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Aperitivo? Apericena? Aperiwhat? In the traditional sense, an aperitivo is a pre-dinner drink, where pre-dinner means that it is usually consumed before having dinner. It can be either alcoholic or non-alcoholic and its purpose is to open up one's appetite before the meal. In order to fully open up one's appetite, the aperitivo is usually accompanied by a ...


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Note: I am Italian, and travelled my homeland peninsula from north to south, and from west to east. Sorry to contradict some of the previous answers, but no, aperitivo/apericena are not limited to the Milan area. Maybe it started as a cultural movement in the north of Italy, but I can assure you that nowadays (well, it is since I can remember - that would ...


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The question is rather broad, I'll try to answer each point. Each answer is based on my experience and can be very subjective. Aperitivo experience greatly vary. It's about meeting with friends or colleagues after work, having a couple of drinks which come with something tasty to eat. How can I find out whether a specific bar offers an aperitivo? Some ...


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Here are some things not covered in other answers: In larger cities, the Greyhound stop will be an actual station, where you will go inside a terminal, find the correct gate, and get on a bus. Unlike airlines, you do not need to "check in". Generally the departure gates are fixed by destination, so a bus going to a given destination almost always leaves ...


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Welcome to North American bus travel! This trip requires you to take three buses each way. 1. a long trip on Greyhound from Toronto to Chicago, crossing the border at Windsor/Detroit. 2. a short hop from Chicago up to Milwaukee on Greyhound and 3. a medium distance trip across Wisconsin operated by Greyhound's partner company Jefferson Lines. As per ...


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Greyhound provides a locator on their website. Just type in the city where you're stopping and it will give you the station(s) there and their addresses, even phone number and hours. That's tricky to answer, it depends on where you're going, whether there's an event there, what time of day, etc., but generally my experience with bus travel is always the ...


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FWIW My experience in Milan is that it varies from place to place. Sometimes it is complimentary if you are drinking, sometimes you pay extra with your first (or second...) drink to have food as well. The food might become free at the end of the evening if you have been there for a while and there are leftovers. Sometimes it is a modest mid-evening snack, ...


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You're asking a lot of questions, and I can answer a few of them. First, I was under the impression that the aperitivo was something more of the Milan area, but perhaps it has grown into a much wider phenomenon. When I first encountered it, I definitely thought it was a phenomenon. There does not seem to be an online resource to find out about places ...


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The 'buffet' style this article you mention talks about is not common. In general you can expect a plate of small snacks, not a full meal. The buffets will definitely be more expensive than 4 euro, so I doubt if it'll really be that 'cheap dinner' you talk about. But I guess that depends on how much you eat.


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If you are on an easy hitch-hiking route, and you don't want to go halfway, a sign is critical. For example, if you just spent a weekend on Martha's Vinyard and need to get back Boston, it is very simple to get a ride at the ferry parking lot exit at a busy time. It is easy to get a ride straight to Boston, and hard to get a ride from an intermediate point. ...


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No you don't. You can transfer to other terminals and exit there. However, you must be travelling with hand luggage only, otherwise you will have to return to the original terminal land-side to collect your luggage, which would be difficult as you would need to get past customs to collect it. Here's an explanatory post on flytalk. One of the quirks of ...


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Something to remind you. Seen in a rental car in Ireland, a sticker on the wind screen reminding the driver to drive on the left. If you do rent a car without such a sticker, or take a car to where the driving is on the other side of the road, you can make your own 'sticker'. My brother used a plaster (like you put on your finger when you cut yourself) in ...


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While all the other answers are good, I would like to make the comparison in a more objective way. According to numbeo's safety and crime index, which is crowdsourced by contributors, Prague is a very safe city to visit, with the following score: Level of crime: Low Worries home broken and things stolen: Low Worries being mugged or robbed: Low Safety ...


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It depends on who is at fault for you not being able to claim. If it is the airline's fault, so they didn't load the bags / bags got lost / bags didn't make a connection etc, you must speak to the airline staff or their ground handler before leaving the baggage hall. They will get you to fill out a form about your bag (size, colour, make, identifying ...


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This is a bit of a broad question but I'll have a go. Actions that may shorten check-in to arrival: Check-in online Print or collect boarding pass on mobile Carry hand luggage only - This and above will help ensure you do not need to visit a check-in or bag-drop desk or wait for luggage on arrival Qualify for fast track security - This requires becoming a ...


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I recall once that a special-order meal got mixed up and there weren't enough of them (vegetarian), so the cabin crew scrounged around and came up with a couple meals' worth of snacks and the safe sides of extra meals for that person, instead... and with the offer of more, if they were still hungry after. Obviously this was something of a special ...


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Prague is safe, I would say to the European standards. You really don't get people coming to you with a knife and wanting your money, certainly not in touristic areas and not during the day (a bit more to this later). So, most theft comes from people not being careful enough. The standard rules apply that nothing valuable has to be accessible: no wallets in ...


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Here's some points describing what tourists look like: Wear huge backpacks. Stand on corners with maps on paper or on their phones. Stand on the street with a frown and their head on a swivel. Carry bags with them larger and more bulky that bags residents carry. "overly cautious" carry a "front bag" containing valuables. Wear "hiking clothing" in a city ...


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I've visited Prague twice in the past five years and, as mentioned in another answer on this page, I didn't feel at any greater risk of being robbed in Prague than in other tourist destinations throughout Europe. Rick Steves has written extensively (in his guidebooks and online) about how to avoid pickpockets when visiting Europe, and one of his top ...


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Prague is no worse than any touristy city, better than some I would say. As always, if it happens to you, the impact can be huge. The risk is the same as at home, but when in a foreign country you will need to sort things out much faster and in a place where you do not speak the local language. Be prepared, do not keep your important papers and cards where ...


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So, a bit of digging shows that this isn't a new question. It's been asked in several places around the Internet. One notable example is a site called MightyTravels, which, in an article about this exact problem, makes an interesting claim at the bottom: Did you know – with Mighty Travels Premium you can search 365 days of hotel rates sorted by deal ...


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My problem was similar but different. I originally was an enthusiastic driver, but after a particularly frightening car accident resulting in serious injuries to my mother and myself, I became terrified of driving. I would try to drive and my mind would start imagining all the horrible types of accidents and deaths I could potentially experience. I would go ...


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You stop being scared of things by being used to them, and driving is no exception. You can get used to it by doing it more. If you are terrified of driving in general, start by practicing in empty parking lots and country roads (preferably paved ones). You can ask a friend to take you if the route to the practice area is too scary. Some kinds of fear are ...


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I'm looking for something that would help me get over this issue without impairing my ability to drive. If you are terrified of driving, your ability to drive is already impaired. Road safety depends on all road users acting in a rational and predictable manner (and following local laws and customs, of course). Most likely, other drivers will not be ...


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First, driving sometimes just isn't for everyone. Some people simply do not like it and are seemingly unlikely to change. If you find that you are firmly stuck in this category, it's worth evaluating whether you can move to a city with robust public transit, as this could improve the quality of your life immensely. Just as some people find they must arrange ...


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As, according to the information in your question, it does not really matter what you wear, it has to be how you behave. I would say, if you see one of the blue girls walking around who might have a ticket, make eye contact, smile a friendly smile and hope for the best. As so often, it will be the charm of the person they select that will be the reason to ...


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If you're in the UK, you can now exchange your foreign coins with Fourex machines. They have created machines that automatically exchange your foreign (and British) coins with either pounds, euros and dollars. They won Richard Branson's Pitch To Rich 2015 and currently have 4 kiosks in 3 locations around London and are in the process of adding many more. ...



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