2010/08/25

Aggressive Danish goat

To: Copenhagen Zoo
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 08/20/2010 06:32 PM

     Hi,
last weekend our family visited Copenhagen Zoo. However, we were very surprised by your aggressive goats. In the "goats garden" one of the goats (a black-greyish one) attacked and stole my son's newly bought ice-cream. If you have goats around kids I think it is your responsibility to discipline the goats. 
Please confirm that you have received my invoice for the lost/stolen ice-cream (20 DKK).
Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson 

— ANSWER —:


To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Copenhagen Zoo
Date: 08/21/2010 01:44PM
Oh, that goat must have been hungry – and with a sweet tooth to it...  

This is of course rather regrettable and we apologize !

I have just checked and actually there is a sign at the enclosure saying that feeding of the goats is not allowed. This is not only out of respect for the animal’s health, it is actually also to ensure that the goats do not approach the kids in an unwanted way.
Naturally I am aware of the fact that your son did not feed the goat – but it also means that it is a bit unwise to bring in a child carrying an icecream.
We hope you understand why we are not able to consider your mail as an invoice for DKK 20.


Kindly
[---------]
Copenhagen Zoo
[------]www.zoo.dk
 

2010/08/10

Do we need to cremate Wilsson?

To: New Zeeland Customs
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 04/27/2010 04:32 PM


Hi over there,


I am Tim Fredriksson from Sweden and soon me and my family are planing to visit New Zeeland. One of our main goals with the trip is to bury our beloved dog (a charming border collie named Wilsson) in the beautiful national park of Mount Cook. In his 12 year long life WIlsson really loved nature so we know that he will find peace in a scenic place such as Mount Cook.

However, one questions:

1) What is the correct way to declare the remains of Wilsson at the custom? What kind of good is he considered to be? (He is not cremated, but well concealed in plastic bags in order to avoid bad smells).

Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson

Mount Cook - a very scenic place
— ANSWER —:


To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: New Zeeland Customs
Date: 04/29/2010 01:46 PM

Dear Tim,



Thank you for your enquiry,


You will need to check with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry e mail enquiry@maf.govt.nz or phone International 9/3773008 and follow the prompts they will advise.He may have to be embalmed.

[---------]
for Manager Client Service
Auckland City Trade & Marine.

2010/08/03

Legoland is just a playground

To: Legoland
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 06/29/2010 06:32 PM
Hi,

recently our family visited Legoland. However, we were very disapointed.
The entire concept seemed only to focus on fun, play and beauty. As a parent my ambition is that my children will learn new things about the world. Legoland did not teach my children a single new thing.
You have sentimental miniatures of Copenhagen and famous buildings from the West. But where is the White man's brutal conquest of Africa, Agent Orange, or the threats from Global Warming? No where.
To whom should I send our tickets to get a refund?

Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson

— ANSWER —:

To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Legoland
Date: 07/08/2010 02:15 PM
Dear Tim Fredriksson,

Thank you for your e-mail of 29 June 2010. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to LEGOLAND.

In LEGOLAND we focus on giving the whole family a good day in the park – full of imagination, creativity and fun. We do not strive to base the experiences on facts and history, but leave this to museums and other similar attractions.

Miniland is the heart of LEGOLAND. Here, you can see the world in miniature and enjoy famous buildings, capital cities, villages and exciting areas, built of 20 million LEGO bricks. Most of our guests score this area very high, when they give us their opinion of their visit, but we are of course sorry that you did not find it interesting.

Once more thank you for your comments.

Best regards,
LEGOLAND ApS
[--------------]

2010/07/27

The right horse for a Pampa ride?

To: Hidden Trails
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 05/29/2010 03:13 PM


Hi,
Soon I will fulfil my lifedream to go to Argentina and discover the Pampas from horseback. However, my personal horsecoach in Sweden has told me it is of uttermost importance that I use the right horses. Thus, he has analyzed my riding profile and my horoscope. He found out that I should preferable ride an Aquarius. A Libra or a Taurus would also work, but is not optimal. Horses belongning to other Signs are not acceptable, and if I got a Scorpio horse my life could be in danger. 
So, for your tour Estancia Pampas El Silencio - do you have any Aquarius horses available? Is it possible reserve these in advance?
Best regards,

Tim Fredriksson


— ANSWER —:


To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Hidden Trails
Date: 05/29/2010 04:22 PM


Hi
I have no doubt that we can reserve a right horse for you !


