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Cost for US cell phone users to receive international calls

This is a question not from the point of view of the traveler, but from the point of view of someone in the US receiving calls from a traveler abroad. In general, for the major US wireless carriers, ...
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2answers
400 views

On flying with a backpack with detachable shoulder and hip straps, when best to take them off

This is the first time I'm traveling with a backpack with detachable straps. Some insight from anyone who has done this before will be appreciated. When do you take the straps off? After security ...
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3answers
429 views

From Central London to Gatwick airport on 1 January 2016

I have a flight to catch on 1 January at Gatwick airport. Can someone advise how I can go there from central London as I heard underground and easy bus will not be operating. Any other options?
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1answer
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Check In at Changi Airport Transfer Desk with Separate Itinerary Ticket / Dual Nationality / Different Names [duplicate]

Does anyone have experience checking in at a Singapore Airlines transfer desk within Changi Airport, where the flight ticket for the second leg was separately booked using a different passport/name ...
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601 views

Japan's crumbling temples and shrines — How can I find them?

I will be staying in Japan for a few weeks late this summer, and would like to find a bunch of back-woods, off-the-beaten-path temples and shrines, especially if they are dilapidated and not "new" ...
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1answer
101 views

What are the food specialties of Charleston, South Carolina?

Two of the things I really like about traveling are trying the local food, and having good food (often, but not always, the same thing). What are the food specialties of Charleston, South Carolina? I ...
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2answers
140 views

Cycling England to Northern Sweden - bike lanes, cycle paths and camp grounds?

I'm planning on cycling from England to Northern Sweden, near Umea. My route would go through the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark. Are there long distance cycle paths I could take on the route? Is it ...
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1answer
130 views

I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them when I travel? Clarification Question

An excellent previous post on this topic outlined the various different cases for how to travel on two passports. One question relating to their Case 4: Different Names, Dual Citizenship Not OK. ...
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1answer
772 views

Can I take trains in Finland even if it shows sold out?

I'll travel in Finland using my Interrail card but when I check the trains schedule I find all sold out! What should I do? Can I go and take the train anyway?
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Failed driving test; alternatives to driver's license for minor's re-entry to the US?

My 16 year-old from the U.S. wishes to visit me in Canada for the holidays. She planned to obtain an enhanced driver's license, but she failed her test. Can she be refused re-entry into the U.S. ...
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1answer
597 views

Tour to Fukushima closed area?

There are several travel agent in Ukraine which organise Chernobyl tour and visited the Closed Area. Is there any travel agents in Japan organising similar trips to Fukushima Closed Area?
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Morning-after pill availability in Poland

I am going to visit Poland for some time, and I was wondering if there is ANY kind of morning-after pill available without medical prescription in Poland? I am in Germany right now and they made it ...
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0answers
50 views

Visiting national parks in the USA in Jan-Feb [closed]

I would like to know what National Parks are suitable for a young couple (30's) who travels for a 1 week in the USA. The only constraint I can think of is the winter of the late January - early ...
6
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1answer
135 views

How to know what you can't openly talk about in China / Hong Kong?

When I was in Hong Kong / Shenzhen, the friends I was visiting worked for a non-profit that had to be very careful about mentioning anything religious, as they could apparently lose funding from the ...
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2answers
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3answers
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Re-entering with the Visa Waiver Program for the USA

In November last year I visited Florida, and as a New Zealander had to go through the process of applying for and getting the Visa Waiver Program (which costs money, making it feel suspiciously like a ...
3
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2answers
60 views

How can I get to Nanaimo from Vancouver airport?

