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Getting Schengen visa from a European country without stepping foot into it?

I have an upcoming travel for a conference in country A. But their consulate is pretty busy and I would like to get my visa sooner. Can I go to the consulate of a different country B which doesn't ...
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What is the best way to get from Antwerp to Calp in Spain by train?

Calp is a pretty small tourist/fisherman's town in Spain, not far from Benidorm. I have spent 21 of my 23 winters there up to this point. A few years ago, I developed a fear of flying after a few ...
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What happens if you cannot pay for a hotel?

What happens if you cannot pay for your hotel stay because you accidentally run out of money (can happen) or your credit card was blocked (much more likely)? I assume you cannot arrange the money on ...
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0answers
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I hold a Syrian passport and I'm travelling via KLM to New York from Dubai, do I need a transit visa if I'm only staying in Amsterdam for 4 hours [duplicate]

I hold a Syrian passport and I'm travelling via KLM to New York from Dubai. Do I need a transit visa if I'm only staying in Amsterdam for 4 hours. I was just wondering. I wont be leaving the airport ...
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0answers
181 views

What other countries besides India use a Maximum Retail Price model? [closed]

India is the only country I have come across in my travels where it is mandatory to print the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) on any packaged items. On the Wikipedia article for Suggested Retail Price, ...
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Buying a SIM card at Heathrow

I'm flying to London and would like to get a UK SIM card as soon as I can. Is it possible to buy those at Heathrow airport? Should I buy one from there, or should I order it in advance instead and try ...
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2answers
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Bank balance for getting a Schengen visa?

I won a contest to visit Belgium and the Netherlands for a week from India. The accommodation and travel is paid by the company. They have asked for my income tax returns and bank statements along ...
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1answer
151 views

How to hike from Kiangan to Hungduan, near Banaue, in the Philippines?

I have heard rumors of a roughly six-hour hike from the town of Kiangan to Hungduan in the Ifugao province of the Philippines, passing near several rice terraces. It supposedly passes through the ...
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2answers
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Insurance for skydiving in USA as a UK citizen

I'm a UK citizen currently living and working in the USA for the duration of this summer. I'd like to do a tandem skydive in the next few weeks, but my current insurance policy (Post Office Travel) ...
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112 views

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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1answer
119 views

Checking MetroCard balance outside?

Is it possible to check my MetroCard balance outside of the subway in New York? For example, if I'm far away from a subway station while waiting for a bus.
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1answer
451 views

Travelling to USA with passport that combines surname and given name on a single line

My old passport has a valid US visa. The surname and given name were interchanged in the visa, but I travelled with these documents to the USA 4 years ago. Since the old passport is expired now, I ...
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1answer
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How to buy one airplane seat and reserve adjacent ones?

On an overnight flight from Boston to Chile 4 or 5 years ago, I ran into a situation I hadn't encountered previously. My seat wasn't great and the flight was perhaps half full, so I tried shifting to ...
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Is it possible to sit at a seat of higher class, for free, after boarding a flight? [duplicate]

I referenced How can I get a different seat after boarding a flight?. Herein, suppose that many seats of higher class (eg Premium Economy or Busines Class) are empty after boarding. Also, suppose that ...
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60 views

Unable to add foreign bank account number to Congstar prepaid account

I bought a Congstar prepaid card, activated then selected a package, but it seems that I can't add IBAN bank account number unless it starts with DE? See attached screenshot. What do I do now?
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Can the grace period for a non-refundable ticket be leveraged to get a lower price?

When an non-refuntable airline ticket is booked on many web sites, I think the ticket must be paid for within 24 hours or it's automatically cancelled. If the price went down or didn't increast "too ...
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1answer
144 views

Week-ends in Paris and in Rome, from a base in Nice [closed]

I'm travelling to Nice, France in the month of March. I will have three weekends (2 days + 2 days + 2 days) in my visit and I want to plan accordingly to travel to Rome, Paris and Monaco (nearby). ...
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1answer
111 views

Short-term visa rules stated in Denmark website

If you have a visa that is valid for multiple entries for at least 6 months you can hand in an application for a new visa before the current visa expire. If you are granted a new visa it will be an ...
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Do I need a Schengen visa if I have a UK tier 1 visa with Indian passport? [duplicate]

I have UK tier 1 visa with Indian passport. Should I apply for a Schengen visa if I have to travel to Portugal?
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1answer
202 views

First time travelling to another country; what should I know? [closed]

I'm about to take my first holiday abroad, with family (in-laws to be). This is obviously very exciting but I'm worried about being unprepared. They travel frequently so obviously my partner has been ...
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1answer
314 views

What historic sights can I see in Oslo on a 4 hour train layover?

During my journey through Norway at the end of August I'll have a 4 hour layover in Oslo. My train arrives on 07:04 at Oslo sentralstasjon and the train departs on 11:01 from the same station. This is ...
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1answer
640 views

UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa, I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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1answer
238 views

Serbia - Kosovo border problem?

I would like to travel onto Balkans' quartro Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, then Montenegro and Kosovo with my Turkish passport as both countries do not require Visa. The problem that concerns me is ...
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Is there any region, island, mountain, or village in Japan known for hot spicy local cuisine?

Within the next few days I'm going to start a trip from the very south of Kyushu to the very North of Hokkaido. I'm a bit of a foodie and I'm a huge fan of hot spicy food of all kinds, be it black ...
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3answers
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Taiwan visa “maximum stay” clarification

Tourist visas to Taiwan have an associated "maximum stay" of 30 days. For those visas, how are the days counted? Does the stay begin on the partial day that the traveler arrives or the first full day ...
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Transit visa UK [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen having a Valid Visa for United States of America. My flight is via Heathrow and my transit time is less than 5 hours. Do I need a UK Transit Visa?
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2answers
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How to arrive from Brussels (centrum) to the Brussels airport by bus?

