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If I have to put up with bed bugs can I prevent bites or stop the itch?

Sometimes you find out too late that your room or bed has bed bugs. Now I'm not afraid of bed bugs. They don't carry disease so they're far safer than mosquitoes. But I find the itching from the ...
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Is it safe to travel through Congo-Brazzaville?

Is it safe to travel overland through Congo Brazzaville? (Not DR Congo.) Which dangers can I expect except from malaria? Spin-off from What's a good way t oget from Douala to Brazzaville/Kinshasa ...
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How safe is Addis Ababa?

I have a friend traveling to Addis Ababa. He is a bit worried since it's his first time outside Europe. How safe is the city? Can you walk alone? is it dangerous to a foreigner not used to travel in ...
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How to find cities with similar weather conditions

I plan to travel to cities where I can experience weather cycles that I am currently used to. How can one find cities in different countries that have the same weather cycles ?
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What happens if I check in to a flight online, but then miss the flight?

Back in the old days, you checked in for a flight when you arrived at the airport. The airline then could see that someone was missing, and give your seat to someone else. Now, if I check in for a ...
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Is there a list of hiking shelters in Quebec?

I am looking for possible multi-days hikes in Quebec (Canada) (and beyond but that would be too broad). I keep discovering new places to stay overnight, as there does not seem to be a central list of ...
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During a French TGV strike, must I go to the station to get a full refund for my ticket?

I booked a TGV a while ago with a discount card, the conditions of the ticket are that I can get refunded entirely before the departure of the train, and a fee is withheld if I cancel my ticket the ...
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How to fly with a spider

I'll be visiting Brazil soon, and a friend of mine in Mexico City is a bit of an arachnophile, and has asked me to return with a Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula for her. I realize there are likely ...
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Is it allowed to bathe at Grjótagjá?

I have contradictory information. Some places say that bathing is forbidden, while others say that there are no signs and locals bathe there. What's the truth?
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Book connecting flight, but only board at second airport?

I'm looking to book flights from) Philadelphia (PHL) to Detroit (DTW). Direct flights are quite expensive. I noticed, in expanding a search to surrounding airports, that I can book from Allentown ...
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Cheapest accommodation in Motobu, Okinawa?

I'm interested in finding the absolute cheapest place to sleep overnight in Motobu, Okinawa. There doesn't seem to be any hostels on the usual websites but I've noticed that there seems to be a kind ...
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Public transport connections to San Francisco after Caltrain stops running

Let's say I'm in Mountain View (next to the Caltrain station) and it's 11:00 pm. Or, equivalently, in Palo Alto or Menlo Park, and it's a little past 11. Is there any way to get to central San ...
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Proof of residence for Japan Airpass

To use an ANA Star Alliance Airpass, I need to provide proof that I reside outside of Japan. What would constitute acceptable proof? Context: I'm an American living and working in the UK, and I'm ...
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Is it appropriate to ask your host(el) to phone emergency services when you don't arrive?

When raising the issue of traveling alone through nature, advice is always given to notify people about your travel plan and expected date of arrival. In case something goes amiss emergency services ...
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What does the TSA do with confiscated liquids?

So, we all know that if your carry-on has a liquid in excess of the proscribed size amounts (typically 3 oz), you can't take it on board. Presumably, these things are destroyed, but I wonder, are ...
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Sail boat from Santiago Chile to Tahiti

I am trying to find out how easy it is to catch a sail boat from Santiago, Chile to Tahiti or beyond. I am a skilled (older female!) coastal sailor but would like to crew on a Transpacific journey. ...
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Strange hotel sheets in Mongolia

I'm in my first hotel in Mongolia, at the border town with China called "Zamyn-Uud". The hotel actually has a cheap dormitory room with four beds and only me staying. Each bed has a kind of ...
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Offsetting travel cost by selling luggage space?

If someone is flying internationally with just a back pack as a hand/carry on luggage and has an unused quota of about at least 50 lbs of luggage allowed, can the traveler sell this luggage quota of ...
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Throwaway ticketing: picking optimal return date

I am flying from Madrid to Montreal (or possibly Stockholm to Montreal) in early January and single tickets are much more expensive than returns, so I am thinking of utilizing the throwaway ticket ...
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Good (and Bikini) beaches in Turkey (including Izmir and Antalya)?

Please don't get me wrong! I know where Turkey is and I have been to Istanbul 3 times and Ankara 2 times. All I know is that Istanbul is a prime destination for tourists going to Turkey. However, I ...
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Domestic flight in Australia, without passport

Will it typically be possible to fly domestically in Australia with just e.g. a UK driver’s license as ID? I’ll be travelling to/from Australia on my Australian passport, but while I’m there, I’m ...
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Do I need to return the Hong Kong immigration card to the authorities?

I recently visited Hong Kong. I am British. When I returned to the UK I noticed that I still had the white Immigration Card in my passport. Do I need to return this to the Hong Kong Immigration ...
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Where can I find the restrictions and easements that apply to a given UK Rail Ticket?

UK rail ticketing isn't always the simplest thing in the world, but the basics aren't too hard to learn. There are broadly tickets valid at any time of the day, those available only outside of peak ...
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Is there a 3G Sim Card that is usable in both Japan and China?

I will be going to Japan and China next month. As I don't want to activate the data roaming on my carrier due to the high charge, I am looking to buy local Sim Card with 3G data plan that is cheap and ...
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Two person cabin on City Night Line train

My girlfriend and I are planing on taking one of the City Night Line trains from Paris to Berlin. They have different cabins that can hold 2, 4 or 6 people. We want to get one that is just the two of ...
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Public transport from Venice to Arabba

What are the options for public transport to get from Venice (city centre) to the ski resort Arabba on February 23rd (Saturday), return a week later on March 2nd? I saw a ski shuttle bus mentioned ...
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Where can I find archived traffic information for Swedish trains?

