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For a UK rail delay, which train company do you claim compensation from?

For those who don't know, the UK rail network was largely privatised in the 1990s. Whether or not rail privatisation is a good thing is still very much up for debate, but even most pro-privatisation ...
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529 views

One way refund of round trip flight due to flight cancellation

Recently I traveled with KingFisher Airlines in India. The flight was a round trip domestic flight and cost 811 USD. I made it on the way there, but on the way back due to financial problems, ...
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1answer
469 views

Spain visa - must I make entire hotel payment, or is deposit enough?

I am a Kenyan student studying in the UK. I have a Tier 4 visa. I am applying for a visa to Spain, and one of the requirements is a hotel confirmation. Do I have to make the full payment for the ...
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1answer
817 views

I-95 from Baltimore Maryland to Florida [closed]

I am going on road-trip from Baltimore Maryland to Florida what can I on the way near the I-95 that's not too expensive?
8
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1answer
253 views

Chiang Mai Treks with Barking Gecko

I am researching eco treks in Chiang Mai and came across Barking Gecko Travel. They are a trekking company that doesn't use elephants and are TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) certified. I can't ...
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533 views

Visa/ESTA with a dual passport

I currently have both an Australian and a British passport. I am studying in the United States, however, my visa expires on Dec 21 (there is a grace period until the Jan 21) but I am not allowed to ...
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Tipping in Poland: saying “thank you” when the waiter collects your money

I read that while tipping in Poland is standard, you should not say "thank you" to the waiter when he takes the cash if you are expecting change. Otherwise, he will assume that the amount overpaid is ...
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1answer
266 views

Skipping long lines at free-museum days in Paris

In Paris, many museums are free on the first Sunday of each month. Thus the lines for museum entry can be extremely long. Is it possible to skip through the line if I bought a ticket in advance? I ...
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173 views

Famous pieces in the Louvre [closed]

Besides the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, what are the don't-miss pieces of the Louvre's permanent collection?
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82 views

Cheap flight USA-Taiwan for Christmas [closed]

I already watched the ticket prices for a San Francisco - Taiwan round trip (or from whatever city in the US) some monthes ago, especially for the christmas holiday, and it was already 1800 dollars at ...
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1answer
134 views

Want to carry a psoriasis cream with me on plane to China — reasonable?

Here's the deal. My wife is Chinese and her brother (college age) lives in China. I have some cream my grandpa gave me for broken out skin (says IC Triamcinolone 0.5% cream on it). It's worked ...
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1answer
667 views

Small side trips traveling between US & India

When traveling from US to India, I know that its very easy to have a short tourist stop in Singapore: Stopovers >3hrs(?) get a free tour of the city Hong Kong: Visa on arrival, on an 8hr stopover I ...
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401 views

Required vaccinations for Eastern Europe

What vaccinations and medicines are required for travel to Eastern Europe?
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2answers
501 views

Tipping in NYC restaurants

I've been told that in New York City, no less than 20% tip is expected in a restaurant. I've always thought you could tip anywhere from 10-20% in a restaurant depending on service quality. Is 20% ...
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1answer
464 views

Tipping Etiquette for NYC Taxis

I'm going to New York City soon for business, and I will probably be using taxis frequently to get around. Is there a certain expected tipping percentage for NYC cab drivers?
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1answer
187 views

Suwon is on the itinerary while travelling through South Korea. What should I do there and what is Suwon known for?

I need help in deciding what to do in Suwon during my stop there on a trip to South Korea. I've done a little research, however I'm curious if anyone has more experience.
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194 views

Finding a quiet place to meet in San Francisco (or any city)?

