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Jun
21
comment Why are Americans and Asians in such a rush when traveling in Europe?
I did 10 European countries in three weeks on a bicycle last year and didn't feel particularly stressed and tend to get bored if I spend more than a few days in a city. I am voting to close this question as primarily opinion based.
Jun
18
comment Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany
@Relaxed: Neo also pointed out that according to their terms of service, the id cards are only visually inspected, which directly contradicts the explanation in the letter. If you see any easily imaginable explanation for these contradictions, please tell.
Jun
18
comment Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany
@Relaxed: I have no clue what DB does internally with the id number, if they follow German law it can't be very much and I am neither sure what you mean with end-to-end verification, nor which easily imaginable reasons for the restrictions there might be. According to the letter O.R.Mapper quotes, the issue is that other ids cannot be digitally scanned. I have already commented twice that foreign id cards and passports can be scanned exactly as German id cards (is something I wrote not clear?).
Jun
17
comment Do airlines really check whether battery packs for laptop/phone/tablets are less than 100 or 160 Wh?
Since both the battery packs you're showing and also all regular laptop batteries are well below 100Wh: What kind of device do you have an issue with?
Jun
16
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Jun
15
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Jun
15
comment How widely accepted are Euros in Hungary and how bad is the exchange rate practiced by shops/hotels?
@Itai No, I went through Hungary on bicycle and did not buy or use any other means of transport there.
Jun
15
answered How widely accepted are Euros in Hungary and how bad is the exchange rate practiced by shops/hotels?
Jun
15
comment Transfer from Tegel Berlin to city center
@yaya: I thought I made that clear with my answer: "which must be stamped later when you use them"? If you buy tickets from the bus driver or in a tram, the tickets are already validated and for immediate use. If you buy tickets from vending machines at bus or subway stops, you have to stamp the tickets yourself when using them (potentially later).
Jun
10
comment Travel restrictions for US teen living in London, wishing to travel the UK and Europe alone
Do other train operators in England have restrictions? If not, why are you especially recommending "Virgin East Coast"?
Jun
9
comment “Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in Germany
The Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung was and the Daueraufenthaltsbescheinigung is anyway only a confirmation of your right to reside and work in Germany. Neither of the documents confirm in any way that you actually do reside there.
Jun
9
comment Can I transport canned food in hand luggage in Europe?
@nsn The only dry, canned food I can think of at the moment is milk powder, which I guess is not what you want to bring in your hand luggage. I have never seen tuna or sardines canned in anything else but water, brine or oil.
Jun
8
answered Can I transport canned food in hand luggage in Europe?
Jun
8
answered Why only earbud style earphones?
Jun
4
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Jun
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Jun
3
revised Is it legal to sleep in a parked car on the streets of Munich?
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Jun
3
answered Is it legal to sleep in a parked car on the streets of Munich?
Jun
3
answered Formalities for an American spouse of an EU national staying in France for 4 months annually
Jun
3
comment Do Mongolians still prefer receiving hard copy photos?
Both Polaroid cameras and film are still produced.