For questions relating to the topic of Europe as a whole, or at least a large part of it.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

9
votes
2answers
238 views

Where should I travel to if I want to see paddy fields?

I would really like to see real-life paddy fields. What's the closest destination to Central Europe where people really cultivate rice?
-1
votes
1answer
59 views

Euro Trip on December [closed]

I am from india and I will be travelling to Ireland in ICT Visa on November. I need to travel to other European countries on the month of December. Kindly let me know the procedure. I need to know ...
34
votes
7answers
11k views

What are the main differences in traffic regulations between the US/Europe?

There are the obvious ones. The US has the keep-your-lane system, where as in Europe you are expected to keep to the right (left for UK) as long as possible. On my latest travel to the US, I was ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Sending gifts home during long trips

I often move and I am almost never at home. I understand that many people are in the same situation. Please, tell me how you congratulate your family and friends at various occasions (birthday, ...
9
votes
1answer
246 views

How do I prove excessive quantity of goods are for my personal use?

Europe has this regulation of certain amount of certain goods you can cary while traveling between EU countries. For example you can carry 800 cigarettes, 90 litres of wine etc. Now some EU ...
2
votes
3answers
138 views

Power Adapter for travel: Grounding

I'm looking for a power adapter than I can use in Poland (coming from India). I can't seem to find anything on how I'm supposed to handle grounded electronics (such as my laptop). Would I need to ...
3
votes
5answers
7k views

Is the European driving license valid as ID in Europe?

I'm an Italian citizen, and I possess a driving license in the standard European format: Can I use it for identification purposes, i.e. boarding a plane, when in Europe? I understand from ...
12
votes
2answers
615 views

Recreating Paul's missionary trips (from The Bible) / itinerary optimization and visas

I would like to go on Paul's missionary trips on a tour of the Near East (I'm a US citizen). However, I am not sure what visas are needed (and will likely have to avoid Syrian Antioch, seeing that ...
4
votes
1answer
88 views

Luggage in European trains: limitations and check-in

Traveling between London-Paris-Switzerland. Do you carry your luggage all the way at your side (it's a lot)? And is there any limitation on the weight/size or, argh, extra fees for these?
9
votes
2answers
147 views

Are there any websites or other resources that lists discounts or special conditions for seniors in Europe?

In some countries seniors have special conditions on the train, museums, etc. Relating a comment on this question I was wondering if there are websites or resources that list special conditions for ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Schengen Refusal: unable to understand reason [duplicate]

My French Visa was Refused saying "You have not provided proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of intended stay or for the return to the country of origin or residence or for the ...
6
votes
1answer
222 views

What is the longest train ride starting in the EU, now that Sibirjak is discontinued?

Sadly, the Sibirjak train service that connected Berlin directly to destinations as far away as Novosibirsk (5,130 km), no longer operates. Now that Sibirjak is discontinued, what is the longest ...
3
votes
0answers
116 views

For which countries does tourist visa apply after the end of a long-stay visa in Schengen countries?

According to this related question it is possible to stay legally in the Schengen Area after the expiration of a long visa for 90 days. This is the ammendment from where this quote comes from: ...
4
votes
0answers
107 views

What gift do girls prefer in Belarus? [closed]

Soon I will visit my friend in Belarus. And to be honest I have no idea what to give her on a first date. What gifts do girls in Belarus like? Is there anything I shouldn't give to her?
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Do car rental companies in Europe accept a driver's license with a change of name document?