To make a reservation, please go to:

I look forward to hearing from you again.
Have a great day !
Kind regards,
[-------]
Hidden Trails

2010/07/19

New Years Eve in Berlin

To: Berlin Open End 2010
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 06/17/2010 08:11 PM

Hi,    
my name is Tim Fredriksson and I am from Sweden. This December me and my family will go to Berlin. We will celebrate New Years Eve abroad for the first time. We have heard that Brandenburger Tor is the place to be, but we have also heard that it is crowded. 

Therefore I would like to reserve space for two adults and two children at Brandenburger Tor during December 31th between 23.30-00:30. Or do you think we need to stay until 01.00? When does the fireworks end?    

Best regards,  
Tim




— ANSWER —:

To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: 
Berlin Open End 2010
Date: 06/24/2010 11:23 AM

Dear Tim,

Thank you for your email and interest in New Years Eve at the Brandenburg Gate.
Unfortunately the event is a public open air event and it is not possible to reserve a place.

Best regards
[---------]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SiB - Silvester in Berlin Veranstaltungen GmbH

2010/07/12

Eternal peace at Mount Cook?

To: Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Date: 03/30/2010 11:39AM


Hi over there,
I am Tim Fredriksson from Sweden. Me and my family are planing a trip to New Zeeland and of course we want to visit the beautiful nationalpark of Mount Cook.
One of our main goals with our trip to New Zeeland is to a find a place where we can bury the remains of our beloved dog (a charming border collie named Wilsson). In his 12 year long life WIlsson really loved the nature and we know that he will find peace in a really scenic place. So, do you have any specific spots around Mount Cook you recomemend for this purpose?



A great thanks in advance,
Tim Fredriksson with family



PS. If it will cost extra to bury a Wilsson we will gladly pay for this, but it would be great then if you could borrow us a shovel.

— ANSWER —:



From: 
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Date: 03/30/2010 10:29PM


Dear Tim Fredriksson,

I am sorry to hear about the death of your family dog, Wilsson.  It is always nice to be able to help out in times of sadness such as this - and we would love to be able to help – but, unfortunately, it is not possible to bury the remains of animals in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.  Sorry about that.  

Kind regards,

[----------]

| Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre

2010/07/05

Throwing a ring into an active volcano - II

To: Icelandic Tourist Board 
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 04/19/2010 11:20 AM


Hi,

My name is Tim Fredriksson and I'm from Sweden. Soon me and my wife (hopefully) will visit Iceland.
During this trip we want to visit a volcano for a certain reason. We need to get rid off my wife's wedding ring from her first marriage. This is very symbolic for us, and I feel that we cannot move on with our relationship before the ring is destroyed. Thus, we want to visit a volcano and threw the ring in to the crater. 
Which active volcanos are easily accessible from Reykjavik? Which ones do you recommend for this purpose?


Thanks in advance,

Tim Fredriksson

PS. If tourists are not allowed all the way to an active crater we are willing to pay for a guide/ranger throwing away the ring into the volcano. 

— ANSWER —: 
To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Icelandic Tourist Board
Date: 05/03/2010 3:05 PM

Greetings from Iceland,

As you might have heard there is an eruption going on in Iceland in Eyjafjallajökull glacier.  It is however strictly forbidden to go anywhere near the crater, it does not matter weather you are a tourist or a guide/ranger.  It is much too dangerous and also it is much to hot for anyone to go anywhere near.  This is in fact the case for any eruption, anywhere in the world, it is much to hot to go anywhere near so it would be impossible for anyone to go near enough to be able to throw anything into the crater.    The best thing for you would be to go to a jewler and sell him the ring and ask him to melt it, that would destroy it.   I do not want to be rude or incosiderate but the idea you propse sounds too much like something from the Lord of the Rings tale to work in reality.

All the best from Iceland,

The Icelandic Tourist Board
Department of Development
______________________________
For information on Iceland, accommodation, recreation etc. along with full contact information please visit our web site
http://www.visiticeland.com 



2010/06/30

How safe is your Loch Ness cruise?

To: Loch Ness Cruises
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 05/24/2010 07:42 PM
Hi,
me and my family will soon leave Sweden for a to visit Scotland and Loch Ness. We are thinking about doing a cruise but are a bit sceptical about the safety. In what ways are your boats protected if the Sea Monster suddenly would appear? Are your boats armed? If yes - what kind of weapons?
 
Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson with family

— ANSWER 1 —:

To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Loch Ness Cruises
Date: 05/25 /2010 11:21 AM

Are you being serious? In all our years of operating cruises on Loch Ness I have never had such a question!
There is only one dangerous animal on this planet - man.
Do you honestly believe that we would carry weapons on our boat to kill one of these creatures.
I think you may have the wrong information about Loch Ness.

