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Do I need to carry my passport while travelling within the Schengen area?

If I have already entered the Schengen area, when am I required by law to carry my passport? Basically do I need it when I Travel within the same city Change cities Board a flight or a train Cross ...
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What are the legal implications of exporting a tarantula from Brazil to Mexico?

I'm not sure if this fits on this site or not, since it boils down to a question about animal import/export. As mentioned here, a Mexican friend has requested a rather odd souvenir from Brazil: A ...
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Is tipping expected in Indonesia?

I noticed that my taxi driver stood around expectantly for a few moments after dropping me off from the airport; giving him 20k Rupiah seemed to satisfy him, but I was pretty much shooting from the ...
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Step-down transformer that actually works?

I've gone through a couple of step-down transformers (220v → 110v) over the course of my travels. Each one I've purchased doesn't quite work as advertised; usually, the output voltage is still too ...
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Can I use proof of onward travel that assumes a visa extension?

I'm applying for a multiple-entry tourist visa for Thailand. The visa will net me 2 entries of up to 60 days each, but once I'm in the country, I can extend my visa by 30 days each time. As part of ...
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How to fly with a spider

I'll be visiting Brazil soon, and a friend of mine in Mexico City is a bit of an arachnophile, and has asked me to return with a Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula for her. I realize there are likely ...
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Air travel: Violating checked luggage size by “just a bit” [closed]

Following up the discussion on size limitations for checked luggage on airplanes, I would like to ask your experience on the following: What happens if your suitcase meets the weight limitation of ...
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How to book Kaliningrad Ferries

I was looking for a ferry from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg (travelling without vehicle). Many Google hits can be found, even this one http://www.ferryto.com/Kaliningrad_Ferries.html advertising ...
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Access to Selfoss and Dettifoss in winter season

According to the Road Condition site of the Icelandic government, roads 862 and 864 that are the closest to Selfoss and Dettifoss are "impassable" right now. This condition has been maintained for ...
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Is it more expensive to buy airline tickets together than separate?

I'm looking for tickets in despegar.com (a travel website for the American continent) and found out that a flight for just one person was about USD $350 incluiding all taxes, and I did the exact same ...
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Are flights (generally) cheaper on Friday the 13th, compared to regular Fridays or 13ths?

Given the superstitious nature of some travellers, are flights cheaper on Friday the 13th? image source from Wikipedia I have some anecdotal evidence of this, including a friend who moved ...
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To how much radiation are you exposed on a transcontinental flight?

You often hear people object to being scanned because of the "radiation" argument. I find this always quite amusing from people just being exposed to higher radiation levels during the average ...
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26 views

6 month stay in Malta [closed]

My daughter is marrying a Maltese and they are living in Malta now. We will be retired and want to stay in Malta for periods of 6 months at a time, each year. How do we go about it as South African ...
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Is it viable to move around Iceland using public transport?

I started gathering some information about Iceland reading Travel.SE (what else?) and I was quite surprised I didn't find a single question about moving around Iceland using public transport, a car ...
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Buying a vacation home in the Eurozone [closed]

I've lived in Italy a few times (student visa, then just a normal vacation visa for a few months) and I've traveled quite a bit. I also work in tech in the bay area, and buying a home here seems ...
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1answer
87 views

My passport containing Schengen visa completely washed prior to start of my trip to a Schengen state, now what do I have to do to get new visa?

I'm Afghan citizen and still in my country (Afghanistan), I received Schengen visa from Swiss embassy in Pakistan and now my passport containing Schengen visa is completely washed prior to start of my ...
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Lufthansa connecting flight at Munich, only 45 minutes in between. Will I be able to make it?

I bought a single ticket from Lufthansa, of Mumbai to Paris. My first flight (LH765) lands at 5:55am at Munich, from where I have another Lufthansa flight (LH2226) to Paris at 6:40am. This is a single ...
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How can I tell hotels exist that aren't on the booking web sites?

