Another Piece of Furniture Going up and Through the Window

  After three years of looking for the right armoire or chest of drawers for our place in Cassis one that was not too high, not too wide, not too deep, I found one. Nevertheless, even though it was perfect it would be a challenge getting it into our place. Hence the window to the rescue!             In it went, with the help of Rene, Loic, Ian, Mika and Yann. I was so excited I forgot to take a photo of how it looked once in! Photo soon to come xx        Related Stories Do You Ha...
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Kids ‘Welcome to Country’ will inspire you to Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, March 3rd

Be inspired as Kids launch the March Cunning Stunts event with their ‘Welcome to Country’. Cunning Stunts 34th Nudge Nudge Wink Wink is raising money for Kids Caring For Country & Guyahyn Aboriginal Early Childhood Project. Since 2011, the Kids Caring for Country program has provided community based cultural activities to school and preschool aged Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and their families. Activities are driven by community and focus on building community cohesion and incre...
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Developments in the digital ecosystem today

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem today.  Funding and moves Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested Rs 650 crore in Ola Cabs a Series J round, according to a company statement. Singapore-based mobile advertising platform... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Twitter, News, Internet, Youtube, Investments, Singapore, Content, Soundcloud, Flipkart, Ola, Truecaller, Inmobi

Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses

China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as its core advertising unit feels the squeeze from rivals. The company’s latest financial results show its video streaming business iQiyi posted a net loss of 9.1 billion yuan or $1.3 billion in 2018, compared to just 3.74 billion yuan in 2017. Not long ago, iQiyi announced raising $500 million in convertible notes to fuel its spending spree. The video site...
Tags: Travel, Google, China, US, Bloomberg, Netflix, Beijing, Tencent, Baidu, Tencent Video, Google Ventures, Volvo, Bing, Alexa, Sogou, Disney of China

The Brooklyn of Penang – Seven Streets Precinct / South George Town

I’ve been a frequent visitor to Penang over the last decade, being one of the few places I visit on an annual basis. I spend most of my time wandering the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage area of Georgetown, as it’s undisputedly the main attraction. In the last few years though I’ve been lured out of the old town by two cafes, which has lead me to further explore the area south of the old town. This area has a distinct character from the old town. It has a lot of the same architecture, but...
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Travel News: February 22, 2019

Libya’s ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists Reuters The deserted souvenir shops and cafes on the mountainous road leading to the 2,600-year-old site are the only reminder that this used to be a major tourist destination. Looting has hit Libya’s archaeological sites since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, when the country descended into turmoil with rival administrations competing for control. Cyrene is one of five of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in the North African co...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Los Angeles, Unesco, Moscow, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kremlin, Haiti, Caribbean, American Airlines, News And Deals, Reuters, Red Square, Cyrene

Best Travel Quotes We Can Retire Forever (And What to Use Instead)

If there’s anything that the travel social media world has taught me, it’s that people are suckers for a good quote. However, it has also taught me that people are lazy and lack originality. That’s the only conclusion I can reach after having seen the same quotes circulated what must surely be thousands of times. In an effort to rid ourselves of these forever, a cleansing purge of vocabulary, I want to share the worst offenders as well as offer some alternatives to the best travel quotes that I...
Tags: Travel, Tim Cahill, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Paul Theroux, Top Travel Tips, Marcel Proust, John Steinbeck, Helen Keller, J R R Tolkien, St Augustine, Susan Sontag, Wallace Stevens, Mary Anne Radmacher, Marty Rubin, Hilaire Belloc

broughtonHotels’ Park James Opens with INTELITY’s Complete Guest Experience and Hospitality Management Platform

INTELITY™, the provider of the travel industry's first and broadest enterprise guest engagement and staff management platform, is now live at the Park James, operated by broughtonHotels, in Menlo Park, California. Park James guests now have access to the INTELITY platform including, a mobile guest app, mobile key, and in-room tablets, while their staff is using INTELITY STAFF to organize, manage, and track requests, communications, and work orders on the back end.
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Save Up to 25 Percent in Paris Winter 2019 With Marriott

Dining on a tuna niçoise while sitting at an outdoor café in the City of Lights watching people pass by is a great way to while away the hours — or perhaps you want to feel like you are on top of the world at the Eiffel Tower before viewing classic art at the Louvre and taking in the architectural stylings of Notre Dame before heading out to the Montparnasse district to party the night away. Why wait? You can save up to 25 percent off of retail room rates when you stay a minimum of three consecu...
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How To Beat Jet Lag