How can I get to Nanaimo from Vancouver airport? By ferry? airplane? Where can I reserve the ticket to Nanaimo? Plus, I don't have vehicle.
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1answer
61 views

Baggage issues on Qatar Airways ticket

I am being issued a Qatar Airways ticket for Vancouver to Karachi via LA and Doha. However I was surprised to see that checked baggage allowance was 1 piece. Even though the Qatar Airways website says ...
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5answers
986 views

Where can I find a remote location to live in? [closed]

I'm looking for places in remote locations away from other people as retreat from civilization with amenities. Requirements Clean and drinkable water supply; No other people in 5km radius; No ...
6
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1answer
148 views

Are left pages of passports ever used?

I've just been to Cambodia. For the visa rather than fitting it on the first empty page (the other side of the paper from a page with a few stamps) they instead skipped that and fit it on a new ...
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0answers
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Swiss Embassy Visa Refusal [duplicate]

I got research paper accepted in international conference to be held at Zurich, Switzerland. I got my visa rejected with following reason: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended ...
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1answer
24 views

Besides Portage and Opeongo Stores, where can a layperson rent bicycles, in Algonquin Park?

Beware that this question asks about bicycle rentals, while this original watercraft. Important assumptions: Google revealed to them The Portage Store (on Canoe Lake) and Algonquin Outfitters' ...
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1answer
46 views

Timing of yellow fever vaccination

China requires a yellow fever vaccination if you have been in a yellow fever country. I am assured by the people I will be working with that there is no yellow fever in their area. But apparently ...
4
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2answers
276 views

What specific security checks does one have to do when departing YYZ as of December 2015?

I've got a friend who is a Canadian citizen who is going to be flying from Toronto Pearson to JFK in NY. After googling and only finding TSA American info I thought here would be a great place to ask. ...
2
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0answers
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Indian, USA resident, visit Europe , London Transit , transit visa needed? [duplicate]

Confusion is because I hold a USA visa but not traveling TO the USA. I'm visiting Europe for tourism. I am an Indian Passport holder, Working in the USA (NOTE: Holding USA F1, Student Visa). I am ...
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1answer
40 views

Combining plane tickets

A few days ago I bought Aeroflot flights to Ho Chi Minh City (return). Yesterday I bought Vietnam Air flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap (one way, just after arrival on Aeroflot). Would it be ...
15
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1answer
165 views

Cross the Mexicali Border in a Taxi I get in the USA

Has anyone crossed the border in Calexcio/Mexicali in a taxi they picked up in the US? I have heard that this is possible but I have never actually seen it in practice. I am in the process of ...
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6answers
3k views

Do I need a transit visa for a Russian overflight?

I'm going to Tokyo from London as a Norwegian citizen, it's a direct flight from Copenhagen to Tokyo. Do I need to apply for a transit visa to fly over Russia and reach Japan? Can an aeroplane company ...
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2answers
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Can you rent / drive a car in the USA with just the paper counterpart of the UK driver's license?

A few weeks ago I lost my card UK driver's license somewhere in Arizona/Nevada. Next week I head to California. My new license may not make it here in time. However I still have the paper ...
4
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1answer
47 views

Insurance claim for cancelled trip due to sickness

I came down with food poisoning a few days ago and was unable to begin my trip (multiple days driving + trains, boats). I had to cancel the trip literally on the morning I was supposed to leave and ...
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0answers
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Transit visa information in UK [duplicate]

I am travelling By BA to Phoenix US at 3.40am on 28th Dec 2015. I have to change terminal from Heathrow terminal 5 to terminal 3 for connecting flight to US with lay over of five hours. Do I need UK ...
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0answers
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Is there a way to book a two-way flight where the return flight is more than a year after departure? [duplicate]

I'd like to fly from Israel to Australia and to have the possibility of returning more than a year after the outgoing flight. So far the flight conditions I have checked only allow up to a year ...
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1answer
134 views

Is there somewhere in Sydney, Australia where I can exchange unusual foreign currencies?

I've got a bunch of Iranian Rials left over from a recent trip because I assumed, stupidly, that like other airports there'd be an exchange place after passport control. Sadly, that was not the case. ...
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3answers
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What is the fastest theoretical route for the London “Tube Challenge”?

