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The Travellers' pub—your watering hole on Wikitravel

The Travellers' pub is where Wikitravellers of all languages get to together to talk about Wikitravel, and where you can ask for help if you're confused, lost, afraid, tired or annoyed by Wikitravel. Please check the FAQ and Help page before asking a question, though, since that may save your time and others'.

If you have question about travel, not the website, try the Travellers' pubs in your language edition of Wikitravel.

If you are having a problem that you think has to do with the Mediawiki software, please post that on the technical requests page instead.

Please add new questions at the bottom of the page and sign your post by appending four tildes (~~~~) to it, but otherwise plunge forward!



There are archives available for this page. Please do not edit the archives - instead, start a new thread.

Commons pictures not displaying[edit]

Photos from Saginaw page keep getting deleted and I don't understand. Can someone explain? Thanks —The preceding comment was added by Polish Polish (talkcontribs)

Hello. Some of your pictures were removed because of our Image policy. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 02:58, 28 December 2019 (EST)

When I look up Ottawa, the pictures from the Wikimedia Commons are missing. Can you fix it as soon as possible? 21:25, 3 February 2016 (EST) looks fine to me... IBobi talk email


The map shows Tuvalu as being in the South Atlantic Ocean


Capital of Greece before Nafplion was Aegina (Egina).

St. Augustine Page Issues[edit]

I am trying to add a hotel listing but the normal add a listing feature is not working. When I try to add it manually, it does not format correctly. I don't know what to do without the correct add a listing feature being offered. —The preceding comment was added by BayfrontMarinHouse (talkcontribs)

Hi, I see a listing added by you on the St. Augustine page so I assume all is ok now? If you are trying to add a different listing, please let us know. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 18:22, 20 March 2016 (EDT)

Monastery Taxiarchis Michail[edit]


This Monastery Taxiarchis Michail of Panormitis is stuated in Symi island close to Rhodes and not in the Rhodes island near Laerma. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hi, thanks for the info, but you should use the article's talkpage. This is Wikitravel Shared. GiulioC (talk) 04:26, 13 May 2016 (EDT)

the prices listed in the centro Mexico city section - and I assume some other sections - are perhaps misleading: the $ should be identified as pesos, not US dollars. 10:04, 23 May 2016 (EDT)

Hello, thanks for sharing the info but you should use the article's talkpage. This is Wikitravel Shared. GiulioC (talk) 10:27, 23 May 2016 (EDT)

Problem with edit summary since software upgrade[edit]

Since the software upgrade on the English WT a month ago, sometimes when I do an edit, click "Show changes", write an edit summary, and try to save it, a pop-up asks me to write another, separate edit summary. The heading of the pop-up is "Publish to {{SITENAME}}". I reported this at WT EN pub a week after the upgrade. The problem is still happening. Nurg (talk) 05:52, 8 July 2016 (EDT)

Same here I am--of course--experiencing the same issue but I can save if I hit Enter again. Is that true for you as well, Nurg? Koavf (talk) 09:23, 8 July 2016 (EDT)
The edit summary is to be added in the pop-up only, once you hit publish, all will show up in the summary field then. As Koavf says, you can hit enter and it will save it anyway but then no summary will show. It would probably help to de-activate the old summary field, which I shared with tech already. Adzas (talk) 06:11, 10 July 2016 (EDT)

Illegal page[edit]

I suggest that you delete the following page as it is illegal to offer fake official documents:

Looks like this was taken care of. Adzas (talk) 09:44, 28 July 2016 (EDT)

Request photo change on Avebury page[edit]

The photo captioned Avebury on the page about Avebury is not Avebury and is misleading and should be replacved by one that actually is of Avebury Slartibartfast (talk) 03:23, 26 August 2016 (EDT)

Thanks for pointing that out. Would you be able to find a picture yourself for this article? If not, I will have a look and change it soonest. Adzas (talk) 11:46, 29 August 2016 (EDT)

added question regarding spam + blacklist listing as well as blocked user[edit]

Hi Wikitravel-Community, Sorry for the question but, I have been looking around for a while, but did not find how to recover my user and get a page removed from blacklist, spam. On September 17, 2016 the user Binbin blocked my user Andean summit adventure and put my page on the spam list (andean summit adventure dot com). Any chance to get this sorted out? Confess that I have not read the rules before doing the entry, but I'm willing to do so and do only proper entries. I guess that was the problem. Your help is more than appreciated. Many thanks, ElisabethEliG (talk) 10:29, 14 January 2017 (EST)

