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2answers
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One hour Lufthansa transit time in Frankfurt. Origin: Bangalore, destination: Dublin

I have bought a ticket from Bangalore (India) to Dublin (Ireland) through Frankfurt (Germany), both of the flights are of Lufthansa. The transit time I will have is 1 hour in Frankfurt. Last time ...
5
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1answer
61 views

Macau: Using Hong Kong dollars (HKD) instead of Macanese Patacas (MOP)

The Macanese Pataca is pegged such that 1 HKD = 1.032 MOP (Wikipedia). I understand that HKD are widely accepted in Macau. However, if an item is listed as say 100 MOP and I try to pay using HKD, ...
3
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1answer
109 views

Overstayed Schengen Visa, how long to wait before entering again?

I have overstayed a Schengen tourist visa in Hungary by about 2 months, due to just incredible foolishness and not checking visa rules thoroughly. I was denied entry back in, not fined or banned, but ...
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1answer
60 views

14 hours layover at Abu dhabi… can i stay inside the airport without a transit visa

I'm flying Etihad Airways to Melbourne and I've a 14 hours layover at Abu dhabi... can i stay inside the airport without a transit visa? what all one can do at the airport. there is no clarity.. some ...
0
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2answers
1k views

How to make cheapest calls from France (Mobile) to India (Mobile)?

If you are reading this then you know that today there are more than a million calling service providers. After searching for a sometime now I know, which ones not to choose, for various reasons like ...
0
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0answers
31 views

winter in Europe [duplicate]

We are from Australia and have no idea what winter is really like. We would like to visit Central Europe - Hungary in the months December to February. What do we need to survive the weather?
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2answers
943 views

Seeing Penguins “in the wild” in Sydney

Are there places near Sydney, Australia where one can see penguins in the wild (not in a zoo)? If so, what's the best way to catch a glimpse of these cute creatures? I have read some information ...
3
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1answer
476 views

I had a J1 trainee visa, can I go to Canada and come back with an ESTA?

I'm from Italy and I had a J1 visa for the US for a year and a half. Now it's expired (I'm in the grace period) but I want to stay longer in California to travel a little bit, because this year I did ...
2
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1answer
51 views

Non-Japanese hot springs near Sydney

I can find a Japanese-style hot spring near Sydney. In the Blue Mountains, there's Japanese Bath House, which according to visitnsw is "the only Japanese onsen (hot spring) in New South Wales where ...
6
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1answer
80 views

Remaining Employed in Hong Kong While in Australia on a 417 Working Holiday Visa

I have applied for and obtained a type 417 Australia Working Holiday visa. However, should my company in Hong Kong be willing, could I continue working for them while in Australia? I can't find any ...
0
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0answers
48 views

How can my aunt obtain a UK visa while in the US?

My aunt is currently visiting the USA, but now has a need to visit London. Is it possible for her to get a visa to the UK while in the USA, and if so how? Or must she return to India to get a UK visa? ...
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5answers
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Can you get sucked tight on a plane's toilet?

The sounds of flushing an airplane's toilet can be quite intimidating. When going to the toilet on a plane, I am always a bit cautious of accidental flushing. If so, do you risk being sucked stuck to ...
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0answers
18 views

How to allocate my 5 days between Berlin and Prague? [closed]

We will be visiting Europe in Jul 2015, and allocated Jul 25 - 29 (including traveling between Berlin and Prague) among Berlin and Prague. We are around 50 years ago, love nature and historic ...
22
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4answers
7k views

If a baby is born mid-flight, what happens visa-wise for them when they land in a foreign country, sans-passport?

I asked a similar question about what nationality a newborn midflight gets, but I'm also now wondering - when they land, what happens? Normally you need a passport and possibly a visa to travel - so ...
7
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3answers
175 views

Is it possible to environmentally offset long-distance air travel?

I've been doing some web research on whether it is possible to offset carbon usage‡ for non-critical long-distance air travel, or indeed whether carbon-offsetting should be rejected on the basis that ...
5
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1answer
98 views

Emergency UK Visa for foreign spouse: Funeral

I'm a British national. My grandmother just passed. My wife is Chinese. In general it's a major pain to get my wife a visa to visit the UK, we have never been before. Is there anyway to get an ...
12
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2answers
900 views

Dealing with nodding or shaking of head confusion

I have recently discovered the hard way that nodding of the head for yes, shaking of the head for no is not quite as universal as I had originally thought. Sometimes, it seems, that shaking the head ...
2
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2answers
47 views

I-94W visa ? ESTA?

