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This is what the compartment should more or less look like (pic from Wikipedia): As you guessed, there is no changing room or something similar. A pillow and sheet like you see in the picture are provided. There is some variation, but most people will sleep in comfortable street clothes or close to that. Usually at the end of the coach there are toilets ...


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I just found the right tool for you (SUN TIMES), it does exactly what you want, it shows the path along with the day/night status in the exact position of the aircraft. It is a Windows Application (from the days they used to call it program), click on the Aviation --> Flight Plotter menu. Here is a screenshot (the large red dot is the plane): And to ...


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You should have no difficulty getting a cab from a railway station the size of Didcot. If there are none at the taxi rank, phoning any of the minicab companies in Didcot (there seem to be several) will quickly get you a cab. Pretty much any cab company in the UK will work 24hrs and 10–11pm isn't particularly late: any company will surely be operating ...


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One popular overnight ferry close to where I live is a DFDS ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden (Amsterdam). Both cities have plenty to offer for short trips and the fare is quite cheap if you get an off season deal and are a foot passenger travelling in a group. Last time I got it, it took around 14 hours overnight. Alternatively here is a map of some of ...


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My experience on French sleeper trains is that people get changed lying down on their bunk. Those who require extra privacy will slide into the sleeping blanket before removing their clothes. The top bunk will also guarantee you extra privacy since it's only visible by the adjacent bunk and not by the ones below. There is no dress code for sleeper trains. ...


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In the UK, there was MegabusGold who ran a sleeper service. MegaBus Gold ended on 21 May 2017, so that service no longer exists. I think it was the last true bus sleeper in Western Europe. Bus sleepers are banned in Germany for safety reasons (reference: StVZO §35i (2)).


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Yes, this counts as entering the Schengen area. If you will be in Hungary at midnight, it will even count as two days. With trains, you're generally processed into and out of each country when you actually cross the border. There are some exceptions, but the trains you are contemplating are not among them.


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There is a night train between Copenhagen (actually, Malmö) and Berlin, arriving between 6 and 8 am. The whole train gets inside a ferry to cross the water, and you can freely go to deck. Booking well in advance, the tickets are cheap.


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One big problem here is that deer, elk and moose can't read. They don't know or care about national park boundaries, highways, etc. And a moose can weigh half as much as your car; if you hit one, your car will probably be totaled - and the moose might even walk away! If you'll watch that video (and this one), you'll note that collisions can even happen in ...


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DavidB has perhaps the most comprehensive answer (= the Google Answer)... but here's some bits that we've done over the years. If you are in the Med, there are a lot that go to/from Marseille as well as Barcelona. Obviously Corsica/Sardinia/Sicily are paired up there. There are a lot of different operators (Corsica Ferries, for example); start looking in ...


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You'll find few people claiming that buses are more comfortable than trains, all things being equal. A train network is much more expensive to initiate than a bus network, which works on a road network built, not for the purposes of transferring people or goods by bus, therefore is much more likely to exist, anyway. Ergo, as mass long distance leisure ...


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Night busses are very rare in Germany. Especially from small cities such as Rutesheim, there are very few options available. So let's try what we can get. The following is for random dates since I don't know when you will be travelling. Apparently, the S-Bahn is still running late from Rutesheim. It can bring you to Stuttgart Hbf or Stuttgart Airport (e.g....


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I have shared a sleeper with a stranger maybe a dozen times on European trains, so I am not an expert, but I do have some experience. I never had a conflict with the other occupant, which suggests my behaviour is acceptable. Having said that, many sleepers travel between different European countries with sufficiently varied cultures that I would not be ...


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Both sunset and sunrise move east to west. When it's the wee hours of the morning in Brazil, the sunrise is east of you, in Europe where it's already morning, and headed your way with 3 or 4 hours to reach you if you stood still. Since you're flying east, you're flying in darkness towards the sunrise. Once you reach it, over the Atlantic, you'll be flying in ...


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Hotel/Hostel Late Check-in Most hostels and hotels don't care what time you check-in, simply because they have staff manning the reception 24h. Nevertheless, it is good policy to warn them in advance if you plan on arriving late, to avoid them considering you as a no-show and cancelling your booking. In your case, I would say that midnight is not really a ...


