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How to get from Gatwick airport to Paddington?

What's the most straightforward way to get from Gatwick airport to Paddington station in London using public transport? I'm mostly interested in travel time & general smoothness of the trip ...
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1k views

How to start traveling the world by bicycle? [closed]

I am a 19 year old, and I am going to travel the world by bicycle. How to start(exercise)? Is there any group that I can join them and travel together? What kind of bicycle do I need? I am not ...
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3answers
184 views

Is there a Macgyver-esque way to charge rechargeable batteries?

I am on a hiking trip an I forgot to pack the recharging device for my penlite batteries. I have enough power with me thanks to my solar panel. I can charge every device that is charging with usb. My ...
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1answer
65 views

Hotels with or around casinos in Colombo

I am hoping to visit Colombo in a couple weeks and I am looking to stay in a hotel (at least 4 star user ratings). I expect to spend quite a bit of time at casinos in Colombo and based on my past ...
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1answer
261 views

Entering France on German issued Schengan Visa (South African Passport)

I have a South African passport and valid visa's for the UK and Schengen. My trip is that Im going to UK for a week then to Germany for 2 weeks after that. Itinerary is that Im staying in Germany for ...
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2k views

Is Vatican City considered a country?

I have a life-long goal of seeing at least 50 countries before I die. I'm behind but I figure I would see most of them over the next 20 years as I get closer to retirement and make my fortune. :-) ...
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2answers
157 views

What are family-friendly places to visit in Hiroshima with young kids?

I'm planning a trip to Kyushu (from Osaka) and may be passing by Hiroshima for one night. We're considering a stop there, but I am wondering what I can take a couple of toddlers (4 and 2) in November. ...
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1answer
388 views

Overweight baggage policy in Qatar Airways?

I am travelling from USA to India with Qatar Airways, can I take two 32 KG as my check in baggage? instead of additional (3rd) baggage? This would be with one carry on (hand luggage) and one laptop ...
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1answer
76 views

Getting from Punta Arenas to El Calafate in July?

I'm finding it impossible to find a bus route from Punta Arenas in July to El Calafate. I thought I was meant to stop in Puerto Natales, but apparently no buses run there in July. So I was told Rio ...
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2answers
391 views

US Tourism Visa. What questions will they ask me?

My situation: I'm a British citizen, living and working in England. I run my own small limited company which I'm very much committed to keeping. My boyfriend is American and has moved back to live in ...
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1answer
69 views

Saint John NB to US Border at St Stephen Calais, Maine by taxi

I want to go to the Canada-US Border in New Brunswick St Stephen / Calais, Maine. Is there is any taxi to take me there from Saint John bus terminal?
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1answer
72 views

Apply for new UK tourist visa from home while current one is still valid?

I would like to know if it is possible to apply for a new UK visitors visa in your home country (Nigeria) two weeks before old one expires. The reason is because I have to be back in the Uk in the ...
2
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2answers
84 views

flight + hotel deal on expedia, can I use other flight tickets without any consequences?

If I book a flight + hotel deal on Expedia, then want to change to a different airline (after researching the airline company that was booked, they have some very unfavorable reviews), but it is not ...
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8answers
9k views

Why is the food so bad on airplanes?

I traveled on a couple of airlines for transcontinental flights, and they always give food to economy class passengers. However, the quality of the meal often looks poor; it gives the feeling that a ...
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3answers
2k views

Roadtrip coast to coast in the USA, let someone else drive car back

Hiring a car for a one-way trip across the USA is a lot more expensive than hiring it for a round-trip, even for the same distance, car and number of days. Theoretically, if one found another group ...
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1answer
122 views

Schengen visa validity start date

My Chinese in-laws intend to visit us in one month from now. Their visa is valid from Nov 23rd. Would it be legal for them to take the airplane on November 22nd in China and arrive in Schengen area on ...
9
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1answer
473 views

Can you get back miles you didn't fly because you were rebooked on another Airline/Alliance?

