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comment What on earth has yet to be explored?
Cartographers might add those on purpose — see phantom island.
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comment Travel to Portugal from Cologne, Germany
@Tor-EinarJarnbjo By boat from Rotterdam.
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comment Travel to Portugal from Cologne, Germany
Note that HAFAS, that bahn.de is based on, is incomplete in Spain and possibly Portugal. Do compare with renfe.es and the Portuguese railways.
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comment Where is the Asia-Europe divide and where can we cross it?
@sharptooth Similar fences in Lapland are to stop domesticated reindeer from running onto the track. Although I've never been to Russia I guess it'd be similar. For safety, this question may be relevant. An outdoor-loving Moscovite told me that urban people and foreigners are disliked by locals in the north and that drunk groups of people can be scary. But when far from people I don't see why the Ural tundra should be more dangerous that tundras in Lapland, Alaska, or Yukon. Prepared with clothes, gear, food, satphone, etc. it should be fine.
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comment How strictly do large car-hire companies in Central Europe enforce the license age condition?
How does the license age requirement work if I recently renewed my license?
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comment How strictly do large car-hire companies in Central Europe enforce the license age condition?
In northern Sweden, I have many times rented a car when I was below 25, despite rules saying I could not. They never asked my age. One time they did not even ask to see my license; I walked up to the desk, said “I'm here to pick up a rental car”, the clerk asked ”Are you Mr. Holl?”, I said “Yes” and I was handed the keys. On the other hand, I was rejected as an additional driver in Spain when my license was 5 days short of the minimum license age requirement (I would have satisfied it at the end of the rental period, though!).
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answered Where is the Asia-Europe divide and where can we cross it?
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comment Possible cheapest ways to travel from Munich to Konigssee and Salzburg
@VessilliZaytsev Berchtesgaden is the tourist town at Königssee.
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accepted Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?
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comment Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?
Great answer — but what is TOC?
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comment What is the difference between Eurostar first class and French TGV first class?
Maybe it's new, but when I took the Eurostar last week I had powe sockets in 2nd class.
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comment Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?
@Gagravarr That would explain it. How do you know this specifically? You could write it up as an answer.
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comment Is there a website for searching/booking European trains?
Note that the Hafas system is only as good as the information they get from national train operators. In some countries they are incomplete! I thought they were complete in Europe, only to arrive in Spain and find there are a lot more departures than Hafas knows about.
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asked Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?
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comment Can a Schengen Visa be refused because the photograph is too old?
How can they tell?
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accepted Is there secure bicycle parking at the Reading train station?
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comment Another scenic pass, near the Stelvio pass
Although the Septimer is scenic, it is worth to point out that exploring it is going to be on foot or maybe mountainbike, as there is no car road connecting to it.
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revised Can I buy a VIA Rail bike box without travelling by VIA Rail?
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