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How do I pay for something via a konbini kiosk without actually being in Japan?

I'm looking to purchase a ticket for a concert in Japan. The ticket is vended by Pia. For this particular concert, two payment options are offered: Seven-Eleven and Econtext. Both of these appear to ...
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Public pianos in the U.S

I've been to the Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland last year and had some fun on a piano in their lobby with a sign saying "Play me, I'm yours". I did some research and found a pretty cool project ...
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Hiking along on the ridge of the Mount Aso volcano's external ring

It is currently forbidden to climb within 1 kilometer of the crater of Mount Aso (largest active volcano in Japan), so I used Google Earth to find another hike giving nice views of the volcano, and ...
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Do I still need a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit?

For a stay exceeding 15 days in Kurdistan even nationals of some visa free countries need residency permission. The short-term requirements are mentioned by the Kurdistan Regional Government and ...
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Southern Myanmar - Travel restrictions as of late 2015?

How far south can I travel by bus or car, without the need to take any boat/cruise and without any permits? Lonely Planet Myanmar (print edition, Aug 1 2014) says: But briefly Googling, I find one ...
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Is it easier for a westerner to obtain a Chinese tourist visa in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan?

The procedures, restrictions, prerequisites, etc of getting a visa for the same country can vary a lot depending on which embassy or consulate in which country you apply from. This is most certainly ...
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Availability and attitudes towards sky burial tourism

I've recently heard about sky burial tourism, and I've got a couple of questions about it. Has it been banned in China? I recently retweeted someone tweeting about sky burial tourism by Chinese ...
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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys - When / where does my ticket get stamped?

I purchased a ticket to Brussels via Amsterdam on KLM, with the Schiphol to Brussels-Midi portion on the Thalys. The return portion of my itinerary is on Air France several days later. This was done ...
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Which countries apply the EU rail passenger rights domestically?

I recently discovered that there are some general European rights, similar to those for air travel, that apply to rail journeys within Europe, detailed here. For example, there is quite a ...
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Overstaying a tourist visa in Cambodia: what are the penalties and bureaucratic hurdles involved?

I have a Cambodian (ordinary) visa valid until 17 September. However I would leave Cambodia on September 18 evening or September 19 morning. On this website it is written that it would cost me $ 6 ...
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Where in Chengdu can we see Sanxingdui artifacts, besides the museum in Guanghan?

I visited Chengdu a few years ago, and a friend who plans to visit recently asked me for advice about things to see there. One thing that looks interesting is the Sanxingdui ancient culture and its ...
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Finding Tella in Ethiopia (on fasting days)

I will have a stopover Addis Ababa, and am interested in trying tella, an Ethiopian beer. I have heard that Ethiopians typically "fast" on Fridays. Does the fast include abstention from alcohol? Is ...
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Travelling from Bulgaria to UK via Turkey, will I have issues with tobacco products bought from the EU?

So basically I will travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to UK, but I have a layover in Turkey. Previously I've flew the Bulgaria-UK route, but only within the EU borders. Usually when I do so, I buy ...
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Can I get a Mongolian visa if I'm already on the road?

I am an Australian citizen and as such, require a visa for Mongolia. I leave Australia in late February and am planning on visiting Mongolia in late May. This means if I applied for a visa from home, ...
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After renewing an ESTA, do I have to do anything for Global Entry too?

As per this CBP FAQ entry for Global Entry, I know that if you renew your passport (but not change your name), you need to log into the GOES website to record your new passport details. Fairly soon, ...
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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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How to write a letter of complaint after a UK visa refusal?

I am a Ugandan by nationality and a student. I have recently applied for a visit visa in the UK to see my cousins in the UK. I was refused the first time this year on the ground that I did not show my ...
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How can one use a child car seat that requires a top tether in an airplane?

Some car seats require their top tether to be attached in order to meet the safety standard they were built under (recent AU/NZ seats are an example of this). It is also true that it is safer to ...
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Visiting both Schengen and the UK. Which visa should apply for first?

I am from India. My wife has traveled to UK for a year on Job. I am planning to go to UK in May 2016 and will be staying for 3 months. We want to visit multiple Schengen countries i.e. France, Spain, ...
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What time do buses and marshrutkas leave from Tblisi for the Azerbaijan border?

I am planning to travel from Tbilisi to Baku via the Red Bridge border crossing. Could you advise me what time buses and marshrutkas leave from Tbilisi's railway station bound for the Red Bridge ...
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I am a US/UK citizen and I entered the UK with my US passport. Can I stay in the UK past the visa expiration date?

I have dual US/UK citizenship. Four months ago, I left my country of residence in the US to live in UK. I entered UK on my US passport which was stamped with a 6-month stay on it. Can I or should I ...
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UK Rail Replacement Bus delay - can you still claim Delay Repay?

In the UK, for most delays, if your train is late enough you're entitled to some compensation. The exact rules vary by Train Operating Company (TOC), just to keep things fun... But most now use the ...
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UK refused visa for partner, possible ban

We applied for a visit visa for my partner, soon to be my fiancee once my divorce is finalized. I am a UK citizen and my partner is Thai. We have been together for 13 months and have physically spent ...
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Why does the Cook Islands issue entry permits, not visas?

From Immigration Cook Islands: The Cook Islands does not issue Visas under any circumstances. For most travellers to the Cook Island, what is generally required is either an entry permit or ...
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Parkour - Tricking - Free-running in Tokyo?

