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comment Visa-free travel: no entry or exit stamp given between UK and French border?
EU nationals won't receive stamps when travelling between EU countries, just their passport / ID card checking, so it is somewhat of a special case
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comment Flying to Germany from USA as Dual Citizen, passport help!
possible duplicate of Dual nationality, not sure how to switch passports!
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comment Food on the TGVs between France and Spain?
@JoeBlow It's a long trip by TGV standards - 6.5 hours. There are certainly longer overnight trains, but I think for a TGV that's about as long a trip as you'll find
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comment Food on the TGVs between France and Spain?
You appear to have linked to the same page I referenced in my question...
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comment Is it possible to travel around the world using JUST Low-cost carriers?
Norwegian now also serve the US direct from Gatwick, so you could combine the last two legs if you wanted
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comment Looking for travel itineraries for Spain/France
Stack Exchange sites are not suited to asking for opinions, see the Help centre for more information on what is (and isn't) a good fit for this kind of site
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comment Croatia, passport-free travel: as of 2014, still separate from Schengen Area?
Looks to me like they plan to join the Schengen zone, but haven't yet. What makes you think any different?
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comment I'm at the end of my Australia working holiday visa, do I need to leave the country for study visa?
This might be something best asked of the University where you'll be studying, since it may well depend on the kind of visa they end up getting for you
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comment Looking for travel itineraries for Spain/France
I'd strongly suggest you go and find yourself a friendly travel agent, grab a couple of guidebooks, then sit down with your travel agent to go over the options and book something. If you have specific questions on things, ask away! But for general advice on what to book, We Are Not A Travel Agent so not able to help
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comment Alternative route for the shut down Harwich - Esbjerg ferry route by car
There are some Motorail services in Europe, but sadly the wikipedia list suggests none suitable for your planned route
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comment Alternative route for the shut down Harwich - Esbjerg ferry route by car
Oh, and one advantage of the Harwich-Hoek ferry is you could leave London after work, drive to Harwich, get a decent night's sleep on the boat, then set off fresh from Hoek the next morning closer to your destination
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comment Alternative route for the shut down Harwich - Esbjerg ferry route by car
The bad news is that Seat 61 doesn't suggest any alternatives, which was my first thought of where to chek
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comment Car hire credit Card in Ireland
On a global scale they're not too bad - I'd much much rather drive in Ireland than India for example! I just know they cause issues for people used to nice wide roads, and especially people used to wide roads driving on the right, and even more especially people just off an overnight transatlantic flight who are tired + used to driving on the right + used to big wide roads...
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comment Car hire credit Card in Ireland
Adding your wife would also let her share the driving, so is worth considering from that aspect if nothing else! Driving in Ireland can be tiring, more so than other places, due to the size (or lack thereof) of roads...
Aug
27
comment Madrid Barajas to Toledo transfer
Did you try emailing / ringing some local taxi companies?
Aug
27
comment Can you book hotels on a prepaid credit card worldwide?
I've seen people checking into Hilton hotels before with a large pile of cash for the deposit. I see no reason why you wouldn't be able to do that, then pay on a pre-paid credit card (+ get your deposit returned in cash if you wanted to)
Aug
26
comment Australia: Sponsor hunting on an eVisitor visa?
I wonder if this might be better on the Expats SE site given you're looking to move there + get a visa for that
Aug
26
comment How/where to buy mixed-class tickets for a flight?
If it's all within one alliance, the phone sales team of any of the airlines you fly with should be able to sell you it, they're normally used to handling special cases. Travel Agencies exist all over, though in some bits of the world they're in more obvious places than others. Some you'd need to go there in person, some are happy to work on the phone, occasionally some will work by email - that can be very convenient!
Aug
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comment Can you book hotels on a prepaid credit card worldwide?
@verve Not all hotels will, but some do accept a (fairly large) amount of cash as a deposit if you don't have a credit card. The only time I paid close attention, the guy checking in next to me was staying 2 nights, and was asked to pay for those two nights in cash up front, and leave just over another two nights worth of cash as a deposit. It was all counted out twice, he got a receipt, and presumably got it back at checkout less dinners / drinks / minibar / etc costs he charged to the room
Aug
25
comment Venice - arriving at 16:40 vs 17:40
How fast do you eat, and how formal a meal? You could probably arrive into Venice around 20:00, catch a quick gondola ride with a sandwich in hand, and still be in bed before 9pm!