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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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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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I'm from Christchurch (although I live in Sydney at present). Yes, certainly. The museum has reopened and has some stuff about the city. However, in the 'container mall' known as re:Start, there's an information center with a lot of info on the history. It's coordinated by the museum and the exhibit/place is called Quake City. It has an interactive ...


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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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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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Yes, there are walking tours, with guides, in the countryside, but I am not sure those are what you want. Mostly they are meant to show people the local nature reserve and do relatively few miles with a lot of (Dutch language) explanations. There are also loads of unguided walks, from a single kilometer to multi-day walks that take up to over a week to ...


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There really isn't a "travel agency" price anymore. Travel agencies get a commission (small) for everything they sell at retail prices. They don't buy cheap and add on profit margins. Travel agents can avail themselves to industry pricing sometimes, but that is only for themselves and usually is dependent on how much they sold for that company the year ...


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Unless you're an Indian, Bangladeshi or Maldivian citizen, you are unable to enter Bhutan without going through a Bhutanese tour agent - either directly or via a tour agent in your own country. You will not receive a visa otherwise. These tour agents are the ones that effectively "ensure" that you will meet the minimum spend as per Bhutanese tourist ...


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I went there solo for 5 days in 2007, as part of a backpacking trip, and it's like this: You contact a tour agent ("operator") and explain that you just want to see the sights for N days. (Many of their tourists hire porters for serious mountaineering.) You will be quoted the minimum rate of $200/day or whatever. If the rate is different or the reply ...


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Since you presumably won't have a car, you might be particularly interested in the so-called “NS-wandelingen”. Those are one or two-day walks signposted by the national railway company and designed to be easily accessible by public transport or to link two railway stations. There is a list on eropuit.nl (one of the sites mentioned by Willeke). In the ...


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A quick google search indicates there was an offer of doing this by private jet from Sydney Australia (not Nova Scotia) to Los Angeles California, if one happens to have 130,000 quids (sic) burning a hole in one's pocket. The timing is rather tight for commercial flights to be successful from the other suggestions, and usually flights don't take off after ...


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I believe there was a visit to the North Pole via icebreaker a few years ago. Don't think it was available over New Year though. But if available standing near to the pole it would be trivial to walk round and catch every time zone. Just make sure your partying doesn't involve large quantities of alcohol. 2 minutes on google found this ...


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Actually TurkishAirlines started a similar program this year; What if you could celebrate the New Year twice? https://www.facebook.com/TurkishAirlinesCDN/posts/610252629081383 https://apps.facebook.com/doublenewyear/ However It's too late for this year but you could give it a shot for next Christmas! ;)


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The Queensbridge Projects are located in Long Island City, and this means you can communicate directly with the cognizant community board for travel advice and other matters arising in that area. The board is called, "Community Board 1", and their contact details are Queens Community Board 1 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard LL Suite 125 Astoria, NY 11105 Phone: ...


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I recently returned from Taiwan, and was there for the election period. I visited many areas of the country, from very small towns to Taipei. The small- to medium-size towns were the most interesting in terms of the elections, because even if you're accustomed to democracy and voting, you have probably never seen it done this way. Small storefronts or ...


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Security rules prohibit casual visitors entering a cruise ship while in port, for same security reasons that keep folks from wandering into an aircraft parked at an airport. But as always there are exceptions .... Travel agents can pre-arrange to inspect a ship when it is in port, but this comes with strings attached, such as the volume of business your ...


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The Dublin Winterfell tour is €55. They give out free cloaks and you even get to meet the real direwolves from seasons 1 and 2. See www.gameofthronestours.com.


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I asked here and got this answer: Hieronder rusthen Lijk den Here lies the body of Egte Vrouwe Van de Heer the wife of Mister Godefridus Weijerman Godefridus Weijerman gen. Susanna Geertruijda named Susanna Geertruijda Pfeiffer in de kraam van eene Pfeiffer while giving birth to a Doode Soon Overleden dead son [she] died den 28 Maart Ao 1715[?] ...


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Spehro is quite correct. It will be a combination of cost and allocation. The tours companies will try and of course do the best deals they can with the airline, part of this, in many cases, is a firm commitment to a number of seats on a given flight. If the tour company cannot meet this commitment the airline will shuffle things to get the best yield on ...


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The primary reason for doing it on your own is usually lower cost and more flexibility. The primary reason of doing it with a guided tour is the local knowledge that your guide can share with you. So a traveler needs to decide, do they want to save money and just go look at it, or do they want to come away with an insiders understanding of it. And no, ...


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CERN Individual Tours CERN organises both individual tours as well as group tours. The advantage of individual tours is that group tours can have very long waiting lists (sometimes even for months). Individual tours include (quoting from the CERN webpage on individual tours): A tour for individuals offers an introduction to CERN, allowing visitors to ...


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I found the Nibduck website, which shows different tours worldwide and lets you contact the tour operator directly. Also found Tour Radar which is a similar but bigger company.


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What a great question! I have given 'free walking tours' in London for a long time. Also in England (e.g., Yorkshire). Also in France. And from time-to-time I guide a 'free tour' on the Route Napoléon which involves either cars or motorcycles and lasts several days. They are all heavily oriented to history and/or literature. I have also guided free ...


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My wife and I visited Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay last year and used a travel agent (and house/room rental B&B) through AirBnB. It was the many positive reviews, pictures on Facebook, etc., that provided confidence.


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From personal experience (I lived in Vietnam for 2 years and travelled extensively) I would say avoid the Vietnamese run tour companies like the plague....The good local ones are few and far between... Your best bet is to either plan to travel independently, and when you want to go to somewhere like Ha Long Bay, organize the trip either through the ...


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I had good experiences with Vietnamese run tour companies, by: Checking for recommendations both in guidebooks and recent online reviews. Both because online reviews can be faked, businesses that were reputable 4 years ago can be taken over, but it's very difficult to turn a formerly-reputable business into a rip-off tourist trap without incurring the ...


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I've found TourAmigo (http://www.touramigo.com/) to be the best tour comparison site for multi-day tours. They cover 10 different continents and all the small and major tour operators and allows you to contact the tour companies directly to book which avoids commission fees.


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You dont need a tour operator if you want to save money. Just use the transport department buses to get to your destinations and do your own thing. Here is a post that describes how to do it. The only thing you need to change is the mode of transport which in that post is a taxi. Check out a few tour operators and find out what all they cover and make a ...



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