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Apr
16
comment Requirements for entering Switzerland
I'm going to put that on hold since the OP did not return to answer the question about his/her nationality.
Apr
12
comment Hiking around Vancouver, Canada?
Thanks a lot for this very useful list. Today I went up to the Grouse Mountain. I planned to take the BCMC trail but since one of the employees at the valley station said that we can also go up on the Grouse Grind we did that. Was great!
Apr
10
comment Hiking around Vancouver, Canada?
Would also be interesting, but I would like to go on a summit if possible. I'll add more information to the question.
Apr
10
comment Hiking around Vancouver, Canada?
Sorry, should have mentioned that. I refer to the international acknowledged hike scale of the Swiss Alpine-Club (SAC): hikr.org/post2984.html
Mar
17
comment Does Pacific Central Station (Vancouver) have a Global Entry/NEXUS machine?
Hey could you add a more detailed description how such a machine might look like? I'm maybe going to Pacific Central Station today and then I could have a look.
Mar
13
comment Which car should we rent to visit several European countries?
There is absolutely nothing to worry about. Every car will do.
Mar
9
comment What are possible reasons for this strange flight pattern?
I felt it, saw it on the screens and also saw it happening when looking out of the windows.
Feb
27
comment Booking 2 ways ticket, not onboard 1 way, consider canceling both?
I changed the duplicate marker so that it's correct now.
Feb
27
comment Is trekking safe in south Slavic countries?
When hiking in the Balkan, the biggest problem for us were the stray dogs... Be aware of them!
Feb
6
comment In which European countries do I have to have a country indicator on my car?
How does this answer my question? I have neither a EU license plate nor a Swiss license plate. I really don't know why this got so many upvotes.
Feb
4
comment Travel to the United Kingdom visa free for non-EU family member of EU Citizen
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Jan
31
comment Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?
@Joe yes definitively, you can't compare that to Switzerland.
Jan
30
comment Why do trucks pass each other on the highway?
Truck drivers are generally under great time pressure and they are happy about every 5 minutes they can gain by overtaking a truck that is only slightly slower. Bear in mind that if you drive hundreds of kilometers each day, a speed difference of 4-5 km/h might result in a considerable time gain. Additionally, there are sections on most highways were overtaking of trucks is prohibited.
Jan
30
comment Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?
@drat I wouldn't call these restaurants really upscale. Or would you call a restaurant where you pay around 30 CHF (~30 Euros) for a main dish as upscale?
Jan
30
comment Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?
You seem to have completely different experience than I have. Maybe you work and go to other restaurants than I do. But just now, a third answer about Sweden also confirmed the credit card tipping approach.
Jan
29
comment Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?
I arrive to that conclusion by living in these countries, going to restaurants and seeing other people paying, as well as by talking to friends who do it exactly the same way. Check Dr Banana's answer which also supports my opinion.
Jan
29
comment Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?
That's definitively not true. I'm sure that this is very common at least in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Liechtenstein, Austria, ...
Dec
16
comment In which European countries do I have to have a country indicator on my car?
Why do you think that the licence plate is old? It's not even a year old.
Dec
16
comment In which European countries do I have to have a country indicator on my car?
Principality of Liechtenstein
Dec
15
comment What is the average & max temperature of an airplane cargo hold?
I think this one should be reopened, since questions are only duplicates if the question is the same and not if the answers happen to be the same.