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Not very severe. In Munich as with most of Germany, automated transport ticket machines can be changed easily to a number of different languages. Physical German signs are mostly in German but their alphabet is very similar to English so can be easily memorised when you need to know certain place names. However, Munich is a very walkable city which I would ...


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From the Ukrainian point of view, Russia illegally occupied the Ukrainian region of Crimea in 2014. As a result, transport options have been restricted from both the Ukrainian and the Russian side. In addition, it is now necessary to have a Russian visa (or visa-free passport) in order to access the Crimean territory. Flights In September 2015, all flights ...


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You'll be fine. Especially young people or people in tourism-related jobs speak good English. Public transport is well-organized and easy to navigate. It might help you to plan your trips and tickets ahead of time (i.e. where you are changing subway lines and what ticket you need - they have a rather complicated zones system so you might just want to get a ...


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The NMBS/SNCB journey planner knows about local transport, including bus lines. I'm not sure they always have information on service disruption or changes on short notices, so also check with the local bus operator, De Lijn, TEC, or STIB.


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You asked for German sentences. In case you are not confident in your German pronunciation I would rather go for few but well practised phrases than many sentences: Your most important sentence next to "Hallo" and "danke" should be "Sprechen Sie Englisch?" As others already have said, a lot of people speak good English in Germany - especially in large ...


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There are plenty of buses to Eugene from other cities. From Eugene there is a bus to the McKenzie River Ranger Station a few times a day https://goo.gl/maps/UypiSvpMkk12 From there, its a 10 mile hike. Could make a nice little backpacking overnight trip.


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I will only be in London for 2 days and plan to take the tube no more than 2 or 3 times, so it doesn't make much sense to buy an oystercard. You can buy single journey paper tickets for the tube, but they strongly discourage it through pricing. I just looked up a zone 1 tube fare and it was £2.40 on oyster but £4.90 on a paper ticket. At those prices ...


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This should not be a problem. Conventionally, Japanese names are written with the surname first. They are applying the same convention to your name.


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Pretty much every card follows the standard ISO/IEC 15693 or ISO/IEC 14443 which means they operate on 13.56 MHz and will potentially interfere with each other. You might be lucky here or there but in general any two contactless cards will cause interference.


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Which Stations Are Accessible? TMB says that all the Metro network is wheelchair accessible, except for a few stations (15 out of 156). These tend to be the older/non-recently-refurbished stations. The Barcelona Metro map lists them: This website lists all the stations with lifts. Locating Lifts TMB also says that you can locate accessible stations ...


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Going to the official TrenItalia site as of today (end of April) for mid June: I see there is essentially one travel solution where you first take a fast train from Florence to Rome and then a sleeper to Tropea (so I didn't bother checking for the return). You have to choose your type of seats/beds so make sure you get to this page by clicking on the ...


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The TfL website does not mention a deposit refund for faulty Oyster cards. They only mention that after you get a new card they will transfer the credit and passes you had on the faulty card. Quoting from TfL: Faulty Oyster card If your Oyster card doesn't work when you touch it on a yellow card reader, it may be faulty. You'll need to get a ...


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As chx pointed out, you will need to clarify what "best" is. Cheaper? Faster? Most convenient? Most frequent? I'll concentrate on the train part. There are two train stations in CDG: "Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1" is only served by the "RER" (suburban train / express metro). It is located in "Roissypôle", which is about halfway between Terminal 1 and ...


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As usually, the MBTA is quite obtuse about this. Apparently this did work at some time (http://charlieonthembta.blogspot.com/2006/12/now-can-you-transfer-funds-from.html) but there is no current information whether this is still the case or not. They are pretty clear that you can't redeem the remaining value of a Charlie Card for cash. It's a pretty ...


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This page lists the advanced booking restrictions for various train operators in Europe including those in Italy. Booking Horizon: Italy High-speed, medium & long-distance 4 months Regionale 2 months (7 days for paperless tickets) Edit: I realise that doesn't explain bookings after June 11, but this page should explain issues due to the Summer ...


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adding to the excellent list by @Willeke also directions of google maps can be worth a try. It does also calculate itineraries for specific times of travel. Their selection of means of transport isn't as good though (they are missing some metro lines in some city for example) and in your example it fails: Sorry, we could not calculate transit directions ...


