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There are a lot of postboxes and post offices mapped in OpenStreetMap. Coverage and accuracy may vary, but I think it is generally pretty good for most of Western Europe. Considering just how many postboxes there are, and how spread out they can be in rural areas, there will be some missing from OSM. Depending on what sort of GPS device you are using, you ...


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Not sure about mailboxes themselves, but post offices, yes. Geonames is free, and in its datasets of POIs, check out the list of feature codes, specifically: S.PO post office a public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed Most post offices have mailboxes, so even if it doesn't cover every street corner mailbox, it's probably a ...


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There is a website called called allemolens.nl. "Alle molens" is dutch for all mills. Based on the name only, I would say that this is the resource that you are looking for. Unfortunately the page is Dutch only. It states Hier vindt u informatie over alle molens in Nederland, bestaand en verdwenen. Which translates to: This resource contains ...


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The keyword is 郷土料理 kyōdo-ryōri "hometown food", and the Japanese Wikipedia has a very comprehensive list: 日本の郷土料理一覧 Unfortunately it's only in Japanese and Google Translate doesn't do a great job ("swine juice", anyone?). The place names do make it through reasonably well, and most all dishes have links to pages with pictures, so with a bit of effort you ...


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It'll depend where you're flying, what type of flight (multi-leg etc), how busy the season is, and how far ahead of time you're booking. The tighter the time frame or higher the demand, the harder it is. Of course, the Flightfox hackers until a few months ago were all experts/hobbyists/searchers and you could get a dozen people all trying to beat your ...


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The legality of asking for personal information when setting up an online account varies greatly by location, and is not the least bit related to travel. In the US, for instance, it is legal to ask such information--provided the person answering the questions is at least 13 years of age, or has parental consent. In Canada, my understanding is, it is ...


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First of all these websites, backed up by the GDSes as Stephen said, do not have a very good coverage of hotels. There are still plenty of hotels to aggregate. And for hotels, getting aggregated usually means stricter conditions on their prices (little flexibility and high fee). And the main reason is that most hotels are not owned by large companies but ...


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I think the answer depends widely on where you are looking. The way I have done this before, is by checking google maps, and doing a simple Google search. Often a simple google search will reveal hotel web sites, reviews, and simple travel blogs which make mention of hotels not listed on aggregate web sites. Simply search for hotels in <target ...


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According to the YHA Australia website you simply have to choose the Concession rate when booking the ticket online: All YHA members get 10% or more off on Greyhound passes and up to 10% off on point to point express tickets. When selecting passengers, choose "Concession" to receive your discount. Present membership card and photo ID at time of travel. ...


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In my office, we try to evaluate these costs when we send people overseas to make sure that the incomes are comparable. We do not want that people are worse off because of high rental costs or higher tax burden. After working on this for many years, the conclusion is that this is extremely difficult and complicated for people who stay longer in a country, ...


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That's tricky! If you have more money than time, remember that you might spend a whole 2 days looking for better rates to only save $10/night. Sure, I hate over paying. But I could have earned the difference by doing something that makes me money. With that said, if you have more time than money: The major factor depends on if the hotel is integrated into a ...


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As vclaw said you can use OpenStreetMap Data to find postboxes. An easy way to achieve this would be to use the Overpass API to download a GPX file and to add this to you GPSr. I prepared a sample query for Vienna and postboxes here. As you can see, you can export the data in different formats, one of them is GPX. Change the coordinates for other cities ...



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