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When asking for ID checking into a Spanish hotel, what is acceptable?

Whenever I check into a hotel in Spain, they ask me for ID. A credit card and loyalty card for the hotel chain doesn't seem to be enough, it seems to need to be some sort of official ID. It seems ...
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financial proof to get schengen visa to france

I am planing to apply for schengen visa to visit france. I have attestation d'acceiul but the visa requires I submit bank statement for the past 3 months. I can get this statement but the problem is ...
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Airport boarding fee in La Paz, Bolivia

While booking a flight from Santiago, Chile to La Paz, Bolivia I have to confirm the following dialog on the skyairline.cl website: ¡IMPORTANT! The airport boarding fee in La Paz is not ...
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Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change

I was traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Mumbai (BOM) with a connection at Frankfurt (FRA). The layover was a little less than 4 hours at FRA. I had a boarding pass with no gate assigned (this is quite ...
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9 views

Gifts for Chinese hosts?

I am traveling to China for work (I am an academic), and would like to bring small gifts with me for the hosts who have been working to coordinate my visit. What are some recommendations for the kinds ...
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0answers
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Hotels in Barcelona for People Aged 17?

I wanted to know if there are hotels in Barcelona that allow people over 16 to check in (under 18).
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43 views

Buying alcohol in Prague

I'll be traveling to Prague soon and I was hoping to purchase alcohol at a reduced price. Can I purchase it in the duty free stores? (Are there restrictions in the Czech Republic on boarding planes ...
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2answers
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Which airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight?

I read that some airlines such as United Airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight. Is there any comprehensive list of airlines that ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight (or ...
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Would it be unsafe for an American to go to Moscow right now?

I'm an American, and I'm considering going to Moscow in a month. Would it likely be unsafe for me to do so, considering the current situation with Ukraine?
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How much hassle will I get flying into the Schengen zone for 7 months with a 3 month visa?

I'm American, and planning to fly into Europe for 7 months. With the Schengen visa, I'll be allowed 90 days out of 180 days in the Schengen zone. That's fine, I understand the rules, how the time ...
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3answers
467 views

Mobile and mobile internet provider Turkey

I am going to Turkey for a 10 day trip. Is it possible to buy a 3G chip to have internet access in all Turkey for this period? What are my options and average price?
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Visiting Lany or Inlemay on a cruise from Spain - single or multiple entry Schengen visa?

If I am in the Schengen Visa area (with a visa) and we cruise to Turkey getting off the ship at Istanbul and Kuskadasi and return to Barcelona - do I need a multiple-entry visa or will a single entry ...
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How can we stop Megabus's false advertising about WiFi? [on hold]

I ride MegaBus frequently for work and discovered on my first couple of trips that MegaBus's advertised WiFi service does not work, ever. I quickly gave up and started tethering my iPhone, but I ...
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1answer
35 views

Romanian Embassy in London

From the website I've been told to submitted my application to the diplomatic missions and consular posts. I live in London, here are my questions: "M.E.I.C. House, 344 Kensington High Street, ...
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3answers
477 views

Where can I get alerts for earthquakes in California?

Similar to how you can simply check the weather forecast to get a good sense of upcoming weather, is there a tool I can use online to alert me of an impending earthquake? I am travelling in ...
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1answer
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Boro cab service in New York City

New York City recently added a separate hail cab service for the outer boros and Manhattan north of 110th street. The information I can't find is how does this work for the New York airports? ...
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1answer
47 views

How do you deal with 'missed' attractions after coming back from a trip? [on hold]

I research a fair bit before going on trips to various places so as to ensure that I do not miss out on an attraction or experience that is unique to that place. My usual search methods are: Search ...
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8answers
2k views

Languages spoken in the Netherlands

I'm preparing a trip to Amsterdam. I know that the official language is Dutch but I have read that 90% of population speak English. So, Is it enough to speak English or should I learn some basic ...
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19answers
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When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?

Recently my wife and I traveled to Italy and before we left we got about 85% of our money in travelers checks and the other 15% we carried on in cash. When we arrived there, no one would take our ...
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5answers
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How to prevent the passenger in front of you from reclining without notice?

I can totally understand someone reclining his seat on a long-distance flight. On a short hop, I don’t have any sympathy for anyone using his “right” to recline his seat. The seat pitch on short ...
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3answers
2k views

Bucharest to Sofia

What are my options to get from Bucharest (ROM) to Sofia (BUL)? I tried searching for a bus, but I only get 100€ option - link. This can't be the only one. I can see the train option on dbbahn, but ...
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1answer
28 views

Schengen Visa - Overstay query

I hold an Indian Passport and reside in the UK. I have a valid work visa in the UK till Jan 2017. I have got my Schengen Visa on 24/05/2014 for the first time. The Valid Until date on the visa is ...
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2answers
21 views

Could one find and hire a guide for Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) for a day?

I have read that it may be helpful for a tourist to hire a private guide for a day in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Similarly, I have read that one could higher a taxi driver to be a private ...
3
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2answers
141 views

Macau/Hong Kong: Visa for going back and forth

As an EU citizen, Macau will give me a 90 day visa upon arrival. Can I visit Hong Kong with that every other weekend or will leaving Macau void my visa?
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How can I search specifically for cottages/cabins with kitchen(ettes)?

When searching for cabin/cottages on sites such as HomeAway or TripAdvisor, one can select many amenities, such as the presence of a sauna, hot tub, or air conditioning. However, there does not ...
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2answers
168 views

Can I visit UK with Italian stay permit?

I'm an Egyptian citizen, who holds Schengen visa and stay permit in Italy. Can I go to UK for some days with my stay permit and Schengen visa?
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2answers
75 views

Do airlines replace cancelled short-haul flights by buses? If not, why not?

