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comment French Schengen visa refused in India - what to do?
Could you post the exact text of the refusal? It looks like you haven't used the exact words, and those really matter!
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comment Are British immigration officers permitted to require evidence of a relationship between passengers and their children?
@AndrewLazarus Most "formal" contracts just have one or two witnesses, no special qualifications required, generally anyone is fine as long as they're not a family member, and even then sometimes that's fine!
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comment Are British immigration officers permitted to require evidence of a relationship between passengers and their children?
@AndrewLazarus What would you suggest for someone coming from a country that doesn't normally "do" notarization? I gather it's quite cheap to get in the USA, for example, but in other countries it can be insanely expensive because it's not normally done
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comment Will getting a refund from an ESTA scam site cause me to be blacklisted from the US?
Did the site make clear (though quite possibly in small text) that all they were providing for their $16 was some sort of checking/forwarding service, or was it a complete scam pretending to be the US government with no "additional services" for their fee?
Aug
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comment How can I find the canonical validity map/area for a UK train PlusBus ticket?
Specifically, if you go to the plusbus.info page and scroll about half way down, you'll see in the Additional Information section A Hitchin PLUSBUS ticket is valid for bus travel to Butterfield Business Park. Are the sites that fail to mention/include Butterfield Business Park failing because they're old, or was it once included but now removed? Without knowing where the canonical definition of the zone is, we can't tell which sites are correct and which ones are out of date!
Aug
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comment How can I find the canonical validity map/area for a UK train PlusBus ticket?
What makes you think that the map on the plusbus hub site is correct though? Both the main PlusBus website and Intalink pages show it as in the zone, and the PlusBus website has a whole news entry about how the Butterfield zone is in the newly expanded area!
Aug
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comment Airlines with the most Surfboard friendly baggage policy & fees pricing?
Is this in a general sense of "anywhere in the world"? Or are you planning to fly from/to somewhere in particular with your board?
Aug
27
comment Will I get refund on a cancellation of ticket of tatkal when it's already confirmed, but berth is not allowed yet?
Any chance you could provide a link to the site where that text came from?
Aug
27
comment Are there any passenger trains from Sweden to Finland?
The Seat 61 page on Finland suggests ferries rather than trains to get between Sweden and Finland. Given just how far north it is that the two countries join, and the lack of information on seat 61 about trains between the two, I'm assuming it's a "no"
Aug
27
revised Traveling within the EU as a minor
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Aug
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comment 10 pieces of checked luggage on a flight instead of a shipping service - crazy?
How much will they charge for the additional pieces of luggage though? On most airlines I know, the 1st additional one is fairly cheap, but beyond that they can charge a lot for each bag, which adds up fast!
Aug
27
revised B-1 Visa Application and SSN from F-1 Visa Validity
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Aug
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reviewed Edit Will I get refund on a cancellation of ticket of tatkal when it's already confirmed, but berth is not allowed yet?
Aug
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revised Will I get refund on a cancellation of ticket of tatkal when it's already confirmed, but berth is not allowed yet?
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Aug
26
comment What is the best US bank account to use for extended world travel
@BurhanKhalid They can't just change it on a whim, there's all sorts of regulations and restrictions on it! If you don't like the change to the APR, you can decline to accept it, then the card is closed for new transactions but you can continue to pay off old ones at the old rate
Aug
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comment What is the best US bank account to use for extended world travel
@Tom I don't live in the USA, so I don't know what cards are offered there. I'd guess that, given how competitive the US market seems to be for cards (US credit cards seem to have much better opening bonuses than UK ones) that something similar should exist, so the OP should be pointed towards those
Aug
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comment Hostel prices in Belgium
Did you try looking at any of the common hostel booking sites online? What did that suggest?
Aug
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comment Hostel prices in Belgium
What kind of accommodation are you looking for? Space on someone's floor? Hostel? Basic hotel? 5* hotel? Apartment? Other?
Aug
26
comment Ocean view east of Edinburgh
I'd suggest climbing one (or both!) of Carlton Hill and Arthur's Seat, with a map. See the sea from there, along with what's along the sea shore. Find how far you need to go to meet your definition of unsullied, hike back down and hop in the car!
Aug
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comment What is the best US bank account to use for extended world travel
I have one card which charges me no overseas cash withdrawl fees, no additional fees, and offers the mastercard interbank spot rate (no additional %). Oh, and the card is free! They are a bit rare, but can exist