I am thinking about changing my name, but while it would be easy for me to get a passport replacement with the new name, doing a name change on the driver's license would be not so easy (because I ...
17
votes
3answers
816 views

Searching for bikeable offensive town names in Europe like “Fucking”

Last summer I did a bicycle tour from Fucking in Germany to Petting in Austria. (I know most people normally do it the other way round) On the way you can take a lot of funny pictures. The ...
8
votes
4answers
3k views

Which carriers offer cheap one-ways from Europe to the United States

Airlines seem to charge almost as much for a one-way from Europe to the US as for a round-trip, at least in the next couple months when I'm planning to fly. I discovered Condor Air was a big ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

Airfare from London area to Washington DC in July - why the massive increase? [closed]

I'm from the DC area and have noticed in the last two years airfares in the summer have gone from £600ish round trip to over £1000. What is going on? I thought with the oil prices plummeting we ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

length of stay with 90/180 rule [duplicate]

I am canadian, my first visit to netherlands was - feb 7-16 2015 and Mar 7-23 2015 and Jun 28- Aug 25 2015 totalof 85 days. i am now in turkey since aug 25th cause i thought my time was up in ...
2
votes
3answers
224 views

How to use public transport inside European cities (short visits)? [closed]

I am doing my very first long journey (short visits) trip around Europe in October. I am wondering, what is the smartest way of organising public transport in cities I'll be staying in for roughly 3 ...
4
votes
1answer
82 views

Car camping on transatlantic ship

I am curious about the most economic way to travel to and through Europe and was thinking to load camping gear in a hatchback and put it on a ferry to somewhere in Europe (e.g. Lisbon) together with ...
3
votes
5answers
2k views

How long does it take for a SIM card to activate (Europe)?

I have been wondering whether or not to buy a new SIM card when I take side trips to countries bordering Germany (one for each country). However, I have heard that each time I get a new SIM card, it ...
7
votes
5answers
1k views

In countries with a “Keep right/left unless overtaking” rule: May I keep the left/right lane if driving at speed limit? [closed]

As far as I have read, overtaking over speed limit is always illegal. So do I need to keep in left if I am at speed limit and no one can overtake me legally? It is also less tedious to just stick to ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Finding cheap flights when you don't care about the destination [duplicate]

I think I've heard of sites that will find you cheap last minute or discounted flights to random countries based purely on what is cheap. I'm in Europe at the moment and I'm happy to explore any ...
2
votes
2answers
158 views

Power adapter for Europe - Type C or Type E/F?

Traveling to Croatia & Germany from the USA next week. Need some adapters. Early research says they use both Type C and E/F in Europe. So, which adapter is the most universal? I believe Type C ...
3
votes
1answer
161 views

Traveling within the EU as a minor

If you are an EU citizen and if you are under 18 for example if you are living somewhere close to the border to another EU country can you enter the other country without any letters or permits by ...
2
votes
3answers
140 views

Adapter for a Surface tablet in Europe

My charger supports 100-240v, can I use a regular old plug adaptor for my surface tablet? Or do I need a bigger surge protector type? I'll be in Germany, where I think most wall outlets are 220, I ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Travel visa requirement for Prague [closed]

I want to travel to Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovakia). Can I land in any country with European visa or do I have to enter a specific country?
10
votes
2answers
345 views

Do PINs added to chip-and-sign cards work at chip-and-PIN terminals?

I am an American who has a chip-and-signature credit card issued by Bank of America. Last time I was in Europe (specifically, the Netherlands), I was unable to use my card at an automated ticket ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Could a person stay in the Schengen area for two consecutive 90 day periods with two different passports? [closed]

If a person hypothetically had duel citizenship and two passports with two different last names on those passports, could they enter the Schengen area, leave before the 90 days is up, then come back ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

What's the best way to get from Dresden (Germany) to Krakow/Katowice (Poland)? [closed]

There seems to be no direct train / flight connection, and the bus would take like forever. Google tells me it's just a 4h drive, but I couldn't find a good way to get there without a car. What would ...
4
votes
2answers
198 views

Does more money in account help get a longer Schengen visa?

Do consulates provide a visa valid for a longer duration if they find more money in the bank account? I am applying from UK to France/Italian consulates.
14
votes
7answers
5k views

Is Indian food easily available in European countries?

