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How to order reservations for European trains online (with pass)?

I have a European rail pass, bought in the US, but to go really long distances I still have to order reservations (without ticket). The lines I'm particularly interested in are TGV in France, ICE, and ...
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4 days in Paris

I am leaving on friday for a city trip to Paris, arriving at noon. I am already leaving Paris again at monday evening at 5 o'clock. I really want to see the Louvre, Versailles and the Eiffel Tower ...
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Are there any boat tours for Lake Baikal?

I am interested in visiting Lake Baikal and exploring the areas around the lake. What is the best way of doing so and which nearby town should I use as my homebase? I'd expect using a boat to go ...
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Can you receive mail at hotels weeks before you arrive?

Do hotels accept mail for guests that haven't arrived yet? Even weeks in advance? I am buying tickets for an event (see this question), but the vendor can only mail tickets to a Japanese address. I ...
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Travel health insurance in Europe that does not require European Health Insurance Card

I was looking for a new travel insurance policy recently for travel within Europe and what I was never aware of is that many insurance policies require you to have an European Health Insurance Card ...
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Recommendations For a Hotel - Venice, Italy [closed]

I am planning a trip to Venice with a friend and would like to know of a really nice hotel to stay in. About us: We are both in our early 30's, love great food and cocktail bars. We like to spend out ...
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269 views

Driving from US to Central America

Is it possible to drive from the US through Mexico to Central America? What route is recommended, and how long would it take? What safety or immigration/customs concerns would you face?
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Can you suggest cheap ways of traveling? [closed]

I used to book travels via agency all the time and used to stay at resorts and hotels. I had to compromise on few things to be able to do some of my last travels, as they were quite expensive, so I ...
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2answers
117 views

Check-in when travelling with two different companies

I will soon travel with 2 different companies, is it possible to check in and recieve both boardings in the airport of my first destination (i.e. book seats of both flights and get both boardings as ...
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1answer
140 views

Is it possible to get a tax refund on goods in Singapore when leaving by land?

I found this page explaining how to apply for a tax return on goods in Singapore. However, it specifies that you can only get it when leaving from an airport (Changi Airport or Seletar Airport) or ...
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1answer
241 views

How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in the UK?

I'm trying to book a train journey in the UK for September. We are currently in April and the National Rail website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (5 months) in advance. So ...
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2answers
560 views

Amsterdam To Rotterdam

I will be going from Amsterdam to Rotterdam this summer, by train, as it seemed the most feasible. Precisely, 20 July. I am not living in Netherlands, so buying the ticket from the office right now is ...
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1answer
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Cheap Internet access in Cuba for tourists?

We just arrived in Havana, and have discovered that Internet is a bit of a rarity here. Most large hotels offer Internet for CUC6-10 per hour. The only mobile Internet I have found is from ETESCA ...
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1answer
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Will having used one previous double-entry visa for China make me eligible for a multiple entry visa now?

China has a rule that to obtain a multiple entry visa you must be able to show immigration information for two previous stays, not always in very clear English. Now just over a year ago in late 2013 ...
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1answer
196 views

Importing home-baked cake into the EU

It is forbidden to bring milk and eggs into the EU, but what about (home-baked) cake containing milk and eggs? Is the cooking considered to make it safe?
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1answer
150 views

Absolute cheapest transport from Malaysia to Singapore with e-ticket that can be bought online from overseas?

I need an international e-ticket out of Malaysia to show to the airline when I board next week with a one-way ticket. Last year I bought a second class train ticket from KL to Woodlands for about ...
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2answers
675 views

Flying to Germany from USA as Dual Citizen, passport use?

My daughter and I are dual citizens (US and German). When we book a flight to Germany from the USA, the airline asks for passport details. I understood to use the passport that lets you legally ...
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1answer
221 views

Multiple flights with low cost airlines

I want to travel with Ryainair and/or Easyjet from my hometown to a destination that those companies do serve but not directly from my hometown. Is there a site that can help with these kind of ...
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3answers
99 views

Park accessible by public transport in Eastern Canada in October

I'll likely travel to Canada this autumn and I would like to go on a multi-day hike. I have however no car. Is there any park (national, provincial, ...) in Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, New ...
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2answers
405 views

Train and tram tickets in Amsterdam?

I know there's the OV chipcard for travel, but the empty card itself cost money. Then I have to top-up the travel value. How about the GVB 1 day card that cost 7.50? Does it mean I have to pay for ...
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2answers
386 views

Ferry from Motobu, Okinawa to Kagoshima, Kyushu?

I know there is a ferry from Naha, Okinawa to Kagoshima, Kyushu. I know it takes on the order of a whole day or longer and that its price is approximately equivalent to $150. I am also aware that ...
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1answer
698 views

What to do if denied boarding due to the airlines' fault?

Last week, my wife and I were traveling to the United States. During the beginning of the trip, the airline agent suggested that we re-route our trip to avoid some visa-related issues in UK because ...
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90 views

How to find the genuine websites for consulates, embassies, and immigration offices around the world?

Very often when travelling about the world you need to check the official word on obtaining visas and visa extensions and other related information. But increasingly it's getting very difficult to ...
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1answer
129 views

How can I work out where I can go for a weekend away by public transport, starting from Oxford or Cambridge

To help out some friends, I'm trying to work out where you can get to for a weekend away, starting in either Oxford or Cambridge, travelling only by public transport. Are there any tools / websites / ...
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2answers
640 views

Fly into Singapore or Kuala Lumpur on one-way ticket to begin overlanding trip?

I want to begin my next big overlanding trip by flying from Sydney (home) to either Singapore or Malaysia on a one-way ticket. I will fly home from an as-yet unknown location when my money runs down ...
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Where can I get the required permits for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu?

