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French la Vie This Week

    The first of the season, French la Vie's latest group started out yesterday for a week, to be followed by a second group. Gloria, Barbara, Jennifer and I had such fun! Easter week is full of brocantes in villages throughout Provence, this first group wanted to focus on textiles as they are crafters and artists who teach classes on different techniques using textiles. Luck would have it that we have met the mother lode of textiles at every brocante we have encountered. So much so that my eye...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, France, Provence, Bay, Jennifer, Bretagne, Barjac, Myrna, Brocante, Francoise, Carpentras, French la Vie, Gloria Barbara Jennifer


Abandoned tracks

The « Small Belt », la « Petite Ceinture », the circular railway on which I have posted a number of times, e.g. here, here, here, which was supposed to supply the city’s fortification walls and also to connect the different railway terminals, was created in the middle of the 19th century. Some smaller parts are still used, but the major part has been abandoned since the 1930’s, when the metro system had been developed. Some of the local stations are still around, but today used as shops, resta...
Tags: Travel, Petite Ceinture, Parc de Belleville, PeterParis, Paris 20


Liberal thought in Maharashtra, 1974 dissertation by Rajendra M Vora

Came across this. Have combined into a PDF, here. Also OCRd the sixth chapter here, and am sharing it below. CHAPTER VI SUMMING UP The Liberal thinkers like Lokhitwadi, Phoolay, Ranade, Agarkar and Gokhale were interested in transformation of society according to Liberal values. Therefore they took active part in the Liberal movement. In fact […]
Tags: Travel, India, Liberty, Liberal, Maharashtra, Gokhale, Rajendra M Vora


Yes, You Can Walk From the Airport to the Las Vegas Strip. Here is How…

“I have read about the taxi scams with the tunnel and the Interstate highway” is what I wrote in this article on Friday, September 19, 2014 pertaining to walking from the international airport which serves the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area to the Las Vegas Strip. “Sure enough, there were the long lines for transportation, for which I did not want to wait for who knows how long; and I did not want to get involved in any taxi scam anyway. I have driven the Interstate highways here in Las Veg...
Tags: Travel, Airports, Trip Reports, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas Strip


Byron Harmony Festival 2019

About half of Australia’s citizens were born overseas or have a parent from overseas. Our nation comprises more than 200 countries of origin, claiming 300 spoken languages! On Saturday 27 April 2019, Byron Harmony Festival, will celebrate cultural harmony and diversity, with a stellar line-up of music, dance, rhythms and exotic food and market stalls, at Mullumbimby Civic Hall and Park. Now in its 13th year, the day-long event offers a fantastic line-up of traditional and contemporary performanc...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, India, Culture, Festivals & Events, Dan, Bundjalung, Shai Shriki, Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Sarangi, Scott Ratumah, Kizuna Taiko Batala Project Wadaiko Sho Taiko, Happy Africa, Byron Bay Angola Capoeira


Best Easter traditions in Guatemala

For devout Christians across the globe, the last week of Easter is known as Semana Santa or “Holy Week,” an intense festival of colorful imagery and religious symbology. Arguably the most expressive and elaborate celebrations, featuring float-filled parades and deafening fireworks, take place in Latin American countries from Mexico to Argentina. The week is particularly spectacular in Guatemala, where local people have evolved the festivities to include unique events that entwine older, indig...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Spain, Santiago, Argentina, Jesus, Honduras, Guatemala, Christ, Easter, Maya, Antigua, Semana Santa, Lake Atitlan, San Pedro, All


6 great coffee houses in Europe

So, maybe it’s the vibe. The history. The location. Or, actually, the coffee. By whatever definition, these European cities lay claim to some great coffee spots. Why not try one during your travels and let us know what you think? Or suggest your own favorite in these cities or other European locales. Venice – Caffé Florian, St. Mark’s Square, 31024 Venice, Italy, +39 041 520 5641. Yes, Italy’s oldest coffee bar is expensive. But, let’s be honest—people watching in St. Mark’s Square while listen...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, Europe, Ukraine, Budapest, Paris, Italy, Venice, Madrid, Castle, Tribunal, Travel Blog, Oslo, Madrid Spain, Venice Italy, Saint Germain


5 great coffee houses in Europe

So, maybe it’s the vibe. The history. The location. Or, actually, the coffee. By whatever definition, these European cities lay claim to some great coffee spots. Why not try one during your travels and let us know what you think? Or suggest your own favorite in these cities or other European locales. Venice – Caffé Florian, St. Mark’s Square, 31024 Venice, Italy, +39 041 520 5641. Yes, Italy’s oldest coffee bar is expensive. But, let’s be honest—people watching in St. Mark’s Square while listen...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, Europe, Ukraine, Budapest, Paris, Italy, Venice, Madrid, Castle, Tribunal, Travel Blog, Oslo, Madrid Spain, Venice Italy, Saint Germain


It's All Greek: Tsoureki Greek Easter Bread

Tsoureki or Greek Easter bread is such a delicious treat! Fragranced with mahlepi, orange and cardamom it has a light, buttery texture and using this method you'll have a tsoureki that will stay fresh for days!
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66.den makasar

