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What does "The following London stations are available for travel with the chosen ticket" mean?

4/26/2016 7:48:27 PM Except for a few special cases, a ticket to London Terminals is only valid until you reach your first of the London Terminals. It is almost never valid by tube. As explained on the National Rail Enquiries website in the London Terminals section Tickets issued for travel to/from London usually show ‘London […]

Berlin Public Transport Ticket Validity

4/22/2016 2:30:44 PM You can find a detailed description of the stamp content on this page (in German). The calendar week and last digit of year assumptions in the comments are correct. Your ticket was stamped 10:00 on the Sunday (So) of calendar week 15 (April 11th to 17th) in the year 2016 by ticket […]

Using my Azerbaijan driver's license in the Netherlands?

4/19/2016 12:48:59 PM It seems that you can. The RDW – the Netherlands Vehicle Authority – have a little bit of information in English on their website. Specifically (but confusingly), the “Using a foreign driving licence after becoming a resident of the Netherlands” page has a section at the bottom: A tourist in the Netherlands? […]

From which point near the NSW/QLD border does it become legal for pedestrians to walk along the M1 (Pacific Highway)?

6/3/2016 7:23:44 AM From which point near the NSW/QLD border does it become legal for pedestrians to walk along the M1 (Pacific Highway)? From which point do I change my clock? Really you’d have to guess a bit, but I’d say you’d be okay once you’ve passed the ‘Welcome to NSW’ sign… Which coincidentally is […]

Where is this Indian-style palace with a large pool?

4/12/2016 9:23:18 PM This is Sun City Resort in South Africa, opened in 1979, specifically it’s the Palace of the Lost City. There’s some apartheid-era history to it (thanks @Andrew Grimm) but it’s still open today. You can use a service like TinEye or Google image search to search for pictures like this on the […]

Does a "Visa on Departure" exist?

4/15/2016 4:20:59 PM (some of the info here might be dated – but still it might show that such a process is indeed recognized by some international laws) Yes , Since I am travelling really a lot for business, I have encountered them in some (special) situation, although not in Airports, but in walk-in borders […]

Do reputable taxis in Jakarta accept credit card?

4/11/2016 2:46:31 PM If you’re taking a taxi from the airport, once you go out from the terminal, you will find a few official “kiosks” for all reputable taxi companies, including BlueBird and SilverBird. BlueBird has some taxis with a poster saying “SHIA Airport Taxi”, which stands for Soekarno Hatta International Airport. These ones usually […]

Trying to get Schengen Visa for France – is Consulate Appointment Broken?

Trying to get Schengen Visa for France – is Consulate Appointment Broken?

4/10/2016 1:11:56 PM Is the site broken? Unlikely, it is more likely that the consulate in San Francisco is not booking appointments at the moment. Attempting to book an appointment using the link you gave, gives a screen like this… And on this page we observe that French consulates use an app called ‘rendez-vous’. So […]

Are there any transatlantic car ferries from Europe to North/South America?

4/5/2016 3:50:33 PM Although there is such a thing as a cruise ferry, they are not equipped for the rough conditions and long distances of transoceanic voyages. I do not think Cunard is set up to accept your car as checked baggage, though it might be possible to arrange freighter travel with your car, if […]

Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?

3/24/2018 2:46:55 PM It’s actually very simple, there are no complex rules on how to keep time, what counts or not, or anything like that. Each time you cross an external border, you should get a stamp with a date on it. The day you got an entry stamp, the day you got an exit […]

Ticket meta-search engine with alliance filter?

3/29/2016 8:46:15 PM The ITA Matrix can do this (obviously. ITA Matrix can do everything and then some and then some more). So says the wiki: from: BOS ::/ alliance oneworld Can I sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour that departs from Imjingak? 3/29/2016 8:33:53 PM Kayak has alliance filters (on […]

Can I sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour that departs from Imjingak?

8/11/2016 5:23:30 PM Although it would be convenient for you it is not possible: Imjingak is for concerts / festivals, not for DMZ tour pickups. Is it legal to bring and carry a baton (weapon, bludgeon) into Denmark?‘

Is it legal to bring and carry a baton (weapon, bludgeon) into Denmark?

3/13/2016 11:01:47 PM Possession of blunt weapons is illegal in Denmark without a specific permit from the police. Source: Statutory order concerning weapons and ammunition, etc (in Danish), §16 part 1 (9). General background (not aimed specifically at the OP who seems already to be willing to follow the rules): The weapons ban enjoys considerable […]

Do disposable contact lenses need to be declared as "liquids"?

3/9/2016 11:05:30 AM (this should be a comment, but i don’t have enough reputation, sorry about that) Also be aware that some companies, like Ryanair don’t allow you to take contact lenses in your checked baggage: You must not include in Checked Baggage money, jewellery, precious metals, keys, cameras, computers, medicines, spectacles, sunglasses, contact lenses, […]

How to apply for a Belarus tourist visa without booking a hotel?

3/2/2018 12:21:56 AM I have transited through Belarus several times. You are not required to check in at the hotel with a prior arrangement. There are many reasons why people change hotels. You can stay at any hotel and Belarusian authorities don’t care which hotel you stay as long as you exit the country within […]

Maximum hand luggage volume?

4/21/2017 3:17:22 AM We have taken multiple airlines throughout Europe during 28-40 day trips over the past 2 summers. I did a lot of research and used the 55cm x 20cm x 14cm Cabin Max Lyon Wheeled Backpack Convertible carry-on packed to a max of 10kg (combined weight with my small personal item–in my case, […]

Do kids or infants count as a second person when using a US HOV or carpool lane?

2/23/2016 7:56:29 PM If this question refers to the United States, the federal department of transportation says in all states: Frequently Asked HOV Questions Do children and infants count as passengers? Yes. All states with HOV facilities count children and infants as passengers. HOV = high occupancy vehicle also known as a carpool lane Flying […]

Flying with Kayaks from UK to New Zealand

2/24/2016 10:27:26 AM Kayaks can be sent as checked bags (oversized), but the cost and specifics limits on length vary from airline to airline. You need to call the airline(s) involved. You also need plan carefully as to which aircraft will be involved. For the long haul, the wide body aircraft can handle boats of […]

Can I drive from the Netherlands to Copenhagen without taking a ferry?

2/7/2016 3:09:17 PM Yes you can, just say you wanna pitstop/go through the city “odense”. It’s the “central” city of the island in the middle “fyn”. There is only one paid bridge from “Fyn/odense” to “sjælland/københavn”. It costs approx. 67€ Getting to the Tatacoa desert 2/7/2016 1:43:49 AM Most people didn’t think to click OPTIONS […]

Getting to the Tatacoa desert

Getting to the Tatacoa desert

2/1/2016 4:11:20 PM Bus it to Aipe then Taxi Rome2Rio suggests a bus from Salento to Pereira, followed by another bus from Pereira to Aipe, and from there a Taxi to Villavieja. Below is a screenshot of the suggested route: Quoting from the Terminal Pereira website, the scheduled departures for Aipe are: Buses to/from Salento […]

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