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Traveling to rome[edit]

What is the best way to experience Rome with a small family on a low budget? What would be of most interest as a tourist to experience ? Is it true that the best food is found in the traditional italian cusine ? Asked by: 23:13, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

That's a very broad question. To save money, walk a lot and take buses (and for certain trips, the Metro), not taxis. I haven't been to Rome since 1998, so someone else will give more current advice, but yes, it's definitely a good idea to eat in trattorie and pizzerie, and read the bill and count your change carefully - once, a trattoria near Piazza Navona tried to cheat us and they were not apologetic when we called them on it (it helped that we speak Italian, and it will help you to learn what you can before you go) but pretended it was a mistake and lowered the bill accordingly. Trattorie are not necessarily cheap, though. You can save more money by going to bars for breakfast (cornetti/croissants and a drink of your choice - children are welcome and bars in Italy are often not mainly for alcohol) and lunch (panini), if need be. What would be of most interest to you is a fool's errand to try to answer. Look at our Rome guide and the various district guides linked to in Rome#Districts and make up your own mind. Or if you like, tell us how old your children are and what's of interest to all of you, so we can customize our advice for you. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:28, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
I've yet to visit Rome, but it's on my bucket list. Of what I've heard it's a rather touristy city, probably not unlike Paris, and somewhat expensive too. Though as a Scandinavian one seldom has to complain about high prices when traveling abroad :D (your IP seems to be from Denmark). Metro and walking are indeed affordable ways of getting around in most cities of the world, though if visiting in the summer walking long distances may not be advisable as temperatures are often above +30°C. The most famous things to see in Rome would likely be Colosseum and the Vatican, though there are a lot of other things to see if you're interested in history and culture. Food is in my experience seldom bad in Italy, though if a restaurant is entirely void of customers it's always a warning sign not to go. But as Ikan said, check out our Rome guide! ϒpsilon (talk) 12:20, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Rome is like Paris in that you could easily spend an entire year there as a tourist and not come close to exhausting all the interesting things to see and do, but its feel is quite unlike Paris, since current-day Paris is constructed to a 19th-century street plan, with most buildings (with some very notable exceptions) from the 19th century and later. Rome, by contrast, has many more buildings from the Baroque and earlier, including ancient Roman ruins scattered throughout the city; the Forum and Colosseum are far from the only ancient ruins in town. Rome is also a noticeably smaller city in area and population, though still a pretty large city. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:19, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Kashgar's ancient buildings[edit]

Are there any ancient buildings left in Kashgar or were they all demolished already? Are there latest google earth images? Asked by: 08:28, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

News reports from five years ago say the Chinese government planned to tear down 85% of the old town. By 2012, 2/3 of the houses had already been destroyed so probably there are very few — if any — of those original buildings left. ϒpsilon (talk) 12:01, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Where to buy Scottish single malt whisky in Tallinn?[edit]

Like many other Finns, I travel to Tallinn several times per year. I have heard that alcoholic beverages are generally cheaper there than in Finland. But I'm not interested in carrying six to eight crates of beer and/or cider to Helsinki.

My question is about quality single malt whiskies from Scotland. I'd like to buy one bottle of such whisky per trip, but where? I have only found advertisements about alcohol shops near the harbour, but never actually ben able to locate them. Are there alcohol shops in the harbour to Helsinki or nearby?

Asked by: JIP (talk) 21:20, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

There are three shopping malls in the harbour. Sadamarket is straight ahead if you're arriving with Eckerö Line or Viking Line, Norde Centrum if arriving with Tallink, plus Merekeskus further towards downtown. Each of them has at least one specialized alcohol shop (as far as I remember) with a good selection and they're just a couple of minutes of walk from each other. Though you will have no problem finding basic whisky in regular supermarkets (e.g. Rimi in Norde Centrum) and grocery stores. ϒpsilon (talk) 11:32, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Shearwater Tasmania. Please note, Sheatwater is described as 360 kms east of Deveonport, Tasmania, which is geographically impossible . . that far east would be very, very wet. Shearwater is actually about 20 kms east of Deveonposrt.[edit]

Asked by: 12:14, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

well please plunge forward Hobbitschuster (talk) 12:22, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Is thare a bridge that separates Warsaw (in Poland) from Praga ?[edit]

These two cities are more than 600 km apart; apparently, there are several bridges on the way, not just one. Ibaman (talk) 21:02, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Asked by: 20:49, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Dear IP, what exactly is it that you want to know? Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:08, 29 June 2015 (UTC)