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comment Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
@DavidRicherby I didn't know that. I would expect with the large indian community, there should at least be some exposure. Anyway my reference to bollywood was on a global scale. A better reference might be that top gear and the like do has exposure in the US as well.
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comment Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
I am not convinced it has to do with "proliferation of American cinema". If that is the case many should be able understand indian english due to Bollywood. I believe it has more to do with the richness of the vocabulary of a person. The more (multilingual/dialectal) words a person know, the better he is in understanding foreign or other dialectal conversations.
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comment In which church do the French royalists meet?
That was the church I was looking for. It is just fascinating that these groups exist. Recently I met a orangist in Belgium, which is also an active group of Belgians loyal to the Dutch royals.
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comment Can I own a French registered car as a non-resident?
@AdityaSomani Busses are an option in populated areas. The beauty of that area is that there are large non-populated places
Jul
20
comment Lost passport with Schengen visa but want to continue traveling
Not at the border but passport checks do exist. Sometimes as close as 100 meter from the border. Chances are slim that you will actually be checked, but the chances exist
Jul
20
comment How to dispose a broken suitcase at an airport?
There was no competition? That is really a weak excuse, because probably a large part of his suitcases are sold to replace faulty ones.
Jul
20
comment How to dispose a broken suitcase at an airport?
I would hand the broken suitcase to the shopkeeper selling new suitcases. Surely, he has dealt with it before..
Jul
18
comment Do airliners tend to arrive earlier then announced lately?
@bernard 2 years, and no it was on all my flights
Jul
16
comment Self-service options in Amsterdam
Also -1, only because i cant give -2. First of all check airbnb or only appartment and you'll see several options in Amsterdam. Furthermore places like Hilversum and leiden aren't cheaper by default.
Jul
14
comment Denied Entry into USA - Impact on Future Travel
-1 "probably", "possibly", "quite likely". It is all speculation. The only valid point is to contact the consulate, but that is more a comment then an answer.
Jul
10
comment Can I buy a prepaid mobile data plan while on route in France?
@Grzenio you only need to show printout to an SFR salesperson in a an SFR shop
Jul
10
comment How to find cities with similar weather conditions
Shouldn't your question be "How to find cities with similar weather conditions?" As said, latitude has almost nothing to do with the weather.
Jul
7
comment Travel when passport has been sent for renewal
Will you remain in the UK for a while, or are you simply continuing on to Portugal on an ongoing flight?
Jul
4
comment If a hotel staff asks me for buffet food, can there be consequences if I bring him food?
What is a towel boy?
Jul
2
comment What is the difference between “Country of Issue” and “Country of Citizenship” of a passport?
@DavidRicherby Would that imply that Country of Issue is Country Y if that consulate issues a passport for Country X?
Jul
1
comment Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany?
Since Homeopatic medicine is technically water or an alcolholic beverage with an unlimited diluted substance, of which there is no detection method, your fine as long as you respect the alcohol import rules. (i.e. 2 liters)
Jun
27
comment Best way to sleep at Vancouver International Airport and wake up on time?
I once had the exact same issue at zurich airport. Spent quite some money on an alarm, only to be woken up by the first flight announcements at 05 am
Jun
27
comment On a trip to Belgium, should I stay in Bruges or Ghent?
Monksy they are a 30 min train drive away from each other
Jun
27
comment Can I drive in North-Carolina with a EU drivers license?
But then why explicitly denying IDPs?
Jun
26
comment Does a US immigration officer really have the power to deny entry to the country at personal will?
I guess it is matter of interpretation, but I would consider an officer following strict guidelines and rules when denying entry not a case where the individual have the power. In that case the power lies with the system.