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bio website careers.stackoverflow.com/…
location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
age 38
visits member for 3 years
seen Sep 19 at 15:57

Expat for last 10 years and counting.


Aug
8
comment What should I think of and prepare when flying with kids?
And don't let them watch "Mayday" on Discovery Channel ;-)
Aug
2
answered Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient?
Aug
2
comment Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient?
Obviously Czech is the closes to the Slovak. Polish is close, but that's only enough to have very rough understanding. I'd say that Polish native speaker would understand about 70-80% of Slovak if it's spoken slowly and clearly. I'd say kind of similar like Spanish and Portuguese. Slavic languages from other language branches are significantly different, thus I wouldn't expect you to understand even 40-50% if you only speak for example Russian.
Aug
1
comment My boyfriend is Turkish citizen but has a green card. Does he need a visa to visit me in the UK?
@Tor-EinarJarnbjo: interesting, however, not relevant in this case.
Aug
1
answered My boyfriend is Turkish citizen but has a green card. Does he need a visa to visit me in the UK?
Aug
1
comment My boyfriend is Turkish citizen but has a green card. Does he need a visa to visit me in the UK?
Of course, why would US greencard change anything?
Jul
30
revised Wearing Vibram FiveFingers while travelling in Europe
Vibram mostly makes soles for trekking shoes, as European I had no idea what you refer to as "vibrams".
Jul
30
comment Wearing Vibram FiveFingers while travelling in Europe
FYI, in Europe Vibram is better known as sole making company, with products like this: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/…
Jul
29
comment What happened to lifting the liquids ban?
@MarkMayo: interesting, that they've opted for lifting the least controversial and the least annoying ban.
Jul
26
comment Are Trinidad and Tobago as well as Suriname safe places to travel alone?
March 2013? Traveling back in time? ;-)
Jul
26
answered European countries “shut down” in August?
Jul
26
comment What happened to lifting the liquids ban?
@MarkMayo: I've used [europe] tag ;-) I don't think TSA will ever lift any restrictions.
Jul
26
comment What happened to lifting the liquids ban?
Interesting, seems like there is clear conflict of interest: AOA are responsible for installing new scanners, but at the same time they make extra money by not installing them.
Jul
26
accepted What happened to lifting the liquids ban?
Jul
26
comment What happened to lifting the liquids ban?
@MarkMayo: liquid bans is still enforced in European airports.
Jul
23
comment Which brand of backpack should I carry so as to not stick out in Europe?
@verve: Besides France, Decathlon is very popular in Spain and central European countries, including Poland. Local students use them.
Jul
23
comment Which brand of backpack should I carry so as to not stick out in Europe?
@verve: it doesn't matter. No one says "Berlin, Germany" any more than they'd say "New York City, New York". Also there are non-unique names in Europe, but state/region name is not used to differentiate. For example Frankfurt might be considered is ambiguous, thus you have full names such as Frankfurt am Main and Frankfurt an der Oder.
Jul
23
comment What happened to lifting the liquids ban?
@sharptooth: more like airports and airlines not wanting to let go of opportunity to sell 0.30€ bottle of water at 3.00€.
Jul
22
asked What happened to lifting the liquids ban?
Jul
22
comment Are bluetooth headphones allowed on flights in the US, particularly on United Airlines?
This might change soon.