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Calling USA from Schiphol (Amsterdam)

My parents are travelling to the US for the first time and have not ever been on international travels. They have a layover in Schiphol and I want them to contact me. I have never personally transited ...
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2answers
293 views

Are there any regular nonstop flights between Washington DC and Vancouver Canada?

While I have heard there are nonstop flights between one of the 3 Washington DC airports and Vancouver (YVR) I have never in practice been able to find one. Are there any regular nonstop flights ...
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2answers
86 views

Information source on safety for Kiev visitors

I may have to visit Kiev (unless my ministry for foreign affairs say otherwise) for a meeting. I am not going anywhere in Eastern Ukraine. Where can I find the best source on safety for travellers? ...
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2answers
85 views

Is it possible to buy international tickets in belgium ticket machines with open date?

I have some friends traveling in Belgium / Netherlands. I would like to prepare their trip as much as possible since they are not used to travel and are not fluent in English. I don't know their exact ...
5
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2answers
102 views

Is it possible to buy train tickets on board Belgium trains?

I am planning a new visit to Belgium. It's not the first time that I was already on the train when I decided to go to a different destination. Can you buy tickets on board on Belgium rail? Either the ...
2
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1answer
353 views

What bus operator is “NYP”?

In Greyhound schedule 742, there are buses by GLI, ADT, and NYP. GLI is Greyhound LInes, ADT is Adirondack Trailways, but what does NYP stand for? It's the code for the Amtrak New York Penn station ...
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Looking for geek attractions/conventions in california in may [closed]

Looking for fun stuff for geek in California: conventions, attractions, anything fun for a 27 yo geek :) I'll be in San-Fransisco, Los-Angeles, and Las-Vegas in May.
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434 views

What is the purpose of check-in before flying?

A few years ago, to do the check in, we would go to the airport and do it directly at the counter. I always thought the function of the check-in for the air-line company would be to tell the company ...
4
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1answer
67 views

Schengen travel insurance

I'm currently a resident of the UAE (Abu Dhabi) and need Schengen insurance for my euro trip but I am having difficulty finding a company which will give me insurance as I won't be returning to the ...
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2answers
374 views

Changing leftover foreign currencies from travel back into dollars

I have been very lucky and have been able to travel this year. However, now that I am preparing to go back to the US, I realize that I have collected various small amounts of money (usually equivalent ...
2
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3answers
600 views

Flying with a bass guitar [duplicate]

I have a Ibanez SR300 bass and a hard case for it. I will be travelling from Bangalore, India to Washington DC in a couple of months and I am wondering how to take my guitar along. Can I check it in? ...
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3answers
327 views

Is it safe/possible for a long haired guy to visit North Korea?

I would like to visit North Korea someday, because it is a rather unique country. However, I am guy with a long hair which I am unwilling to cut and I've heard that they are strongly enforcing gender ...
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0answers
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Flying to Costa Rica via US (transit only) do I need ESTA? [duplicate]

I have European passport. I plan to fly to Costa Rica with transit in NY but am not visiting NY (exiting airport). do I still need ESTA registration?
5
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1answer
181 views

Do I have to go through Canadian immigration before crossing the border by walk to the US?

I'm going from Canada to the States by walk crossing the border on the Rainbow Bridge. Do I get my passport stamped / have do immigration on the Canadian side in order to cross the bridge and get to ...
0
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0answers
43 views

Can you be detained for not paying for your hotel in Pretoria? [duplicate]

If you can't pay for your hotel, can either the hotel or the police keep you from flying home until you DO pay?
7
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1answer
157 views

Personal enrichment course for 90 days after 20 days stay under Visa Waiver Program

I just came back from my first journey to the US; I've been there for 20 days. Now I'd like to attend a personal enrichment course in music production that takes 88 days or so to complete. Ideally, ...
3
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2answers
210 views

Tailor in Hanoi, Vietnam

I will be traveling through Vietnam, and am looking to get some tailored shirts. Unfortunately, the only place I'll have enough days in one place is Hanoi, so I'd like to do that there (I've read ...
6
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3answers
576 views

Can a car rental company shut off my car when I cross state lines? (USA)

I am renting a car and am told that if I take it out of the state that they will know and shut off the car. Is this possible?
8
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1answer
229 views

If the Ankara-Tehran train is full, is it worth showing up at the platform hoping for cancellations?

