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PhD Student in financial mathematics


Oct
8
comment Traveling through Munich Airport
Wow, I didn't realize there is something like airport transit visa! Note that it seems to be different from a normal transit visa (and probably easier to obtain).
Sep
24
comment What are the advantages of booking through a booking site instead of booking directly with the hotel?
(3) is actually not true. All the booking sites I know of just pass the credit card details directly to the hotel and don't care about the customer.
Sep
23
comment Preventing theft in Western Europe
Seriously, crime is not that common in Western Europe. Follow the common sense precautions listed in the answers below, but don't worry about it too much.
Sep
10
comment Is it possible to pay for a British Airways flight that originates in Ireland in sterling?
Recently BA seems to make sure that the prices on their website are either the best or close to the best comparing to other websites. @feklee, usually the cost of phone call is not the biggest issue, they (e.g. Opodo) will charge you extra for every change of the tickets, on top of the airline charges.
Aug
12
comment Beach huts closest to London
I didn't realize you can just rent these huts! Thanks for letting me know. On this occasion I am looking for 'live-in' huts though (probably in warmer countries)...
Aug
12
comment Beach huts closest to London
@DJClayworth, indeed I was looking for huts to live in. Let me edit the question.
Aug
9
comment What should I think of and prepare when flying with kids?
I am pretty sure they will be fine. 3h long flight is not a problem really. I agree with @Kate that you should try to educate them about flying, planes, etc. so they know what to expect.
Aug
3
comment Accommodation while driving from Calais towards Paris
@Gagravarr, I am after something as cheap as possible, ideally a free bivouac site :)
Jul
22
comment How to insure yourself as an independent traveling scuba diver?
Is it the case in PADI as well?
May
24
comment “World class” monuments to visit in April
I have been there (in September), it was really nice indeed.
May
23
comment London pass travelcard vs. Oyster card
possible duplicate of Is the London Pass worth the price?
May
16
comment When booking through online travel websites, how do I know if the airline will treat multi-flights as separate trips or a single trip?
@Fitri, I guess it is common knowledge. You get the same kind of results when you book from the Airline's websites directly. To answer your questions (a) yes, you don't have to touch your stuff in Manila (b) your luggage allowance should be mentioned somewhere before you book (especially if it is different for the two legs). Usually it is the bigger one though.
May
15
comment What tips or tricks can you use to get an upgraded/better hire car?
I mean that someone in the company could have made a mistake and gave the car you ordered to someone else.
May
10
comment What tips or tricks can you use to get an upgraded/better hire car?
To be honest I think that only having a high "status" with the company is a reliable thing, other options is just either luck or poor management of the rental company.
May
10
comment Is it possible to buy unlimited 3G/4G internet in Italy?
I agree with other people commenting, it is very unlikely 3G will be able to provide you with the bandwidth you are after. Especially indoors.
May
7
comment Data plans in Germany that can also can be used elsewhere in Europe
I haven't heard about reasonably priced Internet plans that work throughout Europe, the best way to go still seems to have a local sim card in every country you are visiting.
Mar
22
comment Checking-in bags to different destinations when flying with a layover
I will be travelling with children, and they need surprisingly LOADS of things....
Mar
16
comment The release date of the (cheap) airline tickets for a given day
@MarkMayo, edited.
Mar
15
comment The release date of the (cheap) airline tickets for a given day
@Dirty-flow, I am pretty sure they are very close for the specific route and the specific period.
Mar
5
comment What to do if you're being abused by a Low Cost company?
@travelot, I have seen this one as well!