Africa Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #travel #and #leisure

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Map of Africa

Africa is a vast continent which, including island groups, holds 53 different countries. Africa stretches from temperate areas in the north to those in the south, and is crossed by the equator. The continent is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

Hints and Tips for Africa

  • Double-check your visa requirements though many citizens do not need a visa for a stay of 30-90 days.
  • Expensive jewelry and fancy watches or cameras can make you a target for theft. At the same time, baggage theft is also known to occur in airports, so the best approach is to travel without too many valuables that cannot be replaced.

  • Some medicines Western tourists may take for granted such as Benadryl/Dimedrol or Advil PM contain diphenhydramine, which is illegal in Zambia and can lead to a fine or even jailing. If you plan on traveling with medicine, double-check the legality of the medicine in the countries you plan to visit.

  • If you do find yourself in a dangerous situation getting robbed, give the robbers whatever they are asking for and hopefully you will be relieved that you left your passport, and most of your credit cards and money back in a safe.




  • 06/01/2018

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    Allianz Global Assistance – Insurance – Chamberlayne Industrial Center – Richmond,

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    1. I needed to cancel my policy but was not able to get through to Allianz by way of their website. Highlighted areas did not work.

    2. It… Read More

    1. I needed to cancel my policy but was not able to get through to Allianz by way of their website. Highlighted areas did not work.

    2. It took me awhile to find a number for Orbitz. They gave me a number for Allianz after many annoying questions.

    3. The Allianz computer went on and on with useless info. Finally, it said To Cancel Your Policy press 4.

    4. I did what the computer told me to do to cancel my policy.

    5. I received an email thanking me for purchasing Aliianz! Not a word about cancelling, no cancellation email.

    6. I called Allianz again. Got a heavily accented woman who told me according to her records I had just purchased a policy, not cancelled it.

    7. I asked her to cancel it, had to provide all that useless info again.

    8. Finally received a letter verifying cancellation!

    9. Never again! I ll buy it from my insurance agent.





    06/01/2018

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    Asia Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #traveling #nurse #jobs

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    Map of Asia

    • Be warned that quite a few countries will charge visa-on-arrival (i.e. US$25 for Indonesia at the time of this writing) and also charge a departure tax (i.e. 150,000rp for Indonesia at the time of this writing).
  • Also be prepared to have an alternate means of payment as some budget airlines, such as Air Asia, sometimes do not accept US credit cards online.

  • Dress ranges from conservative to liberal, so it’s good to bring cool clothing for more modern, hot climates and longer sleeves and pants for religious temples and more conservative situations.

  • Harder to reach rural cities and islands may not have modern conveniences. Be prepared to say bye-bye to the internet, hot water, and flushing toilets in exchange for some amazing experiences.

  • Citizens of Malaysia and Singapore tend to speak fluent English, but this decreases as you venture to more rural areas. Japan can be difficult because everything is written in kanji and Chinese characters, so it may be a good idea to have an English copy of the subway system. China with its multiple dialects can be challenging, but the signage in the subway systems is written in both Chinese and English.




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    Argentina Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #travel #map

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    Argentina

    Photos from Argentina

    Torres Del Paine

    Spectacular Light

    Crossing the Rio Leticia

    Break Time

    The Tidal Zone

    Descending from La Chaira

    View of Fitz Roy’s summit

    Mt Fitz Roy

    Coffee in Miramar

    Me

    “Beach” in Miramar

    Church – Cordoba

    Main plaza in Cordoba

    On the way out of Miramar

    My friend after the st.

    Dead birds everywhere.

    Flooded in – Miramar

    Lake shore in Miramar

    Lake shore in Miramar

    Lake shore in Miramar

    Sunset in Miramar

    House in Miramar

    Hotel ruins – Miramar

    Hotel ruins – Miramar

    Hotel ruins – Miramar

    Miramar

    “Beach” in Miramar

    On the way to Miramar

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    05/01/2018

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    Norway Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #travel #prices

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    Norway

    Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that was to last for more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway’s economic fortunes. The current focus is on containing spending on the extensive welfare system and planning for the time when petroleum reserves are depleted. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. To be updated

    Photos from Norway

    Going to the top!

    View from the cottage

    Linde and Northern Lights

    Northern lights and cl.

    Pink northern lights

    Northern lights

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    Noorderlicht

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    19) Climbing Out

    17) Resting Walrus at.

    Besseggen

    Reindeer do not care a.

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    I’m on top of the world!

    From Skara to Geirange.

    so many trees

    stopped on the side of.

    siesta

    laughing

    “I’m going to fly like.

    it just popped out of.

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    Stave Church at Norsk.

    Blogs from Norway

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  • May 3rd 2008 Tag 2: Fahrt von Kopenhagen über Göteborg nach Oslo





    27/12/2017

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  • Germany Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #cheap #airfares

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    Germany

    As Europe’s largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent’s economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro. To be updated

    Photos from Germany

    Nurnberg

    Residenz Munchen

    Residenz Munchen

    Frauen Kirke

    Neuhauer Strasse

    Munich Palace of Justice

    Schloss Neuschwanstein

    Stasi Museum

    Reminder of the Holocaust

    Charlottenburg Palace

    Young Male Proboscis M.

    Dom from Hohenzollern.

    The Alps

    A Winter Wonderland

    Reichstag Dome

    Brandenburg Tor at night

    Rathaus

    Asamkirche

    Renaissance Town Hall

    You know this picture.

    View from the Alte Liebe

    Cologne Cathedral

    neuschwanstein castle

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    Jerina on the move.

    Ride the wheel

    MJ at the Eagles Nest

    Beautiful architecture

    Colorful buildings

    Along the Romantic Road

    Blogs from Germany

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    21/12/2017

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    Madagascar Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #responsible #travel

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    Madagascar

    Photos from Madagascar

    Village girl

    Verreaux’s sifaka lemur

    Leaf bugs

    Mango sellers

    Going fishing in a pir.

    Typical village

    Family

    Village children

    Komba

    Lemur Park

    Male Lemur

    The Elephant Eared Cha.

    Parson Chameleon

    Stump Taled Brookesea

    Parson Chameleon

    Madagascar

    Tsiribina (7)

    Miandrivazo (15)

    Anjozorobe covered in.

    Malagasy Flower

    Another sunset

    Anjozorobe’s River Sunset

    Anjozorobe’s river by Day

    Mural in Fianar

    The sunning ritual by.

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    Zebu market in Ambalavao

    Antsirabe

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    06/12/2017

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    Mongolia Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #britax #travel #system

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    Mongolia

    The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and later came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing. A Communist regime was installed in 1924. During the early 1990s, the ex-Communist Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP) gradually yielded its monopoly on power to the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC), which defeated the MPRP in a national election in 1996. Since then, parliamentary elections returned the MPRP overwhelmingly to power in 2000 and produced a coalition government in 2004. To be updated

    Photos from Mongolia

    Ger camp

    Removalists – nomad-style

    Milking the family yak

    The golden eagle

    Near Khosghol lake

    The 1st family who hos.

    Drinking vodka and airag

    Horse race

    The girl who decided t.

    The little neighbor pe.

    Making cheese

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    Trans Mongolian Railway

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    Mongolian grasslands

    Never Too Old To Goof.

    Eagle!

    Staying in a Ger

    Camel riding

    Fabulous Terelj Park

    view from the Monastery

    Ger camp in a beautifu.

    The Gandan Khiid Temple

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    Mongolian Sunset





    06/12/2017

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    Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to

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    Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to the locals (PHOTOS)

    Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

    Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

    1. Check the baggage restrictions on flights

    They can catch you out, especially if you’re flying within Europe with Ryanair and you get charged a gazillion euros for carry-on luggage. Don’t forget to Google beforehand and check out the weight and size restrictions.

    2. You’re going to need an adapter

    We’ve wonky looking plug sockets here in Ireland so if you’re making your way over you’d better stock up on the adapters. This is especially true for Americans.

    3. It’s going to rain

    It will. You might as well pack your wellies now if you’re planning to head over because in Ireland when it rains – it pours.

    There’s also a chance that the sun might actually make an appearance so don’t forget the sunglasses!

    5. We don’t all speak in Irish

    Thankfully it’s not necessary to be fluent in Irish before you arrive – English is our main language. Not many people regularly speak in Irish in Ireland unless you’re wandering around in the Gaeltacht areas.

    6. But we phrase things differently

    ‘What’s the story?,’ ‘do you want a lift?’ and ‘get the shift’ are phrases used on a regular basis here but may not mean what you think they might mean. Never fear though, we’ve a guide to Irish sayings and phrases to help you along!

    7. We complain a lot

    Usually about the weather, the banks or the government but don’t be afraid to join in – we love a good moan about the state of Ireland.

    8. We drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road

    And by wrong, I mean the left hand side. Just in case you were planning on renting a car!

    9. Look to your right when crossing

    Following on from that, don’t forget to look to your right when you’re crossing a road. Thankfully there are now handy signs on the ground if you need a few pointers.

    10. We were born to jaywalk

    Listen, we just can’t help it. If there’s even the smallest gap in traffic we’re going to go for it.

    11. Blasphemy is illegal

    Yep, it’s true and written in Irish law – whether people actually abide by it however is another story altogether.

    12. Don’t order a ‘black and tan’ or ‘Irish car bombs ‘ in the local

    Just don’t. The barman probably won’t have any idea what you’re ordering and others may find it a bit offensive – don’t bother to risk it, safer to order a pint.

