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Dear Lifehacker, I'm about to head to Europe on a short term exchange with my university from Australia, and will be there for two months. What travel sim would you recommend? Or does it make more sense to purchase a SIM in each country? I'll be spending time in Denmark, Uk, Madrid, and then a Contiki tour throughout Europe!

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Australians aren't particularly imaginative when it comes to tea - dunk a Lan-Choo bag in a mug of boiling water, add a splash of milk to taste and you're basically done. In other parts of the world, tea drinking is much more sophisticated process that involves unique plants, brewing processes and receptacles. This infographic looks at 21 popular and exotic teas from around the world.

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In-flight Wi-Fi is wonderful. The price to use it on the other hand, not so great. There are a few methods to get free access, but these two are relatively simple. The first requires only an iPhone. The second requires either a VPS or server you control. They both result in free, unlimited access for the whole flight.

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You likely don't pay any attention to the wheels on your rolling luggage, but they're probably the first things to break down from the wear and tear of constant travel. Whether you have new or old rolling luggage, you'll make your luggage-hauling life a bit easier by simply switching to wheels that can stand a beating.

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Most fears boil down to a lack of understanding, and in those situations knowledge really is power. If the thought of flying in a plane makes you anxious and break out in a cold sweat, these flying safety facts are your medicine to take before, during and after your flight.

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Is your company offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in the Tokyo office? Have you always wanted to spend a few years as a Berliner? Or is the madness of this year's presidential election making you mull a move to Montreal?

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In the tragic event that you're involved in a plane crash, following the instructions about bracing for impact really could help minimise your injuries. The main advantage is in keeping your head close to the seat in front of you, preventing your head and torso from swinging forward in a whiplash like effect.

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One of the best things about travelling is learning a bit about other cultures, but learning about other cultures comes with the risk of faux pas. Avoid these hand gestures while you travel, just to not offend your hosts. Some of them may be familiar, but others are pretty unique.