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The bad news is: it's such a broad topic & there are so many insurers out there that it's very time consuming to understand which insurances are actually "good" for you. The good news is: I had the same problem & did loads of research, so read on! Regarding health-related insurances, you are looking for what is usually called an "international ...


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90 days (in any 180-day period) is in any event the longest you can stay on a Schengen visa. Schengen visas can be valid for up to 5 years but this has no bearing on the maximum stay, which is still at most 90 days. After that, it's usually necessary to leave the Schengen area for another 90 days before being allowed to return and use your visa again (at ...


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I'm currently travelling long term. Your priorities may differ from mine, I'm a male and care about the look of my footwear to the extent that they don't stand out or look obviously inappropriate for whatever I'm doing. I'll tell you what's worked really well for me. All-black running shoes. As in, specialist running shoes. personally I went for Brooks ...


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I like to use trail/approach shoes as my all purpose shoe. They're flexible and soft enough to be comfortable long term, you can buy them to different levels of breathability/enclosed to cater to climates, and you can walk all day in them with their grippy, hiking boot like soles and air cushioning. You might have some difficulty getting in to nightclubs ...


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The key limit is three months. It has nothing to do with Schengen but is part of general EU law. As such, it also applies outside the Schengen area (i.e. to the UK, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia – and to Switzerland through a distinct agreement that was implemented even before the country became part of the Schengen area). Even in countries ...


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In general as a EEA national, you have the right to stay in all EEA countries, no matter how long if fulfilling certain conditions. However some countries ask you to report your stay, even if it is shorter than 3 months. As a general rule in the EU the same requirements apply to citizens of those countries as well. These countries according to the EU job ...


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I don't think there is anything specific for this length of stay other than figuring out where the most local classified ads are (Kijiji, Craigslist, something local) and trying to arrange something directly. As far as Airbnb goes, they have a specific site airbnb.com/sublets for this term of stay, advantage of using this over regular search tool is that it ...


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You're probably looking for something like Mobilbox. They will drive a large (8m3) storage box to your home, you load your things into it, and then they store it until you're ready and then they will bring the box to your destination and you unload it again. For an additional fee they will also load and unload for you.


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Parking Lots ... Parking Lots Everywhere Parking around Chicago O'Hare Airport seems to be a highly requested service, considering the number of options that can be found on the web. The reason behind this is probably due to the lack of convenience of having to catch a train from the economy parking lots to the terminal, or to the lack of cheap (≤ ...


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I don't think there is a country that everyone would agree as the cheapest (and better) country. There is a nice community-contributed index here: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_by_country.jsp India is the cheapest country per se, but in the northern region, there are some cities that you can spend same, or even more than one would spend in ...


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There's no one answer to this question applicable to every place on the planet and, really, it's just common sense. :) Every big city will have service providers that can get you a long-stay, at a price, but for less then the cost of a hotel. If you speak the language and can put in the time, finding your own place will obviously be cheaper. AirBNB and ...


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When I lived in Berlin a few years ago, I used to play basketball with the sport club of the Technical University https://www.tu-sport.de/index.php?id=31. It is open to people outside the university, too, and the costs are very low. Be sure to book in advance when the new semester starts/ends, because some activities tend to become booked out quickly. The ...


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For a long term trip (12, 15 months), I would pack 4 pairs of shoes: Shoes you usually wear every day at home. trail/walking shoes (see CMaster's answer). flip flops (if you're already used to wearing them) it can be hot in these places. dress shoes, when going out in the evening; it is nice to dress up once in a while. 1 and 2 can/could be merged. I ...


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My suggestion is to book something for 1-2 weeks on airbnb, at a hotel or hostel, or something similar. Then, during your first couple of weeks there, make some connections and look for people renting a spare bedroom. I've never been to Colombia, but I've done this in Mexico, Portugal and Cuba with good success. How to find rooms for rent varies greatly ...


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Casual shoes to wear when you go out in the evening. Flip Flops Running/Walking shoes


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When I travel I take a pair of (light) hiking boots and a pair of sandals or flip flops. While traveling, I might pick up an other pair, but most of the time those fall in the same category. I do not bother with dress up shoes, (but I do not go out when traveling alone either) and I never use shoes to run in, if you do use those take one pair instead of ...


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Depending on duration and packing space, in order of importance: Comfortable shoes. Nice (dressup) shoes. Slippers. Sneakers (if the comfortable shoes are not already sneakers).


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The maximum you will get is a 1 year visa that too will depend on the embassy you are applying. Also it cannot extend beyond your UK Visa. I was living on Tier 1 and had applied for Schengen twice. The first time I got it for 1 year from the Czech embassy. The next time was just for the duration of the trip (2 weeks) when I applied to the Spanish embassy. ...


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I have followed several long distance walkers, one on a blog and an other in the book they published about it, as well as seeing blog items that I do not follow long term. They use wheeled transports, dragged behind them, for parts of their trip or even for the whole. Here is a link to the blog I followed. Only a small part is in English, but it is enough ...



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