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Europe: differences between colours of highway road-signs

I'm now travelling in France and - as any Italian - one of the first thing we learn when running on highways is that the road signs have a different colour. In particular, in this case it is pretty ...
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First time travelling to another country; what should I know? [on hold]

I'm about to take my first holiday abroad, with family (in-laws to be). This is obviously very exciting but I'm worried about being unprepared. They travel frequently so obviously my partner has been ...
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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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UK resident reentering UK on NZ passport as UK passport is being renewed [duplicate]

So I have to travel out of the UK using my NZ passport, as my UK passport is at the UK passport office. Will they only give me a tourist visa on my NZ passport? What happens when this expires? Or can ...
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UK to Iran by car - insurance question

My husband and I are Australians who want to buy a car in the UK and drive it to Iran through Europe (incl. Eastern Europe), Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan etc. We want to leave ASAP once we have the ...
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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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How was a travelers identity resolved in a pre WW1 Europe? [closed]

According to wikipedia, modern passports and visa is something that got introduced after World War one. passports and visas were not generally necessary for moving from one country to another. The ...
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Where to spend 2-3 weeks in Europe? [closed]

Where do you suggest spending 2 to 3 weeks in Europe ? Preferences are: sea party places can be one location or a multiple location trip
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How to find inter-country buses in Europe?

I was traveling from Zurich to Frankfurt, and when I asked a tourist information, the guy advised that the best way is train. I took the train, and when arrived in Frankfurt, I found that there is a ...
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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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Can I use my UK Provisional Driving License as ID in Europe?

I am going to be travelling in EU soon, mostly Switzerland, and the neighbouring countries, but also a few others, and was wondering if my Provisional UK Driving License is accepted as ID, or would I ...
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How well does T-Mobile's (US) Simple Choice plan work when in Europe?

I'm about to travel from the USA to Europe. I have a GSM phone and I use T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan. This plan is supposed to mean that I can use the phone in Europe at no extra charge. So far all ...
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Opening a bank account with a quick debit card in Europe

I would spend a long summer vacation across Europe. For a long trip around different countries, it is not wise to carry cash. On the other hand, my credit card is in US dollar. In practice, the charge ...
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Relocation cars in Europe [duplicate]

We're planing to come to Europe at the end of July - anybody know a company that do relocations for cars..? And where in Europe ? Thanks..
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Crossing the Atlantic by sailing boat, South America to Europe

For a while now I was harbouring the idea to cross the Atlantic not by plane but by any sort of oceangoing transport, in an attempt to travel slowly, reflect upon my time in South America and getting ...
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Maps of dirt roads in Europe?

I've found maps of the various official long-distance recreation trails all over Europe, and of course there's Google maps to see every other road. But I'm wondering where or how I can get a map of ...
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How to rent a car for a Europe road trip?

I will arrive at Frankfurt for a two week vacation in Europe. I plan to hire a car for a round trip to stay one night in different cities in the way of Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and ...
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Cellphone carriers in Europe

I am planning to move to France and I am a bit curious, how do cellular carriers/networks operate in the European Union? If I have a mobile from Orange, will it stop working once I leave France? Is it ...
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Hiking trip without car in Central Europe? [closed]

I hope this kind of question is OK for this site. I am looking for a place in Central Europe that fulfills the following: Can be reached without car (public transport only) Has budget accommodation ...
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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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Self-service options in Amsterdam

I'm considering a trip to Amsterdam with some friends (3-4 people) for around a week in the late spring/summer. Looking at hotel prices seems a little bit steep, and I've had success in the past in ...
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Lost european passports and visas in California

We are a family from Europe, Romania traveling in California as tourists. Today someone broke into our car and stole our backpacks while we were in a store. In one of our backpacks there were all of ...
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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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Planning to travel to France from India as solo traveler

I am currently working in a company in India since 2 years but later this year I am going to Canada to pursue my grad degree.(I am an Indian national) Before I join my university in Canada, I want to ...
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Is it possible to buy tickets for an international train in a third country in Europe?

I need to buy a ticket for an international train and, apparently, there are no websites selling it. I once remember a friend telling me that the trains uses a system, sort of, similar to the ...
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Are there any night bus companies, with beds, in Europe?

