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Do non-CIS nationals have issues with visa checks on the Moscow-Dushanbe train?

Is it true that conductors (meaning train staff, NOT border police) on the Tajik train from Moscow to Dushanbe (which I'm going to take to Kazakhstan) check if you have the proper visa for the ...
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Do any Chinese embassies or consulates grant multiple-entry visas to people from a third country?

This question is specifically about true multiple-entry visas, which for China are valid for six months and allow multiple entries. This question is not about double-entry visas. In the case of China,...
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Can you travel to Canada if banned from the USA?

This page from the Government of Canada indicates the two countries are sharing relevant information. So would Canada refuse entry to someone who is banned from the US because of overstaying?
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Where in Sweden can I celebrate midsommar with the locals?

I live in Copenhagen and I would like to attend a midsommar celebration in Sweden on the 24th. Do you have any suggestion on where to go? Ideally, it should be in a small place, reachable using public ...
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Following in the Footsteps of Hemingway in Italy

History tells us that the author Ernest Hemingway was stationed in Italy during World War I. He was billeted in the town of Villa Ca Erizzo Luca where he drove an ambulance collecting human remains. ...
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Why are there so many well-kept ancient VW pick-ups on La Palma?

I've been recently on the beautiful island of La Palma, and in the rural areas, I noticed a considerable number of similarly-styled cars (same grey, all pick-ups), namely VW T2 pick-ups, which looked ...
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Free transfer between airports in same city

A traveller recently asked and subsequently answered a question regarding transfer between PVG and SHA airports in Shanghai on China Eastern. The airline apparently does provide a voucher for free ...
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Is the Berlin Wall Section on the Sakharov Grounds Accessible at Night?

I am informed that the only known section of the Berlin Wall situated in Russia is on the grounds of the Andrei Sakharov Center. The centre itself is comprised of his former residence and a 'largish' ...
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Does insurance for expensive Items in checked luggage exist?

While I plan to travel with a desktop computer in checked luggage, I am yet to find an insurance that covers much of significant value. We have coverage that comes with credit cards with limits of $...
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Encountering Weasels in the Wild in Scotland

I understand that it's possible, but difficult, to visit Scotland and see weasels in the wild and I'm interested in this. I would need to use Scotland's 'Right to Roam' rules because I don't know ...
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Does Siesta time in Panama affect business travelers?

I haven't been to Panama for quite some time and now there's a chance I may need to spend a few days there to service a software client. I remember that a large portion of the afternoon is dedicated ...
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Visit to Rio 2016 Olympics as a volunteer

I am an Indian citizen (and resident) traveling to Rio as a volunteer to the Olympics in Aug 2016, at the invitation of the Olympic Committee. However, all expense of travel and stay is on us. Only ...
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Can I sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour that departs from Imjingak?

All Joint Security Area tours (staying on the South Korean side) I have seen depart from Seoul (example 1, example 2, example 3). Is there any way to sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour ...
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Contain the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario any 'drive-through' parks or wildlife areas?

'Southwestern Ontario' means Wikipedia`s definition, as depicted in the reddened area of Wikipedia's map below: it includes the Georgian Triangle, but excludes the Niagara isthmus and Golden ...
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Legally drive a Canadian car in Central and South America for extended periods?

There are plenty of accounts from people who are driving around South America or even from North to South (minding the gap of course) but I have not found any indication of what formalities they had ...
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As an Indian citizen, can I apply and have both a B1 and F1 visa?

I got admitted into a university in USA and received my I-20 for the same. I am yet to apply for my F-1 visa. The program start date is 8th August, 2016. Meanwhile, I also got selected for a Youth ...
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Can I leave South Korea to reset the 90 days visa counter?

My friend tells me that I can leave South Korea for 1 night and re-enter, to reset my 90 days. For example, an American could enter Korea and stay for 90 days and then go to Japan or China (any place ...
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Recreating Hemingway's Trip to Pamplona (Part 1)

In about three weeks one of Europe's most widely known events will take place: the legendary running of the bulls in Pamlona, or known locally as the "Fiesta de San Fermín". The city is famous ...
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Driving from Bucharest to Balchik

We're going in vacation to Balchik, Bulgaria between 4-8th July, and I would like to know whether this is the shortest path and how good is the road ?
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Where I can find a guide in Peru to take me safely to the Jivaro headhunting tribe?

I'm a psychology major and I would love to barter for a shrunken head if I could still come back with my own.
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How to apply for a Belarus tourist visa without booking a hotel?

I'm planing a day's visit to Minsk on 19th June. I arrive at 6.30am on the sleeper from Warsaw and depart at 10pm the same day on the sleeper to Moscow. However the train times mean that I will ...
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CB Radio in Namibia - is a license needed? If yes, what is the situation in practice?

It is my understanding that in Namibia, a license is required to use a CB radio (our use case is quite typical, a two-car journey across the country), as described on this website: http://www.qsl.net/...
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Is the Han River in Seoul clean enough for kayaking?

I'm looking into activities to do in Seoul and I see a kayaking tour in the Han River that looks interesting. A friend has mentioned to me that the Han River is almost as bad as the East River in NYC ...
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Where can I find the e-ticket number of a previously flown Turkish Airlines flight?

I have the reservation number, but I need the 13 digit e-ticket number for a couple of months old flight with Turkish Airlines. I've done the check in online, if I remember correctly. It seems on the ...
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Two different workshops in one J-1 visa period

A friend of mine is accepted to attend 2 training workshops each of them has a period of one week with min 45hrs/wk. The 2 workshops are provided by different institutes. He applied for B1 visa but ...
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Where on Ko Samui can I find a clean, non-touristic beach?

