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A. You can turn it into a blank horizontal postcard by taking a blank white sticker and putting it on the lines. B. Put the address in such a way that it's distinct from the content. Remember that after all the people that handle the mail are people, they can process mail that doesn't fall exactly into predefined templates, but they will not get out of ...


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I've had reasonable luck with large stores aimed at locals such as Carrefour or Sam's Club. It's also entertaining (for me anyway) to see what else is on offer. Of course they may not have the total kitsch but if you're flexible there can be some interesting finds. Another option is gift shops at museums - which often have more tasteful stuff, and campus ...


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Presuming you actually want the postcard to arrive, I'd suggest putting it in an envelope and addressing as per a normal envelope. It will depend on the specific countries, but as shown (ie, vertical) that is NOT a valid postcard/letter as far as USPS is concerned, and at a minimum that would impact the postage due for it - if it could even be posted at ...


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You risk significant penalties if you fail to declare items which you clearly know that you have in your baggage and which might even just possibly be covered by the rules. You clearly know you have the snakes and the sand, so you'd have no defence there. Sand MIGHT be deemed to be soil on a bad day in poor light by a customs officer with a hangover - and ...


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Generally speaking, if in doubt, you are supposed to declare the goods and ask customs officers, not assume it's OK until you get caught. Customs officers are not likely to look for pretexts to ignore the rules. Unless you are absolutely sure it's OK to import sand and bottled snakes in the EU, then you need to put it on any declaration form you have to ...


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The airport had a huge renovation in 2013, so things are a bit hectic there. I believe you're flying with AZAL (Azerbaijan Airlines), so you should be in the new fancy terminal. I was there this summer, and there was a shop after passport control (and hence in the transit area, in front of the gates) where you could buy souvenirs.



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