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Connections in Tampere[edit]

I'm rather ashamed of asking questions about my home country, especially about a city I've visited frequently. But I don't know of any other place to ask. I'm planning to go to Tampere in early June. Specifically, the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre at Ilmailunkatu 20. In the event I stay there until late in the evening, how will I get to the centre of Tampere? Repa Reittiopas told me the last bus leaves at 22:09. If I miss that, is there an option to take a taxi? Is there a taxi station anywhere nearby? I've phoned for taxis numerous times in Helsinki, but never in Tampere. Can I use the same number?

The Exhibition and Sports Centre is only about 2-3 km away from the city centre. And this will be in early summer, when it's still quite light in the evening. But unfortunately the only part of Tampere I'm familiar with is the exact city centre. I know the city from the railway station to Keskustori very well, but my knowledge stops immediately after that. So if I were to try to walk all the way, I fear I would get lost almost immediately.

Asked by: JIP (talk) 19:27, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Probably best to take a taxi. Here are some phone numbers for calling a taxi in Tampere.
On the other hand it shouldn't be entirely impossible to walk to the railway station (print out a map beforehand). ϒpsilon (talk) 19:48, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

air ticket to DUBAI BY CONSOLIDATOR[edit]

Asked by: 217.92.4.244 08:45, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

What's the question? Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:54, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

I guess the IP wants to know how to get an air ticket to Dubai... However, unless he/she tells us her/his point of origin and a few further details, we won't be able to help, I think... Hobbitschuster (talk) 12:59, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
The IP address belongs to Deutsche Telekom AG, Darmstadt, Germany so maybe the trip is Frankfurt to Dubai? Just randomly guessing... K7L (talk) 15:45, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
That appears to be a reasonable guess, we would only have to know the date and whether it should be a one way or round trip flight... And than the issue of rail&fly arises, as Darmstadt is not exactly Frankfurt and airport parking is expensive in Frankfurt... Anyhow it appears as if the IP is unwilling or unable to further enlighten us ;-) Hobbitschuster (talk) 16:11, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Eligibility to visit Ireland if an Indian Tourist holds valid UK tourist visa[edit]

Hi,

What are the prerequisites for visiting Ireland if an Indian tourist holds a valid UK tourist visa? Does he need to apply for a separate visa or are there any relaxations to it?

Asked by: 14.141.69.234 14:58, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello!
Here and here is some visa information from the Irish government. According to schedule 3 and schedule 4, depending on the type of UK visa you're holding you may be able to visit Ireland without a separate visa. ϒpsilon (talk) 15:40, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Goethestraße in Munich[edit]

I went to Munich for the past weekend and stayed at a hotel on Goethestraße. My fears about getting mugged or otherwise harassed were for naught. Even in the middle of the night, Goethestraße is perfectly safe, if you don't go looking for trouble.

But I found that Goethestraße has nothing I would have expected to find in Munich. To be blunt, apart from the sex shops and gambling casinos (which I never visited), I found only services catering mostly for Turkish immigrants. I am not trying to be racist or anything, but when I go to Munich, I am looking for a traditional German experience, not a Turkish one. Even the people I saw on the street seemed to be mostly Turkish.

Two years ago, when I stayed at Hotel Achterbahn at Schwansthalerstraße 88, I found the area to be much more traditionally German, even though it's very close to Goethestraße.

Is there something special about Goethestraße that attracts immigrants? Asked by: JIP (talk) 21:40, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

I think that Turkish-Germans and Turkish food is very much an expected, normal part of German cities today. I wasn't the least bit surprised to find them on Goethestraße. What's a bit more unusual about Munich is that there is a section of town a bit of a walk from the other side of the train station that has several Iranian restaurants. I also noticed that Munich attracts a lot of Arabian visitors decked out in traditional garb (full burkas or ghutra and thobe) in the summertime. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:42, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Turkish-Germans are very much a part of German city culture. As with many large European towns you will find large cities very cosmopolitan. I would also not go to London to get an English experience of Paris to experience French culture. To get a more traditional feeling you need to go to smaller towns and out in the country. --Traveler100 (talk) 06:47, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Just one sentence: Is there something special about the US that attracts immigrants? Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:09, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
People of Turkish origin comprise about 10% of the German population, so it is actually very much part of the modern German experience to meet them there. Munich is a very cosmopolitan city (and better for it), but if you really want a 'real traditional' German experience then you are best to head out not very far into the Bavarian countryside where the is no shortage of that kind of thing.
Also note that although Bavaria is often the image foreigners have of Germany, the reality is that it is culturally distinctive from the rest of the country. Andrewssi2 (talk) 22:19, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
As a matter of fact not even parts of "technically Bavaria" fulfill the Lederhosen-cliché. If you go to Nürnberg, the biggest city of Franconia you are technically still in Bavaria, but you will hardly ever see anybody wear Lederhosen or eat Weißwurst. But you will find a lot of Döner stores ;-). They are however somewhat less common in rural areas and the East (excluding Berlin) but even in cities like Dresden you will see visible traces of Asian, especially Vietnamese immigration, dating back to (at least) the 1970s. Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:27, 27 May 2015 (UTC)