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321 OK we're all adults here, so really, how on earth should I use a squat toilet? 2011-10-27T23:10:30.873

279 How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say? 2014-11-03T12:59:38.860

234 How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble? 2014-02-27T02:11:18.200

220 Why are airline passengers asked to lift up window shades during takeoff and landing? 2013-09-02T17:54:47.517

187 Why prohibit engine braking? 2017-07-04T16:09:00.933

180 Boss is asking for passport, but it has a stamp in it I don't want him to see. What to do? 2017-07-18T17:33:12.327

172 Tactics to avoid getting harassed by corrupt police? 2011-07-24T05:46:56.897

158 How to avoid drinking vodka? 2011-10-01T09:53:08.367

150 I don't know my nationality. How can I visit Denmark? 2016-04-19T00:13:10.823

148 OK, we are all adults here, so what is a bidet for and how do I use it? 2016-06-06T14:10:13.970

145 Immigration officer that stopped me at the airport is texting me. What do I do? 2015-12-22T16:25:01.480

144 When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? 2011-06-21T20:31:41.163

139 Took airline plane blanket by accident; didn't realize it was forbidden. What should I do? 2017-10-24T18:39:35.013

127 How can I deal with people asking to switch seats with me on a plane? 2015-06-05T14:24:41.560

125 Passing through airport security with autism 2015-11-12T13:27:48.010

121 Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday seasons? 2011-10-23T17:21:16.200

115 How to escape hip-hop CD giveaway scam in New York City? 2017-09-21T14:44:54.937

115 How can I find restaurants in the USA where tipping is not expected? 2018-05-13T14:30:33.100

114 When and why do people clap/applause after a plane lands? 2016-05-13T12:39:23.300

114 Airline reservations require name to exactly match passport, but won't allow entering name that way 2018-07-08T21:08:36.833

112 Prohibited item forgotten in hand luggage: what to do with it? 2016-02-08T21:43:52.070

108 How to make dining alone less awkward? 2015-12-09T00:26:31.880

108 How can I convince airport screeners to stop asking why I prefer pat-downs? 2018-06-05T02:38:33.340

107 When I travel next, I want to reach the point on the earth that is exactly opposite my home, how can I discover where that is? 2014-05-01T13:28:59.377

107 Why is the price on the shelves for drinks often different from what I actually pay in supermarkets in Germany? 2017-08-01T17:56:45.447

106 How to avoid toddlers on a long-distance plane flight? 2016-05-26T23:02:16.420

105 Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic? 2011-11-02T22:11:40.023

105 How does President Trump's travel ban affect nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen coming to the US for tourism/transit/etc? 2017-01-28T18:12:03.463

104 How can I do a "broad" search for flights? 2011-06-30T20:22:22.733

104 Can I accidentally miss the in-flight food? 2017-08-04T17:57:07.880

103 What's the deal with the "string people" in central Paris? 2013-02-06T20:38:43.457

103 Is it rude to ask if the food contains pork or alcohol? 2015-12-25T13:51:18.663

102 How to convince airport security that I am not dangerous when having metallic parts in my body? 2013-04-18T09:10:38.433

102 Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me? 2016-04-04T15:03:22.400

97 Is it offensive to use 'Saigon' instead of 'Ho Chi Minh City'? 2017-01-09T16:43:45.667

97 Why are there no seat belts on trains? 2018-06-27T14:24:23.717

94 Is there a way to prevent "looking like a tourist" in order to not be harassed? 2015-11-23T08:40:23.963

94 Does the European number for emergencies (112) really work in Germany? 2017-01-19T01:10:52.620

93 I was born in a city which is now under control of a different country. What is my "country of birth" on US visa/ESTA applications? 2017-02-12T18:52:32.977

93 In Germany, what are you supposed to do if your train station doesn't have any working ticket machines? 2017-08-08T12:28:51.037

91 How do I identify an airport’s official free Wi-Fi network? 2017-11-03T10:30:50.477

90 Why do people on airplanes often have tomato juice as a drink? 2013-08-18T16:02:21.137

90 How can black travellers deal with unwanted harassment from locals in China? 2017-07-31T22:52:45.433

89 Why do cars need to leave their windows half open whilst on the Eurotunnel? 2017-10-23T12:17:13.033

88 When someone in India asks for my "Good Name", what are they expecting? 2015-05-05T16:27:07.667

87 What is a polite way to tell a Scottish person that I am struggling to understand his/her accent? 2015-12-13T19:44:26.407

87 Did I opt out of compensation by accepting meal vouchers? 2016-09-13T07:55:08.507

86 How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor? 2014-05-07T00:42:46.070

86 The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does Brexit affect people traveling to the UK and vice-versa? 2016-06-24T06:33:18.100

85 How to avoid hotels with bellhops in the USA 2016-09-19T14:15:44.977


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