    13. Tipping not compulsory

    We’re not big tippers here in Ireland except in restaurant situations where the 10% to the waiter is almost a given. But no need to tip taxi drivers unless they’ve shown good service.

    14. If you’re planning to rent a car, don’t forget to book an automatic!

    The majority of cars in Ireland use a manual gear stick so if you’re planning to rent when you’re here don’t forget to book an automatic in advance.

    15. Booking a taxi not always necessary

    No need to call up a taxi every time you want to head somewhere, there are plenty to go around during the day. You can flag one down by stretching out the hand or just head to a taxi rank. But if you’re heading on an early morning flight home, best order one just to be sure. Taxi too expensive? Save a bit of money and take the bus instead!

    16. Buses won’t stop unless you put your hand out

    If you are taking the bus this is vitally important. But be warned, some days even putting your hand out and waving it around won’t be enough to make them stop. So don’t be surprised if you see people at the bus stop jumping up and down in desperation when the bus is in view.

    17. Prepare to be late, the buses are never on time

    No point in looking up the timetable, sometimes they don’t even bother turning up. This is particularly true for Dublin Bus whose buses randomly disappear off the timetable. You’re almost better off relying on these transport parody Twitter accounts.

    18. We tend to curse a lot

    Mind your ears, we do it without realizing! But we don’t mean it to be offensive; it just sort of slips out.

    19. We almost take pride in the state of our potholes

    Ireland’s country roads are notorious for having the regular pothole. You might as well take a crash course in rally driving before you tackle our roads.

    20. Anything over 17 degrees is considered warm

    Degrees Celsius that is, room temperature, about 65 Fahrenheit. We’ll head out in t-shirts when it’s this warm.

    21. Off-licences close at 10pm

    If you’re planning to head out or want a good night in, don’t forget that Irish off-licences, err liquor stores, close at 10pm

    22. The perfect night out ends with a 4 in 1

    What’s a 4 in 1 I hear you say? Why it’s the most delicious thing to eat after a night on the town. Usually contains chips (fries), curry, rice and some form of chicken to nom on.

    23. If you don’t want to stick out as a tourist abandon your Aran jumper

    Seriously. We don’t really wear them very often and if we do it’s probably in the comfort of our homes where we can’t be seen.

    24. Never say no to a cup of tea

    You’d be mad to say ‘no!’ We’re known for our expert tea-making abilities so grab the opportunity to have a cuppa.





    28/11/2017

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    TravelNet – Travel Services – Mission – San Francisco, CA –

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    Fantastic service.  Francisco helped me coordinate travel for a friend and myself in Turkey.  It was a multi-leg trip where my friend was… Read More

    Fantastic service.  Francisco helped me coordinate travel for a friend and myself in Turkey.  It was a multi-leg trip where my friend was meeting me in Istanbul, then we would continue on to Cappadocia, then Olundeniz, and then go our separate ways.  Francisco was very helpful and patient as we tried to get everything lined up for the best prices (e.g. booking things on my own was at least $1000 more than what Francisco got for me).  He was always very quick to respond to questions and concerns.

    During my trip, there was an error and there was a problem with my return tickets.  I wasn t too concerned because up until this point everything Francisco had done would indicate that he would do everything he could to resolve the situation to my satisfaction.  He put me up in a very nice hotel in Instanbul while the situation was resolved (woohoo, extended vacation) and then got me home on the next available flight.

    I would highly recommend using Francisco and ALFA Travel to anyone taking a vacation.  Great service, communication, and prices.  I am definitely going to be a repeat customer.





    26/11/2017

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    World Travel – Travel Services – 792 Barber Ln – Milpitas,

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    I am really sad to see the bad reviews and hope that people will give World Travel another chance.  Our family has been going to them for the past almost 8 years.  They have always been professional and eager to find cheaper tickets for us.  Everytime we give them our travel plans, they will tell us honestly when would be cheaper and what flight would be best.  4 years ago, I had booked 2 tickets to China for my bf and myself.  2 months prior to our set date, my grandma passed away.  I called them in the middle of the night asking for a change in my flight and they got back to me early in the AM.  There was a small increase in the flight since I was going in the middle of summer instead of fall but they made up for it by rushing our Visa and preparing everything for us!  They are great people and they truely do care.

    horrible, awful.  Joe gave me a price on Friday for international travel, told me the price was good for 3 days.  I called him Friday evening, to purchase the tickets and to give him the exact names on the passport.  He told me just send him an email.  Had to follow up with him myself on Monday.  He didn t bother.

    Then he tells me that the tickets are now much more, because the airlines increased the prices over the weekend.   For the 3 of us, that s over $1000 increase total.

    I am incredibly pissed off.  He guaranteed the price for 3 days, that s apparently a lie.  If they were a reputable business, they should stick to his words, and the original price.  I could have bought the tickets Friday from another agency, he quoted me the better price Friday, compared to the other agency.

    A good, honest, reputable business would stick to their words.  They are either total liars or just have no clue what the airlines were doing.  The other agency told me their prices were only good through midnight Friday.   Either way, this could happen to you too.





    23/11/2017

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    ABC US Travel – Tours – Tours – Lower East Side

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    My son and his brother are using this company to travel to NC. A one way ticket is $60.00 I guess that reasonable.

    The bus was originally suppose to leave at 8 pm upon my arrival at 7 pm. I was informed the bus was now leaving at 9 pm.

    But guess what the bus still isn t here, every time I ask the person at the counter where the bus is I m being told it will be here any minute. I swear if that man says that one more time I may be inclined to slap him. The bus finally arrived at 9:45 pm.

    The only I like about this company is the fact that they have assigned sitting.

    I m happy to report my son arrived safely to North Carolina





    23/11/2017

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    Travelodge Chicago Downtown – 28 Photos – Hotels – South Loop

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    “Like I mentioned, it s close to public transit–the red line is wicked close, and the blue, purple, brown, pink and green lines are all within 4 blocks.” in 8 reviews

    “The kitchenette has a microwave, fridge and a little sink (for cleaning said little ones bottles).” in 4 reviews

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    This place is fine if you don t expect too much.  It is old and definitely feels it.  The room was spacious enough.  It is relatively cheap and if you do not spend much time in your room like we do, then it is a good value.  It is near Millennium Park, the Art Institute, and other great Chicago attractions.  With this place it is all about location.

    Cheapest in the area

    Cons:

    Literally everything else. It s an old hotel, sure. However, everything inside feels like it was obtained from a second-hand store. The room feels really dirty. The wifi stays connected for maybe 15 seconds at a time (with one bar as well), then disconnects for a few minutes. A speed test revealed around 0.5 Mbps download with 0.7 Mbps upload when I was connected; there are no hard line connections in the room either, so forget trying to do anything online unless you use their station in the lobby or you have a great data plan. The bathroom smelled like mold and there were stains on the mirror. There was a flat screen tv, but a basic cable connection with spotty reception (FOX came in like it was coming through rabbit ears and some channels didn t come in at all). The rooms are not sound deadened, so you can hear everything going on around like people talking in the halls and the El going by every 5 minutes. Most of the staff is rude as well, and parking is quite expensive.





    14/11/2017

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    Super Greenland Market – 17 Photos – Grocery – 12715 W

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    “Without even trying I found dates from Saudi Arabia, dessert bars made with hazelnuts and chocolate from Poland and olives of all types from who knows where.” in 8 reviews

    “and a great selection of ready-to-eat dishes you could get as a take-out order or eat in the store s small dining area.” in 5 reviews

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    Came here from Maryland for the first time and i just had to stock up on halal food and cheeses and za3taar. They have so much variety and all the staff are friendly and helpful, not to mention beautiful mashallah. If you re looking for Lebanese food to buy in bulk, this is the place. I spent about 3 hours here and im still going back today!

    There are some unique products and great prices. But nothing can compensate for the terrible customer service and a dirty store.

    The chaos and mess in the parking lot are a good sign of what s inside.  And good luck finding a shopping cart that functions properly.

    On three occasions I ve seen their employees park their vehicles right near the front and go in to start their shift. That s a reflection on management. These stores keep popping up and it appears they have the market cornered, which explains management s apathy.

    Many employees are rude and poorly trained.

    The food service counter has a number system in place, but it is never used. Instead, you have pushy customers with zero social skills walking up and placing their order, oblivious to the swell of people waiting in line. What s worse is the employees allow it.

    I ll have to find a new source for my hummus.

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    09/11/2017

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    Official Photos and Info: Lexus UX Concept – News – Car


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    Lexus UX Concept: Preview to the Smallest Lexus SUV

    With countless software companies proclaiming they know how to build better cars, we were relieved to find Lexus has built an actual car rather than a user experience, which is what UX stands for in the tech community. Instead, the Lexus UX concept is our first good look at the luxury brand s subcompact crossover that will join the growing fray of shrunken, premium SUVs that includes the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Infiniti QX30.

    Compared with the smallest Lexus crossover today, the NX. the UX is 9.1 inches stubbier, 5.0 inches lower, 1.2 inches wider, and sports a 0.8 inch tighter wheelbase. Crafted by the company s French design center, the exterior appears conventional only because Lexus has pre-conditioned us with ever-crazier slits, zigzags, spindles, and other exaggerated surface textures across its entire lineup. Just as how the Oxford English Dictionary adds trendy words each year, the UX applies subtle changes to the L-finesse design language that are as much YOLO as they are practical.

