Questions tagged [events]

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Celebrating the same new year several times over?

Is there a commercial service offered to general public that allows you to celebrate the new year several times? The idea is that you would celebrate it in a time-zone and than move to the next one ...
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Celebrating Halloween in Austin, TX, USA

As a Dutch citizen we don't really celebrate Halloween. In movies etc I've seen people go 'Trick or Treating' and go to costume parties. We're both adults, but would love to go Trick or Treating or at ...
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Visa-friendly country for an international conference?

Let's suppose I want to organize a conference with one attendee from each country of the globe. Considering visa fees/problems, where would be a convenient location? If transportation was not ...
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How to find dates of big events in any city? (e.g. to avoid price surge during trade fair)

Is there a resource that warns me for (almost) any city / destination when my travel dates coincide with some big event there? Illustrative example: Say I want to travel to Frankfurt and I'm fairly ...
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When will the Sistine Chapel open after the Papal Conclave?

The Sistine Chapel is now closed for visitors. When will it reopen after a pope is elected? My question is does anyone know how many days after the conclave is done, it is re-opened?
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How to plan celebrating carnaval in Rio?

If you are not from Brazil and you want to celebrate carnival in Rio, what should you do? Do you just buy a ticket to Rio, book any hotel and just enjoy? Or is that a recipe for failure? I can imagine ...
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Where would be the optimal place to watch the Nov 2012 Solar Eclipse from?

There's a solar eclipse going across northern Australia on November 14th, 2012: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_November_13,_2012 Given that climate and weather varies substantially ...
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Attending the US Presidential Inauguration next week: Can I see the Swearing-In from the National Mall?

Next week I will be attending the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. I received tickets from a state senator, which are standing room only. However, I have heard contradictory information ...
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100 Years Since South Pole Expedition - How to reach it as a tourist?

It's been 100 years since humans first reached the South Pole. According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, about 30,000 people visit the continent of Antarctica annually. ...
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Will a biathlon competition affect my ski vacation?

I've bought flight tickets to a ski vacation in Bansko, Bulgaria. Only later I've found out that on the same week the European biathlon championship will take place in exactly the same resort. Will ...
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What tools could help you plan a trip to attend concerts of major European symphonies?

I am curious if there exists a travel planning tool which can help organize a trip around concerts of the major European symphonies. As an example, let's say I really want to see the Berlin ...
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Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination — How much time to allow?

My 7-year old is a HUGE Star Wars fan. (As am I, but this is more about him) I'm planning on taking him to the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at the Orlando Science Center. It'...
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Viewing a Soyuz launch on the cheap?

So in 2010 I was in Florida at the scheduled launch of Discovery, only to have it delayed until February of 2011 :( Alas, I was not able to return and therefore will never get to see a Space Shuttle ...
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What's the best way for foreigners outside of the UK to get to an English Premier League game?

I recently got a bonus from my company and want to fly to England for a weekend to watch some soccer. It would be great to go to a big game, however I know getting my hands on tickets can be really ...
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How early should I get to the Oktoberfest tents to get in without a reservation?

Oktoberfest tents are super-crowded and it's recommended that people arrive early. However several websites disagree over what 'early' is. Oktoberfest.de says: Of course you can also enter the ...
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K-18 tickets in Finland

What is the difference between K-18 ticket and regular ticket for an event (concert)?. It has probably something to do with adult/not adult distinction.
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Annular Solar Eclipse - Adak Island, May 2012: Airfare help?

I want to take a flight to Adak island (or a ferry) for the May 2012 solar eclipse. All the flights from CHI to ADK on alaskaair.com state them as fully booked. This is, most likely, due to many ...
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When is the peak travel time during Chinese New Year?

I'm planing on traveling to Shanghai and Beijing (and maybe some cities in between) just before Chinese New Year. I've read online that it can be very hard to move around and book hotels around this ...
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In which city in Europe would a first-time cross-dresser face the lowest risk of harassment?

What would be the safest, most friendly city to go out as cross-dresser? Specifically, in Europe? It is not easy to come out, and I have been considering it for a while. I want to try it somewhere, ...
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Is there a different visa procedure for Azerbaijan if you're going there for Eurovision?

I was just talking to a bunch of cyclists outside the Azeri embassy or consulate here in Batumi Georgia. Everybody was waiting for it to open so they could get their Azeri visas and we were talking ...
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Singapore events and attractions open at Chinese New Year

According to Wikipedia, after Chinese New Year eve The two following days are spent with family and most of the island comes to a standstill So what tourist attractions in Singapore are open ...
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How can I enjoy the Euro 2016 without having a ticket?

The Euro 2016 is the European football championship that will be held in France from June, 16 to July, 16 this year. I will be in France (mostly in Paris, but I can move to other areas) during this ...
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Where to find cherry blossom dates for Stockholm

It's the beginning of April, and the cherry trees will soon bloom in Stickholm, one of the most famous locations for this event being the King's Garden (Körsbärsblom i Kungsträdgården). I live abroad ...
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Do flight costs to a city hosting the Olympics generally increase around the event?

Do flight costs to/from the host nation of an Olympics generally increase around the time of the event, compared to normal seasonal changes? Is there any information available as to how much these ...
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Where can I see folk music and dancing in Moldova?

We'll be taking a holiday in Moldova and are interested in watching a performance of Moldovan folk music and dancing. There are evidently large and elaborate productions by groups such as the Flueras ...
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What age do I have to be to visit New York City's Times Square Ball Drop?

