• What is the temperature like indoors in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    I am an American traveling to Amsterdam for the first time, and I was curious about the indoor temperature. If you've been to America, you're aware that we BLAST the air conditioning, especially in the summer. I heard however that the Dutch are more environmentally conscious, and I'd like to know where... show more
    I am an American traveling to Amsterdam for the first time, and I was curious about the indoor temperature. If you've been to America, you're aware that we BLAST the air conditioning, especially in the summer. I heard however that the Dutch are more environmentally conscious, and I'd like to know where museums, restaurants, and shops generally keep the temperature.
    6 answers · Netherlands · 5 days ago
  • Where to go on honeymoon?

    Basically we are on a budget so want to go somewhere like Spain, Portugal, Italy, France area as they are cheaper to fly to so this way we have more money to spend on a more luxury hotel. We want a quiet area close to beach, fairly warm, views from hotel and hopefully either a private pool or hottub or at least a... show more
    Basically we are on a budget so want to go somewhere like Spain, Portugal, Italy, France area as they are cheaper to fly to so this way we have more money to spend on a more luxury hotel. We want a quiet area close to beach, fairly warm, views from hotel and hopefully either a private pool or hottub or at least a swim up room.. anyone have anywhere in mind that matches this please :)
    6 answers · Other - Europe · 2 weeks ago
  • Canadian Currency in Paris (Euros)?

    Best answer: I should convert a certain amount of money from CAD to Euros before going there. YES it is a good idea to have about $200- $300 worth of Euros in Cash for your arrival. This is for the little things like getting something to drink or eat at the Airport, your first train ticket,taxi or whatever. Smaller notes if you... show more
    Best answer: I should convert a certain amount of money from CAD to Euros before going there.
    YES it is a good idea to have about $200- $300 worth of Euros in Cash for your arrival. This is for the little things like getting something to drink or eat at the Airport, your first train ticket,taxi or whatever. Smaller notes if you can get them.

    YOUR BANK can get them for you.Main branch usually have them on hand. A smaller branch may need to order them for you takes a day or two to get them. ASK at your branch NOW for the procedure.

    It is not a good idea to travel with LOTS of cash. Pickpockets are around. Spread your cash around a little in each pocket. NO NEED to pull out the wallet every time you need a small amount.

    The exchange place at the Airport does not give the best rate. You pay a fee each time you exchange. Do a larger amount for a day or two worth of cash each time to reduce the FEES you pay.
    You can use your normal Bank Card in a Bank Machine. YOUR BANK can tell you what Banks to use in Paris. There can be many extra FEES per transaction. The machine will give you Euros taking the amount in Canadian dollars from your account plus some FEE about 2.5% it can be more or less depends on your type of account with your bank in Canada. ASK your bank for details.

    AVOID the private machines they charge a higher fee for the convenience. LOOK for the appropriate BANK that your Canada Bank deals with for best fees.


    USE cash for the small stuff. Your card for the larger purchases like your Hotel.

    DEBIT cards do not work EVERYWHERE Credit Card is better. Look for the one of the symbols on the back of your card for which bank system your bank is part of. PLUS and Cirrus are two big ones in Canada.

    The exchange rate does vary from place to place. The big part is the FEE they charge per transaction. FIND OUT the FEE and then decide. get a few days worth each time to reduce the FEES.

    Credit cards also charges a fee each time you use it. check your bank for the fee 2-3% is common.

    The bank in France you use may also have a flat fee to use their machine usually Flat rate about $5 each time. Main reason you do a few days worth each time.

    BEST rate is to exchange in Canada before you go. WARNING lost cash happens. Just a few days worth is all you should have on you in cash.
    The exchange FEES are just one the things you account for in your exchange rate and using your card.

    Enjoy your vacation. CHECK your BANK for details on YOUR DEBIT card. It is not the same for all of them.
    7 answers · Other - Europe · 2 weeks ago
  • Was ukebekstan part of Russia?

    5 answers · Russia · 2 weeks ago
  • I want to visit Denmark and Norway. What would be the best travel for reasonable price?

    Best answer: Could you ask a more open ended question? Can you walk there? Gee, where are you starting from? Do you know anybody there? Neither country is affordable. They are expensive. Maybe if you go in the winter.
    Best answer: Could you ask a more open ended question? Can you walk there? Gee, where are you starting from? Do you know anybody there? Neither country is affordable. They are expensive. Maybe if you go in the winter.
    4 answers · Denmark · 2 weeks ago
  • Best place in Europe for a summer holiday?

    Looking for recommendations for a European summer holiday. Somewhere with great weather, sights and food!
    Looking for recommendations for a European summer holiday. Somewhere with great weather, sights and food!
    9 answers · Other - Europe · 2 weeks ago
  • Any ideas for my vacation?! :) excursions etc etc?

    Best answer: In Paris, you have got to see the "cavs". It is not well known, but it is all the underground medieval tunnels underneath Paris. There is only one entrance, so you will have to find out where it is and be there on time for the tour. It will be an experience you will never forget.
    Best answer: In Paris, you have got to see the "cavs". It is not well known, but it is all the underground medieval tunnels underneath Paris. There is only one entrance, so you will have to find out where it is and be there on time for the tour. It will be an experience you will never forget.
    5 answers · Other - Europe · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it safe to travel to Russia for World Cup?

