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When transiting Beijing (PEK), citizens of which countries need visas?

According to Wikipedia it seems that anyone can make the transit without a visa, but I'm not convinced. Where can I get some more official information on this?
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Can I have multiple Schengen visas for future travels in my passport?

I'm a citizen of Ukraine planning on visiting Italy early in October for tourism. Later that month I'm accepted as a speaker at the conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Both countries are members of ...
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where is considered Dublin's (Ireland) city center, and most ideal location for nightlife / pubs?

Any suggestions in which are one should stay in Dublin, Ireland (accommodation) to be within walking distance of any major central areas, night clubs, pubs, etc?
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Which of the Azores islands are your best bet to see whales?

The Azores seems to be a nice destination for whale watching. Most islands seem to offer whale watching trips. Are there islands that are better whale watch destinations, or are they all around?
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London to Glasgow by train with stopovers

I plan to travel with my family from London to Glasgow and back during the summer. I will be travelling by train or other public transport. I would like to make a few overnight stops on route. Perhaps ...
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Crashing a rental car abroad

What happens if I (a US citizen) rent a car in, say, the UK, and crash it because I was driving on the wrong side of the road? Do I have to pay the damages out of pocket? What if I don't have the ...
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Are there any direct buses between Dundee and Edinburgh Airport?

Next week I will fly to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and I will stay in Edinburgh and Dundee. Are there any direct buses between Dundee and Edinburgh Airport or should I take a bus to Edinburgh city and ...
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Free parking in downtown San Jose, CA? [closed]

What's the situation with parking in downtown San Jose, CA? Can I park for free anywhere for short times in the daytime? Or for a long time in the evenings?
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Best things to do while in Pittsburgh - Food, historical sites, generally time well spent? [closed]

I will be in Pittsburgh for a meeting and will have a few days to explore the city. I love trying new dining experiences, historical and out-doorsy stuff, and generally anything that makes the city ...
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Summer skiing in Norway [duplicate]

I've heard it's possible to go summer skiing in Norway. Is this correct and where should I go if I want to visit these attractions?
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Local cuisine in Peru

I am planning to travel to Peru, and one of the things that I do like to do every place I visit is to try out the local dishes like: Cozido das Furnas on Azores. I would like to know what are some of ...
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What are the travel options from Santiago de Veraguas to Bocas del Toro in Panama?

What is the fastest way from Santiago de Veraguas to Bocas del Toro in Panama? I suspect there is a way to fly directly between the two towns, as they both have airports. But I'm not sure how to ...
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1answer
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Renting an apartment for 2-3 months in Italy

I've used the Habitaclia for renting apartments in Spain short/medium term (2-3 months). I am looking to do the same in Italy. I've tried AirBnB but it seems to be geared for even shorter durations ...
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Changing a flight with layovers - does fee apply multiple times? [duplicate]

I'm planning a flight from Germany to the States, and a return flight a year later. Because all the booking systems I've seen don't allow for return dates more than 11 months in the future, the only ...
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Is it better to ship bicycle from Egypt to Leipzig, Germany or to buy/rent one?

I'm studying going to Germany and specially Leipzig this summer for around 100 days. Personally I am very interested in cycling as a sport and as a means of transportation. I have a good bicycle here ...
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2answers
209 views

How to travel without transit visa from India to Stockholm?

I need to travel from Coimbatore (India) to Stockholm Arlanda (Sweden). I have a Swedish residence permit. Could you help me find a route across the world for which I would not need any transit visa? ...
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Rent a car in United States (Las Vegas) paying cash

I was wondering how difficult it is to rent a car in United States (Las Vegas airport) without having a credit card or a debit card belonging to Visa or Mastercard circuits. I googled for some ...
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If on ESTA in the US do I need to leave the country if my student visa just became valid? [duplicate]

I have ESTA approved for more then a Year, then I applied for US University and I was admitted. So now I have both valid ESTA and Student visa, with which you can enter the country not more then a ...
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1answer
470 views

How punctual are Swiss trains?

Yesterday, I was on a Swiss train that was 10 minutes late. I thought perhaps it was the end of the world ... The Swiss railways have a reputation for being very punctual (the joke being you can set ...
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1answer
82 views

Restaurants in Leipzig, Germany that offer local food

Personally I'm interested in food and cooking. I'm planning a visit to Leipzig, Germany this summer and I wanted to try some of the local dishes of Germany. What are the most significant dishes in ...
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1answer
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Where can I find old flight stats?

I'm looking for some old flight stats as Flightaware provides me for the last 4 months. However, I'm looking for flights from the past 5 years. Is there any database that is capable of doing so? For ...
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1answer
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Free parking in downtown Mountain View?

What's the situation with parking in Mountain View, CA, the US of A? Is there free parking? Meters? Parking structures?
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What tips or tricks can you use to get “upgraded”/better hotel rooms?

(Inspired by this question on flight upgrades), Most non-budget hotels have various categories of rooms - perhaps larger rooms, "Executive" rooms, suites, and so on. What tips or tricks can you use ...
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What tips or tricks can you use to get an upgraded/better hire car?

(In a similar vein to this question on hotel room upgrades and this question on flight upgrades...) Most regular car rentals agencies have various categories of car - Budget/Economy, Compact, ...
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What areas in Shanghai are quickly commutable to Zubei (Shanghai Station) [closed]

I will be spending some time in Shanghai, and will often go to my office in Zubei which is near the Shanghai Railway Station. Since I heard it is not a great area, which areas in Shanghai can one stay ...
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Driving in Iceland: a good idea?

