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This answer is an overview since the question is broad so I'm making it a "community wiki" so we can all just edit and perfect a single broad answer. There are three factors to your question: Europe, Travelling alone, and Safety issues for female travellers. Let's look at them. Europe It's big. Really big. Some parts are safer than others. Wikivoyage has ...


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Most cruise companies will allow passengers to embark and disembark at any port they dock at, so if the question is "does such a ticket exist", the answer is yes. However, it might be more expensive than a whole-cruise ticket. For a lot of cruises, buying a ticket direct from the cruise line can prove more expensive than a package of flights and ticket ...


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Yes you may. Modern auto-switching computer adaptors will happily work between all worldwide voltage ranges supplied to consumers. As you say yourself, the adaptor claims to work from as low as 100 volts between live and neutral (the Japanese standard) up to 240 volts (the old British standard*, although from time to time even on the German grid the ...


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Is it possible? Yes. I usually budget $1,000 per month wherever I travel. But... But I use most of the tricks in the book, depending on the country, to keep prices down. Many people won't be comfortable with some or all of the tricks. Hitchhiking. No trains, no buses. When hitching fails, use ride sharing. Camping. Wild if possible. Finding cheap ...


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Plenty of places by the Mediterranean have sandy beaches. Northern Italy, near Venice, has some sandy beaches, and is even closer to you than Croatia. There will be villas for rent. However the area is fairly crowded, which may not satisfy your definition of 'tropical'. The further south you go the more 'tropical' it gets. Greece is another good choice, and ...


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May I suggest Tropical Islands Resort, in Germany? This is an indoor tropical environment, with beach, rainforest and accommodation, just 60km from Berlin.


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The island of Rügen has very nice sand beaches, for example between Glowe and Altenkirchen. It's also very very close to Poland. Houses and appartments can easily be rented and the available infrastructure is splendid. The only downside is that temperatures don't compare to tropical regions. We had weeks with 30°C and very sunny stretches in the summer, ...


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I would assume "tropical beach" you mean tropical like beaches with warm sunny days? Apparently the beaches near Catania, Sicily in Italy are very good and they are pretty warm during summer and some of them are long stretch and have private beaches too.


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The bottom line, the airline has rules AND the airline can enforce those rules. So the question really is, do you want to risk having to pay over-sized bag fees? Just because Joe B and Mary S got away with it, doesn't mean you will get lucky. Because of my work I travel with bags that surpass the limit by a little bit. On my favorite airline I get away ...


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TSA Doesn't List Drones The closest things to drones I could find in TSA's database of packable items are radio controlled helicopters which apparently can be taken on a plane both as check-in as well as carry-on luggage. TSA even gives packing advice. Quoting from the linked site: Search Results For: RC helicopter Check or Carry-on You may ...


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You are covered by the EU freedom of movement, so you certainly have the right to travel with your ID card, without any passport, visa or permit. Beyond that, border guards or the police could be concerned about your safety as a minor and try to ensure that you have not run away or been abducted. They might therefore run your name through some databases of ...


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My Surface Pro 3 has been to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and most of the Pacific Ocean. All I need is the plug adapter (two prong) not a converter. It works just fine. Cell phone chargers, camera chargers etc are also happy with 240, 110, or anything in between as long as you get an adapter for the prongs.


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If you're looking for warm weather, crystalline water and amazing scenery I would suggest either Corsica or Sardinia. Corsica has wonderful beaches in the north western and southern part of the island. In the north Ficajola comes to mind although the island is amazing all around. In Sardinia the Costa Smeralda in the north is famous for it's stunning emerald ...


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A "Type C" adapter will work fine in Type E and Type F sockets. From AC power plugs and sockets: The separation and length of the pins allow its safe insertion in CEE 7/1, CEE 7/3 "Schuko", CEE 7/5, and most Israeli, Swiss, Danish and Italian sockets.


