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Europe in late October?

Due to very busy schedules, the earliest time we can take a vacation this year is the second half of October. We originally planned to go to Turkey, but Lonely Planet says that Cappadocia basically shuts down due to cold in mid October. So is that true, and if so, what other similar places would you suggest for a week at that time of year, in Europe? A little culture would be nice, since the rest of the tip will be spent in the Greek isles.
posted by smackfu on Aug 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Trouble at immigration if you don't know how long you will stay in Europe while backpacking?

I'm going to backpack around Europe for at least 2 months but basically until I get low on money or it gets too cold. Would I have a problem getting into the first country (possibly UK) without having a return ticket? (I will be flying home from whatever country is the last stop on my tour). Should I buy some kind of open-ended ticket? Surely this is a fairly common situation, what do people do to avoid hassle? (I am Canadian).
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 11, 2011 - 11 answers

What to sell along the way? RTW honeymoon from US to Europe & Asia

What to sell along the way, RTW honeymoon from US to Europe & Asia [more inside]
posted by hussmanne on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Solo Europe backpacking tour package?

Is there such thing as a backpacking tour of Western Europe that ISN'T a group tour? Something where all of the arrangements are made for you but you do the tour by yourself? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Aug 5, 2011 - 13 answers

I just ordered my passport.

I want to travel to Europe (France, Germany, Austria, and maybe Poland) this fall. I have never left the United States. I have absolutely no idea how to plan this. Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jul 28, 2011 - 28 answers

What unbiased book should I read on multiculturalism, immigration and Islam in Europe?

What politically neutral book(s) should I read on multiculturalism and Islam, immigration/integration politics and/or ethnic/religious tensions in Europe? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 25, 2011 - 11 answers

Free or cheap market / state of industry overviews for EU / Europe?

Can you help me find some free or modestly-priced online reports on the state of the publishing, recorded music, film + photo agencies / picture archives industries in the EU? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Kindle 2 in France

Will the experimental web browser on a U.S. purchased (and U.S. registered) Kindle 2 work in France and Belgium? [more inside]
posted by foggy out there now on Jul 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Can't fly to Europe - other travel options?

My sister just learned that she can't fly for three months (lung condition), which means she can't make it over to Ireland for a big family reunion in late August. Or can she? Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Jul 12, 2011 - 12 answers

I just want to call a banana a banana, please don't sue me!

A question about common nouns and issues of copyright... [more inside]
posted by guessthis on Jul 7, 2011 - 11 answers

I could go to the US twice with that money (& it took me a while to afford getting here)

There's a New Years gig in Manchester I'm looking at attending, and I thought I'd make a trip of it by visiting my sister in Bristol (amongst other things). However, flights from Australia to England are ridiculously expensive. Is there a way I could fly to another European country and take a cheap flight (or some other form of transport) over? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 6, 2011 - 10 answers

In search of Cleveland's mystery almond cone.

Can you identify the incredible conical, chocolate-dipped almond pastry I ate in Cleveland? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jul 6, 2011 - 11 answers

unlock no jailbreak

What is the current feasability of unlocking iPhones? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jun 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Walkable cities in Europe with a pleasant climate, lots of things to do/see?

I'd like to visit some walkable cities in Europe over the next six weekends. I don't know when I'll next be in Europe, so this is my chance. My current homebase of Dublin fits the bill: walkable, good public transportation, lovely climate (in my opinion), LOTS to see! I'm told that Amsterdam and Prague are absolute musts. [more inside]
posted by Xere on Jun 22, 2011 - 31 answers

US student going to be living in Germany for a month would like some guidance.

I'm going to be living in Berlin for a month, studying. I'm a USA traveler looking for information! Any travel savvy mefites and/or Germans want to help me out? [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jun 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Why is Greece's economy in such a bad state?

Why is Greece's economy in such a bad state? What could, or should, have been done to avoid this? How much is a specifically Greek issue compared to a European issue compared to a global issue?
posted by Hartster on Jun 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Best prepaid cellphone service for travelling around northern europe?

