2018: Nine Experiences I’m Thankful For This Year

It seems impossible, but 2018 is quickly winding down. For me, it’ll seem even more extreme as I’m traveling in December, which means these last couple weeks of November are almost the last ones I’ll spend at home this year. 2018 hasn’t been the best year for me, to be honest. While there were a lot of ups, there were also many downs. It’s because of those low points though that writing this post is so very important. No matter what happens, it’s vital that I remember how lucky and blessed I am...
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Panoramic Views From the Top of York Minster

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The Holy No

                                    When I lived in a monastery, the Abbot asked who knew how to cut hair? I raised my hand, I had never cut anyone's hair in my life but being 19, in a monastery, I had to claim amusement where I could. But before I started my new job as the hairdresser, my friend Laura asked if she could cut Sweet Father Dominique's hair, he was the first guinea pig. She asked him what type of haircut he wanted, he said a light trim. Slowly, with a gleam in her eye, she buzzed e...
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Autumn colours

A last glimpse of this year’s autumn colours. (Too busy to write a real post.) [Author: PeterParis]
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Mon 12Tues 13 November Day 17 to 18 San Ignacio Belize

Mon 12Tues 13 November Day 17 to 18 San Ignacio After a light breakfast at the hotel we left the hotel at 10.00am to catch a fast ferry back to the mainland. This only took 35 minutes. Taxis then took us to the bus station to catch th
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Day 45 Travel to Pica and Geoglifos Pintado

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Mount Maunganui

18th NovemberI booked 2 nights at the campsite so no rush this morning. I plan to walk today in two minds as to walk the base trail or attempt the summit.First things first breakfast tea and washing on. Have a shower wash up and tidy van whils
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The Madurai Market

November 18 2018 Madurai India The markets are always colorful and busy with the cacophony of live transactions everywhere as a cross section of society meets to do business the traffic is struggling to get through the congested streets the smells c
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Initial Planning Framework for Reconstruction of Mosul

UN-Habitat and UNESCO presented the Initial Planning Framework for Reconstruction of Mosul On 15 November 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) presented the Initial Planning Framework for the Reconstruction of Mosul, offering perspectives on how to ‘Build Back Better’ the city for the people of Mosul. Over 100 participants from the local government, private sector, civil society org...
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Meeting the lions in Gir

At 5.15am the next morning we drag ourselves out of bed. We have slept well but sleep has been disturbed intermittently by what sounded like rats trying to eat through the wall by our bedhead. Our gypsy sets off at 5.35am and we repeat the rigmarole at th
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Diu to Gir

On our way out of Diu we stop off at the bird sanctuary. Weve been looking forward to this but there are disappointingly few birds to see so were soon on the road to Gir. The surface is poor but it only takes a couple of hours. Were staying
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Into the jungle

This morning we are a bit late getting going. We were very tired after yesterdays journey and then there was a lot of noise in the hotel making for a disturbed nights sleep. We drop our laundry off and buy provisions for a picnic lunch at the waterfalls
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Travel News: November 19, 2018

Rome Issues New Laws to Combat Rowdy Tourists Travel Pulse Officials in Rome are cracking down on bad behaving tourists amid overtourism concerns. The city council issued a handful of urban police regulations this week that call for repercussions for various missteps, including drinking on public streets after 10 p.m. and bathing in the destination’s iconic fountains, among other violations.   Greenland seeks tourists, investors with new airports The Local Denmark Greenland’s parliament has ado...
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How to Plan a Motorcycle Road Trip Across America

If you’ve never done a road trip across America, perhaps you should add it to your short-term bucket list. And if you’re a biker, perhaps you should do it in style, in the form of a motorcycle road trip. 6 Tips for a Fun, Safe, Economical Trip A motorcycle road trip offers a unique experience that very few people ever get the chance to enjoy. But in order to do it right, you must plan ahead. In particular, you’d be wise to keep the following in mind: 1. Be Realistic The first piece of advice ...
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Day 44 Tatio Geysers and Moon Valley

Up at 430 for 05000530 pickup. While we were waiting met a nice German couple also visiting the Geysers but with a different company. Finally at 0536 out bus turned up and off we went. It was about a 90 minute drive to the geysers so the guide told us
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November 18 2018 Madurai India We left Dhaka and it took the better part of the day Saturday to get to Madurai located in Tamil Nadu province in southern India. Landing among a series of thunderheads the weather here is noticeably warmer and h
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Thrumalai Naiker Palace

November 18 2018 Madurai India The Thrumalai Naiker Palace is an iconic facility designed by an Italian architect and built in 1636 by king Thrumalai Naiker. Its unique architecture blends the styles of Islamic arches Hindu statues and cornices with R
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Why you should consider a Disneyland vacation rental (It’s cheaper!)

