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Wikipedia's entry on this lake has detailed information on tracks and lodges. It also provides 6 references with details. Apparently about 700 people visit annually. It is reached as a side trip of the Travers-Sabine circuit. There is a map available. The blue lake is a side trip, estimated to take 7 hours. DISCLAIMER: I haven't been there, all information ...


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I am not sure this answers your question but here it goes: If you travel into the sea at night you will be able to find the most beautifull sky. From my experience, being around 15 miles offcoast should already give you a very nice sky panorama. Another option is finding a dark sky reserve. It's just like a natural reserve but applied to the sky. Some ...


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Yes, the 2014 winter was very warm, tulips were already being cut mid-April and everybody was speaking about that. Still, I am pretty sure Keukenhof will not depart from its planned opening (to wit, in 2014 it will be opened until 18 May) and going early or late in the season is always a bit more risky. There will in any case be flowers in the park, even if ...


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Well the main problem is that the host/hostel staff have yet to meet you. They don't necessarily know you, and they don't know what emergency it will be for. So the call might go something like: Operator: What's your Emergency? Host: Er, I'm not sure. Someone's meant to turn up, and they haven't? Operator: Can you describe them? Host: No, I've never ...


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Apparently the Kitee (Finland) Zoo (62°02′45″N) has emus. According to Wikipedia, Ranua, Lapland has the northernmost zoo in the world (65°56′32″N). I checked the website; it doesn't seem to have anything I recognize as Australian (it lists mainly northern birds, and a surprisingly large number of species of weasels). I also checked the Ähtäri Zoo ...


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There's a list of IDA-certified dark sky reserves. Wikipedia has a more comprehensive list, that includes nationally declared areas that may not be certified by IDA.


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They are definitely a problem, with over 200 dog bites treated at hospital in 2012 (so not including any that weren't reported). Samoa passed a law called the Canine Control Act 2013 last year to try and rectify some of the issues by implementing pounds, registration of dogs, and allowing destruction of diseased and/or aggressive dogs. That should have an ...


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You may not realize it, but that's actually quite a difficult set of conditions. One by one: Well, this one's easy, there are no lethal animals anywhere near Tokyo. Also not a problem, public transport anywhere around Tokyo is also easy. "Off the beaten track" means relying on buses instead of trains, but you certainly don't need to rent a car. But... If ...


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I would recommend Kumano in southern Mie Prefecture, located about four hours south of Nagoya (Location in Google Maps). I spent five years living very close to here and, based on familiarity with the area and its offerings, can recommend it to you! It satisfies all of your criteria: We love rocky beaches, nature hikes, history, the smell of ocean air, ...


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Close to Estepona there are a roman baths called "Baños de la Hedionda" (stinky baths, literally). To get there you have to have your own vehicle or find a local transport to Manilva (it's the nearest village). From Manilva you can walk (there are some interesting trekkings around there) or go by car. If you have a GPS go to: (WGS84) 36.396483 -5.2614660 ...


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If you are concerned about the care of dolphins, don't go swimming with them. Whale and Dolphin Conservation have an article about the Issues with swimming with dolphins. Dolphins are very intelligent animals, in the wild they can travel great distances. If kept in confinement , are not able to live naturally, and travel and hunt as they would in the wild. ...


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First of all, please let me explain what is Tokyo. Tokyo is not a city in its traditional meaning, Tokyo is a whole prefecture and at least half of it is covered by evergreen forests and scenic mountains. Quite unexpected for Tokyo, right? There are bears in Japan and even in Tokyo. But odds of meeting one are quite low, so I would not worry. Monkeys are ...


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To answer my own question. Yes, it's open. Regarding if it's worth it or not to go there in late May: Many flowers will not have the flower any more - this gets worse over time. The fields around (planted on purpose I think) are also empty. The garden itself is still very beautiful but like @annoyed said less spectacular. Spread around the park they put ...


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Answer isn't clear cut. A lot depends on atmospheric conditions, as well as geography and the direction you're looking. If there's cloud cover, those city lights can be seen a long way away indeed, it can make the clouds over the place glow (ever more yellow or orange because of the sodium lights used for streetlighting in ever more cities). If the city is ...