I have a friend who will be travelling in Europe this summer. She'll be in Iceland for a few days, then Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and finally Stockholm. She'll be travelling with an unlocked iphone 3GS. What are her best options for prepaid cellphone service? There wouldn't happen to be a single company that could cover her for most of northern europe, would there?
posted by heathkit on Jun 12, 2011 - 6 answers

unlock iphone for european use

What's the best way to unlock & jailbreak an Iphone 3G (v.3.13) for use in Europe? [more inside]
posted by TDIpod on Jun 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me clarify this second-hand memory about bargaining in Europe

I have a memory of being told, as a child, that in some (or more than one?) country in Europe, circa 1970, there were two types of stores. Type A was government regulated or licensed, and prices were fixed. Type B was not, and you were allowed to bargain. Does this sound familiar to anyone else? What was the actual situation (if I have it wrong) and in what country/countries? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Jun 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Making phone calls in Europe

Traveling to Europe. Any advice for making phone calls within Europe and US? [more inside]
posted by deeman on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Cheaps trips across Eastern / Central Europe

How do I travel cheaply from Budapest, Hungary to Kaunas, Lithuania next month? [more inside]
posted by KMH on May 26, 2011 - 5 answers

non-parent traveling with infant internationally

How to fly internationally with an infant that is not your own? My nanny and infant will travel from Paris to Italy and meet us there. Does anyone have experience with this? I don't want to put her in a difficult position with customs. [more inside]
posted by Snower on May 23, 2011 - 12 answers

National Lampoons European Vacation

European Vacation! Zurich, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, Ljubanja, Bled, Trieste, Venice. Then Stockholm, Roslagen! [more inside]
posted by lundman on May 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Two great cities that ... um, taste great together

Itinerary help requested: Which two central/eastern European cities should we pair? [more inside]
posted by troywestfield on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Need a good solution for cell phone and internet service that I can use in Europe, the US and Martinique.

Need a good solution for cell phone and internet service that I can use in Europe, the US and Martinique. [more inside]
posted by traceymariel on May 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Nightlife in Oslo?

I will be in Norway (Oslo & Bergen) for 5 days in mid-May. I've found lots of great threads about what to do during the day, but what about nightlife? I'm having trouble finding solid restaurant/bar recommendations, along with music venues/dancing. MeFi, where do the hip kids hang?
posted by andyn on May 2, 2011 - 5 answers

How does my British passport work?

I'm a dual British/New Zealand citizen, but I've never been to Britain/Europe. What can I do with my British Passport? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on May 1, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I work on a ship in Europe?

My brother will soon graduate from a US Maritime Academy with a 3rd Mates Unlimited, and a couple years later, have a 2nd Mates Unlimited License (to steer ships). How hard would it be to transfer/use this license in Europe? Specifically, he is interested in working in the North Sea for Norwegian companies because of the better pay, working conditions, time off
posted by pynchonesque on Apr 24, 2011 - 4 answers

How happy are German cows?

I'm heading over to Europe in a few weeks and I'm curious about the differences in food quality and food ingredients as compared to the U.S. What will I find there that might be emblematic of a different system or attitude toward food? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Apr 21, 2011 - 25 answers

How to find concierge (private) doctors / medicine in Europe and Asia?

I'm looking to find doctors who practice private/concierge medicine in Europe and Asia. These doctors typically charge an upfront fee and gives you significantly more attention (ie, he has 500 instead of 3000 patients; is available immediately 24/7). They usually practice family medicine or internal medicine. This type of doctor is growing in the US, but I can't seem to find them elsewhere in the world...
posted by JiffyQ on Apr 20, 2011 - 9 answers

The Social Impact of Air Conditioning in the United States

I've been thinking about the social impact of relatively mundane technologies, like air conditioning, largely because of a brief mention by Kevin Kelly in What Technology Wants. He says something along the lines of, "cheap air conditioning transformed the American southeast." So I'm looking for scholarly sources that discuss the transformative power of air conditioning on american culture. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Apr 18, 2011 - 18 answers

mentors for sport?

