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Celebrating the same new year several times over?

There are four ways you could celebrate New Year's multiple times, but the TL;DR is that no, there's no practical way to celebrate New Year's more than twice... although there are a few theoretical ...
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Is there a 'minimum daily spend' in Bhutan, and does it vary on citizenship?

Yes, seriously, although the US$65 "royalty" is actually included in the US$200 "daily package fee". However, that's the group rate (3 or more people), you get socked another $40/30 per person if you'...
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Celebrating the same new year several times over?

The most realistic option might be visiting the village of Tripartito, right where Bolivia, Chile and Peru meet. The three countries are in different timezones in the southern summer (when Chile ...
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Are there tours that let you touch Stonehenge?

There is a Special Access Tour, which brings you closer to Stonehenge than the general public. For those who are really, really interested in Stonehenge it is possible to go beyond the rope fence ...
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What are the options to travel to Mecca or Jabal al-Nour as a non-Muslim?

https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Mecca Non-Muslims are strictly prohibited from entering the city of Mecca. Road signs to guide non-Muslims are provided. The minimum penalty is deportation from the ...
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Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?

You can do that in Switzerland: Beznau. This is the oldest still running nuclear reactor in the world. According to their brochure you can contact the visitor center for guided tours. Mühleberg. They ...
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What are the options to travel to Mecca or Jabal al-Nour as a non-Muslim?

Only Muslims are allowed to travel to Makkah according to the current rules of Saudi Arabia. Is that an Islamic rule? No. Makkah during the prophet Mohammed's time had non Muslims, they were never ...
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Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?

In the UK. EDF Energy is opening new visitor centres at their nuclear power plants across the country, specifically: Hunterston B in West Kilbride and Torness in Dunbar, Scotland, Sizewell B in ...
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Celebrating the same new year several times over?

Visit the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, and walk around the South Pole in 24 hours such that the South Pole is always between you and the sun. Now, Amundsen-Scott normally operates under New ...
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Is there a 'minimum daily spend' in Bhutan, and does it vary on citizenship?

I went there solo for 5 days in 2007, as part of a backpacking trip, and it's like this: You contact a tour agent ("operator") and explain that you just want to see the sights for N days. (...
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Celebrating the same new year several times over?

A fairly simple way (unless I'm misunderstanding the question) to get three celebrations would be to go to Cameron Corner in Australia, on the border of New South Wales, South Australia, and ...
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Where can I learn about the earthquake and reconstruction of Christchurch?

I'm from Christchurch. Yes, certainly. The museum has reopened and has some stuff about the city. There's an information center with a lot of info on the history. It's coordinated by the museum, and (...
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Are there tours that let you touch Stonehenge?

There's Avebury plus lots of other semi-abandoned "stone circles" that you can headbut to your hearth's content. Well if it is a dream, and money is no object, offer $1 million "...
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Washington DC odd tour request issue

The new Congress meets on January 3, 2017 and, although there will be transition activities, tours should go ahead as scheduled. However, it would be wise to contact your representative's office for ...
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Walking tours in Holland

Yes, there are walking tours, with guides, in the countryside, but I am not sure those are what you want. Mostly they are meant to show people the local nature reserve and do relatively few miles with ...
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Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?

In France, you can visit EDF's energy plants. You just need a valid ID (passport, ID card, etc.) The tours are great! You can talk with technicians, engineers, plays with interactive setups to ...
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Tour to Fukushima closed area?

Officially or even semi officially no. The plant is still owned by TEPCO so arranging it with them would probably give you a better access and safer tour if they choose to allow it. However, there ...
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Are there any tours into North Korea that depart from Japan or South Korea?

In a word (and a meme), no. As you're probably aware, South and North Korea remain (in theory anyway) at a state of war and travel between the two is extremely restricted. In the past, there were ...
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Is there a 'minimum daily spend' in Bhutan, and does it vary on citizenship?

Unless you're an Indian, Bangladeshi or Maldivian citizen, you are unable to enter Bhutan without going through a Bhutanese tour agent - either directly or via a tour agent in your own country. You ...
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Is it possible to visit manufacturing facilities "for fun" in China?

Industrial tours for students are a growing niche market in China, with universities (e.g., MIT) arranging visits and exchanges, and tour operators offering many packages targeted at students/...
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Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?

You can also visit Kozloduy NPP in Bulgaria. When Kozloduy NPP can be visited? The Information Centre is open for visitors every workday from 8 am to 4 pm. Visits to plant facilities are ...
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Can you tour the Port of Singapore?

No, you can't. It's a very, very busy working port, full of reversing trucks and cranes flinging about multi-ton containers, many of which contain valuable and/or hazardous cargo. Short of getting a ...
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Walking tours in Holland

Since you presumably won't have a car, you might be particularly interested in the so-called “NS-wandelingen”. Those are one or two-day walks signposted by the national railway company and designed to ...
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What are the options to travel to Mecca or Jabal al-Nour as a non-Muslim?

If you enjoy being deported and detained, then by all means try to sneak into Makkah. Deportation for non-muslims caught in Makkah and Medina results in a lifetime ban from the country. The signs ...
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Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?

In Australia you can tour the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, the only one in the nation. Note that while it is indeed a nuclear reactor it is not a nuclear power plant, as it is dedicated to ...
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What access arrangements for the disabled are there to enter the Grand Canyon?

Frommers lists that Bright Angel and North Kaibab trails are 'the canyon's smoothest' trails - but as you can see on my picture with a section of the Bright Angel trail, it's not really wheelchair ...
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Are there any tours into North Korea that depart from Japan or South Korea?

There are no direct connections between North Korea and either Japan or South Korea, but it is of course possible to visit North Korea starting in either of the two other countries. From Pyŏngyang, ...
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