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Wearing shorts with hairy legs in moscow

Is it appropriate to wear shorts or walk around beaches if you have hairy legs, as a man in Moscow?
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Why are Chinese mountains scaled by steps? (instead of winding paths)

Question: Why are Chinese mountains mostly scaled by steps/stairs instead of winded paths? Is there something traditional / practical / religious / spiritual about it that I fail to see? When hiking ...
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Can I reapply UK visit visa immediately after refusal?

I have been refused a UK visitor visa this week. I have travelled to the UK twice: once to study and then as a visitor in 2014 when I stayed only for 6 weeks. My circumstances for this application ...
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Where can I swim in the Soča valley?

There's no public pool (that I noticed) in Bovec (that I noticed anyway) and the Soča generally looks to be too fast flowing to practically and safely swim in. Where nearby Bovec (preferably) and ...
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Returning to US with ESTA for second time

First of all, if similar question already exists, I apologize - please provide a link to the other question. Situation: I have been living in US for over 10 years (green card holder). My girlfriend ...
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Transport Calama <-> San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

What is the best (cost x benefit, travel time) way to get from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama? I know there are some bus companies and another companies that offer private shuttle. Does anyone has a ...
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Is a Transit Visa Required for Montreal Layover?

I am a student from India. I have got my study permit (Temporary Resident Visa). I was just checking a flight from New Delhi to Toronto. One of the flight I was interested in was New Delhi -> London , ...
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How much transfer time do I need when traveling from Germany (via London) to the USA?

I searched flights, but the transfer times seem pretty short. I want to go from Hamburg, Germany, to St. Louis, MO. The itinerary for the flight I want to take is the following: Hamburg -> London ...
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Is there a website listing the location of all the Windows 10 lock screens?

Windows 10 has an extensive collection of lock screen photos, many of which have prompted a question here on Travel.SE. Is there a website which lists the location of all of these photos? I imagine ...
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How to pay when booking airline tickets by calling?

I always book my airline tickets online. But a promotional offer I am trying to get is only available through calling. Instructions say pay by credit card. But I am not comfortable providing my ...
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What are some tips for a child flying alone for the first time?

I am 14 years old and will be flying on a WestJet plane from Calgary to Vancouver, Canada. How early should I arrive at the airport? What do I do once I arrive at the airport? What should I do first, ...
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What's the point of biometric passports if they're accepted even if the chip fails?

Biometric passports supposedly increase the level of passport security by including a digital (cryptographically signed?) copy of the passport, along with the owner's fingerprints. However it seems ...
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Italian consulate Schengen visa time

We are planning for a trip to Italy in September. I checked the Italian consulate in San Francisco for visa appointment, but the available dates are in August. Would that be a good option to wait till ...
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Bulk air ticket booking

I've a situation where I've to make an air booking for around 10 people on a return trip. I've never done a booking for more than 2 people at a time and know that some of the websites do not even ...
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0answers
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Renewing an unused B1/B2 US visa

I have a valid 5 years B1/B2 visa that was issued about 4 years ago. I never used it as I intended to travel to work in a specific project that was cancelled. Now, There is a similar project ...
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What documents required in order to pass by car from Russia to Mongolia?

For example, a Spanish citizen with his 1971 S.E.A.T. 124 (Spanish-made fiat 124), is travelling from Spain to Mongolia via France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, ...
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Where can I rent a sailing boat at Orava lake?

Orava lake, Slovakia is relatively close to a Polish border and I would like to go sailing there. However, I cannot find any place to rent a boat there and I don't speak Slovakian. Where can I rent a ...
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Car rental vs. buying a car for 1 month, when visiting the USA?

I would like to visit a few places in the states sometime next year, and I was thinking of doing a road trip while I'm at it. I could start in either Los Angeles or Montreal, and then I would like to ...
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1answer
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Miraikan Visit and luggage storage possibility in Tokyo Shinkansen station?

I'll be leaving from Kyoto to Tokyo on Saturday morning, 30th July 2016, (can take the earliest Shinkansen). My flight back to India is at 9:30PM from Narita, Tokyo. I want to do the Miraikan Musuem ...
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Could I re-enter the UK again for another 6 months?

I am a Hong Kong citizen holding a HK SAR passport. How long am I able to visit the UK within a 365 day period ? My stamp is for 6 months. Could I leave within 6 months but re-enter again a couple ...
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Are there any websites or resources for planning bicycle routes across western Europe?

A friend and I are potentially interested in doing a bicycle tour across parts of western Europe, which parts specifically we're not sure of yet. We would be starting in London and from there we would ...
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What should I do if I forgot to turn in a hotel room key card after checking out?

I recently stayed at a hotel and received two room key cards to access the room: one for me and one for my brother. They are like credit cards with a magnetic strip to swipe into the door lock. My ...
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Does T-Money card expire?

Similar to the question on Shanghai subway card, does South Korea's T-Money card expire after not being used for a while? Because I will enter the country again and again, I don't consider refunding, ...
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Can a non US resident (international billing address) rent a car using priceline bidding?

I checked online and on priceline bidding a rental car rate is significantly cheaper than outside of the US (over 20%), including the CDW insurance. But, this rate is only available for credit cards ...
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How, exactly, does the ESTA system work - specifically on arrival?

