The Cute and Cuddly Cats of La Vega Central

Remember what I said in Argentina and Uruguay about the nearly complete absence of catcalls? Apparently, Chilean men didn’t get the message that catcalling isn’t a compliment. And it’s not like I meet local beauty standards as well (long, dark hair, lipstick, platform shoes), so I’m guessing Chilean women have it worse. It’s funny how the human mind works—after five catcalls in a row one day, I started to pay attention to… cats. I was in La Vega Central, Santiago’s giant fruit and vegetable mark...
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Renting on Your Round the World Trip

When planning a long-term trip around the world, there’s boatloads to take into consideration. The flight is often the most immediate concern as it generally takes the biggest chunk out of the budget. Accommodations are usually the next heaviest expense for a long-term trip. Many travelers only consider the usual suspects – hostels, guesthouses, and hotels. People generally combine a mix of these when traveling round the world (RTW). What many travelers never consider, though, is the idea of ren...
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Since I was Twelve Years Old

  Passions.   When I was young, it was riding my bike.  When I was a young woman it was praying in the monastery. Later it was dancing. Boy did I dance. I met Yann. My first year in France Yann and my home had a minimalistic look due to lack of funds to decorate. As a mother, it was my children. And throughout it, the brocante stirred me. The first old thing I ever bought I was 12. I bought it with my babysitting money. A hand mirror, a brown jar and a blue beaded purse from the 1920s.      ...
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i've come to a land down under

arrived in australia early this morning. after leaving fiji we had a few very rough days at sea again. i guess we caught the tail end of the cyclone. arrived in noumea on the 16th a day earlier. the cruise into noumea was sheltered by lots of small island
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Training to Ski

For the annual ski trip instead of driving to ski we were “training” to ski. That is we took the Empire Builder Amtrak train from Columbus Wisconsin to Whitefish Montana. In my previous two trips [...]
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Yarmouth Waterfront 360 Degrees

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South America Day 41 Easter Island

Its our final day on Easter Island and our first nice day. Until now our time here had combined the worst weather of our trip with the worst accommodation outside has been wet and windy and miserable while inside has been damp and mouldy and miserabl
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Hi everyoneYesterday I had my first day at the sea turtle project. I was assigned to feeding for the day so I had to cut up the fish for them which was pretty gross but I eventually got the hang of it. They have 4 different turtle species at the con
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The Contestant that Broke Our Hearts

The horse show at the Chandrabhaga Fair was energetic and lively with showmanship. The contestants and their handlers were busy and bold. They were polished and robust. There was prancing and dancing and an air of professionalism. As we say in the States
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Viva La Vida Live Life

Frida Kahlo probably is the most internationally recognized Mexican artist not only because of her unique paintings but also her controversial political and lifestyle. Her home Casa Azul Blue House is the museum about her life. The tickets for Saturday
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Travel News: February 19, 2019

Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall opening April 1 Travel Weekly The Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall will open its doors on April 1. Located above D.C.’s L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, the property is the culmination of a renovation and reflagging of the former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. Housing a total of 367 guestrooms, the Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall promises views of the city’s skyline and the Capitol dome, Washington National Cathedral and Washington Monument, among other landmar...
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Save 20 Percent on Room Rates With Hilton February 2019 in the Southeastern United States

You can save 20 percent on room rates at Hilton hotel properties in 13 cities and metropolitan areas in the southeastern United States if you book your reservations only from Friday, February 15, 2019 through Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time for stays completed from Monday, February 18, 2019 through Sunday, May 12, 2019. The catch is... The post Save 20 Percent on Room Rates With Hilton February 2019 in the Southeastern United States appeared first on The ...
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The Joys of Learning a New Language are Endless

I have only been studying the Thai language for a few weeks but already the rewards are huge. For example during our short stay in Bangkok we had great fun engaging with the two nonEnglish speaking taxi drivers we met. They were both delightful but th
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Can't wait for our second Indian trip. Last year's was so brilliant and this is going to be even better.

