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I Hate Flight Delays

I was rather fortunate on my last trip to SE Asia in October. My long flights to get to SE Asian and back were fine even early. But I ended up taking six short puddle jumpers while there mostly without delay. I considered myself lucky. This is not
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27 Portraits from Basar Confluence, Arunachal Pradesh

It is a delight to capture frames at unique festivals. From attires to expressions to performances, festivals throw up innumerable frames to capture. Basar Confluence or BasCon 3.0 which I attended in Arunachal Pradesh was one such experience. This community driven festival by the Galo tribe of Arunachal is held in Basar every year. You can read more about this cultural festival here- Basar Confluence. Below are a few interesting portraits from BasCon 3.0. ...
Tags: Travel, Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal, Galo, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Basar, BasCon, Basar Confluence Arunachal Pradesh


Why you need to visit French Guiana

During the 2014 World Cup , French Guiana got the geographical equivalent of 15 minutes of fame. A place a good portion of the world didn’t know existed, much less could find on a map, was highlighted in numerous maps of World Cup stadiums around Brazil, as well as the subject of a number of “interesting places to travel around the World Cup” stories in the months leading up to the event. And that was the last most of the world thought about it. It’s not the world’s fault, really. Getting to t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Florida, US, Paris, Italy, Avis, Brazil, New Orleans, South America, Laos, Caribbean, Martinique, Buenos Aires, Canary Islands, Cacao


Father time

Hello again Apologies that this update is a little later than usual all responsibility for that goes to a certain Mr Lapworth. Hes here safe and sound More on that in a bit.At the end of last week I had my first tai chi lesson Another au pair f
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Where to volunteer in NYC

In the words of Chidi Anagonye from The Good Place — though actually posed by philosopher T.M. Scanlon — what do we owe to each other? We’re all here together, so we should probably work together to make things better. Volunteering can help us do exactly that, and it does a wealth of good for everyone, including those being helped, the world around us, and ourselves. New York City has its fair share of problems, but it also has a number of places willing to address them. Finding somewhere to ...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Coalition, All, American Civil Liberties Union, Callahan, Carey, Leslie Knope, New York Civil Liberties Union, Girls Clubs of America, Carl Siciliano, Scanlon, Ali Forney, Forney, Chidi Anagonye


Norwegian liquor travels the world

People have different definitions of what it means to be well-traveled. For some, it means a big portion of your time is spent exploring new places. To others, it simply means racking up passport stamps. Every drop of Linie Aquavit, a spirit from Norway, is well-traveled regardless of how you define it. In fact, all of the Linie sold since 1821 has seen more of the world than the vast majority of humans. Before being bottled, Linie is aged in 500-liter barrels that previously held Oloroso she...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York, Instagram, Australia, Kentucky, Scotland, Singapore, US, New Hampshire, Norway, Scandinavia, Baltimore, Panama, Caribbean, Tacoma


10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want t...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


Most family-friendly European cities

When we think of European travel, we might picture a couple holding hands on Paris’s Pont des Arts or adult friends partying until dawn in Barcelona. But Europe is also a fantastic place to take the kids. Cities from Berlin to Prague are packed with parks, castles, and museums tailormade for little ones. They’re also geared to parents, placing playgrounds next to beer gardens and cafes, so every family member can actually have fun. Here are the most kid-friendly cities in Europe to check out ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Sweden, Berlin, US, Barcelona, Lego, Prague, Paris, Luxembourg, Harry Potter, Denmark, Natural History Museum, Copenhagen, Parks


10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington

Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want to, for the most p...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


American Airlines Will Introduce Premium Economy Awards This Month

American Airlines should be close to introducing premium economy awards. They've retrofitted much of their widebody fleet of Boeing 777s, 787-9s, and now some 787-8s to offer a premium economy cabin. However they have not had an option to redeem premium economy seats for miles. I expect to see premium economy awards introduced this month , at least that's what's been confirmed to me by two well-placed sources at American. Continue reading American Airlines Will Introduce Premium Economy Awards...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Boeing, American Airlines, American Continue