I used to produce a public radio show and do journalism. I love writing and the work of program-making. They say everyone should change their careers at least once in their life. I moved in fundraising, which I do not honestly think is in itself a career. Since October 2010 I am the commercial director of a pro basketball team in England. I don't know how long the job will last but it has brought a lot of meaning to my life to do real executive producing again. I would like to find a mentor in sports business but most mentoring organizations in the UK are not equipped to deal with this request. What are some logical resources in Europe and the USA I should be looking at?
posted by parmanparman on Apr 12, 2011 - 1 answer

Special snowflake goes abroad

I'm meeting up with family in Paris this June, and I'd like to spend a week or so travelling alone beforehand. Can you suggest inexpensive destinations with the following requirements? [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Apr 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Can a move to Europe work?

Another moving to Europe question. Is it possible. [more inside]
posted by mtheshark on Apr 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Decompression Chamber for Compressed Londoners

Husband and I have one week holiday at end of May, coinciding with Significant Anniversary. Help us find the Perfect Getaway before Significant Anniversary is spent in local pub moaning that we never go anywhere! Our modest wishes inside... [more inside]
posted by Erasmouse on Apr 3, 2011 - 9 answers

European festivals in July?

I'm trying to find something offbeat/curious/adventurous/ quaint to do in Europe in mid-July. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Apr 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Do I have to make up my mind about travelling around Europe now?

I will be working Ireland for a few months, from June to August. I plan on spending my weekends and other free periods visiting the rest of Europe. Because I'll be working, my availability isn't set in stone. So now, this penny-pincher wants to know if it is possible to get cheap round-trip airfares (below 100 euros) after I arrive and decide on places as my time frees up ... or if I have to buy the tickets and have a set itinerary NOW.
posted by Xere on Mar 30, 2011 - 5 answers

What are some good books on the modern history of the Balkans?

What are some informative sources on the modern history of the Balkans? [more inside]
posted by EsotericAlgorithm on Mar 30, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me plan my European vacation?

Where should I go on my trip to Europe and how do I pack for it? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Mar 29, 2011 - 23 answers

Need A Feminine Day Bag

Trip to Europe. Need a day bag that holds an iPad and other useful stuff. I really like the Tom Bihn Co-Pilot but am looking for something a little more feminine. [more inside]
posted by shew on Mar 28, 2011 - 11 answers

European hiking trip in July - where to go?

I'm trying to plan a 5-7 days of easy, scenic hiking in Europe, mid July. Accommodations provided. Where's the best place to go? Qualifying statements inside... [more inside]
posted by evadery on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Can you provide me with advice for a summer in Holland?

Can you provide me with some useful advice in preparation for my summer in Holland? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Mar 17, 2011 - 5 answers

What is it like to live in Amsterdam?

What is it like to live in Amsterdam? I will be doing a recce soon, but would really appreciate opinions on the following questions: Is it a fun place to go out in the evening? Are the clubs good? Is there a good gig scene (punk-rock/indie/folk)? Is the city fast- or slow-paced? Is it safe for a woman to walk alone at night? Is the public transport good? Does it run all night? Which are the interesting areas to live in? Is it a beautiful city? What is the cost of living? For example, for: an apartment, a gig ticket, a beer, a pint of milk, a sandwich at a take-away place. Is there a radical political scene?
posted by maryrosecook on Mar 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Where to go on a budget in Europe?

One of my best girlfriends is living in Rome. I'd like to go and visit her. That's where the simple part ends. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 7, 2011 - 34 answers

Where can I find simple maps comparing latitude around the world?

I want to see a map of North America with all major western European cities overlaid at the correct latitude. Vice versa for American cities overlaid a map of Western Europe. Is there anything like this out there already or easily assembled? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 7, 2011 - 38 answers

closed my eyes and put my finger on the map

just another European travel filter: I just spontaneously bought a round-trip flight to Madrid and have 3 weeks to burn. Any ideas for itinerary? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Mar 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Getting the most out of two days in Prague

Help me get the most out of two days in Prague! [more inside]
posted by exolstice on Mar 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Where too after Rome in March for beach holiday

I am going to Rome for a weekend mid-march. After that I want to go for a week's holiday somewhere warm and with things to do (history, shops, etc). [more inside]
posted by trashcan on Feb 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Lose Your Shirt European Vacation

Going to Europe this summer. Do I really have to spend $1500 to get there?! [more inside]
posted by shew on Feb 23, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I import food from the US?

To import food from the US to Europe, where do I start? [more inside]
posted by tvdveer on Feb 20, 2011 - 12 answers

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