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So, a bit of digging shows that this isn't a new question. It's been asked in several places around the Internet. One notable example is a site called MightyTravels, which, in an article about this exact problem, makes an interesting claim at the bottom: Did you know – with Mighty Travels Premium you can search 365 days of hotel rates sorted by deal ...


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My problem was similar but different. I originally was an enthusiastic driver, but after a particularly frightening car accident resulting in serious injuries to my mother and myself, I became terrified of driving. I would try to drive and my mind would start imagining all the horrible types of accidents and deaths I could potentially experience. I would go ...


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You stop being scared of things by being used to them, and driving is no exception. You can get used to it by doing it more. If you are terrified of driving in general, start by practicing in empty parking lots and country roads (preferably paved ones). You can ask a friend to take you if the route to the practice area is too scary. Some kinds of fear are ...


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I'm looking for something that would help me get over this issue without impairing my ability to drive. If you are terrified of driving, your ability to drive is already impaired. Road safety depends on all road users acting in a rational and predictable manner (and following local laws and customs, of course). Most likely, other drivers will not be ...


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First, driving sometimes just isn't for everyone. Some people simply do not like it and are seemingly unlikely to change. If you find that you are firmly stuck in this category, it's worth evaluating whether you can move to a city with robust public transit, as this could improve the quality of your life immensely. Just as some people find they must arrange ...


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As, according to the information in your question, it does not really matter what you wear, it has to be how you behave. I would say, if you see one of the blue girls walking around who might have a ticket, make eye contact, smile a friendly smile and hope for the best. As so often, it will be the charm of the person they select that will be the reason to ...


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If you're in the UK, you can now exchange your foreign coins with Fourex machines. They have created machines that automatically exchange your foreign (and British) coins with either pounds, euros and dollars. They won Richard Branson's Pitch To Rich 2015 and currently have 4 kiosks in 3 locations around London and are in the process of adding many more. ...


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For the hotel chains Hilton and IHG this is possible: Hilton For Hilton this is an official feat of their booking site. Select a hotel, a room type and a rate, click "change dates" and you'll arrive here: check the button "Use flexible dates" and you can see the best rate and scroll back and forth by as much as you want. tip of the hat to travel-...


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There are various articles and threads about certain airports which have good advice regarding the likelihood of getting a good view from certain sides of an aircraft given origin, destination and prevailing winds, e.g. Daily Mail - various Bora Bora Dubai JFK Paris Hong Kong Seattle Also, some aircraft air equipped with tail cams and belly cams and you ...


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Disposable Portable Urinal I use Travel John for tent camping and have one in my car for emergencies. It's very small when folded, the bag is filled with a powder that turns into a gel so you won't spill anything. You can also add more to it later, the gel will absorb more liquids as well. The powder has some chemicals in it to neutralize the smell. ...


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I had this case once when driving with my children back from vacation. By driving I mean sitting in the middle lane of a huge traffic jam. Obviously, this was precise moment when the younger one absolutely had to pee (even though I asked 7 times if he was done at the last stop. But I digress). The solution I found is to have him "do it" into a box of ...


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This solution works only for males. Karl Pilkington proposes a solution in this video: https://youtu.be/rt2h8jSdxHY Store a hot water bottle under your passenger seat. When necessary, relieve yourself in that. The advantages (from the video) are: large storage capacity wide rim to prevent, er, spillage


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According to Google Maps the P1 line passes through that stop. You can see if you select the public transport option, it lists many more stops. I regularly use Google Maps to take public transports in Italy so I'm pretty confident that it's correct, and in fact you can see a reference to sienamobilità. In any case you should probably ask for confirmation to ...


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Ok, this seems like a silly question, but I will give it a try. In the US, if your not on the interstate system, then you likely won't have this problem. There are few "traveled" roads, that don't have small towns and what not along the path. They do exist, specially in the rocky mountain regions. Adjust the answer as needed. Number 1 Pull off an exit, ...


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You did not mentioned any specific country, so I adjust the answer accordingly. When I mention "yourself", it includes children, life partners and all other people fighting with the problem. 1. Be aware if it is ok to relieve oneself in public and simply leave the car when possible Some cultures are more permissive and see the inevitability of the ...


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My ex-husband drove a work truck for 2 1/2 hrs each way to the job site on the Los Angeles freeway system every day while drinking a thermos of coffee. One day he showed me his method. Drilled a hole through the floor board, stuck one end of rubber tubing into the hole, put a funnel on the other end. While driving he would "whip it out" and go into the ...


