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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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5answers
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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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1answer
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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 ...
4
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1answer
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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:...
12
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5answers
1k views

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 ...
4
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2answers
181 views

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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UK Visa Refused, Please Help in Reapplying ( Will Appreciate Your Kind Response )

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 ...
9
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1answer
139 views

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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DS-160 - about other family members traveling with me

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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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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5answers
2k views

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
25 views

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 ...
9
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3answers
657 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 ...
15
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3answers
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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 "...
6
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1answer
184 views
+50

Can I carry slush powder as a carry-on on a flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...
0
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0answers
10 views

buying a car in spain as a non-resident? [on hold]

for example, a spanish citizen is having an education at the autonomous university of madrid in the spanish capital madrid. is it possible for him buying a car as a non-spanish citizen, but he has ...
0
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1answer
17 views

Driving moving van towing car Nashville to salt lake best route?…

Driving moving van and towing car August. To salt lake from Nashville. Recommendations for time and safety. Worried about me roads in the moving van and tow but would like a fun place to stop. Any ...
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4answers
2k views

What should I know about “Around The World” flights?

I have heard rumours of such things, and have had a difficult time find information on "around the world" flights. Are they worth it (do you have a limit between usage, do you save money.. etc.) and ...
9
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1answer
548 views

What are the consequences of the military coup in Turkey for travelers?

Reuters reports a military coup in Turkey. What are the consequences of this for people who travel to Turkey? What about passengers transiting through Turkish airports?
5
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2answers
224 views

What are the laws regarding sleeping in my vehicle by state

I want to plan an ultimate road trip to every state in the US. I am faced with researching each state for their laws regarding sleeping in owned vehicles. Is there an easier way to gain this ...
3
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0answers
17 views

Colombian nationals visiting Mexico without proof-of-funds

I have a friend I am trying to help visit me while in Mexico. She doesn't make enough money to save and show proof-of-funds, I was going to take care of her for the trip. I am worried she might have ...
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0answers
26 views

Free on hold flight booking websites [on hold]

Iam from Bangladesh. Need some websites name which are allows free on hold flight booking. I WILL BE THANKFUL.
3
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1answer
31 views

Uber from the airport in Prague?

My wife and I are traveling to Prague this weekend. I'm normally good with public transit, but this time around, we'll be dragging luggage, and I see that from the airport to our hotel, it's a bus to ...
10
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2answers
508 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
53 views

Finding an overnight accomodation in the North-west of Europe

I'm going to visit Amsterdam next week for a couple of days and then I'd like to take a series of bus and/or sea trips ending up in Warsaw or anywhere on the east shore of the Baltic Sea (from Gdansk ...
11
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2answers
472 views

Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while in Japan for sightseeing?

Assume a US citizen works for a US company remotely and that this person has a passport, but no visa. Let's say they want to go spend some time in Japan for leisure/tourism/sightseeing - no more than ...
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2answers
2k views
+100

Last fuel stop before airport

This morning I returned a rental car to LHR T5. I'm approaching along the M25 and am looking for petrol stations along the way and, as usual, I don't find one. I look on my iphone for fuel and it ...
0
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1answer
21 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
18 views

Issue of German visa for job, simultaneously with Amsterdam visa for study [on hold]

I resident of India , got admission in study course at Amsterdam, simultaneously got appointment letter from company at German. Since time is limited and I wish to know that can I apply for visa ...
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0answers
15 views

Is it possible for non-Russian, non-Mongolian citizens to cross the border into Mongolia near Mondy, Russia?

There's conflicting information about whether the border is actually open to all nationalities: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/asia-north-east-asia/mongolia/mondy-khankh-border-crossing?...
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0answers
16 views

georgian young male who can speak English [on hold]

Looking for Georgian young male who can speak English , as a companion during my 5 days stay in Tbilisi
18
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6answers
2k views

What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

I am a mid 30's woman from the UK wanting to travel to India without flying. I have been given warnings from friends about traveling alone through Iran and Pakistan, therefore I am willing to try a ...
5
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0answers
39 views

Visa requirement for Indian Passport holder living in Germany to travel to UK as Tourist

I live in Germany since May 2013 as a spouse of German citizen. In Nov 2015 we divorced and I have German residence permit till Jan 2018. We have a son in this marriage and legally I have the right to ...
51
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10answers
10k views

Why are Chinese mountains scaled by steps? (instead of winding paths)

Question: Why are Chinese mountains mostly scaled by steps/stairs instead of winded paths? Is there something traditional / practical / religious / spiritual about it that I fail to see? When hiking ...
1
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2answers
271 views

Tourist Kuwaiti visa requirements for a Bangladeshi citizen

Hello i am a Bangladeshi citizen.can anyone help me with the information on tourist visa for Kuwait.my fiance lives in Kuwait and she has a PR there.i would like to go for a short visit next year....
6
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1answer
32 views

transiting from Laos in Bangkok to Colombo, 2 different airlines

I will be traveling from Laos with Lao Airlines, transiting in Bangkok to Colombo with SriLankan Airlines the upcoming end of September. My flight with Lao Airlines will arrive at Bangkok at 19:40, ...
7
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1answer
38 views

Which trekking shoes to get for trekking in Costa Rica

I'm about to travel to Costa Rica, on a trip that will include a serious hike. My travel company recommends hiking shoes in category B/C for this trip. However, when I search for this type of shoes I ...
24
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3answers
2k views

Do's and Dont's of doing a pilgrimage as an atheist?

I plan on doing the St-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage, but I am also unequivocally atheist. My motivation for undergoing a (mostly) religious pilgrimage is pushing the limits of what I believe I ...
20
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
107 views

Does one need to fill in a form for a Visa On Arrival?

I am specifically looking for the case in Indonesia. If a form is required, what sort of information is required on the form? Or does this simply involve paying a fee and getting a stamp on my ...
14
votes
3answers
740 views

What are the conditions of applying for a 10-year Chinese visa?

According to Wikipedia, China currently has 10 year visa agreements with Canada, US, Israel and UK. What are the conditions of applying for such a visa? Do you have to travel to China a few times on ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

Traveling from Spain to Dublin while having a UK arrest warrant [on hold]

I have a UK arrest warrant for non payment of fines. Can I travel to Dublin from Spain by plane? Please let me know only if you know the facts.
5
votes
3answers
138 views

How to reach Munich Hbf from Munich's Airport (Terminal 2)? Disabled person

Recently I asked here a question about reaching Marktoberdorf from Munich's Airport. @user24582 gave me very helpful information and links. I contacted Mobility service of the Deutsche Bahn and ...
4
votes
1answer
59 views

Retrieving checked bags from a connecting flight

On my way home from my honeymoon, we have a scheduled stop in Houston prior to flying home. If I were to get off and stay in Houston instead of flying home, how can I get my bags that are probably ...
2
votes
1answer
260 views

Visit to US before F1 using the Visa Waiver Program

I am going to start a phd at the US with an F1 visa. University told me that I could enter the US only 30 days before the date on I-20. Since English is not my first language (and this would be a big ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Is there enough to do in Montreal for a week-long stay? [on hold]

I'm looking to visit MTL during POP Montreal, which is from September 21- 25. All in all I'll be in the city for a week. I understand that POP is a more leisurely festival than other events such as ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

UK visa refused twice. What am I doing wrong? [on hold]

I'm Jordanian in Saudi Arabia So I applied for a visitor visa to the UK, 1st time I applied I was unaware of what document I had to apply and got a refusal and honestly that was my fault, but on the ...

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