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Jan
19
comment Can I skip my train leg booked with a KLM flight?
Apparently, KLM is quite aggressively applying this rule. This is because there's a huge discount on their Brussels tickets, where KLM does not have a dominant market position.
Jan
4
comment Switzerland's Customs: Will they accept items from TCM (Chinese Medicine)?
No, that wouldn't be a safe assumption. There are many banned substances in powder form. How would customs tell yours apart? Commercial packaging with a description of the ingredients helps, but probably less so if that description is in Chinese.
Jan
2
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Dec
26
comment Is it a sign of being gay if a male wears a white trousers in the UK?
You may think your visit coincided with London's hot season, but what are the chances of those two days coinciding?
Dec
20
comment Are dogs permitted on trains in Netherlands?
Fyra is like Thalys, buy a ticket.
Nov
14
comment What does the expression 'Prepayment' mean in hotel booking terms?
@pnuts: That's less weird than it sounds. You generally provide your creditcard details up front, but you usually are not charged right then. There are exceptions though.
Oct
20
comment Is a UK company granted a duty free allowance?
Isn't the duty-free allowance restricted to personal property anyway? So if the Ltd. buys something and you act as courier for the Ltd., your allowance is irrelevant.
Sep
17
comment Can a US minor travel by air from the USA to Mexico without a passport?
I's suspect the chief issues would be entering Mexico and re-entering the USA, possibly boarding the plane. Leaving the US appears to be a lot easier than that. (Then again, the few times I left the US as a minor were long enough ago that I don't remember all details.)
Sep
15
comment Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?
Done on all flights nowadays, before departure.
Sep
15
comment Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?
@Relaxed: The question was about terminals. No Schengen airport that I'm aware of has three types: Domestic, International-Schengen and International-Other. The first two are always merged. Thus "domestic" is a sensible label here, it refers to terminals which serve domestic flights and possibly some other flights. And the question is whether in Ireland, some other flights includes flights from NL and FR.
Sep
15
comment Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?
@Relaxed: Schengen is restricted to EU/EFTA countries, so Schengen implies no customs. Also, Ireland has no overseas territories.
Sep
15
comment Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?
@Relaxed: No, it's not. Many European airports have Schengen/Non-Schengen departures and arrivals, which is a similar distinction.
Aug
25
comment Indian citizens (2 sisters) want to vacation in Japan for sightseeing. What is required by India and Japan?
I assume you meant: "We do not know anyone in Japan" in Q2. That said, there may be a demand to prove you actually live in India and plan to return there after the trip (i.e. prove you're tourists instead of illegal immigrants)
Aug
19
comment Are there any flights which permits a Sikh to carry a kirpan?
I've read a story about a British Sikh cab driver who found a compromise: by having the sheath permanently affixed to the blade (up to the hilt), he was able to carry it. If you have no intent whatsoever to unsheath it, does it matter whether that's physically possible?
Aug
12
answered Is it possible to environmentally offset long-distance air travel?
Aug
7
comment Can I bring cheese to the US from Holland?
@traindriver: Not sure which market that would be (there's no real farmer's market) Do you mean the regular saturday market in the city centre? That one obviously caters to tourists, as Delft attracts many tourists. I wouldn't expect the Eindhoven market to offer the same. Then again, OP is from Amsterdam.
Aug
6
comment Does one need a visa to visit Antarctica?
@NateKerkhofs: Richest person in the world by many accounts is Carlos Slim, from Mexico. So yes.
Aug
5
comment Can I bring cheese to the US from Holland?
@Karlson: In the Netherlands, "old" is a designation for cheeses that have ripened at least 10 months. That means in practice it's a Gouda type as other types don't age that well. The topic starter lives in Amsterdam, so he may also encounter Beemster which is a Gouda type but from the Beemster region, not the Gouda region.
Aug
5
comment Can I bring cheese to the US from Holland?
It's not truly an old cheese (per Dutch consumer law), but Old Amsterdam is a common and widely available brand which may therefore be known to US customs. Apparently they do consider packaging and see commercial mass-market packaging as less suspect.
Aug
5
answered Can I bring cheese to the US from Holland?