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Could not board flight LHR to BKK without departing ticket

I have been flying in and out of Thailand for 13 years. I have family, property, and bank accounts in Thailand. I have never overstayed. I have been refused check-in for the first time. I am a ...
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Travel to Scotland over Christmas & New Years: are hiking & outdoor activities right out?

I'm trying to plan a trip to Scotland & I don't want to wait >6 months for a number of reasons. It looks like there are a lot of winter festivals all over Scotland, and what I'm reading about ...
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Visa-free travel: no entry or exit stamp given between UK and French border?

I'm a US citizen traveling through Europe visa-free. I started my trip in Spain and got an entry stamp there. Later, I took the IDBUS from France to the UK and got an exit stamp from France and an ...
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What publicly accessible vantage points exist in Portland, Oregon?

Any publicly accessible tall buildings that are good for views & photography in Portland, Oregon? Or is the Aerial tram a better bet?
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Getting from Oxford to Saunderton (near High Wycombe), by public transport, before 9am?

In a few weeks, I'll need to get from Oxford to the lovely village of Saunderton, which is between Princes Risborough and High Wycombe. I'll need to get there by 9am, and by public transport. If I ...
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Do I need a visa to Transit US? [duplicate]

I am an Indian travelling from India to Cayman Islands via Dubai and US. I have a valid Cayman islands work permit. I have a layover in Newyork / Miami for around 5 hrs maximum. Should I need a ...
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Flying to Germany from USA as Dual Citizen, passport use? [duplicate]

My daughter and I are dual citizens (US and German). When we book a flight to Germany from the USA, the airline asks for passport details. I understood to use the passport that lets you legally ...
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How do I address a vertical postcard?

Currently I am abroad on a summer project in Israel. I would like to send my friends some postcards, and I got this one: and I'm not sure how to address it properly. I've been looking for some tips ...
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How can a foreign national get a fishing/hunting license in the South Carolina?

My brother-in-law is going to come and visit us for a couple of weeks. I'd like to take him to fish with me, but he is Mexican, and the last time I got my fishing license in my state, I was asked for ...
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Is a Kyushu itinerary with Japan Rail Pass + Car Rental cheaper/more convenient?

We (2 adults, 2 toddlers) are planning a trip to Kyushu in November. We are considering 7 days JR Rail passes and will likely be using one day from Osaka to Hiroshima, where we'll have one night there....
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Do I need a (European Auto Insurance) Green Card while driving inside the EU?

I purchased a new car and have registered it in Germany. I want to use it to travel to the Czech Republic, but I haven't received the Green Card from my car insurance company. Would this be a ...
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Food on the TGVs between France and Spain?

In a few days time, I'll be taking a long TGV trip, on the new(ish) service between Barcelona and Paris. Given the length of the journey, I'm wondering about the food available on board, and hence if ...
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Is it possible to travel around the world using JUST Low-cost carriers?

Is it possible to visit all six non-Antarctica continents, just flying, using only Low Cost Carriers?
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Do I need a business visa with a valid residence permit for China?

I used to work in China till June this year but now work in Singapore. I still have a valid residence permit for China till April 2015. Can I travel to China for business using the residence permit ...
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Number of days stay in Schengen countries

My husband and I applied for Schengen visa for a Cosmos Tour to Europe from Oct 4 to 19, 2014. We are leaving Paris for London after breakfast on Oct 19, 2014. On the application form, we indicated ...
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Is it possible to visit the US for 4 months once there on the VWP, without leaving the continent?

I have a friend from a European country, who is traveling around the world, and he wants to stay in the US for 4 months. He entered on the VWP, which only allows 3 months. Does he have any options ...
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401 views

Aircraft headphone volume

I usually bring my own earphones when traveling by plane, but I've been plagued by lack of volume control: in some flights, the minimal volume is too loud when using my headphones; in others, the ...
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Can I drive into Ukraine with my car?

I want to drive with my car to Lviv in Ukraine. Car insurance covers that, but I'm not sure if I can just drive over the border from Poland to Ukraine or if I need any special permission or documents ...
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What cities are close to Zurich that have great history around WWII?

A colleague and I will be in Zurich in early October on business. We may have only one "tourist day" for the whole trip. We're both into WWII history and would like to hop on a cheap train (assuming ...
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Croatia, passport-free travel: as of 2014, still separate from Schengen Area?

I'm a US citizen traveling visa-free in Europe. It used to be the case that you could go to Croatia to bypass the Schengen Area "3 consecutive month" requirement. (That is, stay 3 months in Europe, ...
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Per-route on-time performance for VIA rail

Is there anywhere to find per-route on-time performance for VIA Rail, similar to Amtrak's reports? All I found is a 2011 statistic for select routes and overall statistics for 2008-2013 in the 2013 ...
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Alternative route for the shut down Harwich - Esbjerg ferry route by car

I am planning to have a Scandinavian trip (preferably it would include Copenhagen, Malmö, Gothenburg, maybe also Oslo or the southern parts of Norway) from London by car. As I'll be the only one able ...
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Re-applying for Schengen visa from French embassy [duplicate]

I obtained a Schengen visa from the French embassy and due to my work commitment I couldn't go. Is this gonna affect my application if I apply again to get a visa?
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What is the limit of cabin baggage on Wizz Air flights?

What's the weight limit on Wizz Air, for cabin baggage? I can't find anything about the weight on their website. I know that for Ryanair is 10kg, and EasyJet say they don't have a limit for weight.
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Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?

