Reputation
3,943
Top tag
Next privilege 5,000 Rep.
Approve tag wiki edits
Badges
9 19
Newest
 Custodian
Impact
~162k people reached

1d
comment What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.)
@Formagella beside the internationally standardised signs each country has some of its own as well. These arrows on no-stop signs in Germany are one such example. I've never encountered them anywhere else. In the Netherlands there can be arrow signs mounted beneath the sign to specify it further, also an extension of the international standard.
Jun
29
comment Better to obtain a temporary smartphone in the US or in Europe
correct. Having a phone that's not simlocked and simply buying a European prepaid card (you may want one for each country, check rates to see what's most economical) is the way to go if your provider doesn't have decent roaming rates and you are planning to use the phone for more than a very limited amount of traffic.
Jun
19
comment Suitable shoes for long-term, light-packing travel
there is no "best". "Best" is purely opinion based. For me the best would probably be none at all. For others it might be steel jungle combat boots...
Jun
8
comment Is sleeping on the floor in planes allowed, and if not, why not?
@JoeBlow that was KLM, ca. 2000.
Jun
1
comment Tipping in the Netherlands
@DavidRicherby coincidence, but would generally come out that way I guess for small amounts :) If you're facing a 430 Euro restaurant bill however, making it 500 Euro is not something I'd do. 450 comes first. Depending on circumstances of course. If it's you're with a large group, tip more for the extra effort the staff put in than if you're alone for example.
May
25
comment What swimming suit options are acceptable for a self-conscious recreational swimmer in Belgium and Western Europe?
your best option would be to get used to it and go with what's customary. There's no reason to feel naked in proper swim trunks...
May
25
comment Why did I get refused of entry into the UK even if I had a sponsorship letter?
Also, if the scout group receives government subsidies, the allowance they'd provide would possibly be public funds, receival of which is also a violation of 46A
May
24
awarded  Custodian
May
24
reviewed Close Dual US/Canadian citizen with an expired passport
May
24
reviewed Close Is it safe to roller-skate on sidewalks in USA?
May
24
reviewed Close Flying into and out of Germany on a Belgium Schengen VISA
May
24
comment Flying into and out of Germany on a Belgium Schengen VISA
typically your visa would need to be issued by the country of entry into the EU.
May
24
reviewed Close What to do before traveling to Europe as an American?
May
24
comment What to do before traveling to Europe as an American?
learn to behave like a person, not a tourist... And leave overt national pride at home, Europeans don't like such things (not just from Americans, from anyone).
May
24
reviewed Close Would the most logical path from Normandy to the Bavarian Alps (Germany) pass through Lyon?
May
24
reviewed Close 90 days in USA then to holland for 3 weeks then back to USA for 90 days
May
24
reviewed Close Brazilian Girlfriends Visa refused - Administrative Review
May
20
comment Why have they announced to turn off phones while they are explicitly allowed?
Books are allowed to be used during the safety briefing? Not in my experience. And I've never had trouble turning over my e-reader and keeping it in my lap during the instructions, just as you should have no problem keeping a closed book in your hands.
May
20
comment Why have they announced to turn off phones while they are explicitly allowed?
@Josef you do, they can change between aircraft types and operators, as well as over time. Plus repetition helps... and of course the crew and other passengers don't know you.
May
17
comment Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?
well said. By law you're required to have it with you. If the cop pulling you over is nice, he may overlook you not being able to show it on demand, but he certainly doesn't have to and if he's under pressure to fill his ticket quota for the month he's going to ticket you for sure.