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Can checked baggage on airplanes ever get wet?

I'm considering sending some pieces of checked baggage being cardboard boxes rather than suitcases (on an international flight). Is there a real chance my boxes might get wet? Assume heavy rain both ...
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3answers
2k views

Giving First Aid in the USA

Hi I am a qualified first aider in the UK and as such would automatically stop to give aid to any accidents and emergencies I saw. I was watching a US show on the TV the other night where someone was ...
4
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1answer
48 views

Can you bring a beach sand to the US as a souvenir? [duplicate]

When entering the US, there is a question (11d) on Customs Declaration about bringing soil with me. Does a beach sand count as a soil? Can I still bring it? Do I have to declare it? This is a ...
1
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1answer
20 views

Can I travel to Spain with Kosovo passport?

I wanted to know if I will be allowed to get into Spain with my Kosovo passport? I have a Schengen visa but not sure if I should try to go!
7
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3answers
1k views

Which Australian bank/account incurs lowest fees using an ATM card overseas?

As per this question about US banks, I would like to know if any Australian bank offers an account with an ATM card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card) with no or low fees for travellers using them in ...
5
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1answer
23 views

Inexpensive spots & season to stay 1-2-3 months for newbie to learn surfing?

Please don't google & name set of nations I know of; Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Bali, S. Africa I'd like insights on Specific Spots/ Places/ Areas/ Towns: Conducive waves & beach for ...
3
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0answers
95 views

Where is it expected to tip housekeeping?

Following on from this question about how it is appropriate to tip housekeeping where it is expected. In what countries/regions is it expected to tip housekeeping? Does this expectation vary depending ...
4
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3answers
142 views

UK visa requirements for Algerian citizen in France on French tourist visa wanting to visit UK?

When an Algerian citizen in France on a French tourist visa wishes to visit the UK, entering and leaving by Eurostar, must he apply for a UK tourist visa? If so, should he apply 3 months before (as ...
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2answers
24 views

When does Amtrak assign reserved seats?

I just booked my first Amtrak ticket ever for a trip in mid-September, and the email I got says I have "1 reserved coach seat," but I don't see a seat number or anything to give me a unique seat ...
6
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2answers
147 views

The Leh Ladakh “ban of non-local vehicles” situation status?

This is an email I received from Zoom Car on July 28 Dear Zoomer, This is a follow-up on the Ladakh Travel Advisory (about ban of non-local vehicles including self-drive rented cars) we had ...
2
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2answers
49 views

Can we bring lavender wands back to the US? [on hold]

We're traveling to the UK next week, and would like to take some lavender wands with us (lavender, dried, then woven with straw to make a nice smelling block). Does anyone know if UK Customs will ...
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8answers
56k views
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How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?

I have a multiple entry visitors visa for five years. I went to USA last year and lived there for one year with my husband (6 months entry and other 6 months of extension). I left USA legally. Now my ...
1
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1answer
52 views

How easy is it to exchange US dollars to shekels in Israel?

In past years, it was easy to exchange US dollars for shekels in Jerusalem. Many small retail stores did money changing on the side. Is that still true? How much better is the unofficial exchange ...
6
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0answers
68 views
+50

Outdoor climbing tour in/departing from Bangkok

I'll be in Bangkok for 3 days (and only Bangkok). I haven't been able to find any guided tours for rock climbing in Thailand that are based in Bangkok. I've only been able to find indoor climbing in ...
1
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0answers
51 views

Using a Transit UK Visa to visit London, while in transit between Frankfurt and Paris

I am from a Philippine passport holder and I am planning to travel from Paris then London (for less than 48 hours) and then to Frankfurt for my flight to New York. I have a few questions with regard ...
3
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0answers
96 views

How long does it take for the Dutch embassy in Ghana to process visa refusal appeals?

