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What happens if you forget a laptop battery in your checked luggage? (in Europe)

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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What regulations should a European driver know when driving in the US?

There are the obvious ones. The US has the keep-your-lane system, where as in Europe you are expected to keep to the right (left for UK) as long as possible. On my latest travel to the US, I was ...
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Where do I find a (recent) historical list of personnel strikes at European airports?

Is there a publicly available register of industrial actions at European airports? I actually need recent historical data to claim compensation for a cancelled flight. I want to verify the airline's ...
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What are the rules on driving with a tow hook in the EU?

I am getting a tow hook installed on my car, the type that you can take off by removing two screws (tools needed). And hence two question: What are the rules in EU governing driving with the hook ...
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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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Driving into Belarus

I'm planning to drive into Belarus with my own car and have difficulties to figure out what I need to prepare. I made the following list, but I also can't find a lot of information about the process, ...
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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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Overtaking regulations when driving in Europe

I've got a question about how to drive the car in Europe on Highways. In the US, I can overtake another car on either side, and I am fine. In Europe I was told that I have to drive on the right side ...
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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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Shark diving: Where can I do it in Europe or South America?

I'm looking for some popular places for shark diving in Europe (is this possible at all, never heard of it) and South America. Do I need any special swimming skills or can I do this as a tourist? ...
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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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Travel from UK to US (1 week) and Europe (1 week or less) and come back. What kind of Visa?

I am travelling to UK (Sheffield) from India for a short term study tour (3 months). During that time when I m in UK, I have to visit US for a week time and Europe (For a week again) and come back to ...
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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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Travel destinations for the single traveler [closed]

I want to take a week to 10 days off in Europe. I love history, architecture and art. Though am not the party-till-you-drop kind, would love to experience good night life as well. Would Budapest be a ...
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Traveling inside Europe without a passport as a Chinese person with residency in the Netherlands

I am currently located in the Netherlands and have lived here for 4 years. I have a working visa for the Netherlands and would like to go on vacation to another country in Europe. I however do ...
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To which country in Europe should I travel to if I want to see a lot of lighthouses?

My father is a big lighthouse fan (I know...). Now he wants to spend his next holidays in a country in Europe where he can see a lot of lighthouses. Obviously that shouldn't be a landlocked country, ...
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Expired Spanish Student Visa - can a non-visa national go on to travel in the Schengen Area?

I will be traveling Europe in the summer. The plan is Dublin, Amsterdam, Krakow and then back to Dublin to fly to Canada. A family member has an expired Visa in Spain and wants to meet us in Krakow. ...
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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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On a coast to coast walk across Scotland, which route would require the most self-sufficiency?

As a keen hiker with some time off I am considering a self-supported walk across Scotland. Which route/locations would encompass the most self-sufficiency whilst bagging a considerable number of ...
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Do I need a visa for a layover in London, UK? [duplicate]

Im from Philippines. and i have a Schengen Visa. I have a flight from PH to Madrid. but I have a stop over to the london heathrow airport. And its 10 hours long. Then london to madrid. My question is ...
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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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Winter apparel for Europe (November-December)

I'm planning to go to Europe from 24 Nov - 5 Dec 2011 Since I come from tropical country, I really don't have any idea what should I wear during a winter. I have checked the temperature for the same ...
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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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What can I do with my UK Transit Visa? [duplicate]

Hope you could help me. I am a Philippine Passport holder. I am currently working in Trinidad and Tobago. For my one month vacation, I am planning to pass through the ...
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Indian applying for UK tourist visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian but living in France for the last 2 years. I have a French residence permit and would like to apply for a UK Tourist visa. Is it possible? Has anyone done it? If so, how long did the ...
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Should one bring a power strip when travelling from the U.S. to Europe so that one won't have to get more than one power adapter?

Since then you could presumably plug the power strip into the power adapter and then not have to get multiple power adapters? Or is this unnecessary?
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Asking for VAT refund on online purchases in Europe [closed]

I want to buy some goods (around 700 pounds worth - a camera, a gpu and an ssd) from Amazon UK. As I am living in Europe right now (residence in Ireland) is it possible to ask for a VAT refund, even ...
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Can I carry rock climbing hardware as carry-on in Europe?

