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There's plenty of stuff you can do (references are to the German Wikipedia for more extensive descriptions, which I assume you read given your origins). I don't know whether you enjoy visiting castles, churches and museums as well, whether "outdoor activities" include things other than hiking, and what kind of nature interests you most. Anyway, here are a ...


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It's certainly possible to do a day-trip from Paris to London. Eurostar takes a little over 2 hours each way from Paris (Gare du Nord) to London (St Pancras) and back. In both directions you clear immigration (both exit and entry!) before boarding the train, which adds a little to the total time. However, if you've never been to Paris before, I'm really ...


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I see you have a high Stack Overflow reputation. Have you considered Bletchley Park, with The Nation Museum Of Computing? Bletchley Park was the centre of British code breaking in WWII (I believe quite a lot happened at Stanmore, but that's not so sexy). Over in the museum of computing is a reconstruction of a Colossus, used to break German Lorenz codes ...


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There are some good opportunities, for example: Fontainebleau (outer suburbs to the south-east, about 45 minutes by train from Gare de Lyon + 30 minutes of bus from Gare de Fontainebleau-Avon to the palace) Vincennes (inner suburbs to the east, terminal of metro line Ⓜ①) Chantilly (northern suburbs, about 1 hour: take a train from gare du Nord (or the ...


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Having recently hiked rim to river and back, I can tell you that hiking in the Canyon has been one of the most transformative events of my life. It's beauty is beyond words. The most important thing to remember is don't be this guy. Take your time, and enjoy the beauty. Staying there, getting there. Ideally, you would spend the night as near to the ...


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By public transport it's little harder to get there, but yes, it is possible: 1) Go to Brno first. The easiest and most comfortable is by bus with the company Student Agency (it's very popular transport - I recommend to buy a ticket in advance - you can do it online) 2) Brno to Blansko by train and Blansko to Punkva caves by bus Search departures on ...


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One of my favorite places in Switzerland is Interlaken. The are is beautiful and you can take a short train ride up to Kandersteg for some beautiful waterfalls and a great mountain hike. It is a 2 hour train ride. Interlaken is known as the extreme sports capital of Switzerland. You can skydive, canyoneer, or mountain climb. Kandersteg: Another option is ...


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It's definitively possible. If you check Google Maps, you can see that an one-way journey takes approximately 3 hours. So If you leave early morning, you can be there on late forenoon. Then you can spend some hours there and go back late evening. However, you have to decide by yourself if that's reasonable for you. You will have to drive a long time in one ...


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There are 7 trappist beers (6 Belgian, 1 Dutch). From Gent, your best bets are Westvleteren, Westmalle or Chimay. None are easily reachable. To Westvleteren you get the train to Poperinge, for Westmalle Antwerp is your best bet and for Chimay you need to go to Charleroi. From the stations onwards you are depending on either a taxi or the (infrequent) buses. ...


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London is well-connected to most of south-east and south-west England with fast trains connecting from London Victoria and London Waterloo. Here are some of destinations which are just a two-hour train ride or so away from London. Portsmouth Portsmouth is a harbour town where you can see HMS Victory... Photo by Jamie Campbell ...and Spinnaker Tower, ...


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Since the trip on the Eurostar to London from Paris is 2:22 and back is slightly longer at 2:27 it is certainly feasible to make a day trip to Paris from London. The earliest train on August 1, for example is at 07:13, arriving at 08:40; and the last return trip from London to Paris leaves at 20:55, getting to Paris at 00:17. Tickets on the Eurostar aren't ...


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Whistler is probably your best bet for skiing. You can get to it by bus from Vancouver. As you say, it depends year to year whether they have snow that early or not. It will be the best skiing around if it does have snow.


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Here's a quote from my Vancouver informer, with a little copying and pasting from their websites: You can go to Cypress http://cypressmountain.com/ by bus: By Public Transit - Take Skytrain or Bus to Waterfront Station, connecting via Seabus to the Cypress Mountain Shuttle Bus at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. If you only have a few hours, go ...