    The twisted grille is toothier and more three-dimensional, with the L badge serving as a kind of magnet for dozens of skewed V-marks converging toward it. The L-shaped daytime running lamps seamlessly connect to thin headlights, while vertical air vents glow imposingly beneath. Intricate, sprocket-like 21-inch wheels poke from oversize U-shaped fender extensions that break up the otherwise tall body; each of the wheels 18 spokes appears to fade into the tire sidewalls, a clever visual trick that recalls airless tires. Arching fenders rise far above the creased hood and direct the eye toward the slim tail, where jagged LED taillamps poke out almost past the bumper. Lexus notes that the roof rails, A-pillars, and side-view camera housings form one continuous line, although we re more impressed with the A-pillar transparency and their unequal-length fins that trace up to the roof like mini staircases. (For the record, Volvo introduced transparent A-pillars on the SCC concept in 2001, and the idea has since gone nowhere.)

    Yet with all this fanfare, the UX is proportioned more like a modern Isuzu VehiCROSS than the silly, space-inefficient four-door coupe look affixed to every German designer s desk. From the side, there s some hint of the Range Rover Evoque with its minimized greenhouse, and what glass peeks through the purple body is electrochromic, an expensive (and Magic, in Mercedes nomenclature) method of tinting windows. The impossibly small rear doors also suggest Lexus could be whipping up both two- and four-door versions of the UX, perhaps to battle similar Evoque models. Another two-door, especially one that affords some rear headroom, would be welcome in this segment.

    Inside, the UX introduces a new kind of user experience. While it wouldn t seem comfortable to sit on stretched rubber bands, Lexus claims this flexible, open arrangement (called the Kinetic Seat ) better contours to the pelvis and torso and helps reduce head motions while driving. For what it s worth, the rear seat in a light cream color to offset the dark violet seats up front is a conventional bench.

    Aside from the see-through A-pillars and side-view camera displays sitting flush with the door panels, the real excitement comes from holograms, or at least displays designed to resemble holograms. The instrument panel is made to look deeper and farther away than it really is. The same effect applies to the central infotainment display, which has been reconfigured using carousel-style menus. More screens sit under a covered center console with touch-capacitive buttons, along with what we can only hope is a more intuitive touchpad than Lexus uses today to operate the main screen functions. A second touchpad sits on the front passenger s door armrest. And if the UX interior s bisecting lines and holograms become too overwhelming, the passenger can detach a wireless speaker from the dash and run off into the real world for a break from it all.

    As for what motivates the UX, Lexus offers no clues. Earlier this year, the company trademarked several alphanumeric model designations UX200, UX250, and UX250h so we can only assume the production car will carry over the NX s 2.0-liter four-cylinder and hybrid-electric powertrains. If you re imagining a chopped-down NX without this concept s excessive fripperies, you re probably not far off. And neither is Lexus, which would like to dominate the sales charts in yet another luxury-SUV segment as soon as possible.


    12/10/2017

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    Live Arabic Music Radio #listen #free #music #websites, #arabic #music #games


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    Live Arabic Music Radio ListenArabic.com

    ListenArabic.com is your resource for finding Arabic music albums, Arabic singers, bands and musicians, and discovering new Arabic songs, top hits releases in addition to fresh entertainment news from the Arab world and Middle East.

    As our brand name says Listen Arabic , we focus on the Arabic society Arab diaspora, culture and art. Listen to Radio ListenArabic the online Arabic Music Radio Station Free – available as free app for Android, iPhone, Nokia and Blackberry. We play non-stop Arabic music and sounds from the Middle East, broadcasting from Lebanon. We host the most listened to online radio show ListenArabic Chart of theWeek featuring top 10 Arabic songs every week on Saturday 7:00 PM Beirut time. The ranks of the songs are solely chosen according to the number and statistics of the most listened to song on our website and Arabic songs page: ListenArabic music ; in other words, no voting takes place. You can always discover new music on ListenArabic.com, you can listen free and share with your friends. We do not host any mp3 files on our servers unlike other music websites. Listeners can enjoy Arabic music streaming for free without the need to download the songs. It is the generation of streaming music without the need to song download. We are always connected, so why do you need to illegally download music mp3 on your mobiles, tabs and desktops! Save space, and don’t get along the bad habbit of acquiring and downloading songs free illegally without paying any penny. We do not own any music and video found on our website, we use third party API. Read more on our copyright notice.

    At ListenArabic.com, we get inspired by the latest, hottest and trendiest events taking place in the music and entertainment industry in the Arab world. We share with you the latest newest Arabic music, the best Arabic songs of all times, and we tell you about stories, events, festivals, and concerts as they happen.

    ListenArabic.com team is small and humble. We come of different backgrounds; we are marketers, engineers, editors, designers, and visionaries. looking to connect with our community of loyal listeners and fans. We are proud of attracting audience that do not understand not even one Arabic word, yet they find interest in the content we provide; and they get amazed by the oriental rythms and the way we blend the Arabic with western music, the way we are distinguished with our own classical and tarab music.

    We support young talents and indie bands. We believe that anyone any project shall start at a certain point; even if that point is so tiny that you can’t see its possible success in the future.
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    07/10/2017

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    Japan Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #travel #ocity

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    Japan

    In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Following the Treaty of Kanagawa with the United States in 1854, Japan opened its ports and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1933 Japan occupied Manchuria and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 – triggering America’s entry into World War II – and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and a staunch ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, actual power rests in networks of powerful politicians, bureaucrats, and business executives. The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth, but Japan still remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally. In 2005, Japan began a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. To be updated

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    See giant snow and ice sculptures at the annual Sapporo Snow Festival

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    30/09/2017

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  • Honda CR-Z Reviews – Honda CR-Z Price, Photos, and Specs –


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    The CR-Z is an ambitious attempt at making a sporty hybrid, but its performance doesn t match its adventurous styling. The good news is that it s the only hybrid sold with a manual a six-speed but the bad news is that the combined output is a mere 130 hp. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder pairs with an electric motor; the EPA rates it for 36-mpg city/39-mpg highway with the optional CVT; the manual gets 31/38. Standard features include Bluetooth capability, automatic climate control, and cruise. Jump to Official Photos and Info 2016 Honda CR-Z

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    Let s be nice up top. The Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid on sale with a manual transmission, and it s a satisfying stick in the best Honda tradition. That s something BMW doesn t offer on the i8. And aside from million-dollar hypercars like the LaFerrari and the McLaren P1. the CR-Z is the only hybrid two-seater out there.

    But since its 2011 debut, the CR-Z Honda s self-proclaimed successor to the CRX has missed the bull s-eye of both its targets, namely being sporty and efficient. Even with that crisp six-speed, the CR-Z is not terribly fun to drive, and Honda s larger, plusher (and on-hiatus) Accord hybrid crushed this car s fuel economy. As for the projected 15,000 annual sales worldwide, well, recent volumes have been a fraction of that number.

    The CR-Z s real achievement is longevity. Since it has survived to the 2016 model year, Honda whipped up a minor refresh and introduced a more expensive EX-L trim level. Outside, the 2016 CR-Z gets new front and rear bumpers. The formerly body-color paint at the bottom of the glass-topped hatch is now gloss black. And the license-plate mount has adopted a more polygonal shape.

    Inside, the most obvious change is the center console, which now features a closed storage bin and an armrest where the handbrake lever once lived. That s right, Mugen boys: No more crazy e-brake turns, as the 2016 CR-Z now has an electronic parking brake. Additional plastic brightwork adorns the dash, door handles, and shifter, and all CR-Z models get keyless entry and push-button start. A seven-inch touch-screen audio system is newly standard, too. EX-L models, befitting Honda practice, bring heated leather seats with contrast stitching, while LaneWatch Honda s side-mirror camera that displays an image from the passenger-side blind spot on the central screen now is standard on the EX and higher.

    Honda s Integrated Motor Assist, a simple hybrid setup that dates back to the original Insight. carries on unchanged. The 1.5-liter four-cylinder and 20-hp electric motor combine for 130 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. (Choosing the CVT, a $650 option on all trim levels, drops torque to 127 lb-ft.) As before, the CR-Z rides on skinny, 195-width 16-inch tires and a suspension consisting of front struts and a rear torsion beam. But engineers installed a 1-mm thicker front anti-roll bar, widened the rear track by 0.4 inch, and enlarged the front and rear brakes by 0.8 and 0.9 inch (for a diameter of 11.1 inches at all four corners).

    With all these updates, the CR-Z costs $150 more than the 2015 model, starting at $21,130 for the LX manual, $22,975 for the EX manual, and topping out at $25,925 for the EX-L CVT. Fuel economy stands at an EPA-rated 31/38 mpg city/highway with the manual and 36/39 for the CVT. Those used to be impressive numbers, before highway ratings for nonhybrid mid-size sedans like the Kia Optima (39 mpg) and the Mazda 6 (38 mpg) began climbing into the upper 30s.

    Honda appears to have seen the light. Its other slow-selling IMA-based hybrids, the Civic hybrid and the Insight. already have been discontinued. The company s latest Earth Dreams powertrains, as was seen in the Accord hybrid, offer the impressive power and fuel savings we ve wanted all along in the CR-Z. Although it s not dead yet, the CR-Z in its current form may be on its way out, with the next generation becoming more of a true sports car. We think that would be a smart move.