South America Day 3 Rio de Janeiro

Today were going to see Christ the Redeemer. One of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. In the school summer holidays. I suspect we wont be aloneThe ascent is made by funicular railway. You need to purchase tickets in advance for a specifie
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Save Up to 35 Percent Off Room Rates: Fly the Coop Winter Sale 2019 With Kimpton

You can save up to 35 percent off of room rates when you stay at your choice of 60 participating Kimpton hotel and resort properties — mostly located in the United States — now through Tuesday, April 30, 2019... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 35 Percent Off Room Rates: Fly the Coop Winter Sale 2019 With Kimpton appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, United States, Promotions, Ihg Rewards Club, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Kimpton


These states drink the most wine

People in the US are drinking more wine than ever before — twice as much as in the 1960s, according to the National Institutes of Health. And while Americans are sipping more vino from coast to coast and northern border to southern border, some states are breaking out the bottles more than others. The NIH compiled data on exactly how much wine each state drinks based on wine sales (which it calls “apparent alcohol consumption for the States”) in 2016, and the results might not be what you’d...
Tags: Travel, Jay Z, US, Idaho, South Dakota, National Institutes of Health, Wine, Oklahoma, Illinois, Nih, Delaware, Boise, Vermont New Hampshire, US Wine, US wine consumption, Wine Consumption


Swan

The Swan is a bridge in Rotterdam, designed by Ben Van Berkel. The post Swan appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
Tags: Hotels, Netherlands, Rotterdam, Ben Van Berkel, Photo of the Day


Scheming to Get a Tarmac Transfer on Your Next Flight and More Subsidies for American

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 Scheming to Get a Tarmac Transfer on Your Next Flight and More Subsidies for American...
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QSE gained 307.87 points last week - The Peninsula #Qatar

QSE gained 307.87 points last week - The Peninsula Qatar:Qatar Stock Exchange’s (QSE) benchmark index made a significant gain of 307.87 points, or 2.97 percent, last week when the bourse closed yesterday at 10,658.22 points.Trading value during last week increased by 121.83 percent to reach QR1.47bn compared to QR663.30m at the end of previous week.Trading volume increased by 139.21 percent to reach 71.84 million shares, as against 30.03 million shares, while the number of transactions rose by 7...
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Flight attendant responsibilities

There are unwritten rules while traveling. One of those is, “Be kind and patient with your flight attendants.” Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Whether due to flight delays, uncomfortable seats, lack of sleep, or just waking up on the wrong side of the bed that morning, sometimes this rule is forgotten. A prime example happened recently when a flight attendant told a passenger they couldn’t walk to the front of the plane because pilots were passing in and out of the cockpit. In res...
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Paying Attention to the Little Things that Speak Loudly

                              The small details of how we live our lives measure large. Isn't it true that we can have a feeling about a person in how they shake your hand or look into your eye? Wouldn't you agree that generosity of spirit can be seen in how someone smiles? I want not to count the cost but being the cost, to give because it is the loving way. Not measured and calculating.                            It is in such details that speak of who we are. Live life large by living fully ...
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The healthiest countries to move to

Being healthier is one of the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. For some, this may include making big life changes — like moving — that make it easier to get and stay healthy. And healthy places aren’t just those with lots of gyms and juice bars. Places to make lifestyle changes are those that share a worldview of health — where physical health is important but so are access to outdoor activities, mental health, low-stress levels, fresh food, quality healthcare, and strong, supportive ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Sweden, Australia, California, US, San Francisco, Spain, Healthy Living, United States, Italy, Ikea, Switzerland, Starbucks, Moving


Mexican presidential palace opens

If you’re visiting Mexico City this year, you’ll be able to do something no previous visitor could: tour the presidential palace. Off-limits to visitors during prior administrations, the palace is now a designated cultural center and open to the public. Andres Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s new president who was sworn in on December 1st, 2018, decided to open the palace as part of his effort to make Mexico’s government more transparent. Keeping his promise to limit government extravagances, O...
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France, Les Houches

