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Google has a tool for this. it you search for a specific place, it will show you data Google has on how busy that place is on certain days and at certain times as a bar graph. Here is an example of the Louvre in Paris: https://www.google.com/search?q=louvre%20paris I believe these data are gathered from Google Maps or Android users' location. In addition, ...


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Rome is always full of tourists. The best time (IMO) to visit is September, just after the most popular summer vacation time for most people Your best bet will also be October and November to mid-December or in January, February when the weather is "less nice" Do not go to Rome if there is a Christian holiday or celebration (Christmas, Easter...) For ...


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I have written an article about seasickness, so I will give a resume. Seasickness has nothing to do with willpower. If someone accuses you of that, tell him that Horatio Nelson and Shackleton on the "James Caird" were both seasick. The exact cause of seasickness is still unknown. The "frame of reference" theory has the flaw that blind people can get seasick,...


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Here is a presentation regarding tourism in Italy. It's for 2011 and doesn't show the Colosseum specifically, but does have breakdowns per month for paid and free museum entry. For paid entry, November to February are the months with lowest visitor counts followed increasingly by March, April, May, September and October. August has the highest visitor counts ...


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The Italian Statistics bureau publishes the number of annual visitors per sight as well as the number of visitors per month divided by region (as used in the answer by @Berwyn). This means the monthly data for the colosseum does exist, even though they are not published. I contacted the office via mail and they were kind enough to send me the monthly ...


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Familiarity can certainly reduce the likelihood of sea sickness, as your body can get used to it. The usual problem is the swell - which you just don't get on lakes. Out on the ocean you have no stationary frame of reference so your brain starts to believe the boat is stationary. As it is actually moving, this confuses your brain and causes sickness. ...


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It depends. If you're talking astronomical, as MeNoTalk says, it's from the equinox (mid-March) to the solstice (mid-June). However, the temperatures don't necessarily reflect that. You can still experience cold snaps and snow in the north right through much of April as well, while to many, the south (Texas, Florida) will be nice and warm already. It's ...


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Most roads within Yellowstone National Park are not plowed over the winter. From the National Park Service: Every year in early November, most park roads close to regular traffic as we prepare for the winter season. The only exception is the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the northeast entrance, which is open to regular traffic all year. Once ...


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Layers. Bring several. The average temperatures you quote are very misleading. Two years ago I was there in July and, while I would concur with the average, temperatures varied between 4C and 20C. That means that I used a thin long-sleeve top and was slightly hot around noon and was quite cold with a jacket, sweater plus long-sleeve top at night. Light ...


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The flow over the falls is influenced by the hydroelectric power plants in the region. However, by international treaty, the flow is maintained at a certain minimum amount: The 1950 Niagara Treaty established minimum flows over Niagara Falls for scenic purposes. Note that Niagara Falls refers to the sum of the flow over the American and Horseshoe Falls. ...


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Yes, these were for the Indian festival 'Holi', the festival of colours. It is the one of the most important festival in India and is celebrated by playing with colours (people put variuos colours on each other, it is fun). Coincidently, March 17, 2014, your travel day was the day Holi fell in 2014 (The Indian festivals are mostly dependent on lunar calendar,...


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It is normal to see long crowds there (even Google Street View shows the queue), but google suggests it is less busy Wednesday to Friday, either around opening time (ideally get there sometime before 10 a.m. or in the late evening, around 6 p.m. maybe, last entrance time is 7:30 p.m.) Even better, the catacombs have their own statistics on best access time (...


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The astronomical spring (Northern Hemisphere) 2014 begins on March 20 and ends on June 20, that includes USA.


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In my experience with flights within Asia, and also trans Atlantic and Pacific flights from North America, yes, flights are cheaper 2 weeks or more before your date. However, it is helpful to search for flights and prices for the route you are interested in way before you plan to buy. The reason for this is to get an idea about what a "base" price will be ...


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The weather in south it is often wet and windy, the north slightly less so, but can get some nasty cold spells, although it shouldn't be too extreme in July. For going high up in the mountains or travelling in the mid-interior you would need of course to be prepared for much lower temperatures and sometimes extreme weather. The main thing to think about is ...


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According to the German Wikipedia, the park is closed from mid-September to April and the Christmas market was discontinued in 2009. The calendar on the park's website supports this - it shows the park as open every day in August, only Thrusday to Sunday in September, and only concert events (which are held on the premises while the rest of the park is ...


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So it'll depend a little on WHERE in Japan you want to go, as due to climate conditions, they bloom at slightly different times. A regularly updated forecast for this year can be found in a nice chart online: (source) The same page includes the average bloom times for each location in another chart below. The blossoms may start in April, but they're ...


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Vast majority of the attractions should still be accessible in September and October, with possibly the exception of a few remote places in the center highlands. I don't think most of the attractions would look less attractive in the Autumn. The main drawback is worse weather in general, more rain and colder and the days getting shorter. So outside ...


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Using the Wikipedia weather history of Kyoto and the current weather forecast (as of mid-november 2013), one can figure that between mid-November and mid-December one could expect temperature between 5 and 20°C (low and high of each day), with possible extremes of 0 to 25°C. This is pretty imprecise since it could vary every year, but in 2013 this seems ...


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There are multiple aspects to observe when dealing with holidays in Japan: In general, Japanese people do not have a lot of holidays. On top of that asking unpaid leave or holidays outside of national holidays is frowned upon on several levels. So people travel even more during national holidays. traveling in Japan is expensive. It might be cheaper to spend ...


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My parents just visited Niagara Falls last week (12, 13 and 14 September) from New York, they too visited only the US side. And, one weekend before my parents, my colleague visited their with his family (after his reviews I planned tour for my parents). So, as told by all of them and after seeing the pictures they have taken, I can assure you that the view ...


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There is no forecast per se that I can find, although the cherry blossom day event will be on the 22nd of April this year at Kungsträdgården. Then some kind of celebration/event is done in conjunction with the Japanese community, so the bloom should have started by then. Every spring the cherry bloom seems to result in some activity on news sites and social ...


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Sea sickness happens to everyone and sometimes in very unexpected situations. I've seen brave and experienced sailors getting sea sick, so it's not all about experience, though it helps. I can give you a few advices: try to get fresh air / if you're inside the boat get outside. look at the horizon line. Looking at a more stable, distant point helps try to ...


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Sea sickness feeling really depends on the size of the boat. For instance : during a cruise in January, we had a stopover at Cozumel island; since part of the proposed excursions were on mainland Mexico, many had to board a small catamaran ferry for the crossing; and the sea was not forgiving on that day. Many guys who were fine on the cruise ship (a big ...


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I highly doubt there will be many left in June, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Near Amsterdam, the place to visit would be the Bollenstreek (Bulb region), with the Keukenhof being the tourist highlight. This year it closes on May 21st, so you would miss that when arriving in June. By that time, most fields will be out of bloom anyway: The park ...


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This is a really good question. The truth is that the week before the Orthodox Easter many meat serving restaurants in Greece are closed. I believe you will be able to find a limited amount of restaurants so the problem is not whether you will be able to order meat but how many restaurants will be open during that period. Good news is that after Easter ...


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Observing polar bears in Churchill is kind of like going on safari - the odds of seeing the animals aren't guaranteed, so your best bet is to catch them during periods of migration. While I've never been during April, I hear because it's between mating and hibernation tour guides try not to disturb them in Wapusk. Just so you do know, Wapusk is 2.5 hours ...


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I've heard it explained on the MythBusters tv show that it's that you being stationary in relation to what you see with your eyes, and perhaps your innner ear telling you that you are moving. Only thing that seemed to help in their tests was eating ginger.


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