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Questions about minimizing costs and expenditure when spending the least money is a high priority.

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In Taiwan, do ATMs in convenience stores (7-Eleven, FamilyMart) charge higher fees than ATMs at banks?

In Taiwan like other East Asian countries (except China) using an ATM for a foreigner is quite a pain. One thing I personally hate is ATM fees. Australian banks all gouge us outrageously already on ...
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Japan cheapest way to travel? Is carpool/ride share common in Japan?

I will be travelling to Japan for 2 weeks and found train tickets little bit expensive. Usually i travel like a backpacker and always travel with a budget. I will be staying different cities in Japan ...
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How can a non-Chinese-speaking traveller use the free Wi-Fi in 7-Elevens in Taiwan?

In another of my questions here I asked if any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi. Well today I found out that 7-Eleven does. But the sign up / log in pages are totally in ...
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Is Berlin and Munich doable in a single weekend? [closed]

I am planning to visit Berlin and Munich from Frankfurt from 23rd Sept to 25 Sept. I know this is really tight trip, but i have only one weekend and i am ok with covering only the main attractions. I ...
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What is the cheapest regular-priced scheduled flight I can book and fly?

What is the cheapest (regular priced, scheduled) flight anywhere in the world, that I can book and fly? To be a bit more specific: by regular priced I mean: no error fares (Allitalia once had a ...
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What does “hold bag” mean when traveling with easyJet?

I will move to the Netherlands and am searching flights to select a price I can afford. I found easyJet and since I am moving permanently I will have plenty of stuff with me. I am booking: a ...
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Are there general discounts for cross-region TER trains in France?

TER trains in France often have special discounts valid only for travel within a single region. For example, I mentioned such discounts for the Rhône-Alpes region in this answer. Are there any TER ...
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Is there a way to travel from Canada to Japan that's cheaper than the most direct flight routes?

I would like to travel from Montreal, Canada to Japan, but a plane ticket is expensive so I want to minimize travel costs. I like to explore and visit new places so alternative routes through ...
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How can I get best deal from Flixbus?

I am planning to travel around Europe economically and so far, I think Flixbus is something which I will be taking a lot as the reviews are good and prices are very low. I am planning to travel ...
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Can a single 'OV-chipkaart' be used for multiple people from Eindhoven to Amsterdam, and then locally in Amsterdam?

I'll be in the Netherlands between 2/12/2016 and 07/12/16, arriving at Eindhoven airport with two friends. We want to stay for 2 days at Eindhoven , and then take the train/bus to Amsterdam, staying ...
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Why cost of flights from canada to middle east equals to flight from canada to west europe? [duplicate]

So when I search for best flights from Vancouver to Tehran, I get prices around 1150 CAD for a round trip via Lufthansa which has a stop in either Frankfurt or Munich. Now if I search for the flights ...
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Alternative hotel locations for Bern?

When looking for a cheap place to stay in Geneva I found quite a few places close to the French-Swiss border especially in Gaillard which are a few steps from the Geneva tram. Is there a similar trick ...
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Is parking in Paris free in August?

I was planning a trip to Paris and I just noticed that parking in August is free. Unfortunately the place where I read it only mentions 2014. A quick google search always points to 2014. Is parking ...
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The cheapest way from Krabi town to Krabi airport

I am in krabi Thailand now and tomorrow is my flight at 2100 to Jakarta. I am only 1 person and always travel like a backpacker. I would like to ask 1 question here: What is the most cheapest way ...
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Can you get better prices by flying without checked-in luggage on intercontinental airlines?

