#Untitled - 21 Dec 2018

As I write this, its 9 AM at a residential area (Thane).I am here to meet a friend and hoping to get some homeopathy treatment for whatever ails me (which is I dont know what, except Lichen Planus and a suspect pain in my balls - this could, if I believe Google, be anything ranging from an infection to old age to hernia to those diseases that I dont want to name). As I write this, I feel good. Really good.The kinds that I havent felt in a while.I dont know why.May be because I am a morning perso...
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Cooking and more temples

Another Merry Christmas to you all from me and welcome back Don't know about you but we enjoyed slightly warmer temperatures this week in Beijing. Cycling in 7 degrees is much more pleasant that in 7 I can tell you that much although sadly I think this
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Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Need an easy, mouthwatering appetizer? These Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese are out of this world good and will impress guests with only 3 ingredients!  Bacon wrapped dates are one of life’s guilty pleasures. I’m not sure where or when I first had one, but I know it was love at first bite. The […] The post Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese appeared first on Mommy Musings®.
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Travel News: December 21, 2018

Affluent Traveler Collection Reveals 2019 Luxury Travel Trends Travel Pulse The ultimate commodity in travel is personalization, says the Affluent Traveler Collection, and knowledgeable jet-setters are willing to pay to gain access. “As we see the shift from agent to advisor–particularly in the luxury market–we’re delighted to see that the expertise of the ATC advisors continues to be recognized ­and rewarded,” said Nicole Mazza, chief marketing officer of ATC. “More than 50 percent of responde...
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Sailing Along the Mexican Riviera: Photo Highlights

For the last week I’ve had the great opportunity to finally sail with one of the top luxury cruise lines, Crystal Ocean Cruises, on the newly reimagined Crystal Serenity from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico along the coast of Baja California, ending in Los Angeles. I can’t wait to share my thoughts about the sailing, but first I want to share some of the photo highlights from a remarkable week at sea. Puerto Vallarta and the Crystal Serenity   Mazatlan   Todos Santos   Cabo San Lucas   San ...
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Thousands forced to spend night at airport as chaos continues – as it happened

Karl Turner, the shadow aviation minister, said regulations around drones are not tight enough and has called for wider exclusion zone following the travel disruption which has led to 657 flights being cancelled.This live blog is closed. Gatwick airport reopens - live 2.47am GMT Hi everyone, we’re going to close down this blog. I will be back with a fresh blog following the developments at Gatwick in a few hours, which we will run throughout Friday, so see you all soon. 2.20am GMT In ca...
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As Low as 128,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe in Business Class: Delta One Day Sale December 21 2018

Redeem as few as 128,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the Delta One class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $35.00 and $310.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Europe from Friday, February 1, 2019 through Monday, May 27, 2019, by when all travel must be completed… …but you must... The post As Low as 128,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe in Business Class: Delta One Day Sale December 21 2018 appeared first on The Gate.
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Southern Iceland

Tuesday 22 September 2015Hfn to Kirkjubjarklaustur Iceland Although we didn't necessarily sleep in we were still the last ones to leave the hotel that morning. Back on the Ring Road we started the stretch where we could see glaciers fro
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Easter Weekend

Friday 25 March 2016Stockholm SwedenWe overslept till 11 again but woke up to Uncle Bills tea and coffee. He even made us some of his perfect scrambled eggs. Yes they are perfect. He drove us into town where we met with Stefan Marias brot
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Gelato and Bolognese

Monday 28 March 2016Venice ItalyCurtis bought tickets for a flight scheduled waaay too early in the morning 840 am. That may not sound that early but we had to be up at 500 am to make it there on time. Painful... We felt bad as Bill agreed t
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Planning your First Trip to Indonesia with Kids

Planning a family vacation to somewhere new is always an exciting time and Indonesia is a great place to travel with kids. The beautiful beaches, fantastic wildlife and dramatic volcanic landscape that characterize much of the archipelago make Indonesia with kids the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable family vacation. On top of this, Indonesia is […] The post Planning your First Trip to Indonesia with Kids appeared first on Mommy Musings®.
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Chandrabhaga Fair Id Walk A Mile for a Camel

