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Traveling from Ushguli to Batumi, Georgia in one day

I'll be trekking in Georgia in September from Mestia to Ushguli as a group of 4 people. We have a flight booked back home departing from Batumi at Friday morning around 9:30 AM, while we're planning ...
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Error in SSR CKIN command?

Recently flew with UIA on a two-leg itinerary and asked them via Facebook to insert an SSR CKIN note for the first leg about me being "Docs OK" at the transit airport. They put in the following: ...
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Why do Turkish Airlines gate agents at Istanbul Airport take photos of passenger passports?

The gate agents of Turkish Airlines have point-and-shoot digital cameras with which they take photos of passenger passports. They did not ask for permission to do that nor provided a reason. Any idea ...
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Can I legally use a GNSS device in China?

Can I legally use a GNSS device in China? According to Hvistendal (2013), Science: Since at least 2007, it has been effectively illegal for foreigners to operate a GPS device in China. ...
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How does US state license reciprocity work for classes of license that don't exist in other states?

I'm considering going on an RV trip with a large RV (26,000 lbs. GVWR) and a tow vehicle on a dolly (combined weight ~6,000 lbs.). I've even found a few with airbrakes. The state requirements for this ...
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Where can I dance “Mazurca” in Cabo-Verde?

There is a variant of Mazurka in Cabo Verde. Are there some places or events where someone can see it and maybe give it a try? I'm looking specially for Mazurca but any advise for dancing other ...
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Travel insurance for potential snowy weather when driving using a rental

I'm planning a holiday to the Queenstown area in New Zealand, in July. The plan is to arrive in at Christchurch airport, pick up a rental car and drive to Queenstown and spend about a week driving ...
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Renew EEA family permit

I am an EU national and my wife has non-EU nationality with a permanent residence card from the Netherlands. We both work in the Netherlands with permanent jobs. We applied for her EEA family permit ...
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How can I find out if I am admissible to the USA

I am currently a Canadian citizen, I got my citizenship in 2015. In 1998 I entered the US under tourist Visa Program B2 Visa, I was an Algerian citizen at that time. In 2000 I got married to a US ...
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Where can I see fireworks in Brooklyn on July 4, 2019?

Possibilities: Brooklyn Bridge. In 2017, we went to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, but fireworks were not visible from there. So, I am asking to avoid that happening again. East River (where?) ...
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Focal skin peeling on palms, fingerprints can be uncertain; will this be an issue for UK visa?

I have cleared the interview for a software organization in Durham, UK and they have given me the COS (Certificate of sponsorship). My doubt is I have a benign skin condition called keratolysis ...
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Chinese Visa Application: Is it relevant what to enter for “County”?

I, as a German citizen, am in the process of applying for a Chinese visa. Nowadays, this must be done via the Visa for China website, where a lengthy set of web-based forms has to be completed. At ...
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Cycling tour in Japan: Buying a bicycle for a tall person

I am travelling to Japan (arriving Osaka) mid-May to early-June and inspired by this guy I want to do a cycling tour. There are a lot of things to consider, but obviously the first problem is the ...
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UK visa application: How to declare shareholding and dividend?

I am applying for a UK standard visitor visa from Pakistan. My wife is a British citizen who moved here permanently earlier this year and we both work and live here full-time. We are planning on ...
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What is the official rule on Albanian roundabouts?

When entering roundabouts in Albania we have witnessed both vehicles on the roundabout giving way to entering vehicles, and vehicles entering the roundabout giving way to vehicles on the roundabout. ...
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Riding PVTA buses (in Amherst)

From https://www.umass.edu/transportation/how-much-bus-fare: Bus drivers will not collect fares/passes, but passengers are expected to have either a valid Five College student, faculty or staff ID ...
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Unsure about ability to provide a full list of past emails+phone numbers. Is this a problem for visiting the US?

The enhanced rules for ESTA/DS-160, for people from the UK visiting the US for tourism, is reported to now require present+past social media accounts, and also email addresses and phone numbers used ...
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Travel agency told me my hotel is overbooked, what are my rights?

Since this question will probably involve some laws, I will state that I am German and I was booking via an online site which is mediating for travel agencies. I booked a hotel on May 15 for a one ...
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UK visa refusal due to wrong record from 9 years ago

I'm helping my significant other (who lives in another country) to apply for a visitor visa to the UK. They have never been here, but they got refused once before almost 10 years ago (something about ...
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How safe is Baltimore Washington Airport Amtrak station at night?

I am taking Amtrak train from New York Penn Station to Baltimore Washington International Airport Amtrak station next month. I am reaching BWI Airport Amtrak station at 2AM. After getting down from ...
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Single parent travelling with minors

Single parents travelling internationally with minor children may need a notarized letter from the other parent. My husband/the father of my children passed away. What should I bring on our trip to ...
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Bike location multi-destination California

Is it possible to rent a bike in California (SF ideally) and drop it off up north somewhere (Eureka ideally)?
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What countries in the Schengen area accept US travel document (form I-571)

I'm planning a trip to Europe this summer (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and will be using my travel document (Form I-571) that I have based on asylum from Syria. I had a visa appointment at the Spanish ...
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Are there still any ATMs in Japan that don't charge fees for withdrawing with a foreign card?

I just got back to Japan for the first time in five years. I seem to recall that that some ATMs here don't accept foreign cards, some do but charge a fee, and some do and charge no fee. I'm 100% ...
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Wife is a Chinese Citizen I am a US Citizen, should we go through Chinese passport control together or separately?

