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How can I cross the English channel with a car?
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The shortest crossings are the quickest and cheapest. So Dover/Calais is very popular. And the EuroTunnel train from Folkstone/Calais is effectively the same, but quicker (35 minutes compared with 90 ...

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Why can't I take food from the plane when entering the US?
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45 votes

The USA has restrictions on the import of food items. Some information is given here. I have on one occasion forgotten items I bought before boarding, intending to snack on the flight. These were ...

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How to make sure that you get off at the correct bus stop in Thailand?
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28 votes

Even when I can read signs, it's not always easy to navigate public transport. [Try the New York subway system, although there may be announcements they are not always intelligible. Add in a few ...

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How much do I pay at Customs when exiting the USA after travelling there?
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18 votes

Customs duty is most commonly applicable to goods being brought into a country. For non-US citizens there are quite strict limits ($100) on the value of goods that can be brought into the USA before ...

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How to protect yourself better against knife-crime in London?
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I live in West London, have done so for 30 years, I'm no more concerned about being a victim of knife crime now than I was 10 years ago; I don't even know anyone who has been the victim of knife crime....

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How to get off a London bus when sitting on the top deck?
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As someone who lives in London and uses the buses I have never thought that the prohibition on standing on the upper deck precludes leaving your seat in anticipation of getting off the bus - you're ...

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Can I get Oyster cards at Gatwick airport in the evening?
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This site says that you can buy Visitor OysterCards at the GatwickExpress ticket office, and also pre-order them and have them delivered. The Gatwick Express site says that the ticket office at ...

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Driving in the UK for the the first time - rules & to-dos that are different to India
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There are a number of informal "rules" adopted by drivers in major cities where traffic densities make abiding by the Highway Code difficult or impractical. to give some examples: There are many ...

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Can someone else bring my child's second passport?
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You can apply for UK passports when living overseas, the guidance here says that the passport is couriered to you. This surely implies that a third-party may deliver a passport for someone. While I ...

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Can my family claim my baggage at the airport if I miss my transit flight?
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I believe that the airline will not carry normal checked bags unless the passenger is on board. I have been on several flights where the captain has indicated that a check-in passenger has not ...

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How much money do you require for a 4-nights stay in Toronto? - It's a question on visitor visa application
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Plausible mid-range touristy sort of answer. Decent hotel: $125 a night Meals: $75 per day per person Fun (Museums, ferries, transport): $50 per day per person So $250-$350 a day minimum Clearly ...

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Alternatives to credit cards for paying abroad
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There are pre-paid cards. Described by confused.com details from that site: Prepaid cards look like debit and credit cards and come with the same chip and PIN facility so you can pay for goods and ...

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Is it illegal for airlines & booking providers to charge a cancellation fee on bookings?
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This article discusses some of the issues and this one gives more detail. Here's a short extract from the latter: If you are booking an airfare in the United States, U.S. Department of ...

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Where can I drop a rental car and switch to a train when traveling to New York City from the west?
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Newark airport is well set-up for car rentals, so seems to be the obvious drop-off point, however the public transport connections do have a few annoyances. The airtrain (monorail) will take you to ...

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I booked a hotel on my old bank card before I cancelled the card and switched banks
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Logic says that if they have your money they have agreed to your stay, so you should be fine. They will probably want a swipe of your new card to cover the possibility of extra expenses during your ...

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Resources for expected length of security queues on a given day?
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I'm sceptical that you'll find truly useful current data. I saw one site that claimed to have current data, but seemed to be non-functional. Anyway the problem is that the state of the queues now is ...

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US green card holder traveling with one-way ticket
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This question indicates that the immigration officer has access to your flight information. As the cost of two single fares will often be much higher than a return fare plus the cost of a change I'd ...

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Is my Newark connection time enough?
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Basing on my experience of arriving in C from London and leaving from A, 90 minutes is very tight. Remember, United ask you to be at the gate 30 minutes before departure for international flights; ...

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What are the requirements for a UK passport photo?
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4 votes

This government site seems to have the information you ask for.

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Do I prebook a taxi from Heathrow to London King's Cross?
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At the risk of repetition: Picadilly line tube is by far the cheapest option, requires no changes and at peak times is likely to be much faster. The roads into London can be very, very slow in the ...

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What does 1pc baggage allowance mean
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Your booking should give the precise detail. Normally airlines will allow some amount of checked baggage (looks like in your case that's 1 piece) and have some additional hand-luggage allowance, often ...

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What is a "penalty for a driving offence?"
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There are similar terms with significant technical differences. Each of these can be issued relating to parking. (Caveat: I am not a lawyer, some of this stuff is tricky) Parking Charge Notices are ...

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Can I drive with a European driver's license in California?
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I advise playing exactly by the rules defined by the rental companies. The experience of other renters cannot be relied on. Use the published information of your proposed rental company. For example, ...

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Delta v/s United on international flight: quality v/s choice
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I travel with United quite often and have no complaints. However, I would minimise the number of carriers involved, this simplifies things in the event of delays and cancellations, hence the Delta/...

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Is 90 mins enough to change from terminal C to A at Newark?
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If this is on a single ticket then there are grounds to think that the airline believes that the the connection is feasible. My question here asks about this. The two excellent answers explain how ...

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Is an ESTA enough when travelling by land from Canada to US and back to Canada? We have an Esta and are flying to and back from Canada
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According to US Customs and Border Protection, you do not even need an ESTA. If you are a citizen of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), and you enter the U.S. by land from ...

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Helping friend with luggage at London Euston
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As a data point, we had no problems, got my friend and his luggage onto the train with no difficulty. This is what actually happened on the day: Park in underground car park at Euston. This car ...

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Where can I learn about rules of the road in Europe?
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It's not a small thing to make the transition from driving in one country to another, especially as in your case, when the rules are quite different from your home country. I live in the UK, but even ...

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1 hour connection in Newark
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As you'll be ground-side having cleared Immigration/Customs you'll need to get between terminals on the monorail and the clear the security line into Terminal C. It's that last bit that would really ...

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Continuous travel medical insurance (not just annual)
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I doubt that you will find such travel insurnace, the longest I've been able to find is 18 months. Consider this from the insurance company's point of view: Over a long term the risk profile for ...

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