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location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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visits member for 3 years, 3 months
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Expat for last 10 years and counting.


Feb
18
comment Why do travel sites always show per-person accomodation price on a basis of 2 travelers sharing the same room?
I believe you mean vacation packages, which are indeed mostly meant for couples. Few people go on vacation all alone. OTOH, for example Booking.com let's you choose criteria (price per single, per double etc.)
Feb
14
comment One hour layover sufficient to get through customs?
@Mark: Norway is Schengen Zone, but not UE, so he might be selected for random customs check. And for outgoing flight he has to go through passport check (going from Schengen part of airport into non-Schengen).
Feb
14
comment How to stay connected with friends, family while abroad?
I wouldn't say that it provides significantly lower prices than roaming in Europe for outgoing calls.
Feb
13
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Feb
13
revised Are there trains without WC in the Netherlands?
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Feb
13
revised Are there trains without WC in the Netherlands?
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Feb
13
answered Are there trains without WC in the Netherlands?
Feb
13
comment Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
@LJ2: which isn't much different from the case in Poland (except there is no KKK). What I'm saying, that consequences are lot less likely to be lethal or even physically violent
Feb
13
comment Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
@gerrit: I'd say similar in terms of tolerance, however difference is that in rural US they are armed to their teeth, while Poland is one of the countries with the least firearms per capita. Also murder rate and violent crime rate in US is 5 times higher than in Poland. So in Poland you'd risk getting insulted, not being shot at.
Feb
13
comment Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
@gerrit: OTOH, Islam is currently number one religion in quite a lot of Western European countries :-P
Feb
13
answered Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
Feb
13
comment Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
@greg121: yes, you seem naive. Have you ever been to US?
Feb
12
comment Are there any US laws that a US citizen MUST obey while traveling, even if those laws do not exist in the country he is traveling to?
@jwenting: I'm quite sure, that should the plane overflying Dutch airspace be eg. hijacked, it would be intercepted by Dutch fighters, forced to land in Dutch airport and dealt with by Royal Dutch Marechaussee.
Feb
12
comment Are there any US laws that a US citizen MUST obey while traveling, even if those laws do not exist in the country he is traveling to?
@jwenting: IIRC, only when they are on/over international waters. On/over territorial waters the local jurisdiction applies.
Feb
12
comment What are the practical implications for the flag of a ship?
I'd add to that protection against pirates. For example ships flying Dutch flag are not allowed to have armed guards on board.
Feb
12
comment What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?
why would you assume it's different for a US citizen?
Feb
11
revised Is it necessary to take a national identity card when travelling abroad?
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Feb
11
answered Is it necessary to take a national identity card when travelling abroad?
Feb
9
comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
I meant they are legally allowed to check any bag (in theory for security threats, in practice for valuables). And they have legal right to open it without your supervision. Stealing part obviously isn't legal.
Feb
8
comment Finding all flights from an airport to a country
you want to find flight or find and book ticket for a flight?