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Honestly, adult incontinence products are inexpensive, highly effective, comfortable and hygienic. For example, a packet of 15 iD Slip Maxi all-in-one briefs (essentially adult diapers) costs £10 (66 p each), holds about 3-4 litres of urine, is dermatologically tested, safe, discrete, and comfortable. Glider and fighter pilots use such products, as do ...


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An English male friend of mine always has several small milk bottles in the car, neck of which are big enough to allow them to be used as 'hospital bottles' and the tops are closing well enough to keep the contents in when done properly. Store them top up when used to make double sure. Select the size of the milk bottles based on need. Me, a female, ...


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Find the nearest place to stop safely and get out of the car... Having traveled a LOT by car, including with/as small children, that's always been an option. If someone has such serious problems holding their bladder, invest in diapers (which exist for adults as well).


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A well prepared fighter pilot driver will be equipped with a Urine Collection Device (UCD) A typical UCD consists of a small container with a dehydrated sponge inside, connected to a tube which in turn is connected to a funnel-like orifice that is adapted to the user's anatomy (different designs are used for men as compared to women). The user ...


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Bring a towel or blanket, some baby wipes, and optionally a small trowel or a stick you picked up along the way. A few small plastic bags are also helpful. If someone (especially a small child) can't wait until you can exit, pull over at a safe spot. A safe spot has a shoulder significantly wider than the car, and you pull as far off as you can without ...


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I've changed in and out of suits in airport restrooms, coffee shop restrooms, in the airplane restroom and in the front, passenger, seat of a 1970s Austin America (r.o.w.: Marina?) while someone else was driving. Focus. Change shirts, skirts, pants and dresses, and anything under them, in a stall. Stand on your comfy shoes, watch out for wet floors. Look ...


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Speaking from personal experience, I would strongly warn against this. I had once a ticket from Raleigh, NC to JFK with American Airlines, where, 2 and a half hours later I was to change over to Air France and continue on to Stuttgart via Paris. The lady at the check-in in Raleigh happily recorded all my flight numbers so I wouldn't have to pick up the ...


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Unfortunately, there is no "usually" in this scenario. Luggage transfer is only possible if there is a baggage interlining agreement, and only available if there is a specific policy allowing it. For example, some airlines allow intra-alliance throuch-check on separate tickets, some only allow it on same airline, and some disallow it altogether. It is ...


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I have changed clothing a few couple of times in airport bathrooms; as other said, just stand in top of your sneakers/whatever footwear you are using as formal shoes tend to be more delicate. Another alternative is carrying your suit with you in a suit bag, and changing either in the toilets of the plane before landing if in domestic flights. In very long ...


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Right after security checks (at least in the terminal I used) there were two changing rooms that are probably used for extra security checks. I asked the security staff if I could use it to get changed and their response was "sure, of course" so I went ahead and did. Indeed nobody even seemed to care. The changing room featured a chair, enough space and ...


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If you happen to be at Sydney airport they have free showers. Plenty of space to get changed.


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A few suggestions of various locations which might work depending on your situation and locale: Find a local gym or hotel or any other place that may have a changing room or private space, and ask if you may change in a private area at their facilities. Being polite and asking nicely will go a long way. For gyms you may have to pay for a day pass, but this ...


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JPatokal gives the answer for FRA, but in every restroom in every US airport there is a handicapped stall, where it is easy to change, and typically two clothing hooks to help you.


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If you're willing to pay a bit to avoid hassle, Frankfurt Airport has 5 shower facilities scattered throughout its terminals that can be rented for 6 euros. The stalls aren't exactly luxurious, but they're fully separated, private and kept very clean, so you can change in comfort and take a shower if you feel like it. Most larger airports worldwide offer ...


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There is no universal condition for motion sickness, each and every one of us reacts differently. Some folks can read in a car, some can not, some folks get sea sick, some don't, some get air sick, some don't. While some events result in a high percentage of people being effected such as really rough seas, even there a portion of the people will be ok. You ...


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I don't have the studies to back this up on my, but my understanding of motion sickness is: You inner ear is telling you you are moving But you are not walking Your other senses also may be telling you are not walking. Your body interprets this contradiction as a sign that something is wrong, determines you may be poisoned, and so has you vomit. So it is ...


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If you search the web, you might be able to find deals up to 50% discount for Eurodisney. Usually, you will have to opt for a specific date. Sometimes, the deal is reserved to the local people but not always. You can search websites like ticketmaster.