The train from Ankara to Tehran runs once a week. I was unable to get a ticket from outside Turkey and it seems it is fully booked for weeks. What are the chances that a place in the sleeping cars ...
7
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4answers
270 views

Why do conductors hold on to your ticket for the duration of the ride in ex-eastern block countries?

I'm doing a bunch of long distance train journeys in Eastern Europe, just like on the transibirian railway, after the conductor showed you your compartment, he keeps your ticket until just before your ...
4
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2answers
117 views

Is Keukenhof still open in May if the winter is warmer?

From the guides I read they state that from March to May you can visit the Keukenhof. If the winter is warmer flowers will bloom earlier. What happens in such situation? will Keukanof close earlier ...
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6answers
7k views

When I travel next, I want to reach the point on the earth that is exactly opposite my home, how can I discover where that is?

My wife and I are planning to travel to Japan next September (we are from Brazil). Since I was a child I have known that if I made a hole (a big one) straight down, I would reach Japan. Well, as the ...
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2answers
2k views

Do I need Gravel, Sand and Ash insurance when renting a car in Iceland?

We are planning our trip to Iceland and want to rent a car for a few days. A few trips (i. e. to Svartifoss) might go a bit off road. Does it make sense to buy a Gravel protection insurance, or is ...
17
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2answers
4k views

Why do public toilets in the US have large gaps (no privacy)?

Most public toilets in the US are very low in privacy, the bottom gap in the door is so big something around 15-20% of the door, the side gaps are too big as well. This will make the toilet experience ...
3
votes
1answer
73 views

Re-entry to USA during time frame of original visa [closed]

I am a British citizen travelling in the USA for the last 2 months. On entry to the USA I got a visa valid for 90 days. I am planing to go to Mexico and was wondering if on the return entry to the ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Ryokans in Kyoto which are culturally interesting but not terribly expensive?

What are some ryokans in Kyoto for someone interested in a unique cultural experience but not worried about staying in a posh/fancy place? I'm travelling to Kyoto soon, and I would like to stay in ...
1
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0answers
51 views

Safety with money [closed]

I am going to a large convention and will be selling my books. What are the safety tips I need to carry a large amount of cash back home and on the airplane.
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0answers
35 views

Cheapest way to get money in Prague with a London bank account [duplicate]

I am travelling to Prague from London for a couple of days. I do have some questions. Should I exchange my money here in the UK first? Or should I just use my credit card at the ATMs there in ...
5
votes
1answer
68 views

Is there any mobile app with public transportation routes for Vitória, Brazil?

Google Maps has no knowledge of public transportation in Vitória, Brazil. The city does have a web site with online interactive maps, but I'd much prefer a mobile app (for Android) if it's available, ...
5
votes
1answer
134 views

Is there any price difference in buying VIA rail tickets online vs. at the station?

I'm considering a long distance journey by train in Canada this summer. I don't have a Canadian credit card yet and my financial institution's debit card is not supported for VIA Rail Interac Online ...
8
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3answers
243 views

What is the purpose of the seats in the front of the bus in Vitória, Brazil?

I'm spending some time in Vitória, Brazil, and have been using a bit of the public transportation. The buses, unlike any I've seen in other cities, have an on-board turnstile, where you must pay a ...
29
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2answers
6k views

Travelling as unmarried couple in Dubai

I'd wish to visit Dubai with my girlfriend, but after reading this travel advice and this question on sex and couples in Dubai I started to get a little worried about it. How should I book an hotel? ...
6
votes
1answer
187 views

When should I bow in Taiwan?