I think I have to be at least 21, right? I couldn't find any information about this. Is it possible to accompany a person, who's not 21 yet? Or do I have to be his/her mother/father?
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Which place(s) are the first to cross into New Year?

Say I wanted to be the first to celebrate the New Year: what place or places are the first to cross the into the New Year and how do I get there? I think I remember this may be some South Pacific ...
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Is nudity as common at the Australian Burning Man as at the original US Burning Man?

It's pretty well known that the original Burning Man event held annually in is about as free and "do your thing" as possible, to the point that numerous people are always wandering around naked. But ...
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Tokyo Tower's illumination changes almost daily to celebrate something. How to know what?

Tokyo Tower's illumination changes almost daily to celebrate various events: A soccer game in which the Japanese team is playing. The visit of a foreign president. Support for a tragedy somewhere in ...
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Visiting Formula 1 Monaco GP on a tight budget

Racing is in my blood. I love Formula 1 and I have already watched live races in Germany and Belgium. But I'm dreaming of the Monte Carlo GP. The problem is - MONEY. So what's gonna be the cheapest ...
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What kind of food is served inside the Oktoberfest tents and at what price?

I'm trying to budget a multi-day trip to Oktoberfest and I'm unable to find the tents' food menu for last year. The beers were priced at ~10EUR, as mentioned by multiple websites, but nobody seems to ...
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When and how to see the Red Crabs on Christmas Island?

I've recently been seeing a few mentions of this event, and it sounds incredible. When's the time to go see them, and can you do it on your own or do you need a tour group? How would one go about ...
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Camping in Oregon during the August 2017 eclipse

I'm planning a family trip to Oregon for the 21 August Eclipse this year. I'd like to head inland where the weather is likely to be better (e.g. around Madras): naturally, most if not all of the ...
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Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe (events information)

I've wanted to visit the Edinburgh Fringe for some time now and if not this year, then almost certainly next year. How do I go about it? Are there tickets to the festival itself or do I buy tickets ...
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Queima das Fitas (Burning of the Ribbons) Porto/Coimbra 2014

I have been desperately trying to find more information on the Queima das Fitas student parties in Portugal (Porto and Coimbra). I have tried many resources, but the websites are not updated and ...
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Getting to Laulupidu – Estonia

I'm going to Laulupidu, the song and dance festival that happens every few years in Tallinn, and I want to know the best way to get to the festival grounds that Sunday from old city. It seems like it'...
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Odd, funky festivals in the Northeast of the US?

My best friend is getting married and I am planning a bachelor party. This friend is an odd guy in the very best way. He laughs uncontrollably at the mere sight of a manatee and he is prone to go ...
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Last minute event tickets for London 2012 Olympic Games

I know that tickets go on advance sale across the world in countries participating in the Olympics, each with their own quota. But this is for advance bookings. If one doesn't have firm plans and ...
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Rome football derby - how can I visit it?

I want to get into the Rome for the famous Rome derby, but don't know anything about possibilities of buying the ticket for foreigners, on which stadium should I watch this match and safety actions on ...
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Safe and comfortable viewing points for Sydney NYE fireworks [closed]

A Japanese friend living in Sydney and her sister, who is visiting Sydney from Japan for a handful of days, are going to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks, and I'll be accompanying them. ...
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The simplest way to get to and from Wagah border ceremony

I will be staying in Amritsar for a few days but will be on a tight schedule. Since I want to see the Wagah border ceremony, what do you think would be the best way to get from Amritsar to Wagah, see ...
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Travelling for the May 20th eclipse in the US - recommendations for a location?

Similar to the question @Droogans posed - "Annular Solar Eclipse - Adak Island, May 2012: Airfare help?", I'm also keen to see this eclipse. I originally thought it went over Vancouver, but it ...
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Up-to-date forecast for Korea cherry blossom time

For Japan, https://www.japan-guide.com/sakura/ or https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/japan-cherry-blossom-forecast provide current and very detailed forecast for when cherries are expected to blossom ...
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Where can I find a schedule of small rodeos in Arizona and Utah?

We're making a driving trip through Arizona and Utah (and a bit of New Mexico and Colorado), and we would like to see a rodeo along the way. I'm hoping there's a central list of rodeos online so I can ...
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How is Santiago, Chile, during Easter?

What should I expect in that period? Will the usual tourist attractions and shops be open between Holy Friday - Easter Sunday? Is there some kind of public tradition / procession that I could ...
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Can you visit the Skagit Valley tulip festival at sunrise?

The tulip festival website mentions that they are: Open Every Day April 1-30 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Is it possible to visit the tulip fields earlier than that? I would like to take some nice photos, as ...
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How/Where do I make local friends in a short-term (1 month) stay in Japan?

Not sure if I should ask here or in Interpersonal Skills, but the situation arises because of travel, so I'll try here. Feel free to move it if needed. Last year I travelled for 1 month with a couple ...
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Will the Japan Indonesia friendship Festival 2014 be held despite dengue outbreak?

This event is planned to happen on Sunday at Yoyogi Park Event Area: Japan Attractions But I have heard that part of Yoyogi Park is closed due to a dengue fever outbreak: The Japan Times Will the ...
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Diamond Jubilee events listing

I will be in London on 16th June and am looking for something to do related to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Does anyone have any suggestions, or perhaps a web address with an authoritative list of ...
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Why did ANA175 return to LAX rather than continuing to NRT or diverting to another airport? [closed]

Recently, a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned around and returned to LAX after it was discovered that an unauthorized passenger was on board. From the LA Times: A Tokyo-bound flight from Los ...