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Can US cards be used in countries with chip-and-pin systems?

I'll be visiting the UK in a few weeks, and I understand that the UK credit/debit card system works on a "chip-and-pin" system. As far as I can ascertain via Google, US cards don't have this system on ...
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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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159 views

Is a student ID issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi valid for boarding on a domestic flight within India?

I am a student and will be traveling on an upcoming domestic trip on 20 October 2014 within India. This is my first trip and I am 17 years old. Since I am only 17, I am not eligible to obtain ...
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349 views

Indian passport holder with Canada student visa, want to visit USA as a tourist

I am studying in Canada (London Ontario) on a student visa. Wish to visit USA during the Christmas break. How to get a US Visa?
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In an international airport, is there specific set of laws for the international area?

When travelling in an international flight, you pass a border with passport check at both the departure and the arrival airports. It means you spend time in an international area. What are the ...
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How to deal with the fake police scam in Spain?

I have read so many internet articles about safety in Spain, and the fake police scam is one of the most mentioned problems. Most of those reported cases are that the victims are surrounded by group ...
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1answer
55 views

driving from LA to San Francisco

I will be travelling from L.A. to San Francisco in later February 2015. I will have my little boy 10 months old and my mother in law (65) with me. I was wondering, if someone can suggest some routes, ...
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Staying in Belgium as a Student [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a masters programme in Belgium and one of the benefits of the scholarship I saw is an 860 euro allowance per month. I am wondering if anyone knows if this will be enough? i ...
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1answer
56 views

Can I travel to Kuwait on a employment visa with old passport number? [duplicate]

I have a Kuwait employment visa, with my old passport number. But as the old passport has ECR on it I got a new passport with a new passport number with ECNR. Can I travel with the same visa or do I ...
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1answer
88 views

Traveling to the USA for 4 months and then South America for 6 months, will they still allow me into America if my return flight a year later?

I have just gotten my travel visa (B2) to USA for 10 years. I am going for my graduation and then traveling for four months. Afterwards I'll be traveling South America for five or six months. Is ...
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1answer
69 views

Frequent travel between Berlin and London - what benefits/perks can I get?

I'm currently living in London, but I'll be moving to Berlin early next year - and I'll definitely be staying for a fair while. I've still got friends and family in London and Manchester, so it's ...
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6answers
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How to use sink with separate hot/cold taps?

I just traveled to Ireland. I was amazed to find that water sinks (at home, restaurants and public) have separate taps for hot and cold water. If you use only the cold water, your hands freeze. If ...
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0answers
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Transit through Brussels airport [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with US permanent resident. So I will be traveling from US to Brussels and & then take a connecting flight to London. And then the reverse while coming back. ...
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1answer
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Are the From and To stations in Indian train tickets only about seating?

I've seen in mentioned in a few places online that when you book a ticket from point A to point B in a train, you automatically get the right to travel from the originating point O of the train till ...
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1answer
76 views

Canceling points-booked United flight?

Does anyone know if it is possible to cancel points-booked United flight (with refund?)? I booked flights to Portugal for end of November, but now having second thoughts due to all that Ebola stuff. I ...
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8answers
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Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?

I heard that in Japan it may be considered rude to give up your seat for someone else while you are on a train or bus, because it would make the other person feel in debt with you. Is this true? (Of ...
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2answers
671 views

Are VAT refunds mandatory in the UK / EU?

A friend of mine recently returned from Germany and I was asking him about VAT refund and he said that the Apple store refused to give him a refund receipt because according to the store clerk, they ...
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1answer
76 views

Chinese Visa to visit Beijing to perform a software training course

I'm a US citizen residing in Florida, USA. I need to request a visa for China to deliver a software training course in Beijing. I'm overwhelmed by the variety of visas and I'm not sure how to get ...
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1answer
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Are dashcams legal in Germany?

On Youtube I have seen a lot of videos like this with car accidents in Russia recorded by in-car cameras (dashcams). Is it legal to use such a device in Germany? If an accident happens, can I use the ...
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Is it inappropriate to record the call to prayer?

I am currently on holiday in Marrakech, Morocco, and have found that the frequent calls to prayer from mosques throughout the day are quite a core part of life here. To record some of my experience ...
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1answer
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Old Scheveningen beach play structure. What's it called?

Decades (sigh) ago I played with a permanent "one-person ferris wheel"-like structure on (I think) Scheveningen beach. I consisted of two posts maybe 3 m tall and 1 m apart supporting a beam on an ...
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2answers
166 views

Sim card for travelers in Turkey

Is it possible to buy SIM card in Turkey for the time of travel? If so, how much does it cost and how much do calls, texts and - the most important - data transfer cost in average?
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Inexpensive way to use my US iPhone's data connection in Turkey?

I want to use my AT&T iPhone – specifically the data connection – while in Turkey in September. What's the easiet, cheapest way to make my phone work in that country? How good is the service? ...
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2answers
539 views

Is it cheaper and/or easier to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag in Turkey or Bulgaria?

I'm currently in Istanbul but will soon head west to the Romania/Bulgaria border (hitchhiking) and intend to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag on the way. I don't need a famous brand. Just something ...
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3answers
154 views

Sufi Dance in Turkey

I'm looking for a Sufi dance show in Istanbul. I'd like to watch for a "real and non-hollywood" show. I don't need dinner nor drinks nor any kind of extras.
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10answers
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Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?