Under what circumstances, if any, should I bow while I'm in Taiwan? I know that Taiwan is now a separate country from Japan, and has its own customs and etiquette, but I think I've seen staff bow to ...
2
votes
1answer
141 views

Practicality of taking part in Taiwan's “receipt lottery”

I've read about Taiwan's Uniform Invoice Lottery, and have some receipts for the lottery. Unfortunately, I forgot to give my receipts to a friend or charity before leaving Taiwan. Is it practical to ...
7
votes
1answer
346 views

Can I get European-wide traffic predictions similar to the one from Paris?

Already in 2004 there exists a really neat online service that not only gave traffic information but also the chance of getting into a traffic jam. (see screendump below). I really liked this ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

When is Spring in the USA?

I am from Australia and want to visit the United States of America in the spring season. I am unsure of when the American Spring is.
4
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1answer
2k views

How to extend my stay in the Schengen area at the end of my trip?

I'm a US American, I'm currently visiting my brother in Germany, my 90 days visa is expiring in June, do I need to go back to the states, if so, how soon can I return to Germany? Or can I request to ...
0
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0answers
20 views

will my tickets get confirmed in 2AC [duplicate]

I am wait listed in d position of 2 & 3 from Kerala to Mumbai on 2AC for the 10th of may 2014. What are the chances of it getting confirmed by then, today being the 30th of april.
4
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2answers
80 views

Is there a website or other resource that list trains with sleeping car?

Traveling by train by itself is an experience, and sleeping on one can be part of that experience. I would like to know if there is a website or other reosource that list trains with sleeping car. ...
8
votes
1answer
70 views

Is there a resource that lists dark sky reserves or similar places?

After reading this question I started wondering if there is a resource that lists good places to observe the night sky. Places with good sky visibility and litle light polution. Is there such a ...
5
votes
3answers
167 views

Switzerland and Paris tour query

I am from India and currently in UK for short term work assignment and have a valid 1 year UK Visa. I want to visit for 5 days in Switzerland and return back to UK and then after 2 weeks, I want to ...
3
votes
0answers
371 views

When you go to Passport Control, what does the agent see about you? [closed]

After landing at a foreign airport you pretty much go straight to passport control, where an agent receives your passport, swipes it into a computer and then, perhaps after asking a few questions, ...
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votes
3answers
136 views

Marriage - how is it internationally recognized? [closed]

When two people get married (1- hetero couple and 2- homo couple), lets say in the US, how is it recognized internationally? Let say the couple travels to Europe, are they recognized as being married? ...
5
votes
3answers
138 views

Going from Chandigarh to Leh

I am planning a road trip to Leh, Himachal Pradesh India, that's quite a place for motorcycle enthusiasts. However, due to some time constraint, I may not be starting my trip from Delhi. I checked ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Leave to enter UK for 6 months

Is Brazilian citizen granted a 6 months leave to enter UK, entitled to leave and re-enter in UK during the authorized period and mainly can he/she enter or travel other European country of the ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

Can I buy a sim card for prepaid internet for the USA from Germany?

I am currently planning a 3 month trip to the USA (Pittsburgh, PA). As I have never been in the US and only rarely abroad and I was never alone abroad before I really want to make sure that I have ...
3
votes
1answer
152 views

How close to Kortrijk / Courtray can you get with a Lille public transport ticket (and still make it there)?

A few people have mentioned to me that the Belgian town of Kortrijk / Courtray is nice to visit as a day trip from Lille, and with a good eye can apparently (almost?) be seen from the clock tower of ...
6
votes
1answer
342 views

Dominican Republic accepted currency and tipping

We are flying from Toronto, Canada to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. My question is regarding the currency that is accepted in DR. Resorts mainly, gift shops, on-resort grocery store, and tipping, ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

Getting to Buffalo Depew Amtrak in the evening

The westbound Lake Shore Limited departs Buffalo-Depew station at 23:59 (11:59 PM). Is there any public transit from downtown Buffalo around this time (specifically, from the Buffalo Metropolitan ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Schengen visa from UK for Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen holding a regular passport, can I apply for a Schengen visa from within the UK?

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