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It's nigh impossible to know this without extensive recent experience with a specific border. Even news reports can be misleading and there is no easy way to keep up with the situation. There is a procedure for a member state to officially notify the EU Commission that it is reintroducing border checks (cf. title III, chapter II of the Schengen Borders code)...


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The most updated image I could find is this one: (EDIT: though it is not the most updated information you can find online) Meanings of colours: Green = no check, Orange = checks at their borders, Red = borders temporarly closed Since, this image was made (on November 12th), the terror attack in Paris happened so France should be orange : random checks at ...


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I've been experimenting with this and current operational conclusion is jump on the Piccadilly line straight to Heathrow. The Heathrow "express" is very good, but a long walk from departure to the termninals and a taxi or Tube from KC. By the time you've added up all the moving, I'm not sure it's an Express option after all.


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Yes, there are definitely squat houses in Paris Today, in contemporary paris you can find alternative political and cultural activity in various squats or social centers. These are abandoned buildings (often government owned) that have been occupied and re-appropriated by groups of artists, performers, activists, musicians or just people that need a roof ...


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I live in Lima, Peru and you can easily find any kind of specialties in Lima from the Andes and also from the jungle. I would suggest you ask in your hotel and emphasize the fact that you are looking for a normal restaurant and not a top one, also you can go to markets that are on the street where they sell menus for a really cheap price however I doubt you ...


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Short answer to your question: Can one easily find highland specialties in the capital ? Yes. Explanation: Perú is well known, apart from Cuzco, for it's cuisine. There are plenty of local dishes in the diferents regions and you can find most of them in Lima (can't say the same on other cities). Why in Lima? Because Perú is a centralized country, ...


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Any almost all North African and Middle Eastern countries Bidet serves simple purpose of washing legs which is a mandatory prerequisite for Muslim prayer


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How about you play the game of meditation(here's a link from a quick google, if you insist on an app) ? Sit silently, breathe and focus on breath. Raise your levels of consciousness and everybody wins. Thank you.


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Inspired by this question, I would suggest a physical alternative, like who can do the most pushups or who can hold the plank position for the longest time.


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There are a variety of games that can be played by passing pieces of paper around, which you could do quietly and discretely. A quick search for "pencil and paper games" or "paper passing games" indicates some that work with more than two players (or pair up and have a few games going at once). Some are more strictly "games" with an element of strategy, ...


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You use it for cleaning your genital and anal areas. This may be BEFORE social (or sexual) meetings or after those areas become in need of cleaning (just a long day since you showered, after sex, exercise, bowel movements or urination, during your menstruation,,, basically when you feel you need it.) I suspect with the widespread adoption of panty pads, that ...


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Bidets are in almost every bathroom here (Argentina), excepting public places. Their main usage is for anal (both sexes) and genital (women mostly) cleaning. They can replace or (more commonly) complement the toilet paper. Not everyone uses them, though. Other answers have covered the usage instructions. I wish to add some socially relevant points about ...


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In spain is pretty common to have a bidet in the bathroom as many others have already answered, the use of it it's up to you, I personally only use it after some liquid dump, those that let you shivering and your bottom on fire... I squat on the bidet, point the faucet to my bottoms and power it up with some cool water in order to clean it up, after soaked ...


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I'm Portuguese and every bathroom has a bidet. Only the really small ones don't. It is something I find in European countries with Latin roots (specially Portugal, Spain, France and Italy). From personal experience and of others, it is not commonly used, although useful on those few times. The main uses are to clean: Your feet: Sometimes you come home ...


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As living in Southern Europe, bidets are pretty much ubiquitous at any home setting. Outside homes, they are only normally present in women's wcs, as it is assumed they have got to clean up themselves especially in that time of the month. I pretty much do not feel confy with them, and use only in those nasty days I go too many times to the toilet; ...


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I won't add to the above answers, which have mostly covered the "What is it, how do I use it?" questions, so I'll go straight for the etiquette Bonus question: What is the social aspect of bidet usage in countries where they are widespread? Is it implicitly assumed everybody uses this device on a weekly/daily/hourly basis? It's like any other personal ...


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Before you start, shake water off your hands. Faced with a drier I know to be feeble, I use a flicking motion where I tuck all fingers under the thumb then spread them wide, several times. Do this over the sink, not the floor ;-) While under the air, your hands should be in motion at all times. There are two motions to combine/alternate. Motion 1 is to cup ...



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