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Tourist visa to Hong Kong - financial proof for high school grad and am I eligible?

What kind of documentation can I provide for a Hong Kong tourist visa regarding proof of sufficient funds as a legal adult/18 but is a (soon) high school graduate? The purpose of travel is a leisure ...
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Transfer from Geneva Airport to La Thuile

I am trying to book a last minute ski trip for the Easter weekend. I am about to purchase my flight tickets, but I'm unable to do so, because I am not sure how I can get myself from Geneva Airport to ...
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Does travelling solo without previous travel history affect Schengen Visa application?

I was told by a Visa agent that, if I am going solo and don't have a travel history, it is hard for the people at the consulate to believe I am going for legal trip. And this is because, apparently, ...
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Week to spend in Istanbul/Turkey alone at short notice - walking options?

A friend from Turkey got in touch recently. I have arranged to fly out for 8 days (flight out is in 4 days). Unfortunately, she will be bogged down with work for her degree so won't have much time to ...
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Apply visa of a country from another county( not your home country) [duplicate]

How can I apply for visa to travel to spain when I am living in Tbilisi. But i am an indian passport holder?
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Solo-Driving from Florida to New York During the Winter

In the past, I have asked a question on this exchange regarding driving a well-maintained car across the East Coast of the U.S. In that particular question, I wanted to know if it were safe for a car ...
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What is Doha Airport like for a single 17-year-old female?

I am a 17-year-old girl, flying from the UK to Doha by myself to then fly from Doha to Perth also on my own. I have a layover of 1 hour and 20 minutes. How easy is Doha airport to navigate to get to a ...
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Concerns with long-distance driving

I am planning on taking my mid-life vehicle (~100,000 miles) on a long distance drive (~1,200 miles) over the course of a couple of days. I don't have much experience with car mechanics or long-...
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UK Visa (Accompanied) [duplicate]

When I was 17, I applied for a UK visa with my friend who was noted as my company (since she’s older than 18). On my visa, it specifically says that I can only enter the UK if I am accompanied by her. ...
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Does renting a car to explore Palawan make sense?

I am thinking about travelling to Palawan island in the Philippines and spend around 1 week there. I am a solo traveler and I want to explore as much as possible. Does it make sense to rent a car? I ...
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Is it common and does it make sense to travel to the Maldives as a single person?

Since many years ago I have wanted to visit the Maldives. I was amazed by the nice beaches, clear waters, and nice resorts with a hut over the sea. However I am afraid after one or two nights I will ...
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How can I identify future flights that are likely to have no passengers on board?

There have recently been news about a woman who has managed to get a whole plane for herself by purchasing a ticket to a flight where no one else showed up: But when she finally boarded her flight, ...
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Lone traveler frustration [closed]

I travel alone and most deals I find are for couples only. Why is it more expensive for single travelers who's tired of finding a person to travel with to get the deal and just want to just enjoy ...
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Should I not use double things in a double room if I have booked it as a single guest?

Some hotels physically don't have single rooms even if they can be booked so. The towels, soap, shampoo and so on are always for two guests. I'm not a wasteful person, but I wonder if I'm allowed to ...
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American renting a car in Europe - what's different compared to domestic rentals?

I'm planning a solo travel trip to Brussels and was wondering if any American / US Drivers license holders have experience booking an airport car rental through Expedia or similar. Currently, I ...
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Traveling Alone to Europe [closed]

I am planning a solo trip to Europe. I am a U.S passport holder and have an additional non-U.S. passport. I've never traveled by myself and have some questions. Also, the countries I plan to see are ...
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Travelling from Phuket,Thailand to Malaysia with Visa

I am planning to visit Thailand and Malaysia in November 2017. I'm from India, and have a passport. I know Thailand provides visas on arrival but Malaysia doesn't. So I am planning to get visa for ...
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Traveling through Europe as a minor

So I'm a 15 year old teenager who moved to Germany like 6 months ago (with my family of course) and I was wondering if I could travel alone back to my hometown in Croatia for a few days with a bus ...
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Bushwalking options for solo travellers in Korea

I occasionally go bushwalking (hiking), and would like to do so in South Korea if possible. The main concern I have is safety. I'm concerned about going bushwalking solo, because I have it ingrained ...
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Staying in the Mongolian countryside on a reasonable budget

I really enjoyed going on a guided tour (myself, a tour guide, and a driver) of the Mongolian countryside, but it attracted a price tag that'd be expected for having two staff members (slightly more ...
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Traveling to the UK without adult supervision

Me and my British friend are planning a hitchhiking/hiking trip in the UK. She's British and lives in Stoke on Trent. I'm from Poland. I planned to arrive in Birmingham and leave from either Glasgow ...
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Do Hotel receipts in England show number of guests?

I need to go somewhere for a conference, and my company will cover the expenses. I would like to bring someone along with me, although the company might be a bit funny about me doing so, even if the ...
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Does Korea have any mud festivals in autumn?

I've just learnt about the Boryeong Mud Festival, which sounds kind of cool. Unfortunately, it's held in late July (21 July to 30 July in 2017), which Wikivoyage describes as being fairly hot and ...
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Is it dangerous to travel in Russia, as a dark-skinned Muslim? [duplicate]

Is it dangerous to travel in Russia, as a dark-skinned Muslim? while travelling by train from St Petersburg to Vladivostok. Skolkovo, Moscow Oblast Sankt-Peterburg, Russia Moscow, Russia Robbery, ...
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How to read time of flight for Emirates airline?

