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In , Jamie and her boyfriend, Jake, go to a party in Berlin, Germany. Jake drinks quite a bit and Jamie catches him hooking up with another girl at the par. Ranking of the top 13 things to do in Berlin. Explore the remnants of the Berlin Wall, the glorious dome atop the Reichstag (Parliament Find Tours & Tickets. A lot of the rankings seem counter-intuitive to me. We have somebody here in Berlin for official communication. . As you can see, my contribution alone, on the Barcelona article in Hebvoy, is much bigger than all top contributions to the.
Of course the actual discussion process will be slightly different as we have no policy not to redirect real places and so on, but I hope you get what I am aiming towards. Ikan Kekek talk The cure is for everybody to watchlist Category: Articles to be merged — that works nowadays.
Also, if that does not work, why not just go ahead and merge, if nobody interested in the involved articles and therefore noticing the merge suggestion cares enough to voice an opinion.
I think vfd for all its faults works better than having deletion discussions on individual talk pages or the pub. Why not do the exact same thing for merger discussions? Maybe we can introduce it with a trial period and if after x amount of time we decide it didn't work we can go back to the old way or try an entirely different approach I want to be able to have these conversations in both places at the same time.
I want it on a central page and on the article's talk page, and without any participation-preventing complications like transcluding subpages. This kind of multi-location discussion was planned years ago for mw: Flow along with features such as being able to watch one discussion but not the rest of a pagebut it hasn't been implemented anywhere.
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It would be ideal for something like VFD. As an aside, the more I use Flow at mediawiki. Just don't tell the devs that, because I have a long list of demands friendly requests for improvements, like "remind me of this discussion next week, especially if nobody's commented since then". If you haven't seen it before, then you can try it out at mw: So I would emphasise the importance of providing the opportunity for such discussions.
Mergers should only be done without discussion if there have been no edits in the last year ignoring technical edits by regular contributors, but taking particular note of content additions by occasional editors or IPs.
We don't want to frustrate the occasional editor that drops by once a month. I think that the article talk page should be used for the discussion, but a central index page would be useful. This could just have a link to the article, the country and the date. A central discussion page might be off-putting to occasional contributors. It is important to provide the opportunity for discussion, even if most times there are no takers - this can be taken as approval after a few weeks. I do like the sound of Flow, but it is probably not today's solution.
What I mean by that is having the discussion displayed both on the talk page and on tentative name WV: Votes for Merger and users able to contribute to both. That way many of the potential downsides that I frankly don't see, but whatever of having the discussion only at one central page would disappear. And I still don't get why we should handle merge discussions and deletion discussions so fundamentally differently.
Imho we could also have articles nominated for redirecting on vfd, because "deletion" is a valid outcome in only a fraction of the articles we have as is. Anywhere else, they would be pointers to that page. On the night of April 18,Revere rode out of Boston famously yelling: The British were finally expelled inwhen after an overnight flurry of activity, cannons were fortified atop a hill and trained on the Crown's ships. An elite class of community leaders developed, calling themselves Boston Brahmins.Floating 1997 movie with Norman Reedus (high quality)
Families with the names Delano, Revere, and Adams would prize the arts; and became widely known for their rarefied literary culture and lavish patronage.
Other contemporary Bostonians, no less privileged but with an alternative outlook on life, called themselves Transcendentalists.
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They believed in the inherent goodness of people and nature. These groups would work together with Abolitionists to shape American liberal thought throughout the century.
Calling Boston "The Athens of America", they helped drive unprecedented scientific, educational and social change that would soon sweep the country. Bostonians still think of the city as Brahmin Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. This half-serious term is all you need to know to understand Boston's complicated self-image.
One of the most visible historical events to shape the city of Boston was the Irish potato famine during the late s. A massive number of Irish escaped their homeland and found quarters in a new city. Even the local basketball team is named "The Celtics". Today, imagining the city of Boston without the Irish is an impossible task. Immigrants kept on arriving throughout the s, not only from Ireland, but from Italy, eastern Europe, and beyond. The city needed space to put them all, so it began annexing nearby towns and undertaking land reclamation projects.
Boston would eventually grow to become over 40 times its original size! Boston's economy would continue to expand along with its landmass, but not as quickly, and profits would not be distributed evenly.
Poorly thought out urban renewal policies demolished hundreds of acres of ethnic neighborhoods. Factories were closing, no large buildings were under construction, and anti-Jewish and anti-black violence was on the rise.
A court order forced Boston Public Schools to integrate, flaring racial tensions throughout the city. The sticker can also be ordered online at . Usually on weekends there are cars leaving roughly every 30min throughout the day.
Requires a cell phone and sometimes some knowledge of German. By ship[ edit ] Being kilometres inland, Berlin does not have a seaport. Still sold by many cruise ship operators as "Berlin", so dont be suprised. There are similar distances to the seaports of Hamburg and Stettin. Some river cruises start or end at Berlin, using Havel, Spree and some canals for cruises to Prague or the Baltic sea.
Get around[ edit ] Berlin is a huge city. You can make use of the excellent bus, tram, train and underground services to get around. Taxi services are also easy to use and a bit less expensive than in many other big Central European cities. You can hail a cab the yellow light on the top shows the cab is availableor find a taxi rank Taxistand. Taxi drivers are in general able to speak English.
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This only applies if you flag the taxi down on the street, not if you get in at a taxi rank. Also, some online services like Talixo facilitate online and in-app booking. Check the Berlin route planner  in English to get excellent maps and schedules for the U-Bahn, buses, S-Bahn and trams, or to print your personal journey planner.