— REPLY —:

To: 
Loch Ness Cruises
Date: 05/25/2010 08:49 PM

Hello again,

I don't think this is a strange question.
We want to see Loch Ness but most of all we want to see Nessie the Sea Monster.
You offer cruises on Loch Ness where visitors hopefully get a chance to see Nessie the Sea Monster.
So - what would happen IF Nessie appeared? And what would you do IF Nessie attacked the boat?
If you can't guarantee me and my family's safety during the cruise I will probably use another (better prepared and equiped) operator.
 
Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson with family


— ANSWER 2 —:

To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Loch Ness Cruises
Date: 05/26 /2010 10:36 AM

You will find that there are no operators on Loch Ness who will take your question seriously!
Do you think that we would jeopordize peoples lives if we thought these creatures were dangerous?


— REPLY —:

To: 
Loch Ness Cruises
Date: 05/27/2010 09:12 PM

Ok, maybe I overreacted. But I still care about me and my family's safety. So, what IF Nessie the Sea Monster appears when we are on a cruise? What will you do? I assume you have some policy if this scenario would occur? 

Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson


— ANSWER 3 —:

To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Loch Ness Cruises
Date: 05/28 /2010 11:01 AM

Take lots of photos and consider yourself extremely lucky that you have seen Nessie!

2010/06/24

New Years Eve in Paris

To: Paris Info
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 05/25/2010 09:13 PM

Hi,


my name is Tim Fredriksson and I am from Sweden. This December me and my family will go to Paris, the city of love. We will celebrate New Years Eve over there. We have heard that Champs-Elysses is the place to be. But I have also heard that it is crowded. Therefore I would like to reserve space for two adults and two children at Champs-Elysses during December 31th between 23.30-00:30. Or do you think we need to stay until 01.00? When does the fireworks end?

Thanks in advance,
Tim Fredriksson with family
— ANSWER —:


To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Paris Info
Date: 06/04/2010 04:22 PM


Hello,

There is no firework for new year’s eve in Paris. You can stay on the Champs-Elysées but there is no reservation to do. You are in the street. It’s very crowded. With children, it’s better to be at Montmartre, more quiet. You go near place du Tertre. Or also at Saint-Germain des près.


Yours faithfully.
[---------]


2010/06/17

Big Ben is lying

To: House of Parliament
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 06/02/2010 07:53 PM

Hi,


recently I visited London, and one of my sights was Big Ben. When I was standing below the clock I decided to syncronize my wrist watch with Big Ben. It felt as the right thing to do since you Brittish have invented time.
However, this was a big mistake. The time Big Ben is showing is wrong. It is two minutes late. Because of this I missed my train to Stansted Airport. And because of that I missed my flight and was forced to buy a new ticket. If you are having a Public Clock I think you have a responsibilty to show the right time. 
Now I wonder where I should send the bill for my extra flight ticket? 
Best Regards,
Tim Fredriksson








— ANSWER —: 








To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com

From: 
House of Parliament





Date: 06/04/2010 11:27 AM






Dear Mr Fredriksson,

Thank you for your recent enquiry which was forwarded onto our office from the Webmaster.

I have spoken to a colleague, Mr [----------] from the Estates Directorate (who has been copied into this email) who has informed me that the clock is set three times a week and is a mechanical not electronic time piece.

However, if you could supply the precise date and time at which you set your watch Mr [------] will contact you.

I hope that this is helpful.

Yours sincerely,

[---------]
____________________________________________________________________________
House of Commons Information Office           
House of Commons                                          
London                                                             Email: hcinfo@parliament.uk
SW1A 2TT                                                         Web: http://www.parliament.uk
_____________________________________________________________________________
Providing information on the work, history and membership of the House of Commons




2010/06/10

Why must children stay locked in the cars?

To: Irish Ferries
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 05/25/2010 09:15 PM

Hi,


I was very upset when I heard that children travelling the ferry between Cherbourg (France) and Rosslare (Ireland) must stay locked in the cars on car deck. I'm sure you have your reasons, but we can't accept this. My family had really been looking forward for this summer trip, but now when we have found out about your "kids policy" we want to cancel our booking and get a refund.

Regards,
Tim Fredriksson with family (including children)


— ANSWER —:


To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Irish Ferries
Date: 05/26/2010 3:14 PM

Good Afternoon



There is some confusion here. This is certainly not our policy.


Children travel with their parents in a cabin or seats what ever they choose.


If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me again.


