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How many types of Pound Sterling are there and what is the relationship between them?

Some years ago I brought some left over pounds to England. In a shop a shopkeeper denied my money with the quote: "This isn't Scotland." At that time I though I just met a patriotic idiot and moved ...
2
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0answers
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Can my brother photograph my wedding as a tourist?

I will be getting married in Guatemala. My brother (a US citizen) is an excellent photographer, and I would love for him to take some photos before and after the wedding (he will be in the best man, ...
1
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0answers
8 views

Driving non-GB registered car inside Low Emission Zone (London)

Almost all of greater London area is Low Emission Zone. That means, that older diesel cars are not allowed into the zone, or must face high fee (up to 200£ / day). The LEZ does not apply to cars ...
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0answers
6 views

Do I need a UK Visa with an Italian stay permit?

I have an Italian stay permit for study purpose. Do I need a UK visa to visit my family? If yes, how can I do that?
3
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1answer
83 views

How to get from Langkawi to Phuket?

How to get from Langkawi (Malaysia) to Phuket (Thailand) either by ferry, land (train or bus) or by air? What's the most convenient way? It seems there are no direct flights and no obvious land ...
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0answers
13 views

Buying internal Mexico flights from the US

My wife and I are planning a long trip to Mexico, spending a week in Playa del Carmen first and then meeting others in Cabo San Lucas. As an American, what's the best way to buy plane tickets for ...
2
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2answers
78 views

British Passenger with less than 2 months valid passport transiting in Dubai and leaving through Abu Dhabi next day

I am a British citizen but my passport is expiring two months from Today. I will travel to the UK via UAE. My flight to the UAE is through Dubai but my connecting flight to London is Etihad Airways ...
4
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3answers
540 views

Gatwick airport to London by Oyster card

I read many contradictions whether one can use a Oyster card from Gatwick Airport to central London . What is the most time efficient way to go from Gatwick to "Old Billingsgate" ( Monument tube ...
6
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1answer
6 views

Sources of Authenticated Official information about carrying camping gas canisters on UK public transport

Asking a question in the similar/parallel league with this one here, I plan to carry my own portable either Propane or White Gas stove when I do a part of the E2 trail. There are official ...
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1answer
7 views

Transit through Singapore on a new Russian passport

I'm a Russian citizen living in New Zealand. I will be flying to Russia, transferring in Singapore. As far as I've found out, I need a visa to enter Singapore? Is it a tourist one? And I'm waiting for ...
1
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1answer
49 views

Are there any package tours that run from Singapore via Malaysia to Siem Riep/Angkor Wat?

My wife and I love Singapore and I'd like to introduce her to some more of SE Asia. The easiest way to do that is to start in Singapore and play the history card to go through places like Malacca and ...
1
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1answer
31 views

How can I get an affordable, temporary mobile plan when I travel to the United States?

I live abroad and am traveling to the United States for college but will only be in the country for a year; how can I get an affordable, temporary mobile plan? Are there plans with international ...
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5answers
3k views

Are there data plans for travelers in the USA?

I intend to travel to the US for a month, and I would really like to use a lot of data traffic during the trip, for browsing, maps, Skype calls, etc. How can I do that? Should I buy a SIM? Do I have ...
0
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2answers
64 views

USA: cellular plans with domestic roaming

I'll be spending about 20 days in USA, but across multiple cities on the East and West coasts. What would be a good GSM Sim only mobile plan for this? I've looked through some data online and it ...
2
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1answer
92 views

Money at UK border control

If I'm travelling to the UK for a couple of days as a visitor: do I need to have cash on me? if I only show my bank cards will I be asked to withdraw to prove I have funds? do I need a bank ...
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0answers
8 views

Greyhound Canada - How do I book bus tickets online for passengers with multiple discounts

I want to buy bus tickets for a trip on Greyhound for multiple passengers. One passenger has a student card and the other has a Hostelling International card. They have different pricing conditions on ...
11
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1answer
561 views

Is there an EU law that a hotel can't kick you out if you're sick?

