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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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Maximum length of stay on a multi-entry Schengen visa?

My dodgy Colombian friend has a Schengen visa which is valid for 5 years. It is a multiple entry visa but it also says you are permitted 90 days in the Schengen zone. Is this 90 days total in 5 ...
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Is the 5 euro coin accepted anywhere?

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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Can you carry drones on a plane as a carry on? eg. DJI Phantom or Inspire

I live in US and thinking to travel to Europe next spring. Thinking to get a drone with couple extra batteries and take it with me as a carry on to get some aerial shots. Anybody had any experience ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Nice?

I am travelling to Europe next month, and would like to know the cheapest means and/or modes from Zurich to Nice as I plan to depart from Nice.
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What data plan can I get to cover Europe coming from the US

I'm travelling to Romania, Italy, Poland, France and Belgium. Wanted to know what's the best plan I can get to have data as I travel to these places over the next 2 weeks. Thanks.
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Long-life SIM cards in Europe

I regularly travel to Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland). Every time that I arrive in a country, I buy a cheap prepaid SIM card. The problem is that all these cheap SIMs have a short ...
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Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?

I'll be travelling to Europe next July but I want to visit Romania and stay for a week and also go to Amsterdam for 4 or 5 days. Can I apply for schengen visa from the embassy of The Netherlands? Will ...
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Website to plan travel?

Is there a good website to plan bus and train transportations in France Benelux and Germany?
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Dry ice in various EU countries?

A friend of mine wants to travel by car about the EU later this summer. Due to dietary restrictions, she wants to bring her own food in an ice chest rather than relying on local stores for things she ...
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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 ...
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Is there an online resource listing magic shows in Central Europe? [closed]

In Las Vegas there is the Penn and Teller theater with regularly scheduled shows by professional magicians. Is there an online resources listing such shows within Europe? It doesn't have to be a ...
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Do European car rental agencies accept debit cards instead of credit cards?

I don't currently have a credit card and would prefer not to get one. Can I use a regular debit card instead to leave a deposit? This question is focused on Europe and major car rental agencies, but ...
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Dual Passport - One European (expired) One Brazilian (valid) to enter UK

I live in the UK with a Portuguese passport which expired 2 months ago. I also have a valid Brazilian Passport. I need to leave the UK in two weeks time and I know that coming back to the UK with a ...
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Entering and leaving Europe (i.e., the Schengen Zone) several times in a month

I will be giving several talks across Europe, US and Asia in a space of 70 days (2 months more or less). My itinerary starts in the Schengen area, then leads me to Asia and back to the Schengen area ...
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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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Kids not allowed into sauna in Serbia

We recently faced a restriction for children under 16 to enter sauna area of a spa complex in a hotel in Serbia--they are only allowed into a pool, but not into multiple varieties of sauna. No single ...
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Do I need a SIM card for Free WiFI in Austria

Is it necessary to buy an austrian SIM card with Austrian +43 number to use Free WiFi in Austria ? Do the Airport or City Wifis work with any international number that belongs to any country around ...
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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 possible to request a passport stamp when traveling between Schengen countries?

I was just reading San Marino's Wikivoyage page and saw this under "Do": Get your passports stamped at the tourist information centre. This is an excellent souvenir as they stick a visa tax stamp ...
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What European city is in this picture?

Does anyone know what city this is? I know it's somewhere in Europe.
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Importing a projector to the US from Germany

I have a projector in Germany that I bought for a modest price and I want to ask my friend to bring it to US (where I currently live). I was wondering will he end up paying import taxes? And is there ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

Given the problems between Israel and several of its neighbours added to the problems in several Middle East countries due to the Arab Spring, and perhaps some other closed borders or unsafe countries,...
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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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Holder of the 1951 Convention travel document issued by an EU country

I am a holder of the UN 1951 Convention travel document issued by Malta - an EU country. I have been travelling within the Schengen area for many years. In one week I'm going to Denmark for a week and ...
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Schengen itinerary different from initially planned [duplicate]

I applied (and received) Schengen visa from German consulate as I was initially planning to visit Germany. However, a bunch of my friends are going to Spain around the same time so I want to go to ...
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When travelling from London to northern Sweden by train, is it possible to have a day of free sightseeing at anywhere other than Copenhagen?