I recently got married and my wife and I are flying back to China for a wedding reception. When we enter china should we go through passport control together as we are a family unit or separately ...
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Layover in Incheon

We are a Philippine Passport holder. We already have a Japan Visa. We already have a Ticket for our return flight. Unfortunately, it is connecting with Korea. May I know if do we need to secure a ...
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Missing biometric info from US Passport

My daughter has the US Global Entry but since we have obtained a passport for her as a baby she's missing biometric information. How does one go about getting the passport with the biometric ...
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What are the opening times for the main attractions on Iceland's Golden Circle (Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir) during Summer?

This is a follow up question on JonathanReez's question How crowded are Iceland's main sites during summer? Iceland is getting more tourists year on year - according to a report from the Icelandic ...
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Being stuck between Russia and Turkmenistan at a sea border; what happens?

The question is similar to this one, but specifically focusing on sea travel between Russia and Turkmenistan. Say you've got a Russian transit visa, but due to the ferry from Turkmenistan being ...
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Periodic bleep in train station

I've been travelling recently and at multiple stations there have been speakers emitting a bleep every second. (For example Stansted Airports station). Is there a reason for this?
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Entering Ukraine as a Ukrainian born, naturalised British citizen

I left Ukraine when I was 8, moved to the UK in 2005. I was born in Ukraine but permanently reside in the UK, have British Citizenship and a British Passport. Will I have any problems with going ...
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Returnable deposit French campsite

I've recently booked a campsite in southern France and paid €50 to hold the booking. I have now been told by the campsite that I need to pay an extra €100 returnable deposit now and the other €30 for ...
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Visa Type for Nesin Mathematics Village, Turkey

I am a student travelling from India, and I am unsure of the type of visa to apply for when travelling for the purpose of attending the Nesin Mathematics Village. It's a summer school type programme ...
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Is it possible for EU passport holders to cross the border Laos-Myanmar somewhere conventiently overland?

Is it possible for EU passport holders to cross the border Laos-Myanmar somewhere conveniently overland? I would like to go from Laos to Myanmar by land if it's possible to go there now. Does anyone ...
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Will an overstay in India as a child affect future travel?

One of my friend had to move to India during the civil war to India and overstayed there. He left his home country when he was 10 and came back after his degree. I am sure he did not intentionally ...
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Alitalia changed flight made our travel impossible

Alitalia changed the second flight of my connection, making it impossible for me to travel between Ajaccio (AJA) and Rome (FCO). The new scheduled flight leaves a day before we even take our first ...
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Where should I get travel insurance for a Chinese student in Australia travelling to the USA and then travelling to China?

I am in the USA and my girlfriend (Chinese) is currently finishing her degree in Australia. To be clear, she is a Chinese citizen on an Australian student visa at the moment. She plans to fly from ...
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Bus travel Buenos Aires --> Patagonia

Me and a friend are finally working on that bucket list and planning a trip to Argentina and more specifically Patagonia in November 2019 that will have a total duration of +- 3/4 weeks. In Patagonia ...
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How to choose flights more environmentally friendly based on adding stopovers versus (ultra-)long-haul?

Background information Wikipedia says the following on fight distance in relation to fuel consumption overall: For long-haul flights, the airplane needs to carry additional fuel, leading to higher ...
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Garbage bin on Khao San Road, Bangkok

I was on Khao San Road, Bangkok last night. Everywhere there is street-sold food and drinks. One thing that amazed me, regardless of all the drunk people, there is almost no litter on the street. ...
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Do domestic ferry companies in Japan sell “standby” tickets when passengers cancel very late or don't show up for their reservations?

I'm in Hokkaido, Japan and it's Golden Week so many things are booked out, including longer distance ferries. Japanese ferry websites have always been quite bad. No English version, text as images in ...
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UK visa Upgrade from normal to Premium Service

As per the recent suspension of biometrics enrolment for UK visas at US Application Support Centres, I wanted to upgrade from normal to premium service to use the New York Premium Application Centre. ...
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Jet Airways has ceased operations. Can I get my ticket refunded?

A short while ago, a friend of mine booked an international itinerary on Jet Airways for the summer, flying out of India. This morning, it appears that Jet Airways has failed to find a buyer for a 75%...
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Issue with money order for Canadian visa

my visa was approved and I had sent my passport for the visa seal. But I entered wrong recipient for the money order (transfer fee of 19.9USD) and they returned my passport without visa. I can send it ...
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UK standard visitor visa delay

I applied for a UK standard visiting visa on 19th March, 2019. My biometrics were done on the same date. To this date, the visa still hasn't arrived. It has been more than 15 working days and I didn't ...
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Can I consider pets as “evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel”?

I have applied for standard UK visitor visa's for me and my wife and children. I have elderly parents staying behind, but they do not live with me and are not dependants, nor did I list them as such ...
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Do Chinese L Visas Require the Roundtrip Ticket Evidence to be to One's Country of Residence?

I am going to be travelling in South Korea, and would like to visit China. However, I'm not quite sure of the dates that I will be flying to and from Seoul yet. According to the Chinese Embassy, in ...
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Ferry to Corregidor Island from Bataan Peninsula

I plan to travel to Bataan, Philippines sometime this year. I know that there are ferry services from Manila to Corregidor but I prefer one that departs from somewhere in Bataan. (I also know there is ...
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What counts as “private Affairs” for a S2 Visa in China

As stated here the S2 Visa is granted for the purpose of either visiting family members for a short period or private affairs I was wondering what counts as private affairs?
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German citizen, US LLC, living in Germany: Can I use an VWP?

So: I am a German citizen with no US visa status I am one of two members of an US LLC (the other member is US citizen) I am getting paid in the form of member distributions in USD My questions are: ...

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