Canyons and crocodiles

Todays tour is just half a day and does not start till 9am so we get a bit of a lie in. Being British we are sitting at reception by 8.45am. We meet two other tourists waiting for a van...but its not the same one as they booked the canyon and the mi
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Amazing Amazon Fire HD 10 Special

The Fire HD 10 is currently on sale, reduced from $149.99 to $99.99. Amazing value for a large-screened good performing tablet. When we sent out the weekly newsletter this morning, we guessed Amazon would offer some Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on their electronic devices. But we never expected them to come out with crazy low prices already, today. This page has their current deals, available for you to order now.  The deal that jumped off the page at us is the lovely Kindle Fire HD 10.  Nor...
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Hiking for the disabled Tory at Point Lobo

Another amazing nights sleep in a hotel was a great way to celebrate our Babymoon minivacation. We both slept in until around 8 and had some hotel room coffee before Steve went out to the hotel store called Tidal Coffee to get some breakfast
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This town once feared the 10-story waves, but then the extreme surfers showed up

Huge waves have turned the fishing town of Nazaré into an unlikely draw for extreme surfers.
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6 Types of San Diego Tours

If you are thinking about buying property in San Diego, a fun way to get to know the city and its neighborhoods better is to take a tour of the city. Not all tours are created equal, some are for tourists and some are for people interested in living in the city. Here are some types of tours that you might want to consider before deciding on San Diego downtown real estate or maybe something towards the suburbs. San Diego Photography Tours If you want to capture the beauty of the city this may ...
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Pick A Trip Travel Mobile App for Flights and Hotels

Pick A Trip Travel Mobile App for Flights and Hotels ( = || []).push({}); Pick A Trip is a travel mobile app developed exclusively for Visa Malaysia cardholders that allows them to search, select and compare prices from hundreds of airlines and hotels worldwide. Offering instant searching and booking of airfare and accommodation deals, Pick A Trip exclusive features Visa Checkout, Visa’s secure payment solution for e-commerce purchases. The app also funct...
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Road Trip Preparation: How to Win the Battle Before It Begins

Going on a road trip can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. No matter if you travel with friends or family or your latest bae, the possibilities for fun on the road are endless. But the only way to ensure that everyone stays safe while having the time of their life is to make thorough plans and properly prepare for your adventure before it begins. Although it is great fun to travel in a manner which leaves room for impulse and unpredictability, some things should not be lef...
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Giant wooden troll removed in Colorado could get new home

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A huge wooden troll that proved to be too popular in a Colorado ski resort town is gone, but it’s possible the artwork could find another home. Workers in Breckenridge used a chainsaw and backhoe to remove the 15-foot (4.5 meter) sculpture known as Isak Heartstone on Thursday. The Summit Daily […]
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Packing for Travel Is a Science on Its Own – But That Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Be Mastered

The most important item in packing for a trip is probably the least used. Placing a dry-cleaning bag between layers of clothing is always a good idea. This limits the chances that the clothes will shift in transit and thus wrinkle inside the suitcase. That’s pretty sound advice, and it’s also one reminder that packing is a science in its own right. The average 22-inch carry-on fits roughly two pairs of jeans, three sweaters, two dresses and five shirts for a five-day trip — and cramming in tha...
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Can I avoid change fees by purchasing airline trip protection?

Booking a ticket online for your next destination? Well, it is pretty obvious that during the time of checkout you will come across an option to protect your trip via airlines travel insurance plans. Such policies are not only offered by the airlines alone but are offered by many other online travel agencies, but the actual coverage is done by a third party insurance company. The price you pay for such plans generally lie in the range of 4%-10% of your total pre-paid, non-refundable trip cost. ...
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"Foolishly Yours"

The next morning Mum started packing for that day we were leaving for New Delhi. When lunch time came we went over to Mrs Sung's place for she was going to give us a Chinese cooking party. When we got there we discovered that she was going to take us t
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Wonderful magnificent colourful Cambodia

So wonderful to be back feels like coming home How fortunate I am to have a wonderful but totally different life on two different continents.Disembarking the plane to the wall of heat and strange sounds and smells makes you realize right away that y
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Sharad Bailur believes that I have “no business to tell us how we should live in India”

Came across this comment by Sharad Bailur: “I like Sanjeev Sabhlok. I have one major grouse against him. It is the same grouse that I have against my friend Ram Agarwal. As citizens of other countries, owing their first loyalties to those countries, living in those countries, neither Sabhlok nor Agarwal have any business to […]
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Classic car enthusiasts plan Dec. 15 festival in Havana

HAVANA (AP) — Hundreds of antique automobiles are expected to participate in an exhibition in Havana next month, in what its organizers hope will be the biggest gathering ever of classic car enthusiasts in Cuba. The Dec. 15 event is planned to pay homage to the thousands of iconic old cars that cruise Cuba’s streets. […]
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Table for none: When food turns you off

MALMÖ, Sweden — The idea that anything labeled “food” can be described as “disgusting” is a minefield, running up against cultural tastes and personal preferences, not to mention the shrinking availability of some countries to feed all their people. But clearly, if every human had a cornucopia of the world’s edibles laid out on a […]
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Japan Airlines tightens booze rules for crew

