Month: July 2013

Since your passport was issued before the October 26, 2005 deadline, all you need is a machine readable passport (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/WebHelp/ESTA_Screen-Level_Online_Help_1.htm#vwp4), it doesn’t even require a digital photo. And according to Wikipedia, all British passports since ~1988 (though they may have issued old stock until 1993ish) have been machine readable so it would seem you are […]

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Pierless ferry stops in Norway, might one have to arrange own transportation for the final meters?

In September 2012, I travelled by speedboat from Gásluokta/Kjøpsvik to Vuodnabahta/Hellemobotn in Divtasvuona/Tysfjord, Norway. One of the timetabled stops along the way is Tjierrekluokta/Nordbukta. To my surprise, the boat at one point stopped seemingly in the middle of the fjord, in the pitch black darkness of a late September evening. After half a minute or […]

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Is it feasible to hitch-hike from Slahpa/Sørfjord to Gåsluokta/Kjøpsvik?

The trail Gränsleden/Rádjebalges connects Ritsem (Sweden) to Slahpa/Sørfjord in Tysfjord (Tysfjord kommune page about the trail). Unfortunately, there is no public transportation (and no road) from Sørfjord to the nearest road at Gåsluokta/Kjøpsvik, chartering a boat will cost thousands of Norwegian crowns, and the landscape does not permit hiking; indeed, usually people walk Gränsleden in […]

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There are a number of sites which collect and will show you stats on various airlines performance. In this case, the following: http://www.flightstats.com/ or http://www.flightstats.co.uk/ will help you. Good luck! Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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You could hardly be better. According to Canadian public health agency, 95-100% of patients produce antibodies after 1 shot of Hepatitis A, nearly 100% after two shots. Though, this does not mean you are nearly 100% immune after two shots Immunogenicity In serologic studies of HA vaccines, 95% to 100% of vaccinees developed protective concentrations […]

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I have also successfully applied for a new visa while the old one still there in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong is very easy to obtain Chinese visa. Just go to a travel agency, I paid around 150 HK dollars and I get a new visa in two days. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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I know it is outside of Germany but if you haven’t gone before, I would highly recommend Prague. My wife and I stayed there for a couple of days as we traveled from Munich to Berlin and it was on our way. We also stopped of in Dresden as we went from Prague to Berlin. […]

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Do you get any protection from an incomplete vaccine series?

The Hepatitis B vaccine series requires 3 shots and Hepatitis A vaccine requires 2 shots. The last dose in both vaccines takes place 6 months after the first dose, so some people don’t get the last dose until after their travels. If you’ve only received a portion of the total doses required for the full […]

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In Vienna they speak Viennese, which is their city dialect of standard German (Hochdeutsch). However they have no problem in speaking or communicating with you in Hochdeutsch. You will be perfectly fine . In addition most young Austrians speak English, so if the German were to play up (although highly unlikely) you can always communicate […]

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Don’t worry, you will be able to communicate in Hochdeutsch. One thing you should know is that the German you will hear and read in Austria is not the German you may hear in Hannover. There are some particularities (EN, DE). However, if you have a good command of German this won’t be a problem. […]

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