Hello, thanks for your comment. We don´t allow travelsites/tourplanning/travel agencies listed in our articles, so for that reason your link was added on the blacklist. Try to create a new username but just make sure you don´t add any tour planning, just describe the locations you are knowledgeable about. Any other questions, please let us know! Adzas (talk) 14:47, 14 January 2017 (EST)

Hi Adzas, many thanks for your quick reply. I will do so with my new user. Any chance to delete the black list entry (user & link)? I was not aware of that, apologize for not having read the guidelines! Many thanks for your help, Elisabeth EliG (talk) 14:59, 14 January 2017 (EST)

Blocked from edits by user Tyen with no warning[edit]


I was editing the Bristol page as it is decades out of date, but all my edits have been rejected by Tyen. I have also been completely blocked from making more edits. Could you please tell me why this is?

Thanks DestinationBristol (talk) 05:45, 10 February 2017 (EST)

Could someone please help me with this.

- You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

Your user name or IP address has been blocked.

The block was made by Tyen. The reason given is no reason given.

Start of block: 19:46, 9 February 2017 Expiry of block: 18:46, 9 May 2017 Intended blockee: You can contact Tyen or another administrator to discuss the block. Your current IP address is, and the block ID is #773038. Please include either or both of these in any queries.

The page is horribly out of date and the changes I was making were just to update information. I didn't get any warnings, just blocked.

DestinationBristol (talk) 09:21, 14 February 2017 (EST)

I replied to your email. The reason you were blocked was due to your edits being perceived as spam. Please review our policy before posting again. I can unblock your account. Tyen (talk) 13:53, 14 February 2017 (EST)

My article has been deleted[edit]

Dear all,

I just "discovered" Wikitravel and I was happy to contribute some worthy recommendations concerning overnight stays in Munich for those persons who are searching for low budget accommodation or just private bed and breakfast rooms. These rooms are offered from private Munich residents who I know personally. Therefore I created a service agency which is also meanwhile available through internet. Due to my personal contacts and examination of each room and apartment this is not kind of a "normal" online booking portal! I can be reached personally, by phone and email and will be happy to assist in finding a suitable private accommodation in Munich.

Here is my contribution to Wikitravel:

This was deleted by "Geisterfahrer".

Please check this problem - I would be happy if Munich visitor's will have a chance to book also private accommodations besides hotels and hostels!

Thank you and best regards from Munich!Munichguide (talk) 06:06, 17 April 2017 (EDT)

Request to restore and check my contribution[edit]

Dear all,

I just "discovered" Wikitravel and I was happy to contribute some worthy recommendations concerning overnight stays in Munich for those persons who are searching for low budget accommodation or just private bed and breakfast rooms. These rooms are offered from private Munich residents who I know personally. Therefore I created a service agency which is also meanwhile available through internet. Due to my personal contacts and examination of each room and apartment this is not kind of a "normal" online booking portal! I can be reached personally, by phone and email and will be happy to assist in finding a suitable private accommodation in Munich.

Here is my contribution to Wikitravel:

This was deleted by "Geisterfahrer".

Please check this problem - I would be happy if Munich visitor's will have a chance to book also private accommodations besides hotels and hostels!

Thank you and best regards from Munich!Munichguide (talk) 06:08, 17 April 2017 (EDT)

Spam from Munichguide is delete. --Geisterfahrer (talk) 09:54, 18 April 2017 (EDT)

Site cannot be reached[edit]

I tried several times to reach detail sites of Munich's districts but without success - could you please check?--Munichguide (talk) 08:27, 18 April 2017 (EDT)

Can you provide a specific link you are having trouble accessing? Tyen (talk) 20:17, 18 April 2017 (EDT)

Next week i will travel by car from Toronto to Kingston (Canada)

I am looking for a nice hotel on the way. And not that far from Toronto .

Any suggestions? —The preceding comment was added by Therese (talkcontribs)

Hi, the travellers pub is to discuss questions about the site, the articles etc, not really to look for hotels. Have a look in the location articles on your route, you may find some tips there. Adzas (talk) 17:29, 20 May 2017 (EDT)


I'm not sure if this is the forum to post this in, but your destination of the month is listed as "Winnepeg" (a city that doesn't exist) when it should be "Winnipeg," the capital of Manitoba. Someone may want to adjust this...? 18:46, 4 June 2017 (EDT)

Hi, thanks for spotting this, a typo, it has been corrected. Adzas (talk) 10:49, 5 June 2017 (EDT)

MediaWiki changes may break pages[edit]

The syntax of MediaWiki is changing and in 2018 will become more strict about poor layout issues. We should update this site's version of MediaWiki to include a special page for "lint errors" such as obsolete HTML tags or else pages with malformed code will not render properly in the future. (edit: wow, this was a poor post and unsigned, too: Koavf (talk) 01:55, 26 August 2017 (EDT))

