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It's definitely not the same thing. There are two 'routes'. One is along the pedestrian walkway on the bridge. Same height as the traffic and trains. (source: Wikipedia) The other is over the 'arch' of the bridge, which is the one you pay $185 for. You get safety lines, can't take anything up with you (including cameras, I gather) and you have a guide. ...


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Painting with broad brush strokes about some very large and varied countries here, but I'd go for Japan. India I'd rule out due to the climate alone: March to May is the hot season, and it will be ferociously hot (40+ °C) in the Gangetic plains around Delhi. Of course you could head down south, but then the Taj will be off limits. And then there's the ...


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Disclaimer / qualifier: I live in Tokyo Go to Japan. Any trip from Brazil to Asia is going to cost a lot, you may as well make the most of it. Japan has no more or less in the tourist / culture / educational areas than China or India. It wins hands-down in the environment category. tap water is drinkable anywhere (probably better than Brazil) public ...


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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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Skirts specifically are not required, but modest dress certainly is, mostly in religious sites: churches like St. Peter's in the Vatican, major temples in Thailand and India, mosques pretty much anywhere if they're even open to visitors, etc. From the Vatican's official site: Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and Saint Peter's ...


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Visiting India? The two other answers have been rather unwelcoming to India (one of them now deleted), and not just as an Indian, but as someone completely sold into the fact that travelling in India is extremely interesting and fun I would like to answer with a positive bias, strictly speaking I have no knowledge of the other two destinations so I am not ...


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In general, museums and attractions tend to open at 10am. Exceptions of note are Westminster Abbey (9:30), Mme Tussaud's (9:30), Tower of London (9am). With the exception of Westminster Abbey (closes at 3:30pm), museums and attractions seem to remain open till at least 5:30pm. There may be fewer visitors earlier in the mornings for some of the ...


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Fortunately one fan wrote up such a tour idea for the NY Times. To summarise, he started by staying at the Marco Polo, a motel where Cobain used to get his heroin nearby, and shoot up in room 226. 413 Fleet Street South is a noted spot next, as the house Cobain lived in with his father for several years in the late 70s / early 80s. He drives to Aberdeen ...


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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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I was in Sydney last year for a visit and thought about doing the Harbour Bridge walk. It's undoubtedly a great experience, but it's expensive and you're not allowed to take your own camera with you. I was advised instead to go to the Pylon Lookout (http://www.sydney.com.au/pylon-lookout.htm) which is a fraction of the cost at $AU 13, and also has a ...


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There are similar answers, but mine is more about Asian sights. If you are visiting Buddhist places, temples do not really force male or female to wear specific clothing, but too revealing cloths are frowned upon by locals. If you plan to visit a Buddhist place, try not to wear shorts, bikini, etc. Anything that covers until your knees and covers shoulders ...


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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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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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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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As @hippietrail said in a comment, I know by experience that Orthodox monasteries require girls and women to wear long skirts to enter the building (I visited some of these monasteries on a school trip). Knowing that before leaving, I brought with me an old skirt and put it on over my jeans just before entering, but the monks had many skirts to be used ...


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It's not hard to identify flights which may fly over the Grand Canyon— but finding out which ones definitely will, and whether or not you will have a view if you take one, are a different story. With some trial and error, you can find flights that pass over the area on any of the websites that offer flight tracking, like FlightAware.com. Grand Canyon ...


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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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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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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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Since there is only eight hours of daylight in London in January I would suggest you take the afternoon class. If you take the morning class then most of the daylight hours will taken up studying inside. It is probably safer and more enjoyable to wander around an unfamiliar city during daylight. For typical sunrise / sunset hourse see : Sunrise/Sunset ...


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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’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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There are sightseeing buses but they hardly leave Manhattan, much less stop at JFK. However, if you are very adventurous you could still do it. You won't have a lot of time, but can see a few of the most popular sights: Either take the subway (metro) 1 hour for $8 to Manhattan, or a taxi half an hour (outside rush hours!) for $60. Go to Times Square, ...


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Depends a lot on the location, country, culture and religion in question. Most countries have their own ethics and morals, which often encompass dressing styles and restrictions. Religious locations tend to be one of the most common places were a "dress code" is suggested. And often revealing or sexy clothing is not appropriate to wear. As travelers we ...


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There are countless places you could go but the paradox is that looking for the “authentic” side of the city is a very touristy thing to do in itself. A few ideas nonetheless: Do a visit with a Paris Greeter or a balade urbaine in Seine-Saint-Denis. Take the RER to the cité des 4000 in La Courneuve (a prominent example of grand ensemble or chemin de grue ...


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There's no real blanket rule here. Often, any school ID - even a convincing fake one or an expired one - will work. But just as often, the deal is the result of a specific partnership with a local institution (or institutions) and only available to those students. Generally, I'd just assume that any ID will work unless it's explicitly posted otherwise, but ...


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Spain has a wealth of hiking areas, Asturias, Cantabria, Galicia and the Basque Country offer amazing landscapes. Some people call them the Switzerland by the Sea. Sites worth visiting for hinking, landscaping and taking photographs: - Cordillera Cantábrica 1. Lagos de Covadonga (Asturias) Senda del Oso (Asturias) where you will be able to see bears ...


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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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I was in Panama in 2013 and was told it is not possible to cross the Colombian border by car/bus/train because there is no road in the middle of the jungle. In fact Wikipedia says about the Panama-Colombia border: A hostile environment of tropical jungles. There is no road that goes to the border because the Carretera Panamericana (the road that ...



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