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Where on earth is this image from the backgrounds in Windows?

My Russian colleague had this image as his desktop, so I asked if it was Lake Baikal or not. He actually didn't know, as it was just one of the default Windows desktops that he had. So, the question ...
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Can I enter Schengen through Athens and leave through Rome? [duplicate]

Can I enter Schengen area through Athens, Greece and leave through Rome with the Schengen Visa?
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Is it possible for non-residents to shoot at a range in the State of Georgia (US)?

I am interested in going to a range to shoot both hand guns and rifles while in Georgia. Is it legal to do this in Georgia as a non-resident, and if it is legal, is it common for ranges to deny entry ...
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Where could I watch Mallakhamb in India - specifically in/around Delhi?

Mallakhamb is an Indian sport performed by gymnasts, which I think would be cool to see. Any ideas as to how one might go about doing so in or around Delhi? Thanks!
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1answer
184 views

Can you break your journey in both directions, on a UK off-peak return train ticket?

For an upcoming UK rail trip, on day 1 I'd like to go from A to B, spend a few hours in B, then carry on to C. On day 2, I'd like to go from C back to B, spend several hours in B, then carry on from B ...
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1answer
157 views

What is a single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Paris and Italy for tourist purpose. My itinerary will be Mumbai -> Paris -> Italy -> Paris -> Mumbai. So my question is if I have single Entry Visa, would be Ok to enter in Paris ...
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Will using a Mexican debit card in Cuba get me in trouble in the US?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. If I were to open a Mexican bank account, could I use my Mexican debit card in Cuba? Or would this somehow be traceable back to me when I re-enter the US, and ...
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91 views

Getting from Denver International Airport to the 16th Street Mall by public transport?

When I need to work out how to get from an airport to a city I'm visiting, my first port of call is normally WikiVoyage. Unfortunately, in the case of Denver, CO, the article is (currently...) a bit ...
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994 views

What is the LONGEST Tour operated by travel companies?

I remember 6 years ago, discovering "The Great South American Journey" operated by Gap adventures (now G Adventures), a 5 month trip around the continent (although essentially a bunch of their smaller ...
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Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?

As a US citizen, when I re-enter the US, I am often asked where I was, how long I was there, and the reason for my visit. Why am I asked these things? Am I required to answer? Don't I have a legal ...
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1answer
181 views

What international border crossings link Turkey, Georgia and Russia?

Looking to travel from Turkey into Georgia and then Russia with motocycle What international border crossings link Turkey Georgia and Russia? Is it possible to go by ferry from Turkey to Russia?
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What kind of power plug adapter do I need in Argentina and Chile?

I'm going to Argentina and Chile and have a couple of electronic devices I want to charge. I have Swiss plugs consisting of two bolts: What kind of adapter should I pack for Argentina and Chile?
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2answers
353 views

What are some good resources for sailing in Greece?

I will be sailing in Greece for two weeks later this summer. The trip is lead by an experienced captain, but I'm looking for good resources to help me prepare. Specifically, I'm interested in ...
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1answer
205 views

Can you collect UK train tickets from machines, with a non-chip card?

In increasing portions of the world, and especially in Europe, most debit and credit cards have a chip on them, like this one: However, not all cards have these chips on them, whether that's ...
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2answers
270 views

Have feelings of Greeks changed towards European tourists because of the crisis?

Until about 3 or 4 years ago I have been several times to Greece. They always are very polite and we were welcomed by them (not only at hotels/restaurants but also by others). Since I want to go ...
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1answer
530 views

How can I get a prepay SIM card before going to Greece?

I'm going to Greece with my girlfriend, but she's going for a conference and I'm just tagging along. I'd like to get a couple of prepaid SIM cards before I go so that she can get in touch with me ...
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119 views

Is there a ticket for all ferries in the Greek Islands?

