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Why are Americans and Asians in such a rush when traveling in Europe? [closed]

Americans and Asians (and maybe other nationals) seem to have a tendency to rush through Europe when traveling there. They will do some epic "10 countries in 2 weeks" or such. I understand pre ...
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What is the most efficient way of enjoying golf abroad in an EU country?

I am a keen golfer and and considering a holiday in an EU country specifically to spend 3-5 days golfing. Is it more efficient (ease, cost, time) to bring my own equipment or is rental more ...
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I am interested in visiting a refugee camp. What would be a good place to do so in Europe? [on hold]

My previous question concerning the Calais border crossing received answers indicating it's probably not a good place to visit. However I am still very much interested in exploring the current refugee ...
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Can I withdraw CHF on a Mastercard pre loaded with euros?

I have a pre-loaded "travel wallet" Mastercard issued by a bank in South Africa. When I loaded it I specified an amount in euro and they issued me a different card for GBP. Can I use the euro card to ...
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How can I get an invitation to enter Europe

I am from Iran...I want to travel Europe...It will be the second time, but I really can't find any people to provide me with an invitation. I want to know than is there any hotel or organisation that ...
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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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Better to obtain a temporary smartphone in the US or in Europe

I'm an American, planning to fly to the British Isles at the end of the summer. I'm going to do a quick tour of Ireland, England and a few countries on the mainland over a few weeks. After reading ...
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Is my U.S. driver's license valid in Europe?

Can I drive using my U.S. (New York State) license in the European Union (if the answer depends on the country, please answer for Czech Republic)?
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What sort of computer / electronic device would you take on a backpack trip around Europe to allow you to keep in touch?

As you may have seen in my other posts I am in the early stages of planning my Eurotrip this summer which if you are interested in seeing the planned route go here: ...
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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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Does more money in account help get a longer Schengen visa?

Do consulates provide a visa valid for a longer duration if they find more money in the bank account? I am applying from UK to France/Italian consulates.
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How can I travel to Germany with my dog?

I will be traveling to Germany (from the USA) in a few months and hope to bring my dog, a 10 lb Chihuahua-mix. I would like to do this with a minimum of difficulty, so I am hoping to hear the ...
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Using US iPhone 6 in Europe

In August, I'll be leaving for Europe and would like to use my iPhone 6. Last time I went, I used applenberry's unlock services online for my iPhone 5 so that I could use my phone on a foreign carrier ...
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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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Driving through every country in Europe

I'm thinking about planning a trip where I drive though every country in Europe. I know that there are people who have driven though every state in the US. There is information online about their ...
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Best way for an American to meet people in France to travel with [closed]

Looking for the best sites or information on meeting people or a group to travel Europe with. I am new to Europe from America and by myself and want to travel to see the cool places in Europe. ...
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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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Any websites or resources for planning my trip around Europe?

I have been looking around the internet for sites that will help you plan your route around the world. Apart from Google maps or Bing maps who only work from A->B i have been unable to find anything ...
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Is there an EU law that a hotel can't kick you out if you're sick?

Someone told me that there was an EU law that said that if a doctor certifies you as sick (to some degree) and you're staying in a hotel, that the hotel cannot kick you out of the room. Update Just ...
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Travel restrictions for US teen living in London, wishing to travel the UK and Europe alone

In July I'm going for my second summer in London living/working with family friends. At the time of my travel I will be 15 (nearly 16), I'm highly independent and last summer I did a lot of solo ...
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Where is the closest to western Europe to see desert mountains with slot canyons?

The southwestern USA has desert mountains and canyons. They are famous and have extensive tourist infrastructure with national parks, national monuments, state parks, roads, trails, etc. However, ...
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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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Do I need to book some intra-Europe tickets to apply for Schengen visa?

I already booked my ultra-Europe ticket which was a roundtrip from YVR to ZRH. However, I am not sure whether I need to book for intra-Europe tickets for my visa application.
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Are security rules, regarding medical exclusions to the liquids rule (100ml or 3-1-1), different at European airports with respect to the USA?

Travelling through Brussels, my saline solution, which is legal for US TSA, was declared illegal by airport security. Are medical exclusions different for USA Travel and Foreign travel?
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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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What metric to imperial conversions should I know for traveling to the US?

I live in the UK. We use Miles, but then Metres and Kilograms. What conversions would it be useful to know to if I want to spend time in the USA. I'm going to spend 3 weeks there on holiday, and will ...
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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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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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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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Shipping gear from Bangkok to Europe

Has anyone experience to share regarding affordable way of sending gear from Bangkok to Europe? I'm thinking about shipping home my mountain equipment because it's not needed after I visit Bangkok. ...
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Schengen countries with special provisions for additional stay by US citizens

Some countries, like Denmark, have a special provision allowing US citizens to enter the country for 90 days within 180 days regardless of other stays in the Schengen area. I heard this is true for ...
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Where is the Asia-Europe divide and where can we cross it?

Where is the division between Europe and Asia? What are places where we can cross it? Are there roads that go from one continent to the other? Bonus particularly scenic locations or places of ...
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How does anyone know how long I stayed in Europe if I only got stamped upon enty and not when I left?

We went to Europe last summer with our US passports and got a stamp upon entry in Paris. We came back home to the US on a cruise from Italy and have no exit stamps whatsoever. Im wondering how anyone ...
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Cannot get appointment at SF Italy Consulate

I am only a permanent resident of the United states so I need to apply for a schengen visa. I'm going on a guided tour of several countries in Europe with a large group and we are staying the most ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is Indian food easily available in European countries?

Me and my parents will be visiting several European countries for tourism purposes. I will be visiting the following areas: Paris, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Innsbruck and Munich. While I ...
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In which European countries can I use disposable barbecues in summer? [closed]

I would like to know in which European countries can I use disposable barbecues in summer? My question focus on disposable BBQ because they have some specificities, and area easier to get for someone ...
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Carry a boxed iPhone 6 to the USA - do I need to declare it to customs?

I have a gift for a friend from the father, a new boxed iPhone 6 and I am travelling to USA. Can I bring it with me? Do I have to declare it and maybe pay custom duties? Which is the right way to ...
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Youth associations in Turkey

I am looking for youth/students associations in Turkey, especially associations with an interest in Europe. I'm currently writing articles about these subjects (link to my website here) and would ...
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Are there European equivalents of “Route 66”

Is there an equivalent to Route 66 available in Europe? Here I am not talking about the actual road with the number 66, but about a "trajectory" with a mythical connotation to its name. I did not ...
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Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?

I travel a lot and often find grand pianos in lobbies of hotels. Is it appropriate to just sit down and play them for a while (FWIW, I am good and play slow classical music. My playing will not ruin ...
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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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From Brussels to Rotterdam: Intercity or Thalys?

Personally, I prefer Intercity as its ticket is valid for certain day and gives me more flexibility on the time of travel. However, as no seat reservation is needed for Intercity, the thing I am ...
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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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Which carriers offer cheap one-ways from Europe to the United States

Airlines seem to charge almost as much for a one-way from Europe to the US as for a round-trip, at least in the next couple months when I'm planning to fly. I discovered Condor Air was a big ...
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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 ...