There are a ton of sites out there to help book hotel rooms and to aggregate all the different sites to book hotel rooms. These companies make enough money to buy ads on TV, so I won't name them here. ...
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1answer
75 views

Are traveler's cheque widely accepted in Iran?

Due to the current US embargo in Iran, credit/debt cards using Visa/Mastercard circuit don't work there. One option in order not to bring large amount of cash in Iran would be to buy traveler's cheque ...
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1answer
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Coast Starlight delays

I'll be taking the Coast Starlight tomorrow from Los Angeles to San Jose. The train is supposed to arrive at 8:11pm at San Jose, but I have heard that the train is frequently (very?) late. Is there ...
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1answer
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Day trip to San Francisco from South Bay - what is the most efficient transport option?

The two of us are thinking of making a day trip to SF (in a weekend), visiting touristy places such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, etc. we live in South Bay, and I have a car. The ...
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Having global pass travelling from Nice to Monaco for grand prix [duplicate]

We are arriving in Nice late on 24 May 2014 by train. We want to go to the grand prix in Monaco using our global pass for the trains. Do we have to buy our train tickets to go to the Monaco grand prix ...
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1answer
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Will Flightfox benefit me if I'm only looking for 'ethical' flights?

I'm hoping I can pose this question in such a way that it will be objective enough to be answerable. When I'm preparing for a trip, I generally start watching air fare prices well in advance, and ...
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144 views

Iran visa after having visited Israel

I'm considering going to Iran this summer so I'm reading the wikivoyage article which states Entry will be refused to citizens of Israel and foreign travellers with any evidence of visiting ...
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1answer
78 views

Is it possible for ancient undiscovered islands to exists on earth? [closed]

Have human explored and mapped all the islands on earth and Is it possible for undiscovered Islands to exists on earth? I am more interested to know only about stable old Islands and not newly ...
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Non-EU spouse of an EU citizen - is visiting EU without needing a visa possible?

I have a relative who has an EU passport. They emigrated out of the EU many years ago and have married (in Australia) an Australian citizen. They are planning on travelling around EU/Europe later this ...
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1answer
146 views

How can I tell if a visa agent is trustworthy?

I'm about to apply for a visa for an upcoming trip to China, so I'm looking into visa agents - those companies that will accept your passport and application documents by FedEx or UPS (etc.) shipment, ...
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What's the deal with the “string people” in central Paris?

I've taken my fiancée to Paris twice - first for our 1st anniversary, and again for our 4th - and both times we had troubles with guys bothering us around the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre. They hang ...
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2answers
87 views

At airports in Cambodia, should I be prepared for a visa scam?

When entering Cambodia on land, many people write that the Cambodian officials will try to scam you for more money than the visa costs (US $20): We have already read about a bunch of scams the ...
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125 views

Explain this interaction between a traveller, a boy and a bag of bread in Nepal? [closed]

I aimlessly bumped into a youtube video. A traveller in Nepal seemed to call the poor little boy hiding behind a post an idiot? I don't understand what has happened between them? Is it a local scam or ...
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Sleeping/Narcotic Gas Alarm

I intend to travel through rougher foreign parts on the cheap. To protect me from being robbed or raped I am going to buy a gas alarm. What do I need to know when buying one? What gases should it ...
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1answer
46 views

10 journey card in Belgium. Can I use it between different stations, every trip?

I am going to travel around Belgium and I was considering buying the 10 journey card. I read about it, but it seems that you can only use all the trips between 2 predefined stations. It's not clear ...
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1answer
594 views

May I cross closed gates in Iceland?

I've found looking in Google Street Map that in Iceland sometimes you find gates in public roads like this. In my country (Spain) these are very rare, but when they exist is because there are free ...
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1answer
80 views

Free street parking in Paris

I'm going to stay in Paris for 18 hours approx (from 18:00 on Thursday until 11:00 on Friday). and I found closed car parks for €30 per day, which is ok. The problem is that I might want to use the ...
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404 views

What is the youngest new natural landmass that can be visited?

