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How to buy train tickets or bus tickets from Grodekovo Station to Vladivostok?[edit]

How to buy train tickets or bus tickets from Grodekovo Station to Vladivostok? Asked by: ✈ IGOR ✉ TALK?! .WIKIVOYAGER ! 04:04, 7 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Yuriy kosygin: Here's a website that may help. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:50, 9 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@SelfieCity: I also reference it! because this question publisher is from Chinese new user, but very thank your answer!--✈ IGOR ✉ TALK?! .WIKIVOYAGER ! 16:16, 9 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Per Trans-Siberian_Railway#Tickets, train tickets are sold at stations and at the Russian Railways website. -- ϒψιλον (talk) 17:12, 9 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Nils wonderful journey across Sweden - Itinerary[edit]

Hi! I leave tonight for 10 days doing part of Nils Holgersson Itinerary,in Sweden, starting the other way round. So as it is a kind of "pilgrinage",I would like to see the places where Nils was, especially in Kullaberg where I will be Thursday 11th April and in Väderöarna on Sunday 14th. I read the French and English edition, can't find the answer. I have the Swedish book too, I don't understand Swedish yet, but if I get from you the info on which page of the chapter is the answer, maybe I can look and use my translation app. 1) If one look at the detailed map of Kullaberg, where/on which side of the peninsula do you think the secret animal meeting place (especially with the cranes dance) took place in the Chapter "Kullaberg"? I go anyway in Hornborgasjön to see it, but like to see the meadow or field which is meant by Selma (if it exists)... 2) On engl. and french version, I don't see any mention of Väderöarna, near Fjällbacka. I will be on the island 24 hours, so have time to walk and look there. Where was about the place where the treasure was, ie what is mentioned by on point 25/ Wikivoyage/ Nils itinerary ? Maybe one of the writers can help me? Thank you! Tack så mycket! Asked by: Pippiandnils (talk) 09:20, 9 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Wonderful! Let me ping User:MartinJacobson, who wrote the itinerary article and may be able to help. —Granger (talk · contribs) 13:44, 9 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Maybe you can ask locals once there (in the Nordic countries English is widely spoken). ϒψιλον (talk) 17:16, 9 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
How awesome that you are recreating the itinerary! I haven't been to Kullaberg or Väderöarna myself and cannot say for sure where the exact locations are, or for that matter whether they actually exists or was invented by Lagerlöf...
Anyways, concerning Kullaberg the Swedish original text (pg 81-2, ch 5, which can be found online here) claims that: "...lekplatsen, som är en ljunghed till vänster om vägen inte särdeles långt från bergets yttersta udde. Lekplatsen omgives på alla sidor av runda klippkullar, som dölja den för envar, som inte råkar komma alldeles inpå den." or, in my own translation, "the meeting place is located on a heath, left of the road, not far from the furthest headland of the mountain. It is surrounded on all sides by rounded, stone hills, hiding it from anyone who is not right next to it." Unfortunately it doesn't say if it is on the left hand side when walking towards or from the headland... On this map you can find a few heaths, marked in brown, on both sides of the road. However, the extent of these heaths might have changed in the century since Nils Holgersson was first published. Notice also the blue-striped area, which is a bird sanctuary. Close to the bird sanctuary you can also see a marker for "Runde backe", which translates to "rounded slope", which, just based on its name, sounds like it could fit the description. If you want to be on the safe side it's probably best to contact Kullaberg nature reserve. These photographs [1] [2] were used to illustrate the chapter in the original edition, and might also be of interest to you.
Concerning Väderöarna the text (pg 645, ch 50) says that "they fly out to the great archipelago of Väderöarna" where: "Akka sökte upp ett av de minsta skären och slog ner där. Det bestod bara av en kullrig gråstenshäll, som mittöver hade en rätt bred rämna, där havet hade kastat in fin, vit sjösand och några snäckskal.", or "Akka sought out one of the smallest skerries and landed there. It consisted only of a granite rock, split down the middle by a broad crack, where the ocean had brought fine, white sand and a few seashells.". I would guess that this particular islet was invented by Lagerlöf, but you could also ask Väderöarna tourist information if there is any island which fits the description.
I hope that this might be of a little help, and wish you the best of luck on your travels! MartinJacobson (talk) 11:59, 10 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Question asked by User:Ppso[edit]

A Wikivoyage user (the username is included in the title) asked about music festivals pertaining to a specific genre of music — contents of the question can be found in the travellers' pub and at User talk:Ppso.

