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Buying Australian wine in Singapore[edit]

The Wikivoyage guide to Singapore tells me that careful shopping at supermarkets will enable me to purchase basic Australian wine label for under $20. I don't know much about wines, but I am in Singapore next week and I plan to buy some good Australian wine. Can someone help me with a guide to what I should be looking for and what I can get? Asked by: Ravikiran (talk) 13:32, 18 September 2015 (UTC) might be a good place to start. My favourite wines are from Henschke - I can recommend Johann's Garden from their moderate price range. I'm also partial to Wolf Blass wines. --TrogWoolley (talk) 10:01, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Based on this recommendation, I was able to buy Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet. I also picked up a Jacob's Creek Riesling. Will see how it goes! Ravikiran (talk) 05:47, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Which of these cities are best?[edit]

At this moment of my life, depending on what decision my girlfriend makes, I may or may not be looking to take off from my hometown, to experience something new and leave the past behind. The local airport only has one carrier, Allegiant, and they fly to several cities, there's a list at, and I would be flying out of the PGD airport in Punta Gorda. As an alternative I could fly out of RSW in Fort Myers or take a Greyhound bus, but I prefer to take Allegiant if I can (and no I do not work for them; although I do know people who are on the airport authority board I assure you I am not posting this to tout them). So my question is, does anyone know anything about the cities Allegiant flies to from Punta Gorda, and would anyone recommend any of them? Basically I would be looking for somewhere where I could get a job and survive without being on government programs; if this is the course I take my credit will be destroyed and I will have nothing but a little clothes, my Bible, and maybe a laptop, but if I break up with my girlfriend I need to leave Charlotte County and get a breath of fresh air somewhere else. Not just to get away from her, but to get away from everyone. Because I'm kind of a public figure in town (don't worry, I would not be breaking any laws by leaving) and not only do I not want to go through that but I don't want to see the rumors people will make about her because they will hurt me. Not that any of that is anyone's business, but... Just, if you'd be so kind, tell me what you know about the cities Allegiant flies to, please and thank you. Asked by: 21:12, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

According to Wikipedia, Allegiant flies from Punta Gorda to:
Good luck to you.
-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:49, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I know the list, I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about any of these destinations and had an opinion they'd care to share. Otherwise I'll just go whereever The Lord takes me. 22:17, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Niagara Falls is within striking distance of my hometown of Buffalo. If that's the direction you choose to go, I can certainly help you with whatever you need to know. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:58, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
I would consider Cincinnati. Maybe not a major tourist destination but the economy is more active there than some of the other mid-west destinations and I have found the people and communities around the area friendly. As with many places on your list, you will find it a little colder in the winter though. --Traveler100 (talk) 05:33, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Especially if you're planning a longer or even permanent stay, you probably should head to some of the larger cities on your list. They tend to have more job openings and vacant apartments to choose from. Check unemployment figures for the sector you plan to work in at the destinations. ϒpsilon (talk) 07:55, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Indianapolis I can't speak for all of the other cities but I can happily help you with mine. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:27, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
I can give you the scoop on Allentown. The Lehigh Valley is between Philly and NYC, so you have commuting options. The economy isn't the best, but there are a few big companies located here, depending on your industry. Mass transit is pretty much non-existant, so if you're coming without a car (or the means to buy one pretty quick) you're not going to do well. Foofish (talk) 02:53, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Isn't there a bus from Allentown to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan that takes about an hour and a half? Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:24, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

detail map of Ranthambore national park[edit]

is it possible to post the detail map of the Ranthambore national park? need to draw the biomes of the tiger in this park.' Asked by: moi

Maps, photos and such are first uploaded to, but copyrighted material may in general not be uploaded. When this is done, see Wikivoyage:How to add an image for how to embed the image into the article. ϒpsilon (talk) 09:48, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

weather in santa fe, new mexico in early december[edit]

what is the weather like in Santa Fe in early december? what is the weather like in Santa Fe New Mexico in early december?

Asked by: 20:54, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

w:Santa Fe, New Mexico#Climate -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 20:59, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

about international student card[edit]

Can I get a discount to buy the tickets to museums in Sweden by using an international student card? Thanks.~ Asked by: Betty Chen

To give you a short answer: This depends on the individual museum. To give you a long answer: Please look up the corresponding city articles for the places in Sweden you intend to visit and look up the contact details of said museums. Sometimes the answer will already be apparent from the listing itself. Sometimes it will be spelled out on the website. Sometimes you will have to call them and hope someone speaks English. In general though, I guess that the international student identity card gives you student rebates if they exist. I hope this was helpful. Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:05, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Most museums in Sweden have a student discount and you'll need an international student card to prove you are one. Don't expect huge discounts however; you're often talking about 10 to 20%, so around 20SEK, in my experience. JuliasTravels (talk) 14:20, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Restaurants in Berlin centre[edit]

Looking for some recommendations for German (i.e. not Asian, Italian, African, ...) restaurants in Berlin/Mitte (Friedrichstraße - Unter den Linden - Spree area).

Asked by: Traveler100 (talk) 21:48, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Depends on what you are looking for in terms of price and quality. Typical local fast food is cheap and plentiful. Döner and Currywurst were both invented in Berlin (arguably) and Berlin is rightly famous for them. In case you want something more epensive, you would have to look at the corresponding listings in our coverage of Berlin. Hope this was at least somewhat helpful Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:04, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Will probably one evening go for a curywurst but was also looking for mid-range and splurge. When you look at the article though, you can see they are Japanese, American grill, French, Austrian, Asian, Vegan, Italian with just a few German under splurge in Gendarmenmarkt area. --Traveler100 (talk) 05:52, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm in no way a Berlin expert, but once in Berlin we were taken to Ständige Vertretung at the Spree bank. It was quite touristy, but very German and the food was good. Danapit (talk) 18:22, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

How to handle a flash flood?[edit]

Does anyone here have any advice for the traveller in remoter regions concerning flash floods? Asked by: Sfan00 IMG (talk) 16:31, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

That's actually one of the natural disasters we don't have a travel topic for, or even mention in severe weather yet. Hiking_and_backpacking_in_Israel#Flash_floods does have a little information. ϒpsilon (talk) 17:47, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

There is a wikipedia:flash flood article, though, with a section on the hazards. This article cites this page from the US National Weather Service, which in turn links to this little brochure and this somewhat larger brochure, both in PDF. They are not concerned with remote regions, but at least some of the advice would apply anywhere. -- 03:48, 7 October 2015 (UTC)