, about $2000 ...
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Is it normal that I can't find any available hostels in Cannes in August?

Are there any beds available in hostels in Cannes on 6th August? I've used several hostel engines, and they only list hotel rooms... it seems that everything is already reserved. Is it because of the ...
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How can I participate in group travel?

Are there any online resources that help in organizing group travels? Perhaps a site with a bunch of trips that people can join and if they join they are going to travel with the company of new ...
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Where to exchange US dollars in Peru?

US dollars are very popular currency in Peru. Even salary was paid in USD instead of Peruvian soles (probably because of inflation). What is the best way/place to change dollars to soles?
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A sensible budget for each day in Croatia with the Kuna currency? [closed]

I am currently in Slovenia at the moment and will be heading down to Croatia next. This will be my first country in my trip that does not officially use the Euro currency and instead uses the Kuna. ...
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Where to see the last Arabian flag in Andalus (Spain) and history of Andalus in general

In which museum in Spain I can find the last flag of the Arabian armies that used to occupy Spain for 700 years (Andalus). All I find about it in the net is this photo which seems like a festival for ...
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On a stop in Amsterdam with KLM, if I want to visit the city, must I pay another boarding fee when coming back to airport?

I'm planning a journey during my next vacation in Febuary 2013 from São Paulo to Paris. In one of my researches, I found a good flight option with KLM. The plane stops for 6 hours in Amsterdam ...
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Why are visas not electronic?

With our increasing reliance on technology why do we have to carry paper visa 'stamps' in our passport instead of using some electronic system? I am assuming a passport number is linked to a visa so ...
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Which district to stay in while visiting these features in New York?

I'm looking to stay somewhere in New York around New Year's and I'm quite ignorant of the whole layout of the city. For starters, when I started looking Manhattan turned out to be quite a bit bigger ...
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Exchanging Euros (EUR) / Pounds (GBP) to Filipino Pesos (PHP)

I read a few questions about exchange rates, but my situation might be a little bit different, as I think I have more options to exchange currency. I have bank accounts in UK, Spain and The ...
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How to use Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam?

I have question about using Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam. As I see it's the most economic ticket plan for stay in Berlin with one planned visit to Potsdam. So I'd have to buy ...
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Is it possible to travel on river/canal from Bruges, Belgium to some point on the Rhine?

I want to take a canal/river trip that starts in Bruges (Belgium) and ends in the south of Germany. I cannot find the necessary information to tell me whether the river canal system in Bruges connects ...
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What is the longest distance by car ferry?

I just noticed that there is a ferry from mainland spain to Tenerife. I already knew of the ferry to Iceland. My question is if there are ferries that travel longer distances than these two?
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Transit between ferries on Tenerife

I'm planning to take a ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife and then Tenerife to La Palma on 21 December. The ferry from Gran Canaria arrives at Tenerife 17:00, and the ferry to La Palma departs at ...
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How long is a typical CouchSurfing stay?

When you are staying with a CouchSurfing host, what is a typical stay duration? Is CS intended for short (1- or 2-night) trips, or is it not unusual to stay for a whole week or longer? If I am ...
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Hong Kong Airport - restricted/non-restricted areas

I have booked a flight to the Philippines and I have a layover of 3h 30m in Hong Kong Airport (arrival an departure in Terminal 1). So I looked at the shops in that terminal to see if I can buy a ...
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Do I need to make a reservation in a mountain hut in Slovakia in the Tatra mountains?

I'd like to go trekking in the Tatra mountains in Slovakia, and sleep in mountain huts. Do I need to make a reservation before the trip? Or can I reasonably expect to always get a place to sleep ...
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My passport expires April 2013, can I renew it after my travel to US in December or before travel?

My passport expires April 2013, can I renew it after my travel to US in December or should I do it before I travel?
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How to get to Ljubljana (Slovenia) from Trieste (Italy) by Train?

My Italian part of my trip is almost over; currently enjoying Trieste. I have been using the train around Italy but when I checked the Trenitalia website to see if a train left from Trieste to ...

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