MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses gain, #Saudi Aramco's Q2 profit surges | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses gain, Saudi Aramco's Q2 profit surges | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Sunday, helped by a slew of corporate earnings, with the Abu Dhabi index closing at a new record high.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) gaining 0.7% and Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services (4013.SE) advancing over 2% following an increase in quarterly net profit.The healthcare firm also proposed a cash dividend ...
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Bread, Cheese and all that Jazz

  FRENCH BREAD. The endless world of French bread. Baguettes... God, after thirty-some years in France you would think I could walk into a bakery and not drool on myself. At the market a woman walked by carrying three baguettes, they looked the same at a glance, but look at the ends- Each one has a slightly different end... Different endings though the taste is the same. With that said I prefer the one on the left, a ficelle it is long and narrow, more chewy crust per bite. Good for dips and sp...
Tags: Travel, France, Bast, Movable Feast, Bouton, French la Vie, Avergne Gorgonzola Roquefort, Endive Roquefort Walnut Tart, Cevennes Flowers

A BLUE Whale?!? Live? In Iceland? Yes. Watch the Video.

As the vessel called Náttfari left the dock from the town of Húsavík onto uncharacteristically calm seas off the northern coast of Iceland with merely a breeze instead of ferociously gusty winds, one person said repeatedly to his father that he was hoping to see a blue whale on this trip: “Dad, I really hope I see a blue whale.” The father was not so optimistic; but his son was too excited to relent. The father finally turned to the male guide — who is possibly originally from New Zealand — and ...
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Experiences, Iceland, Husavik, Náttfari

DIVINE Garlic Butter & Parmesan Knots

These garlic butter knots are something special. Filled with a delicious parmesan, herb and garlic butter filling, they're twisted, Swedish-style like Kanelbullar or cinnamon buns. With a crisp, buttery bottom and a soft, downy top, they're the perfect bread to serve with soups of stews or just eat by themselves! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Best Time to Visit Zion National Park

Best Time to Visit Zion National Park ~ In this article, we’re checking out one of the coolest natural areas in the United States – Zion National Park. We’ll be giving you a full guide to Zion, starting with the best time to visit the park. After that, we’ll give you a full rundown of Zion, including geography, history, and what to do while there. Let’s get started! Best Time to Visit Zion National Park? ... Read more The post Best Time to Visit Zion National Park appeared first on As We Travel ...
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In Honor of Severe ME Awareness Day – August 8

My Several Worlds - Life in Asia with Chronic Illness Severe ME Awareness Day – August 8 Hi friends! I’m struggling right now through another bout of malaise/illness. I’m posting today because it is Severe ME Awareness Day, so this is a short post because I’m sick. As most of you know, I add to and update my posts later with additional information. **Although I am not a Severe ME patient, I think many of you are aware of how often I am sick and how much it affects my day to day l...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Cfs, Chronic Pain, Me, Open Medicine Foundation, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, MEcfs, Minister of Health in Canada Learn

Sunday Morning Photograph August 8 2021: Roads in Iceland

Nothing can be more satisfying than the old-fashioned venerable road trip: cruising mindlessly across the landscape along vast ribbons of winding asphalt that stretches for miles along virtual windows which showcase mountains, seas, and various flora and fauna — perhaps accompanied by favorite tunes to help further set the mood. The... The post appeared first on The Gate.
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A few things to keep in mind when selling your chalet

While the property and real estate market may not quite yet be at pre-pandemic levels, it is safe to say that the market is slowly warming back up. Buyers are returning, but they are being selective. Subsequently, it may not be as easy to sell a property now as it was a few years ago, but with detailed planning and the aid of good professionals, it is possible. Below are a few things you should consider.  Consider the Market For obvious reasons, the real estate industry has dipped recently. It’...
Tags: Travel, France, Holiday Homes, Megeve, Travel Blog

using mailchimp for subscribe-by-email is no longer working (updated: it is working?!)

If you subscribed to this blog through the widget on the sidebar, that service is no longer working. Mailchimp's free option has a cap on sends -- not only how many email addresses you can send at a time (which I knew) but how many you can send, cumulatively** (which I didn't know). Even the lowest paid Mailchimp option is more than I need. And since reading this blog is free, writing it should be free, too. I am still receiving emails for blogs I subscribe to, but I don't know how long that wil...
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"Why does no one say that glamping isn’t real? It does not exist outside the lifestyle pages. It’s a magazine fantasy for middle-class people."

