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How big of a backpack should I buy? (Trans-Mongolian)

I'm looking into buying my first ever serious backpack for hiking/large trips. I'm unsure of how large I should go. I currently own a 35 Liter bag, which was great for weekend trips when I was ...
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Japanese destination airports with lower costs? (from US airports)

I didn't find a duplicate, although "ROC to TYO - how can I reduce the cost of my flight?" was helpful. My son was accepted into a training program at the south end of Japan. He was advised to fly ...
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Any suggestions to answer this student visa question? [closed]

I am applying for an F-1 Student Visa for the USA. My major as an undergraduate was Electrical and Electronics but I am planning for Computer Science for my graduate degree. How can I answer this ...
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1answer
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Do I need Transit Visa for Zurich (Expired stamped H1b, Valid I-797) travelling to India for stamping [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen currently working in USA on H1b visa. I will be travelling from Boston to New Delhi (India) via Zurich. Please help me out with information if I will need a transit visa to go ...
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1answer
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Schengen visa. Proof of Accommodation Requirement

Hey I live in New Zealand but hold a South African Passport still. I will be travelling around Europe with three of my mates in a campervan from August and was wondering whether you still need to show ...
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May I travel in Schengen zone with an expired EU passport?

The passport has expired 2 years ago. I want to travel by plane on a direct flight from Lisbon to Austria. I might not be able to get a new passport from my embassy on time (I'm a resident in Portugal)...
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Fly into Edinburgh or Glasgow?

Is there any reason to fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow if flight prices and times are approximately the same? I want to tour around Scotland, so I will visit both cities anyway. Good reasons would be XXX ...
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Why is the food so bad on airplanes?

I traveled on a couple of airlines for transcontinental flights, and they always give food to economy class passengers. However, the quality of the meal often looks poor; it gives the feeling that a 5–...
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Timetables and fares for bus or train travel between Sarajevo and Dubrovnik/Split

Does anyone have a link to timetables and fares for buses or trains between Sarajevo and Dubrovnik, and Sarajevo and Split in June 2014?
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1answer
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Health insurance for American living abroad visiting the USA

Note: I am an American citizen living in Norway. As an outdoor person, I plan to do some climbing, hiking etc. while visiting the USA this summer, and I was thinking it may be wise to get some short-...
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Should I use a lockable suitcase in India?

In some countries, there is the risk that people add illegal drugs to your luggage in an unobserved moment. One way to prevent that is to use lockable suitcases so that you at least have a proof ...
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1answer
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How does flying at high altitude affect the taste of wine?

I can appreciate a wine offered during a flight. It is not uncommon to be offered a selection of wines, but since pressurised cabins affect your taste, does it make sense? Can you assume that your ...
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5answers
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Why are there holes in ice cubes in airplanes?

It could be due to boredom that I notice this, but it seems that only on airplanes ice cube have holes. Why is that?
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2answers
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Can you freeze liquids to pass security checks?

Once I read a suggestion saying that frozen "liquids" are not subject to the 100 ml restriction of security checks in airports. I've found other references of this googling, but they all refer to TSA (...
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2answers
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Where to buy cheap gadgets in Singapore? [duplicate]

In my next trip I have a long layover at Singapore. I'd like to make the most of my time there visiting cheap electronic gadgets shops (mainly chinese products). I've read that there is a building ...
7
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Ideas for versatile clothes in northern India

I will be heading to Ladakh (Leh included) from mid-August to mid-October, but I want to travel with only a 32 liter bag, and obviously I will have to be flexible with my gear due to the difference of ...
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8answers
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Why do I have to wait 2 hours instead of 1 for intercontinental flights?

For intercontinental flights I am advised to be at the airport two hours before the gate closes. For intracontinental flights one hour is enough. Why is there a difference?
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7answers
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Do I need to pass customs if I enter by swimming over a body of water?