La snowmobile de chez Bombardier Copyright Jacques Witt   [Author: Jacques Witt]
Tags: Travel, France, Bombardier, Blogroll, Non classé, Photographie, Photojournalisme, Voyages, Jacques Witt, Les Houches, Snowmobile


Erdogan’s $2 Billion Reason to Thank the Saudis - Bloomberg

Erdogan’s $2 Billion Reason to Thank the Saudis - Bloomberg:There are opportunistic financing deals, and then there’s Turkey. A $2 billion 10-year bond sale appeared out of nowhere for the country on Wednesday, with no roadshow and no prior announcement. But there was one big helping hand.Saudi Arabia had just launched $7.5 billion of new 10- and 30-year notes and had elected for tighter pricing rather than raising a larger sum. This left a window for Turkey to present themselves to bond funds w...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Middle East, Erdogan, U S Treasury, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Spain Day 17

As planned left the van on the Aire today and got the bus into town. Unusual bus stop though turns out you wait under a specific tree and flag down the bus as it approaches. No signs road markings or timetables visible and the bus doesn't even come
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#Lebanon Finance Minister Denies He Plans to Restructure Debt - Bloomberg

Lebanon Finance Minister Denies He Plans to Restructure Debt - Bloomberg:Lebanon’s plan to shore up its strained finances doesn’t include debt restructuring or any reconsideration of the fixed exchange rate, according to the caretaker finance minister.The recommendations under consideration may include some debt rescheduling, as well as spending cuts and tax and electricity reforms, Ali Hasan Khalil said Friday in an emailed response to questions. If debt is to be rescheduled, it will only be do...
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Crude Rally Hits Pause as Markets Reassess Economic Outlook - Bloomberg

Crude Rally Hits Pause as Markets Reassess Economic Outlook - Bloomberg Oil prices closed lower for the first time in two weeks Friday as investors paused to assess the economic outlook and OPEC’s ability to counter the U.S. shale boom. Futures in New York slipped 1.9 percent for the day, ending a nine-day rally that has pushed crude back into a bull market. Prices slipped along with the S&P 500 as the U.S. government shutdown showed no signs of ending, leaving some 800,000 federal worke...
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State audit blasts Honolulu rail authority, Board of Education to re-vote on superintendent's contract, homeless coordinator defends progress, Hawaii's space defense plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Blistering audit blames political rush to construction for ballooning rail costs. The auditor documented $354 million in change orders related to Honolulu’s rail project. Hawaii News Now.Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says. Civil Beat.Premature contracts increased rail cost by $354M. Star-Advertiser.State Auditor: HART Increased ...
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South America Day 2 Copacabana

We get up and go for breakfast. We deal with yesterdays dietary deficiencies by consuming a mountain of fruit mainly mango the sweetest juiciest mango I have ever tasted. I also have some sausage and eggs although theres a slight delay in
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Canton Memories At Hong Kong Bing Sutt, Burwood

Hong Kong Bing Sutt is an eatery in Burwood. Bing Sutt literally means "ice room" and is named after a Bing Sutt, a traditional Guangzhou and Hong Kong style casual eating house that serves uniquely Hong Kong style food. And there was nowhere else that my father wanted to eat on his birthday this year!
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One dollar vacation deposits

This might be the best IOU you’ve ever written. Travel company Intrepid is offering dream trips around the world for just a $1 deposit. Obviously you’ll have to pay the full amount later, but the insanely cheap deposit could help thousands of people pull the trigger on trips they otherwise couldn’t afford. The small-group trips include Russia, cycling through the French Alps, Northern Italy, a Botswana safari, Everest Base Camp, and many more. Over 100 countries are included in the offer. The...
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Bees Swarming an Airport is Normal, Maggots and Rats Not As Much

AirAsia operates out of terminal 2 in Kuala Lumpur. And AirAsia's CEO is none too impressed with the facility. He shared his thoughts on twitter, creating quite a buzz. Well run airports have procedures in place to handle this, and airline CEOs don't need to take to twitter to have the issue addressed. Continue reading Bees Swarming an Airport is Normal, Maggots and Rats Not As Much...
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