Kind Regards
[-------]
Customer Support

2010/06/05

Will a single bed fit an entire family?

To: Hotel Eden, Geneve
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 04/19/2010 06:01 PM

Hi,

my name is Tim Fredriksson and I'm from Sweden. This summer me and my family are planning to visít beautiful but expensive Switzerland. For our stay in Geneva we are thinking about Eden hotel.

But one question:

What is the size of the bed in the single rooms? Will it fit two adults and two small children if we sleep head to foot?

Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson with family

PS. We don't want to pay for breakfast since we are bringing our own.

— ANSWER 1 —:

To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Hotel Eden, Geneve
Date: 04/20 /2010 11:24 AM

Dear Sir,

We thank you for your e-mail. A single bed is definitely not adapted for a family. A double bed and 1 or 2 baby cots will be more comfortable for your family. We can provide you an offer if you specify the exact dates.

Best regards,
[-------],
Réception,
Hotel Eden

— REPLY —:

To: Hotel Eden, Geneve
Date: 04/21/2010 09:23 PM


 Hello again,
A double bed + 1 or 2 baby cots is unfortunately definitiely too expensive. Is it possible for just paying for staying and rest a couple of hours in the lobby and using the toilet? I guess there must be some free seats in the lobby during the evening/night.

Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson with family

— ANSWER 2 —:


To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Hotel Eden, Geneve
Date: 04/20 /2010 11:24 AM

Dear Sir,


We thank you for your e-mail.


Unfortunately, we do not offer a such service, nevertheless, we suggest to look for an accommodation in the French side corresponding better to your budget.


Best regards
[--------]
Réception,
Hotel Eden

2010/06/01

Reserving tickets for the London Underground

To: Transport for London
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 05/21/2010 06:51 PM

Hi,

this June me and my family from Sweden will visit London for the first time. We want to see the Tower and Big Ben, and we think the best way is to use the Underground. Therefore I want to reserve two adults and two children return tickets on June the 17th around 2 PM from Paddington Station to Westminister.

Thanks in advance,
Tim Fredriksson

— ANSWER —:



To: mail to: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: Transport for London
Date: 05/22 /2010 11:44 AM

Thank you for your email.



We do not offer reservations on the London Underground.

The easiest way to travel around London is to use an Oyster pay as you go card or a travelcard. You can find more details of how to use these here:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/default.aspx 


You can order Oyster cards and travelcards online here:
http://visitorshop.tfl.gov.uk/english/introduction.htm


Regards.
London Travel Information.

2010/05/29

Greece Euro coins not accepted in Germany?

To: German National Tourist Office
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 05/25/2010 08:21 PM
 
Hello,
I will soon do a business trip to Berlin. I have some EURO coins from Greece, where I spent last summer. However, I have heard that due to the crisis between Germany and Greece you Germans do not accept the Greece coins. My question is: can I at least use the Greece-Euro-coins when I tip? (eg taxi drivers, restuarants, strippers, etc).
 
Thanks in advance,
Tim Fredriksson
 
 
— ANSWER —:


To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: German National Tourist Office
Date: 05/26/2010 11:41 AM

Dear Tim,

I do not believe you will any trouble using Greek Euro coins.
Especially in every day money exchanges, you will find that people do not check the coins that carefully to see where it originated. The novelty of that wore off a number of years ago.

Best wishes,
[----------]
Information Officer

German National Tourist Office

2010/05/27

How should we declare our former dog?

To: The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
From: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
Date: 04/28/2010 05:27 PM

Hi down under,

I am Tim Fredriksson from Sweden. Soon me and my family are planing to visit Australia. One of our main goals with the trip is to bury our beloved dog (a charming border collie named Wilsson) at the beautiful Ayers Rock. In his 12 year long life WIlsson really loved nature so we know that he will find peace in a scenic place as Ayers Rocks.

However, one questions:

1) What is the correct way to declare the remains of Wilsson at the custom? What kind of good is he considered to be? (He is not cremated, but well concealed in plastic bags in order to avoid bad smells). I have watched all the episodes of "Border Security : Australia's Front Line", so I'm very concerned that I declare all my goods correct now when I'm go visit your country.

Best regards,
Tim Fredriksson with family


— ANSWER —:

To: tim.fredriksson@gmail.com
From: The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Date: 04/29/2010 03:21 PM

Tim



With respect to our Indigenous communities culture and law I can confidently assure you that you will be unable to perform this type of activity within or at the location of Uluru (Ayres Rock).


Regards


[-------]
Senior Customs Officer

Customs Information and Support Centre CE&CS
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service