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Questions tagged [cities]

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Do you know any colourful bizarre sites/festival like Agueda's umbrellas or Kapadokya? [closed]

I'd like to know if there are other bizarre/colourful sites,cities or summer festivals that give you scenario or atmospheres like Kapadokya or Agued baloon festival.
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What are this “equations” on door's frames in Germany? [duplicate]

While doing a round trip with my girl and friends, we have found a peculiar encryption on the frames of some doors in South Germany
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Is the “FirstOntario Centre” “in Toronto”? [closed]

There's a real confusion with the fractal dimension of major world urban centers: say you live in Williamstown, Victoria. If you're talking to someone who is also there in that major urban area, of ...
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Traveling to cities with extremely high air pollution

Both Delhi in India and Beijing in China are well-known for extreme air pollution which even goes so high that measurement devices are off the scale. Picture by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier, flickr,...
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Can I travel between Central Asian cities without flying? [closed]

I want to travel between capitals of a few countries in Central Asia. I have assumed, prior to some initial research, that rail would work for this. I also assumed that flying wouldn't be worth it ...
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What point on the main land of The Netherlands is furthest away from any buildings?

Living in The Netherlands, I know my country is a crowded one. I typically can't leave a town for a couple of steps before arriving in the next one. So I was wondering, Where in The Netherlands am I ...
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How to protect one's lungs while driving a motorcycle through heavily polluted cities?

I drive a motorcycle, occasionally in heavily polluted areas in developing countries. Sometimes the smog is quite bad. The above image may look like a broken down bus to some, but it's actually a ...
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What is this city that is being shown on a Samsung TV model?

Does anyone know where this photo was taken? I'm captivated by the channel with the boats in the middle of the city. There was no caption accompanying the photo. Sorry for the bad quality of the image....
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What's a good backpack for traveling to big cities? [closed]

I'm going to Chicago soon and I'm looking for a backpack that will fit all of my needs. I'm going to be there for an extended weekend so I want to be able to bring several days worth of clothes with ...
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What city are these buildings in?

This advertisement is from Motor Trend magazine - November 1990. Additional Information: Yes, I am a fan of round and cylindrical buildings. I would like to see this grouping. I am sorry, I am new ...
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Foreign Exchange Bureaux in Major Cities in the United States

Are there bureau de change in major cities in the United States (such as New York, or San Francisco) offering competitive rates (say within 1-2% of the current mid-rate for major currencies?). Banks ...
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Suitable cities to stay in for one night between KIX and Kanazawa

When I arrive in in Japan at KIX it'll be just after five pm, and I'll be travelling to Kanazawa the following day. Theoretically, I could try to go from KIX to Kanazawa that night, but I'd be ...
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Which primary hub airport is the closest to the city centre? [closed]

I don't like to stay for a long time at the airport on a transit, which is so boring. So I want to get out of the airport to enjoy the city if at all possible. But many major hubs are so far away ...
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Is there a city in the world with more bridges than Amsterdam, the Netherlands?

I know there are cities with bigger bridges and with more famous bridges. But are there cities with more? According to this site Amsterdam has 1,753 bridges with a number and more without. HOW MANY ...
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What cities have very stable temperatures that are over 19 degrees centigrade all year round? [closed]

What cities have very stable temperatures that are over 19 degrees centigrade all year round? According to holiday-weather.com Guayaquil in Ecuador does: http://www.holiday-weather.com/guayaquil/...
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How can I find places where I can store my bag in a city? [closed]

This is a problem I keep having both in the everyday life and sometimes during travelling: I'm going sightseeing and I plan to attend some kind of event where having a backpack would not be welcome, ...
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Identifing building in Lancaster

Can someone identify this building for me and possibly write me anything about it? I only know, that it is located in Lancaster.
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How correct is my intuition that tap water is safer in the mountains than in cities?

I'm in Colombia, and recently visited lake Neusa - highly recommended, by the way! The advice on drinking tap water in Colombia seems to be generally, big city/tourist hub = fine, otherwise avoid. ...
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Identifing city (and buildings) below Mount Fuji

I have just received a paper folder for some documents, which has this beautiful photo in the back: I assume, this is Mount Fuji. Can you help me identify city, that lays below (and it is pictured ...
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The most pleasant cities to stay in Ireland, other than Dublin? [closed]

I am an EU citizen and I'd like to spend a year or more in Ireland. I don't need to look for a job there, as I work online. I have never been to The Emerald Isle and I'd rather not to stay in Dublin ...
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City in which Norwegian Santa lives [duplicate]

I'm no expert in Scandinavian languages (Norwegian and such) but I've been wondering where actually does their Santa (Julenissen) live (city)? I've been able to find ambiguous answers on this matter ...
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Places in US cities to sleep/kill time after a redeye?

I am taking a redeye flight that lands a major USA city at 6AM and it's possible I won't be able to check in to my hotel until 3PM. I'm probably going to be pretty useless after a redeye; I'd like ...
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City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?

