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How can a tourist obtain an 'authentic' duelling scar?

Introduction... The dueling scar, also called schmiss or renommierschmiss (bragging scar), was considered a mark of honor. Young fraternity men proved their valor in these duels, which were ...
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Will my passport number change when I renew it?

I'm travelling soon but need to renew my passport. Given that I have to provide my passport number to the airline to book a flight, I was wondering if my passport number would change if I renew it. ...
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Stopping at a red light for a right turn in Massachusetts

The other day, I came across a situation where the driver in front of me had stopped on a red light, waiting to take a right turn. As far as I could see, there was no "No turn on red" sign posted ...
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Father brought my plane ticket on his credit card, does he need to come with me to check in?

So I'm leaving from England to Texas in 2 days and was wondering since my Father brought my tickets with his credit card, does he need to be there with the credit card at check in? He's taking me to ...
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What would be the best section in the plane to reserve a seat if you want to maximize the chance of not sitting next to anyone?

Other than the obvious answer of first class or business class, although I am sure on many specific routes that carry 'high-rollers' you might still find yourself sitting next to other passengers ...
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LCR Rates showing on my folio

What does this mean and why would they call 7 nights an accommodation charge and the LCR rate charged, but no tourism fee?
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Anywhere in the Philippines with fee-free ATMs?

I've spent quite a few hours of my vacation in the Philippines looking for fee-free ATMs. I've tried perhaps 20 different ATMs across the Philippines. Unfortunately, they all charged a 200 peso fee ...
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Mangos on flight from Palawan to Manila?

I'm on a flight from Puerto Princesa to Manila this Saturday. Can I bring on board mangos? There were some restrictions earlier due to some weevil thing but I'm not sure if they've been lifted.
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Restrictions on things brought into Ireland

I am just wondering if I can bring brown sugar and mung bean starch into Ireland for personal use. Are there any cosmetics that are restricted when entering Ireland? What specific items are restricted ...
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What kind of clothing will not get me kicked off a flight?

Although I do not find anything odd about the clothing on this person, I find it surprising that a pilot can ask a passenger to change their clothes before letting them on. What are some of the ...
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ESTA, first name confusion

I have gotten my ESTA approved, and understood that I were only to give the FIRST of our names listed under "Given names" in the passports. On the ticket and the passport information however, I ...
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How can I know of strikes that affect public transport in Italy?

tl;dr: Is there a resource that warns me of upcoming strikes that affect public transport in Italy? Recently I was forced to change travel plans very last-minute upon learning of a railway strike. ...
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Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?

I live in Italy and I own a car registered in Italy as well. Next year I'm planning a long stay in the US (around 6 months) and I want to bring my car with me. I was wondering, can I abuse carpool ...
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Getting to the US Mainland From the Outer Banks by Car

After leaving the Bodie Island Lighthouse (see this), I would like to continue south and enter the ferry system operated by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The plan would be... Take ...
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How much money to show for baby visitor visa to UK?

My husband is a post graduate student in uk as I have been with him as his dependent since September We had a baby there and I had to leave the UK because of some health problems I had an operation ...
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Is there any website where I can select the itinerary of my flight?

Sometimes I don't want to flight from one place to another directly, but do some stops. I'd like to select all the cities to fight through. And select connection time, airline, etc.. if possible. Is ...
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Cheapest place to buy a JR Pass

I realize that the cost of the pass itself is fixed, in yen. However, I see that travel agents often add extra costs, in the form of "delivery fees" and "processing fees" etc ($15 for delivering a ...
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Photography and Running in the Christiania Neighbourhood of Copenhagen

Christiania is a autonomous enclave situated in a former military base in Copenhagen. At its entrance there is a sign which is presumably intended for tourists... Source: personal collection The ...
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When does high-speed rail between Seville and Granada begin?

Several tourism books and web sites state that high-speed rail service will begin in Andalusia in the first half of 2016. I suppose like most rail projects it won't meet the promised opening date, but ...
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Question about whether I need to leave the Schengen area, and then reenter

I am an American citizen living in Poland for 6 months. I arrived in Poland on March 1, 2016 without a work visa (i.e, on a business trip).The count toward my Schengen days began. I received my ...
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Is it safe to travel to Ukraine to meet a lady off a dating website (domain removed)? [on hold]

I met Katerina on [a dating site] [url removed] and this summer I am planning to visit her in Chernihiv. I never been to Ukraine and the country has some war related issues. Also I wonder if it will ...
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3-4 months infant travel: 1 long trip (13 hours) or 3 medium trips (6+6+4 hours)

I need to travel with an infant 3-4 months old. I have no experience, and need some advice here: Would you take a) 13 hour direct flight b) 6 hours flight, stay in a hotel, then a 6 hours flight, 4 ...
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Crossing sea border between Poland and Sweden

I'm going to rent a sail boat in Poland this summer to go to Sweden (Gotland island) and back to Poland. I and all crew have Schengen visas. Both of these countries are in the Schengen area. Is it ...
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Student Visa come as a tourist before it expires

I'm a Malaysian student currently studying in the UK using my student visa. If, for example, my visa expires on June 20, and I'm leaving the country (UK) on June 10 and I'm coming back to the UK on ...
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Is it possible to rent a bike in one city and drop off in another, when traveling to Vietnam?

