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Help us use our transatlantic move to save money on stuff!

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]
posted by crabintheocean on Jul 28, 2011 - 31 answers

Is a single big item of luggage ok in long haul flights?

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]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 25, 2011 - 8 answers

How do countries compensate each other for international mail?

How do countries compensate each other for international mail? [more inside]
posted by cdenman on Jul 22, 2011 - 6 answers

How to rent commercial space in Sweden??

Need advice on the commercial real estate market in Sweden (Stockholm specifically...) [more inside]
posted by mscatch22 on Jul 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Local credit union won't do. So long, "People before profit".

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]
posted by halogen on Jul 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Leaving the US - for where?

I'd like to emigrate - but where should I go? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Jul 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Take me around the world ...

What is the best recipe of the signature dish of each of the world's great cuisines? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 21, 2011 - 39 answers

Talking the talk from Kuwait to Kinshasa.

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]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Making phone calls in Europe

Traveling to Europe. Any advice for making phone calls within Europe and US? [more inside]
posted by deeman on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Is this a scam?

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]
posted by Elminster24 on May 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Little girl lost in London Heathrow

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]
posted by kittenmarlowe on May 12, 2011 - 32 answers

Ruin our child's shot at president?

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]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me solve this dessert challenge!

Help me solve this dessert challenge! [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 24, 2011 - 25 answers

Skype for Blackberry Overseas

Can anyone recommend a blackberry app for skype that works outside the US? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Apr 6, 2011 - 0 answers

The Anthropology Of Love

Dating around the world. How does it work? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 25, 2011 - 10 answers

I'm convinced the Viennese re-po men are coming to get me

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??
posted by atoastedheart on Mar 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Please help me to find some clarity on where I should live.

I am having a pretty hard time making a life decision on where to live. [more inside]
posted by and hey Charlie on Mar 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Resources for making US software work in South America

Could you direct me towards information about what it takes to make a US software product available and work in countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Mar 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Please help me figure out how to get my dog to Brazil as painlessly as possible.

I am thrilled we are moving back to Brazil, but this time I am taking my beloved dog. I am looking for experiences about moving internationally with a pet. [more inside]
posted by msali on Mar 2, 2011 - 11 answers

How to get chocolate delivered to Leiden this week for cheap?

How can I get a small amount of chocolate or similar delivered to a friend in the Netherlands this week? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Feb 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Small differences in the U.S.A (international people)

What are some small differences you've noticed about the US? Examples: My Japanese friend says that in Japan, large buildings have multiple public entrance/exits. My Dutch friend says that in the Netherlands, women shower in the gym showers. Specifically, I'm interested in things that could imply some theory (elaborate or not) of US culture, of some region of the US.
posted by oneous on Feb 11, 2011 - 115 answers

Going to Australia BRB

I'm traveling with friends to Australia in March, and this will be the first time I've left North America! I'm covered on basic travel requirements (passport, ETA, etc), but what else should I bring with me? What should I know (about traveling, about Australia... anything!)? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Jan 11, 2011 - 61 answers

Are the academic standards for retaining a student visa different from those for staying in school?

Are the academic standards for retaining a student visa different from those for staying in school? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Dec 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Is there such a thing as an "international life insurance"?

Is there such a thing as an "international life insurance"? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Dec 19, 2010 - 8 answers

The Joys of International Freelancing?

I am US citizen, and the sole proprietor of a business offering software development and consulting services -- in other words, I'm a freelancer. However, I'm a bit of a nomad at the moment, doing a lot of international travel for pleasure, and am gradually picking up clients from first-world nations (UK, Canada, NZ, Australia). I'm curious about the legality (at a broad level, you are not my lawyer) of me working on my freelance tasks as I move around on non-work visas, especially when I may find myself in a country where I currently have an active client. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2010 - 9 answers

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States?

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Fucking airport security, how does it work?

Flying into the US from another country: what's going on with security? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Papa Noel for American peeps.

How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Nov 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Point here for "pasta", here for "chicken".

My grandparents, who are in their 70s, will be taking their first international flight from Bulgaria to the United States (with a transfer in Amsterdam) next week. They do not speak English. How can we make this easier for them? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 10, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I find English as a Second Language Funding for an African University?

