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Is there a way for a visiting family of four to get into an Oktoberfest tent in the late afternoon?

I'll be visiting Munich during Oktoberfest this year, albeit mostly by happy coincidence: we had already made plans to visit family nearby in Austria, and we realized only afterwards that we're flying ...
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Concert schedules in Vienna

I will be in Vienna and Salzburg in September-October and, like every other visiting tourist, would like to attend a concert or opera. However, checking the sites of the Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener ...
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Ticket for Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon soccer match: Official second-hand resale not started yet?

I will be visiting Paris on the day of the PSG - Lyon soccer match on Sep 19. I would like to attend the match, but currently only tickets for the next match of PSG vs. Clermont are officially on sale ...
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Documents to show a Chinese citizen hasn't been in China during nCoV

My wife is a Chinese national. She hasn't been back to China for almost a year now. Saint Lucia typically has visa-free access for Chinese citizens. We have lived in England together for ~5 years and ...
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What regularly-occurring event do the most people travel for every time it is on?

I've seen that big sporting events like Olympics etc are credited with having the largest viewership, but in terms of people traveling, which event has the most people who travel in order to ...
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What do I need to do to see the Wagha/Wagah border ceremony from the Pakistani side?

The Wikivoyage article on the Wagah/Wagha "Beating Retreat" ceremony mentions that I can take Minibus No. 4 from Lahore to the Pakistani side of the border, but the section on how to get seated for ...
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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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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 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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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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Travel to India's specific region where classical music and dance events happens [closed]

I would like to visit India. I have never been there. As my interests are Indian classical music (Carnatic and Hindustani) and dance (like kathakali), I would like to visit with that theme in mind. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Easy way to find out what's happening in Centri Sociali and other counter-cultural spaces in Rome?

Is there a website or similar that gathers all the (public) activities in Centri Sociali and other leftist counter-cultural venues, to make it easier for an outsider to find out what's happening on a ...
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Where and how to celebrate Lantern Festival (last day of Chinese New Year) in Vancouver, B.C. area?

Where and how to celebrate the Lantern Festival (last day of Chinese New Year) in Vancouver, B.C. area? The Lantern Festival, according to Wikipedia, is: a Chinese festival celebrated on the ...
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Are there any regularly-scheduled special events happening at the Sounion temple (near Athens) in Greece?

Since sea surrounds the temple, it would be better to go when the weather is sweet, but is there anything special happening on that temple, which makes it better to visit at that time than in any ...
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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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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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What are the busiest times in Berlin? [duplicate]

I want to travel to Berlin several times in the next few months. I want to avoid the busiest times, when there are big events like IFA or Berlin Marathon because hotels get more expensive then. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I find event listings for Mumbai?

As I am in Mumbai for a month or two with my relatives, I want to explore complete Mumbai in this period, especially Mumbai's nightlife and foods, is there some tracking app of nightlife events or ...
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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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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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Watching nuclear tests as a foreigner

This question is a bit general because I don't know which, if any, countries will be conducting nuclear tests in the future. Hopefully none! Are nuclear tests open for foreigners to watch them? I don'...
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How to become a member of the "Totally Insane Travel Society"? [closed]

The Totally Insane Travel Society organizes travels to see solar eclipses. As you can see in this video some of their members were in Svalbard to see the eclipse of the 20th of March this year. But I ...
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Concert in Detroit on Devils night "October 30th", should I be worried?

My friend asked me to go to a Luke Bryan concert on October 30th, at Ford Field in Detroit. I've heard a lot of horror stories about the violence in the city, and it make me uneasy thinking about the ...
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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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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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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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When will the Gramercy be imploded?

The Last Vegas Sun reports that the never-finished residential building will be imploded on February 17, 2015, at 2am. The KTNV claims Feb 15, 8am. Is there a more authoritative source for this? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will the city of Prague be accessible during a marathon?

I booked a weekend trip to Prague from may 24th until the 26th and just discovered that there will be a running event like a marathon. Will the city be accessible? And if not, what are the best ...
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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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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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Heading to WC2014 Qualifier @ Wembley

I'm a long time Football fan living in the states. I'm finally going to Europe and will be attending the England vs Moldova match. One of my friends told me that football fans don't wear "kits/...
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When is the best time to go to Ani-Com (ACGHK) in Hong Kong?

Ani-Com (ACGHK) is an anime/comic exhibition/conference. In 2013, it will take place from 26th to 30th July. My question is when is the best time (day, and time of day) to go? When will there be less ...
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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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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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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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