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Oct 18, 13, 8:52 am
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Posted By MichaelBrighton

Bahn 1-2-3

For a trip in Bavaria in a few months, I looked on the Bahn site for the connections I needed, selected the ones that worked for us, then used their "discount price finder" to automatically search...
Oct 18, 13, 1:27 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Yes. And the same with you. Drink and drive -...

Yes. And the same with you. Drink and drive - great idea.
Forum: Europe
Oct 17, 13, 12:25 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,732
Posted By MichaelBrighton

That makes sense.

That makes sense.
Forum: Europe
Oct 17, 13, 8:36 am
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Views: 3,732
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Sorry, but I wouldn't be so quick to assume that...

Sorry, but I wouldn't be so quick to assume that is correct. Mainly because I don't think it is the hotel that decides if she can stay, but the passport control. So, asking the hotel, may or may not...
Oct 17, 13, 7:38 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By MichaelBrighton

I am not trying to argue with you. In fact, I am...

I am not trying to argue with you. In fact, I am agreeing with you that for someone based in Aix, doing this is quite inconvenient. Yes, it is possible, but why? I'm quite confident there are many...
Forum: Europe
Oct 17, 13, 7:21 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,732
Posted By MichaelBrighton

From the FAQ linked by Stut: "Do I need a visa to...

From the FAQ linked by Stut: "Do I need a visa to access YOTEL?

YOTEL Schiphol is located in the secure transit area of the airport (airside), to stay with us you will need to either be in transit...
Forum: Europe
Oct 17, 13, 6:08 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,732
Posted By MichaelBrighton

The point in the FAQ is not related to arrival,...

The point in the FAQ is not related to arrival, but to departure. If she's leaving the country within 24 hours, no problem. If she's staying longer, problem.
Oct 17, 13, 6:04 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Why take a bus when there are trains? As it...

Why take a bus when there are trains? As it happens, there's a train leaving Arles station for Aix en Provence at 20:41, so, in theory, it is possible.

However, as I've written before: I don't...
Oct 17, 13, 5:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Why, when the OP wrote he/she "won't have a car"...

Why, when the OP wrote he/she "won't have a car" do you recommend a place that "requires a car" :confused:?

And do you know what? Just like the other poster who wrote "requires a car" - no, it...
Forum: Europe
Oct 17, 13, 4:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,732
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Documents needed for a stay in the hotel from the...

Documents needed for a stay in the hotel from the FAQ that Stut posted: "1. Proof of your outbound flight from Amsterdam Schiphol within 24hrs."

This is a document you must show to the passport...
Oct 17, 13, 2:22 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By MichaelBrighton

The bus runs between Arles and Avignon. The ride...

The bus runs between Arles and Avignon. The ride from Arles to Les Baux is 35 minutes, from Avignon it is over one hour. I agree for someone based in Aix it is probably too far, but my point was that...
Forum: Europe
Oct 16, 13, 10:37 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,732
Posted By MichaelBrighton

As I live in Amsterdam, I've never needed to find...

As I live in Amsterdam, I've never needed to find a hotel at the airport. However, looking at the Schiphol website, it says very clearly that the hotel is meant ONLY for passengers who have...
Oct 15, 13, 11:30 am
Replies: 27
Views: 10,846
Posted By MichaelBrighton

If you take a look at this page:...

If you take a look at this page: https://www.thalys.com/nl/en/services/on-board/comfort-1#dining
you'll see that there are two rows of photos and descriptions. While little information is given for...
Forum: Europe
Oct 15, 13, 10:50 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,684
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Thanks for the explanations. It seems people in...

Thanks for the explanations. It seems people in the US who are travelling to Europe in the next few years will continue having problems with their cards. It's really a shame the US banks and credit...
Oct 15, 13, 10:26 am
Replies: 27
Views: 10,846
Posted By MichaelBrighton

I've seen that and it is strange, but I can't...

I've seen that and it is strange, but I can't think what it might mean. I suspect nothing. I also believe that when two types of services are listed, both will be available - the passenger can choose...
Oct 15, 13, 10:07 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By MichaelBrighton

I don't know about the other places, but bus line...

I don't know about the other places, but bus line 59 runs from Arles to Les Baux, so she's off on that "requiring a car" as well.
Oct 15, 13, 2:36 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Yes, I was going to post exactly the same thing....

Yes, I was going to post exactly the same thing. I find it a very bad idea to suggest drinking and driving and in a foreign country as well.

I would suggest stopping by the local tourist office or...
Forum: Europe
Oct 14, 13, 2:12 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,684
Posted By MichaelBrighton

You certainly know your banks better than I do....

You certainly know your banks better than I do. But, does that mean if you contact the bank within three or four days and say it was lost on Thursday that they will without question credit you for...
Oct 13, 13, 6:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Yes, you'll save the €40 on the ticket price, but...

Yes, you'll save the €40 on the ticket price, but you'll still need to pay for the other ticket, which will come out of the €40. However, by stopping in Cologne, the only other option is to buy the...
Forum: Europe
Oct 13, 13, 6:47 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,684
Posted By MichaelBrighton

I'm not aware that "much of the rest of the world...

I'm not aware that "much of the rest of the world uses stripe and PIN". Do you have a source for that?

There is generally a movement away from magnetic cards, at least here, as I no longer have a...
Oct 13, 13, 3:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By MichaelBrighton

If the ticket from Amsterdam is €40 cheaper, as...

If the ticket from Amsterdam is €40 cheaper, as you said, wouldn't you also need to add the cost of getting from Amsterdam to Cologne (about €20 one way)?
Forum: Europe
Oct 13, 13, 2:56 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,684
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Yes I do. And I (obviously) disagree with your...

Yes I do. And I (obviously) disagree with your second point


From the page you quote: "Years ago, EMV switched to PIN & Chip in order to overcome mag-stripe transactions which have no security at...
Forum: Europe
Oct 12, 13, 8:45 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,684
Posted By MichaelBrighton

When your bank issues you an old-fashioned,...

When your bank issues you an old-fashioned, unsafe card, why do you complain that other parties don't accept it? Why not just complain to your bank and tell them you want a card from 2010, not 1980?...
Oct 12, 13, 8:05 am
Replies: 27
Views: 10,846
Posted By MichaelBrighton

No, I agree. I'll try to pass this along and see...

No, I agree. I'll try to pass this along and see what they say.
Oct 10, 13, 9:52 am
Replies: 27
Views: 10,846
Posted By MichaelBrighton

Just to be clear about this: Thalys offers five...

Just to be clear about this: Thalys offers five food services per day in first class assuming your trip takes over 50 minutes. They are: a "sweet" or "hearty" breakfast, a mid-morning snack, a warm...
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