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visits member for 3 years, 7 months
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Expat for last 10 years and counting.


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.
Sep
27
comment Does a multiple-entry Schengen visa allow visiting other Schengen countries later, without going via the issuing country?
BTW. if your flight isn't direct, but you have connection in any of Schengen airports, you enter the Schengen zone in that airport. For example many flights from Latin America go via Madrid, no problems entering with Belgian issued visas there.
Sep
25
comment Can I drive in Spain using my U.S. (New York State) license?
@Ivan: EU licenses are valid in entire EU. Period. No exceptions. Not even for Guardia Civil.
Sep
25
comment Are there any drive-in restaurants in Central Europe?
I'm not sure if it make much sense with the weather you get in Central Europe. Can't imagine waitress rollerskating in rain ;-)
Sep
20
answered Are there any “Fantasy Passports” that are recognised by other countries?
Sep
20
comment How expensive is Belgium?
one nitpick, Belgium is not part of Central Europe.
Sep
20
answered Places with unusual platform numbers
Sep
17
revised Buy Prepaid SIM for use in Spain, but mailed to US?
added 230 characters in body
Sep
17
answered Buy Prepaid SIM for use in Spain, but mailed to US?
Sep
17
answered Can there be a price difference between online checkin and checking in at the airport?
Sep
17
comment Should I change most of my money in my home country or in the destination country?
@Jacco: I guess you're talking about countries were currencies are not fully convertible and official exchange rate differs from black market one. But that's not a very common case.
Sep
13
comment Fall events in Madrid
actually, AFAIK, there isn't much going on in fall, best events are in spring
Sep
13
answered What's the difference between embassies and consulates?
Sep
11
comment Traveling from Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport NOT to Amman
@Ankur: that depends on bargaining skills ;-)
Sep
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
10
comment Traveling from Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport NOT to Amman
taxis are ridiculously cheap in Jordan.