I want to rent a motorbike or a mountain bike in Bai Thom (north of Phu Quoc), travel to the south or middle of Phu Quoc, and return it there. Likely we would return it in Duong Dong before catching a ...
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UK visa Application Status: no updates for 12 days

I applied for a two-year business visa for the UK 12 days ago in VFS Delhi. I also opted for the SMS/Email facility. However, I did not receive any updates from their side. Also, there is no interface ...
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Is there a celebration in a plane when crossing the Equator line?

I recently read that in the old days (early 60s) the planes that crossed the Equator line would do some celebration when this happened. Cabin crew would give some pastries, and even liquors, to the ...
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Doing stops on Italian regional trains. How long exactly is the ticket valid?

tl;dr: How long exactly are Italian regional train tickets valid if I interrupt my journey at intermediate stations? I have an Italian regional train ticket and it says Vale 6 ore da convalida ...
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Norway: Is frozen chicken widely available in and around Oslo? Is the price higher than other capitals like Stockholm?

I will be travelling to Norway next month. I was wondering about what is available to cook and eat in the supermarkets there. So specifically: are frozen chicken legs/breasts cheaper than other kinds ...
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Why do Chinese people need a visa to travel abroad?

I have a very simple question. Hopefully it is appropriate for this site and not for a politics site. So here it goes: Why do Chinese people need a visa to travel abroad? What is the reasoning behind ...
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How can a citizen of Mainland China visit Taiwan?

I just want to ask how to obtain a Taiwan visitor visa when the applicant is a Chinese citizen living in China. Thank you.
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Why do some ferries (like Liverpool to Dublin) only allow passengers with a vehicle?

In a trip some time ago I was in London and my next stop was supposed to be Dublin. A friend of mine had just moved to Liverpool and I discovered there was a ferry from Liverpool to Dublin. I thought ...
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What is the correct way of visiting Abkhazia without violating Georgian laws?

Abkhazia is a partially recognized state that forms a part of Georgia. I would like to visit both Abkhazia and Georgia on a single trip. What is the right sequence (if any) of doing so? For example ...
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How to obtain a tourist visa for Abkhazia?

I would like to visit the disputed region of Abkhazia. Where and how can I obtain a visa? Can I do it at the Georgia-Abkhazia border, or the Russia-Abkhazia border?
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Where outside of Crimea can I experience Crimean Tatar culture?

Where can I safely experience Crimean Tatar culture? Smartraveller gives the Crimean region a do not travel rating, the worst safety rating possible. Are there parts of Ukraine, or other countries, ...
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Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?

I just arrived in the UK yesterday, from the US, carrying a piece of jewelry, which I intend to carry with me for the following months before I give it to someone at the right time and place, then ...
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Free WiFi in Tokyo metro

This November 2014 article claims that from December 2014 Tokyo Metro trains would have free WiFi. Has it become a reality? If yes, what are the modalities for using it?
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Exchange in the Netherlands - Working Holiday Visa or Residence Visa [on hold]

I am an Australian citizen. This means that I have the option to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. This will cost about $400 AUD less than applying for residence. The main difficulty is that the ...
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Transit at Munich Airport (From Hong Kong to Dublin)

I will travel from Hong Kong to Dublin via Munich. The two legs are both operated by Lufthansa (LH731 and LH2514). The booking came with one e-ticket number. I have confirmed with Lufthansa that my ...
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Border Controls Between Krasnodar and the Crimea

Later this year I expect to visit Krasnodar as a part of a commission for my day job (assume August or September 2016). I would like to combine this visit with a brief holiday to see friends and ...
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1answer
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Mobile Charging at the Bodie Island Lighthouse

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is situated on North Carolina's "Outer Banks" within a large system of U. S. national parks known as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Source: Wiki Creative Commons ...
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UK Rail Replacement Bus delay - can you still claim Delay Repay?

In the UK, for most delays, if your train is late enough you're entitled to some compensation. The exact rules vary by Train Operating Company (TOC), just to keep things fun... But most now use the ...
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Leaving belongings in a capsule hotel

I am considering staying at Hotel Asakusa & Capsule for a few days. I know I have to leave the hotel during the day for cleaning, I don't mind this as I will be going around town anyways. ...
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How to deal with too short transfer interval?

I got on the flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo via Beijing, and on the stopover, the scheduled time difference is 70 minutes. However, while the first flight arrived at the scheduled time, it took ...
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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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How to avoid toddlers on a long-distance plane flight?

I have recently taken a London - San Francisco (12 hour) flight, with a toddler in the seat directly behind me. His parents actively encouraged the kid to speak out in that typical proto-speech, while ...
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Sales tax (IGV) & service tax in Perú?

IGV (VAT or IVA in other countries) in Perú is 18%, but Peru Adventure Tours says that ten percent more is added for hotels and restaurants. My receipts suggest that restaurants also charge 18%. Is ...
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Is It OK to enter ancient and deserted chapels in the Russian countryside

I love the Russian countryside, it's full of dramatic vistas and unexpected surprises. Sometimes travelling about the Russian countryside you might come across ancient Russian Orthodox chapels that ...
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Can I swim in Iran with my girlfriend in bikini in the Caspian Sea?

Is it possible if she is not Iranian to swim in her swimsuit or bikini in the sea? She is not from Iran, she is European as me. Is there some "police" that watches how people dress on the beach?
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Do I have to re-check in my baggage if traveling with 2 different flights? [duplicate]

I have 2 flights(2 different tickets) with different airlines and the connection is at the same airport.It is like a transit flight but not indeed , I mean that with the 1st flight probably the ...

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