I have a US cell phone (LG Muziq, Sprint is the provider). I would REALLY like to be able to read Japanese web pages on it, but whenever I surf to a page with Japanese text it just shows up as garbage. I've installed Opera Mini on my phone, but that didn't help, even though the demo on their website does show Japanese characters. Is there any way to get this to work? I don't need to be able to type in Japanese, or send Japanese text messages. I just want to be able to read Japanese web pages. If I can't do this on the phone directly, then maybe there's another website I could visit that would convert the Japanese text to images?
Is there any way to make some money with my excess baggage allowance on my routine international flights? [more inside]
What African language should I learn and how should I go about it? [more inside]
Help me find a site listing nations with universal health coverage. [more inside]
My wife and I want to move to Canada; Montreal, specifically. What do we need to know? (Currently living in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. of A.) [more inside]
The tenants that I had in my house in London trashed the place and ran out on me leaving me seriously out of pocket. I'm in New York and poor. Anyone had any experience of chasing these things through the courts from another country? [more inside]
So I'm going on a trip this summer with my bf... my plan is to at least hit up Germany and Ireland, hopefully England too. I'm planning on this trip lasting for about a month, probably starting in August sometime. So my simple question is, what do you recommend? My more in-depth question is behind the link... [more inside]
I have 4-5 vacation days I need to use by the end of this calendar year. I want to use it do some traveling in another country. Where should I go? [more inside]
Where do I find your country's b3ta? that is, all of you non-US mefi's, what site is a good example of exported national consciousness...(before you flag, a bit more inside) [more inside]
Line spacing in international (Korean) versions of Microsoft Word? [more inside]
Does this (fictional) international finance scenario I'm writing make sense? If not, how can I tweak it so it's more accurate? (Bond traders, investment bankers, or economy-buffs, feel free to chip in!) [more inside]
What can you tell me about the Monterey Institute of International Studies? [more inside]
What is the best way for me - a gay man living in a country where I don't speak much of the language and where gay people are relatively repressed - to promote greater rights for gay people here? [more inside]
Help me get my money out of a Japanese bank account. I'm in Canada, and have no plans to go to Japan in the near future. Is there a good, cheap way to transfer money to me? [more inside]
What are the best (eclectic, not so commercial) radio stations in the world? [more inside]
How can I renew my American drivers' license when I'm out of the country and not coming back anytime soon? [more inside]
One of my friends is obsessed with acquiring some of this delectable hot sauce, but it doesn't seem to be available in the United States. [more inside]
What's the fastest way to transfer money from a British bank account into an American (Honda car dealer's) account? [more inside]
I want to start a business that operates exclusively within the United States, but I don't live there. Who should I talk to about setting up the legal business framework? [more inside]
Is this [AskMe post] the best way to use American funds for living expenses in Glasgow? What other options are available? [more inside]
International cell phone question: I'm going to Kazakhstan (no Borat jokes, please) for a couple of months and need some advice on staying in touch in a cost-effective manner and with a non-Kazakhstan cell phone number. [more inside]
Ebay n00b seller. Confused by shipping, and the results searching on ebay and google for the answer. [more inside]
Please help me find super-cheap round trip airfare from Boston, US (or Montreal, Canada) to London, UK for a 2-week trip during the winter holiday season (Dec 15 - Jan 15, dates flexible). [more inside]
A german friend of mine needs to send me ~US$300. What is a simple and inexpensive way for her to send me the money from Germany to the US? Speed is not important.
Can anyone recommend a financial advisor who specializes in clients who live overseas? [more inside]
How important on a long-term basis is choosing an airline to work for? [more inside]
The job that I was hired for doesn't exist. My boss doesn't seem to notice I have an issue with it. How do I confront him about this? [more inside]
4.5 hours between Gatwick arrival and Heathrow departure. U.S. citizen, experienced traveler, only a carryon bag -- but first time transferring Gatwick to Heathrow. Help me plan as precisely as I can to maximize my chances of making this work. [more inside]
How do I keep my cell phone bill low while travelling through Latin America? [more inside]
Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please?
Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please? [more inside]
T-Mobile's Unlimited International Email add-on for BlackBerry currently offers data service in "90 countries and locations." Is there such a thing as a single map showing these 90 countries and locations? If not, what's my most efficient way to make one myself? [more inside]
Long distance options between USA and Austria (VOIP preferred on Austria end) [more inside]
Do I need a ticket to go through airport security? [more inside]
Is there a good (and cheap) way to maintain phone communication between US and European cell phones using VoIP or other services, so that neither party needs to make international phone calls? [more inside]
How do I call my wife in Sweden, Copenhagen, and Hungary while she visits for two weeks? I'm in the US and she will not have a cell phone or a computer. [more inside]
With the end of USPS international surface mail, what alternatives remain for posting bulky, low-cost items that don't qualify for the M-bag?
Where I can rent a cell phone with international capabilities on short notice? [more inside]
What sort of paperwork/license/whatever do you need to transport prescription drugs internationally? [more inside]
What is best option for a GPS/Navigation system for a frequent international traveler? [more inside]
Advice on voltage transformers for using US kitchen appliances in Europe? [more inside]
What is the legal status of offshore (maritime, international waters) broadcasting in the United States? Is there a stateside equivalent of the Marine Offenses Act? What steps would the United States take to hamper the operations of such a broadcaster?
Where does my educational experience fit into my future? [more inside]
Help me figure out the best way to finance graduate school abroad. [more inside]
I'm in the US, and I'd like to buy an Amazon gift certificate for someone in the UK... [more inside]
I am seriously considering moving out of the US for a year. I really want to see a new part of the world, but I don't know where to go, or how to support myself while I'm there. Much [more inside]
Is it safe/practical for an American to visit Kyrgyzstan for leisure? And can their postal system be trusted? [more inside]
I'm in the market for a quadband GSM phone, for extended travelling purposes. Should I buy one independently or go through a cell provider? [more inside]
I'm sending a letter to Germany (and a few other countries) and I'm including a self-addressed stamped envelope in it. When the German person sends it back to me, do they need to add more postage to it? It's currently stamped with a .39 stamp. Should I not bother with postage at all if they'll have to put their own stamps on it anyway?
I was in Mexico for three days with my boyfriend when he because physically violent. It was the first time he had ever done so. I have the bruises and cuts from earlier today. Because the incident took place in Mexico, US police say they cannot do anything. Do I have any options at this point? We're both applying to law schools, and the ABA has strict policies against criminal backgrounds. He's a criminal, but I don't know what to do. I can't believe he's getting away with this.
Should I go to Nepal? [more inside]