What is the I-94W visa form? Traveling by car from Mexico to the USA, via ESTA VWP. Plan to stay in the USA for up to 90 days. Then we head into Canada for 6-8 weeks, before be head back into the US ...
35
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3answers
3k views

Birth while traveling on-board an airplane

Yesterday, a friend of mine who works as a purser (chief flight attendant) helped a lady with delivering her baby during a flight to Manila, Philippines while over the ocean :) I know that pregnant ...
4
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3answers
16k views

How long does it take to get an Indian visa in London for a UK national?

I am running a bit late with my visa application to India, as I am still waiting for my passport... How long does it take to get a double-entry tourist visa in London's office for a UK national? Is ...
5
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3answers
311 views

Aerosol cans in the checked luggage?

Is it allowed to carry aerosol spray cans (deodorant, insect repellant, waterproofer, spray point, i.e. any common thing you can think of that typically comes in spray bottles) in the checked luggage ...
11
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4answers
352 views

Does any airline in the world allow air travel without government identification?

It seems that pretty much every airline requires at least one form of government identification for flights, even if it's a local flight within a single country. Does any airline in the world form an ...
2
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0answers
37 views

Is it illegal to drive with a dirty car in Belarus? [migrated]

I just saw on Fifth Gear (a UK TV car show) that it was illegal to drive a dirty car in Belarus. A Google search revealed many other people believe this to be true. Can anyone confirm it is true and ...
12
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2answers
1k views

Tipping in Cuba as a Canadian

I will go to Cuba in the following days and I am not sure how to tip. On Tripadvisor It says: Do not tip with coins of your own currency, because foreign coins can not be exchanged in any country ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Objective comparison info on districts in Palermo, Sicily, staying for a couple of days?

I want to visit Sicily for a weekend (Friday- Monday). I plan to rent a reasonably priced flat/apartment in Palermo. I would like to know some of the major differences between the different ...
4
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2answers
49 views

Is there a place to store luggage in/around the Golden Palace (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto?

For annoying reasons, it would make sense to visit the Golden Palace between checking out of one Kyoto hotel and checking into another. However both hotels are pretty far away from Kinkaku-ji. Is ...
3
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1answer
56 views

When's the best time to fly with kids [closed]

I'm about to take my son on a trip overseas, should I book a early morning flight or book a afternoon flight ? Taking in the time difference we would arrive at his bed time if we took afternoon flight ...
61
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11answers
7k views

How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?

I know that review sites like TripAdvisor have fake reviews (some hotels more than others) - how can I make sure I am looking at the 'real' reviews as using TripAdvisor can be very tricky to filter ...
6
votes
3answers
548 views

Schengen visa requirements and “validation”

As an Indian citizen there are a bunch of requirements to get a Schengen visa. Some of them are: A reserved ticket (please do correct me if I am wrong) and confirmed hotel reservations. Now, if I ...
5
votes
1answer
77 views

How to get from Mashhad to Ashgabat?

To get from Iran to Uzbekistan, one has to pass through Turkmenistan. Even though the most direct route is going east from Mashhad and then north via Mary, I like to visit the Turkmenistatn capital ...
2
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1answer
41 views

Going from Luton airport to central London?

How much does it cost to go from London Luton Airport to central London? Is it possible to go by metro? And if not it's possible to buy the ticket right there or it has to be booked online?
8
votes
1answer
61 views

Any experience with the “Extremely limited pedestal reservations” for statue of liberty at the ticket office?

I am planning a trip to New York (family of 4 adults + 1 baby) and obviously would like to visit the Statue of Liberty. I did not get the tickets in advance, and with two weeks remaining for the trip, ...
3
votes
2answers
26 views

How does one get from St. Thomas to the Virgin Gorda Baths?

My kids and I are staying in the US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas) towards the end of August. The rocks - Virgin Gorda Baths look really interesting. My kids have passports, and I'll have a rental car ...
6
votes
1answer
153 views

Will Bárðarbunga threaten my vacation?

