The Train Station

What surprises me the most is the green overgrowth between the tracks. With the lockdown lifted soon this won’t look the same.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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Driving in Dubai without a license

So you are in Dubai, got your hands on a car and planning to go for a ride. But, do you have a valid UAE driving license? If not, think twice before getting behind the wheel because driving in Dubai without a license is a serious criminal offence. According to Article no. 51 of the […] The post Driving in Dubai without a license appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
Tags: Travel, Traffic, Dubai, Driving License, Living in Dubai, Dubai Transport, Daily Dubai

Top 5 Rice Cooker Recipes!

Fire up your rice cooker with these 5 amazing rice cooker recipes that prove that you can use your rice cooker for cooking so many other things apart from plain rice! Ever tried a rice cooker cake? How about caprese risotto, KFC devil rice, salmon belly wholegrain bowl or a mac and cheese cooked in the rice cooker?
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Letterboxd & Goodreads

I’ve decided to change the way I track all of the movies I watch — which I share here mostly in the form of my various movie marathons — and my book reading as well. For books, I actually did start using to track my book reading in 2019 when I decided to increase the number of books I read each year, but it was only at the end of the year that I bothered writing mini-reviews in posts here (2019, 2020). I’ve now copied over all of those mini-reviews to my Goodreads log, and written a ...
Tags: Travel, Books, Film, Reading, Meta, Wong Kar, Goodreads, Zhang Yimou, Letterboxd, Movie Marathon

Airlines like United and Delta are making it easier than ever to access elite status and its perks like free first class upgrades

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. Markus Mainka/ United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are making their top flyers earn elite status this year. But both are making it easier to reach the top levels of their frequent flyer programs. Average travelers now have a better chance at getting status, and the perks that come with it. See more stories on Insider's business page. The upper echelons of airline frequent flyer programs ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, United, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Elite Status

The largest container ship to ever visit the East Coast just arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey: Meet the Marco Polo

The CMA CGM Marco Polo arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey The CMA CGM Marco Polo is the largest container ship to visit the US East Coast. It can carry a total of 16,022 containers that ship goods such as furniture, foodstuffs, and clothing. Its arrival was possible due to a $1.7 billion project to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new record was just set at the Port of New...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, New York, News, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Chicago, Canada, Boats, Shipping, New Jersey

Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend Completes Total Transformation

Much more than the usual ship refurbishment, Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend just completed a massive transformation.  Following completion of a multimillion dollar renovation project, Windstar Cruises’ President officially received a “new” Star Legend from the shipyard in Palermo, Sicily.  Part... Read More The post Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend Completes Total Transformation appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Windstar Cruises Star Legend

UNESCO Exhibit in Venice Focuses on Rebuilding Mosul Sites

The United Nations’ cultural agency has opened an exhibit detailing plans to restore multicultural landmarks in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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The founder of JetBlue is finally launching his new airline this month with 39 routes and $39 fares - but it won't be JetBlue 2.0

David Neeleman with a Breeze Airways Embraer E190 aircraft. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways is finally taking to the skies with its first flight scheduled for May 27. The airline's bases will be in Tampa, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Norfolk, Virginia; and Charleston, South Carolina. Flights will be mostly bare bones with Breeze charging extra for baggage and seat assignments. See more stories on Insider's business page. America has yet another brand new airline.JetBlue founde...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, New Orleans, Aviation, Ohio, Airbus

UNESCO: #QuestionsThatMatter

"The sovereignty of the people and the freedom of the press are two entirely correlative things," Alexis de Tocqueville. Some crises can act as revelators. What was striking during the Covid-19 crisis was this deep dependence on public goods such as water, transit, health infrastructure and equipment… Goods so common that we forget how vital they are. Inform...
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The pivoine (peony) is flowering now. There are more open flowers today than since I took this picture on Monday. The red color is really intense and I have a hard time making the photo look like what I actually see, but it's close. Peonies in the back yard. Today is market day in Saint-Aignan. I'm going for asparagus, strawberries, radishes, and some nems (what the French call Vietnamese fried spring rolls). There's an Asian vendor at the market selling nems, fried rice, and other Asian food....
Tags: Travel, France, WCS, Garden Flowers Plants

DoubleTree Opens a Beautiful New Hotel in Rome’s Monti Neighborhood

DoubleTree surprises with a chic-looking hotel in one of Rome's coolest neighborhoods.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Rome, Accommodations, DoubleTree, Great Stays

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