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Can I bring Cuban cigarillos to the USA?

I, a German citizen, am going to visit the USA as a tourist. I use to smoke cigarillos which were made in Cuba, but bought by me in Germany. Can I bring them with me to the US (with the intent of ...
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Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...
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When flying on a very tight schedule, are you obligated to run to make it to the next gate on a connection?

In reference to this question, let's say you've bought a single ticket with a 45-minute layover. Your plane arrives on time but the next gate is so far away you have to run to make it. Assuming you ...
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German national visa (Type D), but entry through another Schengen country?

Disclaimer: This might be a duplicate post, but while looking up this question I did not find a response that would put my mind to peace Hi, I am an Indian student studying in Berlin just for fall ...
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Can I apply same visa after I finish my 6 months visit visa in uk

good day I would like to ask if I can apply same Six months uk visa again in the Philippines after I finished my 6months visa this coming 22 of August? If not is there's another option that I can do ...
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How early do I need to arrive at Most na Soči for a space on the car train

Slovenian Railways run a car-transport train service from Most na Soči to Bohinjska Bistrica, called Motorail. This lets you skip a lot of driving around the hills, and is reportedly a fun journey ...
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How are the National Express coaches from London to Cardiff?

Planning a trip from London to Cardiff using National Express coaches. Compared to rail they are very cheap, but I'm wondering about the comfort. In the past I experienced issues with where to to ...
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Most scenic route from Dothan Al to the Grand Canyon

We are retired so we have time to make the most of this trip. The last long trip we did we did we took 3 and 1/2 weeks up the east coast. I want to see all we can on this trip. I want to see all the ...
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Delayed Baggage

How do I get reimbursed for delayed baggage? My baggage did not arrive with my flight. It was promised to be delivered in 3hrs. I did not received till next day by a very arrogant individual. On the ...
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Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me?

The UK Visas and Immigration Directorate publishes guidance that provides helpful tips that can result in successful visa applications. Section 2 of this guidance opens is entitled "other documents ...
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Advice on additional documents for UK family visitor visa [duplicate]

I applied for UK family visitor visa for my uncle and aunt who are Pakistani citizens and are over 70 years of age. My uncle is retired shopkeeper and has no pension. My aunt is/was a housewife. They ...
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How to protect empty suitcases when checking them in at the airport?

I have already gone through this question about empty suitcases. However, it does not address protecting the suitcases from possible damage. My friend (who is a foreign student studying in Germany) ...
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EU citizen: my ESTA was not authorized, can I go to US by land?

I'm German citizen, planned to visit my gf in US and my ESTA wasn't authorized. I think I did stupid mistake while applying, didn't check properly my answers, contacted ESTA authorities to fix mistake ...
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1answer
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Permesso Di Soggiorno Visitor Visa to USA

I would like to invite my friend is a Nigerian living in Italy and holding a Italian residency (permesso di soggiorno) to visit me in USA. Can an Italian resident (permesso di soggiorno) obtain a ...
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Is it possible to view the ships buried under the Financial District in San Francisco?

According to FoundSF, there are many ships buried under San Francisco: During the height of the gold excitement, there were at least five hundred ships stranded in the harbor, some without even a ...
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Bill from German Railway

In early June my wife and I traveled to Europe on vacation. During our trip we traveled by German rail to Stuttgart from Paris. We spoke with a worker at the Paris station who assured us that we did ...
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How to sleep on an overnight layover in Kotoka Airport, Accra

I'm considering options for a difficult flight route. One of the best options (no, really) involves a beast of a 14-hour overnight layover in Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. This is ...
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3answers
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How to easily switch to driving on the other side of the road?

I have driven all my trucks on the right side of the road in the US. I will be traveling to a countries where cars are driven on the left side of the road. Other than getting driving lessons, what ...
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2answers
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Visiting Auschwitz just before World Youth Days

I will be travelling to Kraków, Poland soon, and only just realized that the world youth days (WYD) are taking place there as well. Apperently, the WYD end the 26th, but the Auschwitz camp site is ...
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0answers
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Can I use T-Money on AREX Express from Seoul Station to Incheon Airport?

I want to go back to Incheon from Seoul Station. When I came here, I used a bus from Incheon to Gangnam Station, but now I want to use AREX Express to return to the airport. Can I purchase the ...
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3answers
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Got new credit card since booking DB ticket - how to provide ID on train?

Since booking two tickets on Deutsche Bahn a couple months ago, I've gotten a new debit card with a new number. The DB website stresses that an ID (credit or debit card used for the purchase, or ...
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0answers
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Leave and return to Canada from the US and stopover in the US

I'm a German student and I will do a semester abroad in Canada (less than 6 months so I will not apply for a student permit, but only an eTA). I want to do weekend trips to the US (overland) at the ...
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1answer
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Following in the footsteps of Jason Bourne

I'm not as traditional a pilgrim as many of Travel SE's distinguished members. I've visited a couple of film studios, however I thought it might be interesting to plan a trip following the shooting ...
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Male alternatives to dressing up as a geisha in Kyoto

I'm sure that some studios would be capable of dressing up men as geishas (after all, some geishas are male), but apart from that, what options are available for men in Kyoto? Are there any popular ...
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Does anyone have any information about the new E Visas for tourist entry into Kuwait?