I'm looking to connect with people who do parkour, tricking or free-running in the Tokyo area. Does anyone happen to know of any facebook groups or other contact info to do so (Japanese or English)?
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Narita Airport - International Connecting Flight/ Baggage concern with non-codeshare Air Carriers

Good day! I am a Filipino citizen. I have a single itinerary ticket for a one-way trip to Tahiti, French Polynesia with a connecting flight in Narita, Japan on February 20 (Cebu -> Narita -> ...
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Overstaying visa in Vietnam by 5(!) minutes

I am in a situation where I landed in Vietnam, and found out I only get 15 days of visa by default. I landed 730am Jan 24th and leaves 00:05am on Feb 9th, which by hours is within 15 days, but if you ...
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Are there paraglide/paramotor operators around Lake Toba?

I am looking for information on doing a paragliding trip around Lake Toba. I have no paragliding license, so I am looking for a tandem trip with a pilot. I see references to this possibility on e.g. ...
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Do any countries share passport info of all its citizens?

Curious how "global" passports really are, even just the minute they are made, regardless if the passport holder travels or not! Are there countries that have an agreement with each other that they ...
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Where can I find detailed information about passports of different countries worldwide?

Is there an online resource with comprehensive descriptions of the passports of different countries, including what information they contain, what security features they have, and typical validity ...
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Will there be any remark in my passport because I held another one inadvertently?

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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Which VISA for post-graduate observership in US?

I've been invited for an observership in U.S. for a period of 2-3 month maximum. I am a Medical Doctor from Italy. I was thinking about coming with a "Visa Waiver Program" since my country is in the ...
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Until when can you (for a fee) change a UK advanced purchase train ticket?

As detailed on the National Rail Enquiries page for Advanced Purchase tickets: Advance fares are valid only on the date and train shown on the ticket and are non-refundable. You can change the ...
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Singapore visa accidentally issued with old pasport number. Can I still travel?

I'm an Indian citizen and the Singapore consulate accidentally issued my business Visa with my old passport number. Can I still travel without getting a new Visa?
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Is there a hotel search engine which allows one to exclude shared rooms?

The main big hotel search websites I know: http://www.booking.com/ http://www.hotels.com/ http://www.laterooms.com/ list many "hotels" which also sell single beds in dorm rooms. Try searching for ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa as a tourist in Romania?

I am a US permenant resident applying for a short-stay visa to Romania where I intend to stay for a month. I also wish to travel to Italy for a week in the third week of that month, but the Italian ...
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Can my wife leave the UK while on a spouse visa?

I'm recently married. I was born here in the UK. My wife lives with me and has an Indian passport and spouse visa. We are looking at going on holiday back to India. Is she allowed to leave the country ...
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Is The Mileage Club a legitimate business?

Is The Mileage Club a legitimate safe business to buy miles from?
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Can I get a multi entry schengen visa from French embassy if I am travelling to two different counties in separate trip?

I am travelling to France for 2 days in October and then I would be back in the UK. Later in November I would be travelling to Spain for 4 days. Is it possible for me to apply for a Schengen visa at ...
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Do the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario, contain any 'drive-through' wildlife parks or areas?

Henceforth, Southwestern Ontario refers to Wikipedia`s definition and the reddened area of Wikipedia's map (abridged by me), which includes the Georgian Triangle that particularly interests my ...
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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 ...
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used VWP only for transit, now want to enter US for 90 days

I'm a french citizen with an approved ESTA. I was flying from Thailand to Mexico with a 7 hr transit in LA (had to go through border control and get a stamp). Indeed left US after a few hours. I stay ...
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Is there a rental agency for Citroen 2CVs, Meharis or Renault R4s in Corsica?

Going to Corsica, I'd prefer renting a fun classic french car like those listed in the title to a modern one. However, I could only find rental agencies for those classics in continental France. Are ...
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Parts of Australia that aren't dominated by white Australians that are easy for tourists to visit

Basically, this question but for Australia. When I visited Alice Springs, while I was able to meet and exchange pleasantries a bit with Aborigines, virtually all of the staff I interacted with were ...
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Can I carry slush powder on 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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International Legality for travelers to import or buy poppy seeds used as cooking spice?

Different countries have different fair use policies; medicinal, cooking spice, versus contraband/ intoxicant usage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed They are widely used in cuisines across ...
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Forgot to reserve a seat on Norwegian Air. Do I need to check-in in person?

I got my boarding passes but noticed that I had forgotten to make seats reservations, on the website it says that if I don't choose my seats then I will be assigned seats on the day of the departure. ...
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How can I prove I have the means to support myself when applying for a B1/B2 visa?

I'm studying Master in Korean, I will graduate in March 2016. My aunt invited me and also guarantee any costs during the travel time. I just have transcript, family ties documents. So what is the ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa: rules for forward dating

I'm an Indian with an Indian passport. I'm planning to apply for visitors visa to UK. Once I have my visitors visa approved, can I make my travel plans anytime within that approved time frame? I ...
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What documents are required to drive a motorcycle from Kazakhstan to China?

A french citizen will travel beijing and shanghai in china by motorcycle and he had a chinese visa from the embassy of china in paris. the details of the motorcycle are: brand, model and year: ...

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