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Eco touring/diving in Malaysia

I've been SCUBA diving in KotaKina Balu. It was my intent to go to Sipidan, but couldn't make it, so I stayed in KKB. I'm looking at a return trip to Malaysia for some more diving, but also want an ...
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What is this monument in Tallinn called?

I'm looking for the name of a monument in Tallinn, Estonia. I visited it this summer and I think it is really interesting for tourists since it has some historical interest and it also looks nice. ;) ...
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Traveling to USA with tripod attached to my camera bag

I like to travel with my DSLR and I have nice slingshot bag for it which I can take with me on the plane along with my carry on. This picture shows what I want to do while boarding the plane. Would it ...
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Travelling to Israel - help to divide time between areas [closed]

We are planning on going to Israel (inc West Bank) and Jordan (Petra) mid Oct for 3 weeks (17 Oct - 4 Nov). We = Female 25 & Male 30. Both none religious. Both like history, adventure and "off ...
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Carnet insurance for driving into Iran?

I'm thinking of driving my motorbike to Iran. I've heard you need a 500% Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD) to get into Iran, which would cost ~ €10,000 → €15,000. However I don't have that kind of ...
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What is the best town in La Alpujarra (Granada, Spain) to sleep there?

I'd like to visit La Alpujarra in Spain. There are few towns where someone can sleep. What is the best base town to sleep and visit all the valley?
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London to Lisbon without flying?

I'm planning to go in mid-July, the cost of air travel is quite high so I'm looking for alternatives. What are the train networks like through France/Spain/Portugal? How long would it take and how ...
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Scotland Buspass or Railpass

I am going to be traveling in Scotland in the beginning of March. I will be traveling through Edinburgh, Stirling, Fort Williams, the Isle of Skye, and Inverness. I had also planned on walking a ...
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Currency management when backpacking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? I am going in a trip round Europe this summer (more info) http://www.tripline.net/trip/...
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Are there prepaid mobile data plans in China?

When I was in the US I got a 3G data plan for the iPad which was only 25$ for 2 Gb which lasts a month. I was wondering if there are any similar offerings in China or if its better to wait to get ...
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Non-EU countries covered under travel insurance plans for Europe

I am going to Morocco this December, and as one of the requirements for applying for a tourist visa I am supposed to provide evidence of travel insurance. I searched up plans online and was surprised ...
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Daintree National Park as a backpacker

I will have 2.5 days to visit Daintree National Park from Cairns (and get back there). What are the possible itineraries to do it as a backpacker (and keep the costs down)? I have seen many tours ...
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How does tipping work on a cruise?

I've heard that one of the extra costs associated with cruises is tipping. How does it work? I'm used to tipping based on the price of items (15-20%), so if I'm not paying, I'm not sure how to know ...
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Jogging in Tokyo and Osaka

I'm not a huge fan of jogging on crowded sidewalks even in the US, and I expect many sidewalks in Tokyo and Osaka will only be more crowded. What locations in these cities would you recommend for ...
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Cell phones must now be completely turned off on flights in Europe?

On a BMI flight from London Heathrow to Berlin Tegal at the start of Feb 2012 passengers were told cellphones were no longer allowed on at all during the flight(regardless of flight mode) due to new ...
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What meteorological conditions do I need to consider when travelling to a new place?

It's always difficult to decide what clothes to take with you when you go to a new place. Usually I check Wikipedia to get an idea of approximate climate and weather conditions, but it often doesn't ...
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Long Beach Airport arrival times

I've heard that Long Beach Airport is a pretty small airport with not too much traffic. However, I read on some official site that they advise arriving 2 hours before your flight. For anyone who has ...
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What is the best base town to look for a 3-4 day scuba diving trip for the Great Barrier Reef?

I am planning to go for a conference in Cairns in June this year, and I am hoping to do a 3-4 day live-aboard scuba diving trip afterward. There are numerous companies organizing these kind of trips ...
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Good (up-to-date and reliable) source of information about travel destinations

For my past trips I was learning about my destination from a book and then was picking up updated tips from the Internet. For my next trip to Thailand I decided to plan it using only online sources. ...
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Considerations to take as a UK citizen travelling in Europe? [closed]

The world and especially Europe is in a lot of trouble politically, socially and economically. You have a lot of people with financial hardship, poverty which will cause an increase in crime. There is ...
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How can I get an apartment in Riga, Latvia From the US? [closed]

This Latvian real estate web site has daily postings come up for recently vacated apartments, but the more affordable ones in a good location are claimed rapidly (by some accounts, typically no more ...
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Turning off GPS on a flight?

Inspired by a question if it is allowed to use a Kindle during a flight, I'm wondering if it is okay to use a GPS watch like this. I use this for practice purpose, but it is also my normal watch. I ...
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How does the scuba diving compare between Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay?

As part of my idea for taking the train from Sydney to Brisbane, and stopping on the way, I'm thinking of stopping off in one of Coffs Harbour or Byron Bay. I'd probably pause for a couple of days, ...
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Does an Azeri visa cost $100 for an Australian citizen no matter how they get it?

