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Travel-related questions about either the history of traveling, historic journeys or visiting places of historic significance.

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Is it mandatory to have travel History before Applying for Tourist visa to Canada

As the above subject states, how mandatory is it to have travel history before applying to Canada? If i work in an office (Full time), have small business (part time (which is registered with the ...
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What is this statue in Ancient Agora of Athens?

Maybe a God? I think the statue was located at the entrance of the ancient market, but that's an old photograph, so I don't really remember..
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Before the Global Financial Crisis there used to ferries between Okinawa and Taiwan. How long did the trip take?

It seems we can ask historical travel questions here too and a friend just asked me one so I'm posting it. There are no longer any ferries between Taiwan and Japan but there used to be. The last ...
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Tackling questions on travel history for visa applications

I am due applying for a UK visa and I have learnt one of the questions is travel history. I have two questions. 1) How does one report the following travel history, for example? Went to Croatia ...
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Normandy, France: Where to see the WW2 landing craft?

I am visiting Normandy, France, more specifically the town of Bayeux. Where in vicinity (I have a car) is it possible to see landing craft used during operation Overlord on D-Day? Preferably on an ...
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Need help identifying/translating a plaque in Tangier, Morocco

My wife and I were in Tangier a little over a month ago and I had taken a picture of a plaque near the Kasbah Museum. It must have been important or interesting but, silly me, I neglected to make a ...
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How did Malmö and Copenhagen connect before the Öresund Bridge?

I can't find any information on how Malmö and Copenhagen were connected (and who the operator was) before the Öresund Bridge was inaugurated.
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What are some significant places of un-touched natural beauty, traditional culture and history in Thailand? [closed]

My sister, Brother in Law and Partner are heading to Thailand in July this year for 2 weeks. We are flying into Bangkok and flying out of Phuket. What are some of the cultural, natural and historical ...
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Denied US Entry in 2012. Is this on my PERMANENT record?

I have French and Canadian citizenship. Back in 2012, after a J-1 internship visa in NYC (under my French citizenship), I left the USA and went to Montreal before the end of my J-1. I then tried to ...
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UK Travel History [duplicate]

I am applying for a family visit visa for my mum to come to the UK. On the visa form, I need to fill in travel history into the UK in the past 10 years. My mum has been to the UK many times to visit ...
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Genova palaces and Greek Gods [closed]

In via Garibaldi 12, in the main hall, I saw 4 Gods: Zeus, Hermes, Athena and one more, which I didn't recognize. Maybe it could be Hera, since was looking at her husband (checking on him..). Who is ...
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Applying for a Greece Schengen visa too late: possibilities and consequences?

I am applying for a visa to attend a conference in Greece. My nationality is from a country that requires prior consultation, so the visa process takes three weeks. However, I submitted the ...
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What's the history of this train system in Queens, New York? [closed]

Is the train in Queens NY considered part of the New York subway? Is it completely above ground level? It looks like it is running along roof tops. What is the history of its construction? Do they ...
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Airport security pre-1970s? [closed]

I just accidentally discovered a few pictures on the web, that seem to imply that there was some sort of airport security checks on passengers all the way back in the 1960s. It was always my general ...
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Why isn't there a direct train from JFK to Manhattan?

The current public transport system in JFK requires that you take a train ('AirTrain') to Jamaica Station and then switch there for a train to downtown New York City. This makes it quite inconvenient (...
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Why does Paris have two large train stations next to each other? (Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est)

In Paris, there are two large train stations close to each other, but still separate and at a walking distance: "The (train) station of the North" - Gare du Nord, and "The (train) station of the East" ...
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Are there any websites with lists of self-guided themed tours?

I'm planning a tour of the Anglo-Boer battlegrounds (e.g. Magersfontein) and significant sites (e.g. where Winston Churchill was captured) in South Africa. I'm getting all the locations and ...
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Why does the I-75 have almost no tolls? [closed]

I-75 from Miami to Sarasota has almost no tolls, except when entering or leaving Naples. I-95 in comparison has over $10 in tolls, at least. I-95 may pass through larger cities, so that may be a ...
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Bhutan Tourism - Medieval Places to visit in Bhutan [closed]

Can anyone help me with some historic and medieval places to visit in Bhutan. I am planning to go a ride from India to Bhutan with a group of 8 people. Any other travel tips will be helpful. Our ...
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How to find a place in Famagusta?

I'm looking for a former British Base named Base 55 in Famagusta, North Cyprus. What is it today:- UN Base? Public place?
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Did TGVs have restaurant-style dining?

The food on TGVs is just snacks in plastic and some bottled sodas. In contrast you have restaurant-like food in the dining cars of many trains in, for example, Switzerland. Did TGVs ever offer ...
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What is the meaning of the NDK “underground” fountain in Sofia?

In Sofia, in front of the NDK, there are two fountains. One of them is underground, at the metro level: Now, I'm not saying that every single fountain in the world is expected to have a deeper ...
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What Brezhnev sites are there in Moscow?

Apart from his statutes in the MUZEON park, the plaque on his former apartment building, and his grave at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, are there any public monuments, sites, or museum exhibits in ...
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Is there a website listing historical visa requirements between given countries during the 20th century? [closed]

Let's say I want to find out what were the visa requirements between Belgium and France in 1950. Is there a website which tracks such information on historical visa requirements? It's easy to find ...
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How to get old historic data for a year from Flightradar24? [closed]

While searching for historic flight data I came across Flightradar24. According to them they do not provide any API. I found a link URL, but this only provides one week's data for AI101. I'm ...
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Paying Respects to Holocaust Victims in Paris: Are the Vélodrome d'Hiver & Drancy Camp respectable museums to visit? Are they even museums?

