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Forum: Europe July 13th, 2017, 12:49 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By Jack Campin
A report from Andalucia, July 2017

Can you sleep on overnight trains? Fine, if you can. But I can't. I
find sleeping in a seat uncomfortable, and besides, I worry about
thievery if I'm asleep.

I can usually sleep on anything...
Forum: Europe June 20th, 2017, 11:34 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jack Campin
Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

[Best Western, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh]
It's many years since I lived in Edinburgh - is that hotel in a
reasonably safe/respectable area? (The room is for my daughter.)

Yes. It's...
Forum: Europe June 20th, 2017, 01:15 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jack Campin
Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

[Best Western, Lauriston Place; daytime bookings]
Yes, if the article I read was right. That was the whole point of
my posting. The hotel isn't going to care WHY you want to book a
room...
Forum: Europe June 19th, 2017, 09:30 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jack Campin
Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

In article ,
S Viemeister wrote:

On 6/18/2017 7:58 PM, Jack Campin wrote:
What is needed, is a _very_ early check-in - her flight...
Forum: Europe June 19th, 2017, 12:58 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jack Campin
Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

What is needed, is a _very_ early check-in - her flight arrives at
breakfast time, and she needs a place to dump her bags and rest for a
bit, before catching a train in the afternoon. The...
Forum: Europe January 23rd, 2017, 02:55 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Jack Campin
Uber in Naples/Sorrento

(Some of the railway stations in the area are not sufficiently
accessible for someone with arthritic hips, post-stroke issues
and luggage).
Maybe I wouldn't travel to a place like Naples...
Forum: Europe January 17th, 2017, 02:22 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Jack Campin
Uber in Naples/Sorrento

Anybody had any experience of using Uber in Naples and Sorrento?

My wife needs get herself and her disabled sister from Naples
airport to Sorrento after the last of the regular airport buses
has...
Forum: Europe July 30th, 2016, 11:19 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 20
Views: 2,618
Posted By Jack Campin
Travel with allergy in Europe

Are you familiar with any specific stores or restaurants
in Munich that would cater to food allergies?

Reply from someone who lives there with food intolerances:

: Here is a good site;

:...
Forum: Europe July 29th, 2016, 05:44 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 20
Views: 2,618
Posted By Jack Campin
Travel with allergy in Europe

Are you familiar with any specific stores or restaurants in
Munich that would cater to food allergies?
if the problems are just with nuts and eggs, you shouldn't
need to buy any special...
Forum: Europe July 29th, 2016, 01:58 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 20
Views: 2,618
Posted By Jack Campin
Travel with allergy in Europe

Are you familiar with any specific stores or restaurants in
Munich that would cater to food allergies?

The "dm" chain of shops is a good place to buy specialist foods,
in Germany and...
Forum: Europe July 27th, 2016, 04:45 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 20
Views: 2,618
Posted By Jack Campin
Travel with allergy in Europe

My child and I are planning to travel very soon to Germany.
We need to avoid eggs and nuts and peanuts.
Do you know if the restaurants there are aware of allergies?

In large cities you won't...
Forum: Europe June 20th, 2016, 02:05 PM Posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes,rec.travel.europe
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By Jack Campin
tourist castrated and deported

Well that's how it would read if cats had their own...
Forum: Europe June 1st, 2016, 01:21 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jack Campin
Gotthard Base Tunnel

Does the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel mean the closure
of the present (apparently spectacular) rail route through the
Alps?

A 57-km ride through a hole in the ground doesn't appeal...
Forum: Europe April 27th, 2016, 08:46 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 5
Views: 5,360
Posted By Jack Campin
searching for a flight to the UK FROM Budapest

I want to fly back to the UK from Budapest in mid-July. It doesn't
have to be to a specific airport, though onward travel to Edinburgh
has to be reasonably cheap and convenient.

Who has a search...
Forum: Europe March 28th, 2016, 04:28 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 14
Views: 3,713
Posted By Jack Campin
Trains in Europe (again)--recommendation

On an overnight from Vienna to Venice, because the route takes less
time than overnight, we stopped mid-way for a couple of hours. And
the fumes of oil permeated everything. Hard to breathe....
Forum: Europe February 17th, 2016, 11:57 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By Jack Campin
Afternoon Delight

I'd never heard of dayuse.com befo

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35577272

I wonder where else in the world such services exist? Japan...
Forum: Europe February 15th, 2016, 12:56 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 1
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jack Campin
AirBnB delisting hosts

Any ideas about what's going on here?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35574971

What alternative services are...
Forum: Europe January 31st, 2016, 12:23 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 35
Views: 3,848
Posted By Jack Campin
Traveling on one-way tickets

The passport check is just a formality.
The thoroughness of the check depends on whether the check
is at an airport, or ferry terminal or land boundary.
Sometimes at land boundaries the...
Forum: Europe January 2nd, 2016, 11:30 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 35
Views: 3,848
Posted By Jack Campin
Traveling on one-way tickets

If I arrive in a Schengen country on a one-way ticket, what kind
of proof do I need that I am solvent enough to buy a ticket out?

All British passengers going to continental Europe by Ryanair...
Forum: Europe December 23rd, 2015, 01:59 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By Jack Campin
Iceland: scenic driving advice?

I prefer "rooms in peoples house" myself. But I carry a tent and
sleeping bag just in case. I've had to use them four days out of
four months traveling.

I've done that twice (without the...
Forum: Europe December 14th, 2015, 02:20 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 56
Views: 4,903
Posted By Jack Campin
Milan to Bucharest by train?

Often in winter Milan is covered in fog when the rest
of the area isn't.
Hmm ... your experience is possibly a bit dated.
by 15 to 20 years. From the air, I could often see fog over
...
Forum: Europe December 10th, 2015, 01:05 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 56
Views: 4,903
Posted By Jack Campin
Milan to Bucharest by train?

[Malpensa]
May be chatting with people would be rather difficult if you
do not know bergamask :-)
My Spanish allowed me to pass the A1 test in Italian without prior
study. I realize that...
Forum: Europe December 4th, 2015, 09:16 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 56
Views: 4,903
Posted By Jack Campin
Milan to Bucharest by train?

I decided to take Rick Steve's advice, saving costs by sleeping
on night trains and thereby freeing up days to see things in cities
between trains.
Someone carried that idea a step...
Forum: Europe December 2nd, 2015, 12:22 AM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 56
Views: 4,903
Posted By Jack Campin
Milan to Bucharest by train?

Recommendations for which TRAIN route to take from Milano to
Bucuresti ?
I also see that flying to Timisoara is cheaper than Bucharest.

Maybe, but you couldn't end up further from Bucuresti...
Forum: Europe November 30th, 2015, 02:34 PM Posted to rec.travel.europe
Replies: 56
Views: 4,903
Posted By Jack Campin
Milan to Bucharest by train?

The simplest option is two overnight through trains, Milano - Wien one
night and Wien - Bucuresti a following night. Both are available using
"global pricing" (which means a single fare...
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