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How to get from Sheki to Tbilisi

How should I travel from Sheki, in Azerbaijan, to Tbilisi, in Georgia? Are there direct connections? If not, where should I expect stopovers? Can I only travel by Bus? Or also by train? How long ...
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AT & T Go phone

I will be spending two months in Belgium and will be calling USA regularly. Where and what kind of a phone/prepaid plan I should buy. I bought an AT&T (unlocked) go phone and was wondering if I ...
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Getting from Kochi to Kodanad by public transport

How to get to Kodanad Elephant Training Center from Fort Kochi (early in the morning) by public transport? I know that there are taxis and tours available but 1000-1200 rupees for such a trip seems a ...
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Last minute event tickets for London 2012 Olympic Games

I know that tickets go on advance sale across the world in countries participating in the Olympics, each with their own quota. But this is for advance bookings. If one doesn't have firm plans and ...
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Internet access in Japan

What options are there in terms of prepaid Internet services? Are the charges reasonable? I will be there for no more than two weeks so prepaid seems to be the sensible option.
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Is it possible to travel to Cuba by sea (from e.g. Mexico)?

When I was reading about Cuba around the time I visited there (2008), I got the impression that the only way in is by air. Now, as of 2012, is this (still) the case? Or are there any cruises, ...
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Caribbean cruise for the backpacker?

I just read this answer on Caribbean cruises, which points out the importance of choosing a cruise line that fits your "style of travel". The answer, however, didn't give clues as to which lines cater ...
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Cheapest season to go to South Africa from North America

What is the cheapest season/months to visit South Africa from North America? How can one best take advantage of "low" season offers? Looking at South African Airlines, summer flight fares (June - ...
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How to avoid suspicious looks when you are in the Western side of the world

Being an Arab with Arabian looks, after September 11 things have changed dramatically when Arabs or people with similar looks (Indians, Pakistanis, Turkish, Kurdish, Iranians...etc) go to the west ...
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Amount of stamps for sending postcards from India

What value of stamp do I require to affix to a postcard which I plan on mailing from India to Croatia? Presumably it'd be the same as sending to anywhere in Europe?
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If I want to see the Olympic Torch in 2012, what route is it taking in the UK?

The claim is that 95 per cent of the UK population will come within ten miles of the torch during its 8,000-mile journey between May 19 and July 27. Is there a map of the route of the general UK ...
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US and Canada Border Crossing and Computer Privacy: What do I need to know?

I've read stories about border officials searching laptops when crossing the border in one direction or the other. Does this really happen, typically speaking? As a US citizen, can I be forced to ...
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How will our November trip in Italy be affected by the quake in May, 2012?

We are flying into Venice, taking a train to Florence (via Bologna), side trip to Pisa and then flying out of Rome. Other than heartfelt feelings for those who suffered, can we expect delays, ...
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What are the prices of coffee in Poland compared to USA

I live in USA but I'm traveling to Poland for the summer. I am wondering what are the prices in USD of coffee in Poland.
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Would visiting North Korea as a tourist cause problems travelling anywhere else?

You can take tours from China across into North Korea (or by train, in theory) - but assuming you do and get your passport stamped, are there other countries that will hold this against you? For ...
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Which ATM/debit card to use in Seoul?

I'll be going to Seoul on Saturday. Unfortunately I don't have any international money cards. I do have two cards, an E-ON card from Unionbank (VISA Electron) and a BPI Express ATM (has a Cirrus ...
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What's with Canada's airport codes?

In my flying experience (passenger), I've gotten used to seeing 3 letter airport codes. AKL = Auckland. LHR = London Heathrow. LGW = London Gatwick. LAX = Los Angeles. Generally, they seem to make ...
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Dealing with smelly travel daypacks?

This came from an idea I saw on another website's thread that wasn't getting much love. When travelling, especially in hot, humid regions, you tend to sweat - especially in the back area where your ...
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Two nights in Baltimore (MD): what parts of town to visit for dinner/drinks?

I am staying in Baltimore, Maryland for two days for business during the day. Any good tips what where I should go in the city for food and drinks in the evening (for a non US-citizen)?
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Cebu Pacific Air flight cancellation/modification fees

Recently I came across with one problem. I have several domestic flights in the Philippines, but after checking with the ferry's company I cannot make it to one of the legs. So I have 2 options, take ...
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Trains between Tbilisi and Batumi

How to get by train from Tbilisi to Batumi (on the Black Sea coast)? There should be trains, but the "Traffic General Schedule" on Georgian Railway's site does not mention Batumi (except for a ...
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What volcanoes are there to see in Italy?

I would really like to see a volcano in Italy. The world-famous Vesuvius would be a good choice, but wikitravel describes it as "congested by pensioners", which is a no-go for me. There is the big ...
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Has the Stalin Musem in Batumi shut down for good or will it reopen?

So there is a very famous Stalin Museum in Gori, Georgia and it is definitely going strong. But there is another far less well known Stalin Museum in Batumi, Georgia that I had heard mentioned ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Thailand to Australia with a car?

Imagine I have a car in Thailand and I want to get Australia, is there any ferry that cross from Asia to Australia? How much is it? No problem if have to drive to another country or if there is no ...
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Are there any travel websites that offer incentives for users to achieve certain tasks on their travels?

I was just talking to some people about how on my travels I contribute to OpenStreetMap and Google Maps / Mapmaker mainly to help other travellers find stuff that isn't easy to find. I much prefer ...
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What is the cheapest way to cross the English Channel from France to the UK on foot, single ticket?

