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Croatia to Ljubljana (Slovenia) for U.S. citizens ok?

We are 2 middle aged couples traveling to Croatia in June 2015. We want to drive through Ljubljana (Slovenia) from Zagreb. We are U.S. Citizens, and of course we have passports. Is this an easy ...
6
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1answer
123 views

Tipping in USA: do you have to fill in the tip amount or just the post-tip total?

Let's say the bill came to $34.56 and you're paying with a credit card. A 15% tip takes that to a little over $39.74. Can you simply write $40 for the total, circle it, sign, and leave the tip blank? ...
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0answers
23 views

Transit Visa to UK from USA [duplicate]

I am travelling to Prague,Czech Republic and I have 3-4 hours of layover at London Heathrow Airport. I have my confirmed tickets from Philadelphia to Prague. I am currently holding Indian Passport + ...
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2answers
152 views

How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Germany?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Germany for September. We are currently in May and the DB Bahn website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is ...
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1answer
12 views

Which cellphone provider offers cheap internet in Perú?

Which cellphone provider offers cheapest internet in Perú. Cheap in price, good data volume, flat rate as possible.
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2answers
85 views

Carry a boxed iPhone 6 to the USA - do I need to declare it to customs?

I have a gift for a friend from the father, a new boxed iPhone 6 and I am travelling to USA. Can I bring it with me? Do I have to declare it and maybe pay custom duties? Which is the right way to ...
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1answer
24 views

Is there a list of Greyhound partner bus carriers?

Mostly in the US, but maybe also in Canada, Greyhound (the large bus network) partners with local carriers. However, the information about the partner carrier is limited when searching a schedule on ...
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1answer
496 views

Identifying a community in Russia

I am trying to identify a Russian location I stayed at many years ago. I don't speak or read Russian The place name was phonetically "Sher-na-ga-LOFF-ga" (or very close) The community consisted of a ...
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Where can a tourist apply for a UK Visitor (standard) Visa?

Prior to 24 April 2015, Paragraph 28 of the Immigration Rules was (emphasis mine)... An applicant for an entry clearance must be outside the United Kingdom and Islands at the time of the ...
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Why have they announced to turn off phones while they are explicitly allowed?

Last week I've flown three times through Aerolíneas Argentinas, both in an Airbus A340-300 and in a Boeing 737-800. In both, the card with the safety instructions explicitly said that cameras and ...
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1answer
39 views

Can I go to Croatia with a type C, multiple entrances Schengen visa?

I bought a flight to Croatia for the first of June of this year (2015) As Croatia is still not part of the Schengen States, can I still go to Croatia and then go back to the Schengen space?
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2answers
88 views

What amount do car rental agencies block on credit cards? [closed]

I'm looking into getting a credit card for use in rental agencies in Europe and the US, which usually block a certain amount on your credit card before rental. However I'm not sure what credit limit I ...
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2answers
1k views

Visiting the Eiffel Tower — going early to avoid queue

My girlfriend and I will be in Paris for a weekend in late June. We have been unable to buy an online ticket for the Eiffel Tower, so we would like to go there early in the morning to avoid having to ...
6
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1answer
78 views

Getting from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport to Dubna

I need to get from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport to Dubna in evening of 4.7 as late as possible but with arrival to Dubna still before midnight. I tried to find public transport planners for Russia but ...
0
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1answer
65 views

UK Transit Visa [duplicate]

I am citizen of Pakistan and hold a regular passport. I have a B-1/B-2 visa for USA and I want to fly from San Francisco to Sofia, Bulgaria (I'll get a Schengen visa soon). Almost all flights that I ...
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1answer
108 views

Tipping for curbside takeout food in the USA

I just saw the "Tipping for takeout food in the USA" question. Curbside takeout was not addressed in any of the answers to that question, so that is why I am asking this question. Many American ...
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3answers
3k views

Is the Sea of Stars real?

