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What is the point of travelling? [closed]

I believe that travel enriches one's life in very real ways. Some ways in which I feel that it improves a person's life are: Deeper understanding of other cultures facilitates creative thinking. ...
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Could a ticket from London to Cape Town cost the same in 2016 as it did in 1976?

I have paid £760 for next weeks ticket from Heathrow to Cape Town via Jo'burg with SAA. I believe this to be the same as I paid in January 1976. I appreciate the variables such as when booked etc. but ...
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Things to visit in West Sussex, Great Britain [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Great Britain for entertainment purposes, and as a side effect I can visit West Sussex region at the end of May. What are the most interesting things to see in that area, ...
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How many roads lead to Rome? [closed]

The phrase All roads lead to Rome is an idiom meaning that several paths can lead to the same goal. It originates from the Roman road system, whose main arteries all met and merged in a single ...
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Tagetes flower in Ukraine

I just returned from my first trip to Ukraine. Since I'm loving the Tagetes flower I was wondering why it is omnipresent in Ukraines streets and flowerpots. My first assumption was that it is related ...
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Which cities should I visit in China to feel and live the three kingdoms era? [closed]

I am really interested in the three kingdoms era (Wei, Shu, Wu) in China. Next year in September I wish to go to China for my honeymoon. My primary purpose is to visit the temples dedicated to ...
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How did security checks at airports change after September 11th, 2001?

I’m quite young – young enough that I have never flown before the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. I have doubts about the movie United 93: Was it possible to enter an ...
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How to visit the Hindenburg Crash Site?

The Hindenburg crashed in an airfield at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which you can now visit on a base in New Jersey. To do so, as it is a military station, you need to register two weeks in ...
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Is the London pass valid(/free) for multiple entries to same tourist attraction?

I am planning to buy 10 a day London pass to visit all the attractions in London. Can I enter into the same attraction, such as the Thames River Cruise, multiple times with this London pass, without ...
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Train trip duration from Zürich to Milano in the 1920s [closed]

How long did a train ride take for a passenger from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale in the 1920s? Let's assume that it's a typical train with a typical engine at that time which doesn't stop for ...
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St. Angelo's fort tomb stone

St. Angelo's fort, Kerala is one of the places that I'm panning to visit on my trip to south India. While researching, I happened to come across this picture of a tomb stone that was placed there in ...
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Is Nogi's house original or rebuilt?

Nogi's house and shrine (乃木神社) in Roppongi is a nice place but I am not sure whether it is an original building or a reproduction. In what year was it built?
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Places to Visit in Seattle as a Nirvana Fan?

I'm planning to visit the Seattle for the first time during summer. I'm a huge fan of Nirvana; and I'm wondering what sorts of places I can visit as a fan?
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Where in Doha can I learn about Qatar's history and culture, while the National Museum is closed?

The website of the National Museum of Qatar seems to suggest that when it's re-opened, it'll be an amazing place to find out about the history and culture of Qatar. It should also have an impressive ...
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Nordic countries, Sweden and Norway, similar top buildings colors

I noticed this time I went to Stockholm, many of the traditional buildings has this green-sea color at the top of their roofs. For example, this is a common color in the towers of the buildings. I am ...
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History on the plane wreck in Solheimasandur as a tourist attraction?

This question is not about travelling advice, but rather about some history. On the Solheimasandur beach in Iceland, there's an abandoned plane wreck that has been lying there since 1973. When ...
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What would a Memphis to Los Angeles round trip have cost in 1963? [closed]

I'm doing research for a novel. I need to know the approximate cost for airfare (American Airlines?) from Memphis to Los Angeles, round trip anytime in 1963.
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What cities are close to Zurich that have great history around WWII?

A colleague and I will be in Zurich in early October on business. We may have only one "tourist day" for the whole trip. We're both into WWII history and would like to hop on a cheap train (assuming ...
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Name of British Museum Exhibit on objects of civil disobedience?

I heard on NPR (or BBC) a few weeks ago that there is museum exhibit showing items over the years that were used or iconic of revolution and civil disobedience. I have been looking all over the ...
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Where can I find train routes using Wild West locomotives?

Im trying to find a train journey, it doesnt matter where it goes or where it is, but ideally it should be a real journey (not a park attraction for example), that uses original / authentic Wild West ...
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In which church do the French royalists meet?

Rumours go that there is still a small, but active community of French royalists. They apparently meet regularly in a church close to the Seine in Paris. Is this rumour true, if so can I join their ...
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Can you safely travel the silk route?

Looking at Marco polo's silk route Noticing it goes through Syria, Israel, and Afghanistan, I was wondering if there is the possibility to travel the silk road like Marco Polo, by avoiding war ...
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Which airplane of the KLM flew from PBM to AMS on January 19th 1991?

For quite some time I log the planes I travel on. I would very much like to log planes I took before I start logging plane registration numbers. Is there any way to know which Boeing 747-300 I ...
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Does the cartography workshop where Christopher Columbus lived in Lisbon still exist?

According to the entry of Christopher Columbus in Wikipedia, Christopher Columbus spent his early years as an apprentice in a cartography workshop in Lisbon. Does this workshop still exist and if so ...
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Are the Paris Catacombs currently open for visiting?

I'm heading to Paris in a week's time (24th May) and the catacombs are at the top of my "places to visit list". However the official site says that the catacombs are closed for technical reasons until ...
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How can I locate World War I related sites in the American southwest?

We're planning a trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. My son is studying WWI, and I'm wondering if there are any museums, still-extant factories or the like that we can tour on the trip. If ...
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Sights in London applicable to British Empire in Southeast Asia

Are there any historical sights in London concerning the British Empire's interests in Southeast Asia? Examples: Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles Locations in London significant to the British ...
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Where this picture was taken ~100 years ago?

It probably was taken in Russia/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania during Russian Civil War by one of my ancestors. I'm sure this place exists today - I saw it on the poster few years ago. But place was not ...
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The lost colony of Roanoke site

From what I gather on my search there is a recreation of facilities and fortifications of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. I am wondering if the original buildings or fortifications still exist on the ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of Magna Cartas and their locations?

I'm getting more interested in traveling to view Magna Cartas because it looks like I've seen three out of four 1215 copies plus two others. However it's very difficult to get a concrete answer as to ...
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How can I see the Berlin Wall?

What, if anything, is left of the Berlin Wall, and where and how can I see it? Is there any official monument and/or museum I should include in my visit as well?
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Are there affordable palaces available as accommodation? [closed]

I just came across Bored of hotels? Stay in a palace If 6-star hotels just aren't doing it for you anymore, we have the answer. Palaces. Yep, that's right. You can live like a king in ...
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What's the longest take-off run of a commercial flight? [closed]

I listen to the Australian educator Dr Karl's podcast where in a recent one he stated the longest take off run was by a C-130 (Hercules) plane in Greenland a long while back (I gather it was some ...