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Can you use a virtual credit card to withdraw money from an ATM in the UK?

I'm contemplating getting a virtual credit card from a provider with more competitive exchange rates & fees for visiting the UK. The provider does support the popular smartphone payment apps, so ...
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Change Osmand map to 2D-view [closed]

I recently installed osmand on my iPhone to use it for travelling. Unfortunately, an isometric/3D view of the map appeared. I want to change it to an ordinary 2D view. Does someone know how to do this?...
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Is there a booking app or site that lets you specify your gender for shared dormitories?

I've noticed that on booking sites and apps such as Agoda and Booking.com that let you book a bed in a shared room in a hostel, guesthouse, etc, have a kind of way to game the system that more ...
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How can I calculate the cost of Skyss bus tickets

I am planning to spend a few days in Bergen area and fiords. I want to use bus services of Skyss to travel between Bergen - Odda on 930 bus or Voss - Odda on 990 bus What I wanted to ask about is ...
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What’s the best way to keep a US number on my EU mobile?

I am regularly between the US and Europe, but mainly in Europe. For the past decade, I kept a US phone number with Skype (mainly to keep in touch with elderly family who don’t use FaceTime but also to ...
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Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay “money” for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently?

Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay "money" for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently? So Line, True, Alipay and others are offering payment services these days. I was wondering if I had some of ...
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Where can I find normal bank-operated ATMs in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife

Is there an app or a website that presents ”bank-operated” ATMs around the world? In sweden we use https://bankomat.se/ to find all bank-operated ATMs. Right now I’m looking for an ATM in Playa de ...
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Is there a way to find out which runway is used by which flight on a particular day/date? [closed]

For example, i want to know which runway was used by NH 829 that flies from NRT to BOM (Narita-Tokyo to Bombay-Mumbai) For flight tracking, I know and use these websites/apps - FlightAware, ...
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App that shows fares to all US cities from specific airport and specific “from” & “to” dates?

Is there an app that will let me enter the airport I'm flying from, the "from" and "to" dates, and when I hit Search it will display the fares to every U.S. city for those exact dates? I essentially ...
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Uber-style rideshare/taxi services in Mongolia?

What are my options for rideshare/taxi apps in Mongolia? I'm specifically interested in Ulaanbaatar, but happy to entertain broader answers. Goal: an app that lets me specify pickup and dropoff ...
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Uber-style rideshare/taxi services in Russia?

What are my options for rideshare/taxi apps in Russia? I understand Uber is in the process of pulling out, and only covered a few of the largest cities anyway. I'm specifically interested in Irkutsk, ...
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Where can I use Apple Pay in China?

How good is the coverage of Apple Pay in China? Obviously not as good as Alipay. But is it useful?
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Hong Kong restaurant apps/websites

What are the good websites/apps that tell us about eating out options in Hong Kong? Reviews, Menus, cost, etc.
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App/service that suggests which payment card is most convenient?

I was a happy user of WhatCard (http://www.whatcardapp.com). It was an app for European people, where the user saved their credit/debit cards data, then typed the amount to pay in a foreign currency ...
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Is there a Yelp equivalent in Ukraine?

I'm looking for a Yelp-like app in Ukraine (at least in Lviv and Kyiv). Since Yelp is not available in Ukraine, what do locals use to search for nearby restaurants and cafes? If it is possible, I ...
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Social Travel App for managing Itinerary

I am looking for a Travel app where i can keep and manage my itinerary, get to know about other people travelling, maps and restaurants search. Searching on the net i found World mate has shut down. ...
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Return trip flight search with fixed takeoff/departure date and landing/arrival date

When I search for flights from A to B flying on X and returning from B to A on Y, often the date of departure and date of arrival differs due to distance and time of flight. Therefore, lots of results ...
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Maps mobile app for China with offline feature

Is there a reliable mobile maps app for Android that works well in China and has an offline feature? Baidu Maps appears to work well, but the interface is only in Chinese, so I am struggling with ...
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Is there a Yelp equivalent in Malaysia?

In Malaysia, Yelp has already advanced and the quantity of the data looks decent enough. However I wonder there is any better alternative (e.g. in quantity, more search filter, etc) service like Yelp ...
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Must I use a Mobile Passport receipt if I create one?

If I generate a Mobile Passport receipt as I arrive at a US airport but do not subsequently use it for anything (e.g., if I go through Global Entry, or fill out a paper form and use that instead), ...
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Can I use a Mobile Passport receipt with Global Entry?

I've just applied for Global Entry but am having second thoughts. But I've configured Mobile Passport on my phone, and now I'm wondering what the best approach is to expediting the US entry process (...
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Phone dying when using mobile myTix NJ Transit app - what can be done to protect?

NJ Transit has an option of buying a monthly bus pass with a mobile app myTix. How can a traveler protect themselves from a situation where they paid for myTix pass purchase but their cell phone died ...
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Are there any good Uber-like taxi apps in Bulgaria?

We'll travel from Sofia airport to Borovets, and we're trying to find some good way to find a taxi.
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What mobile taxi app can I use in Kutaisi Georgia?

I know taxi apps are becoming popular in Georgia's capital. Are there any that also work in Kutaisi?
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Where to get offline maps for Cairo?

