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Precautions to take for travelers when doing short-term apartment rental

I'm considering short term apartment rental (about 2 months) while travelling to Canada and Australia, probably with roommates. What precautions should I take not to get scammed, as well as making ...
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Travelling to Kyzyl, Tuva from Mörön, Mongolia

How would one get from Mörön, Mongolia (near lake Khövsgöl), to Kyzyl, Tuva, Siberia, Russia? Our prior research indicates that unless one holds a Russian or Mongolian passport, one will not be ...
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Do I need to make a reservation in a mountain hut in Slovakia in the Tatra mountains?

I'd like to go trekking in the Tatra mountains in Slovakia, and sleep in mountain huts. Do I need to make a reservation before the trip? Or can I reasonably expect to always get a place to sleep ...
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Does the country Georgia have a problem with bears, wolves, or dangerous feral dogs?

Are feral dogs or even wolves or bears present in the Georgian countryside these days? I'm about to hitchhike from Tbilsi to Anaklia and sleep in my tent along the way. Should I expect to encounter ...
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Sim Card with data plan in China?

I'm traveling to Beijing for a short trip (4 days), and don't want to be without my phone or pay ATT roaming. I have an unlocked, international compatible phone. What kind of options are available in ...
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Where can we Rent/Ride ATVs and Off-Road Motorcycles near San José?

We're in Costa Rica in the San José area (Santa Ana), and we are looking for a place to rent and ride ATVs and off-road motorcycles, perhaps in the mountains. Are there any businesses in the area ...
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Free parking for motorbikes in Paris

I was wondering if motorbike parking is free in Paris as it happens to be in, for example, Madrid. I also read about parking on the pavement on this page: "Parking of two-wheeled vehicles on the ...
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La Ruta Maya in 3 weeks: reasonable?

Next winter I would like to go to Central or South America. I'm already looking for some possible itineraries for approximately 3 or 4 weeks. I found La Ruta Maya which sounds pretty interesting. Can ...
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Do Nigerian citizens still need a visa to visit Turkey?

One of the guests at my hostel here in Georgia is a young guy from Nigeria and he asked me if he needs a visa to go to Turkey. I did some searching on the Internet and found conflicting answers: The ...
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How can one obtain a tourist visa to Libya?

It seems that they might be available on arrival, but I'm not sure if you have to have a letter of invitation first. There is not much information online and due to the climate there at the moment ...
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Is there a routes site that works properly for the Republic of Georgia?

We do have a question about alternatives to Google Maps, but it seems to focus on Eastern Europe and even though Georgia is culturally like Europe it's technically in either Western Asia, the Middle ...
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When do CIV conditions for delayed travelers apply?

CIV (International Convention for the transportation of Passengers, established by OTIF) rules apply in most European countries and a few nearby countries. In particular, under CIV rules, if the train ...
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Kazakhstan visa in Uzbekistan?

I'll be passing through Uzbekistan shortly, and will need another Kazakhstan tourist visa before I head back there. What locations can I get this at, and any idea how long it will take to achieve?
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Can I take a bicycle on the Windsor/Detroit truck ferry?

Neither the bridge nor the tunnel connecting Windsor (Ontario, Canada) to Detroit (Michigan, USA) allows bicycles. According to Google Maps, the nearest ferry is on the other side of Lake St. Clair. ...
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Applying for an Indian visa after getting naturalized in a different country after having Indian citizenship

I've obtained U.S. citizenship after previously being an Indian citizen since birth. Now, say that I want to apply for a brief 6-month tourist visa for India after my naturalization. (Yes, I know ...
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What is a Toronto Traffic Commission code 299 or 506?

I heard this on the TTC (Toronto's subway system) public address system: "506 Eglinton." What is this about? Any enlightened folks out there, who may have an answer?
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Can a someone with a tourist visa import a caravan or motorhome into New Zealand?

We are going to travel around New Zealand for 9 months next year with our 3 kids. The plan is to tour mostly by caravan or RV. The most economical choice would be to purchase a caravan when we get ...
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How to locate a bucolic camp site when on the road in the EU?

Is there a way to identify a bucolic camping when you are on the road and you don't manage to reach you final destination in one day. I usually have camping gear with me, but when I need to spent the ...
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Regular train service from Antananarivo to Antsirabe?

The Madarail website lists two options from Antananarivo to Antsirabe: La Micheline "Viko-Viko" Le Trans Lemurie Express Both options seem to run for weddings and such events, according to the ...
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Wildcat trail when Valley Drive is closed

I am planning a trip to Monument Valley in March. At this period, Valley Drive is closed at 4:30 pm. Is it still possible to hike Wild Cat trail after that time, from "The View" parking lot?
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Driving from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore for someone who is not a Malaysian or Singaporean citizen

I am considering, at some point in the future, driving from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore. Assume I am not a citizen of Malaysia or Singapore and will receive a 14 day tourist visa upon land ...
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Can I buy a Houston METRO Q Fare Card at the airport?

Is it possible to buy a METRO Q Fare card in or near the George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas? The METRO web site provides a list of retailers which sell these cards, but I don't know ...
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Traveling on back to back Schengen visas

I currently have a valid multiple entry Schengen visa that expires on Feb 10th (issued by the Spanish consulate). I need to visit the Czech Republic from Feb 9th to Feb 15th. For this, I am getting a ...
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Can tourists get French cheque books?

Can I get a French cheque book if I am not a resident? Over here in Belgium, cheque books became obsolete two decades ago, so my bank doesn't issue euro cheque books. Cheques in France are quite ...
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How to get same-day emergency money in Thailand?

