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Las Vegas has a wonderful (and inexpensive) sinless side. The costs of running it are subsidized by the gambling industry. You can wander around looking at beautiful buildings and imitations of the Eiffel Tower, pieces of Venice, a circular escalator, amazing fountains, a fake volcano with nighttime "eruptions", and so on. All free visit wildlife from ...


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For whatever reason the subject comes up in context of the Bill introduced in New Zealand with respect to Maori. In addition to that the article also has specific information regading kirpan: The Sikh Centre brought to the select committee the need to be sensitive to the diverse cultures and beliefs of individuals passing through airport control to ...


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Here how it goes: After you pass the passport control desk, you will pass the customs desk. The guys at the customs desk will scan the luggage, if they found books or CDs they might ask you to show them. If they do not like them from the cover, they will take the books and/or CDs and give you a slip. The books will be sent to a department where they will ...


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(Full resolution) Traditional Islamic law is known as Sharia. By and large, countries following it or having a dual system of civil law as well as Sharia is depicted in this map. As a traveller, this is something you need to watch out for as a country you're visiting may have laws not commonly found in civil law found in most other countries. What makes ...


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Karlson beautifully took care of the international aspect of this situation wherein unfortunately you cannot carry a kirpan as carry-on on yourself. But, since Mr.Sardarji is a religious person and it is possible that he would like to make his family happy without making sacrifices with his beliefs I would like to provide more information with regard to the ...


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It's on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. There's an informative page about it on the cathedral's website: You can see it from ground level, but they advise binoculars. As for why it's there: Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpture competition for children... The third-place winner was ...


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There is absolutely no reason to need to pretend to be Christian while visiting the US. The US doesn't have an official religion and is a very diverse nation where people travel often. It is also a very large nation, and unfortunately some people do commit crimes against people for their religion/lack of religion. This is like any other diverse nation. ...


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Vatican City is certainly open to visit for tourists at large; as you perhaps know, there is no actual boundary between Rome and Vatican City, meaning that nobody checks the papers of those who move from one to the other. However, when I first read your question, I thought that you meant St. Peter's Cathedral, which takes up so much of Vatican City and ...


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The most common rules (may vary of course): you have to remove your shoes. men: trousers, not shorts women: long skirt (or trousers) women: shoulder and arms cannot be exposed women: scarf (sometimes)


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As @MarkMayo pointed out there is no official religion. As the person who had lived in Indiana (a pretty religious state though not part of the Bible Belt) the issue at hand is actually disrespect rather than religious affiliation. That actually was the whole point of the Top Gear episode you have linked. One of the few occasions you might have to pretend ...


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It is perfectly fine. The call to prayer is frequently televised so there is nothing wrong with recording it and posting it on youtube. It is done often. However, do not go to the mosque during prayer and start recording there. Its not that its not allowed, its just that you'll have to have prior permission and you may be a distraction to the congregation.


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Here's a list of shows in Vegas. Since it has "adult shows" as a separate category, most of the others should be OK for you. I can personally recommend Cirque du Soleil - While some of the costumes can be skimpy, I don't think it would be considered objectionable on religious grounds except by the most ardent fundamentalists. The Blue Man Group should be ...


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Clothing restrictions in mosques often vary from country-to-country, and even within mosques in a country. Everyone is asked to take their shoes off at an entrance area. For men, no shorts are allowed; for women, no skirts or bare shoulders, in addition to this some countries also mandate women to wear a scarf. Those are the basics, but how 'welcoming' a ...


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Here's my guess... Trinity Church, in Serebryaniki Source: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6837647 (translation)


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General recommendation when traveling anywhere is to avoid discussing any controversial subjects with locals. This include religion, politics, minorities rights, etc. Always divert conversation away from these subjects. If you're a tourist you're there to see, not to make a statement. Also discussing other subjects, don't try to be smartass about local ...


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It would appear to be the ones put up in San Mateo, Rizal, The Philippines. The largest ten commandments tablet was presented to Guinness World Records at HalleluYAH Prayer Mountain For All Nations in San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines on April 11, 2009. The tablet measured 65.04 square meters (700.08 square ft), organized by Sister Grace ...


