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Cost for senders when receiving texts in Belgium on a US or Belgian SIM card

First, my specific question is : How could I receive texts from both US and Belgian phone numbers without the senders paying additional fees? (i.e. on top of their national text plan) I used to live ...
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Mobile Phone Plan for Norway and Europe

I currently live in Canada. In a few months, my friends and I will be going to Norway for 9 months for a program at a school in Norway. The trip will be mostly in Norway but would extend to a large ...
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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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Can I be prosecuted in a European country while on vacation?

Obviously I know the answer is yes, but if I visited a European country and stole something there would I actually be put in jail and face trial or be deported or face trial in the US?
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Is it too far to go to Eastern Europe on a 5-6 week holiday if I land in Paris?

So we're landing in Europe in September and planning to stay for about 5-6 weeks. We plan to land in Paris as it seems to have the cheapest flights from Australia but also we have to go to France ...
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Is soy milk easy to get in Western Europe?

I am allergic to dairy, and have soy milk instead. Is it something that's easy to buy in Western Europe, or should I look into bringing some with me? The countries we are visiting are: England, ...
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Flying to Europe with children: preparing for time change

I'm flying to Europe with my family this spring, which is my wife and I and two children (will be 2 and almost 4). We're flying Lufthansa, with flights like so: To Europe: 9:30pm (UTC-6) -> 2:30pm ...
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How can I get from Ventimiglia to Antibes at night?

I'm flying into Milan, getting in in the afternoon, and need to get to Antibes. I bought tickets on a 5pm train that gets into Ventimiglia at 9:15pm. Trouble is, their last train to Antibes leaves at ...
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UK Exit Checks: Are people driving via Eurotunnel/Ferry affected?

I am informed that the Home Office has activated a plan to implement exit checks for people leaving the UK. One way to leave the UK is to drive via the Eurotunnel to France. Another way is to take a ...
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Boston to Europe and back, mixed fare?

I want to fly Boston -> Venice, stay there for awhile, then Venice-> Barcelona, stay for a few days, then Barcelona to Boston. I have a minor heart problem that gets worse with lack of sleep so I ...
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Where should I travel in Europe if I want to climb a high mountain without equipment?

I'm really into hiking during the last few years. Now I want to climb the highest mountain in Europe that is accessible by a hiker without any alpine tour experience. That means I have no problem ...
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Will my passport get stamped? Flying JFK>SVO>MAD [closed]

Will my passport get stamped in Moscow even though it is a connecting flight? will i have to go through immigration or passport control?
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What are some tricks you use to buy cheap airline tickets in Europe?

I have been flying with Wizzair, Ryanair and Easyjet for some time already and have found that there is really a lot to be learned about how to achieve the lowest prices. It was not uncommon for me to ...
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Difference in mineral bottled water price between European countries [closed]

Which is the reason that there is so much difference in the price of bottled mineral water between European countries? For example in Greece a 0,5 lt bottle costs 0.5 euro but in e.g Italy, Germany or ...
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Are there other places with gardens like those at Versailles?

The Gardens of Versailles are world famous, and apparently receive over 6 million visitors a year. They're stunning gardens to visit, but I can't help but think that some other European courts might ...
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How to decline CDW and LDW when booking a car online?

In a couple of months I will be traveling to Portugal, and I need to rent a car. Since I have a MasterCard Platinum, I can get coverage and save some money by declining CDW and LDW. From MasterCard's ...
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Visa for European countries for US passport holder

I'm a US passport holder. What documents do I need when I fly from the U.S. to Germany? Assume I'm going for a few weeks of vacation. Obviously I need my passport. What about a "visa"? Anything ...
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Wild Camping in Poland [closed]

Any suggestions for wild camping in Poland? Nice views (Prefer mountains, not hills) Would love to have a river close by Ability to have camp fire - MUST HAVE. Not too many people around Any ...
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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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Petrol price comparison in Europe. Which resources are there?

I am planning to travel in Europe (France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, maybe Italy) by car. The price of petrol can be significantly different from country to country, and sometimes even between ...
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How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers?

How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers, including overnight trains? Obviously, the usual precautions of being more mindful of belongings when travelling solo need to be ...
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I have an Italian EU passport that expires October 2017, and I am planning to move to Germany in May 2015, can I get an early renewal on my passport?

I am planning to move to Europe before the end of 2015 and wanted to know if it is possible for an early renewal of my passport. That way I don't have to stress about it for another ten years?
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Computer/Technology oriented tourist attractions

In a few weeks I will be visiting Germany. I've already picked out a few historical sites, some architectural/art museums, and a ski resort that I'm planning on visiting but there's one thing I'm ...
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Travelling between the UK and Norway as an Australian citizen on a standard holiday visa

I used to be a British citizen, so was accustomed to travelling pretty freely within the EU. Later this year I'll be taking my first trip back to the UK since becoming an Australian citizen - I ...
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Renting a car from Milan to Switzerland

I would like to rent a car from Milan to Switzerland. Do we need to add on the border car pass or highway pass separately or the car rental suppose to be all inclusive?
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Why do Eurotunnel do cheaper fares for shorter trips

Eurotunnel offer different fare rates depending on how long your trip is. For example, their cheapest is the day trip / overnight rate. Next is the short trip, and finally is the "long" stay. The ...
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Which car should we rent to visit several European countries? [closed]

We are planning a road trip from Darmstadt - Milan - Pisa - venice - pula - Vienna - Budapest - Bratsilava - Prague - Darmstadt. Countries covered are: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Austria, ...
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How can I wash myself Indian-style (using water not toilet paper) in Western toilets?