To quote the comment left on the talk page here:

Asked by: --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:20, 3 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

That's right. Thanks for guiding me here.
Wondering if there has been some traveling routes suggested that focus on Southern Rock and maybe even music events, e.g. as festivals or similar. I would expect such route to be in Southern United States. --Ppso (talk) 05:56, 4 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@Ppso: I was hoping someone else who knew the topic well would suggest some ideas here, but since they haven't, I did a search for some information and I found this website. Is this a help? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:53, 9 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@SelfieCity: thx. So did I. However, googling a set of festivals (or consulting list's of) is just only one part of the story. What I'd be ideally interested in follows this scheme: for a given period in time, and a given geographical region, identify music events (festivals, concerts, announced jam session, etc.) and relevant locations (museums, historical sites, restaurants/bars, etc.), such that an itinerary can be selected and prepared. Yes, I know it's a wild dream, but worth while a question. --Ppso (talk) 11:59, 12 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I see what you mean now. Unfortunately, since I'm not in the South, it's hard for me to say, though as I understand there are some jazz festivals in the South later this year, specifically in Savannah and New Smyrna Beach. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:59, 12 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I also found a Savannah Music Festival, but unfortunately that ends tomorrow. For information about a certain location's restaurants and bars, go to the article. So if you know of some music events in a particular place, there should be plenty of information about what you referred to as the "relevant locations" in the related articles. Thanks for asking! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:01, 12 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Notre Dame Cathedral[edit]

Might be worth starting a discussion here where anyone who knows latest information about the place can add information. As I understand it from Wikipedia and various news sources, the way the cathedral was constructed means that damage won't be too heavy in most of the building, with the exception of the spire and the roof, of course. I have colored the listing red in the relevant district article in Paris, similar to how Roman Empire#Palmyra is done, to demonstrate a POI that's not accessible for some reason. Red also for fire. But, fortunately, it seems that the worst of possibilities won't be faced. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 03:38, 16 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for the edit. I restored the colour, as the different colour was confusing on the map. The situation is different in a context where many sights have been destroyed. Anyway, the English Wikipedia article on the fire seems well-developed (there are articles on it in 40 languages), and I suppose it will be updated better than our article, so I'd not go into detail here, at least not until the situation settles. --LPfi (talk) 11:15, 16 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
(Even here in Finland, the cathedral has been one of the main themes on the radio all day. --LPfi (talk) 11:20, 16 April 2019 (UTC))[reply]
Wow, even in Finland. And as I understand it, Finland has a lot of local news at the moment that is pretty serious. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:32, 16 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

How to get a permanent citizenship in Singapore?[edit]

Asked by: 06:18, 16 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

This isn't really a travel related question, but here are the criteria for permanent residency in Singapore per the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. You can apply for citizenship once you've been a permanent resident for two years and are gainfully employed, married to a citizen, the child of a citizen, or (if male) have completed your two years of compulsory military service. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 06:31, 16 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Short Cruise in Vellefranche-sur-mer[edit]

We r a Tour Operators, catering for 15-50 visitors. we need to book a cruise and would like to know the cost/booking/cancellation/adult cost/child cost - CAN I HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS..THANKS

Asked by: 06:12, 23 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Wikivoyage has no central email address. Anyway, if you're a tour operator, don't you set your own costs? Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:39, 23 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

What does it mean that foreign travelers are required to complete an entry registry?[edit]

While browsing various overseas locations I noticed on Chongqing, China's guide that there is a section under." Under this section it says "Upon arrival, foreign travelers are required to complete entry registry within 24 hours at your staying hotel or at the nearest immigration office, aka Public Security Bureau (PSB)."

I've checked a few other Chinese cities (Xi'an, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai) on Wikivoyage and have not been able to see a similar notification to this. Is this unique in Chongqing or is registering required at all destinations you visit? What does the registration entail? How does completing the registration at a hotel differ from completing it at a PSB?

Asked by: Wilforce (talk) 23:24, 23 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

See China#Registering your abode. When I was last in China (2012) things were as described there; I am not certain if there have been changes since.
For longer-term stays, see Working in China#Visas and residence permits. Pashley (talk) 00:37, 24 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
If you're staying at a hotel, you don't need to worry about it, as the hotel will do it for you. It's only an issue if you're staying with friends, employer-provided housing, homeshare (Airbnb etc.), a longer-term residence, or some other unusual setup. I'm in China currently, and the information Pashley linked is up to date as far as I know. —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:53, 24 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]