We have been to the Pushkar Camel Fair three times and loved every minute we spent there. As you know it kept us coming back for more and hopefully will again in the future. But each time we also wondered about the fair that happens after Pushkar Chand
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From Darkness to Light

In the Ottawa-Toronto flight, Ottawa, December 19, 2018 Mark is possibly the only kid who was picked up from school early on an otherwise perfectly ordinary Wednesday to take a ten-hour flight straight to the Southern hemisphere. Spoiled brat. “Quick! Shower, put on the clean clothes I left on the bed and let’s go!” “I’m so excited!” “Me too!” I’m lying because humans are complicated and it’s not the place nor the time to introduce Mark to the concept of cognitive dissonance. Buying plane ticke...
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Entertaining Oneself On One’s Travels

What should you bring with you when traveling? Joe Brancatelli asked several travel writers to discuss what books, music and video they take with them on the road. Here’s our response, and rather than giving you any favorites, we’ve chosen to answer “everything”, and explain, below, why and how. The last few decades have seen extraordinary developments when it comes to in-flight entertainment.  The first ever in-flight movie was shown on a demonstration flight around Chicago in 1921, and then f...
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Where to eat Vegetarian and Vegan in Adelaide: The Best Veggie Brunch Places in Adelaide

I love brunch. In Melbourne, I use brunch as a placeholder every fortnight to meet up with friends and fam. It’s a chance to get out of the house and away from the daily scrambled eggs and enjoy something fancy (I’m looking at you insta-worthy waffles!) When moving back to my hometown of Adelaide for a work contract earlier this year, it was the one area I wasn’t sure how it would stack up compared to Melbourne. Truth be told, the brunch scene in Adelaide blew my mind! Going vegan… in Adelaide!...
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Activities on the Papagayo Peninsula

Jetting out from the northwest corner of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province into the Gulf of Papagayo is Peninsula Papagayo. The region, located fewer than 40 minutes from the Liberia International Airport, may be known for its high-end luxury resorts — but it enjoys some of the best year-round weather in Costa Rica and is heavily protected by the country’s . The result is an eco-friendly playground of high-end resorts bursting with wildlife, relaxing beaches, tropical forest, and an endless s...
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Denmark's new citizenship criterion

In an effort to encourage cultural assimilation, the Danish government is requiring all new citizens to shake hands with officials at the naturalization ceremony. The law is clearly aimed at Muslims, whose religion forbids touching members of the opposite sex. Martin Henriksen, a right-wing lawmaker belonging to the Danish People’s Party, told The New York Times, “If you arrive in Denmark, where it’s custom to shake hands when you greet, if you don’t do it it’s disrespectful… if one can’t do ...
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Brazil on a budget: top tips

Brazil is a dream destination for many travelers, with its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and not to mention its obsession with football. While it’s not the most budget-friendly destination, with a bit of planning you can make your real go a long way. Getting there When making a budget the most obvious place to start is with your flight search. Get this wrong and you could end up payable double for what you could have paid. Finding a cheap flight will go a long way towards adding more spen...
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Virgin Atlantic granted injunction to stop Christmas strikes

Professional Pilots Union members were due to start walkout on Saturday
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American Airlines Sent Me a Year in Review and It Has Me Questioning the Value of Loyalty

American Airlines just sent me a 'year in review' and it tells me everything I need to know about the value of Executive Platinum status. I've just requalified with a flight where I sat in the last row of coach, and it's time to ponder the value I get out of my elite relationship going forward. Continue reading American Airlines Sent Me a Year in Review and It Has Me Questioning the Value of Loyalty...
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An early Christmas celebration and rather wet adventures in and around Hereford

We spent three great days in Hereford with Emily Andy and Charlotte. After arriving late afternoonthe following day we were treated to an early Christmas dinner expertly prepared for us by Emily. The lucky recipients were Andy Andy's mum Eileen Charlo
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An octogenarian in her grubby little Tokyo bar