I recently visited the Vulcão dos Capelinhos, which is an extension of Faial Island in the Azores that erupted from the sea bed only 50 years ago. Visiting this area gives you a great sense of the ...
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1answer
124 views

What constitutes “studying” in the UK for visa purposes?

A comment on this question, points to a document, which specifies that: You cannot study in the UK with General Visitor or Business Visitor permission and you cannot register at LSE if you have ...
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1answer
64 views

Right to accomodation in case of delayed flight, missing connecting flight [duplicate]

A non-EU-citizen booked on a flight from outside the EU with a connection in Istanbul continuing into Europe experiences a flight delay of several hours due to bad weather on the first flight, and ...
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1answer
67 views

Multi currency bank account for my travel

I'm a Hungarian citizen, and currently living in Hungary. I'm planning a long holiday trip in Europe, visiting a few countries like Switzerland, UK, and Belgium. My bank account in Hungary has HUF ...
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3answers
958 views

How to deal with excess baggage?

I might have some excess bagage on my next flight with KLM. According to KLM's website excess baggage could be checked in online with a 20% discount. Are there other options? Long, long ago there ...
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2answers
313 views

Is there a centralised website for bus travel in Brazil?

In Argentina, for example, plataforma10 was generally the go-to website for travellers for bus companies - while it didn't do every company, it had most of the big ones, and to all destinations in ...
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1answer
45 views

Double-entry visa procedure for transit in Japan

On my trip to Canada which lasts approximately 3 months, I will need to change airport twice in Tokyo (Japan) once for the departure flight and once for the return flight. Because I will be changing ...
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6answers
374 views

How to go about paying bills at home during an overseas trip?

So let's say I was going overseas for a month, be it personal or for work or whatever. In that time I'm going to inevitably get bills and my question is... how do people normally deal with that? If ...
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3answers
51 views

How can I show my GPS location on a map from my phone?

I would like to inform friends / family where I am by if possible posting my GPS location and displaying it on a map. I have heard there are some services that allow this?
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1answer
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Accommodation search in Italian Alps

Is there a server that aggregates accommodation offers (not necessarily only) for the Italian Alps? I mean something like Tiscover (which is mostly Austria focused and has very few offers for Italy). ...
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4answers
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What cheaper alternatives exist to transport luggage in Europe?

I will be flying from Portugal to the Netherlands but I will be only taking hand luggage. What is the cheapest ways of bringing more luggage (excluding the air plane)? (around 30kg). This question ...
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2answers
41 views

Airport transit in KUL and DXB with 4 months on passport?

I am an Indonesian living in Germany. I will be traveling to Indonesia via Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. From Kuala Lumpur I will take a different airline. I just noticed that some countries ask for a 6 ...
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has anybody re-entered the USA on the VWP, and how long was the time in between entries? [duplicate]

I know to re-enter the USA you are required to leave the continent and neighbouring islands. I plan to go to the USA at the end of May, stay for up to 90 days, but I would like to visit again and want ...
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1answer
108 views

Which embassy will most likely provide a multiple entry Schengen visa?

I have already travelled to schengen area once on a single entry Schengen visa. I am now trying to apply for a schengen visa with the intention of making several short trips to the schengen area. My ...
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3answers
283 views

Is 1 hour and 30 mins enough time in Atlanta Airport?

Is 1 hr and 30 mins enough time for first time travelers at Atlanta airport? I am flying first time from USA to Bombay and my first transit is at Atlanta. I assume I have to go from the domestic ...
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2answers
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Are there any available spots left to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in May/June?

I have been trying to find a tour operator for the classic Inca Trail (4 days/3 nights) to Machu Piccu, but have not had any success finding an open spot for one person with any of the tour operators ...

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