Mysteries of travel
The mystery and exotic appeal of distant places is what makes travel so alluring — but that doesn’t mean it should be inscrutable. It’s interesting how billions of people every year take to the skies or seas or roads without knowing the reasons for some very basic experiences, such as, why do airlines want to know if travelers are children? (It’s for takeoff weight calculations.) Here are more travel mysteries exposed to the clean, clear light of day.
Text by Eric Lucas | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
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US cards will work in Europe but you have to go to a human so they can verifiy (in theory) your signature. The self serve machines (such as for train/bus tickets) and *possibly* vending machines that take cards will not accept a card without a "chip and pin". As Daniel435 says, PINs greater than 4 numbers may not work. If one ATM doesn't work, try another. Also the keypads on ATMs in Europe and southwest Asia do not have letters on the keys. So, if you memorized your PIN using letters, you will need to memorize the numbers that correspond to those keys.
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Which of these extreme outdoor sports would you be brave enough to try?
- BASE jumping
- Ice climbing