Dont do it

This morning we were up very early as we are going to the Mexican Gulf at Progreso. We leave the hotel at 7am and walk to the bus station. A 20 minute walk at this time of the day is absolutely fine.We locate the bus station purchase return tickets an
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Indian Pacific adventure

We had not been on a long train journey since we went from N to S of France when the kids were small but that was only one night. The IndianPacific we were about to embark on was 3 nights 4 days to get from Sydney to Perth. We checked in at Sydney Central
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Draft blog post on public sector banks – request for comment

I’ve made preliminary notes for an article on public sector banks for my TOI blog. Would appreciate feedback/comments – please write to me at [email protected] ==DRAFT== Public sector banks: an instrument of loot Sanjeev Sabhlok Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto included 10 principles. One of these was central banking. A fervent socialist, one of the first […]
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Disabled Surfers Day, Byron Bay

Volunteers Needed! The Far North Coast Branch of DSA takes people with disabilities out for a safe surfing experience, running monthly events down the Far North Coast of NSW from Kingscliff, Byron Bay, Evans Head, Yamba, Minnie Waters. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9 AM – 2 PM at Clarkes Beach Sign up for Volunteers 9am Participants 10am Cost: Free! BBQ lunch provided Please spread the word, pass on this message to people who would love to get in the water with us that day, as participant or vol...
Tags: Travel, News, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, DSA, Far North Coast of NSW, Clarkes Beach, Kingscliff Byron Bay Evans Head Yamba Minnie

Otago Wild Thyme White City and Penguins

Nov 6 8NOTE If you missed the last blog about Milford and Queenstown go back through the previous ones as they dont seem to be in order. And I hope someone is reading these as the emails arent going out to my subscribers ...well I have to try
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Save Up to 40 Percent on Priority Pass Membership 2018 For the First Year

If you are tired of dealing with the hustle and bustle of waiting in a public space at an airport prior to boarding the airplane for your flight, you are in luck: you can save up to 40 percent on Priority Pass off of your first year of membership — depending on which of three plans you choose — to enjoy access to the sanctuary of greater than 1,200 lounges and restaurants at airports around the world regardless of airline flown or class of ticket... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 40 Perc...
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Infinity Pacific sails to Sydney

Superyachts and Sydney Harbour go hand in hand. Sailing underneath the Harbour Bridge, past Sydney Opera House and out to the Eastern Suburbs or Manly is a surefire way to get a taste of one of the world’s most spectacular harbourside cities. So when a spectacular 40m Italian-built alloy yacht turns up, it can make a splash. The Infinity Pacific is owned by The Pacific Hotel Group, hoteliers who are no strangers to luxury. With the Sofitel Noosa Pacific, Novotel Sydney, Manly Pacific and the Cro...
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France, Paris

16h Les gilets jaunes sur les Champs Elysées Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Abu Dhabi Day Three

The alarm went off at 8am and I roll over and switch it off remembering the texts my wife was sending me a few hours before. Probably not appreciating the 4 hour time difference she seemed determined to wake me. The run for this morning was out of the wind
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300.den liege

Bohuzial predpoved sa naplnila a vonku prska.Opat riadne bufetove ranajky z nich si odnasam 2mandarinky a 2male jablka.Jedalen plna erazmakov.Do 11.30 len lezanie na posteli.Sa ozvala tw z chorvatska. Uplne ze pre mna nepodstatna sprava a
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Flight Attendant Caught Smuggling $190,000 Cash, Says They Just Were Too Tired to Go Shopping

Flight crew are responsible for our safety during travel, and they’re usually highly responsible. We trust them. Because flight crew are trusted they get less scrutiny at security checkpoints and at immigration and customs. That makes them ideal mules. Continue reading Flight Attendant Caught Smuggling $190,000 Cash, Says They Just Were Too Tired to Go Shopping...
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LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users, has been called out a number of times for how it is able to suggest uncanny connections to you, when it’s not even clear how or why LinkedIn would know enough to make those suggestions in the first place. Now, a run-in with a regulator in Europe illuminates how some of LinkedIn’s practices leading up to GDPR implementation in Europe were not only uncanny, but actually violated data protection rules, in LinkedIn’s...
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Save Up to 30 Percent at Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort 2018 — But Hurry…

You can save up to 30 percent off of the Best Available Rate when you stay in some of the best rooms at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort property now through Saturday, November 30, 2019… …but you must... The post Save Up to 30 Percent at Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort 2018 — But Hurry… appeared first on The Gate.
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My next blog post in TOI blogs: Bhadohi is preparing the antidote to the poison of socialism

In this post, I outline the history of Indian political liberalism and show how the shoots of political change are arising from Bhadohi. Of course, other parts of India are also involved. But without Anil Sharma’s efforts in Bhadohi I would not be involved in Indian political liberalism today.
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Maharashtra government inquiry reports into the Mumbai 26/11 2008 attacks – courtesy CHRI

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has secured copies of these reports (I’ve added links to my server where I’ve place copies). I thoroughly commend them on their persistence in getting these documents. I’m sure there will be much debate and consideration of these documents in the coming weeks and months. I will go through when time […]
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Returning to Koh Chang, Six Years Later