I would like to know if after appealing for visa refusal from the Holland Embassy in Accra, Ghana for the last 90 days without response, what exactly to do? Do i have to send a reminder or what?
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1answer
53 views

How long does it take for Portuguese consulates to process short-term visa applications?

I'm going to Mauritius on 27 june and require a Portuguese visa before that. Is there any way out? I'm going to Portugal on 10 June and will be back from previous trip by 6 June. So no time left ...
2
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0answers
74 views

Do US citizens need to purchase health insurance valid in the US while traveling, under the rules of the Affordable Care Act?

I am currently a US citizen traveling without insurance for 3 months. I am no longer employed but plan to be again soon after I return. I understand that, in the past, I needed "creditable coverage" ...
16
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4answers
3k views

10 checked pieces of luggage on a flight instead of a shipping service - crazy?

I'm moving to another country (Israel/Palestine to the Netherlands) and need to ship my personal effects. For the sake of discussion suppose I'm not shipping any furniture, and every single item fits ...
0
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0answers
16 views

Can I book a ticket for my mom if I am not traveling with her [duplicate]

I would like to book a ticket for my mom but if I recall correctly most of the airlines require that the passenger does the booking using his/her credit card. My mother has no card and I will not be ...
13
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6answers
5k views

Is it rude to tell the ice cream man in Istanbul not to mess with me? [on hold]

I have never been to Istanbul but I am planning to go there with the kids. A friend of mine showed me yesterday a video of him buying ice cream from a traditional ice cream shop in Istanbul. He ...
0
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0answers
12 views

About documentation during check in [on hold]

If only first name is mentioned in the PAN and i book my ticket with first name and surname, will it be a problem in check in?
3
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1answer
237 views

Schengen transit visa for a Sri Lankan

Does a Sri Lankan national who holds a valid US visa need an airport transit visa to transit through an airport in Italy?
0
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1answer
54 views

Adventure Travel: Where should I go in India to experience staying in a forest? [closed]

Myself and my friends are planning to stay inside a forest for a night and want to feel that experience during the mid of September. In INDIA, is there any places where I can get that amazing ...
6
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2answers
119 views

Are there any passenger trains from Sweden to Finland?

I know about buses and ferries, Rail transport in Finland page does not say if they are passenger trains VR page shows only trains to Russia.
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2answers
22 views

Hong Kong dual nationality

A person is born outside of Hong Kong in Australia in 1990, i.e. before 1997. Both his parents have Hong Kong nationality. He grows up in Australia but he also holds the Hong Kong Identity Card. Does ...
26
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7answers
5k views

Air travel with white powder in little 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 ...
1
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1answer
18 views

Airlines that have the most Surfboard friendly baggage pricing?

Which airlines have the best pricing or packages for moving or carrying surf boards?
4
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2answers
295 views

Do I need a transit visa in Amsterdam going from Philippines to Greece, if travelling on a (government) official passport?

I hold an official Philippine passport (government official) and will travel from Manila to Athens through Amsterdam (transit). I do not need to get a visa for entry to Athens, Greece. Do I need to ...
3
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1answer
437 views

Uk visa got refused planning to re apply

Me my husband and my 4yrs son as a family applied family visit visa last month to visit my husband sis in uk. For documents we submitted everything which was required ( employee certifacte of my ...
4
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2answers
143 views

Re-entering Canada after minor contact with the police there

I am an international student in Canada on a student visa and TRV. I am travelling back home now and will come back to Canada next month. I had a small issue while in Canada where I was in contact ...
3
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1answer
63 views

Visa? Changing planes twice in Vietnam!

