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Cheapest long distance rail routes in Europe [closed]

Which rail routes in Europe over 100km are typically the lowest cost per km? Answers don't need to be precise of course, as prices will change with season and other factors. And answers should not ...
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Where should I exchange euros to rubles? [duplicate]

Where should I exchange euros to rubles once I arrive in Russia (Example: Moscow (at any of the three airports))? Is there a special place directly at/near the airport that takes care of this? Or ...
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Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a working holiday visa ends in Schengen countries?

I am an Australian currently on a Netherlands working holiday visa that ends in May next year. I would like to know if when my visa ends I then get another 90 days just as a regular tourist visa as I ...
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SIM card for travelling to Europe from India

I will be travelling to Europe (Amsterdam, Prague and Berlin) from India for 7 days. I was wondering is it worthwhile buying a SIM card? I only need to make phone calls in case of emergencies and to ...
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Forgot to reserve a seat on Norwegian Air. Do I need to check-in in person?

I got my boarding passes but noticed that I had forgotten to make seats reservations, on the website it says that if I don't choose my seats then I will be assigned seats on the day of the departure. ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

Given the problems between Israel and several of its neighbours added to the problems in several Middle East countries due to the Arab Spring, and perhaps some other closed borders or unsafe ...
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What extra benefits are there in getting travel insurance if I have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?

I've got a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and only plan to travel around the EU for the foreseeable future. I read another answer that quite nicely covered the details of what the EHIC covers, ...
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What would Brexit mean for my immediate Europe travel plans from the UK? [closed]

I am planning a trip from England to Croatia in this coming July 2016, one month after the EU referendum will have taken place in the United Kingdom. How would the possibility of Britain leaving the ...
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Flying with Ryanair as a non-EU citizen

I received my Schengen visa, thanks to numerous Q&A found on this site. I have flights booked for in and out, and I'm considering to use Ryan Air to travel between a few cities. I'm a Sri Lankan ...
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Are drivers from mainland Europe likely to end up in an accident when driving in the UK?

I have a European license and would like to rent a car in the UK for a trip to the countryside. The only thing that worries me is driving on the left — it seems that one would need quite a bit of ...
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Is carrying a bow in the airplane a problem?

If I go on a (EU internal) flight with my bow, do I have to register my uncommon luggage somehow? Is just handled as sporting equipment like a ball? Of course we're not talking about the ...
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Is it possible to share an individual hotel room?

I'm going to be living in a hotel in Germany for three weeks. I have booked and already payed an individual room for this time. My girlfriend has just told me that she wants to come to visit me one ...
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Driving a rental car accross the Croatia-Montenegro border and back

While I will be based in Dubrovnik, I want to see Kotor in Montenegro. Some buses do the route from one to the other but there seems to be plenty of interesting things along the bay and I also want to ...
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Can I check into a European hotel without my passport? [duplicate]

Hotels in Europe seem to require (or at least want to see) your passport when you check in. What happens if I cannot (or don't wish to) give this information? For example, if I am traveling without ...
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What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?

I'm just asking this question for my info. I will be traveling from India to Amsterdam on a short trip. What should you do if you lose your passport or the passport gets stolen (especially in a ...
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How to find hotels in Europe which allow for anonymous check-in?

A few years ago I've visited a hotel in Munich and was pleasantly surprised to find there was no reception as such. To get the keys you had to call a 24/7 support line, where you received a code to a ...
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Marry an Italian citizen in Italy [closed]

I've a tourist (with a Schengen visa), and I'm going to visit my fiancé in Italy, and also we are planning to get married there. So what papers would I need, and what steps would I need to take? ...
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How much cash can I carry while travelling from India to Poland

I am going to travel from India to Poland. I have a travel card, but what's the limit of cash that I can carry?
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Can a 60Hz fan motor run on 50Hz?

I am moving to Poland this summer and would like to take my two HEPA air filters with me (it really helps with my breathing, especially when the air is so polluted in the region). However, they are ...
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Cheap one-way flight from Europe to South America? [closed]

Very flexible long time traveler but not very familiar with the cheap routes between Europe and South America. Would be happy to learn about flight routes (from/to airport), airlines, times of year ...
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VISA Waiving Program changes

Regarding the new changes to the VWP to travel to the U.S. Does anybody know if it is 5 years starting the effective date or anyone visited one of those countries afte March 1st 2011? In other word if ...
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Importing a projector to the US from Germany

I have a projector in Germany that I bought for a modest price and I want to ask my friend to bring it to US (where I currently live). I was wondering will he end up paying import taxes? And is there ...
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Long-life SIM cards in Europe

I regularly travel to Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland). Every time that I arrive in a country, I buy a cheap prepaid SIM card. The problem is that all these cheap SIMs have a short ...
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Are there any comprehensive spas (“wellness”) in Prague?

I'm thinking of very nice experiences I have had in Grimbergen and Boetfort in Belgium. These spas had heated indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas of various temperatures and ...
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Confusion about the 90/180 day period Schengen visa [duplicate]

The wording of the 90/180 day rule is confusing me and this calculator I was sent does not align with my understanding of it. My understanding is that when I first enter the Schengen area I am ...
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Crossing the Atlantic by sailing boat, South America to Europe

For a while now I was harbouring the idea to cross the Atlantic not by plane but by any sort of oceangoing transport, in an attempt to travel slowly, reflect upon my time in South America and getting ...
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About inter-city and inter-country bus services in Europe

I am planning a month-long trip in mid-June to Europe; mainly Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain in that order. I'll like to know about a bus service that I can use while in a country, and to travel ...
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Organise a spa break over a weekend departing from West Sussex [closed]

I would like to organise a little weekend spa break for me and my girlfriend, we are based in West Sussex, UK. We would like to get some sauna, some bubbly water and maybe some massage and relax. ...
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Can I buy pressure cookers and mixer grinders in Poland?

