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Should I leave tips in Latvian hotels

Should I leave tips in hotels in Latvia? Each day I put 2-3 lats (about 4-6 dollars) on the table, but each evening I'm returning to the room I find money untouched. This is my first country where ...
11
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2answers
830 views

Differences between the Routes of the Camino de Santiago

I will be a first time "pilgrim" in July of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) and am deciding on the various routes. Can someone explain what differences are encountered on the routes - how ...
7
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Changing airlines at JFK (enroute to Moscow)

My daughter will be flying from Atlanta to JFK via Delta. Then from JFK to Moscow via Aeroflot. Will she have to go through security checkpoints again when she switches over from domestic to ...
5
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1answer
340 views

Re-entering Israel after Student Visa expires?

My multiple entry student visa was issued on June 25th, 2012 and expires on June 24th, 2013. I entered Israel on August 26th, 2012. I am planning to leave Israel on June 13th (to Poland) and return ...
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2answers
1k views

Visiting the Plitvice Lakes National Park in April

Has anyone been to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia in the second week of April? I have seen some pictures of the National Park when it's not very green, and the place doesn't seem to be ...
5
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1answer
469 views

For Burlington Trailways buses, is advance booking helpful and needed to be sure of a seat?

Later this spring, I will probably travel by bus from Mount Pleasant to Iowa City (I'll be arriving by train from Denver). According to Burlington Trailways, there is a ticket counter at the Mount ...
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229 views

Museums in Germany about the First World War

In Germany there are many museums about the Second World War and the Nazi regime. But are there also museums about the First World War or at least history museums with exhibitions about the war?
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Are dashcams legal in Germany?

On Youtube I have seen a lot of videos like this with car accidents in Russia recorded by in-car cameras (dashcams). Is it legal to use such a device in Germany? If an accident happens, can I use the ...
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1k views

Hong Kong street photography?

I'll be in Hong Kong this summer for three nights. I'll be doing some street shooting while I'm there so I'm looking for these particular things: High concentrations of people, such as markets and ...
3
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1answer
507 views

What are the rules for driving in Mecca?

I'm a Muslim making a pilgrimage to Mecca. I'm an American citizen and have a valid US driver's license. I'm trying to find information weather I need to apply for a special license to drive my ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Getting to Petra from Amman in Jordan

Let's say I fly into Queen Alia International Airport / Amman in Jordan. How would I get to Petra without renting a car? Apparently there's a bus that'll take me from Abdali to Petra. Where's Abdali? ...
3
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1answer
124 views

Where can I find information about buses in Giza, Egypt?

According to wikitravel, there should be bus routes close to the Giza Railway station of Cairo Metro Line 2. Quoting it: any number of minibuses and buses go to the site (known as 'al-haram' in ...
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1k views

Can I land in a different time zone before my take off time? [closed]

Theoretically, it should be possible to land before taking off (if you go on a fast enough airplane between two cities close to a time-zone boundary). Practically, are there any such flights, even if ...
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1answer
173 views

What to do in Prague (20 March - 7 April) for family trip? [closed]

Can you recommend any particular events or places which are worth visiting in Prague in the range of 20 March - 7 April for family trip? What are the great sites to see available options, book ...
4
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1answer
197 views

Where to get Duty Free Liqour in UAE?

Is there any place from where we can get liquor products at duty free prices in United Arab Emirates?
5
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2answers
440 views

LCCT Terminal in Kuala Lumper - Operating Hours

I have a flight from BKK that arrives at the low cost carrier terminal in KL at 23:25 but my next flight to Vientiane isn't until 7:35 the next morning. Does the terminal stay open overnight? I ...
13
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2answers
8k views

Where can I find short term apartment rental offers in Berlin?

I'm looking to rent an apartment in Berlin for three months starting in April. What websites / real estate agents / vacation rental companies exist for renting an apartment long term in Berlin? I've ...
0
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1answer
183 views

Getting around the Cotswolds from Cheltenham

I'm going to be staying in Cheltenham, England for a couple of days and would like to visit some of the other smaller towns in the Cotswolds like: Chipping Campden Burton-on-the-Water ...
12
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2answers
225 views

Is the Fibonacci crocodile still being displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris?

