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In which developed countries (other than the US) does the price tag not usually show the final price to be paid?

That is, the price tag on the product (or on the shelf beneath it or wherever) may say $1.00, but when you go checkout at the counter, you actually have to pay more than $1.00. To keep the scope of ...
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Europe: differences between colours of highway road-signs

I'm now travelling in France and - as any Italian - one of the first thing we learn when running on highways is that the road signs have a different colour. In particular, in this case it is pretty ...
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Can I take a bicycle on the Windsor/Detroit truck ferry?

Neither the bridge nor the tunnel connecting Windsor (Ontario, Canada) to Detroit (Michigan, USA) allows bicycles. According to Google Maps, the nearest ferry is on the other side of Lake St. Clair. ...
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Checking MetroCard balance outside?

Is it possible to check my MetroCard balance outside of the subway in New York? For example, if I'm far away from a subway station while waiting for a bus.
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462 views

International children car seat standards for multiple regions

I've been looking into car seats suitable for international travel. In the EU modern car seats have to meet ECE R44/04 and for New Zealand/Australia AS/NZS 1754.2010 I emailed a few manufacturers ...
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How to buy one airplane seat and reserve adjacent ones?

On an overnight flight from Boston to Chile 4 or 5 years ago, I ran into a situation I hadn't encountered previously. My seat wasn't great and the flight was perhaps half full, so I tried shifting to ...
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Bank balance for getting a Schengen visa?

I won a contest to visit Belgium and the Netherlands for a week from India. The accommodation and travel is paid by the company. They have asked for my income tax returns and bank statements along ...
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Is it possible to sit at a seat of higher class, for free, after boarding a flight? [duplicate]

I referenced How can I get a different seat after boarding a flight?. Herein, suppose that many seats of higher class (eg Premium Economy or Busines Class) are empty after boarding. Also, suppose that ...
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1answer
185 views

Can the grace period for a non-refundable ticket be leveraged to get a lower price?

When an non-refuntable airline ticket is booked on many web sites, I think the ticket must be paid for within 24 hours or it's automatically cancelled. If the price went down or didn't increast "too ...
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Do I need a Schengen visa if I have a UK tier 1 visa with Indian passport? [duplicate]

I have UK tier 1 visa with Indian passport. Should I apply for a Schengen visa if I have to travel to Portugal?
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1answer
656 views

First time travelling to another country; what should I know? [closed]

I'm about to take my first holiday abroad, with family (in-laws to be). This is obviously very exciting but I'm worried about being unprepared. They travel frequently so obviously my partner has been ...
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4answers
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Why do Indian citizens need many visas?

As an Indian citizen, this has always been my trouble. No matter where I go, I always need a visa. My father has exhausted his passports thrice because he travels a good amount. In short, we need ...
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0answers
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Transit visa UK [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen having a Valid Visa for United States of America. My flight is via Heathrow and my transit time is less than 5 hours. Do I need a UK Transit Visa?
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2answers
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Can you split India in distinct focal points to travel to?

India is quite appetising and visiting the country is on my bucket list. However, where to start that is the question. You more or less subdivide the US, In a northern and southern west coast, a ...
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1answer
267 views

Tourist visa for Suriname for an Indian Citizen?

After some discussions, I found out that Caribbean Hindustani is quite popular in Suriname. This has inclined me to choose it as one of the next destinations on my bucket list. How can I get a ...
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0answers
21 views

First US passport [duplicate]

I plan to travel in October. How far ahead do I need to apply . I plan to apply at the post office .and what documents do I need to bring when I submit my application. How long will it take for me to ...
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1answer
257 views

I visited the US for 2 weeks in May; can I return in November for 2 more weeks? [duplicate]

I went to visit a friend in the US for 2 weeks in May and was planning on flying over again in November for another 2 weeks. Is this allowed? I know you're only allowed to visit the US for 90 days ...
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1answer
380 views

Travelling on a Two-Entry Schengen Visa

From the New to Denmark Website, If you have a visa that is valid for several entries for at least 180 days you can hand in an application for a new visa before the current visa expires. My current ...
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4answers
689 views

Is it typical to provide a lot of information for public transport systems in Japan?