I saw an article some time back on Kuwait launching E Visas for specific nationalities but when I went through the process described - it still came across as a Visa on arrival - although there is an ...
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0answers
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Connecting flights in johannesburg?

I am flying from London to Maun botswana and changing in johannesburg. I have bought two seperate tickets and have a 2 hour stop over. I am only taking hand luggage but will i need to exit customs ...
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3answers
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Difference between 'as you wish dining' vs 'second seating'

I was looking into getting reserving a cruise and was asked to choose between as you wish dining and second seating. As you wish dining makes it sound like you can eat whenever you want to, whereas ...
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entering and leaving UK before 48hours of my expiry visa [duplicate]

GOOD DAY. I will visit LONDON (UK) on AUG06,2016 and leave on AUG09,2016 BUT the expiry date of my visa on 11AUG,2016 .is that possible?
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E-Visa for Azerbaijan

Instead of getting a visa from an embassy, there is an option to receive an e-visa trough a government accredited tourist agency. The main benefit for me besides faster processing and not having to go ...
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18answers
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Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?

At many airports you can wrap your luggage with sheets of sticky plastic. Why on earth would you do that? I only see disadvantages. I can imagine the mess when customs ask you to open your luggage. So ...
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21answers
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Long-life SIM cards in Europe

I regularly travel to Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland). Every time that I arrive in a country, I buy a cheap prepaid SIM card. The problem is that all these cheap SIMs have a short ...
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4answers
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Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?

I'll be travelling to Europe next July but I want to visit Romania and stay for a week and also go to Amsterdam for 4 or 5 days. Can I apply for schengen visa from the embassy of The Netherlands? Will ...
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What countries allow the export of butterflies?

I have a strange question regarding moving butterflies from one country to another (kind of a lame explanation, but please bear with me). I am collecting butterflies (basically doing something like ...
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0answers
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Websites which offer 'Reserve Tickets - Pay Later' option

I am a Bangladesh national. I need some websites which allow to reserve a ticket but make the payment afterwards (after a day or some time).
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2answers
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Money Exchange best value for a new middle age traveler

I'm travelling to Thailand in September and would like to know is it better for me to change the money here in Australia before I go or when I get to the airport in Bangkok. If here where would be the ...
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1answer
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Which Schengen visa to I require, tourist or business?

I am 18 yrs old. I am going to Portugal to attend Web Summit. I don’t have a job, I am studying. Which visa do I require? business or tourist?
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1answer
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Is taking laundry powder across national borders likely to cause problems? [duplicate]

Is taking laundry powder across national borders by plane likely to cause any problems? I'm not worried so much about airport security, as border protection forces mistaking it for heroin. I'm ...
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4answers
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Using squat toilets with arthritic knees

Referring to this question got me thinking (and laughing). I've used squat toilets a few times when traveling (and younger), although I try to avoid them. I grew up in the US using "normal" western ...
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4answers
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Can I take a two pin travel adapter plug in my hand luggage?

I'm going to Gran Canaria, and I just wanted to know if it would be safe to take a two pin plug in my hand-luggage, as it might get damaged in my suitcase in transit.
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Can I go to UK holding an accompanied visa, unaccompanied

I am a minor, 14 years old and I applied for an accompanied UK visa stating that I would be accompanied with my uncle. My visa also clearly states my uncle's name and that I would only be allowed ...
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0answers
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What type of visa do I need for short term voluntary work in Turkey?

I am from the UK and planning on traveling through Europe into west Asia. I would like to volunteer while staying at home-stays for brief periods e.g one or two weeks. For example - one website: http:...
3
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0answers
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UK Visa Refused, Please Help in Reapplying ( Will Appreciate Your Kind Response ) [duplicate]

I have a good Travel history ( Visited UAE Twice , Italy , Spain , USA Twice , also Visit UK Last year on a Family Visit Visa Which was Sponsored by my Brother ) Now this time I apply for UK General ...
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Is it ok for men to offer to shake hands with women in Mongolia?

"Culture Smart: Mongolia" (page 86) says that shaking hands has "become usual between men, and with some women". However, no other guides to Mongolian etiquette I could find mention any gender issues ...
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1answer
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Printed my SNCF ticket and lost it?

I'm travelling from Lannion to Paris. I booked the train ticket on line, but was told I'd have to print it at the station. I did that before I left Paris. Now I've lost the printed tickets. Ugh. Can ...
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0answers
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DS-160 - about other family members traveling with me [on hold]

I am filling the DS160 form for a J1 VISA. I am leaving in October for the States while my wife and my children should join me in November. When being asked if "Are there other persons traveling with ...
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5answers
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What do you do if your driver's license was stolen a week before a domestic US flight?

Normally to get past the security checkpoint you need to show the TSA agent your boarding pass and a valid picture ID. But what happens if your wallet was stolen a week before your scheduled flight? ...
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1answer
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What to do in the Loire region in France when you're tired of castles? [on hold]

I already visited multiple castles in the Loire region in France and I really don't want to view more. What else can you do in the region? I've already been to a market in Beaugency, Blois, Tours and ...
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3answers
668 views

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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2answers
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What is the difference between “Gazole” and “Diesel” in France?

I am driving a car with a Diesel engine. I always thought that "Gazole" and "Diesel" were synonymous to each other, only to drive in a gas station which mentioned both terms, as in "Gazole" and "...

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