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Jan
18
comment Hiking the French-Spanish border?
Answers should probably take into account the current migrant crisis and whether that may or may not affect that border as it did some others (i.e. fences built, border checks reinstated, more patrols, etc.)
Jan
7
comment Travelling as an unmarried Western couple in Indonesia
"You should both wear pant below the knees and shirt with sleeves" <- If I google for "Indonesian village", I get several photos of shirtless local men, many seem to wear short trousers, and almost all seem to wear short sleeve shirts. Could you explain a bit more? Does your advice apply to Aceh only? I don't know anything about Indonesia.
Dec
22
comment Flying with Ryanair as a non-EU citizen
I have seen WizzAir do the same check. I don't know if they always do it.
Dec
16
comment What is a polite way to tell a Scottish person that I am struggling to understand his/her accent?
If you are obsessive enough, you can go through some of these recordings (with synchronized transcripts!) at scottishcorpus.ac.uk. It will give you some practice in advance.
Dec
15
comment Can I transport a hairdryer in my hand luggage in Europe?
@BurhanKhalid Surprisingly (!!) it does exist. It's hard for me to understand what it's good for though, given its low performance (400 W) and very short operating time (8-15 min). Maybe it's for use in cars where it would be possible to charge it slowly (low power), but it wouldn't be possible for draw 400 W (high power) from the car battery continuously.
Dec
5
accepted Is there a luggage locker at Porta Susa station in Torino?
Dec
4
asked Is there a luggage locker at Porta Susa station in Torino?
Nov
16
comment Travelling in/out France after the attacks of November 2015
I am sitting here with tickets bought Friday afternoon, for this week. And unlike for you, for me it is not okay to be turned back from the airport. I don't think the question is answered yet in a way that is generally satisfactory for people having this concern, even if you are personally happy. In the very least we need an answer from someone who has actually crossed the border since Saturday. Putting in that green checkmark discourages further answers.
Nov
16
comment Travelling in/out France after the attacks of November 2015
The answer has the checkmark, but it is still not clear to me whether there could be any difficulty in travelling in/out of France at this time. A clearer yes/no/depends answer would be appreciated, especially from someone first first hand experience.
Nov
12
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Oct
24
comment Visiting EU as British citizen long-term
In Britain you are in the EU, you know.
Oct
15
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
21
comment Is it possible to pay with euros in Eastern Europe?
-1, in the vast majority of stores you cannot pay with Euros in Romania, and definitely not in most local markets. People don't prefer to be payed in Euros. Source: I am a Romanian citizen.
Aug
19
comment Would Ryanair tolerate a 15.6" laptop case as a second hand luggage?
When I used to travel with them years ago, they weighed each hand luggage (only at airports where they had the necessary setup) and they didn't let me take a 10.5 kg bag because the limit was 10.0 kg. If they do measure, I would not expect them to tolerate even a few cm over the limit.
Aug
12
comment Understanding Greek road signs
Modern Greek does mark the stressed vowel with an accent, check e.g. in.gr and see that every word has one. (The accent is omitted in capitalized words). According to Wikipedia, Ancient Greek had pitch accent instead of stress accent and had three different diacritics to mark three tonal qualities. Modern Greek is written phonetically in the sense that one can (mostly) unambiguously tell the pronunciation based on the spelling (including stress). It doesn't work the other way: it's impossible to tell the spelling based on pronunciation. E.g. there are 5 ways to spell /i/.
Aug
12
revised Understanding Greek road signs
fixed some Greek spellings
Aug
12
comment Understanding Greek road signs
Thanks! Edited, but the edit still needs review.
Aug
12
suggested approved edit on Understanding Greek road signs
Jul
5
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.