    25/09/2017

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    10. Lamborghini Aventador

    What are the fastest automobiles on the planet? CBS Miami took a spin and crunched the numbers for us, producing this list of the slickest speedsters on the road. You may be surprised by some of the names on this list, but one thing that is no surprise is the inclusion of Lamborghini. The venerable Italian carmaker has a reputation for speed, and their Aventador is the best of the bunch. The Lamborghini Aventador can reach a speed of 220 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 secs.

    10. Lamborghini Aventador

    The Lamborghini Aventador can reach a speed of 220 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 secs, according to CBS Miami. In addition to speed, the Aventador was recently named the best luxury car on the market by the high-class lifestyle magazine “The Robb Report.”

    9. Aston Martin one-77

    British automaker Aston Martin is known for its style. But they’re no slouch in the speed department either. The Aston Martin One-77 can reach a speed of 220 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds.

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    9. Aston Martin one-77

    Aston Martin One-77 can reach a speed of 220 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. With 750-horsepower in a V12 engine, it’s no surprise that the One-77 makes it on CBS Miami’s list.

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    8. Noble M600

    Another British car designer makes the list in the eighth position. Though perhaps not as famous as Aston Martin, Noble Automotive makes up for their lack or recognition with pure horsepower. The Noble M600, seen here, can reach a speed of 225 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds.

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    8. Noble M600

    The Noble M600 can reach a speed of 225 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds, according to CBS Miami. Expensive and exclusive, only fifty M600s see production every year.

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    7. Gumpert Apollo

    It was only a matter of time before a German company made the list. Gumpert might not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking about German automakers, but these specialty supercar stylists are the only to make the list. The Gumpert Apollo, seen here, can reach a speed of 225 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.0 seconds.

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    7. Gumpert Apollo

    The Gumpert Apollo can reach a speed of 225 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.0 seconds, according to CBS Miami.

    Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur is the official name for the carmaker. As you can probably guess, they are dedicated to manufacturing sports cars.

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    6. Zenvo ST1

    One doesn’t usually think of Scandinavia when talking about high-performance driving machines. But getting through this list may change your mind. Hailing from Denmark is the Zenvo ST1. The Zenvo ST1 can reach a speed of 233 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.

    6. Zenvo ST1

    The Zenvo ST1 can reach a speed of 233 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds, according to CBS Miami. It’s one of the fastest cars in the world. But is it even the fastest car in Scandinavia?

    5. Koenigsegg CCX

    Just a short hop north from Zenvo is the Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg. These carmakers deal only in hyper-fast, hyper-expensive speed machines.The Koenigsegg CCX can reach a speed of 245 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds.

    5. Koenigsegg CCX

    The Koenigsegg CCX can reach a speed of 245 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Expect to pay the price for all this speed. Koenigsegg supercars are some of the most expensive in the world.

    4. 9ff GT9-R

    One way to make a super-fast car is to take one that’s already zippy and improve on it. The Porsche 911 is a classic example of speed and style. German car tuning company 9ff took a 911 and made it even faster. The 9ff GT9-R can reach a speed of 257 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.

    4. 9ff GT9-R

    The 9ff GT9-R can reach a speed of 257 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds, according to CBS Miami. One sure way to increase speed is to reduce weight. The GT9-R looks like a million bucks on the outside, but with all the amenities stripped from the interior you may be in for a bumpy ride.

    3. Koenigsegg Agera R

    Koenigsegg against makes the list with another super-charged supercar. The Koenigsegg Agera R can reach a speed of 260 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.

    3. Koenigsegg Agera R

    The Koenigsegg Agera R can reach a speed of 260 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds. The Agera pumps out over 900 horsepower, and its carbon fiber body makes it lightweight, aerodynamic and very pretty to look at.

    2. Hennessey Venom GT

    Another example of taking something that works and making it better. Houston, Texas-based car tuners Hennessey Performance Engineering took a (heavily modified) Lotus Exige chassis, threw in a (heavily modified) Corvette engine, and kept tweaking until they had the Venom GT. The Hennessey Venom GT can reach a speed of 260 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds.

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    2. Hennessey Venom GT

    The Hennessey Venom GT can reach a speed of 260 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds, according to CBS Miami. These cars can fly, but are they worth the wait? Only ten Venom GTs see production every year, so you’ll have to sign up soon to lock down your next supercar.

    Credit: Joe Windsor-Williams/VenomGT.com

    1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

    We finish the list where we started: Italy. Bugatti is a brand synonymous with speed and style (and price). The fastest car in the world, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, can reach a speed of 267 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds.

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    1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

    The fastest car in the world, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, can reach a speed of 267 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds. The Bugatti Veyron tops lists wherever it goes. It comes in a variety of styles, but it’s only the Super Sport (which, as its name suggests, is built for pure speed) which makes in on CBS Miami’s list of the ten fastest cars in the world.

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    24/09/2017

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    Iceland Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #dhanunjaya #travels

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    Iceland

    Settled by Norwegian and Celtic immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D. Iceland boasts the world’s oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway, then Denmark, achieving full independence in 1944.

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    Pingvellir national park

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    Crashing waves at the.

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    13 SkaHolt Church at S.

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    23/09/2017

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    San Diego and La Jolla Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Before – After


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    We would like to welcome you to our before and after photo gallery. This gallery showcases the work of San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Tom Pousti.

    You can search our gallery using the form, or step through all of the images in a procedure category by selecting a procedure from the index below.

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    09/09/2017

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    China Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #cheap #flights #hotels

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    China

    China, Cathay, The Middle-Kingdom. Kingdom of Heaven. there are as many names for this country as its history is long. Empires have come and gone but China has endured for thousands of years. This is the country that gave us fireworks, gunpowder, paper, and the compass to just name a few things. More recently China is known for its particular mix of communism with capitalism, its spectacular economic growth rates, its cheap goods flooding Western stores, and the advantages and disadvantages that come with being the factory of the world.

    Contrasting some of the largest and most polluted cities in the world, it also offers areas of great natural beauty. Love mystical mountains shrouded in mist? Countless sacred mountains are scattered around the country. Big palaces? Try the Forbidden City in Beijing, or the Summer palace or the countless others you can pick from. Into long walls? Well, there is none longer than the Great Wall. You can see thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors in Xi’an, and the list goes on: traditional villages, rice terraces, wooden bridges, temples, snowy mountain peaks and craggy canyons, crystal clear lakes, Buddhist and Tibetan Monasteries, sky-scrapers and mesmerizing modern architecture, great food like Peking Duck, different food like birds’ feet, and more.

    Extend your trip to Chengdu, with maybe a boat trip through the Three Gorges or a trip to Guilin. But there are many more beautiful places to see that are less visited by foreigners, though still hugely popular with the Chinese. Try Jiuzhaigou National Park, a short plane ride away from Chengdu, with stunning clear lakes and mountains — 4 million visitors a year but only about 2000 non-Chinese. Whatever you might think of this nation, one thing is for sure, it has something to offer everyone.

    Highlights from China

    • Walk around Beijing with its fast disappearing hutongs. the popular Forbidden City is all it’s cracked up to be despite the crowds, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and for something more modern, the Olympic grounds
  • Yunnan, a province off the beaten track. with far fewer tourists and great scenery, try Lijiang and Shangri-La

  • Stroll the length of the Great Wall. or if that’s a bit much, just choose a section you like, from the most famous one near Beijing, to quieter spots like Jiumenkou near Shanhaiguan, or Tiger Mountain Great Wall at Dandong overlooking North Korea

  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors at Xi’an and while you are there stroll along the city walls

  • Climb at least one sacred mountain in China, Tai Shan for instance, or Mount Huang Shan near Shanghai

  • If you are near Shanghai why not visit this city and compare old English built Bund and the old quarter with new Pudong

  • The Potala Palace in Lhasa often conjures up the image of the Dalai Lama who resided there, as such it is a contentious choice in China highlights, but the fact remains that Tibet is a part of China and this is a must see site; if Tibet is out of the picture try Labrang Monasery in Xiahe for a look into Tibetan spiritualism

  • Brave the freezing cold to visit Harbin in January or February for the Ice Sculpture Festival

  • Walk, boat or cycle through the karst limestone landscape outside Yangshuo. or for a less touristy version try Wulingyuan in Hunan and stay in nearby picturesque Dehang

  • Hobble along one of the many traditional Chinese villages dotted around the country, from the Huizhou villages in Anhui province. and Hakka Tulou villages near Xiamen, to the canal strewn villages around Suzhou and quiet cave houses of Lijiashan, to rain-and-wind bridge filled Zhaoxing in Guizhou, to name just a few

    Hints and Tips for China

    • Always take a card from your hotel or ask somebody from your hostel to write down the name and address in Chinese characters, so you can show it to taxi drivers. The language barrier is a big hurdle, few people speak English and for most people it is impossible to learn useful Chinese prior to or during their visit. Pointing is the name of the game here. Point to the phrase in a guidebook you want to say and let them read the Chinese version of it. Point at the name of the town you want to go to, and before you know it you have your ticket. In short, point, point, point!
  • Eating can be a challenge. If you can’t read a menu or understand the waiter, it is hard to know what you are ordering. Luckily there are plenty of picture menus, or just point at the dish of the person sitting next to you in the restaurant. Street food is easy enough, you can see what is being cooked and decide if it takes your fancy or not. Some travelers may find the offerings doubtful when faced with sea slugs, birds feet, stew made from cow’s spinal cords, cockroaches or scorpions on skewers.

