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Visa-friendly country for an international conference?

Let's suppose I want to organize a conference with one attendee from each country of the globe. Considering visa fees/problems, where would be a convenient location? If transportation is not ...
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Haunted Houses in New York City

My friend is coming into town this weekend and I was hoping to take her to a "haunted house" (of the scary attraction kind rather than the supernatural kind) here in New York City. When we lived in ...
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Luggage limit in trains in West Europe?

Is there any strict luggage limit while travelling by train in West Europe? In Poland, for example, one can take as much luggage as one can carry, so 2 big suitcases and a rucksack and the backpack ...
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Which part of Seoul's ancient city walls is closest to Hongdae by foot?

On a previous trip to Seoul I became very interested in the old city gates and city walls. A couple of the largest gates are famous and are close to the city centre. But the smaller gates and ...
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Any public transport from Tauranga airport to the city?

Aside from taxis, is there any public (bus etc) transport from the Tauranga airport to the downtown area? And if so, are there online timetables available?
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Can tourists visit the Citadel of Alessandria?

A recent question about the Lille Citadelle reminded me of my travels in Italy a decade ago where I was wandering around the outskirts of Alessandria and found a huge old citadel that was seemingly ...
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379 views

Mobile Phone Provider While In Curacao and Saint Martin

Is there a provider that I can use in Curacao and Satin Martin? Verizon claims that they have coverage in Curacao on CDMA but thats not true. Do any of the providers support the European GSM ...
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How do Eurolines compare to IDBus for the London ↔ Paris route?

As well as the usual options of Fly, Train (Eurostar), or drive/train + ferry + drive/train, there are now two coach operators running quite a few services between London and Paris. Eurolines have ...
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Insurance for multinational family

I am a British citizen married to a French citizen, living in France. We have a son of 2.5 years old who is a French citizen. We have just booked a holiday to Spain, and by booking the various bits ...
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Can you use your mobile phone in the Channel Tunnel?

The Channel Tunnel (Le tunnel sous la Manche) is a ~50km tunnel (well, a set of 3 tunnels) running between England and France, used by both high-speed Eurostar trains and slower car trains / freight ...
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Can I do volunteer work while visiting for 2 months in Amsterdam?

I am planning to stay in Amsterdam for around 2 months to visit my brother. Is there any restriction to do non-paid volunteer work in Amsterdam. I hold a Nicaragua passport.
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Accepted student with long sejour visa (OFII) to France, but arriving as tourist

I have been accepted as student for the 2013 January intake. Since the “lettre de attestation” says the program will start by the 4th of January I suppose my visa will be valid just before the program ...
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Can I import honey to Norway?

My mother has a few beehives and she is producing honey for home use. I am traveling to Norway in a few days and I'd like to bring one jar (1 kg) of honey to my friend there. I am a resident of Bosnia ...
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Is there a way to deduce the departure time of a flight from the boarding time?

I recently traveled from Sweden to Thailand through Doha, Qatar. I was checked in for the two international and the domestic Thai flight in Stockholm, by the time I arrived at Doha I had completely ...
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Allergic online resources for traveling

I and many millions more are allergic to one thing or another. I am now wondering if there are any online resources, in English (but preferably more languages), that provide global or regional allergy ...
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Planning to buy a TV in Dubai to bring to India, what issues may I encounter? [closed]

While going to India via Emirates, I am planning to have 1 day's stop at Dubai and meanwhile I want to buy a TV (Samsung or Sony LED TV) to take to India. There are some doubts I have about it though: ...
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317 views

What are the opening dates for ski areas at Nagano?

Are there fixed dates for the openings of ski resorts at Nagano or does that depend on the snow fall?
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589 views

Does a Nicaraguan citizen need a visa for the UK?

I don't need a visa to enter certain European countries as a tourist... but I am not sure about the UK. A friend invited me to go to the UK. I will stay in Amsterdam for a month before going there. ...
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What's the value of the “genocide” and similar questions on the US customs form I-94?

It's been a while since I’ve been to the United States, so I’m not sure whether it’s still being used, but I remember having to always fill out form I-94 which asked some odd questions: such as ...
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Can you visit the Lille Citadelle?

Looking on a city centre map of Lille, I spotted a very interesting looking 5 point Citadelle at the edge of the old town, as handily shown by OSM: I wandered over there, and saw some impressive ...
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Changing trains in Lille - what's the transfer with luggage between Lille Europe and Lille Flanders stations like?

Lille has two main train stations, Lille Europe and Lille Flanders. (Gare de Marchandises Saint-Saveur is no longer a station, and instead hosts art exhibitions and the like). Lille Europe is the new ...
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Statistically, is there a safest seat on the plane if it crashes?

So to clarify, there are lots of different planes, so for the sake of argument, there are areas: front left front right front middle forward front, right, middle over the left wing over the right ...
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How many tourists are allowed in Antarctica at one time?

A user on reddit claimed that only 100 tourists are allowed on Antarctica at any one time. Is there actually a limit or is he misinformed? I know that there are limits in places like the Inca Trail, ...
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Can tourists meet onsen geisha nowadays?

Japan's most famous geisha are from Kyoto, Japan's former capital and still a major cultural capital of Japan. But I've also heard of onsen geisha, far away from the big cities, who are at the bottom ...
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1answer
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Public transport journey planner for Lille?

Normally when I'm looking for a public transport trip planner, I try google maps first. If Google have coverage for the city, it's often a good start, and I can find out the official one later (eg by ...
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How can I calculate the sun rising time for a specific point on earth?

