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Where can I play deuce to seven triple draw poker in Las Vegas? [closed]

I am travelling to Las Vegas and plan to play poker. Specifically I am looking for cash games in deuce to seven triple draw. Since I am quite limited on time I will be unable to just check out ...
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Are there ferries between Spain and Morocco that charge per car and not per passenger?

I'll soon be hitchhiking through Spain and am thinking about making a crossing to Morocco. When I need to use ferries I try to find one that charges per car because I can try to hitch a ride with ...
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Dimensions of railway station lifts in Germany

We recently tried taking the train from Rüsselsheim with a heavy electric-assist oversized semirecumbent tandem bicycle. Unfortunately, we found that the lift was just a little too small (at most 0.1 ...
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How busy will tourist spots in Yamanashi-ken and Okutama be after new year?

I'll be renting a car on January 2nd in Tokyo, to escape into the countryside for a day. Starting in west Tokyo, my choice is pretty much Yamanashi-ken. The question is, how many people's choice will ...
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train planning using 3rd party HAFAS ReST interface frontends

Apart from various official sources such at bahn.de, sbb.ch, or bene-system, there exists a HAFAS ReST Interface that offers options that are not presented in the typical web frontends. For example, ...
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how to find the best city to meet people from across the globe? [closed]

I have a group of friends who live across the globe in different cities. We're like a family, lived together for about 4-5 years in Tokyo. But people moved on to their next cities for work or ...
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Australia to west & east coast US: which order is better?

I will soon need to travel from Australia to both the west coast of the US (SFO) and the east coast (NYC). I expect to spend around a week in both and have the freedom to choose the order and routing ...
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Is "Google flights" a fraud page?

I was looking for flights and came across the site https://www.google.com/travel/flights a google service searching for flights. But this looks like a scam/fraud page to me! I found a flight on this ...
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Some problems in planning a trip to Tunisia

I was planning a trip to Tunisia in September, but I've encountered some issues. My plan is to arrive in Tunis, stay there for a few days, then take a bus or a train to Tozeur, spend a few days there, ...
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Navigating Daejeon, Korea as an English-speaker

I am considering a attending a scientific conference in Daejeon, South Korea but I only speak English. I would like some insight on how difficult the city is to navigate for a speaker of English-only. ...
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Travel by sea from Kochi to New York

I was wondering if it would be possible to travel from India to the United States by sea. Here are the considerations I had in mind: Is this even possible? Which companies offer passenger cruises? ...
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Can you travel by car from Europe to the Middle East?

Is it possible to go on a road trip by car from, let's say, Berlin, Germany to Doha in Qatar or Dubai in the UAE?
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Review of (free) budget travel apps

I usually control my costs of travelling with a spreadsheet. Recently I have started using an app and I am really enjoying it. It's much easier to do: it does currency conversion, adds the location ...
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What dangers should I be aware of when doing a long-distance bike trip through Europe?

The EuroVelo routes from this answer helped me a lot to do some initial planning of my long-distance bike trip through Europe which I hope I can start in November. I would ride the bike from the ...
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Public transport planning in Fez, Morocco

Is there a resource that plans routes, or even a simple map with schedules of public transport in Fez? I have looked it up, and I was unable to find it. Rome to Rio, does this to a certain extent but ...
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Timing a vacation in/around Milan, at the end of September [closed]

It seems like I'm going to attend a conference in Milan between September 29th and October 1st of this year. I'm thinking of extending my vacation by 3-4 days, and play tourist for a while; but - I'm ...
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What are the options to travel between Marseille (France) and Sicily?

This summer I'll be in Marseille (France) to see friends and family, and we're thinking about visiting Sicily afterwards. I'm actually weighing our options to go there with the following criteria : 1 ...
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Is buying train and bus tickets from a third-party website sensible?

I checked omio website for bus and train ticket. Does anybody know whether it is trustable and we can easily buy tickets? Are these times Ok? Is it risky to buy ticket in person when I want to leave? ...
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Are there any topographic or recreation atlases of Germany or the Alpine countries?

I'm looking for a topographic or recreation atlas for Germany and/or the Alpine countries. Does such an atlas exist? There are plenty of road atlases (ADAC, Falk, Michelin, others) in scales between ...
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Booking lodging along the west coast of USA

My girlfriend and I are planning to travel down the west coast of USA for a few weeks in the spring (late April to May). We've heard in Europe you almost have to book lodging ahead of time otherwise ...
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Searches that exclude particular transit airports

I need to go from YYZ to SIN, but this is a more general question about how to work the various search engines most people use. There are no direct flights. There are plenty of 20 hour flights through ...
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Route planner with distances for trains?

Is there a route planner that includes the distance traveled by trains. Google maps and Apple Maps both state the time, but no information on how far the route is. I'd like to know this to compare C02 ...
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Trip to iceland: paying for tours or taking bus/car

I will be in Iceland for three nights during the new year holidays.The are different websites that offer tours in Iceland with different prices. I can also take bus or rent car and explore by myself. ...
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How do I plan a trip on europe effeciently [closed]

I have 11 days to tour Europe. My entry point is Berlin 24th Dec 2019 and my exit point from Europe is Paris 3rd January 2019 and I haven't booked anything else including other travel tickets and ...
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How can I find out where to buy uncommon (for the location) items while traveling?

I'm looking for ways to find brick&mortar stores where I can buy a given item in person, in a given city. For example, Q: Where can I find kale in Cancun? (A: at Chedraui) Q: Where can I buy a ...
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Which of the London passes include more of London's headline tourist attractions? [closed]

I am traveling to London on 24th December and planning to spend 4-6 days there. I am checking the tickets for the main attractions in London to purchase them in advance to avoid long queues and last ...
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How to understand quality of Google Maps transport info in advance?

