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Where can I have a genuine Ainu cultural experience in Hokkaido? (or Tokyo!) [duplicate]

I've asked similar questions in the past about how to immerse in or at least experience in an authentic way, the indigenous cultures of the Australian aborigines and the New Zealand Maoris. I've now ...
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Are short-term rentals (Airbnb, etc.) legal in Singapore?

Are short-term rentals like those offered by Airbnb, Roomorama, etc legal in Singapore? There are obviously lots of listings, and Roomorama is actually headquartered in Singapore, but there's also a ...
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How safe is it to visit Fiji and travel around Viti Levu in a car rental?

I've been wanting to visit Fiji for awhile, rent a car and travel around the bigger island (Viti Levu). I was wondering how safe it is from corrupt police/military (there was a coup d'etat recently) ...
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Hong Kong Airport – Macau – Hong Kong

At the end of this month I have to go to Hong Kong for business. I have a flight that will arrive Wednesday morning 10:30 at Hong Kong international airport and will leave 2 Fridays later at 12:50 AM. ...
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Are there any cultures in which the “thumbs up” hand gesture is offensive?

In the USA it's common to give a thumbs up to say "Yes, this is good" or "Thanks" or convey another appropriate positive meaning. Are there cultures in which the "thumbs up" gesture a) would not be ...
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Are there any websites or other resources that lists discounts or special conditions for seniors in Europe?

In some countries seniors have special conditions on the train, museums, etc. Relating a comment on this question I was wondering if there are websites or resources that list special conditions for ...
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Travel without visa in Canada

I am a Malaysian passport holder with an American student visa. I have booked my air ticket on 29th May for travel from Portland, Oregon to Malaysia with transit in Vancouver. Only after my booking, I ...
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Where can I exchange Chilean Pesos in Bangkok, Thailand?

Well, I've done it again. I forgot to change my currency before traveling, and now I'm stuck with a bunch of foreign currency that nobody seems to want! This time, I'm in Bangkok, and I've got a ...
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Did the international regulation for electronic devices during takeoff/landing of airplanes change?

I was on a flight on 18th April, and the announcement during start & landing was that all devices, including those with flight mode have to be completely switched off. On 8th of May I was again ...
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Where is the world's largest commercial elevator?

Out of curiosity, I went to search for "world's largest elevator", but all the results were for grain elevators. Now obviously, you can't ride in a grain elevator. What I meant was, what is the ...
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Group travel in the train in the Netherlands, how does it work?

I am planning some travel in the Netherlands by train and I found this ticket for groups which seems an intersting solution: http://www.ns.nl/reizigers/producten/losse-kaartjes/groepsretour.html It ...
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Can I keep my old passport when I have it renewed and a new one issued?

I have occasionally read about old passports people collect as keepsakes of their travels. Now, I just came across a mention of “all old passports” in a list of things to bring to a US visa interview ...
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Is there a discount on train tickets for people older than a given age in the Netherlands?

I am helping a friend to plan a trip in the Netherlands. He is 68 years old. Is there some discount on the train like in Belgium?
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French student in Canada: going back home from NYC

I'm French, and I will continue my studies in Montreal during the next 3 years. Next year, I will go back to France for holidays, and I would like to take my flight from NYC. What are the ...
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Do I need transit visa in London with a Greek residence permit?

Do I need a transit visa in London if I am an Egyptian citizen living in Greece with a residence permit? I am travelling from Greece to Italy and I'll do transit landside less than 24 hours. I read ...
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What type of car do I need for a trip in Finland?

I'm currently planning a trip to Finland for one week, and think we will go to the following places: Arrive in Helsinki Step to Tampere Step to Jyväskylä Step to Kuopio Step to Savonlinna Step to ...
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Where can I get help planning my plane trip?

I was recently planning my trip from Poland to Las Vegas and since the online flight planners didn't suggest me anything interesting, I decided to do the research on my own. I found the following ...
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Can I get a bus from Vang Vieng, Laos, to Chiang Mai, Thailand?

I am currently in Luang Probang, Laos, and I want to go from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Throughout my travels, many travel agencies tell me lies stating that I can't get buses from a certain ...
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Is there any personal benefit in formally cancelling a (non-refundable) flight?

I'm currently in Tenerife and have a return flight booked for 20 May. I have decided to stay out here a bit longer and purchased a single ticket back to the UK for 25 May on another airline. The ...
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1answer
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Does the ACA provision about pre-existing conditions apply to visitors to the US?

Travel insurance with a pre-existing condition does not mention ACA--not surprising since it was posted in 2011. I know that the Affordable Care Act stopped payers from considering pre-existing ...
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Which countries allow tourists to get married without the long wait for the marriage licence?

I am a 19 year old girl and my guy is 22. We live in the Middle East, and it's hard for us to get married here before I turn 21. We are planning on marrying outside the Middle East. What countries ...
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Backpacking 46 days in the US with ESTA

I am a Greek citizen; this means that I have the chance to travel with ESTA. I have already bought my plane ticket and I will be in San Fransisco for 46 days, taking my backpack and travelling by bus. ...
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Is it possible to go outside during my three-hour transit in Brussels? [duplicate]

My flight from Rwanda to Russia through Brussels. I will have 4 hours transit in Brussels airport. Can I enjoy my connection time outside of the airport till time approaches?
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Where can I purchase good and inexpensive protein powder in Hong Kong? [closed]

I'm looking for some good protein powders with good protein/total-weight ratio, something they might be making/selling from USA. Are there any stores that sell the genuine stuff for less than double ...
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Locating outdoor / hiking shops which sell gas cans in Oslo?

In a while I will be traveling to Norway for a hiking trip. In between getting from the Oslo Gardermoen airport to Finse, I'll have to get gas cans with a that are UNEF 7/16" threaded, which means ...
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How can you buy train tickets at Oslo Airport?

