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Do Russians smile at each other?

I'm planning to go to Russia. In my culture, smiling is really common even to strangers. I've heard that Russians don't smile or laugh unless it's something funny or something that makes them happy. ...
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2answers
732 views

Transiting in Frankfurt - Canadian visa expires on transit, but have a US B1/B2 - enough?

I am an Indian citizen and have a valid Canadian visa until April 16 and I am boarding Lufthansa the same day; so while I'm in transit on April 17th, my Canadian visa is not legal. I do have a valid ...
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1answer
225 views

Cheapest accommodation in Motobu, Okinawa?

I'm interested in finding the absolute cheapest place to sleep overnight in Motobu, Okinawa. There doesn't seem to be any hostels on the usual websites but I've noticed that there seems to be a kind ...
4
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2answers
412 views

If I book a Eurostar ticket through SNCB, how can I attach my Eurostar Frequent Traveller details to the booking?

When looking to book a Eurostar ticket, I discovered that it was cheaper (for this one journey - no promises in general!) to book it via the SNCB English website rather than via Eurostar themselves. ...
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How to dry yourself after using the hand shower in the toilets?

Inspired by this question How to use toilet paper I want to ask "How to use toilet without toilet paper". During my travels through Asian countries, it was common to see the toilet without toilet ...
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2answers
4k views

What should I do if I feel the pilot is guiding the flight in the wrong direction? [closed]

With the current news about the aviation industry, it's a bit scary to travel by flight. But I have no choice as I need to go back home. :) So now I'm thinking that while I'm inside the flight, if I ...
8
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2answers
721 views

How close is Geneva Airport train station to the airport?

My plane departs from Geneva Airport (Geneva International terminal M) at 19:55. I'll be in Zürich and a bit short on time. If I take the train that arrives at "Genève-Aéroport" at 18:51, will I have ...
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0answers
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Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) and iBT for Australia? [closed]

This is a statement from this page: ..., you must achieve a score of at least 6 in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or another language ...
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3answers
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Flying through Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow considering current situation?

At the end of next month I will be going from Asia through Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow to some other European country. The carrier of choice is Aeroflot. Considering what is happening now between ...
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7answers
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How can I wash myself Indian-style (using water not toilet paper) in Western toilets?

As an Indian I have grown up in Delhi using water to wash after using the toilet instead of toilet paper. In Indian culture this is considered a cleaner practice because of the use of water in order ...
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1answer
5k views

Do I need to provide any documents for my friend's UK visa application?

I am a UK citizen and a friend of mine plans to visit me in the UK during the summer. He is planning to stay one month. He is a recent graduate and his parent are rewarding him with a holiday to ...
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1answer
49 views

Where in Chile can I learn to dive with a hose (surface supplied diving)?

I don't really know how much of a learning curve there really is compared to diving with a tank. So, where in Chile can I experience to dive with a hose and an air compressor? Preferably within a safe ...
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0answers
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LHR to BOS with BA oneway or return and throwaway [duplicate]

I am about to transfer to Boston from the UK and looking at flights. Premium Economy return is £20 cheaper than regular economy one way. I understand the reasons for this (many questions here). My ...
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4answers
1k views

Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...
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2answers
377 views

Ferrying Icelandic rental car vs renting on Faroe Islands

My trip starts and ends in Iceland, I'm considering the option of ferrying an Icelandic rental car across to the Faroe Islands (vs dropping off and renting another one on the Faroe Islands). Smyril ...
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1answer
376 views

Any alternative ways to find hostels than hostelworld or hostelbookers [duplicate]

Are there any other reliable ways to find cheap, hostel like accommodation last minute, without using hostel world or hostel bookers? I'm currently finding all accommodation booked up on these two ...
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4answers
4k views

Is tipping expected in Indonesia?

