Month: April 2017

The processing times shown by the Immigration and Citizenship Help Centre are an average, based on the time it takes to approve or refuse 80 percent of applications. They offer a general idea of how long yours might take, not a guaranteed turnaround time. How long will it take to process my application? Processing times […]

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The airline company should offer you a full refund. At least this is what happened to me a couple of years ago with Delta. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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The immigration officer at Shanghai airport told me that they calculate the 24 hr period from the next day after arrival. And after arrival on May 1 morning, I should just leave by May 3 (which strictly speaking, should have been May 2, but he said May 3). Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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I’ve done it, but before the era of laptops-out. Had they wanted it opened I would have had no problem with that–I was intending to open it anyway. I had told my machine to synchronize a bunch of stuff onto the laptop and woke up to find a major electronic failure of some kind. I […]

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There’s been reports of some titanium sporks being taken away by TSA. They say the ones that feature a serrated cutting edge are the most at risk of being confiscated, even though 90% of the time they will let you carry it on. If you want to be 100% sure, try to find a utensil […]

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I visited the wall many times during my time in China, and my favorite place by far was Mutianyu (慕田峪). It is breathtakingly beautiful, and was not crowded at all when I went. It’s not the best place if you’re looking for truly remote, but it’s not nearly as crowded as the more popular sections […]

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You could try the Dongzhimen Bus Terminal; there are buses to a few Great Wall areas over there. However, you must be able to communicate in Mandarin to maneuver around effectively. Otherwise, you might want to find fellow hikers so that you could go with them. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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The monthly is valid for a whole month and not only between Messel and Darmstadt (in your case) but rather within a region (tariff zone) containing both cities. You can travel freely and as often as you want in this region. To find out in which cities your ticket is valid, enter Messel and Darmstadt […]

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It is the norm for a landlord or his/her agent to have a key to an accommodation they own or rent. Landlord/tenant laws often include an access condition to the effect that they have to give the tenant advance notice before they enter. Were you to deny them access, locking them out by whatever means, […]

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Not sure they are available in your area, but there are cylindrical covers that go over the door knob and are secured with a standard padlock. With the cover in place you can’t twist the knob nor access the keyhole. The downside, it is pretty obvious when you aren’t at home. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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