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International travel with ORIF, a surgical procedure which puts metal plates to join bones in limbs [duplicate]

I recently had a road accident and broke my left forearm bones badly. This was fixed via a surgery called ORIF. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_fixation). This required joining my bones using ...
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What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?

Walking past a huge international shipyard twice today got me thinking about freighter travel. We have a couple of such questions on the site, but not many. Many people are surprised when they find ...
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Is it possible to buy a travel curtain for hostels/trains?

While traveling in couchettes and sleeping in hostels, I realized that a lot of them lack a very basic amenity — a curtain for privacy. Is it possible to buy a portable curtain that you can easily ...
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Tourist visa for Suriname for an Indian Citizen?

After some discussions, I found out that Caribbean Hindustani is quite popular in Suriname. This has inclined me to choose it as one of the next destinations on my bucket list. How can I get a ...
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Languages in Bulgaria?

There is a realistic chance that I will be working in Sofia for a year or more soon. I care quite a lot about being able to communicate with local people wherever I am travelling, so I would like to ...
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How safe are Patzcuaro and Paracho in Michoacan, Mexico?

About fifteen years ago I had a very memorable Day of the Dead / Dia de los muertos in Patzcuaro, Mexico. I've been recommending it to people for years as a great place to go in Mexico to experience ...
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Will local contact numbers for travel insurance during a US visit simplify the process of visiting a doctor/hospital?

We are a family of 4 visiting the US this year. Some years back we were in Boston, and one of the kids (about 18 months at the time) came out with chickenpox. Which of course is a big deal in the US ...
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Is Amsterdam a dog friendly city?

Are there many places in Amsterdam that would be happy for us to bring a dog in (cafes, restaurants, public buildings)? What is the general attitude to dogs in public places in the Netherlands?
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Cellular Data Options in Trinidad and Tobago

I'm making my first trip to Trinidad and Tobago this holiday season with a few friends and the idea came up of trying to purchase a mobile hotspot. I've done some googling but the two major cell ...
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Can the US still be entered on a tourist visa after permanent resident status is denied/expired?

I originally posted this question on expatriates.stackexchange.com, and another user suggested that I ask the question on this site because he felt it is more closely related to travel... My wife was ...
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Do I need UK Transit or Visitor Visa – staying 2 days in London while traveling from India to USA

I am an Indian Citizen and US green-card holder. While returning from Mumbai to USA, I will stay 2 days in London for a short trip. But according to the scheduled arrival and departure time of my ...
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B1/B2 visa validity after getting F1

I recently got F1 visa, but I won't be able to attend college due to family issues. My question is what will happen to my B1/B2 visa? Is it revoked because I got F1 or is it still valid?
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Does AirCanada provide long layover (24+ hr) accommodation?

Once I flew from Milano Malpensa, Italy, to Entebbe, Uganda, with Turkish Airlines. After booking the flight (yes, I was young and stupid) I realized I had a 24+ layover in Istanbul so I called ...
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Do tickets in coach typically get sold in the order of lowest/cheapest fare code first?

I feel like I'm like most people when shopping for a flight. I go to a website that compares prices for my trip and I make a choice based on some combination of lowest price, best times, and preferred ...
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How difficult is train travel in Italy?

We will be in Italy (for the first time) this week! :-) Our itinerary is: 17th - 20th Venice 20th - 22nd Florence 22nd - 22nd Pisa (quick view of the Leaning Tower) 22nd - 26th Rome So as you can ...
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ESTA State/Province/Region required but there is no sensible answer

I'm filling out an ESTA for travel the the US later this year. I've done this before but they've recently added several new fields, including address in home country. Iceland in my case. The problem ...
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Language problems at the airport?

I have a family member who speaks Romanian but not English, French or any other world language. If she flies alone, how can she pass through the control points (immigration, customs) at the airport? ...
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What is the deepest accessible point on earth?

There is the Kola Superdeep Borehole and the Mariana trench but both are not accessible to average humans. What is the deepest point on earth I can reach?
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Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?

Some airlines (for example, American Airlines do this) offer a seat availability checker so you can see which seats are currently booked on a flight - there are limitations, since some seats might ...
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Do I need visa for UK visit if I have a work permit for Ireland?

I hold an Indian passport and am living and working in Ireland with a valid work permit. Do I need a visa to go to the UK? Do they have border control?
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May I wwoof or exchange work for a bed in a hostel in Costa Rica as a tourist?

I am wondering about the rules for wwoofing (working in an organic farm for a part of the day in exchange for a bed and sometimes a breakfast/multiple meals) or work exchange (same thing but for other ...
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Is a Schengen visa necessary? [duplicate]

We are travelling from the Dominican Republic to London, via Madrid on Iberia airlines. We are not leaving the airport in Madrid. We have South African passports, do we need a Schengen visa as well as ...
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Car hire - do they have a “fair usage policy” for miles/kms driven?

Recently, whilst on a long hire car journey it dawned on me, is there a fair usage allowance on my policy? ie: a limit on how many miles or kms I was allowed to do without extra charge in one day? I ...
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Canada's Transit Visa - Do I need to send off my passport?

I have applied for a Canadian Transit Visa for my trip coming up next month (I only have 28 days left), to India from USA. I wasn't aware of this requirement, but happened to check yesterday and ...
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Laos visa extension / overstaying three-level pricing details forgotten

On my last trip I was in Laos for six or seven weeks around September/October 2013 and extended my visa three times but can't remember the strange system of charges for the service. I am sure there ...
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Are U.S. Citizens prohibited from travel to Crimea?

