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Dangerous places[edit]

What is the most dangerous place in the world —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Countries like Somalia, Syria, Iraq, and the Central African Republic tend to be high on the list. Look at a major country's travel warnings (like the UK's) – the destinations where all travel is discouraged can usually be assumed to be exceptionally dangerous (though there are sometimes exceptions). —Granger (talk · contribs) 18:55, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Then, of course, you can find dangerous places also in safe countries. Just be careless at a glacier, at an active vulcano, with a herd of musk oxen – or crossing a street. –LPfi (talk) 19:50, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
I'd suggest Komodo National Park; there are a lot of big bad-tempered lizards, that can outrun and outswim you or me easily, and whose bite is actually venomous. Ahh, and there are cobras and Russel’s pit vipers, too. Ibaman (talk) 20:04, 24 September 2020 (UTC)


I have prepared a comprehensive article of this little-known English county for the enlightenment of possible visitors. Here is my question: I have sourced 5 outstanding relevant copyright-free images, which will look best set 'indented' into the relevant part of the text. How do I achieve this? MUNDIMAPPA

please refer to Image policy and Wikivoyage:How to add an image. Ibaman (talk) 14:39, 28 September 2020 (UTC)


The page I'm working on already has an excellent 'header' image right across the top of the page, which I don't intend to change. However...I have managed to source 4 excellent and extremely unusual mini-images, which I want to drop in alongside the relevant text. How do I go about this? MUNDIMAPPA ----

@MUNDIMAPPA: If you took the photos and own the copyright, you can upload them to Wikimedia Commons. Then, add something like
[[File:Image name.jpg|thumb|Caption]]
to the article you're working on. If you don't own the copyright, then unfortunately we probably cannot use the images (but feel free to post more details and I'm happy to give a more specific response). If you have any further questions, please let me know. —Granger (talk · contribs) 05:55, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
You said "mini-images". The images in our articles are just thumbnails of the larger images at Commons. I would not use low-resolution images, unless they are really special. Upload good quality, high resolutions ones if at all possible. –LPfi (talk) 18:16, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Offline app[edit]

Is there an offline app to read wikivoyage? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hi. There is no official offline version of Wikivoyage, however there is provision here to download PDF versions of individual articles, or to create a book from a series of articles of your choice; these are free services, and can be found in the left-hand sidebar on the desktop version, under 'Print/ export'.
There is also at least one app available from the Play store, which you can download for free and which works completely offline. However, it's published by someone external to Wikivoyage, and so we can't guarantee that it is up-to-date or complete compared to the web version of Wikivoyage. Hope this helps, ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 09:54, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Possible informal discussion for WikiSalon?[edit]

We run a monthly small informal online meetup called the Philadelphia WikiSalon. We meet the second Saturday of each month: the next will be November 14. We usually have about 8 people, and spend most of two hours in demonstrations, discussions and questions. There is interest in hearing about different Wiki projects, and we would be interested in having someone drop in to give a quick outline of Wikivoyage. Would anyone be interested in dropping by? It's not formal at all, no need for slides or anything fancy, 5-10 minutes of screen share demo w/ questions would be fine. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 03:15, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

I think more Wikivoyagers are likely to see this if it's in the Travellers' pub, so is it OK with you if I move this there? Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:44, 28 October 2020 (UTC)