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Denmark šŸ‡©šŸ‡°

Copenhagen (August 2019)

Regarding the train at airport: the number of the platform can be found on the signs with the letters, which indicate the different parts of the trains. It's super small compared to the size of the letters. That's why I missed it initially.

Italy šŸ‡®šŸ‡¹

Naples (November 2019)

  • The ticket machines for the train and metro are slow. Really slow this time. It took me 5 min. to get a metro ticket for a 4 min. ride. Yes, really.
  • The machines for the metro tickets are the same as for the trains.
  • The bus (Alibus) from the airport to the city centre costs 5 EUR and only accepts cash. Same for the ride from the city to the airport.

Rome (October 2019)

The ticket vending machines at the metro stations only take cash.

Greece šŸ‡¬šŸ‡·

Thessaloniki (December 2019)

  • The taxi fair from the airport to Panorama is 20 EUR.
  • Use Moovit instead of the official app to check the schedule and lines of the buses.
  • Some buses are extremely full. Even to the point that you might not be able to fit in.
  • Don't rely too much on the schedule of the buses, because they basically never arrive on time. Just wait at the bus stop until one comes.

Russia šŸ‡·šŸ‡ŗ

Saint-Petersburg (April 2019)

  • Cash money is required for the buses.
  • Bus driver might not speak English.
  • VISA is accepted for metro tickets.
  • I advice to buy a Russian SIM card upon arrival. Tele2 gives you 4G.
  • Telegram doesn't work in Russia. At least not using the mobile network. I don't remember if it works on Wifi though.
  • The bus from the airport to the centre allows you to pay with a wireless card (no physical ticket is issued). You can also buy a physical ticket, but for that you need cash.

Ukraine šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡¦

Odessa (October 2019)

  • Uber doesn't work with PayPal. Cash works though. I haven't tried with a credit card.
  • Taxi fairs are crazy at the airport: 20 EUR to go to the centre vs 3.5 EUR with Uber.
  • There is Wifi at the airport, but it's kinda shitty. At least at arrivals.
  • There is an exchange office at arrivals.
  • Uber can pick you up right in front of the arrivals building.
  • When you're in the old terminal, there is no indication that you have to be in the new terminal if that's the case for your flight. The screen mentions your flight. Together with the check-in desks. In my case the check-in desks were unmanned. Well, they looked abandoned really. Normally it should mention the terminal on your boarding pass, but because the taxi first dropped me of at the old terminal (which I was not sure of at first) I checked there first.
  • How to write Odessa in English might be confusing based on what you see in the city and airport. One moment you see it with one ā€œsā€, the next with two. Even in the airport it switches. I sticked with the Wikipedia version at the end šŸ˜„

Kiev (October 2019)

  • You can buy Ukrainian sim cards at the gates for domestic flights.
  • Wifi at domestic flight gates is not bad.