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Graduate student in Physics

Nov
16
answered How to travel to California with my cat - with United
Nov
16
comment How to travel to California with my cat - with United
That page says: "United allows domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and birds to travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. ... Rules for international in-cabin pet acceptance vary widely."
Oct
2
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
21
asked Is it possible to make last-minute reservations on the City Night Train?
Sep
19
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
19
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
5
revised Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?
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Sep
3
comment Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?
It turns out that there are providers who offer SIM cards with very cheap international calling without using an additional calling card--see my answer.
Sep
2
comment Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?
Comprehensive info on German SIM cards: prepaid-wiki.de
Sep
2
revised Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?
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Sep
2
answered Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?
Sep
2
comment Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?
Yes, it's very easy to get a SIM card in Germany. Plenty of network operators have stores where you can go, and almost all supermarkets also have re-branded discount SIM cards. To activate the SIM card, you'll need to go online and register a German address, but there is no verification.
Sep
2
comment Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?
possible duplicate of What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Berlin?
Aug
20
comment Should one bring a power strip when travelling from the U.S. to Europe so that one won't have to get more than one power adapter?
I tried this, bringing a power strip from the USA to Germany. Once plugged in in Germany, there were some crackling noises, smoke came out, and it no longer worked. I guess it had some surge protection circuitry or something that didn't like 220V?
Aug
10
comment How to tip in the United States?
I disagree with @littleadv; Servers prefer cash. But it would be unusual to mix forms of payment.
Aug
10
comment How to tip in the United States?
California state sales tax is 7.75%. Some cities add up to 1% local sales tax.
Aug
10
comment Unlimited-ride pass on San Francisco BART
AFAIK There is no "day pass" for BART.
Aug
7
comment Is it safe to drive the Baja Peninsula?
+1 for "Above all, remember that the greatest risks of driving in Baja California come not from drug cartels, banditos, or corrupt police, but from the road itself."
Aug
7
answered Is it safe to drive the Baja Peninsula?
Aug
7
comment Are there any ATM fees within the Euro zone?
In general: Yes, there are fees. For example, my (German) bank charges a €5 fee if I use another bank's ATM.