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Are there hotels where children are not allowed?

Are there hotels that don't accept children? I must admit that this question is a case of reverse psychology. I am more interested in the opposite. Children tend to raise quite some emotions with ...
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Can it be worthwhile buying connecting flights on LCC like Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling, or Transavia?

In principle Low Cost Carriers (LCC) like Easyjet, Ryanair, or Vueling offer 1 leg journeys alone. Still they offer some interesting "connecting" opportunities. Especially if you start combining ...
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Can I have my cats in the cabin with me on British Airways European flights?

If I'm flying with BA intra-Europe (Stockholm-London), am I allowed to have my cats (in their cat-cage obv) in the cabin, under a seat or on my lap or something?
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Is there any way to be notified if the Northern Lights are visible in the north of Scandinavia without having to stay awake all night?

So we all know that there are a ton of places that claim to be the best place to see the Northern Lights and whatnot. However, even if I'm in one of those places, I don't necessarily want to have to ...
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What (if any) regularly scheduled airline flights pass over Antarctica?

We were just discussing at lunch if there are any such flights.
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What is the most comfortable way to sleep on a plane?

Some people have the amazing ability to doze off whenever and wherever they are. For the rest of us, sleeping on planes is a constant battle of trying to get comfortable in a cramped space. There are ...
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How can I get a flight with a supersonic plane?

My dream is to fly with a supersonic plane. Since the Concorde is no longer active, I don't think it is possible to do this with a regular plane. So how can I get onto board of a supersonic plane? ...
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What do Cuban power plugs look like?

What do Cuban power plugs look like? Are they like US or UK ones?
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Free parking in Bath UK

Where can I park in Bath for free, so that it's convenient for the town centre? I will be there 22nd Dec - 29th Dec, so on both holidays and normal weekdays.
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Can the ship's captain really perform your wedding when in international waters?

On the question about whether you can get married while travelling, Mark Mayo posted a comment that any marriage has to be on dry land or close to it. But I'm sure all of us have heard of ships' ...
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Can you get married while traveling?

As a traveler getting married while traveling must be the ultimate experience. Can you actually legally get married while traveling?
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Can a tourist take part in the annual carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro?

Can you take part in the famous Carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro if you are there only for a limited period, or would that require quite some preparations?
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How to plan celebrating carnaval in Rio?

If you are not from Brazil and you want to celebrate carnival in Rio, what should you do? Do you just buy a ticket to Rio, book any hotel and just enjoy? Or is that a recipe for failure? I can imagine ...
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Are ice hotels actually comfortable to sleep in?

I've always been interested in visiting the Ice Hotel at Jukkasjärvi here in Sweden, but the combination of cold & possibly hard "beds" has so far managed to put me off. I'd like to hear from ...
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Where can I see a Mbalax performance in Dakar?

I'd like to see a performance of Mbalax, a type of dance music in Senegal incorporating modern music and traditional drumming. Is it very common? Where in the city can I go (as a tourist) to witness ...
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Are there any country- or city-specific dishes I can try whilst in Dakar, Senegal?

I'd like to know what traditional foods/dishes exist, if any, and how I should go about locating places that sell them :) I am not really looking for modern cuisine, I'm looking for local food that ...
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Is it safe to take a road trip going through Northern Mexico? What precautions should I take?

To get to southern Mexico from the US you obviously have to drive through the North (or fly). The British Foreign Office advisory makes it sound like the northern regions are a lot more dangerous ...
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How to get from Caracas to Mount Roraima?

Mount Roraima is said to be the mountain that one in the Pixar movie "Up" is based on. Pixar image: Photo: If I'm in Caracas, what's the simplest land-based way to reach Mount Roraima, and is ...
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What foods must I try while visiting Australia?

I will be traveling to Cairns, Brisbane, and Sydney and was wondering what are the must try foods/dishes I should get while there.
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Tourist visa to Iran in London without losing passport for weeks

What is the most reasonable way to get a visa to Iran without losing passport for weeks? In particular we are Polish nationals living in London. In this question: How to get a visa for Iran I saw ...
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Is it worth visiting the Nazca Lines from the ground if seeing them from a plane is not an option?

The Nazca lines are some very famous geoglyphs in Peru. For example you can see a dog in this picture: Picture from Wikipedia From a plane or a satelitte or something similar, this looks really ...
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“World class” monuments to visit in April

I am trying to plan a month long backpacking trip in April, such that: It has either rich cultural heritage or natural beauty. I am after "world class", breath-taking monuments (so for instance I ...
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What was this ruined building in Tbilisi that is Greek property?

Yesterday afternoon I went exploring around Tbilisi and up on the path between the Narikala fortress and the Kartlis Deda statue were some old ruined buildings, not ancient but pre-Soviet. One of ...
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The Atacama Giant

I would really like to see the Atacama Giant. On Wikipedia it is just mentioned that it is in the Atacama desert. But this desert is really big. Where should I look when I want to meet this giant? It ...
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How to get to Christmas Island?

Christmas Island is an island of Australia far off the northwest of the mainland, much closer to Indonesia. (Thanks to Wikimedia Commons for the map) I know I can fly there but Wikitravel seems to ...
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How to get to Easter Island?

