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How does VIP service work at the Managua Airport?

At the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (the airport in Managua, Nicaragua), I have heard there is a VIP service you can pay for, where an agent will meet you when disembarking from the plane ...
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How long does it take for a Global Entry application to be approved?

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection runs a program called Global Entry, allowing low-risk travelers to complete an application, submit to a background check and interview, and eventually be ...
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Would you recommend getting the DAR (discount argentina) card in Buenos Aires / Salta?

I came across the DAR, Discount Argentina, card (discountargentina.com) while looking up information about museums in Buenos Aires. I was wondering, if anyone has had experience with this card, have ...
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How should I schedule my medication when traveling through multiple time zones?

Suppose that I have to take some medication three times a day; one in the morning, one at lunch and one during dinner. Now when I take a plane to go on vacation and cross multiple time zones, how ...
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How can I contact the Visa Card office from Georgia? (The country in the Caucasus)

It seems I lost my wallet last night. So it's time to cancel my cards but I'm on the other side of the world. In my experience in the hospitality industry and having lost Visa cards twice before ...
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What is the best way to get from the airport to center of Buenos Aires?

Is there a good shuttle service? Taxis? What should one expect to pay? Is it worth pre-arranging?
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What do “Fragile” stickers on checked baggage do?

When traveling by air and checking bags, some airlines will let you declare an item as fragile and put stickers on the box or bag. How common is this policy? What do the fragile stickers do (i.e. how ...
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Can I pack a cardboard box as checked luggage?

As mentioned in another question, I'm planning on traveling with a desktop computer as checked baggage. After considering the options, I've decided to take it in its original cardboard box (used for ...
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Cost for US cell phone users to receive international calls

This is a question not from the point of view of the traveler, but from the point of view of someone in the US receiving calls from a traveler abroad. In general, for the major US wireless carriers, ...
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Are there Christmas markets in Switzerland?

I've been in Germany on christmas and almost every city has a Chrismas Market. Are there Christmas markets in Switzerland? Which are the most famous/interestings? When do they end?
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Building an Igloo if camping is not allowed? (Switzerland/Liechtenstein)

It's winter time and therefore I'm thinking about how to spend the days between Christmas and New Year's Eve. We have the plan to build an igloo somewhere in the mountains and spend some nights there. ...
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Can I learn ski jumping in Japan?

Since visiting Calgary Olympic Park and seeing their exhibit on ski jumping within the ski jumping tower, I've wanted to have a go at the sport, and Japan is the closest country to me (along with ...
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Is there any way to spend a night in a European castle?

I spent a night in a jail converted to a hotel in Switzerland, and it made me wonder if there is a real castle converted to an hotel in Europe. And with "real" I mean the castle should have a ...
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Central Asia in 2012: Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan?

The other day, Lonely Planet published an article on the Top 10 best value destinations for 2012. One of the destinations which lured my attention is Tajikistan. According to LP, one of Tajikistan's ...
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Flight/Train combo from Europe to Toronto/Vancouver

My parents are planning a vacation in Canada in the summer of 2012, they want to visit relatives in the Toronto area, and visit the west-coast (Vancouver). They are looking for a way to have a plane/...
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What's the best way for foreigners outside of the UK to get to an English Premier League game?

I recently got a bonus from my company and want to fly to England for a weekend to watch some soccer. It would be great to go to a big game, however I know getting my hands on tickets can be really ...
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Searching for bikeable offensive town names in Europe like “Fucking”

Last summer I did a bicycle tour from Fucking in Germany to Petting in Austria. (I know most people normally do it the other way round) On the way you can take a lot of funny pictures. The white ...
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How to find car rental companies in Kalibo, Philippines?

How can I find a rental car in Kalibo, Philippines? Google didn't turn up anything useful. Is it even a good idea to try to find one, or should I just take cabs and buses to explore Panay?
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Is it cheaper to get to Cuba from Miami or Cancún?

If I'm in Miami, what is the cheapest way to get to Cuba? Also, if I'm in Cancún what's the cheapest way to get to Cuba?
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Where can someone see flowing lava at roughly Easter time?

A trip is being planned at roughly Easter 2012 (to match school schedules) that can go anywhere in the world as long it meets these two criteria: there is flowing lava you can see (not just cooled ...
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Where could I find Greenland maps?

I'm trying to find Greenland road or main trail maps. Also, if there are ferry lines that join Greenland cities it will be very useful. Any link?
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Does a French passport holder require a US visa for business trips?

I am a French citizen and I am going to USA to work with a company during a Toy Fair event. The job is not contractual and not paid directly. The company covers my travel and accommodation costs. I ...
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What museums and attractions in London offer interactive exhibits for blind people?

I'll be visiting London next year with my in laws, of which my father-in-law is blind. Since London is basically just wandering around and looking at things, our trip could get very boring very ...
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Which is the cheapest ski resort in the Alps? [closed]

I'm a total beginner. Where should I go if I want to start skiing at the minimum price? Don't worry if the slopes are bad/small/too easy, if there is snow and it's cheap, that's good. I am only ...
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Which are the main spa baths in Switzerland and which are their characteristics?

My girlfriend and I love thermal bath and spa and we would like to visit one or more of these places in our stay in Switzerland. Is there any list of the available baths/spa and their characteristics?
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Can I make an interesting route from Spain to Switzerland for a 2-4 day journey?

