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In general car hires in europe will let you cross country lines, at least within the EU (which unfortunatley Montenegro is not). However, you should confirm this with the hire company - either through reading policies on their website, or by asking them. You've got two issues to be concerned with - firstly whether the hire company's insurance applies once ...


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Actually there is plenty of time until September and if you book flight tickets from now they will turn out to be really cheap even with the normal airways, perhaps whey could be cheaper than the train tickets you would get when the time for travelling comes. And fling to any of those countries from France would take you no more than couple of hours. If I ...


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I don't think I've been to a major grocery store in Europe that didn't have soy milk. (And rice milk, and almond milk, and...) Kind of surprised me, actually.


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In all the countries you have listed, soy milk is easy enough to find; most supermarkets will sell it. In France, you should be able to find it in Super U, Auchan, and Carrefour, and maybe in some Aldi and Lidl too if they're big enough. In Switzerland, I got many links to Reform Haus; you can find those in most of the northern part of the country. In ...


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This is the survival vegan tip I learnt on my travels: whenever you arrive to a country where normal supermarkets don't have soy milk (which is rare, most of them do), go to an Asian supermarket or try to find an asian neighbourhood (chinese, vietnamese, etc) and you'll get those things there. Sometimes soy milk will necessarily have sugar (ough!) like in ...


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In Germany and Austria you can buy soy milk in most supermarkets. If you are interested in a broader selection of soy and tofu products you will find a Reformhaus in every larger city. These supermarkets are specialized on food with special ingredients.


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It's common in Italy, too. Most supermarkets have it. You may have more trouble in restaurants and bars (although there are many places where you can get dairy-free Cappuccino); remember to specify your dietary restriction when you eat at restaurants.


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In Germany, even discounters like Aldi have soy milk and some other soy products. However, if you want more soy products than just soy milk, it's probably better to go to a supermarket like Rewe, Edeka or Kaufland. The supermarkets provide other plant based milk (e.g. milk from rice, oats or almonds), too.


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Yes, I've seen it (and various other non-diary milks) in markets (even smallish ones) in the UK, the Netherlands, and France — coincidentally, because I don't actually drink soy milk. So I'm thinking if it's so common that I remember seeing it even though I don't look for it, it must be fairly common. It may be useful to take a list with you of ...


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In the UK, there are a wide variety of non dairy "milks" for sale, and all chain coffee shops offer soy. There are also lactose free dairy milks in stores. Unsure about the other countries in the list, but would anticipate major supermarkets stocking it


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A late-ish answer with some random thoughts after a 30+ hr transit with 2 3 year-old boys (LAX - Dubai - Johannesburg). Use potty breaks to take a walk around, although my boys didn't want to run around as much as I had feared. If the kids are asleep, try to sleep yourself and not "catch up" on movies/tv/books/etc. Quickly learn how to access the kids ...


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Starting with the last question first, whether your phone will work on Norwegian carriers will depend on Whether it is unlocked What specific model it is You can check the first with your carrier in Canada and the wiki link above should have enough information. As for plans, you will probably want to just get a prepaid SIM. This is quite a bit more ...


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I see five ways to salvage the situation. Spend the night in Milan and leave early on the following day. You will then be in Antibes around noon. Take the train to Ventimiglia and spend the night there. On the following day, continue to Antibes. You will then be able to arrive in Antibes in the early morning Rent a car in Milan, drive to Antibes and drop ...


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The exit checks apply to all passengers on all commercial travel out of the UK, by air, sea or land. The vast majority of passengers leaving the country on scheduled commercial international air, sea and rail routes will go through exit checks. School coach parties of EEA children under 16 years old will be exempt from checks. The advice so far seems ...


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The official travel guide, visitnorway.com has a useful page on using mobile phones in Norway, with a list of all the local operators and some tips on where to buy a SIM card. You could use that as a starting point to find out exactly what's on offer in Norway. Just about any monthly plan or prepaid/pay-as-you-go offer in Norway should include roaming ...


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Hitch hiking, while not dangerous in most cases, can not be called safe as there is the risk of a crazy driver. And while two people are less likely to suffer from one of those than one person alone, there is still the risk. I would only suggest to hitch hike in Europe if you would also hitch hike at home. Hitch hiking is a special way of traveling, not the ...