Nagorno-Karabakh: Incorrect Maps[edit]

I've noticed that maps on several pages show the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as only the territory of the former soviet Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast. I realise that Wikitravel, by showing and discussing Nagorno-Karabakh, is not taking sides on the conflict, but is trying to accurately portray the reality of the situation on the ground. Therefore I am concerned since these maps do not show the actual territory controlled by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which could confuse travellers as to what areas this includes or how to access the NKR. If you want me to provide a corrected map I would be happy to do so. Nikolai (talk) 11:06, 11 August 2017 (EDT)

Hi Nikolai, that would be great! Let us know if you need help. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:34, 13 August 2017 (EDT)

Searching doesn't work properly[edit]

The following example explains the problem : search term "gajah" doesnt return any results while running a google search which " gajah" gives multiple results Rade (talk) 13:16, 12 September 2017 (EDT)

Thanks for your input. The search issue has been brought up before, at the moment the search only works for titles of articles. Gajah does not seem to have an article on Wikitravel, so it will not come up. Hope this helps! Adzas (talk) 10:28, 14 September 2017 (EDT)

Keep being met with None Shall Pass error message - what does this mean?[edit]

I am confused ...... I keep getting "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: None Shall Pass " message when I try to Publish.

What does this men? I can not find any explanation of what it means and how to correct so I can publish.

Thanks jack

That's an abuse filter we have to combat spam. I have added the listing you were trying to add. I'll look into why your edit was blocked and get it corrected. Tyen (talk) 17:35, 13 October 2017 (EDT)
I'm also being hit with "none shall pass" when trying to update the Wirral entry which is hopelessly out of date with Fort Perch Rock now being closed to the public and the Wirral Show not having taken place for years. I've wasted time editing these only to be met with a blunt "None shall pass" message and all my work being lost. If you don't want users generating content then please remove the joke "edit" option followed by the slap in the face "none shall pass". —The preceding comment was added by 2a02:c7f:a5d:3000:6403:b370:306d:6bf5 (talkcontribs)
On which page are you trying to add content? The filters are usually blocking urls that are not according to our guidelines, if you let me know what you are trying to add, I can have a look. Adzas (talk) 12:11, 24 August 2019 (EDT)

"Do not show ad column" not working properly[edit]

Under the 'Wikitravel' tab in my Preferences, I have a check beside "Do not show ad column". It has worked in the past, but now the ads appear (on English WT and Shared). If I uncheck it and save it, then check it again and save it, the ads do not appear on the first article I go to, but then reappear on all articles I go to subsequently. Nurg (talk) 03:07, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

Can anyone advise? Nurg (talk) 22:38, 3 November 2017 (EDT)
Hi Nurg. Have you tried different browsers? I had the same issue in the past with Chrome, I cleaned the cache and then it all worked. GiulioC (talk) 12:33, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

Picture uploads[edit]

So many nice pictures uploaded here but many of them are never added to an article on our Main Site. If you are not sure how to do that, ask us! Also make sure all pictures are attributed correctly (so own work, Flickr link etc.), otherwise pictures will be removed. Obviously copyright pictures should not be uploaded. Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 07:19, 10 March 2018 (EST)

Why I am blocked uploading from the Flickr on the describe stage here? The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site. Where to see this list? (talk) 24 June 2021
Hi Ryte, we have spam blacklists on Wikitravel sites including Shared. Can you give me some more details? This sounds very strange to me since I've been uploading banners from Flickr for years now. GiulioC (talk) 10:20, 24 June 2021 (EDT)
Thank you Giulio! Now I am OK. The problem was with the address. (talk) 25 June 2021

Probabl<*cough*>Possible astroturfer?[edit]

I was raising an eyebrow over why the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort was listed in the Budget section on the Tucson (Arizona) page. It's an older, but relatively posh resort hotel in the Catalina Foothills; top-dollar real estate. Being a local resident, I also noticed some other fishy information about lodging in the vicinity on the Tucson page.

Turns out, it seems like someone is a really huge fan of Wyndham Hotels:

Hi, thanks for pointing that out but this is Wikitravel Shared. The issue should be discussed on our main site. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 04:35, 25 March 2018 (EDT), and the block ID is #829141.[edit]

why id is blocked? what spam you found.