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There are a few things about California that are simply difficult concepts for people to get their heads around. It doesn't matter whether or not you've been to the US before; even if you've lived in the eastern US your whole life, you'll still get bit by these when visiting California. Here's two of them: Public transit You can generally get from one part ...


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Well it's POSSIBLE. The train ride is 2.5 hours, roughly, plus time in customs/waiting. So yeah, you could do it. However, should you? No. If you only have three days, don't spend what's realistically 8 hours once you include waiting and travel time, unless you're a real train fan and want to try out the Eurostar. IF however, you do, then you'll arrive ...


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Yes. I recently stayed at Calangute beach and a taxi driver took me to Old Goa and Panjim for 1400 rupees. This price is from a government table and is used by all the taxi drivers. If Panjim was not involved the ride would have cost around 1000 rupees. If you negotiate you can get it cheaper than the table price. I don't remember exactly how long the ...


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Cheddar gorge (though you would need a car), you could stop at Royal Wootton Bassett on the way, which is were until recently the British causalities returned from Afghanistan and Iraq. Bristol, for street art and anything made by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (like SS Great Britain or Clifton suspension bridge) oh and loads of Cider! If you want to stay over ...


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If you like science I'd recommend the Technorama (Swiss Science Center). It's located in Winterthur. So it's very close to Zürich. Most instructions are available in English. http://www.technorama.ch/en/ I live in Bern and we have a yearly tradition: The Zibelemärit. From Wikipedia: The Zibelemärit (Bernese German dialect; English: Onion market) is ...


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It seems that it depends if your friend want to get close to the mountain itself. It may be possible to get there overday from Nairobi to get som distant glimpses but it does not seem viable to go back and forth and do some climbing. This is also confirmed by a thread at kenya-advisor.com. There are several companies that arrange trips to the mount kenya and ...


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I'll try to answer on the assumption that you're asking mostly about the relative practicality of a day trip, rather than asking for a sort of value judgment on the merits of an overnight. You can see a number of popular tourist destinations on a day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo. Additionally, it's a somewhat sleepy city that, in comparison to much of Tokyo ...


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There is a cable-car going up to Niesen Mountain. As the Wikipedia article says, it is one of the longest cable-cars in Europe. An overview about the prices is available on the official homepage. You should look for the station at the top of the mountain which is called Nielsen Kulm. The price is around 53 CHF for a return ticket if you don't have any ...


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Inyo Park is more than 4 hours from LA... in okay traffic. I would not say it is really a day trip. I used to live in Barstow (which is closer to it than LA) and it was quite a trip from there. As for other attractions, it depends on what you would like to do. There are the beaches, Santa Monica or Huntington being my favorite. The Getty center is a great ...


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Cypress Mountain has announced that it is opening November 14, 2012, though it is only at higher elevations with artificial snow, and not suitable for beginners. (In 2011, opening day was November 9.) Grouse Mountain, reachable by TransLink bus 232 or 236, opens November 13, 2012. Whistler, reachable by private coach, opens [November 17, 2012].


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Driving to Lake Lucerne have a look and go on to reach the Grimsel Pass. I like doing this by car or motorbike. Another day trip would be Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, which is the largest plain waterfall in Europe.


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Your question is old but this answer might be useful to other users. Is it possible to visit Old Goa (for a day trip) from one of the beach resorts? How long would a taxi drive take and how much would it cost? ---> hooray has answered these questions. Or is it better to spend a night or two in Panaju, and then move to the beach? ----> Instead ...


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Difficult. You're probably going to want to spend a night. In which case you could take a car. IF you wanted to take the train, the service is the Queensland Rail Tilt Train. However, the earliest departure north is 11.55am, and you won't reach Bundaberg until 3.30pm. Coming back, depending on the day, you could be back in the morning if you get the ...


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Given I've heard of snow on the ground there in April, it could be very cold. However, I'll describe what we did, and you can adapt it based on the conditions when you arrive. First thing was to enter the park (driving) before sunrise. This gave us a chance to park, get our gear together, and race down to Mather Point for a spectacular view of sunrise. ...



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