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Surname difference in Passport & Visa

Myself travelling to US tomorrow. My surname in visa : Kanduri Rajani My surname in NewPassport: Kanduri My old passport expired and in the new passport, I changed my surname to 'Kanduri' So, ...
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Must one always have one's passport when using NEXUS?

As of now, can a Canadian cross into the US by land or otherwise with just a NEXUS card or does one always have to show one's passport also?
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When using rail passes in Germany, can I use it in “urban trains” as well? (U-bahn, S-bahn)

Take this german rail pass for example: The German Rail Pass from Rail Europe gives you unlimited train travel from four to ten days This pass gives you unlimited travel on the national rail ...
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What's the best way to signal that I'd prefer to be served in English?

I'm traveling in an area where bilingualism - specifically, English - is extremely common. As in, I'm yet to meet someone who doesn't speak pretty good English in the two months I've spent here ...
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What countries allow to export butterflies?

I have a strange question regarding moving butterflies from one country to another (kind of lame explanation, but please bear with me). I am collecting butterflies (basically doing something like ...
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Travel to US two day before B1 visa expires

I have a B1 visa which is expire in next 5-10 days and need to travel to US for an urgent assignment. Can I travel just before 2-3 days of my visa expires. Will immigration officer give me I 94 more ...
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What time do I need to line up to be guaranteed of a Skomer Island visit during peak season?

The official website for Skomer Island visits suggests arriving two hours before the boat departure to purchase tickets because only 250 people are allowed to visit the island per day. This would ...
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I can program, where can I make complex queries for airplane-tickets?

I am an experienced programmer. I would like to make complex searches such as "Travel from Stockholm to Vancouver between 14th of feb and 19th of feb" and back between 12th of march and 18th of march. ...
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Opening a bank account as a tourist in the US [duplicate]

I was wondering how easy, if at all possible, was to get a regular banck account and debit card in the US as a foreigner. The main reason is that I am planing on buying some hardware on Newegg and ...
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Validity of Schengen visa

I want to apply for a Schengen visa for multiple countries from London. My travel plan is Belgium then Switzerland and last is Paris. What will be the validity of the visa I will get if first port ...
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Why do I need to buy a ticket to get into the secure half of a US airport?

I have read elsewhere that it is a common strategy to buy a cheap (as cheap as $20) ticket in order to get access to the secure half of an airport, for the purpose of meeting someone at the gate. If ...
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What's the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Madrid by train?

I am planning to travel from Northern Germany to Madrid by train in March. I found an offer for a night train to Paris for 43 Euro which is pretty cheap. From Paris to Madrid, my local train ...
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Prepaid cellphone (Handy) or SIM card for Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary?

I'm going to spend all May 2014 in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungry and I want to have a smart phone to have the possibility to see maps and thins kind of data and of course make some ...
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Finding travelers to Germany from Hungary by car

I am planing to go to Germany between the end of this month and the beginning of next month. Checking the flights, are pretty expensive. So I thought maybe there's a place I can find travellers by ...
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Transit Visa requirement [duplicate]

I am Kenyan and a resident of Germany. I would like to book a flight with British Airways for my son and I. Do we need transit visas?
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Ground on “type E” plug adapter

I brought to the US a French Belkin F7C01008 power-strip with a "type E" plug. I got an adapter for US plugs, however it lacks the "male grounding pin" that the French type E plug expects. Although ...
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How do you locate a real flamenco performance where you can have dinner in Andalucía?

At home I have been to what were advertised as typical Andalusian flamenco performances. This is, watching a performance while having dinner. I have been looking for the same experience in Andalucía, ...
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What will be open during Christmas in Bergen?

I am thinking to go to Bergen during Christmas holiday on 25, 26, 27, 28 December. I have already checked that train and hostel are available, however I am worried if everything will be closed since ...
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90 Day Visa Question for ESTA

My girlfriend is Swiss and has the ESTAVisa. We landed in the US over 3 months ago and were in NYC for just 4 days. Then, we have been in Canada for the past 3 months+. I just read that a visit to ...
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Is it mandatory to have documents verified before travelling abroad for employment? [on hold]

Any Indian Who wishes to seek employment in foreign country, Does he needs to have his Documents(Education, Professional and Personal such as nationality certificate) verified by Human Resource ...
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What sim-card should I get in Ukraine, if I only plan to use it for mobile Internet?

I'm planning to stay in Kiev, Ukraine for a week and would like to have mobile Internet. I will need to use a total of 500 MB during that time. What is currently the cheapest sim-card/plan for my ...
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Schengen visa query-place of issue

I have a Schengen visa stamped on my passport from France. The place of issue is Dubai (mentioned on the visa). I had applied for it with my earlier Dubai Residency visa, however now it is cancelled ...
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Why police didn't even block me once at the airport arrivals?

