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What are the advantages of booking through a booking site instead of booking directly with the hotel?

Should I use booking.com, airbnb or any site like that? Why should I? Are there any advantages?
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Temporary bank account in Ukraine for a foreign traveler?

I'm an EU citizen and I'm considering longer travel through the Ukraine. Because I'm concerned about security issues, I don't want to have all my money with me. Opening a bank account in Ukraine would ...
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How dangerous is Bratislava for pedestrians?

When visiting Bratislava with my friends, we've noticed that drivers go very fast, and they often don't stop when a pedestrian is crossing the street (something not imaginable in neighboring Austria). ...
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1answer
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Clearing Customs and skipping connecting flight at ORD?

I am coming back from Munich, connecting through ORD and onto Moline, IA. We have a 6 hour layover in Chicago but the drive to Moline is only 2. My question is this: After I clear immigrations and ...
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Can I use a Prepaid Tmn sim from Portugal, outside Portugal (e.g. Spain, Italy)? [closed]

I bought prepaid Sim cards for 3 months for my husband and my phone so we could contact each other if necessary and so family could contact us in emergency. In Portugal the phones worked fine. Now we ...
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76 views

How to pick a walking tour group, when there's a choice?

In some cities, there's either no organised walking tours, or just one, so there's nothing to choose. Sometimes, you want a specific tour, perhaps architectural or to see movie/TV filming locations, ...
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1k views

How secure is the Shanghai Airport left luggage facility?

I would like to leave a large suitcase at Shanghai's Pudong airport for about a week. Official Luggage Service Website of Pudong airport Can anyone comment on the service as to whether it was ...
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751 views

Preventing theft in Western Europe

I'm going to Europe in a few days and I will be going on a cruise that goes to a few different countries including Spain, Monaco, Italy, and Croatia. I've been hearing a lot of bad stories from people ...
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1answer
296 views

Travelling to Canada after 90 days in USA

I am doing a ski season in Lake Tahoe (not working), or at least 90 days of it. I then want to fly to Canada for a few weeks to visit friends before flying home to Australia. I am an Australian ...
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240 views

A Sunday in Galway, Ireland. Are many tourist type things closed?

Basically I am going to be in Galway by myself for 4 days in a couple weeks and one day will be a Sunday. I am curious what I should expect to be closed? I picture some things will be probably be ...
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1answer
68 views

Planning a Wanderjahr [closed]

Referring to Wikipedia: The journeyman years refer to the tradition of setting out on travel for several years after completing apprenticeship as a craftsman. The tradition dates back to medieval ...
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How can I buy an e-ticket for Netherlands train if I don't have a Dutch bank account?

I wanted to buy a train ticket today from the Dutch railroad website. It all worked fine, but when checking out, I was asked for my bank details and it seems that you can only pay if you have a Dutch ...
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1answer
468 views

Schengen visa refused

Is it possible that schengen visa is denied due to fault in writing the application? I wrote 8 days in my itinerary while it was of 7 days. Kindly tell me what to do next as my visa got rejected.
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1answer
105 views

Departure options after Schengen visa?

I got a single-entry Schengen visa for 83 days. By the end of the 83 days, do I have to leave the Schengen area to my home country (Egypt) or am I allowed to leave to any other country as long as ...
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1answer
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Where to obtain boarding passes when travelling with distinct airlines?

I will be traveling from A to C, and I will have a connection at B. For the A to B leg, I will be using airline 1, while for the second leg, B to C, I will be using airline 2. So, for the whole trip, ...
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1answer
431 views

Do I need a transit visa in Paris and Panama?

Visiting Costa Rica soon. Depart from Hong Kong - Paris - Panama - Costa Rica (SJO). I hold a Philippine Passport, do i still need transit visas for Paris and Panama?
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1answer
272 views

Schengen transit visa for a Sri Lankan

Does a Sri Lankan national who holds a valid US visa need an airport transit visa to transit through an airport in Italy?
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3answers
231 views

Where is Kechror, Turkey?

