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There are no such temples in Saudi Arabia - source: 26+ years of living there. There are way more Christians in Saudi Arabia than Buddhists - but there are no churches in Saudi Arabia either. It is enshrined in the law - which states that all people are free to practice their religion in private only. Public houses of worship for other religions are not ...


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WikiTravel doesn't have an article on the Gates of Hell, but WikiVoyage does. There's at least four tour companies listed. Two international and two local. You apparently can drive there but it requires a 4x4 and you'll be driving across the sand rather than on a road. They suggest that you won't be able to get there in a rental car but don't give any ...


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Regarding the attractions - it is not possible. But regarding the Boat cruise, you actually can enter it multiple times. You will receive 1-day ticket (see http://www.londonpass.com/london-attractions/thames-river-boat-cruise.html) and within those 24 hours, you can use it multiple times. I was there last year, activated the 24-hour ticket in the afternoon ...


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I have transited through vienna around 15 times and happy to give you some tips on what to see during your 6 hour layoff. St.Stephens Platz church (start here. Its the city centre walk around for 2h you will see viennese operas, palace and shopping streets around. If you like cakes be sure to taste Sacher torta (shop not far from main opera) Schonbrunn ...


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As far as I've ever found there's not something exactly like what you want, but there are a few workarounds. Previously I used WorldMate, it's more of an upcoming trip tracker rather than a where I've been but it does show you some of where you've been. There's also TripIt which is similar. But they're both heavily skewed for planning and tracking future ...


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From How does the London Pass work?: Note: Passes can only be used at each attraction once. However, as noted by JakubJ, for the Thames boat trip, what you actually get is Make the most of your London Pass: Free 24 hour hop-on, hop-off cruise ticket worth over £18 So for this attraction (alone), you get as many trips as you like, ...


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The City Airport Train will take you (close to) the center in just 16 minutes. It is however a lot more expensive than the regular train going the same way in just 10 or so minutes more. Each of the two trains runs every 20-30 minutes, so the fastest option depends on when exactly you arrive at the train station. From the terminal Wien Mitte-Landstraße you ...


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There are four tourist visitable "caverns" (a large amount of the underground space in them was actually created by mining) around Castleton, in the dark peak. Treak Cliff Cavern Blue John Cavern Peak Cavern Speedwell Cavern Of those, I would specifically avoid Speedwell - the tour is on a boat, and there will be no way out. I was in Treak Cliff cavern ...


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There were apparently three main parts, each under a local mountain: Zouzan ("Section I") This is the area that is most accessible to the public, with the entrance near the museum as described in the blog post linked in comments. On this map it is marked A. On the city website (in Japanese) it says hours for the tunnels are 9am to 3pm (some sites says ...


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You're only off by a couple hundred meters. The problem is that the available satellite imagery is not very detailed, not sufficiently to make an object this small (when viewed from above) clearly visible. From above an object of this size is not quite as wide as a lorry, and perhaps as long. So, as we can see from the satellite image, which does capture ...


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Okay, so I've gone through several Wikipedia pages for southern California... McDonald's Museum (also Juan Pollo) in San Bernardino Fender Museum of Music and the Arts in Corona (I assume there are some Fender instruments) Wells Fargo History Museum (Los Angeles and another one in San Diego) Lawrence Welk Museum in Escondido Related, if you like cars: ...


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The Natural History Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the Science Museum are all in Kensington, which means that the directions for getting there from Paddington station are "Walk across Hyde Park". Seriously it's about a kilometer, and you'll take in the Albert Memorial, the Albert Hall and one of London's best parks as you go. In more ...


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I wasn't intending to answer my own question, but as ever I hit on the right Google keywords just after posting and found one place: Photo by Adam.J.W.C., courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Macquarie Lighthouse, in Vaucluse at the eastern edge of Sydney, is Australia's oldest lighthouse and still operating to this day. Once every two months, on Sundays between ...


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First of all, some practical stuff: The Belgian railway network is called SNCB. You could buy separate tickets to go from point A to B, but you can also buy a pass that is valid for multiple trips. The different passes can be found here. Next, there is an extensive bus and underground network in Brussels. This is called STIB. Here you can also buy passes ...


