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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

Travel Rob ·
I'm really surprised at how condescending this list is to travelers. Really surprised Kyoto would put it out.
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

PortMoresby ·
This...I don't know what to call it. "List" is too small a word. Visual manifesto? Fascinating, the way a car wreck is fascinating. Japan was the first place I wanted to travel when I had a childhood friend from Japan. As an adult, I've had any number of opportunities to visit and haven't. I realized recently that what was stopping me was fear of giving offense. Kyoto has been the place that I thought I might brave my fears to see but this piece of municipal propaganda has wiped that thought...
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

DrFumblefinger ·
It is one of those real-life bad jokes. I find particularly humorous the rules about when and how to take photographs. Anyone who's stumbled upon a group of Japanese tourists know that they'll fight for the best shot if they have to! Guess the rules apply to foreign guests, not local residents.
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

TravelGirlJenn ·
Wow. Most of the list IS common sense. But tourists don’t always practice common sense, maybe at times myself included. Thing is, I have observed several Japanese tourists doing exactly what they advise not to do on their list during my travels to Europe. :-/ Most recently, almost felt that the rules didn’t apply to them as I was scolded for taking a picture without flash at Sacre-Coeur (didn’t see the sign). That was my mistake. However, while I was getting scolded for my offense, several...
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Re: Printed Guides: Frommer Wants to Recapture the Market

Former Member ·
There are 30 guidebooks in this series ? That is great. Mobile apps are fine but they are just not the same as printed guidebooks. We do hope that the Frommers are correct that this is an important, unfilled niche. Book loving travelers should support this product.
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Supreme Court asked: Do tour guides need licenses?

PHeymont ·
Two Federal courts, one in New Orleans and another in Washington DC have issued conflicting decisions on whether cities can require licensing of tour guides. An advocacy group, Institute for Justice, acting on behalf of a group of guides, has asked...
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Copenhagen traffic cops: ticket or tour?

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen, which already has a reputation as a visitor-friendly city, is planning to take it a bit further by turning the traffic wardens who give out parking tickets into part-time guides as well. Equipped with "Ask Me" badges, and a new training...
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Fee-free weekend kicks off National Park Week

PHeymont ·
U.S. National Parks will celebrate its annual National Park Week starting Saturday, April 18th, with two days of no entry fees (Saturday and Sunday) to kick off the celebration of America's more than 400 National Parks, big and small.   Many...
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Your Dog-Friendly Guide to Santa Barbara

Jhon Issac ·
I recently got a puppy shortly after my graduation. Living alone without having anyone to give my endless love was starting to bother me. Plus, as far as the word goes- A dog is a man's best friend, it's very true. So I got myself some time off from work and decided to travel to Santa Barbara. But I was in a real pinch. I have a four-legged friend who needs constant attention and care. I didn't have anyone to leave him behind with, and I personally didn't want to. So I decided to embark on...
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Heard Museum: American Indian Art and Artifacts

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her educational visit to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ. There is so much to see and learn.
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Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

Travel Rob ·
 The city of Kyoto has released a 'Don'ts for travelers guide'. The manners list includes such advice as not to ride a bicycle when under the influence and not to cancel a dinner reservation at the last minute. See the Guide:...
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Routard creates travel guide for refugees

PHeymont ·
Guides de Routard, which some have compared to a French version of Lonely Planet guides, has created a free guidebook to France for refugees arriving from war-torn countries. The publishers say it's intended to help refugees or asylum seekers navigate...
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Where to find the Paris you've seen in the movies

PHeymont ·
Under the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, seen in Last Tango in Paris           Photo: Bruxelles5 / Wikimedia   Everyone (almost, anyway) has a favorite Paris movie scene—after all, so many movies have been shot there!  ...
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TripAdvisor shuffles its apps for new all-in-one look

PHeymont ·
Love it or hate it, it's pretty hard to avoid TripAdvisor, and they're doing their best to be even more inevitable by rolling up a bunch of available features into one Swiss-army-knife of a mobile travel app.   The new app will replace...
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A Guide to Sapporo's Snow Festival – 札幌の雪まつり!

