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For the love of Amba: How I came to eat swarma with a cabbie in Tel Aviv

“Now you are not a customer, you are a friend. I can smoke,” Ofer, my uber driver turned friend said to me as he leant over to swipe his phone, turning off the metre. As he quickly flicked open the box that was in his shirt pocket, he turned to me, in as much as one can turn in a car seat, “Want a cigarette?“ I was back in Israel again a lot sooner than I had expected. In fact, I only left two-weeks prior thinking I’d be back in July. Instead I was back after one of my guides to Hebron messag...
Tags: Travel, Food, Germany, Israel, Tel Aviv, Prague, Gaza, Middle East, Miami, Destinations, Turkish Airlines, Hebron, Ofer, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, Shuk HaTikva, Ben Gurrion International Airport


Founders Fund invests in Tibber, a Norwegian AI to smartly manage energy

You probably have one electricity supplier for your house. But these days the average household could probably buy form several such companies, it just can’t easily access the market place of possible suppliers. Wouldn’t it be smarter in you had an AI in your house which could purchase energy from these producers, including those within the local grid, at the best prices and at the best time of day? That’s what the Tibber startup does in Norway, and it’s just raised a $12M Series A funding from ...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, TC, Apps, Europe, Sweden, Germany, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Norway, Founders Fund, Nordics, Tiber, Spotify Facebook, Tibber


ETW #7 Expat Life Fact & Fiction | Interview with Helene Sula

Another way to see more of the world is to spend time living overseas. Since it’s a complicated process our guest this week, Helene Sula, is on the show to share what it’s really like to be an expat, both good and bad.   Helene quit the corporate world and packed up two suitcases, two dogs, and she and her husband moved from Dallas, Texas to Heidelberg, Germany- a country she’d never stepped foot in. The purpose was to travel Europe, write about her travels, and encourage others to live out ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, America, Dallas Texas, Twitter Facebook, Helene, Heidelberg Germany, ETW, Explore the World Travel Podcast, Expat Life Fact, Helene Sula


Best doughnuts from around the world

Food isn’t, and never has been, limited by borders or boundaries. The things we eat travel as we do, flying across oceans and into the cultures and diets of their new homes, adapting along the way. But there may be no single food item that’s made its way into every corner of the world quite like the doughnut. Fried dough has been consumed for long enough to be found as fossilized pieces at ancient Native American sites. These days, it’s everywhere in one variation or another. In fact, forms o...
Tags: Travel, Japan, California, Mexico, France, Germany, New York City, US, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Nepal, Italy, New Orleans, North America, Latin America


Mountain maestros: the Alpine retreat that stages world-class concerts

At Schloss Elmau in southern Germany top classical musicians ‘play to stay’, so guests can enjoy performances between spa sessions, yoga and amazing views We were halfway to the spa when something stopped us. We’d been padding along in slippers and pastel-coloured towelling robes, staring idly at the snowy mountains outside. And then we heard it. The sound of a violin: a few snatched phrases, soaring, uplifting, broken up by short periods of silence. Somebody with considerable skill was practisi...
Tags: Travel, Music, Germany, Life and style, Culture, Classical Music, Istanbul, Spa Breaks, Europe Holidays, Alps Holidays, Germany Holidays, Schubert, Schloss Elmau, Brahms Schumann


100 years of Bauhaus: Berlin and beyond

As Germany celebrates the centenary of the influential art movement, we tour the cities where it started, flourished and, ultimately, proved too ‘degenerate’ for the NazisUnder a leaden winter sky, the low-rise residential blocks in Berlin’s Hansa Quarter couldn’t be called pretty. Built in the late 1950s to revive a district razed during the second world war, they’re boxy and unadorned. The trees are skeletal, the gardens bare. But when I look up, I see upkeep and pride. Smart furnishings are v...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Berlin, Architecture, Art and design, Cultural Trips, Bauhaus, Europe Holidays, Germany Holidays, Berlin Holidays, Oscar Niemeyer, Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen


