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How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?

I tip all the time in the USA, usually from 15% up to 20%. The food is usually good but sometimes the service I received from the waiter/waitress is terrible. He/She was basically ignore me all the ...
6
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3answers
265 views

Using Chip-and-Pin credit cards in the US?

If one has a chip-and-pin card (not chip-and-signature), is it possible to use it in the US at this time? What is the experience like? For instance, in many restaurants in Europe the waiters will ...
3
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1answer
66 views

Can a Schengen Visa be refused because the photograph is too old?

I submitted a Schengen visa application today. The receptionist who accepted my application called me later stating that my photo is more than 6 months old and I need to submit a new photo today. I ...
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2answers
162 views

Why is there a СТОП (STOP) sign along with priority signs on traffic lights in Russia?

If you drive around in Moscow you will see a plain white sign reading СТОП (STOP) attached to traffic lights at some intersections. I've also seen priority road signs (which almost makes sense) ...
2
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1answer
62 views

Do I require a transit visa for Cuba?

Does an Indian citizen holding Indian Passport need any type of visa for Cuba if flying onward within 72 hours to the Cayman Islands?
7
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1answer
82 views

Do we have any kind of statistics for how often rebels actually take tourists hostage in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia?

Both Wikitravel and Wikivoyage warn about the dangers of being kidnapped if you visit Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Wikivoyage has this wording: Rebels often take tourists as hostages, so try ...
10
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5answers
3k views

Can you register a same-sex marriage while a tourist rather than a resident?

Of course there is Las Vegas. But so far, the US does not recognize same-sex marriage. Only 13 countries so far seem to have recognized the right to conduct same-sex marriage. If you are not a ...
21
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11answers
8k views

Can a visitor who is “of age” in their country drink underage in the United States of America?

Is there any way to get around the drinking age? I'm 18 (19 at the end of the year) and I will be travelling to America next year with my 18 year old sister. The legal age here in Australia is 18, is ...
4
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0answers
28 views

belonging insurances when traveling around the world?

I want an insurance that covers my belongings only. I already have a international travel health insurance, hence I do not need some link or recommendation to do-it-all packages (i.e. insurance for ...
16
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5answers
2k views

What kind of hat to wear for business in India?

I'm soon going to be travelling from the UK to India on business. India being pretty hot, I'll clearly need some kind of a hat to protect my head and face from sunburn when I'm outdoors (I have pale ...
5
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1answer
96 views

Recourse for bad/inaccurate information given on the Home Office help line

The Home Office sponsors a type of help desk where people can call them or exchange emails or even engage in live chat. When someone calls the Home Office with a question about a Visitor Visa and the ...
2
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0answers
29 views

Travel in the US on J1 Visa and ESTA [duplicate]

I have a question regarding travelling in and out of the US. I am on a J1 visa and i wish to go to the Bahamas in my grace period. If I want to return to the US after the Bahamas i know that i cannot ...
16
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2answers
266 views

Long Term Travel - what insurances can / should I get?

I'm a freelancer in the field of software development and I'm planning to travel to different places, but also continue working. I'd expect to stay at a certain place (country) for 1-3 months. Pretty ...
4
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1answer
71 views

Are visitors allowed to enroll in academies (such as a flight training school) in the US under the B1 visa?

I know a person who came to the US under B1 visa (which he says). He says, he is currently enrolled in a flight training school. I want to know, whether he is allowed to join academies under a B1 ...
9
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2answers
253 views

When should I bow in Taiwan?

Under what circumstances, if any, should I bow while I'm in Taiwan? I know that Taiwan is now a separate country from Japan, and has its own customs and etiquette, but I think I've seen staff bow to ...
1
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1answer
30 views

How long can I stay in Singapore on a multiple entry pass visa?

I am trying to get a Singapore multiple entry visa. My question is: can I work in Singapore on this visa base legally? After how many days do I need to come back to my home-country?
5
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1answer
78 views

How is Delta's MQM minimum per leg affected by fare class?

