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Refund rules for a confirmed ticket vs non-confirmed ticket booked through Tatkal scheme of Indian railways

I have a few questions before I try to book a ticket through Tatkal scheme of Indian Railways: I would like to know if I book a tatkaal ticket on irctc website for indian railways and I do not get a ...
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Is it possible to appeal a refused Schengen visa? (Germany short stay holiday visa was refused) [duplicate]

I am from Sri Lanka and applied for a short stay holiday visa to Germany for two weeks from 30th Dec 2013 to 11th Jan 2014 with my two children age eight and ten. My husband did not apply due to his ...
8
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1answer
1k views

Overstaying Schengen Visa for 1 day

I was in Germany last September, my visa said I had 14 days to stay in the Schengen area. When I was leaving back for Egypt the passport control officer noticed that I was leaving on the 15th day. I ...
2
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1answer
418 views

Does Air Europa require a tourist visa to Cuba? [closed]

Does Air Europa require you to have a tourist visa for Cuba to get on board or can I buy it at Havana Airport?
8
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0answers
229 views

If your travel dates are flexible how should you pick your dates to get the greatest savings? [closed]

When traveling for leisure most people have flexibility in which dates they can choose off before hand and have a priority to travel in the most cost effective means possible. Either to enable them to ...
3
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1answer
776 views

Is perfume/cologne purchased from abroad “better” than if bought in the United States?

A friend told me that it is better to buy perfumes and/or cologne in Europe as opposed to the United States. Her reasoning is that perfume/cologne that is sold in the US is water-based and contains ...
4
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2answers
455 views

Cheaper alternatives to travel to Hokkaido?

I have looked up on ways to get to Hokkaido from within Japan (particularly from Tokyo or Osaka) or even directly to Hokkaido first before travelling to other parts of Japan, but they all seemed ...
4
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1answer
119 views

Where can I visit the only two escalators in Wyoming?

Someone was showing me a list of things learned in 2013, and one of their facts was that the state of Wyoming, in the US, only has two escalators in the whole state. Where are these two escalators? ...
3
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2answers
138 views

What transport to use from Galata Bridge to Esenler Otogar?

I'm trying to find any clear information on the public transport options from the Galata Bridge in Istanbul to the Esenler Otogar. What options exist, if any?
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1answer
445 views

Best ways to transfer Euros from French bank to Indian bank [closed]

Recently, I moved from Paris, France to Ahmedabad, India. I have bank account in Credit Agricole in France and SBI, ICICI in India. I would like to transfer euros from my French bank to Indian bank ...
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2answers
2k views

Is “gutter oil” a problem in any other country besides China?

China has a known problem with "counterfeit" cooking oil made illegally by gangs. Not just inferior cooking oil relabelled as well-regarded brands, but made from waste oil and rotting animal parts. ...
12
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2answers
459 views

Where can I read about the food safety ratings in restaurants in China?

At least here in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia I see posters/signs on the wall of most restaurants that seem to be issued by some government body giving a food safety rating. Only three ratings are ...
4
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2answers
302 views

At what age an infant can start flying?

Can a month old infant fly? Are there any health related issues prevent that or is it ok? Any restrictions from airlines I may face?
2
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2answers
351 views

London Oyster Card - unusual requests

Is it possible to request for the following? If the following are possible, what are the ways to request for the same (visit tube office / online request), and what would be the processing/admin fees? ...
2
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1answer
9k views

How to visit Stonehenge from Bristol or Bath?

Next April we are going to spend 3 days in Bristol. We want to visit Bath and Stonehenge using public transport. I assume there will be a lot of trains/buses connecting Bristol and Bath, but I would ...
6
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1answer
462 views

SCS Implant airport security fears [duplicate]

I'm having a spinal cord stimulator implant fitted soon and travel a couple of times a year to European destinations, although am planning a trip to the USA too:) My concern is although I will be ...
2
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1answer
3k views

I need to get a 3 month extension on my ESTA visa

My cousin came to usa for a 3 month visit from Greece. For medical reasons, she must stay another 3 months before returning to Greece. She came on an ESTA visa. How can she get a 3 month extension to ...
4
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1answer
143 views

How to find out if a Canadian cellphone works abroad?

