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Apr
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comment I don't know my nationality. How can I visit Denmark?
@dan1111, it's something that affects Americans who live anywhere in the world other than the U.S., not just Switzerland or even Europe. Many citizens have renounced because of FATCA. It's a significant problem for U.S. citizens who don't live in the U.S. You should not lightly dismiss it just because you don't happen to know what it is.
Apr
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comment I don't know my nationality. How can I visit Denmark?
@dan1111, due to FATCA things are actually more onerous than you might think. Banks abroad must report to the U.S. government quite a lot of information on any U.S. citizens with accounts, or face crushing fines. As a result, many overseas banks refuse to allow American clients. Just last November in Switzerland I spoke with a mixed Swiss-American family where the son, a dual citizen, found it nearly impossible to find a bank to keep his accounts in due to the unreasonable reporting requirements.
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revised What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?
Put back question mark.
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Sep
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comment What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?
@MichaelHampton, I was surprised to learn that you're absolutely right. I'd always heard that bicycles were prohibited on all interstate highways, but that isn't the case. Here's a Wikipedia article about it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-motorized_access_on_freeways
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accepted What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?
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answered What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?
Sep
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comment When walking on the road, is it safer to walk in the same or opposite direction as the traffic?
Well, plus the outer corner has a big ol' parking lot to walk through.
Jun
17
comment The most difficult countries to travel in?
I note that the OP asked about the most difficult country to travel in or through, not the most difficult country to travel to. That would seem to imply that the question is about how difficult it is to get around in that country, not how difficult it is to get into that country in the first place.
Jun
17
comment How can I avoid or minimize jet lag?
Well, to each his own. :) Some people like to drink a beverage made out of beans and water at breakfast, if you can believe that.
Jun
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comment What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?
Right, I mentioned in my question that there were two different 12s, and I linked to a map.
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answered How can I avoid or minimize jet lag?
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comment What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?
Wait a second. That same "12" road (not the autobahn) goes all the way into Bern (I live in Neuenegg), and I see cyclists on that road all the time. Surely they're not all breaking the law? Plus I'm pretty sure the speed limit the whole way to Fribourg is never as high as 100.
Jun
15
comment What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?
Yipes. So I'm not supposed to be riding on that road?
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