Month: August 2011

Which transportation is best from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin?

What is the most cost effective way to get from the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin (on Thailand’s northwestern Gulf coast)? And how much would that be compared to a taxi ride? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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When do CIV conditions for delayed travelers apply?

CIV (International Convention for the transportation of Passengers, established by OTIF) rules apply in most European countries and a few nearby countries. In particular, under CIV rules, if the train operator is responsible for a delay on one leg of the journey, then the passenger must be conveyed to his destination in a reasonable manner […]

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I want to say that there’s some lines out in the Siberian and Far Eastern stretches of Russia that allow you to do that, but I cant’ seem to recall where I got that information. Outside of that nope, never heard of such things outside of Canada. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Wikipedia seems to feel that even just stopping/not stopping at an official station is pretty rare and mentions only Canada as a place where you can stop “at any milemarker” on request. I can see this making sense North of Superior. Actually, I would love it when travelling between Oshawa and Montreal, since the train […]

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Generally speaking, from my experience VISA has wider coverage than MasterCard, but neither is 100%. So to get best coverage, it’s recommendable having one of each. Niche brands like American Express or Diners Club are not commonly accepted, so don’t bother with them for international travel. However, keep in mind, that in many countries, there […]

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How do I ensure I do not pay out money for tickets that are not usable for other reasons?

For the first time I am trying to organise an extended individual journey – 6-10 months and 10-14 countries. Although I am intending to be an independent traveller and organising travel arrangements as I go; I need to sort out tickets and visas for the first part of my journey – by train from Cambridge […]

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Would getting a nominative card enable me to recharge it through the website without a Dutch banking card? No it wouldn’t. Last time I’ve checked, online payments were done via IDEAL, which only works with Dutch banks. Also it’s really crappy solution, where you pay on-line, but then you actually have to find physical terminal […]

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Are there any analogs of such museum in other European countries? In Paris, there are two of them: Palais de la découverte Cité des sciences Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Are trains stopping between stations to let passengers board/alight just a Canadian thing?

I happened to notice this little gem on the VIA Rail website On some VIA Rail routes, you can get off and on the train exactly where you want — even in places where there is no scheduled stop! The ideal solution for outdoor activities – at that little lake deep in the forest, or […]

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Are there any analogs of such museum in other European countries? I can recommend Technorama in Winterthur, Switzerland. It is a technology museum with various experiments suited for children but also all other age groupes. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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