    Best answer: I have lived, traveled, visited, roamed Russia every year for 26...27 years, coming every year, and promise- you have nothing to worry about. I have an obvious "foreign" accent with my attempts at Russian. EDIT[If anyone had wanted to target a foreigner, I was a red sheep in a white herd]. Back in the... show more
    Best answer: I have lived, traveled, visited, roamed Russia every year for 26...27 years, coming every year, and promise- you have nothing to worry about.
    I have an obvious "foreign" accent with my attempts at Russian. EDIT[If anyone had wanted to target a foreigner, I was a red sheep in a white herd]. Back in the USSR I had "star" status. Not so much lately, I'm just another person. Last year we sent our son (13 y.o.) alone to summer camp in Russia. [He flew to Moscow, then Izhevsk, back to Moscow and on to Simferopol.] We went to say "thanks" to our local post office for Post of Russian choosing him for the camp. One lady was impressed to meet an American and asked to shake my hand. Deja vu... to 1992. OK With my accent, I have often in various cities gone late nights to stores for food or drink. I paid with a debit card when that was a rarity, spoke in my own brand of language around crowds buying their own food and drink, never to be bothered. Sure, sometimes I am asked from where I am, little more. Americans, foreigners, are not hated in Russia. The camp my son attended is an internationally known and visited place. Artek. He had British, Swiss and a few other nationalities there with his group.
    To be aware of... no more than anywhere, be obviously careful with wallets, handbags, etc. Pickpocketing is not a "problem" but can happen. I have read warnings about NOT changing money in smaller change offices, but to use banks. First, I use a credit union and never get ATM fees on my debit card. But if you do change money at a small office- don't worry. It is very expensive to change at the airport, so ATM fees may be cheaper. "Bankomat" will give the current rate. Right now, 62 rubles=$.
    Places to avoid- In Moscow you may find dangerous night clubs, especially if you are drunk, loud, and act obnoxiously. But as far as N___ street or S____ blvd, no. If it is night you will see people all over walking. Main thing is don't bring attention to yourself. Russians are quiet, low key people.
    If you don't know any Russian, the World Cup venues will have signs in other languages. The Metros do (subway). If you ask a student 16-20 if they speak English, that would be the most likely group to do so. Older than 30 was the German group. East Germany being the reason. My small town of 110,000 has many English speakers with whom I can converse. Some parents learn it with their schoolchildren. This is not to say English is widespread, it is not, but it IS there. Thank the internet.
    Russia is a wonderful country. If not, I wouldn't keep returning. It can be wildly different than USA. Avoid KFC and McDonalds. You have them at home. Learn new tastes and places! Russia is to enjoy.
    It is estimated 2 million foreigners will visit during the World Cup; 1.5 million will be fans...
    EDIT: [What to avoid- Gypsies. Nowadays, they are a rare breed in Russia, but used to were often seen, even outside Moscow. They are typically harmless, but just swindle you out of money. I was always told by my now wife to just not talk or interact with them. I only had one threatening incident with Gypsies and that was in Italy. Her "baby's" feet were feeling for a breast pocket while we rode a bus so I grabbed at the "feet" and she went away, exiting the bus at the next stop.]
    6 answers · Russia · 4 weeks ago
  • Is it safe to open an expensive restaurant in Ukraine in one of the bigger cities(Kiev,Kharkiv,Odessa,Dni... etc.)?

    I am not talking about the politics between Russia and Ukraine. I am talking about the corruption within Ukraine. I am talking about if I do open an expensive and successful restaurant, is there a chance that other Ukrainian businessmen might see me as a threat to their businesses and might not like the... show more
    I am not talking about the politics between Russia and Ukraine. I am talking about the corruption within Ukraine. I am talking about if I do open an expensive and successful restaurant, is there a chance that other Ukrainian businessmen might see me as a threat to their businesses and might not like the competition. Will such people be able to bother me and cause problems for me or am I protected by Ukrainian law even though I am a foreigner. I am from the Czech Republic. I would like to open a restaurant in Ukraine, but I don't want to be swindled out of my business. So would it be safe in those terms to open a restaurant business in Ukraine?
    6 answers · Russia · 1 month ago
  • How much money would i need to travel Europe for 3 weeks?

    I am eligible to apply for the free Eurorail pass for 18 year olds. How much would i need to travel non stop for 3 weeks to diiferent countries in Europe
    I am eligible to apply for the free Eurorail pass for 18 year olds. How much would i need to travel non stop for 3 weeks to diiferent countries in Europe
    7 answers · Other - Europe · 1 month ago
  • Why do greeks think the ancient Egyptians looked like them?

    Best answer: I have no idea... Greeks and Egyptians generally look NOTHING like each other... While I WILL say that "Cleopatra" was from Macedonia, the majority of people in Egypt kind of looked like the Ethiopians of today or maybe like the Saudis.
    Best answer: I have no idea... Greeks and Egyptians generally look NOTHING like each other... While I WILL say that "Cleopatra" was from Macedonia, the majority of people in Egypt kind of looked like the Ethiopians of today or maybe like the Saudis.
    5 answers · Greece · 1 month ago
  • Did the Iberians come from Georgia?

    5 answers · Portugal · 1 month ago
  • How many people live in warsaw?

    4 answers · Poland · 1 month ago