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===Understand===
 
===Understand===
  
* [[Money]]..using credit, debit, ATM cards and exchanging currency
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* Differences between [[English language varieties]] (eg US and British English)
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* [[Money]]..using credit, debit and ATM cards, and exchanging currency
 
* [[Electrical systems]]
 
* [[Electrical systems]]
 
* [[Metric and Imperial equivalents]]
 
* [[Metric and Imperial equivalents]]
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* [[Retiring abroad]]
 
* [[Retiring abroad]]
 
* [[Singles travel]]
 
* [[Singles travel]]
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* [[Music tourism]]
  
 
===[[Travel accommodation|Sleep]]===
 
===[[Travel accommodation|Sleep]]===
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:*[[Visa Summary for EU citizens]]
 
:*[[Visa Summary for EU citizens]]
 
:*[[Avoiding a transit of the United States]]
 
:*[[Avoiding a transit of the United States]]
*[[Proof of what you already own]] -- for valuables taken on international trips
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*[[Travel insurance]] - Information about coverage & how to contact insurer
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*[[Proof of what you already own]] — valuables taken on international trips
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*[[Carnet de Passage]] — allows a vehicle to cross borders without paying customs duty
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[[Traveling with a criminal history]]
  
 
===[[Travel transportation]]===
 
===[[Travel transportation]]===
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* [[Offroad driving]]
 
* [[Offroad driving]]
 
* [[Overland]]
 
* [[Overland]]
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* [[Public transport]]
  
 
====By plane====
 
====By plane====
  
 
* [[Fundamentals of flying]] -- as a passenger on commercial flights
 
* [[Fundamentals of flying]] -- as a passenger on commercial flights
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** [[At the airport]] -- extended tips for airports
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** [[On the aircraft]] -- extended tips for the aircraft itself
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** [[Choosing aircraft seats]] -- details for finding a good seat
 
* [[Tips for flying]] -- a complement to Fundamentals of flying
 
* [[Tips for flying]] -- a complement to Fundamentals of flying
 
* [[List Of Airline Baggage Limits]]
 
* [[List Of Airline Baggage Limits]]
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** [[Singapore Airlines]]
 
** [[Singapore Airlines]]
 
** [[United Airlines]]
 
** [[United Airlines]]
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** [[US Airways]]
 
** [[Philippine Airlines]]
 
** [[Philippine Airlines]]
  
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====By train====
 
====By train====
  
* [[Tips for rail travel]]
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* [[Tips for rail travel]] - with links to "By rail" in articles for many countries
  
 
====By boat====
 
====By boat====
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* [[Altitude sickness]]
 
* [[Altitude sickness]]
 
* [[Travellers' diarrhea]]
 
* [[Travellers' diarrhea]]
* [[Tips for flying#Jet lag|Jet lag]]
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* [[Tips for flying#Deep vein thrombosis|Deep vein thrombosis]] - a section of "Tips for Flying"
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* [[Tips for flying#Jet lag|Jet lag]] - a section of "Tips for Flying"
 
* [[Tropical diseases]]
 
* [[Tropical diseases]]
 
* [[Dengue fever]]
 
* [[Dengue fever]]
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* [[Pickpockets]]
 
* [[Pickpockets]]
 
* [[Tornado safety]]
 
* [[Tornado safety]]
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* [[Travelling in cold weather]]
 
* [[War zone safety]]
 
* [[War zone safety]]
  
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* [[Bead shopping]]
 
* [[Bead shopping]]
 
* [[Regional coding]]
 
* [[Regional coding]]
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* [[Duty-free shopping]]
  
 
===Cope===
 
===Cope===
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* [[Travelling alone]]
 
* [[Travelling alone]]
 
* [[Travelling with children]]
 
* [[Travelling with children]]
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** [[Cairo/Giza with children]]
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** [[Charlotte with children]]
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** [[London with children]]
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** [[New York City with children]]
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** [[San Diego with children]]
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** [[Venice with children]]
 
* [[Travelling with pets]]
 
* [[Travelling with pets]]
 
