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US temporary visa

My maternal grandparents live in the US. They are a permanent resident living over there since 1990s. I need to go to the US since my grandfather is not in good health. Now the problem is that while ...
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What is the problem with Indian water? Bugs or Chemicals

I will be heading out to India soon and saw one of these on Amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lifesaver-Systems-Limited-4000-Bottle/dp/B001EHF99A Demonstration Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Carrying a copy of my passport in Romania

From what I gather from the following review "Miscellaneous" Bucharest Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Romanian_Bat the police might stop me and ask for my passport randomly. I'm a bit worried about ...
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Is the Travelodge chain in the UK part of any loyalty programme?

I know that the Travelodge chain of hotels in some regions of the world is part of the Wyndham Rewards programme. However, I'm not quite sure whether the UK chain (it doesn't seem to be affiliated ...
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Alaska-Canada-USA border crossing under Visa Waiver Program

We are travelling on a Greek passport (EU). We plan to be in Canada next April. Using a land border, after Canada we want to drive west to Alaska, then get back to Canada and then drive south to USA ...
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Is there anywhere I can exchange Russian currency while outside Russia?

You're not supposed to take currency out of Russia but I accidentally did it about 8 years ago while on a train journey. Is there any legal/official way to exchange it now that I'm outside of the ...
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Gibraltar & surroundings to Morocco with a bicycle

What are the options and prices to get from Gibraltar and southern Spain to Morocco with a bicycle? I've found some ferries that operates there, however all of them cost over 35 euros round trip. Is ...
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Long-life SIM cards in Europe

I regularly travel to Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland). Every time that I arrive in a country, I buy a cheap prepaid SIM card. The problem is that all these cheap SIMs have a short ...
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Which carry-on rules apply on a domestic leg of an international flight?

If you have both a domestic and an international (e.g. transatlantic) leg on your flight, checked luggage allowances are determined by the international leg. Recently, some US domestic carrier have ...
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Nationalism or Fanatical Fanhood in the UK?

My friend was about 15 years old when he was on a trip to the UK. He is an Indian and was in the UK for just a short trip and had an odd incident which made us all think a good amount of what happened ...
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Is carrying real wasabi allowed in flights?

I want to carry back some real wasabi from Japan. As y'all know it is hard to find this commodity outside Japan so I felt that taking some back would be a good idea. What is the best way I can do ...
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Munich Airport transit on two separate tickets

I will be arriving at Munich Airport Terminal 1 on an international flight at 7:45 PM, and my next flight to Berlin is at 9:45 PM from Terminal 2. I will be holding two separate tickets (Oman Air and ...
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How are different ethnicities discriminated against in Japan? [closed]

I was reading this article called Can I side-step discrimination against foreigners in Japan? and it makes me wonder, how are different ethnicities discriminated against in Japan? Quoting the answer, ...
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Temporary address in Germany

I have a long Europe vacation. Since my flights are to/from Berlin, and Germany is in the middle of my trips, I was thinking to get a temporary postal address (e.g., P.O. Box) to receive some ...
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Prepaid credit cards for use in Russia

I'm traveling to Russia soon and want to take a prepaid credit card along with me (on top of some cash, of course). Does this count as like a visa gift card? I know Visa and Mastercard are accepted ...
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Transporting meat from the UK to the US

So I'm in the UK right now and will be returning to the US in a few days and would like to bring back a particular foodstuff with me (sausage) to share with someone. Is this possible and if so, how? I ...
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Is it possible to buy tickets for an international train in a third country in Europe?

I need to buy a ticket for an international train and, apparently, there are no websites selling it. I once remember a friend telling me that the trains uses a system, sort of, similar to the ...
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What does this Chinese character 天 mean on my visa?

In my Chinese visa, against "Days after entry", I find this character: 天 Google translate says it means day, sky, heavens, God, etc. What exactly does it mean in this context? Edit: You can see it ...
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Is it safe for a commercial flight to have Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan on its flight route?

This September I will have a flight from Qatar (Doha) to Japan (Haneda) with Qatar Airways on the very new route code QR810. By checking its flight route I've noticed that it flies over south Iran, ...
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How could a Washington registered car travel to Zürich?

About three months ago, I went to Switzerland from Germany by car. And when I parked the car in Zürich, I realized that the car (BMW Coupe 3er) that parked beside my car had a non-EU registration ...
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Do Indian nationals require a transit visa at Vienna travelling from Ukraine to India?

One of my friends is studying in Ukraine, now he wants to travel to India for vacation via Vienna. Does he require a transit visa?
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Bus options from Tocument International Airport (PTY) to downtown Panama City

Various sources claim that it's impossible to get a Metrobus card for the bus from Tocumen to Panama City. However, these sources are old enough to mention the Red Devil buses. What is the current ...
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Transit visa requirement for Indian citizen with US permanent residence travelling from Delhi-Frankfurt-London-Chicago [duplicate]

My wife is Indian citizen with us permanent residence. She would be travelling from Delhi-Frankfurt_London-Chicago with small layovers at London and Frankfurt. As Germany is Schengen and London is non-...
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Travel by train / bus from Newark Airport to Philadelphia Center City

I would be landing in Newark Airport with an international flight on Friday at 8.00 AM, and am planning to get to Philadelphia Center City immediately after to attend a conference (hotel not yet ...
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1answer
185 views

Regarding Afghan nationals visiting Azerbaijan

I heard that visas will be given to Afghan passport holders upon arrival to the Azerbaijan airport. How true is that? A second question: what nearby country issues an Azerbaijani visa for Afghan ...
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US Permanent Resident and Citizen of Uzbekistan traveling to Canada do I need a visa?