It's been 6 months since we've had a holiday. Our usual September motorhome trip was cancelled last year as I was booked for a new right knee on August 31st which meant No travelling for at least 6 weeks.Summer had been very busy since we came back fro
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Excursion to Northern part of Tenerife BEFORE LUNCH

As we don't plan much sightseeing this holiday I'll create today's excursion in two halves BEFORE AFTER LUNCH.Our day trip to the Northern part of Tenerife.We were picked up at hotel this morning by a driver of an 8 seater vehicle. Just one oth
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France, Paris

19h La lune est pleine… Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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7 of the most romantic boltholes in the UK and Ireland

With it being the week of Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. From Highland castles reached by Rolls Royce, to Dartmoor thatched pavilions; here are some of the most seductive boltholes around the UK and Ireland for a surprise getaway with your loved one. Thyme Hotel, Gloucestershire Easily reachable from London but a world […] The post 7 of the most romantic boltholes in the UK and Ireland appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Economy slows, pension assets decline, bills would build condos on state land, turbulent hearing for Maui mayor appointees, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki shoppers ©2019 All Hawaii News The state’s economy is expected to grow at a slower pace in the next few years, but a benchmark 10 million tourists could visit by the end of the year — and inflation-­adjusted visitor spending could surpass a peak that hasn’t been reached since 1989. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii automobile sales running out of gas. Hawaii consumers are putting the brakes on buying new automobiles. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii’s largest public pension fund is facing an uphill ba...
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Another Change to Marriott’s Rules and Watch Out for Post-Purchase Upsells

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 Another Change to Marriott’s Rules and Watch Out for Post-Purchase Upsells...
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Unwind like a Greek

When envisioning a holiday trip to anywhere in the world, people first tend to think about what to pack, the essentials that are necessary for that specific trip depending on the location and season. Once all that is figured out, people then tend to visualize how they will be passing their time, which towns and […] The post Unwind like a Greek appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Save Up to 25 Percent on International Car Rentals With Hertz Spring 2019

You can save up to 25 percent on renting a vehicle with Hertz at participating locations outside of the United States and Canada through Sunday, April 7, 2019, by when the vehicle must be picked up… …but you must... The post Save Up to 25 Percent on International Car Rentals With Hertz Spring 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
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A Dream Come True

httpswww.dropbox.comszymnzhkh33lu85qButterflyTrial.mp4dl0el Rosario cluster in cold weatherCerro Pelon horse back rideThe butterflies came aliveManchero village tou
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Leaning Clock of Glasgow

So much for the great engineering minds of Scotland
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William Wallace The Real Braveheart

Statue of William Wallace at Stirling Castle.
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Tumbleweed + Hobo magic + Frozen Planet 1969, Friday 5 April at the Northern

Australian legends of swirling, psychedelic fuzz rock and grooves, Tumbleweed, load up the van and hit the road north for two monstrous shows in April! Friday the 5th of April, they roll into Byron Bay for a massive night of Rock and Roll!  a HUGE rock show! along with the sunshine coasts lords of the riff Hobo Magic and the interstellar sounds of Frozen Planet 1969 Then all three bands head north to Brisbane to join a stellar line up at the Mojo Burning Festival at the Hamilton Hotel on Saturda...
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German firms in talks with QP for sourcing future LNG supply

German firms in talks with QP for sourcing future LNG supply:Germany is looking to source some of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) needs from Qatar as part of the Western European country’s energy supply diversification plans, German ambassador Hans-Udo Muzel said.“Germany is also actively looking at diversifying its energy supply and considering options to set up an LNG terminal. In this context, German companies are, of course, talking to Qatar Petroleum concerning the supply of LNG to Germany ...
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$10 Billion Bailout Makes #Bahrain Debt Best in Gulf as #Oman Lags - Bloomberg

$10 Billion Bailout Makes Bahrain Debt Best in Gulf as Oman Lags - Bloomberg:Bonds of Bahrain, the smallest member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, have handed investors the biggest return since the island nation’s $10 billion bailout last year. For those holding Oman’s debt, the losses have piled up.Corporate and sovereign notes from Bahrain delivered an average return of almost 5 percent since the aid was pledged at the start of October, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The tiny Gulf kingdom, ...
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Floating Heads at Kelvingrove

Floating Heads exhibit by Sophie Cave. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
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Statue of DaVinci

Found this statue of Leonardo DaVinci on a walk around Milan.
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