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As an Australian citizen, you cannot get a short-stay Schengen visa under any circumstances. You can however stay in the Schengen area for 90 days without a visa, even if you have stayed in a Schengen country on a long-stay visa before. See Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a working holiday visa ends in Schengen countries? and in particular this ...


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The sign you're looking for: (source - although the image weirdly isn't showing up there, the post is, and I found it through google image search, but giving the site credit anyway)


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If you really want to dine with the locals and eat authentic cuisine of the place you are visiting check out this new website EatWith which enables you to have local dining experiences in people's homes around the world. See also their Twitter page.


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In this museum in India, different fees are charged for Indians versus foreigners (₹10/150), and there's a fee for using a camera (₹50), which foreigners are more likely to do than locals. I assume that fees are based on the ability to pay, and foreigners are more likely to be able to pay more. At Yuransen Onsen in Japan, there were different onsens for ...


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I would say that the right answer to your question heavily depends on how many and which museums you are going to visit. Some of them may not even allow to buy tickets online, but others may allow to print the tickets at home. Roma Pass comes in two versions: 48h and 3-days. It could be a good choice because it allows free direct entry to the first two ...


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It's common enough in Australia, with very sensible reasoning behind it - the tourists are only going to visit your attraction once. The locals can keep coming back (and often bringing visitors as extras) because they don't have the travel cost. Skyrail is an example that springs to mind. Although they don't advertise it on their website, they have ...


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Jeunesse (http://www.jeunesse.at/) concerts usually offer good value (especially it you are < 26 years old)


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It used to be very common in China. One time I had been there long enough that I read the Chinese price on a sign first without paying attention to the English, and handed over the (I thought) appropriate amount. The poor girl had to explain that I had to fork over 10x as much as a gweilo. These days the price seems to have gone up at most places to the ...


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This is very common in Thailand, so much so that there's an entire website devoted to the topic: 2PriceThailand.com. This is particularly easy to do in Thailand, since the Thai script has a native set of numerals. This means you can have ENTRANCE 100 BAHT right next to the Thai sign saying ๒๐ บาท, and the vast majority of farang visitors won't even realize ...


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These photo shops are generally termed Nostalgia Photography Studios, which sometimes include 'Costumes' in the name. There are literally hundreds and they exist wherever there are tourists, and fun daily activities for children. They go under a number of company names, such as 'Old Time Photo and Costume Co', 'Old Time Photos'. Google will present for you ...


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It might not fit in the timing of your weekend visit, given the route you are planning. Were it me, I'd rather go to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples before Etna, although I'd even consider both. Actually, I'd probably head to Etna, then down to Agrigento. I'd see the Valley, and then relax on the Southerly coast and see what the waves are doing.


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An interesting solution that I've been using lately is resorting to group sale websites like groupon. I've heard all kind of theories about why the restaurants want to be there - from the near bankrupt last resort saving tool to the bad food restaurant trying to save the day. In my experience I always got a nice meal at an affordable price. (depending on ...



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