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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>

Btw, Helsinki is cool and you should visit it.


Sep
15
comment How to get from London Gatwick to Cambridge on public transport?
Thanks! Full disclosure: I already knew one good answer to this question, as I took such trip in 2009. The Gatwick - Victoria - King's Cross - Cambridge option worked for us then, and it seems the timetables haven't changed too much. Originally we thought we'd be able to take a Thameslink train directly from Gatwick to King's Cross, but those weren't available (at that hour?).
Sep
15
revised How to get from London Gatwick to Cambridge on public transport?
on a weekday
Sep
15
revised What are important characteristics of a reliable and safe parabolic flight company?
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Sep
15
asked How to get from London Gatwick to Cambridge on public transport?
Sep
15
comment Any beaches along the New York - Boston corridor?
Why closed? This seems specific enough to be answerable, and I don't see what's so unconstructive about it.
Sep
15
revised Where can you park a camper in Munich?
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Sep
15
revised Camping around Toronto, Ontario for the new year weekend
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Sep
14
accepted How to collect Oneworld frequent flyer benefits from an RTW trip?
Sep
14
awarded  Critic
Sep
14
comment Exchanging Canadian dollars for Pound Sterling
From us? You may have been mistaken; this site does not provide currency exchange services. Anyway, the Universal Currency Converter is an excellent tool for such conversions.
Sep
14
revised Is it possible to get a train from Georgia to Moscow?
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Sep
13
revised Are there signs for Route des Grandes Alpes in Menton, Sospel or anywhere near the end of the route?
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Sep
12
comment If I travel to Paris, can I get by with just English?
Also consider this: Paris is the number one most visited city in the world. It would be very strange indeed if you couldn't get by without French (most foreign visitors surely don't speak it).
Sep
12
comment If I travel to Paris, can I get by with just English?
+1, exactly my experience as well. Most people in Paris were friendly even though I spoke English. That said, I did throw in bonjour and merci, to the best of my ability, and it probably helped. I think using local language for greetings and thank yous is generally a good idea, not just in France.
Sep
12
comment London on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?
Follow up: if I visited London again later on, for a slightly longer time, I presume I could use the same physical card, and reload it with, say, 7-day or monthly Travelcard (as listed here)? Or are visitor Oyster cards more limited in these options than regular ones (if there is any distinction, that is)?
Sep
12
comment London on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?
Thanks, nice answer! On previous visits I've used day travelcards and single tickets, but those can get rather expensive, so good to know Oyster is cheaper and for visitors too. Also, sounds neat that you can just use the card and it automatically selects the optimal "mode".
Sep
12
accepted London on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?
Sep
12
comment How can I find short-term private room accommodations in London?
Most people (that I know) do couchsurfing for completely different motives than earning money, so I seriously doubt putting money on the table will make it easy to find a room through CS or similar services. Instead, something like airbnb.com might work better.
Sep
12
revised Is it possible to build up malaria and dengue resistance?
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Sep
12
asked London on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?