I am from Kerala, India. I am going to Poland (Krakow) next week for long term stay. In our style of cooking, pressure cookers and powerful mixer grinders (for grinding rice, red chillies etc, not for ...
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Are there any websites or resources for planning bicycle routes across western Europe?

A friend and I are potentially interested in doing a bicycle tour across parts of western Europe, which parts specifically we're not sure of yet. We would be starting in London and from there we would ...
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Power plug in Ireland: is it the same as in the rest of Europe?

What kind of power plug is used in Ireland? Is it the typical plug used in most of Europe? Or is it the British one? (Could you attach or link to a photo so I can make sure?)
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Indian, USA resident, visit Europe , London Transit , transit visa needed? [duplicate]

Confusion is because I hold a USA visa but not traveling TO the USA. I'm visiting Europe for tourism. I am an Indian Passport holder, Working in the USA (NOTE: Holding USA F1, Student Visa). I am ...
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Do I need a boat license and can I get it in Australia to rent and drive boat in Europe?

I'm currently in Australia and I would like to use the opportunity to pass my boat license. I will go back to Europe at some points (I'm European). So I would like a license that's also valid in ...
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Schengen Visa Free Travel as Tourist (90/180) Immediately Following Long Stay (D Type Visa) [duplicate]

I have been residing in France for a year on a D type visa. Now, by the end of this year the visa will be over, and I would like to take advantage of being a Schengen visa free passport holder (annex ...
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Roaming charges from country to country in Europe

If I purchase a SIM card for Germany, and I wander over to Salzburg, for example, would I be roaming? How is roaming defined and how does it work?
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Is it safer to travel with another person when hitchhiking in western Europe?

I hear some crazy stories where young hitchhikers get abducted and even murdered by killers who prey on young hitchhikers. Are the odds of such bad incidents high? Is hitchhiking in western Europe ...
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Hidden City Ticketing on an International flight

I am looking to fly to Europe round trip and travel for about 3 months in the interim. I would be booking these round trip flights with points from a domestic (US) carrier, who does not fly to Europe, ...
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Will wearing a bright colored jacket signal that I am a tourist?

Rick Steve's recommends wearing neutral colors. As such, I've opted to bring a lot of blacks and greys on my trip this winter. However, my rain jacket is a BRIGHT green -- it's brighter than the ...
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How strict are European budget airlines in terms of enforcing hand luggage? [closed]

In Australia, I've never seen anybody get done for having carry-on luggage that's too big. It's pretty much whatever you can fit in the top compartments. In fact, I've seen people carry more than one ...
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European roaming data provider, which SIM cards can be purchased on-line / in Poland

(question similar to this, but focused on data plans and SIM cards with purchase on-line or in Poland) I'm about to travel across the Europe (mainly and maybe some other parts of the world) and I'd ...
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Is street photography ok/accepted in UK, Portugal, Belgium and Germany?

Context I was recently informed that in Germany I cannot take pictures of houses (as the subject), however this is not true. It can be possible to take pictures but owners of buildings may chose to ...
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Which brand of backpack should I carry so as to not stick out in Europe?

I was wondering what brands of backpacks are popular in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany because I'm the type of traveller that likes to wander under the radar without people knowing that I'm a ...
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Can I bring xanax (or valium) on a plane?

Is it allowed in Union Europe to bring with you (i.e. in hand luggage) xanax (or valium or any similar anxiety medication)? for personal usage, most likely one box.
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Renting a car in europe while living on a working visa in the US and having a European drivers license

I both have a European and an US drivers license and I'm currently living and working in the US, I still have my European passport. I would like to rent a car during the holidays back in Europe, can I ...
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Roadtrip in Southeastern Europe [closed]

I'm already planning my next vacation in next May or late August/early September. I'm planning to visit the Southeastern part of Europe. Im especially interested in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
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Which parts of Europe I can take my children to without passports but only birth certificates?

Both my wife and I are British and we have valid passports, both my children (3 & 1 year old) have no passports yet because they only countersignatory I know lives in an other city and he is lazy. ...
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Any EU country issuing long-term tourist visa? [closed]

In Turkey, the main (and probably the only) requirement for obtaining one-year residence permit is to have enough money for staying in Turkey (about $6,000 in a Turkish bank). Is there any other ...
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Is there such a thing as a European sim card?

This summer I will go on a roadtrip from West to East Europe and back. Being able to call and especially access the internet are usefull items on the road so it made me wonder whether I could buy a ...
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American in Europe: can I avoid import fees?

I'm travelling across Europe, and my phone was stolen in Berlin. I'd like to buy a used replacement on ebay, but I see that I appear to be liable for a hefty import fee. Is that right? I'm only ...
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Is it legitimate for European hotels to ask for passport numbers?

In the European Union, data protection law applies, and typically includes provisions along the lines: Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or ...