I have experienced traveling in the metro system in Australia, US, Taiwan and Japan, and it seems to be that the amount/level of detail is ranked as follows: US - PA system announces or displays the ...
4
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1answer
141 views

Leaving a country without entering another country and coming back

I am planning to go to Dubai from Doha just to accompany my wife who is coming from Egypt. I will not be leaving Dubai's airport and will basically be coming back with her on the same flight. I wonder ...
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1answer
129 views

Exactly 6 months for a transit visa from US to India via UK

Before you close this for being a potentially duplicate question, please understand that I have seen some of the questions and what I'm asking is a bit different. As I understand, one would need a ...
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1answer
367 views

Do I need a transit visa for Germany on the way to Canada? [duplicate]

I’m a new immigrant to Canada. I’m traveling from Cairo Egypt to Toronto via Germany or any other European country with an Egyptian passport and a Canadian visa. Will I need a transit visa for ...
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1answer
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Does my visa expire along with my passport?

I have a Philippine passport and with a visa. My passport expired on the 23rd of August. If I renew that, do I need to renew my visa as well? My visa is a settlement visa to join my parents and stay ...
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1answer
1k views

Travelling to USA with passport that combines surname and given name on a single line

My old passport has a valid US visa. The surname and given name were interchanged in the visa, but I travelled with these documents to the USA 4 years ago. Since the old passport is expired now, I ...
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1answer
506 views

What historic sights can I see in Oslo on a 4 hour train layover?

During my journey through Norway at the end of August I'll have a 4 hour layover in Oslo. My train arrives on 07:04 at Oslo sentralstasjon and the train departs on 11:01 from the same station. This is ...
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1answer
337 views

Is it usual to leave luggage out in the rain at an airport?

This week, when flying from Stockholm to London, a thunderstorm struck while the plane was being refuelled and loaded. This meant both these had to stop (because of the risk of lightning). While this ...
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1answer
186 views

Kaza to Manali via Rohtang Pass in bus / shared vehicle

I am planning to travel through this route entirely in bus/shared vehicles:     Delhi → Shimla → Rampur → Peo → Pooh → Kaza → Rohtang Pass → Manali → Kulu → Delhi Earlier I covered Delhi to Pooh and ...
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1answer
419 views

Non-Japanese hot springs near Sydney

I can find a Japanese-style hot spring near Sydney. In the Blue Mountains, there's Japanese Bath House, which according to visitnsw is "the only Japanese onsen (hot spring) in New South Wales where ...
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1answer
2k views

Are euros well accepted in Liechtenstein?

I am considering a multi-day hiking trip in Liechtenstein. Do I need to bring franks, or can I rely on euros?
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2answers
409 views

Eating after landing in airport (ORD), can I wait to claim my checked bag?

I will be traveling and arriving ORD later in the day around dinner. Because I will be going straight to a hotel by taxi that has no restaurant, I want to eat at ORD. If I do not go down immediately ...
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2answers
107 views

Security situation along I-75 on Florida's Gulf Coast

I am talking a drive up through Florida, via Naples and up past Tampa. Are there areas I should avoid staying in? For example neighbourhoods I should for example not rent a motel in?
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2answers
515 views

Public transportation ticket in Brussels

Two EU students (<26 years old) will be traveling to Brussels in September for 3 days. Will be arriving on Charleloi airport. What is the best option for a public transportation tickets? Right now ...
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2answers
145 views

How to get over the fear of flight? [duplicate]

I have recently got a new job, it's all good except that it will require me to travel frequently,5 hours trip once every month at least. My fear isn't during the take off and landing like most people ...
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Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?

