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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

Amateuremigrant ·
A brilliant collection of pictures and commentary. Avoiding the bus loads is all down to timing, so your patience was well rewarded ! I've visited the West Bank loads of times with groups and it never fails to astound ! Our trips began by meeting up with a host of donkeys from the ferry, at 4.30am. We rode up to cross the cliff top above Hatshepsut's temple then walk down to the Valley of the Kings. Riding a donkey named Saddam up there was always a guaranteed wake-up
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
It sounds a perfect way to see the area, though at that hour you'd likely have enjoyed the views without me. I understand the path from Hatshepsut's Temple to Valley of the Kings is now off limits, presumably because of the incident at the temple. You're lucky to have had the experience when you did. Thanks!
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

George G. ·
Excellent photos. Your patience paid off since capturing historical locations like these are difficult without them being somewhat obscured by throngs of tourists.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, George. The fact that there really are no throngs makes this the perfect time to visit Egypt.
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent and informative article!!
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

Jonathan L ·
Of course the king of "Banking" for years has been Icelandic Air. They have made their whole business plan around bringing planes from 10 different North American cities in the morning and having those same planes fly out to 10 different European cities 1-2 hours after landing. This allows 10 plane loads of passengers the ability to mix and match origins and destinations. Then in the afternoon they do the reverse run. For 2-4 hours a day the terminal is full as passengers switch planes, the...
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

PHeymont ·
Thanks for reminding me of that, Jonathan...since it's where I first noticed it. It's actually so bunched that most of the terminal employees work two short shifts a day, with a gap between.
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating piece, PHeymont. And I've noticed how tight they are making these connections. For example, in Europe we had connections scheduled 50 minutes from the plane's landing, assuming it was on time. We were definitely running, and it seemed everyone else at Schipol was as well. We made the connection, but I'd rather have an extra hour for a more relaxed transfer. I'm like you -- book a direct flight if possible, even with a premium, and look carefully at where and how long those...
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

IslandMan ·
very informative and useful article, PHeymont. Yes, I can relate with most of this, especially trying to make connections with only minutes to spare. We've now taken to seeking alternative forms of transport like trains and buses just to avoid airports!
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Re: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

DrFumblefinger ·
I empathize with your rainy, muddy experience. That is no fun. As I recall, Kitty Hawk is also very windy, one of the reasons the Wright brothers chose it. They knew if they could fly their plane into the wind for some distance, no one could challenge the fact that they had flown a heavier than air machine. I regard this as one of the greatest stories of the 20th century. Two creative guys from a bicycle shop in the midwest designed and developed a successful flying machine. It didn't take a...
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Re: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Travel Rob ·
Great Piece! I've been to the Outer Banks several times and the wind always seems to make it cold. It is a neat area and I learned to always bundle up when headed there.
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Re: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment guys. It has been a while and I did forget to mention the fact that the Wright Brothers were workers in a bicycle shop which makes their story even more amazing! As always DrFumblefinger, thanks for the input
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Re: Guide to Greek Holidays, Summer 2015-style

DrFumblefinger ·
That's all good information, PHeymont, thanks. No one knows how the Greek people will react to this, but there is a possibility of riots and demonstrations. Perhaps violence -- there is no way of predicting. The crisis will have a major impact on the Greek quality of life. I've heard some estimates that if Greece makes a new currency, it will have only a fraction of the buying power of the Euro, perhaps 25 cents on the Euro. That will obviously not be at all well received but its much too...
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Re: Managing Your Money on the Road

Travel Rob ·
This is a great compehensive post. Time to try and cash the money order that you've been holding! LOL
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Steamboat Rock, Washington — Wildflowers and Vistas galore!

DrFumblefinger ·
 The large basalt mass of Steamboat Rock is a distinct landmark in Central Washington state.  Steamboat Rock State Park is a dozen miles southwest of the massive Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. The Park is on a peninsula...
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American completes "re-banking" its hubs

PHeymont ·
American Airlines has completed a series of schedule changes at its Miami, Chicago and Dallas hubs to create shorter layovers, and so far it appears to be working. That's the report from a respected airline blog,  Cranky Flier .   A few...
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Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

PHeymont ·
Have you ever stopped to wonder, while planning a trip, how your airline’s schedule was planned? Especially when it seems you’re about to be condemned to a headlong half-marathon across the airport to a flight that leaves all-too-soon, or...
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Mar. 8, 2017: Rachel the Piggy Bank at Pike Place Market

Samantha ·
A giant piggy bank that serves as a mascot for the famed Pike Place Market in Seattle, Rachel gets her day in these photos by Samantha
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Guide to Greek Holidays, Summer 2015-style

PHeymont ·
World events are pushing their way to center stage for travelers to Greece. Here's some practical information and advice for those who are committed to going (and some travel agencies and tour companies are offering cancellation or postponement...
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Paris mayor's plan: reclaim highway for park

PHeymont ·
  Future and present in Paris plan to replace highway with pedestrians   Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has made reducing traffic and pollution key goals of her regime, has announced that the highway along the Right (north) Bank of the Seine will...
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In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby visits 3 sites on the West Bank of the River Nile, opposite Luxor near the Valley of the Kings, the ancient Theban Necropolis.
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In Egypt: Howard Carter's House

PortMoresby ·
Last stop on a day spent across the Nile from Luxor, PortMoresby visits the house where Howard Carter lived while excavating Tutankhamun's Tomb.
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Managing Your Money on the Road

PHeymont ·
 If you’ve never seen a travelers’ check and maybe don’t even know what it is, you’re like most overseas travelers these days. Going abroad no longer means planning to carry wads of cash, or trekking off to American...
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Paris: Right Bank road now belongs to walkers and cyclists

PHeymont ·
Paris's city council has voted to make the closure of the highway along the Right Bank permanent, turning it over to pedestrians and bikes.
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December 27, 2016: River Bank, Crakehall

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares a pretty scene from the bank of a river in the North Yorkshire village of Crakehall.
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April 29, 2019: Reflections of Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some features of downtown as seen in the reflections of its modern skyscrapers.
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100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Samantha ·
Samantha shares memories and pictures of the centennial celebration of the Wright Brothers' first flight.
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Europe abandons its biggest bill

PHeymont ·
The European Central Bank will stop printing €500 notes. Rarely seen by ordinary folks, they are believed to be used mainly by criminals.
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Runway delays grow at U.S. airports

PHeymont ·
The time between pushback from the gate and actually flying is getting longer at U.S. airports; for the first nine months of this year, it averaged over 23.5 minutes, according to the Associated Press.   That's almost a minute longer than last...
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Growing trend: food donation from airport vendors

PHeymont ·
More and more airports and food vendors are finding ways to donate unused food rather than discard it.
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A Ramble through Colombo's Fort District

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger likes to walk through historic areas in cities. Today he shares a visit to Colombo's Fort District.
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Re: April 29, 2019: Reflections of Toronto

Travel Rob ·
Love the reflection of the other buildings! Sometimes it gives you clues on what to visit next trip. I shot one from a bus leaving Montreal that put some sights on my list.
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Romerberg houses, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
Romerberg houses, Frankfurt
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St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Frankfurt
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So where's Rocky?

PHeymont ·
So where's Rocky?
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The Euro, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
The Euro, Frankfurt
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