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Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area

It is known that passport stamps are a kind of collection for many people. But, inside European Union, we -EU citizens- are allowed to travel without passport, just with our national ID card (if we ...
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What visa should I apply for as an Au Pair?

On June 20 I am backpacking around Europe for almost 3 months with friends and then I will be living in Italy for 3 months as an Au Pair. I am unsure what visa I will need to apply for. Will I need ...
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Inter-country one-way car rental in Europe?

I'd like to rent a car in Germany, drive to Hungary, and return the car there. Do any car rental agencies allow such a thing (without an enormous fee)? I'd consider a fee less than 1-2 days ...
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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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Do I need a visa to transit through Germany?

I'm not a citizen and I'm having a flight from Victoria to Vancouver, Vancouver Frankfurt, Frankfurt Casablanca with Orbitz, but yesterday I received an e-mail from them that said "the destination of ...
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How can I find which European countries require headlights on during daytime?

I know that the driving law in several countries in Europe require headlights on during daytime, some of them only in winter. But where can I find which countries have such a requirement? Just to ...
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Where can I visit former Nazi camps and prisons in Europe?

Some months ago I visited the NS Documentation Center of the City of Cologne. The museum was very interesting for me because the building wasn't destroyed during World War II and I could see the ...
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Can I rent a small plane (Cessna) in Europe?

A friend of mine has a commercial pilot license, he was able to rent small planes in the US and fly it from one state to another. He told me a lot of fun stories and I am kinda excited to do the same ...
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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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How do I minimize total cost of separate flights to the same destination plus optionally accommodation?

My girlfriend and I are currently living in different countries, and meet occasionally for a few days every month or so. We don't really care all that much where we are going, as long as we don't need ...
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Overtaking regulations when driving in Europe

I've got a question about how to drive the car in Europe on Highways. In the US, I can overtake another car on either side, and I am fine. In Europe I was told that I have to drive on the right side ...
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Buying tickets for travelling by train in Italy [closed]

I am planning a trip to Italy this June and my itinerary is as follows. 19 June Reaching Rome 21 June Leaving for Florence. 24 June Leaving for Venice. 26 June Leaving for Milan. I want ...
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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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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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Looking for a site that shows major european train routes and their speed/duration [duplicate]

I'm trying to plan a bit of a European tour by train visiting a few locations on the way. It's hard to see a good overview of the major routes (and their speeds which can make a massive difference!). ...
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Automated passport control in the EU

I have a new biometric passport (what I mean by that is that it bears the chip sign on the cover), I haven't done any fingerprint or eye scans to get it though. How do the automated gates use the ...
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What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?

According to law, what are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa? In practice, how likely is one to be penalized for overstaying by a day, 10 days, and a month? Are there ...
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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...
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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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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 the Italian taxi industry still highly regulated/restricted?

I am researching a trip to rural Tuscany in the summer. It might be necessary to get taxis around. How common are taxis in Italy/Tuscany? Here in Ireland, the taxi industry used to be highly ...
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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 ...
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Does the collision insurance (CDW) benefit of a U.S. Citi AAdvantage Visa apply to car rentals in Europe?

I have a credit card (Citi AAdvantage Visa) that offers collision loss / damage waiver insurance on car rentals paid for with the card. My question: does this benefit also apply when I am renting a ...
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Is there a website for searching/booking European trains?

Is there a website to search for European train tickets? I mean something like kayak.com, expedia.com, airfare.com, etc for trains? I know there are specific countries' website like bahn.de, sbb.ch, ...
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What cheaper alternatives exist to transport luggage in Europe?

I will be flying from Portugal to the Netherlands but I will be only taking hand luggage. What is the cheapest ways of bringing more luggage (excluding the air plane)? (around 30kg). This question ...
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Watering Flowers and Handling Post during long periods of absence: any multinational firm to handle this in any country?

I know there is the question Preparing home for your trip but we have done everything mentioned there such as the arrangement with post-office. My friend is absent for a longer period of time and we ...
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Is there a site that gives travelling opportunities in Europe if you don't care about the destination or the date?

I'm interested in travelling around Europe the cheapest way possible, but I don't really care about the order in which I visit countries and I'm 100% flexible for both departure and return date. I'm ...
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Which is the cheapest way to get to Vietnam from Europe in summer?

