If I have an American laptop with a 60W power adapter, and I'm in Europe, and the only thing I have with me is a U.S.-U.K. plug adapter -- is it O.K. to plug that into a U.K.-E.U. one? [more inside]
I'm off to Germany in a few weeks and would like to ensure that I have available data there. What's the best way for a UK person to have a gigabyte or so mobile data for a week in Germany? [more inside]
Do other countries have (past or present) an equivalent to the UK's old 'National Record of Achievement' for pupils? [more inside]
Some months ago, I lost my iPod in Moscow whilst out there doing festival biz (I'm a Brit by residence). Incredibly, someone found it, the Apple security held, and I got an email from someone telling me they'd be happy to meet up and give it back. As the air fare is higher than the device cost, I thought going postal would be the best option, but I've drawn a blank - most of the delivery companies either want me to pay cash on the Russian side, or expect me to have a corporate account. [more inside]
I am in the UK and have a UK amazon account. My recipient is in the US. How should I send her books? The books are available on the US website - can I save money and shipping by having them sent from the US? if so how can I do that from my UK amazon account? Thanks, I fail at googling this!
My husband and I are traveling to London later this week for a 10-day trip (yay!). For part of the trip I'm going to be at a conference, and he will be doing some work things, so we need to be able to get in touch with each other, either via voice calls or text. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to accomplish this. [more inside]
I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
We're moving back to the UK (London) from the US (SoCal) in a few months. What would you stock up on if you were us? Much more detail about our tastes and situation inside... [more inside]
I am having a pretty hard time making a life decision on where to live. [more inside]
An American guy and a Dutch gal met in Europe, got married in Vegas and now live in the UK. Looking for first person information from other multinational couples residing in a third country regarding taxation. [more inside]
I’ve been living in London for the past 6 months, and somehow the US tax deadline escaped my radar until now. Help! [more inside]
I'm in the UK and want to download a free app that is only available through the US iTunes/App Store. I have memberships of both the UK and US iTunes stores, but unfortunately the credit card on my US account has expired. When it comes to the point at which I download the app (on either the computer or the phone) it asks for an updated credit card. If I could convince someone to "lend" me their iTunes login details for a short while, even if there was no money on their card, would this work? Anyone tried this or willing to help?
The documents that the UK wants from me for a visit are extensive and horrifying. Will I be able to get into the country? [more inside]
How do I call a UK 0700 number from the USA? My mother is in hospital and I'd like to call her tomorrow. I'm familiar with the normal rules (01144 + drop the leading zero) but it doesn't seem to work for these 0700 numbers. [more inside]
The tenants that I had in my house in London trashed the place and ran out on me leaving me seriously out of pocket. I'm in New York and poor. Anyone had any experience of chasing these things through the courts from another country? [more inside]
What is the best, most cost-effective way to transfer about £9,000 from a bank account in the U.K. to another in Spain? [more inside]
I'm in the UK. I've been expecting a package from the states via USPS. They will not be able to get into my building. How/where can I pick it up? [more inside]
What is the best way to do international transfers in order to get the best currency exchange rates and avoid excessive bank transfer fees? Transferring from the UK to Canada is costing me £20/transfer.
What are the fundamental differences, if any, between US and UK political lobbyists? [more inside]