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UAE visit visa with expired passport number

I need a visa to travel to UAE. My passport will expire soon (June), so today I applied for a new passport and it will be delivered to me on March 17. I need to travel to Dubai on March 18. clearly ...
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Why don't more flights offer under-carriage cameras?

Yesterday I experienced for the first time an under-carriage camera, displayed on the in-flight entertainment system. We got to watch the runway on takeoff, and for about 5 minutes after, and ...
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Why do emergency oxygen systems on passenger planes have a bag that doesn't inflate?

Anyone who flies knows by heart the fact that, although oxygen is flowing, the bag may not inflate. So what purpose does the "bag" serve?
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Interstate travel within the US with an expired visa

My significant other has an expired visa which allowed him to enter the US legally. However, this was almost two years ago this summer. Would they be allowed to travel on vacation to another state ...
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1answer
141 views

Is it safe to hang out at a bus station for 1-2 hours in Guatemala City?

My wife and I are going to be vacationing in Guatemala. She has been already down there for a month as part of a study abroad program and I am meeting her. She'll be coming in on the ADN bus from Xela ...
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1answer
141 views

Transportation from St Pancras station to ExCel convention center

I am planning a group trip to see a convention in London next month. We will be arriving by Eurostar, and we'll need to reach our hotels which are located close to the ExCel convention center. The ...
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Do I need a converter if the frequency (Hz) of a country is different?

In the US, electrical outlet frequency is listed at 60Hz and 120v. If I am traveling to a country with 50Hz, do I need a transformer? My appliances work with the voltage that is listed in the country ...
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651 views

Visiting the Philippines as a dual citizen with a different name in passport?

Do I need to apply for visa if I am going to the Philippines, as I am a dual passport holder - 1 Taiwan and 1 Philippine passport). In my R.O.C. passport both names appeared but my phil. passport ...
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What is this extra item that came with my travel bag?

I've bought a travel bag and there is a piece that came with it that I'm having hard time figuring out what it is used for. Here is the picture: Any idea what it's used for?
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590 views

Do I get a better deal if I buy USD (using GBP) in the US or outside?

I will be travelling to the US (JFK arrival) next month and trying to find out what the best option is for me to buy USD. I am planning to exchange around £400 worth of USD. Should I buy it outside ...
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Taxis at Tokyo Haneda Airport

I'll be flying into Tokyo Haneda at 10:25pm on a Sunday and rather than try to figure out the public transit system that late in the day when I'm already probably going to be exhausted I was thinking ...
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1answer
359 views

Getting to the Taj Mahal from Delhi and back?

http://goindia.about.com/od/populartrainroutes/qt/delhi-agra-trains.htm Per that link it seems like I just have two options. Catch a train that leaves at 6:15am or catch one that leaves at 7:10am. ...
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Spanish visa : Do I need accomodation booked for Thursday if I am flying back Friday morning at 12 am?

I am trying to obtain a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate. I have a flight booked for the Friday morning at 12 am and hence didn't book accommodation for the Thursday. Will this be a problem? ...
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614 views

What dialect of Spanish do the locals speak in Panama City?

Do the locals speak standard Spanish or some sort of dialect? To get around Panama City what language does need to know? Is English popular or is knowing Spanish vital?
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What is a good data plan for Internet surfing in northern Italy? [duplicate]

I've checked the webpages of some their providers, but franly, just like in the case of those in my own language, I literally cannot find my way around them. So if you wouldn't mind sharing a word of ...
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116 views

Making phone calls from Poland to the rest of the world over VOIP

(I guess this classifies as a travel question) I'm in Poland now. I'm looking for the best (cheap and good voice quality) VOIP provider for making phone calls to the rest of Europe and rest of the ...
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If all I have are US dollars when I first arrive in the Philippines, is it okay to tip with that?

I assume that people would prefer to have foreign currency to no tip. But should I absolutely make it a point to covert some currency first thing so that I can tip in Pesos?
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How to go about paying bills at home during an overseas trip?

So let's say I was going overseas for a month, be it personal or for work or whatever. In that time I'm going to inevitably get bills and my question is... how do people normally deal with that? If ...
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2answers
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How many nationalities can I have? [closed]

I'm was born in Brasil, this is my first nationality. I lived 12 years in Portugal and I received this nationality as well. Some years ago I moved to Australia and if everything goes very well in ...
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3answers
607 views

Practical aspects of security when travelling in India

This question is asked about travel in India as there may be useful specifics I can learn. It will probably also be useful elsewhere. Notes at the end explain my general circumstances. I intend to ...
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7answers
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How does one know if a rental car takes diesel or gasoline?

Quite unlikely, but what if I rent a car and forget to ask if it takes diesel or gasoline? Is it customary that it's written next to the gas tank inlet (I've only rented a car once, and this was the ...
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How should one tip in Manila?

Tipping is done and perceived differently all around the world. I don't really have much money at all, but I still feel it's necessary to tip well according to common local practices. What are the ...
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1answer
159 views

Are Americans popular in the Philippines? [closed]

I know that the U.S. and Philippines have a long history together. We were allies in WW2. But these days, what is the average Filipino perception and disposition towards U.S. civilians? Also, what ...
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2answers
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Dual Citizen (US/UK) Cuba Travel

This is a bit of a complicated case. I am a dual citizen of UK and US, though am a resident of the US. I left the USA with my British passport (the exit stamp is in my British passport). Since then I ...
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565 views

Are there actually any hostels in Macau?

I'm considering a cheap flight from Taiwan to Macau but I'm not sure there are any truly budget accommodations. The Wikivoyage page says there are two hostels, but does not go into details: ...
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1answer
86 views

Qantas Carbon offsets are different in different directions - why?

