What is open

Little did we know that our timing sucked it was a public holiday Constitution Day which meant not much was open including all the museums We had three whole days in Mexico City so we didn't really want to waste a day. We started off by walking around
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Friendships Through Blogging

  Singing the song of my memories, it is a beautiful gift to have. Petal after petal Sharing memories especially with those who need to hear how their lives have touched mine. Thank you for reading my blog, for your ever generous response, for the many gifts you have given me by your words, friendship, prayer, and good thoughts. I am lucky to know you, and my life is fuller because of it.         [Author: French la Vie]
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Berthe Weill... again

Berthe Weill , honoured again, and once more thanks to my friend Marianne Le Morvan, and of course also thanks to the initiative to create a new little garden, neighbour to the Picasso Museum. People were asked to choose which name to give to this garden… and the choice was Berthe Weill. I don’t think anybody would have thought of her if it wasn’t for Marianne Le Morvan, who has made it a task to honour this lady, the gallerist who was the first to sell a Picasso in Paris, the first to sell a...
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Best things to do in Tampa, Florida

Going to Florida for vacation has been an American tradition since the invention of air conditioning. But for business? Outside of Latin American finance and quote-unquote “exotic” imports, folks usually didn’t come down this way to do anything that resembled “serious.” But that’s changed in the past couple of decades, and as business in Florida booms so does the number of people who come here for work. Since the sunshine state was a vacation destination to begin with, it’s also the perfect p...
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Masani’s 1944 essay “Reconsidering Socialism” was still a deeply socialist document

This chapter from this book by SV Raju on Masani is illuminating. I’ve provided some annotations in blue. ===CHAPTER=== There were two reasons for Masani moving away from socialism—his disenchantment with the ‘Left’ in general and Marxism in particular. The second was the influence of Gandhiji, which we discussed, in the previous chapter. A London […]
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Super Worm Moon last super moon 2019

It’s only mid-March , but 2019 has already been quite the year for Super Moon enthusiasts, with several crazily named celestial events like the Super Snow Moon and Super Blood Wolf Moon. Tonight, stargazers in the northern hemisphere will be treated to a sight that is, according to the scientists who name these things, truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. It’s called the Super Worm Moon, and before you ask, the answer is no — there won’t be hordes of giant, slithering annelids taking over our st...
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Best things to in Pristina, Kosovo

The Republic of Kosovo is Europe’s youngest country. It broke from Serbia on February 17, 2008, and in 2010 the International Court of Justice declared it a sovereign nation. Despite its newfound independence, Kosovo’s unusual history actually stretches as far back as the Roman Empire. A trip there offers both a glimpse into a country working to build a future of its own making and a window into understanding how today’s Balkan states came to be. Here, everything from the cafe culture to the ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Bill Clinton, Macedonia, Serbia, International court of justice, Albania, George W Bush, Kosovo, Montenegro, Balkans, Belgrade, All, Mother Teresa, Balkan, Skopje Macedonia

Grlswirl skaters teaching in Mexico

The migrant caravan — a mass of thousands of Central Americans who have walked for months to seek asylum in the US — arrived at the Tijuana border in November 2018. Common misconceptions due to our current political climate associate danger, violence, and a threatening drug cartel with the border town and migrants. But traveling to Mexico, visiting the shelters, and connecting with individual migrants — many of them young, unaccompanied minors — sheds light on a much different experience. Grl...
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History of popular condiments

Condiments can make or break a meal. They’re the addition that saves a dry sandwich and the extra touch that spices up a bit of sushi. No matter what you’re eating, there always seems to be a condiment on the side that is there to at least improve a dish, if not save it entirely. It’s something that has been done throughout history — something that’s immediately clear as soon as you take a deeper look at where your favorite condiments come from. This is how your favorite condiments came to do...
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Israel’s cemetery tombstones digital

