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Mar
24
comment What is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK?
As long as you only want directions based on static data (maps) and not live data (traffic), the cost for using your phone is $X/MB * 0MB = 0. Download the maps for free on an unmetered connection before starting your trip.
Mar
22
revised Authorizing someone else for in-person passport renewal
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Mar
21
answered Talking Roissy Bus from Place Charles de Gaulle Etoile to CDG Terminal 2
Mar
20
comment Are you able to bring bagels into South Korea on a flight?
This is irrelevant: TSA controls what is accepted by airport security when you board a flight in the US. It's perfectly legal to travel with liquid, what isn't legal is to bring it with you from outside the airport. If you buy a bottle airside, or fill one at a water fountain, it's ok. If you land with one, it's ok. What matters here is whether South Korea will let it in: some countries ban food imports.
Mar
19
comment Stay for 2 days in Amsterdam enroute from USA to India
@drN I don't know why this rule was set up nor what the corner cases are. You could ask a separate question about it.
Mar
18
answered Stay for 2 days in Amsterdam enroute from USA to India
Mar
14
comment Purchase Paris Visite pass from Orly airport on a public holiday
@rafeymaher Oh, I think you're right: Paris Visite isn't just a ticket, there's also a leaflet and I think coupons for the attractions, so the machines can't hand it out. If you're going to CDG and Disneyland then indeed Paris Visite is a better deal for you than for the average tourist. Though perhaps Mobilis (day pass) would come out cheaper (not advertised to tourists, I think it's only mentioned on the French part of the website) — then again probably not because Mobilis isn't valid for the airport trips.
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
13
answered Language problems at the airport?
Mar
13
revised Purchase Paris Visite pass from Orly airport on a public holiday
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Mar
13
answered Purchase Paris Visite pass from Orly airport on a public holiday
Mar
7
answered Travel from New Orleans to Dominican Republic via Miami
Mar
6
reviewed Close How to safely transport money?
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open Vegetarian budget options in Finland
Mar
6
comment Is there a practical point in learning foreign words while travelling?
“Excuse me, do you know where I could recharge my phone?”
Mar
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
6
comment Is there some other train than Eurostar to go from Lille to London?
@MarkMayo Eurotunnel shuttles don't take foot passengers. Technically, I don't know if you can smuggle in by pretending to be a cyclist, but I don't think so. So you need a vehicle not only to go from Lille to Coquelles and Folkestone to London, but also to take that vehicle with you in the train.
Mar
6
answered Is there some other train than Eurostar to go from Lille to London?
Mar
4
comment One-way USA to Switzerland without a return ticket
Beware that many countries require proof of ongoing travel to issue a tourist (or other) visa. I don't know if that's the case for Schengen with US citizenship. Also, it may be cheaper to book a flexible return than two singles.
Mar
4
reviewed Close 5 hour international layover in Tokyo Narita?