I have family in Crimea and would like to visit them. I've read executive order 13685 but am unsure how to interpret it. Are U.S. nationals prohibited from traveling or spending money in Crimea? Does ...
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Best option to get cheap flights for flying Vancouver to Geneva return 10 to 15 times

For the coming 5 years, my fiancee and I will travel once a year (maybe even twice a year for my fiancee) between from Vancouver to Geneva and return. I know nothing about how one can accumulate ...
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Do I need a Transit VISA for staying at Heathrow airport only for 2 hours [duplicate]

I am Indian citizen. I am travelling to Stockholm, Sweden from Mumbai, India on 2nd February’15 & returning back on 6th February’15, with all too & fro tickets booked in advance.From same ...
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Can I get a Taiwan visa from China

I am a Sri Lankan citizen currently living in Sri Lanka. I'm planning a short trip to Taiwan this October, and they require us to get visa in advance to enter the country. To make the matter worse, ...
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Why are there so many lady boys in Thailand? [on hold]

Is it a myth or is the transgender population of Thailand disproportionately high. If it is true, does anyone know why?
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Why do airlines now charge for flying standby in the US?

Previously if you wanted to fly standby or arrived early for a connection you could put yourself on the Standby list for free. If there was room you could board in a win-win, i.e. the plane was ...
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Do I require a Transit Visa [duplicate]

Does a South African require a transit visa when travelling to Dublin via Frankfurt Airport?
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Canadian Expedia refund possibility for missed hotel

I booked a hotel with Expedia for the day before I was supposed to be in town. When I arrived, obviously there was no reservation under my name, and I had to book a new room with the hotel itself. Is ...
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Which are my options to find trip companions online?

I like independent trips so I avoid tours packages. But sometimes I need to find a trip companion or to make a small group in order to reduce expenses (i.e. rent a car) or to reduce risks (i.e. big ...
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What's the cheapest way to call China from the US with an AT&T cell phone?

My girlfriend got a new job that requires frequent travel to Shanghai, China. She has a Chinese phone and sometimes has Internet access. Aside from Skype/Internet communications, what's the cheapest ...
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US Green Card Holder but Indian Passport, Studying in Spain with Multi-entry Schengen Visa - UK/Ireland Visit?

I will be leaving for my study abroad in Spain next week and was wondering if I will need a UK/Ireland visa for a possible weekend trip up there? I know that they are not part of the Schengen visa ...
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Do I need transit visa for travelling from India to Spain via Brussels with Spanish re-entry permit

I am an Indian citizen and working in Barcelona. My Resident permit is under renewal process and meanwhile I am travelling to India. To enter into Spain, I have Spanish re-entry permit which allows to ...
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Canadian citizen with British passport visiting USA

I am a Canadian citizen with a British Passport and I live in Canada and I am planning on traveling by car to Buffalo USA and then boarding a plane to the West coast for a holiday. Will I have any ...
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French citizen with Canadian residency to go to the US for the day

As a French citizen, living in Canada with a permanent residency, what kind of visa do I need if I want to go in the US for a day (or may be a few days)? I also have a Canadian driving license, it ...
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Japanese style or themed accommodation in Melbourne

What Japanese-style or Japanese-themed accommodation is available in Melbourne? I tried doing a search for ryokans in Melbourne, and while I've found a number of ryokans in countryside Victoria, ...
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Is it technically illegal for US citizens to visit Cuba?

There is a belief that US citizens would be doing something illegal if they were to visit Cuba. I remember hearing years ago while in Mexico where lots of people go on sidetrips to Cube that it's not ...
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Is there a site that has a comparison of European or world-wide airlines carry-on restrictions?

Every time I look at a which carrier to book for a flight I wish there was a way to go to a single resource (without visiting each carrier's site) to know at a glance which airline gives me the most ...
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Is there a liability limit for a carry-on bag that was forcibly checked plane-side?

On many US flights carry-on bags must be checked if the overhead bins are full. In this case the airline forces you to check your bag (for free) against your will. If an item in your bag is worth more ...
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Is a supplement ticket required for international travel with Railjet to Austria?

When travelling between München and Salzburg, are all international train tickets valid for using the ÖBB Railjet service or is a special/supplement ticket required? I am traveling with a ticket RIT ...
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1answer
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Entering the US on a tourist visa after expiration of E3D

I was wondering whether anyone could provide any advice on re-entering the US on a tourist visa (via the Visa Waiver Program/ ESTA) after the expiration of an E3D visa? My E3D visa expires on the 6th ...
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Camping grounds accessible by public transport in Japanese Northern Alps

On 17 August I will be leaving for a trip to Japan. After spending a week in Tokyo, I want to go to the Japanese Alps to escape the heat. My initial plan was to go on a hike for one and a half weeks, ...
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

Is there a website or some other way to find out if I need a transit visa for a short stop in the UK on my way somewhere else? Ideally this should give me the answer for all nationalities, and take ...
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uk embassy refused in egypt [duplicate]

am a student and i applied for a tourist visa last year , i got refused . i have a british uncle live in london if i ask him to send me an invitation will be better for me !! , or it will but me in ...
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British, lost passport in Chile, mid visa application. Help! [on hold]

I was traveling within Chile over Christmas and I lost my passport. I am British subject, working in Chile. I have been accepted for my "visa subjeto a contracto" (contract subject to visa) and was ...
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Shipping my car from Europe to Canada or the U.S

The plan is to drive my car (a small 4x4) from Prudhoe Bay1 (Deadhorse), Alaska to Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego in Chile. I will be travelling for an undetermined duration, with a minimum of two years. ...

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