In 2004 I visited the Centre Pompidou in Paris and back then I really liked the Fibonacci crocodile. Being a fan of numbers, I like art where numbers play a crucial role. I will be in Paris soon and I ...
3
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4answers
558 views

Is having multiple air travel loyalty programs possible?

I have an account at Flying Blue, but I've never used it (I just signed up online). Now I want an account at Asia Miles. Will it affect me in any way if I just leave the FB account dormant and sign ...
4
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3answers
401 views

Do official health agencies recommend getting the “Japanese Brain Fever” vaccine for travel to Japan?

I will be spending four weeks in Japan, visiting all of the "main islands" except for Hokkaido. Some of the activities would be hiking across the woods and mountains as well. The vaccine is for ...
5
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4answers
820 views

Traveling abroad with an expensive watch

If I am wearing an expensive watch, what should I do not to get in trouble at customs? Should I declare it when I enter a country? I will travel from Germany to Russia.
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1answer
158 views

Where can I go by boat from Amsterdam? [closed]

Where can I go by boat from Amsterdam ? What are the closest destinations, in the North Sea and how long are the trips ? Any link to a website about it is welcome. I need an introduction to the ...
0
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0answers
61 views

Can I rent a car in UK to travel to Republic of Ireland? [duplicate]

I want to rent a car in the UK for a driving holiday in Ireland - do any rental firms permit this?
4
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1answer
195 views

Will I have a problem travelling to USA with a month old Iraqi visa?

I plan to travel to America a month after I've travelled to Iraq .... will this cause me a problem on arrival in America?
7
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2answers
20k views

Transferring luggage when taking another plane

I have flight where I need to move from airplane to another. Do I need to check out my luggage and then check it in again, or will it be automaticaly transfered to another plane?
7
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2answers
163 views

Is there any visibility and currents database/website for scuba divers?

I am looking for a database/website that allows looking up currents and visibility information for global (or at least Asian) dive sites. To find this information without such a site is a true ...
3
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1answer
831 views

I had a J1 trainee visa, can I go to Canada and come back with an ESTA?

I'm from Italy and I had a J1 visa for the US for a year and a half. Now it's expired (I'm in the grace period) but I want to stay longer in California to travel a little bit, because this year I did ...
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0answers
64 views

Must I take baggage through customs when flying through Heathrow? [duplicate]

I am flying with Heathrow on a stopover (bought a ticket from TLV(Tel Aviv) to Heathrow to YYZ (Toronto)). My first leg is on ElAl. My plane lands at a different terminal than it takes off from. Do I ...
5
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1answer
469 views

Amtrak shared roomettes — am I allowed to sell the unused bed to another traveller?

In Europe, a common option on sleep trains is to book night accommodation in space shared with one or more strangers. This is cheaper than a private compartment, but more expensive than having only a ...
6
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1answer
279 views

What are the limiting times at an Amtrak train to get respective meals?

When booking a roomette on an Amtrak train, meals are included. Based on the time of boarding and detraining, how do I know if I'm entitled to a particular meal the same day? For example, if I arrive ...
6
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3answers
2k views

External hard drive for storing photo backups whilst travelling

Can anyone recommend a sturdy external hard drive specifically designed for travelling that I can back up photos and videos on?
3
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2answers
943 views

What's the best way to travel around Greece? Train or Bus?

Looks like a train pass for a 25 year old is only $150 for 5 travel days, but I hear the trains don't run everywhere, so would it just be cheaper to take the buses everywhere? And what is the best way ...
5
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2answers
1k views

What kind of bag can I use to travel with a baby car seat?

I need to carry a baby car seat on an international air trip. The car seat's dimensions are 28.5 x 17.5 x 30.9 inches and it looks like this: I'm having trouble finding an appropriate bag for ...
4
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1answer
197 views

Which apps help to find unconventional accommodation?