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Besides Rome2Rio, which works internationally, I know several 'one country only' versions who do or might not do ferries. OV9292 (link in English) is the Dutch one, designed and started before internet searches became easy and named after its phone number, (which still works but has become expensive.) It claims to do all 'within the Netherlands' travel by ...


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Without getting into the philosophical paradoxes inherent in asking about "the most expensive free trip", I'm pretty sure the longest duration & distance that you can pull off with an Opal card in a single day without backtracking is Goulburn, NSW to Scone, NSW by train: https://goo.gl/maps/6nYEY2oTjqT2 This clocks in at a cool 513.54 km per the ...


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I don't believe there are any true park and ride schemes in the London area (park for free and pay just your transport costs). London is just too big for that. However this website is a good tool for those unsure of what parking options there are at London transport stations outside of the centre. It searches from which direction you will be coming from to ...


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You should definitely try blablacar (https://www.blablacar.fr/), as pointed out by mts (sorry I cannot comment yet!). It is very used in the Vallée du Rhône, I'm sure you will find a friendly driver. If you don't find your route directly on the website, try broadening the start/finish of your trip by looking on a map. I use a lot blablacar as a driver, ...


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I think you should look for the disabled metro map, which is easily to find on google. I would explain more but I think the image says pretty much all. You will have to zoom to read which stations have "annoying stairs" and stations with elevator. About the steps that separate the ticket barriers and the platform, you can't really know, but I highly ...


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Rome2Rio says that you can get a Eurolines bus from Paris CDG to Calais. The journey lasts approximately 5 hours and is significantly cheaper than the train. Below is a screenshot from Rome2Rio: Eurolines agrees with this. Buses run to Calais Centre Ville, Calais Ferry, and Calais-Cité-Europe. Below is a sample quote for CDG to Calais Centre:


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The best cheaper way I've found to get from Fez to Algiers is flying via Barcelona. As of April 2016, Fez - Barcelona - Fez is around $35-50 on Ryanair, and Barcelona - Algiers - Barcelona is around $110 on Vueling, for a total price of $150 (round trip).


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My experience in Munich included many conversations like this: Me: "Ja, ein großes weißwurst und ein schwarzes Bier, bitte." Wurstmeister: "Would you like mustard and relish on your sausage?" My German friends (all of whom speak better English than some of my Canadian friends) are of the opinion that if the person has tried to learn even a little bit of ...


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There are unfortunately not many options of public transportation in Lombok. I was there recently and decided to rent a motorcycle to drive around the island. There are a couple of places which rent motorcycle for 50-70k IDR/day. If you can't drive or don't have a license, you can rent an ojek (motorcycle with driver). The cost depends on how far your ...


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Easy to find car park areas with good public transport into the city are the airport areas. All of them have the official as well as alternative parking areas. Heathrow is on your way to London, Gatwick on your way around towards Dover, Luton and Stanstead can be useful if you plan to use the ferries at Harwich. You can also look in booking a hotel out of ...


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According to Wikivoyage Metros and trams run approximately from 5AM to midnight. Some bus lines do not run after 9PM. Check the TCL website for details : Detailed schedules [link in French] There you will also find 4 night bus lines ("lignes pleine nuit") that run Thursday to Saturday night every hour. Alternatively Lyon also has a functional ...


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You'll need to decide your price / time balance. You can save money by taking the bus but it's slower than by train. As mentioned you can take the train directly from CDG Terminal 2. Some require a change, or even change between two different stations, in Lille. Details here Voyages-SNCF. Generally from around €30. Eurolines does have one direct bus most ...


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The train station is located in Terminal 2 (between 2D and 2F). Not sure if the train will be the cheapest way to go to Calais. The bus or a shared car might be cheaper (but also take more time). For instance, with the bus, you can get to Lille from CDG for just 9€ : http://uk.ouibus.com Then from Lille to Calais, with the bus, train or shared car, it ...


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From my experience... Yes, traveling in Colombia is rather easy, often time consuming but what to expect from such a vast country. Long distance busses - they are rather comfortable, usually with toilets and WiFi. Finding schedule is a problem but you can always ask at the bus station (e.g. at the arrival), We had no problems with reservations or anything ...



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