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Supplying your own needle for Blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit

For the blood test (if still required) (see Current blood test requirement for Kurdistan residency permit) can one supply one’s own needle? Details of what is involved, in medical terms, would also ...
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Outdoor climbing tour in/departing from Bangkok

I'll be in Bangkok for 3 days (and only Bangkok). I haven't been able to find any guided tours for rock climbing in Thailand that are based in Bangkok. I've only been able to find indoor climbing in ...
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Is advance booking required for ferries from China to South Korea

We already have a question about prices of ferries from China to South Korea, my question is can I just show up at the port and buy a ticket for the same-day ferry or do I have to book it in advanced? ...
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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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Domestic-domestic at Manchester, UK: any security to clear?

I have a potential domestic-to-domestic connection early next week at Manchester Airport, UK (MAN). I'd be connecting Flybe to Flybe, online (one ticket), all in Terminal 3. Scheduled layover is 35 ...
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Orthopedic medical tourism in Cuba?

I am suffering a muscle pain and I also have a profound hatred for the U.S. healthcare, including making phone calls to see if some provider is "in network" and all that goes with it. Since I do not ...
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Receiving a compensation from SNCF after missing ferry due to delayed train

A few days ago I was traveling out of Paris by SNCF Grandes Lignes. The train was announced with 30 minutes delay, but left later than that, and arrived in Le Havre with nearly an hour delay. It ...
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Avoiding crowded times in southern Utah national parks and monuments

Frequent advice to avoid crowds when visiting national parks in the USA is to travel outside summer (example: (1), (2)). However, some parks have more visitors in May than in July or August. For ...
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Meeting young people in Mongolia, especially outside UB

Compared to Japan, I know that Mongolia has a lower population density, but also a lower average age. Will I have any difficulty meeting young people of both genders? In particular, are people in ...
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With an itinerary receipt, where's the notice of terms incorporated by reference?

For the first time in a long time, I traveled on a ticket that was purchased (in the US) at a travel agent. Our travel party got itinerary receipts, not e-tickets. At the end of the itinerary receipt, ...
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Differences between Si Amil Island and Mabul Island?

I'm looking at going to dive in the Celebes Sea in (northern) Borneo. And obviously I want to dive at Sipadan Island (yes I do have the required Advanced Open Water PADI). I want some quality time on ...
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Casual Khmer language classes or interchange in Siem Reap?

As always on my travels I like to study the local language, as usual I don't have a budget that allows the prices of "proper" courses or individual tutors. So I'm wondering if there's some ...
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Is it possible to visit the Vatican while wearing a Hijab?

I have read the question "Is there a dress code when visiting the Vatican in Rome?" carefully and I thought "the better covered the more welcomed" just like the photo suggested. However the ...
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Does the cancellation of my wife's US visa at the point of entry affect mine?

Does the cancellation of my wife's US visa at the point of entry affect mine as the principal applicant, if we travel differently?
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Ski touring guide book for Patagonia

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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Inviting an unemployed friend to visit the USA on a tourist visa

I am a PhD student currently in the US on an F1-Visa. I want to invite a friend, who is currently not employed. He also does not have sufficient funds, so I am willing to cover all the expenses ...
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Overnight travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Skopje (Macedonia)?

I am looking to travel between Istanbul and Skopje overland during August (2015) and wondered what the best way to do this would be? My initial plan was to take an overnight bus as I've found ...
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Where can I buy authentic cheongsachorong (청사초롱) - traditional lanterns - in Seoul?

Cheongsachorong (청사초롱) are traditional lanterns, originally used for weddings in Korea. They are made of red and blue silk. Where can I buy an authentic version in Seoul, or elsewhere in Korea?
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Canada to India via Germany on Expired Canadian Visa

I am an Indian citizen living in Canada on work permit which expired on 31st May. I have already applied for Work Permit extension but it is still in process and have not received yet. I need to ...
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Extend duration of stay for Chinese visa (Q2)

Taking advantage of the new 10 year visa treaty between USA and China, I applied, and was issued Chinese visa (multiple entry, category Q2). However, I only got approved for 120 days per stay, while I ...
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ESTA visa waiver

I am travelling from Panama to LA, I will be travelling around the states for approx 80 days then flying back to Panama and making my way up Central America for approx 3 months before flying back to ...
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Flying to the Philipines from Saudi Arabia with several electronic devices

I am traveling home from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines and I plan to bring with me 5 smartphones (in unopened boxes, as gifts), two personal laptops, 2 smartphones (personal), 1 iPod Touch and 1 ...
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Proof of Travel History for Canada

I will visit Canada for one month. I am a Romanian applicant and I was wondering if I can submit the following document as proof of my travel history (inside EU, so I didn't need a passport). I cannot ...
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How long does it take for the Dutch embassy in Ghana to process visa refusal appeals?

I would like to know if after appealing for visa refusal from the Holland Embassy in Accra, Ghana for the last 90 days without response, what exactly to do? Do i have to send a reminder or what?
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Getting from Salt Lake City airport to Park City by public transport on a weekend night

I've looked at the Wikivoyage Get In section for Park City but it didn't have any helpful information. I'll be arriving in Salt Lake City airport and need to get to Park City but would rather not take ...
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Where is it expected to tip housekeeping?

