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Do pedestrians imitate automotive traffic?

I'm from the USA, where we drive on the right side of the street. When walking, I always felt like heavily trafficked areas manage themselves by imitating the automotive traffic (usually). Pedestrians ...
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Does Google Maps take into account hills/inclines for route times?

I understand that Google Maps works out travel times based on the speed limit for the road and the current traffic on the road. (When selecting the driving function). When using the cycling/walking ...
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Right-of-way for cars and pedestrians in Thailand

Earlier this year I spent a few days in Thailand (Chiang Mai specifically, so my observations might not apply to the rest of the country). Most intersections in the city are unmarked (no traffic ...
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Should I walk facing traffic when walking on a bike trail?

When walking on a road, I walk facing traffic. But when I walked facing traffic (thus on the left) on a bidirectional bike trail (with a yellow dashed dividing line) recently in Madison, Wisconsin, ...
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How to leave Beijing airport (PEK) by foot

I have 5 hours between daytime flights in Beijing Capital airport (terminal 3), and my challenge is to walk out of the airport to eat a bowl of soup at any small local restaurant outside the airport. ...
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Week to spend in Istanbul/Turkey alone at short notice - walking options?

A friend from Turkey got in touch recently. I have arranged to fly out for 8 days (flight out is in 4 days). Unfortunately, she will be bogged down with work for her degree so won't have much time to ...
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Best exit from King's Cross St, Pancras underground to German Gymnasium Euro style grand cafe in historic gym?

Which is the best exit to take from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground to walk to the German gymnasium?
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How do you use Berlin crosswalk signal boxes?

I see these all around town and nobody seems to know how to use them - even my German colleagues. We're engineers, so we feel pretty stupid and inadequate around them... The majority of people I've ...
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Walk from Vladivostok Airport to nearest hotel

I arrive to Vladivostok Airport in the afternoon, and would like to stay for the night somewhere near the airport. Taking a taxi would be too easy, so here is my challenge: Is it possible to go from ...
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Help me find a book describing two specific walks across Paris, France

I once had a small book (in French) that covered two approx. half-day walks across Paris, France. One went north-to-south: it perhaps started at a science museum up north and ended at a university ...
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What should I look for in footwear for walking long distances in mostly urban areas while carrying a heavy backpack?

I want to start looking for the footwear for my next world hitchhiking trip. On my last two trips I got name brand hiking shoes (Kathmandu and Merrell) but the soles wore out before each trip was up. ...
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Jaywalking in England

In America, jaywalking (crossing against the light or in the middle of a block where there is no marked pedestrian crossing) is technically illegal, but the enforcement rate is generally* very close ...
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Where is the actual entrance to Zagreb airport (Zračna luka Franjo Tuđman)?

I am confused about the exact location of the (departures) entrance to the Zagreb airport. Searching for Google Maps direction to the airport places the destination point somewhere around (45.741151, ...
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How can I find people to walk/hike with in the USA when travelling alone?

In the UK, walkers' rights organisation The Ramblers runs hundreds of organised walks and hikes all over the country every week that anyone can join for free (for their first couple of tries, then ...
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What do these signs in the Czech Republic mean? [Picture included]

I cannot make sense of these lines and numbers, what do they represent?
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Is there a guide to underpasses in London which don't access Tube stations? [closed]

During my brief stay in London, I have been tripped by the underpass on the corner of Marylebone Road and Baker Street which is completely pointless as you need to come up to enter into the station. ...
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Moving inside Ohrid, Macedonia [closed]

I am planning to travel to Ohrid, Macedonia for 1 or 2 weeks in September. I will stay near the center of Ohrid. I know that there are a lot of points of views, churchs, monuments to see but what is ...
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Are there sources in Prague that have hand-held, printed maps?

For my bucket-list trip to Prague/Praha and with an architectural history background, I want to make the most of my time in this City of a Thousand Spires. I prefer to wander throughout a city, get ...
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World's longest purpose-built pedestrian tunnel?

Where is the world's longest publicly accessible purpose-built pedestrian tunnel? Wikipedia has: List of long tunnels by type, bicycle and pedestrian. This is incomplete, as the only long ...
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Safety when photographing Washington DC during the wee hours

So I know that many people go to DC to take pictures as well as visit museums. Unlike others, I plan to be up early and catch the sunrise for the National Mall and be around that area early (5-6AM) ...
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Can I reach Mrs Macquarie's Chair without walking through the Royal Botanical Garden?

I'm planning to watch sunset at Mrs Macquarie's Chair with my wife and then walk to the Sydney Cove Oyster bar afterward. The Google map route suggests that the walk cuts through the Royal Botanical ...
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Can one walk to the Patriarchate of Peć?

The Patriarchate of Peć is right outside of the town of Peja/Pejë/Peć. Lonely Planet says that you can get there by walking along "Lekë Dukagjini" while keeping the river on your left. I couldn't find ...
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Are motorised two-wheelers allowed to drive on bicycle lanes in Belgium?

I recently spent a couple days in Belgium. As I was happily walking around the various cities I visited I was nearly ran over thrice by motorised two-wheelers (mopeds, scooters, pizza-delivery guys, ...
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Walking on a road in Spain

As a tourist, I am thinking of visiting nearby city in Pyrenees, but the only way is to take the road so I might meet a lot of cars. Is it legal to walk on a road in Spain?
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What is the longest walkable section of the Great Wall of China?

