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How reliable am I? Depends how much vin rouge I've had... Seriously, I do my best to keep the site updated, it's an uphill task but if I know bustitution is over I update the site. Countries with lots of visitors eg Italy, Vietnam, South Africa tend to be very up to date, obscure countries such as the Congo or Sudan tend (in all honesty) to get less ...


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I'm my experience it's pretty good, obviously it's not perfect but each page has an 'last updated' link, i.e. here's the Philippines page: Page last updated: 30 May 2015 with the note After hurricane damage, these trains were temporarily suspended in late 2012 and are still believed to be suspended as at 2015. It's not clear when or if train ...


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Mark, the guy who runs it, is a retired ex-railwayman, and is treated by the industry (at least in Europe) as a journalist. He has exceptionally good industry contacts on top of receiving press briefings, as well as a very large number of readers who travel widely and report in, and travels a lot himself (both at company expense, and using his "privs" ...


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You can travel the NS train either by buying a single ticket, or by using an OV-chipcard (Dutch: "OV chipkaart"). If you buy a single ticket it doesn't matter. If you travel with the OV-chipcard (as most people do), you pay for the distance you travel. The system needs to know how far you've traveled so you "check out" when you leave the platform. The ...


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I'm a non-muslim lived and worked for 9 months in Istanbul. So, here's my experience. Turkish people are really really friendly and very kind. They are known as Turkish hospitality which they as a host will take good care of you as a guest. While I was living in Istanbul, I talked and asked many questions to strangers. I never had any problems, even though I ...


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You can find some good information on all the possible Berlin public transport tickets on their English language website here. They have a few different short time-period based tickets, which include various tourist discounts. The discounts may or may not be of interest. Otherwise, you can get a day ticket (Tagesticket) for the AB zones for €6.90. That'll ...


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Those people are scanning their 'OV chipkaart', and not their one way train tickets. Those cards are either prepaid or subscriptions and they need to check out to be billed for the actual trip they made. Failing to check out means getting charged more (because you might have made a way longer trip). With a one-way ticket there is no need to check out.


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5 hours is borderline. The trains work very well. The S9 goes every 15 minutes and it takes about 15 minutes to get to/from the city. You don't have to get off at Hauptbahnhof (which isn't necessarily the nicest spot in Frankfurt) but you also can go to, say, Hauptwache. However the airport itself is huge and it can take quite a while to get from the gate ...


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The Berlin transport authority, the BVG, has an app for that for both iOS and Android. You can search timetables, find routes and use the phone as a ticket. They have links on their website


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Turkey is a beautiful country and Turkish citizens are very educated and well mannered pretty much everywhere. If you are taking public or private transport in Turkey, it's very common for people to help you, them typically being very kind to strangers. If you are non-Muslim, take some care of the sensitivities surrounding that, Avoid topics that might ...


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At least in Germany, I don't think security is an issue. Although it actually is uncommon to find waste bins in means of transport for shorter distances, you will find waste bins in most, if not all, regional and long distance trains or inter-city buses. I would rather assume that it is simply so tedious and/or time consuming to empty the waste bins, that ...


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Get an Oyster Card or Use Your Contactless Payment Card If you plan on travelling a total of two journeys in two days then you won't need a 2-day travel ticket (nor 2 day travel cards) as that would be to expressive, as well as overkill. The simplest option would be to get two one way tickets covering the zones you need. These will definitely be cheaper ...


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Most people don't have tickets anymore but a pay-as-you-go RFID card like in many public transit systems (à la Oyster card). So you validate once to check in and another time to check out and determine the price of the ride. Of course, for single use tickets (paid in advance) it does not matter so much but some stations (e.g. Rotterdam) now have automatic ...


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Here are the options I know of regarding buying train tickets in Indonesia: At a train station. Obviously, this sounds like the best idea, but don't be fooled, you're in Indonesia and waiting times can be epic. Give it a try, if the queue is huge, just try another option listed below. At a local supermarket (Indomaret, Alfamart, or else). They almost all ...


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JUMP tickets are the classical paper tickets with a magnetic strip. They look like this: They have to be validated at the beginning of each journey, so each time you enter the metro or board a tram or bus. They don't have to be validated upon exit. JUMP tickets have to be inserted into the orange machines. The "red machine with the white eye" is for the ...


