Questions tagged [western-europe]

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Visiting a place in Brussels where Pink Floyd recorded a video

Firstly, I'm not sure if this is the right site to ask this question, so please feel free to direct me somewhere else if needed. Since I currently live in Brussels, I would like to visit the exact ...
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Is flat headlight pattern legal to drive with in Spain [closed]

Can somebody please advise if the Spanish ITV test legally requires the (bi-xenon) headlights to light up a curb side, or if changing the light pattern to flat, as recommended by Mercedes UK for ...
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Travelling to Europe with expired h1b stamp

I am working in US on H1b visa. My visa stamp & I94 expired last year but I received my I797, which allows me to work legally in US. I only need the h1b stamping for reentry after leaving the ...
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Is public transportation necessary in Madrid? [closed]

Flying in about a month to Madrid with my family :) Usually when I'm abroad I get the unlimited public transport weekly ticket and use it a lot. From researching a bit online and viewing the map, it ...
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How to Plan a Route for Long Distance Bike Trip In Europe

I am planning on doing a long distance bike trip through part of Europe. I would like to start in Amsterdam and bike through the Netherlands, parts of Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Germany and end ...
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Is it feasible to rent a car for a multi-country Europe trip?

I'm planning a (mostly Western) European trip starting in London and ending in Rome, and am considering the possibility of renting a car for the entire trip. The countries I'll be entering are the UK,...
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Arriving in hotel after 6 pm after announcing via telephone

In Germany it is common that your hotel room booking is guaranteed until 6 pm. If you plan to show up later, you can give your credit card number beforehand, otherwise your room might be given to ...
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How common are such crooked forests and where can I find one?

I'm interested in visiting a "Crooked forest", similar to this forest in Poland or the Hoia forest in Romania, which has trees bent at the bottom: However, I'm not interested in these two locations ...
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Driving a rental car from Italy to Dublin

I am moving to Dublin from Rome and we thought, instead of flying the dog as airplane cargo, I would rent a car and drive across Europe. Is it possible to rent a car in Rome, and deliver it in Dublin?...
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Is there a realtime train position and timetabling tool for Deutsche Bahn trains? [duplicate]

In the UK, there are several third-party services which consume data produced by Network Rail regarding the operational rail timetable and live train movements. These services produce data which are ...
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Should I buy a Eurail Pass? Help! [closed]

I'm looking for someone experienced in travelling Europe/with the eurail pass! My friend and I are taking a trip at the end of August to multiple countries and cities in Europe. The trip is going to ...
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Train + rental car as alternative to air travel inside Europe

I live in the Netherlands and I'm planning a holiday in Tirol. I would really like to cut down on air travel. In the past I have traveled from the Netherlands to Croatia by train several times and I ...
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What is the quietest place with some industry? [closed]

I work as a software developer in a part of the world that has a lot of road / traffic noise. I live in Europe and want to move countries, to somewhere quieter. Due to my job, it would have to be near ...
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I'm travelling from Arles to Florence--what's the easiest way? [closed]

I'm travelling from Arles to Florence in March, and I'm wondering what is the least troublesome way of doing it. I'd prefer an option in which I don't have to drive. And if travelling by train, I'd ...
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Will I be able to bring this bent hook in an airplane?

This hook used to be on a longline in commercial fishing. It had it bent to prevent the two points from getting stuck on anything in order to wear it around my neck. The two points have not been ...
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Travelling Europe by Train [closed]

I'm travelling to Western Europe in late September for 6 weeks and I'm going to be travelling by train to my destinations. I'll be visiting (the listed cities are in desired visiting order) Paris ...
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Schengen visa: appointment not available [duplicate]

I and my husband are traveling to Italy, Switzerland and Netherlands in June. Our period of stay in Italy and Switzerland is almost the same, with 5N/6D in Switzerland and 6N/7D in Italy. ...
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Key items to remember for international travel [closed]

I'm from Columbia and I have a trip to Germany planned for the middle of May. It's the first time that I will do this kind of travel and, if it isn't obvious, I'm quite excited!. I already have my ...
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Can I insure a US visitor on my UK Vehicle?

I'm a UK Citizen and own a car registered and insured in the UK. I have a friend who is planning on visiting from the US, entering as a tourist. They have a US driving licence. We would like to take ...
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How much for a European trip? [closed]

I want to go on a European trip with four of my friends during October for one week. How much will be the estimated cost (staying in a decent hotel + food) for the trip per head? Any critical cost-...
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Is it windy and snowy in West Europe during end year? [closed]

I would like to know whether is it windy on night and morning and snowy in West Europe during Christmas and New Year? Especially for these countries and cities: Paris, Belgium, Amsterdam, ...
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How can I cross the English channel with a car?

I believe there's the Euro Tunnel as well as a number of ferry options, but which can I use to travel with a car between the UK and France, Belgium or the Netherlands? If there aren't too many ...
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Do I need a visa for Zurich, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Zurich? [duplicate]

Do I need visa for Switzerland, if my connecting flight stops at Zurich for 22hrs and I want to visit Zurich during those 22 hrs? I have US H1-B visa. I'll be travelling from Minneapolis to Mumbai (...
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Travelling to Berlin without a bank statement

My brother won a trip for two to Berlin, Germany. We are a Philippine Passport holder, but we are currently living now in Dubai. And the German Embassy is asking for a bank statement. My brother has ...
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Are there sites to find simcard options that cover more than just one country?

