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Am I correct that adapter mode would burn a US appliance, or am I wrong? Yes, you are correct. If used in "adapter" mode, the voltage is not adjusted or converted in any way, and in most cases a device expecting only 120V (USA/North America/etc.) will be damaged when plugged into the 240V source. But it's worse than that. Even when used in "converter" mode,...


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If you plug an appliance designed only to work on a 110v 60Hz supply into a 220v/240v 50Hz supply without a converter it is highly likely that you'll damage it. However, many modern appliances (and most electronics like computers, phones, etc) have power supplies designed to work on both systems and require only an adaptor for the local sockets. You should ...


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It is advised that a minor (up to 18) travel with some form of consent from the parents and/or guardians. Many automobile clubs offer standard forms, most in multiple languages. The Swiss PDF form offers all the languages for the area you wish to travel through. The first page contains information about the minor, the second about the parent/guardian ...


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Here is the Difference between a travel converter and adapter: Travel Adapter Travel electrical adapters (as seen here) only "adapt" the plug to fit European electrical outlets. They usually convert the american flat prong plug into a European round pronged plug. So, while it will make your plug "fit" the European outlet, it will not affect the voltage. So ...


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As an under 18 you will not be allowed in some or even most hotels and hostels may have additional requirements. The stories do differ, some young people report no problems at all, others report not being able to find hotels at all. The additional requirements hostels seem to ask, when they do want them, is a letter of permission from your parents. The ...


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I have skied on slopes facing in all directions. At the end of the day, the slopes are where it is most convenient to build a lift from the valley. There are places like Obertauern (in the Austrian state of Salzburg) which have slopes on all sides of the valley and the mountains’ topography is the basis of your decision where to go. That said, on the ...


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Time spent in Hungary on a Hungarian residence permit does not count towards the 90/180 rule. Time spent in other Schengen countries does count, but that is not generally enforced. The rest of this answer assumes that you haven't been in any other Schengen countries. The 90 day limit will be fully reset on the 91st day of your residence permit's validity. ...


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Correct. As a matter of fact, it states this in the product description: ADAPTER MODE: Only use Adapter Mode for DUAL VOLTAGE (110-220V, 120-240V) devices, such as iPhone charger, iPad charger, Laptop, MAC, Dual Voltage Hair straightener and other Dual Voltage Appliances. Dual voltage appliances must be used adapter mode. For what people generally ...


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Samaná El Catey International Airport (AZS) only has 858 aircraft movements a year, but still has seasonal transatlantic flights to Frankfurt operated by Condor. San Salvador Airport in the Bahamas (ZSA) has 896 movements a year. It has seasonal flights to Paris-Orly operated by Air Caraïbes. It is on San Salvador Island which has a population of 930. ...


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I googled unusual transatlantic flights and got this USA Today article from 2018 so no telling if the all the flights are still...flying. Most entries had a big airport at one end or the other but this one stood out to me: Providence, Rhode Island (PVD) to Ponta Delgada, Azores (PDL) on Azores Air. It's summer-seasonal.


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For what it's worth, it has by now (i.e. a bit less than 6 months in advance of the planned trip) become possible to book those tickets online.


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Apply for the Schengen visa first, and have it in-hand before you apply for the UK visa. As to the Schengen visa application: you're already re-admissible to the US with your F1 status, so you won't have to convince the Schengen authorities that you can depart when your visit is over. Schengen won't care how you get to your Schengen country of entry. As to ...


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When I was last in Romania in 2007, there were exchange bureaus around the big cities such as Bucharest and Brașov. They were generally well-run and secure. They had their rates posted right outside. You might find people on the street or in the train offering to exchange money with you. Don't do this. You're going to get ripped off. Either they'll run ...


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Austria, Germany, Switzerland Search terms: Erlebnisbad, Spaßbad, Wasserpark (any kind of water, with water slides, etc.) Therme, Thermalbad (thermal baths, often focused on health) Some baths combine both categories, e.g. Therme Erding has 27 water slides as well as a separate area dedicated to health and wellness. Some lists (in German, featuring ...


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Wave surfing in the Netherlands, Wijk aan Zee/Velsen Noord beach, also known as Noord pier, (North pier). As far as the locals know it is the only place in the country with useful waves often enough to consider to have gear handy. It is not a good surf spot, it is the only one that offers any challenge. Looking at this webcam site, the locals may not ...


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With a valid Swiss D visa, you can travel in other Schengen countries as if you had a 90/180, multiple-entry Schengen visa. You cannot travel to EU countries which are outside the Schengen area (e.g. Ireland, or currently the UK). Days spent in Switzerland do not count for the 90/180 rule. Days spent in Schengen countries other than Switzerland count. The ...


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