At the Swedish Trafikverket website, I can find current times for trains by train numbers. Like this, I can tell whether a train is running late. However, they only show today, perhaps yesterday and ...
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Traveling on a nearly expired passport

Several months ago, I left my home country to work abroad. At the time of departure, I had > 6 months remaining on my passport, but now I have only about 2 remaining. I want to take a brief trip ...
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Chiang Mai Treks with Barking Gecko

I am researching eco treks in Chiang Mai and came across Barking Gecko Travel. They are a trekking company that doesn't use elephants and are TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) certified. I can't ...
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Independent excursions on Panama Canal cruise

I'll be taking a Panama Canal cruise with family with stops at: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Huatulco, Mexico Puerto Chiapas, Mexico Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Fuerte Amador, Panama Cartagena, Colombia ...
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What's a “Redress Control Number”?

When booking a flight reservation recently, I noted it had a non-compulsory field asking for a Redress Control Number for your reservation. I gather this is somewhat related to the No Fly list, but ...
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Unlimited-ride pass on San Francisco BART

Most public transit networks I have used offer a so-called day pass, weekly pass or similar ticket that allow unlimited rides during a limited time, on the whole system or on certain zones in case of ...
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Finding a quiet hotel in Madrid

I'm trying to find a quiet hotel in Madrid that's not too far out of the way. Normally, I'd just hit a hotel booking website, pick a few in the right geographical area and price range, and check the ...
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Apartments in Jakarta, Indonesia

I am planning to spend 3-4 months in Jakarta, with my little family (wife and kid) I don't want to stay in a hotel for this long, I heard there are nice apartments with reasonable prices in Jakarta (2 ...
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Is late May into Early June a good time to avoid the summer rush in London?

I'd like to go to London for two weeks and take a few side trips in England and Wales. It's looking like from about May 21st to June 4th is when I can go. Is that ahead of the Summer travel season, ...
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How to avoid paying for musical gardens if visiting Versailles Palace on a Tuesday?

We plan to visit Versailles Palace on May-8-2012, which is a Tuesday. Unfortunately the official website states that the garden is not free for entrance on that Tuesday as the musical garden would be ...
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How common are petrol stations in SE Europe/Balkans?

I'm planning a motorcycle trip around the Balkans/southeastern Europe (incl. Romania and Bulgaria), this year. How common are petrol stations in this part of the world? And would they always be ...
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Cheapest way from USA to Venezuela?

I live in California and I'm trying to find cheap ways to get to Venezuela. Roundtrip Plane tickets seem to hover around the $1500 area. I've found a route through Florida to Puerto Rico to ...
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Validity of UK passport required to visit Italy

I am planning a trip to Italy in January of 2012. I am just wondering if I will be allowed to enter the country as my UK passport has less than 6 months remaining until it is due to be renewed.
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Are there any country- or city-specific dishes I can try whilst in Dakar, Senegal?

I'd like to know what traditional foods/dishes exist, if any, and how I should go about locating places that sell them :) I am not really looking for modern cuisine, I'm looking for local food that ...
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Celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem

I am seeking advice on celebrating Cristmas in the city of Bethlehem (Palestine). I am particularly interested in the activities that take place for the occasion. Can somebody recommend masses to be ...
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Two months in the Caribbean - With Diving Available

I am searching for some simple accommodation on some Caribbean islands, in Costa Rica, Panama or similar to stay for 2 months. It should be near to the beach, and I'd like to learn diving, so a diving ...
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Bishkek (or Almaty) to Novosibirsk next week

Next week I'll be leaving Bishkek - a little short on time, and need to hot-foot it to Novosibirsk, Siberia. Probably on Monday night or Tuesday day, depending on schedules. Is there a direct train, ...
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Where can I find road atlas for Ireland including campsites?

Could someone recommend a road atlas for Ireland (and N. Ireland) with campsites marked on it? EDIT: I am looking for "real" paper map/atlas. I will be camping in a tent.
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Is it OK for someone to follow their family's rented moving truck into a weigh station?

My wife and I will be moving from Florida to Texas in a few weeks. I will be driving a 16ft Penske truck with a tow dolly carrying one of our cars, and my wife will be following me in our other car. ...
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Why is there a street with a date as a name in Belgium?

On google maps, in Bruges Belgium one can see a street named '18 Oktoberstraat'. What is the significance of this date?
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Is the use of APC Kiosks quicker than the paper method

In a week I'll be traveling from Europe to Santiago de Chile via Atlanta-Hartsfield (ATL). Does anyone have experience with the Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at ATL? I have a relatively ...
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Could I enter Canada with more alcohol than the tax-free limit and pay at the arrival?

I am going to Canada and I would like to bring some specific local alcohol that is apparently not sold in Canada (at least not at the LCBO I would go to). I would like to bring enough for a party of a ...
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Is travelling through all central Asian countries (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan) possible only with transit visas?

I'm a Chinese national, living in Belgium right now. I am thinking of departing from Azerbaijan, then taking a ferry to Turkmenistan, then Uzbekistan and maybe Kyrgyzstan, finally arrive in ...
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Train from Belgrade to Bucharest

I'll be visiting Belgrade in April. I'd like to take the train from Belgrade to Bucharest. According to this little article there is such a train starting from December. Can anyone comfirm this and ...

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