Rotating showers?

There are six fountains around the « Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées ». They have been “under renovation” for years. … and now!?!? I tried to take some nice photos, but… Maybe we should first have a look of what has been. The fountains were created in 1863, by Adolphe Alphand, who together with Baron Haussmann was involved in the creation of the majority of the Paris parks and gardens. In the 1930’s the fountains were beautifully decorated by the famous glass designer René Lalique. Too...
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Happy St Patrick's Day

For some reason the pictures won't upload I'll try tomorrow. blog 031719 Happy St Patrick's Day031619 was a stay in the camper day. I re organized the place and took what I haven't used out into the car so it's out of the way. Some cleani
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Apps for Seniors

Friend and news anchor Diane Ako produces a series called “Aging Well” on KITV4, covering stories of interest to seniors. A few weeks ago, she asked if I knew anyone who could talk about apps for people over 55. I asked my dad who, in turn, provided a couple of likely subject matter experts at Honolulu senior living complexes. “Would you be able to come on KITV and talk about apps?” Diane asked. “What’s an app?” came the reply. And that’s how I ended up the primary source on a story abo...
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100 years ago, today, when Gandhi had a dream in the home of the owner of ‘The Hindu’ that led to the non-violent movement, which led to India’s independence

One hundred years ago, today, India’s struggle for independence from the British took a decisive and awe-inspiring turn, when Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had a dream that would catapult him towards ‘Mahatma’-hood. On March 18, 1919, Gandhi met C.Rajagopalachari in the City that used to be known as Madras, in a home on Cathedral Road that used to belong to Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, the lawyer who owned The Hindu. Gandhi spent the night in ‘Tilak Bhavan’, as the Iyengar home was known, tossing and tu...
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Chelsea at Six Months

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France, Paris

10h45 Après le gilets jaunes, les parapluies rouges sur les Champs Elysées Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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A Weekend in Gatlinburg

Hello TravelBlog community This is my first blog on this site and I figured I would kick it off with something close to home My weekend trip to Gatlinburg TennesseeGatlinburg Tennessee Spring 2019Growing up in Ten
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M&R Appoints Midwest Regional Revenue Management Director

GREAT NECK, N.Y. (March 18, 2019) - M&R Hotel Management, operator of 25 hotels in New York, Texas, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, today announced the appointment of Bryan Davern, a 24-year hospitality industry veteran, as regional director, revenue management, for its Midwest portfolio.
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Malaysian Man Arrested and Charged in Perth Australia Over Child Porn

( = || []).push({}); Last Friday, a 36 year old Malaysian has been arrested and detained after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers allegedly child exploitation material (child porn) on his mobile phone at Perth International Airport Australia according to the report on ABF website. You can read it here. This is the fourth time we blogged about this issue on our blog. Last year, we wrote two stories about this issue as two Malaysians were...
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Everything you need to know to have a memorable trip to Norway

If you have come to this article, you are either day dreaming about planning a trip to Norway one day, or you already have a booked a trip and you want to know about all the things there are to know regarding Norway apart from it being the most gorgeous Scandinavian country, and also a very expensive one. Here are the things that you should keep in mind before going to Norway: 1. Food This is where you can really save some money on your trip. Instead of eating at fancy restaurants that will bu...
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Inflight Fight Leaves Blood Splatters After Woman Tries to Go to Lavatory Without Shoes

A Saturday Ryanair flight (natch) from Glasgow to Tenerife in the Canary Islands saw a fight break out after a woman went to the lavatory without shoes on. A “very drunk man pulled her up about it, saying that someone would stand on her toes” according to another passenger. Then the woman’s boyfriend got involved. And more alcohol got involved. Continue reading Inflight Fight Leaves Blood Splatters After Woman Tries to Go to Lavatory Without Shoes...
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How to Use the PointsExplorer Tool From Hilton Honors

A new award travel planning tool called PointsExplorer was recently released by Hilton; and its purpose is to assist members of the Hilton Honors frequent guest loyalty program to find hotel and resort properties at which they can stay in exchange for redeeming a specific number of points per night. Although striving to ensure that the information is as relevant as possible, it is important to acknowledge that... The post How to Use the PointsExplorer Tool From Hilton Honors appeared first on Th...
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Week 15: Viva Las Vegas Baby!

We weren’t intending on visiting Vegas on our America Unplugged road trip. Our intention on  this trip is to go beyond the main tourist destinations that everyone knows, and strangely, wants to visit. But, since we were close by, and our Australian readers insist on incorporating Vegas into their travel plans, we decided why not? I wasn’t expecting to have a great time – I mean how long can you spend looking at casinos before you get bored? But, I arrived intending to have a great time and see V...
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Ulaanbataar and beyond

R We awoke to see a golden sunrise across Mongolia. The landscape was still peppered with yurts but now the buildings were getting more dense as well as we approached Ulaanbataar. We pulled in on time at 6am. We had booked a hotel in the station district
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5 Weird Things I Do To Earn Frequent Flyer Points (which you could easily incorporate into your life too)

There are literally thousands of ways to earn air miles or frequent flyer points. While I am not as crazy as the pudding guy (although he’s kind of a genius to have worked out how to earn over a million points through buying pudding!) and I don’t have too many super inventive stories, I do have some… quirks… when it comes to how I earn Qantas points. Some weirder than others. Most of these are things you too can do to earn more frequent flyer points without flying. I shop at my rival I’m so...
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Eurostar tells customers not to travel unless absolutely necessaryEurostar tells customers not to travel unless absolutely necessary

Severe delays and cancellations set to continue this week
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A Wonderer's Return to California One Year Later