I don´t see this IP address on the block list, can you try again, it could have been a glitch after the software update? What did you try to edit and where? Adzas (talk) 11:01, 23 April 2018 (EDT)

India Map Dispute - Arunachal Pradesh[edit]

India Map on Wiki travel is incorrect. The map of Arunachal Pradesh is not shown as a part of India. The state is in dispute with China. However, rest of the world recognize it to be a part of India. Indian have a strong objection of Arunachal Pradesh not be shown as part of India. Necessary amendments need to done by Wiki travel in order to avoid further escalations. —The preceding comment was added by Xavier (talkcontribs)

Which map? Can you give us a link to it? GiulioC (talk) 09:02, 18 May 2018 (EDT)

GDPR Compliance Announcement[edit]

Hi everyone!

Starting on or before May 25th, 2018, Wikitravel will become GDPR compliant in accordance with the EU GDPR regulation (Learn More).

If you are visiting this forum from an EU IP address, you will see a pop-up overlay that looks like this:

GDPR Notice from IB

After clicking "I Agree," this message should not appear again (unless you clear your browser cookies). Thank you. IB hill (talk) 14:34, 21 May 2018 (EDT)IB_Hill

Wrong link in hotel at Kanha national park[edit]

Greetings, I have a resort at Kanha national park by name of Kanha Village Eco Resort.

I had put in my resort web address link which has been changed. When I try to make it right it is again changed by someone.

Need suggestion as to what can be done and how we can stop this other user from changing the site link. Regards, —The preceding comment was added by 2405:204:e508:1871:9df8:5509:391:fdb4 (talkcontribs)

Are you referring to this article on our Main site? It is always best to leave your comment there on the discussion page of the article, on Wikitravel Shared we only upload pictures. I checked the article, not sure which link you mean, so just update it there, leave a comment in the summary field and we will try to keep an eye on it. Thanks! Adzas (talk) 05:52, 3 June 2018 (EDT)

user replacing pages with porn[edit]

user is vandalizing pages with porn —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

We're taking care of this, thanks. GiulioC (talk) 04:42, 15 July 2018 (EDT)

Notification of two hacked pages[edit]

This page appears to be hacked with adult content.

This page is empty

This has all been dealt with. Adzas (talk) 10:14, 16 July 2018 (EDT)


There is a pornographic picture when you click on Tucson!!!!!

This has all been dealt with. Adzas (talk) 10:15, 16 July 2018 (EDT)

North Korea[edit]

There is a pornographic shock image on the main page of North Korea. —The preceding comment was added by Nanonoir (talkcontribs)

It's been removed. Thanks, GiulioC (talk) 03:58, 25 July 2018 (EDT)

Croatia Should be Part of EEA in The file "File:Supranational European Bodies-en.svg"[edit]

Croatia is not part of EEA in The file "File: Supranational European Bodies-en.svg"(

However, 1.It's defined that "The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the countries of the European Union (EU), plus the EFTA countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and was established on 1 January 1994. " As Croatia has joined EU in 2013, it should be one of the EEA too. 2. It seems that Croatia did join the EEA in 2014.(

Therefore, the 'File: Supranational European Bodies-en.svg' should be updated to include Croatia as part of EEA.

Best Regards, Janno Zhou —The preceding comment was added by Jannozhou (talkcontribs)

Thanks for letting us know. Looks like this file is from Wikimedia Commons. GiulioC (talk) 04:41, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

free options like hitchhiking, free water fountains and so on[edit]

Hi! I really love that project! I wonder whether there is an idea about including some "free" options for travelers without or with very little money. On one hand you list "normal" consumer concepts, hotels, trains, restaurants and stuff, maybe a low budget option could be included? I like the idea of hitchhiking, couchsurfing, free camping, dumpster diving, free wifi, free water fountains and would be happy to have some of this information included as long as it is fully legal. What do you think? Btw: already offers some good information, maybe there is some kind of cooperation something one can take into consideration. hitchwiki is more like hitchhikers for other hitchhikers, and I like the idea of taking hitchhiking more into common knowledge again. 05:40, 25 August 2018 (EDT)

BTW: Why am I logged in at the German page but as soon as I move here, I am not logged in and unable to log in? (Bedefdeka) 06:02, 25 August 2018 (EDT)

Hi, please note that this is Wikitravel Shared, the central coordination point and shared repository for images and other media for all language versions of Wikitravel. You need to create a different account here, that's why you're not logged in. As for the rest, I'm afraid this is not the best place to discuss it. You may want to leave a message on the Travellers' Pub on our main site. Regards,

Add Listing feature not working on multiple pages[edit]

After attempting to add multiple listings to the Sleep section on the following pages, none of them are appearing: I tried adding these listings while signed into my account and while not signed in, however none of the listings that I created are appearing. I attempted to add these listings on August 24. 10:56, 27 August 2018 (EDT) Unsigned comment by Mdoute (talkcontribs) .