Can I bring rock climbing gear such as quick-draws climbing ropes nuts, hexes, cams, friends, etc. as described here a nut tool, as in the middle of this picture climbing chalk (Amazon example ...
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Extending Visa in a Different European Country [closed]

Currently I'm studying in Czech Republic with the Erasmus program. Therefore I have the long stay student visa which will be end at the beginning of July. However I want to stay in Europe during the ...
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Are there any transatlantic car ferries from Europe to North/South America?

Can i drive onto a ferry from anywhere in Europe and drive off in America either north or south? It is something that me and my partner have wanted to do but we are unsure if this is even possible? ...
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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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Can you use an Eurail unlimited pass without having to pay additional fees?

I have read a bit about the Eurail unlimited passes available to USA and other non euro residents. Current the unlimited (unlm trips every day) for 3 months is around 1700 eur. There is a lot of ...
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What is the largest pub/bar in Europe?

What is Europe's largest pub or bar? Please do not include places which are basically just breweries. I thought it was "World's End" in London but after visiting other places I am no longer sure.
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How much cash can you carry on a flight within the European Union?

Is there any specific limit of money you can carry on cash while flying from one European Union country to another?
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How to withdraw Euros from ATM in Warsaw?

I am a tourist in Warsaw, Poland, I want to withdraw some Euros, could anybody suggest, how do I do that as I already have a Euro card and want to avoid the conversion charges.
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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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Unlimited Data Plan Europe

I'm going on a trip through Europe this summer and will need approximately 500mb of data every day for about 28 days. I won't need any minutes or texts, just Data. I will need normal/fast speed, so no ...
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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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European Tour Groups that Allow Unaccompanied Minors

Next summer I'll be 16 and my cousin will be 18. We are interested in a tour group about 2 weeks long that's traveling through general Europe. It's difficult finding a travel group that will allow us ...
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What extra insurances are sensible for car rental

I'm looking to rent a car for a short trip and find that the price displayed comes with only a very basic insurance. Insurance upgrades are then offered for a typically hefty fee. What insurance is ...
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How to extend my short stay Schengen visa?

I hold a China main-land passport. I am doing study abroad from the US to France and Spain. With all the confusion and my poor judgement, now I end up with a short stay visa in France (Schengen ...
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How is an Schengen main destination duration of stay exactly calculated?

I'm going to Europe and spending 3 hours in Copenhagen (two separate flights: would have to recheck my luggage), 3.5 days in Amsterdam and 3.5 days in Paris. My original plan was 3 nights in ...
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Can I exchange Euro notes to DKK in Copenhagen (airport)?

As im traveling to Copenhagen this Friday (11-3) and I will be bringing some Euro notes and some DKK with me. As it's not that much DKK and its too late now to order more from the bank is it possible ...
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Can I find better flight options than those on search engines?

I'm looking to travel from Rome to Baltimore in late April. By using some popular flight search engines I've found some opportunities with 1-2 connections. But I have the impression there could be ...
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Button for pedestrian traffic lights in Germany

I've been to Heidelberg, Germany recently and I've found things like this in most traffic lights in the city: If I press it a message that says "bitte warten" (please wait) appears. This is not ...
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How does the Schengen 90/180 rule work?

I have searched the web a lot and could not find an answer that fits my situation. Here are two links that are quite contradictory: Schengen visa refusal Changing Visas when one hasn't expired My ...
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UK Work Visa Issue Tier 2

I am an Indian. I have got a tier 2 general visa/ UK work permit from my employer for 6 months (with sponsorship certificate). So, I will be visiting UK from this April, 2016 to August, 2016. Now, ...
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Cheapest way to travel inside Europe [closed]

I'm visiting Europe soon, and I need some advice for transportation inside Europe on an extremely low budget. I probably will spend many days there, so I want to visit as many countries as I can. ...
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Sky diving and other adventure sport in Western Europe [closed]

We are going to a backpack trip across western Europe and we want to give our adrenaline gland the rush of life time. So, please suggest some places (and nearby cities) where we can do stuff like sky ...
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Schengen Type C Visa (tourism) for Business

I have been a frequent visitor to The Netherlands and other Schengen states (for both business and tourism purposes) in past several years and had many visas issued previously. The current visa I ...