To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
I need to mail prescription medications from the United States to my son, who is doing student exchange in Brazil. How can I best accomplish this? [more inside]
Please hope me! Far from home and locked out of my Mac due to international language keyboard issue. [more inside]
Where can I find a simple like-for-like publicly available price comparison between palm, sunflower, corn and olive oils as raw materials? [more inside]
I just had my Verizon iPhone 4s unlocked for international use and confirmed working with two different foreign SIM cards. Three questions:
- Is this permanent? Can it ever be re-locked via software or some other method?
- Can this be used with US SIM cards, or are there restrictions?
- Is this phone now identical to an unlocked iPhone, or is it somehow different?
I want to eBay my partner's Macbook. We live in the Netherlands, and it doesn't have a power cord due to acts of cat. How do we get the best price? [more inside]
Hey fellow Meta Filter users i seek some advice and help regarding a few undergraduate degrees: Economics, International Development and Commerce. I feel these are three promising undergraduate programs but struggle in which to pursue. Any advice and information on these degrees and career paths would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
How can I ship vodka to Australia from Ohio?!? I know the USPS won't ship hooch, but is there ANYONE that will. I'm trying to send some locally-made vodka to a very special lady in Sydney, but it's starting to look dire. HELP!
Where to take a 5-7 day international (from the US) vacation next late September? Some restrictions apply . . . [more inside]
I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
I found some fun stuff for my nieces in Oregon for Christmas at Archie McPhee, which I heard about at meFi. But I was bummed when I tried to check out and they rejected Visa and even PayPal because I live overseas. Is there a way around this? [more inside]
Can I bring 50g of prescription topical steroid ointment (Clobetasol) into Thailand without any trouble at Customs?
What is the best service a US-based person can use to register an international domain (like .cn, .kr, and .jp?) [more inside]
Seller is in Alberta, buyer (me) is in Pennsylvania. The item is $1,600 US and ships in a big crate... how do I do this correctly? [more inside]
What international satirical programmes are available to watch online? [more inside]
While it's true that we can consider the internet as a 'global village', my feeling is that the USA holds the most imposing bias. We can't deny the fact that a huge proportion of the best websites and online services are from the USA or are otherwise USA-centric. As someone who lives in a far flung part of the world and who enjoys devouring all manner of information from the Web, I do find it frustrating at times that there are not more international sites with influence. Probably the only exception I can think of may be with News websites such as BBC and Al Jazera. I would be interested to know what your favourite non-American websites may be, whether they be oriented to your locality but still have useful international relevance, or if they truly are an international player?
What are the essential spices to have around for cooking modern, eclectic/internationalized vegetarian food? [more inside]
Travel around the holidays-filter. We have some time in late December (exact amount of time and dates TBD) and would love to go on an awesome trip - give us your best shot [more inside]
How do I pay bills in the U.S. from an overseas account (Japan) without spending a lot (er, any, preferably) in wire transfer fees? [more inside]
Should we get married? [more inside]
My wife and I are visiting Paris over the week of US Thanksgiving - can you help us figure out the best way to get cell phone service and data while we're there? [more inside]
Looking for information on international drivers license for driving in the US. [more inside]
I need to start following international news for my job. I also just bought a Nook. I'm betting the latter can help with the former... [more inside]
Smartest way to consolidate a large international order from Amazon.com? A big enough order to get free shipping within the US, and of mostly small and light items from multiple vendors, but international shipping will add several hundred to the cost. This is to Singapore, but the Singapore service (Vpost.com.sg) is frankly lousy, and I'd like an alternative.
Soon my long distance sweetheart from Fiji will be coming to visit me for at least 6 months. Help me mitigate her Culture Shock, find familiar food/movies/etc for her, and communicate with her better while we navigate a cross-cultural, cross-ethnic relationship. [more inside]
How do I watch the Rugby World Cup online in the U.S.? [more inside]
Recommendations for reading materials for a student hoping to attend the international college withing a Korean University. [more inside]
Can I travel with my son to the States and then back to Europe, while Mom stays home with sis? [more inside]
Which of these two (complicated) flight options will A) give me the biggest baggage allowance, and B) cost the least for excess bags? [more inside]
I'm twenty-five, have a master's degree, speak French fluently, and have studied/interned/volunteered in the States, Europe, and Middle East, but am at a loss as to how to parlay all that into an international career. Living in NYC, but would move back abroad in a heartbeat for the right job. [more inside]
Would it be inappropriate to surprise your best friend at the airport who has been on a long international flight? She'll be arriving alone in Abu Dhabi from Toronto this evening. We haven't seen each other in about five months. See further details below: [more inside]
I'm flying to South Korea (JFK to PEK to ICN) in two weeks for my first international trip in years. I need some advice on preparation, the flight, and the subsequent two months I'll spend in Korea. [more inside]
What is the International Phonetic Alphabet notation of "-esque" ? [more inside]
We're moving back to the UK (London) from the US (SoCal) in a few months. What would you stock up on if you were us? Much more detail about our tastes and situation inside... [more inside]
Luggage on a long-haul flight: will I be able to have a really large trolley case, or does it have to be split up? [more inside]
How do countries compensate each other for international mail? [more inside]
Need advice on the commercial real estate market in Sweden (Stockholm specifically...) [more inside]
International banking filter: I'm moving to Stockholm from Seattle in about a month. What's the best way to set up an account in Swedish krona when the person supporting me will be giving me money in US dollars? Also, what is the cheapest and fastest way to transfer money from US accounts in USD to the Swedish (or international?) SEK account? [more inside]
I'd like to emigrate - but where should I go? [more inside]
What is the best recipe of the signature dish of each of the world's great cuisines? [more inside]
I have need for a large and strange batch of audio translations. As a newbie to this game, please help me zero in on market specifics. [more inside]
Traveling to Europe. Any advice for making phone calls within Europe and US? [more inside]
Am I being scammed? Philippines-based distributor wants to import products (DVDs) from my site and sell to their retail clients over there. They asked to purchase "one of every title" in two categories of interest. Is there a risk they just take those and copy them? YANML [more inside]
My little sister is traveling internationally with some extended family--US to London to Belfast. Because of some crazy mix-ups, she ended up being routed on a different flight US to London than the rest of her group. Now she's stranded and no one can find her. What do we do? [more inside]
Should we stay or should we go? Make a big international move as a pregnant couple or with a tiny baby? Lots of (possibly) relevant details inside. [more inside]
Help me solve this dessert challenge! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a blackberry app for skype that works outside the US? [more inside]
Dating around the world. How does it work? [more inside]
So I think I'm getting ripped off. Or, at the very least, the victim of an international company's careless mistake. I purchased $192 worth of camera film (Polaroid) over a year ago in October 2009 from an Austrian photography company. Apparently, I was never charged for it and a representative claiming to be from the company emailed me last month (around mid Feb.) informing me of this open payment and that I need to pay this amount. I have no recollection of this order, seeing as I'm a fairly routine customer and this was placed over a year ago. I ignored the first email back in February and they've now sent me another email requesting the $192 payment or threatening to take this to a debt collection agency. I don't think I even have $192 to my name - what should I do??
I am having a pretty hard time making a life decision on where to live. [more inside]