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Jan
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comment Why do some ferries (like Liverpool to Dublin) only allow passengers with a vehicle?
At that point, it's probably down to legal and liability issues - similar to why a pedestrian can't buy food from a drive-in fast food window even though they can physically walk up to it. The other two ferry companies have appropriate accommodations for this specific site - Stena, which doesn't have a bridge, uses a shuttle instead. Low demand for foot passengers on this route given the alternatives outlined above likely means it's simply not worth P&O's while to provide similar here.
Jan
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answered Why do some ferries (like Liverpool to Dublin) only allow passengers with a vehicle?
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Dec
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comment How can I discover what time of the year hotels will be cheapest for a given city, e.g. Tokyo?
By the way, recommend checking out Rakuten Travel in addition to the usual Hotels/Expedia for looking at hotels; I used it on a 3-week trip of Japan a couple of years ago, and it lists lots of local business hotels you won't find on USA-based sites. Japanese business hotels are great; rates can be quite a bit better than the upscale chains; front desk people usually have enough English to get by, and you get more of a sense of being there than being in an International chain - eg breakfast is more likely to be Japanese breakfast rather than continental.
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Jan
18
comment What is usually an American breakfast outside of the US?
It seems that black and white pudding are essential elements of an Irish breakfast, but optional in an English one. Perhaps also higher probability of baked beans in an English one vs Irish one? But other than those, they seem to be pretty much the same.
Jan
18
comment What is usually an American breakfast outside of the US?
Canadian Bacon tends to be more circular - without the "panhandle" that these have. In Ireland, we'd call these "rashers", which are something of a hybrid, having a lean meaty Canadian-bacon-like part, with an almost fatty/crunchy US-bacon like "handle" attached. Canadian bacon is generally lean, and usually circular; US bacon is generally streaky, more crunchy, and always in strips. (...except when crumbled into bits or pieces.)
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Mar
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answered Easy bicycling trips in Belgium?
Feb
27
comment London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental?
FWIW, if it's a one-way, car rental could be very expensive. If round-trip, be sure the rental agreement allows it! Also may depend on what you're doing in Dublin: if visiting just Dublin, then might not be worth it, but if visiting elsewhere in Ireland, a car may be necessary for some of the sights anyhow.
Feb
27
comment London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental?
And if the difference between Ryanair and Aer Lingus is small, go for Aer Lingus: Ryanair operates from Stanstead which is some ways out of London, whereas Aer Lingus operates from both Gatwich and Heathrow, which are (IMO) easier to get to. Plus the experience of travelling will be immeasurably better on Aer Lingus (or any other carrier, really) than Ryanair - Ryanair isn't too bad, just know what you're getting into and be sure to print out your own tickets, bring your own food, prepay any luggage fees, etc etc in advance.
Feb
27
answered How to buy duty free other than at the airport?
Feb
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answered Are airport duty-free shops really cheaper?
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Nov
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comment Can you tell a cabbie which route to take?
This likely varies from city to city; Vegas is somewhat notorious for taxi drivers taking the slow long way to the hotel via the strip, aka 'longhauling'. I don't think other cities are quite that bad.
Nov
17
comment Layover at Tokyo Narita airport: can I travel outside, and what kind of visa would I need?
Unless, of course, you actually enjoy the crowdedness and confusingness of Tokyo :)
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