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How is the range of Google Maps new drive time feature defined? [closed]

I just noticed Google Maps new feature. It allows the user to get approximate drive times for a specific date and time using average traffic conditions. This is a feature which many people have been ...
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Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence

Hi I am currently living in Chennai (India). I intend to visit Germany as an international exchange student from April - June 2015. I applied for Schengen visa and provided my bank account details as ...
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Can I ride a small moped/motorcycle elsewhere in Europe, with a UK driving license with “p” category entitlement?

Before reading much more of this question, you might want to peruse the wikipedia pages for European Driving Licenses - Categories valid in all EEA countries and UK Driving License - Driving license ...
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Why is Montreal airport code YUL? [duplicate]

I get the Y is for Canadian airports, but while YVR comes from Vancouver, YOW for Ottawa for example I don't see what UL can relate to. Is it just a meaningless acronym ? Edit: I'm not asking why ...
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1answer
87 views

Do I need a transit visa for a 14 hour layover in India as a British Citizen?

I have a flight in September from Thailand to the UK with a layover in India. The layover is just under 14 hours, I am a UK citizen and I do not plan on leaving the airport. I haven't been able to ...
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1answer
110 views

Child Accompanied Visa- Return with another adult

We are visiting our brother in UK along with our 2 kids and my mother. We have planned to drop them there and travel back. They have planned to return along with my brother after couple of weeks. Our ...
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1answer
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Camping between Puerto Montt and Santiago in Chile?

In a couple of weeks we leave for a 3-weeks trip to Chile. For the first 10 days we'll stay in Punta Arenas and in the Torres del Paine national park. Then, we fly to Puerto Montt and have about 7 ...
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Apple iMac to India; Customs duty clarification

I am planning to take my Apple iMac 21.5" from Dubai to India. Please clarify, do Indian Customs consider it TV, desktop computer or laptop? If any of you have personal experience, please share.
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Type of visa required for an Indian to visit London city during layover? [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder. My family is visiting USA. We have 11 hours layover at Hethrow. Can We visit London city with a visitor in transit visa? If not what type of visa I should apply for? ...
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As a UK passport holder do I need to get a Schengen Visa for Iceland for a 4 day holiday?

According to http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/consular-services/visas/ people in the UK need to apply to the Danish embassy to get a Schengen visa. However on ...
3
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1answer
65 views

Safe parking in the centre of Mexico City

Me and my friends are travelling to Mexico City with our own car. We found out it is almost impossible to park our car close to our hotel. We are staying in Mexico City center: República de Brasil ...
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Renting a car in the USA — how to know costs for the legal minimum liability insurance, before arriving for pickup?

I have found that in the USA, advertised car rental prices do not include liability insurance. When I arrive to pickup the car, I always have to pay an extra x $/day so I can legally drive. This is ...
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1answer
110 views

Where can I store my suitcase at Madrid Bajaras airport?

I am looking for some information to find out if there is a place to store suitcase in madrid at barajas airport for couple hours in order to go and visit the city.
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1answer
309 views

Working Holiday Visa Expiring. Can I re-enter the UK on a tourist visa

I am an Australian citizen coming to the end of a 2 year working holiday visa for the UK. I would like to come back to the UK for 3 months to travel after my visa expires. Can I leave the UK for the ...
7
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1answer
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Can I use my passport even though it has the wrong place of birth

I messed up the application, so it was my fault. I was born in another country but I put I was born in my state of residence. Everything else on the passport looks good. Is it possible for me to ...
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1answer
64 views

Entry permit to italy with polish national visa [duplicate]

I have Polish National Visa valid for one year. D type, multi entry. But I haven't gone to Poland yet, because I had to go to one project, which got rejected its financial part, so I didn't go there ...
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121 views

American Allowance in Schengen Area vs Having a Schengen Visa in Schengen area

I am aware of the 90/180 rule of the Schengen agreement stating that one in possession of a Schengen visa can only stay in the Shengen area (regardless of which country it is) for 90 days in any ...
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Refused PLAB visa last year, reapplying now [duplicate]

I visited my sister in UK last year for 6 months sep-mar 2014, for which I got family visitors visa during which I had cleared my PLAB 1 and had vacation with my sister and her family in UK. ...
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Do I need a Chilean identification number just to buy a bus ticket?

