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Commercial developer since 2006

Primary occupation: Java+Javascript Developer.

Programming Languages: Java, Javascript, PHP

Java technologies: Hibernate, Spring, Tomcat, JBoss, WebSphere, ServiceMix, OSGi, JSF, JSF-2, Primefaces ZK, GWT

Databases: Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2

WWW: HTML, CSS, Apache, jQuery, Dojo

Hobbies:
history, science-fiction and fantasy, languages, backpacking, orienteering, geocaching

Languages:
Polish, German, English, Ukrainian, Russian


Dec
11
comment How can I withdraw my money with a VISA debit card with lower fees in Germany?
I wish you luck, but 2.5% is actually low for Germany, you should be happy it wasn't 5% or more.
Dec
10
revised Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?
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Dec
10
comment Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?
@vartec you couldn't be more wrong. 'women-only' facilities are very common in Europe
Dec
10
comment Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?
@JoErNanO women are not paying more to use female-only dorms is not discrimination because men can't use it. Lack of men-only dorms could be perceived as discrimination, however it's very unlikely, because people wanting to sleep only in one-sex rooms tend to be only women.
Dec
10
comment Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?
@JoErNanO but there's no discrimination. Women pay exactly the same - when they choose the mixed room. And single sex rooms are more expensive because they are more problematic to utilize.
Dec
10
answered Sell a pair of blue jeans and live like a king for a week: Still possible in Europe?
Dec
10
answered Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?
Dec
10
comment Do hostels provide toiletries?
@hippietrail Bedbugs don't care if you sleep in your sleeping bug or you have it in your bag. They are happy to say even in a sock so unless you require the guests to arrive naked and without any luggage, that trick won't work :)
Dec
10
answered Is it considered uncouth to check in early into a hotel?
Dec
10
comment Dorm / Hostel: How to assert myself politely with roommates
As for locking out, in hostel you should become your own key, so it should be no-go.
Dec
8
comment How do you pack your dirty clothing when moving from hotel to hotel?
If they don't managed to get dry, you'll make them take more place, be heavier, and risk they'll mold :)
Dec
8
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Dec
8
comment How to deal with a full trash can for used toilet paper where you are not allowed to flush the toilet paper?
@jpatokal well, no. I've seen that in hostels in Germany, so what I've heard is also a norm in Greece. Many old buildings have poor sanitation. Quite interesting, in Poland usually old buildings have superior sanitation to that new ones - you could probably flush a living chicken in it
Dec
8
answered Why do some hotels etc and other accommodation have rules against washing clothes in your room or in the sink?
Dec
4
comment Exchanging Euro to CZK in Prague
Not a duplicate. The linked question is a general question about travelling to EURO zone. My question is about where to exchange money in Prague, which is not in Euro zone.
Dec
3
asked Exchanging Euro to CZK in Prague
Dec
2
comment Forex - Zloty to Euro in UK?
"Banks usually charge less than manned exchange places" - it strongly depends. From my experience, they charge much more, but it's comparing the polish banks with the polish currency exchanges (kantors). In France, it may be the opposite.
Dec
2
revised Forex - Zloty to Euro in UK?
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Dec
2
comment Indian Passport first page ripped - is this considered 'damaged'?
In some countries the invalidated (normally by renewing) passports are marked by ripping or cutting of a fragment of the first page (you can than keep such passport as souvenir) so you should expect some border guards to doubt the validity of such a password.
Nov
27
comment Eating cat meat as a tourist in Switzerland
Yeah, I suppose eating dead animals (for example, killed in road accidents) is generally allowed. If you can't kill and can't import, there's no other source to legally get the meat. I can't say for Germany, I know in Poland there was the process for killing dogs (not selling their meat).