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Travelling to USA with passport that combines surname and given name on a single line

My old passport has a valid US visa. The surname and given name were interchanged in the visa, but I travelled with these documents to the USA 4 years ago. Since the old passport is expired now, I ...
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1answer
25 views

Does Pacific Central Station (Vancouver) have a Global Entry/NEXUS machine?

Is there a GE/NEXUS machine at the Pacific Central Station in Vancouver? I am traveling from Vancouver to Seattle.
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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...
3
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1answer
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Shipping luggage vs. checking it for US domestic air travel

I heard recently that, when traveling domestically in the U.S., it is better to ship your bags using a courier service rather than check them in. According to the source, this has three advantages: ...
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Going to China - The Great Firewall

A friend of mine is going to China for almost a month until mid August. He want to know what kind of outside communication he will be able to use to communicate with his family/friends. We already ...
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1answer
36 views

What to see in Oslo on a 4 hour train layover?

During my journey through Norway at the end of August I'll have a 4 hour layover in Oslo. My train arrives on 07:04 at Oslo sentralstasjon and the train departs on 11:01 from the same station. I've ...
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1answer
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Is it usual to leave luggage out in the rain at an airport?

This week, when flying from Stockholm to London, a thunderstorm struck while the plane was being refuelled and loaded. This meant both these had to stop (because of the risk of lightning). While this ...
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Engineering Visa Required document for pakistani national with Italian Bachelor of Engineering degree [on hold]

I am pakistani national and have italian mechanical engineering degree. I want to know required documents to apply for UAE work visa ( supponsered by company).
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Passport related - emergency

My Passport has been expired on Apr 2002 , currently I have applied for a new Passport this year Jul 2014. I have travel, planed to the UAE at the earliest to take care of my grand daughter 6 months ...
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1answer
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Layovers from Canada to USA

I am travelling to Boston from Canada with a layover in Newark. Do I claim my luggage in Newark or do they transfer it to the flight to Boston and then claim my luggage in Boston? It is a 53 minute ...
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Security situation along I-75 on Florida's Gulf Coast

I am talking a drive up through Florida, via Naples and up past Tampa. Are there areas I should avoid staying in? For example neighbourhoods I should for example not rent a motel in?
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How to get over the fear of flight? [duplicate]

I have recently got a new job, it's all good except that it will require me to travel frequently,5 hours trip once every month at least. My fear isn't during the take off and landing like most people ...
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2answers
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Eating after landing in airport (ORD), can I wait to claim my checked bag?

I will be traveling and arriving ORD later in the day around dinner. Because I will be going straight to a hotel by taxi that has no restaurant, I want to eat at ORD. If I do not go down immediately ...
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1answer
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Is it OK to check in a box that is not plain on the outside (e.g. there are printed pictures, etc. on the box)

It's a cardboard box that used to store my desktop computer. So the outside of the box is not plain and has printed pictures and words. I wonder if it's OK to use the box as a piece of checked ...
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1answer
15 views

Change name in reservation berth [on hold]

if we booked berths with friends than it will be change name or not And also another question rise that the name will changed in forward and return reservation or not.
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0answers
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kaza to manali via rohtang pass in bus

I want to travel through this route: Delhi-Shimla-Rampur-Peo-Pooh-Kaza-Rohtang Pass-Manali-Kulu-Delhi and entirely in bus/shared vehicles. Earlier I covered Delhi to Pooh and Manali to Delhi easily ...
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Non-Japanese hot springs near Sydney

I can find a Japanese-style hot spring near Sydney. In the Blue Mountains, there's Japanese Bath House, which according to visitnsw is "the only Japanese onsen (hot spring) in New South Wales where ...
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1answer
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Are euros well accepted in Liechtenstein?

I am considering a multi-day hiking trip in Liechtenstein. Do I need to bring franks, or can I rely on euros?
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1answer
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Public transportation ticket in Brussels

Two EU students (<26 years old) will be traveling to Brussels in September for 3 days. Will be arriving on Charleloi airport. What is the best option for a public transportation tickets? Right now ...
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2answers
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Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?

I'm trying to book a train from Trondheim via Oslo to Kristiansand. The route contains a transfer in Oslo. I have 21 minutes to catch the connection. On the NSB site a warning is issued (Google ...
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2answers
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Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?

Rumours go that as a non-resident it is forbidden to drive a Dutch registered car in the Netherlands, with rental cars being the exception. The rumours continue that this even applies to Dutch ...
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1answer
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What gifts would be welcome for a Swedish host family?

What are good gifts to take to Swedish family in 2014? Many American things are now easy to find there. The most recent postings seem to be 2012. Some say towels...terrycloth? We'd like to get ...
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Truth about Georgian tap water (aka. can you trust canidrinkthewater.org?)

There seems to be some contradictory information on Georgian tap water around. I was in Georgia recently (May 2012) for nearly a week, and mostly stayed in Tbilisi (in a hostel in an old building ...
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0answers
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Working in Indonesia? [on hold]

I want to visit Indonesia and also look for work or do some consulting work there. I'm not sure if I can get an individual work visa (kita) beforehand or do I get a tourist visa and if I find work in ...
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3answers
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Paying with Euro in Czech Republic

I'm traveling to Prague and I want to know where I can pay with euros (EUR) and where I have to pay with Czech korunas (CZK). I'm going to Prague's stadium to watch a football match and I know I can ...
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1answer
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Searching for internal bus connections in Germany

How to search for internal bus connections in Germany, for example between Munich and Berlin? The question on Travel.SE about cheap bus lines gives many bus companies that offer inter-Germany bus ...
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1answer
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Short-term visa rules stated in Denmark website

If you have a visa that is valid for multiple entries for at least 6 months you can hand in an application for a new visa before the current visa expire. If you are granted a new visa it will be an ...
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9answers
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How 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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Where in the Balkans is free camping permitted?