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Although Germany uses Type F, in a few days visiting it I found a few outlets of C type. In Croatia almost every outlet is F type. Using a type C adapter would work on any case, as it has the same separation (19mm between the center of each pin) but thinner pins (4m vs 4.8mm). The only con is that it would fit a bit looser and will be easier to unplug it ...


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More than I can explain you will find on the site of the Man in Seat Sixty-One. Eurail, as well as other rail passes in Europe, have passes for a selection of days in a longer period as well as passes that are valid over a period. And they have passes for a selection of countries (starting with just one) as well as passes for the whole of the network. You ...


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Your right to be re-routed under "comparable transport conditions" stems from EC Regulation 261/2004 Article 8 (1), b or c. Article 8 Right to reimbursement or re-routing Where reference is made to this Article, passengers shall be offered the choice between: (a) [...] (b) re-routing, under comparable transport conditions, to ...


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Late answer but maybe still helpful: http://hotelbb.com/en/home.htm We use this chain for more than 10 years now to sleep either a single night while going somewhere but also a whole week at one place. Reasonable priced, available almost every city, close to motorway, shopping and filling station. It is not a luxurius stay (no pool, gym, bar) but we were ...


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In December 2014, I took a ferry from Spain to Tanger and, a few days later, crossed into Ceuta, after which, again a few days later, I crossed back into Morocco. Getting into Morocco, from Spain, was a breeze. Immigration was done on the ferry. Getting into Ceuta was a bit more cumbersome, but not a huge hassle. I waited in line for perhaps 20 minutes. ...


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Costa cruises offer some amazing last minute deals, as they are still trying to rebuild a client base following the Concordia sinking. As a line based in Italy they tend to have a lot of Southern European / medeteranian client base, with a very multilingual feel. Popular with families, they seem to have a lot of activities. For Northern European departures ...


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It depends what you mean by “could”. It is not allowed; If you read the relevant regulations, the entry refusal form, etc. candidly the maximum duration of authorized stay clearly applies to a person and I consider it obvious that border guards (and, if needed, the courts) would interpret it in that way. But, as of writing this, there is no Schengen-wide ...


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In Europe and most of the rest of the world, due to rampant skimming fraud - magstripe-only access is restricted to the point of being non-existent. All cards (debit or credit) are CHIP+PIN. The signature does not matter (just like in the US). A PIN is required for all Point-Of-Sale and ATM transactions (not just withdrawing cash). This means that for all ...


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According Rome2Rio, your options are: Train + bus through Wroclaw (7.5 hours) Train through Wroclaw (9.5 hours) Car rental/car sharing (6.5 hours)


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Yes, Bulgaria and Romania uniliterally accept holders of Schengen visas to visit their countries without requiring an additional visa: Visa-free regime for holders of Schengen visas for a stay of up to 90 days On 25 January 2012 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria adopted a decision according to which by the date of Bulgaria’s ...


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Why risk it? Logically one of three happens: they just take it they charge a fee (which is most likely larger in airport than in advance) they don't take it And if you have several flights then the dice will roll for each one. KLM site says that you "need" to reserve oversized baggage in advance, in addition to paying a fee: For larger [than 62 in] ...


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Birth certificate can be used for immigration with parents. Bssed on gov.uk Travelling with children You may be asked at the border to prove the relationship between yourself and any children travelling with you, if you don’t seem to be the parent, eg if you have a different surname. You can prove this with: a birth or adoption certificate showing your ...


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On a recent trip to Greece (3rd August 2015) I was stopped at Gatwick airport South for the random bag search and was asked about the cash I had in my wallet. It was 1500 euros plus £300 UK. I was told that part of the Euros could be confiscated as it was 'over limit'. after a behind the scenes discussion between customs officials I was allowed to 'keep ...


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If you use an adapter there is a trick for using several plugs(2 pins) with just one adapter. The third pin is just for "unlocking" socket so you can try to put in the adapter conversely and just plug in your two pin plug. Edit: As pointed out by CMaster in the comments you are deliberately circumventing a safety feature this way. You should only do this if ...



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