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hostelworld.com allows filtering rooms by gender:


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Alternatively to an ATM, you can ask for cashback in stores. The way this works is that after scanning your items, you can ask the person at the till for cashback of X amount (normally smaller amounts work better as they might not have enough in the tills/the app of your choice might have a cap), they then add that to the purchase amount, charge the ...


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This addresses your concern about revealing your phone number: According to Uber: Contact without providing personal information. While riders and drivers are able to contact each other through the app, they won’t actually see each other’s real phone numbers. Uber uses technology that makes the phone numbers of riders and drivers anonymous so they ...


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While Google Maps may not provide offline maps for this area, OpenStreetMap has mapped Cairo pretty well. There is a large number of apps for offline maps based on OpenStreetMap. My favorite so far is Locus Map. Locus Map has different data sources, some allow downloading, some don't. "4UMaps" is one that works for Cairo. Another app I tested is MapFactor ...


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In Google Maps, while using the App to get directed for example to rental car return, you can search for locations 'on the way'. If you click 'Gas Stations', it shows gas stations along the way, with the amount of time the detour forces, and with their gas price (if known). It does not automatically select or offer the last possible one as you asked, but it ...


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Skyss must have one of the most complicated tariff systems for public transport, at least in Norway, if not world wide. After reading through the Norwegian information pages on their website, I still had no clue how to figure out the ticket price, so I called their service phone and asked. Short answer: No, at least the 930 bus is more expensive than NOK ...


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My favourite app for exactly this purpose is Maps.me. They allow you to download countries or provinces/states, depending on the area. You can add your own locations. They recently added driving and walking directions.


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I have spent about fifteen months in Japan over the last few years (mostly Kansai) and I have never found a need to use anything except Google Maps for finding out how to get anywhere. You can plot walking directions easily enough, at least in cities, and they have always been accurate when I have used them. Google Maps coverage of everything from buses, ...


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Yes, for Google Maps you can share your position (Location sharing) with others (and they with you). I assume a Google Account is needed for both parties. This can be turned on and off when needed. You also get general email reminders that you are still sharing your location information. In the Google Maps application you can see the persons position, based ...


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One can use the phone application Waze to see one's connections on the same map: https://youtu.be/hGDrzDw2a7s Note: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=243565 It's not really live, it's just an animation that moves the pin at the theoretical speed it should move based on distance + ETA, it's quickly out of sync too unless you refresh the page ...


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I was having this problem: I was able to find my phone number on the Settings page, but it was grayed out and I couldn't change it. I was changing from a U.S. number to an new international number. Here's how I was able to change the number for my account: Go to Settings Click 'Sign Out' Enter new phone number Receive verification code Enter verification ...


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First of all, there is Yandex.Taxi that the article you linked mentions; basically they are now merging with Uber. They have their own app, moreover, they say that the standard Uber app will still work in Russia, allowing to order taxi from the merged company. They are available in Irkutsk, as well as in many other Russian cities. So you will be able to use ...


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There are a few banks that allow you to withdraw from their own ATMs without a card (usually as an "emergency withdrawal service", with a code you get via telephone banking), but other than that, as far as I am aware, you most definitely need a physical card to withdraw from an ATM. You may want to check out Transferwise. They can provide a real Mastercard ...


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I have lived in Tokyo for 18 months now and Google Maps has served me well 90% of the time. It has complete bus, train, and subway service in large cities and it seems to know the speediest exit to take from most subway systems. I have never seen it make an error with regard to walking directions. There are really only two exceptions to this. First, Google ...


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Another answer for OpenStreetMap, but I like OsmAnd~. While less polished than others I find it's more usable in practice than Maps.me, though YMMV. Only trouble is it's a bit of a pain to install - OsmAnd itself costs money in the Play Store but (since it's open-source) there's a free redistribution available through F-Droid, an Android package manager.


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I have used MAPS.ME in Japan with good results. You can download the maps for offline use so you don't need data connection while traveling.


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The Berlin transport authority, the BVG, has an app for that for both iOS and Android. You can search timetables, find routes and use the phone as a ticket. They have links on their website


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This is a screenshot form my PC, so I do not expect it to be quite the same on my phone Did you try? On my phone, I get this with the Google maps app, which is quite the same: You can select one of the routes by tapping the estimated time labels. Right now (Wednesday, 8am) there's slow traffic near the airport, but it still takes 30min for 30km, which ...


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This answer was written before Google Goggles was excluded in the question. On Android there is Google Goggles. It lets you take pictures of buildings and landscapes and finds out what those are. I've used it successfully to identify rather nondescript skylines of German cities as well as tourist attractions in various countries. It does some more stuff, ...


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I think your question is flawed because what is important is the content of the barcode itself rather than how that barcode is rendered on your device. In fact, the TSA (in the US) or person at the gate never sees the application when I place my phone face down on the scanner - all they see is if the barcode contains data that correlates with their internal ...


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The past couple of months I've been travelling in the US, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. I didn't want to pay for data for Google Maps (although I did in a couple of places). I found two options: 1) Pre-cache google by moving the map around a bit while on wifi. Then when you go out, the maps work. However, this is only for ...


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When you say you want to keep them private, does that mean you want them on the web but only visible to you or you want to keep them only on your computer ? I know that Adobe Lightroom does that. Here's a video showing the feature : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnSXz0ckFno Flickr also support that that. (the only one I checked, I assume other site like ...


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There ... was. Jiepang. Jiepang was the most successful copycat/clone/whatever of Foursquare in the Chinese market. However, it was looking like it needed to pivot earlier this year, as it was being scooped by Wechat (source) - although not a app like Foursquare, WeChat was stealing a lot of their users for posting photos at locations. Unfortunately as ...


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The general rule is that if the airport allows for e-Tickets or mobile boarding passes it's fine. If not, and only paper boarding passes are, scanning the barcode and using your phone can cause some trouble. If the airport and airline are using BCBP (Bar Coded Boarding Pass) then you can modify the boarding pass as much as you want, if you keep the barcode ...


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Yet another great option is the free app HERE WeGo. It allows to download free offline navigation worldwide. It's available for iOS and Android The size of the offline map for Egypt is about 350MB. Unlike most Open Street Map based solutions, the app if a full offline navigation with Car/foot/public-transport routing (depending on location, I am not sure ...


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It's likely city-dependent at present. For example, the Beijing Bus App for Beijing seems to be scoping to do that and more.


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This is very airline specific. in most cases (of airlines supporting it), you have to use the airline's own app some airlines support sending you a mobile-optimised version of your boarding pass by e-mail or MMS other airlines will allow adding the boarding pass to the iOS "wallet" (previously known as Passbook), either from their own app, from their mobile ...


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I don't know about the UK, but in the US there are several apps like GasBuddy which specifically list fuel stations. While they're not sufficiently specific to show 'last stop' only, if you simply search for the airport or somewhere nearby and then look on the map, it will show you all fuel stations nearby - and then you can pick whichever is convenient to ...


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I'm by no means an expert on China, but the map coverage at Open Street Map seems to be pretty good, at least for the urban areas I checked. I also can't speak to the Great Firewall's preferences, at least today, but if you put an OSM mapping app on your tablet, you should be able to load up the China maps in any country that permits access to the map ...


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I had trouble once where the American Airlines app updated overnight, and the new version would crash a few seconds after loading. I got around this by taking a screenshot of the boarding pass and showing that instead of the app itself when boarding (I did not have time to go back to the kiosk to print a physical pass). The barcode matched, and I sailed ...


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