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location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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visits member for 3 years
seen Aug 29 at 9:49

Expat for last 10 years and counting.


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
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
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
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
comment Are bluetooth headphones allowed on flights in the US, particularly on United Airlines?
This might change soon.
Jul
22
comment When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?
@cspirou: from T&C or fee table provided by your bank.
Jul
4
comment Can I travel from the USA to Spain with a one-way flight?
As long as being illegal immigrant and tax criminal can be considered "at peace of mind".
Jul
1
comment Edward Snowden has been in 'transit' in Moscow for days now. What's the longest possible you can just stay in a terminal?
Allegedly he can legally be there only 24-hours, as the airport's website states: "foreign citizens can stay in Sheremetyevo airport for up to 24 hours without a Russian visa".
Jun
28
comment Are international transfer zones typical around the world?
@MarkMayo: I thought that it was obvious, that Schengen is not "international", even though by strict definition of the word it is..
Jun
28
comment Are international transfer zones typical around the world?
@Gagravarr: AFAIK, for example in Europe, at least in EU, if airport does not have separate international transfer zone, it doesn't get certified for international flights. ("international" in case of Schengen countries of course means non-Schengen destinations).
Jun
28
comment Are international transfer zones typical around the world?
@Gagravarr: right, let me make that clear in the question.
Jun
28
comment Leaving airport international zone for a moment
@JoelFan: only 15 minutes, as long as you go in correct direction. Which is not always the case ;-)
Jun
26
comment If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked/cancelled, how can you travel?
@JeanHominal: traveling under false name would be a crime anywhere in the world. Leaking information from NSA is a crime only in USA.
Jun
21
comment Which other Schengen countries should I visit from Munich such that the cost is minimal?
"Schengen" in the question is superfluous, as there are no non-Schengen countries nearby.