I'm going from northern Spain to Switzerland crossing France and part of the Alps by car. The exact starting point is not defined, but I suppose it will be "La Jonquera" (AP-7 highway) or Andorra. The ...
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Is possible to cross the Bering Strait without flying?

I'm planning a trip and one of my main points is not to fly unless absolutely necessary. My biggest problem is how to cross from Asia to America without a plane. If it's absolutely impossible to cross ...
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What clothing should I bring to Chicago for New Years' Eve?

I have lived in Las Vegas my whole life, and often the only time I'm around snow is when it's for a sporting purpose. I've never lived someplace cold and when I visit cold places I'm often indoors at ...
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How to cope with dry hands and cracking skin when travelling in cold locations?

So I'm from a pretty warm country, Australia but now I've spent my first month in cold Tbilisi Georgia and I lack the local know-how and intuition of how to cope with some aspects of cold winters. I ...
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Top destinations in Southern Laos and how to get there from Cambodia? [closed]

I'm travelling in Cambodia and would like to Visit Laos for a portion of my trip. What are the top destinations in the southern region of Laos and what is the best way to get there from Cambodia? I ...
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Does a Canadian need a visa to pass from Cambodia into Laos and then back?

I'm a Canadian citizen and will be travelling in Cambodia for two weeks with plans to visit Laos. Do I need a visa to pass from Cambodia into Laos and then back into Cambodia?
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Internet Service for multiple people

How do you provide a decent speed internet connection to multiple devices on a USA road trip? (either on interstates, in campgrounds or hotels) Four people have at least 2 devices the following (...
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Do seasonal flights from Trondheim to Edinburgh, London, or any other part of the UK exist?

Planning a trip with my in-laws to the UK next year, and the Swedes around me keep insisting that we can fly from Trondheim instead of Arlanda, which would be a lot more convenient. I'm not finding ...
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Which of these airports is the most interesting for a pilot? [closed]

Recently, I won a flight in a very realistic flight simulator. I'll get some instructions and then I can make a city trip with a Boeing in a professional flight simulator. It is possible to choose ...
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How can I buy train tickets within the UK from abroad?

Is there a machine pick up system like in other countries? Will it take foreign credit cards (Mastercard or Visa of course)? If so, in what locations are these accessible? Otherwise, how can I get ...
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Are there companies that offer worldwide wifi roaming for a fixed fee?

I am aware of the following related question: Overview of wireless in airports. If it is free it would be nice, but I am willing to pay for my Internet access at airports/hotels. The only problem is ...
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Accommodation for a large group in Cairns in November 2012

I'm organising a largish group (around 10, hopefully) to go to Cairns in November for the total solar eclipse on the 14th. With a group that size, it'd be nice if we could have a place to ourselves - ...
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Newbie snowboarding options a couple of days not too far from Stockholm

We have been to Romme twice to learn and get better at snowboarding. We have spent 4 days each time and plan to do the same this season. What are the best places to do this where you can drive and ...
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Sacred mountains in Japan?

I read about a sacred mountain in Japan that was not Fuji. You know - the kind with monasteries all around and nice hiking in the hills. So now I wonder if this is a common concept in Japan? And what ...
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What places offer both good scuba diving and surfing?

It seems like most places are either good for surfing or diving, but not both. Purely anecdotally, it seems like the clearer the water, the smaller the waves are. I'm an intermediate level surfer ...
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What's a Canadian equivalent of Super Safemove for U-Haul trucks in Canada? [closed]

I'll be renting a uhaul truck for one way move from Ottawa to Toronto in couple of weeks and I'm wondering whether there's a Canadian equivalent of Super Safemove damage coverage insurance? Only ...
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Best Time for Visiting the Curonian Spit

I am interested in visiting the Curonian Spit, possibly with a sidetrip to Kaliningrad. Now I would like to know the best time of the year to do so. I would like to avoid the crowds of the high and ...
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Silvester Party in Bratislava

I am going with some friends to Bratislava for the end of the year. We are looking for a club. Our requirements are: Something that is reachable within 1 hour from the city center, either by public ...
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Christmas Markets in Trentino-Alto Adige

I want to visit some Christmas Markets in Trentino-Alto Adige. Which one is the biggest (in terms of the number of cribs)? Which has the widest selection of food and wine? Which has the most original ...
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Child travelling with different nationality passport than mom

My wife (Polish passport) is planning to travel to the USA (and some European countries) with our son who has dual Polish-British nationality. Would it cause any issues if the young one is travelling ...
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How long does my passport need to be valid after my return from the UK?

Next year I'm going to the UK. Shortly after that my passport expires. Is this a problem? I know that for some countries, the passport has to be valid for at least 1 year more. How is it in the UK?
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Celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem, Palestine

I am seeking advice on celebrating Christmas in the city of Bethlehem, Palestine. I am particularly interested in the activities that take place for the occasion. Can somebody recommend masses to be ...
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Catching snow in Southern California

We are in Southern California now and have a day to kill (in the 1st week of Dec). What we want is to experience snow before we return to warmer climates. One option we have is Big Bear (which is just ...
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Curonian Spit and Kaliningrad

The Curonian Spit is one of the places I would like to visit. As an EU citizen, the obvious approach is to focus on the Lithuanian side. Nevertheless, I wonder if it is worthwhile to pay a visit to ...
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How to pay Chinese customs duties? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bringing items into China for a friend - what to expect at customs? Based on the answers to What to expect at Chinese customs when bringing in items for friends who live there?...

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