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The practice of going out looking at things and places.

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What kinds of places in Singapore require visitors to present their physical passport?

I went to the Resorts World Sentosa Casino in Singapore and my physical passport was required for me to be granted entry (photos of passports are not accepted). I'm guessing most/all other casinos in ...
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How can I check current water levels in Lake George, NSW, Australia?

Lake George in New South Wales, Australia, not too far from capital Canberra, is an endorheic (no rivers flowing out) lake famous for regularly "disappearing": it can be dry for years and ...
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Are the crocodiles Steve Irwin rescued in Dili, East Timor in 2000 still there?

In 2000, Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin and his crew rescued two crocodiles in Dili, East Timor and took them to a new custom-built enclosure at "the Metinaro Military Base, about 30km ...
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Can tourists view missile tests at the White Sands Missile Range?

I read that the White Sands Missile Range (Gmaps) in New Mexico, USA conducts more than 3,000 tests annually. Can tourists view missile tests at the White Sands Missile Range?
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The Gondolas of Aveiro, Portugal

I'll be spending some holidays this February in Porto and plan to do some day trips. Close-by Aveiro caught my attention, as it is called the "Venice of Portugal". Beautiful! On an Aveiro ...
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Sightseeing in Malmö with reduced mobility?

What options are there for sightseeing tours for travelers with reduced mobility/elderly travelers in Malmö? I’m on a short trip with family including an elderly relative who can’t walk for longer ...
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Where in Dubai can I see supercars?

I really enjoy sports cars and Dubai seems to be the best place to find them. I have already seen some Mustangs and Camaros, but I was wondering if there is a specific place that has a lot of ...
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Anne Frank Museum Amsterdam Tickets

I was trying to book 2 tickets for the museum (24th or 25th July) but their website says all of them are booked. Even though there was more than 1 week left when I started checking. Can we get tickets ...
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Is it possible to cross the Naruto Strait on foot?

I’m considering a trip across Awaji Island and on to Shikoku. The Naruto Strait between these two islands is well known for the whirlpools that occur when the tide is right. As the Oonaruto Bridge (...
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Do they check passport numbers at the Alhambra?

I've booked tickets to visit the Alhambra in Granada. During the booking process, I had to supply the passport numbers of everyone visiting. However, my passport will have expired by the time I intend ...
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Bus 42 in Paris

I reserved in Grand Hotel Leveque and I want to take the bus 42 to have a tour in Paris. from which station should I start if I want to see all the city as much as possible and how can I reach this ...
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Why do some groups of tourists include someone carrying a banner?

While traveling in Thailand I have seen a lot of groups of Chinese tourists. But one thing is very confusing to me, every group has someone who was carrying a some sort of banner, and those banners ...
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Which of the London passes include more of London's headline tourist attractions? [closed]

I am traveling to London on 24th December and planning to spend 4-6 days there. I am checking the tickets for the main attractions in London to purchase them in advance to avoid long queues and last ...
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Combined attraction pass for Moscow and St Petersburg

I know of separate attraction (city cards) passes for Moscow and St Petersburg, but was wondering if a combined pass exists that I can use both in Moscow and St Petersburg?
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Transit in Amsterdam for 10 hours, do I have time to visit the city for sightseeing?

I'm planning to go to Luxembourg via Amsterdam from Jakarta, Indonesia. I will use KLM, arrive in Amsterdam at 6am and depart to Luxembourg at 4.50pm. I have a valid Schengen Visa. my questions are: ...
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Lost places in Detroit

We're going to Detroit mid-November to see some of the famed "Lost Places" (think Michigan Central Station), but I'm not sure how to approach this subject. Most places which are easy to locate are ...
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How early should I arrive for same-day tickets for the Washington Monument?

Quoting https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/234635, Same-day, free tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis daily, starting at 8:30 a.m. My question is... at what ...
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How to avoid "overtourism" in Japan?

Recently there are many news stories about "overtourism" in Japan: Whilst Japan’s promotion as a tourist destination is incredibly important, JNTO is aware of cases of ‘overtourism’ in ...
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"Only in Russia" or "Only in Moscow" attractions in Moscow [closed]

For our upcoming trip, I'd like to plan some less-known places, like "only in Russia" or "only in Moscow" style, besides the trivial places like Kremlin, MGU or Tretyakovka. Maybe riding a bear or ...
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How can I see the birthplace of "Lord British" in Cambridge?

Richard Garriott (known as Lord British in Ultima computer games) was born in Cambridge, England in 1961. Is the street address of his home at the time published anywhere? The best I could find is ...
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Is Big Ben visible from the British museum?

First time in the UK for business. I have a small free window in the morning, which - as a Greek - of course would like to spend on the British museum. Is Big Ben visible from there? I will go ...
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When visiting Istanbul, is pre-booking city tours from known web sites better than on arrival?

I am going alone to Istanbul this Saturday for 3 days. I found a website (booking.com) with discounts on activities. For example, "Tour Haga Sofia with a guide" for $15. Or a tour in a city bus and a ...
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Tourist attractions on way from Stockholm to Oslo [closed]

I'll be going from Stockholm to Oslo by car. I understand the Oslojord area is very touristic. Are there any other nice attractions on this way? Somewhat off the direct route are Goethenburg and ...
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Do we have to expect a queue for the shuttle from Watford Junction to Harry Potter Studio?

