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Hello, Lpring9! Welcome to Wikitravel.

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Thanks for your edits to Kyoto, but lay off the hype a little — the center of Kyoto is modern and butt-ugly, and you're not doing travelers a service by making them think it's all machiya and geisha nipping into the 7-11. Jpatokal 22:28, 24 March 2009 (EDT)

I appreciate many of your contributions to Kyoto, but please take more care with English grammar issues like subject/verb agreement. Gorilla Jones 18:41, 25 March 2009 (EDT)
Please review Wikitravel:Tone. In some of your edits, you're replacing lively, descriptive language with more vague terminology. And don't delete details like the price of the taxi to Hoi An from the airport. Gorilla Jones 19:58, 25 March 2009 (EDT)
Hey there I edited the bit about the motorbikes in the old town as I thought what you wrote was a bit too opinionated and negative. When I was in Hoi An I loved the fact that motorbikes were scooting around everywhere as its such an integral part to Vietnam...I don't think I have ever been to a country where there are so many scooters. The readers should definitely be made aware that scooters are everywhere but should also be allowed to come to their own conclusion as to whether this is a bad thing or not. Lpring9 14:04, 27 March 2009 (EDT)
You may want to review Wikitravel's policy on whether an opinion is a bad thing. (It's not.) This isn't Wikipedia — we're not NPOV. It's objectively a bad thing when you're walking down a narrow alley in Hoi An and a motorbike is coming at you at high speed — with only room for one of you.
More importantly, though, why are you deleting all prices in Vietnamese dong from Hoi An, a Vietnamese city? It's fine to have references to both the dong and the dollar, but you're going through and deleting all references to the dong. Please restore the Vietnamese prices you've deleted or I'll have to revert all of your contributions — frankly, the information you're adding does not outweigh the information you're deleting. Gorilla Jones 18:20, 28 March 2009 (EDT)
If I deleted any pricing in Dong that was by accident and I apologize. What I was trying to do was give the article some consistency when it came to pricing...it started off in dollars so I changed everything to dollars and when a piece of information had VND I simply put those in brackets and also added the dollar equivalent so the readers would have a better understanding of what things are likely to cost consistently instead of some listings being in dong and others in dollars. It makes it confusing.

As to the motorbike query...I though it was fun having this almost 'chicken' like scenario with the motorbikes....you are in Vietnam its what to be expected. If you wanted a safe, motorbike free trip then I suggest the readers should not venture to Vietnam. Lpring9 13:35, 29 March 2009 (EDT)

Prices were given in dong and dollar because both are accepted in Vietnam — some merchants prefer one or the other. Throughout 'See', 'Do', and the first half of 'Buy' you simply deleted the VND — you didn't put it in brackets, as you claim. Do you want to go back and re-insert all of the prices you deleted, or should I revert back to the last version before your deletions? Gorilla Jones 19:29, 30 March 2009 (EDT)

Bristol[edit]

Also, if there's a sensible reason why you keep replacing the 'Understand' section of Bristol with a shorter, blander text that mainly just lists the surrounding areas, do please bring it up on the Talk:Bristol. Gorilla Jones 23:42, 30 March 2009 (EDT) yes because I lived in Bristol and that long winded understanding did not do the city justice at all and was highlighting all the wrong points. My 'understanding' kept the best parts of the original copy whilst making it more specific, with fewer but more interesting historical facts. However I have just been on the page and seen it has been changed back. Making it sounds like the harbourside is it biggest selling point when its not. But I guess whoever keeps changing it just loves the facts they have found on the city as they keep editing it back regardless of how un-useful and inaccurate it is. It is not the largest shipping port in England.Lpring9 12:52, 31 March 2009 (EDT)

Well, here's some advice: if someone else had a different opinion, add yours, don't delete theirs. There's a difference between correcting a single inaccurate fact about the shipping port and removing every mention of the shipping port entirely! Gorilla Jones 23:53, 31 March 2009 (EDT)
Ok, good advice but if I just added my opinion the understand bit would be about 5 paragraphs long....a bit unnecessary long. Lpring9 13:11, 1 April 2009 (EDT)
has any one got any more information on these restaurants in Dhaka such as location, phone numbers or better still any idea what cuisine they sell. At the moment the listings are really bad and nondescript and was wondering if the article was better off without them.
  • Hotel Star-Opposite of Abahani Club. A famous restaurant for beef and mutton Kabab.
  • Xindian-Dhanmondi 27 and Shankar crossing. One of the more luxurious restaurant in Dhaka which has been established lately.
  • Laijati-Jigatola
  • Jeni Kabab Very ancient and famous restaurant for Kabab.
  • Red Onion Located opposite the Medinova Medical Center
  • Mama HalimNew Circular Road 2nd Floor,(Opposite of Aarong)Moghbazaar, Tel.+88 06662625097.
  • Coopers- Kalabagan. Very famous for cakes and fast food. Food is hygienic without a doubt.
  • Western Grill-Science Lab. Pricey and hygienic fast foods are available here.
  • Xing ling-Jigatola. It is medium quality ancient Chinese restaurant which serves both Chinese and Thai food.

Lpring9 18:37, 1 April 2009 (EDT)

Currencies[edit]

Please take a look at Wikitravel:Currency -- we do not use currency codes, since they're not used locally either. "Tk." is the local usage in Bangladesh, and hence much better than "BDT". Jpatokal 22:17, 1 April 2009 (EDT)

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