I'm looking for a tool, application, etc. that allows me to calculate the sun rising time for any specific point on the earth. I've found a lot of such tools, but all of them do not take mountains, ...
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What should you do if you're really broke in a country where tipping is customary?

Say you're travelling on a shoestring budget, say at the end of a long trip where you've spent almost all your money but still have time before your flight home. Sometimes people you meet travelling ...
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Travelling within the US as a foreign citizen without a passport

I'm travelling within the US and am a British citizen. Can I travel without my passport and just show my UK driver's license instead?
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1answer
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Are patrons expected to tip at restaurants in Paraguay?

So I finish my meal at a restaurant in Asunción, and I'm getting ready to pay when I notice at the top of my receipt it says, "propina no incluida" ("tip not included"). I thought tipping was not ...
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How much to haggle for a hotel room in India?

I need to book a hotel in Delhi, India for mid-November. Someone suggested to me that I should haggle over the price for the room. Is it considered acceptable to haggle over hotel room prices in ...
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Can Schengen visa be issued 1 month before the start of its validity date?

My parents are going to Amsterdam in April from Manila. I'm planning to let them stay in Dubai for a month before continuing to Amsterdam. Routing will be Manila-Dubai-Amsterdam, since they are ...
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A “Pike Place Market” in Boston?

I am absolutely in love with Seattle's Pike Place Market. The fact that it is year-round, covered, with regular, official vendors selling everything from fresh flowers to fish, bagels and chocolates, ...
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Travelling with a laptop

What are some tips/suggestions for travelling with a laptop through a region like South East Asia? More specifically, Thailand / Laos / Malaysia. But again, also just looking for general tips/advice. ...
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Are there really walking groups in malls in the US?

Tonight I was watching TV and then I saw a walking group of elderly people in a mall. The TV show mentioned that it is a mall walking group. Since I'm always curious to see new things in the world I ...
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1answer
493 views

How are customs duties handled by the Fedex “Baggage Free” service?

Fedex offers a baggage free traveler's service. It purports to ship your belongings to your destination rather than taking them on your person. This raises a question: How are customs ...
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Where can I see dolphins in central Europe, near Poland?

I live in Poland and I would like to take my children to some place where we can see dolphins. There is no such place in Poland so I would like to know where they are near south-western Poland ...
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What are the choices of cost-effective Lounges at European Airports?

Assume Mathew's earnings per year are more than 30,000 euros. He pays now for lounges: about 30 euros for one visit. So he pays now about 500 euros every year for lounges. He needs to travel only ...
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Does one tip in the US/Canada for bad service?

In Aus/NZ you don't tip, it's not generally part of the culture. In the US/Canada you seem to tip for almost everything, but it's meant to be for a good job. However I've also found some workers ...
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1answer
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Are there any inhabited condominiums (joint sovereignties) apart from Brčko District?

The Wikipedia article on condominium (in the meaning of joint sovereignty) lists a number of present condominiums, including Brčko District, which has almost 90000 inhabitants and is a condominimum ...
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Is the reciprocity fee for US citizens only charged if you arrive at Santiago International Airport?

According to the US State Department website (emphasis mine): A Tourist Card will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment of a reciprocity fee, currently US $160. Currently, the fee is ...
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Land transportation between Asunción, Paraguay and Santiago, Chile

I just booked my flight from Asunción to Santiago, but it occurred to me that given how short of a trip it is (based on the flight time, anyway), I started wondering if I might have been able to make ...
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1answer
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Which Shanghai airport is convenient for city center? Hongqiao or Pudong?

I am proposed two flights with similar times and price, one to Hongqiao and the other to Pudong. Which one will allow me to reach the city center (say People's Square) the earliest, while not being ...
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1answer
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As a Philippine passport holder, can I transfer from Heathrow terminal five to three without a visa?

I would like to know if I need a transit visa if I transfer from Heathrow terminal 5 to three. I will only be staying there two hours as I will be flying to Geneva. I am a Philippine passport holder.
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Youth team travel within the US: best way and tips to reduce cost?

I am a youth hockey coach and have 16 skaters and additional parents that are looking to go to one or more out-of-state tournaments this season. Does anyone have any recommendations for getting the ...
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Can I pre-purchase more luggage allowance on Qatar Airways flights?

Can I pre-purchase more luggage allowance on Qatar Airways flights? I am traveling with Qatar Airways from Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) and I will be carrying one additional bag ...
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1answer
416 views

Is there any plastic wrapping service at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport?

Is there any plastic luggage wrapping service at Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) airport? And in that case what is the cost and location?
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Paying with Euro in Czech Republic

I'm traveling to Prague and I want to know where I can pay with euros (EUR) and where I have to pay with Czech korunas (CZK). I'm going to Prague's stadium to watch a football match and I know I can ...
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1answer
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Where to buy a second-hand smartphone in Seoul?

I'm currently travelling in South Korea, home of major smartphone companies such as Samsung. It's a country in a technology boom where everybody wants to have the latest gadgets. That implies they no ...
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2answers
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Vancouver to Toronto by train in December: How warm is the cabin?

I'm thinking about traveling from Vancouver to Toronto in early December, on ViaRail. But I often get a little chilly on Amtrak from Vancouver to Seattle, and I'm worried that going through the ...
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Where is the best snorkelling in the Caribbean? [closed]

I am planning to go to the Caribbean in January. I would like to be able to snorkel right off the beach, to avoid chartering a boat. Does anyone have suggestions on destinations (i.e. country, ...

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