Noha odpuchnuta tak lekaren vypustam.Smer pesi mesto po ceste trh vascinou s rybami a zeleninou.Za nim kupujem so sebou nasi campur a tri kolaciky.V druhom indomarete vzdialene od seba 500m kupena lacnejsia voda.Este som chcel melon ale
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Monte Alban

We left Oaxaca City for Monte Alban one of the first planned urban areas in the Americas. The drove out of the city was a riot of color. Purple jackaranda trees competed with the beautiful orange of the Poinciana and the bubenbilla to use the Spanish spe
Tags: Travel, Monte Alban, Oaxaca City, Poinciana




Best botanical gardens in the world

Lots of cities have botanical gardens. Few cities have botanical gardens worth prioritizing over every other attraction. These nine horticultural institutions do flora better than anyone, with beautifully landscaped gardens and thoughtfully curated greenhouses that alone make their host cities worth visiting. Whether you like the idea of an urban green space within walking distance of a Starbucks or want to learn about plant life in a wilder, more scenic setting, you can’t beat these botanica...
Tags: Travel, Unesco, Brooklyn, Sydney, Cape Town, Brazil, Starbucks, Botanic Gardens, Rio, Herb Garden, All, Pattaya, Alexander, Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Gulf of Thailand


US Government is Going to Clamp Down on Cuba Travel – Again

Under the Obama administration the US relaxed rules on citizens traveling to and spending money in Cuba. They even reached an agreement to put air marshals on planes so air marshals could party in Havana and Americans were allowed to bring back unlimited Cuban cigars from their travels. The new Trump administration though moved to crack down on the ability of Americans to travel there. These travel restrictions required Americans to go as part of organized tours and forbade spending money anywhe...
Tags: Travel, Obama, Advice, US, Cuba, Havana, Trump, Clamp Down on Cuba Travel


Kinsale to Cliffs of Moher

Today we started our day with a morning tour Kinsale. We even toured a church that started the 1300s. After that we headed toward the Cliffs of Moher. The trip had lots of farmland and castle ruins. I did not get very good pics of the ruins as we w
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Business Quietly Returns to #SaudiArabia After Khashoggi’s Murder - The New York Times

Business Quietly Returns to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder - The New York Times:Six months after agents from Saudi Arabia murdered and dismembered the writer Jamal Khashoggi, companies are no longer shying away from the Arab kingdom.The movie theater giant AMC says it is moving ahead with ambitious expansion plans for dozens of cinemas there. Hundreds of investors thronged last week to place $100 billion in orders for the first international bond sale tied to Saudi Arabia’s state-backed o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Saudi Arabia, Amc, New York Times, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Amsterdam cannabis coffeeshop guide

Amsterdam’s coffeeshops have a vaulted reputation. Travelers from around the world come to experience the cannabis-friendly coffeeshops that have made Amsterdam the marijuana capital of Europe. They’ve also, undoubtedly, caused more than a little confusion with people just looking for an espresso (while coffeeshops often have coffee and juice, “cafes” are the cannabis-free places for your caffeine fix). The Netherlands’ Dutch Drug and Coffee Shop Law opened the country up to selling marijuana...
Tags: Travel, Europe, California, Youtube, US, Canada, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Michelin, All, Hooter, Smoke Buddy, Netherlands Like, Coffeeshops, Amsterdam coffeeshops, Amsterdam weed culture


Canary Islands lighthouse hotel

Many visitors to the Canary Islands flock to popular Tenerife, but this might be your excuse to explore the lesser-traveled island of La Palma. A 152-year-old active lighthouse, called Faro Punta Cumplida, has been converted into a boutique hotel with three luxury suites in the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, with clear and unobstructed views of the ocean. Two of the suites can accommodate two people while the other sleeps up to four. Photo: Floatel Photo: Floatel The rooms also have acces...
Tags: Travel, Tenerife, Canary Islands, All, La Palma, Lighthouse Hotel, Canary Islands hotel, Lighhouse, Faro Punta Cumplida, Sky High Mini Bar, Barlovento, Caldera de Taburiente National Park, Floatel Floatel


Mubadala Real Estate looks to part sell #UAE assets - The National

Mubadala Real Estate looks to part sell UAE assets - The National:Mubadala Real Estate and Infrastructure, the property investment arm of Abu Dhabi’s strategic firm Mubadala Investment Company, is looking to monetise UAE assets through partial sales or launching a real estate investment trust (Reit) after it finishes a portfolio valuation process this year, a senior company executive said.“It may be a partial sale to third-party private sector investors or we list them [assets] on a Reit,” Ali E...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Uae, The National, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala Investment Company, Cityscape Abu Dhabi, Mubadala Real Estate, Ali Eid Al Muheiri


