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I dispute the premise of your question. (All images from a google Image Search for "Welcome to [State Name]") You can find examples for all 50 states at this site - note however that while all 50 states are represented, that list is far from exhaustive of all the designs and styles that can be found, depending upon which border crossing you're at. ...


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I've lived in Austin for about 15 years, so I have a pretty good idea of areas that are dangerous. Thankfully, most of the city is quite safe, especially the places where a visitor is likely to be walking around. The following crime heat map should be helpful: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Austin-Texas/crime/ However, that map may be a little ...


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No. There is no transfer to the UK (although note that some info seems to be shared with Mexico and Canada). The UK ONLY has a mutual recognition of driving points / disqualifications with Ireland. They address this with regards to the future, hopefully initially with other EU states, which they don't even have this with currently: We agree in ...


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There isn't a lot, culturally speaking, on either side of the U.S./Mexican border. So where to go depends a lot on exactly what you're looking for. The main U.S./Mexican border crossings along the Texas border are: El Paso, Texas / Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Laredo, Texas / Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas McAllen, Texas / Reynosa, Tamaulipas Brownsville, Texas / ...


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Mine never did. Texas barely cooperates with other states, definitely not Yankee states in the North and most definitely not with the British. ps it might be worth making sure that you pay the fine. If you were visiting/work permit rather than living there permanently. Defaults on fines tend to get recorded on computers and flagged by immigration. There ...


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As of the information available on the Ride Metro site and on the list of approved retailers there are none in the airport itself. The closest retailers that sell the card would be Kroger Stores on US 59 or Treaschwig Rd. You can probably use the Zipcode Map and the Metro Retailer List by Zip to see if there is anything closer but I haven't found anything ...


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Personally once you get past Dallas/Fort Worth area the scenery will consist of a whole lot of nothing. So if you're looking to take in West Texas life your choices are: Wichita falls - Amarillo or Abilene - Lubbock To me the choice is equally dreary though the Abiline - Lubbock Route using US-84 is likely to provide easier access to little towns ...


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No, you do not need an ESTA. In this context, "transit" means travelling from country A to country B with a stop in the USA on the way. You are already in the USA and are not intending to enter or leave, so your flight is a domestic flight. The ESTA and VWP rules do not apply. As a domestic flight passenger, you will not encounter US Customs and Border ...


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It does appear to be possible. RometoRio cites the cost as being $15-17, and will take approximately 5 minutes between the towns. And Yellow Cab Taxi in Brownsville offers "Trips to Mexico" as part of their service. Service to Matamoros, Los Fresnos, Rancho Viejo


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Most tourists are not even looked at for this kind of thing as they have no value to the drug cartels. As always, you just have to be mindful and be safe. For taking the bus, one thing to consider is have a few peso coins handing for the restroom along the way. Also, take some toilet paper with you. As far as smuggling, border control is pretty tight, ...


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The UT Tower and the Frost Bank building are the tallest structures in Austin; It helps preserve the smaller town feel. I thoroughly explored the city in my time as a college student. I highly recommend the Highway 360 bridge and Mount Bonnell. As far as skyline views, a secret spot is the campus of St. Edwards University on South Lamar (15-20 min drive ...


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Usually, depending on the country, an embassy or consulate is where you'd go to, in order to obtain a visa. In your case, the nearest (that I can find) is the Brazilian Consulate in Houston, Texas. 1233 West Loop South, Park Tower North, Suite 1150 Houston, TX 77027 (713) 961-3063/64/65 Fax: (713) 961-3070 E-mail: ...


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According to this page, if you are using Greyhound and you are buying a ticket online, you will need photo identification. Therefore, I believe that your birth certificate will not be enough. Here is the relevant excerpt (emphasis is mine): Each passenger must present a ticket and a valid photo ID to board the bus.


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Have you tried University of Texas' Observation Deck. It's not free but not even in the range of Empire state building or Rockefeller Center. You can also see the virtual tour of the tower and the views on their website as well. Plus it also has some history though pretty gruesome.


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If you take defensive driving, you can also avoid having points on your Texas license assuming the court allows it. http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/traffic-ticket-faq.php#Can-I-take-a-driving-safety-or-defensive-driving-course-to-reduce-the-number-of-TX-drivers-license-points-on-my-driving-record


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Actually i live in Reynosa,Tamaulipas (border with Hidalgo,Texas), and actually travel to monterrey the last month, and i will tell you something, mexico its not like you see on the news, i don't know how to explain, but yea its a war right now, but there is currently a drug war in Mexico, that's something we all know but let me put a example, I have a ...


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My limited experience with Mexican buses (not in an area heavily affected by the drug war) was that it did feel dangerous to me sometimes. But that was simply because in order to get to and from bus stops, or to change buses, I sometimes had to cross freeway overpasses or make my way through heavy traffic.


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My son was assaulted by a homeless man on 5th street and ended up in ICU fighting for his life when asked for some change by a homeless. A young man was killed just the day before when the same thing happened to him. So to say that attacks by homeless are not common is just ignorant. End of story.



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