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Can I travel to Schengen countries with only an Italian Carta di Identità?

I'm living in Milan and I have to go to Berlin this October, but my Permesso di Soggiorno or permit to stay in Italy will expire in September. Can I travel to Germany with just my Carta di Identità? ...
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Do UK authorities have access to data about the arrival and departure of people within the Schengen area? [closed]

Do UK authorities have access to data about the arrival and departure of people within the Schengen area?
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What metric to US customary unit conversions should I know for traveling to the US?

I live in the UK. We use miles, but then metres and kilograms. What conversions would it be useful to know to if I want to spend time in the USA? I'm going to spend 3 weeks there on holiday, and will ...
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When do I need to carry my passport when travelling in Europe?

When do I need to carry my passport. When I am within walking distance of where I am staying, to another close city on a day-trip, etc.
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How to secure a passport in a BNB [closed]

I am looking for good ideas for securing a passport, other credentials and extra money in a BNB without a safe. In particular I stay for extended durations in the same AirBNB and do not want to carry ...
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I stayed 3 months over my period in schengen. Can I go back within a month with a new passport?

I was in Europe (Schengen) between November 2017 - December 2018. I extended my stay there and had to leave on august 20 however I fell in love and stayed with a woman three months and 2 weeks and ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from EU to India by plane? [closed]

What's the flight or flights that regularly connect an European Union country with India for less money? My research has showed that Air Arabia was a good option some years ago when connected Athens ...
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What should I expect from European airline if I volunteer to stay and not fly on the overbooked flight?

Recently, I had a first flight in my life that was overbooked. What should I expect from European airline if I volunteer to stay and not fly on the overbooked flight? In my situation it was LOT with ...
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How much toilet paper can I flush without clogging an European toilet?

I am from a country where the toilet paper is not flushed but thrown to a bin close to the toilet. I think that the European system is more hygienic, but I always have this question when I use the ...
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Do I need a visa to work in Romania if I have a Bulgarian residence/work permit? [closed]

Does a non-EU citizen (Turkish) with a Bulgarian residence-work permit need a visa to work in Romania? I have been working in Bulgaria for a time and I got a better job in Bucharest. So am I able to ...
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Sell a pair of blue jeans and live like a king for a week: Still possible in Europe?

Some years ago, particularly before the 1990s, there way a saying in Europe that (paraphrased) you can sell your blue jeans in every part of Eastern Europe and literally live like a king for a week. ...
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cheapest mode of transportation between Ghent and Paris

What is the cheapest mode of transportation if one wishes to go from Ghent to Paris?
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Carrying a heat gun as hand luggage in an airplane

Carrying a real gun as hand luggage is surely a no-no. But what about a hot air gun/heat gun (among other names)? Besides the nominal and formal resemblance to a real gun, it can generate heat of ...
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What would Brexit mean for my immediate Europe travel plans from the UK? [closed]

I am planning a trip from England to Croatia in this coming July 2016, one month after the EU referendum will have taken place in the United Kingdom. How would the possibility of Britain leaving the ...
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Is tipping mandatory at Restaurants and Bars in Germany?

In Bavaria, I paid for my drink, I asked her for "Ruckgeld", but only got the integer part of the money back, the rest of it, she kept it for tip! I looked her in the eye and she understood that I ...
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Error in Portuguese passport

I am Brazilian with Portuguese citizenship. Last week, I went to the Portuguese Consulate to apply for a new passport for my 3-year-old daughter, as her previous passport would expire in a few months. ...
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Are there any transatlantic car ferries from Europe to North/South America?

Can I drive onto a ferry from anywhere in Europe and drive off in America either north or south? It is something that me and my partner have wanted to do but we are unsure if this is even possible? ...
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Travelling inside Schengen zone without visa

I lost my passport with Spanish study visa, now I have a new one without a visa and I want to travel in Schengen with my friends during Christmas, the flight company said its okay and that you don’t ...
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I want an invitation letter so I can go to Paris [closed]

I am a fashion designer from Nigeria. I really want to travel around the world, but I just don't know how to go about it. I really want to start by going to Disneyland.
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Are there any catches/gotcha's with UK 3's 200mb/month free in Europe?

A few months ago, the UK arm of 3 launched a new data-only pay-as-you-go plan offering 200mb/month free. In theory, you order the sim online for free for posting to a UK address, or pay £1 for one ...
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Indian passport holder travel to Dublin via USA

I hold valid Irish student visa and B1/B2 Visa. I will be taking up PG at Dublin, Ireland from January. I am planning to take a short trip at USA before I get in to my PG. Is it ok to travel to USA (...
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Where is wild camping possible in Europe?

Are there countries in Europe where wild camping with a tent allowed or at least tolerated? How high is the probability that someone will get angry at you or even call the police? Please consider ...
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Can an Indian citizen studying in Germany travel to India through Paris airport? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with valid German student long term resident visa. Can I travel to India and come back through Paris airport? Is there a chance of being denied to board? Prices are cheaper from ...
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Do European train bookings include reserved seats on a specific train departure?

Just recently I booked train tickets for a trip between European cities online. I have traveled by train in Europe before but had never bought tickets online. After doing a search for trains between ...
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Travelling around Europe on my way to the US. Where to store luggage?

I am going to start my graduate studies in the US this September. I am planning on visiting Europe on my way from India. Since I am moving to the US, travelling light is out of the question. I expect ...
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Luggage etiquette on European trains

I'm backpacking across Europe with a very large (70 liter) backpack, plus a smaller daypack (35 L). I've found myself taking a number of trains, with different available facilities and passenger loads,...
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Most remote exclave?