Traveling around Europe I grew to rely more and more on Google Maps (GMaps) public transport data. That is if I am in a new city and need to get from A to B, GMaps is normally very effective in ...
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How early should I arrive for same-day tickets for the Washington Monument?

Quoting https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/234635, Same-day, free tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis daily, starting at 8:30 a.m. My question is... at what ...
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Flight and hotel prices after Thomas Cook bankruptcy [closed]

Starting to plan my 2020 holidays, I was wondering if bankruptcy of such a big travel group from the tourist perspective (of course not the one stranded in one of the resorts) planning a trip in a few ...
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Should I wait until Black Friday for buying my plane tickets for December [closed]

I am going to participate in a series of academic events this December in South America. (I myself am from Perú.) The first starts at December 4 in Santiago (Chile), then I'll be about ten days in ...
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Can I cross the US border by land without a US Passport if I am a US Naturalized citizen

I am a naturalized US Citizen and don't have a passport. Can I travel back to US from Mexico with my US Citizen Naturalization certificate and driver's license?
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meeting in CDG & transferring to Orly

3 friends and I will arrive at CDG on different flights from US (to terminals 2a & 2e). We want to rendezvous at CDG somewhere & all transfer together to Orly for a separate flight on Air ...
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How do I purchase an admission to Jasper national park in Canada?

I am shortly travelling to Canada to do an RV trip with my wife. The middle itinerary looks like: Day 5 - Arrive in Jasper & stay in Waipiti Campsite for 2 nights Day 7 - Move to A Campsite in ...
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Route/Travel planning tool like Rome2Rio with options for Bus/Train/Flight for China trip

I'm planning for I and my significant other's trip to China (25-30 days). I found this tool called Rome2Rio which is very helpful but I'd love to know if there's any other similar tool to make a ...
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How to find bus maps for Paris outside the périphérique?

I'm staying in a little town just outside of Paris, and it seems to have plenty of bus service, but the train station is a bit far away AND it seems that you can't transfer from the train to a bus ...
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What is an efficient way of planning solo-trips with so many unknowns? [closed]

I love traveling, and have always traveled since I was a kid. Now that I have more freedom of movement, I'd like to take the chance to see the rest of the world. While living in Europe, it's easy and ...
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Any other airlines that offer a non-stop Madrid-Cairo flight? [closed]

I can only find EgyptAir offering a non-stop flight from MAD-CAI. Are there other options?
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Road trip distance/driving time planning

I am planning a cross country, point-to-point road trip that will total about 26 hours of driving. The purpose of this trip is not sight seeing, but just to get from point A to point B. I can plug ...
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Preparing in case ATM/debit cards might go missing during a long trip

I've been pickpocketed twice and had debit cards swallowed by ATMs twice over the past decade or so. I've also had cards expire during a long trip. For my upcoming trip which I envision will last ...
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Does a small back pack purse counts as luggage on the Greyhound bus?

I want to take a carry on, and another luggage that will go under the bus. However, I don't know will the count my backpack purse as luggage? And if so will I be allowed to take it and what's the fee?
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Which is the nearest airport if I have to travel to Harrow?

Which is the nearest Airport, if I have to travel to Harrow*? * Harrow is a suburban town in the London Borough of Harrow, in the north-west of Greater London, England, 10.5 miles northwest of ...
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Are there US-oriented travel planning sites which split a route into daily chunks?

I am planning a trip next year to the South-West of the US (starting and ending in SF, with a road tour across the major attractions). There are several sites to help with the planning (notably ...
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Requesting information about Norway roads [closed]

I'm planning to cycle up mountains which I can ski in March. Now, I'm searching for the roads free from snow in March. Could you please give me information about roads in Norway or introduce sites ...
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Can I live in Berlin comfortably for one month with 1,000 euros if housing is free? [closed]

I'm traveling to Germany in December. My budget is 1,000 euros. Housing will be free, because a friend of mine will let me stay at her house at no cost. I'm planning on partying around once a week, ...
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Can I buy and tow an RV trailer pop-up with USA license plates with a car with Mexican license plates in the USA?

I have planned to make a road trip to USA. I travel in a car with license plates and Mexican license but I would like to buy a pop-up trailer and be able to use it since I would be visiting several ...
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What are the most important things to do when preparing to leave home for an extended period? [closed]

I'm going to be traveling out of the country for about 2 months, and I don't want to forget anything important as far as preparing my home to sit vacant during that time. I own my home. I know I ...
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Reschedule a student group visit to Fujioka to avoid the Tokyo Olympics?

My sister-in-law is involved with a group that does a biannual student exchange event between prairie Canada and the Fujioka area of Japan. In odd years, Fujioka students come to Saskatchewan; in even ...
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Flight search with NOT (region) as destination and/or origin?

Say you are willing to go almost anywhere, but you MUST be out of Schengen by a particular date. Or you have a warrant for your arrest in a particular country. Several search engines allow "anywhere" ...
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Does a flexible date car rental price matrix tool exist, a la Google Flights?

I know there are comparison rental tools like Kayak and Expedia, but I'm specifically thinking of a tool similar to Google Flight's flexible date matrix, where they'll show you the lowest prices for a ...
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Is it possible to drive from Southeast Asia to Europe? [closed]

My band and I are wanting to buy a vehicle in Vietnam, pack it with our music gear, and drive to Europe. Can anyone give me economically efficient information on 1) the safest route to take, and 2) ...
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