I am searching for a flight from Madrid, Spain to Singapore, or any nearby airports. Basically, I would like to get from Spain (or Europe) to Southeast Asia. I would like to travel only with my ...
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Cost of summer backpacking trip in Western Europe [closed]

My friend and I are seniors in high school and want to go backpacking across Western Europe (continental) during the summer before college. We want to start saving up for it now, and are wondering ...
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Why is it cheaper to fly to Mumbai, connecting through LHR, than it is to fly to LHR? [duplicate]

I swear I cannot understand the airlines. Today I did a search for one traveler from ATL to BOM (Mumbai) using Kayak. The date range was from May 18th, 2017 to May 24th, 2017. The cheapest cost was ...
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Cheap way to get to Argentina [closed]

Does anyone know a cheap (or at least not very expensive) way to get from Russia (Moscow) to Argentina? I want to visit that country, but tickets are way to much expensive. I use skyscanner now, ...
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How can I cross the English channel with a car?

I believe there's the Euro Tunnel as well as a number of ferry options, but which can I use to travel with a car between the UK and France, Belgium or the Netherlands? If there aren't too many ...
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Do any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi?

Here in Taipei there's more cafes than ever and most have free Wi-Fi, and of course accommodation always has free Wi-Fi too. So I don't bother spending money for Wi-Fi access. There do seem to be a ...
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Car hire in Chile: cheaper to go with international or local companies?

I'll be visiting Chile for a few weeks in November and I'll be looking to hire a car for up to three days at a time, first in Punta Arenas and second in Santiago and possibly again in Puerto Montt. I'...
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Should I buy a return ticket if I'm staying for more than a 6 months? [closed]

I am planning to travel to USA from Europe for a 6 month internship. The problem is that the return tickets for dates above 6 months are too expensive. Almost like buying two one-way trips (EU-US &...
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Skipping a Lufthansa train connection

I'm traveling from Kassel to Boston. Starting at QKL (rail from Cologne then flight from Frankfurt) is MUCH cheaper than simply flying from Frankfurt. Can I use that day's Rail&Fly to go direct ...
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Does Royal Air Maroc still have any unusual discounts?

A couple Morocco guidebooks from 10-15 years ago (saying this makes me feel very old) describe unconventional discounts on Royal Air Maroc: You can usually get a reduced fare if you buy three ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Kansai International Airport into downtown Osaka after 10pm?

I seem to recall from previous trips that at least in Tokyo the subways stop running pretty early compared to many cities. I've found a cheap flight into Osaka but it lands about 10:15pm so this ...
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Cheap way to travel last minute across France by public transport?

The starting point and end point are not very important, but it will probably be Lille (~Belgium border) and end point around Hendaye (~Spanish border) I am planning to spend ~3 days crossing. Time ...
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Is free / wild camping legal or tolerated on Kinmen and Matsu islands?

Matsu island of Taiwan (but actually located just near Fuzhou, China) is beautiful and sparsely populated. Official tourist accommodations are expensive compared to PRC and even a little high compared ...
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When I find a discount fare on AirAsia's website that includes a stop at KL, is there a way to book it with a few nights there for the same price?

AirAsia's hub is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They currently have a 20% off offer and I've found a flight from Australia to Japan I like, which includes 7½ hours at KUL in the middle of the night. As far ...
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How does the Italian “Aperitivo” work?

One of the Italian traditions I yet have to fully understand is the "Aperitivo" / "Apericena". It basically is a (pre-)dinner buffet that comes included when you buy a (slightly higher priced) drink ...
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When I know the airline, the flight number, and the airport at each end, but am very flexible with dates, how can I find the cheapest flights?

In my case the airline will be Aeromexico, and it would be from Shanghai, China to Tijuana, Mexico, and the flight numbers are AM98 and AM99. But the dates could be pretty much anywhere from August ...
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AAA benefits as member of a European automobile club? (IHG rates)

This travel blog article (in German) mentions that also members of a European Automobile Club can use the AAA preferred rate for booking hotel rooms with IHG (a hotel group): Wer bei einem ...
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Cheap way to get from Amsterdam to Prague: train?

I'm planning to a trip from Budapest to Amsterdam, then to Prague, and back to Budapest. It's very cheap to get from Budapest to Amsterdam using Wizz air, but the return flight is costly, so I was ...
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Anything cheaper or better than getting a car from a rental place in Spain?

