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Authorizing someone else for in-person passport renewal

I need my US passport renewed in the next two weeks, but I'm unable to make it in person to a passport office. If I send my documents to a family member, can they apply for an expedited renewal in-...
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Can anyone recommend a good trekking tour for Machu Picchu?

I'm planning on heading to Peru to visit Machu Picchu next year. I heard there are some amazing and beautiful "long way around" treks that take you up and around to Machu Picchu the long way through ...
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Machu Picchu in April: to reserve a tour or not to reserve?

I've seen this post about it, but I've dug a little bit more into the topic on the web and some people suggest to reserve in advance, in particular for the main Inca Trail. However others say to wait ...
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Can I merge points from different flight companies to use in Star Alliance?

If I have points in multiple Star Alliance member companies, can I sum up all these points to get a Star Alliance flight ticket?
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Does biometric passport in Ukraine discard foreign passport and an old passport altogether? [closed]

An agreement between EU and Ukraine was signed today. If I get a biometric passport does it discard now my old ones? Soon I am going to Europe (for example to the sea in Greece as soon as the borders ...
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Are there any country- or city-specific dishes I can try whilst in Dakar, Senegal?

I'd like to know what traditional foods/dishes exist, if any, and how I should go about locating places that sell them :) I am not really looking for modern cuisine, I'm looking for local food that ...
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Are there “Doctor Who” themed tourist attractions in the UK?

The last time I was in Edinburgh I bought a coffee from an outlet that excited me in the sense that I was drinking coffee from the Tardis. I am fully aware of the fact that the Tardis was inspired on ...
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Petrol stations with free wifi in Iceland

I've read here (Spanish) that "most petrol stations and visitor centers have free wifi". Is true? Is there any list of petrol stations with wifi?
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Why does Agra have cows on most roads and public areas whereas Delhi does not?

So I visited Agra the other day and there were cows everywhere. On the side of the road, on the road and in one case sleeping on the road. Meanwhile in Delhi, this isn't the case. Are they there and ...
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Travelling with a car from London to Orkney Islands

I would like to travel by car from London to the Orkney Islands. According to Google Maps, the drive would take 14+ hours. Is there a ferry (e.g. overnight) etc. that would make that journey more ...
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Where is Steinbeck's “Salinas Valley”?

I live in the South-Eastern US and am planning a long road trip out West. One of the things I've always wanted to experience for myself is the beautiful Salinas Valley which Steinbeck describes so ...
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Is there a site for ranking Caribbean Beaches? [closed]

This is kind of a broad question, but is there a site that ranks beaches? I know there is a CNN article that has "The 100 Best Beaches in the World", but I didn't find it that great. Obviously its a ...
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Re-checking luggage at connecting airports

I'll be leaving Morocco within the next week, and I'm wondering whether I'll need to re-check my luggage after my connecting flights. I fly from Casablanca to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to London via ...
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Can you take only part of a cruise?

I've been searching for details on this for a while, and I know I could just phone some companies but maybe someone here knows. Is it possible to buy only some parts of a longer cruise. For example, ...
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How do you deal with beggars? [duplicate]

Where I live, there are hardly any beggars. But wherever I travel (big cities, small cities -- really anywhere) I keep occasionally running into beggars. Now, I do sympathise with these people, but I ...
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Is motor transportation in Jakarta dangerous? [closed]

While being in Jakarta will be dealing with motorized vehicles, whether your are walking, in a car, or in a motorcycle. If you take the taxi for instance, you will notice cars don’t have a safety belt ...
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Vehicle shipping between Europe and the Caribbean [closed]

I am looking for general advice on shipping and maintaing a vehicle between Eastern Europe (Bosnia) and the Caribbean (Dominica) as I am getting closer to my plan to be able to live in both places 6 ...
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Foreigners attending events on US bases in Okinawa

I found out that there are some kinds of events held on land that is part of US bases here in Okinawa that are attended by the general public, Japanese and American. The particular event I noticed ...
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What happens if the passport number changes?

A friend bought a flight one month ago (with Turkish) and now he has renew the passport and the number is different. He's wondering if he could take the flight showing both passport, the old one (...
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Maximum Number of Occupants crossing US/Canada Border

There was a question on the maximum number of occupants in a vehicle in Oklahoma. Now I have an issue: My wife will be driving to Canada with our friends the car she wants to drive is an SUV with 2 ...
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Using a quad-band phone in Japan?

I've got a Nexus 4, but was told that despite it being quad-band, it won't work in Japan. Do they have a different network there? I've answered a question before on getting up and running in Japan ...
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Austria - Czech Republic - Germany - What is the best option for mobile phone

I'm planning to spend about 10 days in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany, starting in Austria. I'd like to have mobile internet for maps and getting information about cities. I'd like also to have ...
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What should I think of and prepare when flying with kids?

I am going to travel with some friends that have children (2 kids around 6 and 10 years old). My friends don't usually travel by plane and I am not used to travel with kids. It's the kids first ...
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Trekking in Georgian Tusheti region? Safety?

We're planning a hiking trip to the Georgian Greater Caucasus. But does anybody know issues about safety? Terrorism (Chechnya, Dagestan just on the other side of the range)? Minefields along border ...
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Who are these people in gray robes and shaved heads with South Korean Passports?

I saw a number of people with gray robes and shaved heads while I was in Seoul recently that looked like this: Is this a religious thing? They had Republic of Korea passports, for what that's worth.
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Do I need 6 months validity on my Australian passort if travelling to South Korea?

