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How to review a tour operator after medical emergency?

Give them a 5 star review. It sounds like the guide handled this tricky situation very well. If you are not comfortable disclosing any details just write something like "we encountered an unexpected ...
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How can I meet the world's most jovial taxi driver?

His name is Ihsan Aknur, and maybe he'll be your friend, too, if you message him on Facebook.
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How to review a tour operator after medical emergency?

As a tourist myself who goes on adventures in potentially dangerous areas, knowing how a tour company handles a life-threatening emergency is super important to me, the more details the better. That ...
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How to review a tour operator after medical emergency?

I seem to be going against the general flow here, but I'm going to offer a contrary opinion. I've been in that sort of environment in South Africa as well as Zambia and Botswana and I would not give ...
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Are there guides when traveling on cruise ships between countries?

I have been on cruise twice - once from Boston, MA to Bermuda and once around western Mediterranean, covering Spain, Tunisia, Italy and France. Both times, when booking the cruises, the cruise ...
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Hastings Battlefield and the 'Right to Roam'

There is no general "Right to Roam" in England and Wales, in contrast to Scotland. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 only allows public access that can be recognised and "Right to Roam" on "...
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Are there guides when traveling on cruise ships between countries?

All cruises I have ever heard or read about offer guided tours at their stops, often at extra costs. When you look at the description of a cruise look at excursions and at program and things like ...
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Are there guides when traveling on cruise ships between countries?

I have gone on several cruises in the Caribbean and agree with the other answers regarding guides. To address the 'leaving you behind' question, there is one wrinkle to that: the shore excursions. If ...
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How to review a tour operator after medical emergency?

What is the purpose of a review? The purpose is to help others evaluate the worthiness of this particular tour guide (versus others or other activities). It is not a travelogue or tell-your-story ...
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How can I find a guide who will take me safely through the Amazon jungle?

I went to Amazonia Expeditions in Iquitos and they assigned a local guide Manuel who is born in a village near their Tahuayo lodge. The owner was a retired researcher from US who married a lady from ...
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Is there a ranking or a guide with the airports offering the most beautiful landings?

A friend of mine published his top five here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/27496732-post19.html
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(How) Can I hire an instructor as a tourist driver on the Nürburgring without renting a car?

EDIT: I think what you have exactly in mind is not really possible. Driver instructors which are doing their job for a living need to have insurance and they will lose it if an accident happens and, ...
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Good Apps for travelers between cities in Europe especially

I'm not sure you'll find a single app that will get you everything you want. The most comprehensive app is probably Google Maps. It will have most trains, many local public networks (but by far, not ...
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Is there an 1-hour guide at the Deutsches Museum?

The Deutsche Museum has some tour suggestions (flyer, app) and the app apparently also has a list of top 10 stations. The tour suggestions are about 2 h each, but they are composed of several topic ...
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Good Apps for travelers between cities in Europe especially

Probably not the answer you are looking for, but here is what I'm doing. When I travel to Europe, I take A LOT of apps. The app that each individual supplier provides are (often) quite useful but they ...
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UIAA membership and guides

As far as I know UIAA is a federation of climbing and mountaineering clubs, you can see the full list here: http://www.theuiaa.org/member-federations.html. E.g. in the UK the only full member of UIAA ...
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Are there walking tours (where you join a group) in Rotterdam?

There are a number of great activities you can join in Rotterdam. If you are looking for free tours it's best to use Couchsurfing or MeetUp and you can find great local events. Alternatively, you can ...
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Are there walking tours (where you join a group) in Rotterdam?

At hostel Ani & Haakien, they offer a free tour (eve if you are not staying with them. Starts at 11am at their door. http://www.anihaakien.nl/atypicalrotterdamtour-hostel-ani-haakien/
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Is there a ranking or a guide with the airports offering the most beautiful landings?

Just to get the ball rolling, here's a guide to the most beautiful airports (per se) in the world ... https://www.thrillist.com/home/the-most-beautiful-airports-in-the-world so, that's not exactly ...
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UIAA membership and guides

Your question seems to arise from Wikipedia which says: Only members of a national UIAA club are allowed to climb the peak on their own. Other visitors have to take a certified mountain guide. As ...
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Are there guides when traveling on cruise ships between countries?

For excursions, if you book through the cruise line, they will hold the boat for you. If you leave on your own, they will not. In the Caribbean there is generally a commercial area with shops and ...
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Is it possible to haggle over tours in Indonesia, and to what extent?

Everything tourism-related in Indonesia is negotiable. But price-wise you’re probably much better off booking the accommodation yourself, paying your own entrance fees and just getting the guide and ...
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Antelope Canyon - Do I need to purchase a tour? How to avoid crowds and take good pictures in Antelope Canyon?

They all go in the same quarter mile of canyon, simultaneously. So the only differences are the seating space on the five minute ride, and what you pay. It is typically badly crowded, sometimes you ...
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Tour options in Doha

Qatar Airways provides multiple tours in a day and they suggest tours based on your arrival and departure times. You can take a look at the official website. I, myself, took a tour last year and it ...
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Japanese Ema and Omamori Shrine Charm Guide

I don't think there will be something that covers the entire country simply because that would be an exceedingly large number of places and the offerings will also change (for example themed around ...
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Finding a list of agriculture unique to Catalina Island

As Catalina Island is in fact known to have six unique plants and there is a place of interest, namely Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens, I find the question fits to travel. The unique species ...
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Are there guides when traveling on cruise ships between countries?

Cruise ships make a large portion of their money from land tours. So they will make all kinds of tour arrangements for passengers, setting them up with local guides. You will be flooded with ...
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What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?

At least in Japan, the tours (which are often led by retired individuals) are run out of the local tourism office. The retirees are paid a nominal sum for their efforts. This is particularly relevant ...
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Are there walking tours (where you join a group) in Rotterdam?

A good friend of mine started Walk Rotterdam they offer guided walking tours in english around the city of Rotterdam. Their walks are done by real architects from Rotterdam and are about architecture, ...
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