For this summer I am thinking about going to Iceland. I would like to fly to Reykjavik, spend some days there, then rent a car, travel around the island and then fly back home. Now I have a few ...
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Do I need to apply for two separate visas for Australia and New Zealand?

I will be in Australia for 3 days before I fly to New Zealand. Do I need a tourist visa for both countries?
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1answer
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Crossing the US-Canadian border and back

My wife and I, citizens of Italy, will be traveling to New England for sightseeing. We will arrive and leave at/from New York JFK and rent a car. Since we would like to see Niagara Falls, we will need ...
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Apartment in Berlin for long stay (Two months) [duplicate]

I am looking for a good apartment in Berlin for a family of two, can anyone provide site where I can find such options(I would prefer direct contacts rather than some booking sites).
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1answer
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Claiming air miles for Air Alaska with codeshares

I flew from CHC to AKL with AirNZ, claimed the points. Then from AKL to NAD to HNL with Air Pacific, claimed as partner of Qantas with OneWorld. Then flew from HNL to SEA to YVR with Alaska Airlines. ...
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What rail cards / passes / discounts should visitors to Switzerland be aware of

Yesterday, I took a train from Zurich to Engelberg, and bought a ticket from a ticket machine at the station for the journey. I was running a bit late for the train, so there wasn't time to queue up ...
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1answer
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Will I receive Explorer card benefits if my employer pays for my flight?

My employer flies me out every couple of months and pays for my flight, and it always seems to be with United. I was wondering, if I get the Chase Explorer card, will I still be awarded miles for ...
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1answer
316 views

Do Europeans require a visa to visit USA?

I will be staying for 2months in the USA, do I require a visa since I am a citizen of Malta, which is part of the European Union?
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376 views

How to understand the registration rules in Serbia?

A country like Serbia obligates you to register your stay within 24h. Now how to understand that if you move constantly and do not stay in a place where they do it for you. Do you have to register ...
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Hong Kong?

What options are there in terms of prepaid Internet services? We will only be there for five days or so.
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591 views

Grocery stores open 24 hours a day in Jakarta Selatan

Are there any grocery stores that are open 24 hours a day in South Jakarta (Jakarta Selatan)? Carefour and Lotte Mart close at 22:00. People on vacation sometimes wake up in the middle of the night ...
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169 views

Visa to Russia: tourist or business?

I am a French citizen going to Russia for a 6 day scientific conference. I have an official invitation letter (all in Russian) from the organizers, I have booked hotel and plane, and I am now looking ...
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396 views

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Eindhoven, by public transport?

I'm looking for the fastest way using the normal public transport options (plane, train, etc.) from Zurich to Eindhoven in Autumn. Flying seems not really to be a option since there seem to be no ...
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1answer
340 views

Can I take a bike on trains from Schiphol? [duplicate]

I want to ride my bike from Ijmuiden to Schiphol railway station and take it on the train to Groningen - any problem with this?
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1answer
328 views

11 hour international layover in Los Angeles (LAX)

We are flying from Japan to Mexico City and have an 11-hour layover in Los Angeles (LAX). Our friend is willing to come pick us up to hang out for a few hours but we are unclear if we are allowed to ...
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1answer
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Which parts of the Reichstag building are open for tourists?

I would like to visit the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany and I wonder: Which parts of the building are open for tourists? Is it for free? Do I need a reservation? Are there any restrictions ...
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Chinese etiquette: Most common mistakes

My question is inspired by this one: Japanese etiquette: Most common (and offensive) mistakes? Which made me think about my upcoming trip to China. As a Dutch citizen, I have experienced a lot that ...
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Do any of the ski resorts near Zurich offer late season (May) skiing?

While none of the hills in and around Zurich offer skiing (though they do make for nice walks in the snow), I'm told that there are several good ski resorts within 2 hours by train / train+bus of the ...
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Is it better to ask a question in English or Japanese if you are expecting a reply in English?

When I was traveling in Japan I asked some Japanese people if they speak English in Japanese, and for some reason people didn't really answer my question. I wasn't sure whether it was because they ...
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Two laptops query for custom clearance in Mumbai airport [duplicate]

Is this allowed and if yes how much they charge for second one? I have lenevo laptop around 20K and my personal Mac book pro. I will be later traveling in domestic to Mangalore after the emigration. ...
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Useable free wifi in Melbourne?

I've been in the city about a day, and like many Australian or New Zealand cities, free wifi is hard to find. The hostel charged, and even McDonalds and Starbucks limit the access. I've got quite a ...
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Do I have to enter the UK on my UK passport?

I'm a British National (Overseas), which basically means that while I don't have the right of abode in the UK, I am permitted to visit the UK without a visa. However, my passport has expired, and ...
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Are there any trains where roof riding is legally possible?

I just read an article about the Indonesian railways, where they put low hanging concrete balls above railroad tracks to deter train rooftop riders. Roof riding is common on certain trains in ...
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1answer
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Can I put Kensington lock in my hand luggage?

I frequently fly around Europe only with a hand luggage. Recently I bought a Kensington lock for my laptop which I usually take with me. The lock did not cause any problems at the airports in ...
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How will the US Airways and American Airlines merger affect frequent flyer miles?

So I have like 30,000 frequent flier miles with American Airlines and in a few weeks, care of my employer, will be traveling US Airways for a business trip. Since American Airlines is now owned by US ...

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