Each year I go on a city trip with some friends, within Europe. We go around five days, and in recent years we've started visiting several cities in that time. We have a new idea: to cut down on the ...
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Transit through Beijing - Languages?

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Thailand this winter (from the UK), and the cheapest option appears to be Air China, with a 6-hour layover in Beijing (PEK). Given that neither of us can ...
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Car hire credit Card in Ireland

I have booked a hire car from Hertz for pick up in Dublin. It has been paid for on a debit card and money has been taken from the account. That's fine. In the small print I am required to bring the ...
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Can one carry an internal hard-drive in cabin-luggage?

I'm currently in the process of moving from France to Canada. I have plenty of computer equipment that I just put in boxes and that will be sent by naval transport. One thing I'm scared off though, ...
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1answer
199 views

Paris transit visa

I am travelling to Algeria (ALG) via Air France, and I need to change flights at the airport in Paris. My stay in the airport is not more than 2 hours both ways. I also have a valid US visa. Do I ...
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1answer
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Traveling to Mexico for a few & back to LA under Visa Waiver with a French Passport

I am in Los Angeles for the last 2 months under the visa waiver & would love to go for 4 days to Mexico & back to Los Angeles. MY departure is on the 6th sept from LA. I hold a french passport....
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Is it possible to buy another 16-25 Railcard before my current one has expired?

I'm trying to maximise the time I can use a 16-25 railcard. I'm currently 23 and my current card expires in October. I gather that the last date you can purchase a 3 year card is a day before your ...
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1answer
255 views

LDW / LIS for US car rental booked in UK

If I book a rental car for a week in the US through the US website I can pay about $300 which becomes more like $550 if I take Loss Damage Waiver and Liability Insurance. But if I book from the UK ...
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Is there an FAA-rated airplane safety harness?

Which safety harness is FAA rated? I have looked at a few, but am unclear which ones are FAA rated and what the rating is.
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Does British Airways allow the use of KneeDefenders? [duplicate]

Yesterday a United Flight from Newark to Denver was forced to divert to Chicago's O'Hare airport after a fight broke out between two passengers over the use of a knee defender. Does anyone know if ...
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Gifts for Chinese hosts?

I am traveling to China for work (I am an academic), and would like to bring small gifts with me for the hosts who have been working to coordinate my visit. What are some recommendations for the kinds ...
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1answer
318 views

Financial proof to get a Schengen visa to France

I am planning to apply for a Schengen visa to visit France. I have an attestation d'acceuil, but the visa requires I submit bank statement for the past 3 months. I can get this statement, but the ...
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655 views

Hotels in Barcelona for People Aged 17?

I wanted to know if there are hotels in Barcelona that allow people over 16 to check in (under 18).
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1answer
137 views

Romanian Embassy in London

From the website I've been told to submitted my application to the diplomatic missions and consular posts. I live in London, here are my questions: "M.E.I.C. House, 344 Kensington High Street, ...
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Buying alcohol in Prague

I'll be traveling to Prague soon and I was hoping to purchase alcohol at a reduced price. Can I purchase it in the duty free stores? (Are there restrictions in the Czech Republic on boarding planes ...
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Macau/Hong Kong: Visa for going back and forth

As an EU citizen, Macau will give me a 90 day visa upon arrival. Can I visit Hong Kong with that every other weekend or will leaving Macau void my visa?
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1answer
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How can I search specifically for cottages/cabins with kitchen(ettes)?

When searching for cabin/cottages on sites such as HomeAway or TripAdvisor, one can select many amenities, such as the presence of a sauna, hot tub, or air conditioning. However, there does not ...
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Schengen Visa - Overstay query

I hold an Indian Passport and reside in the UK. I have a valid work visa in the UK till Jan 2017. I have got my Schengen Visa on 24/05/2014 for the first time. The Valid Until date on the visa is 23/...
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Identify waterside building / skyline

Among a friend's photos on Facebook I spotted an interesting skyline with a distinctive waterside building that looks like it's just being completed: I've travelled to over fifty countries and I ...
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Which airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight?

I read that some airlines such as United Airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight. Is there any comprehensive list of airlines that ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight (or ...
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1answer
157 views

Madrid Barajas to Toledo transfer

What are some transfer options from Madrid Barajas to Toledo. My family of 5 people (4 adults + 1 kid) arrives late, thus cannot use the public transportation. I did not find any companies that do ...
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3answers
616 views

Could one find and hire a guide for Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) for a day?

I have read that it may be helpful for a tourist to hire a private guide for a day in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Similarly, I have read that one could higher a taxi driver to be a private ...
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Where can I get alerts for earthquakes in California?

Similar to how you can simply check the weather forecast to get a good sense of upcoming weather, is there a tool I can use online to alert me of an impending earthquake? I am travelling in ...
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1answer
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Is it legal to bring Jamón Ibérico from Spain into the United States?

I'm in Spain and I'd love to bring some Jamón Ibérico back to the states with me. Is it legal to bring it with me? If so, how much is allowed and under what conditions (sealed, treated, etc).
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What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?

I'm traveling to china for a couple of weeks for work. I don't do anything where information security or intellectual property is a huge concern, but I do want to be in touch with the home office so ...
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Do airlines replace cancelled short-haul flights by buses? If not, why not?

When trains are cancelled (at least in Europe), and there are no alternative ways to get travellers to their destination by train a little bit later, there are often replaced by buses to get ...

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