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As an EU national, if you live in France for a few months, what are the rules around registration / tax / etc?

Within the EU, for EU nationals, there is a right to freedom of movement, which (slightly simplified) means you can visit, live and work in any other EU country. Depending on the country you go to, ...
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Which scenic road to take to the south of France?

We want to drive to the south of France, by avoiding Paris. Since we will be traveling with small children we want to take it very easy, and take some days to get there. I am familiar with the ...
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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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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.
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Using a long stay visa to visit other Schengen countries [duplicate]

I'm from South Africa and have received a long-stay study visa from the French Embassy in South Africa, for entry and exit into France for a year, to do 3 months of research work in Montpellier, ...
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Will I be able to benefit from free movement in Europe

My mother is going to get her citizenship from France within a year or so. In this website it is stated that family members of EU nationals can have the right of free movement. So will I be able to ...
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Is perfume/cologne purchased from abroad “better” than if bought in the United States?

A friend told me that it is better to buy perfumes and/or cologne in Europe as opposed to the United States. Her reasoning is that perfume/cologne that is sold in the US is water-based and contains ...
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What transport to use from Galata Bridge to Esenler Otogar?

I'm trying to find any clear information on the public transport options from the Galata Bridge in Istanbul to the Esenler Otogar. What options exist, if any?
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When to hug, kiss, shake hands, or even “fist bump” in Europe?

I have to ask this because I'm Asian and we don't do any of these things there. I have been living in the UK and Germany for a while and I still can't understand how to do all of that in Europe. If I ...
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Are there European equivalents of “Route 66”

Is there an equivalent to Route 66 available in Europe? Here I am not talking about the actual road with the number 66, but about a "trajectory" with a mythical connotation to its name. I did not ...
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Is this a realistic backpacking trip in Europe?

I'm trying to plan a backpacking trip in Europe but I'm not really sure where to start. We'll be flying from the US into most likely London. Our budget is about 2,000 USD (per person) not including ...
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How can I get health insurance to travel through Europe?

I'm a Brazilian living in Germany and I need new health insurance for fifteen days of traveling trough Europe (Netherlands, UK, France and Italy). What is the best option to choose?
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Restrictions for an EU citizen travelling through EU and working along the way?

I am citizen of a country in the EU, I want to fund my travelling within EU by working in other countries. Would I need a Work Permit to gain employment in another EU country? I only expect to do ...
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Schengen visa for UK citizen?

Since I am a UK citizen I require a Schengen VISA to pass through Europe when I go travelling this year. However where do I get one, I have checked the EU Parliament site and cannot find anything ...
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Schengen visa maximum duration of stay exceeded due to flight change

​I am on business visit in Italy with ​​Schengen visa having validity of one year. My stay planed was from 19th Sept 2013 (entry) to 17th Dec 2013 (expected exit). Due to some reason ​airways have ...
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Is there a good website to plan a trip via trains in Europe?

My wife and I have decided to move across Europe by train. Do you know of any good sites for planning a trip via train (schedule and maybe prices)? We're going to go across Europe from east (Russia ...
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Two Weeks in Cambridge (England), practicing sport in group

In January, I am going to be in Cambridge for 2 weeks to attend a school to improve my English skills. I'm searching for things to do during the weekends, and since my goal is to improve my English, ...
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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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Driving through every country in Europe

I'm thinking about planning a trip where I drive though every country in Europe. I know that there are people who have driven though every state in the US. There is information online about their ...
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Non-EU citizen working in EU state, can I marry EU national living in another EU state?

My girlfriend is a UK national and currently she is living in Germany. I am not a EU national, but I can go to Holland on a work visa as I am working for a company from here in my home country. If I ...
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Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?

I will be travelling in western Europe, and I would like to dine at the restaurants there. Am I expected to tip the waiter/ waitress? How can I tip them when I am paying the bills by credit card? Do I ...
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Must I enter Europe with Schengen visa from the country where I applied?

If I applied for a Schengen visa from "country A" and I got the visa but I had some commitments in "country B" and I have to finish it before going to Europe should I get back to "country A" to travel ...
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Which European resort has the best pistes for beginner to intermediate snowboarders?

I'm trying to choose a ski resort for a couple of snowboarders. Here's what we are looking plenty of beginner and intermediate runs which: Long and wide not just 100m nursery runs nor narrow ...
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Throwaway ticketing: picking optimal return date

I am flying from Madrid to Montreal (or possibly Stockholm to Montreal) in early January and single tickets are much more expensive than returns, so I am thinking of utilizing the throwaway ticket ...
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Shipping my car from Europe to Canada or the U.S

The plan is to drive my car (a small 4x4) from Prudhoe Bay1 (Deadhorse), Alaska to Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego in Chile. I will be travelling for an undetermined duration, with a minimum of two years. ...
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Best way to travel from France to Switzerland, Austria and Germany [closed]

I am planning a trip to Europe and plan to go from Paris, France to Interlaken, Switzerland to Vienna, Austria to Munich, Germany. What would be the best way to travel between all these cities?
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2 Months in Europe: Budget of $6000

I'm going to Europe in April for two months with my girlfriend. We don't have an exact plan, just sort of knowing where we basically want to go. Trying not to decide much and go with our wills during ...
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Not booking hostels in Europe this summer?