Regularly we get people on TSE asking what is the best phone/simcard for their upcoming travels. As we do not do product recommendation, often the only useful answer would be a link to a site where ...
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Can I travel by boat from the North Sea to the Mediterranean passing via Paris?

Can I rent/charter a boat to go from the North Sea to the Mediterranean through France ? I'd like to start from the Netherlands and go through Paris on the way. What are the canals that make up the ...
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Which websites provide last-minute deals for trains in Europe?

We all know about the last-minute deals for airlines. However, I'm looking for the same thing for trains through Europe. Which websites provide such services? PS: I live in Germany if this may help....
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Cheapest way to travel inside Europe [closed]

I'm visiting Europe soon, and I need some advice for transportation inside Europe on an extremely low budget. I probably will spend many days there, so I want to visit as many countries as I can. I'...
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How to manage a longer transit location in a cheaper way

I want to go from Canada to some countries in Europe, but I found pages like Google Flights, Orbitz, Cheapoair, Flight-Hub that can help you to book a CHEAP VERY CHEAP flight!!! Awesome! Many of these ...
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Why are shops closed at 6pm in Wolverhampton city centre? [closed]

It's a strange phenomenon because I don't expect English cities to be closed that early at 6pm in Wolverhampton, UK, viz. Manders centre closes at 5.30pm Wulfrun centre closes at 5.30pm Primark ...
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What swimming suit options are acceptable for a self-conscious recreational swimmer in Belgium and Western Europe?

Many pools in Belgium prohibit the use of swimming shorts, citing hygienic concerns with people concealing their underwear beneath them as well as safety concerns with them getting hooked on ...
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Food Allergies in Europe

Traveling to Europe with a passenger who has a peanut allergy. I understand peanuts are not as prevalent in Europe as the US, but I was wondering if anyone has had experience dealing with this or ...
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Is it safer to travel with another person when hitchhiking in western Europe?

I hear some crazy stories where young hitchhikers get abducted and even murdered by killers who prey on young hitchhikers. Are the odds of such bad incidents high? Is hitchhiking in western Europe ...
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How much cash per person may we bring from South Africa to Switzerland?

When travelling from South Africa To Switzerland as a family of 6, what is the amount of cash as a family we are allowed to take on us?
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Is a leather jacket + layers good enough for an European winter? (Back packing)

In a question a bit related to Winter apparel for Europe (November-December), would a leather jacket (thinner lamb jacket) be okay for traveling Spain/France/Italy during November/December? I also ...
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Website to plan travel?

Is there a good website to plan bus and train transportations in France Benelux and Germany?
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Visiting Neuschwanstein without booking a ticket?

I would like to visit Neuschwanstein Castle. However, I don't know when I will be there, so that I am unable to book a ticket earlier. Is there any daily visitor limit there? If so, after reaching ...
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Seeking advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use

I'm hoping for some advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use for biking over a couple weeks. I'm planning on buying a GSM sim card on arrival at the airport, which I understand is ...
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Shipping luggage from Belgium to South Africa?

My Fiance is coming back to South Africa from Bruxelles, Belgium. She has quite alot of luggage to bring home and the airline prices are just ridiculous. Is there a cheaper way to ship a bag from ...
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Flights to Georgia from Western Europe [closed]

What are my options for travelling from Western European cities to Tbilisi, Georgia by air?
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How can I wash myself Indian-style (using water not toilet paper) in Western toilets?

As an Indian I have grown up in Delhi using water to wash after using the toilet instead of toilet paper. In Indian culture this is considered a cleaner practice because of the use of water in order ...
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When going by a train from Paris to Amsterdam, can I hop off in Antwerp and then hop on again?

I am buying a train ticket from Paris to Amsterdam (Thalys), can I hop off in Antwerp to spend sometime with a friend and then hop on again in the same day (within an hour or two)? or do I have to buy ...
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Preventing theft in Western Europe

I'm going to Europe in a few days and I will be going on a cruise that goes to a few different countries including Spain, Monaco, Italy, and Croatia. I've been hearing a lot of bad stories from people ...
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What is the cheapest way to go from Lyon (France) to Milan (Italy)?

I am from Egypt and I am going to Lyon for a conference which will finish on 27th of March. I need to go to Milan for a short visit after the conference. Is there anybody knows the best way to do that?...
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Which ski resorts in western Europe offer free lifts (intended for families)?

A lot of people with small children (who can't ski very well) would like to spend some time teaching them skiing, but ideally not pay high fees for the ski-pass for this time. Which ski resorts in ...
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Are there any websites or resources for planning bicycle routes across western Europe?

A friend and I are potentially interested in doing a bicycle tour across parts of western Europe, which parts specifically we're not sure of yet. We would be starting in London and from there we would ...
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Inexpensive eating-out food in western Europe

In Asian cities (including modern/first-world cities such as Singapore), there are a lot of food centers which sell decent, but very inexpensive food. For example, in Singapore they are called Hawker ...
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Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?

I will be travelling in western Europe, and I would like to dine at the restaurants there. Am I expected to tip the waiter/ waitress? How can I tip them when I am paying the bills by credit card? Do I ...
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Badges for tourist achievements in Western Europe?

The Polish Tourism and Sightseeing Society promotes tourism and sightseeing, and one of its means is granting badges for various achievements, such as walking above 250 km on tourist routes, ...
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Cheapest way to get from Zürich (Switzerland) to Brussels (Belgium)

In the last week of October I plan to go to Brussels. I'm leaving from Zurich in Switzerland. I already did some research and tried to get a train ticket. The train is really fast (6.30 h) but a one-...