I'm trying to buy a bus ticket within Chile, from either Pullman or Tur bus. As far as I can tell, I need to have a rut to be able to buy a ticket. The order forms won't allow me to continue without ...
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86 views

Closest place to Addis Ababa where you can see wildlife

Where is the closest place to Addis where one can see wildlife? I am particularly interested in the Gilada Baboons, but I would also like to see birds, preferably in a natural setting. As far as I ...
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1answer
139 views

What to do with an invitation from a friend in UK whom I wish to visit during a short holiday there?

I have a friend in England ready to welcome me for a short holiday. Where or which office should he approach with his invitation for my visa application?
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1answer
151 views

Traveling from Ireland to UK on a South African passport? [duplicate]

I have dual nationality ie a British and a South African passport. My British passport has expired I will be renew once in in the UK. I will be travelling from South Africa, into Dublin and onto ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Luggage storage for a few hours in Las Vegas?

I'm traveling to Las Vegas for a conference, and unfortunately my flight arrive several (4-5) hours before check-in, and my flight out is several (4-5) hours after check out. It'd be nice to be able ...
4
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2answers
820 views

Can you take Gorrilla Glue in Hold Luggage on a plane?

Is glue something that is usually excluded from hold luggage on flights? Its a handy thing to have and I'm considering taking a 60ml tube of Gorilla glue with me.
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Do I still need my Garmin Etrex Vista GPS or can I just use my iPhone with an App?

I own a garmin etrex vista hcx - quite an old unit now - probably over 10 years old design. Its good for tracklogging and its ok for navigating. However, I recently installed Strava on my phone and ...
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What currencies can I use in Istanbul?

Besides the Turkish Lira, can I use US dollars and/or Euros in Istanbul? I mean particularly for paying in taxis, groceries and vegetable markets. If this is possible, is there any additional cost ...
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1answer
598 views

Why is Mumbai - London - Dallas - Denver more expensive than Bangalore - Mumbai - London - Dallas - Denver? [closed]

I tried looking for a flight from Bangalore to London and London to Denver. Bangalore to Mumbai. 16 hour layover. Mumbai to London. London to Dallas. Dallas to Denver. ----- 48K When I searched for ...
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95 views

What is the best time to make a hotel reservation? [closed]

Am I correct in thinking that hotels give cheaper prices if you book last-minute so that they are not "stuck" with empty rooms (during periods they don't have to many guests and a lot of free rooms ...
3
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1answer
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Travelling to Malta from Kenya next month, concerned about my visa application

I am to travel to Malta next month for a conference I've been invited to. My host will cater for both travel and accommodation. I have a hotel reservation confirmed by a letter from the hotel to me ...
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2answers
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Is there a site that shows the current GPS position of active cruise ships?

The Queen Mary 2 is currently in port in Sydney. I'd love to see it but am bedridden at present. However, to leave port it must pass the window of where I am. I'm wondering if there's a website that ...
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2answers
77 views

Reliable, Free Flight Alert Website allowing multiple route combinations

Does anybody know of a website that gives reliable flight alerts for low fares? Ideally, I would like it to : Be free Allow alerts on routes (ex. MXP - TXL), or from city to city (Milan - Berlin). ...
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In which countries (or states) can a traveler smoke weed and not face any legal charges? [closed]

According to the accepted answer to this question tourists cannot smoke weed anymore in coffee shops, in Amsterdam. It is allowed only for residents. It also seems that smoking weed in Prague is not ...
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2answers
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Shipping a kayak to India - or can I fly with it?

I've a trip planned to India in May and was wondering whether it would be possible to ship my kayak (non-inflatable) from the States to India and back. I would like to find out the best way to do it ...
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250 views

Do I need two transit visas for travelling through the US?

