Honoring Death in Venice - A Bridge Across the Lagoon

Dante's Barque by Georgy Frangulyan - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) A haunting bronze statue floats in the Venice lagoon between Fondamenta Nuove and the Island of San Michele, where Venice buries her dead. Two figures stand in a boat. The figure in the front seems to challenge his taller companion, looking back at him, face to face, while his outstretched arm points in the opposite direction, toward the Island of the Dead."Dante's Barque" was created by the renowned Russian sculpt...
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Song in my Heart England Liverpool Friday 2018 August 10

At 550 p.m. I am sitting in Darby Square one of the few places with benches for sitting. The other cities also had a similar dearth of public benches as if they are scared of people loit
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Save 20 Percent at Gaylord Resorts For Christmas 2019 — Plus Get 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points

The festive spirit of Christmas — with mountains of snow, a plethora of lights, sumptuous feasts and jolly ol’ Santa Claus — is almost here, and you can save 20 percent on a Christmas to remember at your choice of five Gaylord resort and convention centers while earning 1,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points when you stay... The post Save 20 Percent at Gaylord Resorts For Christmas 2019 — Plus Get 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points appeared first on The Gate.
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Travel News: November 4, 2019

United Airlines and Marriott Providing Industry’s First Free Baggage Delivery Service Travel Pulse Beginning November 1, 2019, United Polaris premium cabin-class customers who travel from New York/Newark (EWR) to London Heathrow (LHR) and who’ll be staying at select London Marriott-brand properties will enjoy complimentary delivery of their luggage from Heathrow airport to their hotel guest room. This groundbreaking new service option will be available exclusively to those flying from New York/...
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Kayaking in the Back Bay of Virginia Beach

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ETW #39 Inappropriate Travel With Spud Hilton

This week we’re chatting with the host of the “Inappropriate Traveler” podcast, the always insightful and hilarious Spud Hilton. Spud has spent a career poking fun at the travel industry and this week he joins us to chat about travel writing and why it’s important to be an inappropriate traveler. You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these services: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher. I’ve loved working in the travel industry, but at times some writers tend to glos...
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KY eats – Healthy Meals at MEDIFOODS, Damansara Kim

While Klang Valley is one of the best places for those of us who eats out, one has to admit that it is not usually easy to find something that’s genuinely healthy. It’s easy to find food that’s delicious (that’s what this site mostly concentrates on), and also cafes that offers cool concepts and beautiful dining environment/experience (those “instagrammable” spots, anyone?), so when I was contacted by MEDIFOODS to check out their unique proposition, I was pretty eager to take a look. MEDIFOODS ...
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This Is Where #SaudiArabia Gets Its Oil - Bloomberg

This Is Where Saudi Arabia Gets Its Oil - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia is home to the world’s biggest crude exporter, pumps from the largest oil field on the planet, and holds the keys to one of the most abundant reserves of black gold globally. Now Saudi Aramco is kicking off what could be the world's largest share sale.The Saudi government-owned company officially started the process for its initial public offering with shares to be listed on the stock exchange in Riyadh as soon as early December, C...
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Aramco May Be Worth $1.5 Trillion or Less, Some IPO Banks Say - Bloomberg

Aramco May Be Worth $1.5 Trillion or Less, Some IPO Banks Say - Bloomberg:Saudi Aramco may be worth as little as $1.5 trillion or even less, well below the target set by the kingdom, according to research sent on Sunday to potential investors by the banks involved in the company’s initial public offering.The research, according to multiple investors who reviewed it, suggests the banks are struggling to pinpoint a precise valuation for Aramco. Some banks offered a huge range -- as much as $1 tril...
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#UAE Plans to Loosen Cap on Bank Lending to Property Industry - Bloomberg

U.A.E. Plans to Loosen Cap on Bank Lending to Property Industry - Bloomberg:The United Arab Emirates’ central bank is working on new rules that will loosen the cap on bank lending to the struggling real-estate industry.U.A.E. banks can currently lend as much as 20% of customer deposits to the property industry. That will be raised to a still-undecided figure but lenders that exceed 20% would incur a capital charge, central bank Governor Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori said in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.“We ...
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How visa reforms boost #UAE economy | ZAWYA MENA Edition

How visa reforms boost UAE economy | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The UAE is led by a vision to build a knowledge-based economy and this is affirmed by a slew of measures it has undertaken to facilitate entrepreneurs in the country as well as foreign investors. The series of visa reforms initiated by the government will enhance the UAE's attractiveness among expats, encouraging knowledge workers to pursue longer stints in the country. The presence of rich expat talent will persuade foreign companies to en...
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#Saudi Aramco: the oil colossus - Reuters

Saudi Aramco: the oil colossus - Reuters:Aramco, as Saudi Arabian Oil Co is usually known, is set to add another superlative to the list: the world’s most valuable listed company.The sprawling state-owned oil giant announced on Sunday its intention to float on the Riyadh stock market, saying the percentage of shares to be sold would be determined at the end of the book-building period.Sources have said Aramco could offer 1%-2% of its shares on the local bourse, raising as much as $20 billion-$40...
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#Saudi Aramco kick-starts what could be world's biggest IPO, offers scant details - Reuters

Saudi Aramco kick-starts what could be world's biggest IPO, offers scant details - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s giant state oil company finally kick-started its initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday, announcing its intention to float on the domestic bourse in what could be the world’s biggest listing as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil.But in its long-awaited announcement, Aramco, the world’s most profitable company, offered few specifics on the number of shares to be sold, p...
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6 Great things to see and do on your visit to Manhattan