We have tickets for the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio for 10 AM on a Thursday (April, 18 2019 to be precise). I've read that shuttles leave every 20 minutes from Watford Junction but I can't find ...
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Online ticket benefits, Madame Tussauds New York

What are the benefits of Madame Tussauds online ticket purchasing as compared to walk up tickets? Also I see that there is a concession for Local Residents. I am staying in New York for 4 years with a ...
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What are places shown in this sticker that claims to be a silhouette of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) skyline?

I came across this image and was curious what the places were. I'm soon planning a visit to Bangalore and would like to visit these places.
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Are Agra main attractions closed on 31st of December?

I'm planing a trip to India for the end of this year, and I want to know if Agra main attractions are closed on the 31st of December (like the Taj Mahal and Agra fort). I didn't find anything in the ...
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Paris in Jan Christmas decorations

I am travelling to Paris on the 7th of January, 2019. I wanted to know if the Christmas lights and decorations will still be there around the city at that time. It's my first visit to Paris, so that ...
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Amsterdam Centraal or Sloterdijk station area?

For sightseeing in Amsterdam and traveling to Brussels, should we stay in Amsterdam Centraal area or can we stay at Sloterdijk station area? How difficult and expensive it is to travel back and ...
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Is a 13-hour layover in the middle of the night enough time to go see Buckingham Palace?

My plane lands at Heathrow at 8:30 pm on December 10 and leaves Gatwick the next morning, December 11, at 9:15 am. Do I have the time to see Buckingham Palace?
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Gare de Lyon to CDG on November 3-4, 2018

I will be arriving at the Paris Gare de Lyon Train station around 9.30 AM tomorrow (Saturday) and want to explore some major attractions in Paris and then will have to catch an international flight at ...
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Is the new Tokyo Fish Market in Toyosu open to visitors?

The famed Tsukiji fish market closed last weekend, with its replacement the Toyosu fish market opening for business today. Is the new market open to tourists? I'm specifically interested in the tuna ...
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US B1/B2 Visa - regarding number of days of stay

I've applied for US B1/B2 Visa and scheduled an interview. I have to attend a 4-day conference but I have entered the length of stay in the US as 10 days in the DS-160 form. This is because my ...
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Are there other tram bistros like the cancelled U76 in Düsseldorf?

Until 2014, you could have coffee and light breakfast on one of the tram lines in Düsseldorf, Germany. Unfortunately they have discontinued this long tradition since, for the last two years, no new ...
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What happened to the Prime Meridian sculpture in Greenwich?

This weekend I visited the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Surprisingly the sculpture by the end of the line was not there, so I wonder what happened to it. Here's a picture of what it used to be ...
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Is the Dunkirk area suitable for bicycling?

Is the area around Dunkirk and Calais, including the cities, suitable for bicycle tourism in July? My concern is that, being two not-so-small ports, both can offer nothing more than long lines of ...
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Iceland in high season: What to prebook? [closed]

We will be traveling in Iceland around the complete island for roughly three weeks. What excursion and sights should one prebook because they tend to be full if booked spontaneously on the day? We ...
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Transportation in Miyazaki Japan

I’m going to Miyazaki City in Japan next month. I would like to see around the prefecture but I can’t seem to find enough details about “trains” (assuming there are trains) or busses on google maps as ...
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Meet locals in Edinburgh

I can't remember if it was in Edinburgh, but I think I read about a program, where volunteering locals show tourists around. Does such a thing exist and what's it called? I can't find it anymore.
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What is usually open in Vienna during Christmas?

I'll be spending my a few days of my holidays in Vienna and I found the city quite dead today (24th). It was such a disaster to find a nice restaurant to have dinner and every single shop/restaurant ...
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Submarine Cable Landing Point in Cornwall, UK

A large number of transatlantic submarine cables make landfall in Widemouth Bay, near Bude in Cornwall, UK. I have some questions about visiting this site: What does a cable landing point look like? ...
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What do Northern Lights look like to the naked eye?

I'm currently on a cruise in Norway and we've been apparently lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. But to my naked eye the Lights were nothing more than a faint cloud and only with a 15 second ...
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Is it possible to buy Taj Mahal tickets at the spot instead of online?

I've been reading sites, and I know that it's possible to buy tickets to visit Taj Mahal in advance online, but is it possible to buy tickets at the spot - in Agra (using cash)?
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Is Niagara Falls accessible in mid-November?

From reading some useful answers on this site and following links helpfully provided, it appears that Niagara Falls all but shut down after the first week in November. I did see that they are not ...
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What's the difference between the main deck and top deck of the Empire State Building?

Is there a significant difference in these two? Anything special to experience in 102nd floor? I believe the view of both floors don't have a significant difference. Apart from the view what are the ...
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Driving from Feldkirch to Munich - what to see along the way [closed]

We will be driving a car from Feldkirch Austria, and just need to get to Munich by around 4 or 5. What would be interesting sights along the way to stop and visit?
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Is there a roof-top bar in the Empire State building?

My wife and I plan to visit New York for the first time in a couple of days. A friend of us told us that instead of going to the top of the Empire State building (which implies long waiting times and ...
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what is MUST HAVE to see at Stockholm [closed]

I'm gonna have a cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm. I'll stay at Stockholm just on a half of a day - what is MUST HAVE to see there?
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Connection in San Salvador, can I leave the airport and do some sightseeing? [closed]

I am travelling from Montevideo, UY to New York. I have a connection in San Salvador, I arrive there at 1.30 pm and the flight to JFK leaves at 7.45 pm. I have the B2 tourist visa to enter the US. ...
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Haunted house in Gdansk - what is the exact address?

I am going to go to Poland, Gdansk and just thought to find something abandoned and interesting. So I googled it and found that there is an abandoned manor, but I failed to find any coordinates of ...
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