I've heard that I should buy a permit to visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Where can I get them? (I've emailed to mtsobek.com travel agency, but there is no response from them). So if there is no ...
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2answers
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What are some recommended itineraries for visting Turkey in July? [closed]

I'm visiting Turkey for 13 days with my 19 year old nephew. We're flying in and out of Istanbul. I'd like to get out of Istanbul and see the country. What are some recommended itineraries and ...
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591 views

Availability of local train tickets in France

The airplane tickets are easily ordered from travel agency. But what about local transport? I have no idea how to reserve the local transport using online reservation. For instance, I can see that ...
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2answers
720 views

Do I need to have travel insurance when crossing Schengen border?

I have a multiple-entry one-year Schengen visa and I did have travel insurance first time when I crossed the border of Schengen, but it has expired already and I wonder if I need it during my next ...
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1answer
168 views

Is it possible or recommended to exchange US currency for Chinese currency outside China?

I'll be traveling to China soon, specifically to Wuhan, and I remember reading somewhere (I don't remember where, unfortunately) that it's only possible to exchange USD for RMB in China itself - is ...
5
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1answer
299 views

Sunrise/sunset photographic opportunities at the Grand Canyon

I'm hoping to get a great view of the sunrise at the Grand Canyon. I'll be staying in Williams, and will be there the first weekend of September. Where is generally (on the South Rim) considered to ...
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2answers
159 views

How can I find free camping locations in the U.S.?

While the weather is warm, I'm interested in saving some money on lodging by camping while I'm road-tripping across the U.S. Many state-parks offer very cheap (often < $10) camp sites, but I'm ...
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2answers
856 views

Car rental with no credit history

I do not have a credit card I'm under 25 but older than 21 I do not have a credit history I'm traveling to LGB airport and want to rent a car. They say there's no way to do that without a major ...
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3answers
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Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?

I'm trying to plan a trip route which include traveling from north Thailand to Vietnam. Since I don't have a strict time limitation, I thought that maybe instead of taking a flight I could travel by ...
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1answer
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Via Rail Canada: What are the different booking classes?

Today, I tried to book a seat in a train on the Via Rail Canada Homepage. There are 6 different booking classes: SuperSaver Discounted Regular for both Economy and Business. While I can imagine ...
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3answers
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Any tips for completing purchases through RENFE's website?

I've found the Spanish train website renfe.com cannot complete credit card transactions. I've attempted with several different bank and credit cards from several different countries, verified the ...
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4answers
1k views

Carrying large amounts of cash in Japan

Is it, generally speaking, safe to carry large amounts of cash (US$4000) in Japan?
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2answers
624 views

Do I need to get a visa for Turkey?

I'm going to travel to Iran from Germany. Since I've booked connected flights (Germany- Turkey, Turkey- Iran), do I need a visa for Turkey as well as Iran? This is my flights schedule: ...
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3answers
547 views

What are our visa options for staying in Costa Rica?

My significant other and I are looking to spend next year in Costa Rica. His company is going to relocate us there so he can work full time. I was hoping that someone might know what kind of ...
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6answers
921 views

Europe vacation - best places to see based on certain preferences? [closed]

I am planning for a Mainland European vacation from starting from London (excluding UK) in October. I have one full week + two weekends from start to finish. My main types of places of interests are ...
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3answers
327 views

Cheap short-term accommodation in downtown Vancouver

I'm trying to get a working holiday visa for Canada, but it's proving problematic for a variety of reasons. However whether I end up staying for a year or not, I'll likely be heading to Vancouver for ...
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0answers
122 views

Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close? [closed]

Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close? For example I recently saw: While some boarding passes do mention when gates close:
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2answers
155 views

Do airlines really check whether battery packs for laptop/phone/tablets are less than 100 or 160 Wh?

From my understanding, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has some regulation regarding lithium-ion batteries that exceed 100 Wh. In theory. Do airlines really check whether battery ...
4
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2answers
300 views

Using Wifi in Japan [closed]

I'm traveling to Japan in June and just wanted to ask whether I should bring my iPhone/iPad to access wifi. I remember from several years ago that it was quite hard to use unless I went to a ...
4
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2answers
639 views

Can I opt to disembark on a stop over (if I am a national of that country) before the second leg of the journey? [duplicate]

I am a seaman working on a cruise ship and my company arranges flights for our return home on completion of our contracts. I am a New Zealand National and they have booked me a flight from Santiago ...
4
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1answer
3k views

In Paris, can one purchase pre-paid sim card upon arrival at CDG airport?

Going to Paris with just 3 days stay. Would like local SIM card, no data. Is it possible to purchase at airport?
4
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1answer
738 views

Hamburg public transport tickets for a 3 day / 48 hour trip?

I'm going for a weekend to Hamburg, and I'm trying to work out the best public transport ticket(s) to get. I'll be arriving on a Friday evening, leaving on a Sunday, but spending less than 48 hours in ...
4
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1answer
601 views

How to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Stanley Park from Vancouver Airport?

Suppose I have ten hours waiting time in Vancouver airport, I want to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park then Stanley Park. What is the efficient way to do it? I don't want to miss my flight. My ...
4
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1answer
7k views

Are there any ships I can travel on from USA to India?

I want to go from Washington DC to India by sea. Is it possible? How many days it will take?
4
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1answer
995 views

Traveling to the US on the VWP before entering with a J1 visa

I am an international student studying in Canada, and have an EU citizenship, which makes me eligible to enter the US via the visa waiver program (VWP). In the fall I will be a research fellow in an ...

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