As an Indian I have grown up in Delhi using water to wash after using the toilet instead of toilet paper. In Indian culture this is considered a cleaner practice because of the use of water in order ...
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Can I change my route and hotel reservation after getting a Schengen visa?

My route trip is Prague-->Berlin-->Vienna. I want to change the route to be Prague-->Berlin-->Paris. Additionally, I already got my Schengen Visa, but after that I found a good deal in another hotel. ...
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My residence & work permits in Germany are expiring soon, but I want to stay and travel in Europe. What visa should I apply for?

I'm an Australian citizen working in Germany but my work contract finishes this month along with both my work and residence permits. I would like to stay after my permits expire and travel to other ...
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See as much of Europe as possible in a week [closed]

I don't know if this is a typical question that admins immediately close, but I am going to ask anyway. I am from India. I have an opportunity to visit Frankfurt on Schengen visa. After my work is ...
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Belgian Rail Pass and RailPlus pass. Which to use to travel from a Belgian station to Roosendal, Aachen or Maastricht?

I seem to be confused as to which rail pass to use when travelling from a Belgium train station to a border station such as Roosendal in the Netherlands. The RailPlus card is a card that you can get ...
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Cheapest possible way to make phone calls to the USA when visiting multiple European countries

I am visiting around 4 different European countries and was wondering how could I stay connected with my North American contacts. ( I live in NY ). Briefly, following are the number of days, I am ...
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Potential difficulties in trip to Europe? [closed]

Building on this question. I am 18, and an Indian, and am planning to go on a month long trip to Europe (this year or the next, depending on some stuff). I plan to either go alone, or with a friend. I ...
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Schengen area travel after Maltese residence permit expiry. Australian passport

Have been in Malta for over 90 days (since 28th Sept 2014) - though received a residence permit which expires 5th February. Does this mean I cannot visit any other Schengen areas after this date? ...
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Dual Citizen entering EU with foreign passport

I'm a Canadian citizen, and I have a girlfriend (and the start of a new life) waiting for me in France. I have returned to Canada to acquire my Portuguese nationality and am awaiting the documentation ...
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Is there a month when everyone goes on holidays in Balkans?

I'm planning a motorcycle trip around the Balkans/Southeastern Europe (former Yugoslavia/Greece/Albania/Romania/Bulgaria etc.) this year. We're planning on going in June, July, August or September for ...
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Does the UK have any constraint on work permit for previous Chinese work permit holders?

Is it true that people (from other 3rd world countries)who have previously worked in China(with Chinese work permit) are not allowed to work in the UK (work permit for UK becomes troublesome or are ...
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Least Strict Schengen Visa Application? - France or Italy

My wife and I would like to travel to Europe later this year. We live in the U.S.A. but she needs to obtain a Schengen Visa (short stay) as she is not a U.S. citizen (she's a permanent resident). Our ...
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DOT complaint for non US citizen

I'm non-US citizen. I planned a trip to US this summer and booked several (separate) tickets. One of my tickets has recently been canceled with just saying I can rebook that flight. Fortunately I ...
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Winter tyres in France, Germany, and Switzerland

I'm planning a car trip on the board of Germany, France and Switzerland. What is the best place to rent a car? I think is an obligation to have special tires in Germany but not in France. If I rent ...
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€5 coin not accepted

Three years ago I went to the post office in a big city in France, there I received change back after I paid for something. I didn't look at it first but later on I discovered that I received a €5 ...
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In which European countries do I have to have a country indicator on my car?

In Europe, a lot of cars have country indicators that indicate the country of origin and that look like this: I heard that in some European country this is necessary to have. Since I don't want to ...
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Is there any accurate map for the Silk Route and is it still practicable?

I've found some maps that shows the overland route that was used to trade between Europe and Asia, but I haven't found a map accurate enough to plan a trip following the ancient route. Also, I ...
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Transatlantic cruises allowing casual dressing?

I am looking at transatlantic cruises as an alternative to planes and while searching and reading about the topic, I am wondering about dress code. It appears that many cruise companies offer luxury ...
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Can I bring reusable hand warmers onto a plane in Europe?

I'll be travelling from the UK to Hungary, and I was wondering whether I could bring two reusable hand warmers (the crystallisation type ones, like these) onto the plane, preferably as a cabin ...
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Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?

I've been traveling in Europe for the past few months and I'm still confused about this! In most countries, it seems the common courtesy (according to tipping websites and the locals that I've talked ...
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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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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 ...