Rumours go that as a non-resident it is forbidden to drive a Dutch registered car in the Netherlands, with rental cars being the exception. The rumours continue that this even applies to Dutch ...
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1answer
146 views

Short-term visa rules stated in Denmark website

If you have a visa that is valid for multiple entries for at least 6 months you can hand in an application for a new visa before the current visa expire. If you are granted a new visa it will be an ...
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1answer
363 views

Shipping luggage vs. checking it for US domestic air travel

I heard recently that, when traveling domestically in the U.S., it is better to ship your bags using a courier service rather than check them in. According to the source, this has three advantages: ...
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0answers
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UK resident reentering UK on NZ passport as UK passport is being renewed [duplicate]

So I have to travel out of the UK using my NZ passport, as my UK passport is at the UK passport office. Will they only give me a tourist visa on my NZ passport? What happens when this expires? Or can ...
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1answer
85 views

Is it OK to check in a box that is not plain on the outside (e.g. there are printed pictures, etc. on the box)

It's a cardboard box that used to store my desktop computer. So the outside of the box is not plain and has printed pictures and words. I wonder if it's OK to use the box as a piece of checked ...
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1answer
174 views

Layovers from Canada to USA [closed]

I am travelling to Boston from Canada with a layover in Newark. Do I claim my luggage in Newark or do they transfer it to the flight to Boston and then claim my luggage in Boston? It is a 53 minute ...
2
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1answer
188 views

First Time Traveler US Citizen traveling to Pakistan

I'm American and I have never been out of the United States. Is it true that if I visit Pakistan for the first time I'll only be able to stay a month? I hope this isn't true. I want to stay longer.
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2answers
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What gifts would be welcome for a Swedish host family?

What are good gifts to take to Swedish family in 2014? Many American things are now easy to find there. The most recent postings seem to be 2012. Some say towels...terrycloth? We'd like to get ...
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2answers
352 views

Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?

I'm trying to book a train from Trondheim via Oslo to Kristiansand. The route contains a transfer in Oslo. I have 21 minutes to catch the connection. On the NSB site a warning is issued (Google ...
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2answers
376 views

Driving from Marrakech to Merzouga for camel tour

My wife and I are going to Morocco for the first time. Most important for us on that trip is to ride the camel and night in the desert under the stars, so for that we booked a night in the desert ...
2
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2answers
287 views

Insurance for skydiving in USA as a UK citizen

I'm a UK citizen currently living and working in the USA for the duration of this summer. I'd like to do a tandem skydive in the next few weeks, but my current insurance policy (Post Office Travel) ...
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2answers
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Are security rules, regarding medical exclusions to the liquids rule (100ml or 3-1-1), different at European airports with respect to the USA?

Travelling through Brussels, my saline solution, which is legal for US TSA, was declared illegal by airport security. Are medical exclusions different for USA Travel and Foreign travel?
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2answers
2k views

Can I get a Taiwan visa from China

I am a Sri Lankan citizen currently living in Sri Lanka. I'm planning a short trip to Taiwan this October, and they require us to get visa in advance to enter the country. To make the matter worse, ...
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1answer
828 views

Bringing someone's ashes abroad [closed]

One of my friends last wishes is to spread her ashes at various places around the world. Consequently, Will I be hassled by security for having someone's ashes, in say, a Ziplock bag? Is the ...
2
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1answer
285 views

No-visa entry policy during transit in S.Korea

I'm a Chinese studying in the UK and I'm planning to visit South Korea for an academic workshop and some sightseeing and then visit China. There is an visa exemption scheme for Chinese nationals with ...
8
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2answers
678 views

Can I cycle to Frankfurt Hahn airport from Koblenz?

I am cycling down the Rhine this summer and I expect I will get as far as Koblenz. I would like to know if I can get from Koblenz to Frankfurt Hahn airport on my bike, maybe in 2 days ride down the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Finding a place for shower after arrival at Los Angeles airport

I want to take shower near by LAX after arrival by an international flight. While googling, I found following options: Half-day stay at near by inexpensive hotels (Travelodge provide such a ...

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