John Zwinck
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Do any States in the US give traffic tickets for 5 mph above the speed limit?
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Getting stopped for going only 5 MPH over is unlikely anywhere in the US. Of course it can still happen if something else is suspicious, e.g. very dark tinted windows (which may also be illegal), a ...

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Are there any self-driving cab services in India
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There are virtually no self-driving cab services anywhere in the world as of 2018 (edit: and in 2021). Apart from an announced Waymo project in Phoenix AZ (USA) and the odd campus-style test, there ...

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Disembark flight at unplanned refuelling stop, if the stop is same as ultimate destination?
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No. At an unplanned refuelling stop, the crew will be focused exclusively on landing, getting fuel on board, and taking off again. There will not be disembarkation services, including no jet bridge, ...

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Where do I complete my departure immigration step? Is it in interior airport or the airport of exiting the country?
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The most common practice globally would be for you to go through immigration departure at the last airport before you leave the country. However, Air India has a different procedure for some flights. ...

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Is it safe to travel from Singapore to Batam by ferry?
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I live in Singapore, and have taken ferries to Batam and Bintan (another nearby island). Let me first clear up the confusion you have acquired by reading that page on Travelfish.org. They mention ...

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Choosing a car for travel with kids in Florida USA
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A Chevy Suburban is an absurdly large truck. It won't handle like a car, it won't fit in some parking spaces, and there may even be a few people left in America who will look at you funny for driving ...

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Is it legal to import software from the US to India, which is presently not for sale in India?
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The US will have no problem with it. Your concern should be with the Indian side. There are a couple of potential issues: The possible appearance that your sister is importing the game to resell it....

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Packing sensitive electronics for flight
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Video game consoles are actually not very sensitive. Game discs or cartridges even less so. If you want to be safe, I'd do similar to what you said: carry on the two consoles (but not the cords, ...

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How to create a travel history
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If you want to build travel history with a reduced risk due to potential visa rejections, consider less developed countries. Many such countries do have online visa application processes, such as ...

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Solo traveller from UK to John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY
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Don't worry! Loads of people fly the same route every day, and there are people who can help you at JFK if need be. Before you travel you should apply via "ESTA" which is like a visa. If your ...

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How easy/hard is it to backpack to Taiwan knowing only English?
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I rode my bicycle around the whole of Taiwan. English is spoken a bit more in Taipei than other places, but it's hit-or-miss everywhere. I found a tea shop in Taipei where the staff did not ...

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How to handle payments while travelling to Indonesia?
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You likely can use your Visa debit card in foreign countries, but you should call your bank (or use their website) to notify them that you will be using it in other countries. Otherwise they may ...

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Best option to get cheap flights for flying Vancouver to Geneva return 10 to 15 times
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The best option to get cheap flights once a year over the course of five years is--perhaps surprisingly--simple: Buy the cheapest tickets you can find at the time, with plenty of advance notice (...

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Tours of Taiwanese elections for English-speakers
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I recently returned from Taiwan, and was there for the election period. I visited many areas of the country, from very small towns to Taipei. The small- to medium-size towns were the most ...

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the $10,000 CAD limit is it by person or by family
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The Canadian government websites are not very clear on this point. For example this national website is written entirely in terms of one traveller and makes no mention of a family unit: https://www....

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BB in thumb and first flight ahead
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It's very unlikely to set off the metal detectors. Think about how many people walk through wearing eyeglasses, or in the good old days, shoes (which often contain small metal pieces). If it does ...

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Figure for taxi ride from LAS Las Vegas airport to the MGM
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$17 plus tip according to http://www.taxifarefinder.com/ But it's only a couple miles, you could walk in 30-40 minutes if you're price-sensitive!

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Traveling the world without entering countries?
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This is not practical because many airlines will check if you have the right to enter your destination country. In theory you could book the entire trip before leaving, and claim that your ...

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Where can one buy anti-UV umbrellas in Santiago, Chile?
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You can by an umbrella that blocks UV in virtually any store that sells umbrellas. This is because black umbrellas block roughly 90% of UV, and at that point you'll need to start worrying about ...

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Is there a program for Malaysia-Singapore commuters to avoid passport stamps (so the passport doesn't get full)?
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No, there is no program that will let you pass daily between Singapore and Malaysia without stamps in your passport. In fact, there is no program that will let you pass at all without the possibility ...

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How can I know if I am still refused entry to the UK?
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You were likely "refused" (though eventually let in) on your last visit because you previously were refused Indefinite Leave to Remain. So one could say the root cause is whatever prompted them to ...

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Is it normal for a Hotel to kick out a sick child?
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Obviously the word "normal" is loaded in this context, but: HFMD is transmissible via the air, so apart from forcing you all to wear masks (how?), sending you all away may have been prudent if the ...

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Can I travel with Ryanair with a DSLR special bag as second hand luggage?
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This page is clear and direct: https://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions/regulations-cabinbaggage/ - you are allowed: One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm ...

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Is the Ikea Upptäcka bag accepted as cabin baggage on Ryanair flights?
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If the dimensions on Ikea's site are accurate, both bags should be accepted. The first bag is listed as 5mm too thick, but that's not a problem because that dimension of a suitcase is the most ...

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How early should I contact potential hosts for CouchSurfing?
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Imagine you're a host. More than a month away probably seems excessive unless there is some special event on. Less than a few days is annoying and risky. Anything in between would probably suit at ...

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Can you get a refund of the application fee if your UK visa application is rejected?
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No, there are no refunds of visa application fees. This is true in the UK and many other places as well. In the UK the only times you may get fees back are if you voluntarily withdraw your ...

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Not using my daughter's round trip ticket
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You'll simply forfeit the return ticket for your daughter. It might be smart to try to book her ticket with a far-away return date if it doesn't cost extra--maybe she'll come to Thailand a year from ...

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What countries have separate pricing fees for international tourists for country attractions?
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If you're on a budget, travel in your home region. This sort of "foreigners pay more" thing matters little in the overall budget for most trips. There are exceptions: Indonesia recently increased ...

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Can I use one travel converter for UK mains type G for multiple type A socketed appliances?
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You can use a US-style "type A" power strip in the UK, so long as some conditions are met: It must not have any components such as lamps or meters which are sensitive to the line voltage. Obviously ...

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Calling within Europe
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You should buy a SIM card in one or more of the countries. You may find that the first one you buy can be used in other countries, or you may have to buy a new one in each country. Be prepared to ...

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