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Where can I stash a rental car while visiting London?

I hear you don't want to drive a car around London; that you should take public transportation. If I've got a car I've been driving for another portion of the trip, what should I do with it while ...
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On-site rental cars at San Juan airport (SJU)

Are there car rentals available in San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport where the rental lot is on the airport property? The past two times I've rented a car the rental lot is a ...
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Is “Flying Return” the only available loyalty program for Air India?

I'm flying with Air India and I was looking in which loyalty programs Air India is a member. It turned out, that Air India has its own loyalty program called "Flying Return". From the homepage, it ...
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Shopping districts in Beijing

Me and the wife will visit Beijing next month and we (well the wife mostly) would like to do some shopping. What are the best shopping districts in Beijing? We're not particularly looking for ...
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96 views

How to learn about funeral customs while traveling in Australia

Is there a way one could learn about the local funeral customs (irrespective of the religion of the deceased) while traveling through a country ? In NT, Australia how could one go about learning the ...
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Manual or Automatic transmission: Do rental companies let you choose which type of car you want to rent?

Say I'm a foreigner renting a car in Brazil. What kind of car transmissions are popular in Brazil rental car agencies? Do they let you choose if you ask? I know standard transmission is, well, the ...
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India converter 110v to 220v for Dental appliances

I am planning for a trip to India, and would like to know if there are good branded voltage converters (110v to 220v) that are available in the US for my Philips Soniccare and Waterpik. (BTW I have ...
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How can I travel so that I am never lost? [closed]

What should I factor in preparations so that when I travel, I am never lost ? Edit: I am specifically interested in travelling within Australia by road or taking direct flights between Australia to ...
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What should I do to stay safe if my flight arrives late at night?

As I was planning my trip using both my guidebooks, I came across the "Health" and "Safety" sections, only to end up very nervous for my trip to Bolivia. Both guidebooks explicitly state, "La Paz is ...
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Apply for a Russian visa in English in Strasbourg

I am travelling to Russia and need a visa. My nearest Russian consulate is in Strasbourg, but I don't speak French or Russian. Will I be able to make my application there? I live near Strasbourg but ...
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50 views

How do you keep track of your financial assets while traveling / living overseas? [closed]

Im living over seas and basically keep a spreadsheet of various assets, stocks, savings, and investments in both countries. Does anyone have any best practice advice for managing things. Just looking ...
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175 views

How to overcome depression when relocating? [closed]

I'm a software engineer and I relocated last year to Berlin. I'm learning the German language and I'm trying to understand the whole new world. But my problem is that I discovered that I'm depressed, ...
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609 views

Can I enter Malaysia, as a Libyan without a visa?

I have roundtrip way ticket arrive at 15 March 2014 and depart at 28 March 2014, I will attend the TAEEAC 2014 conference, I have registered. As I am Libyan citizen, can I get a visa at the Airport? ...
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6 hour stopover in Shanghai

I have a stop over in Shanghai Pudong (Transit for a flight from London to Auckland). Is this long enough to leave the airport, do some sight-seeing, and then make it back? Do I need a visa to ...
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How much extra time should I reserve to enter the US from Canada with the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Bus as a European VWP citizen?

As a citizen of a VWP country (The Netherlands), I do not need ESTA to enter the USA by land: If you are a citizen of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), and you enter ...
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1answer
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How does a kids club on a cruise contact you if there is a problem?

My wife and I are getting ready to take our first with our 4 year old son on NCL. We plan on using the "kids club", but I don't understand is how they get in touch with you if there is a problem. On ...
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What happens if you don't “collect” an Oyster top-up or transfer in time?

With an Oyster Card, there are a few different ways you can arrange to top up, or collect additional tickets, or have balances transferred. Broadly, they are: At a station with a ticket machine ...
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1answer
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What time do I need to line up to be guaranteed of a Skomer Island visit during peak season?

The official website for Skomer Island visits suggests arriving two hours before the boat departure to purchase tickets because only 250 people are allowed to visit the island per day. This would ...
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What kind of backpack do I need?

I am going on a week hike in Southern Spain - I'm intending on packing as light as possible, but will be taking lightweight mat, sleeping bag, bivvy or tent, stove, mess tin, minimal cloths, water, ...
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1answer
94 views

Rechecking baggage for AA flight Paris-->New York-->Boston [duplicate]

I'll soon be flying from Paris, CDG to New York, with a connecting flight to Boston. Does anyone know if I will need to claim and then recheck my baggage in New York before my flight to Boston? The ...
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1answer
64 views

Association of travel agencies in the US?

In case of a bankruptcy of a travel agency, you have the chance of losing all the money that you already paid. Therefor, there are associations of which a travel agency (of any size) can become a ...
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For countries that issue e-visas, do any also take up a full page of your passport when you arrive?

Even though I travel a lot I've never had an e-visa. I just found out at least some countries that issue e-visas do not then attach a full page version of the visa into your passport when you arrive. ...
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797 views

Where is this lake?

The filename of this image is "rocky mountains", but it rather looks like Norway to me. Where is it exactly? No source I find through Google Images or through tineye will be more specific than ...
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1answer
448 views

Transit in Turkey for Swiss and Bulgarian citizens

We plan to flight me, my wife and our daughter to Bulgaria and one option is to flight from Geneva to Istanbul, then Istanbul-Varna. The question is: As a Swiss citizen I can normally go to Bulgaria ...
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How difficult is it to catch a taxi in Napa, California?

