Month: February 2012

What online communities exist to help solo travellers meet up?

I’ve done a few long-termish mostly solo trips now, and you hear about communities like CouchSurfing and Warm Showers (for cyclists). However I also really enjoy staying in hostels. Oddly, there aren’t really forum communities on the hostel sites. It’s really quite disappointing when you reach a new hostel only to find it almost empty, […]

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How to budget for backpacking trips

Possible Duplicate: Long term travel without being wealthy – how is it possible? I’m mildly ashamed to say I hardly ever budget for my trips. I tend to look at my bank balance, look at the trip, and go “meh, it’ll work”. The last big one almost caught me out when Finland wrecked my balance […]

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There are a couple of tricks to getting in faster or cheaper normally. However, all bets are really off with an event – there’s likely security at all gates, and they’ll know them better than us. If you are under 26 (EU only) or with a EU student visa over 6 months, you can skip […]

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He’ll be fine. Even switching airlines you can usually get the bag checked through. As for changing flights, this should be possible in transit, and even if he has to leave, assuming he’s on a NZ passport: Chinese Transit Visa(G): Visas are not required of aliens, who hold final destination tickets and have booked seats […]

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I would double-check this with Border Services before getting on a plane, but my understanding is they only want proof you are leaving. For example, at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5256ETOC.asp it says you must (among other things): satisfy an officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, show that you have enough money to […]

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I took the novel step of calling Air New Zealand, and they said the flight was booked directly through them even though he used webjet.co.nz (which was why I was reluctant to call them in the first place) the flight is connecting and he will be issued tickets and have his bag checked through from […]

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I assume that since AirNZ and BA don’t code share, your trip is on two separate tickets. This might be a problem. The best bet is to ring AirNZ and ask them about the luggage being checked through. If it’s not, you’re going to have to clear immigration (with a visa) pick up his bag, […]

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Is it possible to change from an Air New Zealand flight to a BA flight in Beijing without going through customs?

My father is flying from NZ to the UK via Beijing. He arrives on an Air New Zealand flight at terminal 3E and departs on a BA flight also from Terminal 3E a few hours latter. Will he need to go through customs and immigration or can he just connect? I also assume he needs […]

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Considering that the cheapest way across would probably be walking there are many crossings that you can do this at: Niagara Falls Rainbow Bridge In Vancouver you can do this across the Peace Arch You can 100% cross by foot into Lubek, ME, the only problem is I have no idea how to get to […]

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Leaving a country for a short time in order to renew your visa or obtain a new one. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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