I can't seem to locate the town of Kechror, or village of Chukurayva in which I am interested in visiting. I have found a reference to these in an article of an re-discovered acient Armenian chruch. ...
4
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1answer
163 views

Sleeper train for Paris to Milan

Are there any days that the sleeper trains from Paris to Milan does NOT run? On Seat 61, the chart says it runs daily, but I'm not sure that truly means 365 days (Easter, Christmas even, New Years ...
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How to hide your bodily odors after a long flight?

Of course I could fly first class on an airline that provide on-board showers. Since I lack the funds, that is not an option for me. The scenario is as follows: Your plane leaves in the evening. ...
3
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1answer
202 views

Canadian wants to exit and re-enter Beijing without a visa, during 72 hour TWOA (Transit Without Visa)

I have a conference to get to in Changchun (I really, really, really would like to go, the whole trip to China is centred around it). I'm not able to get a visa in time though. My flight lands in ...
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1answer
213 views

Australian resident working in the UK - Can I apply for a French Visa from the UK? [closed]

I am an Australian Resident, I obtained a UK youth mobility scheme Visa valid for another year. I would like to work a winter ski season in France. Can I apply for a French Visa from the UK or would I ...
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5answers
899 views

When should one travel by car instead of train when traveling France?

I'm debating if I should travel France by car or not, but I don't know what I need to take into consideration. I'm at the age where I'll be forced to travel first class if I travel France's Eurail. At ...
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1answer
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Which airlines give fast-track security access at Edinburgh airport?

Edinburgh airport says on their website: Some airlines offer FastTRACK tickets to their passengers, for example as part of a frequent flyer reward scheme. However, it's not clear who is ...
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4answers
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What is the use of all these towels?

I stayed at hotels in different places, and each hotel provides different set of towels. But sometimes I don't know what is the purpose of each towel! For example, attached two photos from a ...
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1answer
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Which AA Admirals' Club location at DFW is most comfortable?

I'm travelling to DFW soon, where I'll be on layover for about 3-4 hours. I'll be arriving into terminal D (international arrivals). I'm not sure what terminal I'm departing from, but I know they are ...
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1answer
369 views

Red triangle, yellow jackets, etc. for rental cars in France

Our rental car in France does not have the items required by law, such as a florescent jacket and a red triangle. Should the car rental company provide these items?
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1answer
4k views

Is it permitted to look for a job while visiting the US under the Visa Waiver Program?

We already have a question on whether you can attend a job interview or look for work while in the US on a tourist visa. (Actually it's unresolved with two possibly conflicting answers and no solid ...
4
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1answer
62 views

Travel to Turkey, How to Insure travel in case of Travel Advisory and Escalation

I'm a US citizen, Planning a trip to Turkey (Flight into Istanbul, travel on both the european and middle eastern half), leaving October 15th. There is currently a State Department travel advisory on ...
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1answer
232 views

Alaska, from Anchorage to Fairbank, car/hotel vs MotorHome

I would love to travel to Alaska, the flight tickets are already expensive, and the hotel I think those prices are like too high for being Alaska, so came to my mind the option to rent a motorhome, is ...
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2answers
104 views

Is there a certain length of time in which you are allowed to travel with the Schengen area? Or Is at each countries discretion? [duplicate]

I'm from Canada. In most countries I can stay for up to three months without needing a visa. I was reading information about the Schengen agreement and how it essentially eliminates borders between ...
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2answers
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Is it legal to look for work in the US while on a B1/B2 (Business Visitor) visa?

I have got 10-year multiple entry US VISA on my Indian passport. I got it to attend a technical conference. I was curious to know if I give job interview during this visit? I may not have time in ...
3
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2answers
759 views

Safety tips when carrying a large sum of money [duplicate]

I made the mistake of exchanging a large sum of money before my trip to Europe. I'm not sure what I was thinking because I know it's not the best idea to carry a lot of cash while traveling. What ...
4
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1answer
609 views

A Prepaid Sim card data 3G for the use in Egypt, Israel and Jordan

I will be going to Egypt, Israel and Jordan as a tourist in a few month time. I understand that I can easily buy a prepaid data plan when I am in Israel as a tourist. But can I use this plan in Egypt ...
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3answers
424 views

What is a “private transfer” as it relates to traveling? [closed]

This is a complete noobie question, but I've been looking up transportation methods in Europe and many sources recommend taking a "private transfer". Could anyone explain to me what a private transfer ...
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1answer
595 views

Why does an airline include “seamen” in its list of special requests?

