Month: September 2012

You could use GPSVisualizer. You can easily plan your tour with Google Maps or whatever tool you like and then use GPSVisualizer to genera a height chart. For example I used Google Maps to navigate from Sacre Coeur to the Eiffel Tower: And here is the corresponding height profile: Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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I think what you probably want is the OpenStreetMap powered OpenRouteService. When using OpenRouteService, once it has calculated your route, then in the Extras/Download area there’s a link for Route Profile. Click that, wait while it processes, and you’ll get the profile you’re after. You get profiles that look a little like this: If you […]

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First of all, Switzerland is very very expensive, especially accommodation. It will be difficult to even find hostels or similar things below 40-50 Swiss francs per night. As I already mentioned in the comments, you can find hotels in Geneva and Berne and all other Swiss cities on major booking sites, such as booking.com or […]

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Website for budget hotels or hostels for Switzerland

I am planning to visit Switzerland at the end of the month. My preferred places of travel are Geneva or Bern. Could you suggest some online booking websites for budget hotels or hostels? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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As @waiwai933 said, and it’s applicable to most states in the US, you need to be 21 to rent a car. SmarterTravel website summarizes the issue pretty well. What you need to know is that you’ll have to pay $25 to $35 a day as Young Driver Fee at most car rental agencies, with a […]

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What is the minimum age to drive and to rent a car for a trip between Los Angeles and Las Vegas?

I want to travel from SF to Las Vegas and spend 4 days in LA in the middle. Well I want to rent a car to do all the path, but the following question came to my mind: What is the minimum age to rent and drive a car in California and Nevada? I am […]

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So I couldn’t find the exact answer but you will need to fill an I-94 at the time you enter the US. The I-94 states a couple things about your identity, but especially the customs officer will ask how long you stay in the US, what you will do and where you will stay. Whenever […]

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Route planner with heights (for bikes)

I use Google Maps to plan my bike routes inside Paris. However, it is missing height graphs of the routes (which is essential for biking). I would like such a site that would be capable of this. I may be Paris-only and in may be in French. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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I have a U.S. tourist visa (B1/B2), is that enough to transit via U.S. airports?

I am going to Canada, I have a valid U.S. tourist visa (B1/B2). Can I transit via a U.S. airport on the way to Canada with this visa? Logically I know I can since I am allowed to enter the U.S. but I am just making sure. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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You can book tours (from several operators, easily found on the web) to the Chernobyl power plant, including visits to the abandoned city of Pripyat and the red forest (an area where intense radiation fallout killed most of the vegetation). I believe that the tour guides will have radiation measurement devices to show that the […]

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