Background I will be travelling around Europe this summer by train (last two weeks in July, first week in August). It's the first time I've done this so I am inexperienced but I can generally ...
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What is the advantage(s) to buying tickets beforehand vs at the station for rail travel in Europe?

I am traveling to Europe soon and will be taking the train between London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Is there an advantage to purchasing tickets beforehand online versus arriving at the station ...
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German Work Visa Expiring soon .. Can I still travel Europe as a tourist? [duplicate]

My freelance Work Visa expires in 10 days in Germany. It was a 12 month Visa. I plan on heading to Spain and Denmark before flying back to Australia. Is this permitted? Or ... will my 90 days be ...
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Can I enter Spain with a French visa “long sejour”?

I am Brazilian and my husband is French. We are living in Spain currently. I entered in Europe as a tourist. I could stay 90 days as a tourist and it's over, my situation is illegal right now. We try ...
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What sort of computer / electronic device would you take on a backpack trip around Europe to allow you to keep in touch?

As you may have seen in my other posts I am in the early stages of planning my Eurotrip this summer which if you are interested in seeing the planned route go here: ...
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Where lies the closest tropical rain forest to Mainland Europe?

I know that "Europe" has its own tropical rain forest in French Guyana. But if you focus on continental Europe, where lies the closest tropical rain forest in terms of traveling hours?
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What is cheapest phone option for a short trip to Europe?

I'm leaving for Europe in a couple days. I'm spending a few days in England and then a few days in Hungary before returning to the US. Unfortunately, I have not given much thought to my phone/internet ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa of the first port of entry or does it need to be the country of the longest duration?

I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands, Spain and Bulgaria. My longest stay will probably be in Bulgaria. Now, Bulgaria doesn't issue a Schengen visa but allows people with a Schengen visa to ...
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Dizziness while flying [duplicate]

I am traveling to Europe in the next couple of weeks, I get really sick and dizzy on planes, I feel that my head is going to explode and I can feel the slightest motion the plane does. I have tried ...
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How to extend my short stay visa in Spain?

I hold a China main-land passport. I am doing study abroad from the US to France and Spain. With all the confusion and my poor judgement, now I end up with a short stay visa in France (Schengen ...
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Is it cheaper to book Dutch train tickets online in advance compared to paying on the day?

I am going to the Netherlands and might need to get a train. (Between Eindhoven and Amsterdam). On www.ns.nl (the large train operator that does that route), they list the price as €17.90ish. That's ...
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What to do about my US iPhone while traveling around Europe?

I've been reading up on how to get my cell phone into Europe and I'm still not entirely sure what to do. I'd prefer to use my iPhone so that I can carry fewer electronics, but my provider will not ...
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How to get to Abisko, Sweden from Berlin

How do I get from Berlin to Abisko, Sweden? I have a Eurail pass, so I would like to make the most out of that. UPDATE: I will be traveling in Winter. Still not sure yet, but any time between late ...
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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 ...
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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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On a stop in Amsterdam with KLM, if I want to visit the city, must I pay another boarding fee when coming back to airport?

I'm planning a journey during my next vacation in Febuary 2013 from São Paulo to Paris. In one of my researches, I found a good flight option with KLM. The plane stops for 6 hours in Amsterdam ...
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Unexpected hospitalization in the EU without EHIC, am I covered?

I recently went to France. While there I suffered pain/discomfort and was hospitalized. I was given full checkout - Xray, blood test, blood pressure test and a chat with a doctor. No complaints at ...
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Travel health insurance in Europe that does not require European Health Insurance Card

I was looking for a new travel insurance policy recently for travel within Europe and what I was never aware of is that many insurance policies require you to have an European Health Insurance Card ...
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Preventing theft in Western Europe

I'm going to Europe in a few days and I will be going on a cruise that goes to a few different countries including Spain, Monaco, Italy, and Croatia. I've been hearing a lot of bad stories from people ...
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Traveler's Century Club: Something similar just for Europe?

Yesterday I heard for the first time about the Traveler's Century Club. To become a member of this club you have to visit 100 or more countries. Although I'm not really interested in joining such a ...
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Is there a certain length of time in which you are allowed to travel with the Schengen area? Or Is at each countries discretion? [duplicate]

I'm from Canada. In most countries I can stay for up to three months without needing a visa. I was reading information about the Schengen agreement and how it essentially eliminates borders between ...
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Safety tips when carrying a large sum of money [duplicate]

I made the mistake of exchanging a large sum of money before my trip to Europe. I'm not sure what I was thinking because I know it's not the best idea to carry a lot of cash while traveling. What ...
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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 ...