I am about to travel to Cairo. Usually when I tour somewhere I have offline Google maps downloaded on my phone and I mark all places to be visited. Is there a convenient alternative for a city like ...
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What are the benefits to scheduling an Uber Ride ahead of time?

What additional benefits are there to scheduling your ride ahead of time that you don't get from just calling an Uber when you are ready? Is it basically just for "I might be busy, don't let me ...
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Augmented reality app to identify what's around you

About 5 years ago, I used an app called Layar to point the phone at buildings around me and find out their names. Nowadays Layar no longer works like that, and other apps I tried are lacking. Is ...
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Is there a Chinese equivalent for Foursquare/Yelp?

China is notorious for banning/restricting foreign Internet companies in order to support the local market. Even if some kind of a service is not banned, there is often a local competitor with tens of ...
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Japan Map App. How to get around?

In Korea, Google Maps is limited in its functionality (due to protective legislation, I believe), and therefore, isn't very useful for non-drivers. For instance, it will not plot a walking route. You ...
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Is there a way to get offline maps of China for Windows devices as I have no iPhone or Android?

On my previous trip to China I received a gift of an 8" Windows tablet, and this is still my only portable device. I have no smartphone as of yet. At that time the most useful app on the device was ...
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Renting a flat or rooms in the Alps area for winter season [closed]

I'm looking for resources to rent a flat or rooms in the Alps area for a season (4 to 5 months). By resources I mean: Renting websites Travel agencies Mobile apps Forums Chat rooms Bulletin boards ...
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Real-time Traffic on Google Maps on Android

On Friday 9:30 AM I would like to be able to evaluate this route on my Android phone via Google Maps to determine if this route is optimal: This is a screenshot form my PC, so I do not expect it to ...
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Is there a practical way to change the phone number in Uber app when arriving at a country?

I use Uber app heavily to get taxis basically in any country that has Uber, and I also get a local sim card sometimes. I always have my roaming turned on but the problem is in receiving calls, I don'...
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Last fuel stop before airport

This morning I returned a rental car to LHR T5. I'm approaching along the M25 and am looking for petrol stations along the way and, as usual, I don't find one. I look on my iphone for fuel and it ...
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Is there any app to track the road traveled?

I'm looking for an app which, when when enabled, will Wake up every X units of time and record my GPS coordinates. Plot on a map where I have been in the past I did an extensive research to find ...
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World map and photo storage

I like to travel and I take many pictures while traveling. I wish to have a place where I could save my photos and save the location where it was taken. I currently use instagram to do so but since ...
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Where can I find event listings for Mumbai?

As I am in Mumbai for a month or two with my relatives, I want to explore complete Mumbai in this period, especially Mumbai's nightlife and foods, is there some tracking app of nightlife events or ...
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Mobile apps as alternative to paper boarding pass

I print my boarding pass in advance before arriving at the airport. They check it during check-in and during boarding. However, I've seen some people using their mobile devices to present the boarding ...
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Iphone App for Collaborating on planning a long vacation togather

I am planning a very important and relatively longer trip with my partner. My Partner and I both have Iphones. I would like to use an app that allows us to Provides a checklist and the ability to ...
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Apps to find local events

I will be traveling around Central Europe by the end of this month and I would like to know if you could recommend me any app for finding events been held in some particular city the same day that I ...
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Apps to walk me through Frankfurt Germany

Are there mobile apps for an iPhone 4 that can walk me through Frankfurt and other German places. And by walk through, I mean guiding me to the places I need to go, showing what trains I need to catch,...
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Check in via Lufthansa app

Since I'd like to choose seats and avoid overbooking I'd like to check in in advance. There is an app and they say that we can check in using it. My questions are: if I use app to check in should ...
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Where is Waze accurate? [closed]

At home I am a huge fan of Waze In my opinion, it is the best and most accurate source of traffic information at home that is. However, recently I used Waze on a trip in San Diego. Only to find that ...
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Berlin public transport apps (similar to jakdojade)

Is there some APP similar to jakdojade to search for public transport in Berlin?
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Can I see the American Airlines upgrade list on their website?

American Airlines provide an upgrade list on their mobile apps, so you can see what position you are in for an upgrade. However, strangely, there doesn't seem to be any way to see this through your ...
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App where one can specify transit city

Is there any appication through which I can book tickets where I can specify the transit location and final destination? Case: I am going on euro trip, for two weeks, the visa does not cover uk, so ...
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Any sites/apps for sharing and rating hiking/hillwalking routes?

In Germany, there are many hiking/hillwalking trails. Are there any apps or sites that allow people to share hiking/hillwalking routes? Where I can try to search for nice places people have been, ...
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Is there an app for Android to look for flights with a “go anywhere” option search?

I thought if you wanted to search for fare prices from one city for a specific date to anywhere under a specific price Momondo, Google Flights or Skyscanner are the stuff to use but they don't work on ...
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What are Android and/or iOS apps for public transit directions in Istanbul, Turkey?

I found that Google maps doesn't provide public transit functionality in Istanbul, so I'm curious what apps natives use?
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London Bus Map app offline

I'm in London for 5 days and I'll travel with only tram&buses. I need to find an off-line app (Android || iPhone) which can display bus map; It would be a plus if I can plan a journey with it. I'...