I am going to Paris for approximately 4 days at the end of June. I have been there before and have been to Versailles, Louvre, catacombs, Eiffel Tour, Arc de Triumph, etc. (and I hope to revisit some ...
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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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What is the most well-preserved ancient ruin in Sardinia?

I'll be traveling to Sardinia, Italy in June this year and would like to visit a site of an ancient ruin. There appear to be many sites on the island (of varying states of decay), and I'd like to ...
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How can I prove my travel history if I've lost my passport?

I have applied for a US visitor visa, and the visa officer raised the question about my history of travelled countries. Because I have lost my passport, I was not able to prove that I have travelled ...
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Can I expect to be welcome in Pakistan if I'm an Indian? [closed]

I'm an Indian researching The Harappan Civilization of India as my personal interest. Unfortunately after Partition the area is located in Pakistan. Since India and Pakistan are well-known enemies, ...
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When is the “comfort women” statue in Ashfield Uniting Church accessible?

When is the "comfort women" statue in Ashfield Uniting Church in Sydney accessible to the public? In particular, is it publicly accessible on weekday evenings? A news article about the statue says ...
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Where, specifically, was the statue of King George III in Manhattan? Can I visit there today?

A famous image from the history of the US Revolutionary War is the pulling down of the statue of King George III in Manhattan. Source: www.teachushistory.org It seems pretty clear that the statue ...
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How to find past flight routes between 1977/82 Latin America and the former Soviet Union? [closed]

I hope, I am in the correct place to post my question: Is there a way to find past flight routes between Panama City and St. Petersburg (former Leningrad) in the years 1977 to 1982? To be precise: ...
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What is the meaning of the swastikas at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen, Denmark?

I travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark recently. On one side of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum is a park. The entrance to the park has swastikas embedded in the metal gate posts. (Google Streetview ...
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Public baths in Montreal

Some countries are known for their public baths, places that people still go to today. Hammam in Turkey, sento in Japan, sauna in Finland, they're also very common in Hungary and probably much of the ...
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Where to see traditional but everyday Japanese architecture

When travelling to Japan, I enjoy seeing things that are Japanese but everyday just as much as the big-ticket attractions such as the grand castles and temples. However, when it comes to architecture,...
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Hastings Battlefield and the 'Right to Roam'

Later this year I will be guiding a tour of the "traditional" Hastings Battlefield. It will be a walking tour with about 5 - 7 clients. The route is pictured below... The starting point is shown ...
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Native American history in New England

I'm vacationing to the Boston area for a week and am interested in Native American history and culture. There's plenty of historic colonial landmarks and museums, but I can't seem to find the ...
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Following in the Footsteps of Hemingway in Italy

History tells us that the author Ernest Hemingway was stationed in Italy during World War I. He was billeted in the town of Villa Ca Erizzo Luca where he drove an ambulance collecting human remains. ...
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What is the point of travelling? [closed]

I believe that travel enriches one's life in very real ways. Some ways in which I feel that it improves a person's life are: Deeper understanding of other cultures facilitates creative thinking. ...
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Could a ticket from London to Cape Town cost the same in 2016 as it did in 1976?

I have paid £760 for next weeks ticket from Heathrow to Cape Town via Jo'burg with SAA. I believe this to be the same as I paid in January 1976. I appreciate the variables such as when booked etc. but ...
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Things to visit in West Sussex, Great Britain [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Great Britain for entertainment purposes, and as a side effect I can visit West Sussex region at the end of May. I'm interested in historic monuments and landscapes. What are ...
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How many roads lead to Rome? [closed]

The phrase All roads lead to Rome is an idiom meaning that several paths can lead to the same goal. It originates from the Roman road system, whose main arteries all met and merged in a single ...
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Tagetes flower in Ukraine

I just returned from my first trip to Ukraine. Since I'm loving the Tagetes flower I was wondering why it is omnipresent in Ukraines streets and flowerpots. My first assumption was that it is related ...
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Which cities should I visit in China to feel and live the three kingdoms era? [closed]

I am really interested in the three kingdoms era (Wei, Shu, Wu) in China. Next year in September I wish to go to China for my honeymoon. My primary purpose is to visit the temples dedicated to ...
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How did security checks at airports change after September 11th, 2001?

I’m quite young – young enough that I have never flown before the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. I have doubts about the movie United 93: Was it possible to enter an ...
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How to visit the Hindenburg Crash Site?

The Hindenburg crashed in an airfield at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which you can now visit on a base in New Jersey. To do so, as it is a military station, you need to register two weeks in ...
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Is the London pass valid(/free) for multiple entries to same tourist attraction?

I am planning to buy 10 a day London pass to visit all the attractions in London. Can I enter into the same attraction, such as the Thames River Cruise, multiple times with this London pass, without ...
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Train trip duration from Zürich to Milano in the 1920s [closed]

How long did a train ride take for a passenger from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale in the 1920s? Let's assume that it's a typical train with a typical engine at that time which doesn't stop for loading/...
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St. Angelo's fort tomb stone

St. Angelo's fort, Kerala is one of the places that I'm panning to visit on my trip to south India. While researching, I happened to come across this picture of a tomb stone that was placed there in ...