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Travel to Porzecze in GrodnoEdit

Asked by: 41.111.212.146 08:40, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

I planning to visit the next summer the town where my father was born in 1923. Is Porzecze in Grodno. I want to know is somebody can identify in the attached picture the exact place there where my father and his sister taken this pics.

https://www.radzima.net/eng/image_preview/4962.html

My contact email is carlosmatecki yahoo.es

Thanks in advanced,

Carlos Matecki

the stone walled background is not a lot to go on. As the village is not large I think walking around asking the locals is your only option. --Traveler100 (talk) 09:28, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, in a place that size, the chances of someone actually remembering your family are quite high. Good luck :) --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:25, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Just A Matter of TimeEdit

On the Afghanistan–China border page, the claim is put that because the time zone difference between Afghanistan and China is 3 and a half hours (because all the PRC is on Peking Time), the 47-mile terrestrial border between the two nations in the Hindu Kush forms the largest "jump" between adjacent time zones on Earth. I looked at some maps and it does seem to be true, but I would like to find some kind of authoritative source to corroborate the statement. Do you all have any suggestions for me? Also, does anyone have any pictures of this border? The most recent photograph of the border on Wikipedia is from over one-hundred years ago (not including satellite images). Asked by: Geographyinitiative (talk) 12:48, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Hiya. Welcome to Wikivoyage! I do wonder whether you wouldn't be better off posting on the talk page of the Wikipedia article to discuss with the page authors about providing a source for the claim. In any case, there are dozens of maps of all the time zones in the world online (such as this one) where you can try to verify the claim. Best wishes.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 13:45, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
The border in question is closed to visitors, so it is mostly a theoretical question without much practical importance. I agree that Wikipedia may be a better place to ask—if no one responds at the article's talk page, you can go to the w:Wikipedia:Reference desk. —Granger (talk · contribs) 01:12, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
The travel section of w:Wikipedia:Reference desk takes you here, so please choose a different section next time. Commons has Commons:Category:Afghan_Border_Police, which has photos of other Afghan borders. AlasdairW (talk) 21:42, 15 January 2020 (UTC)