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There are four ways you could celebrate New Year's multiple times, but the TL;DR is that no, there's no practical way to celebrate New Year's more than twice... although there are a few theoretical possibilities if you're willing to spend a lot of money on this! The best way is to cross the International Date Line, so you get an entire day or more to ...


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The most realistic option might be visiting the village of Tripartito, right where Bolivia, Chile and Peru meet. The three countries are in different timezones in the southern summer (when Chile observes DST but Bolivia doesn't), and at Google Maps it looks like there are roads crossing the borders right at the triple point, so you can simply leave one ...


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Yes, seriously, although the US$65 "royalty" is actually included in the US$200 "daily package fee". However, that's the group rate (3 or more people), you get socked another $40/30 per person if you're traveling solo/duo, and another $50/night/person if you're visiting when it's neither midwinter nor monsoon (March-May, Sep-Nov). Bhutan explicitly wants ...


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There are a number of different types of these "Free" walking tours, with the business models varying dramatically. In some countries you can expect to end up at the guides "cousins" carpet shop, where the guide will take a kick-back for any sales. Some tours are run by the local community and/or volunteers and truly are free (although with the potential ...


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In the UK. EDF Energy is opening new visitor centres at their nuclear power plants across the country, specifically: Hunterston B in West Kilbride and Torness in Dunbar, Scotland, Sizewell B in Suffolk, Hinkley Point B in Bridgwater, Dungeness B in Kent and Heysham in Morecambe. The visitor centres are where you can find out more about our ...


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You can do that in Switzerland: Beznau. This is the oldest still running nuclear reactor in the world. According to their brochure you can contact the visitor center for guided tours. Mühleberg. They have regular guided tours in French or German. Gösgen. They have daily tours as well as a visitor centre. Leibstadt. They also have tours and a visitor ...


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Visit the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, and walk around the South Pole in 24 hours such that the South Pole is always between you and the sun. Now, Amundsen-Scott normally operates under New Zealand Daylight Saving Time (Time in Antarctica). However, for the purpose of New Year celebrations, use Solar time instead. As you move around he pole in the ...


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Sesame Street is currently filmed at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, which does not offer public tours (though the Museum of the Moving Image is open to the public and located on the campus). According to the Sesame Workshop FAQ, Sesame Street is not filmed in front of a live studio audience and the set is not able to accommodate guests. There ...


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Don't book before you get there. The prices quoted by silent1mezzo are staggeringly expensive, compared to what you can get once you're actually in Peru. Most 5day tours should run for less than $200USD. The first step is to get to Cusco. You can fly there (landing there is pretty spectacular) or you can get a cheap bus from pretty much anywhere else in the ...


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Sesame Street is filmed at Kaufman-Astoria Studios in Queens. The studio isn't generally open to the public, so unless you know somebody or are involved in a production I wouldn't count on a tour. However, I'd highly recommend a trip to the nearby Museum of the Moving Image, which houses a number of Sesame Street artifacts, regular Jim Henson/Muppet film ...


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I did a long distance drive about ten years ago via the I-40, and decided to check out the Canyon so long as I was passing by. I switched to State Route 64, which took me directly to Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN), near the South Rim. There are 2 or 3 companies there selling helicopter flights over the canyon. There are no special documents or ...


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In addition to commercial nuclear power plants, the world has many small university reactors used for research and education. For example, in the Los Angeles area a quick google search showed that UC Irvine has a reactor that allows group tours by appointment.


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A fairly simple way (unless I'm misunderstanding the question) to get three celebrations would be to go to Cameron Corner in Australia, on the border of New South Wales, South Australia, and Queensland: https://maps.google.com.au/maps?ll=-28.99948,141.000102&spn=0.009421,0.014269&t=m&z=17 You would have your first midnight in NSW (in Australian ...


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Yes, there are many different helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon. Most are out of Las Vegas. You can estimate the cost to be $300 USD or more per person. Here's a sample of the view when flying to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas: As a bonus, you also get to see the Hoover Dam and the Strip from a different angle.


