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Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
16
comment How widely accepted are Euros in Hungary and how bad is the exchange rate practiced by shops/hotels?
@Itai You don't have to order Forint. You can withdraw it from an ATM or use the services of an exchange office when you arrive.
May
6
comment First-time Chinese visa applicant needing to apply at a Chinese consulate in Canada
I have applied for Chinese visas three times, each time in a different country, and never in my country of citizenship. It was never a problem.
Apr
28
accepted Where does one go through customs when transferring in the EU/Schengen?
Apr
28
comment Where does one go through customs when transferring in the EU/Schengen?
So I will have the chance to talk to customs officers in France even though the last leg is entirely within the EU.
Apr
28
comment Where does one go through customs when transferring in the EU/Schengen?
@Willeke What specific details do you need? I do not know which terminals will be used in Spain.
Apr
28
asked Where does one go through customs when transferring in the EU/Schengen?
Apr
14
awarded  Famous Question
Apr
13
comment Where can a tourist to Malta ride an articulated bus?
I find it really amusing that something as common as a bendy bus would be considered an attraction :-)
Apr
13
comment What steps can you take to avoid being bumped from a flight?
@MeNoTalk Do you have any comments on my question above?
Apr
10
comment What steps can you take to avoid being bumped from a flight?
Some airlines won't let you select a seat unless paying a fee. Would paying this fee and getting an actual seat number reduce the chance of getting bumped?
Apr
7
comment Airway companies that overbook flights, and those that don't overbook
I am going to take a flight with Iberia in the near future and I would like to know what happened to you. My flight is critical (international move with exotic pets) and it would be a very serious problem if I couldn't take the flight. My experience with Iberia customer support on the phone so far is not giving me confidence.
Mar
2
comment See as much of Europe as possible in a week
Sounds like too much for a week. Of course there is a subjective element to this, but personally I wouldn't be able to enjoy such a rush. Consider carefully what you are expecting to get from this trip and what you will compromise by trying to fit in too much. Yes, doable, but IMO it only makes sense if you do it for the thrill of going to so many places in such a short time ...
Feb
25
comment How can I get to Iceland on a cargo ship?
There are many "freighter cruise" agents that will arrange this for you, but it will not be cheap. Flying is going to be much cheaper (if less environmentally friendly).
Feb
21
comment Traveling in Europe Solo - 18 years old. Feasible?
You don't need to worry about violent crime (muggers, robbers) for as long as you use your common sense and don't seek out rough areas. But do read up on how to protect yourself against pickpockets, as American's common sense might not work against those. Don't keep your valuable stuff (wallet) in easily accessible pockets, close your pockets, close your bag, don't let your bag out of your sight, keep your backpack in front on a crowded bus/train.
Feb
17
awarded  Excavator
Feb
17
revised Cheap phone calls from Canada to Poland
Rates to various European countries vary widely. State the country explicitly.
Feb
17
revised Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?
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Feb
17
suggested approved edit on Cheap phone calls from Canada to Poland
Feb
17
suggested approved edit on Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?