I noticed that my taxi driver stood around expectantly for a few moments after dropping me off from the airport; giving him 20k Rupiah seemed to satisfy him, but I was pretty much shooting from the ...
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1answer
2k views

How to get a combined ticket in IRCTC (Indian Railway)

Suppose I want to go from Station A to Station C but Station C is not a stoppage of some train say train 01, so I can get a combined ticket from station A to Station B through train 01 plus Station B ...
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1answer
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Entering using one passport and exiting using another

My old roommate has a dual citizenship of Venezuela and Costa Rica. He is an F-1 student in the United States. An year ago he wanted to travel to Europe for 90 Days under the Schengen Visa Exemption ...
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2answers
178 views

Where can I stay in a castle in northern Wales?

Where can I stay in a castle in northern Wales, specifically in the Snowdonia Natioal Park, Anglesey or Caernafon-Llandudno areas (not sure of the official name of this area)?
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From Europe. Flying into USA with an ESTA and later visiting Canada 2 days, re-enter USA. Problem? [duplicate]

Coming From Europe. Flying into USA with an ESTA. Staying 3 weeks, followed by a 2 days visit to Niagara Falls Canada. Will re-entering the US be a problem, visa-wise?
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3answers
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How much to tip at restaurants in Australia? [duplicate]

Is the tipping culture prevalent in Australia ? Especially at restaurants ? How much should I tip after a meal costing $50 (incl taxes) at a restaurant ? (The food is horribly expensive and the ...
4
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1answer
505 views

Work as freelancer while tourist in US for an already existing US client?

I already am freelancing for a client who is from the U.S. We were supposed to file for H1B this year. Due to unforeseen incidents we were not able to do so. Is it possible to visit US on a tourist ...
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3answers
806 views

do some countries allow cigarette lighters in airports?

In India and South Korea the airports have smoking rooms. It's a nice convenience for people who feel like they have to smoke every so often but it makes me wonder... how do people light up in those ...
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2answers
541 views

Travelling to Ukraine and Russia, border issues

I'm a Portuguese citizen living in the UK and I'm going to Russia in May by bus from Estonia. Meanwhile I have a weekend trip booked to Ukraine in April. Assuming that I got the Russian visa, ...
3
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2answers
141 views

insider restaurant tip for traditional cuisine in Vienna [closed]

we would like to find a non-touristy place where locals go to, serving Austrian dishes, downtown Vienna
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2answers
460 views

How do I find an unknown flight reservation number?

I have lost my flight reservation number. I think it's for frontier airlines. All I have is the dates I reserved. I don't know which site I used to book it.
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1answer
101 views

Index of local food blogs for a city?

Occasionally I run across blogs or websites that have excellent reviews of city food of all stripes, from fancy places to street carts. The theme is "find the best food, wherever it is," across most ...
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1answer
87 views

Is there one or more marinas in Okinawa used by private yacht owners that allows non-yachties to visit?

I've been in Naha, Okinawa for about a month, and I'm feeling it's time to move to the big islands. But since I've hitchhiked my whole trip (except the flight from Taiwan to Okinawa), and since I've ...
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1answer
1k views

Can I hitchhike on a yacht to cross the Mediterranean from Spain to Turkey?

I've heard occasionally of people managing to get passage on yachts and other boats and I would like to try this. How can I find a boat to ride on and what would be the likely conditions of carriage?
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0answers
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Schengen Visa require 2 blank pages. 2 both side blank pages? or one side blank [duplicate]

HI I am applying for a Schengen visa. I have one page with both sides blank and two one side blank pages in my passport. Is it enough for Schengen Visa? They say that I need two blank pages. Is it ...
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1answer
138 views

Is hitchhiking permitted in the Faroe Islands?

I'm planning to go to the Faroe Islands next August after visiting Iceland. I was wondering if hitchhiking is permitted anywhere in the Faroe Islands. I've checked the hitchwiki website, but it ...
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0answers
52 views

I’m Australian entering USA on a VWP for 90 days then go to Canada for a month. Is Canada added to 90 days? [duplicate]

I’m Australian entering USA on a VWP for 90 days then go to Canada for a month. Will being in Canada add to my 90 days? Thanks!
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2answers
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Indian restaurant in Montevideo

I have a friend who will be visiting Montevideo, Uruguay next month. Her stay in Montevideo would be anything between 6-12 months. She is a pure vegetarian and is extremely concerned with the food ...
3
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1answer
360 views

How can I make a wire transfer from Japan? [closed]

I'm here in Tokyo for 6 month for an internship and would like to transfer remaining funds from my earning back to the United States while going back. Unfortunately my Japanese skills are very ...
18
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1answer
8k views

Is it possible for tourists to enter/attend Japanese Game Shows?

