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Graduate student in Physics

Jun
13
comment Can chartering a private plane be an affordable alternative to scheduled flights?
Note that it is generally illegal for a private pilot (as opposed to a commercial pilot - it's a different license) to accept payment in exchange for a flight. Flight instructors and other commercial pilots would happily take you, but expect to pay around $100/hour for the airplane+fuel and $40/hour for the pilot.
Jun
10
comment What sort of “invitation” do I need for a Belarussian visa?
@LexVjatkin I also read that WikiTravel page, however the correctness of that statement is disputed on the Talk page. I'd like to have a more authoritative source.
Jun
9
comment What sort of “invitation” do I need for a Belarussian visa?
For which countries is it different?
Feb
16
comment What is an easy way to see what routes are available from a given airport?
This website seems to do exactly what I was looking for.
Feb
2
comment How to experience Carnival (Karneval) in Germany?
Thanks! Would upvote again!
Feb
2
comment Does the collision insurance (CDW) benefit of a U.S. Citi AAdvantage Visa apply to car rentals in Europe?
Could you also add this answer to this question:? travel.stackexchange.com/questions/435/…
Feb
2
comment Does the collision insurance (CDW) benefit of a U.S. Citi AAdvantage Visa apply to car rentals in Europe?
Thanks very much for adding the personal experience. Sounds like it might be worth paying for the insurance directly from the rental company to avoid such a potential headache. If using a card with 'primary' insurance, would it be closer to experience of using the bought-from-the-rental-company insurance?
Feb
1
comment How to experience Carnival (Karneval) in Germany?
Thanks - can you elaborate on the differences between the southern and Rhenish versions?
Jan
28
comment Legalities and safety concerns of visiting prostitutes in Amsterdam
re: FKK, judge for yourself (NSFW): fkk-villa.de/index.html
Jan
28
comment Traveling from USA to Germany with a German Shepherd
Dupe of "How can I travel to Germany with my dog?"
Jan
25
comment Can the ship's captain really perform your wedding when in international waters?
Also: straightdope.com/columns/read/546/… "So far as I can tell, sea captains in the United States cannot now and have not ever been able to perform marriages at sea or anywhere else..."
Jan
14
comment Traveling between US and Canada with expired US passport but valid EU passport
While it seems you might be able to enter Canada without a passport, you will need a passport or other acceptable document in order to re-enter the U.S. on your way back.
Dec
9
comment Flights to Greenland - seasonal ex-North America?
See also: wikitravel.org/en/Greenland#By_plane
Dec
4
comment Is a German BahnCard valid in Switzerland?
Thanks! Where did you find that text?
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."
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
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?