Once in my life I would really like to see those statues from the Easter Island. Image from Wikipedia. Since it is really far away from anywhere else, I wonder how I can get there. Is there an ...
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Avoiding or minimising altitude sickness?

From my personal anecdotal experience, I've seen first-hand some horror stories with altitude sickness. I will always tell people now to acclimatise, drink fluids, and follow the local tricks like ...
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Is there public transport running on NYE in Rio de Janeiro?

(A friend asked me to post this) He will be in Rio de Janeiro on NYE and wants to know if public transport will be running and if so, until how late in the night.
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How can one obtain a tourist visa to Libya?

It seems that they might be available on arrival, but I'm not sure if you have to have a letter of invitation first. There is not much information online and due to the climate there at the moment ...
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What's the furthest south (in Chile) that you can get from Santiago, Chile by public bus?

If you look at a map of Chile, it's long and thin, and as you get further south, more and more rugged. At some points you require boat, it would seem, to continue. But potentially buses may go on ...
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Precautions taking the Tren a las Nubes

I would really like to once ride with the tren a las Nubes. Wikipedia says the tour takes 15 hours, but I can't find any information on where to buy tickets and if reservation is necessary. And how ...
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How to reach Salar de Uyuni from Potosí or Sucre (Bolivia)?

As I read in Wikipedia Salar de Uyuni is far away from other cities. Can I reach it from Potosí or Sucre? How long does it take? I would prefer to take a train. Is there a train route at all?
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Boat tour on lake Titicaca?

Is it possible to do a boat tour on Lake Titicaca? Where should I start? And are there roundtrips possible? Is it recommened to do a boat tour there as a tourist? aAnd can I see anything special?
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Searching for flights to destinations matching weather / flight time conditions

easyJet has a neat little feature on the route map they show on their website: you can set criteria such as maximum flight time and minimum temperature for the month you plan to fly from any airport, ...
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Recommendation for backpacking trip in April [closed]

I am considering a backpacking trip in April for about a month. I am looking for a destination that: Is "exotic" for an European (so I rule out the whole of Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New ...
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Camping in Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in Bolivia

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Amazon Basin, and is said to have an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. I've been looking for some information on how ...
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Last minute flight bookings - better to book online or at the airport?

We had a question here earlier on booking flight tickets in the weeks running up to holiday season, which covered ground on what happens to flight prices over the period. What I'm interested to know ...
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Do self-contained luxury resorts exist in the desert in North Africa or the Middle East?

I want to take my two elderly parents on a once-in-a-lifetime trip abroad. They have never left the UK in the past so it's very important that wherever we visit feels very different from the UK in ...
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Are there any international train services in South America?

As a European, I'm used to being able to take trains just about everywhere. I'm finding that that is not so common in South America, however. If I was taking a trip through South America and wanted ...
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How can you get into the San Pedro prison in La Paz? (*and* out again)

The infamous San Pedro prison (El Penal de San Pedro) in La Paz is famous for having no security guards inside, the prisoners run it themselves. Families of the prisoners often live there too, and ...
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How can I be sure the operator treats elephants humanely before booking a trek in Khao Sok national park?

The various bungalows in Khao Sok national park advertise elephant treks and there are various tours advertised out of Phuket and Krabi. These sound interesting. But how can I tell prior to booking ...
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Chiang Mai Trek that doesn't feature Elephant Rides

I'm heading to Chiang Mai for several days at the end of January and I'm looking to do a 3 day 2 night trek, but I'm looking for one that doesn't feature elephant rides and it seems to severely limits ...
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Eurotrip - temporary job for 1 year [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Maximum validity of a Schengen visa for multiple visits September next year my fiancée is going to UK for 1 year to study English. I can't accompany her with such an ...
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Bath to London on Christmas Day

Is there a way to get from Bath to London using public transport on 25th Dec? Or at least from some place near Bath? All the public transport I could find is shut on christmas Day.
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What are the offroad regulations in UK?

May I ride a motorbike through a non strictly forbidden trail? Do I need some specific permission?
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Gluten-free eating in Peru

For travellers going to Peru, I imagine from what I've seen there that being gluten-intolerant (or even vegetarian) may be quite difficult. Are there any local foods and meals readily available ...
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Should I book Thailand Rail tickets online (pre-trip) or at the station when I arrive?

I plan on taking the Thailand rail system between Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket (particularly the overnight trains), and Siem Reap. Is it safe to book these tickets ahead of time through their website ...
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Is it now feasible for an adventurous independent traveller to visit Chechnya?

Right now I'm drinking vodka with a Chechen guy who's staying at my hostel here in Tbilisi Georgia. I told him I would like to visit Chechnya but it's too dangerous. He reacted like I imagine ...
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Via ferratas in Pyrenees

I'm looking for via ferratas somewhere in Europe, but not in the Alps or Dolomites due to financial reasons. What places do you recommend for beginner in this way of hiking? Edit: After some research ...
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Which border crossing should I take between Ecuador and Peru

There are four border crossings between Ecuador and Peru. In order of importance: Huaquillas Macará La Balsa Nuevo Rocafuerte I have heard the main one at Huaquillas can be sketchy or even ...

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