Under Delta's SkyMiles program (both the old one and the new one that began in 2015,) Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) are earned per mile flown, but earn a minimum of 500 per leg. Additionally, the ...
5
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2answers
109 views

How to get the best room in a hotel? [on hold]

I'm used to traveling across Europe for work. I have been booking my hotel rooms through common online websites like hotels.com or booking.com. However, I find that I have been frustrated many times ...
4
votes
1answer
306 views

Can I still visit a “movie TV” establishment (MTV) in Taiwan?

I have read that before KTV was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s there were similar places for watching movies in private rooms called MTV but most closed around 1988 due to new intellectual property ...
3
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2answers
102 views

I did not receive visa papers when entering Mexico and have a flight in 2 weeks. Can I exit and re-enter through Guatemala to fix this?

Edit: Resolution as an answer. I entered Mexico nearly one month ago on a bus crossing from TX to MX. I crossed at around 2am and never was it directed or suggested to handle my immigration paperwork ...
5
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2answers
106 views

My flight has changed destinations! What are my options?

About 2 months ago, I booked a flight from Nashville to Hong Kong, then Hong Kong to Xi'an, since it was less expensive to book that way. The flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an is China Eastern Airlines. ...
4
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0answers
36 views

How to buy an international ticket when name on foreign passport is different from name on green card

If a US resident (but not citizen) changed their name in the US and got a re-issued green card with that new name, the original foreign passport is still in the old name. How do you buy tickets to ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Travelling to us on visa waiver profram with j1ers [duplicate]

Im travelling to the US next friday with a few friends who are going on the j1 student visa. I was wondering how much money i would need for a customs officer to be satisfied that i wasnt planning on ...
12
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7answers
4k views

Is Indian food easily available in European countries?

Me and my parents will be visiting several European countries for tourism purposes. I will be visiting the following areas: Paris, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Innsbruck and Munich. While I ...
22
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5answers
7k views

Am I going to have trouble flying with a reversed name on the ticket?

I'm flying to Peru with my girlfriend next week and I realized that her name is incorrect on the reservation. Instead of Sally Marie Jones it's Jones Marie Sally. We're flying into Houston, then ...
0
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0answers
13 views

UK settlement visa time for Sri Lankan applicants [on hold]

I applied for the settlement visa from Colombo. Text alert received on next day confirming application received to Visa center. After 16 days I received email from chennai, that they received my ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Prepaid SIM card for 1 month stay in Texas / USA [duplicate]

I will be staying in Houston (Texas) for about a month and I'm looking for a prepaid SIM card that I can use during that time, preferably with mobile data. Update (more details): Primarily, I'm ...
0
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1answer
76 views

Do you tip in the US for getting a to-go coffee? [duplicate]

I'm not familiar with the tipping system in the US. One day I'm buying a coffee and i am presented with a machine asking me to tip 15%, 18% and 20% and no tip. I feel like I have to tip at least 15% ...
1
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1answer
40 views

Entering Germany while having a visa issued by a different country? [duplicate]

I believe this question was asked before but I think my case is a little bit different. My father works at the French embassy and so I have a Schengen visa issued for me from the French Embassy. Now I ...
12
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2answers
148 views

How do I carry parrots on an Indian Railway train?

I have three parrots, I have to move to another state. How can I carry parrots in Indian Railway? Note: "Indian Railways" i am asking about the procedure what the document are required( i heard that ...
15
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2answers
36k views

Can I cross the USA-Canada border with a birth certificate and a passport locator number?

My US passport took too long to be shipped to me, and it will arrive after I need to leave. Will I be able to cross the border from the United States to Canada with a birth certificate (copy) and a ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Apply for J1-Visa second time (Germany -> USA) [on hold]

I got the following question regarding J1-Visa which I cannot find an answer for. I wanna do the following two things: 6 Month Internship J1 Visa 6-12 Month Internship/Master Thesis at an ...
5
votes
1answer
39 views

How to use JR. name suffix when booking tickets with China Rail?