We are going to have our first flight with our 6 month-old child. The flight will be 12 hours long. Is there anything we need to pay special attention to? Anything we might overlook? FEEDBACK Ok, ...
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1answer
388 views

Compensation for baggage delay [China Eastern, international flight]

I flew from Japan to Singapore. Between there was a transit in Shanghai, where my check-in bag somehow got lost. But eventually, 6 days and 10 hours after I got to Singapore, the bag was delivered to ...
4
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2answers
184 views

What is the rationale of SMS verification in free wifi hotspots in airports?

I recently visited a few airports, although most of them had standard wifi which allowed access after a landing page, I have noticed that some free wifi providers (Shanghai Pudong, Singapore Changi) ...
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1answer
752 views

How secure is the Shanghai Airport left luggage facility?

I would like to leave a large suitcase at Shanghai's Pudong airport for about a week. Official Luggage Service Website of Pudong airport Can anyone comment on the service as to whether it was ...
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1answer
87 views

Which Shanghai airport is closest to the Langham Xintiandi Hotel?

Which Shanghai airport is closest to the Langham Xintiandi Hotel? Hongqiao or Pudong airports?
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Can I travel other Schengen countries with Latvian Type D visa but without residency permit? [duplicate]

I've got a Latvian long-stay visa (type D) which is valid to June 2015. I am working in Latvia now but still didn't get my residency permit yet after entrying the country for 2 months. Can I go to ...
2
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1answer
73 views

Two seperate ticket transit via Hong-Kong and more

I will soon need to book a round trip flight from Mumbai to Beijing and I had previously asked about it here. Anyway my original plan was to buy a single round trip ticket Mumbai (BOM) - Beijing (PEK) ...
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5answers
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When to book tickets from travel sites rather than airline sites?

When booking plane tickets, I generally buy directly from the airline's website (as it is often the lowest or near-lowest price for the destinations I travel between). However, I know there are many ...
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1answer
71 views

Help with Schengen visa and possible other visas for Indian Citizen (from US) travel

Indian Citizen travelling from US to EU. Will be landing in Sweden, then making my way through UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and other countries. My ...
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2answers
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Wheeled backpack with waist strap?

So I have some back problems, and my physio recommended a rolling backpack. But unfortunately, none of them seem to come with a waist strap. Sometimes I will use the shoulder straps of a backpack when ...
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0answers
76 views

Returning to Sweden [duplicate]

I'm dating someone who leaves every three months to return to Sweden. I'm in the U.S. I don't know him well enough to ask him this yet, but I am curious for the future. When he returns to Sweden ...
3
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2answers
140 views

Is there a bus pass for Eastern Canada?

A couple years ago, Greyhound discontinued the Discovery Pass that offered bus rides for a limited period on their North American network. I also found about some RoutPass, a pass for riding on ...
2
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1answer
54 views

Singapore multiple visa

I am an Indian passport holder and I have a Singapore multiple visa. I entered singapore on 6 sep 2014 and I departed on 3 october 2014. I then traveled to indonesia for one week. My singapore ...
4
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2answers
242 views

UK train, ticket price for a single journey is the same price as a return ticket?

I'm planning to visit the UK in November, and for reasons of logistics it may be easier to leave from a different airport than I arrive on. I checked train prices online, and getting a single journey ...
3
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1answer
745 views

Luggage storage in Oxford

When looking to leave luggage somewhere for a few hours in the UK, for larger places my normal go-to is one of the commercial left luggage places at a large station, though sadly Oxford isn't one of ...
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8answers
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Cheap bus lines in Germany, something like Orangeways?

Are there any cheap bus lines inside Germany? Something like Orangeways? I've checked Deutsche Bahn cost for transport from Berlin to München and I was shocked with the price about 100 Euro. By ...
7
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1answer
1k views

Can I take two rings to Canada without paying any fee?

I'm going to travel to Canada and stay there for a long time. I want to buy two rings (the total value is less than 1000 CAD) for my wife and myself, and take them with me to Canada. Besides reporting ...
3
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2answers
235 views

Give baggage to a friend in singapore international airport

I'm flying to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) via Singapore. I'm taking Tiger Air from Bangalore to Singapore and Air Asia from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. I want to carry one bag (weighing 17kg) to give it ...
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3answers
219 views

Bug spray on my suitcase

I'm currently in the United States but I will be leaving in a few days. I just realised that some bug spray (insect repellent) spilt in my suitcase. Is the spilt spray a big issue? Will I need to buy ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Boarding Point in train [duplicate]

I have a railway reservation in sleeper from Jaipur to Pune and boarding point at Ratlam. Will I be allowed to take my seat at Ratlam OR the TT will cancel it and allocate to others?
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3answers
265 views

Why does it take so long to check in at the airport?

It seems to take an inordinate amount of time for them to select my name from a list of people who have booked the flight and press enter. Surely it can't be any more complicated than that can it?
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5answers
9k views

Are there any flights which permits a Sikh to carry a kirpan?

I am a religious Sikh from Jalandhar, India. I have not travelled outside of the country for a single time so far. However my family is pestering me to take them for a jolly holiday trip to a ...
7
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4answers
247 views

How does one respectfully greet someone in Japan?

Every country has different cultural greetings. I was wondering if handshaking is ok in Japan? Or do they have their own cultural greeting. I'm not talking about greeting in their language but more ...
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1answer
54 views

Applying for tax refund in France for an item that have been bought by Frenchman

I am a South Korean citizen traveling in France for a few days. I want to go to a store that participates in the tax-free scheme (namely Louis Vuitton Paris) so that I can apply for tax refund in ...
3
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1answer
104 views

How To Obtain Argentinian Visa For a Philippine Passport Holder in Brasil

I am currently in Brasil and I have travelled South America for a year using my Philippine passport. My next stop will be Argentina and I'd like to ask if I can obtain an Argentinian visa here in ...

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