Do I need to have at least 6 months validity on my Australian passort if I will be staying in Korea for 2 days?
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Is there a europe-wide rule stopping under 18 year olds from staying in the dorms of hostels?

My friends and I are going inter railing and so will be staying in hostels across europe. One of the group will still be under 18 by the time we leave and several hostel sites have information saying ...
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Is it quite expensive to Exchange euros to pounds and vice versa at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I am planning a visit to London. I was wondering what are the optimum choices to exchange euros to pounds and pounds to euros? Is there an extra charge, apart from the exchange rate? Is it safe to ...
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Disneyland Discount on Paris Visite Pass?

On Paris Visite Pass, there is 20% discount on Disneyland 1 day/2 parks ticket. But if I purchase the ticket online how can I get the discounted ticket using the Paris Visite pass?
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How much cash should I carry for driving a rental car in Italy?

My wife and I are traveling to Europe this May. We are renting a car in Florence, Italy for driving around Tuscany. We decided she will learn the language and I'll learn to drive there. I've been ...
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If I manage a trip drinking a little bit of local water without Delhi Belly, am I now fine in future?

I'm just back from a trip to Bangalore, which is one of those places where you risk Delhi Belly (or whatever the Bangalore local equivalent is!). On previous trips, I've sadly ended up affected by it. ...
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London Underground Tickets [duplicate]

I am planning a visit to London for a couple of days. I will be staying at a hotel near Heathrow airport. I am planning to use the underground as follows Upon my arrival, from terminal 5 to Hounslow ...
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Ideas for a 5 to 7 day hike in Japan [closed]

In august I will be going to japan. After visiting a friend, I want to go on a trekking for 5 to 7 days. Ideally I would go to Hokkaido for that, because then I can leave my stuff that I do not need ...
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How does a kids club on a cruise contact you if there is a problem?

My wife and I are getting ready to take our first with our 4 year old son on NCL. We plan on using the "kids club", but I don't understand is how they get in touch with you if there is a problem. On ...
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Sports bars in Xi'an China

Can you give the name of a sports bar or two in Xi'an, China, that would be showing popular international sports games (NBA, EPL, Champions League, Six Nations)? I have searched using Google and ...
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Advice on how to attend the auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo

I'm very aware of this question about the Tsukiji fish market but I'd really like to be there in time for the auction so that I can take pictures of it. Since the first train is at 5am and I don't ...
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Is there currently a problem with border crossings to Ukraine? [closed]

Given the current situation in Ukraine are there problems with crossing of the Ukrainian borders? In general and for westerners in particular.
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Dual UK/Australian citizen… entry to UK with Australian passport only? [duplicate]

Can I re enter into the United Kingdom on my Australian Passport (with a photocopy of my british passport) ?? I am travelling to the USA and need to leave my UK passport here to get a visa sorted ...
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What's a good prepaid SIM card for data in Ireland? [closed]

Please recommend an Irish prepaid SIM card for buying a prepaid internet data package. I'll need about 500MB for a week in Dublin (300-700MB is fine) Specifically I would purchase a micro SIM for ...
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Where can I visit the most northerly Australian fauna in the world?

In Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan (43.768533,142.482717), I saw a pair of emus. Are they the northernmost Australian fauna in the world, or is there a place even further north that has distinctly ...
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Places/Landmarks to see in West Lafayette, Indiana [closed]

I will be visiting Purdue university to give a talk in a week. Unfortunately the only free hours I will have are the evening of the 10th of March and that of the 11th of March. I checked Tripadvisor ...
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Is there an awamori distillery/factory/etc in Okinawa that does tours or allows visitors, with tasting/samples?

Here in Okinawa there is a local spirit called 泡盛 awamori. It is completely distinct from sake (and from shochu). It's only made on the islands of Okinawa, and there are very many kinds for sale. So ...
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What happens if I have checked-in bags and decide not to board my connecting flight on return?

I have a 3 stop return flight plan from ICN (Seoul) scheduled in a few months. I opted for this flight plan due to the discounted price it was offered at. The plan is ICN -> DTW -> MSP -> FNT. DTW is ...
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Best way to send valuable item back home while travelling (Istanbul)?

I'm in Istanbul for a couple months and my phone is broken but it's still under warranty. I would like to send my phone back home to get it fixed but as I don't speak Turkish and I find it's quite ...
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Getting between Melbourne's Tullamarine and Avalon airports?

A friend is going to be needing to get from one of Melbourne's airports to the other. There doesn't seem to be any direct transfer. Is there a method (other than taxi) to get from one to the other, ...
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What visa should I apply for as an Au Pair?

On June 20 I am backpacking around Europe for almost 3 months with friends and then I will be living in Italy for 3 months as an Au Pair. I am unsure what visa I will need to apply for. Will I need ...
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Where to apply Schengen visa - EU citizen spouse but traveling to different EU country

I am married to a EU citizen and we live abroad. If I apply through my husband's embassy, processing is easier, I am exempt of payment and I am guaranteed to receive the visa without hassle. I am ...
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Travel with an empty stroller?

On an international flight (with connections) I am planning on bringing a stroller... with no baby! Will they make me pay for a 2nd luggage? What am I supposed to do with it?
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Transiting US to Korea with ESTA

I visited(with ESTA) U.S. June-Sept(about 85 days) 2013 and revisited U.S. in Jan 1st 2014 and planning to go to Guatemala on March 27th. I'm planning to travel Guatemala for about 10 days and ...
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Purchase Paris Visite pass from Orly airport on a public holiday

Can I buy a Paris Visite pass (zone 1-5, days 1-3) from Orly airport on 8th May 2014? It is a public holiday in France.

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