I heard of companies in South America that travel by night and offer beds in the bus. A friend, recently in Colombia, used them and refered to that as "very good service, the buses are very high ...
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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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Marriage certificate without previous marriage state

Me and my girlfriend, we want to marry. Though we've got one problem: We are looking for a country to travel in Europe, where we can get marriage certificate that doesn't include previous marital ...
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Re-entering Europe with a French “long séjour” visa [duplicate]

I am a national from Mexico, currently an exchange student following a program in France and have a "long séjour" residence permit (multiple entry visa). During the summer holidays, I plan to travel ...
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Where can I find a list of cities with public bicycles available in Europe?

Whenever I visit a city I find traveling by bicycle very convenient. It's very flexible and you get to see the city in a very friendly way. I was wondering if there is a website or other resource ...
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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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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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Am I entitled to air passengers compensation if my flight was cancelled and I did not get a re-route?

Recently a flight was cancelled and I think I was mistreated. On the day, about 5 of the flights from the airport got cancelled, they claimed it was because of bad weather. I had to wait for two more ...
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Eligible to get compensation on rebooked EU flight itinerary?

Last week I was to fly from LAX to AMS on United. Due to weather, the itinerary was cancelled 5 hours in advance and United rebooked me on an itinerary departing 3 days later. I believe that via EU ...
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Cost structure for living in Essingen, Germany [closed]

I want to live in Essingen, Germany. How much will it cost monthly? I do not want to spend not more than 700 euro. Can I get the Apartment(private room with kitchen and bath) for 250-300 euro or less? ...
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Are there any websites or other resources that lists discounts or special conditions for seniors in Europe?

In some countries seniors have special conditions on the train, museums, etc. Relating a comment on this question I was wondering if there are websites or resources that list special conditions for ...
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Is there any video game museum anywhere in Europe?

I'm looking for a museum that collects video games. Preferably, the museum should be located in Europe.
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Why are USA to Europe round-trip airfares more expensive than Europe to USA round-trip airfares?

I travel to Milan about three times a year from San Francisco. I have never understood why the round trip flights are almost double if you originate in the US? For example, Milan-SFO-Milan in June ...
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What's the cheapest way to send luggage abroad?

I am planning to travel from Portugal to Estonia hitchhiking, but I need to get rid of my luggage before, which is a regular-sized suitcase. Does anyone have recommendations how I could send my ...
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What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?

For instance, Sandeman's runs free walking tours all over Europe. One or two every day of the year, good local guides, and the only payment is tips at the end. I'm sure the tip money is good since ...
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Is there a SIM card that works in Spain, France, and Italy?

I am traveling to Europe later this month and I have an iPhone 5. What companies offer prepaid SIM cards that work in Spain, France, and Italy, if there are any? the iPhone 5 is CDMA and GSM ...
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Can I have two Schengen visas in one passport?

I will have to visit Europe twice for five months in total. I am Thai and will need a visa. The maximum stay in europe is 90 days, otherwise you have to apply for a long term stay according to my ...
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French rules for long stay visa: OFII

I was looking for somebody to guide me about the OFII rules catering to the French long stay visa. I'm going as an exchange student to Nimes, France from Delhi, India. As my stay is over 90 days, I ...
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Is there any way to spend a night in a European castle?

I spent a night in a jail converted to a hotel in Switzerland, and it made me wonder if there is a real castle converted to an hotel in Europe. And with "real" I mean the castle should have a ...
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Where can I listen to live “Gypsy” music in Bucharest?

I've been living in Bucharest for a month now, and at the end of May I will receive visitors from France for a few days. One of the fantasies they have about Romania is to listen to traditional ...
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Expert-guided tour of an offshore wind farm in or near the North Sea?

A few months ago, there were expert-guided tours available of one of the Danish offshore wind farms. Those have stopped now. Where can I find an expert-guided tour now? Not just a boat that heads out ...
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Where is wild camping possible in Europe?

Are there countries in Europe where wild camping with a tent allowed or at least tolerated? How high is the probability that someone will get angry at you or even call the police? Please consider ...
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What is the longest train ride starting in the EU, now that Sibirjak is discontinued?

Sadly, the Sibirjak train service that connected Berlin directly to destinations as far away as Novosibirsk (5,130 km), no longer operates. Now that Sibirjak is discontinued, what is the longest ...
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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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Can I enter Romania and drive to Europe? [closed]

We are group of four traveling to Europe via Dubai. Our flight is from Dubai to Romania and same while returning, we planned to explore Europe by car and travel from Romania to Hungary, France, ...