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Accessible public transportation travel information query form

Deutѕchе Βahn has revamped their travel information system, rendering it effectively inaccessible. 😠 How do I find: without ECMAScript (except for entirely optional convenience functions), without ...
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Are there ferries between Spain and Morocco that charge per car and not per passenger?

I'll soon be hitchhiking through Spain and am thinking about making a crossing to Morocco. When I need to use ferries I try to find one that charges per car because I can try to hitch a ride with ...
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Public transport discounts for visiting, old people in Europe

I am interested in discounts on public transport for old people travelling in Europe. They should be ones that need no preparation or an amount that is reasonable for a short or medium trip. Discounts ...
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Van office, DIY or bought? [closed]

First, this is more of a "What-if" type of question, open for discussion. I am currently a student at a German university and I dream of working remotely, in the IT sector, from a van, so ...
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Cheapest time a year to travel in Bali

I have the ability to travel all year round. What is the cheapest time to travel to Bali without the place being a ghost town?
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Equivalent of Cig Kofte restaurants in Georgia

In Turkey I discovered Cig Kofte restaurants, which have been great for me on my walking/cycling trip. They are very cheap and have reduced my food expenditure by about 3$ per day. In the staff I have ...
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Are fancy hotels less likely to have bedbugs than cheap hotels in the United States?

This week I’m staying in a cheap hotel (eg, Motel 6) and a fancy hotel (eg, Hilton). A friend of mine commented that staying at a cheap hotel makes it more likely to encounter bed bugs. Are they ...
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Is it possible to get good value with last-minute flights at the airport? [duplicate]

Oftentimes young people have great flexibility, but are on a small budget. Is it a viable scenario to save on flight costs by going to the airport and acquiring seats that have not been booked? It ...
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American renting a car in the UK - Can I rent from the .co.uk site?

I live in the United States, and I'm traveling to the UK with my family this spring. We're planning to rent a car at Heathrow for 6 days, but I'm finding wildly different prices when I look at the UK ...
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Is there a website that tracks fare deals from any airport in the world?

I got really excited when I read the promise of the website farealerts.co, but then I realized it only includes a few airports from the US and I don't live there. Do you know of something similar for ...
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Review of (free) budget travel apps

I usually control my costs of travelling with a spreadsheet. Recently I have started using an app and I am really enjoying it. It's much easier to do: it does currency conversion, adds the location ...
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What real castle would be least expensive to visit from New Zealand?

I'm going through the rules for board game called Burg Appenzell, and it says: The player who was the last to visit a real castle goes first. None of us have been in a real castle, and I thought it ...
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Koh Samui to Bangkok or Phuket during New year

I was checking Air tickets on bangkok air from Koh Samui to Phuket or Bangkok and especially on 2nd January its very very expensive almost 4 times. This is happening just on 2nd Jan, all other dates ...
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Oct 2022: banks with low, or no ATM fee in Chile [closed]

Several years ago, it was reported that Banco International and Banco Bice in Santiago weren't charging ATM fees. Apparently that's no longer the case, at least with Banco International. As an ...
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How to get from Fes airport to Fes?

I am looking for the most affordable way to get from the Fes airport in Morocco to Fes city. Bus is not a possibility as I am arriving late. What type of transportation is there and how much should I ...
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Travel trading to cover cost and exploring the world [closed]

I love travelling but with limited financial resources would like to know/ask, are they any goods that we can legally transport from one country to another that can cover the travelling cost. For ...
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How to go cheap way (train/bus/flight) from New York city to Oklahoma city (Stillwater)? [closed]

I am Asian. I am planning to go from New York airport (Laguardia or John F. Kennedy) to the Oklahoma City at Stillwater (near Oklahoma State University) through Train/bus/flight. Let me say, I want to ...
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3-days metro bus ticket for Paris

Can we buy 3 days ticket for Paris for using metro or bus? I want to 3 days full visit Paris? I want to visit there for 3 days and I dont know the best option
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What is the cheapest way to get from Weeze Airport to Amsterdam?

I am gonna land at Weeze airport on November 21 at about 12:00. I will have 4 days for traveling. I would like to go to Amsterdam and I am looking for the cheapest way to do so. I am planning to spend ...
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Is there a way to track historical averages of flight costs? [duplicate]

Covid-19 has shaken up the flight industry, and I noticed some flights to far off tourist destinations that seem like great deals, e.g. US to Italy for $1000 round trip. If they are so good, I'd like ...
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Why is air travel to China currently (May 2021) 4x the usual price?

For the past 15 years, round-trip economy flights from San Fransisco to Shanghai have been close to $1000-1500 per person. Currently the summer prices are between $3500 and $4500 per person. Looking ...
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How can budget OTAs offer prices that are 25% of what the airline charges?

Example https://www.momondo.de/flight-search/BOS-MAD/2021-06-26/2021-07-02/business?sort=bestflight_a Boston <-> Madrid, business, Jun 26 to Jul 2. On Momondo.de this yields a few budget OTAs (...
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How can I easily compare the affordability of two departure airports with respect to a specific set of airports I frequently fly to?

I would like to compare two airports in terms of how cheap/expensive it is to fly from these two airports to a specific set of airports I frequently fly to. Is there any convenient way to do so? ...
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Why are fifth freedom flights more often discounted than regular flights?

I read on https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/ (mirror): The fifth freedom allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the ...
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Recurring roundtrip flights (every weekend)

As the title suggests, I am looking into the option of recurring roundtrip flights every weekend. Friday outbound, Sunday inbound. From Vienna to Paris and then back. To be with my family. I found ...
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Are luxury hotel rooms in the Sydney area available at a discount during the lockdown?