So I just booked two one-way tickets: A) From Melbourne to Canberra B) From Canberra to Melbourne. Both were the same class and category of ticket. As per usual, Qantas asked me to offset my ...
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Why is Amtrak so expensive in the Northeastern US?

Why is Amtrak so darn expensive in the Northeast US? I just looked up a train from New London, CT to Boston, MA (a 2 hour car trip); the round trip cost for two people was $200. Traveling by rail in ...
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2answers
281 views

Just what is unhealthy in the water in Mexico?

I've looked everywhere from guidebooks to the CDC website, but haven't been able to find out what is in the water in Mexico that makes it unhealthy to drink. I'm asking because my backpacking water ...
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Tripod in Carry-on Luggage

Many years ago someone told me about travel with a Camera Tripod is not allowed. I have a trip to Europe from Australia, and I have a 10 hour layover in Dubai. I would like take photos at night in ...
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Do Chinese citizens require a visa to go to Hong Kong for less than 7 days?

I and my girlfriend (a mainland Chinese citizen from Heilongjiang) are planning to visit Hong Kong from Malaysia (where we both have MSC working visas), and will also be returning to Malaysia. I have ...
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143 views

Are there any free camper parks in Australia?

I travel around Australia, I find some camper van hire service in Australia,i just want to know is there some camper park from Sydney to cairns for free?
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1answer
5k views

Multiple entry visa to UK (sponsored visitor)

I'll be going to UK as sponsored visitor - am I allowed to apply for Multiple visa entry to UK?
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Do both parents need to apply for a US passport for minors?

So, I have a timeshare in Cancun, and I want to take my two children, both underage minors. Obviously, they are going to need to have passports. Their mother and I are separated, but not yet ...
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Is the water clean in Manila?

It seems like a silly question for most of my travels, as I 'll be in a hotel, but I will travel a little bit.
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Will I need a power converter for my laptop? (U.S. based.) to Philippines?

It's a standard U.S. Dell laptop. I'll be in Manila, mostly in a hotel for a conference.
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1answer
120 views

Is it appropriate to ask your host(el) to phone emergency services when you don't arrive?

When raising the issue of traveling alone through nature, advice is always given to notify people about your travel plan and expected date of arrival. In case something goes amiss emergency services ...
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394 views

How can I find bundled air fare discounts?

I recently used Flightfox to book a flight from Monterrey, Mexico to London. The cheapest flight I found was US$1109, Flightfox found one for $959. It was well worth my $49 fee. However, I'm ...
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1answer
671 views

Which trains can I take from Dusseldorf airport to Dusseldorf HBF?

I am arriving at DUS airport on March 16 at 6:55am. I need to catch a train to Amsterdam at 9:13am, same day. Which train do I take from DUS Flughafen to Dusseldorf HBF?
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1answer
452 views

What does the TSA do with confiscated liquids?

So, we all know that if your carry-on has a liquid in excess of the proscribed size amounts (typically 3 oz), you can't take it on board. Presumably, these things are destroyed, but I wonder, are ...
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What is typical buy/sell spread in cash exchange booths for EUR, USD in Serbia?

What spread (buy vs sell exchange rate difference, %) can be typically expected in cash currency exchange booths in Belgrad airport, Terminal 2? In rural regions of Serbia (e.g. Kopaonik)? Interested ...
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Can I use B1 visa (Visitor-Business) to travel to the Canada without a business purpose?

I got a B1 visa (Visitor-Business) for Canada in 2012 when I traveled to Canada for a business trip from my company. It expires in 2015 and I'd love to visit the Canada again, but for no other purpose ...
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2answers
505 views

Dual Canadian and British citizen with only a British passport

I am both a British citizen and a Canadian citizen I live in the UK and only have a British passport. Will being Canadian with proof of Canadian citizenship alter the requirement to obtain an ESTA ...
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1answer
62 views

Taxi from Udaipur airport to Karni fort, Bambora

I am looking for a transport for a group of ten from Udaipur airport to Karni fort, Bambora. How can I make an advance booking?
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San Francisco to Los Angeles: bus or plane?

Coming from Europe, I have been living in San Francisco for a month, and this is my first visit to America. In two months, I will have to go to Los Angeles for a meeting. Obviously, taking the plane ...
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0answers
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Can I enter Schengen through Athens and leave through Rome? [duplicate]

Can I enter Schengen area through Athens, Greece and leave through Rome with the Schengen Visa?
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1answer
178 views

Week-ends in Paris and in Rome, from a base in Nice [closed]

I'm travelling to Nice, France in the month of March. I will have three weekends (2 days + 2 days + 2 days) in my visit and I want to plan accordingly to travel to Rome, Paris and Monaco (nearby). ...
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2answers
626 views

Laptop/mobile device in countries with Sharia

I'm traveling to Iran and i need to bring my laptop. For western standards I do not have anything illegal on my hard drive but since I'm not familiar with the Sharia I'm a little bit paranoid. Is ...
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149 views

One full day in Dubai, leaving the next day

I will have one full day in Dubai in July arriving early morning. Is there a half day or full day desert and surrounds day trip that is available?
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2answers
749 views

Cheap way to get from Costa Rica to Tikal, Guatemala

I'd like to visit Tikal, Guatemala, but according to Rome2Rio, it's going to cost me at least $600 US to fly, which I find to be an exorbitant amount. What is the cheapest way to get from anywhere in ...
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5answers
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Is it safe to drink water with a strong chlorine smell?

Are there any health issues with drinking heavily chlorinated water? During a recent trip to Australia (Queensland, NSW), virtually all tap water I found had a very strong chlorine smell and taste. I ...

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