Month: April 2014

Why do public toilets in the US have large gaps (no privacy)?

Most public toilets in the US are very low in privacy, the bottom gap in the door is so big (around 15-20% of the door), the side gaps are too big as well. This will make the toilet experience so unpleasant with no privacy at all. You can literally count the people outside and people […]

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The seats with different colors (and the color differ from company to company or city to city), are reserved for elder or pregnant or handicapped people, or people with baby in arms. That’s for the whole country, not only Vitória. You may sit there, but you should give your seat if someone in these conditions […]

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Re-entry to USA during time frame of original visa

I am a British citizen travelling in the USA for the last 2 months. On entry to the USA I got a visa valid for 90 days. I am planing to go to Mexico and was wondering if on the return entry to the USA I will get a new via for another 90 days […]

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Back in the day, you bought guidebooks. I still use these for some trips because it’s fun to curl up with them when you’re still trying to settle big questions like how long the trip will be or what cities to include. For lower key destinations, or to save money and shelf space, the internet, […]

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Ryokans in Kyoto which are culturally interesting but not terribly expensive?

What are some ryokans in Kyoto for someone interested in a unique cultural experience but not worried about staying in a posh/fancy place? I’m travelling to Kyoto soon, and I would like to stay in a ryokan to absorb some Japanese culture. I don’t want to spend too much money though, and I’m not very […]

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I believe you will indirectly pay more, because you can’t buy in advance. I just tried to book tickets online from Toronto to Montreal for tomorrow, and the cheapest price was $135 in economy. I switched to the first Thursday in June, and the cheapest price was $39 in economy, $89 in business. Looking further […]

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Cheapest way to get money in Prague with a London bank account

I am travelling to Prague from London for a couple of days. I do have some questions. Should I exchange my money here in the UK first? Or should I just use my credit card at the ATMs there in Prague? (the second will be more expensive right?) If I exchange my money here in […]

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Is there any mobile app with public transportation routes for Vitória, Brazil?

Google Maps has no knowledge of public transportation in Vitória, Brazil. The city does have a web site with online interactive maps, but I’d much prefer a mobile app (for Android) if it’s available, especially one that works offline. I don’t mind paying for an app, if some commercial product provides this service. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Is there any price difference in buying VIA rail tickets online vs. at the station?

I’m considering a long distance journey by train in Canada this summer. I don’t have a Canadian credit card yet and my financial institution’s debit card is not supported for VIA Rail Interac Online payments. If I go to the station to buy a ticket (I assume I can pay by debit card there), will […]

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Go geocaching. Geocaching is an online game where locals hide something – a cache – typically a box or small container, where the objective is for you to find it with the help of a gps device. Usually the geocaches are hidden at nice locations. So to locate some good sights just explore the various […]

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