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Communicating in English or basic Portuguese in Brazil

Do Brazilian people understand English? I know basic Portuguese. Would communication be an issue?
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How to maintain 6 months bank statement for uk visit visa?

I am a doctor and I want to give my plab 2 exam in the UK. As I am a recent graduate my father is supporting me financially. He is a retired government officer who gets pension, rents from his ...
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Travelling to USA with a four hour layover between Narita and Haneda

I'm a Philippine passport holder travelling to USA via Narita and, four hours later, Haneda. Do I need a transit visa?
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Do I need a transit visa to pass through El Alto International Airport (LPB), La Paz, Bolivia?

I am an Indonesian citizen flying from Peru to Chile, with a transfer through El Alto International Airport (LPB), Bolivia. I have looked, but I can't seem to find a straight answer as to whether ...
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What are the two closest capital cities in the world?

Recently, there was a discussion here on Travel.SE about what are the two closest capital cities in the world. One user argued that it is Vienna and Bratislava. Another one stated either Vatican City ...
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Do i need transit visa in Athens, Greece to go to Istanbul? [duplicate]

I'm going to Istanbul, Turkey next week and I have student visa there. I'm going with Aegean Airlines so I have to change flight in Athens, Greece and I'm gonna stay only for ONE hour there. My ...
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Eurostar arrivals lounge at St Pancras [closed]

A holiday brochure says the participants should meet their escorts at the Eurostar arrivals lounge in St Pancras station. I have located one but cannot access it as it is a secure area only for people ...
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1answer
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Amount of rain in July in Nicaragua?

I am looking to book a 1 week yoga retreat in Nicaragua, but will it be raining all the time? What's the weather like in Nicaragua this time of year?
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1answer
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Under what circumstances are hotel room upgrades given out? [closed]

Related: What tips or tricks can you use to get "upgraded"/better hotel rooms? In the above, related, link user jpatokal wrote: First of all, it's important to understand that ...
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What is the safest way to travel from Tehran to North-Pakistan?

What is the safest way to go from Tehran to Hunza (North Pakistan)? Travelling mainly by bus and local transportation wherever possible. Note: I am aware it will not be 100% safe anyway.
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What is the safest way to travel from Hunza (North Pakistan) to Kashgar (West China)?

What is the safest way to go from Hunza (North Pakistan) to Kashgar (West China) ? Travelling mainly by bus and local transportation wherever possible.
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Burushaski teacher or course in Hunza Valley, Pakistan

I love exotic languages as much as I love travelling so one destination I'm considering for my next trip is Pakistan where a language famous to linguists for not being related to any other language is ...
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Is 3 hours enough connecting time in New Delhi Indira Gandhi (T1 to T3)?

Recently my GoAir flight from Nagpur to New Delhi was cancelled. I have an international flight (Emirates) from New Delhi International Airport. The other options GoAir people are giving me is of ...
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Traveling with dual citizenship (dutch and US) from US to Netherlands, and back [duplicate]

I've been doing a lot of research on how to travel with dual citizenship and feel like I always get conflicting answers. I'm going to be flying from the US to the Netherlands next month, and then ...
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1answer
286 views

How do I find travel partners for a bicycle touring trip? [duplicate]

I am looking for people interesting in going bicycle touring in S.E.Asia. Having travelled by bike before alone and with a partner, I'm keen this time to find someone likeminded to go through the ...
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Land route from Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Amritsar, Punjab in India

Is there a well known backpackers' overland route between Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Amritsar, Punjab? Touching up on Agra and Varanasi in between, if possible. Preferably by bus and/or trains. I'm up to ...
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1answer
90 views

Applying for a UK tourist visa without a clear list of previous visits

My previous visa history: 1. refusal of a tourist visa 2. a tier 4 student visa, I have lived in London for a year I want to visit London again, but I am stuck with the application form, since I have ...
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1answer
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Crossing back into Canada with alcohol already purchased in Canada?