This question is a spinoff of the question about wild camping in Europe since none of the answers cover the area where I am now with my tent and sleeping bag (-: Do any of the following countries in ...
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4answers
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Will an Iranian or Kuwaiti visa or stamp in my passport pose a problem on a future visit to Israel?

In this question I learned that entering Kuwait with an Israeli stamp in your passport will be a problem. (Less surprising was that Iran doesn't like them either). Later during my current trip I am ...
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What can I do to prevent passport stamps being put on blank pages?

I'm running low on blank passport pages which are sometimes needed for full page visas such as those issued by Armenia, India, and Vietnam. When I crossed the border into Turkey the other day I got ...
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Ship items back home while traveling?

I am starting a trip around the world today! and my bag looks pretty full already. I am wondering were I will put new clothes/items if I decide to buy some while I am traveling. Has anyone ever sent ...
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How reliable are portable WiFi hotspots in Japan?

Instead of getting a prepaid SIM chip, I'm thinking of renting a mobile wifi hotspot. I've found these two so far. Two questions: Are these reliable? I will be mostly in the big cities. If I'm not ...
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2answers
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Can I cycle to Frankfurt Hahn airport from Koblenz?

I am cycling down the Rhine this summer and I expect I will get as far as Koblenz. I would like to know if I can get from Koblenz to Frankfurt Hahn airport on my bike, maybe in 2 days ride down the ...
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0answers
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UK resident reentering UK on NZ passport as UK passport is being renewed [duplicate]

So I have to travel out of the UK using my NZ passport, as my UK passport is at the UK passport office. Will they only give me a tourist visa on my NZ passport? What happens when this expires? Or can ...
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What is each New York City neighborhood known for? [on hold]

I don't know much about New York City or the connotations that are attached to certain neighborhoods. I know that Upper East Side is known for being very wealthy, fancy, etc. I want to know about the ...
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2answers
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Vietnam Visa - can I leave on the day of expiration?

My visa in Vietnam expires May 1st, can I buy a plane ticket to fly out of Vietnam on May 1st or do I need to leave the day before expiration? I found one forum entry where a person said a visa is ...
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First Time Traveler US Citizen traveling to Pakistan

I'm American and I have never been out of the United States. Is it true that if I visit Pakistan for the first time I'll only be able to stay a month? I hope this isn't true. I want to stay longer.
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Insurance for skydiving in USA as a UK citizen

I'm a UK citizen currently living and working in the USA for the duration of this summer. I'd like to do a tandem skydive in the next few weeks, but my current insurance policy (Post Office Travel) ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to get to the bus within one hour after landing on Værnes airport (TRD)

I'm flying from Germany (DUS) to Trondheim (TRD). My flight will land at 22:40, and the last bus to the city of Trondheim will depart at 23:40. Is one hour enough to walk from the gate, collect ...
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Tromsø Aurora Borealis tours

I'll spend a few days ( a weekend ) in Tromsø ( Norway ) at the beginning of March 2014. I know from this question that public transport will not help me to watch Aurora Borealis ( Northern Lights ) ...
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where can I find statistics on booking.com cancellations [on hold]

for comparison purpose I would like to have access to statistics about booking.com overall reservations that fall through on a regular basis.
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Transport from Grenoble to Vaunières

I am traveling to France by 31 of July and I'd like to know some more information about transport. My main question is how to get from Grenoble to Hameau de Vaunieres. I've already searched on SNCF ...
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1answer
66 views

Can I own a French registered car as a non-resident?

I would love to drive through Brazil and Suriname starting from French Guyana. However, renting a car to do this proved to be impossible. There are ferries between France and Suriname and a bridge ...
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0answers
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Driving from Marrakech to Merzouga for camel tour

My wife and I are going to Morocco for the first time. Most important for us on that trip is to ride the camel and night in the desert under the stars, so for that we booked a night in the desert ...
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3answers
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Road trip planner online

I'm considering a cross-country (USA) road trip sometime in the near future -- the consideration of it keeps me alive until I can get out on the road... I messed around on Google Maps, but it stopped ...
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2answers
601 views

Are security rules different at European airports?

Traveling through Brussels, my saline solution, which is legal for US TSA, was declared illegal. Are medical exclusions different for USA Travel and Foreign travel?
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2answers
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Transit visa at Istanbul Airport, Turkey, during a Turkish Airlines arranged stopover?

Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to enter Istanbul for city sightseeing or hotel accommodation?. All services provided free by the Turkish Airline. I am Nigerian citizen and booked Turkish ...
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1answer
28 views

Is it possible to use HTC Desire C phone in Russia?

I am hoping to be able to buy a prepaid SIM Card in Russia when travelling there, and use it for data/internet access with my current phone. Is that possible with the HTC Desire C Android phone ...
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Finding a place for shower after arrival at Los Angeles airport

I want to take shower near by LAX after arrival by an international flight. While googling, I found following options: Half-day stay at near by inexpensive hotels (Travelodge provide such a ...

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