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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.
Oct
8
comment Is there a strong full-time RV (motor home) community in Europe and/or Asia?
RVs are hugely popular in the Netherlands and Germany. There are huge caravans of them driving to the Mediterranean each summer.
Oct
8
answered World's fastest ferry route
Oct
8
comment World's fastest ferry route
Passenger Hydrofoil list might be helpful here. Apparently there aren't that many types of these in operation.
Oct
8
comment Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?
@DJClayworth: free refill of "coffee", I wouldn't call american drip-filter dirty water a coffee ;-)
Oct
8
comment Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?
@dbkk: it is a ripoff, that's why it's illegal in Europe. The fact that in US you accept that kind of ripoff, doesn't make it right.
Oct
5
comment Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?
yeah, US business listing prices pre-tax is total rip-off, which is illegal in Europe.
Oct
1
comment Power plug in Ireland: is it the same as in the rest of Europe?
Actually in UK, Ireland and mainland EU it's no longer 220V, it's been 230V for quite a few years now.