I was recently due to fly on American Airlines, but my flights were cancelled at the last minute. They rebooked me on US Airways (not the same alliance), via a slightly different route, and I didn't ...
2
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2answers
120 views

How does one inform airlines of one's KTN, if the KTN was issued after a booking had been made?

I have received a Known Traveler Number (KTN) from the TSA but do not know how to "activate" this pre-check authorization with various airlines. Is it possible to get this information into their ...
4
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1answer
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Redress Number vs. Known Traveler Number

I recently obtained a Global Entry card and on the back is the PASSID number that I understand is also my Known Traveler Number. When I recently tried to record my KTN with an airlines it asked for ...
4
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1answer
97 views

Iraqi citizen traveling to Romania - do I need a transit visa in Turkey?

I am an Iraqi citizen living in Cyprus and I want to travel with my wife who is Romanian to Romania 3 weeks later. What I want to ask is whether or not I need a transit visa in Turkey considering ...
5
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1answer
713 views

Does the new Doha Hamad International still offer “alcoholic left luggage”, and how does it work?

Recently, Doha has switched from the old Doha International Airport to the new Hamad International airport. The new airport looks a huge improvement on the old one, which is good, but the switch does ...
5
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1answer
310 views

What to do when creeped out by Charlie Chaplin on Westminster Bridge?

Firstly, although still quite a newbie to the city, I'm NOT a tourist so I'm perfectly fine around such minor threats - I just ignore everybody around me - Londoners will understand. Just kidding :) ...
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2answers
157 views

Does a Japanese citizen need a visa for European Countries?

If traveling with a Japanese passport, would you need visas for European countries? I am a landed immigrant in Canada, traveling from Toronto to Budapest, through Prague and Munich, with Japanese ...
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0answers
24 views

Change of Terminals at Heathrow airport - Which Visa to apply [duplicate]

I have a change of terminals for connecting flight to India from US. Which Visa should I be applying Direct Airside Transit or Vistor in Transit? I will be getting out of airport.
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0answers
38 views

Driving from Kampala to Lusaka in my own car [closed]

I am planning such a trip really soon. How long does it take? I am thinking going through Mutukula and onwards south to TZ/Zm border. ANyone with ideas about security, poor roads, hotels, towns to ...
11
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4answers
7k views

Can one carry an internal hard-drive in cabin-luggage?

I'm currently in the process of moving from France to Canada. I have plenty of computer equipment that I just put in boxes and that will be sent by naval transport. One thing I'm scared off though, ...
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1answer
78 views

International student and airport security - what should one expect?

I am traveling from Australia to the United States of America. I was told by my University admissions officials to expect some sort of questionnaire from the security officers about my purpose in ...
2
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2answers
469 views

Ukrainian biometric passports

With the new biometric passports of the Ukraine coming out next year, will a visitor visa still be required to enter Canada?
5
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2answers
963 views

Can you use an Ergo baby on a Singapore Airlines flight?

We are about to undertake an adventure on a Singapore Airways flight with a 22 month old. I have found no formal information to the contrary. Has anyone successfully used an Ergo Baby carrier on a ...
1
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1answer
85 views

Transiting Brussels, after having lost your passport in the USA

My son is returning from USA to India By Jet Air Ways Via Brussels. He had lost his Indian Passport in USA While studying on F1 Visa. He has obtained duplicate passport from Indian consulate and also ...
4
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1answer
221 views

Japanese food “best before” codes

I've noticed some Japanese food products (particularly snacks?) use some sort of non-standard code for their "best before" dates. Not all codes seem to be of the same type, so I suspect there may be ...
7
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2answers
2k views

Will I pass through airport security screening wearing trousers and a jacket with metal zippers/buttons

I will be boarding on an international flight from Europe to USA. My outfit will consist of velvet pants and a jacket. Both these have a few metal zippers and buttons. Nothing fancy, though. Just ...
5
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2answers
159 views

How can I know about the type of the airplane before booking

How can I know the type of an airplane before reservation? I want to know if it is Boeing or Airbus and the model if it's possible. Can I use websites such as SkyScanner for this purpose?
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1answer
47 views

Travelling with research equipment

I will be travelling to Japan from the US soon to conduct a three week research program with some colleagues. I would like to bring some of the fragile research equipment with me in my carry-on. The ...
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2answers
152 views

Is it possible to travel from Ireland to England on a student visa

I would be traveling to Ireland for Studies on Student Visa. My course is of one year. I want to know, if its permitted to travel from Ireland to England on student visa for a short trip. May be few ...
7
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3answers
779 views

How to take money to Iran?

