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My first name has a period in it, but I can't book an airline ticket with a period in my first name, can I still fly?

Yes, you will be allowed to fly without a period in your name on the ticket. Note that your passport's machine-readable zone (the two rows of standardized characters at the bottom of the main ...
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Are there any issues with speaking Spanish as a tourist in Portugal?

I was recently in Lisbon with a friend who was born and partly raised in Latin America. He generally addressed waiters and the like in Spanish; they generally responded in English. (Everyone else in ...
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How much Spanish do I need to know for travelling within Spain?

It's hard to answer "how much" but I'll try to provide some guidelines and background information. I haven't walked the Camino, though, so maybe some first hand information would be better. Along the ...
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Are there any issues with speaking Spanish as a tourist in Portugal?

I speak some Spanish, and when I was in Porto, was trying to find a particular shop. We came across some policemen, and from past experience I tend to be a little wary of offending or drawing ...
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Recomendations for places and ways to achieve spanish language immersion in south america

Immersion is not just about being surrounded by the language but having to practice it constantly. Even in Spain, where I've spend most summers for over a decade, you should have had plenty of ...
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Christmas Dinner in Foreign Country

Getting invited to any different family's christmas is probably going to be a challenge, and if possible probably depend a lot on the family in question. It's probably a lot easier to find some "...
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Colombia travel visa for Indian citizen already having Schengen Visa

If anyone else is still looking for this. Here is some official documentation stating that Indians with Schengen or US Visa may enter Colombia. https://www.cancilleria.gov.co/sites/default/files/...
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Traveling to Chile without knowing Spanish?

Before I travel, I borrow language CDs from the library. (I start 9-12 months in advance.) I can keep them for three weeks and if they aren't on hold for other people I can renew them up to 9 weeks. ...
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Are there any issues with speaking Spanish as a tourist in Portugal?

This is my experience from five days in Porto last week: Portuguese is very similar to Spanish and reasonably similar to other Romance languages. With a good level of Spanish, you should get a good ...
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Traveling to Chile without knowing Spanish?

I traveled to Central(interior) Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, Peru and Chile. I have no knowledge of Spanish or have ever conversed with someone in the language prior to these trips. However, i picked up ...
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Colombia travel visa for Indian citizen already having Schengen Visa

To find the info you need, select ‘Visa’ under ‘Servicios Consulares’, then on the next page select ‘¿Necesito una visa? Assuming you have an ordinary Indian passport and want a standard visit visa, ...
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