  • There are plenty of good internal flights (and new airports and terminals springing up all the time) so you can cover more than one region easily in a single trip. China is a very safe location, and you can wander round the cities with little fear of being mugged. Flying internally in China is fine these days, but delays are common.

  • A guided trip may be an easier option for the first time visitor considering the language barrier. But that need not mean a package tour – you can book direct through a tourism service or one of the many reputable travel agents in Hong Kong, who will book accommodation and all transport for you.

  • China has a great hostel system these days. Hostels are cheap and good. Make use of them, it is also a good way to meet young, middle class, Chinese backpackers who are eager to talk to you and practice their English.

  • Chinese spit and burp without being self-conscious and generally make a lot of noise and do things that may come across distasteful. This is a different culture. Just try and ignore it, or it might ruin your trip. It is common for the toilet experience to be an unpleasant surprise for foreigners and it may be a good idea to bring your own toilet paper to be prepared.

  • If visiting Tibet, check if foreigners are being allowed to visit when you plan your trip and beware the effects of the altitude and take it gently





    05/09/2017

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    Sunset in Guatape

    The Stunning Valle Cocora

    Dancers, a great perfo.

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    Bogota

    Tayrona National Park

    San Blas Archipelago

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    San Blas Archipelago

    Castillo de San Felipe.

    Plaza Cisneros (Plaza.

    El Peñon de Guatape

    Guatapé View

    Cartagena

    Cartagena de Indias

    Crazy Colured Lizard

    Tayrona – Cabo San Juan

    Cool Hostel in Medellin

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    Баллистика: Экс против Сивер (2002) #reviews, #showtimes, #dvds, #photos, #message #boards,


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    Trivia

    Rotten Tomatoes list this film as #1 on their list of “The 100 Worst Reviewed Movies of All Time”. See more

    Goofs

    After the motorcycle chase, Ecks is laying on the ground and Sever places Eck s pistol beside him close to his head. The gun is clearly not cocked. The next time we see the gun, moments later, it is cocked. See more

    Quotes

    [ first lines ]
    Agent Curtis. Good evening Mrs. Gant.
    Vinn. What does my husband want now?
    Agent Curtis. The plan has changed. He is now available to spend time with Michael.
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    I Think Of You
    Composed by Michael Lloyd (as M. Lloyd), H. Stephens, Jr.
    Published by Michael Music and King Cod Music
    Performed by Parrot
    Courtesy of Heaven Productions, Inc.
    (P) © 2002
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    I was not impressed or disgusted enough to leave a comment on this film. So why am I typing now? I saw this was in the bottom 100 here on IMDB. It wasn’t that bad. Actually I enjoyed it, but I was in the mood to not think and just watch stuff blow up (having a bad day). That’s what I got. Lots and lots of explosions, and fun action, there were more explosions then dialouge. There is some plot here, but don’t watch this for realism or story. It’s a cartoon, a video game, just mindless action and entertainment, and thats why its worth seeing and doesn’t belong on the bottom 100.

    It doesn’t come close to being a must see action flick (see the first 2 Lethal Weapons, Die Hard, Escape from New York or dozens of others), but it’s not that bad.

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    31/08/2017

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    Germany Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #cheap #hotel #prices

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    Germany

    As Europe’s largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent’s economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro. To be updated

    Photos from Germany

    Nurnberg

    Residenz Munchen

    Residenz Munchen

    Frauen Kirke

    Neuhauer Strasse

    Munich Palace of Justice

    Schloss Neuschwanstein

    Stasi Museum

    Reminder of the Holocaust

    Charlottenburg Palace

    Young Male Proboscis M.

    Dom from Hohenzollern.

    The Alps

    A Winter Wonderland

    Reichstag Dome

    Brandenburg Tor at night

    Rathaus

    Asamkirche

    Renaissance Town Hall

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    View from the Alte Liebe

    Cologne Cathedral

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    Jerina on the move.

    Ride the wheel

    MJ at the Eagles Nest

    Beautiful architecture

    Colorful buildings

    Along the Romantic Road

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    29/08/2017

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    Globus – Tours – Littleton, CO – Reviews – Photos #travel

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    For our wedding anniversary, my husband and I used to go to Northern California and then Hawaii. For 2013, we decided to go to Europe.

    I m the one who usually books the trips, (hotel, car, activities,  food etc). Well, this time around, I was feeling so overwhelmed! Not only were we going to travel overseas, but we wanted to go to different counties. Since I ve never been to Europe, I had to research currencies, language, transportation, you name it!

    I finally gave up and decided to book a tour. (Yeah, we had a chance we were going to get stuck with a group of retired folks, but better than a bunch of college kids. Contiki Tours).

    My initial thought was to book with Trafalgar. I had every brochure you could think of. So at the end it was between Trafalgar and Globus. What got me with Globus was their free WiFi on their tour bus! During those long rides, we could use our iPhones!

    It was a pretty simple process. You chose the tour you want and you can book it online as well as the flights (which is optional). I booked our trip in November 2012 for our tour in May 2013 and was able to make payments.

    I reside in California and the office that I dealt with was in Littleton, CO

    Everything was taken care of (all transportation including train tickets, water taxi, bus, airport shuttle, hotel bookings, breakfast, most dinners, entrance fees, gratuity for the porters).

    Our group was pretty mixed. People on their 50th and 20th wedding anniversaries, young couples, parents with teenagers, solo travelers. We actually met an older couple there from Ohio and became friends with them. (the wife reminded us of my husband s mom! LOL)

    It was nice being able to see so many places in a short amount of time.

    Note that if you are looking for a relaxing vacation, this is NOT for you! You are always on the go! But you get to hit the biggest attractions in each city.

    However, Globus offers more independent and slow paced trip options via Monograms. We had this during the last part of our trip in Southern Italy. It was a lot more relaxing and you get to do whatever you want. There is a guide that comes to the hotel every morning if you need assistance or want to purchase tickets or need transportation somewhere.

    I would do it again in a heart beat!

    However, now that I have a lot more experience traveling in Europe, I think I can do it on my own next time!

    Everyone on their electronic devices driving in the countryside of France.





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    Fantastic service.  Francisco helped me coordinate travel for a friend and myself in Turkey.  It was a multi-leg trip where my friend was… Read More

    Fantastic service.  Francisco helped me coordinate travel for a friend and myself in Turkey.  It was a multi-leg trip where my friend was meeting me in Istanbul, then we would continue on to Cappadocia, then Olundeniz, and then go our separate ways.  Francisco was very helpful and patient as we tried to get everything lined up for the best prices (e.g. booking things on my own was at least $1000 more than what Francisco got for me).  He was always very quick to respond to questions and concerns.

    During my trip, there was an error and there was a problem with my return tickets.  I wasn t too concerned because up until this point everything Francisco had done would indicate that he would do everything he could to resolve the situation to my satisfaction.  He put me up in a very nice hotel in Instanbul while the situation was resolved (woohoo, extended vacation) and then got me home on the next available flight.

    I would highly recommend using Francisco and ALFA Travel to anyone taking a vacation.  Great service, communication, and prices.  I am definitely going to be a repeat customer.





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    On the 2012 episodes, the title logo is decorated with a motif related to each episode’s theme. On episode one, “Asylum of the Daleks”, it was decorated with dots like the ones covering a Dalek body. On episode 2, “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” it was decorated in green-like vegetation. On episode 3, “A Town Called Mercy” it was made of wooden boards, like the buildings of the Far West town on the episode. And on episode 4, “The Power of Three”, it was decorated with a pattern made of cubes. See more

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    Invincible, imaginative, inspiring

    Doctor Who just works. However you watch it, as a fan or casual viewer, there is something there for you; and if there s not, well, try a different era. It helps that it s got 52 years currently under its belt, and so there is and has been for a long time, an element of nostalgia to the show– recurring villains, references, companions or places/planets that get revisited just to please the people who ve been watching long enough. But that s not all there is to it: because every year, there s some kind of hidden gem of an episode that s a shining example of great television, along with the scary, funny, tense episodes we have all come to expect from this show. One of its strongest merits is its constant adaptability. There are different writers almost every week, different companions every other series, different doctors, different locations, directors, genres, threats and ideas. For every one abysmal episode (and there are a few of them), there are some absolutely stunning ones too. I d recommend Heaven Sent, Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways, The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, Blink, The Pandorica Opens, A Good Man Goes to War, Asylum of the Daleks, Flatline, and The Day of the Doctor. It s a show that never dies. Of course, it will get cancelled at some point, maybe, just as it did before; and then it will live on. It will get picked up again. TV just isn t the same without it.

    If you re new, it s best to start with some classic stand-alone stories to get into them. Maybe try a few from each series to work out who your favourite Doctor/companion combination are. Smith and Jones is a lovely episode to start with (it s where I started)–the season 3 opener, with a new, companion, a reintroduction to the Tenth Doctor, and a wholly entertaining episode. Other great places to start are Rose (although there s a lot of catching up to do), The Eleventh Hour (a completely brand new start– perfect if you know absolutely nothing about anything in the show), and Deep Breath (an introduction to the current Doctor, with a few entertaining characters who have already been in the show before). Generally, starting with a Series 1-4 episode will be much easier, with simpler stories, a new companion/Doctor each series, and some enjoyable, if upsetting, season finales. Series 6-9 are harder to start at, with characters carried over from previous seasons, and plot lines and mysteries also carried on with. The individual episodes within the seasons, however, need no foreknowledge at all: for Season 6, be sure to try The Doctor s Wife and The Girl Who Waited; Season 7, try Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and The Bells of St John; Season 8, try Flatline, Listen, or Kill the Moon; and Season 9, try The Girl Who Died/The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion/Inversion; and Heaven Sent (which is absolutely incredible). It s a lot of episodes, which for some seems too much. For me, however, it s never enough.

