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June 2011 Blog Posts (164)

Pamoja Trust Farewell

March 29th 2009, 15:38

How much help we could really be would always be in question. They certainly didn’t learn as much from me as I did from them, although Alex had a queue of people wanting him to do to their computer what he’d done for others. But that was not reflected in their send off for us, which was more appreciative than I’ve ever experienced in my entire working life. We even featured in one of the songs they sang and danced…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 30, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

The Taj: An Indian-Owned Hotel in Yankeetown?

I was there, January 11, 2007,  when the venerable Ritz-Carlton in Boston's historic Back Bay  was sold to the Taj Hotels and Palaces Of India, one of Asia's largest hotel company,



Bostonians, and much of the East Coast Establishment, cried "heresy."



A tradition and an emotional landmark was gone, sold to foreigners, for one  hundred seventy million dollars.… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on June 30, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Review of Virgin Atlantic Airlines

 

 

I wanted to give my review of Virgin Atlantic on our recent trip from Orlando to Manchester England. I won the trip through Virgin Vacations and Visit Manchester.



I really liked the flight.It was a new Airbus and had a lot of video features to keep all the kids busy that were coming from Disneyworld.They also handed out some conveinent travel packs on…
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Added by Travel Rob on June 30, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Pamoja Trust, Nairobi

Kids living in one of Nairobi's 183 slums

 

February 27th 2009, 12:30

The next Monday, just like the rest of you, we were at work for 9am. And, as working weeks do all over the world, they have flown by. As I type, we…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 30, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

A Trip to Manchester, England

I won a  free trip to Manchester through Virgin Vacations and Visit Manchester.They really were wonderful.I also have looked at Virgin Vacation's prices and they are good even if I had to pay.Visit Manchester has been great and really does a good job of promoting their city. It's good to see people proud of their city and welcoming.

I really was  impressed with…
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Added by Travel Rob on June 30, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Gestures To Be Aware Of While Volunteering Abroad

“Words represent your intellect. The sound, gesture and movement represent your feelings.” – Patricia Fripp. Many people consider the spoken word as the main mode of communication around the world. We forget that non verbal communication also forms a large part of what we are saying to the person we are communicating with. Different gestures mean different things across the world, what is acceptable in your home country like for instance handing someone an item using your left hand, may be…

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Added by Zablon Mukuba on June 30, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Titolo: What happens in Arezzo during the month of July?

Hi Everyone!!

I'm very pleased that in my town Arezzo there will be for the fourth time, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. More than 60 young artists took part in summer training program for singers, pianists, instrumentalists who started in the nearby town…

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Added by B&B Tarussio on June 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Whistling Thorns

February 27th 2009, 12:00

My face wasn’t much better when I woke up the next morning. What wasn’t peeling off was red and raw and I was in a bad mood so I didn’t say much as Francis drove us out of Nairobi towards the Ngong hills, past the towns of Kiserian and Rongai Ongata, to the small holiday resort that is Whistling Thorns. It’s named after the acacia trees that populate the surrounding landscape. Ants make holes in the seeds and,…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 30, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

Tour to Discover India

India is one of the most lovely nations on earth. It really is exceptional in quite a few ways be it geography, culture, traditions, beliefs, festivals, food and people today. India is blessed with superb flora and fauna and it has the charm to attract millions of tourists to India. There are various Romantic Getaways India, which might be actually mesmerizing and memorable. It has a great number of alluring things…

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Added by Travel Tips on June 30, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

Family holiday at Hanoi Imperial Hotel-Halong bay Emotion Cruise: how lovely they were!!

My family have just had a perfect trip in Hanoi, Vietnam

 

My children got 3 weeks for summer holidays. We decided to travel to Vietnam. After reading very carefully the information on internet. We would like to travel to Hanoi and Halong bay for the trip.