During the current lockdown, there's a major reduction in international and inter-state travel in Australia. Is it possible to book rooms in luxury hotels, such as Shangri-La, in the Sydney area at a ...
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How can I find a way to climb on a rooftop in Paris and just to chill out there?

I love Paris views but not a fan of those rooftop bars. Inspired by a blog post, I'd love to chill in Paris rooftop next time when I go there. I wonder if it's possible if I don't stay in one of the ...
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What methods can I employ to find deals to destinations with reduced demand, if any deals even exist, when events that decrease flight demand happen? [closed]

The CDC rates its travel notices in 3 broad categories: Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual ...
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Self-service hotels/hotel chains around the world?

In Finland there is a hotel chain (Omena Hotels), where you book your room online and on a day of arrival the system sends you SMS & email with the numpad code to enter the lobby and your room. No ...
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How to get clean shirts when the hotel doesn't offer a laundry service?

I'm living in hotels right now and some hotels doesn't offer a lundry service. I've considered full service laundry where I can pick up my laundry ironed and ready to wear and also laundromats. I have ...
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What is the term for remote tourism consultation as a "bypass" for tour guiding in certain countries?

This question might be somewhat irrelevant in January 2020 (described below) but I ask it anyway to broaden general knowledge Certain countries do not allow people which aren't their citizens to work ...
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Is there a website or a code that will suggest dates for the cheapest flights?

For example, I want to travel from London to New York. My dates are flexible departure (July) and return (September). I want my output to be the dates for which I'll get the cheapest flight (instead ...
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student discounts with student ID made from paper

I am a full-time enrolled student at a German university and will visit London in early March 2020. Unfortunately our student cards are made from paper (with some security features imprinted), ...
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Economy hotel chains in China [closed]

I am looking for domestic brands of economy hotels in China that are similar to, say, Ibis in Europe (i.e. roughly in the 3-star range). I would expect them to have locations in most medium-size and ...
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What's the longest distance that can be traveled by only using free transportation?

As an example, public transportation within the Melbourne city center is free, so one could take a free tram between Spring St and Docklands Dr: The total distance (as the crow flies) between these ...
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Book one night on Airbnb, then make a deal with the host to book directly. Any downsides?

I've recently booked a stay with Airbnb for $1600 of which between $240 and $320 went to Airbnb in the form of host or guest fees. I like to avoid fees whenever possible, so I was thinking of a way to ...
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Is it more economical to get a network railcard or under 25 railcard?

I want to get a railcard, but I am unsure whether to get a network railcard (which covers the South East England and London regions) or to get a 16-25 railcard. My confusion stems from the fact that ...
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How many percent of "Western" adults have never been outside their country or "area"? [closed]

I'm "poor". I use quotation marks because I do technically have a roof over my head (although I'm not living here officially, and the person who does is paying rent every month, so they don't own it ...
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How to find cheap accommodation in Europe

I'm touring Europe (Germany(Berlin and Munich),Austria(Salzburgh) and France(Paris)) for 11 days during Christmas and New year ( 24th Dec to 3rd January ) I would like to book the accommodation for ...
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eDreams' price lower than the airline itself

I'm about to buy some long range tickets for a group, and when I went shopping I was surprised that the price quoted by eDreams was actually lower than the price of all the others, including the ...
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Damaged passport - docs required [closed]

Are there extra charges for passport re-issuance in case of a damaged passport? The book got detached from cover, that's all. For Non-ECR, where to find the seal? Can't see in my passport. Hope ...
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If arriving in Estonia in winter from a warm climate, is it easy to find good secondhand winter clothes?

I just flew from Bangkok where it's 30 degrees C to Tallinn, where it's -1. I have some warm clothes that were enough for early spring in northern Japan, but I think I'll need something better if I'll ...
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Does Estonia have discount supermarket chains like Aldi and Lidl?

I'm back in Europe for the first time in eight years, and starting in a country I've never visited before, Estonia. My budget is low but it's off season. I've found the cheapest hostel. But I'm ...
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Cheap two-way flight from Ukraine to Japan [closed]

I want to visit Japan in April (supposedly from 11.04 to 25.04). All tickets from Ukraine cost more than $900, which is a lot for me. I would like to find tickets at least a little cheaper, including ...
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How can I know ahead of time whether I have to swipe my Octopus card when exiting a bus in Hong Kong?

When taking the MTR in Hong Kong, one has to swipe one's Octopus card on the way in and out. How can I know ahead of time whether I have to swipe my Octopus card when exiting a bus in Hong Kong?
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Cheapest hotel in Europe

In this video a hotel in Belarus is shown with rooms for $4.10 per night. But the city is not mentioned. So, is this the cheapest hotel in Europe and where is it located?
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Change luggage with Ryanair

I just want to ask if I am going to fly with RyanAir but a friend ordered bag luggage 1 priority and 2 cabin bags, but I will have only 1 bag but bigger than 55 x 40 x 20 cm. How much it will change ...
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Are there discount tickets in Bremen for PhD student in Germany?

I am a PhD student in Ukrain. I am 30 years old. I am going to Bremen, Germany tomorrow. Does one know can i use discount tickets in Bremen for public transportation or not?
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How much can I expect to pay to sleep in a non-fancy jjimjilbang (Korean onsen/sento) in a non-touristy area?

You've probably heard of onsens and sentos in Japan, which are public bath houses. Korea has something similar and here they're called "jjimjilbangs". One major difference is that you usually don't ...
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Are there any soup kitchens or food pantries in Tromsø?

I'm in Tromsø, Norway and due to some very unusual circumstances I'm down to my last dime, but my flight to Oslo is not until a few days from now. So I wonder if there's any soup kitchens, or free ...
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