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Dec
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Small, warm towel on an airplane - what is it for?
Dec
7
comment Can tourists get French cheque books?
@Gagravarr They're quite different: cheques are payment orders to a specific beneficiary, whereas travellers cheques are more like cash that can only be used by one person. But travellers cheques might solve the same problem. I've never heard of prepaid cheques (except for a fee for very large sums, e.g. for buying a car).
Dec
3
comment What's the cheapest way to get to Cuba?
I don't know if it's still true, but in the cold war days, maybe even the 1990s, Cuba was where you'd transfer for the cheapest flights between Europe and Latin America.
Nov
30
reviewed No Action Needed Does a layover of more than 6 hrs entitle me to accomodation by the airlines?
Nov
30
comment Bus from Sunauli to Kathmandu
Your question seems contradictory. Are you going from Delhi to Kathmandu? From Delhi to Sunauli? From Kathmandu to Sunauli? From Sunauli to Kathmandu? By bus or by train? Which Sunauli do you mean — the one at the border?
Nov
30
revised Bus from Sunauli to Kathmandu
deleted 7 characters in body; edited tags
Nov
30
reviewed Reopen Budapest - New Year's Eve
Nov
29
comment Is there a map or resource that represents the distance in terms of time instead of Km or Miles?
Travel time mostly does satisfy the triangle inequality: the time to go from A to C is at most the time to go from A via B to C, which is the time to go from A to B plus the time to go from B to C. Your counter-example respects the triangle inequality, it's just not in the middle of the segment in the travel-time space. One reasonable models where the triangle inequality isn't respected is with scheduled transportation, if the quickest route from A to C is via B there's no good connection at B.
Nov
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on 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.