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The 'Child Safety' page has some information on this. Mostly it says that child safety restraint systems (CRS) get approved for traffic and/or airline use by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but that FAA does not control all of the approvals. And stresses to check that the CRS has the label: This restraint is certified for use in motor ...


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CARES Child Aviation Restraint System is designed specifically for aviation use for children age 1 and older who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds. These youngsters are old enough to be in their own seats, but are too small for the seat belt alone to protect them and provide the safety they require during airplane travel. Their bodies cannot ...


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I live in Moscow and my colleague is American. I do feel a little awkward talking on public transport systems. It feels more comfortable to be silent and blend in. The Moscow times reported two Americans found dead in the city last weekend but that could be coincidence. We have been here since June and things are pretty relaxed. Keep an eye on the foreign ...


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If coming from the US, get a CapitalOne 360 Checking account (formerly INGDirect). With the debit card you can make ATM withdrawals with ZERO fees levied on the US side. (The only possible fees are by the local ATM/bank. My experience is that developed countries = easy to find fee-free ATMs; developing countries = difficult.) In my experience this is ...


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The Australian government has a travel advisory warning about it: We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia, including Addis Ababa, at this time due to the threat of terrorist attack against Western interests and ongoing tensions. and The US Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a message to US citizens on 29 May 2014 advising that ...


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The reason is relatively straightforward: June - September is Monsoon time, the prevailing wind switches from southeast to southwest and brings massive amounts of rain and humidity. Goa is on the western coast of India, so the resulting wave heights are significantly greater and the waves are much more forceful. This means that both the waves and the ...


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Addis is possibly the least 'African' capital south of the Sahara (short of the capitals of South Africa and perhaps Namibia) and as such a fairly easy introduction to African city life. For all intents and purposes, Addis is fairly, but obviously not completely, safe. The usual caveats apply, with the difference that most westerners will stand out on the ...


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Purely speculation, but maybe it's what's under the water. In Japan, east-coast beaches close in September. The waves are no problem, there are very few rip currents, but there are a lot of jellyfish in the fall.


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After doing a web search, most of the seasonal references to Goa during the "off season" months (which are the monsoon months) are discussing the heavy waves and more constant and stronger on-shore wind. Coupled with the rains of the monsoon and the normal oceanic issues (rip tide, etc) and the ocean is usually marked off limits. While some (younger) ...


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In the first step you would take the email you received to the police and tell them your story. If the police in your country are looking for someone and you provide them with a good reason to believe an absconded person is in France, they will know what to do. There is a global computer network connecting police departments in participating countries; ...


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I travelled for 2 weeks all through Xinjiang and talked a lot with University professors and other native Uighur during the Anniversary of the first unrestes, in July 2011. The issue is that the Chinese Government is trying their best to "get rid" of the Uighur culture there. They want people to live in modern housing, intermingled with Han-chinese people. ...


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Travelling from Istanbul to Moscow overland is adventurous at best. For example, there's a big country between the two places called the Ukraine. Assume you take the Asian route, you will almost certainly pass near Kharkiv border and other hot spots along the border of eastern Ukraine. These would include Donetsk and Lugansk. Anywhere near those ...


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I am a UK citizen and have visited Russia, Turkey and Georgia recently (only came back from Georgia 2 weeks ago - via Turkey). It is safe to visit Istanbul (apart from the usual risks associated with being a tourist in an unknown city) and it is safe to visit Moscow. If you want to visit both on one trip, I would strongly recommend that you fly between ...


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I feel the front is dangerous because it may hit the ground first. (Warning: sweeping generalizations ahead) Yes, if the plane lands in Lawn Dart mode. In that case no one gets out in (literally) one piece. Landing accidents often hit tail-first, as the pilot will be trying to pull the plane up. If it's a really good smack on the runway the front ...


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The safest place is in your seat with your seatbelt fastened. On the rare occasions where something happens to a plane, and some people are hurt and some are not, the ones who are not hurt are in a seat and belted in. This is typically turbulence or rapid descent. Situations where planes actually crash and some people survive are very rare. Attempting to ...


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Edit: As Kate Gregory's answer says, having your seat belt fastened is probably the most important safety recommendation. Next would be to know where your next exit is and listening to all the safety information given by the crew. That said, contrary to the other answers claims, there may be dependencies on where you sit and fatal crashes where some people ...


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The answer is 'it depends' - on the type of smoke detector an how close the smoker is to the alarm, how much vapor is produced etc. For the optical sensor type firealarms here is a demonstration they can be set off by vapor - while here is one that demonstrates they're not. I.e. depends on how much vapor you have and how often it is blown into the detector. ...


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Sure. Stick to downtown and/or midtown Detroit during the day, or if you're going to a specific event, go there and don't venture too far away. Downtown/midtown encompasses the Woodward/Jefferson area, Tiger Stadium, Cobo Hall, The Joe, etc. There are plenty of festivals this time of year downtown (at least their used to be). Be prepared to see homeless ...


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Also, when camping overnight in Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon you are REQUIRED bear bag for food or even bear can: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear-resistant_food_storage_container and having a bear spray might be a good precaution.


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Just as a note it is generally rare for people living in the suburbs even in large metropolitan areas in the US not to have a car. Irrespective of that you can look at Crime Mapping site on which the information is published by the Detroit Police Department. The map is coded and you can identify clusters of various crimes based on the information provided ...



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