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The answer is: The price is actually not that different. I travelled most of the European countries and mostly lived from food and drinks bought in local supermarkets. If you know where to buy, water isn't expensive in any european country. For example, in Germany you get a 0,5 l bottle of water for less than 15 cents (plus deposit of 25 cents). Actually, ...


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How about car sharing? A random search on Blablacar shows prices oscillating between 20-30EUR. In terms of time, according to Rome2Rio you are an hour slower than the Thalis, but the fare is a lot cheaper. Moreover your trip doesn't have to be organised too far in advance, and the price does not vary dependingly.


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As for your alternative question on “how to get the cheapest fare in Thalys”: the b-europe.com website offers a fare calendar. For each date, it shows the price of the cheapest tickets still available on that date. The cheapest possible fare for a trip from Liège-Guillemins to Paris Nord seems to be €29. These are always “Non Flex” tickets (color coded in ...


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There are many reasons why fares could be different but looking for LAX-AMS and AMS-LAX return flights in the coming month on ITA's Matrix, the fare for the cheapest flights seems roughly equivalent in both directions, around $850-$900 so I don't think that what you heard is true (if you want to reproduce this or fiddle with the parameters yourself, I was ...


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I am not aware of such difference in price for bottled water. I haven't been in Greece yet, but in most European countries I bought bottles of water for less then 50 ct per liter. That is in local supermarkets. Could it be that you are comparing prices in bars and restaurants? Usually tap water is of high quality. In France for example, you can order still ...


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Eurail Pass Explained In general the Eurail pass is valid on train lines only. Metropolitan public transport is usually not included in such rail-passes. The Man in Seat 61 says: Railpasses cover all the trains run by the main national train operator in each country covered by the pass, including local trains, suburban trains, regional trains, ...


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There are good train connections from Liege to Lille. From Lille there are frequent tgv connections with Paris. On the website of the French railways there are often good offers for last minutes between Lille and Paris. If you have time, you could also take the slow train route from Lille to Paris


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@CSJC I built a tool to help you find exactly what you're looking for here: www.cleverlayover.com It will search all A->B + B->C combinations to find a cheaper way to get from A->C. Looking into the data, it is actually quite effective: 33% of searches have some form of savings, and the savings average > $300 when they exist. Try it out and let me know what ...


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Commercial airliner will be the cheapest. Boat would be extremely expensive (since it's 6 nights or so across the Atlantic) plus another east coast to west coast flight. www.hipmunk.com is a good search sight. Over Christmas flights will be expensive since it's busy season. Starting to book now is a good idea. Cheapest that I found was about $1200 (Dec 23 ...


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About your question on whether it is “possible to search for dates when the cheapest fares apply”: SNCF offers a “best price calendar”. After you select stations and an approximate date of travel, you get a calendar with a price for each date, which is the price of the cheapest ticket still available on that date. Selecting a date shows you the train details ...


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Adioso lets you search for any time. Additionally Skyscanner lets you search across an entire month. Generally Skyscanner has a better range. Bren on the road has a good overview of searching for a trip in this way.


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I couldn't find a cheaper place either. I haven't stayed there, but from what I know in other cities in Vietnam, hostels are not that popular in Vietnam. Also, Vietnamese people tend to be not that friendly towards foreigners. This has to do with wars and other factors. So, what you heard that they don't accept foreigners is probably a valid one. I could ...


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Bus Is Cheapest But You Need a METROBUS Card The English version of the Tocumen Airport webpage on public transport mentions only taxis, which makes it easy to assume that taxis are the only form of public transport connecting the airport to the city. This is not the case however, as the Spanish version of the Tocumen Airport webpage on public transport ...


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It is hard to advise for or against Railpasses, such as Eurail or Interrail. The Man in Seat 61 lists some arguments. Without knowing where you want to go, how flexible you want to be and how old you are, it is difficult to advise for or against. There is also a thread on this site: What is preferable, Eurail Pass or Buying Pass on the spot? In ...


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Where you are from and where you want to go? For flights around Europe you could try airixo.com. It will show you all the places you can fly to from your location, when and for how much (you can filter the results by maximum number of changes etc.). Downsides: it's basically just Europe and it seems they search only low-cost carriers.


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Parkopedia shows a bunch of public parkings around the address you provided (prices are in local currency MXN). Indeed, parking seems to a be a profitable business in Mexico City. The ones showing prices on them have been reviewed by community members, whilst the greyed-out ones have not. In my opinion a safe parking is one that is ...


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I used this Tokyo Cheapo post to find internet cafes (specifically the Manboo! brand). Manboo! has standard pricing and are relatively easy to find.


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I would recommend you to use despegar to book tickets and hotels, you could probably find better deals there in compare to expedia.



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