"Lovely photographs of professionally styled and accessorised spaces — a four-poster bed with artfully dishevelled linen sitting on a beautiful faded rug inside an authentic Mongolian yurt — are taken at the golden hour to convey an idea of bucolic bliss.... The women are wearing expensive kaftans and beaded jewellery; the men have pastel sweaters knotted around their shoulders, like Italians. Everyone is tanned. Then there’s the reality. There is no plump, inviting bedding. There is no rug. The...
Tags: Travel, Camping, Law, Britain, Glamping, Somerset Maugham, Ann Althouse, Things Are Not What They Seem, Whiteness, Men In Shorts, India Knight London Times

In Ethiopia, Rebels Take Control Of UNESCO Heritage Sites

In one of the latest developments in a brutal civil war, “rebels from Ethiopia’s Tigray region have reportedly seized the town of Lalibela, home to UNESCO-protected 12th- and 13th-century rock-hewn churches.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Unesco, Ethiopia, Visual, Lalibela, Tigray, UNESCO heritage sites, 08.06.21

I flew on JetBlue founder David Neeleman's new airline, Breeze Airways, and saw how easy it is to have a great experience for dirt cheap

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider David Neeleman's Breeze Airways is an ultra-low-cost carrier that's directly the opposite of his famed JetBlue Airways. Flyers pay low fares but are then enticed to spend more on extras like baggage and seat assignments. Avoiding extra fees on Breeze is quite easy, as I found when taking two flights on the airline. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flying during the summer of vacc...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Portugal, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Jetblue, Federal Aviation Administration, Jetblue Airways

Aviation jobs: Wizz Air plans to hire 4,600 pilots | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Aviation jobs: Wizz Air plans to hire 4,600 pilots | ZAWYA MENA Edition European budget carrier Wizz Air plans to launch a massive recruitment campaign to hire additional cabin crew and 4,600 pilots by 2030, to meet its expansion targets. The airline had earlier established a joint venture with Abu Dhabi’s major holding company ADQ. In the past year, it has opened 18 new bases and kicked off more than 300 new routes across its network. In a statement on Sunday, the carrier said it is looking t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Athens, Airbus, Abu Dhabi, Holm, Wizz Air, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ADQ, Heiko Holm, Wizz Air Pilot Academy Program

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Saudi Aramco Bucks Trend by Prioritizing Oil Output Over Dividends - Bloomberg

Aramco Bucks Trend by Prioritizing Oil Output Over Dividends - Bloomberg Saudi Aramco is bucking the trend among oil majors by spending the windfall from this year’s surge in energy prices on boosting production capacity rather than increasing returns for shareholders.While Aramco will maintain its hefty $75 billion annual dividend -- the world’s largest and most of which goes to the government -- it’s so far resisting the path taken by other industry giants to dole out more to investors.I...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Aramco, Dhahran, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, BP Plc Chevron Corp, Bloomberg Saudi Aramco

The Cost of Living in Lithuania for Expats

Sometimes I hear about a cheap place to live and it’s a country that’s not on my radar, one I haven’t been to yet. That’s the case with Lithuania, a Baltic country that’s in the north of Europe. It sits between Poland to the south, Latvia to the north, and Russia to the east. Laura Bonner, a blogger friend who hung out with me once in Guanajuato, moved there recently when her boyfriend got a job offer. She’s the woman behind the Eternal Expat blog and she agreed to share what she has found so f...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Expats, Europe Travel, Guanajuato, Cheap Europe Travel, Destination Reports, Cheap Living Abroad, Cheapest Expatriate Places, Living Abroad, living in Europe, International living and working

UK competition watchdog to look into pricing of Covid tests for travel

CMA to investigate PCR tests market after concerns about vastly different prices being chargedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe competition watchdog is to look into fees for the Covid-19 tests required for international travel after concerns about the vastly different prices being charged for them.The Competition and Markets Authority will provide advice and intelligence on the market in PCR tests to the health secretary, Sajid Javid, to enable the government to act...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, England, UK News, Regulators, Sajid Javid, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Coronavirus

A New Cranky Talk is Live – The Great Inflight Entertainment Debate

Cranky Talk – The Great Inflight Entertainment Debate Just about every airline agrees that you need to be entertained on your flight, but nobody agrees on exactly what that means. Does power matter? Seatback screens? That’s the great debate. Come listen as I talk about this, and Dave mostly feigns interest. Just kidding. He doesn’t even pretend most of the time. But that’s Dave for you. Somehow, we still make it work. Email Dave here and let him know just how well we did ...
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The best beaches near to Barcelona

