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According to this map from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (2006), your GPS reading at the western bend of the road between Rasht and Qazvin corresponds almost perfectly to "Mo-Allem Kalayeh: Suspected nuclear research center". However! This (ancient) page gives the site's coordinates as 36°26'05"N 50°29'53"E, which is a) a lot closer to where Wikipedia ...


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In mainland Europe the rule is actually occupy the free rightmost lane unless when overtaking. In other words, the leftmost lane should be used exclusively for overtaking and not to cruise in. Indeed doing so is an offence and could result in a fine regardless of whether you are driving at the speed limit and nobody can legally overtake you. It follows ...


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In general, no. Germany e.g. changed the law from the necessity to drive right at all times to allow staying in a lane if and only if there are vehicles on the right side for approximately every 20 seconds. If the road is empty, you are obliged to drive right. No exceptions. It depends on culture, but e.g. in Germany it is not your business to dictate ...


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This answer is an overview since the question is broad so I'm making it a "community wiki" so we can all just edit and perfect a single broad answer. There are three factors to your question: Europe, Travelling alone, and Safety issues for female travellers. Let's look at them. Europe It's big. Really big. Some parts are safer than others. Wikivoyage has ...


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You can get a dramatic reduction in price without sacrificing comfort and safety by selecting a Paris suburb that has good Metro connections... Saint-Cloud is a short walk to 'Boulogne-Pont de Saint-Cloud' metro station and a quick search locates decent hotels starting at about EUR 85. La Défense has its own metro station and a quick search locates brand ...


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New Zealand's National Incident Database might be of interest to you and a good place to start your search. It's a body of the Mountain Safety Council where incident data from "outdoor organisations" is collected and analysed in a standardised format. It mentions that: It is a legal requirement for commercial and educational organisations to maintain an ...


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If you are going "the speed-limit", in almost every location I've ever lived in the US, you are the slowest person on the road. If you are the slowest person you aren't passing. If you aren't passing and you are on the left, then you are breaking the law (where applicable). If you are going above the speed limit, and other cars are stuck behind you then, ...


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Cambridge is very safe when compared with other cities and towns in the UK. But, it may not be very safe compared to your home town or your home country. In the UK built-up areas after dark, the chief danger to a young woman walking alone is drunk young men or roving groups of young men. If you don't feel safe, by all means arrange for a taxi to and from ...


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There are plenty of options available, subject to accommodation availability and the season. Since you plan for September, I deliberately eliminate major wildlife sanctuaries since possibilities of getting permits done are rare. Agumbe. State: Karnataka. Koyna Nagar. State: Maharashtra. Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary. State: Maharashtra. Mudumalai. State: ...


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NB: All information posted in my answer is based on a blog post by Alexander Lapshin. I have not personally visited Palestine. Geography Israel is divided into three zones: ] Zone A (red on the map) is under complete Palestinian control. It is officially forbidden for Jewish Israeli citizens to visit Zone A without a special permission, out of ...


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I went to North Korea last September. You'll be perfectly safe travelling there as a Korean American. For all the failings of the North Korean government, they're not in the habit of arbitrarily detaining foreign tourists. Almost all the foreign tourists detained by the North Korean government in recent years have been detained for trying to bring bibles ...


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I don't think that selling genuine leather follows from stating to be an authorised reseller. Rather I think that at best the sign is saying that the seller has paid the licencing fee to the council of Florence, which legally authorises them to carry out their trade and have a market stall. The idea being that it is forbidden to show up at the market in the ...


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Here's an anecdotal - citizen's-eye-view to complement MH's superb statistics based answer. NZ is very safe for adventure sports, compared to the international norm. Here's what that means :-) : I'm a New Zealander - I live in Auckland. I'm not an adventure-sports type but have had enough NZ outdoor experience to get a bit closer to dying a few times ...


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As the other answers have already pointed out, the laws vary greatly from one country to another. Here in Spain you would be fined and I think that you will also lose points in your driver license. I would like to point out that here overtaking over the speed limit is not illegal. In fact, you can go faster than the speed limit when overtaking (by 20 km/h) ...


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I don't particularly recall from my time in Mongolia, but I say "embrace the local stuff" when I'm travelling, and if I get sick, so be it (it's unlikely anyway). Lost in the Mongolia Grocery Store, however, is a post on some of the foods you might find in a Mongolia supermarket, which is where I assume you'll be shopping if you're after milk "offered to ...


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DO NOT DRINK THE TAP WATER IN NICARAGUA. I went to Diriamba, it is west of Managua. I drank bottled water, but brushed my teeth with tap water. Tap water made me sick with TD. The Hospitals are not as clean as in the States either, and they choose who the treat. Please keep this in mind. Spend the money on bottled water, and use it to brush your teeth also. ...


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What constitutes 'trustworthy' or 'safe' very much depends on your own standards. I would say that Bangkok is quite safe. It's exceptional for tourists to be the targets of violent crime. But, tourists are an obvious target nonetheless, probably more so through scams than crime. Here's just one of many articles on the web that list Thai scams you should be ...


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Here in Ireland you will receive a fine and licence points, if you drive in the overtaking lanes but are not overtaking, regardless of your speed. Overtaking lane is any lane, other than the left most lane.



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