When trains are cancelled (at least in Europe), and there are no alternative ways to get travellers to their destination by train a little bit later, there are often replaced by buses to get ...
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1answer
23 views

Wife EU citizenship application [on hold]

I am married and living with my husband in Italy since 8 yrs with my husband and child.I have Carta di soggorno.My husband and child are italian national.WE are i UK ,I want to ask that as a wife and ...
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6answers
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What's a cheap ski location to reach from Amsterdam (Netherlands)?

What are the cheapest ski localities I can go in a weekend if I live in Amsterdam (in the Netherlands). I want reasonably good ski runs (I'm not a beginner), and outdoor. Should I go to France? ...
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2answers
2k views

Advantages of traveling from Lima to Cusco by bus vs. plane?

Do you think it makes sense to fly rather than travel by bus in terms of time/money? Or perhaps traveling by bus is not that bad? Also, I've been told that landing in Cusco is quite spectacular and I ...
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6answers
2k views

Accidentally travelling with a large amount of cash - epic fail!

With just under a week to go until I head for Europe I made an epic faux pas. Instead of ordering a Visa debit card with 1500 Euro added to it, I have ended up with 1500 Euro in cash. I cannot take ...
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0answers
49 views

What's the police procedure for meeting homeless people on the street? [on hold]

Some people from different countries travel to the UK to be homeless for a purpose. And some of them become homeless after their money and passport has been stolen. So the question is, what's the ...
8
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1answer
608 views

Identify waterside building / skyline

Among a friend's photos on Facebook I spotted an interesting skyline with a distinctive waterside building that looks like it's just being completed: I've travelled to over fifty countries and I ...
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1answer
64 views

Is it legal to bring Jamón Ibérico from Spain into the United States?

I'm in Spain and I'd love to bring some Jamón Ibérico back to the states with me. Is it legal to bring it with me? If so, how much is allowed and under what conditions (sealed, treated, etc).
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2answers
75 views
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Can you book hotels on a prepaid credit card worldwide?

I tend to stay at smaller boutique hotels or local apartments when I visit a city but recently due to some credit card issues I will need to depend on prepaid Visa. But I noticed when I try to shop ...
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0answers
51 views

Are these reasonable gas and electricity prices for Milan? [on hold]

I am renting an apartment in/close to Milan. The rent is excluding gas and electricity charges, and I have no idea if the prices mentioned in the contract are reasonable or not. The prices are as ...
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0answers
19 views

Shopping on 30 Dec to 7th Jan in Vienna, new year discount [on hold]

Will we buy things at a cheaper price because of new year at this time of the year (30 Dec - 7 Jan) or should it be sooner at the beginning of the last month?
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1answer
35 views

Is there a time limit to staying on an ESTA in any one year?

An elderly friend of mine has recently been to Hawaii, staying from the end of May until July 21st, 2014. He has a valid ESTA which expires April 2016. He would like to travel again this coming ...
0
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2answers
53 views

Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone

My question concerns entering EU via Sweden to get to Helsinki, I have given all the documents (invitation, contract of my house, bank account, etc.) to my friend. She has printed all of them. I have ...
16
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1answer
114 views

What rights do we have after being 'abandoned' in Guatemala during a technical stop?

We flew Barcelona-Managua return with Iberia this July/August. At Barcelona we were given boarding passes for changes of plane in Madrid and San Salvador. When we arrived in Guatamala we were told ...
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1answer
344 views

What is an “Approval Letter”, and how do I get one?

I was doing a bit of reading up on how to get a visa on arrival for Vietnam, and several sources mention that I need to get an "Approval Letter" to pick up my visa at the airport. What is an ...
1
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1answer
29 views

Which side of Lyria train to sit on from Paris to Geneva?

We're traveling from Paris to Geneva on the Lyria. Is there a more scenic side to sit on? Does upper or lower level have any impact on view? We're going first class. We'd very much like Club2 seating ...
4
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0answers
63 views
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Travel with a hula hoop by low-cost airlines

This question is a bit specific. I hope someone can help. I want to travel around Europe with my hula hoop, it's folding but still can't fit in my bag. If I tied it behind the bag it does not exceed ...
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0answers
19 views

Madrid Barajas to Toledo transfer

Please recommend transfer options from Madrid Barajas to Toledo. The family of 5 persons arrives (4 adults + 1 kid) late, thus cannot use public transportation. I did not find any company that do ...
7
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2answers
479 views

Renting a portable 3G hotspot at Istanbul airport?

Since Turkey's mobile phone legislation is a pain in the ass, I'm considering renting a 3G hotspot on the two stopovers I will have there in February. Is there a company which could rent me one at ...
3
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1answer
78 views

What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?

I'm traveling to china for a couple of weeks for work. I don't do anything were information security or intellectual property is a huge concern, but I do want to be in touch with the home office so to ...
3
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3answers
59 views

How does one respectfully greet someone in Japan?

Every country has different cultural greetings. I was wondering if handshaking is ok in Japan? Or do they have their own cultural greeting. I'm not talking about greeting in their language but more ...
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0answers
13 views

Transit visa for Canada as Indian Citizen [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with valid stamped H1B on my passport. I would be travelling to Italy with transit in Montreal (onward) and Toronto (return) via Air Canada. Do I need to apply for a Canadian ...
1
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1answer
23 views

Can I leave the UK and come back just before my work visa expires?

My work permit expires in 2 months' time, and I am planning to go abroad for 10 days. I will return to the UK one month before my visa expiration date. Is it possible that the border agency officer ...
0
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0answers
11 views

What might be interesting or enjoyable day trips from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), which are not very expensive? [on hold]

I plan to stay with two other people in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) in early September for one or two nights. We would be arriving at SDQ, in the early afternoon, and would be due to arrive in ...

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