Around The World And Back With Justin Baker

A California Native, Justin Baker started working for AirTreks in 2008. His passion for travel aligned perfectly with the AirTreks core values of making meaningful connections, embracing change, working and playing with passion, loving learning, and owning our experience. Justin’s interest in wildlife and the outdoors sparked his journey to traveling the world. We had the chance to catch up with Justin to hear all about his worldly treks. Where was the first country you ever traveled to ou...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, Interviews, California, Germany, Frankfurt, Travel Tips, Namibia, Travel Stories, Airtreks, Justin, Etosha National Park, Justin Baker


Most popular travel destinations

Whether you’re trying to join the crowds on holiday, get away from them, or just find inspiration for your next vacation, it can be helpful to know where other tourists are traveling. Get Going travel insurance has conducted an in-depth study on tourism around the world. This includes the countries whose citizens travel the most, their favorite destinations, and nations with the largest tourist to resident ratio. Photo: Get Going Photo: Get Going It’s probably not too shocking to learn t...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, China, Germany, US, Canada, Macau, Andorra, All, Canada Canada, Travel Infographic, Popular Destinations, Top Destinations, Top Traveling Countries, UK Cuba


Things to do in Flensburg, Germany

The northern border of the Schleswig region of Germany cuts right around the small city of Flensburg, known best as the final seat of Nazi Germany for a full week following Hitler’s death until the surrender of German forces in 1945. These days, many Danish people call Flensburg their home despite the city not being part of Denmark since 1864. Even though Flensburg chose to remain part of Germany when given the option, Danes and Germans living in the area have an extremely amicable relationsh...
Tags: All, Border Cities, Danish Culture, Danish-german Border, Flensburg, Flensburg Travel, German Culture


Best hotel decor in the world

Move over , boring chain hotels. Hotel designers the world over are getting creative in order to lure guests, and what they’re coming up with is sure to boggle the eyes. These seven hotels feature over-the-top interior decor and a guest experience that’s sure to surprise and overwhelm the senses. 1. Crazy Bear — Beaconsfield, UK Photo: The Crazy Bear/Facebook The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield is as extravagant as it gets. The 45 unique rooms are set in a dark, Rococo fashion, equipped with sh...
Tags: Travel, England, Hotels, Germany, Boston, Las Vegas, Helsinki, All, San Luis Obispo, Boston Massachusetts, Stuttgart Germany, San Luis Obispo California, Madonna Inn, Unique Hotels, Beaconsfield, Hardwood Suite


He Loves Me He Loves Me Not

  How funny that out of thousands of things at a brocante fair a charm that size of my fingernail could grab my attention. This green daisy or Margurite in French has two parts, a cover that turns around a stationary part the has words written on each petal. The finely printed words I could not read when I bought it, but I took a chance that it would convey a sweet secret and I wasn't wrong.  On the petals are written, "I love you with all my heart." It sure beats that game of plucking petals a...
Tags: Travel, Germany, living in France, Augsburg, Margaret, Goethe, Brocante, Malcolm Jones, French la Vie, Clara Hätzlerin


Nicaragua

We started our day early with our driver picking us up at 515. He was 15 minutes late because he had stopped to pick up the others in our group from a different hotel a couple from Germany and a lady from Chicago. It was about an hour and a half to the bo
Tags: Travel, Germany, Chicago, Nicaragua


Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto


Amazon expands program that pays developers for top voice apps to France, Italy & Spain

Amazon is expanding its program that directly pays Alexa developers in cash for building valuable, quality voice apps to new markets in Europe: France, Italy, and Spain. Originally launched in the U.S. in 2017 for those developers building game skills, the Alexa Developer Rewards program has since expanded to include a broader selection of Alexa skill categories, and later became available in top European markets, Germany and the U.K. as well as in Japan and India. With the launch in France, Ita...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Apps, Europe, Japan, Germany, India, Spain, Developers, Voice, Alexa, Voice Assistant, France Italy, Health Fitness, Alexa Skill


Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the modern world, from Marie Curie's discoveries about radiation, to Grace Hopper's groundbreaking work on computer programming, and Barbara McClintock's pioneering approach to genetics.But too often their stories aren't just about the difficulties they faced in cracking some of the toughest probl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Women, Eu, Unesco, Engineering, Innovation, New Zealand, Argentina, Denmark