I have heard of Couchsurfing and Airbnb and I know these services have apps, but does anyone know of any other apps available for connecting and finding accommodation, either via hospitality networks, ...
7
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1answer
234 views

What way people get to Oktoberfest in Munich?

I watched weblinks from Wikipedia, there are some links to sites about this festival. I read on them that auto is bad variant to go there. Flights from Moscow to Munich isn't a problem, but what to do ...
3
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1answer
269 views

Web 2.0 style tourism bucket list sites

I'm in the early stages of planning a three week trip to Japan, and I'm still working out where to go. There's a couple of things on my "to do" list, but I want to find out if there's any activities ...
4
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1answer
457 views

Arriving in Venice - Single American Woman

I am traveling to Italy at the end of April/beginning of May and I am traveling alone. I have never been to Europe or traveled anywhere internationally (Canada and Mexico excluded). My flight takes me ...
3
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1answer
6k views

Where to go go-karting in Hong Kong?

I know the main track was closed after a lethal freak accident. I don't need anything big though. It's just been my dream to go go-karting. Are there any options, and what are the prices?
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5answers
1k views

Are Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras Permitted in the Empire State Building?

I'm currently planning a trip to New York and have been looking at the website for the empire state building and noticed the following The items listed are not permitted in the Empire State ...
3
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1answer
101 views

Croatian island hopping suggestions

I'm planning a 7 day trip to Croatia and am starting my research on possible Mediterranean islands to visit. I will be traveling with my girlfriend and we would like a few nights in: a lively, party ...
3
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2answers
365 views

Simple phone for US-only use: GSM 850/1900, or CDMA/IS-95?

I currently have a Nokia 1200 and I've never visited an area where it doesn't work. My phone operates on 900/1800 MHz, so it will not work in the USA. Soon, I will visit the USA for approximately one ...
3
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2answers
193 views

Are there direct flights from Moscow to Tenerife?

Are there direct flights from Moscow to Tenerife? If not, what is the best way to get there? I'm interested in Los Cristianos. As I understand it, regularly ships from the Spanish mainland go there?
5
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4answers
5k views

Do I need to have an electrical converter for small devices when traveling from the US to São Paulo?

Am traveling from USA to São Paulo. Will it be possible to use cell phone charger, razor, etc without some sort of electrical converter and/or outlet adapter?
3
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2answers
583 views

Is collecting miles for Cathay Pacific worth it for semi-frequent long-haul flights?

I'll be flying two return trips a year, with a possible extra trip in the rare case of unforeseeable occurrences. This will be for at least 4 years. The flights are Heathrow - Hong Kong, 5990 ...
8
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1answer
2k views

What is the cheapest way to go from Lyon (France) to Milan (Italy)?

I am from Egypt and I am going to Lyon for a conference which will finish on 27th of March. I need to go to Milan for a short visit after the conference. Is there anybody knows the best way to do ...
5
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2answers
571 views

Canadian Greyhound - is there a charge for bringing an extra snowboard?

I've bought a ticket from Vancouver to Calgary, and will have my backpack (checked luggage) and a day pack on the bus. I'm considering bringing my snowboard as well. However, 1) I don't have a bag ...
17
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2answers
814 views

When will the Sistine Chapel open after the Papal Conclave?

The Sistine Chapel is now closed for visitors. When will it reopen after a pope is elected? My question is does anyone know how many days after the conclave is done, it is re-opened?
3
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1answer
198 views

I want to work as a meditation trainer in exchange for meals and stay on a cruise ship, where do I start looking?

I teach groups and individuals how to meditate, release stress and do self-hypnosis for personal growth, sports improvement, weight loss, etc. I would like to offer my skills to cruise ship guests, ...
11
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1answer
389 views

Can I import homebrewed alcohol to Norway?

In Norway, as far as I know, the sale of all alcohol is nationalized. I'm going to visit my friend there, and his parents want to send him a bottle (He is from Slovakia, same as myself). Is it legal ...

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