I fairly frequently see pictures online of this semi-mythical glittering beach in the Maldives. However I can't find any accounts of people having actually visited it and reported on how it was. Can ...
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1answer
21 views

Long-ish term trailer rentals?

We're moving out of a flat in Paris next month and moving into another flat elsewhere in France at some indeterminate point between July and September after we travel for a while. Is there a way to ...
1
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1answer
27 views

Fliying from US to Vietnam via Toronto [duplicate]

I will have a flight on Boston (USA) to Hanoi (Vietnam) via Toronto (Canada). My first flight will be from Boston to Toronto with Air Canada (2h45m transit), the second flight will be from Toronto to ...
2
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0answers
80 views

German entering USA from Mexico after loss of passport

My boyfriend and I visited my family in the USA last year in August. Then, after 90 days my boyfriend returned to Germany and stayed there for another 3 months. After that period of time, we met in ...
2
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1answer
40 views

Budapest Pools Suitable for Children

Apparently Budapest is famous for its pools, many of them in historical builds and grounds. Reading two guidebooks, I am getting the impression that these aimed at adults only, some of them even do ...
2
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1answer
58 views

When to count children as guests?

While searching for hotels, the major sites such as Expedia, explicitly as the number of adults and children, including their age or age-range, but many minor sites just as for number of guests. Does ...
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1answer
78 views

What happens when my credit card does not work at a no show

I just wanted to ask what happens when I book a hotel room, don't show up but the credit card I used doesn't work and I already moved overseas, so the address isn't up to date anymore too. Does ...
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0answers
17 views

Re-entering the U.S. on Esta visa just after J1 visa expired. [duplicate]

I was on a J1 vistor visa which expired recently and therefore in my 30 day grace period. However I want to extend my visa via The ESTA (VWP) so I can travel around America. Just wanted to confirm I ...
3
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1answer
61 views

What all food items can I take to USA?

I am planning to take some dry fruits like dates, figs & almonds and also some mix for making masala chai which I intent to gift my host & friends in US. I have understood that there is a ...
2
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0answers
35 views

What is “Member states of destination” on Visa application

I am traveling to Paris staying there for 5 days then flying to Spain and staying there for 10 days. My understanding is that since Spain is where I am spending most of the time then I should apply ...
6
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1answer
45 views

Checking a hire bike is properly docked

I docked a Boris bike (Santander Cycle (used to be called Barclays Cycle)), part of the London scheme of bikes offered to hire for a short time. But I'm not sure if I checked for the green light ...
2
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1answer
81 views

Will a refusal for UK visitor's visa have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?

UK visitor's visa was denied because a residence visa application had been refused previously, about 4 years ago. Now will it have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?
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travel to US on B1/B2 visa [duplicate]

If I travel to US on B1/B2 visa and wants to seek some employment there, can i do that? Is there any way to get H1 B visa and get US citizenship?
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1answer
71 views

Saudi Arabia - Internet censorship/privacy and data security

I'll be traveling to KSA soon for business (from the US) and am curious about the kind of internet access and restrictions that may be enforced, as well as what kinds of screening my electronics may ...
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2answers
89 views

What are the limits when carrying laptops and electronics to USA?

I am going to the US for a 3 month vacation on B1/B2 visa for the first time and I feel that I might be carrying too much with me. I have 2 laptops. A 5 year old one and a 2 month old one. Old one is ...
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3answers
71 views

Can I obtain an International Drivers license whilst abroad?

I am currently in the U.S and I won't be able to leave the country soon and I really need to drive. I am an exchange visitor and I've been here for 2 years. I do have a Colorado license but it will ...
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1answer
91 views

Do we have any kind of statistics for how often rebels actually take tourists hostage in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia?

Both Wikitravel and Wikivoyage warn about the dangers of being kidnapped if you visit Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Wikivoyage has this wording: Rebels often take tourists as hostages, so try ...
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1answer
50 views

Can large international mail be sent from any post office in Tokyo?