One of the best ways to enjoy your time in Disneyland Anaheim from an accommodation perspective is to rent an apartment, especially if you are traveling in a large group, or staying in Disneyland for several days. Our family stayed for 10 and saved thousands by renting an apartment. There are plenty of vacation rental homes and apartments near Disneyland. It will save you money, be more convenient, and can often be closer to the park. Unless of course you stay at one of the Disneyland Hotel Reso...
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Report: 100,000 Bonus for Amex Platinum Back Via CardMatch Tool

While the Platinum Card by American Express has a standard offer currently of 60,000 points after $5,000 in purchases within 3 months, some people can do even better than that — 100,000 points through the CardMatch tool. Apparently there's another round of customers targeted so you should check if the offer is available to you now. Continue reading Report: 100,000 Bonus for Amex Platinum Back Via CardMatch Tool...
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Why You Should Consider a Disneyland Vacation Rental vs. Hotel

One of the best ways to enjoy your time in Disneyland Anaheim from an accommodation perspective is to stay in a Disneyland vacation rental. Especially if you are traveling in a large group of family and friends, or visiting Disneyland for several days – our family stayed for 10 days and saved good money by renting an apartment! Our living room of our townhouse. Image by VRBO There are plenty of vacation rental homes and apartments near Disneyland in Anaheim California. It will save you money...
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UKinbound urges MPs to support Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

But tells tourism businesses to prepare for all eventualities
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The Woodstock Inn and Resort, Vermont: Revitalization!

... Do click the title to see the full, beautiful article!
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Update: California Wildfire Travel Waivers Extended 2018; Hotels Offering Accommodation to Displaced Residents

As the deadliest wildfires in the history of the state of California continue to ravage thousands of acres, the travel waivers which have already been issued by airlines have been extended — as well as more airports have been added to the travel waivers — and if your travel plans have been affected, you need to know about them. Cited as the most destructive wildfire in the history of the state of California, the... The post Update: California Wildfire Travel Waivers Extended 2018; Hotels Offerin...
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Shinjuku Louis Vuitton shadows

Similar colours, but considerably different lifestyles.
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Day 1 in Winchester

The plane ride was good a picnic with complimentary wine and cheese and crackers that Id brought were a great way to start the flight.After customs we found the location of our bus ride to Winchester then found some Italian coffee to pass the 3 ho
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Across America via Amtrak

Left my red truck Scarlett O'Sare parked in a friend's garage near Quito and my taxi arrived just after midnight to get me to the airport in time for my 430 am flight. All went smoothly with my COPA connection in Panama City and as always I enjoyed c
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Kuwait launches OTC platform for trade in unlisted companies' shares  - The National

:Boursa Kuwait, the region’s fourth-biggest equities exchange by market capitalisation, on Sunday launched an over-the-counter trading platform, becoming the first Arabian Gulf exchange to offer stocks of unlisted companies.The bourse, which is implementing structural reforms and widening its product offerings to attract more investors, has developed the OTC platform to “serve investors looking to trade in unlisted securities, with a main focus on creating a new, credible and transparent investm...
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UAE banks benefit from US Fed rate rises

UAE banks benefit from US Fed rate rises:Banks in the UAE are reaping the benefits of the US Federal Reserve’s three rate rises so far this year, with healthy increases in net interest incomes helping bolster profits.With the dirham pegged to the US dollar, the actions of the US central bank have a direct impact on interest rates charged by UAE banks.The UAE Central Bank last increased its repo rate by 25 basis points and raised interest rates on certificates of deposit on Sept. 26 to bring it i...
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Over 21,000 new firms established after blockade: QC - The Peninsula Qatar

Over 21,000 new firms established after blockade: QC - The Peninsula Qatar:Defying the impact of the ongoing siege, Qatar has emerged as an attractive destination for local as well as foreign investors. Since the beginning of the siege until the end of August 2018, over 21,000 new companies were established in Qatar, which is evident about the vibrant economic environment of the Qatari economy, noted a top official of Qatar Chamber, yesterday.Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, the Chairman of Q...
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DP World chairman says trade tensions will make 2019 challenging | Reuters

DP World chairman says trade tensions will make 2019 challenging | Reuters:Global ports operator DP World DPW.DI believes international trade tensions such as those between the United States and China will make 2019 challenging but not unmanageable, its chairman said on Sunday.The Dubai government-controlled ports operator cautioned in August about geopolitical risks and changes in trade policies as first-half profit fell 2.1 percent.DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told Reuters he bel...
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