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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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US green card holder: Do I need a transit visa when my journey includes a flight within a Schengen country?

I am an Iranian citizen and US permanent resident. I'm traveling home over the new year break and I booked my flights with Alitalia like this: JFK -> ROME -> TEHRAN TEHRAN -> ROME -> ...
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What is preferable, Eurail Pass or Buying Pass on the spot?

I plan to visit 3 countries in Europe during May: Paris, Italy and England ( in that order). I will be staying in each country for 1 week; at the end of the week I will be moving on from a country to ...
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How do I get from Berlin to Tromsø?

I'm going to Tromsø in Norway for the Northern Lights. What is both a fast and affordable way of getting there? I was considering flying, but because I'll be backpacking in the winter, I doubt I'll ...
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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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Phone calls within countries in Europe [closed]

My brother and I are considering going on a tour of Europe, that visits 13 countries in 24 days. Most advice I've seen recommends buying a separate SIM card for each country, but that is expensive ...
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What to do before traveling to Europe as an American? [closed]

I wish to know as an American citizen who only knows English, what do I need to do before traveling to Europe so that I can get the maximum out of my experience. I have a month before going overseas ...
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Calling within Europe

I am traveling this spring in Switzerland, France and Italy. I want to be able to make just a handful of local calls in each country. I will NOT be using my American cellphone to call the United ...
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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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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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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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How to manage a longer transit location in a cheaper way

I want to go from Canada to some countries in Europe, but I found pages like Google Flights, Orbitz, Cheapoair, Flight-Hub that can help you to book a CHEAP VERY CHEAP flight!!! Awesome! Many of these ...
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Are there any car rentals in Europe that can be picked up in one country and dropped off in another? [closed]

I want to rent a car in Europe (London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris) and drop it off in another country. How does the border crossing work with a rented car?
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Entering Schengen region before 180 days in 90/180 rule

I have been issued Schengen visa for 1 year. All 90 days exhausted out of 180 days in my last visit to Italy. Its been only a month I have reached my country India. May need to travel back again to ...
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Can you stay in Schengen area for longer than your visa expiration date?

We have a Schengen visa valid for 6/19 to 7/19 for trip duration of 20 days. Can we enter say 7/10 and then leave before 7/30? Or does expiration date mean you have to leave Schengen area by then?
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How can I travel to the Schengen area without applying for a separate visa for every trip?

I am an Indian citizen about to start graduate school in the United States. I anticipate flying back home every year for a month or two though some EU country. My question is this: is there a ...
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Denied entry into Schengen zone: Can I still use my visa?

I had a visa to Portugal for 3 months to visit my family. My point of first entry was Germany, but they denied me entry, because I didn't have a return ticket from Portugal to Germany, but I had a ...
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How can I get a list of which companies accept Mastercard for cash advances?

From statson.org: Again, in France, almost any bank or cash machine (if you have a 4-digit PIN) can give you a cash advance on Visa (Carte Bleue), but only a few banks (Credit Agricole, Credit ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from EU to India?

What's the flight or flights that regularly connect an European Union country with India for less money? My research has showed that Air Arabia was a good option some years ago when connected Athens ...
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Can food or cosmetics get overheated on intra-European flights?

I intend to travel with cheap airlines, in a single flight between the Continent and England (in this time of year, i.e. winter). I would like to take some traditional food with me (like fried fish) ...
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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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Inexperienced traveler: move every day or two, or use a home base? [closed]

I am planning a short trip to Bavaria, Austria, and the Czech Republic. This will be my first trip to Europe. I will arrive to Munich by plane on 15 of September and I am going to leave from Prague on ...
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Eurostar delay compensation for journeys with connections

Following on from my query on getting French domestic train connections rebooked after a Eurostar boarding delay, and inspired by a comment on that question, I'm now pondering delay compensation. The ...
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Travel plan for Interlaken from Lausanne

I am planning to visit Launsanne in this april. I will get only one day off. Is it possible to visit Interlacken in one day and come back to Zurich?
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Trying to find a chip and pin card to travel the world with [duplicate]

Please have patience with me as I am very confused about all of this and feeling a bit overwhelmed. I am about to leave for a year around the world trip (including mostly Europe, South America, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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A Canadian flying from Spain to Canada through London. Do I go through customs in London?

I am a Canadian flying from Vancouver to Barcelona through London, Heathrow, and return. I have been told that on my return, I do not have to go through Customs and Immigration in London as it, along ...
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Europe working holiday for an Australian

My partner and I are planning to travel to Europe in 2015. My partner holds a British passport (he is an Australian citizen) and I hold an Australian passport. We are hoping to travel for one or two ...
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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 ...
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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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How to buy tickets for country to country within Europe [duplicate]

I've been reading some sites on train travel and it's very overwhelming. I'm still not sure what I need to do. I understand that within a country in Europe, its best to purchase from respective sites, ...
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Where can I drive motorcycles in Europe with the Chinese driving license (C1)?

I have a Schengen visa (the type is student, not travelling) and a Chinese driving license (C1). I expect to take a motorcycle trip. My friend told me that they drove the motorcycle in 'Las Palmas ...
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If my Schengen visa insurance expires on the day of my departure?

It's my first time to Europe and I'll be applying for a Schengen visa. I bought a travel insurance. On my coverage letter, it says the expiration date is Aug 20th. However, that's the date of my ...
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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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Carry domestic currency while going abroad [duplicate]

I am planning to fly from India to Europe this weekend for a one week holiday. While departing from India, I'll have the Indian currency (INR) which I'll need to pay for things like taxi charges, some ...
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SIM for voice calls while travelling to Europe

I am planning to travel to Europe next week to countries like France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria from India. France being the first destination. I am confused regarding what to do for voice calls, ...
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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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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 highest ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Traveling to Ireland with German National visa

I am a student at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and I have a 1 year national visa for Germany and now as my holidays are ahead I was looking if my German visa is sufficient to travel to Ireland ...
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Schengen visa with adverse credit report

I will be traveling to Europe with my husband that has an EU passport. I would need to apply either for a Schengen visa or entry visa. If you have defaults/judgements on your credit report will this ...
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Ferries from Europe to Kingston, Jamaica and Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

I am trying to find out if there is any chance to travel to either Jamaica or Trinidad by ferry from anywhere in Europe. I would rather avoid long-haul flights... Any tips would be most appreciated, ...
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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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Are there any Carsten Höller slides in museums/galleries in Central or Eastern Europe?

A few years ago, the artist Carsten Höller installed some slides in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern gallery in London. These looked really good, but sadly were insanely popular and I never got the ...
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Is there a plane+train journey planning service? [duplicate]

Several months ago, I snagged a very cheap flight from London to Brittany (Quimper). I'm trying to persuade some friends to come out at the same time, but as it's much nearer the time, the flights are,...
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Where can I go mud sliding in Europe (ideally the UK)?

I've seen a number of videos on Youtube of people sliding down the muddy banks of the Shubenacadie river in Nova Scotia and it looks great fun. But I can't afford to travel to Nova Scotia. Is there ...
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Where outside of Crimea can I experience Crimean Tatar culture?

Where can I safely experience Crimean Tatar culture? Smartraveller gives the Crimean region a do not travel rating, the worst safety rating possible. Are there parts of Ukraine, or other countries, ...