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Nov
23
revised Question about transiting in Dubai
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Nov
23
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Nov
20
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Nov
12
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Nov
3
comment Will I pass through airport security screening wearing trousers and a jacket with metal zippers/buttons
People already mentioned that you'll have to take off your jacket (regardless of whether it has metal pieces or not). In some places (e.g. Beijing) they will re-check practically everyone manually, after they went through the metal detector. It's quick, common, and it's nothing to worry about.
Oct
11
comment How do custom officers determine if the imported goods of a passenger are old or newly bought?
In some instances they don't decide. A few years ago if Romanian customs officers found a laptop, they always asked people to pay duty, regardless of the computer's condition. It was necessary to bring documentation that the computer was originally from Romania (such documentation was easy to obtain at customs when leaving the country) or that it will leave the country again (e.g. it is a work issued computer). I believe they don't do this any more.
Oct
10
comment How do custom officers determine if the imported goods of a passenger are old or newly bought?
@pnuts If the camera has been used a lot, the shutter count might serve as evidence that it is not new. It is not always easy to retrieve the shutter count though.
Sep
24
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Sep
7
comment Travel from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Alternatively, plan for a single transfer in Püspökladány (search for Püspökladány - Cluj), which gives you one additional option.
Sep
7
comment Travel from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
I very strongly doubt that trains go every 2 hours, this must be some artefact of how that site presents the connections, but it is not realistic, and anyone reading this should not rely on this information (otherwise you may end up with lots of transfers and no reduction in travel/arrival time). There is certainly one direct international train and maybe one more with a single transfer, which gives only two reasonable options per day. I've made this trip several times and I could research a reasonable travel plan, but the question is closed now.
Sep
7
comment Travel from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Go to www.mav.hu, switch to English, and search for trains, direct connections. There used to be maybe a couple of direct train connections. "Corona" arrives at night, used to be between 1 AM and 2 AM. These trains typically leave from Budapest Eastern station (Budapest Keleti pályaudvar). I recommend trains over buses unless you can put up with discomfort. I do not recommend that you transfer trains unless absolutely necessary.
Sep
7
comment Weather in Transylvania, Romania in October
Another comment about the 1-day trips by car: while I have never personally driven there, I'd advise to allow plenty of time for these trips. Road and traffic conditions make Google's driving time estimates unrealistic. If you are thinking of hiking, you may need to be prepared for unpaved roads too. Where are you going to be based?
Sep
7
comment Weather in Transylvania, Romania in October
Yes, it is conceivable that it could rain for a week, but it is not particularly likely. The weather cools quickly in October, the beginning can be quite warm and by Nov 1 it's been freezing in several years that I remember.
Sep
6
comment Weather in Transylvania, Romania in October
Romania is a large area with varied geography. It has mountains, highlands, valleys, plains and seaside. The weather is not the same everywhere. You will need to tell us where you are going specifically.
Sep
5
comment Safely driving a car in Romania with foreign plates
"border officers are susceptible to bribes" <-- I'd strongly suggest not to attempt any bribing if you want to stay out of trouble. Also, the corruption problem (at this level, i.e. anything that'd affect you in an everyday situation) has been quickly improving in the recent years.
Sep
4
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Sep
4
revised US visa photo: ears must show?
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Sep
4
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Sep
4
comment US visa photo: ears must show?
... (especially since the background manipulation is visible) and having to re-do the photo yet again caused even more delay. Apparently this is how that photography shop usually does US visa application photos, and I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that the same bank clerk regularly accepts photoshopped visa photos ... this world is messed up. Also, just like in your mother's case, the applicant's previous visa photo also doesn't show ears.
Sep
4
revised US visa photo: ears must show?
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