Geeo
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Someone else is booking international ticket for me using their credit or debit card. Do they need to be present physically at the time of check in?
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First of all, it doesn't matter where you're flying from. What really matter is what airline you are flying with, so the short answer is: it depends. Some airlines, in an attempt to fight frauds, may ...

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Are there other places with gardens like those at Versailles?
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On the Italian side there is: Reggia di Caserta Villa Boboli Villa Lante Giardino Giusti Isola Bella Villa d'Este

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How to move between Venice and nearby islands?
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The two main public transportation are ACTV and Alilaguna. You have quite a few options Murano: from Piazzale Roma or from Venezia Santa Lucia train station, take the ACTV line 3. The trip takes 20 ...

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Are there European equivalents of "Route 66"
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You may be interested in Via Francigena too. EDIT: I recently stumbled upon the European Institute of Cultural Routes and apparently its main purpose is to preserve, promote and improve historical/...

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How much cash should I carry for driving a rental car in Italy?
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If you violate a traffic law and get busted you can pay on spot a reduced fine or a deposit which amount is half the price of the fine. If you chose to pay the deposits you will be able to contesting ...

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Where are these white and blue buildings near water and cliffs?
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According to Google Image, it should be Santorini.

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Where in Europe can I find an aircraft turned into a hotel?
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In Netherlands there is this Airplane suite The entire airplane has been converted into a single luxury suite for two guests. This means you have the complete craft at your disposal – including its ...

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Are the backpacks with ventilation mesh convenient for backpacking?
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Those backpacks are very comfortable and they help to reduce the back sweating we all have experienced during long trips. I think the choice depends greatly on the type of trip you are planning to ...

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How to get from Gatwick airport to Paddington?
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The most straightforward way would be taking the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station (the journey is about 30 mins). The Gatwick Station is directly connected to the South Terminal. From the North ...

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Trenitalia e-ticket not received
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It should be instant. Source: Italian and booked hundreds of trains (two yesterday). Anyway, you only need the Booking Code (PNR) in order to board the train and that should also be shown during ...

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How to book Kaliningrad Ferries
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Your best choice seems to be Trans-Exim that operates two times a week. The ferry line Ust Luga (Saint Petersburg) - Sassnitz (Germany) - Baltiysk (Kaliningrad) has come instead the previous one (...

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Is travelling to the West Bank safe?
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I've been there a few years ago so I don't really know how recent facts affected the safety of that area but since it has always been a "conflict zone" I'll give you my two cents. Jerusalem isn't ...

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What is appropriate attire for women in Muslim countries?
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Definitely not in Jordan, except in places like a mosque where you may want to show some respect but it would be enough to put a light foulard on your head. However, other countries may be more strict ...

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Can an airline change a reservation booked through Expedia?
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According to Expedia's FAQ Major Airlines If your travel plans change and you need a different flight than what you originally booked, please consider the following: The airlines will ...

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Which city has the greatest religious diversity?
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While you've already received some nice suggestions I'm quite surprised no one mentioned Jerusalem. Jerusalem is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and ...

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One night in a traditional temple in Japan
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One of the most beautiful place to temple lodging is Koyasan which is close to Kyoto. Different temples offer lodging with a traditional meal included. They also offer the opportunity to pray with the ...

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Where was the famous XP desktop background taken?
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Bliss is a hill in Sonoma County, Calfornia, the shot was taken by Charles O’Rear.

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Italian equivalent to French St. Tropez or Spanish Marbella?
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As shard said there are several locations you can compare with St. Tropez. Let me add some to the list he already gave (in no particular order). Porto Cervo (Sardegna) Porto Rotondo (Sardegna) Capri ...

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Waiting time in queues for Empire State Building
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Queue are huge in peak hours (especially weekends) but not if you go early in the morning (try to be there before it opens, 8 am, or a little later) or late at night (1.30 am) when you should be able ...

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What's the difference between a direct and a non-stop flight?
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Here you go: Wikipedia to the rescue! A direct flight in the aviation industry is any flight between two points by an airline with no change in flight numbers, which may include a stop over at an ...

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I'm on a train to Vienna and I forgot the documents home, what can I do now?
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Thanks for all the good answers, it was hard to accept just one. I'd like to report my experience, it could hopefully help someone else in the future. Train Part Despite the announcement of ...

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Which countries, if any, offer on-arrival work visas?
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If you are an EU citizen you don't need any work visa to work in a EU country As an EU national, you're entitled to work — for an employer or as a self-employed person — in any EU country without ...

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"Lost and Found" by trenitalia?
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Milan city council runs a lost&found service which can be contacted at these phone numbers: +39 02 88453900 +39 02 88453908 +39 02 88453909 They advise you to contact "Polizia ferroviara" and ...

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Is there animosity between people from northern and southern Italy?
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There's some sort of "animosity" between people from northern and southern but not like the kind you described in your question. Northern Italy is considered more developed and there is, ...

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What is the best approach to getting seat reservations when interrailing in northern Italy?
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You didn't specify the exact destinations so I'm going to guess based on what you said. Italy is usually crowded in the summer. Given your picture I suspect you may want to spend some time in ...

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How to get from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Çanakkale‎?
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As naive as it sounds, here is my shot: Take a taxi from the airport to the Bakırköy‎ (it's less then 10 km). From there take a ferry to Yenikapı‎ (first stop, Istanbul direction, it should be pretty ...

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Japan's crumbling temples and shrines -- How can I find them?
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When I went to Japan I wanted to hunt for some abandoned places as well, even though I was mostly interested in modern-looking places like Nara Dreamland. Anyway, my starting point was Jordy Meow's ...

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Are there Italian customs that a North American should be aware of?
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Gestures First of all there are quite a few gestures you should master in order to understand Italians. Here is a nice picture of the most importants: [A note about the first gesture "What? (Where) (...

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A one day trip to Milan from Zurich
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Doing Zurich to Milan in a day is totally doable, if it's worth it it's up to you. From Trenitalia site you can check the train availabilty. I looked Zurigo to Milano Centrale and the first train ...

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How can I participate in group travel?
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Since you are Italian, you may want to give Avventure nel mondo a try. It is a well known site that perfectly fits your needs. If I can give you a piece of advice, don't understimate travelling ...

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