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Forum: Europe
Dec 3, 15, 10:41 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By Christopher

I read today that Swedish parliament is looking...

I read today that Swedish parliament is looking at legislation to enable Sweden to effect a quick temporary closure of the ěresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden (or the Íresund Bridge if you...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 20, 15, 1:32 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,128
Posted By Christopher

Not only under duress, but as a matter of...

Not only under duress, but as a matter of practicality in order to renounce British citizenship one must do it according to the order and forms laid out by the British authorities. An oath taken in...
Sep 23, 15, 10:36 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,311
Posted By Christopher

Partly no doubt because of the sheer difficulty...

Partly no doubt because of the sheer difficulty of separating the passengers into two groups based on where they've flown in from. Once they've landed and disembarked, all the passengers are mixed up...
Sep 22, 15, 11:17 am
Replies: 65
Views: 20,419
Posted By Christopher

Yes, this has occurred to me, and on one occasion...

Yes, this has occurred to me, and on one occasion it was certainly true, because the passport control person responded along the lines of "Goodness, it's that time already!"
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 21, 15, 1:03 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 27,142
Posted By Christopher

How strange! Why oughtn't Mr Tan to have ordered...

How strange! Why oughtn't Mr Tan to have ordered a Hindu meal? :confused:

Ah well...
Sep 21, 15, 12:59 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 20,419
Posted By Christopher

Over the past year or so, I have not infrequently...

Over the past year or so, I have not infrequently been asked on arrival at Heathrow where I have travelled from. (I am a British citizen and enter the UK on a British citizen passport.) I always...
Sep 20, 15, 5:50 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,248
Posted By Christopher

The trouble is that the old "British Rail" never...

The trouble is that the old "British Rail" never built a railway line or offered a train service to Heathrow. So I shall be remembering that when I next vote.
Aug 22, 15, 1:20 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,876
Posted By Christopher

But Terminal 5 (for the Sofitel) is connected to...

But Terminal 5 (for the Sofitel) is connected to Terminal 2 by the Heathrow Express (which is free for inter-terminal travel, as is the trip from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2 by the Heathrow...
Aug 11, 15, 11:43 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 20,419
Posted By Christopher

That's true!

That's true!
Aug 11, 15, 2:39 am
Replies: 65
Views: 20,419
Posted By Christopher

The US requires that US citizens must identify...

The US requires that US citizens must identify themselves as a US citizen (if any such identification is needed) when dealing with a US government official, such as an immigration officer. (The UK...
Jul 22, 15, 10:47 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 28,197
Posted By Christopher

This is true. I think the term "medical tourism"...

This is true. I think the term "medical tourism" was first applied somewhat facetiously by a British politician to refer to people who travel to the UK to get free medical treatment on the NHS that...
Jul 22, 15, 9:27 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 28,197
Posted By Christopher

I think though in the cases you are talking...

I think though in the cases you are talking about, citizenship is not granted solely on the basis of birth in the territory - it applies to such circumstances (depending on the country) as the...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By Christopher

New year's eve is a bit zoo-like, so you need to...

New year's eve is a bit zoo-like, so you need to decide if you want to see the fireworks or not. They are undoubtedly spectacular: I've seen lots of firewords displays in various locations, but none...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 22, 15, 1:35 am
Replies: 36
Views: 29,024
Posted By Christopher

In my experience in Europe the card comes with a...

In my experience in Europe the card comes with a pre-set PIN (sent separately from the card if the card is a new account), but you can change it an any time using an ATM. As far as I know it can be...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 22, 15, 1:31 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,255
Posted By Christopher

Well, the news will be the same as it would have...

Well, the news will be the same as it would have been otherwise, but you won't know about it.
Jul 21, 15, 5:25 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 28,197
Posted By Christopher

No EU countries now confer citizenship solely on...

No EU countries now confer citizenship solely on the basis of birth in the territory, and many never did. The only "western"-style countries that I know of that do now are the USA and Canada....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 21, 15, 2:20 am
Replies: 36
Views: 29,024
Posted By Christopher

How do I sign it? Carefully, with a good-quality...

How do I sign it? Carefully, with a good-quality ballpoint pen, preferably with a thin nib, and I allow the signature to dry before handling the card. It seems to work OK.

The signature seems to...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By Christopher

This does need to be borne in mind - and there's...

This does need to be borne in mind - and there's a lot less of interest between Brisbane and Cairns than there is between London and Florence...

To be honest, and from memory, the stretch from...
Jul 21, 15, 2:03 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,091
Posted By Christopher

Agree - and it's much more interesting than just...

Agree - and it's much more interesting than just looking at old train carriages and trams and buses, although those things are there. It looks at the way in which the coming of mass public transport...
Jul 21, 15, 2:00 am
Replies: 170
Views: 28,197
Posted By Christopher

As others have said, labour, ante-natal problems...

As others have said, labour, ante-natal problems of any significance, and post-natal or neonatal complications would be considered necessary or emergency care, and so care would not be denied but may...
Forum: Europe
Jul 21, 15, 1:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,347
Posted By Christopher

You also need to consider the "rules" applied by...

You also need to consider the "rules" applied by the airline. Sometimes these - in reality or as interpreted by the airline staff - are more rigorous than the actual national requirement. It's all...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 4, 15, 1:19 am
Replies: 43
Views: 7,701
Posted By Christopher

Well in these days that seems unwise of the...

Well in these days that seems unwise of the embassy - having a US passport doesn't preclude being up to no good!
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 23, 15, 7:41 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 7,191
Posted By Christopher

I guess the basic point of my post was simply to...

I guess the basic point of my post was simply to say to Americans, "Don't overthink it when you're abroad." I think it's almost impossible that an American tipping according to US practice would...
Forum: Europe
May 21, 15, 3:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Christopher

London is great for the things mentioned except...

London is great for the things mentioned except the "average budget" bit - it's not a cheap city.
Forum: Europe
May 21, 15, 1:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Christopher

Yes, I think we need more information. But my...

Yes, I think we need more information. But my first thought is that somewhere in southern Europe (i.e. somewhere "sunny") slightly out of season might fit your requirements. But of course that...
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