Hi, sorry but I can't see these edits, they do not appear on the articles history. Please note also that this is Wikitravel Shared, the central coordination point and shared repository for images and other media for all language versions of Wikitravel. You need to create a different account here, that's why you're not logged in. As for the rest, I'm afraid this is not the best place to discuss it. You may want to leave a message on the Travellers' Pub on our main site. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 03:45, 28 August 2018 (EDT)

Epub export not working[edit]

Export as epub does not work. Unsigned comment by 2a02:908:1a6:e4e0:953c:fa20:4d0:6816 (talkcontribs) .

I´ll look into this. Adzas (talk) 06:18, 1 September 2018 (EDT)
Urgent. Could I help? —The preceding comment was added by 2a02:908:1a6:e4e0:863a:4bff:fe0d:d1d0 (talkcontribs)

Could you please look at this? Or do you know about workaround? Leaving in two weeks for long trip and would love to put articles on Kindle... - 16 September —The preceding comment was added by 2a02:908:1a6:e4e0:863a:4bff:fe0d:d1d0 (talkcontribs)

Any update?? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)


Hello. There are some spammers @ work, Can someone please ban 'em? 21:48, 3 September 2018 (EDT)

Hello! Our admins are well aware of the spam and have been working on cleaning them up. Thanks for bringing this to our attention IB hill (talk) 10:03, 4 September 2018 (EDT)


This image is referenced as being a picture of Arugum Bay waves. The images is almost certainly a picture of Pipeline in Hawaii. —The preceding comment was added by B9aE1066 (talkcontribs)

Thanks for pointing this out. Searching online that picture does come up with other Pipeline pictures, so probably best to change that picture. If you want to try to upload a different picture, following our guidelines, please feel free to do so! Thanks! Adzas (talk) 13:03, 7 October 2018 (EDT)

Hello please can you help we seem to have been blocked as being a spam bot . we are not we re a company here in Cyprus i miss understood what was required and coppied some information from our main page. i came in today to change this and wanted to write a piece about Latchi Marina and the Beautiful Akamas area and what there is to do in this area. please unblock, and the block ID is #843423 so we can rectify this Kind Regards David Stangroom Latchi Watersports Centre

Hello, I have unblocked your IP address. Please make sure you check our policies and guidelines before adding content, if any assistance is required, please let us know. Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 03:54, 10 December 2018 (EST)

To highlight that the image in the Silent_Valley_National_Park page is incorrect.[edit] of Kerala India is having image of a fort

This image is of Lohagad fort near Mumbai Maharashtra and not of this National Park. Need to remove the same. —The preceding comment was added by Rahulksmenon (talkcontribs)

British Columbia on Wikitravel[edit]

There are two problems with the Wikitravel description of British Columbia, Canada: (1) On the header page for British Colunbia, it states that the government is "Canadian Providence", but it should state "Canadian Province," and under "North and Central Coast," and then selecting Masset, it states that this is the largest city in the Queen Charlottes, but the name was changed to Haida Gwaii about 10 years ago.

Trouble with route icon additions for upload[edit]

I'm trying to get a city article going and 1 of the routes doesn't have an icon at Wikitravel yet, and another is on the Wikitravel list but there is a better one at Wikimedia Commons. I'm having trouble with uploading the new one and updating the other one. Thanks in advance. Swissjohn29 (talk) 12:00, 21 February 2019 (EST)

I guess I figured it out now, still finding my way around, and went to the wrong place or didn't do it right or something.  :-) Swissjohn29 (talk) 12:19, 21 February 2019 (EST)

None Shall Pass[edit]

I keep getting the following error message when I try to update URLs on the Washington D.C./Georgetown page: "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: None Shall Pass" —The preceding comment was added by 2601:143:8003:75f0:f816:6029:866a:2432 (talkcontribs)

It seems your edits are triggering one of our filters. However, such issues should be discussed on the Main Site Pub or the article's talk page. GiulioC (talk) 09:10, 25 February 2019 (EST)

Sandbox attacked by a spammer[edit]

I've been working on a couple of redo's/additions/updates for a couple of destinations, and when I went to hit the big blue button, the screen came up with something like "can't save if there's nothing to save" or " sandbox" or something. So I hit on the sandbox, and I got this all-caps greeting:
from an unregistered long-code person. Lucky for the "undo" availability. Checked his history, and it was only me he hit since getting on the site. Just a warning to you other editors out there working hard. May be a good idea to keep the eyes more open and check your history while you're in the process. Swissjohn29 (talk) 21:59, 11 March 2019 (EDT)

