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Jan
21
comment Is there a bookstore at Heathrow with a good selection of LP or Moon guides?
Thanks for this. I'm here and I have time, but on this trip I couldn't get to the airside T3 shop, because my next flights are on a separate ticket and I had to reclaim my checked-in bag (didn't want to take risks by first trying to get airside). Indeed, as pointed out, the T2 shop had a small section of guides. No LP or Moon (or anything of use to me): imgur.com/ZI3mjKg
Jan
20
comment Is there a bookstore at Heathrow with a good selection of LP or Moon guides?
Thanks! I'll try to reach them. I'm arriving in T3 (store page) and flying out of T2 (store page). Didn't see email addresses, maybe I'll have to call and ask.
Jan
19
comment Bogotá–Medellín by bus
@chx: Yep, I wouldn't have hesitations about VivaColombia, which a traveller friend recommended to me. It's quite mainstream now, uses Airbus A320 fleet, and has had no major accidents.
Sep
5
comment Arriving at Frankfurt Hahn late at night, how do I get to the city?
There are lots of hostels with 24/7 reception, so I don’t think it should be a problem. Just make sure when reserving that it’s ok. I once stayed at Five Elements and liked it; they have 24 hour reception. (Any further doubts about accommodation, post a new question.)
Jul
26
comment Zagreb - Belgrade train schedules
Anyway, what I was really going to say: Thanks! Back in Zagreb, a hostel employee dug up and printed me the info from Bahn.de as well. Apparently hzpp.hr (in Croatian) somewhere said “international timetables” and that was just a link to Bahn.de!
Jul
26
comment Zagreb - Belgrade train schedules
If you are talking about Bahn.de, mention it by name, because everyone knows it by that name. It certainly was an improvement, but keep your bloody answer.
Jun
3
comment Can US cards be used in countries with chip-and-pin systems?
All the "standard" Otto ATMs have blue and yellow card slots. Some newer competitors like Nosto (by Eurocash) may have only one. (I never use those, as it costs to withdraw money with Finnish cards. Not sure what the cost difference is when using foreign cards here. Personally I'd stick with Otto even then.)
Mar
5
comment What (if any) regularly scheduled airline flights pass over Antarctica?
What are the obvious reasons for not flying over Antarctica by the way? (Related to need for polar survival equipment etc, as in the commentary quoted in my answer, or something else?)
Nov
11
comment Does AirBaltic require you to print boarding pass before arriving at airport to avoid extra costs?
Ah, good point. They indeed use a QR reader (so forget my previous comment). From airBaltic mobile check-in FAQs: "Any mobile phone with an enabled internet connection (3G/4G/Wi-Fi) can be used to check in online. The device should be able to display a full size mobile boarding pass (QR code)."
Nov
11
comment Does AirBaltic require you to print boarding pass before arriving at airport to avoid extra costs?
The mobile site (airbalticmobi.com) looks like it works even on some crappier devices ("dumb phones" with simple web browser). If in doubt, just try it with your device when online checkin becomes possible about two days before the flight. In case it doesn't work, do online checkin on a computer and get the boarding pass at airport check-in desk (or print it yourself).
Nov
5
comment Does AirBaltic require you to print boarding pass before arriving at airport to avoid extra costs?
Ryanair, at least when I last used it some years ago. Probably some other low-cost carriers.
Nov
5
comment Does AirBaltic require you to print boarding pass before arriving at airport to avoid extra costs?
(Accidentally created [air-baltic] tag with hyphen, though it should be [airbaltic]. Can someone rename it, because I can't?)
Oct
28
comment How to get from Gatwick airport to Paddington?
I tend to agree with @Gagravarr. Btw, you might want to clarify "£66.50 this journey currently costs", which seems misleading. I mean, I paid about £20 last year for the Gatwick—Paddington trip (£14.40 to Victoria, plus tube).
Oct
28
comment How to collect Oneworld frequent flyer benefits from an RTW trip?
Paid RTW ticket. And yes, this was about the possibility of getting benefits (free or cheaper flights) from past RTW flights. Specificially, if it's possible to get benefits from Oneworld, instead of dealing with every individual airline. Well, seems like no. [For me this question certainly is resolved by now; I'll buy my next RTW trip normally with money just like that one back in 2011.]
Aug
5
comment Caribbean cruise for the backpacker?
Cool! But that's only about accommodation. Can you add some info/experiences about cruises or backpacker-friendly options for getting from one island to another?
Jul
29
comment Truth about Georgian tap water
Looks like canidrinkthewater.org is gone, so that part of the question is no longer relevant.
Jun
19
comment How to get from Nice to Monaco by public transport?
@AdityaSomani: The starting point in Nice had changed, which is now updated in the answer. Other than that, it should be valid. Obviously prices and other details may change whenever.
Apr
2
comment Public transport connections to San Francisco after Caltrain stops running
("I am not convinced it is really related to travel": Well, this was an actual travel question I just had, trying to find out if I can get back to SF around/past midnight if I go to a salsa event in Mountain View.)
Apr
2
comment Public transport connections to San Francisco after Caltrain stops running
SamTrans seems the best option, but overall I guess we can say the public connections are rather poor (sparse and very slow). And indeed the abundance of transit authorities makes it more confusing.
Jan
1
comment If I visit Los Angeles, am I better off renting a car or not?
Related reading: "Los Angeles, in case you haven't heard, is doing everything in its power to shed its reputation as a car-first (or, in some minds, car-only) city." theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/12/…