Month: December 2017

Candidates would be… In Asia/World: Mount Everest, visible from Tiger Hill. 6258 meter altitude difference. Mount Kangchenjunga is visible more prominently from the same hill, for a 5996 meter difference. In Europe: Mount Elbrus, visible from nearby village. 4192 meter altitude difference. Also consider Mount Ararat, visible from Yerevan. 4147 meter altitude difference. In North […]

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I’ll nominate Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley), whose summit (6190 meters) can be seen from sea level at Anchorage, Alaska on a clear day. Here’s a blog with such a picture posted: And another: From what I can gather, such views don’t happen every day as the peak of Denali is often in or […]

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Visitor visa refusal for student friend

A friend of mine has been refused a UK visitor visa. He is an African student studying in Russia who wanted to visit me for a week and I was going to accommodate his stay here. The reasons for the refusal appear to be due to the following reasons: 1) The origin of his funds […]

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What is the biggest altitude difference between two points visible from each other and where are they?

People who have been to Geneva surely have admired the view of Mont Blanc. On clear days it is possible to see the mountain which is 70 km away and more than 4000 m higher than the city. (To be honest, I don’t know whether one can actually see the peak but it’s not too […]

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Well this is an easy one to answer if you ask the right question! “What is the only capital city with 2 different time zones“? You can celebrate New Year twice in Nicosia (capital of Cyprus), once in each half of the city! Nicosia now holds two distinctions. It is the last divided capital in […]

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How manageable are connections at Dubai Airport Terminal 3?

I have tickets that have me go via Dubai, giving me with around 2 hours transit time. I will be coming from Frankfurt to Dubai on Emirates EK046 and leaving on Emirates EK570. I don’t know either the arrival gate or the next flight’s departure gate. I only know that both will be in the […]

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The seat is reserved for people with disabilities. The images are designed to show: Someone in a wheelchair A hearing aid (someone hard of hearing) Someone who is blind or partially sighted The S3A pictogram – a symbol designed to show that a place is open, including and able to facilitate people with disabilities. More […]

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What does this sign on Air Tahiti ferry mean?

I saw this sign on Air Tahiti ferry in French Polynesia. What does the last icon on this place réservée sign mean? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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If you can live in the US (which you can on a J-1 visa) you can transit there. As long as you’re still an exchange student (i.e. if your DS-2019 is unexpired), you can enter the US on your J-1 visa. That said, you’re staying in the US, so this is not transit Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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UK VAT refund: apply for refund directly and not through agents like GlobalBlue?

Is there a way to claim a UK VAT refund directly and not through agents like GlobalBlue? What do these agents do that they take a massive cut from VAT refunds, for example a £1000 purchase has £166.67 VAT, however if you claim that back through GlobalBlue, they will take £44.67. TaxFree4U is a bit […]

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