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day enjoys the winter festivities in Sapporo, with some amazing ice art on display.
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Trekking Guide: Keep Yourself Safe and Geared for Your Trek

zoulex ·
Expectations versus reality! You expect trekking to be a fun and beautiful experience. Reality? Like most activities, you need to have a suitable preparation. Without one – you or your family could get involved in a potentially risky outing. Cheer up! All you need to know is to find the middle ground between having a bulky backpack and unpreparedness. First, you have to determine the following: Will it be an easy walk that will take a few hours? Or will it be a demanding trek that can take...
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Printed Guides: Frommer Wants to Recapture the Market

PHeymont ·
The Frommer guidebook line is up to 30 new titles in two new, easy-to-pocket formats at lower prices: Can they gain back sales lost while Google owned the brand? NEWS here, and a TravelGumbo REVIEW here.
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Abu Dhabi Guide for Visitors: Carry ID--and no kissing!

PHeymont ·
Police in Abu Dhabi have issued a flyer in a dozen language, aimed mainly at cruise visitors, with suggestions about proper behavior, including no drugs, respectful clothing, carry ID at all times...and no kissing in public. MORE
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Michelin's launches new 'all-in-one' guides

PHeymont ·
Michelin hopes its new 25 pages-of-foldouts guides to cities can find a useful niche among many competitors in the travel book industry.
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Guide to write and perform essay writing

Jacob William ·
Many times when you are in school or in college you do not know how to do a rehearsal and more, if it is the first. Regardless of the subject that you schedule or if it is a free topic, it is essential that you know the structure you must follow to make your writing satisfactorily and thus, get a good grade with a quality work. The question that arises immediately is: How is an essay made? Good, we will give you some guidelines to write an essay in a brief and concise way. However if you’re...
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Best Places to Visit In Amsterdam

jenifer levis ·
Amsterdam also known as Venice of the North or Mokum. Amsterdam is famous for many things, from its art and rich heritage to its elaborate canals and limitless cafes but it stands out for one thing over all else; making for the most unique and unforgettable trip for young adults and people of age alike. Any Amsterdam trip would be considered unfinished if it did not include- Rijksmuseum - Starting off slow, this excellent museum houses some of the greatest European masterpieces of all time.
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The Next Big Thing in Travel Guide From UK To Accra

Elite Travels ·
This small city of Ghana by the sea is so high on vibrancy, historical site, super rich culture, unique dance, and natural beauty that tourist from all across the globe flock to Accra. The amazing city endeavor plenty of things to do, attraction and amazing wildlife, because of this tourists can’t refrain themselves from visiting Accra. The busy modern city welcomes you to enjoy delicious smell of food coming from streets and the glorious beach waits to cool you down. You can explore...
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Re: The Next Big Thing in Travel Guide From UK To Accra

Elite Travels ·
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Re: Guide to write and perform essay writing

Professorabe ·
Having sat on scores of disciplinary panels over the years, my advice would be to steer well clear of essay-writing services. It could actually be the end of your academic career and leave a permanent black mark on your CV! (I'm not quite sure what this topic is doing here, anyway.)
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Re: Michelin's launches new 'all-in-one' guides

PortMoresby ·
These sound suspiciously like the Knopf Mapguides that I've been using for years and love. See the fun video: http://knopfdoubleday.com/knopf-mapguides/
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Re: Michelin's launches new 'all-in-one' guides

PHeymont ·
I'll have to look and see. The Knopf guides I had years ago combined a separate map and a small book in a plastic wallet.
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Re: Michelin's launches new 'all-in-one' guides

PortMoresby ·
Yes, do. I was feigning politeness. Let me be clear, Michelin has stolen their "slightly different niche" from Knopf and copied the most perfect little guides ever printed. Who do they think they're kidding?
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Re: Michelin's launches new 'all-in-one' guides

PHeymont ·
Two things... 1. After a visit to my shelves, I see that what I remembered as Knopf products were actually the Fodor Citypack series. 2. I won't know for sure until my Michelin London arrives over the weekend, but one difference appears to be that the Knopf has 8 maps for 8 districts, while the Michelin identifies itself as 25 pages. But how pages are being counted I can't yet say. But I'm not sure that one could really apply the word "stolen" to publishing a rival folded-map guide, no...
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