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Tilman and Quinteros' patagonia ice cap crossing[edit]

In 1955-1956 HW Tilman and Jorge Quinteros did the first crossing of the Southern Patagonian ice cap. Where can I find out more about this expedition? Asked by: Eddy de wilde60.228.200.218 05:17, 4 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

A: Hello Eddy. This page is more about travel plans. Your question is encyclopaedic and is about a historical expedition. You may get a better answer by asking at w:Wikipedia:Reference desk/Humanities on Wikipedia. All the best, JamesA >talk 13:04, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Tourism[edit]

Discuss the nature and structure of intermediaries in tourism.

Asked by: 196.21.83.196 07:47, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

That sounds suspiciously like a homework question. Also, it is far too general to be easily answered. Pashley (talk) 10:54, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
A: Hello. As Pashley touched on, that question isn't really relevant to this page, which is about travel plans. Your question is more encyclopaedic. You may get a better answer by asking at w:Wikipedia:Reference desk/Humanities. All the best, JamesA >talk 13:03, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

school learners trip by metrorail[edit]

--105.229.124.11 12:15, 5 April 2013 (UTC)i am in Rustenburg and very much interested to use metrorail to take learners to Durban during the September holiday,how can i achieve that? please send me more information at [email redacted] Asked by: 105.229.124.11 12:15, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I have removed your email address so that it doesn't get picked up by spammers. Here is the Metrorail website. I cannot find routes for the ~700km trip from Rustenburg to Durban; are you sure that a Metrorail would make this trip? If not, you might have to use other train services. I encourage you to go to your closest Metrorail station (if there are staff there) and ask them well in advance, or call the number that is listed on their website. They should be able to tell you what you need to know better than I can. Here is their list of phone numbers. Falconusp t c 14:39, 8 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Average rainfall[edit]

I plan to drive the northern California coast from Marin County to Crescent City and car camp from May 15th to 31st. I am curious about average rainfall throughout the area at that time. I also have questions about insects, poison oak and ivy, etc. But maybe that's too much to ask. Thanks for any info you can send my way. Asked by: 71.9.51.89 17:03, 9 April 2013 (UTC)Candace[reply]

Normal monthly precipitation for Eureka, Cal., in May is 1.62 inches. That's down from almost 3 inches in April and on its way to two-thirds of an inch in June. I think it's safe to say you're unlikely to see much rainfall. LtPowers (talk) 18:56, 9 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Travling[edit]

Please can someone travel to new york with neco result, through lottery or any means. —The preceding comment was added by 41.220.68.37 (talkcontribs)

Can you be more clear? What do you mean by "neco result"? Not the Nigerian National Examination Council tests, I hope? LtPowers (talk) 01:57, 10 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Insurance[edit]

Are higher excess travel insurance policies bad? You can save a bit of money with them but are they good value? Asked by: 176.250.195.219 12:03, 12 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I think you'll have to look a the specific insurance policies in relation to what you require and people's reviews of them. Falconusp t c 13:41, 17 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Take a look at the Travel insurance article here on Wikivoyage. Happy travels! --Nick (talk) 20:31, 17 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Freiburg[edit]

Hi, are there any good places in Freiburg for young people to stay and meet people? 176.26.135.98 12:32, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Asked by: 176.26.135.98 12:32, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

There are several places named Freiburg/Fribourg; are you talking about the one in Germany? Hostelling International has hostels available in Freiburg, Germany as well as in Fribourg, Switzerland. For some reason for Freiburg, Germany, you might have to look under the French name, "Fribourg". I found that in some places hostels were very good for meeting young people, though I never stayed in the hostels in either of the Freiburgs. Generally, if you don't have other options (couch-surfing or camping or whatever), hostels will be the cheapest places to stay (you often have to share a room, but I like them). I have also had quite a bit of luck with Hostel World, which often has more options and can be even less expensive. Falconusp t c 16:05, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Important: People have been known to go to the wrong Fribourg, so triple-check that you are booking the lodging in the right city, and that you arrange the correct transportation (state the country when you buy the train tickets, for example). Both cities are "Fribourg" in French and "Freiburg" in German. Falconusp t c 16:12, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Do you think 1 day is enough to explore Freiburg or would 2 days be better? 2.124.100.141 16:00, 6 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I think that in Fribourg, Switzerland you could see the old town in a day if you keep moving, but two days would definitely allow you to see and do more; one day would certainly be enough to see most of the "highlights," but could seem rushed I suspect. I have never been to Freiburg, Germany, so I do not know. Falconusp t c 03:29, 7 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Does anyone know if there are any companies which offer whitewater rafting near Freiburg?
In Germany? I can't find anything on Google about a Whitewater rafting company in Freiburg, Germany but that doesn't meain there aren't any. Falconusp t c 14:26, 8 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Rafting and canoeing yes, but not sure about whitewater. Try searching with Wildwasser Tour Schwarzwald. --Traveler100 (talk) 14:43, 8 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
A rafting trip for beginners starts in the spa town of Bad Bellingen, near Freiburg. Bellingen is located 50 km south (about 30 minutes on Autobahn) . - Joachim Mey2008 (talk) 16:19, 17 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

International airport to go to fatima , portugal from new york[edit]

Asked by: 69.127.179.162 19:03, 15 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Fatima is, according to its article, a 90 minutes bus ride from Lisbon, and there are direct flights to Lisbon from New York. Ypsilon (talk) 19:19, 15 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

ocean city, md[edit]

