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Dec
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comment Schengen visa holder issued by the Italian embassy - getting into Romania via Frankfurt?
Ultimately what is going to matter is the decision of the border officer, who might know surprisingly little about the actual regulations (!!!), so I strongly recommend printing out the regulations (linked by Doc), both in Romanian and English, and taking them with you!
Dec
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comment Schengen visa holder issued by the Italian embassy - getting into Romania via Frankfurt?
My spouse has been in a similar situation and I can confirm that the information in this answer is correct (at the time when it was posted). What I'd like to add is that every time I called the ministry of foreign affairs to inquire about the 5-day transit, I got a different answer. The situation is very chaotic. Once I was told that it's absolutely impossible and illegal to use this unless we can prove that the transfer is necessary. Another time they just told me "no problem at all". Finally we arranged things to depart to a different country than where we arrived from.
Dec
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comment Places of Interest To Be Seen Whilst Visiting Malta?
Actually everything you listed here is accessible by bus, but not necessarily quickly or conveniently. (I'm not sure about Is-Simblija.) I've seen most of Malta without a car, but I could see that locals very much prefer cars, and Malta tops the cars per population chart in Europe.
Dec
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comment Do all GPS devices support all major regions?
I did not know that it's possible to load OSM data to Garmin devices, that's very useful information! I'm comfortable with doing all kinds of hacky things with the device, if that's helpful, I've just never had such a device before, so my research started from zero ...
Dec
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comment Is there a map or resource that represents the distance in terms of time instead of Km or Miles?
+1 for triangle inequality. While you're technically correct, I believe it is possible to embed the road intersections into a 2D Euclidean space to a reasonably good approximation. I am going to try to construct such a map if I can google up the necessary data and if it turns out not to be too much work.
Dec
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comment Is there a map or resource that represents the distance in terms of time instead of Km or Miles?
While you're technically correct, I believe it is possible to embed the road intersections into a 2D Euclidean space to a reasonably good approximation. I am going to try to construct such a map if I can google up the necessary data.
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comment Tips for getting a visa when there's no embassy in one's country of residence
@Gagravarr That's an interesting thing to look into. This is not a problem for us any more, but it may be again in the future. I've never heard anyone having two passports (my country doesn't allow it as far as I know) but I'll look into it in more detail for the person who actually needs this. (I'd assume most countries wouldn't like to give two passports as it's more likely that someone will use it for cheating/falsifying/etc.)
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comment Interesting places to see around (not in) Valencia?
Are these hiking trails accessible by public transport? My Valencia trip is finished, but I wouldn't mind to go back some day if I got the chance :-)
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comment Travelling with two different passports
I happen to be interested in this. The law and practice often don't exactly coincide though. Do you have any more information about what usually actually happens in this situation? I could even imagine that China would simply not recognize the other citizenship in some cases.
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comment Is there any trick to checking in more weight on planes?
Consider sending some of it by post (I did). In some places there are even discounted services for students who are moving at the end of semester. It may be cheaper, especially if you fly lost cost airlines.
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comment Is there any trick to checking in more weight on planes?
Take care with Ryanair---they always weigh the carry on luggage if they have a scale at the departure airport (e.g. Treviso, Bari has it), and 10.5 kg is enough to turn you back.