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Jun
27
comment Why do people scan their Intercity / Sprinter tickets twice (on entry and exit) in Amsterdam?
@Willeke Yes. This is painful for those with international tickets, as I have personally experienced with my "London to Any Dutch Station" ticket. Ticket was wet, scanner didn't work. Oops.
Jun
26
comment Is the water potable in Swiss mountain huts?
At mountain huts they write non-potable to boost sales of drinks.
Jun
26
revised Is the water potable in Swiss mountain huts?
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Jun
26
comment Is the water potable in Swiss mountain huts?
@drat Citation needed. I've been drinking water from melting snow and ice all my life, as have my family and friends. The only problem is that water from glaciers often is full of sand and stones so it may not feel very pleasant, but it doesn't make ill either. Bacteria that live by making mammals sick aren't going to thrive in glacier ice that froze 1000 years ago.
Jun
26
comment Is the water potable in Swiss mountain huts?
I don't know about Colorado, I'm talking about Switzerland (I've only ever hiked ½ day in Colorado, but I've done hundreds of hikes in Switzerland). In Switzerland there are many public water sources either in the valley or high in the mountains. Many hikers drink from those, including all I know. I have never heard of anybody having any problems. The stomach doesn't need ultra-filtered water.
Jun
25
answered Is the water potable in Swiss mountain huts?
Jun
24
comment Is it legal/safe to visit the Calais border crossing?
@JonathanReez It's not a natural disaster like an earthquake or a volcanic eruption. It's a disaster caused by man-made rules and a strong urge for people to get to the United Kingdom. It's still a disastrous situation, not entirely unlike the migration flows into the EU from Africa and southeastern Europe.
Jun
24
comment Is it legal/safe to visit the Calais border crossing?
@JonathanReez But your aim is not to go hiking or sightseeing in Calais, your aim is to observe a specific newsworthy event. That's basically journalism. Travelling there would be pretty much disaster tourism, which is not helpful to anyone. You should only travel to disaster areas if you go there to help, or perhaps if you are a journalist.
Jun
24
comment Is it legal/safe to visit the Calais border crossing?
@JonathanReez Go to school to become a journalist, apply to work with a reputable news outlet, put on a vest that says "Press", and be chased away.
Jun
24
comment Are there examples of Googie architecture outside the U.S.?
It certainly exists in Canada. Does that count as outside US? ;-)
Jun
23
comment How up to date is the Man from seat 61?
Distance is geographic and cultural ;-)
Jun
23
comment Do I need ESTA to go from Puerto Rico to Norway on a direct flight?
Is it a cruise ship or so, or a private boat?
Jun
23
comment How up to date is the Man from seat 61?
I think the level of detail is inversely proportional with the distance from London.
Jun
19
comment Dollars or euros to South Korea?
You can even use them to withdraw money from automated teller machine. Are there are any places in the world where ATMs do not accept credit cards?
Jun
15
answered Where can I find GPS-device-compatible maps of Georgia?
Jun
12
comment Renting a bike from Beijing Airport?
I've never seen an airport with bicycle rental. Most are a pain to get to on a bicycle at all.
Jun
12
comment Camping facilities in Yellowstone and Grand Teton
See also The Great Outdoors.
Jun
12
comment Camping facilities in Yellowstone and Grand Teton
Popular campgrounds will also be fully booked.
Jun
10
accepted Where is the closest to western Europe to see desert mountains with slot canyons?