We search and found a list of 5 hotels in Hanoi which have a Family rooms that can suite for 4 people as my family (01 couple and 02 children). We tried to contact to all…

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Added by Amme perez on June 30, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Wadi Rum New World Heritage Site

On Saturday the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, due to its cultural significance and natural beauty. Jordan has now 4 World Heritage Sites: Petra, Um Ar Rasas, Qasr Amra and Wadi Rum.

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Added by Petra Nights Tours on June 30, 2011 at 1:33am — No Comments

In Hong Kong, How to Beat the Queues at The Peak

Hong Kong’s no. 1 Tourist Attraction has queues, bloody great big queues.       



The Peak Tram is a wonderful way to travel to The Peak for first time visitors and even for jaded old lags such as myself, I never ever get tired of it.



Which brings me to the subject of queues.

Because The Peak is the no. 1…

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Added by Jamie Lloyd on June 29, 2011 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Nairobi: Circumcision

February 25th 2009, 18:00

Back at Jane’s, we sat down for a soda and a chat with Bill (but not before I’d gone to the bathroom and doused my face liberally with Dettol, there not being enough ice cream). When, in his first email to me back in London, Bill had said, “My culture is circumcision and I hope you will enjoy it,” we’d assumed there had been some sort of communication breakdown. But as we sat with him in the sitting room while…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 29, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Is It Safe to Travel to Greece?

In the face of protests over the looming austerity bill that has been deemed "harsh" and "ineffective" by Greek citizens, many travelers are asking themselves whether it is safe to travel to Greece. And while some are deciding the answer is “no”, even more are going ahead with their travel plans. Indeed, Thomas Cook reported last week that summer bookings for Greece are 13% higher than a year ago.…
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Added by Sara Cooke on June 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Sant´Iago Fair in Setúbal , 16 days

Setúbal organizes once again the Sant´Iago Fair from 23 July till 7 August in Manteigadas. 

 

This is an event with lots of activities, music, exhibitions , stands with local products, Portuguese traditions, among many other things you can do. In 2010 , sold more than 360.000 tickets to this annual event. From Portuguese to Chinese , English to South Africans,…

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Added by Portugal Dream Coast on June 29, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

The Western Cape Table Mountain, to Sandy Beaches, Shark cage diving to Elegant dining… Wine Safari to the Big 5 Safari, Western Cape will see you through it all

The Western Cape

Table Mountain, to Sandy Beaches, Shark cage diving to Elegant dining…

Wine Safari to the Big 5 Safari, Western Cape will see you through it all

 

Cape Town

 

Explore the City

  • Table Mountain Cable Car
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Green Market Square, the…
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Added by Jennifer Schoultz on June 29, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments

9 DAYS SINGLES TOUR TURKEY

9 DAYS SINGLES TOUR TURKEY SUMMARY:



Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey! This tour is for single travellers who want to do and see everything whilst on tour in Turkey, making your trip a lifetime memory. Experience Istanbul, the Europan capital of culture 2010 and European capital of sports 2012, Green Bursa, the ancient ruins of Ephesus,…
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Added by Murtaza Kalender on June 29, 2011 at 3:31am — 1 Comment

A visit to Zimbabwe and Tanzania for both wilderness , Scenery, and Wildlife Experiences

Honeybadger Tours

 

what do  you ever think of in life if you do not visit the best places

Added by Honeybadger Tours on June 29, 2011 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Amazing Antarctic wildlife

The winter edition (we are in the souithern hemisphere) of Get Up & Go magazine is just about to hit the streets. Check out our beautiful cover. Inside is a lovely story by writer John Maddocks on meetinmg afew creatures from way down south.

We have an almighty train feature, some things to do in Saigon, temples to visit in Yangon, Myanmar, perfume to buy in Oman, and the best view oif the top of Australia by flying in a Dasg 8 across the top end. The Bungle Bungles and Uluru from…

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Added by Bev Malzard on June 28, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments

San Diego Vacation Rental with Ocean View

 

Vacation rentals are popular because they are good value and can accommodate families in a home-away-from-home environment.



The drawback is that picking the right one can be tricky. When I…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 28, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

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