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Aug
21
comment Do PINs added to chip-and-sign cards work at chip-and-PIN terminals?
As an additional warning, note that just because you have a chip-and-pin card doesn't mean you will be able to use it everywhere. For example, my French chip-and-pin card doesn't work in Dutch train ticket machines, and not in all German ones — unlike most shops (who can use swip-and-sign cards anyway), they don't use the Visa or Mastercard networks.
Aug
14
comment Is it possible to get from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden human powered?
Does sailing count, or is that cheating?
Aug
5
comment Is it possible to travel from North America to South America via train, excluding the Darien gap?
@gerrit Not much really, and in particular there are no cross-border trains, even freight trains, anywhere between Mexico and Bolivia.
Aug
5
comment Is it possible to travel from North America to South America via train, excluding the Darien gap?
@gerrit How so? It helps you cross Mexico, but it's the gap between Mexico and Argentina that's the problem.
Aug
2
comment Staying in Cannes and want to get in Paris
@pnuts Sorry. No to “travel.stackexchange.com/a/52126/4995 may be of interest” — it's irrelevant here.
Aug
2
comment Staying in Cannes and want to get in Paris
@pnuts No. In France, long-distance travel between large towns and reaching small villages are completely different problems.
Jul
28
comment Which TGV routes travel at 500+ km/hr?
Where do trains run at 380 km/h in China? AFAICT on Wikipedia the top operational speed is 350 km/h except on the Shanghai Maglev.
Jul
13
comment Receiving a compensation from SNCF after missing ferry due to delayed train
@Gagravarr In theory, CIV rules apply even with separately-booked tickets. However they only apply to ferries if booked on a through ticket with a train journey. So they don't apply here, but you might try the argument with SNCF anyway.
Jul
3
comment Taking a nap at Puy du Fou
What means of transportation will you have? Car, bike, or just your feet?
Jun
26
comment Minimal walking distance when changing at Orleans on train journey: Tours-Orléans-Paris Austerlitz
@mkennedy The trains from Tours go to Orléans, not to Les Aubrais. TGV and long-distance trains transit through Les Aubrais but there are also trains from Orléans to Paris-Austerlitz. I don't know what Wikipedia page you checked, it's probably incomplete, especially if you used the English site. Look up train schedules to get reliable information.
Jun
26
comment Minimal walking distance when changing at Orleans on train journey: Tours-Orléans-Paris Austerlitz
@Ooberdan Hmm, the mistranslation of “walk” here (“promenade” means a walk as in talking a walk for leisure, not walking to a specific destination) might cause people not to understand you. You could ask “À Orléans, faut-il changer de quai pour le train pour Paris ?” (In Orleans, do I need to change platforms for the train to Paris?) But I recommend that you speak English (slowly and distinctly), there's a better chance that you'll be understood and you'll understand the answer.
Jun
26
comment Minimal walking distance when changing at Orleans on train journey: Tours-Orléans-Paris Austerlitz
@GayotFow There are no such things in France. The only indications you'll find are carriage numbers to board trains with reservations, and even those aren't always reliable (e.g. sometimes the train comes with carriages numbered in the reverse order).
Jun
12
comment Can I stay in Italy with valid study visa and expired Permesso?
Good answer, but it's missing an important bit: can you transition from a long-term visa to a visa-free stay without leaving the Schengen area?
Jun
8
comment Are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport?
In CDG, some terminals have fountains, but not all. I don't remember offhand which ones do.
May
27
comment Where is the Asia-Europe divide and where can we cross it?
@choster They meet a Spaniard from Ceuta, a Frenchman from Guiana and a Dutch from Curaçao. Is the landlord from West Kazakhstan?
May
21
comment Identification on German trains
@Vince That thread doesn't cover debit cards vs credit cards
May
12
comment Best rock climbing places near Paris (France)
“Best” needs qualification. That being said, there's one main place where Parisians go rock climbing for the day: the Forest of Fontainebleau.
May
8
comment How to get to Hong Kong airport early morning from Yuen Long?
There's probably a much cheaper bus, and not that much slower, that can be reached with a similar taxi fare. There's probably a much cheaper all-bus option but it would be a lot slower.
May
8
comment How to get to Hong Kong airport early morning from Yuen Long?
Google Maps knows about Hong Kong buses, but the route it recommends seems to have been discontinued in 2013, so I wouldn't trust it.
Mar
26
comment Can I transfer from Heathrow T3 to T5 without a visa? I am a Philippine Passport holder
@GayotFow We generally don't want to delete duplicates: they're useful as search fodder. Visitors who find a question that's closed as a duplicate and unanswered are automatically redirected to the duplicate target.