I will be traveling to Tokyo this month for the World Kendo Championship. After the competition I intend to continue traveling through Japan, and I would rather not bring the Kendo equipment with me ...
1
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1answer
77 views

Do most biometric passports have in-person photographs?

If you want to get a Russian biometric passport, you have to have your picture taken in the office of the issuing authority. However, it seems like for the American biometric passport, you provide ...
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11answers
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How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?

I tip all the time in the USA, usually from 15% up to 20%. The food is usually good but sometimes the service I received from the waiter/waitress is terrible. He/She was basically ignore me all the ...
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0answers
12 views

do i need a Transit visa in London? [duplicate]

I am a Philippine passport holder and will be travelling from Hong Kong to Cayman Islands via British Airways. I need to stop over at London Heathrow Airport as my connecting flight. Based on a flight ...
2
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0answers
20 views

Visiting Istria region in June [closed]

We will be leaving Venice June 27th to the region of Istria and we would like to know the best way to get there (ferry or bus) and we are wondering which is the best city to stay at to visit the ...
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0answers
13 views

Youth associations in Turkey

I am looking for youth/students associations in Turkey, especially associations with an interest in Europe. I'm currently writing articles about these subjects (link to my website here) and would ...
5
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1answer
131 views

Road-trip in USA: can a foreigner buy a car?

We are planning a road-trip in USA (and maybe part of central-america). Our first idea was to rent a car on each stage of our trip, but we realized that this option is about $1000 per month and breaks ...
0
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1answer
53 views

20 hour layover at London Heathrow. Do I need a transit visa to go to a hotel outside airport ? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national(Indian passport) traveling from Bangalore to US with a student F-1 visa. I have a 20 hour layover at London Heathrow. I will arrive at 1pm in LHR and leave for US the next day ...
0
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0answers
31 views

General Visit visa with spouse's business visa [on hold]

My wife will get business visa for official trip to her London Office, i want to accompany her for 2 weeks of her stay in London. Her company is not helping us for my Visit visa, so finding some ...
3
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3answers
86 views

Transfer between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John Wayne Airport (SNA)?

I'm arriving at LAX, and my friend has accommodation basically next to John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Yep. My research indicates that it'll take about 4 hours by public transport. Is there ...
7
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1answer
159 views

Portuguese cusine in Lisbon

I'm now going to Lisbon. This is travel for work, and now, just at the very last minute, I'm realizing I can enjoy the place as well (and not only think to work duties 😊) and especially the cuisine. ...
1
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0answers
23 views

Taizé prayer in Lisbon: where?

I'm going to Lisbon for 5 days. Where I live use to go to the Taize' prayer in some Parrish. I know this is international and that many people, after coming back to Taizé, start to pray the same way ...
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2answers
851 views

Train strikes in Berlin – does it make sense to book an advanced ticket?

So, I heard that there are some ongoing strikes in trains in Berlin. I would need a train from Berlin on the 21st of June. Even though its still a long time, I cannot help but worry about the ...
2
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1answer
51 views

Booking air tickets with last-minute risks: to cancel or to book last-minute? [closed]

I am probably going to travel from a US city to Latvia (NE Europe) in June (round trip), but there is a 50% chance I won't get my visa in time or of other complications, in which case I'll have to ...
1
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0answers
78 views

family visit visa refused for germany

I and my wife applied for family visitor to Germany.but we got refusal with a reasons of letter and advise to appeal in Berlin Administrative Court. My brother-in-law adopted by a German citizen years ...
1
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0answers
41 views

Is there a way to download biometric picture?

I was very impressed by the equipment and photo processing done for the biometric passports at a Russian consulate (they take your photo right at the consulate, in a special room with a special ...
3
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3answers
112 views

Is it safe to roller-skate on sidewalks in USA?

I love roller-skating, I carry them around on all my travels. I will be spending 6 months in USA (evenly between Chicago, New York, San Francisco, LA and Salt Lake City). I was wondering if it is ...

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