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    It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. Written by John Wiggins

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    Surreal and hilarious

    Home Alone is one of the most popular movies from the early 90 s. Its success was phenomenal and it also made Macaulay Culkin a superstar.

    The plot is quite original and surreal: a child who is home alone and capable of making the bandits s lives miserable? Sure, it s an impossible story, but who cares? Far from being a perfect movie, it is however okay and fun to watch, entertaining and contains slapstick humor too although I don t like some of the language used.

    Our story takes place in Chicago at Christmas time, which makes this a Christmas film. In fact, the movie has lots of Christmas decorations, lights, snow and many other details which create the feeling and magic so characteristic of Christmas. To accent the Christmas atmosphere even more, there are a cup of nice Christmas carols such as Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (performed by Brenda Lee), You re a mean one, Mr. Grinch , White Christmas , Carol of the Bells , Oh Holly Night and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and some brilliant instrumental musics.

    Kevin McCallister is the hero of the story. He s not just any kid, he s a very smart one. He also knows all about the intentions of the wet bandits Harry and Marv and prepares them lots of unexpected surprises . Their lives won t be easy with Kevin defending his house. Sure, they are the villains and as such they get what they deserve, but they do suffer a lot too. We almost feel sorry for them.

    The wet bandits were nicknamed like that by Marv because their calling card (according to him) was to let the water running in every houses they robbed. That said, both wet bandits are hilarious. Harry is more cranky, while Marv is the most stupid of the two (although both are stupid) and maybe that s why people tend to sympathize more with him. Marv s stupidity also makes him the funniest of the two. Marv is the typical tall and clumsy guy with no brain, a bit like Averell Dalton from the Lucky Luke comics.

    The movie has lots of funny moments. The funniest for me is when Harry and Marv pretend to be Santa Claus and his elf and the way Harry speaks in that scene, followed by the even funnier part when Kevin fires at Harry s pants. Whenever Kevin fools the bandits in a try to make them believe the whole family is at home when Kevin is all alone is funny too. For some reason, I also find funny whenever Kevin screams maniacally (particularly when he says he s not afraid anymore and sees Old Marley and screams out loud.

    The scenes which Kevin fools and scares the Little Nero s Pizza boy and Marv with the gangster film Angels with Filthy Souls are hilarious, but in the case of the Pizza boy it is unfair for him. There was no need to scare the hell out of him – he was just delivering pizza and wasn t after Kevin.

    Old Marley is an interesting character. I always felt sorry for him because of the lies Buzz tells about him. And the man never did anything bad to anyone. Buzz is a jerk and Uncle Frank is even worse. Buzz is mean for Kevin and Uncle Frank openly dislikes Kevin. When Uncle Frank tells Kevin Look what you did, you little jerk! , Kevin s parents should tell him something like Frank, stay out of this and shut up! .

    The church is magnificent. It s one of the biggest and most beautiful churches I ve ever seen in a movie.

    Macaulay Culkin is terrific as the clever kid Kevin McCallister. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are awesome as the wet bandits and Roberts Blossom is great as the character Old Marley. It s also delightful to see John Candy as Gus Polinski, the Polka King of the Midwest .

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    Mars is a small rocky body once thought to be very Earthlike. Like the other terrestrial planets —Mercury, Venus, and Earth—its surface has been changed by volcanism, impacts from other bodies, movements of its crust, and atmospheric effects such as dust storms. It has polar ice caps that grow and recede with the change of seasons; areas of layered soils near the Martian poles suggest that the planet’s climate has changed more than once, perhaps caused by a regular change in the planet’s orbit.

    Martian tectonism, the formation and change of a planet’s crust, differs from Earth’s. Where Earth tectonics involve sliding plates that grind against each other or spread apart in the seafloors, Martian tectonics seem to be vertical, with hot lava pushing upwards through the crust to the surface.

    Periodically, great dust storms engulf the entire planet. The effects of these storms are dramatic, including giant dunes, wind streaks, and wind-carved features.

    Recent NASA exploratory expeditions revealed some of the red planet’s biggest mysteries. This video explains what makes it so different from Earth and what would happen if humans lived there.

    Water on Mars?

    Scientists believe that 3.5 billion years ago, Mars experienced the largest known floods in the solar system. This water may even have pooled into lakes or shallow oceans. But where did the ancient floodwater come from, how long did it last, and where did it go?

    At present, Mars is too cold and its atmosphere is too thin to allow liquid water to exist at the surface for long. There’s water ice close to the surface and more water frozen in the polar ice caps, but the quantity of water required to carve Mars’s great channels and flood plains is not evident on—or near—the surface today. Images from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft suggest that underground reserves of water may break through the surface as springs. The answers may lie deep beneath Mars’s red soil.

    Unraveling the story of water on Mars is important to unlocking its past climate history, which will help us understand the evolution of all planets, including our own. Water is also believed to be a central ingredient for the initiation of life; the evidence of past or present water on Mars is expected to hold clues about past or present life on Mars, as well as the potential for life elsewhere in the universe. And, before humans can safely go to Mars, we need to know much more about the planet’s environment, including the availability of resources such as water.

    Mountains, Moons, and More

    Mars has some remarkable geological characteristics, including the largest volcanic mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons ; volcanoes in the northern Tharsis region that are so huge they deform the planet’s roundness; and a gigantic equatorial rift valley, the Valles Marineris. This canyon system stretches a distance equivalent to the distance from New York to Los Angeles; Arizona’s Grand Canyon could easily fit into one of the side canyons of this great chasm.

    Mars also has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos. Although no one knows how they formed, they may be asteroids snared by Mars’s gravity.

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    Situated on Club Road, the Travel Stay Residency, Ooty consists of 10 fully-furnished cottages. The hotel has an antiquated British bungalow theme which is evident in its interiors and architecture. Positioned against the beautiful mountains on the Bangalore-Ooty road, this hotel gives guests a very natural and scenic feel.

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    Located on Club Road in Ooty, the hotel is at a walking distance from many popular shopping destinations and the city’s antique Hillbunk petrol station. It is just a short distance from the hill station’s famous boathouse (Approx. 1 km). For those who are interested in some scientific natural beauty, the world-famous botanical garden (Approx. 2 km) is the place to be. Another popular tourist attraction in the vicinity is the Doddabetta Peak (Approx. 6 km) which offers great views of the valley.

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    The Travel Stay is one of the few hotels in the city providing interconnecting and adjoining rooms. It also boasts of ample parking space, internet access, transportation services, daily housekeeping, wake-up services and travel desk assistance. Round the clock room service, security and front desk support is also available. In case of medical emergencies, the hotel offers a doctor-on-call. In addition, the hotel features a small multi-cuisine restaurant serving a wide variety of Chinese, North Indian and South Indian delicacies.

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    The Travel Stay Residency, Ooty offers deluxe and superior rooms. All the rooms are lavishly designed and provide a panoramic view of the hotel’s settings. These rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a telephone line with direct dialling and in-room heating.

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    Tin Inn Travel Trailers – RV Dealers – Klamath Falls, OR

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    I did NOT get what I paid for.  Here is the story.

    I purchased a 1956 Shasta 1500 from Tin Inn about a year ago, and was told that was advertised as being in amazing condition. IT had the original stove, gas lamp, ice box cabinets in decent condition, etc.  I paid $4000 for it.  In the world of vintage trailers this amount generally is reserved for trailers that have have been restored with rot removed, drip rails and windows removed and reset with new butyl tape.  They still generally have work to be done on them (upholstery, perhaps a broken window to be fixed, exterior paint, etc. ). I was told this trailer had all systems working, no leaks and that all old water damaged panels would be replaced and a new floor and window coverings would be put in before pick up. I was not able to do the pickup.  When my good friend arrived to do the pick up he inspected it and believed it looked as promised.  I arrived home in Oakland California safely and seemingly as promised.  However the first rainstorm revealed leaks in the newly installed roof vent, and in all four corners of the trailer.  Further inspection revealed that new panels had been placed over older rotten panels over rotted framing that was falling apart.  Extensive damage had been concealed.  When I contacted the business I was assured that it hadn t had any leaks and that the seals must have broken in transit.  She offered to have the workman come down and fix it..since he d be traveling to the bay area soon–no thanks. apologized for his inexperience.  I declined this offer, why would I want the person who messed it up to fix it.  Instead she gave me a $300 credit saying that is probably what the repairs would cost.   I wasn t satisfied, but figured this was going nowhere.

