Month: August 2013

Losing everything – ways get money for an emergency

This post is halfway related to How does one recover from a (personal) disaster while abroad, travel-wise? Imagine that you lose everything that you got (money, cell-phone, IDs) while abroad. I know I should have two forms of ID, not carry all the money in one pocket and stuff like that. But even then, stuff […]

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It depends where you are going to live in Paris. In terms of public transport I would say the most expensive form would be the taxi. The metro/bus/tram would cover all your transportation needs within the city boundaries. You could go for a monthly subscription or buy de “carnet de 10” tickets. These sets of […]

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I have never seen a letter for those two countries, only for Canada-USA and Canada-Europe. With that in mind, in my experience the letter itself contains the period. For example I consent to X accompanying Y for the period A to B visiting C and D. Using just a single date as the start of […]

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You should be fine – people have done it in the past, even driving Melbourne to Gold Coast, with plenty of stops. However, if you want to be certain, the Shell gas stations have an online Fuel finder site to locate the different types of stations, as well as iPhone and Android apps. And they’re […]

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Are there LPG gas stations for cars travelling between Sydney and Melbourne?

We are planning a trip in a dedicated LPG ford and just wanted to know if there are enough gas stations along the way between Sydney and Melbourne Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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I think this is going to vary a lot depending on where you’re flying to/from, on which airline, and how recent the latest scare was or new rules were put in place. For instance I always used to travel with in-line skates and I always brought them on as one of my items of hand […]

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The rules regarding carry-on or hand luggage are clear enough when it comes to items that are obviously dangerous, like knives, guns, explosives or other obviously dangerous items. The problem is Civil Aviation Authorities and airlines can not make a list of all possible dangerous items because there are new items almost everyday. To overcome […]

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Some of my advice is the exact opposite of Ankur’s! I’ve lost my VISA card three times travelling, all three times in countries without their own VISA offices: Vietnam circa 2000, Nicaragua circa 2007, and Georgia in 2012. I only took advantage of the “emergency cash” assistance on the second occasion. I’ve also met travellers […]

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Larger metal objects in hand luggage

I was traveling quite often by airplane within Europe carrying a larger metal object in my hand luggage, a piece of a slackline set to be more precise (approx. 1 kg, 20 cm in length). I had no trouble at all for about 10 to 15 flights in the past year though it was always […]

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It is strange that the hostel doesn’t want to be paid by paypal. It costs, but it is rather simple to send money to anybody with an email address. Since he is willing to pay the additional charge he mayb should point the hostel to this explanation on paypals website. and emphasize that this will […]

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