4th and King Street San Francisco Several months ago although it feels like yesterday time really does stand still when the seasons blend together I found myself at the 4thand King Street train station waiting for our ri
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Huge, Hello Kitty-related urban art

Due to its very nature, urban art isn’t destined to last. Demolition, wilful damage or simply time all too often eradicate what once entertained. A few of my favourite pieces in Tokyo were this tiny Audrey Hepburn stencil, and these kimono and seppuku inspired works. All of which are now sadly long gone. That said, the odd one or two do manage to survive. Astro Boy continues to blast off in Shibuya, and this huge, Hello Kitty-related street painting remains intact to resolutely stare back. ...
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Swing traders remain active in banking shares on #UAE bourses

:Swing traders were active on Sunday buying banking shares from their support level on UAE bourses.Union National Bank closed 0.93 per cent higher at Dh5.40, after its shares took support at Dh5.30 on Thursday. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ended 1.31 per cent higher at Dh9.31. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank closed 2.31 per cent higher at Dh4.40. “Traders may look to buy Union National Bank. We expect recovery towards the recent high at Dh5.60,” Shiv Prakash, senior analyst with First Abu Dhabi Bank Securit...
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American oil leaders say no to NOPEC

American oil leaders say no to NOPEC:US oil industry leaders are concerned by the potential damage that could be done to their businesses if the Trump administration passes the so-called NOPEC act, opening up oil producers to legal action in the US.An employee of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the trade organization for the US oil and gas industry, wrote: “The act’s extraterritorial overreach would harm core US economic and energy interests.”The possible legislation under the No Oil Pro...
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Qatar’s LNG ramp up to see $35bn greenfield investments - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar’s LNG ramp up to see $35bn greenfield investments - The Peninsula Qatar:The global oil and gas industry’s investments in new projects are set to double in 2019, with Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia fueling growth. Qatar which has plans to boost its LNG capacity to 110 million tonnes per annum (million tpa) will require more than $35bn in greenfield investments, making it one of the biggest projects to be approved in the region over the last decade, according to Rystad Energy forecast.Rysta...
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#Qatar Stocks Buck Mideast Gains, Fall Most in 11 Days: Inside EM - Bloomberg

:Qatari stocks retreated the most in the Middle East, declining the most in 11 days.The main index declined 1.1 percent, led by a drop in Masraf Al Rayan. Morgan Stanley analysts last week downgraded Qatari stocks to underweight from equal-weight, citing the market’s relatively high valuations in an emailed note. The gauge has been trading at a premium to emerging-market peers since June.Still, the estimated earnings per share for the gauge’s 20 members has risen in March, poised for its longest...
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Saudis Urge OPEC+ to Stick With Oil Cuts as Job Not Yet Done - Bloomberg

Saudis Urge OPEC+ to Stick With Oil Cuts as Job Not Yet Done - Bloomberg:OPEC and its allies have much work ahead to balance global oil markets and are prepared to do what’s necessary in the second half, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said.The 24-nation coalition known as OPEC+ needs to “stay the course” until June as its job is “nowhere near complete” in terms of restoring oil-market fundamentals, Al-Falih said late Sunday at a news conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. U.S. inventories remain...
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Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Kuwait Airways Said to Seek $350 Million Loan to Pay for Planes - Bloomberg

Kuwait Airways Said to Seek $350 Million Loan to Pay for Planes - Bloomberg:Kuwait Airways Corp. is seeking a $350 million loan that will help the Gulf carrier pay for planes, people with knowledge of the deal said.The state-run airline is talking to banks to raise a five-year facility, said the people, asking not to be identified because the information is private. It’ll be used to make early payments for narrow-body jets, they said.Kuwait Airways has 15 Airbus SE A320neo narrow-body planes on ...
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#Iran's Rouhani inaugurates four new phases of South Pars gas field | Reuters

Iran's Rouhani inaugurates four new phases of South Pars gas field | Reuters:Iranian President Hassan Rouhani formally inaugurated four new phases of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, on Sunday, according to a statement posted by the Iranian oil ministry on Twitter.Iran has invested $11 billion to complete the four phases and they will increase the country’s gas production capacity by up to 110 million cubic meters per day, the statement said.Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on ...
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#Saudi signals OPEC may need to extend oil cuts until end-2019 | Reuters

Saudi signals OPEC may need to extend oil cuts until end-2019 | Reuters:Saudi Arabia said on Sunday OPEC’s job in rebalancing the oil market was far from done as global inventories were still rising despite harsh U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, signaling it may need to expand output cuts into the second half of 2019.Russia, which is cutting oil output in tandem with OPEC, also said production cuts would stay in place at least until June, when Washington’s next steps on reducing Iran’s and ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi dips ahead of FTSE Russell index inclusion, other markets mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi dips ahead of FTSE Russell index inclusion, other markets mixed | Reuters:Saudi stocks dipped slightly on Sunday, a day ahead of the market's inclusion in the FTSE Russell's emerging market index, while other Gulf markets were mixed with Qatar down 1.1 percent on weakness in banks and real estate firms.Investors booked profits in recent gainers on the Tadawul, weakening the benchmark, which was down 0.2 percent. The Saudi index has gained 9.5 percent so far this year, outper...
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Guatemala Travel Prices

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St. Patrick’s Day on Oahu

On Sunday, March 17, Honolulu’s “Irish Corner” in Chinatown will again be the scene of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Pacific. It follows the annual parade through Waikiki, which is itself a great way for Oahu visitors to mingle with residents at one of the most anticipated events of the year. But […] The post St. Patrick’s Day on Oahu appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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