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Spain has a wealth of hiking areas, Asturias, Cantabria, Galicia and the Basque Country offer amazing landscapes. Some people call them the Switzerland by the Sea. Sites worth visiting for hinking, landscaping and taking photographs: - Cordillera Cantábrica 1. Lagos de Covadonga (Asturias) Senda del Oso (Asturias) where you will be able to see bears ...


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Perhaps "sea lice" which are larva of jelly fish. While most folks develop a rash, not everyone does and their "bite" (actually a sting of venom) feels like a needle. There likely could be other sea life larva that can bite or burrow into your skin while swimming, but I am not familiar enough with the Red Sea to name names.


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Enoshima, Kamakura and Zushi are on the Shonan coast and reachable from central Tokyo in 90 minutes. Enoshima has direct express service from Shinjuku. Kamakura has the giant buddha but you can easily avoid both him and the very large temple at the north end of Kamakura. All have sandy beaches and bustling retail areas. A bit further down the road is ...


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Hokkaido is great, although transportation there is far from perfect. While relying on public transport only the easiest places to visit would be Sapporo, hot springs around there and Hakodate. Taisetsuzan is amazing place itself but there's nothing to do without a car, unfortunately. Of course, buses do run, but travelling from one place to another place ...


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I would recommend Shikoku. It's kind of the forgotten island with the least tourism, from both Japanese and foreigners. It's very natural and although public transportation isn't as regular (as would be expected from a lower population island) it's still decent with some planning: ...


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Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster (or sometimes Dinosaur) in Vermont (usa) Wikipedia: REDACTED Other: REDACTED http://www.lakechamplainregion.com/recreation/heritage/champ Just in case, both Vermont and New York (states bordering the lake) enacted laws to protect Champ back in the 80s. ...


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Bunyip Australian Moehau Monster / man Wikipedia The Moehau (also called the Maeroero) is reputed to be a large, hairy hominid cryptid in the Coromandel-Moehau ranges of New Zealand's North Island. It may be synonymous with the Maero, another New Zealand cryptid, because both have been reported have long, sharp fingers in some sources. In fact, ...


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Some years back I went to a butterfly farm in Suriname. Their core business was exporting butterfly dolls to European and American Butterfly gardens. At the time it seemed like a very interesting business model. Due to the climate American and European butterfly gardens depend on a steady stream of new Dolls. I was told that the through put was a shipment ...


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Jogashima (城ヶ島), at the southern tip of the Miura peninsula, is a decent day trip. Rocky beaches, tidepools with marine life, and a nice hike along a bluff where you can see cormorants. There's a small town with eateries serving fresh seafood. The Keikyu rail/bus network sells a one-day pass (I think weekend only) that will cover the train and bus fare from ...


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It does look like animals (including wild animals) are grazing on this field. It's also possible that some animals were brought there especially to maintain the landscape (“conservation grazing”). In that case, you wouldn't expect to see animals most of the time and, since feeding is not the main purpose of the land, it does not exhibit some features typical ...


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I'm an American living in France and have a summer home in Auvergne (Parc Naturel du Livradois Forez), and family living in the Ardeche (in the mountains, not the canyon). The Massif Central truly is deserted in many places, so I'm not sure where you went with floods of tourists, although of course farmers live there so you won't be sure to be completely ...


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Maybe consider some place like Zhangjiajie Forest Park, but in the winter time- it should be less crowded.


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Consider seeing HuangShan (Yellow Mountain). As with most major mountains in China it's not going to be a completely wild experience (there are still cablecars, paved paths, and hotels on the top), but compared to other Chinese mountains I've seen it's much less developed and crowded, especially if you stay up there overnight. There are also some out-of-the ...


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Yes, there are tons of places! One example: If you enjoy hiking, you could do a 10-day tour on the R. L. Stevenson Trail, which takes you from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Ales in the South of France, through the Cevennes National Park (officially the least populated area in all of France).



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