    I took it upon myself to restore this trailer.  This involved replacing the skin front and back, building new floor front and back, and replacing rotted framing on sides, front and back, new insulation, new birch paneling. pulling, polishing and resetting all the windows and drip rail.  These repairs cost me more than $1,000 to complete using mostly my own labor, to bring it back to the condition is was supposed to have been in when I purchased it.  I added more upgrades and spend countless hours and another $1500 getting her to the point she is now.  This is documented in my blog aguadream.blogspot.com

    Never buy a trailer that is promoted as ready to camp no leaks no rot from a distance unless you get full documentation of all work done.  And even then try to get someone who knows what to look for do a full and complete inspection.  If the person you are buying from is a dealer insist on references from at least several buyers who have had their trailers for several months.  A dealer who is proud of their work will be happy to provide oodles of restoration pictures and references.  The going rate for project trailers is 1000 to 1500 in the condition mine was actually in, don t pay more unless you have proof of the work done — which should include at least pictures showing the torn down condition of the trailer and step by step rebuild.  Insist that drip rails and windows be seated in new butyl tape and that NO silicone is used to caulk.   Insist on a complete list of repairs.  If the seller can t produce walk away and keep looking.

    There are lots of reputable vintage trailer restorers out there.  Do your homework on facebook groups and other internet resources, go to vintage rallies and talk to owners.  Get a pro to go look at potential trailers with you.  Vintage trailer buffs in your area will likely be happy to oblige.





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    Oliver Stone’s biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial presidents in USA history, chronicling from his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years, and his 2004 re-election campaign. Written by Anonymous

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    The White House speechwriter named “Mike” played by Colin Hanks is based on two real speechwriters for George W. Bush, David Frum who wrote the “Axis of Evil” speech, and Michael Gerson who was Bush’s chief speechwriter from 2001 to 2006. See more

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    In the scene with the speech writers in June 2003, prior to going to war with Iraq, the PC in the background shows a Windows Vista desktop. Vista was released in January 2007. See more

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    George W. Bush. Hey so, what’s that old battle axe Helen Thomas writing on about now? Did she say anything about, uh, ya know, Iraq?
    Ari Fleischer. Uuuh, she’s talking about secret plans for regime change there. You know the rap, “What make Iran different from any other dictator?” Uh, “What right do we have to go to war with Iraq?”
    George W. Bush. Did you tell her I don’t like mud-suckers who gas their own people? Did you tell her I don’t like ass holes that try to kill my father? Did you tell her that I was gonna kick his sorry mother.
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    Don t Misunderestimate this Film

    Lefties expecting a hatchet-job will be as disappointed as Righties expecting a hatchet-job. Demonstrating decency and restraint far beyond what his subject is deserving of, Oliver Stone demonstrates rare wisdom and the hindsight of someone trying to understand this period of history from a standpoint of decades in the future. He creates a film that swings wildly between comedy and tragedy, tragi-comedy and comic tragedy in his portrait of a man who though born to privilege, needs to have greatness thrust upon him-and is not up to the task he seeks. It is. and I do not use this term lightly: Shakespearean.

    Josh Brolin s Oscar-worthy performance manages two amazing feats: 1) He makes you forgot you are watching Josh Brolin as he portrays W. over a 40-year period and 2) He makes even a left-leaner like myself forget how much one may hate George W. Bush. I just wanted to yell at the screen ala Rocky Horror, You seem to be a nice guy who enjoys people. stay with baseball. All of the supporting cast of characters in the Bush Dynasty are handled with dignity and respect (particularly James Cromwell as Bush the First), and Stone is decent enough to leave the Bush Twins out of it. Jeffrey Wright might be up for a Best Supporting Actor nod for his thoughtful and restrained portrayal of Colin Powell.

    I am racking my brain trying to remember when recent history was made into such a vital film; this is the antithesis to a quickie made-for-TV movie about Amy Fischer and the like.

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    “Without even trying I found dates from Saudi Arabia, dessert bars made with hazelnuts and chocolate from Poland and olives of all types from who knows where.” in 8 reviews

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    Came here from Maryland for the first time and i just had to stock up on halal food and cheeses and za3taar. They have so much variety and all the staff are friendly and helpful, not to mention beautiful mashallah. If you re looking for Lebanese food to buy in bulk, this is the place. I spent about 3 hours here and im still going back today!

    There are some unique products and great prices. But nothing can compensate for the terrible customer service and a dirty store.

    The chaos and mess in the parking lot are a good sign of what s inside.  And good luck finding a shopping cart that functions properly.

    On three occasions I ve seen their employees park their vehicles right near the front and go in to start their shift. That s a reflection on management. These stores keep popping up and it appears they have the market cornered, which explains management s apathy.

    Many employees are rude and poorly trained.

    The food service counter has a number system in place, but it is never used. Instead, you have pushy customers with zero social skills walking up and placing their order, oblivious to the swell of people waiting in line. What s worse is the employees allow it.

    I ll have to find a new source for my hummus.

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    I took the 3-day tour to see Niagara Falls and Toronto.  While it was a great chance to visit the places I ve seen, I wish the tour wasn t so controlling.  They try to push all the optional stops on you and demand immediate payment upfront;  I say optional because while their website says it s free to avoid, their tour guide is instructed into pushing it as it was a mandatory one, and saying they ll make an exception when he realizes we didn t bring money or dead set on not paying for it.  The free wifi and promised outlets on the bus were also a lie, which disrupted my work schedule and was forced to rely on hotspots and spare outlets in strange places to try to get work done.

    On the positives, the tour guide was very patient and understanding (not to mention that we were the only non-Chinese on board) and let us do our own thing on the events we didn t pay.  And since the tour bus was only half full we quickly took the back seats and had more room.

    The optional events we went to were the Skylon Tower minus the lunch, the Maiden on the Mist on the Canadian side, and the Thousand Island Cruise.  The ones we didn t go to were the Glass Museum, several short films, Lake Ontario cruise, CN Tower, and Chinatown (we weren t into Chinese food atm).

    Anyone who may want to go should heed this: check clearly with all the surcharges they charge and be assertive about any contradicting information.





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    Dora, a dour old woman, works at a Rio de Janeiro central station, writing letters for customers and mailing them. She hates customers and calls them ‘trash’. Josue is a 9-year-old boy who never met his father. His mother is sending letters to his father through Dora. When she dies in a car accident, Dora takes Josue and takes a trip with him to find his father. Written by Anonymous

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    Dora’s Client. [ dictating a letter ] My darling, My heart belongs to you. No matter what you’ve done, I still love you. I love you. While you’re locked in there all those years, I’ll be locked up out here, waiting for you.
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    rehashed storyline creatively told

    In reality, there are a finite amount of interesting story lines to tell. What makes one movie telling the same storyline more worthwhile to see is a combination of creative expression, in depth character development, superb acting, exquisite photography, and believability, or the ability to persuade the moviegoer to suspend disbelief.

    How many times have we been exposed to a retelling of Shirley Temple’s Heidi, where a young non-related child falls into the life of an old curmudgeon, and teaches that curmudgeon to enjoy life and/or develop morals and values? Too many times for me, so I was reluctant to see this film. It would have been a shame had I not.

    There are many creative twists and turns along the way to keep the suspense level up in this film. The photography in Rio is OK, but once out in the Brazilian countryside, it is fantastic. At the end of the film, there is little doubt but that the way this story turns out is how it would have had to turn out. The character development of Josue is a little weak, but that of Dora is superb. And you will see a lot of films before you will see an acting performance like Fernanda Montenegro’s as Dora again.

    This movie thankfully is not overly sentimental, that would get in the way of the story, it is just a great film to watch and enjoy. 9 of 10.

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    2017 Aston Martin DB11 – supercar manufactured by Aston Martin in 2017. Production is limited and will be produced for pre-orders only. Aston Martin has totally presented new updated model. The manufacturer traditionally for British market remained exterior and interior appearance but compared to the predecessor – Aston Martin DB9 became look much more modern with mass of new electronics.

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    Body of new British two-door coupe class of Gran Turismo is dynamic and charismatic, stylish and sporty with brand false radiator grille, supplemented by horizontal bars, new full-LED headlights, sporty hood, strong wheel arches, which freely accommodate 20-inch Silver Diamond Turned wheels with Bridgestone S007 rubber (front axle tire size – 255/40 ZR 20, rear axle – 295/35 ZR 20), compact glazing, soaring domed roof, bumper with powerful diffuser and large exhaust pipes attachments. The new sports car 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is longer by 50 mm, wider by 28 mm than the predecessor and has increased wheelbase by 65 mm.

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    Think you are psychic? Shawn Spencer makes his living pretending to be. Shawn and his best friend Gus own a business called Psych. They are able to stay in business only because of the cases they work with Santa Barbara police department as psychics. Shawn and Gus go through many ups and downs trying to keep the ruse up. Can they pretend forever? Or is the world they built going to come crumbling down?

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    Gus Shawn will occasionally mention eating Japadogs, which at the time of filming, were street vendors located only in Vancouver, Canada where the show was filmed and not in Santa Barbara, California where it is supposed to take place. See more

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    Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew,” 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn’t allowed to date. And neither is her “shrew” sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca’s father alters his house rule: now, Bianca can date. as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat. His choice: Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation–some say he ate a live duck once. Written by Erica Baffa

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    One of the best teen movies of all time.

    I can’t say enough good things about this movie. I do remember the first time I saw it, coming away thinking that I wanted to be just like Julia Stiles’ character in it, though. She was so cool and did such an excellent job in her role, that still to this day I consider her to be the coolest teen in any ‘teen movie’.

    Basic Plot: Cameron (Levitt), a new student at Pagua high school, falls in love with a sophomore named Bianca Stradford (Oleynik).

    However, Bianca has a flirtatious crush on the most popular senior at school named, Joey (Keegan). Cameron’s sidekick Michael (Krumholtz)tells him, that Bianca is looking for someone to help her with French and Cameron decides that’s how he’ll ask her out on a date.

