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May
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comment Is it safe to knowingly buy an oversized (67-inch) suitcase? Are size limits enforced?
What do you mean with safe?
Feb
20
comment How much cash am I supposed to prepay at gas station in the US?
@AndreasBonini Here in the Netherlands there are also gas stations where you enter your PIN code upfront, and the precise amount is determined after you finish. You don't need to do anything else.
Feb
2
comment Why do trucks pass each other on the highway?
That is exactly why you should drive 100kph with 5m apart ;) I think this is enough for here. Notify me at chat if you want to discuss further.
Jan
31
comment Why do trucks pass each other on the highway?
@The111 Be aware that in Europe, we do not have the keep your lane principle. The truck drivers are not allowed to overtake you again on the right. Of course, in rush hour all this is not really relevant anymore. And traffic waves can be prevented by keeping more space, but that will sooner initiate traffic jams as well.
Jan
31
comment Why do trucks pass each other on the highway?
But still it is no-ones but your own fault that you missed the exit. Anticipation is the key here. Either don't go to the left lane, which was not possible in this case. Alternatively, you don't really need to pass all trucks first to reach your exit. You can easily reach your exit between too trucks. When you're next to a gap, go as close as possible to the front truck (leaving as much space between you and the truck behind you). Use your blinking light. Normally truck drivers will anticape, and you can switch lanes.
Jan
31
comment Why do trucks pass each other on the highway?
@andra Benelux roads are busy, and often indeed often loaded with trucks. I also agree that braking on the left lane is really dangerous. Never do that! Cars are, in this situation typically driving with 2-5m difference, and with many cars behind you this will cause a shock wave, with peope braking faster every position further backwards, causing dangerous situations. Even gradually slowing down has that effect. On these roads you anticipate based on what three/four cars in the front of you do (or the truck), not based on the one directly in front of you, then you're too late.
Dec
22
comment Overtaking regulations when driving in Europe
@O.R.Mapper You are right if everybody would indeed drive as far right as possible. In reality, some people don't do that properly, and your 5-lane highway transforms in a 3-way, with traffic of four lanes having to squeeze through two lanes instead. I've rarely seen it work. On 4-lane highways, I often shift four lanes to the left to overtake someone.
Nov
29
comment How should you drive on rush-hour lanes (“Spitsstrook”) in the Netherlands if they are open?
Maybe good to now that theoretically you can be fined for not keeping right in such cases. Unfortunately, many Dutch people don't know how to use a rush-hour-lane.
Nov
28
comment How many hours will it take to drive from Manhattan to Toronto on this “Black Friday” weekend?
I once left by bus from Manhattan to Toronto at 7am on Sunday. Leaving the city went pretty quick, but the border crossing took an hour (this was around 6pm). But that is a regular sunday
Nov
24
comment Visiting countries during pregnancy
Also realize that flying is not always encouraged for pregnant women. As this is more a medical issue, I would also like to encourage you to consult a doctor (if this is a non-hypothetical case)
Nov
16
comment Is there a major car rental company in the U.S. that also rents roof top cargo box?
Or rent a bigger car?
Nov
9
comment Transfer time San Francisco coming from Canada onward to Maui
@AndrewLazarus Has a fair point. Which Canadian airport are you departing from?
Nov
5
comment How to start traveling the world by bicycle?
+1 For the advice to gradually expand on the trips. Maybe, after his first 1000km trip, he does not like it anymore.
Nov
5
comment Would the same name, different person 'trick' actually work with international travel?
@Tom But would they really care for a case like this? I would say it that rare, that they don't bother to block them.
Oct
28
comment Must a Canadian citizen enter Canada on a Canadian passport?
Your answer would be more valuable if you give some more information and/or references.
Oct
28
comment Is there a Belgium travel site that can search all bus operators, but exclude trains?
I checked the nmbs.be option, but if you click on more, you have the option "Products", "Only bus, tram, metro". Does that not work for you?
Oct
27
comment Where is this sculpture of the ten commandments from?
Ah, you just beat me to it ;)
Oct
13
comment What can I expect on Thanksgiving in Canada?
Most stores/shops are indeed closed today (i.e. The Path), but I succesfully got up the CN Tower and stared at the Stanley Cup today.
Oct
12
comment Belize visa on arrival from the western border
@EEBB Please cross check this, I am not 100% sure (otherwise I would have posted as an answer)
Oct
11
comment Belize visa on arrival from the western border
I once crossed that border in a group, and if I remember correctly it was handled on-site.