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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
2
revised Boarding a sleeper compartment with a waiting list ticket and no reservation
grammar; title; added india tag as this is clearly about india
Oct
28
revised Why are prices published without tax in the US?
this isn't specific to San Francisco
Oct
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
25
reviewed Close Where to find a high-quality reversed map of the world?
Oct
21
comment Are both the entry and exit day counted for 90/180 Schengen rule?
@wim 7 days (and 8 days in the example in your question). Extrapolating from the lowest point, if you spend just a few minutes in transit, it still counts as 1 day.
Oct
18
comment Booking hotel with my credit card for the third person
It's happened that my card was charged at the time of the booking (not often, but it has happened), and I don't remember being told otherwise, at least not in any easily-noticeable fashion.
Oct
17
comment Booking hotel with my credit card for the third person
In my experience of midrange hotels on booking.com, usually the card was used as a guarantee and I paid at the end of my stay. There have been a few exceptions, and I don't remember that being clearly indicated.
Oct
16
revised Leaving Schengen region to reset 90 days
“any” 90-day period is wrong. Explain the weird Schengen rule.
Oct
15
reviewed Leave Open OFII form in France
Oct
15
reviewed Leave Open UK tourism visa refused twice - if refused again should my friend appeal?
Oct
15
reviewed Reopen Cheapest flight generally from Ulan Bator to a country an Australian citizen doesnt need a full page visa for?
Oct
15
answered Best options for crossing Lake Victoria by ferry
Oct
12
comment Easiest way to get to Paraguay from Puerto Iguazu?
Via Brazil? According to Wikivoyage there's even a bus that lets you cross between Paraguay and Argentina without passing Brazil immigration.
Oct
10
comment How late can I purchase Deutsche Bahn savings fare?
That depends on the fare type. I think each fare type has a hard limit. Of course you also run the risk that the quota for that fare is reached before you get around to buying the ticket.
Oct
9
answered What is the advantage(s) to buying tickets beforehand vs at the station for rail travel in Europe?
Oct
9
reviewed Leave Open 15 Hours Layover in NRT
Oct
8
comment Traveling through Munich Airport
@Grzenio AFAIK the airport transit visa is the only kind of transit visa in Germany (as in most of Schengen). Anything else requires a regular visitor visa (which may be only valid for the expected transit time). Other places have different types of transit visas, for example I believe Lithuania has land transit visas to cross between Kaliningrad and the rest of Russia.
Oct
7
comment Transit visa at sweden for syrian
@Dirty-flow At least the part about the transit visa is uncontroversially on-topic. A transit visa is squarely travel even in the most narrow interpretation of the term.
Oct
7
comment How do I change my TGV reservation to allow for print-at-home option?
@Frietjeoorlog Collecting a ticket at a ticket machine only works with French credit cards. If you have a foreign credit card, you have to go to a ticket window.
Oct
6
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?
@HaLaBi It doesn't matter once you have the visa, however the rule is that you must apply to the country which is your “main destination” (the place where you'll stay the most nights), or failing one from the place of first entry.