I am flying from Australia to UK, changing planes in Ho Chi Minh City then Hanoi. Do I need a visa? Wasn't sure as the HCM to Hanoi is domestic.
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0answers
26 views

Returning to US [on hold]

I had R1 Visa from India to US and left USA and crossed to Canada without proper documentation. I had a valid visa and passport. I want to come to USA. is it possible?
4
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3answers
82 views

Ocean view east of Edinburgh

I have one more day to kill in Scotland and I started to think that it would be nice to see the ocean. Where is the closest spot to do this outside of Edinburgh? It should be easily accesible by car ...
2
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0answers
17 views

Is one-hour layover at Munich Airport enough time? [duplicate]

I am a USA citizen and will be flying from Athens, Greece to Munich, Germany with a layover in Munich for only about an hour before my connecting flight to San Francisco, USA. Both flights will be ...
-3
votes
1answer
106 views

How do I make a reservation with The Fat Duck? [on hold]

Their website is mysterious, I believe it is one of the top resturants in the world that every tourist should visit
2
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2answers
30 views

Power adapter for Europe - Type C or Type E/F?

Traveling to Croatia & Germany from the USA next week. Need some adapters. Early research says they use both Type C and E/F in Europe. So, which adapter is the most universal? I believe Type C ...
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votes
0answers
13 views

Tour operators in Madagascar [on hold]

For our honeymoon we will be doing a trip through Southern Africa and Madagascar. We are pretty much all set up for Southern Africa, but not yet for Madagascar. We would like to spend around 20 days ...
-4
votes
1answer
106 views

Are there any laws that prohibit trading on the airplane? [on hold]

I mean by fellow passengers/individuals not the aircrew. Like if the person sitting next to you offers to sell you something.
14
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1answer
617 views
+50

Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable

Schengen refusal formulae can be difficult to understand sometimes. Sometimes an applicant receives a refusal with: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

Schengen visa for a stateless person

I have applied for a long-term residence in the Czech Republic. However, as I am a stateless person residing in Uzbekistan, I was permitted to enter only 11 EU countries out of 28. Does it violate the ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

I want to travel to India. What things i should must have with myself to survive there? [on hold]

What medicine should I have to bring with myself? And which types of clothes Indians like? What are the emergency numbers should I have to remember? Should I hire the guide with me or people speak ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Arrival visa from airport

I am an Indian with Kuwaiti residence. If I travel by Emirates with my family (wife + two kids) can I get a stop over in Dubai for 3 days without any difficulty (is it easy to obtain a visa to exit ...
-1
votes
0answers
51 views

Is it a problem if customs finds a second passport on the passenger with a seemingly-different name? [duplicate]

Coming into the UK with two passports, one with a UK spelling and the other with a different spelling of the same Arabic name. The second passport has been issued by an other country. It's valid ...
-4
votes
0answers
29 views

Need to fly to australia [on hold]

Which flight would be better to fly to Australia, I want to land at Sydney, please tell the flight should be cheap and even nice
8
votes
1answer
651 views

Turkey transit visa for a stateless person?

I am a stateless person but I am a resident of Uzbekistan. I am going to visit Bulgaria on the 16th of August this year. Unfortunately there is no direct flight to Bulgaria so I have to fly through ...
13
votes
3answers
521 views

Long term vacation on Falkland islands?

Has anyone ever been there? I was wondering if anyone knows any "local" classifieds site there for a somewhat mid-long term accommodation (3 months?) without staying in a hotel. Also, does anyone know ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

India rail (Bhadrak-Howrah): Can I alight at any stop and then continue the journey later that day?

I want to go To BHC/Bhadrak on 12th June but I booked the ticket to HWH/Howrah. I want to alight in BBS/Bhubaneswar for work, can i board any train through to BHC/Bhadrak using the same ticket on the ...
1
vote
1answer
139 views

Do U.S. citizens need visa for short term stay in France?

I am confused about traveling for tourism from USA to France. I am a US citizen, currently a student and not employed for work. I would like to travel to France several times over the next few months, ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Restoring a cancelled IRCTC ticket

We have booked a ticket online from IRCTC for five members. 1st has cancelled his ticket. But due to unavoidable situation last 2 members have to cancel their tickets. Is it possible that the 1st ...

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