A friend in Australia is on a trip to Iran soon, and has the problem that she can't get local currency in advance. Is there any way to do this before hitting the country, or is it perfectly ...
0
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1answer
96 views

Action against Go Air Airline [closed]

Referring to the following thread: Is 3 hours enough connecting time in New Delhi Indira Gandhi (T1 to T3)? And my last comment,which is as follows: "This GoAir Airline is really weird. They now ...
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2answers
278 views

Will failing to declare a previous visa denial come back to haunt me?

I am a 30 year old male citizen of Singapore. Previously I studied at Northwestern University for 7 years from 2004 to 2011 , but due to poor academics , dropped out of school 3 times. The last time I ...
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1answer
131 views

Customs and baggage when transferring in Schengen and going outside

I am flying from Prague through Frankfurt to Toronto. Do I need to go through customs in Frankfurt and will my baggage go directly onto the next plane?
6
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1answer
119 views

Difference of changing USD currency for going to US versus somewhere else

I went to change US dollars in money exchange few years ago and they asked that am I going to US or somewhere else. I didn't think about the question too much, but now my friend said that they have ...
24
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7answers
8k views

How can you protect a fragile object like bottle of champagne in your baggage against breaking?

I tend to bring something quite fragile with me as cabin luggage. On my next journey I want to bring a special bottle of champagne (because of sentimental reasons). Unfortunately you can't bring a ...
24
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3answers
13k views

What do “Fragile” stickers on checked baggage do?

When traveling by air and checking bags, some airlines will let you declare an item as fragile and put stickers on the box or bag. How common is this policy? What do the fragile stickers do (i.e. how ...
10
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1answer
2k views

What's a good substitute for a pocket knife that can be carried on-board a plane?

I always used to pack a pocket knife in my checked luggage when travelling, but now that I'm travelling with carry-on bags only, security restrictions prevent me from bringing a pocket knife. Is ...
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1answer
145 views

Can a Kashmir citizen get a visa for america? [closed]

I am wondering how to find out about a tourism visa to America for a Kashmir born citizen? I am American and nosy?
5
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2answers
548 views

Travelling from Delhi to Dubai to Istanbul (Turkey), staying at Dubai airport only for 7 hours: Do I need a visa for transit at airport?

I am travelling from Delhi to Dubai via Air India on 22.05.2014 and will land in Dubai at 22:45 pm. next flight from Dubai to Istanbul (turkey) via Turkish Airlines on 23.05.2014 at 5:40 am (after 7 ...
41
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9answers
5k views

Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?

Are there nuclear plants that allow you to tour the facility and learn more about nuclear power while the plant is running?
2
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2answers
163 views

How bad is Puerto Rico for hurricanes in June?

I'd like to travel to Puerto Rico next June and I heard that around July is the hurricane season. I already found some pages on the Internet, but cannot decide if these are trustworthy. I found ...
3
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3answers
60 views

Rent a Car in Constanta Airport with return in another country

Is there any means to rent a car in Constanta (RO) for one day and the return to be in another city, like Dobrich, BG or Varna BG? Is a private transport (taxi) a better alternative to go from ...
6
votes
1answer
227 views

What kind of masks are the British border control officers wearing at the Gibraltar Border?

When I crossed the Spanish-Gibraltarian border, the British officer was wearing a mask that seems like a replica of the mask worn by Hannibal Lecter in the movie Silence of the Lambs. It looked weird ...

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