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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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How can one get a permit to drive the Chinese section of Karakoram Highway with a foreign truck?

To get from Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, one needs to drive through an 575 km section inside China, the one from "Irkeshtam Port, 309 Provincial Road, Ulugqat, Kizilsu, Xinjiang, China" to "Kunjirap Daban, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can you have luggage moved cheaply WITHIN England, if you do not care about delivery speed?

My grandmother will be travelling within England (London, Cambridge, Portsmouth) to see family and friends for the next year. Her health problems prohibit moving her 3 suitcases herself WITHIN England;...
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Is it legal to camp outside in France and Spain?

I plan on hiking the St-Jacques-de-Compostelle trail, starting in France and ending in Spain. To lower the costs, I would like to camp on my own outside. Is it legal to camp outside in a small tent ...
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Is it possible to get breakfast or coffee before 9am in a cafe in Batumi?

An old travel buddy of mine is back in Batumi right now bemoaning the fact that she can't find any cafe serving coffee or breakfast in the city until after 9am. Are there perhaps some places there ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that has no alcohol-related exclusions?

CHOICE travel insurance buying guide mentions alcohol-related exclusions for insurance: Alcohol Cover for overdoing it on vodka and Red Bull and float-tubing down a river in Laos isn't ...
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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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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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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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Address on UK Landing Card

In a situation wherein a visitor to the UK, with a valid visa, is staying with a friend, who happens not to be a/the sponsor of the visitor in a self-catered holiday rental apartment, how would the ...
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Parking a camper near Barcelona

I plan to visit Barcelona next month in my camper, but want to sleep (Airbnb) in the city for a couple of nights. Has anybody suggestions where I can cheaply park my camper within easy train (or bus/...
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Cheap second-hand bookstores/antiquaries in Talinn

As the title says, I am looking for places to buy bilingual technical and specialistic dictionaries of any sort while in Talinn at a good price (preferably used ones). Also, will I be able to ...
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Irish Visa or UK Visa or both?

My husband and I are traveling to the UK for a wedding and then want to travel to Ireland to visit. I read up on BIVS and it looks like if I have a UK visa, I can travel to Ireland for a short stay. ...
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Booking Kilimanjaro Trek in advance?

I'm planning to climb the Kilimanjaro in September. I'll arrive on 29th of August, stay in Moshi for two or three days, then start the hike. What I'm wondering now is whether I should book the tour in ...
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is it legally allowed to take frozen meat from Thailand to neighboring countries by land?

Will I have any legal problems if I buy a lot of frozen meat in Macro in Thailand, and keep it in a portable freezer powered from the car battery, and want to cross borders to neighboring countries (...
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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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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?

I'm trying to find out 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 ...
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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:...
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Can my 13 year old sister travel back to her country (India) unaccompanied?

Me and my sister (13 years old), are traveling to the UK and my sister has an accompanied visa. Is it possible for my sister to travel back to her country (India) unaccompanied with airlines escort ...
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How far do taxi from Incheon Airport go?

I have an event in Yeoncheon, South Korea (near the North / South border). My flight takes me to Incheon Airport, then I need to somehow get from there to Yeoncheon. I've researched and there doesn't ...
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19 hour overnight layover in Dublin. Will the baggage be checked in through?

I've a 19 hour overnight layover in Dublin (arriving in Dublin at 8 40 pm, flying out at 1 30 pm next day). As far as I can correctly identify the flight carriers, the first leg of the journey (from ...
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Traveling on a visa with an old passport number

I have a Dubai employment visa. My passport number on this visa has the ECR category, but I've now changed my passport to the ECNR category. Will the immigration authorities allow me to travel? This ...
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Holder of the 1951 Convention travel document issued by an EU country

I am a holder of the UN 1951 Convention travel document issued by Malta - an EU country. I have been travelling within the Schengen area for many years. In one week I'm going to Denmark for a week and ...
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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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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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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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Where can I rent a sailing boat at Orava lake?

Orava lake, Slovakia is relatively close to a Polish border and I would like to go sailing there. However, I cannot find any place to rent a boat there and I don't speak Slovakian. Where can I rent a ...
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Sleeping facilities at Chennai International Airport

I was just going through this sleeping in airports link for Chennai International Airport. And quite excited to see that there are Retiring Rooms at reasonable rates. However, it does not provide any ...
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Male alternatives to dressing up as a geisha in Kyoto

In Kyoto, there are plenty of maiko henshin (or maiko makeover) studios where (presumably) female tourists can pay to be made up and dressed to look like a maiko (apprentice geisha). What options are ...
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Can I hire a scooter on a provisional license?

I hold a UK provisional drivers licence. Will I still be able to hire a scooter in San Antonio, Ibiza?
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Visa extension time in South Africa

I am a South African retuning to live the country after having lived in the UK for the past 15 years. I returned on a UK passport (on a 90 day tourist visa) hoping to re-apply for my South African ...
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Good and affordable place to see the fireworks in Marseille for July 14

We are within minutes of walking from the Old Port of Marseille. Our building has no terrace nor a direct view of the port. Where are some affordable / free places to watch the fireworks on this ...
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What are the legal restrictions on SIMs in Japan?

eConnect says that there's legal restrictions on SIM cards: Data Only SIM Our SIM card does not support voice call and SMS. It is currently prohibited by law to provide SIM card with a ...
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How to go from Keflavik/Reykjavik to Myvatn/Reykjahlíð?

I'll arrive at Keflavik airport at 23:50 on a Saturday. I want to go to Myvatn lake quickly. How can I? I've seen a flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri Sunday morning at 8. But then, it seems that I'd ...
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Anything cheaper or better than getting a car from a rental place in Spain?

I'm hoping to make a road trip in Spain in August. Since I'll be driving alot, I want to minimize what I pay for the car rental. Is there any better option than getting a car from a rent-a-car? Does ...
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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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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 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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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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Traveling to Costa Rica

I only have a carry on no checked baggage. I will be landing in San Jose on Spirit Airlines but catching a connecting flight on Sensa over to the East Coast Caribbean side. Do I go through customs in ...
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Can we show both Credit Card Statement and Bank statement for Schengen visa?

I am planning to visit France in September. According to the requirement list the embassy is asking for a bank statement. I would like to know how much should I show in my account for 6 days in France....
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UK visa needs to be valid 3 months after your visit to Schengen, any workarounds?

This is what Schengen countries say on their visa page UK residence permit (original and copy): valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen area. Reference : ...
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Can I use T-Money on AREX Express from Seoul Station to Incheon Airport?

I want to go back to Incheon from Seoul Station. When I came here, I used a bus from Incheon to Gangnam Station, but now I want to use AREX Express to return to the airport. Can I purchase the ...
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Do I need to document a change of name in childhood for a simple UK passport renewal?

When I was a child, my parents changed their surname and so my surname changed with it. I also decided to drop my middle names in ~1994. When I applied for my first passport in 1996, I supplied ...
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What documents required in order to pass by motorcycle from Turkey to Northern Iraq?

For example, a Spanish citizen wants to go from Spain to India overland by motorcycle via France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, turkey (crossing from Europe to Asia is made via the first ...

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