I'm hoping to make a road trip in Spain in August. Since I'll be driving alot, I want to minimize what I pay for the car rental. Is there any better option than getting a car from a rent-a-car? Does ...
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Tripadvisor offer the same price regardless of how many people use the hotel room. How can this be true?

I would like to ask everyone here if they can shed some light on the way Tripadvisor's discounts work. While looking for private houses for 2 people I found an option that seems to let me book for 1 ...
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How to participate in sports-like recreational activities in Russia at local prices?

I'm going to St Petersburg and Moscow next month on a tour. I will have some time for myself, and I'd like to participate in sports-like activities (like flyboarding, bungee jumping, water parks etc). ...
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How much in advance to book Swedish train tickets to get lowest prices?

So far I have noted two different policies on train tickets: Some companies such as DB (German railways) have a standard fare and cheaper tickets that you must book in advance, have a fixed quota per ...
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Tips for visiting Disneyland Paris

When you visit your local amusement park, you're often aware of how to get the best deal (cheapest visit). Living in Denmark, going to Lego Land we always seem to know where you either get free ...
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Highest point in NYC that may be reached for free?

What is the highest floor of any New York building that may be reached by the general public for free?
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Staying for one night in Montréal

I'm going to stay one night in Montréal (from 23/08 to 24/08) with my girlfriend. I know that "what's the cheapest..." questions are not on-topic here, so I'm not going to ask about a particular ...
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Is the NYC CityPASS a good deal?

I'm planning on visiting New York City. Is the NYC CityPASS as good a deal as they say it is (40% savings)?
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What is the highest viewing spot in London that is accessible free of charge?

I would like to visit a viewing spot in London, but I don't want to pay any entrance fees. Where is the highest spot to do so? Note that restaurants and bars (or other freely accessible venues) are ...
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Website showing cheap flight offers for Germany

I am looking for some source (fb, twitter, website etc) where is posted from time to time cheap offers of flights (mostly interested from Germany). For example there is a cool fb page called "mleczne ...
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Do any hotel chains do something like a Europe Pass? Like the Eurail pass, but for hotels

I am doing a tour of Europe for 3 weeks, and thought it would be convenient if I could flexibly book all my accommodation with the same hotel brand, for one flat price? Like the Euro Rail pass. E.g....
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Which websites allow “search by country” for a flight?

I came to know about Whichbudget, it's a website that allow search for flights by country. I mean you just enter from like "Germany" and to like "Belgium" and you get best offers from all airports ...
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What is the least expensive way to get from Dulles airport to Virginia beach, VA

Please help me get from Dulles Airport to Virginia Beach, VA.
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What is the cost of living in Brazil - Rio [duplicate]

I'll be travelling to Rio (actually Volta Redonda, 100km north of Rio) for three months for research. I live in Canada. I am looking for an approximate cost of living per week in Brazil so I may do ...
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How to travel from Chicago International Airport to Bloomington, IN [closed]

A friend of mine is travelling to US for first time. She is planning to land at O'Hare Chicago Intl. airport and from there she will be travelling to Bloomington, IN. Flight tickets from her source ...
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How far in advance should you book a domestic flight within Canada for best value? [duplicate]

Google revealed Cheapair.com articles about how far in advance to book a flight to get a good deal on average (47 days for US domestic flights, 147 days for international flights), but are there any ...
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Book flight within Canada on US airline

I live in Toronto. I'm flying down to LA this summer as part of a summer program at UCLA. They've offered to reimburse me up to $600 USD for travel. I have a friend who lives in Vancouver, and so I'd ...
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Travel by car in Argentina, L/100 km or km/L is used for car fuel economy?

I know in some countries people use Liter/100 km (liter per 100 km). Some countries use km/Liter (km per liter). My question is: which format Argentina people use? L/100 km or km/L?

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