I'm a big fan of traveling to some extreme points, like for example the most northern point of Europe or the highest point of each country in Europe, etc. To find new ideas I would like to know the ...
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Benelux-France Rail Pass | I am Amsterdam Card | Benefits and will it fit my jouney plan?

I am travelling to Europe from India in December and my plan is as follows - Normal Tickets for 2 people - 2nd Class: 451.82 Euro Amsterdam -> Brussels Brussels -> Paris Paris -> Landerneau ...
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Is Russia a dog-friendly country?(Vladivostok, Moscow, St.Peterburg. etc.)

I'm planning to travel Russia with my dog, Labrador Retriever by Siberian Railway. But I'm not certain that Russia is a dog-friendly country like any other countries in Europe. If you have experiences ...
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Holder of the 1951 Convention travel document issued by an EU country

I am a holder of the UN 1951 Convention travel document issued by Malta - an EU country. I have been travelling within the Schengen area for many years. In one week I'm going to Denmark for a week and ...
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Questions before applying for UK visa and Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I'm an Indonesian citizen who is planning to apply for a UK visa and a Schengen visa. I have also lived in the United States since 2012 so I'm a legal US permanent resident with valid green card and ...
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Advice on booking flight tickets while pregnant [closed]

My wife would like to travel a few days before Christmas; she will be 30 weeks pregnant (from last period) at that moment. The policy of most airlines is that women that are between 28 and 36 weeks ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa if my US residency expires in less than 90 days after my return?

I am planning a winter vacation in Iceland around the dates of Dec 21st, 2017 to Jan 1st, 2018. I am currently on H1B visa in the USA, and my visa expires on Feb 7, 2018. My employer has applied for ...
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Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?

I was in a restaurant in Rome and after I got the bill I saw that beside the regular 8€ for spaghetti I ordered there was an additional position that said: una persona 1.5€ When I asked the waiter ...
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Comparing travel costs in Europe: rail vs bus

I wanted to compare costs for travelling around in Europe by bus and rail. While I don't have a firm itinerary yet, for the purposes of this comparison let's assume that it will be close to the route ...
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Denmark immigration [closed]

Can a registered German married woman in denmark still grant a man a stay in denmark all in the name of boyfriend without affecting her marital status as married on paper .
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Schengen Visa: How do I show my payslips if I am on a notice period? [closed]

Salary doesnt get credited when one is on the notice period. My notice period is of two months. I'll apply for Schengen Visa from India in November, and September is the month when I got my last ...
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Will bringing my mother in visitor visa to Germany cause any problems when I try to bring prove her hardship? [closed]

I am planning to bring my mother in visitor visa to Germany for a couple of months. At the moment she is staying with my wife in Sri Lanka. Later I planned to file a hardship case and see if I can ...
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Croatia Multiple entries on a multi-entry Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I know that I will be able to enter Croatia on a multi-entry Schengen visa. What I wanted to ask is if I can leave Croatia, go to maybe Bosnia. Will I be allowed to re-enter Croatia? I am holding an ...
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How do I stay longer than 90 days in Norway with an EU passport?

I am a dual U.K/U.S citizen and wish to spend longer than ninety days on a ski trip in Norway this winter. For the purposes of the trip Brexit shouldn’t be relevant as there will no doubt be a ...
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What and where is this old-looking stone building?

can anyone tell me where this is located or what exactly it may be called?
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Flying from Montevideo to Tel-Aviv via Madrid - do I have to go through customs and Immigration in Madrid?

I am planning a trip to Tel-Aviv - the cheapest and fastest connection is via Madrid - but I also read of 2 hour long lines on airports of people going through passport controls, there was a story of ...
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How long does it take for a SIM card to activate (Europe)?

I have been wondering whether or not to buy a new SIM card when I take side trips to countries bordering Germany (one for each country). However, I have heard that each time I get a new SIM card, it ...
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How long can I travel for with 30k? [closed]

I am a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu lover. I have travelled to a couple of places in Europe to train this year during my holidays from work and have really enjoyed the experience. Anyway, I would like to ...
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Is a Canadian visa necessary if I travel Europe/Toronto/Los Angeles? [duplicate]

I planned to visit USA, landing in Los Angeles from Milan. The flight has a change at Toronto, where, if possible, I won't exit the international area, and then take another flight from Toronto to ...
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Required documents for an EEA Family permit for tourism

My EEA wife and I (non-EU) live in my country (outside the EU) and we are planning to travel to the UK for few weeks as tourists. We are planning to provide: My current and old passport. Marriage ...
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Sending money to a friend stuck abroad without a debit card?

A friend of mine is stuck in Spain without a debit card, and I'm trying to send her some cash by whatever means available from here in the US. None of the bank branches near her are American, they're ...
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Cannot book train from Budapest to Bucharest

I am looking to book a ticket from Budapest to Bucharest on board the 473 Ister train operated by Hungarian railway (https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en) departing Dec 6th 2018. The website mentions that ...
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Does Non-Schengen Countries apply to my 90/180

I have a Working-Holiday Visa for Spain, Arriving in Spring I spent 90 days in Spain and then left the Schengen zone to Ireland for just under 90 days. Does leaving the Schengen area apply to my 90/...
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What are the EU laws on unused plane ticket and airport tax refund?

I bought a plane ticket from TAP Air, which goes Frankfurt -> Lisbon -> Toronto (one way), and the taxes applied to this ticket are pretty high. Sadly, I can't make this flight due to personal reasons,...