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Travel News: December 10, 2018

American Couple Misses Cruise Ship, Gets Stuck in Cuba Travel Pulse Kevin Rohrer’s and his girlfriend’s vacation ended abruptly in Havana, Cuba after their cruise ship left without them on a recent four-night Norwegian Cruise Line sailing in the Caribbean. According to News.com.au, the American couple returned to the dock more than an hour ahead of what they thought was the Norwegian Sky’s 5 p.m. departure time only to find the ship was already gone.   Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Cuba, Caribbean, Royal Air Maroc, Louvre, News And Deals, Interior, Bengal, Havana Cuba, Abercrombie Kent, Christophe Castaner, Kevin Rohrer, USA Today Royal Air Maroc


Saturday morning, but no market...

Normally, a Saturday morning, there should be a market here… ... and no bars open for a « café-croissant »… … metro closed… … no traffic … … shops and theatres closed… (with one exception). We were all well protected. (I had no intention to talk about all this, but I had nothing else "in stock".)  ... and, remember, this happens only on Saturdays. You can visit Paris in a normal way Sunday, Monday, Tuesday... and, with a bit of chance, also next Saturday. ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, PeterParis


TRAI extends the deadline for comments on the OTT consultation paper

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has announced the extension of deadline for receiving comments on its ‘Consultation paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top (OTT) Communication Services‘. The deadline for inviting written comments was December 10, 2018 which has... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Net Neutrality, Internet, Government, Policy, Regulation, Telecom, Trai, Ott, Consultation, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI, OTT Services


Oaxaca Spanish immersion school Memelas Chocolates Fiestas and of course Mezcal and Chapulines

As I write this we have only three days left of our two weeks in Oaxaca and wish we were here for longer. Perhaps next year we will spend a month. We came to this great little town only an hours flight from Mexico city two hours from Houston a couple
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Houston, Oaxaca


Party Time St. Marys RaySaray

Our family time continued beyond Thanksgiving. The weekend following we attended a surprise 50th Anniversary party for Corys sister Gwen and her husband Bob. It was all planned by their daughterinlaw son Connie Colby. It was held in Clearfiel
Tags: Travel, Bob, Gwen, Party Time St Marys RaySaray, Connie Colby


Monkey Business

Issy wants to sleep so I set off on my own south along the beachfront to the Garden of Hope Peninsula Island. I wonder how something can be both a peninsula and an island but then decide that I should probably start wondering about things like this a lot l
Tags: Travel, Issy, Garden of Hope Peninsula Island


Royal Air Maroc: My First Flight — and My Second Flight

While I was in Amsterdam, I wanted to take a side trip to somewhere else — somewhere to where I had never been before; and somewhere which would be kind to the budget. After whittling my options down to a final three of Serbia, Tunisia and Morocco, I decided on Morocco... ...and that ultimately meant that... The post Royal Air Maroc: My First Flight — and My Second Flight appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Trip Reports, Morocco, Amsterdam, Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Serbia Tunisia


Wandering Along the Beach in Fort Lauderdale

The post Wandering Along the Beach in Fort Lauderdale appeared first on LandLopers.
Tags: Travel, Travel Photos, Daily Travel Photos, Fort Lauderdale


Reflections on Driving Route 66

Every morning I sit down at my desk, bring my computer back to life and prepare to drink dangerous amounts of coffee. Before all that though, I look over at a simple postcard I have taped to the wall – “Route US 66.” That’s all it says and it’s been hanging there for years; the only travel related item I have hanging around my desk. For a long time it served as my motivating factor to make driving the entirety of Route 66 a reality, which I did earlier this year. Now that I’ve completed my ques...
Tags: Travel, California, US, America, Chicago, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Illinois, St Louis, Destinations, Santa Monica, Brendan, Mother Road, Springfield Missouri, Brendan van Son


7 Editing Tips to Improve Your Travel Photographs

Updated: 12/09/2018 | December 9th, 2018 Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, finishes his five-part series on taking better travel photos. In part five, Laurence is giving some simple post-processing techniques that you can use to make your travel photos wow your friends and family! Editing your photos is just as important as how you compose them, so I hope you’re ready to take some notes! One of the most misunderstood parts of digital photography is what ha...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Post, Photography, Florida, Travel Gear, Edinburgh, Travel Photography, Lightroom, Picasa, Travel Photos, Don, Laurence, Sahara, Snapseed