I was trying to book my ticket on-line with PIA when under the special request section I saw the request for a "seaman". What would be your best guess as to what this service entails? This site ...
0
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1answer
254 views

Single-entry visa with multiple trips in short time [duplicate]

I have a single entry visa to visit Belgium in late October (2 nights). I applied for multiple entry through Belgium, but I only received a single entry. I also have a ticket booked for a trip to ...
4
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1answer
162 views

Chinese visa limited to 30 days (new immigration law)?

I have heard that from 1st September China will have a new immigration law and it will not be possible any longer to get a Chinese Tourist Visa in Hong Kong for longer than 1 month. Does anyone have ...
4
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2answers
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What times do hostels allow you to check in?

If I were to book a hostel in Europe for a night, at what time during the day (before that evening) would I be able to check in and avoid having to carry all my junk when sight seeing? I know this ...
2
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2answers
178 views

Are there any guest houses close to the Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos?

In a recent question I was looking for day trips or weekend trips near Vientiane. One of the very good answers was the Buddha Park (Wat Xieng Khuan), which is about 25 km from Vientiane. Now one ...
2
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3answers
875 views

Getting Schengen Visa within a week of traveling?

I will be studying in Spain for 81 days, then a break for 3 weeks, then to the UK to study another quarter. I leave in a week and never got a Schengen Visa because my second quarter plans came ...
5
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1answer
107 views

Where is “Zaouiate Oued Ifrane”?

There is a Wikivoyage article about Zaouiate Oued Ifrane that says: Better known as Zaouia d'Ifrane, or even Ifrane if you are within the village limits, this Berber village is often confused for ...
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3answers
634 views

Overnight train luggage safety concerns in Europe

I've heard that in some overnight trains, rooms don't lock (no door); instead its just a curtain. This means thieves can get in and out easily. Is this true? If so, how do my friends and I keep ...
5
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1answer
107 views

Do we have to share overnight train rooms in Europe?

My buddy and I are planning to take an overnight train. I notice on seat61 that the pictures of the rooms have up to 6 beds in them. Does this mean we will be sleeping with other people or do we get ...
6
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1answer
305 views

Can Eurail pass be used for City Nightline overnight trains?

In this question, Mark Mayo's answer (see "Option 1") includes a City Nightline overnight train. Can any portion of that trip be covered by a Eurail pass? For reference, the whole trip is: ...
7
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2answers
184 views

Miles and more - unawarded miles in Y class

I have flown Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Kuala Lumpur and Singapore-Istanbul. I asked for Miles and More mileage and the Singapore-Istanbul flight is excluded from mileage awards, since I have booked in ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to stay in Laos for one year with tourist visas only?

My girlfriend and I will go to Laos for one year. She will have work there. We are not married and, anyway, the situation doesn't allow anything but a tourist visa for me because I will continue to ...
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Can I enter Thailand without having my passport stamped?

Saudi Arabia and Thailand have no political relations due to the bizarre blue diamond affair. If my passport found to have a Thai stamp during renewal I will be fined some big fine and my passport ...
2
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1answer
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Dusseldorf Weeze Airport to Stuttgart by night

We will arrive at Dusseldorf Weeze airport (NRN) at 23:10. How can we reach Stuttgart during the night and at a reasonable price?
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1answer
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Do l need a transit visa for Turkey?

I am a Cuban citizen flying from Cuba to Africa. I am changes planes at Istanbul Airport, with about 10 hours wait before going to Zimbabwe in Africa. My issue is I am using 2 non aligned airlines, ...

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