O. R. Mapper
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Is it rude to bring bottled water into a restaurant in Germany?
32 votes

While much has been said about the price and legal aspects in other posts, I am trying to give a bit of a cultural perspective in this answer (at least as far as I perceive it, as a native German who ...

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What is the hotel room card slot inside the room for?
19 votes

While the other answers have elaborated on the primary reasons, I am going to point out what I perceive as a secondary reason and/or benefit: The key has its fixed place. To me as a hotel guest, ...

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Windows 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper, where is this location?
12 votes

Apparently, it is Wajag Island, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia Steps to find this bit of information: Read Ray's answer and/or 3kstc's comment to find out this picture appears to have been taken ...

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What kind of things can you take from a hotel?
10 votes

As there is a wide variety in things that can theoretically be taken from a hotel room, I'll restrict this answer to the items listed in the question (and to my limited experience in countries): So ...

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Airline and Travel Agent disagree on baggage allowance, who do I need to resolve it with?
6 votes

Given the details you provide, this answer is not going to be specific for travelling. To me, the crucial part of your case description is this: The OTA seems mostly to respond in cut'n'paste ...

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Which entrance to use for the Louvre?
4 votes

This answer applies only with a precondition. If you can buy Louvre tickets in your hotel, do so. Then choose the pyramid entrance, ignore the entire queue and walk right up to the pyramid, where you ...

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Why are bus stops opposite one another on a given road?
3 votes

I suggest changing your terminology to understand what is going on: It's not two bus stops on opposite sides of the road, it's one bus stop with two "platforms" (or whatever you would call the ...

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Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?
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Unless it's explicitly forbidden by a sign, I wouldn't see a good reason not to play. If you want to make sure, you can always ask. I've seen this kind of public pianos in hotels and in hospitals, and ...

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Computer/Technology oriented tourist attractions
2 votes

Depending on where you are, you may want to try the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe (South-Western Germany) (WP article). It features various historical computing devices, ...

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What is the point of checking in online?
1 votes

How does this benefit me? My impression is that it doesn't. As with many automated systems of that kind (actually, this applies both to online check-in and to the automated check-in), it is ...

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Protecting ears from cold
1 votes

In Germany, people occasionally wear earmuffs, but headbands and in particular "bobble hats" or similar ear-covering cloth hats are definitely more widespread. Still, it is mostly a personal ...

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