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Is it inappropriate to record the call to prayer?

I am currently on holiday in Marrakech, Morocco, and have found that the frequent calls to prayer from mosques throughout the day are quite a core part of life here. To record some of my experience ...
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Returning to Sweden [duplicate]

I'm dating someone who leaves every three months to return to Sweden. I'm in the U.S. I don't know him well enough to ask him this yet, but I am curious for the future. When he returns to Sweden ...
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What are the practical implications of a name change for international travel and activities abroad?

I am considering a name change, which seems to be a relatively straightforward action, when one remains in the same country: certain documents are replaced with new ones bearing the new name, and ...
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Help with Schengen visa and possible other visas for Indian Citizen (from US) travel

Indian Citizen travelling from US to EU. Will be landing in Sweden, then making my way through UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and other countries. My ...
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Why does the visa for India for ask for the name of my father/husband?

The visa form for US residents specifically asks for the name of my husband or father: Other countries (e.g. France) ask for detailed information about both of my parents. Why does the US form ask ...
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How to get refund on tatkal waitlisted ticket?

Do I have to cancel the the waitlisted tatkal ticket to get refund or will it get refunded automatically without any cancellation of ticket?
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1answer
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Boarding Point in train [duplicate]

I have a railway reservation in sleeper from Jaipur to Pune and boarding point at Ratlam. Will I be allowed to take my seat at Ratlam OR the TT will cancel it and allocate to others?
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Can I take two rings to Canada without paying any fee?

I'm going to travel to Canada and stay there for a long time. I want to buy two rings (the total value is less than 1000 CAD) for my wife and myself, and take them with me to Canada. Besides reporting ...
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Give baggage to a friend in singapore international airport

I'm flying to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) via Singapore. I'm taking Tiger Air from Bangalore to Singapore and Air Asia from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. I want to carry one bag (weighing 17kg) to give it ...
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Singapore multiple visa

I am an Indian passport holder and I have a Singapore multiple visa. I entered singapore on 6 sep 2014 and I departed on 3 october 2014. I then traveled to indonesia for one week. My singapore ...
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Applying for tax refund in France for an item that have been bought by Frenchman

I am a South Korean citizen traveling in France for a few days. I want to go to a store that participates in the tax-free scheme (namely Louis Vuitton Paris) so that I can apply for tax refund in ...
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2answers
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Wheeled backpack with waist strap?

So I have some back problems, and my physio recommended a rolling backpack. But unfortunately, none of them seem to come with a waist strap. Sometimes I will use the shoulder straps of a backpack when ...
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1answer
109 views

Can I change my signature in the new passport?

I signed my passport when I was 10 years old, when I applied for it the first time. I am but 20 now. It is almost time to renew it. The signature that I gave for the first time is very... childish ...
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1answer
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Two seperate ticket transit via Hong-Kong and more

I will soon need to book a round trip flight from Mumbai to Beijing and I had previously asked about it here. Anyway my original plan was to buy a single round trip ticket Mumbai (BOM) - Beijing (PEK) ...
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UK train, ticket price for a single journey is the same price as a return ticket?

I'm planning to visit the UK in November, and for reasons of logistics it may be easier to leave from a different airport than I arrive on. I checked train prices online, and getting a single journey ...
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Flying by Air to Nepal from Mumbai (INDIA) Passport Required or Not [duplicate]

In November 2014 my parents will be flying by air from Mumbai (India) to Kathmandu (Nepal) for Pilgrimage, do they need Passport or Indian Citizen Photo ID will be enough??? Thanks for advising...
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British Passenger with less than 2 months valid passport transiting in Dubai and leaving through Abu Dhabi next day

I am a British citizen but my passport is expiring two months from Today. I will travel to the UK via UAE. My flight to the UAE is through Dubai but my connecting flight to London is Etihad Airways ...
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Cheap way to frequently fly during the weekend to visit friends/family/girlfriend? European City Hopping

On multiple and frequent occasions I want to fly for a visit during a weekend (EIN -> BUD), without it interfering much with my job. For this reason I'm only somewhat flexible when it comes to the day ...
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1answer
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Dubai Airport Transit Layover

Hi I am travelling to India from U.S Via Dubai in Emirates Flight. I have a 7 hours transit layover in Dubai. I have a brother who lives in Dubai, will it be possible for me to meet him at the Airport ...
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Grace period second time?

