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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 [on hold]

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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Is there such a thing as a European sim card?

This summer I will go on a roadtrip from West to East Europe and back. Being able to call and especially access the internet are usefull items on the road so it made me wonder whether I could buy a ...
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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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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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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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Where can I get information on freighter travel?

I want to go from New York City to any destination in Europe on a freighter. The only place I've found information for doing this requires a round trip. I don't want to go round trip. I want to ...
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Finland Visa application refused - long term impact? [closed]

My Visa to Finland got rejected. Will this be a problem in the future in case I want to apply again to get a visa for Finland?
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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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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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€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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Why do trucks pass each other on the highway?

Last week I was driving on a pan-european journey and I missed an exit due to a truck passing two of its peers. The passing process took kilometers to succeed an in the mean time I was stuck behind ...
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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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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 ...
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Which is the cheapest way to get to Vietnam from Europe in summer? [closed]

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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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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Are security rules different at European airports?

Traveling through Brussels, my saline solution, which is legal for US TSA, was declared illegal. Are medical exclusions different for USA Travel and Foreign travel?
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Train Journey into Croatia from Italy

We will be spending some time in Italy during early July this year, and we will be finishing up in Verona. The next part of our trip involves getting into Croatia from here which is proving to be ...
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Entering Schengen area twice within 90 days

I'm thinking about making two separate one-week trips into the Schengen area, the first to Germany and the second to France. The whole duration of both trips together lie within 90 days. I'm afraid ...
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Protecting ears from cold [closed]

I have friends traveling to Western Europe during winter (they come from a warm country), and they wonder how do people actually protect their ears from cold when walking outside (if they do it at ...
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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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Flying stand by from US to Europe — is it still worth it, and if so, how to do it?

The title summarizes my question pretty well. Basically, I'm looking for a cheap way to fly from California to Europe (Germany, preferably). Since I have to fly this route several times a year, and ...
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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 to rent a car for a road trip in Eastern Europe?

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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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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Visa for gap year in Europe

I am going to Europe in 2016 for a year for my gap year-I will be 18 and am from Australia. My dream is to backpack for about 6 months, and au pair for about 3 months, yet this is extremely ...
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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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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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Power plug in Ireland: is it the same as in the rest of Europe?

What kind of power plug is used in Ireland? Is it the typical plug used in most of Europe? Or is it the British one? (Could you attach or link to a photo so I can make sure?)
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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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Can I use couchsurfing as as proof of accommodation for a Schengen visa?

Can one use couchsurfing to prove accommodation for a Schengen visa to Iceland from India?
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Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?

The rail gauges in France and Spain are different, so travelers must change trains at the border. I had always thought that you had to change trains in Irun, Spain but I recently saw on Wikipedia ...
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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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How to find Dive Center reviews & recommendations in Spain / Europe / Egypt

I'm researching where to complete my PADI Open Water Diver course in Spain or Europe or as far as Red Sea, Egypt. I'd also spend time to do 6-12 additional dives over a week's time. How or on which ...
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9 months in Europe - Digital Nomad [closed]

I'm a freelance internet worker, working and traveling at the same time. I have a US Passport. I wanted to legally spend 9 months in Europe - Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, and/or Budapest. While ...
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Travelling outside of Germany on a German Working Holiday visa (Australian)

A friend and I (Australians) are planning on visiting Europe in August next year. We wish to tour West and Central Europe for 4-5 weeks (on a normal Schengen visa) before entering Germany and ...
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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 ...