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First of all, Taiga is very big thing, so address in the Taiga isn't much helpful for you :) Secondary, my apologies about some information is only in Russian, especially maps. The Curch of the Last Testament has their village in the Krasnoyarsk Krai. Their site is very old, and the only thing working there is the main page. Also they have international ...


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In general, no, you do not need to pretend. Just be respectful. There's no check at the border, nobody questions you. There's no official state religion, and the whole "Freedom of religion" thing is huge there. Of course, wherever you go - in any country, there's going to be people who discriminate. For the most part, however - most people, in every ...


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The town has been founded by the church of Jesus-Christ of latter day saints. You can visit their temples there. They'll certainly tell you how not to sin in Sin City.


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I'm a fellow Sikh, and unfortunately there isn't much you can do in this situation. You will have to remove your kirpan and place it in check-in luggage as posted by @karlson. Some sikhs wear these small kirpans in their necklace, Others don't travel by plane at all. While traveling do remove kirpan. You should do ardaas before and after, Guru Sahib ...


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Amazingly it was a kid's competition that got it there. The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC - where Star Wars villain’s sculpted image sits next to a raccoon 200ft up America’s national house of prayer. A story about it in The Sun. The Wikipedia article on the Cathedral has more information too: The Cathedral boasts what is probably ...


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The Penn & Teller magic show is awesome, as are many other shows. Penn & Teller is generally free of gratuitous flesh and they have a strong libertarian philosophical bent they weave into the show. Vegas also has a number of places where you can go and rent really large guns, like fully automatic things and even I think grenade launchers, and shoot ...


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With 109 acres (44 hectares) within its walls, the Vatican is easily traveled by foot; however, most of this area is inaccessible to tourists. No reference about Anglicans, Muslims or any other - just tourists. Any where that a Catholic can get in, you can too, regardless of your background. And also importantly, regardless of your gender - a recent ...


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There are situations where for social acceptance pretending to be of the right faith matters but that's all. It's not a safety issue other than in extreme cases (such as the KKK rally Karlson mentioned. I would NOT recommend shouting "Allah akbar" in a KKK rally--but I would suggest staying away in the first place anyway.)


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Notice: The Sistine Chapel reopens As the Conclave has now come to an end with the election of Pope Francis, the Sistine Chapel will reopen for visits by the public on Monday 18 March at 9am. It will also again be possible to visit the Borgia Apartment and the Collection of Modern Religious Art.


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Not a problem! For the sheer visual spectacle,a walk down the strip from end to end is an amazing experience. Many of the themed hotels have shows of sorts outside - Treasure Island has a pirate battle every hour, Mirage has an erupting volcano, and the dancing fountains at the Bellagio are world famous! Each of the big hotels has amazing dining and ...


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One of the most beautiful place to temple lodging is Koyasan which is close to Kyoto. Different temples offer lodging with a traditional meal included. They also offer the opportunity to pray with the monks early in the morning (5 a.m.) and before dinner. In order to reach Koyasan from Kyoto you have to take a train to Osaka (Namba station) and from there ...


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I can answer about the Middle East & North Africa only (the politically so-called "Arab World") Egypt and Tunisia are not Muslim Countries since Islamic law is only one of the sources of legislation, not the only one, and used only in specific cases. Muslim Countries are ones like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait...etc (religious states) whose law is only ...


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Depending on where you plan to stay in Bosnia, you'll meet predominantly Christians or Muslims. Easter and Easter Monday are public holidays there so larger cities like Sarajevo or Banja Luka will have shops and monuments closed. Most of the bars, cafes and restaurants will be open and perhaps some smaller shops. But if you decide to you stay at smaller ...


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Yes you can, a few years ago Saudi Arabia began to allow this and now people on Umrah/Hajj visas can visit any place in Saudi Arabia and it is not limited to Makkah and Madinah only as it was before. Just make sure to carry your Hajj/Umrah visa with you.



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