I like to self-study the local language in the places I travel to. I don't do courses or attend classes. I just arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's a very multicultural city and though most signs ...
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Identify waterside building / skyline

Among a friend's photos on Facebook I spotted an interesting skyline with a distinctive waterside building that looks like it's just being completed: I've travelled to over fifty countries and I can'...
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Quiet cities close to Brussels and Amsterdam

Me and my girlfriend are travelling for 10 days in end of June in the Netherlands. We plan to rent a car to go around. I hear that parking and driving in Brussels and Amsterdam is not so easy. Do you ...
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Creative ways to explore a new city [closed]

I visit new cities quite often. In order to enjoy the visit without just hopping from one tourist attraction to another I always look for alternative ways to see the city. Anything that helps to get ...
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Is there a defined/standard way to determine the relative cost of staying in a particular city?

We see a lot of questions about How much does it cost to spend X days in Y city? These questions always get closed, as there is such a range of lifestyles, and one could potentially stay in a 5-star ...
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Which city has the greatest religious diversity? [closed]

I really like to learn more about religions, and even though I'm learning some information from the internet, I would like to learn from real experience. So basically I'm searching for a country that ...
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Offline multi-city International public transport app?

Some years ago, before Android and iOS, I used to have a map for Windows phone (and web) that allowed you to download per-city packs of subway information that included schedules and connection ...
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What city is this city scape? [closed]

I found this image of any amazing cityscape. Can anyone identify the city? It is so spectacular I wonder if it is even real.
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Simple, safe beach towns in southern California with at least a supermarket in walking distance? [closed]

This might sound like a weird(ly specific) request. (Details edited out; see edit history if curious.) I need to move as soon as possible to somewhere in California, preferably southern California, ...
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Which city to visit in Mexico closest to Texas border [closed]

While asking this question : Requirements to drive to Mexico from USA I realized I would be better off asking this question first. While driving in personal truck, what would be the closest Mexican ...
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Intercity Travel in the Philippines

I wish to travel from Manila to Boracay in the Philippines. What are the options I have if I wish to do it over land?
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What city is this cityscape?

I download this cityscape from Microsoft theme website but I don't know what city is it.
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I'm looking for a city where to go for the next 6 months in Argentina (on the sea) [closed]

My criteria are: full of life / young people (I don't want a dead city) no traffic, no chaos (I hate to drive, I love to bike) on the sea (good quality, where I can go easily to swim) low crime rate /...
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Finding a quiet place to meet in San Francisco (or any city)?

I am going to a conference in San Francisco, and would like to schedule a one hour meeting with two people in person and one on Skype, somewhere near the Moscone center. What are my options for ...
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Is Vatican City considered a country?

I have a life-long goal of seeing at least 50 countries before I die. I'm behind but I figure I would see most of them over the next 20 years as I get closer to retirement and make my fortune. :-) ...
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Visiting the sunniest place on earth - country and city

This is a two parter. Vancouver has rain for like, 9 months a year. I've been told it gets quite heavy. If you wanted to go to the opposite extreme... What country gets the most sunlight hours each ...
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What are the two closest capital cities in the world?

Recently, there was a discussion here on Travel.SE about what are the two closest capital cities in the world. One user argued that it is Vienna and Bratislava. Another one stated either Vatican City ...
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What cityscape is this picture of?

I have come across this cityscape on the web and I wonder what city it is. Does anyone know?
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Biking in Arizona: Homebase in Phoenix or Scottsdale?

I have two days of vacation before a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona and I'd love to spend them biking in the area. For (single day) biking trips in the nature, what are the pros and cons of each ...
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A quiet holiday around Istanbul

I am planning a long and quiet holiday in Turkey, and looking for a cozy city around Istanbul. Since I arrive at Istanbul airport, I wish to find a nice city around Istanbul (less than 200km far) to ...
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Looking for people who've been to both Tallinn, Estonia and Brasov, Romania

I'm interested in nice medieval cities. I can go to Tallinn or Brasov and I'm unsure what to choose. I enjoy architecture and a nice city around it. Where should I go first?
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Is Van a good base to visit Turkey and Kurdistan?

I am planning to spend 3 weeks in Turkey and Kurdistan. I'm told the region is relatively small and I could feasibly stay in Van and explore from there. Is that wise? If not what other cites would ...
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Refine an itinerary through Eastern Europe

Short version: Which places could we add extra days to (excluding cities before the 13th, because of the match in Lviv)? We are especially interested in things that are not the typical thing to do or ...
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Places with cheapest accommodation in Schengen area

A significant part of the costs of traveling is accommodation. In which cities in the Schengen area is it cheapest to find a place to stay? Please assume a double room. I'm interested in answers ...
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What are the best days to travel around Thanksgiving (US)?

I'm a Canadian currently in Toronto, and I'm considering going to California (either San Fransisco or LA) or perhaps Las Vegas. Is there a particular travel plan which would reduce any travel issues ...
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What one-day trips are available from Zurich (Switzerland)?

I'm looking for some suggestions for one-day trips from Zürich (Switzerland). It isn't limited to Switzerland, but the place should be reachable within one day. I'm particularly interested in cities ...
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How to split time between Berlin and Prague? [closed]

We're a brother (27) and sister (25). What time division would you recommend us? a) Berlin -5.5 days, Prague 2.5 days b) Berlin -4.5 days, Prague 3.5 days c) Berlin -4.5 days, Dresden ...
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Cities in Europe to visit during the end of October? [closed]

In the last week of October, I'm planning a short city trip (3-4 days) in Europe. Can you recommend a destination that is worth a visit at this time of the year? I don't care if it is not 30 degrees, ...