I am a Canadian resident. I recently crossed into the U.S. as part of my vacation and will be re-entering Canada after 4 days in the U.S. When I entered the U.S, I already had alcohol in my RV ...
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1answer
97 views

Do I have to carry my I-20 for travelling within the US?

I am on a F1 Visa (student) which won't be expiring anytime soon. I am planning to travel around the country, and I was wondering if my passport alone would suffice at the airport. Do I have to carry ...
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1answer
77 views

Does the sufficiency of an ID-card for travelling abroad depend on the airline?

I'm from the Netherlands and will be travelling to Turkey very soon. On my ID-card it says that it allows me to travel to Turkey (i.e. I don't need a passport). However, on the website of the airline ...
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Meaning of asterisks and binary mask in the US visa

What do these two sections mean in the United States visa? Asterisks (stars) below a photo. Some kind of binary mask of size 4. On this photo, it is 0111 in the right middle part of a visa. ...
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1answer
41 views

Pre payed Euro Card for German Trip - Paying Taxis with it

Next monday I will have a trip to Germany for about 21 days I am carrying with me a pre-payed Master Card with 1000 EUR. Do the the taxi drivers in Frankfurt airport accept this card? Will I find ...
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3answers
71 views

Apps to call cabs/taxis in Germany for non-German speakers

I will be travelling to Germany next week. I don't speak german, only portuguese and english. Are there mobile apps for me to call taxis in Germany (Frankfurt) in English, such as 99 and easy taxi? ...
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1answer
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What to take on a 9-Day Bahamas cruise (specifically undies)

My wife on I are about to go on our very first cruise, and its a Disney cruise to the Bahamas. Well, I'm here at work and she just asked me how many pairs of socks and underwear to bring on the ...
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1answer
47 views

Cross link of Hong Kong passports

I am now holding a Hong Kong passport, with a US and a Canadian visa on it. I wish to renew my passport now, do I have to cross link the old one with the new one, in order that the visas are still ...
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1answer
381 views

Is it possible to pay with euros in Eastern Europe? [duplicate]

I'm from Spain and I will be backpacking around Eastern Europe next month. I will visit some countries where Euro is the official currency (like Slovakia) and I'll also visit some other countries like ...
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3answers
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How do customs and immigration work in a sailboat?

So, I have this crazy dream. I'd love to purchase a little sailboat, make my way down the East Coast, across the Carribean, down South America, and end up in the Falklands, maybe Tierra Del Fuego, ...
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How to avoid drinking vodka?

This summer, I spent some time in Moscow and St. Petersburg; I also visited a friend and his family. Their custom was to drink a lot of vodka during the meal. We, the guests, also had to drink some ...
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0answers
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If a letter is missed in Surname in Air Ticket can I still use it or do I have to amend [duplicate]

My surname has 5 letters and I have missed one letter while booking the ticket. Can I use the same ticket with a missing letter or do I need to amend the ticket. I have booked it through Online ...
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1answer
48 views

Food prices in Chile - particularly seafood

How much should I expect to pay for moderately nice meals. As in eating in a good restaurant, but not an exclusive one. Especially, how much are lobsters? I heard that seafood is cheap over there - ...
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1answer
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Credit cards in irish gas stations

Do gas station in small towns or rural areas in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland accept credit cards and debit cards for payment?
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How can I reliably make myself a cup of coffee in my hotel room that doesn't suck?

Like most people, I have a habit, and that habit is Coffee. Unfortunately, this can be an expensive habit. There are plenty of methods of making it less expensive, but in my experience, most of them ...
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What's the best way to take a cold shower?

This is a question that most people probably never think about, because it's an every-day thing. But for many of us, such as myself, who grew up in more western cultures, with more modern ...
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1answer
44 views

How long would it take to hike from Hamar to Lillehammer?