How to Take the Perfect Photo: Advanced Techniques

Updated: 12/09/2018 | December 9th, 2018 Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five-part series on taking better travel photos. In this post, Laurence is taking it up a notch to give some advanced travel photography techniques such as long exposure shots, HDR, star shooting, and more! One of the challenges we face as travelers is that so many of the places we visit have already been photographed extensively. In today’s post, I want to share with...
Tags: Travel, Photography, France, ISO, Travel Gear, Lg, Travel Photography, Hdr, Canon, Galapagos, Travel Photos, Don, Laurence, Glencoe, North Star, Dubai Marina


Updated brochure released ahead of Border Security 2019 Conference

New speakers sign up to the 12th Annual Border Security Conference, including: SITA, Cellebrite, Estonian Police and Border Guard Administration, ICMPD, Delhi International Airport Limited. Taking place on the 12th and 13th February 2019 at the Crowne Plaza St Peter’s Read more… The post Updated brochure released ahead of Border Security 2019 Conference appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Travel, Seo, It, Aerospace, News Trends, SITA Cellebrite Estonian Police, Border Guard Administration, ICMPD Delhi International Airport Limited Taking, Crowne Plaza St Peter


Superstitions

Issy decides to sleep in and give breakfast a miss so I bravely head off on my own. Our hotel the Sofitel is massive and a bit over the top luxurious for either of our likings. One of the main reasons we came here was that we managed to find a special d
Tags: Travel, Issy


Peru

Nach Bolivien ging es zum nchstem hochgelegenem Land welches zugleich auch das letzte sdamerikanische Land auf meiner Reise war nmlich Peru. Peru erreichten wir von La Paz aus mittels einer Busfahrt und dann einer Bootsfahrt ber einen kleinen Teil
Tags: Travel, Peru, Peru Peru, Nach Bolivien, von La Paz


What the Dickens more London adventures

Friday 7th December. The Holiday Inn Kensington Forum where we are staying has 906 rooms so is always busy and none more so than at breakfast time. But it wasn't long after breakfast on Friday that we headed off to 48 Doughty Street to once again visit
Tags: Travel, London, Dickens, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum


Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away. At the same time last year, the Sierra snowpack was 47 percent of average, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. A series of […]
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, California, San Francisco, Ap, Sierra, Sierra Nevada, San Francisco Chronicle, Nation & World


Haven to invest in new concepts

Nearly andpound;100 million earmarked for five UK sites
Tags: Travel, UK


Dont forget to bring your ear plugs

This morning we have planned to return to Puente Esmerelda the little cenotelagoon along the beach from our accommodation. It is Sunday so bound to be busy hence we have skipped breakfast and are ready to set off at 8.30am.The sky is overcast and it
Tags: Travel, Puente Esmerelda


Tokyo Friday night and a sombre Saturday morning

The apparent sombre mood of a Saturday morning after what was presumably a far more lighthearted Friday night.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo


Why oil’s ‘big three’ just got bigger: Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US are still calling the shots

Why oil’s ‘big three’ just got bigger: Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US are still calling the shots:The meeting of the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna last week confirmed what some in the oil industry have been saying for a while: A new global energy dynamic is being created by the three-way relationship between Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US.After a first day of deadlock over the output reduction needed to stabilize global crude prices, it took a second-day intervention...
Tags: Travel, Russia, US, Opec, Qatar, Iran, Vienna, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabia Russia, Organization of Oil Exporting Countries OPEC


Gulf economies stand to lose if Huawei row reignites trade war | Arab News

Gulf economies stand to lose if Huawei row reignites trade war | Arab News:A global trade war was apparently averted over dinner in Buenos Aires a couple of weeks ago when President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping called a cease-fire in the escalating commercial confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.Now that cease-fire has been threatened by the arrest in Canada — on a warrant from the US — of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, China’s flag...
Tags: Travel, US, Iran, Canada, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Huawei, Buenos Aires, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Huawei China, Meng Wanzhou