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A two-year tour of World Heritage sites (962 places) is now available, offered by a British luxury company. By the way, it costs about 1 million pounds. It claims to cover all the sites if they are safely accessible. The Daily Mail lists some of the stops.


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Yes - CERN has an outreach program which does tours along with other activities. From their Visit CERN page: CERN welcomes the general public to visit and tour its exhibitions, experimental areas and other facilities. The admission is free. The permanent exhibition “Universe of particles” and the Microcosm exhibition can be visited from Monday to ...


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If you're willing to visit filming locations on your own, the LOTR Location Guidebook is nice. Often, local tour operators will cover the filming locations nearby or even offer specific half-day or day tours to more remote/harder to reach places. If there's anything LOTR-related to see in the area, there will always be someone more than willing to show it ...


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I have not been to Brazil myself yet, but this is on my list, so here is what my research thus far has found. As hippietrail pointed out, the Carnaval in Rio (and in Sao Paulo) has grown to be a huge event that requires a purpose-built stadium in each city. These Carnavals are put on as big mega-parades by Samba Schools and are nowadays meant to be seen ...


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Ozbus offer a 29 week tour of South America, starting and finishing in Quito. http://www.oz-bus.com/oz-bus-south-america/oz-bus-south-america.aspx Update: Ozbus have sadly ceased trading as of april 2012


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I've only been to a couple of different places, but Hobbiton was pretty cool and I'd definitely recommend it. You can also take a tour of the Weta studios in Wellington. It's really neat, and best of all it's free. Good luck!


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My experience with Vietnam was that it really didn't matter - there are literally hundreds of travel agencies and many of them share the same tour operators. You get picked up at the travel agency you booked at and the bus continues on to 5-10 other places to pick up everyone else. The only thing you really need consider is the price (which shouldn't vary by ...


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This Russian company offers a world-wide cruise for the 140 days, from New Zealand to Norway (being honest, there are no countries from both Americas :). There are over 100 cities in 31 countries being visited during this cruise. Places are from $77,270 to $261,070 per person, trip is being made on Seven Seas Voyager. I think search for another world-wide ...


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From David Fullerton, one of the staff members: Generally, the answer is "no". We're probably smaller than you think -- only about 30 of us in NY and half of those are sales people who cannot be interrupted or we will run out of money and have to stop sending out so many free t-shirts. We don't really have anyone whose job it is to show people ...


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For starters it is not a "minimum spend", rather it is the base rate per day for tours. It covers your government taxes, accommodation, three meals, guide services and transport. If you are doing some more specialized like white water rafting, climbing, etc there is a supplement. If you are wanting to stay in upscale hotels there is a supplement. The ...


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The main campus of Penn State University has an educational nuclear reactor facility, the Breazeale reactor, that offers tours to the public. As part of the tour, they take you through the reactor room where you can see the Cerenkov radiation from the uranium. The reactor itself is submerged under something like 15 feet of water, which is ample protection ...


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You are now welcome to virtually tour the NYC office at http://s.tk/NYCTour, courtesy of Google Maps!


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In France, you can visit EDF's energy plants. You just need a valid ID (passport, ID card, etc.) The tours are great! You can talk with technicians, engineers, plays with interactive setups to understand the processes, etc.


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An e-mail to Kahlúa asking about tours was answered with: Thanks for your email and your interest in Kahlúa. Unfortunately we don't currently offer a tour of the Kahlúa facilities. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Best regards Martin


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Sydney - London by bus was the longest i could think of, but it's only 92 days and crosses 18 countries.


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Would going on a cargo ship count as a tour? In that case there is a tour operator offering various tours, of which their offers on oceania, are quite long. One example being Rotterdam-Dunkerque-Le Havre-New York-Savannah-Kingston-Manzanillo-Panama Canal-Papeete-Laukota-Noumea-Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne-Tauranga-Napier-Panama ...



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