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Though I've always lived in Finland, I have travelled a fair bit in Europe (about 28 countries*) and a little elsewhere too (namely in Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, Australia, Thailand, Mexico, and USA).

*If you count Georgia and the European part of Turkey as Europe :-)

Most of the time, I'm into a style of travel that involves backpacking / making few plans in advance / staying in hostels or couchsurfing.

<jonik at iki dot code for finland>


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wiki created eu description
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wiki created eu excerpt
Sep
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answered What immunisations, if any, are required / recommended for Thailand?
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revised Does an EU citizen need a visa to visit Australia for holidays?
re-tag with "eu", now that it's no longer a synomym for "europe". see http://meta.travel.stackexchange.com/questions/293/should-europe-and-eu-be-tag-synonyms
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Does an EU citizen need a visa to visit Australia for holidays?
Sep
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asked How to collect Oneworld frequent flyer benefits from an RTW trip?
Sep
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revised Proper policy on using electrical plug outlets in Toronto Pearson International Airport
edited tags
Sep
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comment What is the most interesting route from Sofia, Bulgaria to northern Albania?
Then again, I have no idea no much hassle it is to go into Kosovo through Serbia (or to go from the Serb-majority northern parts of Kosovo into the Albanian-majority parts).
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awarded  Commentator
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comment What is the most interesting route from Sofia, Bulgaria to northern Albania?
I have no first-hand experience of Macedonia, Kosovo or Serbia, but personally I'd try to include Kosovo in the journey as I've heard good things about it and 'cos some Kosovo people I recently met in Albania were so very friendly. :)
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Sep
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comment Does an EU citizen need a visa to visit Australia for holidays?
Personally this surprised me last spring (as pampered EU/Nordic tourists rarely need a visa and I assumed a passport would suffice). I'm glad someone happened to ask me about it while I still had a week or two in my previous destination before flight to Australia.
Sep
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answered Does an EU citizen need a visa to visit Australia for holidays?
Sep
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asked Does an EU citizen need a visa to visit Australia for holidays?
Sep
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revised Hostel accommodation in Geneva
add relevant tag
Sep
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comment Is Norway significantly more expensive than other European destinations?
My latest "anecdote" came today from a workmate who just got back from 1-week holiday in Norway. He liked it, but considered the country "absurdly" expensive, with many things costing 1.5 times what they are in Finland.
Sep
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suggested suggested edit on Hostel accommodation in Geneva
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comment Which credit cards have global coverage?
...but for non-Americans among us (like OP here) that question isn't really useful.