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It does remotely look like an airplane as Google Maps / Earth reveals:


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It's clearly visible in Google Maps, where you'll also notice that it is much larger than a real airliner. The human brain is very good at recognizing pattern, and in your case it identified this lake loosely resembling an airliner. The phenomenon of recognizing patterns in random data is called Apophenia. So in summary, there is no reason to assume this ...


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It looks like the Church of St Mary on Lake Bled, Slovenia.


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That's Pineview Reservoir. It has a three-fingered shape (or fuselage-and-wings shape) because it was built at the confluence of several streams. It is indeed a real body of water, but not technically a lake. Sources: Firsthand experience at the reservoir https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineview_Dam https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2660977,-111.8092137,13z


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The entrance fee is collected by the government from a little police booth by the side of the road that leads to the lake, before you get to Nyaungshwe. It is not collected at temples or at other places, and is actually a fee to visit the entire "architectural zone" rather than an entrance fee for specific attractions. All visitors to the Inle Lake area are ...


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The signature on that painting suggests it was painted by Robert Wood, which means it's almost certainly set in the US. In fact, a little Google searching shows this painting goes by the name "Pine Grove Lake". I can't tell you, however, where this actually is in the US, if it is't some imaginary scene. I think you're more likely to find that out on a site ...


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It's taken in Hamnøy, in the Lofoten island in Norway. You can even make out the specific mountain shown in your photo in the image included on the Wikipedia page.


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I would try contacting Esperance Tourism, and asking them the best way to see this specific island (Middle Island, in the Archipelago of the Recherche). It's on an island off the coast so driving is not an option. I would imagine there would be a ferry, as (from the link) they are promoting the Archipelago as a tourist destination. Esperance is a long way ...


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Natural, open areas are not a strong suit for Kuala Lumpur. Potential sites (both are near public transportation, neither have chin-up bars): ASEAN sculpture garden (not natural, not particularly big, no water, but the area around it is natural and shaded in places) Merdeka square (big, not natural, not shaded, no bodies of water). Here's a running route ...


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There are a few private shuttle services serving the Eastern Sierras listed here that might be able to get you to Mammoth Lakes from Reno. They may be pretty expensive. The Eastern Sierras are sparsely populated and there is not much in the way of public transportation. Note that flying to RNO in many cases would require a connection at a hub anyway, and ...


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Paragliding is possible around Lake Toba , there even was a big festival in 2013, however it seems the sport has not quite picked up as you report that companies used to fly around there, @Madlozoz reports in a comment frequently going there for weekends and never having seen them and the conclusion of the answer by @Nathan Shoesmith is the same. I found ...


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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2018/aug/03/a-colder-splash-ice-swimming-in-austria-in-pictures While Europe swelters, members of the Austrian Ice Swimming Association spent three days in the Tyrol for training sessions in a kettle hole at the Nature ice palace inside the Hintertux glacier. Between 25 and 35 metres below the surface, the ...


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As far as I can see from the link, you can probably book and load from everywhere. Any harbor on the lake of Zurich This other boat tour says it departs from Zürich Bürkliplatz Zurich Lake boat ride


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Maybe this (in German) artical make give you some hint of where to look. It is more scientific in nature than touristic. Lunz am See plus a 3 hour hike in the mountains (1270 meters height) where areas can be found with tempature of 2 degrees, when in Vienna it is 30 at night. No meantion of ponds or lakes directly, but possibly some exist. https://...


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To answer the precise question, the lake is called "The Norwegian Sea". I wish I could say "And I've climbed that". I've done some peaks around Reine (the larger settlement on the west side of the fjord, Hamnøy being the old ferry quay before they built the bridge, and BTW on the right of the photographer, we are looking slightly east of north and behind ...


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The Botanical Gardens actually fulfilled all my prerequisites except the outdoor gym. It's about a 25 minute walk straight to the west of Chinatown. If not actually natural it's certainly nicely landscaped and full of trees and plants. It has a lake in one section though not a huge one. It has quite a few paths running all around it and a small number of ...


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As German I can second the opinion of Paul, thieves could be everywhere, I know people from my circle of acquaintances who lost belongings. To protect my belongings: a) If I am completely alone (ok, this will be seldom the case in Germany), I will hide them, put them in a spot hard to see or, if not possible, put them in a spot where I will see people ...


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Lake Hillier is on an island the only way to get there is via helicopter (Esperance Helitours) which is a 2 hour return flight from Esperance townsite


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In France, there is the "Pavillon Bleu" label which marks beaches where water quality is such that you can bathe safely. This has spread internationally, as the Blue Flag programme. From the site: The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 3850 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New ...


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I am German and would not trust the German respect for private property. Thieves are everywhere also in Germany but thieves are not very smart most of the time so maybe this could help: http://imgur.com/TIXL2


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For reference, Tripadvisor has a review of it from earlier this year (actually several). It appears there are two options for boating : row boat for an hour (160 rupees per person), or motor boat ride for 40 minutes for 1100 rupees total. The motorboat can sit at least 6, so if you have a group this would work out quite reasonably. Further reviews under ...


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Roebuck Lake, an oxbow lake off the Red River, ought to qualify.


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I emailed the owner of this site: http://www.sumatra-paragliding.com/tours.html and asked him. The owner will give a tandem flight during the Painan , Langkisau Hill, Padang Beach , and lake maninjau tour. Cost for a tandem flight would be 850,000 IDR (approx USD$63). It wasn't clear from his email whether he would also give a tandem flight during the Toba ...


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Over that side I'd be far more tempted to go sea kayaking - check out http://www.seakayakoban.com/ , or my favourite, http://www.rockhopperscotland.co.uk/ for some amazing routes - but if you want to kayak on lochs in the west of Scotland, the following should be useful: Loch Lomond has quite a few water sports centres that will hire kayaks or canoes. Can ...


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My new favourite weather site, WeatherSpark, has as one of its features an Averages page, such as this one for Chicago. The averges page gives a distribution of values for various weather metrics, over a year. The one relevant to this question would I think be Dew Point: Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the ...


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There is no public transportation connecting Abant Lake to Bolu or any other city. You can either rent a car and go there yourself or find a tour from Bolu or even from Istanbul that takes you there. Other option would be renting a car with a driver from the hotel directly (this is done in all Turkish hotels easily), this is the most expensive option but at ...


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The dirty color was likely the result of sunscreen, soaps, lotions, etc... combining with the high acidity of the lake water. It was likely a local occurrence that you ran into as most of the lake is still extremely clear. One other thing... the color does change between green and blue based on time of day and other factors... perhaps what you saw was ...


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It's a little bit of a walk but if you go to Universiti station and either bus/walk/taxi to the entrance of the university campus there's a outdoor gym there and a path for running. Haven't found anything else in around the core area. Hope that helps.


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