I'm considering a trip to Norway, and I'd like to hike for part of it. For background, my girlfriend and I would like to see Oslo and Trondheim (as our top choices), so my thought was to train from ...
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1answer
93 views

Driving in Ireland and Northern Ireland

I am going on a road trip for ten days in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. I read the various posts about adapting to driving on the left side. I am aware of the difference in speed ...
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1answer
355 views

I have a passport stamp with the wrong date. What problems could this cause?

I'm a US citizen and I visited Montreal for nine days in April. I just looked at my passport and my entry stamp incorrectly has March for the month so it looks like my trip lasted from March 9 to ...
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Are there “issues” when wanting to travel to, from, between Pakistan, India and Bangladesh? [closed]

That India, Pakistan and Bangladesh tend to dislike each other severely due to past events and general history is a matter of record. India and Pakistan disagreement over Kashmir 'does not help'. ...
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1answer
129 views

What type of Schengen visa do I need to visit Germany twice?

I am intending to marry my fiance and I am therefore planning to travel to Germany to visit his family. I am a non-EU citizen and need a visa. The planned travel times will be as following: 18th ...
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0answers
46 views

Dubai transit visa needed or not? [duplicate]

I have the following flights: QR1026 Doha-DXB on 16-Jul-2015 18:00-20:00 AH4063 DXB-ALG on 17-Jul-2015 03:10-07:40. Do I need a transit visa between terminals or not? Which terminals at ...
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1answer
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DXB (Dubai International Airport) Shuttle between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

I am arriving on Terminal 1 at DXB. From where exactly I can get shuttle to Terminal 2?
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4answers
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Are there any US laws that a US citizen MUST obey while traveling, even if those laws do not exist in the country he is traveling to?

It goes without saying that the laws vary from country to country, and what is illegal in one country might be both legally permitted and culturally accepted in another. For example, in the US the ...
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1answer
1k views

What is the purpose of numbers on some UK street name signs?

As a frequent traveller around the UK I have developed a somewhat unhealthy obsession with street signs and their small but significant differences. Can someone explain what the purpose of the small ...
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1answer
132 views

Activities to do with children in and near Jerusalem in the summer, especially to avoid the heat?

What is there to do in Jerusalem in the summer months with 4 year old and 10 year old boys. I am looking for activities to avoid the heat and sun that is present much of the day. I will be evaluating ...
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3answers
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How to get from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Çanakkale‎?

The usual way to get from Istanbul to Çanakkale‎ is to take a direct bus from the Büyük or the Harem otogar (bus station). That's especially true if you stay somewhere in the "center" of Istanbul. But ...
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2answers
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Can I travel within US if name on ticket is abbreviated?

I booked a flight from LA to Miami using my abbreviated name 'Chris' instead of my full name 'Christopher' (per my passport) and the right surname. As the ticket is non-refundable the airline refuses ...
5
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1answer
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How to make an international emergency call?

I don't want to know the emergency number in case I'm IN a different country. What I want to know is, if I am, say, in France, and I know someone in Sweden needs emergent services, how can I call, ...
5
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1answer
291 views

Carrying Bitcoin Internationally

I was reading this question and @Mikaveli's answer regarding a list of things not to bring, including money. So my question is, what if I bring my laptop across borders and its hard drive has a ...
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5answers
154 views

Is there a map/list of all regional trains departing from Paris?

I am interested in visiting around Paris and since French regional trains are quite convenient (no reservation, no last minute high price) to travel and explore an area I would like to know if there ...
5
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2answers
71 views

Pickup at Frankfurt Airport at Terminal 1 during construction work

The arrival level of the Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport is not accessible by car due to construction work. The airport administration recommends use of car parks P1 to P5 instead. To me, this ...
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1answer
335 views

Do I need any Visas to transit between separate flights at Baku Airport Azerbaijan

I bought ticket with Aeroflot from Copenhagen -> Baku (Azerbaijan), and returning Yerevan (Armenia) to Copenhagen. My plan was to backpack Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia. I have overlooked the visa ...

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