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comment Does an app exists that tells me if I am in the correct train in Belgium?
@Aditya: "Just ask someone who knows" is very unlikely a good answer to many of the questions here, since it simply raises a new question: "Where can I find someone who knows?", to which the answer may very well be "On travel.stackexchange.com". In this case, according to the question, the questioner is very likely within close vicinity of several other people able to help. But I've written a longer explanation in the meta post, hopefully that will contribute to something.
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comment Does an app exists that tells me if I am in the correct train in Belgium?
@Aditya: As I wrote in my comment to Dirty-Flow: Unless andra (or you) explain why you can't ask someone else, it is impossible to suggest an alternative solution, since it is not unlikely that the reason not being able to use the obvious solution also will hinder you from using any alternative solution being suggested. The language barrer was only one possibility.
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comment Does an app exists that tells me if I am in the correct train in Belgium?
@JoshB: That's likely one of the least probable explanations. "I am sitting in a Belgian train ..." around 10AM on a weekday. I doubt that you'll find such a train in Belgium without other passengers.
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comment Does an app exists that tells me if I am in the correct train in Belgium?
@Dirty-flow: It may of course be a problem that it for some reason is not possible to communicate with other passengers on the train, but then the question lacks an explanation why this utterly obvious solution cannot be used. If there is e.g. a language barrier, it won't help to suggest using an app, which is only available in Dutch or French.
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comment Does an app exists that tells me if I am in the correct train in Belgium?
Because if you did, it would have solved your problem and you would not have had to ask here.
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comment Does an app exists that tells me if I am in the correct train in Belgium?
Why don't you simply ask someone sitting next to you? Have people forgotten how to communicate with other humans just because something could be found on the internet?
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comment Is it possible to travel anywhere on Eurail-valid lines without reserving a seat or paying fees?
The Eurail web site has a very extensive list of trains, on which you have to pay an additional fee for mandatory reservations (Reservation Guide). There are different rules from country to country. Do you have a specific question not covered by what you can find in this list?
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comment Why are balloons prohibited at Amsterdam Schiphol?
In the Netherlands with "merely" 1,500V overhead power, the problem might just be smoke and an unnecessary fire alarm. In ohter European countries with 15,000V or 25,000V overhead power, air balloons have been prohibited in several railway stations for quite some time. Especially metal foil, helium filled balloons can be a serious hazard when let loose near high-voltage overhead lines.
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comment Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?
I finally got an answer from NSB customer service yesterday. If you miss a connection and haven't kept the required transfer time, the rest of your minipris ticket is actually void. This is not the case in the UK. If you miss a connection with an advance ticket, you can use the next possible train, as per the terms and conditions "If delays occur while travelling, you will be allowed to take the next available train(s) to complete your journey." I find it extremely odd that NSB is allowed to sell through tickets with short connection stimes and leave you stranded if a connection is misssed.
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comment Transit visa needed for layover (< 24 hrs) in Germany?
@Aditya: For the second option, a transfer visa will not suffice, since he will regularly be entering the Schengen area. The answer to the question you're linking to is wrong.
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comment Is a Schengen visa/transit visa required for transit flight from Vienna to Frankfurt?
Since the flight from Vienna to Frankfurt is intra-schengen, he does not only require a transit visa, but a regular Schengen visa.
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comment Europe: differences between colours of highway road-signs
@pnuts: Also not really related to this question. The Vienna convention only define motorway signs to have white letters on green or blue background and not does give any instructions on the colour used for "normal" roads, except the signs to have dark letters on a bright background or vice versa. Both France and Italy have ratified the convention and follow these rules.
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comment Why do Indian citizens need many visas?
The latest amendment of the Schengen visa regulations (EC No 1289/2013) has a far stricter reading when it comes to reciprocity requirements. As per the regulation, the Commission has been notified by several member states of the lack of reciprocity and if I understand it correctly, must two years after the notifications (that would be February 2016) temporarily suspend visa free travel to the Schengen area for the affected citizens. Currently, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan and the US has not fully implemented this reciprocity requirement.
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
@jwenting: At least in Europe (and that is also specified in the AHRO insurance conditions), the insurance holder is liable for any claims and not the driver, so at least in this case, that won't explain that the holder must have a Dutch license (even ignoring the issue that a foreign resident very well may have a Dutch license).
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
@andra: That's both incorrect. German traffic violation points are assigned to a person, not a license and the person does not even have to be a German resident (StVG § 28). EU/EEC citizens are (with only a few exceptions) allowed to keep and use their foreign license even if they are permanent residents of Germany.
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
I would be really surprised if the insurance requirement for the driver to hold a Dutch driving license is not a breach of EU/EEC anti discrimination regulations. AFAIK, a driving license from any other EU/EEC country holds the same legal significance (both public and civil) as a Dutch driving license.