Jonas
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How to vomit during a flight?
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To @MeNoTalk's excellent answer, I'd like to add the passenger perspective: If you know that you may vomit during the flight, prepare yourself: Have a change of clothes in your carry-on, in case ...

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Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
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Before you travel - book early Make sure to book early enough so that you can get seats with access to a bassinet (travel cots). You need to call the airline directly to reserve such seats. Note that ...

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Are dual nationals (non-US citizens) also affected by President Trump's ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen?
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Note: this answer applies to Canadian citizens specifically, as in the case of the OP. See the answer by @chx for what seems to be the situation for everybody else right now. As long as you travel on ...

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Can I cross the USA-Canada border with a birth certificate and a passport locator number?
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If you are a US citizen by birthright, you can indeed cross into Canada using your birth certificate and a photo ID. For safety reasons, you may want to bring the original birth certificate, or at ...

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Can I get arrested for loitering?
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It depends what you're doing, where you're doing it, and (from personal experience) whether you look like a member of $racial_minority. The loitering laws are in place so that the police can ask you ...

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What one-day trips are available from Zurich (Switzerland)?
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There's plenty of stuff you can do (references are to the German Wikipedia for more extensive descriptions, which I assume you read given your origins). I don't know whether you enjoy visiting castles,...

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European traveler driving a rental car across Canada/US border and back
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I have successfully driven rental cars to the US from Montreal. Here are some suggestions: Check with the rental company ahead of time. Taking the car across the border should be no problem, but some ...

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Does my government know in which country I am at when I travel?
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Unless you're from a country that requires you to obtain an exit visa, there is no sharing of information as a general rule. Even in cases where there are information sharing agreements, such as ...

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Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?
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In my experience it is less expensive and much less hassle to change your Swiss Francs to USD while still in Switzerland. I would, however, not go to a bank to change money, but rather to a train ...

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Can I travel to Paris for a day with a single entry visa for Schengen from Switzerland?
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Switzerland and France are both part of the Schengen area. Since you do not exit the Schengen area when you travel from Switzerland to France, you won't have to re-enter, thus all will be fine. ...

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What is overbooking (of flights), and why do airlines all seem to do it?
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If rebooking is allowed, then "sell every ticket" does not equate to "fill every seat", since the passenger who moves to a different flight for a small fee takes up a seat in that other flight. ...

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Can I import homebrewed alcohol to Norway?
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The import laws cited on the the page of Norway's Toll Office do not distinguish between the manner the alcohol has been created (because that would likely be rather difficult); only by the strength. ...

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Behind the scenes tours in Zürich
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In addition to the standard city tours (which are quite nice, btw.), there are quite a few places that are open to visitors, though most are by appointment only, and several require minimum group ...

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How to get an impression of the average price level of a destination?
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There are different ways to compare price levels between countries. The Consumer Price Index as e.g. repoerted by numbeo.com (which, in this form, is actually more a purchasing power parity index; see ...

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New H1B arrival, what do I need for the port of entry?
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Your passport and visa (and I-94, see below) should, on theory, be sufficient. Also, you should know the address of the place you'll be staying when you arrive, and the name of your employer and what ...

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In London, it is better to do sight-seeing in the morning or the afternoon?
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In general, museums and attractions tend to open at 10am. Exceptions of note are Westminster Abbey (9:30), Mme Tussaud's (9:30), Tower of London (9am). With the exception of Westminster Abbey (...

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Are there any mosques in Liechtenstein?
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There seems to be a small mosque in Liechtenstein, the green mosque in Triesen (about 2km from the city center of Vaduz), that is also mentioned in this travel stub about Liechtenstein for "Halal-...

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Will a biathlon competition affect my ski vacation?
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The European Biathlon Championships can draw sizeable crowds: In 2004 in Belarus, they attracted some 80,000 visitors, and given that the World Championship in Germany in February 2012 attracted more ...

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How to choose a good restaurant in Switzerland?
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foodguide.ch looks fairly reasonable to me (ratings seem to agree with my impression). Comments by owners and patrons are in German for Basel, though.

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Do I need cash CHF for a weekend in Zurich?
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You will be able to get by with credit card + Euros. However, you may run into situations where Swiss cash may be needed, so when in doubt, ask. Note that you'll be able to pull CHF out of ATMs with ...

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Re-enter USA from Canada with Visa Waiver Program
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There won't be any issue, just maybe a bit of a hassle. The Visa Waiver Program functions differently for air and land travel since the introduction of ESTA. Since you plan to do both, you will need ...

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Can a pregnant woman travel on a cruise ship without restriction?
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As with airlines, cruise lines each have their own regulations. It appears to be fairly common that pregnancies later than 24 weeks (=6 months, i.e. 3rd trimester) are disallowed, or at least ...

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Can I take two rings to Canada without paying any fee?
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I am not a lawyer, but from looking at the instructions to travelers by the Canadian Government, as well as from my personal experience, it seems that the following should work: You are allowed to ...

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Are there any places in the US where I can drive a tank?
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Of course you can! Drive a Tank in Kasota, Minnesota is the place you want to go to, since a former competitor in Texas (Texas Tank Adventure) has apparently closed their doors. Drive A Tank is a ...

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Places to take pictures of flowers in San Diego
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San Diego is located in a desert region, which means that unless it has rained recently (it is expected to rain from time to time from November through March), there will be flowers only in irrigated ...

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10 hour over night layover in Zurich
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If you don't have access to frequent traveller lounges, and you don't want to sleep in a chair, you can buy a ticket for one of the day rooms offered by the airport, which will cost you CHF84. ...

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How can I find out what places in Central Europre can be reached in a given time from a city by public transport?
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There is, as of now, no general solution for any places, particularly since public transport data is not always freely available, which makes coding such an application difficult. For places where ...

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Oldest monument in Rome
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According to historvius.com, among the oldest structures you can visit are the Mamertine Prison, dating back to the 7th century BC, as well as the Temple of Vesta (wikipedia link) on the Forum, which ...

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Is there a map that shows Austrian winter road closures?
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The information you're looking for is which mountain passes are open/closed. Here's a site (in German) detailing the situation in Austria, as well as Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland and Slovenia. ...

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I had a J1 trainee visa, can I go to Canada and come back with an ESTA?
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If you're not subject to a 2-year rule, the only potential problem you may face when returning to the country almost immediately after leaving is that they may suspect that you're going back to work/...

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