The complete question is: Which is the cheapest way to get to Vietnam in summer by flying from Europe? I'm planning a one-month trip to Vietnam for this summer, but I cannot find any reference on what ...
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Why is my outbound flight to Geneva longer than my return flight?

I am flying with EasyJet next week from Glasgow to Geneva, for my ski holiday. I noticed the flight times are unusual in that my outbound journey is much longer than my return flight home. Outbound ...
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Is it possible to travel with the need for kidney dialysis?

A friend of mine needs regular kidney dialysis. Nevertheless, he loves to travel. However, during the last years, he wasn't on holidays, because of the regular need to go to a clinic for the dialysis. ...
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Is there an EU law that a hotel can't kick you out if you're sick?

Someone told me that there was an EU law that said that if a doctor certifies you as sick (to some degree) and you're staying in a hotel, that the hotel cannot kick you out of the room. Update Just ...
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Inexpensive eating-out food in western Europe

In Asian cities (including modern/first-world cities such as Singapore), there are a lot of food centers which sell decent, but very inexpensive food. For example, in Singapore they are called Hawker ...
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What are the relevant passenger rights in case of international train travel in Europe?

What are the relevant passenger rights in case of international train travel in Europe? In my experience, railway carriers are often quite poor at informing travellers of their rights; people believe ...
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Best deals for students booking international flight tickets from India

I will be travelling to and fro from Hyderabad (HYD), India to Berlin (TXL), Germany. Duration: 20th May to 20th August of 2013 (3 months) Class: Economy Class (as low as possible) Where can I find ...
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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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What's a cheap ski location to reach from Amsterdam (Netherlands)?

What are the cheapest ski localities I can go in a weekend if I live in Amsterdam (in the Netherlands). I want reasonably good ski runs (I'm not a beginner), and outdoor. Should I go to France? ...
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I am looking for a hotel search engine for rural areas

I am trying to find a bucolic holiday destination, which means finding a nice hotel in a small beautiful village for spending some quiet time. Most search engines are only finding major cities, and ...
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Where in Europe can I find monuments and museums about Napoléon Bonaparte?

I'm interested in history and I want to visit some Napoléon historic places. The most known are the Arc de Triomphe and The battlefield of Waterloo, where he was defeated. But are there some other ...
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Luggage limit in trains in West Europe?

Is there any strict luggage limit while travelling by train in West Europe? In Poland, for example, one can take as much luggage as one can carry, so 2 big suitcases and a rucksack and the backpack ...
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What are possible traveling plan for Switzerland in December-end for 5 days from Paris? [closed]

I am planning to travel Switzerland in December-end for 5 days from Paris. Possible travel destinations may be starting from Geneva and ending to Zurich (including Laussanne, Interlaken, Berne, ...
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Is there a strong full-time RV (motor home) community in Europe and/or Asia?

In the United States, there is a very definite (if somewhat smallish) community of full-time RV'ers. There are several websites and blogs maintained by people who do not live in a sticks and bricks ...
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Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?

I was in a restaurant in Rome and after I got the bill I saw that beside the regular 8€ for spaghetti I ordered there was an additional position that said: una persona 1.5€ When I asked the waiter ...
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Can I credit travel on one RailTeam member to the frequent traveller program of another?

I know that with airline alliances and partnerships, you can credit flights on one airline in the alliance/partnership to a frequent traveller program of another. Does the same thing apply for travel ...
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Northern lights in Europe in late December [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When and where do I have the highest chance of seeing auroras? What is the best place to see northern lights in Europe in late December? By best I mean (a) have the ...
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Light Shows in Europe

Any recommendations on light, fire, illuminated art, etc. shows in Europe that are at least as impressive as Lyon's Fête des lumières? (images, more) I'm after impressive city-wide-ish shows, not ...
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Can I drive in Spain using my U.S. (New York State) license?

I know I can get an IDP, but I read in some places that they recognize US Driver's Licenses specifically New York. Can anyone confirm?
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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 ...
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Are there any sites where I can buy a same day/following day flight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I need to fly today, where can I search for options? Are there any sites that show today's/tomorrow's flights that are available? With 70% and more discounts? ...
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Should one bring a power strip when travelling from the U.S. to Europe so that one won't have to get more than one power adapter?

Since then you could presumably plug the power strip into the power adapter and then not have to get multiple power adapters? Or is this unnecessary?
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How strict are European budget airlines in terms of enforcing hand luggage?

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 ...