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How do people usually buy big box stuff in European cities?

How do carless people usually buy big box stuff in European cities? [more inside]
posted by qvantamon on Oct 6, 2010 - 32 answers

Can I fudge the Eurail purchase?

I didn't get my Eurail pass before I left. Now I have a surprise week off and I'd really like one. Will I run into any problems if I buy one, have it sent to my hometown in Canada, and have my parents send it back to me in France? I have 17 days before it needs to be in my hands. [more inside]
posted by superiorchicken on Oct 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Let's Get Out of This Country

Say I might want to leave America. (Maybe on November 6, 2012! Somewhat joking about that, so don't get too distracted.) Where would I want to live? It's Mexico, right? But where? And also, am I being crazy in not thinking more of Europe? [more inside]
posted by RJ Reynolds on Sep 25, 2010 - 21 answers

Married and trying to leave the states for a while

Can a married couple still have the youthful abroad experience? [more inside]
posted by alextprice on Sep 23, 2010 - 27 answers

Which European cities should two young backpackers visit?

I'm planning a summer in Europe with a friend and I'm wondering what you think of the preliminary city list... [more inside]
posted by csjc on Sep 19, 2010 - 27 answers

Kindling Abroad

Kindle 3 abroad? I'm looking to buy a Kindle and take it to Germany with me -- will I be able to download books from Amazon US without difficulties? Should I get the wifi or 3G version? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Sep 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Will a cold drink on a hot day really make me sick?

At the risk of being totally culturally insensitive... What is it with Europeans and superstitions about the temperature of drinks? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Sep 17, 2010 - 56 answers

What mens style blogs should I read now that I live in Zurich?

Any suggestions for men's clothing websites (retailers or blogs) for folks who live in Europe? [more inside]
posted by Schismatic on Sep 14, 2010 - 4 answers

UK/EU version of the NCAA?

Does the UK or other EU countries have any kind of college athletic governing body a la the NCAA? What about collegiate athletics in general?
posted by xmutex on Sep 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Destinations for christmas time winter sun holiday on a budget?

Destinations for christmas time winter sun holiday on a budget? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Can anyone help me identify these four patches that I picked up traveling in Europe two decades ago?

Can anyone help me identify these four patches that I picked up traveling in Europe two decades ago? [more inside]
posted by el_lupino on Sep 4, 2010 - 10 answers

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Barcelona

Where should we stay in Barcelona and Munich? And how to buy the train tickets? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Sep 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Best of europe in early november

We have an opportunity to be in London for a couple of days in early November. We are hoping to extend our trip by a week and do some travel/sightseeing while we are there. In our young 30s, like a bit of adventure, charm and vibrant lifestyle during our vacations. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by cusecase on Aug 31, 2010 - 6 answers

iPhone 1G and 4G in Europe

Headed to London, Rome and Paris and would like to use our iPhone (1G) and iPhone 4 there. Help me figure out the pre-paid SIM side of things. [more inside]
posted by mge on Aug 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Snowboard group trip

Snowboarding trip plan help: Europe, catered, 10-20 people. Anonymous because it's a surprise for a lurker. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Slow lazy Berlin

Help me enjoy lazy Berlin! [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Aug 25, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me bill via PayPal, across continents?

Europeans using PayPal to bill customers in the U.S. or U.K., can you help me? I want to bill for services using PayPal, and then transfer the money to my Greek bank account. Greece uses the Euro. I'd like to bill in dollars for my U.S. clients, but I'm a PayPal newbie as far as receiving funds is concerned. Is there something that I should know about fees or ... um ... anything, really. I don't even know what I don't know! Any tips/advice will be helpful; don't assume it's too minor. :)
posted by taz on Aug 25, 2010 - 12 answers

I need to get up to speed on European finance.

I need to get up to speed on European finance. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Temporary move to Europe

Want to move to Europe. Understand many have done it before, but let me give more detail and then ask for advice. We're both in our early 30's, single (no kids) and have high-paying jobs, but ready to leave the corporate world. Both are debt free and have a good nest egg with zero commitments here. What we'd like to do is move to a mid-size town/city in Germany to start with and rent a furnished apartment for three months or so and just live. We would be very frugal, but like any single men, would like to meet European women and just have a good time dating around. Then, move to another country and repeat..and so on for about a year. In thinking it through, I'm wondering if it's really feasible. I was hoping if we split expenses and live cheaply, we could do it for about $1k/month each...if we avoid the big, tourist filled cities. That way we could immerse ourselves in the local cultures and get to know people as well. My questions: 1) Is this absolutely ridiculous? 2) Is there any chance of picking up odds/ends kind of work here and there in Europe to fill the reserves up? While we have healthy bank accounts, we want to spend little as possible. Any comments are much appreciated. Casting a wide net at this point to get any advice you are willing to give. Looked around the net, but love the meta-commenters the most...always useful answers.
posted by Yunani on Aug 18, 2010 - 27 answers

Help me get to Europe and back

I'm planning a trip to Europe and could use some suggestions about plane/rail logistics. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Aug 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Carryon Backpack Wheels?

Backpack for Europe Filter: We'd appreciate your suggestions on a backpack for a trip to Europe. Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Aug 12, 2010 - 10 answers

J'espère que cela ne coûtera pas les yeux de la tête

What's the best value prepaid SIM card for a week long visit to France, averaging...say...15-30 minutes of talk + 100 MB of data per day? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Aug 11, 2010 - 10 answers

European postcode map

Where can I source a high-res map of Europe with postcode areas marked? [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Aug 10, 2010 - 7 answers

christmas in europe

europe, winter, december -- two students looking for recs for somewhere to spend christmas eve (and several days before that). [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Aug 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Which direction should we travel? Into Rome, out of London or vice-versa?