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Assuming you are landing at CDG, you can try to catch the fast RER B train into Paris which should take you to St Michel Notre Dame in about 30 minutes. From there the Notre Dame cathedral is a stone's throw (and a lovely bridge crossing) away. IMHO that's well worth visiting and doesn't require too much time. The calculations the provided by the others in ...


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Yes there is! Witt Hotels has some excellent information on Istanbul, which I have personally used and recommend reading. I have not used the Istanbul tourist pass or Museum pass myself as I did not deem it worthwhile for myself and based on the 'attractions' I wanted to see. Istanbul Museum Pass Public Transport Istanbul Kart for public transport To ...


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I think two hours is plenty to arrive before take off. Even for long haul. Still, it takes time to get out of the airport so about 1.5hrs from landing to the city and you need to be at the bus stop three hours before your flight so tops you'd have 7-4.5=2.5 possibly only two hours. With two children, this begins to sound quite risky.


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I don't know if you've already gone on your trip or not, but this information might still be of some future use to you, or anyone else who views this question. There are a number of apps out there that can provide you with a variety of points of interest along a specified travel route, some of which have only become widely available since the last activity ...


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I’d suggest taking a look at the website of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, which has a page titled “Places to visit at night in Paris”. It lists a number of places (mostly museums, some galleries) that have late openings. The page is unfortunately organized by place rather than by what your options are on a particular day of the week, but the ...


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Not really tourist attractions, per se, but the Marina Del Ray harbor is less than 10 minutes by taxi, and the Manhattan Beach Pier is about the same distance. Neither of those are constrained by times and a walk about admiring the 1%'s boating choices could be relaxing, I dunno. Marina del Rey at sunset | Photo courtesy of Shawn Park, Flickr Then there ...


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This was exactly what dopplr.com used to do. When they went under, I threw together http://dopplr.org to allow for pretty much the same thing. It doesn't allow you to take notes, though. But I'm very open to suggestions on how to increase usability :) Edit: dopplr.org has a basic API that allows you to use your past and future travels in other places.


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Try the Fog of World app for iOS. This displays satellite imagery of the world shrouded in fog; as you travel, the “fog” dissipates from your path, showing you where you’ve been. I believe you can also add photos to the map, although I’ve never tried that. I find it fun to keep track of my travels this way. Some caveats for this app: it uses your device’s ...


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This video suggests that many locations in Camden have links to Madness music videos. It also gives suggested tube stations and walking routes to visit these places.


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Focusing on the question of, "Are these three doable in a single day?" Yes it is but very hard to see all they have to offer. Buy your city pass at CityPass Website. More details below if you are interested in some of my opinions. Chicago has some really large museums. Those three you mentioned (Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Museum of Science and ...


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You might want to take a look at Oscar Niemeyer's buildings in Brasília, Brazil, such as: The National Cathedral: The Palacio do Planalto: The National Congress: I don't know if the exact term "Googie" was ever applied to Niemeyer's work, but it's definitely of the same vintage and has a space-age feel to it.


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You'll need to have good timing for art events in Los Angeles after dark; there are few art museums open late, and mostly for special events on weekends, and mostly in the summertime. Many of the larger museums do stay open slightly later, to 7:30pm or 8pm, on certain nights of the week. But as commenters have noted, you may not savor the cross-town trek ...


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Yes. For example, only 16 minutes to central Vienna, so sightseeing in that interval is viable but what to see there seems to be a matter of opinion so off topic here.


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Yes, you can arrive earlier at Liberty Island - that 1:00PM time is for Pedestal access, not island access. I'd definitely recommend having a wander round the island - the gardens are nice, and the views are well worth it if the weather is good. And yes, not only can you take a packed lunch, I'd recommend it. The security is like airport security, but not ...


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Gurgaon has a lot to offer to its visitors. You can check out the following places: Damdama Lake: Damdamaa reservoir in Sohna, Gurgaon district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is one of the biggest lakes in Haryana and with an area of 3,000 acres (12.14 km2). Damdama Lake was formed when a stone and earthen dam constructed by the British was ...


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*(first of all, I only recommend this if you're happy to quickly selectively skip around the top attractions in a museum before moving on to the next one. Each one of the 5 museums you've mentioned is huge, with enough for two or more full days' visits by someone very interested, and a full day each for someone moderately interested)* If you really don't ...



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