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Yes, just hang the "DO NOT DISTURB" sign on the outside of the door. That's what it's for. You can tell the front desk as well in case it falls off. The comments below emphasise it is important to tell the front desk if you are staying for several days. If you need any fresh towels or toiletries, or you want the bedding changed or anything like this, you ...


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In all apartment rental contracts I have ever read, it was mentioned you would be expected to wash the dishes you used, also on the last day. Maybe high cost hotels have different rules, but where I rented they would not re-clean all dishes in an apartment. And I would not expect to leave dirty dishes on the side of the side of the sink. Cleaning after you ...


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Airlines crew sometimes need to travel from one airport to another as passengers but at the same time they are on duty (in airlines terminology we call that Deadheading). In this case the airlines need to move crew from one airport to another due to operational reasons (like bringing new aircraft or bringing an aircraft after being grounded for technical ...


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Embassies and consulates will only assist their own citizens. For example, the section of the US embassy that performs this function is called "American Citizen Services". You and your spouse would have to contact your respective countries' embassies. As your children are dual citizens they could get assistance from either embassy. Only in exceedingly rare ...


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Depends on the airline, but in my experience letting the airport staff know that you are there and on your way will do nothing useful. First of all, "airport staff" is too broad. Roles are highly compartmentalized and there isn't a lot of communication. Not only would you have to find a person from the airline (operating carrier, to be precise) but also the ...


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Of course it simply depends on the arrangement of that facility. But in general... With most serviced apartments, there is a "departure cleaning fee". (Often this fee is quite high.) {People often complain about this in relation to AirBnb for example... } You should check if you will be paying one. This is of course how they get the apartment spotless, ...


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Sailors who are travelling for duty travel often travel with a seaman's log book instead of their passport. This means that at check-in, they must often produce valid credentials including the name of their ship and its itinerary. Otherwise they cannot be accepted on board a flight. Most airlines give very privileged treatment to passengers with this SSR, ...


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First, you did a good thing, there was no comeback, and so it's all good. But I want to answer your more general question for other people in that situation, Many buffets have and explicit 'no leftovers no sharing' policy, if they don't make it explicit up front then they undoubtedly will if you start abusing the buffet. So while sneaking someone a few ...


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5 Days is at the limit for most hotels other than long-stay hotels - they will want to check that their room is still ok. You can ask them - they might be ok with it. And you can certainly get 3 days without room service at most hotels. Just be aware that past 3 days, they will probably want to enter your room even if you have your DND sign, and they may ...


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I had to do this in Bolivia. South African and NZ citizenship. Needed to contact my country and Interpol. Neither has a presence in Bolivia. So I went to the 'closest' I could think of - the British consulate. A quick call to them and they were able to give some initial advice, but then connect me with the NZ consulates in Chile and Argentina, who ...


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Deutsche post doesn't offer such a service. Callshops and copyshops do offer sending a fax. A qiuck search in gelbeseite.de will show you some copyshops and almost all of them will also offer sending a fax. The price may vary from store to store. I found this pricelist of a copyshop in Berlin (see page 13). If you send a fax to a non European country it will ...


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You can purchase stamps and deposit letters in postboxes after security in each terminal (the online terminal map does not appear to say where exactly these are), so as long as your gift fits into the post box and you are able to buy enough stamps, then it is probably possible to send the item. If you must use an actual post office, you would need to be ...


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The answer is going to depend wildly on the citizenships you hold, and the country where you get in trouble. My personal advice would be to choose the consulate or embassy with the most useful presence in the country where you are having difficulty. The larger the diplomatic presence, the more resources will be available to assist you. A secondary factor ...


