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Nov
29
comment What is the best money exchange place to exchange dollars to PLN in Poland
@Xitcod13: you should have been able to get VISA or MasterCard. Even in San Diego.
Nov
29
answered Tipping in Poland: saying “thank you” when the waiter collects your money
Nov
21
comment Have feelings of Greeks changed towards European tourists because of the crisis?
BTW neither the Netherlands nor Germany are part of the North Europe
Nov
15
comment Key vs. combo lock security for international travel
putting lock on your backpack is like putting a sticker saying "all my valuables are here, please rob me".
Nov
7
comment Are anti-influenza drugs containing pseudoephedrine legal in Georgia?
btw. pseudoephedrine is not "anti-influenza" drug, it's a decongestant used in treatment for common cold and most in anti-allergic medicines. And unless you're planning to pack 100 packages, it won't even look remotely suspicious.
Oct
28
comment Any first-hand information on American “chip and no PIN” cards in the U.K.?
"signing is still perfectly valid", IIRC Visa and MC guidelines are, to completely deprecate signing by end of 2012.
Oct
25
comment Visa-friendly country for an international conference?
BTW. From your answer one may get impression, that UK is part of Schengen Area. It's is not.
Oct
25
comment Visa-friendly country for an international conference?
Just look at the map. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Schengen_visa_requirements.png Vast majority of the World needs visa to enter Schengen area even for short stay. And it's by far not a trivial task.
Oct
22
comment Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?
@BrendanMcK: In Europe you have for example on-line stores. According to EU rules, they have charge tax according to the taxes in client's country. And they do. They detect where you from and display the final price, you're actually going to pay. Because displaying anything but the final price is a rip-off.
Oct
20
comment What's the value of the “genocide” and similar questions on the US customs form I-94?
@hippietrail: this means, they don't need any additional reason to deport her, besides providing false information in visa application. Which wouldn't be possible, if there was no such a question.
Oct
18
comment Are there any inhabited condominiums (joint sovereignties) apart from Brčko District?
@gerrit: but same could be said about Brussels in relation with Flanders and Wallonia
Oct
18
answered Are there any inhabited condominiums (joint sovereignties) apart from Brčko District?
Oct
18
answered When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?
Oct
18
comment Is this a realistic backpacking trip in Europe?
This will help you figure out which connection can be done on high-speed rail: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail_in_Europe however, high-speed rail isn't cheap, unless you buy well in advance. Also keep in mind that $2000 = 1500€ = £1250.
Oct
9
comment World's fastest ferry route
The one you mention was military craft (now defunct). Regarding ferries: "Other larger designs as ferries and heavy transports have been proposed, but have not been carried to fruition." (see: Wikipedia)
Oct
9
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Oct
9
answered Light Shows in Europe
Oct
9
comment Why is car rental in the US so much cheaper when booking from outside the US?
I have similar experience renting cars in Europe via SkyScanner. Prices in the search are way below the official listing prices on each of companies searches. And you also get better deal - always unlimited millage, which is not default in all companies
Oct
8
comment Is there a strong full-time RV (motor home) community in Europe and/or Asia?
@jwenting: well, actually I've mostly seen RVs, not camper-trailers. And no wonder there is decline, it' costs lot more to have vacations in RV, than it does to fly in and stay in 4-5 star hotel.
Oct
8
comment Is there a strong full-time RV (motor home) community in Europe and/or Asia?
@Michael: of course, R in the RV stands for Recreational. But yeah, there is an ethnicity‌​, which uses them more permanently.