Asked by: 12.97.243.138 07:09, 19 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Could you be a little more precise? Are you maybe looking for the Wikivoyage article for Ocean City (Maryland)? Ypsilon (talk) 09:30, 19 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Who owns the Sunset Jamacia Grand hotel in Ocho Rios?[edit]

Asked by: 99.192.69.30 21:06, 20 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

It looks like a company called 'Sunset Resorts' owns that hotel. Here's their website: http://www.sunsetresortsjamaica.com/ Happy travels! --Nick (talk) 21:09, 20 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Distance between Corfu, NY and NYC[edit]

What is the distance between Corfu, NY and NYC? Asked by: 67.80.183.120 18:20, 26 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

A: Apparently it's 441km or 274 miles (Source: http://www.evi.com/q/distance_between_corfu%2C_new_york_and_new_york_city). Happy travels! --Nick (talk) 18:27, 26 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
As the crow flies. By car, it's another 100 miles (160 km) or so, depending on what route you take. About a six-hour drive. LtPowers (talk) 19:39, 26 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Seeking for Palawan Police Help[edit]

Pleasant day to you. I’m Raquel S. Bautista, who wish to confer a little conflict with the Palawan base travel agency, Bianca Ticketing Service, whom I paid the 50% for a package tour of 6 pax @ 7KPhp/pax (42KPhp as the total cost). The tour is scheduled in April 18, 19, 20, 2013, however, after several follow ups via email & mobile calls, to this date, I have not received a confirmed schedule whether my family shall proceed to the vacation tour in Palawan Underground River experience. The latest info the agency have made that reach my attention was in March 27, 2013 specifying that the government permit for the underground river is approved, and nothing follows. Please help me trace this travel agency. I have been browsing to file a complaint to seek someone who can clean up the mess this travel agency made, and luckily i found this portion. Thanking you in advance and will await your immediate response. the email ad of Bianca Ticketing Service is bianca.ticketing@gmail.com you may find below email correspondences regarding payment transactions with bank details : “Hi mam, The total payment is php42,000. 50% downpayment (21,000) must be done upon confirmation of your tour package. The rest 50% payment upon arrival here in palawan. You can send the downpayment in BDo

DANA BIANCA PAALAN – 5040234474 (full name of the owner with the corresponding BDO bank account no. where I deposited the 50% DP)

Mam kindly email the names and bday of 6pax guests. Thank you.”

Contact details of Bianca Ticketing Service : 0947 5514051; 0927 7826202; 0916 5587376 really appreciate if someone, anyone with feeling would try to help me because somehow this travel agency may have other more victims to collect Asked by: 110.54.253.162 01:51, 18 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

This is probably not the right place to ask. I'd say talking to your local police is the first step; even if they cannot help directly, they may be able to advise you on how to pursue this.
As for Palawan, web search turns up various links. Here is one [1] and you can do your own search to get several more. Pashley (talk) 02:09, 18 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Have you tried approaching the Department of Tourism? Their phone number for Region IV-B (MIMAROPA) is 523-8411 loc. 184. That number is also the trunk line for the DOT, so if you need operator assistance, you can also ask them and they'll point you in the right direction. --Sky Harbor (talk) 16:28, 6 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

A week to see UK rail Infrastructure[edit]

On a limited budget, what are the key items of interest in respect of rail Infrastructure in the UK? Sfan00 IMG (talk) 21:07, 28 April 2013 (UTC) Asked by: Sfan00 IMG (talk) 21:07, 28 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

A: I think there's plenty you can do on a budget to see the UK's rail infrastructure. For starters there are the temples of travel: the huge railway stations that encircle central London, representing every era. Of that collection, make sure to see the wonderfully gothic St Pancras, the brutalist and grimy Euston as well as the magical and recently renovated King's Cross. It's also worth vistiing Paddington to take a look at its magnificent roof.
Outside of the capital there's still plenty of opportunities to see amazing railway infrastructure. If you take the Riviera sleeper train (from Paddington) you can explore the coastal railways of the South-West, winding along rocky overhangs. If you fancy travelling North, you can take either of the the UK's two major lines: the West Coast Mainline (WCML) or the East Coast Mainline (ECML).
The former takes you through Birmingham New Street station (not the nicest stop, but it's being renovated), the Lake District, and into Scotland, over beautiful viaducts and through lush green valleys. The WCML has a spur towards Manchester as well which, if taken, carries you across the enormous Stockport viaduct which dominates the town and into Manchester Piccadilly, a great example of sympathetic modernisation.
The ECML whisks you north through East Anglia, Yorkshire and leads on to Edinburgh (a beautiful city with beautiful station). The stations around York are particularly attractive to the visitor and York itself is home to the National Railway Museum - well worth a visit for any enthusiast. Durham in particular is home to a very tall viaduct that lends spectacular views over this very pretty city.
Finally, tracing the route of the Eurostar, HS1, through Kent is an example of modern railway building and amazing engineering feats that allows this service to zip through the countryside at such high speed.
Hope this helps! --Nick (talk) 00:21, 29 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Two things: Did you mean the South-West, rather than the South-East in your 2nd paragraph? And the ECML takes you nowhere near the West Country. Rojomoke (talk) 10:47, 3 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry - I'm a twit! I think I answered this question quite late at night! I've changed my original answer accordingly, so it's clearer for Sfan00 IMG. --Nick (talk) 13:58, 5 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

MSc cruises[edit]

why they are not reserving except deck 8 and above? Asked by: 197.195.92.75 17:00, 22 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]