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There are both porter and left baggage service available at Heathrow. I assume you need to reserve a porter for your arrival and departure to help you with your luggage. https://www.heathrow.com/airport-guide/terminal-facilities-and-services/porters https://www.heathrow.com/airport-guide/terminal-facilities-and-services/left-baggage


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A blog on the topic of tailors in various cities in Vietnam, says that for Hanoi: As a recommendation to make a suit to measure in Hanoi, the best tailor and the best store is Cao Minh. Cao Minh also tailoring shop in Hanoi, also owns two shops in Ho Chi Minh City. Cao Minh Hanoi is located at 250 Hang Bong Street (a few blocks south of the lake of ...


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It depends where you want to deliver goods, at least in case of nemlig.com: http://www.nemlig.com/om-nemligcom/hvor-leverer-vi.aspx# Check zip number, they deliver things in Copenhagen area and in some towns on Zealand island. Minimum order is 400 DKR. You can contact their customer service via telephone number +4570337233 or use chat function under '...


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FedEx Office is a chain of copy shops with 1900 locations in the US and Canada. The locator tool on their website doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment, but Google shows a location in Vancouver at Broadway and Cypress, and there appears to be another one somewhere near the convention center (Google shows a number of locations near there, some of ...


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To add to Mark's recommendations, I had two shirts made at Binh Minh tailor (warning: flash-heavy website with music!). The shirts came out very nice, and the cost was about $50 US per shirt (depending on the fabric).


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As of July 2015 there is currently not a location to get a haircut at Miami airport This link lists all of the retail, food, and services at Miami airport has an information page on what to do during a layover including information on art exhibitions at the airport.


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When I was in the same situation, I found Vancouver Business Plus on Robson Street would print, scan and more. It's pretty centrally located. There are also several internet cafes, if you do a simple google search for it. Prices vary a little and you generally pay per minute/hour for the internet usage, and then a few cents per page to print.


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UPS Store Canada will do the same. It has print online service: you upload your stuff and pick it up at the nearest UPS Store (just downtown there are four). As for cost, check the printing price estimation.


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The Document Checklist that is produced as part of completing the online application for a U.K. Standard Visitor visa requires a signature, and states that it should not be signed until the applicant is at the appointment. It also includes a space for the Submission Officer to sign. My understanding is that it is part of the required documents; if it wasn’t ...


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it possible to let the Airport staff known that the passenger is on her/his way to the next connecting flight> NO. Does a traveller have some rights or services to let the boarding staff known that s/he is on her/his way and perhaps not miss out the flight? NO on services, somewhat YES on rights (#4). Sorry, hate me and downvote all you want, but this ...


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@MarkMayo 's and @JimMacKenzie 's answers are great. Another thing to consider is how each of your countries of citizenship are likely to view the "legal trouble" that you got into. For example, if you have been accused of sexual conduct with a minor (whether or not you are actually guilty), it might not be such a good idea to seek help from the USA if you ...


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That depends a lot on the passenger. Some comments on a couple of your suggestions: The only flights I've been on where I didn't have a hotel booked at the destination were those going to Copenhagen (where I live), so I really don't need the airline to suggest hotels. People going on a business trip or somewhere they have been multiple times before ...


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This is a pretty broad question, as virtually any information could be important and/or interesting (see, for example, the wide variety of articles in in-flight magazines on all sorts of topics), but a few categories you could consider include: Safety information, as required by law. In-flight service information: food and drink available (for purchase or ...


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In general, try to leave the place cleaner than you got it. Do the dishes, clean up the counter area, empty the fridge, put out the trash/recycle. If it is a kitchenette in a hotel room, you could leave the dishes to be done by the hotel staff; if it is in a guest house, I'd clean it.


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Are you renting it using Airbnb or some like that? If yes, I believe it is polite you clean the dishes that you have used. On the other hand, if you are in a hotel, I believe the hotel will have people to do these tasks.


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If both flights are Air China and you only have been issued one ticket (with one reservation code), then there is a very good probability that you won't need to pick up your luggage and register them again in Beijing. You will also potentially get your boarding pass for the second flight before the first flight (sometime, the seat won't be assigned yet). ...


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