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Plosca, Bukovina, UkraineEdit

How do I get to Plosca, Bukovina, Ukraine from the airport in Kiev? Is there accommodation in Plosca? Or what is the closest town to stay in? Thank you. Asked by: 2001:569:79B7:BD00:B0DC:AB82:E862:86A8 21:07, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi there, can you tell us where Plosca is? And can I also ask if "Bukovina" is the Bukovina at this Wikipedia page? I can't find this place on the internet. But have you tried finding general directions at a Wikivoyage page? Maybe try Kiev#Get in or Ukraine#Get around?  Seagull123  Φ  16:13, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Plosca is apparently 100 kilometers SW from Chernivtsi as the crow flies, near the border to Romania (map). You can take a domestic flight to Chernivitsi. From there you might get to Plosca by bus, marshrutka, rental car (possibly your best bet) or even taxi.
Plosca seems like a small village, and while people in Eastern Europe often rent out their rooms for guests, there's a good chance you won't find a place to sleep there. Putila, some 20-30 km to the north, looks like a city big enough to have accommodation. --ϒpsilon (talk) 17:04, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Confusing LondonEdit

Part of the world: "London". Whatever that means.

I cannot understand this city. What are its borders? Pick a picture:       or is it something else?

Asked by: Mr. Guye (talk) 01:43, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Mr. Guye. The middle map shows the boundaries of London as governed by the Mayor of London and Greater London Authority (32 London Boroughs plus the City of London, which is a tiny and ancient city with the status of a county that is the original and oldest part of London, governed by the Lord Mayor of London and Corporation of London); this is the definition of London used by our article on Wikivoyage. The map on the right shows just the City, while the map on the left shows the extent of the continuous built-up area which traverses administrative boundaries, occupying parts of London's neighbouring counties in East and South East England.
London is not really unique among large cities for having this level of confusion; when talking about Rome, do you mean the municipality (comune of Rome), or the rather larger Metropolitan City of Rome? Or perhaps you're Catholic and you're actually just referring to the Vatican City. Many people, usually outsiders, consider Manhattan to be synonymous with the five borough and rather larger New York City, while New York's continuous built-up area and metro area are even larger still. Does Paris refer to the rather small city of Paris, the Petite Couronne built-up area which contains the vast majority of the city's land and inhabitants, even its central business district or the region of Ile-de-France? It depends who you ask. I could go on, but hopefully the point is clear and I have managed to answer your question successfully (let us know if not, and someone else will have a go!). Thanks for dropping by, and welcome to Wikivoyage. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 09:37, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
For any given city, the borders are rather blurry and depend on definitions. Berlin is actually one of the few exceptions, as the city and state of Berlin cover exactly the same territory (unlike the other Stadtstaaten Hamburg and Bremen which have "external possessions" so to speak) and while you could argue that Potsdam is "basically Berlin", people in either place will most likely react like a New Yorker to whom it is insinuated that New Jersey has anything to do with New York City. Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:59, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

What are the requirements for traveling to americaEdit

Asked by: 197.210.45.147 06:03, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

You need to have a strong outboard motor to get across the Pacific....Seriously, you haven't indicated where you're coming from, what country you're a citizen of, what your reason for travel would be or anything else that could help people answer. And besides, you really don't want to rely on some random people on the Internet to answer a question that could have an effect on your life and liberty. You might want to start by looking at this website. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:49, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
See also United_States_of_America#Get_in. Pashley (talk) 07:23, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Macau public bus and money exchangeEdit

A. Macau Public Bus

1. Can I pay bus fares for all my family members (6 people including myself), or must we each pay individually?

2. If I can, which one of these should I do? a. Put the total bus fares into the box, then move on, followed by my 5 family members. This means the driver alone does the counting of 6 people. b. Put the total bus fares into the box, then let my 5 family members move on before me (I'm the last one). This means I will indirectly help the driver count to 6.

3. Is the name of the next stop always displayed on the electronic display in the bus?

4. Do we have to push a button (or something like that) to ask the driver to stop the bus at the next stop?

5. Do Macau public buses stop at every stop? Or will they skip a stop if no one wants to get off and there seems to be nobody waiting to get on the bus?


B. Money exchange

1. Can a foreign tourist exchange money in banks in Macau International Airport?

2. I'm planning to exchange my HKD with MOP in Macau International Airport. Wikipedia says the exchange rate is pegged and is approximately MOP 1.03 for HKD 1. If I exchange my money in either banks or money changers, will they charge an exchange fee or do they make profits by setting their own exchange rates (for example, MOP 1.01 for HKD 1)? Asked by: 202.58.178.243 06:53, 20 October 2017 (UTC)