Me and my parents will be visiting several European countries for tourism purposes. I will be visiting the following areas: Paris, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Innsbruck and Munich. While I ...
8
votes
5answers
633 views

“Tropical beach” in continental Europe? [closed]

I'm looking for a very specific destination. Basically - as close to "tropical paradise" as possible, while still in continental Europe - flying is not an option, so aren't ships, but we can use ...
4
votes
1answer
279 views

Any site for booking travel tickets for visa without paying?

I need to submit a travel itinerary in order to apply for Schengen Visa. Is there any site (like Expedia, Orbitz, etc) where I can book a round-trip flights for a week? In Orbitz, I can do it for 24 ...
26
votes
5answers
3k views

Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?

I travel a lot and often find grand pianos in lobbies of hotels. Is it appropriate to just sit down and play them for a while (FWIW, I am good and play slow classical music. My playing will not ruin ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

Visiting Romania and Bulgaria on a Schengen visa

I have been granted multiple entry Schengen Visa from 12th Sep to 28th Oct(47 days) with 32 days as duration of stay. Since, Romania and Bulgaria allow visa-free entrance on a valid schengen visa, can ...
9
votes
3answers
634 views

Overnight train luggage safety concerns in Europe

I've heard that in some overnight trains, rooms don't lock (no door); instead its just a curtain. This means thieves can get in and out easily. Is this true? If so, how do my friends and I keep ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Some question about select-pass from Eurail

I'm planning to buy an Eurail pass to travel Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Czech Republic (not necessarily in that order), I have an idea about how does this system work, but I'd like ...
6
votes
1answer
209 views

Is birth certificate accepted when entering UK?

I am a Lithuanian that lives in UK. I am planning to take a trip to Portugal in two weeks time, and my 4 year old son's Lithuanian passport (EU Citizen) would expire while in Portugal. I have ...
9
votes
1answer
918 views

Security issues for a girl travelling solo around Europe [closed]

I am an 18 year old girl from Hong Kong thinking of travelling to Europe for a month. My parents are worried about letting me out and the security problems in a foreign place. My English is okay but ...
3
votes
1answer
357 views

Is it possible to do backpacking through Europe for 15 days with 1000USD? [closed]

This is the situation, I hope you can give me a hand: On October 10th of this year I have an academic trip to Paris, it will take place from that date until October 22th. The trip is completely ...
2
votes
2answers
382 views

Worry about oversized check in luggage [duplicate]

I just bought a Samsonite poly-carbonate check in suitcase called Enorme 79 spinner. The dimension quoted in the specs is 22 X 31 X 15 (Inches) that adds up to 68. But the airlines allow only up to ...
7
votes
1answer
583 views

Is it possible to skip some legs of a cruise?

I was planning a trip around the Mediterranean countries when I found a cruise, with an interesting price, that actually goes to most of the cities/countries I want to visit. I want to skip the last ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Last-minute cruiseliners for europe

I am exploring taking a cruise through Europe. The clearest website to book this seems to be costa, because it has a nice last minute option. Are there any other European vendors for last minute ...
27
votes
12answers
3k views

Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?

Each year I go on a city trip with some friends, within Europe. We go around five days, and in recent years we've started visiting several cities in that time. We have a new idea: to cut down on the ...
3
votes
3answers
143 views

Cheap hotels with family rooms near motorways in France

I am driving to France with my family, so we will be 2 adults, 2 children and one infant. I guess we need a family 4 person room, because the infant can either use a travel cot or share the bed with ...
3
votes
1answer
314 views

Is a college degree needed to get a tourist visa?

I'm an Indian, 22 years old and dropped out of my college this year. I want to know if it's hard to get a tourist visa to Europe or USA if I do not have a college degree.
3
votes
1answer
165 views

Crossing border from Spain to Morocco - possible problems?

we want to visit Spain in September 2015. Since we will visit Gibraltar too, we are thinking about going to Ceuta. Since Ceuta is very close to Morocco it would be worth to visit it for example for ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Compensation for cancelled flight - comparable means of transportation

I have bought a ticket from Czech Airlines from Athens to Prague. My flight was cancelled about three weeks before its due departure. The Airline offered to give the money for the tickets back or to ...