Is there some kind of economic ticket to travel several times on the Greek ferries to the Greek islands ?
11
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2answers
516 views

Insurance for campervan in NZ

I am traveling to New Zealand in May 2012 (I am a US citizen). I have been looking for a campervan to rent. Unfortunately, insurance seems to be quite expensive (or not very good. Some liability is up ...
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5answers
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How to dry clothes while travelling in winter?

When you are travelling and you stay less than 2 days in the same place, specially in winter time when there are not a lot of sun hours or even rains outside, it's really difficult to dry clothes. ...
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2answers
133 views

How to stay informed of disease outbreaks

How can a traveler be informed of any communicable disease outbreaks in the region one is traveling to? (or the city one is in). Is there an app/radio station that keeps a track of these outbreaks? ...
6
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1answer
331 views

Speed limits for drivers with less than two years experience in Germany and Poland?

I am from the Republic of Belarus and in our country there is a speed limit on the motorway for new drivers is 70 km/hr, while for drivers with more than 2 years' experience it is 110 km/hr. I am ...
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4answers
803 views

Is cheek kissing common in the US?

I am French and I was told American people usually just say hi, shake hands or sometimes hug if they know well each others. I have been living in California for the last few months and I noticed that ...
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Crossing from Georgia into Turkey

Going from Georgia into Turkey overland—can you do that without problems? (Assume no visa requirement for either country.) What border crossing points are there? Also, what are the public transport ...
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How to do remote Alaska without glacier experience [closed]

My wife and I are fit, in our 20s and like hiking/backing, but we don't have any glacier-crossing, hardcore mountaineering experience. With that in mind, where should we go to challenge ourselves, ...
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3answers
669 views

Where to convert USD to AUD for maximum benefit?

What would be the best way to convert United States dollars to Australian dollars? Is it better if I visit my local bank? Or is it better to exchange at the airport? If airports are better which ones ...
4
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2answers
101 views

XPT train pricing in NSW

I'm looking to book a trip from Sydney to Orange on NSW's XPT train system. Up until the end of March it's $37 for the trip, after which it's $53 for the same trip. Does anyone know if NSW ...
3
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1answer
177 views

When to arrive for a NBA game?

We are going to a basketball game when visiting Ney York (Knicks vs Raptors at the Madison Square Garden). The game starts at 8:00 PM. When is a good time to arrive at the arena? Photo by flickr ...
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5answers
1k views

Backpacking - travelling with 'smart' clothes

I've heard the tips for keeping your clothes unwrinkled in general - rolling t-shirts, having those cell things for shirts in your bag, etc. However, while those work pretty well for t-shirts and ...
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1answer
137 views

Air travel in Canada with a medical implant

I understand there's some official card I need to go through airport security with metal in my leg. How do I apply for that? I don't know where to begin.
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4answers
1k views

What precautions should travelers take in Spain/France?

On my last visit in Milano Italy, i went to the Duomo. It was the first day of my trip, and definitely the worst. On the second I stepped out the subway, "Tourist hunting gangs" jumps from all over, ...
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I'm Italian and work in Spain, can my Croatian wife work in Spain? [closed]

I am an Italian national, and I work in Spain. My wife is Croatian, which is in the EU but not yet in the Schengen area. Can she get a permit to work in Spain, since she is married to me? We were ...
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2answers
335 views

Do motorbikes in Vietnam have room to carry a large backpacking backpack?

If you buy/rent a motorbike in Vietnam do they have ones with the abilities to strap on a large backpacking backpack? I've seen just regular motorbikes without any attachments for carrying luggage, ...
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6answers
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Sell a pair of blue jeans and live like a king for a week: Still possible in Europe?

Some years ago, particularly before the 1990s, there way a saying in Europe that (paraphrased) you can sell your blue jeans in every part of Eastern Europe and literally live like a king for a week. ...
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0answers
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Transit visa needed? [duplicate]

We are Filipino passport holder arriving at terminal 4 of Heathrow airport and departing at terminal 5 of the same airport after 4 hours going to France. Do we need to apply for UK transit visa?
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2answers
65 views

Airline credit refund

I had bought a ticket (non-refundable) from an online travel agency and I cancelled this flight, they gave me airline credit and after that, I bought another ticket (refundable) with this credit but I ...
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3answers
192 views

What is the cheapest way to get to and from Taipei, Taiwan to Shenzhen, China?

