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comment USA Citizen Residing Abroad Traveling to USA with Foreign Wife
Is it an option for your wife to apply for a K-3 visa (non-immigrant visa for the spouse of an US citizen)?
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comment Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?
possible duplicate of One-way USA to Switzerland without a return ticket - Your situation is slightly different, but the answers apply to your situation as well.
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comment Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa
Are you in effect asking if you need a Schengen visa to enter the Schengen area? If so, what is your citizenship?
Jul
22
comment I am Non EU citizen working in Germany, can I travel to UK without visa?
You are right, I forgot about the transit visa exceptions. I have modified the answer.
Jul
22
comment I am Non EU citizen working in Germany, can I travel to UK without visa?
"You might need a visa" is a rather pointless answer to the question "do I need a visa?". Except for that, a visa is issued by either UK or Ireland and not for the CTA. Having a UK visa does not necessarily entitle you to go to Ireland and vice versa, although both countries are in the CTA.
Jul
22
comment Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
It might be easier to understand what you're writing if you made less use of "its" and "theys", where it's not really obvious what you refer to.
Jul
22
comment Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
You wrote that "if they have empty seats on the train, they'll let you in" and I found that statement utterly confusing, since there is neither no one there to let you in if there are free seats on the train, nor is anybody there to prevent you from boarding if the train is full. And when it comes to DB operations, what is "it"? Are you talking about the network or the trains and if you are still clinging to DB owning most of the rail network, what relation does that have to who operates the trains?
Jul
22
comment Train from Budapest to Zagreb - buy in advance or at the train station?
The deep link to the search result is only valid for a short period.
Jul
22
comment Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
If a train with mandatory reservations is full, you won't get a ticket, but noone will stop you from getting on the train (contrary to what you wrote in your edited answer). In Germany, there is usually no ticket control when entering the train and it is up to the passenger to either have a valid ticket or be sure to be able to buy a ticket on the train. You are also wrong in your statement that DB operates most of the national network. DB owns 34.000 km of the network, but private companies are running their stock on most of it.
Jul
22
comment Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
First of all, this only applies to trains operated by Deutsche Bahn. There are several other train operators in Germany, each with their own regulations where and when to buy tickets. The statement is not even true for all DB long distance trains. Some of them, especially the ICE Sprinter and night trains often have obligatory seat reservations and tickets are not available in the train if they are full. You must at least check this with the conductor before departure.
Jul
22
comment Train from Budapest to Zagreb - buy in advance or at the train station?
These are direct connections, but there are actually only two daily connections, IC200 and IC204. The third I found (the night train from Budpest to Split with stop in Zagreb) only operates twice a week. There are several more connections with one or more train changes. You can find all of these on the DB route planner, so I don't understand what you have been looking for.
Jul
21
comment Train from Budapest to Zagreb - buy in advance or at the train station?
There are three daily trains from Budapest to Zagreb, so this does not seem to be a particulary good advice.
Jul
21
comment Travelling by train in Germany, what's the best option to buy the ticket?
@nsn When? As far as I can see, there are no intercity trains stopping at Cologne/Bonn Airport.
Jul
21
comment Visa needed for Spain & Morocco
Is the question if you need a visa? If so, is it somehow relevant that your daughter has a British passport?
Jul
18
comment Do I actually need an EHIC?
How should you be able to confirm in country A that you have public health insurance in country B without actually carrying some kind of proof?
Jul
18
comment Converting US Dollars to Euros in the UK without getting screwed with two transaction fees?
Wait until next week, when you are in Ireland?
Jul
18
comment Seeking advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use
I differs a lot between the countries, but the OSMAnd maps are not always particularly good.
Jul
16
comment Are there any tours into North Korea that depart from Japan or South Korea?
Do you mean tours into the "real" North Korea or would you consider tours to e.g. one of the special economic zones an option?
Jul
16
comment Pin-and-chip versus signature in the UK
@Gilles: In most European countries, before chip cards became common, a PIN was still required and verified online by the issuing bank. With the chip, at least in theory, the PIN can be verified by the card without a connection to the banking network, but since the amount in most cases is still authorized by the issuing bank, a network connection is still needed and delegating the PIN verification to the card instead of doing that online as well is actually a loss of security.
Jul
16
comment Pin-and-chip versus signature in the UK
Since there are several known and feasible attacks against chip & PIN authorization, it is perhaps not even a bad idea that merchant terminals default to chip and signature instead.