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How to deal with the fake police scam in Spain?

I have read so many internet articles about safety in Spain, and the fake police scam is one of the most mentioned problems. Most of those reported cases are that the victims are surrounded by group ...
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Re-entering the US on a valid visa after illegal entry to Canada

A few friends and I are planning on traveling to Montreal for a weekend. However, one of them is not a US citizen, and is here with a multiple-entry student visa in his Chinese passport, which does ...
2
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1answer
145 views

Minimum available passport blank page requirements

For a British Citizen travelling on business to one country for up to 30 days what are the maximum numbers of consecutive and not-necessarily-consecutive minimum blank pages required in a passport ...
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1answer
63 views

Transit visa not required

Which are the European countries that will not require transit visa for the Indian citizens travelling to third country (Cuba)? As I have found in the website of Russia and The Netherlands that they ...
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1answer
72 views

What food items cannot be brought from China to the USA?

What common food items should I pay attention to when travelling from China to the USA? What items are restricted or prohibited when bringing them for personal use? I know that this depends on many ...
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If I don't declare a not-yet-used engagement ring at airport security, am I smuggling jewelry?

In How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?, MikeV posted a pertinent question which is worth asking: If I buy a ring in the US, ...
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Why is there such a huge difference in refusal rates on Schengen Visa between countries?

If you look at the statistics, there is quite a difference on refusal rates per country, where Belgium tops the list with 16% in 2012 and the Baltics refuse less then 1%. It is not that Belgium ...
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1answer
75 views

Re-applying a refused visa application

I applied for a Schengen visa from Belgium and it got refused. My visa type was friends/family visit and I applied for one and a half month. However, I really want to visit Amsterdam, Belgium and ...
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1answer
34 views

Etihad Airways connection in Brisbane to Auckland

I am travelling from Johannesburg to Auckland via Abu Dhbai, Singapore and Brisbane. I know a lot of flying and stops but I don't mind as I love flying and the prices were very cheap. All flights ...
2
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1answer
126 views

How to key in Asian names when making a flight reservation? [duplicate]

Let's assume my name is "A B C" for the argument's sake. It's an Asian name, and it is written that way in the passport (more or less. Actually in the passport it is written with full phonetic marks ...
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2answers
308 views

Why are so many airline check-in counters idle so often?

There was a time when queues at post offices and banks etc were counter-specific. Eventually it was widely recognised that a penning system (a Single-Line queue), or ticketing systems and such like, ...
4
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1answer
119 views

Are there any commercial flights with a view of the Grand Canyon?

I love looking out the window when I fly, so curious to know if there are any commercial flights that provide a view of the Grand Canyon.
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136 views

Laptop, travel and illegal content [closed]

Is it true that in some Europe countries like Germany, UK, Italy... etc. if you use your computer in a airport or similar public place, a police officer may approach you, to check your computer for ...
3
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1answer
35 views

How to find hotels filtered by a specific keyword?

I'm planning a winter vacation somewhere in Central Europe and would like to find a hotel with a fireplace somewhere in the mountains. Surprisingly though I haven't been able to find a search engine ...
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7answers
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How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?

A related post, made me wonder how you can hide a ring from a "special one" traveling with you to a place where you will propose and yet get it legally through security or customs? You don't want the ...
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May an airline change the aircraft from the scheduled one?

In a recent flight between Istanbul and Madrid, the carrier (Turkish Airlines) changed in Istanbul the aircraft that should get to our destination before leaving. They argue that it happened due a ...
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1answer
82 views

Can I carry Whey protein powder to India?

Is the following Protein powder allowed while traveling to India (New Delhi) ? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QSNYGI/?tag=stackoverfl08-20
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0answers
77 views

Is iPad counted as a second Laptop?

I will be carrying my personal laptop to New Delhi from USA in a laptop bag. I am planning to keep a new iPad (cost $900) in my laptop bag. If I keep it unpacked and keep the box in the checked in ...
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44 views

Can I bring whey protein powder to India in my checked in baggage? [duplicate]

I am planning to carry the following protein powder to New Delhi: ...
3
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2answers
86 views

Why did I receive 3 tickets for a single-transfer Greyhound trip?

I've recently booked a Greyhound trip (see Why is a change of carrier on Greyhound no transfer?) I will be traveling from New York City to Toronto, which has a transfer in Buffalo. For the first leg, ...
12
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2answers
895 views

Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?

I just arrived in the UK yesterday, from the US, carrying a piece of jewelry, which I intend to carry with me for the following months before I give it to someone at the right time and place, then ...
3
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2answers
84 views

Pub quizzes in Bath, UK

I am currently travelling through UK and will spend several days in Bath before venturing on. Being a big fan of pub quizzes I wish to experience them in their country of origin. Since online queries ...
2
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0answers
61 views

Carrying two laptops to India - will I have to pay duty? [duplicate]

I went to the U.S. on a business trip for 3 days. After reaching there, I purchased a laptop to do my business work. However, the very next day, my company provided me a new work laptop, and I had no ...
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1answer
31 views

Possibilities to travel from Yerevan to batumi

What are the possibilities to get from Yerevan to Batumi? Is there any direct option? How long does it takes and how much does it cost?
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0answers
112 views

Visa rejected after ESTA approval

I had ESTA approval letter for a US visa under the Visa Waiver Program from April 2014 to 2016. I want to stay in US for six months. I applied for US visa in US consulate and my visa was rejected. ...
3
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1answer
83 views

Is 20 minutes of transfer time enough at the Buffalo Greyhound station?

