Notre Dame

  Utter sadness, beyond scope, a tragic loss.  Notre Dame survived hundreds of year, touched millions, was a beckon of faith. More than any other monument Notre Dame is the one I had visited the most. Countless Masses and prayers, visits with nearly everyone I ever knew who came to Paris with me.  I wish words were magic, and that this would simply be a bad dream. Words seem shallow in the depths of this moment.   I took the above photo on a rare evening where I waited to be the last person to ...
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7 Reasons to Discover La Passione!

I am thrilled to announce the publication of my new book: LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World. Like any author, I’m eager for people to read my book. But with more than 8 million titles on Amazon alone, why choose mine? Let me offer seven reasons, based on my discoveries as I traveled through Italy in search of la passione italiana. 1.The places you’ll go:The Aeolian islands, where I learned the danger of angering ancient gods. The food markets of Bologna in the “fat belly” of Italy. The ...
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Andrew Sean Greer: Less

Literary sensation Andrew Sean Greer takes to the stage to discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Less with Jesse Blackadder. Less is the story of an abruptly single minor novelist on the cusp of 50, who embarks on an odyssey through New York, Paris, Berlin, Morocco, India and Kyoto, but finds he cannot outrun his problems (or his ex-boyfriend’s wedding). During the conversation Andrew will shed light on his brilliantly witty and wistful satire of the literary world and the midlife crisis. Whe...
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33 Verbs You Must AVOID in IELTS Writing

Many English verbs you know well and use often are informal. They are common in normal conversation and informal or semiformal emails. However, when you are writing an IELTS essay, particularly an IELTS Academic essay, you are expected to use the formal academic style. If you are looking to elevate your writing and achieve Band 7+, try to avoid those verbs and use one-word alternatives instead. ✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ ✧✦ »MATERIALS FOR IELTS WRITING PREPARATION« Download PDF: Synony...
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Da Lat and Nha Trang Adventures

Time for another holiday The purpose of revisiting Vietnam was to see the parentals but as I had a few days to myself I decided to hit up Da Lat a beautiful French settlement 3 hours bus from Nha Trang.After a picturesque bus journey through the hil
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Save 25 Percent in Africa and the Middle East 2019 — Including Breakfast — With Marriott

You can save 25 percent off of retail room rates when you stay at your choice of 250 different participating hotel and resort properties in Africa and the Middle East through Monday, September 30, 2019 — which includes free breakfast… …but you must... The post Save 25 Percent in Africa and the Middle East 2019 — Including Breakfast — With Marriott appeared first on The Gate.
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Novo Airão and the Amazon travel

The mighty, black-hued Rio Negro presents travelers with wide-open, reflection-doubled vistas. Traveling by boat up this Amazonian tributary is a stunning way to venture deeper into the Brazilian rainforest. The small town of Novo Airão sits on the southwest bank of the Rio Negro, near the world’s second largest freshwater archipelago, with hundreds of islands. Beyond that lie a national park, isolated communities, and a remote rainforest reserve. While Novo Airão doesn’t abound in natural sp...
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My testimony to the National Commission on Military Service

I've been invited to testify as part of a panel of expert witnesses at a hearing on the the military draft and the Selective Service System, including whether draft registration should be ended entirely or extended to women as well as men, on Thursday morning, 25 April 2019, before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service in Washington, DC. These hearings are the most important public discussion of the issue of military conscription in the USA in more than 30 years....
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Notre Dame Fire Interview

I did an interview with Paul Lasley of On Travel, on the American Forces Radio Network this afternoon to talk about the Cathedral of Notre Dame fire and a wider discussion of cathedrals and cultural preservation. The post Notre Dame Fire Interview appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
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The Worst (Legal) Choice You Can Make on a Plane and How to Really Protest Chick-fil-A

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 The Worst (Legal) Choice You Can Make on a Plane and How to Really Protest Chick-fil-A...
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Best glamping resorts for summer

The term “glamping” almost sounds like a snide put down from hard-core backpackers towards bougie people in nature. “Oh, they got BATHROOMS at that place?” a salty, grizzled hiker might say. “That’s not camping. That’s glamping!” But you know what? Sometimes it’s nice to take a hot shower, sip a couple glasses of wine, and retire into 1,000-thread-count sheets at the end of a long day of outdoor activity. And if that means people who don’t mind going a week without changing t-shirts look down...
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Win a trip to Croatia by GOT ending

Fans have spent almost a decade trying to guess the ending of Game of Thrones, but now guessing correctly could have benefits far beyond bragging rights. Tour company Unforgettable Croatia is offering a free luxury trip to Croatia to one person who correctly guesses the series’ ending. The company is offering one fan an exclusive seven-night Game of Thrones tour, including all of the iconic filming locations across Split and Dubrovnik. The country has featured prominently in the series’ film...
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We are housepet sitting in or near Lake Chapala JAL Mexico. So the cleaning gal is coming this morning so I jump out of bed and into the shower. So far so good. Reach for the towel and hmmmmmm what is that burning sensation on the left side of my
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Cruise ships’ seasonal northward migration reaches Seattle

The first cruise ship to dock at Seattle’s Pier 66 for the cruise season is the 1,041-foot Celebrity Eclipse, which can carry more than 2,800 passengers. The ship was scheduled to head Monday evening to Victoria, B.C., and a six-day sail to Hawaii, then return to Vancouver for a summer of round trips to Alaska. […]
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Free gin giveaway in the North Pole

