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Visiting Pammakule and Olu Deniz[edit]

We would like to fly from the Uk to Turkey next May and go straight to Pammakule for a couple of days and then head down to Olu Deniz for the rest of our holiday. Can anyone tell me the best way to do this? Best airport, onward journey options. Thanks Asked by: 13:18, 3 October 2017 (UTC)Nathalie

The nearest airport to Pamukkale is Denizli-Çardak (IATA: DNZ), but it only serves domestic flights (to and from Istanbul Atatürk multiple times daily) and at 65 km away, it's not particularly close. The international airport at Dalaman (IATA: DLM), which receives scheduled and charter flights from throughout Europe, is probably a better bet. From there on, you can take a Havaş bus to Marmaris. From the bus station of that town, you can take a bus for Denizli (3 hr–3 hr 30 min; Pamukkale Seyahat is a reliable Denizli-based company serving this route), and from there on, another one for Pamukkale (which might be for free, according to our Pamukkale article).
When heading for Ölüdeniz from Pamukkale, take a bus back to Denizli, and from there take another one for Fethiye (3 hr 45 min; be aware that these buses might be departing from a seperate bus station, so please ask around when you are there). From Fethiye, it's easy to take a minibus or taxi to Ölüdeniz. Vidimian (talk) 16:00, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
May I ask why you didn't book the flight earlier? Hobbitschuster (talk) 17:43, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Plosca, Bukovina, Ukraine[edit]

How do I get to Plosca, Bukovina, Ukraine from the airport in Kiev? Is there accommodation in Plosca? Or what is the closest town to stay in? Thank you. Asked by: 2001:569:79B7:BD00:B0DC:AB82:E862:86A8 21:07, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi there, can you tell us where Plosca is? And can I also ask if "Bukovina" is the Bukovina at this Wikipedia page? I can't find this place on the internet. But have you tried finding general directions at a Wikivoyage page? Maybe try Kiev#Get in or Ukraine#Get around?  Seagull123  Φ  16:13, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Plosca is apparently 100 kilometers SW from Chernivtsi as the crow flies, near the border to Romania (map). You can take a domestic flight to Chernivitsi. From there you might get to Plosca by bus, marshrutka, rental car (possibly your best bet) or even taxi.
Plosca seems like a small village, and while people in Eastern Europe often rent out their rooms for guests, there's a good chance you won't find a place to sleep there. Putila, some 20-30 km to the north, looks like a city big enough to have accommodation. --ϒpsilon (talk) 17:04, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Confusing London[edit]

Part of the world: "London". Whatever that means.

I cannot understand this city. What are its borders? Pick a picture: Labelled Greater London Built-up Area.png London-boroughs.svg City of London map 01.svg or is it something else?

Asked by: Mr. Guye (talk) 01:43, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Mr. Guye. The middle map shows the boundaries of London as governed by the Mayor of London and Greater London Authority (32 London Boroughs plus the City of London, which is a tiny and ancient city with the status of a county that is the original and oldest part of London, governed by the Lord Mayor of London and Corporation of London); this is the definition of London used by our article on Wikivoyage. The map on the right shows just the City, while the map on the left shows the extent of the continuous built-up area which traverses administrative boundaries, occupying parts of London's neighbouring counties in East and South East England.
London is not really unique among large cities for having this level of confusion; when talking about Rome, do you mean the municipality (comune of Rome), or the rather larger Metropolitan City of Rome? Or perhaps you're Catholic and you're actually just referring to the Vatican City. Many people, usually outsiders, consider Manhattan to be synonymous with the five borough and rather larger New York City, while New York's continuous built-up area and metro area are even larger still. Does Paris refer to the rather small city of Paris, the Petite Couronne built-up area which contains the vast majority of the city's land and inhabitants, even its central business district or the region of Ile-de-France? It depends who you ask. I could go on, but hopefully the point is clear and I have managed to answer your question successfully (let us know if not, and someone else will have a go!). Thanks for dropping by, and welcome to Wikivoyage. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 09:37, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
For any given city, the borders are rather blurry and depend on definitions. Berlin is actually one of the few exceptions, as the city and state of Berlin cover exactly the same territory (unlike the other Stadtstaaten Hamburg and Bremen which have "external possessions" so to speak) and while you could argue that Potsdam is "basically Berlin", people in either place will most likely react like a New Yorker to whom it is insinuated that New Jersey has anything to do with New York City. Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:59, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

What are the requirements for traveling to america[edit]

Asked by: 06:03, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

You need to have a strong outboard motor to get across the Pacific....Seriously, you haven't indicated where you're coming from, what country you're a citizen of, what your reason for travel would be or anything else that could help people answer. And besides, you really don't want to rely on some random people on the Internet to answer a question that could have an effect on your life and liberty. You might want to start by looking at this website. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:49, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
See also United_States_of_America#Get_in. Pashley (talk) 07:23, 15 October 2017 (UTC)