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which year would the best time to visit in Togo?Edit

Asked by: 10:06, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

I assume you mean what time of year? With the caveat that I haven't been to Togo, here's what the Wikivoyage article about Togo says about the country's climate:
The climate is generally tropical with average temperatures ranging from 27°C on the coast to about 30°C in the northernmost regions, with a dry climate and characteristics of a tropical savanna. To the south there are two seasons of rain (the first between April and July and the second between October and November).
So if you're visiting the southern part of the country and want to avoid rainy seasons, it sounds like your best bet is to come between December and March or between August and September. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:20, 14 March 2018 (UTC)


Is there a Norwegian equivalent of ordering a drink 'on the rocks' or do you just ask for the drink with ice?

How would you ask for this in Norway? Asked by: 19:03, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I'd wager there'd be plenty of people around who speak sufficient English to understand your order either way... But maybe our resident Scandinavians can help? @Erik den yngre: @Ypsilon: @LPfi: (I am probably forgetting some here). Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:49, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you can ask for it in English. In Norway I'd ask for "[name of drink] med is", Erik likely knows better if there's some other expression. ϒpsilon (talk) 20:08, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Correct, "whiskey med is" (=with ice). --Erik den yngre (talk) 22:21, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much. 19:35, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

How can we stay safe in major airportsEdit

How can we stay safe in major airports such as JFK

Asked by: 08:35, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

There's nothing to be afraid of in JFK. Just be normally sensible. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:51, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Remember that there is a lot of security presence in airports. You're never more than a few hundred meters from a cop if something happens. Most criminality happens behind the scenes (drug and people smuggling, baggage theft...). --Xuxl (talk) 13:19, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
However, said security personnel tends to be very no-nonsense and has a worse sense of humor than the average German. Hobbitschuster (talk) 15:56, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Try not to touch surfaces, use disinfectant on hands before eating. Watch where other people are going with their heavy luggage. Make sure food is fully cooked. --Traveler100 (talk) 16:21, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Memorial Day in New EnglandEdit

My wife and I are planning a Memorial Day Weekend road trip to New England, leaving Buffalo the morning of Thursday, May 24 and arriving in Boston late the same day. We plan to stay with friends in Watertown, Massachusetts on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, then spend Sunday night, May 27, at a hotel in or around Newport, Rhode Island where we'll be visiting other friends of ours, then head home on Monday.

My wife is pretty insistent on a beach day in Cape Cod at some point that weekend. I'm aware that this is probably going to be a nightmarish monstrosity of crowds and traffic, but I want to try to ease the headache as much as possible. Here are some questions I have.

  • Are there any beaches on Cape Cod that are "off the beaten path" and might be less crowded?
  • In a holiday weekend scenario, how long would driving from the Boston area to Cape Cod take? Is it worth it to even try, or should we cut our stay with our friends short and shell out for a hotel room somewhere on the Cape? If so, how far ahead would we need to book? Have we already missed the boat on that?
  • Apparently, a commuter rail line extends from Boston to Hyannis. How realistic an option would this be? That is to say, are there any worthwhile beaches on the inner portions of Cape Cod, or are they all further out from Hyannis towards the national seashore?
  • Is the water temperature even conducive to swimming at that time of year?
  • Anything else to watch out for or that would be good to know?

Pinging ButteBag, who's been less active lately but seems like definitely the one to ask about this. Obviously, if others can be of assistance, please feel free to chime in.

-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:16, 20 March 2018 (UTC)