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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
22
revised Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
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Jul
22
answered Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
Jun
16
comment Is 2h 45m enough for a layover in EWR transferring from an int'l to a domestic flight (Terminal B → Terminal C)?
Last year I arrived at EWR and immigration took over 2 hours. 3 or 4 planes had arrived, so the waiting area for non-US citizens was stuffed.
May
19
revised Student dorms in Stuttgart (Germany)
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May
15
comment Student dorms in Stuttgart (Germany)
OP has stated he wants only a short-term rental, so chances may not be such as bad as for a regular rental
May
15
answered Student dorms in Stuttgart (Germany)
Mar
27
comment What should I do if I feel the pilot is guiding the flight in the wrong direction?
I think the question is too broad to answer, it totally depends on the situation and your capabilities.
Mar
27
awarded  Yearling
Feb
27
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
6
comment I've got five hours in NY, what places can I visit in that time?
Be aware, immigration can easily take 2 hours.
Feb
3
comment Apartment in Munich
Why does the Airbnb statement translate "Abgeordneter" (which means "member of parliament") with "government official"? This is misleading. And the other linked Airbnb statement cites only spokespersons of parliamentary groups of the local parliament of Berlin and their opinions, which has no immediate legal impact. So I agree with @MichaelBorgwardt
Dec
12
comment What should I do to protect data when going across the US border with a computer?
Considering the recent events regarding operations of NSA and other US agencies the statement "U.S. law permits interception of e-mail and remote server connections" is at least debatable.
Nov
19
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
18
answered Which car rental companies do not charge for additional drivers (in London)?
Nov
13
comment How to travel (relatively) cheaply by ICE trains in Germany?
@Vince But be aware, if you book a reduced "Sparpreis" ticket, it's only valid for the specific train and time you booked.
Nov
4
comment Open Banking account in the US for a foreign traveler
My credit card charges 1.5% abroad and I withdraw cash with my card from my home account, which is still cheaper than withdraw from my credit card or changing cash. I don't know about US accounts, but here (Germany) checking accounts are usually only free of charge, if there's an certain income every month. YMMV, but I would evaluate carefully, if the hassle of opening an US account is really worth it for a vacation.
Oct
31
comment Open Banking account in the US for a foreign traveler
What's the advantage of a checkings account a credit card of your home bank cannot provide? For your use cases purchasing tickets and booking hotels a credit card is sufficient.
Oct
30
comment Can you register for a “packstation” in Germany if you are traveling through Germany?
@Vince That's a different use case. Main use case is that you let deliver your parcel directly to a packstation and your account. Picking up parcels at a packstation with a bar code, when you weren't at home when the parcel came (your case) is just a variation of picking the missed parcel at the post office.