How To Beat Jet Lag How To Beat Jet Lag – Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure there is one thing that affects everyone and that is jet lag. Jet lag is a phenomena that hits you when you fly through several time zones in a short amount of time. After you arrive at your destination it is that […] The post How To Beat Jet Lag appeared first on As We Travel - The World - Travel, Traveling, Travel Videos
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9 More Airlines Let You Get Through Security Faster With PreCheck

Whether you have PreCheck because you've signed up for that program, or gotten it through another service like Global Entry, it only works with participating airlines that have invested in integrating with TSA for screening customer information. TSA announced today that 9 more airlines support PreCheck: Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Volaris. Continue reading 9 More Airlines Let You Get Through Secur...
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Old School Big D – Classic Dallas Things To Do

If you’re looking for quintessential, classic Dallas things to do and see, let me take you on a little journey…. When I was young, we often visited my great-aunt Adelaide who lived in an apartment in the city. On a recent trip to Dallas, I decided to pay a return visit to a few of our favorite spots to see if they were still kicking. Art Deco Wonderland in Fair Park Designated a U.S....Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Gone Country at the Country Music Hall of FameGone Count...
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$28 Free Food on Every Trip is the Best Advance in Travel in Years

Whether it's Timberline Steaks in Denver or Corona Beach House in Miami, or Capers in Portland there are numerous airports where you can eat for free with a Priority Pass card. To be sure in some places the $28 per person credit you get covers gratuity and in others it doesn't, but it's still an incredible value. On the whole the lounges that you can access via Priority Pass are fairly mediocre though there are exceptions. However if you're going to be in a crowded lounge without much food, wo...
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All Inclusive Hawaii Vacations

On our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura discuss the realities of an “all inclusive vacation” package experience in Hawaii. Many vacationers are after an experience in which all costs are paid up front. Air-room-car packages are not all inclusive, our hosts note, and that many visitors who sign on for […] The post All Inclusive Hawaii Vacations appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Concepción, Middle Chile – Finding the Bus is Half the Fun

After a week in Santiago, I felt the urge to go somewhere new, somewhere south but not that south that I would need winter clothes (remember, in Chile, north is hot and south is cold!) Concepción, Chile’s second-largest city, seemed like a good compromise—a six-hour bus ride isn’t a huge commitment and I rented a studio for a few days easily. I should have guessed it wouldn’t be a smooth trip just based on the bus ticket purchase. A few days before the random travel date I had picked, I went to ...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, Expedia, Mark, Concepción Chile, Concepcion, Valdivia, La Serena, La Alameda, South America 2018-2019, San Borja, Concepción Middle Chile, Pullman Sur, Pullman Tur, Tribunales

A little old lady in her amazingly small shop

A shop that’s as small as its owner is old.
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6 of the best Alpine views

The ski industry, as we know it, wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the mountains. That is a blinding obvious statement to make, of course. But isn’t it pretty amazing that the thing we love to do is carried out in such an awe inspiring environment. The majesty of the Alps are, without doubt, one […] The post 6 of the best Alpine views appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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South America Day 44 Cerro San Cristbal

Its our last day in Chile and were going to Cerro San Cristobal a park on a hill on the edge of the city reached by a funicular railway.First breakfast from the mini market over the road. The old man buys a cake tossed in a thick coating of ic
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Long Day at LAX waiting for the long flight

Tony and I both arrived at LAX nice and early today... We have 14 hours to Brisbane with a 2.5 hour layover and then 2.5 hour flight to Christchurch New Zealand. Let the adventure begin
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Adventures In Obtaining A Visa

One would think that getting a visa would be easy. You fill out a form and submit it with your passport and voila you have a visa. Bah hahahaha Not in the UAE and not in Dubai. When entering the country you are giving a stamp in your passport
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The history of the margarita

No drink can bring the same energy to a crowd of people like a margarita. The bright and balanced drink hits all the right levels of sweet, sour, salty, and boozy. It’s the most-loved cocktail in the US, according to a Nielsen survey, and it has been since Nielsen started polling bargoers on cocktails in 2016. The margarita has, in nearly every metric, taken over America. It’s also been bastardized beyond belief. A classic margarita is made with two ounces of blanco tequila, one and a half o...
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The Median Ambulance cuts through highway traffic by riding on the road divider

