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I am Nicolas Raoul, IT consultant in Tokyo.


Apr
8
comment Walk from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg?
Most of the OpenStreetMap data in this area was actually created by me. It is not complete, I have not drawn gates because I don't know whether there are any.
Apr
8
comment Walk from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg?
Indeed it seems that my "3 kilometers" was exaggerated. Fixed, thanks! Still, I am interested in knowing whether the South route is doable or not.
Apr
1
comment Are there countries where people of a particular religion are refused entry?
The last paragraph is not needed: I saw that coming and that's why I explicitly stated my question is not about nationality or stamps. Because it is a whole other debate :-)
Apr
1
comment Are there countries where people of a particular religion are refused entry?
Anecdote against anecdote: "a 2007 article in Commentary magazine by scholar Joshua Muravchik reports on his recent visit to Saudi Arabia; he wrote “Jewish” on his visa application, and was nevertheless granted a Saudi visa." volokh.com/2011/06/23/…
Mar
16
comment Why do Eurotunnel do cheaper fares for shorter trips
Thanks! Any reference maybe, for instance a news article talking about this phenomenon?
Mar
3
comment What class of vehicle is commonly called “a Toyota” in Dudhu Chak/Eastern Pakistan?
Thanks a lot! Any reference or example of that term used in this since on a Pakistan forum or something like that, maybe? Or have you been there and heard that, maybe? :-)
Mar
3
comment What class of vehicle is commonly called “a Toyota” in Dudhu Chak/Eastern Pakistan?
@Tor-EinarJarnbjo: Let's say I am from Morocco and I call them (in Arabic) to discuss rental prices: Zero English used, but still the question is important for me as a traveller. "Toyota" is a term that tourists will hear when they want to rent a car there, whatever the language.
Mar
3
comment Which cities in Vietnam have a Chinese embassy or consulate where I can apply for a visa?
@pnuts: Indeed. Chinese government website: fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjb_663304/zwjg_665342/2498_665360/…
Mar
3
comment Which cities in Vietnam have a Chinese embassy or consulate where I can apply for a visa?
Incidentally, I just release today this open database of embassies/consulates: datahub.io/dataset/embassies-and-consulates not very easy to browse but the info should be inside the CSV file.
Feb
27
comment Finding Gilgit's Kargah Buddha
@pnuts: How did you find these coordinates?
Feb
16
comment Where is the historical center of Tlalpan?
I had spotted that square in my research but somehow with Street View it did not look like a touristic area s I dismissed it too quickly... thanks!
Feb
12
comment Is Nogi's house original or rebuilt?
Might "[building generation 1] 1902" actually mean that the building had several generations and the first generation was built in 1902?
Feb
8
comment Chinatown in Seoul
Thanks a lot! Would you happen to know the latitude/longitude or even better the OpenStreetMap link? :-) Google Maps knows Garibong-dong but not Yenbian Street.
Feb
3
comment Can a Japanese citizen get a visa for Iran at the border from Pakistan?
@AndrewFerrier: OK I will ask her
Jan
30
comment Transit visa in India for a French Citizen?
So I went and when trying to enter a second time, the officer was not willing to let me in, I explained how I just needed to take my luggage and check back in. He called two others colleagues and they finally let me in after discussing with each other for a while.
Jan
28
comment Fast public transport from Kusatsu to Jigokudani Monkey Park during winter?
Thanks for the tip, I sent them an email and they replied with great info :-)
Jan
28
comment Fast public transport from Kusatsu to Jigokudani Monkey Park during winter?
This website says the the bus only runs from April 25th to November 3rd unfortunately, so it can't be used (my question is about winter season)
Nov
12
comment Walk from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg?
@MarkMayo: I did not have time unfortunately, I will try next time, please someone try if you are there.
Aug
21
comment How to leave Hong Kong International Airport by foot
Call me weird but for me, walking in a Chinese all new-construction area (even if I barely make it to Tung Chung before heading back) is more interesting than browsing the duty-free shops for 4 hours :-) The 1 hour walk is along the seaside with a view on the mountains, so it might actually be quite enjoyable.
Aug
19
comment How to leave Hong Kong International Airport by foot
Thanks! "you can you can only pay by Octopus card or exact change" ← Actually you can also buy a ticket at the counter on the left, they always have change.