In June I will have to travel from Oslo Gardermoen airport to Oslo Central Station to catch the train to Finse. I already booked a ticket from Oslo central station to Finse (with NSB), but didn't want ...
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1answer
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Is it a good idea to carry printouts of scanned documents in lieu of original documents to an interview for a B2 visa for USA?

I am staying in USA on a H1B visa. I am planning to sponsor a B2 visa in USA for my parents who are living in India. I am on the way to prepare all sponsor documents. I am aware that for the B2 visa ...
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Would it be unsafe for an American to go to Moscow right now?

I'm an American, and I'm considering going to Moscow in a month. Would it likely be unsafe for me to do so, considering the current situation with Ukraine? EDIT Well, I went this summer, and it was ...
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Quiet cities close to Brussels and Amsterdam

Me and my girlfriend are travelling for 10 days in end of June in the Netherlands. We plan to rent a car to go around. I hear that parking and driving in Brussels and Amsterdam is not so easy. Do you ...
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685 views

Have anyone experienced inspection of their laptop or digital media content? [duplicate]

There is a question about the UK and the US and whether their border officers can search your laptop. This is a more general question. Can customs check files and software inside your laptop or ...
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What is the proper etiquette at Japanese onsen?

Japan is a volcanically active country which means it has a plethora of onsen (hot springs) all around the country. Visiting these onsen is supposed to be a popular vacation destination for the work-...
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72h China transit visa: Which airlines offer interlining in Beijing?

I would like to take advantage of the 72h China transit visa at Beijing Capital airport and city. My confusion concerns the term "interline ticket" in the regulations. To me, that sounds like I have ...
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Can I use my Schengen visa for a completely different purpose and entry point?

I am a non-EU national, permanent UK Resident. Recently, my work issued me with a multiple Schengen visa with Norway as the first (main) point of entry. Now I want to go on holidays to Greece - do I ...
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Is there a nonstop flight from the west coast of North America to anywhere in India?

A friend in San Francisco is trying to figure it out, given that there are (apparently) nonstop flights to Dubai, it should be physically possible, but wondering if such flights exist?
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Where to find out more about “ライダーハウス” / “riders' houses” in Japan?

I just learned of a very interesting kind of minimal budget accommodation in Japan principally for people on bicycle and perhaps motorbike tours called "ライダーハウス" - "riders' houses". There is an ...
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243 views

Internet connection for iPad in India

Will my AT&T iPad from the USA work in India, or will I need a WiFi hot-spot to get an Internet connection?
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How can I reduce expenses on currency conversions? [duplicate]

I would like to know the best way to reduce expenses on currency conversions. I think I have 4 options: Buy money in an exchange money house in my home town. Use my debit/credit cart to pay bills. ...
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Can I bring a new coffee maker and several small sealed bags of coffee to India from the USA?

Can I bring a new, small sized coffee maker and several small bags of coffee, with me to India? In my checked luggage of course.
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Can you prevent being reseated at a middle seat in economy, after a change of airplane model?

I am almost phobic about the middle seat on an airplane. I really hate sitting in the middle. Maybe it is my share of experiences ranging from being seated in between two sweaty miners, to being ...
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1answer
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Options for getting paid for hunting or fishing on vacation

Is there any place, no matter where you have to travel to, where we get paid to hunt? At least, it would be nice to cover partially the costs or even break even.
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If I enter the USA with dual US/Caribbean Island citizenship and only present my Caribbean passport will they know I am a USA citizen?

I have dual citizenship, USA & a Caribbean island. If I enter the USA with only my Caribbean island passport, will they know I am a USA citizen?
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Staying in the toilet during landing

For safety purposes all airlines make you go back to your seat when you are in the toilet just before landing. But, what if you really had to go and don't come out even after persistent knocking. ...
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Is it feasible to visit the Yarra Valley by public transport?

What public transport options are there for getting to the Yarra Valley from Melbourne, and do they stop at tourist sites or are they just local services? It looks like there's no train access to the ...
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Options for a cruise from Helsinki to St Petersburg

As a follow on from the following question: Do I need a visa if I go with a cruise line to St. Petersburg? What are the different options/what is required to organize a cruise from Helsinki to St ...
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2answers
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Re-applying for a Schengen visa after earlier one was revoked

I applied for a Schengen visa 2 years ago and got it, but the visa was revoked because I tried to travel to another Schengen country, which I wasn't allowed to due to the limitations on my Schengen ...
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What are the requirements for a minor (16) traveling alone from Russia to the USA and back?

My cousin wants to send her 16 year old daughter to visit my family for 3 weeks this summer. This will require her to fly from her home in Russia to my home in the USA alone. She speaks some English. ...
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What's the smoothest airport to enter the US for passport control out of Newark, Boston or Philadelphia?

I'm travelling with a student VISA to Pittsburgh. I'm flying from Lisbon and the flight connections are to Newark, Boston or Philadelphia. I would like to know if there's an "ideal" option between ...
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1answer
810 views

What is the procedure with people at CBP who cannot speak english

I currently have the situation, that someone is visiting me in the US from Germany. But this person cannot speak english at all. How and what should one do to get the person through the CBP as ...
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One trip across two consecutive Schengen visas? [duplicate]

I would like to consult you on a weird situation in which I might have to take a trip to the Schengen area that fall on two consecutive visas I have. I (Chinese passport holder, student in UK ...
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2answers
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How can I meet traveling companions in Tokyo's Narita airport?

My travelling companion and I are flying into Tokyo's Narita airport on separate flights (from two different airlines) that arrive ~50 minutes apart. We will not have cell phone access and presumably ...

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