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Dec
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
12
comment 5 weeks in Peru + Bolivia + Chile, is too little time?
@Patrick Investigate going via another airport in Europe (Madrid, Paris, …). A former colleague of mine who traveled between Rio de Janeiro and Paris several times reported that it was cheaper to take a train to Brussels then a “flight” to Rio which actually consisted of a bus to Paris followed by a flight to Rio, than it was to book only the Paris–Rio flight! So shop around.
Dec
9
revised Crossing the Aranya Pratet/Poipet border
make this a question
Dec
7
answered Is a transit visa required when travelling from UK to New Zealand via Sydney?
Dec
6
comment Is a transit visa required when travelling from UK to New Zealand via Sydney?
The link is appropriate, but what you state is very different from what that web page states.
Nov
25
comment Inexpensive eating-out food in western Europe
Places like McDonald actually aren't good value for money if you want filling food, at least in France. If you want something hot, at least in Paris, Greek/Kebab places often have comparatively large portions. Buying ingredients separately is universally cheaper.
Nov
24
comment Driving from London to Malaga, Spain. Tolls expensive?
For the French part: How do you avoid the hefty toll fee on the French highways?
Nov
24
comment Where to print science posters in Paris?
@MarcelC. This question is not so much about which shop to go to, but how to locate such a shop at short notice. This requires local expertise more than knowledge of printing shops. So I think it's a travel question, as much as “where are the skiing resorts located” or “how to get cheap plane tickets”.
Nov
24
comment Where to print science posters in Paris?
Walk around the Latin Quarter, especially near Jussieu or rue Saint-Jacques. You're bound to hit a printing shop that can do this.
Nov
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on paris tag wiki
Nov
19
revised Can you tell a cabbie which route to take?
edited tags
Nov
19
revised Is it recommended to travel to Patagonia in May?
more direct wording; don't confuse Chile with Candyland
Nov
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
16
reviewed Leave Open Fastest public elevator in the world
Nov
16
reviewed Leave Open Paying French parking ticket from abroad
Nov
10
awarded  Custodian
Nov
10
comment Should I pay my rental car company a speeding and toll ticket in Canada?
possible duplicate of Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?
Nov
10
comment 18 hr layover in London…should I get a transit visa to explore London…is sightseeing allowed on a transit visa?
What kind of transit visa do you have? (see the links in this answer)
Nov
10
reviewed Leave Open How to get a tax refund for computer accessories purchased on a visit to USA?
Nov
9
awarded  Strunk & White