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What is this black patch on the ocean floor featured on Google Maps?
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If you zoom in, an atoll appears in that area: Yet, this looks a little strange. But also have a look at the group of four black spots north of your area. If you zoom in, the spots are suddenly ...

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Does a long flight on a jet provide a headstart to altitude acclimatisation?
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I'm pretty sure the effect can be neglected for passengers. The first reaction of the human body to lower air pressure is deeper, faster breathing and a higher heart rate. On the other side, ...

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Lufthansa - Rail & Fly at Frankfurt Airport
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AIRail is a collaboration between Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa to transport passengers by train instead by aircraft from one airport to the other. This trips are like flying, since you get a boarding ...

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Are there speed cameras on stretches of the Autobahn with a temporary speed limit?
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EDIT: I've rewritten my answer, especially to address the question about the variable speed limit. The signs These signs can show different speed limits, which is for example used as flow control. ...

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Are there discount tickets in Bremen for PhD student in Germany?
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There are typically no discount tickets for students in Germany. As student, you get a 'Semsterticket' together with your matriculation documents after payment of your semester fee. This ticket ...

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Do hotel cleaning personnel have any benefit from leaving empty bottles in the room as opposed to returning them to the store?
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Since the personnel doesn't know if a guest will take empty bottles with him at the end of his stay, simply removing empty bottles from the room can be considered theft. I guess, in Portugal (or ...

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Should I carry my passport for a domestic flight in Germany
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There is an FAQ on the federal ministery of the Interior about residence permits. Unfortunately, one can not simply switch to english, and I didn't find it on the english site. It states: Muss ich ...

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Real-time Traffic on Google Maps on Android
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This is a screenshot form my PC, so I do not expect it to be quite the same on my phone Did you try? On my phone, I get this with the Google maps app, which is quite the same: You can select one of ...

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Car rental Tenerife Sur (south) airport at 2am in the night?
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I've visited the Canary Islands several times and rented cars from Cicar. It was recommended by a German travel guide (book) as reliable company. Cicar is a native car rental company and claims to ...

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Why are two currency options available when paying via card at airports abroad?
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Some banks want an extra fee if you pay in a foreign currency, and the exchange rate can be worse than the official one. So, paying in your currency is cheaper. On the other side, the shop or ATM ...

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Can I take a boat down the Mosel river from the vicinity of Trier to Koblenz
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KD, which you found is large an well known, but to my knowledge does not offer any longer tours over night. http://www.flusskreuzfahrten.de/ seems to be a search site for river cruises, but is not ...

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German couple (60,55) want to rent a car in Florida - Is an IDP required and are there maximum age restrictions?
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@Ali Awan already gave a comprehensive answer, but I would like to add this: The credit-card like EU drivers license document indeed uses numbers to label the fields, but there also footnotes. I ...

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Pre payed Euro Card for German Trip - Paying Taxis with it
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It seems almost all taxis in Frankfurt accept credit cards today. However, you should not expect that everywhere in Germany. I would recommend to ask if credit cards are accepted, when you order a ...

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What is the weather like in south of Tenerife in early December?
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Tenerife South Airport is in the south-west of the island, near the large tourist spots like Playa de las Americas, where the climate is very warm and very dry. For this airport, Wikipedia states ...

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