I am going to a conference in San Francisco, and would like to schedule a one hour meeting with two people in person and one on Skype, somewhere near the Moscone center. What are my options for ...
4
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1answer
195 views

Qatar - “stranded” for 8 hours

I will be "stuck" in Doha (Qatar Airlines) for about 8 hours during the night. Is it possible to leave the airport and visit Qatar for a few hours with a standard (Belgium) international passport?
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3answers
351 views

Travel without a purpose to Bali

I live in Singapore. I want to go on a trip to Bali for two days (Saturday and Sunday) . I don't want to stay in hotels. I have no real purpose for this visit. Is there any way to spend a night in ...
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Traveling by Greyhound?

I'm just wanting to ask a few questions about Greyhound. My sister and I are traveling from Austin, TX to Eugene, OR this Tuesday. I've never traveled by Greyhound before, and I'm very, very nervous. ...
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1k views

Where to sleep at Frankfurt airport

I arrive at Frankfurt international airport in the morning (9 am) and I have to wait 10 hours until my next flight. Also I don't have a visa to get out of the airport. What is the best way to get some ...
6
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2answers
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24 hour currency exchange in Bangkok near train station

I need to exchange British pounds to US dollars before my 5.50 am train to Cambodia. I'm already in the city and made a silly mistake of not exchanging during the day. My hotel does not do currency ...
5
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1answer
104 views

What's the typical schedule for the New Year's Eve party in Times Square

What's the typical schedule for the New Year's Eve party in Times Square? I've checked out the official website, but the schedule is really simple...I expected most animation and attractions, like ...
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5answers
826 views

Inexpensive eating-out food in western Europe

In Asian cities (including modern/first-world cities such as Singapore), there are a lot of food centers which sell decent, but very inexpensive food. For example, in Singapore they are called Hawker ...
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1answer
741 views

Will it harm my video game if I take it through the scanner?

I want to take my video game home with my on the plane and don't want to put it in my checked luggage because they just carelessly toss luggage around. But I want to know if it is safe to take it ...
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General security concerns about Cancun, Mexico

I am planning to go on vacation with my girlfriend (We are both in our early twenties) in a 5 star hotel in Cancun, Mexico. My concerns: I've seen a documentary where a young guy got drugged in ...
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5answers
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If I renew my passport do I get 10 years from the expiration date or 10 years from the renewal date?

If I renew my passport do I get 10 years from the expiration date or 10 years from the renewal date? My passport expires in December 2013 so if I travel now, I would still have more than 6 months ...
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3answers
2k views

At what point(s) do you go through customs when stopping in a third country?

My 17 yr old daughter will be traveling alone to volunteer at an orphanage in Kenya. Her itinerary takes her from Atlanta to Washington Dulles to Dubai to Nairobi (with a reverse of that on the return ...
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2answers
115 views

Is the Wachau Valley interesting only to skiers?

I'm doing a trip from Vienna to Salzburg just after the beginning of the new year, probably 2-3 January. I'd like to stay for a day and night in Salzburg, but would also like to do another day and ...
5
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1answer
607 views

Where to print science posters in Paris? [closed]

I am going to Paris for a conference, but I failed to print a poster at home. How can I find a poster printing service with immediate printing of A0/A1/A2 posters in Paris (from pdf)?
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1answer
940 views

Do I need to stamp my Trenitalia/Trenord tickets?

Is buying a ticket enough? Do I have to stamp ("convalidare") it? What if all the stamping machines are broken? What if I didn't have the time to stamp my ticket?
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1answer
727 views

Driving from London to Malaga, Spain. Tolls expensive?

I've been waiting a long time to get a car, and now that I have one I plan to do a road trip with friends and visit my parents who live in southern Spain. I'm aware of the costs to get to Santander ...
4
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3answers
2k views

Want to Drive from Barcelona to Madrid

I want to drive from Barcelona to Madrid (Around 600kms) this december. Is it beautiful? What are the safe car hiring options for foreigners?
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2answers
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How to get from Genoa to Cinque Terre?

According to e.g. Wikitravel, there should be "regular local trains with high frequency" from Genoa (Genova) but it doesn't give any details. Which of the five villages can I get to by train from ...
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Which ATMs in Germany have the lowest fees for the foreign Visa debit cards?