First of all, I'm a solo traveller and this is my first time. I decided to book a flight online (eticket) with Emirates.com. I'm confused on how to read the time of the flight so for example: The ...
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Backpack trip to Europe [closed]

I am planning my first backpack trip to Europe. I have 8 days before going back to work. I am planning the itinerary as follows: Starting Amsterdam 2 days 2 days Paris 2 days Barcelona 2 days ...
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Where can I find social connection events in a city or town while solo traveling?

Sometimes I don't like staying in hostels (which is a great way to meet people and be social) but then I struggle finding places to meet people. What are alternative ways to find social events or ...
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What are the most dangerous areas of London north of the River Thames?

Within only the following map, which are the most dangerous areas (like those depicted in the 2009 movie Harry Brown, filmed in Walworth, London at the now demolished Heygate Estate, and Marks Gate, ...
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Recreation/Work/Social options in Minsk [closed]

I am in Minsk, Belarus for an Internship right now. The Problem is, I am quite upset about my situation: I barely get to know people, I don't speak Russian, I don't like my room, the work I do all by ...
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What is the minimum age for travelling alone?

I was just wondering because if minors were able to travel alone without supervision, isn't that extremely dangerous for them, as they are still minors and wouldn't have any supervision?
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How can a 14 year old travel to Germany from the UK without adult supervision?

I have visited a lawyer here in the UK to ask if I need any documents or letters as I am underage. Other than booking with an airline that accepts children travelling alone. And he said that he can ...
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Daughter flying alone from Athens Greece to Newark to Chicago - Need info/advice

My Daughter will be flying alone from Athens, Greece to Chicago with a layover in Newark. What exactly will she have to do during her layover in Newark? Specifically, will she have to: Go through ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016? [closed]

I am a mid 30's woman from the UK wanting to travel to India without flying. I have been given warnings from friends about traveling alone through Iran and Pakistan, therefore I am willing to try a ...
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Flying to Germany Alone, Return with Family

Alright so I am flying to Germany alone and want to return with my spouse and daughter. They will need a return ticket back, how exactly can I book this online?
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Travelling to Poland alone at the age of 17

I'm headed to Poland from Copenhagen Airport by myself later this month. I am 17 and thus counted as a minor. Do I need any sort of notarized letter? I have confirmed that no permission is needed to ...
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Suggestions for 15 year old ( child / teen ) travelling alone

I'm traveling to Albania from Australia next week alone. I'll be taking multiple airlines (mainly emirates) Last time I traveled overseas was when I was 12, I traveled with my family. Any things I ...
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Does Turkey stamp passport in case of visit visa rejection?

Is a single woman allowed to travel alone to Turkey? In case of rejection do they stamp passport, or just return the passport? This is for a Pakistani Passport Holder.
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Is it normal for a guided tour of Mongolia to cost a couple of hundred dollars per day?

I understand that guided tours offer a lot that unguided tours don't. I don't have to worry about choosing destinations, activities, booking accommodation, the language barrier, and the like. And that ...
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What would be the best section in the plane to reserve a seat if you want to maximize the chance of not sitting next to anyone?

Other than the obvious answer of first class or business class, although I am sure on many specific routes that carry 'high-rollers' you might still find yourself sitting next to other passengers (...
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Can I travel to the UK unaccompanied on an accompanied child visa now that I am over 18?

I got a visa with my mother when I was 17 years old. On it was stated "Not valid unless accompanied by my mother". Can I travel to the UK alone now that I am 18?
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Accommodation for unaccompanied teenager in Tokyo

I'm a 16-year-old wanting to go alone to Tokyo for three to four weeks, around July. As to be expected, my parents are concerned about my safety while overseas. A standard hotel is not going to cut ...
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Solo driving in Iceland in late March

I'm from San Francisco and am planning to visit Iceland March 22nd - 31st. My goal is to do a lot of photography at Vík and Jökulsárlón. I decided to rent a car instead of joining tour groups. I am ...
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Teaching English as a foreign language charities for south america

I haven't volunteered abroad before but I want to try and teach english as a foreign language in south america for 3 weeks (specifically Chile or Argentina). I have done the usual google search for a ...
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Crossing French-UK border under 18 alone

This august I am planning to travel around Europe and want to cross the French-UK border. I am under 18 and won't be with my parents or legal guardian, so what kind of documents do I need to have with ...
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How do locals in the country of Georgia treat tourists with darker skin color?

As per the title, should tourists with a darker skin color (i.e. darker than is common in Eastern Europe) expect any issues or hostility nowadays? If so are there are ways to mitigate this, perhaps ...
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Bipolar sufferer travelling alone

Bipolar, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (G.A.D.) and travelling alone. Hello, I wonder if anyone can give me some help and advice please. I'm travelling alone to Australia next year, which is mind-...
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Finding a place to stay in Cancun (or anywhere really) as a single male

How do I parse internet reviews to determine where to go as a single person? I am a single guy that don't usually take vacations (I have some degree of social anxiety), but for a multitude of reasons ...
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How to make dining alone less awkward?

When travelling, I'm often alone in a city. This is okay for me, except for one situation: dining out alone is just awkward. Guests in restaurants are almost always either couples or groups and being ...
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My family member has never flown, wondering if someone can meet him at his layover and lead him to his next plane

He has a layover in atlanta which is stressfull for anyone but its only 52 minutes and he has never been on a plane or in an airport, can someone meet him off the plane and lead him to his next gate ...
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I am 17 looking to travel within florida, what kind of places can I stay as an unaccompanied minor? [closed]

Any places I could stay safely, bed and breakfasts, inns, in daytona beach.