I just noticed in Wikipedia that as an Australian citizen I can get a visa for Azerbaijan upon arrival but for the huge price of $100. So is that price only for the on-arrival issue of the visa or is ...
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Airline policies on LON to CPH with excess baggage

A friend is flying to Denmark from New Zealand. He's got the flight to London sorted, but from LON to Copenhagen he's wondering about excess baggage - as he'll have a bicycle + stuff in a box (about ...
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Normal LonelyPlanet guides vs. the new Discover series

Has anyone tried using the new Lonely Planet Discover series guides for backpacking? Surely they look much better with all these pictures, but do they contain the same essential information as the ...
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Is there a bus from San Francisco to Sonoma?

I had heard that one existed, but I can't seem to find it online. I'll be near Chinatown, but I can take BART to anywhere in the city to catch a bus. A cheap train would also work.
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Travel insurance that cover expensive camera [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to insure professional equipment while traveling How can I find a reasonably priced travel insurance that covers expensive photographic equipment (worth about £1500)? I ...
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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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Is there a Sat Nav that works in Israel? (preferably with good coverage)

Does anyone know of a SatNav device or SatNav software for iPhone that has maps of Israel available (preferably with good coverage).
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Shipping a computer from Europe to the U.S

I plan to be travelling to the United States from Europe (the Netherlands specifically) and want to bring my computer. I measured it and it exceeds the dimensions for hand luggage. I'm worried that if ...
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Recommended quiet neighbourhoods to stay anywhere in Japan? [closed]

Planning to go to Japan to experience life as a local and looking for a place to stay for a week that feels very homely. An area where there is full of mom and dad type shops but is not too remote ...
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Online travel agent leaving and returning with different airlines

I have noticed that with all online travel sites, you have to leave and return on the same airline (or partner) for international trips. Is there a way around this? It seems as though when you try ...
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What to see in Kobe and Tokyo? [closed]

I found out only yesterday that my company is sending me to Japan to Kobe this Saturday, for two weeks. I'll be working all day but in the evenings I'll have some time to sightsee. What would you ...
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Can group tours help you see more of remote regions of Japan, such as Tohoku?

I'm going to Japan by myself in February, and I'm thinking of spending about a week visiting the Tohoku region. Wikitravel mentions that some train services can be infrequent, with buses being a ...
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Karaoke for solo travellers

How can solo travellers do karaoke in Japan? Are there places where you can meet random strangers and do karaoke with them? Failing that, are there places where you can pay people (presumably female ...
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Can I use Australian dollars at the Kuala Lumpur airport?

I'm facing a four hour layover at Kuala Lumpur airport on my way to Australia and I was wondering if the food outlets in the airport will accept Australian dollars? I don't particularly want to face ...
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How common are onsen that require swimming costumes in Japan?

I assumed that you don't need a swimming costume when going to an onsen, but I came across this page mentioning that some places require swimsuits (it mentions Tokyo ones require them more than rural ...
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Coverage of unusual activities with travel insurance

If you're planning on doing an unusual activity, that isn't directly prohibited (e.g. "no off-piste skiing"), or indirectly prohibited (e.g. roof riding in India under "illegal activities"), should ...
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Getting from NYC to NC on trip to the US

My family (2 Adults 2 kids) and I are planning a trip to the USA this summer. The plan was to split our time between Greensboro NC and New York City. (Due to having family in both places) What we are ...
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How can I find out whether I can use the ATMs in a specific country? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which credit cards have global coverage? When it comes to electronic bank machines, there are pretty much four categories of countries: Countries where the majority of ATMs ...
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Insure and Go vs. Virgin travel insurance

I am looking for a travel insurance (I am resident of the UK). I looked at both Virgin Money travel insurance and InsureAndGo insurance - and it seems that the Virgin one is actually underwritten by ...
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Shopping in Los Angeles

After returning from a cruise to Hawaii, we will be spending a single day in Los Angeles. We will already have spent a couple of days there before the cruise, so the plan is to just spend that day ...
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San Francisco to Singapore with a two-day stop in London

I live in Singapore and I am planning to to SFO/SJC for a conference. But I want visit my sister and my little nephew who live in London and I wanted see if I can plan for it enroute. I have not ...
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Talgo train from Almaty to Astana?

Currently in Almaty, was planning on using the answers in Bishkek (or Almaty) to Novosibirsk next week to go to Novosibirsk, but have heard about this 'Talgo train' to Astana. It's meant to be ...
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Metal flasks with baby food in a plane

Are you allowed to bring a metal flask (0.5l) with (warm) baby food inside through the security on the airport? I am flying internationally from London Luton and returning from Warsaw, Poland.
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Is it bad to give money to beggars in India?

What is the best policy to adopt with regards to beggars in India? Is it ok to give them money/food? If not, are there any charities to which it would be appropriate to give instead?
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Looking for micro breweries in the Tokyo area

We will spend a couple of days in the Tokyo area and it would be really fun to visit a microbrewery there. So I am looking for microbreweries in the area or places that serve their products. (photo ...
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What Australian dishes - Aboriginal or otherwise - made of kangaroo meat should I not miss?

I've eaten kangaroo steak once (in Cambodia). Are there any traditional Australian dishes - Aboriginal in origin or otherwise - exist that use kangaroo meat, and is it easy to find them in restaurants?...

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