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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?
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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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comment Eating alone in London
I have the impression that I get my food more quickly when I'm in a restaurant by myself.
May
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comment How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?
@NilsO Unions can and do also assist employees (legally and otherwise) if they do not get what they are entitled to. Collective bargaining is just one of the many important tasks unions have.
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comment How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?
@NilsO In The Netherlands, people can unionise without getting fired, and unions can help with this sort of stuff. Other organisations can, too. This kind of civilisation is a remote dream in the USA.
May
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comment How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?
@NilsO Even if the federal government De Jure requires employers to increase cash wages to compensate, that certainly does not mean that employees will get what they are entitled to. They're not exactly in a position to sue or even unionise. Also, even if they do get $7.25 per hour, that is not a living wage in many places.
May
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accepted Is there secure bicycle parking at the Reading train station?
May
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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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accepted Can I buy a VIA Rail bike box without travelling by VIA Rail?
Apr
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comment How to ensure 4 months stay in USA when on visit visa?
NYC is not a good base to visit the Grand Crayon.
Apr
27
comment Is it legal for a US citizen to travel to Cuba?
The next question, of course, is: what happens if you do anyway?
Apr
27
comment Can I buy a VIA Rail bike box without travelling by VIA Rail?
VIA Rail no longer sells bicycle boxes. I finally got my box at Greyhound. Will confirm dimensions later.
Apr
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answered Can I buy a VIA Rail bike box without travelling by VIA Rail?
Apr
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comment Can I buy a VIA Rail bike box without travelling by VIA Rail?
Their policy might have changed. I have the forture of living in a large city so I can try both Via and Greyhound.
Apr
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comment Can I buy a VIA Rail bike box without travelling by VIA Rail?
Hmm, why is that baggage policy linked on a 4 year old blog post in Portuguese and not on VIA Rail itself...? Anyway, I'll go by the station tomorrow and ask.
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comment What is a good Lake District base for hiking?
See also The Great Outdoors.