OK... He just hit me again with

Guess I gotta figure out the reporting procedure. Don't know who this cat is, but he's obviously bored. Swissjohn29 (talk) 22:03, 11 March 2019 (EDT)

I've been hit a third time, AND the Vandalism Warning report page has been hit also. Swissjohn29 (talk) 23:41, 11 March 2019 (EDT)
Now it's *5* times. Guess I'll have to use my laptop notes program to do editing until someone gets tired of this. Swissjohn29 (talk) 00:13, 12 March 2019 (EDT)
He's found my Userpage now. Very irritating. Swissjohn29 (talk) 00:20, 12 March 2019 (EDT)
Looks like this user is blocked now. When it happens again just let an admin know (it is usually caught anyway during regular patrolling), when you start to write about it like above they will continue, as they get “attention". Hopefully all clear now. Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 05:40, 12 March 2019 (EDT)

Maps2Go Adware on offer??!!![edit]

This is potentially an Adware/Malware installer. Please read:

Why is this promoted on WikiTravel? Disappointing! —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Page banner and QuickbarStadt template images replaced by images of Trump, Putin and Osama bin Laden[edit]

Example: shows a big image of Putin covering the whole page in the normal reading mode. When changing to the editing mode, and previewing the page, a large image of Osama bin Laden is shown instead and the QuickbarStadt Positionskarte=DE image is replaced by an image of Trump (only in editing mode, reading mode shows the normal map). Removing the pagebanner removes the images of Putin/Osama bin Laden. Removing the Positionskarte tag from the QuickbarStadt removes the image of Trump. 09:53, 25 July 2019 (EDT)

  • Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have undone this vandalism and protected those template pages so that it can't be done again. Wikitravel is crafted entirely by its users, so unfortunately some bad apples slip in from time to time. But we all do our part to make the site the best, most informative travel guide on the web. IBJoel (talk) 09:21, 26 July 2019 (EDT)

Problems with New York City and San Francisco articles[edit]

Someone is messing with the and articles replacing the words "New York City" and "San Francisco" with the words "Big Penis City" and "San Penisco". Could you please find him/her? JohnyKaz2078 02:00 July 28th (EET)

Someone has changed the name of New York City to Big Penis City. This vandalism spans most of the main page of the article. —The preceding comment was added by Wandering southerner (talkcontribs)

Fixed it. Thanks, GiulioC (talk) 03:42, 29 July 2019 (EDT)

Where are you currently located?[edit]

Let’s have some fun and show some action! With so many editors on our site, let us know where you are travelling at the moment. We can then have a look which articles in your area may need some content so we can all work on it together! Wikitravel is for all of us, so let’s work together! Also, are there any upcoming major events in your location (where you live or travel)? Add them here so we can feature them on our main page. Any news that is important to know for travellers? Let us know! Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 09:40, 20 December 2019 (EST)


The Philippines article has been violated with untruths and questionable opinions. Please correct this. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

posted complaint about commercial link[edit]

Hello, There is a large link to a hotel booking page at the very top of the page. As I understand the rules this is prohibited but I don't know how to remove the link. 05:11, 18 February 2020 (EST)

Where is this link? GiulioC (talk) 08:51, 18 February 2020 (EST)

Error 524 - A timeout occurred on Katowice Article[edit]

Other articles are reachable and the content is available in the edit-page. I guess there may something wrong in the formatting of the article

Confirmed that this happened for me as well. Koavf (talk) 17:13, 14 July 2020 (EDT)


I am in Nis and wanted to add some information about this place - but the page is not edit-able. What can I do?

Hi, give it a try now. The article was protected as there were some vandals changing information, looking forward to your edits on the page! Adzas (talk) 08:03, 15 August 2020 (EDT)

Cookie/Privacy notice conflict[edit]

When I access there's are 2 pop-ups. First you get the cookie notice and then on top of that privacy options. Clicking on any part of the privacy dislog doesn't do anything presumably because you want people to click on the cookie dialog but you can't dismiss the cookie notice because the privacy dialog is on top of it :-(

The only way to get in that I can find is to to be really quick and click the co okie notice before the privacy dialog arrives.

