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I've found (anecdotally) that initially in London, the walking times were way too slow - I was beating the times regularly. Then I moved to Vancouver and found them too fast. I'm a quick walker, so wasn't sure what was happening. I eventually figured it was down to knowledge. I 'knew' London far better, and even though I might be using a map, I could ...


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Good, but not perfect. Any planning tool can only give you estimates based on past experience, but predicting the future is by nature fraught with risk. For reasons explained below in detail, Google Maps is currently less accurate for this route in particular and Japan in general than it would be for, say, the SF Bay Area in the US. As Mark points out, ...


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While it won't show ports or limits or tell you much more about the cafe (for now), you can see locations and speeds using Instabridge. It shows a map around you with available wifi, the location (eg name of cafe) and the tested speed of the connection. I've found it a handy quick resource for finding a cafe nearby.


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In most cases, this is not possible. The issue is that carrying a paying passenger like a taxi requires a different license and insurance. For private cars, this can be circumvented in many cases by using the car as a "rental with driver" as you can see on many airports (non-taxi limousines) which are not allowed to pick up passengers on the road but need to ...


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Of course! There's the Coworking Wiki! And if you'd like a simple directory, they have a Coworking Directory indexed by location, and with a map as well. There's an iPhone app to find coworking places. There's also Sharedesk - which lets you search and book any one of thousands of meeting places world-wide as well.


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What about adioso It gives you the option to specify a destination city, country, region, continent or even simply 'anywhere', 'international' or 'domestic'. You can also specify a date or a date range for either outbound or inbound flights: It then lists the results in a very neat way as if they were packages: The only thing I wasn't able to find ...


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I cannot answer for Japan, but in Kuwait Google is by no means exact, but it has been fairly close (~5 minutes from my anecdotal calculations) to the actual time it took between destinations. In Kuwait it also accounts for traffic congestion and will tell you how much delay traffic is causing on your commute. It uses a combination of data points. I know ...


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I guess, you are looking for a list of this kind: The Most Popular Online Booking Sites in Travel This summarizes the country wise usage of each site so that you can get an idea depending on the area you want to visit. However, this list mostly shows the names of various international websites in use which may show you discounts and offers in the first ...


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I've found Groupon Getaways helpful for this sort of "I want to travel somewhere on a budget within these timeframes/preferences" request. You can choose where in the world you would like to travel or what type of holiday you would like (eg "beach"), enter in your dates, and relevant options will appear. Some include flight + hotel, some only hotel. They are ...


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The answer strongly depends on your country of residence, because usually insurance policies are limited to residents. There are a couple resources in the UK, my favourite is: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/cheap-travel-insurance


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No, your name in kana is not really required, it's just that the booking systems for both sites are 100% geared for Japanese people. But instead of making something up, just punch your name into Google Translate and let it do the work: James Smith → ジェームス·スミス. That said, I wouldn't bother booking at all, the buses are virtually never full. Just show ...


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I found one that might work, literally only on the past weekend. So good timing, potentially. And I'm aware of a more adventurous companion one too. Kicktraveler - the American spelling of traveler, but I'll let that pass - allows you to join or design trips that you want someone to come along with. It's like crowdfunding your travels - say you want to ...


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To add to previous suggestions, you can have some information on the meteofrance (french public service) website. For example, for Hendaye : http://www.meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-france/hendaye/64700 where you can see at the page bottom average rain, temperatures, and so on. (Rain is something to take into account if you plan to visit Pays Basque).


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You could try OpenStreetMaps (OSM). I don't know if it is accurate (Haven't been to Iceland yet :( ), but it has a node for Hellulaug. OSM is a wiki, so the accuracy of the maps provided are depending on the region. Where I live I fully rely an OSM above Google Maps, since it is simply more accurate. Road improvements are typically updated with in a week. ...


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I've found the estimates pretty accurate in the USA, to the extent that, when I've taken photographs from the passenger seat on road trips, I can often find out exactly where a photograph was taken based on "Seven minutes ago, I took a photo that randomly included mile marker 123; Google maps thinks seven minutes from there takes you to here; Street View ...


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I managed to contact them through their Facebook page. They say: the provided service and checked baggage is the same, no matter which the fare is, as we mentioned earlier, the only difference between fares is the percentage of discount in the fare. So it seems to be "pick your own discount" type of thing. It really is puzzling to me as to why would ...


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The Bulgaria automobile club has a great website showing which roads are open and which roads are closed. The only problem is that website in available only on Bulgarian, but it's possible to understand the information: The first section is about the highways (Автомагистрали) - their names begin with AM. The second section is about the passes (Проходи) - ...


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This are actually 2 questions. Travelling by truck is possible. Just check some hitchhikers' blogs or meet them personally. Many truck drivers are bored and want to talk a bit or want to earn some extra and don't mind taking some passengers. Is it safe? If it wasn't, you wouldn't met many people doing that. It's the matter of trust and the ability to ...


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You're doing something wrong with the ITA Matrix, it does what you need! If you ask it for fares for See calendar of lowest fares, then it will show you the prices on the calendar screen. You still have to click through to see what flights come in at those prices, but you will see the lowest per-day price! For your case, start out like this: Then when ...



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