Manhattan is not just Times Square, and we are here to prove it! There are plenty of stunning places all over the Manhattan that are awaiting their time in the sun and trying to come out of the world-famous Times Square’s shadow. Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, out to explore the beauty of Manhattan, we got you covered! For a traveler on the go, a pleasant trip is one where you can explore freely without additional baggage with you. Manhattan has a lot of places to store your lu...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi stocks tumble as investors braces for Aramco IPO - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks tumble as investors braces for Aramco IPO - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Saudi's stocks suffered their biggestintraday decline since late August on Sunday as localinstitutions sold shares to prepare for Saudi Aramco's listing,while Dubai was dragged down by its top lender Emirates NBD.Aramco on Sunday announced its intention to float on thedomestic stock market in what could be the world's biggestlisting as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away fromoil...
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what i'm reading: the birth of the pill by jonathan eig

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig was a fascinating and very readable look at how oral contraceptives -- otherwise known as The Pill -- came to be. The Pill changed the world. It was the first contraception that was nearly 100% effective, easy to use, did not interrupt or alter sex, and crucially, controlled by the woman who used it. It was also the first option to be both effective and reversible; pre-Pill, the only completely ef...
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Little Bird

This is Gabriel he is four months old. We are flying to California tomorrow. I asked him what he thought and if he will be a calm sleepy baby... gulp. 11 hours is a long time to be on a plane with a baby. Every year from the time Chelsea was five months old I flew back to California to visit my family, Chelsea as an easy baby. I don't think she ever cried in her life. Sacha on the other hand... this will be my forty-fifth time or more flying to California. It will be the first of many I hope ...
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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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Max Q: SpaceX and Boeing gear up for commercial crew mission tests

Welcome back to Max Q, our weekly look at what’s happening in space and space startup news. This week was a bit more quiet than usual coming off of the amazingly over-packed International Astronautical Congress, but there were still some big moves that promise a lot more action to come before they year’s over – particularly in the race to fly American astronauts to space on a rocket launched from American soil once again. There’s also startup news, including how an entirely different kind of rac...
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Biking on the I275 Metro Trail

Cycling on the I275 Metro Trail in the Detroit area As the name suggests this trail runs parallel to Interstate 275.It starts in NOVI at Meadowbrook road in the north near 1275 and I
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Pilgrims, Warriors, Adventurers, and Drinkers Around the World

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Calabria and Puglia 2019

Calabria and Puglia Apulia 2019 This is our 9th trip to Puglia and Calabria since 2008 and at least visits before that. If you are reading this blog with plans to visit either area I would suggest that you check my blog e
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Hysterical Journey to Historic Places

THE BLOOMER CUTThe country badly needed a transcontinental railroad to connect far flung California to the rest of the country. As usual Congress could no nothing but bicker over the route. Southerners preferred a route from New Orleans across T
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Double Choice Privileges Points 2019 For Stays at Select Cambria Hotel Properties

In celebration of the grand openings of seven new Cambria hotel properties in the United States, you can earn double Choice Privileges Rewards points when you complete your qualifying stay through Tuesday, December 31, 2019... ...but you must... The post Double Choice Privileges Points 2019 For Stays at Select Cambria Hotel Properties appeared first on The Gate.
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From the Archives 1999-2019: Living it up French Style at Paris’s "Salon du Chocolat"

Today was the final day of the 25th annual Salon du Chocolat. Much has changed as Paris (and France, and the world) has upped its game in chocolate manufacturing. The show takes place in the much larger Paris Expo at the Porte de Versailles, exotic ingredients are no longer "exotic",  and you'll easily find organic, raw, ethical, sustainable, locally made chocolate manufacturers. My own knowledge of and taste in chocolates has evolved enormously thanks to David Lebovitz, whose books and website ...
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The Lyon Situation

Lyon is situated on the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers. You were expecting something dramatic Exclamation points can be so deceivingSee.We on the other hand are situated on the banks of the Saone. The building is 17th century
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Scooter Rental Tips for Orlando, Florida Theme Parks

Being aware of your goals beforehand will surely relieve the strain of working with a mobility scooter at unknown places. • Are you going to be utilizing free theme park transport or renting a mobility scooter? • Are you really going to be traveling “park to park” or adhere to a single park every day? • Can you rent inside the parks or can you have an Orlando scooter rental delivered to your resort? • Are you currently riding on rides which will ask that you leave your mobility scooter rental? ...
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5 forgotten safari activities in Tanzania

Safaris are one of the most popular holidays to go on. With the world becoming ever more connected, visiting these wild and untamed places is certainly still gaining popularity, especially with the rise of social media. Selfies from tourist hot-spots are the latest trend and there is a common misconception about safaris that I aim […] The post 5 forgotten safari activities in Tanzania appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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#Saudi Aramco launches long-awaited IPO | Financial Times

Saudi Aramco launches long-awaited IPO | Financial Times:Saudi Aramco launched its long-awaited initial public offering on Sunday after delays triggered by doubts over the ability of the world’s most profitable company to secure the $2tn valuation coveted by the oil-rich kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The listing of the state energy firm is the centrepiece of Prince Mohammed’s ambitious plan to overhaul Saudi Arabia’s oil-addicted economy and would mark a milestone in his aggressive...
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