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Indonesian Motorcycle Licence[edit]

Hi everyone!

So I am travelling to Bali in October and wanted to rent a scooter. Now my question, if anyone can help me, is does Indonesia still do the motorcycle licence that you can get from some of their police stations? I have read some places that say they've stopped and some say that they still do, so I am confused. I am planning on getting an international driving permit in my home country anyway, but I feel it would be better to get a local one if possible as well.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help! Asked by: 08:45, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Free wifi in Germany and Netherlands[edit]

Three questions:

Is free wifi now widespread in Germany? I heard that free wifi was scarce there three years ago because of a law that is no longer in effect. Basically, not a lot of places provided free wifi because wifi providers were liable if people used their network to download pirated material. Wondering this because I am trying to decide if I can get by just using WhatsApp on my phone at wifi spots if I need to make phone calls. I'm trying to avoid roaming fees, which are high for my plan. I would rather use WhatsApp instead of purchasing an sim card or a disposable cell phone.

Is free wifi widespread in the Netherlands outside of Amsterdam, say in Rotterdam or Utrecht? What about Switzerland?

Asked by: 04:28, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

In Germany it has improved a little but not as widespread as in the US. Some of the larger shopping chains provide free wifi in their stores, for example REWE and REAL. McDonald's also provided free wifi. A few towns now also provide free wiki in the centre but not many. Hotels also still tend to charge for internet access. If you are not already, it is a good idea to get a member club cards from the larger hotel chains such as IHG, Marriott and Accor, this will usually give you free internet on check-in. --Traveler100 (talk) 05:53, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
@Hobbitschuster: What is your experience with German wi-fi? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:19, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Public WiFi has become more common in the last few years... Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:01, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Travel credit cards[edit]

Asked by: 00:56, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

I have two travel credit cards: I have an American express card and a capital one card. They both offer frequent flyer miles. Can I use the miles from both cards to pay for the same flight, provided that the airline is Delta? The capital one card isn't restricted to one airline, but the American Express one is.

Would advise you contact Delta's customer service. They will no which cards and points systems they accept.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 10:38, 21 July 2019 (UTC)