First of all, I'm not a terrorist or a drug courier. Starting in June 2012, I began flying from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO) for personal reasons. ...
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Nordic countries, Sweden and Norway, similar top buildings colors

I noticed this time I went to Stockholm, many of the traditional buildings has this green-sea color at the top of their roofs. For example, this is a common color in the towers of the buildings. I am ...
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Schengen visa for 10 days in Malta from 20 December to 4 January 2015

I am a South African passport holder on a UK Tier 5 visa that expires on 6 September 2015. I'd love to visit Malta before then. I realise that I need a Schengen visa. What will this cost in pounds? ...
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Drive in China with Chinese driver but foreign (own) car? [duplicate]

Based on my research it's difficult to get a Chinese driving license as tourist and expensive to have an obligated local guide. So I look for an alternative. Is it possible to hire an (English ...
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Duty on electronics when arriving to Argentina

A friend is traveling to Buenos Aires from the US, bringing both his personal notebook, and a new one for a relative. As I understand it, he'll have to pay 50% of the value of the new one (not sure ...
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Travel times during peak hours in Los Angeles

Traffic patterns repeat themselves. I've tried getting driving directions with Google Maps, but it seems like they only provide the estimate with either no traffic being on the way, or with only the ...
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How to get rid of Argentinian Peso before leaving the country?

Does anyone have any good suggestions of how to get rid of Argentine peso before leaving the country? I have read peso can be hard to exchange back or if it can it can only be done at the poor ...
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Camper vehicle supplemental insurance in New Zealand

We need to buy camper collision and liability insurance for our rented camper in New Zealand. The camper company excludes any loss due to renters violating local road rules and causing an accident to ...
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How to find a truck mechanic while traveling in New Zealand

We are traveling through New Zealand for 8 months and bought a Motorhome that is built onto a 1994 Ford Trader Diesel truck. We are on our way to the South island and appear to have an oil leak and ...
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Cross-country landmarks/tourist spots near I-40

I'm driving cross-country from New England to San Francisco in a few days. I'll have company all the way up until Memphis. After that, I'm on my own. I'll be taking I-40 through Arkansas, Oklahoma, ...
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How do you know if a Japanese person means no when they say yes?

I have come across a few situations when a Japanese person will extend themselves beyond what they probably should to help people. I am often worried when asking them to do something that they will ...
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What are my options for pre-paid SIM cards in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

I have three devices: iPhone 5 - nanosim, 4G/LTE MiFi - microsim, 4G/LTE iPhone 4S - microsim, 3G Which providers in Buenos Aires / Argentina have the best prepaid options for these devices? They ...
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Internet access using mobile phone in Argentina

Considering the mobile Internet in Argentina, I have two related questions: Is there a mobile provider that offers a (pre-paid) sim to access the mobile Internet for a reasonable rate? How good is ...
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Is it practical to travel in Argentina with limited knowledge of Spanish?

I am planning to travel for 3 weeks around Argentina, I plan to arrive and depart from Buenos Aires. I am not booking all my accommodation/travel ahead of time, as some of the distances are so vast, I ...
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Exchanging USD for ARS tips [update]

So I'm heading to Argentina next week, and whilst there's heaps of advice on SE about taking USD cash and exchanging at the arbolitos for the blue dollar, I was wondering if anyone has any ...
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Do I need to supply 3 months salary slips for Schengen visa application?

Do I need to supply last 3 months salary slips to apply for a Schengen tourist visa? I recently registered a limited company and will only receive my first pay at the end of this month. I would like ...
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How can I get people to speak the local language to me?

I went to Paris 2 years ago. When I was there, I was learning the language by talking and listening to the local people. But, while I was trying to speak French with them, they would speak English to ...
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Is it safe to drive in Morocco if you don't understand Arabic?

Because of the risk of malaria in Thailand we are now considering going to Morocco. I have read some interesting journeys by car in this country. When I searched on Google image for "traffic signs ...
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Is there Spanish assistance for connecting flights within the USA?

My parents, who are from Mexico, want to visit the US but they only speak Spanish and they are worried about getting lost trying to get to the connecting flight. We have thought about booking a direct ...
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Traveling to Chile without knowing Spanish?

We are going to Chile in November and are planning on doing the Isla Navarino Dientees circuit trek. We have booked our DAP flight to Puerto Williams and return cruise from Puerto Williams to Punta ...
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Can I get by using only Spanish in Oaxaca?

I speak ok Spanish, it was good enough on my first visit to Mexico DF once. Oaxaca is known for linguistic diversity given the high percentage of indigenous population. But, it's also a pretty ...
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Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?

In previous travels to the US I had slight communication issues with people on the East Coast of US (New York, Chicago) compared to the West Coast of US (LA, SF, Las Vegas, Portland). It seems to me ...
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How much Russian do I need to know for travelling within Russia?

Or alternatively - how well-spoken (and widely-spoken) is English? I intend to visit St. Petersburg, Moscow, Irkutsk and Vladivostok. I feel like I might have the most troubles in the latter two ...
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Will I be able to travel around India speaking only English?

I am to travel around some Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and others. Will I have trouble speaking only English, or should I learn some phrases in Hindi?
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How can I find a good school to learn Japanese in Tokyo?

So I'm trying to live in Tokyo, and would like to learn japanese. I'm looking for an immersion school that will teach me Japanese starting from the basics to intermediate level (JPTL4-JPTL2). I used ...
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Are most flights to Japan staffed by hosts with good Japanese?

Are most flights from Australia to Japan staffed by hosts with good Japanese language skills? I assume that Australian based airlines would, but I'm not sure about airlines that are based in ...
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Most inexpensive Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem

Is there any inexpensive, decent Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem? I've learned that the east side tends to be Arabic and the west Jewish. We are trying to stay in a Jewish neighborhood to learn the ...
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Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?

We'll be spending a couple weeks this summer in the UK (Scotland and London), then a week in Ireland. Is there any slang common in the United States that we be best avoided in either country? For ...

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