Following on from this question about how it is appropriate to tip housekeeping where it is expected. In what countries/regions is it expected to tip housekeeping? Does this expectation vary depending ...
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Getting a very short visitor visa for the US as an Indian citizen

I'm an Indian national and I have a friend in USA who got stuck and I wanna go and get her. The thing is I can't show bank balance, as I don't have any, but I have credit cards worth 5000 USD and I ...
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How long does it take for German consulates to process visa appeals?

My visa was refused from the German consulate in Kolkata and now I appealed to them in writing along with many papers. After submitting all documents they called me suddenly for interview. I was ...
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Can I ask for a luggage transfer at the transfer check in counter in Taipei?

I'm taking a flight from Seoul to Taipei (on Korean Air) and then another one from Taipei to Paris (on Emirates) in August. The flights are on different airlines and booked with different ...
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I am an Indian passport holder studying on F1 visa in USA ,want to travel Dubai for ten days, how to get Visa?

I am an Indian passport holder and at present studying in USA on F1 visa. In winter break I want to visit my relatives living in Dubai for ten days and than come to India. what is the procedure for ...
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Visa processing speed: VFS vs Embassy

I am applying for a Schengen Visa for Switzerland at London. To submit my application, I can choose to go to the VFS Visa Application Centre or the Embassy of Switzerland directly. I wonder which ...
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How to buy claves in La Habana?

My father is going to La Habana in a month or so, and I would like him to buy me a pair of claves while he is there. He is, however, no musician and would probably find difficult to choose a good pair ...
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Visa for Istanbul trip during layover

I am an Indian (Indian Passport) presently in Kano, Nigeria on a business visa. I am going back to Mumbai on 22 Sept by Turkish Airlines with a 12 hour layover time in Istanbul. We plan to see the ...
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Can I check in and go through security at DTW the night before a flight?

I have a 6 am domestic flight out of DTW on American Airlines. Can I check in and go through airport the night before? Alternatively, I am happy to go standby for a flight at 7:20 or 9:00 the night ...
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Under what conditions can I take duty free liquids from outside the EU through EU airport security?

In know that if I buy duty free liquids in one EU airport, and have them sealed in the special security bags with the receipt shown, I can take them through security at other EU airports the same day. ...
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Taking 2 laptops and an iPad for travel, as a student, to South Korea from USA

I'm a US Citizen who's received a D-2 (Student) South Korean Visa. I have one laptop that I use for personal/school use and another laptop I that I am required by my job to use on their system (which ...
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Travelling to Greece with a refugee travel document while green card is still being processed

I plan to travel from the U.S. to Greece. I have my refugee travel document but my green card application is still being processed. I have all the paperwork but I'm still waiting to be officially ...
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Proving ties to your home country when applying for a German visa

A friend from Russia (Moscow) is planning to visit me in late August. She is about to apply for a visa but she's worried that they will deny her application because she doesn't have anything to prove ...
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Where in Chengdu can we see Sanxingdui artifacts, besides at 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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Use United Airlines travel certificate for another passenger?

When I look at changing a flight to a cheaper flight, I see that I'll be issued a "United Airlines Travel Certificate" (for the difference in cost, minus the change fee). Can that credit then be used ...
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How long does it take for Priceline to process Last Minute ticket requests?

Based on this question I discovered Priceline's Last Minute offers. You need to pay for it in advance though. The process is a bit fuzzy and there are obviously no guarantees. Assuming I "request" a ...
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Bhutan hiking regulations and a cheap trek above 4000m

I'm of Indian nationality so I don't have to pay the 200 rupee per day fee to get into Bhutan and stay but I'm seeing that many of the treks are expensive but even subtracting lodging and transport, ...
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Documents needed for immigration check for US B1/B2 visa

I am a graduate student from India holding a valid B1/B2 US visa. I obtained it for attending a conference. Though I applied for B1 (conference/business) the visa type on my passport reads B1/B2. The ...
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ETA Refused for Australia

I am in Canada and tried applying for the ETA for Australia online. It was referred and I waited 12 hours to find out that it was not approved. My flight is in 3 days, is there any way to get a ETA ...
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Free snorkeling in Cuba

One of our favourite activities when travelling is diving. I've been reading about good snorkeling sites, but all require a tax to access to the beach or are located in the expensive touristic areas ...
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What are the main safety threats to be aware of in South Africa as a tourist?

I have been looking in to arranging a short backpacking trip around South Africa later this year. From what I have read both on the internet and in travel guides, and talking to South Africans it's ...
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Do I need to including details about a side trip to another country on my Schengen application form?

I will be applying for my tourist visa at the Germany embassy as my main destination is Germany however I would like to take a side trip to Italy for maybe 3 days do I need to add Italy as a second ...
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Shuttle bus from Podgorica town to the airport?

It seems tricky, but it's a capital, must be some public transport to the airport, right? What all I can find online is some outdated posts mentioning there's a shuttle arranged by Montenegro airline ...
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Proof of funds for a UK citizen visiting Canada for 5 months

I'm a little worried. My partner and I are planning to travel to Canada in less than a week, with return flights booked for just over a 5 months period. We've been told this will suffice for a tourist ...
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Attend a bootcamp training in US for 3months + tourism

I have a B1/B2 visa and was wondering Q1) if I can use that to attend a bootcamp training in USA. The training is for 3 months and am also planning to tour around for 2 to 3 weeks. The answer in ...

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