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Oct
17
comment What my options on getting between San Francisco and San Jose?
possible duplicate of From San Francisco airport to the South Bay by public transit
Oct
15
comment Languages in Bulgaria?
@AleksG From Bulgaria, Russia is quite a way across the Black Sea.
Oct
9
comment Can US cards be used in countries with chip-and-pin systems?
@jwenting The general rollout of chips on payment cards in France started in 1992. This was before EMV.
Sep
26
comment What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized?
@DavidRicherby Assuming it's true, I'm the Pope.
Sep
26
comment What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized?
@guigui42 Visiting the suburbs is not a common tourist activity, indeed. But the question was about seeing the “authentic Paris”. How is seeing where people actually live not authentic?
Sep
26
comment What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized?
Maybe there are “colourful” Parisians who would do these tings, but they don't sound like typical activities for a Parisian.
Sep
20
comment Where do I find my Credit card holder (me) id?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a request for technical support with some website.
Sep
18
comment Accommodation on the European E-paths
@MichaelPell Cross-posting on Stack Exchange is mostly forbidden. Generally speaking, if you post the same question in multiple places on the Internet, you should mention that and provide links, so that people don't independently work on similar answers in different venues.
Sep
10
comment Traveling to USA via Canada
It's not so simple: for ESTA purposes, time spent in Canada between visits in the US counts against the 90-day limit. I think this isn't a problem here because Mike won't be entering the US until after leaving Canada (assuming a direct flight from the UK, without changing planes in the US), but it bears checking.
Aug
18
comment Is a US visa valid without an entry stamp?
@Karlson The question starts with “I would be travelling to the US”, so (s)he is not “traveling from 3rd country to another 3rd country”. And the question continues “with H4 visa”, so presumably the interview must have happened.
Aug
9
comment Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?
@DavidRicherby The latter, since the question is about driving from the Netherlands to France, which obviously refers to the mainland in the absence of any specific mention of overseas territories. Do you have a point?
Aug
9
comment Termini to Colosseum in Rome - two different train stations?
You need to walk from the train platform to the metro platform. What's surprising about this?
Aug
7
comment Does an app exists that tells me if I am in the correct train in Belgium?
That wouldn't tell you what stations the train will call at.
Aug
7
comment Do Student ID discounts only apply for people who live in that region?
In my experience, worldwide, it depends. I don't know whether there's a general rule for New York. You should make this question clearly specific to New York.
Aug
4
comment Is 50 minutes of transit time ample in Amsterdam airport?
I've edited your question to remove the dates, because this question only makes sense if the ongoing flight is the same day, not if it's more than 24 hours later.
Aug
1
comment Travelling from London Gatwick to Paddington
You should answer on the original question rather than on the duplicate. That way your answer would be visible to everyone, not just to people who happened to reach the duplicate.
Jul
31
comment What is the best way to get from Antwerp to Calp in Spain by train?
@AakashM Rome2Rio fails to mention many interesting land-based option. For this trip I am absolutely not impressed.
Jul
31
comment What is the best way to get from Antwerp to Calp in Spain by train?
@NateKerkhofs No! The comfortable night train between Paris and Barcelona no longer runs, but you can still get to the Spanish border with a night train and continue across Spain during the day, arriving in the evening.
Jul
31
comment In which developed countries (other than the US) does the price tag not usually show the final price to be paid?
@MichaelHampton What is confusing about the title? The “final price to be paid” is what goes out of your pocket when you're at the till. Taxes may be separate, but you're still paying them here and now.
Jul
28
comment Can I own a French registered car as a non-resident?
In France, only liability insurance is mandatory. You'd care about that even with a beat-up car.