Week 1: Asheville rock climbing, breweries and stunning waterfalls

Finally, after months of planning and talking, we’re on the road with Goldie (our Forest River travel trailer) and the Beast (our Ford F250). I intend to do a weekly wrap on the blog to give our readers insight into life on the road of our 1 year US road trip – what we’re doing, discovering, learning and managing the RV lifestyle. Our Forest River travel trailer and Ford f250 We had a shaky start leaving Raleigh with several things going wrong. At 10pm on the night of our moving, after movin...
Tags: Travel, Boston, US, Samsung, NFL, Ford, Dallas, Airbnb, Dslr, East Coast, Chattanooga, Mel, Craig, Durham, Orlando, Family Travel


S&P revises outlook on Qatar to ‘stable’

S&P revises outlook on Qatar to ‘stable’:S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on Qatar to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ on the strength of the country’s macroeconomic resilience. The premier ratings agency also affirmed Qatar’s sovereign credit ratings at ‘AA-/A-1+’.In its overview released yesterday, S&P said Qatar has “effectively managed” the ongoing blockade’s impact on diplomatic ties and trade and transport links.“We expect economic growth to accelerate and external accounts to remain in ...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Saudis Are Said to Review Expat Fees as Economy Feels Sting - Bloomberg

Saudis Are Said to Review Expat Fees as Economy Feels Sting - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia is reviewing its policy of imposing fees on expatriate workers after rising costs inflicted economic pain and contributed to an exodus of foreigners, according to four people familiar with the matter.While it’s unlikely the fees will be canceled altogether, a ministerial committee is looking at modifying or restructuring them, one of the people said. A decision is expected within weeks, two of the people said. T...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Awwad Alawwad, Center for International Communication


ADFG's Goldilocks raises stake in Dubai-listed insurance firm Salama | Reuters

:Goldilocks Investment Company, an indirect subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), has increased its beneficial ownership in Dubai-listed Islamic Arab Insurance Company, known as Salama, to 14.1 percent, it said on Sunday.The move reflected Goldilocks’ and ADFG’s bullish outlook on the insurance sector in the United Arab Emirates, Goldilocks said.Goldilocks raised its stake from 9.9 percent via a share finance facility, it said. Combined, Goldilocks and ADFG continue to hold around 29.9...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Goldilocks, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Salama, ADFG, Abu Dhabi Financial Group ADFG, Goldilocks Investment Company, Islamic Arab Insurance Company, United Arab Emirates Goldilocks


Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Step out of time. Drop out of high-rise Dubai into a quieter almost biblical scene in Arabia’s history. Jumeirah has deconstructed the concept of the big hotel. There are ten “bayts”, traditional Arabic houses with clusters of rooms, dotted through the Al Seef heritage village to recreate the intimate hospitality of a bygone era. Altogether […] The post Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Food And Drink, Jumeirah, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Arabia, Al Seef, Jumeirah Dubai UAE


Short stay: Al Seef by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Step out of time. Drop out of high-rise Dubai into a quieter almost biblical scene in Arabia’s history. Jumeirah has deconstructed the concept of the big hotel. There are ten “bayts”, traditional Arabic houses with clusters of rooms, dotted through the Al Seef heritage village to recreate the intimate hospitality of a bygone era. Altogether […] The post Short stay: Al Seef by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Food And Drink, Jumeirah, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Arabia, Al Seef, Jumeirah Dubai UAE


Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Can’t think want to buy him this Christmas? Don’t despair… help is at hand! With our gift guide for the festive season, you’ll find all manner of ideas of the man in your life who loves to travel – from a stylish watch inspired by one of the America’s most iconic landmarks to the ultimate […] The post Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition) appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Accessories, Photography, Usa, Featured, Clothing, US, America, Canada, Luggage, North America, Regions, Travel Equipment, Don, Christmas US Canada


MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets close mostly lower; Egypt falls again | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets close mostly lower; Egypt falls again | Reuters:Gulf markets closed mainly in the red on Sunday, with market heavyweights Emaar Properties and Emirates NBD dragging Dubai’s index lower and Egypt’s market falling to fresh lows for the year.After plunging to its lowest level in more than five years on Thursday, the Dubai index regained ground in early trading before closing 1.2 percent lower.The market has fallen 24.3 percent this year, partly due to concerns about the ...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Dubai, Gulf, Reuters, Emirates NBD, Emaar Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey



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