What ATMs in Germany are safe to use when it comest to the fee paid for using the foreign (other EU-country) Visa card? ' I have learned that the fees may very strongly and there are many ...
5
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1answer
330 views

Recommendation for mobile prepaid SIM card for smartphone + home calls in Germany

What SIM card would you recommend for smartphone user for the travel in Germany? It would be probably the only or the most important connection to the Internet, so large amounts of data and ...
4
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1answer
178 views

Two weeks in Atlanta and Athens, GA area

I'm planning a 2 week trip (end of Dec / beginning of Jan) to the USA and I will be based in Athens, GA, but I will move a lot between Athens, Snellville and Atlanta. It's my first time in the USA and ...
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2answers
255 views

Traveling from cold region to warm region; tips regarding clothing?

I will fly this December from Paris to South-East Asia for a backpack trip. I have to get to the airport at night at probably 4°C and arrive at Phnom Penh, where it will be around 30°C. But because ...
4
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1answer
465 views

When should one check in to get the best of optionally allocated seats?

Easyjet recently launched an allocated seat system. Basically the rules are: If you pay you can choose your seat. The front seats and the emergency exit seats are more expensive. If you don't, ...
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1answer
266 views

Tours of opium poppy farms or processing facilities in Tasmania

I read several years ago that Tasmania is a major supplier of legal opiate products, and this weekend I spotted first-hand some farms growing opium poppies. Are there any tours of opium poppy farms ...
3
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1answer
145 views

Do seatbelts reduce the risk of injury or death in buses? [closed]

While I was on a two hour bus trip in Tasmania, someone noted that I was the only passenger who was wearing a seat belt. Do seatbelts reduce the risk of injury or death to bus passengers? Is the ...
2
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1answer
121 views

Going to Bangladesh [closed]

My friend and I are considering going to Bangladesh in early January 2013. We were wondering if anyone here has been there and has some good or bad things they could tell us. The country is very ...
11
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2answers
285 views

How to get from Gdańsk ferry terminal to Gdańsk railway station?

I will take a ferry from Nynäshamn (Sweden) to Gdańsk (Poland), arriving at 13:00. I have a train from Gdańsk at 13:57. According to Google Maps, it's approximately 8 km from the ferry terminal to the ...
2
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1answer
888 views

What is the cheapest way to get from Central Europe to South East Asia between Christmas and the New Year?

My final destination is Thailand. Since rail is relatively cheap between SE Asian countries, I am not too concerned about where I initially land down there. Most direct flights to Bangkok for ...
6
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2answers
124 views

Rooms to let in Greece during beginning of July

I used to go to Greece quite some times, mostly in July. We always went for rooms to let, which were cheap, but most of all, was nice to stay with inhabitants instead of (too) commercial hotels. I ...
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2answers
296 views

Have feelings of Greeks changed towards European tourists because of the crisis?

Until about 3 or 4 years ago I have been several times to Greece. They always are very polite and we were welcomed by them (not only at hotels/restaurants but also by others). Since I want to go ...
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1answer
1k views

Is it safe to attend a soccer game between Croatia and Serbia as a tourist?

In the beginning of next year, Croatia will play against Serbia in the qualification round for the soccer world championship 2014 in Brasilia. The game will take place at 22.03.2013 in Zagreb and ...
8
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1answer
527 views

What to expect from the Ferrari Museum in Maranello

I'm planning to visit the Museo Ferrari in Maranello and I want to know if I would be able to sit in the racing cars (especially the F1-single-seaters). If I want to avoid the confusion of the big ...
7
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3answers
368 views

Multiple US Visas

I have travelled to the US on B1/B2 visa and later on an F-1 visa. Due to a personal emergency I had to leave midway in the program while I was on an F-1 visa. But I'd informed the graduate office, my ...
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1answer
149 views

Travel by working?

Are there still any ways you can travel by working? For instance, do you know of any organizations or industries that would be willing to trade either general labor or a specific skill with the ...

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