8 Best Places to Stay in Cologne

Known in German as Köln, the city of Cologne lies on the banks of the River Rhine. It’s the largest city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is a cultural giant of western Germany. Astoundingly, Cologne’s history dates back over 2,000 years; it was founded by the Romans during the 1st century AD –
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Germany, Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia, River Rhine, Germany Astoundingly Cologne


8 Best Places to Stay in Heidelberg

Set in the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg, Heidelberg is a historic town. This place is home to the oldest university in Germany, Heidelberg University, which has been in business since 1492. Famous painters and poets, like William Turner, have traveled to this beautiful town, drawn by its captivating landscapes – surrounded as it is
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Germany, Heidelberg, William Turner, Baden Württemberg Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg University


Best Easter egg designs

Bunnies with baskets full of rainbow-colored creations, chocolate treats wrapped in shiny foil, hand-dyed eggs hidden in the backyard to be hunted; nothing says Easter like Easter eggs. While the only objective for dying eggs in the United States is for them to be as bright and colorful as possible, other Easter egg designs from around the world are rooted in religious beliefs and cultural traditions. Painted or dyed, wrapped in wire or plastered in paper, these eight classic designs are the ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Greece, Mexico, Germany, Russia, India, US, Ukraine, United States, Slovenia, Dye, Faberge, North America, Easter Eggs


8 Best Places to Stay in Dresden

The capital of Saxony, Dresden is a historic gem of a German city. You wouldn’t believe it from looking at it today, but many of Dresden’s historic buildings were lost during bombing raids in World War II. In fact, around 90% of the city center was destroyed. Today, it’s been rebuilt and looks as good
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Germany, Dresden, Saxony Dresden


Around The World And Back With Camille

A true nomad at heart, AirTreks Travel Planner, Camille Kaczmar, has been traveling the world from a very young age. She spent her early years on a small island located in the South Pacific called Pohnpei, and then her father’s job in the Air Force allowed her and her family to explore the world growing up. Early on, she learned that travel urges you to open your mind and engage with the world around you; to let go of the normal and embrace the extraordinary. Currently, Camille is digital n...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Bali, Germany, Barcelona, Thailand, Chile, South Pacific, Air Force, Travel Tips, Costa Rica, South East Asia, Travel Stories, Travel Philosophy, Camille


UPDATE 3- #Qatar gets over $35 bln in orders as it markets jumbo bond | Reuters

UPDATE 3-Qatar gets over $35 bln in orders as it markets jumbo bond | Reuters:Qatar started marketing on Wednesday a U.S. dollar-denominated bond issue that so far attracted over $35 billion in demand, the latest indication of how the country has overcome a boycott imposed by some of its Arab neighbours.The debt sale, split into tranches of five, 10 and 30 years, will end later on Wednesday, according to a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal and seen by Reuters.“I can imagine th...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Qatar, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Union Investment, Sergey Dergachev


Made In Germany: Deutsche Hospitality Presents Complete Relaunch Of Its Luxury Brand Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts

New presence of Germany's best-known hotel brand: Deutsche Hospitality is giving its luxury brand Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts a complete relaunch. Trend-setting in design, contemporary in digitalization and dynamic in addressing target groups. "At Steigenberger we can look back on a unique success story of almost ninety years," said Thomas Willms, CEO Steigenberger Hotels AG and Deutsche Hospitality, at the press conference on the occasion of the ITB Berlin 2019. "Now is the time to fu...
Tags: Travel, Germany, ITB, Steigenberger Hotels AG, Steigenberger, Deutsche Hospitality, Thomas Willms, Steigenberger Hotels Resorts