I read that it's possible to travel by bus 12: "From Monday to Friday 8 pm the Airport Line is operated as an express service with number 12 and only serves the major stops. " It's not very clear ...
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1answer
143 views

Travelling on a Two-Entry Schengen Visa

From the New to Denmark Website, If you have a visa that is valid for several entries for at least 180 days you can hand in an application for a new visa before the current visa expires. My current ...
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2answers
88 views

Where can I use a telephone in India, if I don't have one?

We are currently staying in India, but neither of our phones work, which is annoying when trying to hire taxis, for instance, or meet up with people. Purchasing a phone/sim will take 7-10 days to go ...
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1answer
63 views

Kaza to Manali via Rohtang Pass in bus / shared vehicle

I am planning to travel through this route entirely in bus/shared vehicles:     Delhi → Shimla → Rampur → Peo → Pooh → Kaza → Rohtang Pass → Manali → Kulu → Delhi Earlier I covered Delhi to Pooh and ...
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1answer
93 views

uk visa but couldn't travel

I am from Nigeria, and I have UK visa to visit for 6 months. I didn't use it to travel because I am pregnant and due for delivery. My doctor says I can't travel. Will I be able to get another visa ...
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First US passport [duplicate]

I plan to travel in October. How far ahead do I need to apply . I plan to apply at the post office .and what documents do I need to bring when I submit my application. How long will it take for me to ...
2
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1answer
112 views

First Time Traveler US Citizen traveling to Pakistan

I'm American and I have never been out of the United States. Is it true that if I visit Pakistan for the first time I'll only be able to stay a month? I hope this isn't true. I want to stay longer.
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1answer
112 views

I visited the US for 2 weeks in May; can I return in November for 2 more weeks? [duplicate]

I went to visit a friend in the US for 2 weeks in May and was planning on flying over again in November for another 2 weeks. Is this allowed? I know you're only allowed to visit the US for 90 days ...
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1answer
118 views

Do I need a transit visa for Germany on the way to Canada? [duplicate]

I’m a new immigrant to Canada. I’m traveling from Cairo Egypt to Toronto via Germany or any other European country with an Egyptian passport and a Canadian visa. Will I need a transit visa for ...
2
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1answer
606 views

Transit visa requirements for Multi-Leg flights through Heathrow

I am planning on a holiday trip in EU before heading home for my vacation in India. I am an Indian Citizen and am currently on F1 visa. I am using my tax money to travel to Germany to meet my friend ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Does Pacific Central Station (Vancouver) have a Global Entry/NEXUS machine?

Is there a GE/NEXUS machine at the Pacific Central Station in Vancouver? I am traveling from Vancouver to Seattle.
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1answer
164 views

Shipping luggage vs. checking it for US domestic air travel

I heard recently that, when traveling domestically in the U.S., it is better to ship your bags using a courier service rather than check them in. According to the source, this has three advantages: ...
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1answer
145 views

Is it usual to leave luggage out in the rain at an airport?

This week, when flying from Stockholm to London, a thunderstorm struck while the plane was being refuelled and loaded. This meant both these had to stop (because of the risk of lightning). While this ...
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1answer
86 views

Layovers from Canada to USA [closed]

I am travelling to Boston from Canada with a layover in Newark. Do I claim my luggage in Newark or do they transfer it to the flight to Boston and then claim my luggage in Boston? It is a 53 minute ...
3
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2answers
97 views

Security situation along I-75 on Florida's Gulf Coast

I am talking a drive up through Florida, via Naples and up past Tampa. Are there areas I should avoid staying in? For example neighbourhoods I should for example not rent a motel in?
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2answers
102 views

How to get over the fear of flight? [duplicate]

I have recently got a new job, it's all good except that it will require me to travel frequently,5 hours trip once every month at least. My fear isn't during the take off and landing like most people ...
3
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2answers
102 views

Eating after landing in airport (ORD), can I wait to claim my checked bag?

I will be traveling and arriving ORD later in the day around dinner. Because I will be going straight to a hotel by taxi that has no restaurant, I want to eat at ORD. If I do not go down immediately ...
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1answer
66 views

Is it OK to check in a box that is not plain on the outside (e.g. there are printed pictures, etc. on the box)

It's a cardboard box that used to store my desktop computer. So the outside of the box is not plain and has printed pictures and words. I wonder if it's OK to use the box as a piece of checked ...
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1answer
1k views

Are euros well accepted in Liechtenstein?

I am considering a multi-day hiking trip in Liechtenstein. Do I need to bring franks, or can I rely on euros?
8
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2answers
157 views

Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?

I'm trying to book a train from Trondheim via Oslo to Kristiansand. The route contains a transfer in Oslo. I have 21 minutes to catch the connection. On the NSB site a warning is issued (Google ...
8
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2answers
870 views

Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?

Rumours go that as a non-resident it is forbidden to drive a Dutch registered car in the Netherlands, with rental cars being the exception. The rumours continue that this even applies to Dutch ...
4
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1answer
173 views

What gifts would be welcome for a Swedish host family?

What are good gifts to take to Swedish family in 2014? Many American things are now easy to find there. The most recent postings seem to be 2012. Some say towels...terrycloth? We'd like to get ...
3
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1answer
75 views

Searching for internal bus connections in Germany

How to search for internal bus connections in Germany, for example between Munich and Berlin? The question on Travel.SE about cheap bus lines gives many bus companies that offer inter-Germany bus ...
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6answers
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Where in the Balkans is free camping permitted?

This question is a spinoff of the question about wild camping in Europe since none of the answers cover the area where I am now with my tent and sleeping bag (-: Do any of the following countries in ...

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