Etihad stands by Jet Airways amid flight suspensions

Etihad stands by Jet Airways amid flight suspensions:Etihad Airways reiterated on Wednesday that it was still working with Jet Airways and its lenders to restructure the Indian airline, which has now temporarily suspended operations.A spokesperson for Abu Dhabi’s Etihad told Gulf News that its teams are assisting guests with their travel arrangements and rebooking those affected. Etihad owns a 24 per cent stake in Jet.“Following the announcement that Jet Airways has suspended operations, Etihad ...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Gulf News, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Dubai's biggest bank shrugs off slow economy as profits surge

Dubai's biggest bank shrugs off slow economy as profits surge:Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank, reported a 15 percent increase in first-quarter profit on Wednesday as overall lending and margins gained.Both loans and deposits rose as improved margins helped to offset an increase in provisions and operating costs.The stock closed 0.4 percent lower on Wednesday after gaining more than 18 percent this month. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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EMEA ultra-high net worth investors remain optimistic about global markets - The Peninsula Qatar

EMEA ultra-high net worth investors remain optimistic about global markets - The Peninsula Qatar:Many EMEA ultra-high net worth investors (39 percent) continue to believe equities will be the best performing asset class over the next 12 months, according to J.P. Morgan’s Spring Private Client Survey. Despite on-going global uncertainty, investor sentiment has remained largely unchanged since the winter Private Client Surveyi, but with increased volatility expectations for 2019, many investors ar...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, North Africa, EMEA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Peninsula Qatar, Tara Smyth


QIB posts 10% year-on-year jump in Q1 net profit to QR685.2mn

QIB posts 10% year-on-year jump in Q1 net profit to QR685.2mn:Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has reported a 10% year-on-year jump in net profit to QR685.2mn in the first three months of this year.Total assets expanded more than 2% to QR155.3bn, mainly driven by continued growth in the financing and investing activities.Financing reached QR106.3bn, having grown about 2% year-on-year. Customer deposits now stand at QR107.8bn, registering a yearly strong growth of more than 5%. [Author: [email protected]
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Oil settles lower as U.S. inventories disappoint market - Reuters

Oil settles lower as U.S. inventories disappoint market - Reuters:Crude prices declined slightly on Wednesday as U.S. government data showed inventories drew down less than an industry report had suggested on Tuesday.Brent crude rallied to its highest level this year early in the session, bolstered by an unexpected drop in U.S. crude inventories reported by trade group the American Petroleum Institute late on Tuesday. However, official data from the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday...
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Kinder Morgan's planned Gulf LNG export plant in Mississippi passes environmental test - Reuters

Kinder Morgan's planned Gulf LNG export plant in Mississippi passes environmental test - Reuters:Kinder Morgan Inc’s proposed Gulf liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Mississippi took a step toward receiving federal approval for construction on Wednesday after staff at the federal energy regulator prepared an environmental report.Construction and operation of the project would result in some adverse environmental impacts, but those “would be avoided or reduced to less-than-significant le...
Tags: Travel, Mississippi, Gulf, Reuters, FERC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Morgan Inc


COLUMN-White House will tie Iran sanctions review to response by #SaudiArabia: Kemp - Reuters

COLUMN-White House will tie Iran sanctions review to response by Saudi Arabia: Kemp - Reuters:The White House will have to weigh costs and benefits carefully before tightening sanctions on Iran and Venezuela further – and decide whether the economic price is worth the diplomatic gains.If the White House toughens sanctions on Iran and Venezuela significantly (and the next decision on Iran sanctions is scheduled for the first week of May) any decision is likely to be tied to production increases b...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iran, Venezuela, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudiarabia, Kemp Reuters


1st International Conference on Smart Tourism and Enabling Technologies

Orlando, FL (April 17, 2019) As the worldwide economy moves towards smart digital technology, a collaborative effort is underway between academics, tourism industry experts, engineers and computer scientists, who will come together May 1-3, 2019, for the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies, referred to as The Smart Conference.
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London Rome and Heart of Europe

Today seems so very long. We boarded our plane and took off at 730 last night. Dinner was served at 930 and then we tried to sleep. I really don't sleep well on a plane. I cover my eyes use noise cancelling headphones and still just don't sleep. I did g
Tags: Travel, Europe, London Rome


Jumping Time Zones

As I write this entry we are resting in our hotel just off Rue Cler in the 7th. I will not mention the name of the hotel because this is our favorite place to stay and do not want it to lose any of its charm. This is the 4thtime we
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Nightlife in Warsaw — Web Extra of Poland: The Royal Tour

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Nightlife in Warsaw — Web Extra of Poland: The Royal Tour Warsaw, Poland was once described as the “Paris of the North.” Then came war, followed by the Soviet Union. Today, Warsaw is enjoying a remarkable turnaround and attracts millions of visitors annually. Hala Koszyki is Warsaw‘s foodie market. Originally built at the turn of the last century,  it was commonly known as the “people’s bazaar.” Koszycki translates... The post Nightlife in Warsaw ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Poland, Warsaw, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, The Royal Tour, Poland: The Royal Tour, Royal Tour Warsaw Poland, Soviet Union Today Warsaw, Hala Koszyki, Koszycki



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