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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

As a local, I would find the Prague-Salzburg route generally unproblematic, even during winter; many people from Prague use it to get to the Alps for skiing (in which case, the tricky part starts ...
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What to wear to board the plane if destination's weather differ significantly?

It's always worth having some extra clothing in your hand luggage -- you've noticed luggage can go missing and even shopping for replacements can be problematic if you're not prepared for the ...
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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

Enter "Prague" and "Salzburg" into the Rome2Rio website and you'll see lots of alternatives for getting from one of these cities to the other. While having a car can make country touring easier ...
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Weather on the Scottish West Highland Way in March?

Be prepared for any kind of weather in March. The weather in Scotland can change very quickly, and being caught on the hills with inadequate clothing can be a recipe for disaster, especially if ...
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During the winter is it safe to rent and drive a small hatchback in Toronto/Montreal?

If you rent a car in Toronto, it will definitely not have studded tires - they are not allowed in Southern Ontario. In theory a rental car could have winter tires, but in my experience renting cars, ...
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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

I'm from Lille and greatly agree with what's been said before. between the two train station (Gare Lille Flandres and Gare Lille Europe) there is a large shopping center called Westfield Euralille. I ...
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Is winter of Bangkok very cold?

My favourite resource for such questions is weatherspark, which tells me that for Bangkok: Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 23°C to 35°C and is rarely below 20°C ...
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Is the port in Vladivostok ice-free all year round?

Vladivostok is not a warm-water port, but is kept ice free by ice breakers, according to Encyclopedia.com, allowing shipping into the harbor. Vladivostock is Russia's major Pacific seaport, the main ...
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In January, for potential weather delays, what is a safe layover time at ORD?

Five and half hours are more than enough for any half way reasonable operating condition. However, in January its possible that you will encounter outlier conditions such as a major snow storm. There ...
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Choosing a snowy destination in Europe for travel by train

When all you want to do is actually to walk (and play) in the snow, if you do have a strong preference for train riding, and if you are not bound to make a fixed booking long in advance, you should ...
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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

Many people drive this route, it is all main roads and there are several routes you can take. Many of the roads will be motorways but not all. And main roads in mountains will not be straight. If ...
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Is the port in Vladivostok ice-free all year round?

After the ТЭЦ-2 (Thermal Power Plant - 2) was built in 1984, the port in Vladivostok (Zolotoy Rog Bay) is ice-free for almost the whole year. Before that, ice breakers helped making it ice-free.
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Weather on the Scottish West Highland Way in March?

https://www.hillwalktours.com/walking-hiking-blog/the-weather-on-the-west-highland-way/: Spring on the West Highland Way: The average temperature in spring depends strongly on your exact location on ...
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During the winter is it safe to rent and drive a small hatchback in Toronto/Montreal?

Quebec requires winter or all-weather (not, as @mbrig points out, "all-season" or "M+S") tires on all cars between December 1st and March 15th. The tires either need to be studded (...
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What to wear to board the plane if destination's weather differ significantly?

When traveling in winter conditions, you can't expect to be "babied" in urban conditions at all times. Cars break down, facilities lose power, planes use airstairs. Prepare for unexpected cold. My ...
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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

I know it's an easy thing to say and probably urban legend, but you'll get used to it. Lille will get wet and cold in winter. I think the most important is to get a good pair of boots; it needs to be ...
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Is it windy and snowy in West Europe during end year?

Snow is rather unlikely in all of your named destinations. The most likely for snow is Zurich, which is still not guarantied. We have had snow in the Netherlands (so also Amsterdam) for Christmas and ...
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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

As you're a student, I would recommend some of the less expensive chains: C&A, H&M, and especially Uniqlo, whose clothes I occasionally buy even though I'm not a student anymore. All three ...
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Where was this picture taken (screensaver on LG Oled TV)?

Looks like Berlin to me. That'd be the Berliner Dom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Cathedral
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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

If you are short on money, take the advice of the other answers and look in second hand clothing shops. Like you when you go home many students will never need their warm clothes again and donate them ...
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What to wear to board the plane if destination's weather differ significantly?

This happens to me all the time and on my last travel I have crossed a 62C temperature difference, from Jamaica to Canada in January. There are two conflicting concerns when this happens, one is ...
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Cheapest destination for a white Christmas starting from Sydney?

Snow and ice can be found all year round in New Zealand: The Fox glacier is a year round ice spectacular and one of the must do when visiting the South Island of New Zealand. Snow falls at the very ...
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How to prepare for a winter trip to Yellowknife, clothing-wise?

I grew up in Winnipeg (not as far north as Yellowknife, but we had our share of weather below -30°C) and now I live in New England. If I was about to spend significant time outdoors in Winnipeg in ...
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During the winter is it safe to rent and drive a small hatchback in Toronto/Montreal?

First, the suggestion that snow is a problem in Toronto is misguided. Indeed the city is remembered for calling the army after a storm in the late 1990s (see this associated video) In many ways this ...
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In January, for potential weather delays, what is a safe layover time at ORD?

A little research shows that, yes, January is the snowiest month (sort of like asking if one should expect rain in Seattle) with O'Hare Airport having 28.5 snowy days a year. In January, it snows, on ...
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Is Niagara Falls accessible in mid-November?

So the Falls themselves just "are" - they can't be open, closed, shut down, or whatnot. There are sidewalks and such that lead to places where you can see them, and the water flows year-round. From a ...
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Car rental cancellation because of lack of winter tires

As a general rule, US rental car companies do not provide Winter tires as standard in any locations, and in most locations they are also not available even as options. Many vehicles will be fitted ...
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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

A few thoughts in addition to the excellent answers you already have. One thing no-one has mentioned so far: the driver should be happy with driving a manual transmission car. If you travel on ...
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Weather on the Scottish West Highland Way in March?

Here's the weather data for Bridge of Orchy. This is the highest altitude major town on the route, but as Franck's answer points out the route does go quite a bit higher. Here's the key quote: In ...
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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

Northern France can be quite chilly! Note that jeans are not very good thermally. In summer they are too hot, and in winter they don't keep you very warm. Whatever the locals are wearing for winter, ...
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