We already have a US equivalent question and the Canadian cell-phone marker is equally twisted with most carriers being helpful at telling what technologies and standards they use. As I am about to go ...
15
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4answers
689 views

What does this long yellow sign mean in Indonesia?

When moving around Indonesia, I have noticed that some houses have this sign sometimes: What does it mean? Is it just a decoration or does it have some meaning?
2
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0answers
146 views

Vehicle shipping between Europe and the Caribbean [closed]

I am looking for general advice on shipping and maintaing a vehicle between Eastern Europe (Bosnia) and the Caribbean (Dominica) as I am getting closer to my plan to be able to live in both places 6 ...
10
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1answer
345 views

Once in Israel, are tourists allowed to exit to the areas outside of the Israeli responsibility (Palestinian areas)?

My understanding is hazy, but I've been told that to get from certain parts to others, like Jerusalem to Bethlehem, you may need to cross non-Israeli-controlled areas. Does this mean you'd need your ...
4
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3answers
863 views

Power supply stabilizer or inverter for use of European laptops in Laos?

Alternative title : does your electronic devices have suffered of voltage surges or other Lao RPD electricity network specificities ? While traveling in Laos, I daily use a laptop that was bought in ...
3
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3answers
104 views

What destinations does Air Calin class as long haul?

On the Air Calin economy class page, it has this to say about catering: On long-haul flights from Noumea, passengers are served meals blending the scents and savours of New Caledonia with gourmet ...
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2answers
304 views

What city is this city scape? [closed]

I found this image of any amazing cityscape. Can anyone identify the city? It is so spectacular I wonder if it is even real.
2
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1answer
95 views

Theme parks about Japan outside of Japan

What theme parks in countries other than Japan are there about Japan? They should be in countries that are accessible to Japanese people, so easy visa access to Japanese citizens, and support for ...
7
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1answer
7k views

Can I visit the UK in the final week of my visa?

I'm from Saudi Arabia and I'm planning to visit UK next month but when I checked my visa it showed that it will expire in one month. So, Is it OK to make a journey in the last week of my visa? and ...
2
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2answers
84 views

Adapter in Koh Chang?

My wife and I are planning to visit a hotel in Koh Chang Thailand in January. Does anyone know if an adapter is needed? We are from Sweden. According to Wikipedia we use CEE 7/4, commonly called ...
6
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1answer
224 views

Flying with a baby, changing diapers onboard

Babies do require a nappy change more frequently when they are few weeks old, I am wondering is it a problem to change the diapers onboard? Do I have to worry about health issues when using ...
8
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2answers
1k views

How to deal with flight attendants behaving unlawfully?

How do travelers deal with flight attendants who conduct themselves unlawfully (racist/homophobic/etc)? I have seen and even overheard flight attendants discuss amongst themselves why they are going ...
11
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2answers
457 views

Visiting Greece with back-to-back Schengen visas (One from Germany, other from Italy)

I have a Schengen Visa issued by Germany, which expire on 11th Jan 2014, and I can remain in the zone till 11th Jan 23.59 PM. I have already visited Germany in the past with this visa, so I can travel ...
4
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1answer
46 views

Is there a thematic train trip based on Christmas?

For some unknown reason to me trains and Christmas are related. There are movies about it and during Christmas I always see miniature trains and tracks being sold a lot more. I enjoy traveling by ...
16
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2answers
5k views

Can a child still visit the cockpit during flight?

As a kid one of the highlights of any flight I took was the short visit to the cockpit and chat with the pilots. I have very fond memories of asking about all the gauges and lights, what would happen ...
2
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1answer
156 views

Can I be part of the audience in The Daily Show as a tourist?

The Daily Show with John Stewart is filmed in New York City. How can someone be in the audience of the show?
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1answer
134 views

Is it possible to go Robinson Crusoe in the Bahamas?