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I've slept in Orly airport (Paris's other international airport) - we connected a few rows of chairs together and were able to stretch out across them, slept remarkably well until the morning passengers started arriving around 4.30-5am. I would presume CDG would be similar. My go-to resource for this is usually SleepinginAirports. Their page on CDG ...


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If you can, try to get a taxi. Taxi fares are regulated in Shanghai, so insist on using the meter, and you should get something around 170RMB at night. The thing is that New Years Eve is one of the few days (or rather nights) in Shanghai when taxis are scarce and your chances of hailing one on the street are near nil (I had a 1-2 hours walk home last time I ...


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The night ferry Harwich/Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland) is a great way to get to/from the UK. The ferry is really comfortable and good value. The only downside is that you can't quite get a full night of sleep - more like 7 hours maximum (realistically more like six). It is not too hard to get to Harwich from London and you can get anywhere in the ...


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When I lived in London, the joke was that no night bus was ever boring. There might be partiers, revellers, half-comatose drunkards, couples, drunkards being ill, fights, arguments, tears - but never boredom. Saying that, I never once felt unsafe. I too travelled to various airports including Heathrow on night buses, with a big backpack. You could also ...


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Most things are indeed closed, but there are some things that are open 24h and worthwhile, although knowing the season you're visiting would be helpful. Top of my list would be relaxing with a Arabic meal and a puff or ten of ''shisha'' (water pipe) at a good 24h restaurant. I have a soft spot for Kan Zaman, which has good food, good shisha, tolerable ...


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Ferry from Helsinki, Finland to St. Petersburg, Russia where you get 72 hour visa-free access to Russia via the St. Peter Line. I spent ~50 euros one way where I got a 4 bed windowless cabin. We departed around dinner time in Finland and arrived in Russia the following morning. The ferry has bars, restaurants, sauna/pool, and shows. A great way to begin a ...


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The usual commercial problem with sleeper trains is that the vehicles carry significantly fewer passengers than a seated vehicle and often either cannot be used at all in daytime, or are stuck at the same capacity as they have overnight. The standard capacities for a European train carriage (26m long, with a toilet) are 36 for a sleeper, 54 for a couchette (...


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The buildings will be as beautiful in the night as during the day, maybe even better if still having the lights on them, and you can find some activity still in the red light district, but it will be the last little bit and depending on the weather it might have stopped before you make it to the city. I would not bother getting into Amsterdam city, so ...


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I've done this myself, many times. That late at night, I'd definitely pre-book; I've arrived at Didcot Parkway after 10pm on a freezing cold Sunday only to find no taxis outside and half an hour to wait even after phoning several companies. Other days, there's been a line of cabs waiting but it seems quite random. The people I visit at Harwell usually book ...


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Here are the options I know of regarding buying train tickets in Indonesia: At a train station. Obviously, this sounds like the best idea, but don't be fooled, you're in Indonesia and waiting times can be epic. Give it a try, if the queue is huge, just try another option listed below. At a local supermarket (Indomaret, Alfamart, or else). They almost all do ...


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I'm Indonesian and I transport by train weekly. Now you can book your ticket easily via mobile application named KAI access (it's the official!), from there you can choose all the schedule-train-and payment method, even more if you need food on train or porter to help you bring the luggage, you can book there too!


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Definitely not the platzkart! I'm serious, you'll never get a calm trip if you are in there. Platzkart has additional side places across the train, so it's up to 52 people there in a car compared with 4 * 9 = 36 people in kupe car. Also, if you have an upper place (the even one), you simply can go upstairs, and rest for whole trip (yes, there is a ...


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The concept of transiting a country's soil without entering the country only exists at airports, with only a couple of provisions for such transit by land transport in the world. So yes, you'll obviously enter the Schengen Area, with border control taking place at the border.


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General answer... There's not so much to do at very night hours in Dubai apart from Disco or other bars/lounges, and for sure not in the very late hours of the night... To answer your specific questions: Burj Khalifa is open from 8.30 am to 1.00 am, but last entrance is 45 mins. before so it will be closed. Dubai Mall is not open, neither the Mall of ...


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