Koh Chang was the first Thai island I ever visited. It was 2012. Six months earlier, I had sold everything I owned, graduated from university, quit my job, and inched a tentative toe on board a plane. Though I had been terrified by the prospect of solo travel, my fears had gradually eased as I’d repeatedly left my comfort zone, and I was finally slipping into my travel groove. After half a year on the road, I had travelled to 13 new countries, vanquished my anxiety disorder, and just slid into t...
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Pasta Alla Puttanesca {Or Non Sl*t Shaming Pasta! ;) }

This Pasta Alla Puttanesca (or non slut shaming pasta ;)) is simplicity at its best. It's a flavoursome mix of tomato, anchovies, capers and black olives that give this dish its flavour (and the anchovy-phobic need not worry, they give it saltiness rather than fishiness).
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Marriott Test Site Leaks, New Name for Marriott’s Loyalty Program Revealed?

Marriott combined their Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs into a new unified program with the same currency and benefits on August 18th. All accounts were merged onto Marriott's IT platform. However they retained separate program branding for legal reasons, I'm told related to their timeshare contracts. In 2019 two major things are happening with Marriott Rewards: devaluing points and renaming the program. Continue reading Marriott Test Site Leaks, N...
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Save Up to $750; Earn Up to Quadruple Miles; Other Offers With Qatar Airways Black Friday 2018 Sale

Qatar Airways has an interesting Black Friday sale through which — amongst other offers — you can save $250.00 for seats in the economy class cabin and $750.00 for seats in the business class cabin for travel on select routes aboard airplanes operated by Qatar Airways between Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and Friday, May 31, 2019 or as per the fare rules of ticket purchased… …but you must... The post Save Up to $750; Earn Up to Quadruple Miles; Other Offers With Qatar Airways Black Friday 2018 Sale a...
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Finland Saturday 241118

During the night we finally had snow so we woke up to about an inch of fresh snow on the ground outside. The trees were also coated in a dusting.The morning was about minus 3 and we had no activities booked so we decided to have an easy morning lazing
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299.den maastricht

Plan na dnes teda holandsko a mestecko maastricht.Ranajky totozne ako v predchadzajucom ubytku len s tym ze tu kopa erasmus studentov zo strednych skol na vs vyzerali neaky mlady.Na cestu si berem banan jablko a vajicko.Este kupeny listok n
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Start From Scratch, Get 2 Business Class Tickets Wherever You Want in 4 Months

I gave a talk to a high group of entrepreneurs about travel and frequent flyer programs, arbitrage, and choosing the right credit card. And I realized when question time came that I sometimes assume too much. A gentleman sitting in the middle of the audience asks, 'so if we're just getting started and my wife and I wanted to book a trip using points from credit cards, how can we do that as quickly and easily as possible?' Continue reading Start From Scratch, Get 2 Business Class Tickets Where...
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Voyaging with Viking

On Thursday morningafter a sound night's sleep we awoke about 7am and went for breakfast at 740am. It was a grey overcast day but still warm. Once we had eaten we hit the road to return to Miami Airport to drop off the car. The roads were very quiet and
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"My mind is blown that 'helping' people under 40 STOP, and disconnect, is big business."

"Of course, I was not raised by guilty-narcissistic-lunatic helicopter parents, who ensured that their children remained helpless, clueless, UN-grounded suckers for the Mega-Technology Hucksters. I also did NOT have to be hoverlingly 'protected' from climbing up and falling over railings or drinking bleach or Drano, because I had NO INTEREST in offing myself, even at age 3. I wonder if the younger generation subconsciously Sees What's Coming (sea level rising WAY more than 'predicted') and possi...
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the move west: day five: brandon manitoba to swift current saskatchewan

Greetings from the prairies!Yesterday was a good day. I fell asleep super early the night before, had a great sleep, then another amazing breakfast, this one at Smitty's, next door to the hotel. Then we hopped in the car, put it in cruise control, and went back to the Donald Westlake book. In northern Ontario I couldn't listen to a book while driving, but in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, it's a breeze.Allan and I both find the landscape fascinating. The highway is a straight black ribbon in the mid...
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Passenger Finds Someone’s Wallet on a Flight and Adds Cash Before Returning It

The anonymous passenger who found a wallet left on an earlier Frontier flight may not be the hero that we deserve, but is certainly one we need to hear about this Thanksgiving weekend. Continue reading Passenger Finds Someone’s Wallet on a Flight and Adds Cash Before Returning It...
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Make Sure Your TSA PreCheck and Global Entry Aren't Expiring Soon

If you were an early adopter for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, now might be a good time to check and see when your membership to the program expires.Read more...
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Save 40 Percent With Le Club AccorHotels Black Friday 2018 Sale — Including Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel

Black Friday 2018 is technically history; but that does not necessarily mean that you missed out: you can still save 40 percent on flexible room rates when you stay at participating hotel and resort properties which are part of the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Raffles and Swissôtel brands between Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and Sunday, February 24, 2019 — except at hotel and resort properties in the United Kingdom, at which this promotion is valid through Thursday, February 28, 2019... ...but you m...
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A Slice Of Turkey

Now I've visited a couple of disputed territories with some being much stranger than others. There is always something
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