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It is indeed a (national) collector's coin. It is legal tender in the country where it was issued, but not elsewhere in the eurozone. Even in its country of origin, I could imagine that many people would be surprised to receive one or perhaps even refuse to believe that it is genuine. And looking at the photos you can find on the web, I must say that their ...


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ARE is indeed the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code for United Arab Emirates. These are the codes used for machine readable passports as defined by ICAO. Looking at the wikipedia page showing the format used for machine readable passports you can see that the ISO 3166-1 codes are used both to identify the issuing country as well as the nationality of the ...


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Flight schedules get changed all the time, some flights get cancelled, others get added. There is no law against it and no compensation available simply because they cancelled a flight. As your flight is in the future, they have to give you a couple of choices: One you can cancel your booking and get your payment refunded; Two you can choose an alternate ...


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Categorically NO! I am a woman, I live in Iran, I go skiing EVERY week, I wear the same gear I wear when I ski in Europe or in the US. I am never, ever accompanied by men. Funnily enough, the slopes are the least 'Islamic' places in Iran and it is really amazing to see what young (unmarried) men and woman get up to there - it would make any Westerner ...


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Based on the details, the hotel didn't overcharge you at all. The hotel charged you the amount they stated (admittedly in GBP, but I suspect the amount that at standard rates is the same as in your chosen currency). Your card issuer charged you currency conversion costs (and possibly other fees). It's worth being very careful which cards you use abroad - ...


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There is absolutely no problem with your wife following you in. It is normal when families are renting trucks and the weight inspectors and state troopers are well aware of it. The good news is the process is simple - just roll over a road, follow the stop sign and be on your way. You might be asked (should you be over the weight) if you are carrying ...


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Yes, there always are customs laws. Free import: 1kg of coffee; 1kg of instant coffee; 500g of tea; 1kg of chocolate; 1kg food made of sugar; Prohibited Meat and dairy products Free export: Local drinks and foodstuffs up to a total value of TRY 100, each commodity not to exceed 5 kgs Prohibited ...


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In places where hotels are required to register their guests with the local authorities, they will ask for the ID of all guests. Hence all guests might not need to be present to check-in, but their ID's will. Other hotels might just ask for one ID. This is assuming that all guests begin their stay on the same night. In your specific case you should not ...


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I will give you general role about fatwas. Anyone can give a Fatwa in Islam :) The person who gives fatwa has to prove his fatwa with some kind of proof. Even given proof doesn't mean the fatwa needs to be followed. That's why you can find strange fatwa from time to time. Even Saudi's and Muslim in general laugh about some fatwas. Fatwa almost means ...


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EU passenger rights apply. If the delay was not caused by "extraordinary circumstances", you may be entitled to some monetary compensation.


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You didn't specify nationality although it doesn't matter much: you need a letter signed by every non-accompanying person or organization with the legal right to make major decisions for the child from http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/children/consent-letter . This page has links to handy letters you can fill out, sign and carry.


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"ARE" is the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code and the NATO 3 letter code for the UAE. This means that yes, "ARE" is the country code in UAE passports.


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The issue got resolved thanks to @pnuts and @CMaster. In short, I think the very first comment from pnuts - which I would accept as the answer if pnuts were to post it as an answer - fully answers the question: First raise it with the Hotel because it may be easiest Credit Card Company next, because they can impose a short time cut-off for disputed ...


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Some of it comes down to the hotel chain. For example Hanting 汉庭 at most can accept foreigners. Sometimes if they do, they have some weird policy about no free breakfast or something. However some can not 接待外宾 receive foreign guests. 如家 Home Inn, is hit or miss in mainland cities. Some take you, some don't. Best to call ahead of time and ask in ...


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@kenorb Hi, my name is Artem, I actually work at Happyrooms. Found this post occasionally. I'm extremely sorry for this issue. Here is the list of things I will do: Could you please write me your booking # or first and last name — I'll make sure we refund you. I'll make sure we block this hotel sales on our website. I'll make sure our Spanish partner ...


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The first thing to do is to identify the issue and where is a bottleneck: call each side to ask what's the situation, remember, that hotel can't keep your deposit without reason, if the hotel waiting for agency, call or e-mail the agency and if they're disregarding you, ask for their name and demand to talk with manager right now (or ask when they will ...


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I've camped 'wild' (for a single night) on a BMW1200GS in 30 countries in Europe and never been questioned. A German police officer told me not to use motorway rest areas because of the danger (to me) of being robbed. "Two kilometres off the main roads and no one will take any notice" he said. I had a police officer in Belgium take me to a good spot to wild ...


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I never surrender my passport. Make a clear copy of your passport and offer that instead. If refused, point out that it is clearly written on the passport that it is illegal to surrender. If traveling with a Thai, a Thai ID card is accepted in it's stead. I also obtain an international driving license before leaving my home country, which carries some ...



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