In general, for a family vacation, would it be easier to fly into Rome Fiumicino and out of London Heathrow, or fly into England and out of Italy? [more inside]
posted by Ashman on Aug 5, 2010 - 23 answers

Oh, the places I'll go...

Travel-filter: I'm leaving for Europe in less than a month, and I feel wildly unprepared. [more inside]
posted by karminai on Aug 3, 2010 - 18 answers

Grandpa was a POW in Spain and I just found my passport.

The sum total of my international traveling experience has been to take day trips into Baja (while I lived in LA) and day trips into Windsor (when I lived near Detroit,) two days in Toronto for my brother's wedding, and, oh yes, three hours walking around Niagara Falls last week because I was so happy I found my passport. Now I want to go to Europe, by myself, before my parents (who have been everywhere else first) beat me (they're going in September of 2011.) [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jul 31, 2010 - 24 answers

Driving through the Swiss Alps

A few questions about driving through the Swiss Alps in a rented car. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Jul 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Brussels and Amsterdam this week?

What are the amazing, can't-miss things to do and see in Brussels and Amsterdam this week for first-time visitors to the cities? We'll be in Brussels until Wednesday and Amsterdam until Sunday morning. Thanks!
posted by gerryblog on Jul 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Cheap & Relaxing European Vacation

Cheap, relaxing 5 day vacation in Europe, preferably by a body of water. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by kms on Jul 19, 2010 - 10 answers

What might life be like if the Old World had never discovered the New?

Can anyone recommend fiction set in a world where the New World (i.e. the Americas) had never been discovered by the Old World? I am trying to envision what Native American culture might have evolved into, and what a present-day Europe might be like sans American cultural influences and with much greater population pressure.
posted by skidoom on Jul 17, 2010 - 10 answers

HAI and elective surgery

I am considering elective (plastic reconstructive) surgery and I am concerned about hospital acquired infection (HAI). One possibility is to have the surgery in Holland or Denmark where, as I understand it, the rates for HAI's is low compared to elsewhere. How do hospitals in these countries compare with those in the U.S. with respect to HAI and prices for services? [more inside]
posted by noonknight on Jul 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Learning more about Spanish history in the 1970s and King Juan Carlos I

Resources-- books, articles, lectures, whatever-- for learning more about King Juan Carlos of Spain and his decision to liberalize politics in Spain? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Jul 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Dublin/London Filter

What shouldn't I miss in Dublin and London this month? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Jul 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Prague! With extra goldfish crackers!

Prague for two days in late August with a toddler in tow. Tips? Accommodation recs? [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Jul 7, 2010 - 3 answers

"Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote..."

I'm aware of the Way of St. James, but what are some of the other long distance hikes in Europe? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Jul 6, 2010 - 14 answers

my safe european home.

European Apartment Prices (to buy). Considering buying a cheap 1 bedroom apartment in Europe. say Berlin, Paris, Barcelona etc.. in decent (young-ish / hip area). Anecdotally, which cities are significantly cheaper? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Jul 5, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me get a great start to my Masters.

I am going to do an MA in European Identity and Integration. What are some good summary works about Europe that I can read to be able to engage with the course straight away? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jul 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Going east. Need travel tips.

I'm going on a trip to Eastern Europe for 14 days with 5 friends. What to do? [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Jun 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Roaming GSM in Europe

I'm looking for the best pre-paid GSM sim card I can buy here in Germany, that will give me semi-decent data rates (I'm not expecting miracles) and roaming to a good portion of Europe (Germany, Austria / France / UK / Switzerland ). [more inside]
posted by lych on Jun 24, 2010 - 3 answers

The Case of the Missing Breath Mint

Help me identify the mysterious oversized breath mints I purchased somewhere in Europe four years ago. [more inside]
posted by sallybrown on Jun 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Future Honeymooners In Search of Honeymoon

Honeymoon Filter: Help! We’re getting married this September and need help picking out a honeymoon destination. We had something planned, but the wonderful people at BP have created some complications. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 15, 2010 - 13 answers

I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there?

I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jun 8, 2010 - 30 answers

Where to next?

European road trip! We're in Brugge right now, where to next? [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Jun 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Planning a Solo Trip Part I

I want to take a solo trip to London, but I've never really traveled solo before. What advice do you have (especially about accommodations & socializing)? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Jun 3, 2010 - 32 answers

I'm moving to Vienna for the summer. What do I need to know?

I'm moving to Vienna to work for nine weeks this summer. What do I need to know? How can I get the most out of my stay? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on May 31, 2010 - 14 answers

How to get tickets to EPL game on Boxing Day?

Best way to secure Boxing Day EPL tickets? [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on May 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Differences in US/Euro temps and carbon footprint?

How much of the difference between US and European carbon footprints is due to differences in climate? [more inside]
posted by vim876 on May 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move?

Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move? [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me plan my first trip to Europe!

I am heading to Europe on Sunday, specifically Spain, France and Italy. I will be backpacking and it will be my first time doing this sort of thing. My bag is packed with the basics, but what extra things should I bring? I'm looking for some kernels of wisdom that only previous trips can give.
posted by punch_the_mayor on May 25, 2010 - 26 answers

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