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I have hitchhiked all over Europe, including boats and empty leg flights, on multiple trips. My own experience is generally positive and I see staying in cheap hotels as a far greater danger than hitchhiking. It can be dangerous sleeping in an unlit or unattended rest area. And depending upon your definition of 'danger', standing upon the Autobahn or any ...


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Is it safe? Safe is a broad word, and nobody can be absolutely certain about safety. You'd consider driving or taking a plane 'safe', presumably, but crashes happen sometimes too. It's relative. So now that we establish that, we can look at hitchhiking. Is it safe? Depends on who sees you, who picks you up, and how you react. We actually have a post on ...


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Yes, I think you can consider it safer if you're travelling with another person but I assume it's always safer to hitchhike with someone else. It's probably also harder to find people who will pick you up when you're not alone though. As to whether Western Europe is a particularly dangerous place to hitchhike, I would say in my experience no, at least not ...


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You can put AAdvantage award seats on hold for five days at www.aa.com. You do not actually need to have any miles, signing up for an account is free. The availability of anytime awards are quite good because they are hideously expensive.


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It may be wise to just take the big hit on a business flight Boston-Barcelona return, then use budget carriers to travel within Europe such as Easyjet or Ryanair. E.g. BOS-BCN, BCN-VCE, VCE-BCN, BCN-BOS You will only have to book 2 return flights which could be cheaper than individual flights. I apologize if this is does not coincide with your schedule.


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On a trip like this, unless you have a really good reason not to do so, book a round trip instead of a multi city and fly the European section with a European airline. In case, book a BOS-BCN and a BCN-VCE roundtrip. You might find substantial savings. Or you might not but it worths a try. Use Skyscanner for the European leg, it knows about the low cost ...


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It's not something we could know without knowing your dates and flights. But yes, it can happen, you'll just need to investigate. Sometimes the sum of segments can be less than the total price. ALso, do you have to use Delta? There are many trans-Atlantic airlines, consider an aggregate site like kayak which provides the ability to find flights with mixed ...


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Depending on what you consider the boundary of Europe, Mount Elbrus can be considered the highest point in Europe. At 5642 m, it's considerably taller than Mont Blanc (4810 m). The standard route is pretty nontechnical, and requires only an ice ax and crampons.


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As @andra mentions, it is commonly accepted that flying East is more complicated. I am the exact opposite. When I was flying routinely from Europe to the US (for about 10 years) I usually landed about 15:00 or 16:00 local time (which was about 22:00 at home / body time) and tried many times to follow the advice "stay up until the night". This ended up me ...


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I did something similar last year. From Zermatt a hiker can easily reach the Oberere Rothorn and the Mettelhorn, both 3,400+. The Mettelhorn is probably my best hike ever. 1800 metres ascent, a harmless glacier crossing (had no axe or crampons), and a wonderful view! My personal record is the Stockhorn from Gornergrat, at 3,532 on the newest map, but I ...


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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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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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Probably the only time you can expect your home country to get involved is when the crime you're accused of isn't a crime in your home country. For example, printing negative opinions about the government isn't a crime in the US, and they might help someone who was arrested for that in a country where it is. If you're accused of assaulting or robbing ...


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Unfortunately, this is most likely not possible to decline CDW at Europcar and get a better price. Like discussed this question about protection depending on the booking website, pricing of rental cars is pretty opaque. Depending on your residence country, on the rental company, on the location, and some possible other parameters (like temporary offers), the ...


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As Where is wild camping possible in Europe? mentions in Poland [...] any camp fire away from designated areas is illegal so any wild camping will, at best, be tolerated.


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My American debit card has been inserted into ATMs in at least twelve European countries. It has zero surcharge (one reason I choose it, I use a different card inside the USA). I generally travel with about $200 US for an emergency if an ATM can't be found. Then I withdraw the equivalent of $200–$300 in local currency. The only place I have had trouble ...


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The best website to plan a trip in europe like an InterRail is http://www.eurorailplanner.com/



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