Things to see and do in Berlin

Berlin is a fascinating city that stands out among the great capital cities of Europe. It was a city that was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, then rebuilt in two halves, and then stitched back together again when the city was re-unified. As a result of the Berlin Wall and the former city of two halves, Berlin doesn’t truly have a city centre. With the city being so spread out and without an obvious centre it’s worth doing some private Berlin tours first with a local gu...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Travel Blog, Schwules Museum, Bereich, Museum Island Museums, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Alexanderplatz Café Cinema, Vabali Spa Berlin, Tiergarten Tiergarten, Schwarzwaldstuben Clärchens Ballhaus Gambrinus, Bacchus Kalle Klein


protel announces its new role as PMS provider for the Estrel Berlin

protel hotelsoftware GmbH is thrilled to announce its new role as PMS provider for the Estrel Berlin. The move unites two giants of the German hospitality industry: protel's innovative Enterprise Hospitality Platform has made it the world's most powerful and future-proof PMS; the Estrel Berlin, already Germany's largest hotel, is building a new future with a massive new addition.
Tags: Travel, Germany, Protel, Estrel Berlin


#Qatar fund seeking Deutsche Bank stake of at least 5 percent - Spiegel | Reuters

Qatar fund seeking Deutsche Bank stake of at least 5 percent - Spiegel | Reuters:The sovereign wealth fund of Qatar is seeking a stake of at least 5 percent in Deutsche Bank, a German magazine reported on Friday.Der Spiegel, citing unidentified sources, said the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) could buy the stake on the open market or from Chinese conglomerate HNA, which has a 6.3 percent holding in Germany’s biggest bank.Discussions with Germany’s financial market watchdog Bafin are already un...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Qatar, Deutsche Bank, Der Spiegel, HNA, SPIEGEL, Qatar Investment Authority QIA, Bafin, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Traditional Mardi Gras foods

Mardi Gras, Carnaval , Fat Tuesday — whatever you call it, the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent is a time of eating and drinking in excess. Religious or not, people who attend Mardi Gras parties see levels of consumption matched only by holidays like Thanksgiving, only a much, much rowdier Thanksgiving. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday (the 47th day before Easter), but the total season is longer than just one day. The season technically starts on January 6, the Christian holi...
Tags: Travel, England, Sweden, Mexico, France, Germany, Russia, Berlin, US, Spain, Ukraine, Austria, Canada, Italy, Middle East, New Orleans


SV Hotel successfully introduces apaleo to power its new digital strategy

SV Hotel, a selection of 10 hotels throughout Germany and Switzerland (eight branded, two own branded), announced today that it has successfully introduced apaleo, the world's most open property management systems (PMS), at Amaris, one of its own branded hotels.
Tags: Travel, Germany, Switzerland, SV Hotel, Amaris


Rat stuck in sewer cover in Germany

Sewers may be rats’ stomping grounds, but some apparently still need to learn how to navigate a sewer grate. This little rat, who still hasn’t shed its holiday weight, got stuck halfway inside a sewer manhole on Sunday afternoon in the town of Bensheim, Germany. According to The Guardian, the Auerbach volunteer fire brigade and the Rhein Neckar animal rescue team were called to rescue the plump rodent from its trap. Rescue worker Michael Sehr told news agency DPA that the rat “had quite a lot...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Germany, Rescue, Uganda, Rats, All, DPA, Animal Rescue, Sehr, BBC News More, Bensheim Germany, Michael Sehr, Rhein Neckar, Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar Facebook, Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar Facebook According


Mosel River Overview in Germany’s Reisling Region

The Mosel river could be considered petite by European river standards.  It is only 339 miles long. However, this meandering… The post Mosel River Overview in Germany’s Reisling Region appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Germany, Rivers, Mosel River Overview, Reisling Region


An Honest Review of Gay Dating Apps

Everyone has an opinion on the gay apps. They’ve become so ubiquitous and ingrained in our popular culture, they’re impossible to resist. I remember the first time I downloaded Grindr—shortly after it was released. Once The New York Times writers discovered it, the app world seemed to explode with location-based dating apps. Gay dating wasn’t easy for a long time. I was lucky enough to grow up & come out during the iPhone generation when thousands of new types of apps seemed to be released every...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Germany, Berlin, New York City, Israel, Lifestyle, Tel Aviv, Social Media, New York Times, South America, Grindr



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