Israel just became the first country in the world to have all of its cemeteries completely digitized, thanks to the hard work of MyHeritage, a website that helps users create their family tree online. Nearly all of Israel’s gravestones are now preserved and searchable online, including free images, locations, and transcribed records. MyHeritage believes that digitizing cemeteries is essential to preserve family history. Gravestones hold vital information, such as a person’s name, dates of bi...
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Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs

Want to star in your favorite memes and movie scenes? Upload a selfie to Morphin, choose your favorite GIF, and your face is grafted in to create a personalized copy you can share anywhere. Become Tony Stark as he suits up like Iron Man. Drop the mic like Obama, dance like Drake, or slap your mug on Fortnite characters. Now after three years in a stealth developing image mapping technology, Morphin is ready to launch its put-you-in-a-GIF maker. While it might look like just a toy, investors see ...
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Public slams Ala Wai flood plan, Senate shoots down prison purchase, marijuana decriminalization advances, another federal agency probing rail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Along the Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Flood control plan for Ala Wai strongly opposed at meeting. Controversy over a $345 million project to lessen flood risks at the Ala Wai Canal by building a wall around the canal and huge flood control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed drew hundreds to a Tuesday town hall meeting in Manoa. Star-Advertiser.Hundreds attended a community meeting in Manoa Tuesday to hear from various city, state and federal agencies about a controversial ...
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Jesus statues around the world

Everyone knows about the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but there are actually a number of dramatic statues depicting Jesus Christ around the world. Christ the King in Poland wears a gilded crown. Vietnam’s Christ of Vũng Tàu overlooks the ocean. In Nigeria, Jesus de Greatest is carved from white marble and is the largest statue of Jesus on the continent of Africa. In honor of Easter, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest Jesus statues around the world, be they un...
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Oil Hits 2019 High on Biggest U.S. Crude Storage Drop Since July - Bloomberg

Oil Hits 2019 High on Biggest U.S. Crude Storage Drop Since July - Bloomberg:Oil closed at a new high for the year in New York after the biggest withdrawal of crude in U.S. storage tanks since July signaled further tightening supplies.Futures gained 1.4 percent on Wednesday after a 9.59 million-barrel decline in American oil stockpiles reported by the government exceeded analysts’ expectations. U.S. crude exports were near a record high while imports from Saudi Arabia decreased by more than half...
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Wadi Rum

Our next adventure was an overnight stay at Wadi Rum In a stunning desert. We stayed in a Bedouin style camp. They are dotted everywhere including one that has pods looking like round space ships. The film The Martian was filmed at Wadi Rum.Our tent
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Best dispensaries in Seattle

There are plenty of things Seattle is known for. The birth of grunge and Amazon, for example, and as the location for a bunch of scenes in 50 Shades of Grey. Also the unsettling connection to serial killers. Increasingly, however, it’s known for world-class cannabis shops. Whether you’re just passing through or you’re looking to make Seattle your home, Seattle is a city where cannabis lovers can be forever satisfied. These are the best recreational cannabis dispensaries in Seattle. 1. Have ...
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The Ultimate Cruise Packing Guide and Checklist

What to pack for a Caribbean cruise? Try my Ultimate Cruise Packing Checklist! It’s been a long time since I… The post The Ultimate Cruise Packing Guide and Checklist appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Racing pigeon auctioned for $1.4 mil

It’s not only horses who can tear it up at the racetrack and be sold for millions. This star racing pigeon named Armando from Belgium sold for $1.4 million in an auction over the weekend, and according to PIPA, the group organizing the sale, he might be “the best long distance pigeon of all time.” Photo: PIPA As a racer with an impressive prize list, there was no question that Armando would fetch a sizeable sum at auction, but nobody was expecting such numbers. After fierce bidding war, a ...
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The Best Atacama Desert Adventures in Chile

The long and skinny country of Chile has two major playgrounds for adventure travelers: the far south and the far north. The latter would be the Atacama Desert, where all kinds of adventures and excursions are available that could easily fill up a week's vacation on their own. Let's get one thing out of the way first though: Don't believe the guides and hack travel writers who tell you this Chilean desert is the "driest place on Earth" or the "driest desert in the world." Neither is true. The ...
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Using the Right Technology to Connect Your Casino Hotel Guests to the Casino Floor | By Benjamin Keller

As travelers become more reliant on mobile technology, it is increasingly important to make sure the right tools are in place for staff to effectively connect with guests before, during, and after their stay. Incorporating the right technology into your operations not only enhances the way your guests experience the property overall, but it also makes for easier check-in, Q&A response, and enticing guests onto the casino floor, perhaps with special offers or promotions.
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How Do You Dress for Flights Between Hot and Cold Climates?