    Kat Stradford (Stiles) is Bianca’s sister. Totally opposite of Bianca, she is anti-social and is the most feminist high school senior you could ever meet. Against boys, dances, and anything having to do with prepiness and silly fun, she swears off dating and finds herself being accepted to Sarah Lawrence a college across the country in hopes to get away from her father and the city she lives in.

    Bianca desperately wanting to date, is told by her father (Miller) that she will be allowed to date when her sister Kat does. Desperate and not knowing how to get her sister to ‘date for her’, ends up asking Cameron, her new French tutor, to help her with her predicament. Enter Patrick (Ledger). An outcast and rumored to have sold his kidneys on the black market for a new set of speakers, also attends Padgua high, and is unsuspecting of what will happen soon in his future.

    Cameron and Micheal decide that in order to make this work, they need a backer. Someone who’s stupid, but has money. So they go to Joey, telling him that they know he likes Bianca, and they need him to pay Patrick a tidy sum, to have him date Kat, in order for him to date Bianca. What Joey doesn’t know, is that Cameron secretly plans to date Bianca, while he pays Patrick to take out Kat.

    It may sound like a very confusing movie. But it is so funny, cleverly written, and not entirely true of American teenage culture, but pretty close. The acting is wonderful and in my opinion nothing in the movie would have worked as well, without the people who played their characters. As I said before I think that Stiles’ portration of Kat Stradford was right on, and no one could have done it better. Her best role, more than certainly, and I love this movie so much! I would have to say it’s my favorite teen comedy next to The Breakfast Club. One the best movies, and a great watch!

    I give it a 10 out of 10. Go rent it, or better yet go buy it! You won’t regret it!

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    27/07/2017

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    Germany Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #australia #travel

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    As Europe’s largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent’s economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro. To be updated

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    25/07/2017

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    Greece

    Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between royalist supporters of the king and communist rebels. Following the latter’s defeat in 1949, Greece was able to join NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001. To be updated

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    25/07/2017

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    HIS International Tours – Travel Services – Sawtelle – Los Angeles,

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    It s been a lifelong dream of my dad s to visit the motherland and 2014 marked the year we finally took the plunge and decided to book a… Read More

    It s been a lifelong dream of my dad s to visit the motherland and 2014 marked the year we finally took the plunge and decided to book a trip to Japan. But where to start?

    We knew we didn t want to be shuffled around like cattle on a tour bus with a large group achi-kochi all over Japan, but at the same time, we weren t comfortable with having to contact hotels in Japan and set up the accommodations ourselves. So, with a brief search on the Internet, we found Destination Japan, which brought us to HIS.

    Booked hotels, 7-day JR Rail Pass and a helpful itinerary not enough? Well, toss in a couple half-day tours (Kyoto Tokyo), an all-day Hakone Pass, 10 days (well, 13 for us) straight of breakfast buffets included and transportation to and from Narita Airport. Still not enough? Well. don t be greedy. Haha.

    Seriously, this two-week jaunt through Japan was indeed the trip of a lifetime, and much thanks to HIS for making it possible and far less of a headache than it could have been. Thanks, Mike! And thanks HIS! I can t wait to return!





    24/07/2017

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    Indonesia

    An archipelago of over 17,000 islands of which only 6,000 are inhabited, Indonesia remains a destination that cannot be covered in one or two brief trips. For those wanting to escape the popular hub of Bali, Indonesia provides plenty of less-travelled roads. In Northeast Sulawesi, one can find the city of Manado renowned for its exotic delicacies ranging from bat soup to dog or rat meat for the especially intrepid traveller. For those sticking to a safer diet of local nasi (“rice”) and delicious rendang (a local curry dish), there remains plenty of adventure in this diverse archipelago that lies within the Ring of Fire.

    The overland and undersea volcanoes are responsible for the vibrant biodiversity found above and underwater. Some of the most paradisiacal reefs are available to those who trek to Lembeh and Bunaken or harder to reach destinations such as the Togian Islands. Natural wonders such as Lake Toba or Mount Bromo are highly recommended alongside famous temples such as Borobudur and the nightlife of Jakarta for those looking for a social scene.

    For those looking to immerse themselves in local language and culture, it is highly recommended to observe local customs and venture onto local buses to less-travelled getaways. The full immersion required for one of these rides limits this recommendation only to hardy travellers willing to endure the probable obstacles (linguistically and in terms of reaching the correct destination) that may arise. For those who reflect local customs such as eating food with one’s fingers, it is easy to gain the surprise, curiosity and respect of locals.





    23/07/2017

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    Mexico Travel Blogs, Photos and Forum #hotel #cheap

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    Mexico

    Whether your idea of vacation is sipping margaritas at a resort on the Yucatan Peninsula, trekking through ancient Aztec or Mayan archeological ruins, taking a Spanish immersion course, or testing your limits by sampling a spicy taco from one of the cities’ local food carts, a visit to Mexico imparts every traveler with enduring memories. This far-reaching Latin American country is rich in history and culture and its people are proud and passionate about everything from their traditions and festivals to their love of football (soccer).

    Though still marked by wide economic inequality, the country seems to be pushing a recovery through a recent call to action on the part of its president for Mexicans to “rediscover the country’s marvelous natural riches” and make Mexico a leading tourist destination. Mexican society in the cities seems to be well on its way to fostering a cosmopolitan lifestyle in the way of dining, entertainment and education. And so, travel information on destinations throughout Mexico is widely available and travel within the country is fairly easy via plane, bus or car. But beware, Federales are notorious for pulling over foreign drivers and extorting a fee in exchange for not hauling you off to jail.

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    Cabo San Lucas A popular holiday destination with beautiful beaches.

    Chichén Itzá These famous Mayan ruins are considered one of he world’s mysterious wonders.

    Oaxaca Rich in culture, architecture, festivities and food, the state of Oaxaca and its capital have a lot to offer.

    Tips and Hints

    Learn a few helpful phrases in Spanish. Many people speak some English in the resort areas but it’s less likely in rural or small towns.

    Don’t drink the tap water.





    22/07/2017

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    The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and later came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing. A Communist regime was installed in 1924. During the early 1990s, the ex-Communist Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP) gradually yielded its monopoly on power to the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC), which defeated the MPRP in a national election in 1996. Since then, parliamentary elections returned the MPRP overwhelmingly to power in 2000 and produced a coalition government in 2004. To be updated

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    22/07/2017

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    ABC US Travel – Tours – Tours – Lower East Side

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    My son and his brother are using this company to travel to NC. A one way ticket is $60.00 I guess that reasonable.

    The bus was originally suppose to leave at 8 pm upon my arrival at 7 pm. I was informed the bus was now leaving at 9 pm.

    But guess what the bus still isn t here, every time I ask the person at the counter where the bus is I m being told it will be here any minute. I swear if that man says that one more time I may be inclined to slap him. The bus finally arrived at 9:45 pm.

    The only I like about this company is the fact that they have assigned sitting.

    I m happy to report my son arrived safely to North Carolina





    11/07/2017

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    “I do think Airfare.com should post the possibility of a Foreign Transaction Fee on their site, but my refund was handled promptly and efficiently.” in 2 reviews

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    So I too was in a panic when I saw the awful reviews. I was way passed the window of being able to cancel.

    My tip is that know your dates, be sure of your dates before booking and do not change the dates. I was certain of my dates and took the flight. The only issue I had was that I had to call airfare.com a few times to verify that my credit card was legit. Not the best customer service. There was a slight language barrier and they would just hang up when they think you ve asked all your questions.

    I probably will not use them again though unless the price is drastically reduced.

    Here is Kayak s reply when I asked why associate themselves with airfare.com –

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    All companies shown within KAYAK s search results are legitimate travel providers.

    KAYAK finds and presents as many relevant travel options, matching your criteria, as possible. Once you leave KAYAK to book, the transaction is subject to the chosen booking provider s stated rules, conditions and policies. If a post-booking issue did occur, you would work with their customer service team to resolve it.

    That said, if you feel at all uncomfortable with any one provider you may want to consider one of the other providers listed.





    10/07/2017

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    Travelmood – CLOSED – Travel Agents – City Centre – Leeds,

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    First to Review

    Although Travelmood is part of a chain and has been arranging holidays for 25 years, this new travel shop is one of only six in the UK.

    I first encountered the shop on an oppressively overcast February afternoon. The huge images of serene beaches, azure skies and vivid tropical fish, emanate through the glass fronted shop, and I pushed my way through the door under their hypnotic spell.

    I have always considered booking a holiday through a travel agent in the setting of a shop, to be a rather antiquated way to approach the task, considering the vast amount of budget friendly websites that are in existence. Travelmood provides a different experience. It is staffed by helpful people, who offer guidance without a hard sell attitude. The designers of the business have cleverly constructed the decor to create a peaceful atmosphere, with splashes of exotic colour.

    A week long all exclusive booze fest in Torremolinos, you shall not find in Travelmood. The destinations on offer are all of a long haul status, with all holidays tailored to suit the individual. There are driving, safari, touring and adventure holiday packages, and extended periods of travel can also be arranged.

    After browsing through some magazines in store and continuing my research on their website, Travelmood do seem to offer unique holiday experiences, at attainable prices. So often, the prices requested by agents are astronomical, but the services provided by Travelmood seems more than reasonable for a special holiday. Now, where did I put my lilo?





    07/07/2017

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