I would like to know if it easy/possible to get a taxi cab in Napa, California. A quick internet search brings up Yellow Cab of Napa Valley. But I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with ...
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1answer
201 views

Should I have a transit visa in Frankfurt? [duplicate]

I have Syrian passport with USA visa. I will travel from USA to Lebanon but I have one stop in Frankfurt. I want to ask if I need visa to stay in the airport in Frankfurt until I have my next flight. ...
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1answer
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Boarding a train in the UK at a later calling station, on an advanced purchase (train specific) ticket

This question is not about breaking a train journey in the United Kingdom. I wanted return tickets from London to Bicester. Thanks to an offer, I have purchased return tickets from London to ...
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2answers
2k views

Can I hire a car in the US with UK provisional Licence?

Whilst I am travelling, I would like to rent a car from NY or LA. Is it possible with a UK provisional driving licence?
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2answers
96 views

Travel from New Orleans to Dominican Republic via Miami

We are planning a trip to the Dominican Republic, departing from New Orlenas with a stop over in Miami. My question is - do we need to allow for a 3 hour or so stop over in Miami to go through ...
7
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1answer
2k views

Is there a cheaper alternative to car rental insurance in Mexico?

I'll be arriving in Guadalajara, Mexico tomorrow, and I want to rent a car. The Orbitz web site gives me a US$9/day option from Allianz. Then when I got to the rental agency, they told me the ...
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Is there any kind of car museum anywhere in Okinawa?

After watching too many editions of Jay Leno's Garage on YouTube in the last few days, culminating in one about a '70s Japanese car, I started to wonder ... Is there any car museum or collection of ...
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139 views

Places/Landmarks to see in West Lafayette, Indiana [closed]

I will be visiting Purdue university to give a talk in a week. Unfortunately the only free hours I will have are the evening of the 10th of March and that of the 11th of March. I checked Tripadvisor ...
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1answer
255 views

Proof of residence for Japan Airpass

To use an ANA Star Alliance Airpass, I need to provide proof that I reside outside of Japan. What would constitute acceptable proof? Context: I'm an American living and working in the UK, and I'm ...
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Is there a practical point in learning foreign words while travelling?

It is frequently advised for travelers to learn the basic vocabulary in whatever is the local language in the country they're visiting. The reasons usually given are: It can help in situations where ...
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334 views

“Circular” hiking trails in Iceland?

In September I will be travelling to Iceland, and renting a car there to make a trip around most of the country. One of the main activities will be hiking, and I am looking to do one hiking trip that ...
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1answer
60 views

Where to find a bike to hire / buy / borrow in Southern Spain

I am doing a bike trip in Southern Spain near Lorca- it is relatively short and I don't want to take a bike on the plane for it- I was hoping to hire locally. What are the chances of me finding a ...
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97 views

Restaurant rating information in China

I'd like to try to find places to eat in China. In the USA I look on Chowhound, which has a pretty good user base. Is there a similar tool for China? I could use a site like TripAdvisor, but I worry ...
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1answer
108 views

Sichuan food in Xi'an

Can I find Sichuan food in Xi'an, China? As an English speaker, how can I ensure I am getting authentic food on the menu (is there a "omakase" equivalent)? I don't care much for fancy, or touristy, ...
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885 views

Is there some other train than Eurostar to go from Lille to London?

Is there a cheaper/slower alternative to Eurostar between Lille and London?
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1answer
332 views

Is Guantánamo Bay, Cuba open to visitors/tourists?

Okay, I know this sounds crazy, but I was wondering if Guantánamo was open to tourists. I have read it is not possible in some forums, but again, those are forums. Wikitravel says that "Non-US, ...
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2answers
545 views

Kids not allowed into sauna in Serbia

We recently faced a restriction for children under 16 to enter sauna area of a spa complex in a hotel in Serbia--they are only allowed into a pool, but not into multiple varieties of sauna. No single ...
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1answer
386 views

How can I get to Mike Brant's grave?

Mike Brant, the famous singer is buried in Haifa. According to Wikipedia the cemetery is called "Camp David". Could someone tell me where exactly it is and how I can get there from the German ...
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1answer
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Canadian visiting the USA after previously being denied?

I am hoping to hear from other people with similar experiences. What I am wondering is, what are the chances that I will be denied entry into the USA, after having been denied in the past? See the ...
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2answers
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Is a signature mandatory for a B1 visa invitation letter?

I have been invited to a conference in USA. I am going to apply for a B1 visa. Unfortunately the invitation letter doesn't have a signature on it. Only the email id and the website is there. Would the ...
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1answer
198 views

Are Thai visa extensions effectively suspended because of the protests?

On the Thailand immigration website, it says that immigration services are suspended at the main office because of the protests: Due to the demonstrations, Immigration services provided at ...
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2answers
153 views

What's the process to get an Indonesian tourist visa for a US citizen?

I'm in Bangkok at the moment, but according to the stamp in my passport, I'm gonna have to skip soon. I'm thinking I'd like to visit Indonesia to check out the lifestyle entrepreneur scene, but it ...
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1answer
356 views

Vegetarian budget options in Finland

I am new here and I have some specific questions regarding an upcoming business travel to Finland. I hail from India and would be put up at Helsinki centre for 4 weeks till mid of April. After ...
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1answer
173 views

Renting apartaments for less than month in Europe?

In the European countries which I have visit, renting apartments or room for short term, strongly increases its price. On the other hand, in many of the South Asian countries, price of all terms ...
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2answers
592 views

Taiwan maximum stay rules with reentry

I've heard about US expats temporarily leaving Taiwan for a weekend so that they can stay an additional 90 days under visa exempt entry. I have two questions about this practice: Is there a minimum ...
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1answer
104 views

Visiting Korea as an Indonesian citizen with a US student visa: Do I need a visa for Korea? [duplicate]

I live in Seattle. I am an international grad student in the US. I carry an Indonesian passport. And, I would like to visit Korea for 1 to 2 weeks. What kind of visa do I need to apply for? How ...

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