I'm a citizen of Uzbekistan as well as a Permanent Resident of the US. I'm planning to travel to Canada for a short vacation but not sure if I need a tourist visa. I am having a hard time trying to ...
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More Flexible International Searches [duplicate]

I'm looking for extremely flexible flight search engines. Here are the features I'd like to be able to utilize: More flexible date search, specifically, I want to be gone between 7 and 12 days, but ...
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How much to store luggage at SFO for 24 hours?

Say a medium-ish sized bag that weighs 50 lbs (23 kg).
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1answer
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Delay due to strikes - can you claim on the SNCF Garantie Ponctualité?

Thanks to the question on checking SNCF trains during a strike, I was able to discover that one of my trains today was cancelled. Sadly though, the only alternative involved a very hefty delay and an ...
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Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit?
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Sweden to Cyprus and back [duplicate]

I was in Sweden for 59 days, then left to Cyprus (non-Schengen) for 90 days. I would like to go back to Sweden, and as I understand it, I would only have one month left since It has only been 5 months ...
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535 views

Is it possible to hire a car in Norway with a debit card?

We have been told that it is impossible to hire a car in Europe without a credit card. We only have a debit card (with the Visa logo). Is there anyway around this? We are in Norway where you seriously ...
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What medical supplies to take for a small child for a stay in a remote village?

During our upcoming holiday, we'll be spending about a month in a remote village, about 3 hours drive from the nearest city, probably about 2 hours drive from the nearest pharmacy. After heavy rains, ...
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Do I need a transit visa if spending 10 hours in a Vietnamese airport?

I'm a British national. The flight I'm looking at is from Malaysia to Tan Son Nhat International in Vietnam. There's a ten hour stop over before I can make my connecting flight to London. I am ...
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Timeframe for extension of Indonesian 60 days tourist visa

How soon can I apply for a one month extension of my Indonesian 60 days tourist visa?
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2answers
111 views

Student discounts on flights to the US?

Are there any offers or discount for students flying to the US for education?
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As a French citizen, how long can I travel through Canada?

I would like to visit Canada for a long time, as it is a large country and I have time. I am a French citizen and I could not find a Canadian authoritative source that states the maximum duration of ...
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1answer
497 views

Can I gain entry into the Schengen area through Spain if my visa is a Type D Italian visa?

I'm an Indian Citizen and about to go to Europe for my Masters Education on an Erasmus Scholarship. My first semester begins in Italy. But before that we are expected to attend a short introductory ...
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1answer
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Driving from Seattle to Campbell River, BC

I want to drive from Seattle, WA to Campbell River, BC but I'm not sure what to do. Does anyone know if there's a direct drive from Seattle to BC (Vancouver area)? Can I do a straight drive or would ...
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1answer
290 views

Georgian texts (latin) [closed]

I wish to translate Georgian texts (written in Latin alphabet, not in their specific symbols) to English. Google translate did not help me at all (I am wondering why). Is there any other tool which ...
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1answer
81 views

Unable to buy travel insurance for Kosovo in New Zealand

A friend of mine wants to travel to Kosovo but she is unable to buy travel insurance in New Zealand because none of the insurance companies will sell a policy which covers "high-risk" countries, even ...
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2answers
408 views

Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for Canada?

I'm passing through Canada, on my way to somewhere else. I'm staying only a short time. Is there a website, or some other way of find out out if I need a visa?
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Trips betwen USA <-> China via Canada. Canadian transit visa needed?

Consider the following situation: Someone is travelling from USA to China and back, and the flight stops in Canada (both ways). It is a single flight ticket, however it is necessary to transit ...
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1answer
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Aix-en-Provence TGV station blocked by cabbies? [closed]

I heard this was planned and my train goes on the 18th, does anyone know if it's happening?
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How to take money to Iran?

A friend in Australia is on a trip to Iran soon, and has the problem that she can't get local currency in advance. Is there any way to do this before hitting the country, or is it perfectly ...
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1answer
303 views

What money to use for a tour in North Korea?

A friend in Australia is on a trip to North Korea soon, and has the problem that she can't get local currency in advance. Is there any way to do this before hitting the country, or is it perfectly ...
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1answer
166 views

What's a “tourist” sleeper?

I was checking the polish train website and they have in their night offers: "sleeper 1 person", "sleeper 2 persons" and "sleeper touristic". What does a "sleeper touristic" mean?
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224 views

Where to buy an electronic ticket for the train from Krakow to Prague?

I know a direct train exists (it was answered here). I tried to buy it via the polish rail and via the Czech rail but without success. How can I buy an electronic ticket for this connection?
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307 views

Can I get vaccinated for Japanese Encephalitis in India?

I'm traveling to India, and am planning on departing in 2 weeks. The only vaccine I haven't received yet is the one for Japanese Encephalitis, which requires 2 doses that are 28 days apart. I'll be ...
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Being denied entry to Israel due to political activism?

I love Israel as a country and culture, but I am very skeptical of what's going on there with the Palestinians. I have a few Jewish/Israeli friends, and political discussions easily turn heated – e.g. ...

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