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beforehand read reviews and search them for your keywords, e.g. "fire alarm", "escape routes", ... check the hotel website for information on the property and make your own guesses. I would be more concerned about earthquakes in a high-rise hotel than in a wooden bungalow on the beach, whereas in the latter a tsunami might frighten you more at the ...


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We had a bear stalking us on Red Rock Lake in Algonquin Park. We had our food tied up with a rope high in a tree and the bear was jumping up off the ground trying to reach the food but he was unsuccessful. We yelled at the bear and it ran away, but later while we were in the tent we could hear the bear in the bushes getting closer and closer and we were ...


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In this answer, I've cited the IATA guidelines, which most airlines will likely follow (though deviations are possible). In summary, you should be fine if your computer's unremovable battery is up to 160 Wh. Current MacBook Pros (as of 2016) should be under 100 Wh. The Lithium Battery Guidance Document for 2015 states (emphasis added): Passenger ...


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According to the United States FAA, lithium-ion batteries are allowed in checked baggage so long as they are in a consumer electronic device and they are not too large. The FAA has separate regulations about "portable electronic devices, containing batteries" and "lithium ion and lithium metal batteries, spare (uninstalled)". For the former: Most ...


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For reference: The 15" MacBook Pro carries a 99.5 watt hour battery. The 13" MacBook Pro carries a 74.9 watt hour battery. The MacBook Air 13" carries a 54 watt hour battery. The MacBook carries a 41.4 watt hour battery. The 12" iPad Pro carries a 38.5 watt hour battery. The MacBook Air 11" carries a 38 watt hour battery. The 9.7" iPad Pro carries a 27.5 ...


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In 2008, my wife and I rented a car in Buenos Aires and drove to Iguaçu (waterfalls) via the national park 'Esteros del Iberá' and back. We found Argentina safe to drive, but this depends on what you are used to. The traffic is definitely more chaotic than in Northwestern Europe, but IMHO comparable to Southern European countries as Spain, Italy, Portugal ...


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Crossing into the West Bank itself is simply a matter of continuing on whatever road you were already on and passing a check point, (though usually they are only checking anyone going the other way) and it's perfectly doable with an Israeli taxi, or any one else willing to take you there for that matter. Furthermore, it's just as doable to procede from ...


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These are the ones I look at: Official: Australian Government - Smart Traveler UK Government - Foreign Travel Advice US State Department - Travel Unofficial: Wikitravel Sometimes I just search on google "[country name] travel safety" That's about all I can think of at the moment.


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There is always a difference between what you see in the media and the reality. I live in Paris. The current flood is not common but more because it is happening in June than for its intensity. There are floods in Paris almost every 2-3 years. Usually the avenue along the Seine river gets closed for few days. This is happening usually during winter. Never ...


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Germany is a very safe place to be in, even as a woman, even when travelling alone. That includes festivals such as the Oktoberfest with obvious caveats I’ll deal with in a second. The assault series you mentioned drew as much attention as they did because: They are not typical for Germany, i.e. the count was exceptionally large within a small timeframe; A ...


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There were many crimes (a few cases of rape, mostly theft, robbery, and assault) during the New Year's Eve Celebrations in Cologne which have been attributed to young migrants from North Africa. The police underestimated the situation and mishandled the aftermath. Under German law, rape is distinct from sexual assault. According to Wikipedia, there were ...


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Yes, they're pretty safe. The reports of the sexual assaults gained such publicity because of how loaded that topic was/is in a political sense. Although still horrible, they weren't mass rapes rather than sexual slander and infringements. These actions in almost all of the cases happened in the anonymity of a larger crowd that even before acted agressivly....


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All things being equal it's safer to go just about anywhere in Germany or just about anywhere in Western Europe than it is to be in the US: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate DE: 0.9 / US: 3.8 http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Crime-levels#amount DE: 23.57 / US: 55.84 Even if there's a ...


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Flights will usually take a ‘curved’ route when viewed on a flat map with more horizontal streches in northern latitudes due to the ellipsoid shape of the Earth. That’s why the map Berwyn supplied also shows this ‘bent’ route rather than the seemingly direct straight line. Also, flights typically do not cross areas with severe crises. In 2014, many airlines ...


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You can view the path for a specific flight on Flightradar24. Here's the flightpath for yesterday's SQ346 SIN-ZRH If you wish to look up which flights there are from a given origin to a given destination you can use Flightstats. Note that any flight may have to change route for one reason or another, but you will be able to see from the history how likely ...


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I'm from Turkey and I don't think you should be worried about anything.. First of all, if anyone missed the situation, Russian and Turkish governments have some political crisis since Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shoot down in 2015. And since 1 January 2016, Russia's visa-free travel with Turkey was suspended. I agreed with Zach. If your plan is transferring to ...


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It's safe. Per both the Japan Radiation Map and Safecast, radiation levels in Hokkaido are safe (green) at less than 0.05 microSieverts (μSv) per hour, or 1.2 μSv/day. For comparison, if you live in a brick or concrete house you get a dose of about 70 μSv/year, and if you spend 14 hours on a plane, you will get a dose of around 100 μSv from atmospheric ...



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