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Riga and Jurmala at Midsummer[edit]

I, my girlfriend and her son (16 years) are going to Riga and Jurmala for Midsummer. We'll be spending four nights (Wednesday 19 June to Saturday 22 June) in Riga and two nights (Saturday 22 June to Monday 24 June) in Jurmala. We've already got the hotels sorted out.

What is there to do in Riga and Jurmala at this time? And how do we get from central Riga to Jurmala, and from Jurmala to Riga airport?

Asked by: JIP (talk) 20:26, 3 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

I was there in 1995, and I recall taking a suburban train from Riga to get to Jurmala. It was October, and there wasn't much to do but walk on the beach, but it's a beautiful beach. I would expect that there is more to do there now, and in June more will be open than there was in September. Do check out our article on Jurmala. Have a good trip. Ground Zero (talk) 20:34, 3 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I was in Riga this February. The old town is pleasant and I would recommend Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation. It's actually two museums for the price of one entry. You can take bus or train to Jurmala. Train departs from the central railway station and bus departs from the bus terminal just west of the railway station. OhanaUnitedTalk page 01:34, 5 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Poltava - Two (2) Airports - Ukraine AirForce Base (nw Poltava) -Public Terminal (sw Poltava) - World War II - June 21/22, 1944 - Which Airport had a German Bombardant??[edit]

Poltava - Two (2) Airports - Ukraine AirForce Base (nw Poltava) -Public Terminal (sw Poltava) - World War II - June 21/22, 1944 - Which Airport had a German Bombardant??' Asked by: Bubber0407 (talk) 18:49, 17 June 2019 (UTC) 'Bob - Monday, 17 June, 2019'Italic text[reply]

According to Wikipedia, both Poltava Air Base and Myrhorod Air Base experienced German air attacks on that date. Just so you know, this wiki is focused on travel advice, not historical research. You might be able to get more information asking at w:Wikipedia:Reference desk/Humanities. —Granger (talk · contribs) 21:22, 17 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I assume that Bubber0407 is interested in historical travel, but I may be wrong. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:53, 17 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Fair enough. We have articles about Poltava and Myrgorod. Poltava seems to have some historical attractions, and an aircraft museum which might discuss the bombings. —Granger (talk · contribs) 22:05, 17 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Will my American iPhone 6S work on UK/EU Apple Chargers?[edit]

I'm planning on heading to London, as well as then a flight to Munich and a train to Paris. A bunch of articles have told me to buy big, bulky, plug and volt converters that I don't seem to find a way to fit in my bag. Can I just get a normal Apple charger from the Apple stores in England and Germany? I want to be as convenient as possible and to not go back on North American soil with a fried mobile phone. Asked by: Hipstertuna (talk) 21:54, 25 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Most portable electronic items will work anywhere in world, and this may include your phone charger. Read the rating plate on your charger. As an example my Huawei charger, bought in the UK says "Input 100-240V ~50-60Hz". It will work in Europe if the input includes 240V, 50Hz. You will need two different adapters - one for the UK, and a different one for France and Germany, but not volt converters. If your phone can be charged from a USB port, you will find that many hotels and even some buses have these on the wall.
However you would need a heavy volt converter if you bring electrical items like kettles, hair-dryers or straighteners - anything that has heaters or motors. See Electrical systems for more details, and pictures. AlasdairW (talk) 14:00, 26 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Phone chargers (at least sold here in Europe) usually work with all common voltages around the world, so yours should work in the UK and Europe too, but do read the fine print on yours. For example on my iPhone charger is says it accepts an input voltage of "100-240 V". Moreover you will need an adapter, not beacuse of the voltage but because the outlets are physically different in America, UK and Europe. Of course as AlasdairW said there are USB outlets available in some places (hotel rooms, cafés), and there you can just plug in the USB like at home. --Ypsilon (talk) 14:45, 26 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]