Someone told me that there was an EU law that said that if a doctor certifies you as sick (to some degree) and you're staying in a hotel, that the hotel cannot kick you out of the room. Update Just ...
6
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1answer
1k views

Do any rental car companies provide pickup at the Amtrak Union Station in LA?

Do any rental car companies provide pickup at the Amtrak Union Station in LA? I'll be arriving at 9:00 PM with my 5-year-old son, so I'd rather not have to then take the subway to LAX or walk ...
1
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1answer
28 views

Getting from Fort Collins to Denver Amtrak

The westbound Amtrak leaves Denver at 7:15 AM.How can I get from Fort Collins to there?
3
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0answers
50 views

Will getting failed on a Diversity Visa application complicate my future entries to the United States?

I was thinking of applying for a Diversity Visa. Of course, the perks look sweet if you pass (around 1.8% chance) , but I'm unclear of the consequences: Does applying for this 'lottery' disqualify ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Travelling to the UAE and Kuwait on a passport with slightly less than 6 months to go until expiry

I am travelling to the UAE and then Kuwait for a few days next week. As a UK Passport holder I know that I will get a free 30 day visa upon entering both countries. However, I've just noticed that the ...
4
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1answer
54 views

Will I be allowed to leave the air terminal in Tocumen Airport for 2 hours?

On my way to Guatemala city from Amsterdam, I will have a 4 1/2 Hrs. layover in Tocumen Airport (Panama City). I have a friend living now in this city whom I haven't seen for years so we are ...
12
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4answers
13k views

Maximum cash allowed when travelling to the US

I was wondering if someone knows the legal limit of cash money allowed per adult tourist when entering the US, especially from the UK. The reason is that I would like to get the best conversion rate ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Changing a flight from a layover to a stopover

I have a flight booked with KLM from New York (JFK) to Cape Town (CPT) in middle-late December. This flight includes a 3-hour transfer at Schiphol Airport (AMS) in Amsterdam. Recently my schedule has ...
6
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3answers
109 views

Languages in Bulgaria?

There is a realistic chance that I will be working in Sofia for a year or more soon. I care quite a lot about being able to communicate with local people wherever I am travelling, so I would like to ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Is a passport needed when flying within Mexico as a U.S permanent resident?

I am a permanent resident (U.S) and I'm crossing the border into Mexico and taking a flight to Mexico city. The passport from my home nation is expired and I'm trying to avoid the last minute 500 ...
2
votes
2answers
43 views

Safest driving route from Dunedin to Queenstown, NZ

I'm flying down to NZ's first Bitcoin conference on Friday, 31st October and will rent a car from Dunedin airport. I'm planning to either drive direct on Friday night or set off very early Saturday ...
4
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2answers
333 views

Is a passport needed for traveling by plane in Mexico? (Non-international flight)

I am going to be driving into Tijuana to board a flight that will take me to Acapulco. My flight is from Tijuana to Acapulco. Both locations are in Mexico. Will I need to have a passport in order to ...
0
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1answer
13 views

Transit visa New Delhi airport [on hold]

I have a flight to New Delhi from New Zealand. I want to get on a flight with Jet Airways to Kathmandu. This would make it a separate flight. Do I need a transit visa? How do I get one? I won't be ...
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1answer
76 views

Is a UK company granted a duty free allowance?

I'm planning to buy some electronics in Asia in person and carry them back to the UK. Can UK companies have their own duty free allowance (separate legal form), or not (in any circumstances)?
15
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4answers
4k views

Are women required to wear skirts to get into some tourist sites?

There is mention of not wearing short skirts; does that mean skirts are required for women when wanting to visit places like churches, the Vatican, etc.
0
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1answer
50 views

Is there a car-rental scheme that works worldwide?

