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Moderator♦ pro tempore on French Language, Computer Science and Software Recommendations. I'm also a unix amateur, and a developer on embedded systems with a computer science background and security leanings by trade.

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Nov
28
reviewed Reject How can I find out what places in Central Europre can be reached in a given time from a city by public transport?
Nov
27
reviewed Leave Open What is a good gift for hospitality in Nepal
Nov
27
reviewed Edit and Reopen Driving through every country in Europe
Nov
27
revised Driving through every country in Europe
focus on the subjects that the answers touch on
Nov
26
comment How long does it take to get from Gare du Nord to the Palace of Versailles, by public transport?
33 minutes? That's unrealistic. You'd have to know the way well, rush in the corridors, and be exactly on time for one of the few non-stop trains from Montparnasse (about one per hour off-peak, I think). And that gets you to Versailles Chantiers, which is about 10 minutes' walk further from the Palace than Rive Gauche.
Nov
25
reviewed Close I'm a foreigner, can I fly inside USA with my USA visa if my passport expires?
Nov
22
reviewed Close Require Airport Transit Visa in Germany?
Nov
22
reviewed Leave Open Non-EU citizen working in EU state, can I marry EU national living in another EU state?
Nov
21
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
19
reviewed Close Can I change terminals in Heathrow to access airport lounges?
Nov
14
comment Cruise embarks in Rome, visits mainly Greece ports and disembarks in Athens where I am flying out of also, which country to apply Schengen Visa in?
@Annoyed Upon reflection, you're right, a cruise is a bit of a special case. If the boat stays at sea, what country does it count as? I have no idea. I voted to reopen.
Nov
11
reviewed Leave Closed Australian overseas--do I need visa to go to Schengen area?
Nov
8
comment When going by a train from Paris to Amsterdam, can I hop off in Antwerp and then hop on again?
@HaLaBi No, Thalys trains require a reservation, and have market-based pricing so are only valid for a particular journey in a particular train (like all high-speed trains in France).
Nov
8
comment When going by a train from Paris to Amsterdam, can I hop off in Antwerp and then hop on again?
Here is an analysis on doing the Paris–Bruxelles part by non-reserved trains. It isn't necessarily cheaper, and as user3470 notes it's slow.
Nov
6
reviewed Reopen Australian resident working in the UK - Can I apply for a French Visa from the UK?
Nov
4
comment Japan: Car rental vs public transport
It depends where you want to go! If you want to stick to the cities (big and small), a car would only be a hindrance. But if you want to specifically aim for the countryside (of which there is less than in Germany), you might want to rent a car.
Nov
3
comment Boarding a sleeper compartment with a waiting list ticket and no reservation
@user3470 Mind you, I didn't know what it meant before today (and I probably will have forgotten tomorrow). The acronym is on Wikipedia, and the post being written in Indian English was a good hint (that, plus the insanely complicated array of classes).
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Open Where to buy a SIM card in Cape Town
Nov
2
comment Boarding a sleeper compartment with a waiting list ticket and no reservation
@user3470 TTE = travelling ticket examiner = train conductor in India. @K.C. you should have made that clear in your question.