I like being named for my father, but I wish I had never put JR on my name on any document. It is on my passport and often causes trouble. Airlines and hotels often record me as "Mr. JR." Now I ...
3
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1answer
74 views

Can airlines deny boarding if my port of entry is different than the country issued schengen visa?

Few days back i did a Europe tour from India.As stated by many(i haven't confirmed official documents) , I can apply for a visa from the country which is either my first port of entry in this case ...
4
votes
1answer
17 views

Dubrovnik Airport Luggage Storage

Is there luggage storage service in Dubrovnik Airport? If so, how much is the service and who is the operator? (The Airport authority or a contracted service provider?)
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Travelling from Vancouver to Budapest via Amsterdam (connecting flight); do we go through Dutch customs or just transit?

We are flying from Vancouver YVR to Amsterdam AMS and onto Budapest BUD with KLM. Do we go through customs in AMS or just transit the airport?
10
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2answers
844 views

Train strikes in Berlin – does it make sense to book an advanced ticket?

So, I heard that there are some ongoing strikes in trains in Berlin. I would need a train from Berlin on the 21st of June. Even though its still a long time, I cannot help but worry about the ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Can I visit Canada on a US Employment Authorization Document? [on hold]

I am an OPT (EAD: Employment authorization Document) holder in USA. Can I travel to Canada for a few days and come back to US?
4
votes
2answers
198 views

Indian passport traveling to Scotland

I am an Indian traveling to London for tourism. While in the UK, I am also planning to visit Scotland, so is its necessary to carry my passport with me or should I travel without passport?
5
votes
1answer
172 views

In which European countries can I use disposable barbecues in summer?

I would like to know in which European countries can I use disposable barbecues in summer? My question focus on disposable BBQ because they have some specificities, and area easier to get for someone ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Travelling on Business visa to UK for tourism purposes

I already have a 6 month valid UK business visa received prior to April 24 2015. I was supposed to travel to UK in April but my trip was cancelled on medical grounds. Am now planning to visit the UK ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

Can I get a French visa in order to join the French Foreign Legion?

Is joining the French Foreign Legion a legit reason to acquire a visa to France?
10
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3answers
2k views

Why have they announced to turn off phones while they are explicitly allowed?

Last week I've flown three times through Aerolíneas Argentinas, both in an Airbus A340-300 and in a Boeing 737-800. In both, the card with the safety instructions explicitly said that cameras and ...
7
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2answers
4k views

Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
0
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0answers
28 views

What is your online hotel booking preferences? [on hold]

What you preferred when booking hotel room online? You prefer travel agents or direct booking from hotel's website?
3
votes
1answer
8k views

How often can you visit on a multiple-entry pass to Singapore?

I have multiple entry visit pass of Singapore valid for 2 year and normally they allow to stay for 30 days in a single visit. How many times I can do this if go out to my home country and come back ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Can I get portuguese visa in 5 days?

I'm going to Mauritius on 27 june and require a Portuguese visa before that. Is there any way out? I'm going to Portugal on 10 June and will be back from previous trip by 6 June. So no time left ...
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0answers
39 views

Forgot to add child name to train ticket reservation. What is the procedure to add a new name on the same train ticket? [on hold]

hi i booked my train ticket online but i forget to fill my 2 child name in ticket. these are below 4 years. what we can add these child name in same ticket.
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vote
1answer
78 views

Croatia to Ljubljana (Slovenia) for U.S. citizens ok?

We are 2 middle aged couples traveling to Croatia in June 2015. We want to drive through Ljubljana (Slovenia) from Zagreb. We are U.S. Citizens, and of course we have passports. Is this an easy ...
5
votes
1answer
101 views

How long does it take for a UK Visa application in New Delhi?

I applied for my UK tourist visa on 30th March and got an SMS saying my application has been sent to the embassy. I haven't heard anything since. Any idea how long they typically take for processing ...

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