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It's 100% OK to carry condoms. In fact, you will find them everywhere in Dubai (Pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.). In case you are wondering (and I think you are since you asked this question), condoms are not a problem for both the Islamic and the Arabian cultures. Source: I am both an Arab and a Muslim who lived in Dubai for 3 years in the past, and I ...


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These signs were real. According to Italian newspapers, they were promised (la Repubblica) and then actually installed (la tribuna di Treviso) in 2007 by the mayor of Mogliano Veneto, a town in the province of Treviso in northern Italy, as part of his fight against street prostitution. It is not an official standard sign in Italy, and it was mostly a stunt ...


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I also posted an answer in the linked thread, though your case is slightly different. For reference, I lived in Java and now in Bali. It's not impossible that there are some hotels that will give you trouble, though I find it highly unlikely with neither of you actually being Indonesian. As usual, money speaks and most places would rather make money than ...


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Actual practice varies widely by country, but there are (at least) four reasons why hotels frown on having more guests in a room than you originally told them. Fire code. Hotels and rooms are rated for maximum occupancy: if they get busted for having two people in a room for one, or (worse) 101 guests in a hotel rated for 100, there are serious legal ...


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The games and films you intend to bring are almost certainly illegal to import or possess in the UAE. Is it unlikely that you will be caught? Yes. Is there "any possibility" that you get fined, imprisoned or expelled? Absolutely: for example, your computer might be examined or confiscated for some completely unrelated reason, and they might find ...


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Laws apply when you touch the ground of a country. The only way to get around that would be to go into a foreign embassy. There is no difference how long you are there or where you stay. On top of that, places that have a very high traffic of foreigners will alert you if possible if you are trying to do something illegal. So if there are two guys in the UAE ...


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No, there are no such districts in either Moscow or St. Petersburg as of 2016. Prostitution is illegal in Russia and locations which become too well-known to the public are frequently raided and shut-down. Obviously prostitution still exists, but it's not centered in any particular street or district. There are many websites online dedicated to reviews of ...


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You are an unmarried couple of mixed religion. But do you have to disclose either? The easiest solution, if neither of you has any objection to doing so, is faking both a marriage and a shared religion. Most likely it's enough to just not disclose anything that may lead them to think otherwise.


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Law says extra-marital sex is forbidden for Indonesian. Foreigner do whatever they please. And the mixed religion couple is no problem either. There are many mixed religion couple in Indonesia. They have to get married in Singapore, but this is a totally legal (and admitted) situation. Even in Aceh (I know Aceh quite well) you won't have any problem.


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Upon landing at Abu Dhabi; you and your luggage will be subject to an x-ray scan. At this point, any suspicious items will be confiscated. Although you are not importing items into the UAE (as you never enter the country, but are in transit) nevertheless any goods deemed inappropriate will be seized. You do run the risk of having the item confiscated but ...


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I'd suggest that this street post on Google Maps is actually the lamp-post to which the sign was affixed, due to the tree shapes and traffic signal gantry in the original photo. For balance its only 100 metres further north along the same road. I stayed in the area whilst working on a nearby cinema complex for 6 weeks in spring 2000, and can confirm ...


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Haha. I traveled around Indonesia with a woman who was in fact my wife, but she carried a different country's passport and we certainly didn't bring a marriage license with us. Nobody challenged us -- that may have been the wedding rings or the two small children in tow, or just the fact that hotel staff have better things to do with their time than turn ...


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I don't have any experience with inviting sex workers to my hotel room, but I have plenty of experience with friends visiting me at a hotel (or vice-versa). Follow two simple rules and you'll be fine: Book at a large hotel (50+ rooms). That way the receptionist won't care too much about who's coming and going, so your "friend" will be able to enter without ...


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As already noted, airport security in Tokyo won't care. Your problem is going to be the laws in Singapore, specifically the Singapore Penal Code, article 292: Sale of obscene books, etc. 292.—(1) Whoever — (a) [...] has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure, or any other obscene ...


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Since last year, these kind of pills are theoretically available without prescription, however it's been recently discussed and it might get forbidden again (conservative government). What's more, we also have a stuipd law called "conscience clause" which tells that a doctor or a pharmacist may refuse to give you any kind of medicine if it's against his ...