Personally, I find it quite an annoyance to deal with car rental. I always end up singing a two sided paper with small print, simply because I am to tired to bother. That this is naive approach was ...
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0answers
24 views

Which is the best SIM card for travelling from India to Germany for one week? [on hold]

We have the following options: A Matrix or Clay card An Global SIM card from Airtel/Reliance Buying a local calling card from Germany after arrival. The main criteria are of course cost and ...
5
votes
2answers
114 views

Flight from India to Cayman islands non -via USA/UK

I recently found out that if I travel From India to the Cayman Islands via UK/USA, I will need a transit visa. So which countries or route or airway should I choose to get to the Cayman Islands for ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

Will my operator-dependent phone work in another country's operator if it is the same company?

I'm not sure that this is the correct site for my question, but didn't find a better one. My situation: I have a phone that is locked to a mobile phone operator (e.g. Vodafone) in Hungary. Can I use ...
2
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0answers
20 views

Transiting through Dubai within 30 days of a visit

I recently spent nearly 28 days in Dubai on a Tourist visa. I understand that I can't apply for another tourist visa before 30 days have elapsed since my return. My question is whether I can enter ...
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votes
1answer
87 views

What are the rules for changing after swimming in appartment complex pool in US [on hold]

This might be a strange question - in California many apartment complexes have swimming pools but they don't have any changing rooms or anything like that (at least anything that I'd recognize as ...
18
votes
2answers
1k views

Which side of the plane to sit on an Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) flight?

Which side of the plane gives you more scenic views when flying from Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) to Queenstown, New Zealand (ZQN) (and back).
0
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0answers
26 views

Queenstown, New Zealand private transfers

Are there private transfer companies to take me from Queenstown, New Zealand to Te Anau, New Zealand?
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1answer
28 views

visa application status tracking [on hold]

I have applied business visa on 10th oct and I have opted for SMS Facility in Delhi. First day I got an SMS from VFS Team stating application forwarded to Embassy. Today is the 10th working day and I ...
0
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0answers
15 views

is it possible to take reservation from originating station and board train from any other station [duplicate]

I want to take reservation in durgiana exp from kolkata and board from varanasi is it possible
14
votes
2answers
2k views

How well accepted is the Euro in Gibraltar?

I am planning a day trip to Gibraltar. Should I consider bring some Pounds, take some pounds from the atm in gibraltar, or rely on euro?
7
votes
2answers
617 views

What to do when no search engine can find a connection that clearly exists

For about six months now, it seems that flights to Iceland, where I live, from very many places in the US, including where I go to visit my family, just don't show up in any search engine I've tried ...
16
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5answers
8k views

How can I book a flight plan found on Matrix Airfare Search?

When I find a flight I like on the Matrix Airfare Search, it spits out a bunch of travel agent secret codes™. If I look for the same flight on the airline's web site, I often get much higher rates. ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

Wi-fi coverage in Taormina and Palermo

Does anyone know how good is the wi-fi coverage in Taormina or Palermo? We're planning a trip to Sicily and I want to make sure I can work from there.
5
votes
1answer
62 views

Climbing Mount Aragats in October

What are the possible conditions at Mount Aragats in October? Does it require climbing equipment to climb the highest pick? What are the possibilities to get there from/to Tbilisi and from/to Yerevan? ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Travel Macau and back to China with single-entry Chinese visa

My friend holds an Indian passport and is travelling via Hong Kong to Zhuhai (China) on a single-entry Chinese visa. Is it possible for him to travel to Macau from Zhuhai and back to China with the ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Why do airlines prohibit telephone calls on planes with mobile data and Wi-Fi capabilities, yet provide an onboard telephone service?

On most airplanes with cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities, the ability to make mobile phone calls is technically disabled and passengers are prohibited from using the Wi-Fi service to make VoIP calls ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

Precautions and Customs to observe when traveling in Morocco

What precautions should my husband and I take and/or customs should we follow while traveling in Morocco. We are not Muslim and are unsure of this country's level of tolerance for Americans and ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

In which country do you pay tax and duty when travelling through multiple countries?

In example, my journey would look in the order: Vietnam, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and back to the UK. How the customs duty and taxes work? Do you pay in the next country ...

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