I am going to Thailand in a few months but I still don't know where to stay. I read many things about the northern islands. Some of them are beautiful but very touristic. Is there any place that is ...
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Reapplying for a UK tourist visa after being refused once

I am an Indian citizen (also holder of Schengen residence permit) got married recently and want to visit London for 5 days with my wife (Indian citizen) for our honeymoon. I have been previously ...
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Where can I find a ski touring guide book for the Patagonia region?

Does anybody know of a guide book for ski touring in Patagonia? Covering the areas of Bariloche, El Calafate and Ushuaia. Preferably in English, but Spanish would do too.
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Road cycling with climbs: Girona vs Ronda?

We're looking for a lovely town in Spain that also has good road cycling, including serious climbs. We're between Girona (my husband's preference due to cycling) and Ronda (my preference as an ...
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What should I consider if I want to lend my camping van to friends?

I agreed with some friends that they can borrow my camping van for a short roadtrip in Europe. I'm currently thinking about what should be done before the trip, and here's the list that I came up with....
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Haven't used a 5-year US B1/B2 visa for 4 years. Can I still enter the US with it?

I got US B1/B2 for 5 years, but did not use it for the first 4 years. Now I intend to use it. Do you think it will be an issue considering I did not use it for the original purpose (which was a ...
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Travel from Europe to Latin-America by boat in November

I am planning a trip to Chile and live in The Netherlands. I would love to cross the ocean by boat instead of flying there. I already checked the option to go by cargo boat, but it is quite expensive. ...
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Will I get a Schengen entry stamp when leaving Andorra or Faroe Islands?

I (U.S.A. citizen) currently have a Dutch residence permit for purpose of family reunion. When my sponsoring family member will leave the Netherlands later this year, I will also have to turn in my ...
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Original visa application says I want to stay in the UK for 1 week. Can I extend this to 1 month after my visa is issued?

I applied for a UK Visit visa and indicated that I would be staying for 1 week due to university commitments. After that, I realised I could spend one month instead of one week, What can I do to fix ...
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Whilst on ESTA I was stamped a 6 month B2 visa, would this be considered overstaying?

I flew to Houston early last year on an ESTA waiver, and upon arrival the officer stamped me in writing B2 on my stamp with 6 months validity. I stayed 1 month and then travelled overland to Canada. ...
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What category does my (expired) residency permit fall, when it comes to UK visa applications?

I am making an application for UK visit visa, and on the online application, there are 2 particular questions, one asks (keep in mind I am paraphrasing here) "Have you been granted any visas to the UK ...
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Weird points calculation at Qantas Frequent Flyer

My wife and I travelled with LAN/TAM last year, together. I bought 2 tickets at the same time/session, that is, same price and conditions for both of us. I entered both of our Qantas Frequent Flyer ...
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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 ...
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Consequences of accidentally holding onto two Indian passports simultaneously?

Before marking this as a duplicate, please note:- I have already seen Two passport of the same person in India and the discussion there does not answer my query. That question is about a error in the ...
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How to get a visa for Qatar when holding a visa invitation letter?

I'm staying in Egypt and I have a tourist visa for Qatar (just a paper) sent to me by a family member. I was wondering, should I still go to a Qatar Embassy here in Egypt to get it stamped? Or is the ...
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Do I have to fill out a form when submitting a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit? If so, what details does it request?

Whether or not a blood test is required at present (see: Do I still need a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit?), what does/did the form available from the residence office look like and what ...
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Is it true that, when entering the US by land, you no longer need an I-94W form IF already having a valid ESTA?

I've received very different info on this, even from CBP officials. Some say you will always have to fill out and buy an I-94W form at land borders even if you have a valid ESTA. Others say you don'...
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With which countries does Canada have reciprocal health agreements?

Is there a list somewhere? Please notify me if it is the provinces that are responsible, because I know that the provincial, and not the federal, government operates healthcare for Canadians.
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Name on German Schengen visa not matching with new name on passport

I have a valid German Schengen visa which I got on my old passport. I applied for a new passport as I had run out of pages and when was issued, my name was changed slightly. My old passport had both ...
3
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What is the difference between the Australian 600 and 601 visas, for people who are eligible for both?

I'm traveling to Australia in July and I've been looking into getting a visa. I see two visa options, a 600 and a 601 that appear to be appropriate (I'm going for leisure and not for work). The 600 ...
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Can I get a Portuguese invitation-based visa without having a Termo de Responsibilidade?

I am an Indian national, and my friend in Portugal has invited me to stay at his place there, while I visit him. All my other documents were fine, but he couldn't give me a Termo de Responsibilidade (...
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Travel to Switzerland with a multiple-entry Schengen visa

My husband has a Schengen visa from the French consulate issued in 2012, multiple entry, valid till 2017. We visited France in 2012 for 12 days, we visited Italy in 2013 for 11 days (no issues), now ...
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What attractions interesting to 8-12 year olds can be found around Amish Country?

I visited Amish Country a while back (in my 20s), and while I don't remember specific details, there were few things terribly interesting, despite my more-than-average interest in history. If ...
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Canadian Business Visa Refusal — why was I refused and what can I improve in a future application?

I've applied for business visa to Canada online on April 2016 to attend a10 days training on office furniture. I've provided all the documents they stated on their check list and after approximately ...
3
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UK visas staying more than 6 months

I have a 2 year UK visa, I stayed 6 months and 1 week I completely forget, will I have any problems when I come back in September? Update: I tell you I have a visa two years but I stayed more than 6 ...

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