Whilst taking the train from London to Östersund (northern Sweden), which I do quite frequently, I usually plan it so that I get a free day in Copenhagen. It looks like this: London -> Brussels -> ...
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Do infant seats in the EU have a “suitable for aircraft” label on them?

Do infant/toddler car seats (not boosters) in the EU market have a "suitable for aircraft use" testing/labeling process, akin to that for AU/NZS or FMVSS/CMVSS seats? It is alright if such testing/...
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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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How much cash can I carry while travelling from India to Poland?

I am going to travel from India to Poland. I have a travel card, but what's the limit of cash that I can carry?
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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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Pet Travel: UK to Romania by Car

I have a road trip planned in July (England - France - Belgium - Netherlands - Germany - Austria - Hungary - Romania and back) on which I will be taking our three dogs, but I am wondering if there are ...
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How to choose international mountain insurance, mostly for Europe?

There's a saying 'Better safe then sorry', and unfortunately, I was too lazy to follow that rule in the future. I live in Central Europe, which gives me an opportunity for quick, few-days trips to ...
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Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a long-term 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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When is the best time to buy Euros based on the EU Referendum in the UK? [closed]

I need to get some Euros before going on holiday in early August. With the EU Referendum coming up in the UK on 23rd June 2016, my question is, When is the best time to buy Euros? By best, I mean, ...
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Use of TSA locks embedded in luggage in Europe? [duplicate]

I bought a luggage with a TSA lock on the side of the luggage, which holds the zipper. Can I use this lock, or will they break my entire luggage if they need to inspect it (considering most European ...
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Is there poker in southwest Europe?

A little more focused than my other question. I'm an American, going to southwest Europe soon. I want to play a little poker (Texas Hold 'Em preferred) while I am there. Googling for poker rooms in ...
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Unique experiences of southwest Europe [closed]

I'm an American, going to southwest Europe soon. I'm looking for unique things to do. By unique I mean things where I could not get a similar experience at home or even other places in America. For ...
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What happens if you forget a laptop battery in your checked luggage? (in Europe) [closed]

Let's say you buy a spare battery for your laptop and forget to put it in your carry-on (as per IATA rules). What happens next? Some possible scenarios: The airlines tend to ignore that regulation ...
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Which embassy should I apply for my Schengen visa?

I'll be visiting the following cities/countries. And I don't know which embassy I should apply my visa. 4/29-5/1: Santorini, Greece 5/2-5/4: Athens, Greece 5/5-5/6: Naples, Italy 5/7-5/8: Rome, ...
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Non-EU drivers license in the EU (ie. Spain)

I have a valid South African drivers license and will be travelling to Spain (and other EU countries), where I would be driving. Will my South African license suffice? Would I need to get an ...
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Travel to Switzerland with a multiple-entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

My husband has a Schengen visa from the French consulate issued in 2012, multiple entry, valid till 2017. We visited France in 2012 for 12 days, we visited Italy in 2013 for 11 days (no issues), now ...
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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 ...
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Do I need a boat license and can I get it in Australia to rent and drive boat in Europe?

I'm currently in Australia and I would like to use the opportunity to pass my boat license. I will go back to Europe at some points (I'm European). So I would like a license that's also valid in ...
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Tour to (or via) Afsluitdijk

I am planing to go on a trip around Europe, and wondering if there are any buses (tour bus) or just any regular buses that go along the A7 motorway in the Netherlands (noord-holland). I really love ...
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Emigrating to Netherlands from ZA, how to get proof of residence in ZA? [closed]

In the next few weeks I will be moving to Amsterdam to work for an indefinite amount of time. To apply for the 30% ruling in the Netherlands I need some sort of government form that says I have been a ...
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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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Can I travel around the EU with an Italian resident permit (humanity), without a passport?

I have an Italian resident permit (for humanity reasons). Can I travel around the EU with this resident permit, without a passport?
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Can international student in Russia apply for tourist Schengen visa?

I am student in Russia from Pakistan I am planning to go in Schengen states for tourism for 2 weeks on holidays. Can I apply for that tourist visa ?
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For which countries does tourist visa apply after the end of a long-stay visa in Schengen countries? [duplicate]

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: ...