There is no shortage of excellent beaches in and around the Catalan capital. Most visitors to Barcelona will be aware of the city beaches, such as Barceloneta, that are just a stone’s throw from the centre. While these beaches that neighbour the city are great for a last- minute decision to have a beach day, […] The post The best beaches near to Barcelona appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe, Barceloneta

Spanish village seeks Unesco world heritage status for outdoor chats

Mayor of Algar (pop 1,400) says the tradition is the ‘opposite of social media’ and good for mental healthIt’s a nightly summer ritual across much of Spain: as the sweltering heat of the day eases off, chairs are hauled out to the street for an alfresco chat. Now an enterprising village in southern Spain is seeking to have the tradition recognised by the United Nations as a cultural treasure.The aim is to protect the centuries-old custom from the encroaching threat of social media and television...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Unesco, United Nations, Guardian, Algar, José Carlos Sánchez

#Saudi Arabians Trapped at Home Lift Covid Blues for Business - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabians Trapped at Home Lift Covid Blues for Business - Bloomberg At Mamo Michelangelo, a French cuisine fine-dining spot in Riyadh, the next available dinner slot is in mid-September.The restaurant’s reservations phone line that never stops ringing is evidence of the potent fuel propelling a Saudi economic rebound that’s defying gloomy forecasts: billions of dollars in “trapped spending,” money kept at home by some of the world’s tightest travel restrictions during much of the pan...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mamo Michelangelo

Very neat

This is the front yard of a house in Mennetou-sur-Cher (I think). Everything is impeccable. Not a weed to be seen in the gravel. A nice neat row of blue campanules (bellflower). Our house has gravel paths around it and it's a constant battle against weeds. I wonder how they do it? Better living through chemistry, likely. Simple elegance. Someone spends a lot of time on this. I'm surprised our heat hasn't come on this morning. It's about 13ºC (about 55ºF) out there. But don't worry! It's predic...
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Maaden CEO: Continue to Expand Gold, Phosphate Production - Bloomberg

Maaden CEO: Continue to Expand Gold, Phosphate Production - Bloomberg Abdulaziz Al Harbi, CEO of Maaden, discusses Maaden's 2Q21 quarterly results. The Saudi state miner's CEO also gives his outlook on the commodity market amid the Covid-induced volatility the sector is experiencing. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Daybreak, Yousef Gamal El Din, Maaden, Bloomberg Abdulaziz Al Harbi

JLL's Salbak on the #UAE's Property Market Volatility - Bloomberg video

JLL's Salbak on the UAE's Property Market Volatility - Bloomberg Dana Salbak, Head of Research, MENA, at Jones Lang Lasalle, discusses the United Arab Emirates' residential and office market. Dubai's luxury real estate sector is booming for now, but research suggests the market might bottom out by next year. She speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Daybreak, Jones Lang LaSalle, Yousef Gamal El Din, Salbak

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses gain, #Saudi Aramco's Q2 profit soars | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses gain, Saudi Aramco's Q2 profit soars | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday, supported by a slew of corporate earnings, although Dubai bucked the trend to trade lower.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) gaining 0.9% and Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services (4013.SE) rising 3.1% following an increase in its quarterly net profit.However, the index's gains were capped by losses a...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Aramex, Qatar National Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, DFMGI, Dubai Islamic Bank DISB

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-08-08

French Twist My Cousin Julie Barcelona in Bloom Poolside My Legs Want to Move
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The Best Hiking Quotes and Instagram Captions to Love the Great Outdoors

Looking for some inspirational hiking quotes and not sure how to write your instagram hiking captions? We have you covered! Enjoy our full collection of trekking quotes right here. And also check out our writing resources for help when you need to write your own. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Best Travel Tips

12 Best Things to do in Alice Springs

Although it lies over 1,500 kilometers from the nearest city, Alice Springs’ remote setting amidst the endless outback is exactly what attracts so many people to the small town. Set in the center of the Outback, it acts as a gateway to some of Australia’s most spectacular sights, such as Uluru and Kata Tjuta with
Tags: Travel, Australia, Uluru, Outback, Alice-springs

The Legend of Queen Boudica

Podcast Transcript In the year 60, the Roman town of Lunduniam, modern-day London, was attacked and sacked by a group of native Celts.  They lashed out at the Romans over years of poor treatment and abuse. When Romans lost Lunduniam, they were shocked and embarrassed, not just at the loss to a group of barbarians, ... Read more The post The Legend of Queen Boudica appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Podcast, London, Romans, Boudica, Everything Everywhere Daily, Lunduniam

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