Given that the Bahamas consists of about 700 islands is it possible to go Robinson Crusoe on one of them? I mean staying on one of the uninhabited ones away from the civilization. Shipwreck is ...
16
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7answers
552 views

Are there tips and tricks to overcome a fear of flying?

Are there tips and tricks for people with fear of flying that can makes them have a more pleasant experience when flying? I know drugs can do magic, and we've previously had debate on pills vs ...
5
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2answers
956 views

Is there a ferry running from Mwanza (Tanzania) to Kisumu (Kenya)? Schedules?

I would like to travel by ferry from Mwanza in Tanzania to Kisumu in Kenya. Is there a ferry on that route / something close to it, and if so are there published schedules for them?
15
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1answer
283 views

Where can we find information about the cause of a flight's delay?

Having experienced a few flight delays on my own, I'd like to know if there is some source of precise information about the delay (including up-to-date estimations of the delay and causes). So far it ...
4
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1answer
160 views

Tourist guide for self-made holiday [closed]

I usually travel planning the vacation by myself. During my holiday I notice a real difference between cities visited alone from cities visited with a local friend of mine. How can I find an ...
13
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2answers
3k views

Why aren't conventional mercury thermometers allowed onboard?

Why do airlines prohibit carrying conventional mercury thermometers onboard? What potential this small device has to prohibit it? PS: I prefer conventional thermometers in my personal first aid kit ...
6
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0answers
129 views

Can I fly in a cargo airplane? [duplicate]

Is there a way to fly on a cargo plane as a passenger? Any airlines offer such an experience? I know there are some seats at the front of cargo planes, perhaps these can be used?
9
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5answers
7k views

What kind of power plug adapter do I need in Argentina and Chile?

I'm going to Argentina and Chile and have a couple of electronic devices I want to charge. I have Swiss plugs consisting of two bolts: What kind of adapter should I pack for Argentina and Chile?
2
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2answers
85 views

Airline credit refund

I had bought a ticket (non-refundable) from an online travel agency and I cancelled this flight, they gave me airline credit and after that, I bought another ticket (refundable) with this credit but I ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

Will I need snow chains to travel from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in late January?

I'm planning a trip in which we'll rent a car in LA in late January, 2014, we will then go north and then to South Lake Tahoe. After a few days of skiing we plan to go down to Las Vegas. Will I need ...
10
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2answers
198 views

Drinking “wild” coffee in Ethiopia

Apparently Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. In the southern highlands of Coffee got cultivated first. Is the coffee plant still growing in the wild in that area, and is possible to go for a ...
7
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1answer
381 views

What is this Queensland lizard/dragon, and is it friendly or dangerous? [closed]

I've spotted quite a few large lizards around Brisbane's parks, such as in Roma Street Parklands. Today, while I sat in a park by the river, one scuttled over. I took his photo, then he pushed himself ...
3
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1answer
59 views

Is it possible for me to get a shareride from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park?

We are two Chinese students and want to travel from Las Vegas to Yosemite (if possible also want to travel the Death Valley and Sequoia National Park), how can we get a share ride or is there any ...
2
votes
1answer
103 views

Where can I find the official Duty Free allowances for New Caledonia?

I've tried searching for the Duty Free allowances for New Caledonia, but all I can seem to find are forum posts and summary information on duty free or airport websites. Some of these seem to ...
9
votes
4answers
301 views

How to choose a cafe/coffee shop when travelling?

Sometimes when travelling, you discover there's only one place doing coffee, so you don't have a lot of choice. In other cases, there's no where at all, so you have to get your caffeine fix another ...
29
votes
1answer
4k views

Why do airlines prohibit having two infants in the same row?

If a family is travelling with infants under 2 years old, these infants will not need a seat (of course you can buy them a seat if you want), and they can just sit in their parents' laps. Given that, ...
7
votes
1answer
572 views

How to know which ATMs in Mongolia accept Cirrus cards which are not Mastercards?

I've been in Mongolia over three weeks but only needed to go to the ATM once previously and the first one I tried worked. But just now I went out at about 11pm to withdraw money. Some ATMs didn't ...

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