Simon
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How can I accurately estimate the weight of my luggage?
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Invest in handheld digital weighing scales.

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How can I find out what the typical "fast food" is for a particular country?
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The Health Assist Blog outlines (quite comprehensively) the fast food of various countries globally. Part 1 illustrates fast food that can be obtained in the following european countries: Denmark ...

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Is Legoland Windsor worth visiting, among all the London-area tourist attractions?
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Legoland Windsor is located approximately 20 miles west of Central London. Whether or not you consider that to be a tourist attraction of London is entirely up to you. However it proves to be very ...

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Are there hostels in Guernsey?
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I contacted the Guernsey Information Centre, North Plantation, St Peter Port, GY1 2LQ Email: info.centre@cultureleisure.gov.gg There response was simply: "Sorry we do not have hostels in Guernsey ...

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Are there European equivalents of "Route 66"
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This article entitled Where is Britain's Route 66? gives possible suggestions for such a route in the British Isles including: A1 Great North Road The Great North Road sounds like the beginning of ...

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Are non-Saudi women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia?
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Apparently there's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so -- and filming herself for ...

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How do you choose a restaurant when travelling?
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If you want to eat in a high quality restaurant where they serve good food (where ever this maybe in the world), but for sure in towns & villages of Europe, you abide by one golden rule: Look for ...

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Would I be able to communicate in Vienna in German?
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In Vienna they speak Viennese, which is their city dialect of standard German (Hochdeutsch). However they have no problem in speaking or communicating with you in Hochdeutsch. You will be perfectly ...

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Where can I find authentic areas in Canary islands?
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With regards to Tenerife: http://therealtenerife.com/ This website is devoted to the parts of Tenerife that most websites gloss over. Most people’s holidays to Tenerife tend to involve heading to ...

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Should I leave tips in Latvian hotels
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In my experience of holidaying in Europe & North Africa, tips for chamber maids etc are given at the end of the holiday/stay and more often than not given directly by oneself to the chamber maid, ...

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Are there any "extended stay" or "multiroom suites" in hotels in England?
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According to the Marriott UK website Residence Inn by Marriott ie Extended Stay Hotels do exist in the UK but not in the Portsmouth area. If you are currently in the US, I think your best bet would ...

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Petrol station in Folkestone before boarding the Eurotunnel train
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Stop 24 is located just minutes from the Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover. It is the UK's largest service station and until recently it was the newest. It also doubles up as a 'Port Early Arrival ...

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Rent a car in United States (Las Vegas) paying cash
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Generally speaking (although there may well be exceptional circumstances) this is not done practice. Some car rental firms may allow you to partially pay in cash at the end of the rental period, if no ...

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Search engine for bicycle rentals
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It certainly exists for the USA: RentaBikeNow.com help cyclists find and reserve rental bikes 24/7 Shop, it allows you to compare and reserve items from participating bike shops when it’s convenient ...

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UK places that offer visitors a chance to wear medieval armor and clothes?
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England's Medieval Festival is the largest of its kind in the UK. This year it will take place at Herstmonceux Castle East Sussex, UK on the 24th, 25th and 26th August 2013. Held annually since 1992 ...

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Alternatives to National Express in the UK
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Another altenative maybe to consider the train, if of course you can find a cheap ticket or one that is similar to the price you would pay on either National Express or the other companies mentioned ...

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What does Ryanair do with airplanes in winter?
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In the winter of 2011 Ryanair grounded 80 of its fleet in the US State of Arizona. With fuel accounting for 40-50 % of costs, more airlines are flying significantly less in winter. According to ...

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How do you choose a restaurant when travelling?
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If you really want to dine with the locals and eat authentic cuisine of the place you are visiting check out this new website EatWith which enables you to have local dining experiences in people's ...

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Simple, safe beach towns in southern California with at least a supermarket in walking distance?
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Is anywhere really safe ? Anyway I vote for San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central ...

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How to fly on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner?
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If you are in the UK, Thomson Airways which is the British arm of their German parent travel company TUI in Summer 2013, will be the first UK airline to get the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner. You’ll ...

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Low cost airlines search engine?
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Mobissimo is a travel search engine that allows consumers to compare prices on cheap flights alongside hotels, and car rentals. It aggregates the results from over 180 online travel agencies, ...

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Mallorca's public transportation prices
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Balearic Islands Transport (Transports de les Illes Balears - TIB) provides an extensive network of public buses throughout Mallorca and also operates the single line Palma Metro. EMT Palma de ...

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Is there a centralised website for bus travel in Brazil?
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The one and only country-wide official source is the website of the Agencia Nacional de Transportes Terrestres (ANTT), the Brazilian’s government official body for road transportation. Apparently its ...

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London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental?
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If your preferred option does not work out, you could always try Eurolines Coaches, which depart to many European Countries including Ireland from Victoria Coach Station, London. More info: http://...

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Will it be easy to find an automatic transmission car to rent in Killarney?
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I emailed Europcar UK car hire rental firm regarding this matter at the following email: ReservationsUK@europcar.com There prompt response was: Dear Simon, Thank you for your e-mail. ...

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Unexpected hospitalization in the EU without EHIC, am I covered?
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The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) formerly known as the E111, can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment due to either an accident or illness within the European Economic Area (EEA). ...

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Tasting typical Icelandic cuisine in Reykjavík
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If you want to taste some of the freshest fish on the planet, then head straight for Icelandic Fish & Chips. They have different fish every day depending on the catch of the morning, examples ...

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Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient?
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Whilst I have never been to Slovakia, I have quite a few Slovak friends here in the UK, their spoken English is fine. Similarly I have been on holiday to quite a few European resorts where a number of ...

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Cheap accommodation in London
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I think you should checkout the Youth Hostels Association website for "cheap" accommodation within the UK. Heathrow Airport is located a considerable distance from the London you wish to visit, so ...

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Reef-safe sunscreen for snorkeling in Mexico?
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Tropical Seas produce a range of reef safe suncare products that biodegrade in oceans, lakes and rivers and are non-toxic to sealife. Its probably best to purchase online however you can always ...

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