I am a volunteer for an organization building a nonprofit university in Angola. I am tasked with finding funding for English as a Second Language education--all students who do not speak English will take year long intensive course in English. I'm looking for whatever help I can get in finding funds. [more inside]
posted by wires on Nov 4, 2010 - 10 answers

"Yo, just got back from the Coliseum. Someone slayed THREE lions today!"

What are some interesting culturally specific conversations students around the world might be having with their friends, parents, or teachers? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Oct 31, 2010 - 16 answers

The great Renminbi caper

Transferring a large sum of money from China to the US: Why would it make sense for my account to be a proxy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2010 - 10 answers

How to call the U.S. from Mexico while on vacation?

I will be going on vacation to Mexico and need to remain in contact with my family. What are some ways to call the U.S. from Mexico? [more inside]
posted by lifeonholidae on Oct 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Vonage World plan, 60 countries included, is it good enough?

Anyone here using Vonage World plan? Is it good enough? Any alternatives? [more inside]
posted by zaxour on Sep 30, 2010 - 1 answer

I'm in the US. He's in Germany. How can I send him black beans?

How do I give the gift of black beans to my German friend while I'm In the US? [more inside]
posted by Mercaptan on Sep 28, 2010 - 20 answers

What has your president done for you lately?

May I have a list of President Obama's achievements since he came into office? [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Sep 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Commercial GIS data providers

Recommendations for reputable commercial GIS data providers for international data? [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Sep 23, 2010 - 6 answers

How Do I Become an International Tour Leader?

I want to lead international tour groups. Please help me figure out how to find a job! [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Sep 22, 2010 - 11 answers

We're leaving, on a jet plane....

What would you start doing today, if you thought you were going to move from Boston to London in September 2012? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 - 17 answers

Does this international edition college text have the same problem sets(in the same order)?

Does anyone know if the international edition of "A Concise Introduction to Logic, Tenth Edition" has the same problem sets as the us version? Alternatively, does anyone have the u.s. version who would be willing to compare? Failing those, does anyone know of a resource online where I could find out?
posted by vash on Sep 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Mackerel = Hake = Orange Roughy = Marlin = Snoek?

Where can I find information about local substitutes for fish varieties from other countries? [more inside]
posted by girlgenius on Sep 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Holiday season NGO volunteer work for me and my 2 grown sons?

Help me find an NGO like Penn's Haiti project to volunteer over the Dec.-New Years' period. The reason I can't do J/P is because my two sons (18 and 21) will be joining me and they don't allow volunteers under the age of 21. [more inside]
posted by victors on Sep 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Did the transatlantic union merger mean anything?

Two years ago the American United Steelworkers and the British UNITE merged to form what was then referred to as a transcontinental "super union". I can find all sorts of articles before and just after this occurrence, but very little follow up. This isn't particularly surprising: Labor news in the U.S. barely gets any coverage. But does anyone know how the merger turned out? [more inside]
posted by LeonBernstein on Sep 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Guy clothes online

Best way to buy guy clothes online (outside of USA)? + cool clothes in general [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Sep 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me pick a phone.

Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
posted by and hey Charlie on Aug 31, 2010 - 11 answers

SF for 3 months - doable?

San Francisco for 3 months to be creative and check out awesomeness. Low budget, Bangladesh passport. Possible? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 27, 2010 - 8 answers

I want to fly abroad and don't care where. How to find the cheapest tickets?

I want to take the cheapest possible international flights, and I don't care where I'm going. Where best to find tickets for whatever routes happen to be the least expensive at the moment? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Aug 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Baggage Problem

Urgent-British-Airways-Filter: How do I check in and pay for extra luggage online (cheaper than at the airport)? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Aug 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Fill out my Map of Awesome

I'm updating my Map of Awesome - who else should be on there? Looking for performance artists, schools, companies, places, and other things that share characteristics of activism, creativity, and pure awesome. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Moving to Belgium from Los Angeles, CA

Moving soon to Belgium, to married to a Belgian native. Anything I should know about, moving from Los Angeles, CA, to Belgium? [more inside]
posted by seancake on Aug 16, 2010 - 6 answers

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