Hello everyone I have a question which I can not find any answer for. I've enrolled in a language school in the US for 6 months. I have a F1 visa. I know that after 6 months I have a 60 day grace ...
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1answer
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Overview of upcoming flights from a specific airport?

My flight from Antananarivo (TNR) to Paris with Air Madagascar tonight was canceled. My travel agent is not really working in the weekend and I'm curious if there are any flights I could take from TNR ...
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0answers
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Tricky South Africa Visa Situation - Globetrotter seeks advice

I am going for an exchange semester as part of my Dutch Master programme to Stellenbosch university which is part of a Joint Master. I have booked a ticket for the 18th of November 2014 and intend to ...
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2answers
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Experience travelling with small pets in the cabin during transatlantic flights?

I'm thinking of travelling with my little Jack Russell (less than 7 kg) on a transatlantic flight from Milan to Mexico City (more than 10 hrs). He may travel with me in the cabin but in a very small ...
3
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1answer
108 views

Is there any practical reason to mention marital status in the passport?

I am about to renew my passport, and I got married since my last renewal. My country offers the option to include the marital status in the passport (my spouse and I chose not to change our family ...
3
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1answer
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Old Scheveningen beach play structure. What's it called?

Decades (sigh) ago I played with a permanent "one-person ferris wheel"-like structure on (I think) Scheveningen beach. I consisted of two posts maybe 3 m tall and 1 m apart supporting a beam on an ...
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3answers
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How far is the sea from Bruges and how easy is it to reach it?

I am planning a day trip to Bruges. I was looking at the map and I saw that the city seems really close by to the sea. Is it easy to reach? is there public transportation? how long would it take? I ...
3
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1answer
117 views

Are the same planes used for the same flight number the next day?

The man who came down with Ebola in Dallas came from Liberia to Brussels and then flew to Dulles on United Airways flight 951 on Sept 20. My daughter flew from Brussels to Dulles on flight 951 the ...
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2answers
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Does easyJet allow a “personal item”?

Standard hand luggage policy for most airlines allows a "single" carry-on bag of (roughly) 50 x 40 x 20cm, "plus a personal item". The baggage allowance for easyJet however makes no mention of a ...
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3answers
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Why does it take so long to check in at the airport?

It seems to take an inordinate amount of time for them to select my name from a list of people who have booked the flight and press enter. Surely it can't be any more complicated than that can it?
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1answer
51 views

What is the cheapest mode of transportation to DCA for a 6AM flight? [closed]

The metro isn't open that early, and I want to be there early enough to get through security in time. I've used Uber before, but the fare was quite expensive. I live in the Van Ness area, and am not ...
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2answers
155 views

Why is plane boarding done at the last minute, with everyone suddently queueing at the gate?

Every time I come to the airport and arrive to the boarding gate, the same scenario occurs. All passengers are sitting in the area, until boarding is announced. Then, mostly everyone queue up. I ...
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When is a good time to visit Fethiye (Turkey) to see spring flowers and have good weather?

We wish to: Have a relaxing holiday Not to have to take our waterproofs out with us See the spring flowers Sit outside to eat We went at the end of September a few years ago and had 1 good week of ...
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1answer
209 views

What is this North Korean booze?

So a friend of mine managed to get his hands on this bottle: It's obviously 40% and made in North Korea. I can't make out the cursive script ("..hung Sul"?), but it says 인풍술 (Inpungsul) in Korean, ...
2
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1answer
71 views

To wait or not to wait - regarding a particular Airplane price [closed]

Today (Friday) I was about to book a round trip ticket Mumbai(BOM) - Beijing(PEK) - Mumbai(BOM) via Hong Kong by Cathay Pacific airlines leaving Mumbai on 18th Oct (Saturday) and coming back from ...
3
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3answers
108 views

UK Citizen with a US-based company - I only have an ESTA and i work and train in Houston

I need a little clarification. I am worried my company have given me the wrong information. I work for an American oil company I am based out in Houston and paid in dollars. Whilst in Houston I am ...
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1answer
33 views

Visa free transfer possible through Dusseldorf and or Munich?

My wife is a citizen of Russia holding a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa. Right now she is temporarily in Russia. Soon we are meeting for a vacation in the Dominican Republic. We are choosing flight ...
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2answers
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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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0answers
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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
148 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
84 views

Which European countries don't require a transit visa for Indian citizens travelling to Cuba?

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
74 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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3answers
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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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2answers
530 views

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
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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 ...
1
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1answer
36 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
votes
1answer
127 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
309 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
votes
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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2answers
138 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
votes
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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