I have looked at P&O's website (www.poferries.com), and a pedestrian day trip return costs €8 each way whereas a single without a return costs €35.50. Are there cheaper options? I assume that ...
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How to buy U.S. national park pass

I've read that you can buy a pass valid in almost every National Park for $80, called 'America the Beautiful'. Some sources state that you have to buy regular entrance tickets and keep every single ...
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How do I negotiate a lower price at a hotel?

When living and traveling in Mexico, I became quite accustomed to asking for discounts in many situations: At the market, at the car wash, and at hotels. I was usually successful in getting a lower ...
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How do I prevent damage to electronic devices at airport security?

I have travelled with a laptop before with no problems (not recently), but for an upcoming trip I will, for the first time, be carrying a smartphone and a Kindle (not the Fire but the older e-ink ...
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Is a written contract required/recommended for vacation housing swaps?

Vacation housing swaps are popular. I'm thinking about doing it for my place. Is it common practice to have a written contract between the swappers? Or is it something that is on-your-honor?
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Planning a cruise

I'm planning a cruise. What are some resources that would be helpful to review? I'm not looking for discount cruise websites, more resources about which destinations offer unique land / adventure ...
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Key vs. combo lock security for international travel

I leave on my trip next month, and I wanted to buy locks for my backpack since I'll certainly be passing through crowded areas of the city where it may be difficult for me to notice a pickpocket ...
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Will knowledge of Yiddish be useful traveling in Israel?

I am traveling to Israel for the first time this summer, and generally when I go to a country I like to learn a little bit of the language to make navigation easier (and because it's cool). However, ...
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What are some old Irish neighbourhoods in Chicago?

I'm going to Chicago in a few weeks for a few days in June. There seems to be lots to see, but one thing I'm interested in is the Irish heritage of the city. Like Boston and New York City, Chicago was ...
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Should I book flights and accommodation before applying for a Russian visa?

I asked a question a while back about Russian visas. I have a follow up! Are the dates on the invitation and visa a range, and not the exact dates of travel? I.e. if I applied for my invitation and ...
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Why is TAM Airlines baggage allowance so much? [closed]

I travel around Europe, and also between Australia and Europe quite a bit and am always frustrated with the low luggage allowance (just 23kg per person normally). I do also travel to Brazil quite a ...
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What are some practical hand-out gifts you can take with you when travelling?

I happens quite often that you make new friendships while on the road or that you are hosted by someone you are visiting. On such occasions you usually want to leave a small gift such that the person ...
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How should I start to plan a journey from Moscow to Beijing by train?

I have a ton of questions, but I don't even know where to start. To those of you who have done the journey, what is a good starting point for planning?
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US Citizen in Poland more than 90 days in a 180 day period

From what I understand, it is legal for a US citizen to spend up to 90 days in Poland, leave for one day, and re-enter for another 90 day period. Sources I called the Polish embassy in New York and ...
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Is it possible to cross the border from Morocco to Algeria?

I have read that the border between Morocco and Algeria is closed. Does it mean that literally it is not possible to cross the border by any means of ground transport (bus, rail, foot)? Is it possible ...
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In the context of air travel, are layovers different to stopovers?

In a recent question somebody asked about a layover without mentioning how long the stop would be, thus implying it might perhaps be understood whether layover generally refers to a stop not requiring ...
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Information about Fimmvörðuháls route

Today I've read an article about the Fimmvörðuháls trekking route in a magazine. As I'm planning a trip to iceland, without dates yet, I need some information I haven't found in Internet and maybe you ...
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How does customs work if my layover is in a third country?

I want to fly from the US to Israel and am looking at a flight with a layover in Canada (PIT -> YYZ -> TLV). How does customs work on such a multi-country trip? Do I have to go through the process ...
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Any first-hand information on American “chip and no PIN” cards in the U.K.?

I just got a credit card from Chase with a chip -- American banks are starting to offer them. I'd like to know if anyone has used such a card in the U.K. recently and how that all worked out. ...
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From Here to Timbuktu - how do I get there?

The popular statement, " From here to Timbuktu." conjures up images of remote, isolated and distant parts of this earth. The actual Timbuktu is in Mali, but Wikitravel doesn't offer much in terms of ...
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Is squatting a viable alternative for accommodation?

I have encountered references (e.g. hitchwiki) that list squatting (staying in a an abandoned building as I understand it) as a cheap accommodation. I have however some concerns: it is illegal in ...
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Non-biological laundry detergent available in the US?

I'm from the UK, visiting the US for a few months. I am allergic to biological laundry detergents. I can't seem to find any non-biological detergent available. Is it sold under a different term in the ...
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Are there any cheap/discount/budget flights from Yerevan, Armenia to Moscow, Russia?

A fellow guest at my hostel here in Batumi is planning to travel to Armenia and then wants to fly from the capital Yerevan to Moscow, Russia. But the flights she can find are not so cheap compared to ...
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Where can I find last minute family accommodation in the Baie de Somme (Picardie) in France during peak weekends?

We planned a short weekend for the upcoming accession weekend. Unfortunately I just received an email for the rented accommodation, that due to a double booking our reservation was canceled. I ...
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How easily does the Eurostar to London connect with trains to Northern England?

The Eurostar provides nice connections between Paris/Brussels and London. Does it also provide a good alternative if you need to travel to a more northern destination. To put in other words: if I want ...

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