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Dec
14
reviewed Leave Closed Iranian Green Card holder
Dec
14
reviewed Reopen Visiting national parks in the USA in Jan-Feb
Dec
14
reviewed Close Can I skip the last leg of my domestic return flight?
Nov
26
comment Is there a way to prevent “looking like a tourist” in order to not be harassed?
Both look like tourists to me. (I'm a Parisian.) But that's probably because they're posing for the photo so they'd look out of place anywhere. Neither of them looks more French than the other to me.
Nov
25
comment Hungary - Budapest terrorist threat, should I reschedule my city-break?
372 people died due to road incidents in France in October 2015, i.e. the Nov 13 terrorists killed about as many people as 10 days of traffic in France. Of course, if you sufficiently restrict the area of application, you can make statistics say anything; the Bataclan attack may well have caused more deaths than ever died in traffic on boulevard Voltaire.
Nov
18
revised Does an infant under 6 months need their own ticket?
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Nov
13
revised Power plugs in train repeatedly turning off
transitions between power feeds also have a short neutral section (thanks Richard Gadsden)
Nov
11
revised Do Turkish citizens need a visa to come to the UK for one day?
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Nov
11
comment Do Turkish citizens need a visa to come to the UK for one day?
@gnasher729 You've linked to the site that lets you determine whether you need a visa, which is only the first step. Actually getting the visa requires submitting a bunch of paperwork, and the UK government has privatized this step in many countries. It does look that WorldBridge doesn't (no longer?) do the processing for Turkey, I'm now redirected to a different private company.
Nov
3
comment Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris
@GayotFow No, it's possible, I never claimed otherwise. What's impossible is to fly over Paris (over the bits inside the ring road, I mean — what the locals think of as “Paris”), which means that the helicopter won't be able to fly in a straight line and will have to land some way from the Eiffel Tower (~15min by taxi is a good estimate barring major traffic jams). Of course, it would be cheaper to buy a plane ticket for the next day plus a hotel night.
Nov
3
comment Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris
@GayotFow This airfield is just at the southern edge of the municipality. The no-fly zone starts at the north edge of the airfield (or maybe a few tens of meters further north, I'm not sure exactly where the limit is).
Nov
3
comment Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris
@GayotFow They're all in the suburbs, not over the Paris municipality itself.
Nov
3
comment Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris
@GayotFow Unless you're a head of state or something you won't get the authorization to fly over Paris. If you somehow do so without authorization you may be shot down by the French military. A very rich private citizen could fly to within about 2km of the Eiffel tower, or to the Issy airfield (I think that's the closest one) and indeed take a taxi from there. I confirm Henning's comment: actually about 80 min of the fastest public transport, slightly less with a taxi; if everything goes fast you'd just have time to go to the foot of the Tower and head back.
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Open Country Hopping and Visas
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Open Turkey transit visa for a stateless person?
Oct
30
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Oct
26
answered Power plugs in train repeatedly turning off
Oct
26
comment Power plugs in train repeatedly turning off
I doubt that this would happen on a train, these things are rated for relatively high power on the scale of electronics. Coasting through neutral sections as suggested by Gagravarr does turn off power, I think this is what anol experienced but there's no way to be sure.
Oct
20
comment Do most places in Paris accept payments with visa/credit card?
I sneer at your mention of “ususal Parsian condescension”!
Oct
20
answered Do most places in Paris accept payments with visa/credit card?