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Generally speaking, in the winter, the further north you go, the shorter the days are so Bruges is even worse than Vienna in this respect (night might fall a bit earlier in Vienna because it is in the same time zone as Bruges, despite being much further east, but the sun also rises earlier and the days are definitely longer). In coastal northern cities like ...


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It depends on how the provider works. Sometimes resellers like Aldi offering sim-cards are simply resellers of a larger telco offering and as such, requests for new activations can sometimes take longer than others due to prioritisation of the assignment of the phone number. Once upon a time it could take upwards of two days to activate a sim card, in most ...


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Aldi takes longer than 36 hours. I'm still waiting. Much easier to buy a sim in UK, France, and Iceland. Germany requires registration using a local address. I hate this kind of red tape. Notice how many of the mobile operators are based in several countries yet you have to either pay for roaming (which is still a rip off) or get a new sim locally. These ...


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You will need to get a little more specific about areas where you wanted to ski because there are some deals that may not be published at all but there is a website I've mentioned in one of my previous answers: On the Snow If you navigate to the appropriate region such as USA you can see the prices for Lift Tickets, which lists prices for Adult and ...


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There are two multi-modal travel search engines that I'm aware of that handle this well. Perhaps you can compare the results to see which one is what you would prefer. Best worldwide coverage in my view is Rome2rio. Here's an example search from Amsterdam to Hamburg. Their coverage in Europe is very comprehensive as data is much easier to come by there ...


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You should give the new http://www.goeuro.com/ a try. It doesn't always work on all platforms (browsers), but when it does, their search results are quite comprehensive.


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DFDS Seaways operate overnight ferries between Copenhagen and Oslo.


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One place I can recommend heartily for nearly anyone with children is the Dutch amusement park De Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands. It is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, with parts of it dating back to before Disneyland California. Like you ask, it has a nice hedge maze, but that's only a small part of the park. I personally refer to the ...


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I can only answer about marriage in Germany. One condition is that one of the two is a resident of the area of the Standesamt (registration office) where the marriage is conducted, so you would have to get married where she lives in Germany (a man living at town A and a woman living in town B could choose to get married in A or B, but not elsewhere). The ...


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There are several freight ferries across the North Sea, operated by DFDS, including between the UK and Scandinavia. Routes include Immingham (near Hull) to Ejsberg (Denmark), Brevik (Norway), or Gothenburg (Sweden), and from Tilbury (near London) to Gothenburg. Note there is currently a freight ferry from Harwich to Ejsberg, but this is due to end in ...


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Ferry from Helsinki, Finland to St. Petersburg, Russia where you get 72 hour visa-free access to Russia via the St. Peter Line. I spent ~50 euros one way where I got a 4 bed windowless cabin. We departed around dinner time in Finland and arrived in Russia the following morning. The ferry has bars, restaurants, sauna/pool, and shows. A great way to begin a ...


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I have to mention the Norwegian "Hurtigrute", which runs between Bergen, Trondheim and even further up north (it stops at a lot of places in between).


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There's also a overnight ferry route between Tallinn and Stockholm.


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Not exactly between cities, but there is an overnight ferry in Scotland, sailing from Aberdeen to Lerwick, in Shetland. This is operated by NorthLink Ferries, and takes about 12 hours, or 14 hours if it is going via Kirkwall in Orkney. You can book a cabin, or cheaper just to sleep in a reclining chair.


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The night ferry Harwich/Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland) is a great way to get to/from the UK. The ferry is really comfortable and good value. The only downside is that you can't quite get a full night of sleep - more like 7 hours maximum (realistically more like six). It is not too hard to get to Harwich from London and you can get anywhere in the ...


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There is a night train between Copenhagen (actually, Malmö) and Berlin, arriving between 6 and 8 am. The whole train gets inside a ferry to cross the water, and you can freely go to deck. Booking well in advance, the tickets are cheap.


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As you have discovered the ferries from uk to Scandinavia are an endangered species, and as I discovered when I tried to answer this question earlier, that personal knowledge can also go out of date, and even when you back it up with info from a supposedly trustworthy link, and then that info is also out of date! As you detailed in your question there ...


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One other option which accomplishes the goal of traveling by night while sleeping and arriving at your destination well rested is City Night Line by Deutsche Bahn and their European partners. http://www.citynightline.de/citynightline/view/en/info/infomaterial_en.shtml For example, there is a daily connection starting 8pm from Berlin/10pm from Hanover and ...


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Condor Ferries run Jersey (St Helier) to Portsmouth departing 21:10, duration 9h 20m (about £60 per head).


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DavidB has perhaps the most comprehensive answer (= the Google Answer)... but here's some bits that we've done over the years. If you are in the Med, there are a lot that go to/from Marseille as well as Barcelona. Obviously Corsica/Sardinia/Sicily are paired up there. There are a lot of different operators (Corsica Ferries, for example); start looking in ...


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One popular overnight ferry close to where I live is a DFDS ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden (Amsterdam). Both cities have plenty to offer for short trips and the fare is quite cheap if you get an off season deal and are a foot passenger travelling in a group. Last time I got it, it took around 14 hours overnight. Alternatively here is a map of some of ...


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There are some ferries between the Scandinavian countries and Germany, e.g. Oslo-Frederikshavn, Oslo-Kiel (takes more than a night), Gothenburg-Kiel and Trelleborg-Rostock (don't know how long this one takes). Also there's a ferry from Esbjerg (DK) to Harwich (UK), but I think it's going to shut down.


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There are tour operators that organize ski weekends -- leave friday evening and drive during the night (sleep in touring car), ski on saturday, sleep in apartment or hotel, ski on sunday, drive back the night after (sleep in touring car again). Price usually includes a pass for all ski lifts. I doubt you can beat the price of such trips by organizing it ...


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Fly to Innsbruck. It is relatively cheap, you can fly from Rotterdam (small airport, so no 2-hour queues) and the ski area is directly north of the city.


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You can order pre-paid visa or credit card (mastercard), top-up and use it as a normal credit card. Pre-paid master cards are easy to get, even on-line without usual ID procedures. Even some airlines (e.g. Ryanair) offer you some cards. Choose the right one and it can cost only 1.5% fee for use. No annual fees and free to top up. If you have relatives or ...


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As long as you have a UK visa I don't see why your expiring residence permit should matter. Make sure you enter the UK with the UK visa and not with the residence card.



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