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Help in finding an old city[edit]

Asked by: 2.53.33.129 15:28, 30 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

I am looking for an old (~existed in 400 AD) "place" (probably a city; possibly a province) that was close to Palmyra (also called Tadmor/ Tadmur), with name like "Shawl" or "Shaval" or "Shavel" or "Sha'ul", or something like this (this place is mentioned in an old book that I am reading, called "The Babylonian Talmud").

Does anybody know such a place? 2.53.33.129 15:28, 30 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Is it w:Sura (city)? Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 22:47, 11 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

A night bus from Hiroshima to Kyoto[edit]

I am attending to take a night bus from Hiroshima to Kyoto - Where do I take the bus? from Hiroshima Bus Center or from Hiroshima Station? 85.250.36.181 10:04, 8 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

There is more than one bus from Hiroshima to Kyoto. If you already purchased the ticket, it should say on the ticket where you need to board. Here are some of the Hiroshima boarding points of various Hiroshima-Kyoto buses:
  • 広島駅新幹線口: Hiroshima Station Shinkansenguchi
  • 広島バスセンター: Hiroshima Bus Center
  • 広島八丁堀: Hiroshima Hacchobori
  • バスステーション広島駅北口: Bus Station Hiroshima Station Kitaguchi (North Exit)

Are any of these written on your ticket? It might also help to narrow things down if you say what company/bus name you are riding with, such as Willer Bus, Star Express, or Seishun Dream. ChubbyWimbus (talk) 11:23, 8 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

I still haven't bought the ticket. I will buy the Willer express ticket. 85.250.36.181 12:10, 8 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
When you buy the ticket, you can choose your boarding place. Willer Bus has an English website, so you can reserve there and choose where you will board. You can click the "MAP" button to see where the stop is before you choose it. You will also choose where you will get off (In your case, "Kyoto Station"). ChubbyWimbus (talk) 11:55, 11 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Ukraine[edit]

Hi tourist office, I'm planning to travel around Ukraine for 2 weeks, starting in Kiev and ending in Dnipro. It would be a backpacking trip, and getting around by hitchhiking/train mostly. I read the Ukraine article, and would like to know which cities/areas are the best places to find prostitutes. I'm looking for mid-range ladies because I'm travelling on a budget (student). I couldn't find any recommendations in any of the Ukraine related articles on Wikivoyage. And yes I did read the HIV prevalence warning in the Stay Healthy section, so no need to point out the necessity of protection. Many thanks in advance for expert replies! Asked by: 128.124.217.44 06:22, 12 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

We don't service sex tourists on Wikivoyage. Read Wikivoyage:Sex tourism policy. You will have to go elsewhere to get those kinds of recommendations. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:31, 12 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Umeda Sky Building[edit]

Is there any other way to get to the rooftop observatory of this skyscraper except the transparent glass elevators? 85.250.36.181 08:58, 17 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Aswan to Kom Ombo Temple and Back[edit]

I will be visiting the temple of Kom Ombo on an upcoming trip to Egypt and it looks like the cheapest/easiest way to get there from Aswan will be to take a train and then hire a taxi once in Kom Ombo. However, I can't find any information on whether taxies are prevalent outside of the temple to take us back to the train station. I was wondering if we would have to hire a taxi driver to stick around while we explore the temple or not.

Asked by: 204.8.167.60 22:19, 19 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Saronno Train Station Disability Access[edit]

Hi Do you know if the Saronno Train station has either a ramp or Lift or an escalator. We are over 70 years old but not in a wheel chair, we do find stairs very hard. Asked by: 60.240.69.130 01:22, 29 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

The station is operated by FerrovieNord. On their web site I found this page in Italian which has a link to this map which is supposed to show the accessibility (to people of reduced mobility) of the stations on their Milan section. Unfortunately it does not show any symbols to indicate that any of them are accessible! Maybe this means that the company's entire Milan section has no elevators at stations! As to escalators, I looked at some photos of the station here and didn't see any pictures that showed any. This map of the station shows where you get between the platforms and the underground passages, but does not show how. So far I'd guess that there are only stairs, but I could be wrong. Sorry. --76.69.116.4 04:24, 29 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
The fourth PDF file on the first webpage linked above (labelled Ramo Milano) does indeed show accessible stations, and Saronno is shown as one of them - look on page three. The station has the green wheelchair symbol (mobilità autonoma in stazione), which would imply to me that a wheelchair user can get from the street to the train without assistance, either via ramps or lifts. There is also a telephone number at the bottom of the same page on that PDF for further information about accessibility on their network. You could ring them to confirm the accessibility of the station, though of course the person on the other end may not speak English.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 07:40, 29 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Oh! Do you know what I missed? I only looked at the first page of the PDF, which was a duplicate of the map I linked. In some places they would have put the wheelchair symbols on that map, so I didn't think to look for another page. Thanks! --76.69.116.4 19:09, 29 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I'm in Italy at the moment. I see a fairly poor state of repair in train stations, so you should be prepared for the possibility of lifts being out of service. Ground Zero (talk) 08:33, 29 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]