Flying from somewhere very cold to somewhere very hot is the best kind of problem to have. (The reverse trip... less so.) But it also presents some logistical issues.Read more...
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Hap-Pie! Key Lime Pie With Strawberries

Love a key lime pie? How about one decorated with fresh strawberries? This tart or pie is straightforward and you won't believe how easy the strawberry detailing is!
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The Dead Sea

An extremely cold and windy day. We left our hotel for the journey to the Dead Sea. Along the way we took photos of the snow on the side of the road. We stopped at Shobak Castle built during the crusades in 1115 built on a conical mountain overlooking the
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Foods You Shouldn’t Eat on a Plane and New Chase Account for the Unbanked

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Foods You Shouldn’t Eat on a Plane and New Chase Account for the Unbanked...
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Dubai Queen to Queen

A little adventure to warm the bones after a winter in the UK We fly to Dubai tomorrow to stay on the recently refurbished Queen Elizabeth 2 now a hotel. She was the first ship we ever cruised on and so we have fond memories of her in 201
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Coordination of Canadian Health Insurance Benefits

It is not uncommon for a Canadian to have private health insurance coverage from more than one plan. If this is the case then the question arises: which plan pays out for eligible expenses first and which plan pays out second? The answer to this is a process called "coordination of health insurance benefits". Read on for more information and helpful tips!
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Giant bong attraction proposal

are often quirky, but this one takes the cake. Paul Pearson, an artist living in New South Wales, Australia wants to make a giant wooden bong his town’s chief tourist attraction, and it’s easy to see why — the town’s name is Woodenbong after all. Paul Pearson would like to build and erect a massive wooden bong in town as a way to increase tourism. He wants the landmark to be bigger than the “Big Merino,” a 50-foot concrete merino ram in Goulburn, meaning this smoking device would be pretty...
Tags: Travel, Attractions, New York Times, The New York Times, Pearson, All, Chris Reid, New South Wales Australia, Goulburn, Paul Pearson, Woodenbong, ABC News Pearson, Progress Association

The Top 4 Tips for Choosing Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals are great for those who want to get away, yet still want all of the comforts that home provides. The thing is, there are a lot of vacation rentals out there. And unlike shopping for a home, you rarely get the chance to see a vacation rental in person before committing. So how are you supposed to know which one to choose? The vacation rental you choose can make or break how much you enjoy your trip, so it’s very important to take your time with the decision and to know what...
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Albania uses movie “Taken”

Albania’s newest tourism campaign is tackling the country’s negative stigma head-on. Taken, a 2008 movie starring Liam Neeson, has given the world the impression that Albania is a haven for organized crime and kidnappers, and the country’s tourism bureau wants to put an end to it — in a hilarious way. In the movie, Liam Neeson’s daughter is kidnapped by Albanian human traffickers and sold into the sex trade. The “Taken By Albania” tourism initiative is all about promoting the country’s gorge...
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#Dubai’s message to its people: be tolerant, or else | Financial Times

Dubai’s message to its people: be tolerant, or else | Financial Times:Dubai has a limitless ability to reinvent itself. Having run out of branding wonders — think of Burj Khalifa or its man-made islands — the Gulf emirate has now latched on to catchy concepts. Drive through the city’s boulevards and you’ll see of billboards celebrating the “year of tolerance”; you might even spot “Tolerance Bridge”. Talk to residents and you will learn that school children are assigned tolerance projects and art...
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