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Aug
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Aug
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comment Souvenirs from the US and Canada
Dried and cured meat like beef jerky is quite common all over the world and not a very special American thing. In South Africa, a similar product is called 'biltong' and I would be very surprised if there is no such thing to be found in Kenya.
Aug
14
answered Is it possible to get from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden human powered?
Aug
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Aug
4
comment Schengen visa - worried about being refused
@o.m: I am not a lawyer either, but it's easy to see that the Bundemeldegesetz will come into force on November 1st, 2015. Currently, the legal basis for the population register is set by each state (Bundesland) and there is usually (if at all) no exceptions for foreign tourists from the duty to register.
Aug
4
comment Schengen visa - worried about being refused
@neo: 'By the way, all state laws specifically exclude short-term visitors that don't stay in a hotel from the registration rules.' Can you refer to a specific paragraph? At least in the Bavarian and Berlin laws, there are no obvious exceptions for foreign residents to the duty of registering their accomodation.
Aug
4
comment Schengen visa - worried about being refused
@o.m. Your last point 'residents in Germany have to register in their primary place of residence' is just a part of the entire story. Persons are in Germany (with exceptions, details differ between the states) also required to register a temporary residence, and this general requirement also apply to foreign tourists.
Aug
4
comment Schengen visa - worried about being refused
@Alexander: Both of your points are incorrect. Foreign tourists living in private accomodations in Germany are with a few exceptions subject to register their abode with the authorities, usually within one week, but details differ between the states (Bundesländer). Foreigners are in Germany not obliged to carry any form of id.
Aug
3
comment Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?
@pnuts: I am not 100% sure what kind of id they are referring to, since the id must be recognized in Germany and for foreigners the recognized documents are restricted to passports or for EEA citizens, their national id cards. There might be some EEA countries issuing id cards to permanent residents, even if they are not citizens of the residing country. In any case, the Dutch residence permit or a Dutch drivers license are not recognized as id cards in Germany.
Aug
3
comment Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?
@pnuts: I am not sure what you are asking about, since I didn't write anything about residence permits. Generally, having any kind of residence permit from another EEA country does not free a non-EEA citizen from having a valid passport when entering and staying in Germany.
Aug
2
answered Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?
Aug
2
comment Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?
@pnuts: The discussion you are linking to is from 2008. LH may practice this differently from airport to airport, but at least within the last few years, I've never had to show an id to check-in luggage when flying within the Schengen area. Since 2003, I regularly fly out of Munich and have not once since then showed id when flying with Lufthansa.
Jul
27
comment Travel to Germany with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student)
Is leaving within 90 days considered 'very soon'? Perhaps you should rephrase your answer.
Jul
24
comment Do I really have to register with the police when staying with a friend in Croatia?
The possible requirement to register with the authorities is defined in article 5, paragraph 5 of the same directive and even applies to shorter stays.
Jul
22
comment Do I really have to register with the police when staying with a friend in Croatia?
@phoog Where is that quoted from? AFAIK, it is not correct.
Jul
5
comment Preparing for Greece to Exit the EU (Grexit)
@pnuts An apparent drop in prices for foreigners can only be expected during heavy fluctuations in the value of the local currency, e.g. if it drops faster than prices can be regulated in shops. If Greece would reintroduce a new, local currency and do it at a realistic rate, there is no reason to assume that anything would become cheaper for tourists.
Jun
25
comment Why are there no waste bins on public transport?
@jpatokal It's actually not a problem. Perhaps Germans are generally able to behave.
Jun
25
answered Why are there no waste bins on public transport?
Jun
24
comment Is it possible to skip between days without changing hours by traveling West at 330mph?
The 'close to the pole' approach is actually not so easy. On the South Pole, time zone boundaries are actually defined based on the time zone observed by the research stations and/or national claims, hence the time zone borders are rarely in one-hour-steps: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_in_Antarctica#/media/…
Jun
24
answered What are the consequences of overstaying Schengen zone for 28 days in 90 days period with a valid visa for the next 3 months?