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comment Renting a car with automatic transmission in Paris
While trying to sell my stick shift in the US, I got calls from not one, but two different parents hoping to get their 16 yo child to learn on a manual transmission. In the end neither came to even see the car, saying their kids just refused to learn on a manual ... One of them actually brought their daughter, but couldn't get her to even come out to look at the car.
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
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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?
add quotation from reference website
Feb
17
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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?
Feb
17
comment International travel with pets with transfer - paperwork for third country?
What if the transit is longer than 2 hours but less than 24 hours?
Feb
12
comment 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?
Looking at that reference, I would advise people not to plan around this. I'll believe it when I see that it has happened. I've seen dates like this and I've been disappointed three times (!!) before I gave up on it entirely. It has been vetoed at the last moment every time so far.
Feb
12
comment 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?
Relevant info here
Feb
5
comment International travel with pets with transfer - paperwork for third country?
@mkennedy The problem never goes away because all affordable options transit within a third country. Direct options multiply the costs (which are already increased due to travelling with animals and other timing constraints). They travel in the cabin, the cargo hold is not safe.
Feb
5
asked International travel with pets with transfer - paperwork for third country?
Dec
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