Is this some sort of test to see if a visitor is "worthy" enough? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Try clearing your cache: IBJoel (talk) 10:50, 28 August 2020 (EDT)

I just had this problem. It's for anyone that visits anything but the main page for the first visit, when you don't have any cookies or anything set. At that time, it displays the page, and pops up 2 windows. First the Privacy policy to agree to and a 'I AGREE' button to click, which seems to disable the whole screen apart from that 1 button. Then it immediately also pops up a 2nd window for 'Cookie settings' on top of that one (Sometimes, due to window size, it hides the first popup and the button you need to press first. Also it's greyed out, so even if it's visible it's not obvious what you need to click as the Cookie window looks like it's the one in focus). Now it is impossible to click or do anything to the site. So I'm afraid you are losing lots of traffic to this, as most people wont know how to get around that. Easiest way to test it, is to use Chrome Incognito mode, and just go to the link above by pasting it into the browsers URL bar. HTHs Robdon (talk) 07:05, 28 April 2021 (EDT)

I asked tech to take another look at this --IBJoel (talk) 17:37, 29 April 2021 (EDT)

Sept 2021 - I also ran into this problem on my mobile phone. Was unable to accept cookies and unable to access the wikitravel page I was visiting at all. Needed to change to my laptop to get it to work.

Usually it is just a question of clearing your cache, log in should work then, give it a try next time. Adzas (talk) 09:52, 8 September 2021 (EDT)

largest city in New Brunswick[edit]

When one searches for the largest city in New Brunswick. This site comes up on Google stating in the search page that Saint John is the largest city. Since 2016 this is not the case. The information is erroneous. Please update —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Thanks for letting us know, it has been adjusted. If you see any other information that needs to be adjusted, please feel free to jump in and edit yourself. Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 04:31, 15 October 2020 (EDT)

Why have my edits been removed?[edit]

I have edited the North Macedonia page about festivals. I have done this twice now, and each time my edits have been partically accepted and some of the previously existing content - which pointed to non-exising links - was restored.

I want a responsible human being to communicate with me and tell me what is going on.

David Golber [email protected] Dgezh (talk) 09:06, 3 December 2020 (EST)

Hi, your edits haven't been completely removed: content has been changed because of wrong formatting, and the non-existing link has been fixed. Also, please note that this is Wikitravel Shared, and this discussion should be on North Macedonia's talk page. Hope this helps! Regards, GiulioC (talk) 09:21, 3 December 2020 (EST)

Запись N62 О Александр Попов Пловец. Олимпийские Игры. Биография Инстаграм[edit]

This article needs to be *removed*. There is not one word of the English language, and as it is in the Russian alphabet, I can only imagine it is nonWikitravel appropriate. Likely an attempt at spreading disinformation again by one of Vladimir Putin's accounts. Get rid. 17:14, 27 January 2021 (EST)

Thanks for letting us know. Edits like this are removed on a continuous basis, I don't see this one here on Shared so I'm sure it was taken care of. Happy editing! Adzas (talk) 18:01, 27 January 2021 (EST)

What is Salem's Lot?[edit]

I have been trying to make a serious suggestion. You system says it is automatically rejected as harmful, and says the reason is "Salem's Lot", which I have not been able to identify.

This is your last chance to have me participate in wikitravel. —The preceding comment was added by Dgezh (talkcontribs)

"Salem's Lot" is one of our filters. What is this suggestion you're trying to make? GiulioC (talk) 09:53, 4 February 2021 (EST)

I'm suggesting that you tell people who are trying to help what is going on instead of this cryptic "Salem's Lot". I'm supposed to tell _you_ what _I_ was doing? What don't _you_ tell _me_ what "Salem's Lot" is? Why not do the work to make "Salem's Lot" appear in a search? Dgezh (talk) 09:29, 24 February 2021 (EST)

Log in Privacy Box Blocks the Page[edit]

Hello. I use a 2020 Macbook Air. When I go to any Wikitravel page, two pop up boxes appear. One is a long form that asks me to confirm my privacy choices by selecting yes or no to a variety of questions. Invariably, this popup is longer than my screen, so i cannot see the Accept button at the bottom, then it is impossible to scroll down to it! I think this is because immediately a second popup comes up under the long form, but since I cannot see that popup, I cannot click it. So i have to reload the page numerous times and try to hit Enter at just the right time until i get lucky. This has made Wikitravel pretty much unusable. Can you make your privacy agreements smaller or less comprehensive? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hi! Thanks for pointing that out, we will do our best to fix this. Regards, GiulioC (talk) 02:49, 9 February 2021 (EST)
Can you please send a screenshot of that issue to this email address?: [email protected]
Our tech team was supposed to have fixed this, but apparently it's back. I'd like to show them in case it's a different appearance/issue, this time. --IBJoel (talk) 10:38, 9 February 2021 (EST)

Handling Images[edit]

I uploaded an image. When I went to use it, I found that someone else had uploaded a completely different image with the same name. When I went to insert my image in a page, the system found that other image. And I can't upload my image under a different name, because the system tells me it has been uploaded already.

So many questions:

(1) How can I delete or rename the image I uploaded?