A group of us are looking at a trip to Japan later this year. Joking lead to wondering about visiting a game show, watching one, and then the hypothetical 'can you even go enter one?' question. So - ...
10
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1answer
902 views

Is free camping permitted in the Faroe Islands?

I'm planning to go to the Faroe Islands next August after visiting Iceland. I was wondering if camping out in the wild is permitted anywhere in the Faroe Islands. I don't mind about the costs, but I ...
5
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1answer
222 views

In Taiwan, must you reserve train tickets in advance, or can you buy tickets a few minutes before trains are supposed to depart?

Specifically, I am taking the train from Taipei to Keelung, getting off at Badu and going to Pingxi, and then returning at night. Do trains tend to sell out in Taiwan, or should I be OK purchasing my ...
5
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3answers
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Baggage locker in downtown Los Angeles

I have a morning flight into LAX and I'd like to do some sightseeing before taking a Metrolink train out to the suburbs in the evening to stay with a friend. I'm looking for luggage storage so I don't ...
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4answers
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Round trip vs two one-way tickets?

Is there any substantial disadvantage to booking two one-way tickets, versus a round trip ticket? Booking vacation travel with family of four for winter, from Northeast US to Mexico. Round trip is ...
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2answers
136 views

Is it possible to do a self guided hike through Grand Canyon?

Is it possible we can hike/canoe WITHOUT a guide? We would like to get lost and camp out remotely. I checked the rates guided hiker/canoe. They're ridiculously expensive!
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2answers
339 views

What's the easiest way to get to Sapporo, Japan from Misawa, Japan?

I will be in Misawa, Japan for a month, and I'd like to visit Sapporo while I'm in Northern Japan. Google maps provides two solutions for travel but I thought it might be worth it to ask others more ...
4
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3answers
282 views

Can I apply for F-1 visa to the US before I leave the US for vacation back home?

I'm an international student on F1 visa. I am planning a trip home this summer. Is it possible to file for a return visa while I am still in the US so that I know or am sure that I will be able to ...
2
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1answer
78 views

Travelling from Gothenburg to Zurich

I have a Swedish residence permit and a non-EU passport. Do I need a visa to travel to Switzerland? I am almost sure that I don't need it, but still would like someone here to confirm. If you were a ...
4
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2answers
987 views

Can I carry milk on board for a toddler on a flight from Toronto to Saudi Airline?

I was reading the contents of the website (Saudi Airline) that we could carry milk up to 1 litre in a transparent bag for babies. My wife tried formula for my 2 year old kid but he's refusing to take ...
7
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1answer
600 views

Flying with someone else's children

I am looking to take two of my nephews (12 and 10) on their first flight. The flight will be about 1 hour long and will stay within the state. Do I need some kind of written consent from their ...
5
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1answer
305 views

Renting a manual transmission motorbike in Ubud

I'd like to rent a motorbike in Ubud, Indonesia. EVERYBODY has automatics available for rent, but nobody seems to be renting manuals ): I suppose I could use an automatic if I absolutely had to, but ...
5
votes
4answers
783 views

What is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK?

Extracting from the comments a question on buying a GPS in the UK, what is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK? Comparison of costs: Buying a GPS in the UK, less ...
3
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1answer
9k views

How to use hotmail / email for use on holiday abroad

I have hotmail but it can't be used abroad because of telephone verification. I can't use my phone abroad because of international roaming charges. It would make checking email vey expensive. And it ...
3
votes
2answers
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Time it takes from EZE to AEP airport

I am traveling on American Airlines to EZE with an arrival time of 7:30 am and a departing time of 11:35 from AEP. Suggestions on if I am going to make it and what I can do in advance if anything to ...

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