A Canadian guy at my hostel here in Bangkok lost his wallet last night so is without cash and cards. He flies back to Canada later today but needs some money to survive on and pay the hostel bill. He ...
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Where in India do I have the best chance of seeing wild tigers?

I'm going to India and I'm watching some youtube videos where travellers go into the jungle over an elephant to try to see wild tigers. Most of them didn't see anything. I would like to know which ...
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Traveling from Thailand to Laos to Vietnam

This summer I'm planning to go to Thailand, Laos and then through to Vietnam. I know very little about this. I was wondering if somebody would be able to tell me if this could be done comfortably and ...
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Is there any visibility and currents database/website for scuba divers?

I am looking for a database/website that allows looking up currents and visibility information for global (or at least Asian) dive sites. To find this information without such a site is a true ...
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US 2013 sequestration, how much extra time to take on a Visa Waiver when traveling to a non-international US destination?

This post from 2011 considers the question how much time one should take when connecting from an international flight to domestic transportation in the United States. Most answers report one should ...
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Visiting Abu Simbel in Egypt for independent travellers

What are the options to visit Abu Simbel for independent travelers? Are foreigners allowed to travel there on public transport these days? Would a day trip be enough, or is there enough sights for ...
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Khartoum to Juba over land?

Is it reasonably possible to currently travel from Juba to Khartoum (or vice versa) over land? How? What would be the route? What would be the transport?
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Turkey transit visa for a stateless person?

I am a stateless person but I am a resident of Uzbekistan. I am going to visit Bulgaria on the 16th of August this year. Unfortunately there is no direct flight to Bulgaria so I have to fly through ...
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How to travel safely in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico?

What is the better way to travel safely in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico? Is it better to rent a car, take the bus or take taxis?
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I am bringing some wood brackets on my luggage. Is that allowed?

I am bringing some wood brackets on my luggage and have been checking out if there is a problem with that. They are not painted, so I was not sure if I will have trouble going through customs. ...
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What are some old Irish neighbourhoods in Chicago?

I'm going to Chicago in a few weeks for a few days in June. There seems to be lots to see, but one thing I'm interested in is the Irish heritage of the city. Like Boston and New York City, Chicago was ...
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What's “border surfing”?

In the comments of a recent answer, which had mentioned the detention of hikers by Iran, one of the people referred to "border surfing". What is border surfing? Edit: I'd rather not have to link to ...
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How can I travel with a double bass?

I need to travel among several eastern US cities to auditions and must bring along my instrument: a (huge) double bass. What is the best way to travel, given that I do not drive, but that most of the ...
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Are there some bargain accommodations along the land route from the southern tip of Albania to Thessaloniki?

I'm currently in Sarandë, Albania but soon will head for Thessaloniki, Greece by hitchhiking. I've tried the usual suspects like HostelBookers, HostelWorld, TripAdvisor, and WikiTravel, but none of ...
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What are the best ways to prevent and/or relieve sand fly bites?

Following on from the mosquito repellent question, I would like to ask about another insect which for me is much harder to deal with, sand flies. Answering a recent question about Honduras brought ...
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What is the simplest visa requirement for a New Zealander to work in Argentina?

Considering this. I gather there's a working holiday visa, but it requires application at the embassy in WELLINGTON, and I'm ... well, on the other side of the world. What would be the simplest ...
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Finding a cruise on the Nile

What's the best approach for finding a cruise on the Nile? Anything in particular that should look out for? How can you distinct good boats from bad?
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Permits vs Tickets to Machu Picchu

I'm interested in doing the 2-day trek to Machu Picchu. It seems there aren't any more permits available for the Inca Trek -- does this include the shorter, 2-day trek? Also, if I cannot arrange a ...
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Rome - circumventing ticket lines. Is it even possible?

We are two non-european adults over the age of 30 spending 4 days between the 10th and the 14th of Aug 2014 in Rome, Italy. Given our nationalities and age, we are probably not eligible for any free ...
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How to book this complex multi carrier roundtrip flight I found on ITA?

I am trying to book a roundtrip ticket from Chicago O'hare (ORD) to Mumbai, India (BOM). Traveling on Aug 9th and returning on Aug 24th. Now, I've been looking for several days (almost 10days!) for ...
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Can we find some statistics for crime in Japan with tourist / foreign victims?

I've now been to Japan I think seven times in the past fifteen years, for durations between 24 hours and three months. I had always found Japan matches or exceeds reports of being perhaps the safest ...
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Travelling to Ukraine and Russia, border issues

I'm a Portuguese citizen living in the UK and I'm going to Russia in May by bus from Estonia. Meanwhile I have a weekend trip booked to Ukraine in April. Assuming that I got the Russian visa, ...
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How do I get to Abant Lake from Istanbul?

I'm planning to go to Istanbul and I heard that Abant Lake is nice throughout the year. So, I'm planning to go there for a day as well. What worries me is how to go from Bolu to Abant Lake. I found a ...
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Which travellers in Mongolia have to register, and how?

When I was applying for my visa to Mongolia a couple of days ago the form mentioned something about registering within three days when staying more than thirty days. But the English was not great and ...
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Theft insurance in India

Are there any theft insurance options available while travelling in India. I am an Indian as well and I am planning to travel throughout India for a couple of months. I will be carrying my camera, ...
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Is it legal to look for work in the US while on a B1/B2 (Business Visitor) visa?

I have got 10-year multiple entry US VISA on my Indian passport. I got it to attend a technical conference. I was curious to know if I give job interview during this visit? I may not have time in ...

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