Month: March 2014

Freedom of movement is guaranteed; while longer stays explicitly mentions a valid ID card or passport, shorter stays which are less than three months only require: For stays of less than three months, the only requirement on Union citizens is that they possess a valid identity document or passport EDIT: As other pointed out, an […]

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The Japanese Embassy is correct. Per the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver: Q: I was born in Canada and have dual citizenship, Canadian and Japanese. When I go to Japan, which passport should I use? A: According to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, Japanese citizens are required to use their Japanese passport to […]

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With regard to the most religiously diverse country and your goal of seeing the most religions in a short time, probably Singapore is your best bet. It likely has the most distinct and heavily-practiced religions per km², amongst all the countries of the world (though probably not amongst all the cities of the world). Source: […]

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Bangladesh and Nepal come within about 25 km of each other, with India in between. Egypt and Saudi Arabia come within about 30 km overland through Israel and Jordan (closer straight-line distance over water). Mongolia and Kazakhstan are separated by about 35 km of rather mountainous terrain. Germany and Italy are separated by about 45 […]

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Yemeni Rial exchange in Istanbul

Can I exchange Yemeni Rial into US dollars at the airport in Istanbul at any of the currency exchange desks? I work in Yemen and have a bunch of leftover local notes that I would like to exchange into US dollars. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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How do I secure the cheapest fare on the Thalys?

I often see huge announcements for incredible fares for Thalys trips between Paris, Brussels, Cologne, and Amsterdam. Whenever I need to use the Thalys, I am never able to get these incredible fares. You always need to provide dates when you want to travel. Is it possible to search for dates when the cheapest fares […]

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Is it allowed to bathe at Grjótagjá?

I have contradictory information. Some places say that bathing is forbidden, while others say that there are no signs and locals bathe there. What’s the truth? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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I’m trying to find countries with a tight corridor to sea, so that the countries on both sides are close to each other. Bosnia’s corridor is only a few km, but both sides of it are Croatia, so that doesn’t count. Israel’s Red Sea corridor is about 10km wide I think, with neighbouring Egypt and […]

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Iran visa after having visited Israel

I’m considering going to Iran this summer so I’m reading the wikivoyage article which states Entry will be refused to citizens of Israel and foreign travellers with any evidence of visiting Israel — not just Israeli entry stamps, but Egyptian/Jordanian neighbouring land borders with Israel — except that if you had an Israeli visa that […]

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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 Islam. The old city is divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters and religion is a very big deal […]

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