Action comes after co-pilot was found to be nine times over the limit
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Japan program gives away homes

If you’re a prospective homebuyer who is struggling to gather up the money for a downpayment or to be approved for a mortgage, you may want to consider moving to Japan. To keep good homes from going to waste, Japan is starting a program to reduce the number of abandoned homes across the country by offering them up for free, or selling them for next to nothing. Perhaps surprisingly, there are tons of abandoned and empty houses on the outskirts of Japan’s major cities — eight million of them ac...
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Munich airport surfing competition

You’re going to want to pack your surfboard for your next trip to southern Germany. The Bavarian capital of Munich — best known for Oktoberfest, schnitzel, and historic museums — has added a new attraction to its roster, one more commonly found in Southern California or Hawaii. Yes, Munich is landlocked, and yes, it’s far closer to the ski resorts of the Austrian Alps than to any famous surf break. The undercover local pastime of surfing is slowly coming to the forefront, though, thanks to a ...
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Best train ride in Europe

The world’s best scenic train rides are in Switzerland. The towering Alps serve as the perfect backdrop to any cross-country traverse, the marked seasons make for unique scenery throughout the year, and the clockwork efficiency and modern rail network allows you to put your feet up and watch the world go by, all in total luxury. Choosing Switzerland for your ultimate rail experience might be easy, but picking one of the available trips from the long list of spectacular rides is slightly tri...
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What Priority Pass Lounge Access Is Like in the U.S., In One Sign

Priority Pass is a great way for lounges to monetize their downtime, since the space is leased all the time and airport leases are expensive. However Priority Pass guests are getting access to excess capacity only. Think of Priority Pass lounge access, then, as the last minute saver award that may or may not open up. Continue reading What Priority Pass Lounge Access Is Like in the U.S., In One Sign...
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Shh. Secret Bonus of 1,000 Choice Privileges Rewards Bonus Points 2018. Don’t Tell Anyone.

Earn a bonus of 1,000 Choice Privileges points per qualifying stay at a participating hotel or resort property located in the United States between October 29, 2018 through Thursday, January 31, 2019... ...but you must... The post Shh. Secret Bonus of 1,000 Choice Privileges Rewards Bonus Points 2018. Don’t Tell Anyone. appeared first on The Gate.
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Cats want to break into Japan museum

Some people get dragged into museums against their will and can’t wait to get out. For two years, these two cats have been desperately trying to get in. Gosaku and Ken-chan, two cats living in the city of Onomichi in Japan, have been trying their best to break into the Onomichi Museum of Art. It all started back in 2016 when the museum hosted an exhibition of cat photography by Mitsuaki Iwago, and the two cats have been lurking around the grounds ever since, trying their best to get inside. ...
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It was not meant to be...

15th NovemberWhen she wake I am in two minds as to whether to attempt Cathedral Cove again. The couple I spoke to yesterday had said that a water taxi ran to Cathedral Cove I could give that a go or I could get a shuttle bus to the top car park and wa
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Heading to the border line

We have woken to a slightly nicer day. Im not sure if St Cristbal is any nicer though Were also not sure how todays van trip will go either 8am to 9.30pm on a van tour could be a bit muchWe are collected promptly at 8am and thankfully we
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Times of India has reinstated my online blog

After a gap of 15 days, I finally received an email from TOI and they have restarted my blog. I have accepted their explanation. It is now time to move on. My second blog: SBP has issued a press release to close this matter:
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Turning Dubai property into a mass asset

Turning Dubai property into a mass asset:Conversations about the current state of the real estate and equity markets in the UAE tend to ignore some basic parameters. Both about how value is created, as well as how it becomes mainstream as a tool of acceptance in society.In Dubai, since the advent of freehold, the real estate sector has come to represent the economy in the same way as Wall Street defines the process of value creation in America. It is therefore worthwhile to examine the process o...
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Saudi Arabia defies U.S. pressure to end Qatar row after Khashoggi killing | Reuters

Saudi Arabia defies U.S. pressure to end Qatar row after Khashoggi killing | Reuters:Saudi Arabia is defying U.S. calls to mend ties with Qatar despite signs that pressure to end another regional crisis, the Yemen war, has had an impact on Riyadh since the killing of a prominent journalist. Jamal Khashoggi’s murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 caused a global outcry, opened Saudi Arabia to the possibility of sanctions and damaged the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Wash...
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Oil edges up in volatile session but falls for sixth straight week | Reuters

Oil edges up in volatile session but falls for sixth straight week | Reuters:Oil ended slightly firmer after volatile trading on Friday, supported by expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would agree to cut output next month, though prices fell for the sixth straight week amid global oversupply concerns.OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia is keen for the major producers to cut output by about 1.4 million barrels per day, around 1.5 percent of global supply, to support the...
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American Airlines Finally Plans to Fix Their ‘Concept D’ Business Class Seats

When American Airlines rolled out their 'Concept D' business class seat with the Boeing 787-8 and on some Boeing 777-200s there were several problems. One is that the dividers between the center seats would break. Instead of fixing them American simply locked them in place in the 'up' position -- and then ordered their new business seats without dividers at all. Continue reading American Airlines Finally Plans to Fix Their ‘Concept D’ Business Class Seats...
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