* [[Vegetarian and vegan food]]
 
* [[Vegetarian and vegan food]]
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* [[Whale watching]]
 
* [[Whale watching]]
 
* [[Whitewater sports]]
 
* [[Whitewater sports]]
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* [[Windsurfing]]
 
* [[Wine tourism]]
 
* [[Wine tourism]]
 
* [[Zip Lining]]
 
* [[Zip Lining]]
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====Events====
 
====Events====
  
* [[A1GP]]
 
 
* [[Calendar of events and festivals]]
 
* [[Calendar of events and festivals]]
 
**[[January]]
 
**[[January]]
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===See===
 
===See===
  
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* [[Archaeological sites]]
 
* [[Architecture]]
 
* [[Architecture]]
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* [[Christian sites and events]]
 
* [[Hot springs]]
 
* [[Hot springs]]
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* [[Muslim sites and events]]
 
* [[Northern Lights]] (aurora borealis)
 
* [[Northern Lights]] (aurora borealis)
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* [[Old Towns]]
 
* [[Solar eclipses]]
 
* [[Solar eclipses]]
 
* [[Spas]]
 
* [[Spas]]
 
* [[UNESCO Creative Cities]]
 
* [[UNESCO Creative Cities]]
 
* [[UNESCO World Heritage List]]
 
* [[UNESCO World Heritage List]]
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* [[United Nations]]
 
* [[Volcanoes]]
 
* [[Volcanoes]]
 
* [[Waterfalls]]
 
* [[Waterfalls]]
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* [[Football in Europe]]
 
* [[Football in Europe]]
 
* [[London 2012|London Olympics, 2012]]
 
* [[London 2012|London Olympics, 2012]]
* [[London with children]]
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* [[Euro 2012|Poland/Ukraine European Football Championships 2012]]
 
* [[Winter sports in Austria]]
 
* [[Winter sports in Austria]]
 
* [[Winter sports in Switzerland]]
 
* [[Winter sports in Switzerland]]
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* [[Winter in Scandinavia]]
  
 
===Get around===
 
===Get around===
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====By sea====
 
====By sea====
  
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* [[Baltic Sea ferries]]
 
* [[Cruising the Baltic Sea]]
 
* [[Cruising the Baltic Sea]]
 
* [[Ferries in the Mediterranean]]
 
* [[Ferries in the Mediterranean]]
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===Eat===
 
===Eat===
 
* [[Bavarian cuisine]]
 
* [[Bavarian cuisine]]
 
===Buy===
 
 
* [[How to buy a diamond ring in Antwerp]]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
==Final Thoughts==
 
 
===Price Of Commodities===
 
 
In case you don't know this already, the price of gold and diamonds has been skyrocketing lately. This means that whatever you do, the rings you buy today will be more expensive than what they were a few years ago. So if your friend starts laughing and tells you that he paid his ring half the price 5 years ago it doesn't necessarily mean that you have been ripped off.
 
 
 
===Ethical Aspects===
 
 
More and more people, especially since a certain Hollywood movie, are wondering whether the diamonds sold in these shops are not blood diamonds. Of course, if you ask the question straightforwardly, the seller will swear that they are not (even if they are). I have done myself some research on the subject and the sad truth is that these diamonds change so many hands between the moment when they come out of the mine and into the shop that it is simply impossible to know if it's a blood diamond or not. This is also true for big jewelleries with a good reputation. Nothing can stop an intermediary somewhere along the line to pass a blood diamond for an ethical one, there are many ways of getting fake ethical certificates or passing them through a front company who will claim they come from a different mine. Also, like I said before, bear in mind that most small diamonds are assembled today in Asia for ridiculously small wages so somewhere along the line you are still encouraging unethical behaviour. This is a sad truth that you will just have to live with when buying your ring, and again, buying it from a bigger shop with a high reputation and all the proper certificates (and premium price) won't necessarily guarantee that you aren't being part of the "system".
 
  
 
==[[North America]]==
 
==[[North America]]==

Revision as of 16:30, 7 December 2012

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