I am flying from Canada to Costa Rica, but connecting in Houston. I am an Indian citizen so I will need to get a transit visa to be allowed into the US. Do I need to apply for two such transit visas ...
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2answers
891 views

How can I estimate how much sunscreen I need to pack?

I am planning a 5 week trip to an area of the world that is very sunny does not have the same stores, nor the same selection in stores, as we have where I live I use sunscreen that is 85 SPF, 110 ...
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1answer
129 views

Ship my laptop home to the US from Mexico?

I'm a US citizen and resident who will be traveling in Mexico later this month. The first half of the trip will be in a luxury rental in a beach town; the second half will be an "adventure travel" ...
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0answers
209 views

Definitive list of countries where a head scarf is required for woman [closed]

Having travelled extensively throughout my life it has only become recently in adulthood that there are certain customs to which you must abide by when travelling in or through certain countries. The ...
5
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2answers
312 views

When traveling to Japan, which problems can one encounter for not speaking any Japanese when it comes to reaching all major tourist attractions?

I ask this because I need to decide whether to hire a circuit with a guide or not. I prefer to travel by myself, but I'm not sure if it will be too difficult to move around and get to visit the major ...
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2answers
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New York stopover on EU passport for dual US citizen during transatlantic trip

I am flying from London to Central America and back this summer on a bit of an extended holiday. I am considering stopping over in NYC on the way back for a few days. (My flight from Panama to ...
7
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1answer
250 views

Schengen overstay penalty / effect on next Schengen visit?

I have been visiting Denmark with my C type tourist visa which was valid from 21.09.2014-21.03.2015 multiple entry and duration of stay 90 days. I didn't know about the 90/180 day rule so without ...
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0answers
87 views

Transit visa for India or NOT? [duplicate]

I will be travelling from Katmandu to Istanbul with a 5 hour stopover in Delhi is a transit visa required.I have British passport and will not be leaving international airport.
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1answer
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Can I take a bicycle when boarding a VIA Rail train at a small (flag) stop?

VIA Rails takes bicycles on trains that have checked baggage, under the following conditions: Bicycles require specific protection. We recommend that you store your bicycle in a special protective ...
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1answer
107 views

Compensation for flight change made by the airline

I have a flight from São Paulo (Brazil) to Auckland (New Zealand). It's a long flight but I choose Qantas because it had the best duration for the money. This flight was going to take 19h40, and now ...
3
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1answer
140 views

Is there a list of countries that do not reset the time limit for Canada visits?

When travelling to the USA, you cannot reset the 90-day counter by going to Canada or Mexico, if you are a national of a country taking part in the Visa Waiver Program. Is there similarly a rule for ...
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0answers
43 views

90 day limit for visa waiver program [duplicate]

I am a British citizen and have been travelling here in the USA, basically when I booked my return flight I wanted to get the full 90 days’ worth but I miscalculated by one too many days. I'm set to ...
5
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0answers
31 views

Travelling through UK - H1B (Visa stamp expired) but have a UK visitor's visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to India on a vacation. I am planning to have my flight via London. I've a layover there at London for almost 5-6 hours. I have a visitor's visa for UK but not ...
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5answers
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Practical food to take on flight without anything served?

It seems that my local airline had really cut down on feeding passengers lately. Last time they only had food for sale (despite flight booking mentioning a meal). And what little they had sold out ...
3
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1answer
172 views

Free Amtrak Lounge Access with No Ticket

Amtrak Select Plus and Select Executive statuses provide Unlimited access to ClubAcela®, Amtrak's Metropolitan LoungeSM, First class lounges and United Club lounges. Can an Amtrak Select ...
5
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1answer
931 views

Is a driving licence needed to drive a scooter in Ibiza?

I will be visiting Ibiza soon. I found that scooters there are available for tourists on a daily basis. I do not have a driving licence of any kind. I could not find any information whether driving ...
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1answer
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Re-Applying for Schengen Visa in Germany as Visiting family and Friends Visa?

I have already applied a Schengen Visa as Visiting Family and Friends Visa. I was given 90 days from 28 of November, 2014 to 25 of February, 2015. I've flew from Philippines and arrived in Germany ...

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