(This question is probably extremely localized as it may not even be relevant anymore in a few days/weeks/months. I am worried about it however.) On September 1st, I am flying to Iceland for a ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

Australian living in canada, USA Visa Waiver Program?

I am an Australian citizen currently in the US on the VWP. My girlfriend (also an Australian citizen) and I are living in Canada on working holiday visas. We have been in the US for nearly 10 weeks, ...
12
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4answers
1k views

Crossing the Atlantic by sailing boat, South America to Europe

For a while now I was harbouring the idea to cross the Atlantic not by plane but by any sort of oceangoing transport, in an attempt to travel slowly, reflect upon my time in South America and getting ...
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0answers
134 views

A legal way to carry a gun in Turkey as a foreigner

I am person that always carry a weapon or sometimes a bodyguard with me. Some people hate me for some reasons, in my country I am somehow safe but if I travelled I might be in danger. I might travel ...
2
votes
4answers
261 views

Weather recommendations for Amsterdam

I am planning to travel Amsterdam about November and I would like to walk around the city and rent a bike for some tours. I read to travel guide and the temperature is about 5ºC but they don't ...
23
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1answer
3k views

Why must I lock the door of an aircraft lavatory before the light inside fully brightens?

When I step into an aircraft lavatory, the light is off and there is an indicator light saying to lock the door. Once I do lock the door, the light turns on, and otherwise, the light remains off. Why ...
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0answers
28 views

Will any 220-110 voltage adaptor work for a laptop and/or tablet? [duplicate]

The converter I have says for use with cell phone and camera chargers, Ipods, and heating appliances such as hair dryers and curling irons but doesn't specifically mention laptops or tablets. We are ...
2
votes
3answers
755 views

Can Somebody travel with their gun internationally?

If somebody is a US Resident, owns a Semi auto Glock. Has local Permit to carry a concealed weapon. What if this person wanted to fly with this hand gun internationally with him for his personal ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Schengen Visa to travel to Romania

To travel to Romania, we were instructed by the Romanian embassy that we should either have a multiple-entry Schengen visa or a Romanian visa (which requires an invite from any travel agent in ...
6
votes
1answer
104 views

What do people do on National Anthem Day in Romania

While planning a trip, I was looking through a list of public holidays for Romania on wikipedia. I'm interested to learn about National Anthem Day ("Deșteaptă-te, române!"). According to the ...
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0answers
21 views

Reentering to the Schengen Area through a different country [duplicate]

I am traveling to Europe with a multiple entries Schengen Visa issued by Germany. However, I plan to travel to Turkey that is not a Schengen Country. From Turkey I intend to reenter Schengen through ...
5
votes
2answers
56 views

Heathrow Terminal 5 to Cambridge

I am arriving at Heathrow Airport on Terminal 5. I intend to get to Cambridge. Questions a) I have a Britrail point to point ticket. Is it valid on the tube as I gather the best and fastest way to get ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

When to buy plane tickets to get best rates? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Europe to USA, that will happen next summer. I was looking lately into purchasing plane tickets, but a lot of carriers do not offer late July/early August 2015 tickets yet. ...
5
votes
1answer
151 views

What are police procedures in France when the victim is a traveler

I have a friend who went to France a few days ago. Now I have received the following message from a friend of hers: "Hello, I'm Amanda's friend (fictional name) and I received a call from where she ...
14
votes
8answers
2k views

Additional cabin handbag on flights

It's quite common, that in addition to cabin size hand baggage you can take also smaller bag like handbag or small laptop case to the plane. I'm interested in knowing if someone hasn't been allowed to ...
6
votes
1answer
425 views

What's the cheapest way to fly to Cuba?

I supposed that getting to Cuba by flying from neighboring countries will be much cheaper than the same from Europe, but I have realized that fly prices from Cancun or Miami are very expensive (about ...
4
votes
1answer
291 views

Process and recomendation for obtaining a prepaid micro-SIM card in Jakarta, Indonesia

What are the requirements to obtain a pre-paid micro-SIM in Jakarta, Indonesia (passport, cost, etc)? What are the recommendations for where to obtain a micro-SIM (7-11, cellular company store)?

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