For the last 40 years, the 82-year-old owner of this little Tokyo bar has stood behind the counter cooking cheap food and serving similarly inexpensive drinks. Yet despite those 4 decades of operation, no other westerners had ever walked through the door. Similarly absent during that time period has been any serious attempt at cleaning — the incredible amounts of dust and grime everywhere making each and every surface a source of both fascination, and trepidation. Elements that, when combin...
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Save Up to 35 Percent in Japan Winter 2018 With IHG Rewards Club

You can save up to 35 percent off of the best flexible rate for stays in rooms for a minimum of two nights at 32 participating hotel and resort properties in Japan from Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Sunday, March 31, 2019… …but you must... The post Save Up to 35 Percent in Japan Winter 2018 With IHG Rewards Club appeared first on The Gate.
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#SaudiArabia Banks in $4.5 Billion Settlement Over Islamic Taxes - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Banks in $4.5 Billion Settlement Over Islamic Taxes - Bloomberg:Major banks in Saudi Arabia reached settlements worth a combined 16.7 billion riyals ($4.5 billion) with the kingdom’s tax authority over a religious levy the lenders had been kicking against.The deals come as the world’s largest crude exporter predicts a budget shortfall of 131 billion riyals, or 4.2 percent of gross domestic product, for 2019. The deficit was worsened as the nation boosted spending and extended benefi...
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Long Island's best hiking trails

From its beaches to its bagels, Long Island has quite a few things that warrant bragging rights. Among the island’s better-kept secrets, kept from outsiders at least, are the incredible hiking trails. Seasoned hikers and beginners alike will appreciate the variety of trails this island has to offer. From tip to tip, these are the six trails you need to get your boots on. Bethpage Bikeway Trail Length: 12 miles Photo: Joe Trentacosti/Shutterstock Starting from Bethpage State Park and endi...
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EU close to agreeing air traffic deals with #Qatar, ASEAN: sources | Reuters

EU close to agreeing air traffic deals with Qatar, ASEAN: sources | Reuters:The European Union is close to striking air traffic agreements with Qatar and a group of countries in southeast Asia, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Negotiations on the two deals are “on the home stretch” and could come into effect in 2019, the people said.As part of the deals, Qatar and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) would agree to ensure their airlines conform to environmental, wo...
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Things to do in Tokyo – Must See Attractions for First Time Visitors

Tokyo is an enormous city. I know we were overwhelmed when planning our trip. There are so many things to do in Tokyo, it's difficult to know where to begin. Things to do in Tokyo This Tokyo travel guide will help you decide where to stay in Tokyo broken down by neighbourhood, what to see […] Read the original post Things to do in Tokyo – Must See Attractions for First Time Visitors on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
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Oil prices tumble to lowest in more than a year as equities sell off | Reuters

Oil prices tumble to lowest in more than a year as equities sell off | Reuters:Oil prices fell about 5 percent on Thursday, hitting their lowest level in more than a year on worries about oversupply and the outlook for energy demand as a U.S. interest rate rise knocked stock markets. Brent crude LCOc1 futures fell $2.89, or 5.05 percent, to settle at $54.35 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures fell $2.29, or 4.75 percent, to settle at $45.88 a barrel.Brent hit a sessio...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil and global stock slide hits Gulf but COMI buoys Egypt | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil and global stock slide hits Gulf but COMI buoys Egypt | Reuters:Major Gulf stock markets fell on Thursday because of sliding oil prices and weak global bourses after the U.S. Federal Reserve hiked interest rates, but Commercial International Bank (COMI) boosted Egypt’s index.Saudi Arabia’s stock index fell for a third straight session, slipping 1.4 percent and dropping back below the 100-day-moving average at 7,841 points, a negative technical sign.All 14 petrochemical stocks ...
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Gatwick airport: Drone activity reported 'within the last hour' – live

Gavin Williamson confirms military involvement as it is unclear when flights will resume with thousands of passengers facing disruption caused by drones over the runwayFull story: Gatwick flights suspendedIf a trained eagle can’t stop them, what will? How dangerous are drones to aircraft?How have you been affected? 10.13pm GMT Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Tingley added there have been over 50 sightings of a drone near Gatwick Airport since last night.There have not yet been any arres...
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