(2) Do all images (of the whole Earth!!!) in wikitravel share one common namespace, with no subfolders, etc?

(3) The image handling system mentions "local" images. What is this about? How do I upload an image to be "local" to the page I am editing?

(4) There is a list of countries ... with 13 (ooooh!) countries. I don't see how to edit that list to add a country Is this part of the "local" system?

Dgezh (talk) 09:22, 9 February 2021 (EST)

Hi Dgezh. I deleted your Matka.JPG file. To answer your other questions: 2-yes, 3-just upload to Wikitravel Shared, as that is out standard way of doing things. Local images are deleted, 4-to which list are you referring? Could you include a link? --IBJoel (talk) 10:36, 11 February 2021 (EST)
4: List of countries (Hey! This is what the whole thing is about.) Go to main page.On the right is "Images by Geography" Click Europe. Click Eastern Europe. (1) How do I add a country to the list of counties? (For that matter, why not add all the countries of the world to the appropriate regions.) (2) How to I upload a picture to be stored under the appropriate country? (3) In editing the country site for Elbonia, how do I refer to a picture stored in Images By Geography /.../Elbonia.
OK ... I finally found Macedonia In "Mediterranean Europe". (News to me. Macedonia is landlocked. Olives don't grow there. And SERBIA is listed as Mediterranean!!!! Serbia is mostly north of Bulgaria, which is listed as Eastern Europe.)
(1) There are some pictures in there, in sub-pages by location. How do I upload a picture into one of those subpages?
(2) In editing the country page for Macedonia, how do I refer to and use a picture located in one of those subspages?
Dgezh (talk) 10:42, 24 February 2021 (EST)
Dgezh, to help you out, maybe it'd be best to understand what exactly you're using Wikitravel for. Do you just want to upload pictures? Are you editing the English-language Wikitravel? You should be able to just edit lists of countries in the upper right corner. If you don't see that option, it's probably a protected page. Are you doing that on Wikitravel Shared, Wikitravel English, or a different language version? Also, we don't really have photo "folders". You just upload your photo (helps to search beforehand, to make sure you it doesn't duplicate an existing file name) and add it into the destination page.
Please also use proper indentation and formatting when adding your comment to any Talk page or the Travellers' Pub. --IBJoel (talk) 10:37, 25 February 2021 (EST)

(1) Kinda hard to get indentation right ... Those two colons tell the system what indentation to use? (2) Yes, I am editing the page for a country. After a bad experience (ALL of the images on wikitravel share ONE namespace, so "Matka" canyon outside Skopje Macedonia conflicts with "Matka", one of those many-layered Russian dolls ... gee thanks!), I would like to load my pictures into the the subpage for Macedonia described above. SECOND TIME asking (a) how to do it, and (b) SECOND TIME asking how to refer to those pictures. Dgezh (talk) 09:21, 1 March 2021 (EST)

Still waiting for an answer. Is anyone there? No action from me until I get an answer.

Dgezh (talk) 08:40, 22 April 2021 (EDT)

Airport List w/ codes, names, etc[edit]

Hi All,

New to the page, really confused right now, so hoping I posted in the correct area.

I run a travel agency and really need a list of all airport codes to use for our search form. Something similar to what Kayak, Expedia, etc have with distances from each airport when multiple airports are nearby for example, SFO, OAK and SJC.

If anybody can help with this, would highly appreciate it, I would be willing to pay as well; i am unable to find any developers for hire as similar to other wiki pages.

Thanks so much!

Jim S —The preceding comment was added by TBC (talkcontribs)

This has nothing to do with wikitravel, etc. But just search (any search engine) for "Airport Codes". Gets you to ""

Dgezh (talk) 09:47, 24 February 2021 (EST)

Well, we have this article] that may be helpful. GiulioC (talk) 08:44, 25 February 2021 (EST)

Banning Orphanage Tourism[edit]

What's Wikitravel's policy on orphanage tourism? I was surprised to see the Belize page soliciting tourists to volunteer in orphanages. Is that still a thing? Can we vote to nix that moving past the pandemic?

Jg (talk) 00:36, 17 March 2021 (EDT)

This should be discussed on Belize talk page, not on Wikitravel Shared. GiulioC (talk) 04:53, 17 March 2021 (EDT)

Can't log in with openid[edit]

Hi, I recently wanted to make some changes to the German wikitravel page, but was unable to log in through openid? It says the page does not exist when I tried and I would like to make these edits through my english language account. Thanks 05:26, 3 June 2021 (EDT)

Double cookie consent[edit]

Fix the consent messages, they're double and the clickable is behind the bigger unclickable consent message. This renders the website useless.