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I have used the Indian Pacific and the Ghan back in 2005. There have been some changes since, according to the site of the man in seat 61, so I checked the details to make sure I give you the right information. When I used it, I had a seat in a sit-up carriage, these days those are not sold anymore, so you will need to buy a more expensive ticket, which ...


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I am one of the pre-booking type of guys, I plan for any trips months in advance and book everything long before embarking on a trip. But, in Istanbul, You will considerably save much more by booking in person once you are there. All the tours that appear costly from a distance are actually much cheaper when booked on the spot. Don’t even book from your ...


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Reed College, an undergraduate institution in Portland, Oregon, maintains a research reactor. The FAQ says that tours can be arranged for groups; the page does not say if an individual may join. My son attended Reed 2000-2004, and I took a tour during that time. Cherenkov Radiation was indeed visible, and interesting!


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It seems that there is a list although it is quite hard to track down. https://cn.ambafrance.org/Agences-de-voyages-chinoises-agreees-pour-organiser-des It seems to be a list of agencies in China but from your question I suspect that is what you need. It is in French but since you have linked to a French language site I assume that is not a problem for you....


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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 tours and demonstrations that you can combine as you wish and as fits into your schedule. There is also a guided overview tour, again of 2 h. Personally, I'd ...


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As you only have limited time and it is likely a busy time in winter, I think prebooking tours at this time of year makes sense. But when I was there in September, a few years back, I waited till I was there and could book in one of the many offices. Whether regular buses or a rental car is suitable for you is more a matter of opinion and I do not answer ...


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Viking offers a 245-day round-the-world cruise, which starts (and ends) in London. It visits 53 countries on six continents.


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The Technical University of Munich operates the research reactor FRM II (official website). It is a very small reactor with only a single fuel rod (fotos, panorama), so there is not much Cherenkov radiation to see though. Furthermore, sometimes it is shutdown for maintenance. Nevertheless a visit is certainly worth it. They offer guided tours, mostly to ...


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An extreme option is to convert to Islam (which only requires reciting the Shahada), receive a certificate of faith from your local mosque and then travel to Mecca as part of an Umrah pilgrimage. Andrei Markelov from Russia went for this route recently and published a long blog post about his journey to Mecca and Medina. Of course, this should only be done ...


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I see this post is now 6 years old and you stated you're on a 5 year assignment, so you might be back in the USA now. If not, I recommend Jimmy Deguara at Thunderbolt Tours in Australia. I'm from NSW and have chased with him on quite a few occasions. He's done a lot of chasing in the USA as well, but he's a local expert on Aussie weather. Last year I also ...


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