Which part of the Great Wall of China is the longest continuous segment that you can walk (and/or climb) on (that is accessible and still stands as a wall) without disobeying no go signs?
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Is it possible to walk from Stansted airport to the Holiday Inn Express at Stansted airport

I have an early departure out of London Stansted airport (STN) coming up and was thinking to spend the previous night at an airport hotel. Sleeping in airports lists, among others, the Holiday Inn ...
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How to cross a road by foot in a country that drives on the “other” side of the road

I'm currently in UB, Mongolia, which has a combination of fairly aggressive driving (though I bet the comments section will list worse countries) and driving on the opposite side of the road than ...
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Walking 14 km on a pilgrimage road where footwear may be considered disrespectful

There's this 14 km long road that's one of the main attractions in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India. The road goes all the way around a small mountain called Arunachala. The mountain is considered ...
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Is it possible to walk between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island?

I have a 5 hours transit today at Hong Kong Airport, and so I decided to visit Kowloon/Mongkok. However, I also want to enjoy Hong Kong Station. I don't have HKD in hand so I cannot take a train ...
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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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Which neighbourhood in Prague should one stay in to be close to the nightlife and the main sights?

Prague is well known for having a very active night life with clubs, bars and old pubs. My friends and I are going there for 4 nights and would like to stay in a neighbourhood that is close to the ...
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Fastest way to reach St-Jean-Pied-de-Port from Barcelona or other Spanish airports

This summer I would like to walk on the Camino de Santiago. I want to start from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port and walk for 300 km. My idea is to reach Barcelona by plane from Italy, and then go to the ...
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Is it possible to walk from Gatwick Airport station to Travelodge Gatwick?

Is it possible to walk from Gatwick Airport station to Travelodge Gatwick, or other hotels in the area? Or if I need to take a bus, does the bus have rooms for luggages?
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Can I walk out of Brisbane Airport?

Since I have some time, I may want to walk to my hotel. Walking from Skygate to Novotel should be no problem, since it is in Skygate. The Ibis looks close, but Google maps says that I have to walk ...
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Is there in the world trails like Israel National Trail? [closed]

In Israel there is something called Israel National Trail (Hebrew: שביל ישראל‎, Shvil Yisra'el). It is a trail that goes from the north of the country to the south in about 1000 km. A trail where you ...
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Button for pedestrian traffic lights in Germany

I've been to Heidelberg, Germany recently and I've found things like this in most traffic lights in the city: If I press it a message that says "bitte warten" (please wait) appears. This is not ...
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Gare du Nord to Montparnasse walking tour [closed]

In August, I've got a 3.5 hour gap between arriving at Gare du Nord and my onward train from Montparnasse. I have two toddlers and would like to walk between the two stations. What are the best sights ...
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Are there any do-it-yourself penguin sighting tours on Phillip Island, Australia?

Penguins are a known attraction on Phillip Island. I know there are organised paying penguin sighting tours, such as the Penguin Parade. Is this the only way to see penguins on the island? Are there ...
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Day trip in Paris - arriving at Paris Gare du Nord and visiting city center [closed]

I'm thinking about going on a day trip to Paris via Eurostar to Gare du Nord station one Saturday, for a bit of shopping, lunch, wandering around, etc., and to practice my French. I'd like to save ...
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Pedestrian guide to cross the road in London?

I'm a bit confused with when to cross a street in London. Of course when I have a green light for pedestrians that's obvious, but for example how about this road that doesn't include anything for ...
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How to reach this old hotel stuck in the middle of Narita airport runways?

木の根ペンション (Kinone pension) is a very special hotel, right in the middle of Narita Airport: It seems to have no website and no phone number, it can't be found on booking websites. It is on Google Maps ...
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Walking from Santiago to Buenos Aires

I am wondering if it's possible (and safe) to walk from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Does anyone have experience with this? Any tips or advise is welcome!
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“Mudflat hiking” (wadlopen in Dutch) in the Frisian Islands, where and how?

I would like to to walk to/in the Frisian Islands, in The Netherlands, in the sea. You can even cross from the mainland to the Islands, I heard. I know you need to walk with a guide in a group. I ...
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Balmoral: The Right to Roam and the Royal Family

The Queen maintains a large estate in Scotland called Balmoral; originally built during the reign of Victoria, it has been the favourite get-away spot for all British monarchs since. Legislation ...
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Walking experience in Berlin

This would be my first time in Berlin and want to explore as much as possible during my stay. So, walking is the best idea as I do not have much time constraint. How is the walking experience in ...
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What is a good Lake District base for hiking?

I'm planning few day's trip (from London) to the Lake District during which the I would like to hike as much as possible, stay somewhere nice (possibly really nice), and drive not at all. I'm ...
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Walking tours in Holland

We are travelling to Amsterdam in May. We have been there there several times before, and are now looking for a walking tour in the countryside and not in the big city. Do such tours exist?
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Any sites/apps for sharing and rating hiking/hillwalking routes?

In Germany, there are many hiking/hillwalking trails. Are there any apps or sites that allow people to share hiking/hillwalking routes? Where I can try to search for nice places people have been, ...
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Interesting walking activities in Narita on an overnight stop

I'd like to hear about pleasant hotels near interesting walks or other activities in Narita. We are going to be on a long trip between North America and Asia, but plan to take about a day at a Narita-...
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Walk/Run from Berlin Tegel Airport to Berlin City Centre

I am visiting Berlin in May for a short weekend trip (hand luggage only). I see that it's only 11km from the airport to the city centre. I wondered if it is possible to run/walk from the airport into ...