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Rome is always full of tourists. The best time (IMO) to visit is September, just after the most popular summer vacation time for most people Your best bet will also be October and November to mid-December or in January, February when the weather is "less nice" Do not go to Rome if there is a Christian holiday or celebration (Christmas, Easter...) For ...


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The flow over the falls is influenced by the hydroelectric power plants in the region. However, by international treaty, the flow is maintained at a certain minimum amount: The 1950 Niagara Treaty established minimum flows over Niagara Falls for scenic purposes. Note that Niagara Falls refers to the sum of the flow over the American and Horseshoe Falls. ...


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My parents just visited Niagara Falls last week (12, 13 and 14 September) from New York, they too visited only the US side. And, one weekend before my parents, my colleague visited their with his family (after his reviews I planned tour for my parents). So, as told by all of them and after seeing the pictures they have taken, I can assure you that the view ...


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Here is a presentation regarding tourism in Italy. It's for 2011 and doesn't show the Colosseum specifically, but does have breakdowns per month for paid and free museum entry. For paid entry, November to February are the months with lowest visitor counts followed increasingly by March, April, May, September and October. August has the highest visitor counts ...


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You have many options here. As you said, you could just go along the coast and ask any surfing school, I'm sure they'd offer you what you're looking for. Here are a few options if you want to ease your mind: citysurf offers a discovery session for 55€: every week-end day from april to november; shuttle from Bordeaux; 2 hours sessions; time depending on ...


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"The good season"? That's going to be spring. They don't flower in other seasons. I know you're likely hoping for an accurate week or three, but much like the cherry blossoms, it differs from city to city, and from year to year (a warmer year = earlier than normal). However, you can probably use the estimates of the cherry blossoms to predict the azaleas. ...


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According to Cheapair.com's analysis of 1.5 billion domestic airfares over almost 5 million trips the answer is no, it is not more expensive to buy at Christmas simply because it is Christmas. The price fluctuates considerably with a sweet spot of cheap stability seen "one to four months out". You may well have seen the price increase, but given the ...


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In response to your confusion about how can May be busy, you have to keep in mind in terms of travelers, there are more singles, couples without children and retirees, than there are families. And these folks can take vacations as they please, such as spring or fall when weather is great in the southern Utah parks. Also the region surrounding that area is a ...


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As Tom said, Tết is a family holiday, so most people would return to their hometown and stay in their houses, therefore hotels and guesthouses would be rather empty those days. In major cities like Ho Chi Minh city or Ha Noi it will be quite deserted and quiet unlike normal. However other tourist places like Đà Lạt, Nha Trang, Vũng Tàu... would be very ...


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September is not exactly 'post-season'. It's surely not gonna be like July and August but there are gonna be some parties till mid September and the island is not gonna be empty. Here's a blog where they write about events in mykonos.


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The two constraints you have are load and variety of climate. Normally any trip longer than 10 days or so requires the same amount of clothes and you will have to plan to do laundry at regular intervals. In an 80L backpack, I seem to be able to fit clothes for 10 days, maybe less for colder weather, more for warmer place. Although my female friends seem to ...


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When I did the Inca trek (over 10 years ago) these are the things I wished I'd had: 1 - Trekking shoes with a great grip - mine were slightly old and the grip wasn't great. It made going down steep steps really hard. 2 - Quick drying trekking gear for the sudden showers 3 - A nail clipper. If you have to trek down high steps toe nails can start hitting ...


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It is always better to try book flight tickets in low peak times and out of season. Buying tickets to fly over Christmas will always be costly as there is a high demand with people flying all over the world to visit family and go on holiday. While it is not common across the board, sometimes some airlines will charge more when flights are booked over the ...


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This is incorrect (Itai) on a couple of levels. I work in the northern coastal provinces and they are truly soaking at this time of year. See below, March, April, May is actually the wettest time of the year (this is the airport in Esmeraldas on the coast) in the northern coastal regions. Head to Salinas, it "sticks" out into the frigid Humboldt current ...



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