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I've been on Thailand in January/13 for about 2 weeks passing through Bangkok, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phi Phi, Kanchanaburi, etc.. In Bangkok was where I saw more freedom of natives in talking about sex with tourists. In everywhere was someone offering to me to go to any of theirs sexland places (In Bangkok we can see an entire district with expertise in Sex ...


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From my understanding, the morning after pill is currently available without a prescription but that may soon change, due to the conservative government. If you check out the Gynopedia page on Warsaw (http://gynopedia.org/Warsaw), you can find updated information on the availability of morning after pill, birth control pill, etc. in Poland. It's like ...


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First, let's review the typical roster of questions to anyone -- the iron rule is to never lie and never offer information unasked: Why are you visiting the United States? I wanted to see Nevada. (This is enough.) Where will you be staying? If you have a hotel reservation, bring it printed. Who will you be visiting? You aren't planning to see anyone in ...


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Here is where it looks like a sign was ca. 2010. This second photo from here helps place it more accurately in relation to the tree and the erstwhile Shell station (now a 'Q8 Easy' station): OP's photo is taken from a pretty tortured perspective, consider how high the streetlamps are in relation to the signs at eye level, and I think the streetlamp pole is ...


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Strangely enough, using different keywords when searching for this topic gave different results. Searching for "sex worker hotel" gave results such as Qld laws ban sex workers from hotels, motels, about hotels in Queensland, Australia (not a jurisdiction you're asking about) being allowed to ban sex workers. However, searching for "escort hotel" gave results ...


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Thailand is generally a free country and, outside of talking negatively of the king, you are free to talk to anyone about pretty much anything. This includes sex workers who are people too. While you and others may treat them as another tourist attraction, you can get to talk to them quite easily if you treat them like you would anyone else. People from ...


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As a male traveling alone in Thailand, whenever I'm in a bar, I'm approached by bar-girls hustling drinks. I don't like to send them away since every baht they don't earn from drinks is one they have to earn on their backs. I usually buy the girl a "lady-drink", 30 or 40 baht for a shot of apple juice with just enough tequila in it to make it smell like ...


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You have two issues: what will security in Tokyo do, and what will customs in Singapore do? Security doesn't care what your stuff is for, or where you are going, they just care if it looks like something that might be dangerous, or is on top of something that might be dangerous. Having anything embarrassing in carry on is risky. They will root through your ...


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A good rule of thumb is this: if you will be clearing Customs and Immigration for the airport through which you are transiting, you will be subject to their laws of what may be imported and what you may not. If you are not required to clear Customs and Immigration, then legally you have not been admitted into the country and you are probably in better ...


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According to Privateinternetaccess.com: At the current USD exchange rate, that translates to a potential $544521.48 fine. Currently, such crimes include accessing blocked services or websites, which can only be done with a VPN or proxy, use that the UAE considers fraudulent use of an IP address. That means watching pornography (a worry for tourists) So ...


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Yes, that will be fine. You can even buy pink vibrators in Singapore itself these days: http://www.lilyhush.com/fun-factory-stronic-eins-thrusting-vibrator-pink/


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it gets confiscated and you get a fine of $250 USD and get asked to sign plenty of documents that you did that and that you wont do it again, all documents will be in arabic and not translated and they dont care about the fact that you cant read !!! it was the worst experience ever i hated the way i was treated and will never again stop or transit through ...


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In Cracow you can get pill in gynecological clinic NZOZ Arka. Here is the address: NZOZ Arka Cracow Krolowej Jadwigi 15 Emergency phone number: +48 692464346


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The wikipedia page on the subject doesn't offer a lot of detail, but does provide some clues to the answer to your question. In short, engaging in sexual activities in front of other passengers is going to be illegal in most jurisdictions, and against airline policies in practically all cases. Engaging in sexual activity aboard a plane in private, such as ...


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As you say, you intend to engage in 100% legal behavior, and, as others have commented, you are entering the USA as a tourist. If they ask, tell them the truth about where you are going, but don't bring up unnecessary facts or use charged language. For example: Officer: Why are you coming in to the US? You: For tourism. Officer: How long will you be here? ...


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