How does an ambulance reach a victim in a road/highway accident when there are more than a dozen cars stuck in a traffic jam between the ambulance and the site of the accident? Up until now the only solution was to drive in the opposite lane, weaving through oncoming traffic to get to the victim. A band of Korean designers created the Median AMB, a special ambulance that can directly reach the point of the accident without getting affected by the traffic congestion created by the accident. The M...
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History of the tres leches cake

In March of 2008 , I found myself in a pizza restaurant in Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras. I was part of a Habitat for Humanity trip, and it was my first time out of the country. I wouldn’t have expected to find a pizzeria in this rural town in the mountains of Central America, but there we were. I wasn’t complaining, though. A long day of digging foundations and hauling wheelbarrows of dirt had left me with a formidable appetite. Plus, it was my birthday. I wasn’t expecting any kind of recogni...
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Gulf Capital CEO optimistic about 2019, even as fundraising challenges persist - The National

Gulf Capital CEO optimistic about 2019, even as fundraising challenges persist - The National:Gulf Capital, one of the largest venture capital firms in the Middle East with more than $3 billion of assets under management, is eyeing investments in high-growth sectors such as e-commerce and logistics, where it sees attractive returns despite a challenging environment for private equity, its chief executive said.“Personally, I'm very excited about 2019,” said Karim El Solh, who is also co-founder a...
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#Turkey set to begin oil and gas drilling off Cyprus

Turkey set to begin oil and gas drilling off Cyprus:Turkey will begin drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus in coming days, state-owned news agency Anadolu reported Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu saying on Thursday, a move that could stoke tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece.Turkey and the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government have overlapping claims of jurisdiction for offshore oil and gas research in the eastern Mediterranean, a region thought to be rich in natural gas....
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#UAE Says Will Issue New Circular to Ports on #Qatar Boycott - Bloomberg

U.A.E. Says Will Issue New Circular to Ports on Qatar Boycott - Bloomberg:The United Arab Emirates said it will issue a clarifying memo to the country’s ports regarding a boycott of Qatar after an earlier circular eased cargo shipping restrictions between the two nations.There is no change to its ports policy on Qatar, the Federal Transport Authority was cited as saying in state-run WAM news agency. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Twelve Empty Supertankers Reveal Truths About Today's Oil Market - Bloomberg

Twelve Empty Supertankers Reveal Truths About Today's Oil Market - Bloomberg:They are slowly plowing their way across thousands of miles of ocean toward America’s Gulf of Mexico coastline. As they do, twelve empty supertankers are also revealing a few truths about today’s global oil market.In normal times, the vessels would be filled with heavy, high sulfur Middle East oil for delivery to refineries in places like Houston or New Orleans. Not now though. They are sailing cargo-less, a practice th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, America, South Africa, Middle East, New Orleans, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

KKR, BlackRock Are Set to Invest $4 Billion in Adnoc Pipeline - Bloomberg

KKR, BlackRock Are Set to Invest $4 Billion in Adnoc Pipeline - Bloomberg:KKR & Co. and BlackRock Inc. are set to invest in Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.’s pipeline network in a deal valued at $4 billion to $4.5 billion, according to people familiar with knowledge of the matter.The deal could be structured so that the two New York-based financial firms acquire leasing rights from the state oil company, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. A transaction could b...
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Foolproof Trick to Prevent Lost Luggage Doesn’t Work on United and Citi Customer Service To Get Worse?

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 Foolproof Trick to Prevent Lost Luggage Doesn’t Work on United and Citi Customer Service To Get Worse?...
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Sainsbury Snag Adds $336 Million to #Qatar's European Problems - Bloomberg

Sainsbury Snag Adds $336 Million to Qatar's European Problems - Bloomberg:The day a major deal hits a snag is never a good one for investors, and Wednesday must have been particularly annoying for the Qatar Investment Authority.QIA is J Sainsbury Plc’s largest shareholder, controlling more than a fifth of the British grocery chain. The value of that holding fell by about 257 million pounds ($336 million) Wednesday, data compiled by Bloomberg show, on news that the grocer’s planned tie-up with As...
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