The route planer can also calculate the fastest door-to-door connection for you destination for any given day and hour. In the BVG introduced Metro lines buses and tram that run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All lines are marked with a big orange plate and a white M. It's also worth noting that the house numbers do not necessarily run in one direction up or down. On a lot of streets, the numbers ascend on one side and descend on the other.
Especially on long streets, check the numbering scheme first: Different from what is usual in some English-speaking countries, in Germany, you would have to add the word for "street", "square", "park", etc. The simple reason for this is that the annex defines the locality and is part of its denomination. Public transport ticketing[ edit ] Berlin WelcomeCard.
Other tickets are printed similarly. This is a very large area. The public transport system U, S-Bahn, bus, tram, regional rail uses a common ticket. There is no limit to transfers. Reduced tariffs apply for children 6 to Several options are available for unlimited travel. Prices listed here are only for zones A and B: There are also tickets for B and C. Check the machines for the actual prices these are current as of June Single Ticket Berlin AB: Potsdam or Schoenefeld Airport: AB Tageskarte day card, valid until 3a.
Potsdam and Schoenefeld airport: The non-reduced Tageskarte allows up to three children from 6 to 14 years of age to travel together with the holder for free.
This rule does not apply to any other tickets. The Berlin CityTourCard : The Berlin WelcomeCard available in 10 different versions: You can order the Berlin WelcomeCard in various sales points berlin airports, main station, Hotels or online. Free travel guide in pocket book format with insider tips and tour suggestions as well as city map for Berlin and Potsdam and a Network plan for public transport included.
You can order the Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive online and at every Tourist information poin Berlin airports, Central station. A folded leaflet with inner city map and an overview of the S-Bahn and U-Bahn railway networks of Berlin is included.
There is also a Monatskarte which is good for a month - either a calendar month e.
March or a 30 day card e. May 15 to June At the airport information booth near the baggage claim exit they will direct you outside where there is a ticket booth and you can buy whatever card you want. For the months card it costs 77 euros for zone AB. You are given a little transparent plastic folder to keep it in dates are on the card and you show it only when asked.
On the bus you show it to the driver. Small group day ticket AB: If you are traveling more than two trips a day, this ticket is cost-effective for three persons and above.
Purchasing tickets[ edit ] All tickets are available at vending machines at U- and S-Bahn platforms. English and other European languages are available. Payment is mostly by local bank cards, coins and banknotes. VISA and MasterCard are accepted if you buy your tickets from a manned ticket counter or some ticket machines at Tegel airport. Ticket machines may not take banknotes bigger than 10 euros.
If you need assistance most larger stations have staffed ticket counters where you can ask questions and buy tickets. Also, stores which flag a yellow sign with the writing "BVG" sell tickets, but rarely accept credit cards issued abroad. Single tickets and day tickets can be bought from bus drivers. Buses will accept cash, and make change for tickets.
Hotels may sell tickets as well. The transport authority BVG offers personalized printout tickets, which can be ordered online and printed at home. This option applies for all types of tickets which are valid for one day or more. They are only valid for the person whose name has to be stated when ordering, and which is printed on the ticket. That person has to be able to show an "official photo identity card ID Card, drivers license or passport " together with the ticket.
The first day of validity has to be indicated when ordering. Printout ticket need no further validation at the validator machines. Furthermore, BVG offers smartphone apps which allow the purchase of tickets, also single tickets, by smartphone after registration. Beware that the validity of those tickets starts only two minutes after the purchase, to prevent people from quickly purchasing an online ticket when, but only when, an inspector shows up.
Be aware that you can go only one direction with a single-journey ticket check the validation stamp and be careful as this could also be a pickpocket trick. As cases of ticket forgery are not rare, and fraudsters focus on tourists who cannot recognize the difference between an original and a forged ticket, it is recommended not to buy tickets from non-authorized dealers, as this could lead to unpleasant investigations commencing when found with such a ticket in an inspection.
Validating tickets[ edit ] You need to validate your paper ticket using the machines on the U- and S-bahn platforms or in the bus. Validation simply means the machine prints a time stamp onto the ticket.
Once validated, a ticket which is still valid will not have to be re-validated before each single trip. Unlike other metro systems, the Berlin U- and S-Bahn systems rely on honesty. You can not pay for a ticket, and get on a train. However, whilst it might be tempting to try to avoid buying a ticket, be advised that plain-clothed inspectors do patrol the trains frequently. They will stand at the front of the car and ask everyone to pull out their tickets for inspection.
That fine is legally construed as a contractual supplemented transport fee, and not as a criminal sanction, which allows the transport authorities to collect those fees at many jurisdictions abroad - and this is actually being implemented. Such fines have successfully been collected in the United Kingdom and in the United States together with additional lawyers' and courts' fees. By train [ edit ] If you need to get around the city quickly, take the S-Bahn.
Especially the Ringbahn that goes all around Berlin in a circle lets you get to other parts of the city really fast.
If you're looking for the way, use BVG. You can simply enter departure address and arrival adress to see the optimum connection, it's an excellent service.
Long distance trains mostly run to Hauptbahnhof, often with one or two extra stops at other stations. All U-Bahn stations now have electronic signs that give the time of the next train, and its direction based on sensors along the lines. Detailed maps can be found in every U-Bahn station and on the trains. Don't be confused by the alternative tram maps.
U-Bahn stations can be seen from far by their big, friendly blue U signs. Together with the S-Bahn which is administered by Deutsche Bahn and mostly runs abovegroundthe U-Bahn provides a transportation network throughout greater Berlin that is extremely efficient and fast. On weekend Friday to Sundayas well as during the Christmas and New Year holidays, all U-Bahn and S-Bahn lines except line U4 run all night, so returning from late night outings is easy, especially given the average start time of most 'parties' in Berlin 11PM to 1AM.