Arctic Blue Gin is giving away free gin for life to anyone who can reach their new pop-up bar location. Sounds easy enough, until you realize that the pop-up is in the North Pole. For one day only, on April 17, the Finnish gin company is setting up an “Arctic Bar” in the literal North Pole, so you have to be a pretty intrepid traveler — or a very motivated gin-hound — to win the prize. The “Arctic Bar” will be the northernmost bar in the world, temporarily beating out the bar at Hotel Tulpan...
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Lesser-known UNESCO sites in the US

Of the 1,092 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, there are 23 in the United States. The big ones — the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon National Park, and Independence Hall — draw millions of visitors every year. While these places certainly deserve all the hype they get, they’re not the only UNESCO sites worthy of your travel plans. In honor of World Heritage Day on April 15, we’re highlighting some of the lesser-known UNESCO sites in the United States. From the deserts of New Mexico to...
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The Centennial Ridge – Mount Allan Hike in Kananaskis Country

If you’re looking for a long out and back day hike in Kananaskis Country then the Centennial Ridge trail up to Mount Allan should fit the bill. If you want to turn it into an epic day, make it a one-way hike and descend to Dead Man’s Flats from Mount Allan but you’ll need a car shuttle to do that. Expect gorgeous scenery with grand views once you reach treeline Finding the Trailhead(s) for either end of the Centennial Ridge Hike If you do the out and back hike you’ll start and finish at ...
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Honolulu council to cooperate with mayor after special election, businesses resist new taxes, Big Island rethinks polystyrene ban, Maui officials' raises unlikely, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Col. Brendan Raymond, 25th Infantry Division Artillery Commander ©2019 All Hawaii News Pohakuloa Training Area showcases live-fire exercises with Schofield Barracks. The bass booms of heavy artillery echoed through the region Sunday morning as plumes of smoke spiraled into the blue skies along the slope of Mauna Loa. West Hawaii Today.Business leaders resist tax proposals. Lawmakers are considering a package of tax increases and other tax changes in the final weeks of the legislative sess...
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April 11 2019We took off from Las Vegas and landed in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico. Our first homeowner We are housepet sitting was waiting for us in the reception area at the airport. Customs and immigration was super easy and our luggage was wait
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Bielavieskaja pua National Park

Monday April 15 The day started with a bit of a liein which was quite nice. I slept from about 11730 so Im starting to catch up on my sleep. I repacked used a little internet and had breakfast in the hotel. It was funny because I picked the
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4 Ways To Tell If There Are Hidden Cameras In Your Airbnb

Security experts share how to find a hidden camera -- or protect yourself if you suspect one.
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Oil rally stalls on talk of OPEC+ boosting output - Reuters

Oil rally stalls on talk of OPEC+ boosting output - Reuters:Oil prices halted their rally on Monday, with both benchmarks down nearly 1 percent, after Russia’s finance minister said Russia and OPEC may decide to boost production to fight for market share with the United States, where output remains at record highs.Losses were limited by a tightening of global supplies, as output has fallen in Iran and Venezuela amid signs the United States will further toughen sanctions on those two OPEC produce...
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Yarmouth Main Street Tiny Planet

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7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world

One of the best ways to travel and see the world’s sights is by train. Here are some of the most spectacular trains and train journeys around the world, from classic journeys such as going from London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to travelling from north to south across Australia and making your way […] The post 7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, London, Australia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Canada, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Italy, Rail Travel, Peru, South America

The group...winding up Berlin

This group is very different from those I have joined in the past. There are 16 of us and seven are older than I My room mate is a woman from Victoria born on December 25 1950 and a retired teacher ...practically a twin I tnink we will work out ok
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#AbuDhabi Global Market enacts new anti-money laundering rules - The National

Abu Dhabi Global Market enacts new anti-money laundering rules - The National:Abu Dhabi Global Market enacted changes to its rules that combat money laundering and financing of terrorism and unlawful organisations, as the UAE ramps up efforts to fight financial crime.“These amendments reflect ADGM’s commitment as an international financial centre to provide a safe regulatory environment and adopt a stringent and effective financial crime prevention supervisory framework, which supports the UAE’s...
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United Airlines Will Fly to South Africa – But Not Johannesburg!

Even though their South Africa partner is exceptionally weak - indeed, perhaps because South African Airways is so weak - United is launching Newark - Cape Town service. This is certainly a gamble but United has seemed to be in a gambling mood, willing to experiment, fail, and adjust their route network. Continue reading United Airlines Will Fly to South Africa – But Not Johannesburg!...
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Modern Passover dinners in the US

American Jewish cuisine has long been created through fusion. As long as they’ve been wandering the diaspora, Jewish immigrants from all over the world have reimagined traditional dishes wherever they are, incorporating tastes and religious dietary laws with the ingredients at hand. They’ve made fans of gentiles along the way with dishes like pastrami sandwiches, challah french toast, and all manner of stuffed, infused, and rainbow-colored bagels. Despite a history of adaptation, Passover pre...
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Le ZES del Mezzogiorno a Dubai: Intesa Sanpaolo partecipa alla missione negli Emirati Arabi

Intesa Sanpaolo sarà di supporto alla Missione governativa delle Zes del Mezzogiorno negli Emirati Arabi Uniti . Ci saranno diversi
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