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How are validated underground tickets checked in Berlin?
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To my experience, tickets get checked by people dressed as passengers, so you cannot notice them when entering the metro and change your path. When the doors close, they rapidly ask everyone to show ...

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What's the closest one can get to North Korea from the South on public road?
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You can also catch a glimpse of North Korea on the Jayu-ro highway, for instance around 37.802870, 126.683044. Nothing very interesting though, just some hills across the sea. The tour I took to DMZ (...

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How can I check when I can (statistically) fly to given locations most cheaply?
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There's much, much more information on momondo.com on flight insights as they call it. You enter the route and click on that option, they graphically tell you all about what weeks of the year it would ...

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Can I skip my train leg booked with a KLM flight?
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You can skip the train ride after the flights, but not the other way around. For example, KLM sells flight tickets starting from a train station in Belgium, where you have to check-in in Belgium ...

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How early do I need to book Eurotunnel tickets?
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If you know your departure times, book as early as possible so that the ticket would be cheaper. It's the first suggestion on the Eurotunnel booking page itself: https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/tickets/...

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Travel to Germany with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student)
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Legally you can, although you will have to convince the officer at the border control that you have clear intentions of leaving to Finland very soon and your visit to Germany is definitely temporary. ...

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Are Euros accepted in Gothenburg or is conversion to Krona possible?
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Not sure about Gothenburg, but I've been in Sweden many many times, so I can comment on the general issue. The local exchange offices in Sweden (I used the ones in Stockholm and Malmö) charge you a ...

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Ticket Price refund for missed connection
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If you are traveling on two separately bought tickets, it's your responsibility to leave enough time between them to catch the second flight even if the first one is late. If you have a good travel ...

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Affordable and accessible accommodation options with car parking near Paris?
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A simple search on booking.com shows that there are rooms available in the city starting from 68 euro per night for a double room on a date that I've chosen randomly since I don't know your dates. I ...

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Long transit at Munich airport—10 hours: Can i go out, and how do I make a reservation for a Napcab or Lounge to sleep?
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Assuming that you have the right to enter the Schengen area without any additional hassle, 10 hours is more than enough to go to the center, hang out there, even do some sightseeing in case you've ...

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How to buy tickets for Stockholm metro?
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No, there are multiple zones, mostly you have to cross from one zone to another, hence pay more. Here's the metro zone map: They sell 16-ticket slips for 200 SEK, you need two units (tickets) if you'...

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1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul)
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Yes, if you're traveling on the same ticket, 1:30h is enough for you not to worry about the connection. You may still miss the next flight if the first leg arrives very late, but Turkish Airlines will ...

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What is the best time to make a hotel reservation?
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If you're using a booking engine such as booking.com, the rule of thumb says that the earlier the better, while it's possible that later on some hotels will offer campaign prices, or as you mentioned, ...

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Is it possible to visit Riga (Latvia) from Stockholm by plane in one day?
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While I agree with Mikhail's answer, I would like to add more information. First of all, AirBaltic is known to be very punctual, so you'll probably arrive in Riga without any major delays. The flight ...

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Patagonia by bike: where to find accommodations info?
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Check out the map option on booking.com. To start with, zoom in to Bariloche, you'll see that there are more options in the nearby towns, such as El Bolson, Lago Puelo and Esquel. Now zoom in even ...

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Which countries are covered under long-term work permit “Deutschland” visa?
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By covered, if you mean the right to work, then it's only Germany. The work permit of a Schengen country does not give you the right to work in any other Schengen country, only in the specified one. ...

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Where to find clear sky In South Korea for viewing stars?
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I would recommend the Juwangsan National Park, where you can visit the Jusanji Pond. This is where Kim Ki-duk shot his famous movie Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, hence on top of finding ...

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Can I enter Norway before the date stated on visa?
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No you cannot. They won't even let you board on the plane to Norway (or any other destination where you need a valid visa) if it seems you won't be able to legally enter the country at the arrival ...

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Is it possible to stay in a palace in Jaipur?
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Through booking.com you can reliably book accommodation in most countries of the world, including several palace-hotels in Jaipur. In this case, the link is for Hotel Rambagh Palace, in Jaipur.

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If I am now a Australian citizen and I still have a NZ passport
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Yes, while you are in another country, i.e. not Australia or New Zealand, you are free to choose the passport you want to present.

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US citizen from parents, no proof of citizenship. Can I reenter the US from Mexico?
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You don't need to cross any borders from Tijuana to Acapulco, so obviously you can travel without a passport. Assuming that you're already in Mexico (because as jpatokal says, you cannot enter the ...

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Want to go to Visit Russia but Can I board the plane from Delhi, India, instead of Dhaka Bangladesh?
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Yes of course, if you have the necessary documents to enter both countries and make the travel arrangements yourself for both of them, the Russian authorities don't care which country you're arriving ...

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Practical food to take on flight without anything served?
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I would recommend having a small cheese selection, preferably sliced in packages, a nice sliced salami and bread. Adding some greens on top would make it more appealing, lettuce and avocado would be ...

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Missed ground connection
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A friend of mine missed an expensive train connection within Germany after a 3-hour delay of the Helsinki-Munich flight. He contacted Lufthansa and complained about the situation, he got full ...

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As an Indian citizen travelling to Portugal, should I book my plane tickets or apply for my Schengen visa first?
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There is no exact requirements when applying for a Schengen visa about the accommodation. It is preferred to show a hotel booking, like on booking.com, or if you're staying with a friend, you would ...

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Can I change the travel dates on my Schengen application form before the date of the interview?
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Give them all possible information, communicate well, don't hide anything, tell them what happened and why your dates have changed. They are humans after all. If they see you don't have any bad ...

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Will a visa cancelled on arrival affect future visa applications?
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While theoretically a country's decision on granting you a visa may depend on your visa application history with other countries, unless they're closely tied (as in Schengen countries) or you deliver ...

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Zurich to Japan and South Korea for three weeks
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In case the total amount of time you can spend there is more or less fixed, I would choose doing roughly two weeks Japan and one week Korea. My itinerary of suggestion would be as follows, though keep ...

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Time allowance for a layover in Oslo with Norwegian Air
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As Gagravarr said, if it's on the same ticket, you don't need to worry. 1.5 hours is plenty of time even if you have to go through customs and have a checked-in baggage. Oslo airport is pretty small, ...

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Travel from Lisbon to Tbilisi, through Amsterdam and Kiev
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According to this page, you still need a valid passport in order to transit Ukraine.

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