Recently, I bought a bus ticket for Greyhound, which gives me 20 minutes at the Buffalo bus terminal (see Why is a change of carrier on Greyhound no transfer? ). I am a bit worried now, will this 20 ...
3
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2answers
86 views

Train from Brussels to Bruges

I'm planning on travelling to Belgium this winter. Flying into Brussels, spending the day there and then travelling to Bruges and spending a couple of days there before another day in Brussels on the ...
3
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1answer
66 views

How to get a tourist visa for Thailand when already traveling?

I am Danish and my boyfriend is American. As such we both could get a 30 day stamp upon entry in Thailand. Here's the problem: We want to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days, but since we are already ...
6
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1answer
82 views

Are the From and To stations in Indian train tickets only about seating?

I've seen in mentioned in a few places online that when you book a ticket from point A to point B in a train, you automatically get the right to travel from the originating point O of the train till ...
2
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0answers
55 views

Withdrawing a Schengen visa (business class) application

I recently applied for a business Schengen visa to Switzerland (from India). However my visa approval is delayed and the purpose of the trip, which was to attend some crucial meetings, is not ...
53
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8answers
18k views

Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?

I heard that in Japan it may be considered rude to give up your seat for someone else while you are on a train or bus, because it would make the other person feel in debt with you. Is this true? (Of ...
0
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0answers
50 views

Applying schengen visa as tourist in Greece, after a previous overstay

Does my overstay penalty last two years ago that written in my previous passport will affect my application of schengen visa on the same country to visit a friend? I saved the money to pay it.
3
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0answers
34 views

Best time to visit Goa [closed]

Which is the best time to visit Goa. My company will be shut down on Christmas and New Year eve, and I'm planning to go to Goa during that time. So is December-January right time to visit Goa? Any ...
0
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2answers
113 views

Got a Schengen visa that's too short for my trip, can I stay one more day?

My friends and O will be travelling in Paris for 15 days and in 6 days in Barcelona. We applied for our visa and got a 1 month visa. But we can only stay for 20 days on it. Even though we planned a 21 ...
11
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1answer
2k views

Tipping in the Netherlands

Tipping varies from one country to another and I do not want to offend on my trip to Holland, so what is the tipping practice? In the US, you can write the tip on the receipt or leave it on the table ...
2
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1answer
68 views

Creating my own flight connections

If I book my flights seperately to create my own fly connection, will I have to pick up my baggage at Heathrow to then flight to Brussels. Both tickets are from British Airlines. Will I have to go ...
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3answers
271 views

Can I drive to Mexico and catch an International flight without US passport?

I am a U.S. Citizen who holds a dual citizenship. The U.S. will not renew my passport. Can I drive to Mexico, with a visa from Mexico stamped on my non-US passport to show I legally entered Mexico, ...
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2answers
136 views

What age counts?

I'm going on a trip, and different ages have different prices. Should I use the age when I leave for the trip or come back from the trip? The price is for plane flights.
2
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2answers
52 views

Driving in the winter (Dec-Jan) from Ohio to California

Before Thanksgiving I am planning to drive from California to Ohio using Route 70 through Denver, for the sights. But I am returning back to California in January 2015 and was wondering if Route 80 ...
2
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1answer
30 views

Mobile connectivity in Budapest subway

Is there mobile networks coverage in Budapest underground? If yes, is it good enough to use mobile internet? (And not just on stations, but also in the tunnels).
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0answers
57 views

How to earn Qatar airways air miles without actually flying

I would like to make a round trip on Qatar Airways economy between Montreal (YUL) and Kolkata (CCU). Now this would cost me 85000 miles. What is the cheapest way to acquire these miles without ...
0
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0answers
30 views

Re-entering a Schengen country [duplicate]

I traveled from Israel to Germany on September 5th and left on September 15th to go back to Israel, where I am now. I want to enter Germany again on December 7th. I know the Schengen visa rule says ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Using a B-1 Visa for training in a different state than on application

I'm currently in Honduras and applied for a visa to go for training in Miami, FL. I was given a B-1 visa with only 1 entry and in my passport it has the company name and address of where my training ...
0
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1answer
34 views

I have two Schengen visas with adjoining dates, is it OK to travel? [duplicate]

I have two Schengen visas, both multiple-entry, both issues by the Netherlands embassy. One expires on the 30th of September and the other start October 1st. I want to be in Paris from 30th Oct-2Oct. ...
4
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2answers
441 views

Can tourists meet mikos (Japanese Shinto shrine priestesses)?

While browsing this article, I saw a photo of mikos, and I would like to see some in real life. From Wikipedia: A miko (巫女) is a Shinto term of Japan, indicating a shrine (jinja) maiden or a ...
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3answers
1k views

If you have a rental car from outside Germany, can you enter the environmental zones?

If you have a rental car from outside Germany, without a so called "Umwelt-plakette" or environmental sticker what do I have to do to enter the environmental zones? Can I get a waiver if I show that I ...
5
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1answer
76 views

Cycle / Bike Hire in Amsterdam

I am planning a short break in October/November to Amsterdam. During this time I want to spend a day leisurely cycling (nothing too intense) to see some countryside sights outside of Amsterdam. I ...
8
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1answer
78 views

Is there a “MacGuyver” like chalenge theme park / adventure park / place?

As a kid I use to love the TV series "MacGuyver". Yesterday, speaking to a friend we started wondering if there was something like a theme park or similar like the TV series. Basically a place with ...
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2answers
29 views

Connecting through Abu Dhabi with Etihad and Virgin Australia

I'm looking at a flight from Johannesburg, South Africa to Auckland, New Zealand. The route is Johannesburg to Abu Dhbai with Etihad Airways (EY). Then there is a connecting flight to Sydney operated ...
1
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1answer
61 views

Visit to London from Belgium as a Myanmar citizen

I am from Myanmar. I will be in Belgium on 3rd October till 30 October 2014. During my stay in Belgium, I would like to visit to London for three days. Is it easy and quick to get visa from Brussels? ...

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