Suppose I'm a long distance swimmer and swim across a large body of water to another country, like from France to England, or from England to the USA. Do I need to pass customs? Do I need the same ...
11
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1answer
518 views

Getting to Shatili village from Tbilisi?

I am planning to visit Shatili with another person in the beginning of May. I know it's possible to get there using a 4×4. What is the approximate price of getting a transfer there from Tbilisi?
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1answer
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Customs for two new laptops bought in USA

I was going to take two laptops from USA to India, as I am a computer science student. I generally use both of them for programming. As the law is stated in India, only one laptop is allowed as free ...
14
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3answers
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Is there a website that tells me the quickest way between two London Tube stations?

I understand that the tube map isn't geographically accurate and that there's several examples where walking is quicker than catching the tube, even in non-obvious scenarios. Is there a website ...
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5answers
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Examples of higher prices charged to tourists vs. locals [closed]

I want to show my inexperience travel partner in a fun way how local businesses often charge higher prices to tourists. There was this fun bilingual sign circulated on the Internet but I can't find ...
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1answer
61 views

ANC to MNL via YVR flight requirements

I have a 17-yr old filipina niece who is currently in US under an immigrant visa and wishes to travel alone from Anchorage, Alaska, USA (ANC) to Manila, Philippines (MNL) via Vancouver, Canada (YVR). ...
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1answer
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Do any temples or palaces in Japan have a dress code?

In Thailand it was common for temples to require that you wear pants or scarves to cover your shoulders. Japan has many ancient places; if you wear shorts to a temple or a palace, are you risking ...
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4answers
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Will one be refused entry on a full passport?

My question was triggered by How do I decide whether to be worried about having enough blank pages in my passport? The question is pretty simple. What happens at a border when you need an additional ...
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0answers
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convert brother's railway ticket into mine ticket [duplicate]

I have booked a ticket on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for me and my brother but now even my sister is willing to travel but we are not getting tickets for her. So my ...
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2answers
269 views

Is there a place to store luggage in/around the Golden Palace (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto?

For annoying reasons, it would make sense to visit the Golden Palace between checking out of one Kyoto hotel and checking into another. However both hotels are pretty far away from Kinkaku-ji. Is ...
4
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1answer
235 views

Where is the Bamboo restaurant located in Kyoto?

The Trip Advisor review of Bamboo Restaurant mentions "Higashiyamasanjo Higashiiru Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto" but Google Maps is totally failing to find that location. Where can you find it ...
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1answer
2k views

Which countries allow to work remotely on visitor visas? [closed]

Which countries allow to stay ≥6 months on business/tourist visa and telecommute for another country during the stay? So far I only know one: Canada (6 months business/tourist visa) http://www.cic....
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1answer
785 views

My flight was just canceled two weeks before the date

Expedia just informed me that my flight with Ukrainian International Airlines was canceled. I'm flying from NYC to Kiev. This is an important business trip and I ordered tickets 2 months ago. Expedia ...
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1answer
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Parents names in their passport are not matching the names in my passport. do I need to specify 2 names in B2 VISA application and other documents?

I am from India. And I am working in USA on H1B VISA. Due to clerical mistake my father education documents have different last name than his original. Same carried to his job documents also. Where ...
4
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1answer
482 views

What kind of power adapter do I need in New Zealand

We will be traveling in New Zealand for 9 months. What is the best adapter to get for our laptops, Kindle, iPad and iPhones?
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2answers
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Will my iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S work in New Zealand?

We are planning to be in New Zealand for 10 months starting in August and currently are under contract with Verizon here in the USA. I am thinking about suspending my Verizon account and getting ...
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1answer
1k views

Can I travel from France to UK with a recently expired French passport?

I'm a French national, with a recently expired passport (expired 1 month ago) and no national ID card. I'd like to go to London from Paris (by bus, if it matters). Can I do so with my expired passport?...
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2answers
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How do I decide whether to be worried about having enough blank pages in my passport?