I am travelling to the US next week and want to check I have it right about how the ESTA system works. I have a UK passport. I have registered with ESTA online and submitted the form. My application ...
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Saw this from Windows 10 wallpaper. Hope that someone can help find this

Saw this from Windows 10 wallpaper. Hope that someone can help find this - blue lake with snowy mountain. I want to go here one day! Looks very serene.
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Taiwan tourist visa for Pakistani citizen

I am a Pakistani citizen living in Pakistan and would like to get information for Taiwan visa . There is obviously no consulate or Embassy in Pakistan so basically I need to ask 2 questions here: 1 ...
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How to get a receipt when scanning my card on Tel Aviv buses?

Some buses in the Tel Aviv area (and possibly the Jerusalem area and other places) let you just scan your Rav Kav (smart bus card) when entering from any door, with no driver interaction. These ...
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Transit visa needed? [duplicate]

I am a student in canada with Indian passport, can I take a connection flight that goes via US to Canada? Should I take a transit visa for the same?
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4answers
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What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
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Germanwings: Bumped off flight and rebooked for flight on next day. How to make claim?

I just got bumped from a flight between Manchester and Stuttgart because an 'attendant was taken ill' and only 94 passengers were allowed to board for security reasons. About 30 passengers were given ...
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Moving girlfriend with me from US to UK - visas? [migrated]

I may be moving from the US to the London for a job offer and I'd like my girlfriend to come with me. We would live there for a few years at least, so she'd like to find a job there. What options ...
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Montenegro stay for remote working and fun [on hold]

I spend few days in Podgorica last week and on the coast and I would like to spend rest of August there. Remote working and enjoying local crowd. I am in my mid-30. Is there a place which would ...
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1answer
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Multiple entry Schengen Visa valid for 5 years, with duration of stay : 90 days

In July 2015, I have been granted Multiple entry Schengen Visa valid for 5 years, with duration of stay : 90 days. My job requires me to frequently travel In and Out of Schengen countries, and have ...
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Getting pulled over in Switzerland

Since we've been discussing Swiss Vignette and steep fines were mentioned for speeding at Switzerland I got to wondering: In some countries getting out of the car and walking towards police with ...
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Maximum length of stay on a multi-entry Schengen visa?

My dodgy Colombian friend has a Schengen visa which is valid for 5 years. It is a multiple entry visa but it also says you are permitted 90 days in the Schengen zone. Is this 90 days total in 5 ...
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759 views

One-Way Car Rental from Yerevan to Tbilisi

I would like to rent a car in Yerevan airport, drive it through Armenia, go to Georgia and leave the car in Tbilisi. Are there any companies who offer that kind of service?
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Is it legal to camp outside in France and Spain?

I plan on hiking the St-Jacques-de-Compostelle trail, starting in France and ending in Spain. To lower the costs, I would like to camp on my own outside. Is it legal to camp outside in a small tent ...
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1answer
144 views

Where in Sweden can I celebrate midsommar with the locals?

I live in Copenhagen and I would like to attend a midsommar celebration in Sweden on the 24th. Do you have any suggestion on where to go? Ideally, it should be in a small place, reachable using public ...
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Can I fly with white powder in a transparent bag?

Instead of plain old coffee, I sometimes like to get my daily caffeine ration from other drinks, e.g. fruit juice. For this purpose I have bought some pure caffeine, which takes the form of white ...
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1answer
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Is the 5 euro coin accepted anywhere?

Three years ago I went to the post office in a big city in France, there I received change back after I paid for something. I didn't look at it first but later on I discovered that I received a €5 ...
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3answers
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What citizenship/place of birth would a child born on an airplane have?

Yesterday, a friend of mine who works as a purser (chief flight attendant) helped a lady with delivering her baby during a flight to Manila, Philippines while over the ocean :) I know that pregnant ...
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2answers
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Navigating the layers of American hotel beds: where are you actually supposed to sleep?

Silly question perhaps but I'm a bit puzzled. The bed has a mattress, mattress pad, sheet 1, sheet 2, a thin white blanket, sheet 3, duvet with a removable cover and some more decorative stuff. In ...
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4answers
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Can I stay in the airplane toilet during landing?

For safety purposes all airlines make you go back to your seat when you are in the toilet just before landing. But, what if you really had to go and don't come out even after persistent knocking. ...
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4answers
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Job interview in London requires me to wire money to the travel agent. Is this a scam?

I was told that I can have a visitor visa to UK, is this legitimate? I have received an invitation letter and a job offer, and I was contacted by the appointed travel agent to prepare all related ...
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11answers
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How do I avoid leaving my passport as a deposit while traveling?

I was looking into activities to do in Seoul and I saw a free public government sponsored bike rental. To use the rental, I need to give them some sort of ID for the duration of the rental. The ID can ...
54
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6answers
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Refused entry into Schengen after Ryanair checked passport. Now the airline wants me to pay a fine. What are my options?

I was travelling from London to Kaunas (Lithuania) and was refused entry because I did not have a biometric passport, even though a Ryanair officer at the gate before boarding checked my passport, ...
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UK visa refused twice. What am I doing wrong? [on hold]

I'm Jordanian in Saudi Arabia So I applied for a visitor visa to the UK, 1st time I applied I was unaware of what document I had to apply and got a refusal and honestly that was my fault, but on the ...
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2answers
185 views

What is the cheapest way to get from Kansai International Airport into downtown Osaka after 10pm?

I seem to recall from previous trips that at least in Tokyo the subways stop running pretty early compared to many cities. I've found a cheap flight into Osaka but it lands about 10:15pm so this ...
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1answer
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Northern Cyprus - way to visit and what problems can I have with Republic of Cyprus after that?

I know that Northern Cyprus is recognized only by Turkey, and not other countries. So how can I visit this republic - only from Turkey, or there are some other ways? Will I have problems with getting ...

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