When a friend online noticed Joy of Cooking referred to as "one of America's standard cookbooks" and wondered about internationally analogous "standard cookbooks," I immediately thought, "What a great question for AskMe!" And here we are.
In January, I'm leaving the US for Europe, where I'll be for the next six months, if not more. I want to buy an E-reader, so I can continue to read books in English, and also to save myself from lugging books back and forth. Given the circumstances, seems to me the best choice is to buy a Kindle 2 right now. Am I right? [more inside]
I am an international student going to college in the US (one of the top ten schools, but not need blind to internationals). I have not applied for a scholarship when I was first admitted, because I knew that it decreased my chances and the exchange rate was relatively comparable. Then, things went downhill; my aunt who was helping my parents pay the tuition lost her job, the exchange rate went up from 1.21 to 1.85 and that is the story. I am looking for a form of scholarship, be it need-based or merit based. How? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Does anyone know where to find authoritative information on requirments for pets moving to the USA from Israel? [more inside]
Hi, I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone. Thanks in advance!
I'm a medical student interested in international health and need some suggestions of where to go for a meaningful research fellowship this summer. [more inside]
What are the pros and cons of learning more than one language? How can one adapt to a multi-language world? [more inside]
How do i pay a small hospital bill from France? [more inside]
How to find the best NYC --> Europe flight deals when both day of week and destination are flexible. Caveat: flying out July 2010. [more inside]
What was the extent of the international impact of the American Great Depression compared to the economic crisis today? What are (scholarly) resources that might help answer this question?
I'm looking for an affordable mobile plan that will let me surf the web and use Google maps during a short trip to Canada.
I'm going to Vancouver next month. My Sprint phone won't be of any use to me there. When I went to Toronto last year, I was able to make exorbitantly expensive phone calls and I wasn't able to access the internet or use google maps. I'd like to do all of those things economically. I still have my old Treo 75?wx. Perhaps that could be of some use? Thank you.
I'm in the UK and want to download a free app that is only available through the US iTunes/App Store. I have memberships of both the UK and US iTunes stores, but unfortunately the credit card on my US account has expired. When it comes to the point at which I download the app (on either the computer or the phone) it asks for an updated credit card. If I could convince someone to "lend" me their iTunes login details for a short while, even if there was no money on their card, would this work? Anyone tried this or willing to help?
How can I find an inexpensive one-way ticket from the US to New Zealand? Most one-way tickets seem to cost nearly as much, if not more, than round trip! [more inside]
Half remembered international animated short story from the 80's - does anyone recognise this story? [more inside]
International development practitioners, what are your favourite books on the subject? I'm looking for a range of stuff, from spittle-flecked polemic to the most respected academic research.
Is it possible to adopt a child when a spouse has bipolar disorder? [more inside]
Cheapest Airline Tickets: Los Angeles - Berlin RT. Options? [more inside]
My father, a physician, is going on an European cruise through Denmark, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, and Georgia. He needs a cell phone plan that will allow him to call his patients here in the U.S. from each of those countries. He will be on this trip for roughly two weeks. He is more concerned about connectivity in each country, rather than price. What would be his best option?
When you buy a plane ticket, how do you decide whether to cash in your frequent flyer miles, or pay cash and earn the miles? [more inside]
What's your stake in international tech standards and OOXML?(I'm working up a thesis and I could use some input from the computer literate world) [more inside]
Life choices-filter: What should my wife and I do next? [more inside]
What are my realistic chances of getting a non-academic job with a PhD in International Relations? [more inside]
I am looking to buy an e-reader, most likely Kindle 2 (or DX) or Sony Reader PRS-700. I live in Puerto Rico and was interested in international access. [more inside]
I use Trulia for the United States and Funda for The Netherlands whilst looking for property. Anyone have an inclusive site such as these for real estate in another country? Preferably for another European country or South American.
Non-U.S. residents: Aside from language issues, what issues can U.S. web designers keep in mind to make their sites ideally usable for you? [more inside]
I have accidentally left some luggage at a hotel in France and need it delivered to the UK as soon as possible. All of the courier services I have been in touch with seem not to deal with personal effects. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I live in the central USA and am thinking about taking a trip to Mexico City in August to catch a world cup qualifier game. I was wondering how difficult it would be to get the proper licensing/what licensing would be required to drive there?
How many laptops can I legally bring to Peru? [more inside]
iPhone user from Canada roaming in Big Apple.... how? [more inside]
Does anyone know of an individual or organisation based in Copenhagen, Denmark, who can organise the transport of pets (specifically dogs and cats) from Copenhagen's Kastrup airport to the UK?
Looking for favorites among the MeFi regulars in the category of: Foreign Language radio streams, suitable for language immersion and/or passive practice. [more inside]
I have a little less than 2 weeks to arrange for a birthday gift (i.e. stuffed animal or flowers) to be placed in front of an apartment in Matsumoto, Japan. [more inside]
What is the cheapest option available for using my iPhone (AT&T) in Europe? [more inside]
What is the best way to book a multi-stop series of international flights, preferably with flexibility to modify the itinerary later? [more inside]
I am not a citizen or resident of the US, but I've been offered the opportunity to do some freelance work for a US-based company. The work will be done entirely in my country, without ever visiting the US, but as far as I can tell they will be paying me directly from their home office in the US (not via a subsidiary in my country). Under these circumstances, would the IRS be expecting some sort of filing from me relating to this when the next US tax deadline comes around?
My sister and I want to take a cheap cruise over the summer. I'm 22, but she's 19. Are there cruise lines that let you drink at 19 in international waters? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for cheap-ish (doesn't have to be dirt cheap, just reasonable) and fun cruises?
I'm thinking of returning to school for an LLM in taxation, and am looking for advice, experience, pros, cons, etc. [more inside]
International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
What are adventures I can do at 25 which I won't be able to do when I'm older? [more inside]
Moving a desktop computer internationally - we're moving from Korea (220 V) to Canada (110V). Is it as simple as removing the power "section" of the desktop and replacing it with 110 V at a computer repair place in Canada? Are internal components individually responsive to a particular voltage?
Venice or Rome? [more inside]
What tools are out there for globalizing/internationalizing English text? [more inside]
Simple question: what is the cheapest method to send $30k from the USA to Dubai, UAE? Any advice or experience is greatly appreciated! Options I have considered are - Paypal - Western Union - Moneybookers
What is the best credit/ATM card to use overseas? [more inside]
Has anyone had any experience with international adoption in the UK? We are specifically looking to adopt from a muslim country like Palestine. We've found a lot of general adoption links like adoptionguide.com and adopting.org, but would welcome any other information or pointers.
Moving a cat from US to England: how? [more inside]
Currency for international transactions. Should I offer a pay-for-download in $US only or lots of currencies? [more inside]
What are the current best practices to make sure that you don't get ripped off on eBay as a seller, especially if you are getting paid by PayPal and/or selling to an international buyer? [more inside]
If given the choice to fly coach from Boston to Tokyo (Narita), which of the following airlines would you choose and why: Continental, Delta, American, JAL or ANA. FYI, i'm 300 pounds and 6'1. Legroom is a primary concern, but any tips appreciated. [more inside]
I'm heading from the US to Cairo, Egypt in September. A lot of the flights have a layover opportunity in their respective airline hub (Air France in Paris, British Airways in London, KLM Royal Dutch in Amsterdam, Iberia in Madrid). I've taken long layovers as an opportunity to get out and explore a new place, so I'd appreciate some advice on doing this. [more inside]