I've taken a look at Seat61 and rome2rio, but they offer incomplete or expensive options at best. Aside from hitch-hiking, what is the cheapest way to get from Shenzhen, China to Taipei, Taiwan? ...
4
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2answers
467 views

Arriving in the US from a non Visa Waiver country

Visa Waiver program means that citizens of certain countries can come to the United States without the need for a visa. Germany is on this list. Poland is not. A friend of mine has both Polish and ...
2
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1answer
79 views

Visit collaborators in Germany: visa type

I am a PhD student in the US and I have a co-author who is a professor at a university in Germany. In a few months I plan on visiting her to continue work on a project. Her institution and grant ...
6
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4answers
670 views

Is yellow fever vaccine needed to travel to Europe?

I live in Brazil and I have a scheduled travel to France and Portugal. I've asked on the Portuguese consulate and they told me I wouldn't need the vaccine to enter the country. I didn't ask on the ...
0
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1answer
92 views

Travel from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via BKK by Qatar/Bangkok airways. What is the luggage allowance, how many pieces and dimensions?

Travel with Qatar from Hanoi to Bangkok what is the baggage allowance, how many pieces, and what dimensions?
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1answer
47 views

When is the driest time to visit Ecuador's El Oriente?

In researching when to best visit the rainforests of Ecuador, I've come across conflicting information. Frommer's and USA Today say the worst (rainiest) time is between December and April. But Lonely ...
0
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1answer
165 views

Can I cross the border into Canada using my birth certificate and a photo ID?

I want to go to Canada for the casino but I don't have an enhanced license or a passport I want to know if I can get over and back home.
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47 views

Is it a bad idea to visit islands in Melanesia around April? [closed]

According to average weather conditions it seems like many Oceanian countries have a high amount of rainfall at this time and I'm risking to just sit through a week in a hotel. The question: Is this a ...
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3answers
803 views

Is it safe to travel to Tunisia/Tunis with the current news? (March 2014)

Created October 2013, Updated February 2014 looking for new answers due to "rapidly changing event" There was a suicide bombing recently near a hotel in Tunis. Also reading the news, it seems they ...
2
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1answer
343 views

Are major tourist attractions and businesses in London closed on Sundays?

I'll be visiting London soon and I'll have only one day (a Sunday) to see major tourist attractions. Are most attractions and businesses open on Sundays?
3
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2answers
819 views

How can I renew my Italian passport abroad?

I'm Italian, I'm living between China and India and my passport is going to expire in June 2014. Right now I'm in China and this is my trip plan: in Sept. I will go India in October I will be ...
3
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1answer
868 views

I want to intentionally miss a flight and continue my itinerary

I have the following flight itinerary: Outbound Stuttgart Amsterdam (KLM) Amsterdam Quito (KLM) Return Quito Lima (LAN) Lima Amsterdam (KLM) Amsterdam Stuttgart (KLM) I'm thinking about ...
5
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3answers
250 views

What to consider for a last-minute impromptu trip to northern Sweden?

I have spent the weekend considering flying to northern Sweden tomorrow to see the aurora borealis. I live in the US. I have never to Europe or anywhere else outside of mainland North America. The ...
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2answers
4k views

How long does it take to renew a US passport?

For US citizens living in the United States, how long does it typically take (from start to finish) to renew a US passport? If the expedited fee is paid, how fast can it be done?
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2answers
798 views

US citizen travelling to UK with expired US passport for a minor and valid UK passport

Help! My 21 year old daughter is leaving the US tomorrow for London and her US passport is out of date. As her expired passport was issued as a minor she has to apply as a first time applicant for a ...

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