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Here's an excerpt from Wikitravel: Although many visitors, especially Americans, may feel apprehensive about visiting Hiroshima, it is a friendly, welcoming city, with as much interest in Western culture as anywhere else in Japan. Tourists are welcomed, and exhibits related to the atomic bomb are not concerned with blame or accusations. Bear in mind, ...


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You don't indicate what time of day you will arrive and depart, but Incheon Airport offers a series of free Transit Tours of varying lengths and departing at various times of the day. The shorter tours are within the city of Incheon, which is a major city in its own right, whereas the 5-hour tours are of sights and sites in Seoul. While such bus tours are ...


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There's the one at Earl's Court in London. Here it is on Google Street View. Now my favourite part, if you use the arrows to move towards the TARDIS, Street View takes you INSIDE THE TARDIS! :) Another article here which shows the views from outside as well as INSIDE the TARDIS, if you don't want to have to load up the maps yourself. It's also possible ...


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Getting in to Manhattan and back during peak traffic hours is a lost cause and you'll have to settle for the airport lounge or something less exotic. JFK is a scant stone's throw from the Boardwalk on Rockaway Beach however. While it does not have a Tiffany's or a Times Square, it might do as a bit of 'niche Americana'. It's a civilized locale with ...


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IIRC, you can see some flower fields from the “Oude Lijn” so from trains going between Haarlem and Leiden (which includes some but not all trains between Amsterdam and Rotterdam). The Keukenhof is a park devoted to tulips and other flowers. It's itself located in this tulip growing area (the Bollenstreek or “bulb region”) so if you don't mind the entrance ...


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A quick scan of Wikivoyage's guide to Hiroshima sights indicate that memorials and museums to the attack have English-language information. If they didn't intend non-Japanese to visit the place, they wouldn't have such information. I seriously doubt that they'd regard the USA differently from other non-Japanese countries in this context, even though the USA ...


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It's perfectly fine. I've been to both Hiroshima and Nagasaki in my (Japanese) high school trip including multiple sessions with hibakushas. There is really no animosity in general. The emphasis of these museums and parks are solely on how horrible nuclear attacks and war is, and how we need to achieve world peace and eliminate all wars. I think most ...


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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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The original episodes of Doctor Who were filmed in and around London, especially West London (near BBC Television Centre). The current series are largely filmed in and around Cardiff in Wales. If you're a fan of Torchwood, you'll see lots of shots of there, while for Doctor Who it's often presented as being in London even though it's normally filmed in ...


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Absolutely not an issue. Just to give a first-hand perspective (though the other 2 answers both excellently cover the 'why not'), I visited the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and the Peace Park a few years back, and at no point did I feel any ill-will or awkwardness. As with any similar place as long as you are respectful you are welcome - the staff were as ...


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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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You likely don't have enough time to make it to Manhattan and back in time unless you want to really stress. If your 99-year-old grandma lived in Manhattan, I'd say get in a cab, get there, and bite your nails in traffic on the way back. It's probably worth it. But since your question implies there's nothing particular you'd like to experience, it probably ...


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Realistically, probably nothing beyond the airport - at least not unless you want to pay for taxis. The most obvious place to visit in New York is Manhattan, whether that be Times Square, Central Park, The Empire State Building, or pretty much any of the other major travel destinations. Public transport from JFK to Manhattan is relatively easy, but it's ...


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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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So it'll depend a little on WHERE in Japan you want to go, as due to climate conditions, they bloom at slightly different times. A regularly updated forecast for this year can be found in a nice chart online: (source) The same page includes the average bloom times for each location in another chart below. The blossoms may start in April, but they're ...


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Annoyed already answered most of your questions (he recalled correctly) but I wanted to add some extra info. A nice bonus to the flower season is the annual "bloemencorso" this is a parade, much like a typical carnival parade in other parts of europe, but with the cars all done up in flowers. This year it is held on the the 3rd of may, so at the end of ...


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There seems to be a blue Police box replica at Earl's Court tube station. The don't seem to serve any coffee, but it looks like a place to go and take a picture.


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Here's a fairly haphazard list, based off your description. There's an exhibition of Malay silverwork at the V&A Museum until July 2014, and the National Service exhibition at the National Army Museum contains exhibits from Malaya. There's a statue of Sir Stamford in Westminster Abbey, and one of Viscount William Slim (commander of British troops in ...


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Usually questions like these get closed as subjective, but in KL's case I think there's a pretty objective answer: The Petronas Towers! (courtesy me) Especially at night... (courtesy Someformofhuman, Wikimedia Commons) Sure, there are taller skyscrapers these days, but (IMHO) few are prettier, and nothing else in KL that you can cover in an hour comes ...


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According to the Chamonix website, there is a cable car operating from Chamonix to Aiguille du Midi almost all year around (except for 11/4-12/20). The return-trip would cost you 55 euro's.


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As an Indian national with a US Visa transiting a French airport you do not generally require a visa, as you can TWOV (Transit Without Visa). Presuming you are passing through Paris CDG airport, then this is true even if you have to change terminals as there is an air-side bus. (At Paris ORY airport some transfers can not be made airside and will require a ...


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I live in suburban Stockholm so here is a locals view on the topic. Gamla stan Just taking a nice walk through Gamla Stan should be doable in a couple of hours so you will have plenty of more time to explore other parts of the city. In Gamla Stan - try to stay away from Västerlånggatan which is the most touristy street. Österlånggatan is a nicer option. ...


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I don't think you'd have much time- it's about one hour to downtown by train (they say 43 minutes, but they run 10-20 minutes apart), and of course you'd have to transit customs and immigration both ways, as well as security. Here is the train schedule.


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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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There are 22 beaches in Goa. The major ones that you must visit are: North Goa – Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Vagator (In a single stretch, you can walk from the first beach to the last), Dona Paula South Goa – Colva, Majorda, Palolem, Cavelossim Following are some of the most popular hotels and shacks to eat at: Café Mambo : On Baga beach Curly’s : On a ...


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This is "opinion only" - I cannot speak with authority on specifics but, I have visited Singapore a number of times (4 or 5?)and the following would be what I would expect based on what I have seen there and elsewhere in Asia:. While I have seen the downturn in Asian public activity immediately after Chinese New Year (even Hong Kong gets very quiet) I'd ...


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Washington has a well-known height restriction on its buildings; you'll find no places with panoramic views of downtown or the monumental core within the District. The rooftop scene is alive and well during the summer months, however. If you just want a view of the local neighborhood and perhaps the Washington Monument (which can be seen from a significant ...


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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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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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