I am planning a long trip over a year from now. The tentative itinerary is Canada USA (maybe LA, maybe Hawaii, doesn't matter, I have Nexus) Australia New Caledonia Vanuatu Fiji Samoa New Zealand ...
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2answers
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Non-EU spouse traveling to Europe: Do I need a visa for each country?

First off I know there a bunch of similar questions on the site - but I'm left very confused even after reading them. I've see the info on the europa.eu site but I'm not entirely sure how to ...
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1answer
286 views

Are there boat tours on Trout River Pond, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland?

The Western River Brook boat tour page at the Parks Canada website has a photo of a boat tour on Trout River Pond in the south of the park. This Gros Morne page makes mention of a Trout River Pond ...
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3answers
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Should you use English or (possibly broken) Japanese in Japan?

So I'm going to Japan next month with friends, and I'm the only one speaking reasonably good Japanese. However, I am really nervous about how to approach people when, say, buying train tickets and ...
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1answer
227 views

Can I enter Brazil on a tourist visa the day it expires?

I'm seeking clarification on this in order to avoid being denied entry. I was given a 90 day tourist visa on February 25th and entered Brazil on it in March. It's valid for multiple entries and I ...
2
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1answer
98 views

Transit Time in Istanbul

We are going to China, and we choose Turkish Airlines. We are Pakistan nationals (2 guys) and will be on our business trip to Beijing. We have around 19 hours in Istanbul while going to Beijing, China....
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1answer
48 views

AA Travel Voucher from 2000 and 2001

I have a couple unused travel vouchers from prior to 2002, can I still use it, how do I exchange it and what are fees if any?
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2answers
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Redress Number vs. Known Traveler Number

I recently obtained a Global Entry card and on the back is the PASSID number that I understand is also my Known Traveler Number. When I recently tried to record my KTN with an airlines it asked for ...
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1answer
603 views

What car rental insurance should I get if my credit card provides some coverage?

I don't own a car and want to rent one in the US (California). I will be renting for 3 days. I am enrolled in the American Express Premium Car Rental program (the card is also issued in the United ...
3
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1answer
349 views

Is there a place to store bags in Gokurakabashi railway station or Mount Koya?

I have a backpack and a suitcase that fits roughly in an airplane's overhead compartment. My plan is to travel from Osaka to Mt. Koya, then from there to Kyoto, and during the day I'd rather not need ...
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2answers
668 views

How to get a Turkmen transit visa in Iran?

I'm in Iran and like to travel through Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan for which I already have a visa. I've heard about three different ways to get the five day Turkmen Transit visa: apply for and ...
21
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9answers
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Is it considered uncouth to check in early into a hotel?

I usually never early check into budget hotels. In relatively more expensive hotels (3-star or higher) I feel that it's appropriate to check in early, but not in cheaper hotels or hostels. I don't ...
6
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2answers
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In Nikko, Japan what kind of hot spring options are available?

Nikko is famous for its hot springs. I was planning to visit it with the intention of enjoying some good onsens. Are there different kind of onsens available there i.e for instance some are there in ...
10
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1answer
2k views

Podgorica, Montenegro to Tirana, Albania by public transport

Are there trains or buses between Podgorica, in Montenegro, and Tirana, in Albania? I am thinking of visiting Montenegro and Greece. I'd like to go straight, ideally by train. I read somewhere that ...
8
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1answer
500 views

From Zambia to Zimbabwe: How easy to cross the borders?

We are planning to visit the Victoria Falls. We will be driving from Lusaka to Livingstone (is that something one will recommend by the way?). It seems that most of the hotels and many major landmarks ...
9
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2answers
809 views

Can a non-US citizen drive my US car in Mexico?

I have a US-registered vehicle in Mexico. An American friend once told me that only other Americans can legally drive a US car in Mexico. That is to say, I cannot legally lend the car to a Mexican ...

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