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I have not been to Berlin but a short google search did get me a page about a travel pass that also gives free entry to some museums, with a page in English. The site gives the option to buy online, as well as telling you where you can buy the pass. I can not help you whether you need to activate the pass, but when you first enter any public transport hold ...


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This is the internet answer, I have no local knowledge at all. The site of the Man in Seat Sixty-One has this page about buying tickets in Indonesia. The site ticket.com does accept international credit cards, as does the site Mau Ke Mana, there is one more site on that same part of the page, the official railway page for Indonesia, but that seems often not ...


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This information is from June 2015. Using public buses Starting on Samosir Island: from Tomok bus station (located where the ferry drops its passengers), take a public bus for Pangururan. The price is circa 15'000 idr. The journey takes circa 1h. Then from Pangururan, take a public bus to Sidikalang. The price is circa 35'000 idr. The journey takes ...


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Generally, the most popular tourist destination for beaches are located on East and South coast of Korea. With some minor exceptions, I'd avoid West coast in general because most of their beaches look like this: I know one of your primary concerns is proximity of the destination via public transportation, but what you must know is that Korea has one of ...


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In London, at least, it is a security issue. On 18 Feb 1991, an IRA bomb exploded in a bin in Victoria Station, killing one person and injuring 38. As the Wikipedia article on bombings during the Troubles goes on to note: Since that time, there have been no litter bins anywhere on the station platform. However, as The Londonist noted in 2011, ...


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The "OV" as they call it can be used to determine your location of departure and location of arrival, so the price for your trip can be calculated automatically and can be subtracted from the "saldo" on the ov-ticket. So for example your location of departure (check-in) is Amsterdam Central. Let's say your going to Haarlem. At arrival in Haarlem you scan ...


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As a general rule, if you are in Medan, Go to Mejid Raya (Angkot Mr X) then ask any travel agent In the particular case of Singkil, contact Mr Dermawan (+62 82166457040). He is the manager of "pulau baniak Taxi" and one of the most reliable person in north Sumatra. As far as I know, the price is 140k rupiah per person There are also minibuses a bit cheaper ...


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As far as I know there are two possible ways to get to Lake Toba from Medan.  The easiest way to do this journey is to travel on a tourist minibus. It is a bit more expensive than the public transport option but it also gets you faster to your destination and you do not have to worry about transfering buses, finding the right one, waiting for it to leave, ...


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Railcards Assuming you actually mean a railcard as in the discount card, according to the how to buy page for railcards (in this case the 16-25, but you can switch to the others from the menu), they can be bought online or by phone with a UK driving license or passport (which I assume you don't have) or at any station with a manned ticket office. You can ...


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From the Toronto airport, you also have a third option beyond Windsor & Niagara Falls: the Blue Water bridge between Sarnia & Port Huron. There's one VIA rail train per day from Toronto to Sarnia, and one Amtrak train per day from Port Huron to Chicago. Both Sarnia & Port Huron have local bus service (albeit minimal), so getting from point to ...


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Old question but it specifically mentions other cities and not the regional transport so if that is too close range, there also is the Bahncard 100 which allows free use of virtually all long-distance trains throughout all of germany including the so called Regionalbahn (the R's on above plan or the black lines on this: ...


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You'll find that in Berlin especially you won't be asked for your ticket whenever you board your bus or U-Bahn train. I wasn't asked for a ticket at any point, although it is polite to show it to your driver if you are boarding your bus at the front. Inspectors are often disguised though, on my U-Bahn to the airport the inspectors unzipped their jackets to ...


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It would be useful to know when are you planning on travelling, summer is obviously high season, not to mention public holidays which push prices up. That said I found this website which has camping and chalets in your range, according to their website they're close to the Orléans Express line. There's also a useful clickable map on Info Gaspésie's ...


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I have just confirmed the official website of Indonesia train ticket visit OFFICIAL WEBSITE, They accept the following payment method, , So, If you have any of the cards from above you can just try using the official website. Beside this there are many other private website which too helps in booking ticket, The basic difference between the option is, If you ...


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By Mini Bus From Medan (Berastagi) In Padang Bulan (Medan) several bus terminals are located in Jalan Jamin Ginting. Bus companies Adi Guna Taksi, Anugrah travels, Bona Taksi, Borneo Taksi (terminal in the front of Citra Garden of Jalan Jamin Ginting) will pick you up at your hotel in Medan and take you to Kutacane for 100.000 IDR. The trip takes 8 hours, ...



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