The "Tube Challenge" is the accepted name for the Guinness World Record attempt to visit all the stations on the London Underground network in the fastest time possible. The rules are here. The ...
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6answers
10k views

Is it prohibited to lie down (and fall asleep) on a commercial flight?

When there is enough space to do that. I have traveled with EasyJet and I was lucky enough to have three seats to myself! I didn't have the courage to try lying down and see if I would get ...
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1answer
185 views

How to carry a banned item on a US flight?

The list of banned items is extensive, but what happens if you have a genuine need to carry something banned? The carry-on specific items is easy enough, you just check it (e.g. sharp objects), but ...
4
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1answer
54 views

Delayed Connecting flights

I am booking a flight from Delhi to Chicago via London with British Airways. I would like to know if the first flight gets delayed, would the Airline provide me travel in another flight? I do not know ...
4
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1answer
172 views

Travel to India with expired Indian passport?

I am on H4 dependent and an Indian citizen,my passport has expired 2 months back,can I travel to India at this moment with expired passport?
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1answer
382 views

What happens if you need to be sent to a hospital in a country you don't have a visa for, e.g. on a cruise ship?

So I presume there's a requirement that you have a visa for each country you visit on a cruise ship, although I've never done one. However, if you're passing a country that you're not actually ...
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3answers
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How safe is Addis Ababa?

I have a friend traveling to Addis Ababa. He is a bit worried since it's his first time outside Europe. How safe is the city? Can you walk alone? is it dangerous to a foreigner not used to travel in ...
7
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1answer
74 views

Peru expats (CE cardholders) needs visa to enter Bolivia and Brazil by road? (Indian citizen)

I'm Indian and looking to travel by road/train to Sao Paulo from Peru to catch my flight to India. I have working visa in Peru (CE card). Will the borders allow entry or advance visa in required for ...
4
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1answer
155 views

Leaving France without having gotten OFII stamp

US passport. I have a long stay visitor visa in France for one year. I never got the OFII stamp/vingette. I know other people who have left France having never gotten OFII and had no problem. The ...
4
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1answer
62 views

Online flight tickets booking for others - charge additional booking fee

Will there be any issue if I want to assist the employee of the company I work for to book flight tickets by paying with my own Paypal account?. On top of that, I plan to charge a little bit of ...
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0answers
19 views

Returning to Schengen zone before six months of first entry [duplicate]

If I enter a Schengen zone country and stay 90 days as a citizen of a country with a visa waiver, can I return for another 90 days within the same six months?
10
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3answers
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Aerosol cans in the checked luggage?

Is it allowed to carry aerosol spray cans (deodorant, insect repellant, waterproofer, spray point, i.e. any common thing you can think of that typically comes in spray bottles) in the checked luggage ...
4
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1answer
43 views

How early are things open on Venice Beach, California, USA?

I have a flight out of LAX around 11AM, but I'm going to be getting into the area around 6AM or so. Will any good breakfast restaurants be open along Venice Beach before 9:30AM or would I be better ...
14
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2answers
1k views

Is it true that a “dekoriert”-sign means that naked women are dancing?

During carnival in German-speaking Europe, there are a lot of bars that have a sign at the front door stating "dekoriert", which means decorated. However, when you go inside, there are no decorations ...
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5answers
6k views

Travelling in/out France after the attacks of November 2015

Can someone with a non-European nationality and a French 'carte de séjour' freely enter and travel (particularly by air) from France after the unfortunate events? I have been checking the news, some ...
7
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1answer
66 views

Monthly pass for traveling between Leuven and Brussels

I am going to start work in Brussels but my place of residence is in Leuven. Is there a monthly ticket that allows me to commute daily between these two cities? And how much does it cost?
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1answer
116 views

Is there any airline/alliance that offers round the world tickets for more than a year?

All round the world tickets I could find so far did not extend 1 year. Is there any airline or alliance that offers round the world tickets for more than a year?

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