Tagged With "British Colonial"

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Rome Treasure Worth More Than British Crown Jewels

Travel Rob ·
" The Treasures of Naples" opens in Rome.  Photo: AFP Photo: Reuters
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British make visas easier & cheaper for Chinese tourists

Travel Rob ·
Britain announced Wednesday that it was increasing the usual 6 month visa for Chinese tourists to a two year visa, effective in January and for the same cost of 85 pounds. And Prime Minister David Cameron announced...
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British Airways Cutting Size Allowance of Personal Bags

Travel Rob ·
British Airways  is reducing their size of a personal bag on August 18 forward.  Personal bags will be limited to  no bigger than 40x30x15cm .The current maximum is45x36x20cm. The carry-on bag allowance will remain the same....
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Lemons to Lemonade: BA's 'Brexit sale'

PHeymont ·
With the pound dropping compared to the dollar, British Airways rolls out a sale on round-trips to London from U.S. cities.
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BA Avios can save on U.S. domestic flights

PHeymont ·
Most domestic economy flights, paid for in loyalty points/frequent flier miles go for 25,000 miles round-trip, almost no matter the route. A few carriers, such as American and USAir, allow a discount for holders of the right credit card.   On the...
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Re: British make visas easier & cheaper for Chinese tourists

GarryRF ·
Not hard to understand why. Have you seen how much these wealthy tourists are spending ? Just following Paris in making them feel welcome - and to spend more.
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

Travel Rob ·
That looks wonderful! How could I of gone 45 years without trying it?!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

DrFumblefinger ·
I don't know, Rob! The cheese is less important to me than the gravy. French fries with gravy are commonly available in Canada. Beats ketchup or that mayonnaise-like stuff the Belgians use. It's very filling and really hits the spot on a cold day, but is a meal all by itself.
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Travel Rob ·
The outside of the hotel is remarkable! Did you happen to get any photos of the lobby. ?
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
I do indeed have photos of the interior....It's got a great bar area with wonderful views of English Harbor. Stay tuned....
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Travel Rob ·
Can't wait to see that! I can't help but wonder how the exterior looks in different seasons, but your Fall Shot is hard to beat!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

PHeymont ·
And yet there are many Canadians who put their noses up at it! (including some of my Canadian relatives, I believe). The amazing thing is that it's only a mid-20th century invention...what could have taken so long? And to my amusement: When you read French newspapers, the leader of Russia is...Poutine!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

PHeymont ·
PS...Imagine this served alongside a Franceschina in Porto!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: And yet there are many Canadians who put their noses up at it! (including some of my Canadian relatives, I believe). The amazing thing is that it's only a mid-20th century invention...what could have taken so long? And to my amusement: When you read French newspapers, the leader of Russia is...Poutine! OMG! I never would have thought of it as "red" food! But I think Vlad likely is more interested in caviar and young hookers than in potatoes with cheese and gravy!
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Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Aquabus, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Aquabus, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Bear encounters of the third kind, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
An interesting YouTube video about a human/bear encounter in British Colombia.  Some people really know how to market. Shared by our friend, Mac.  Think you'll enjoy it! Check out this link.
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British Air to WIDEN seats

DrFumblefinger ·
  Going against the current Zeitgeist, British Airways has announced plans to widen seats on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  As we all know, plane seats are getting narrower and the pitch (distance between rows) is also shrinking,...
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Ski train (yes, ski!) sold out on Eurostar

PHeymont ·
Much of Europe is blazing in temperatures in the 90s, but some people are obviously already thinking ahead to the winter...perhaps to take their minds off the summer. Eurostar has announced that all tickets on its special direct-to-the-Alps trains...
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Can sweet and spicy sounds pep up airline food? BA thinks so...

PHeymont ·
British Airways is trying a new tack to make you like your airline meal better. Building on the work of a British researcher who tested what sounds might change people's perception of foods (He calls it Sonic Seasoning), the airline is tailoring...
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Best Sailing Destinations in the Caribbean

Guest ·
Marian Morgam offers a few suggestions on which Caribbean islands are the best to visit by sailboat.
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Wandering to the British Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger rambles through London on his way to the British Museum, and captures some iconic scenes of the great city.
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January 4, 2019: Fresh Snow in the Mountains

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos of fresh snow and sunshine in the mountains.
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Re: Bear encounters of the third kind, Canada

Theodore Behr ·
This clip is just toooo funny! Wonder who the adguys were for that?
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Re: Best Sailing Destinations in the Caribbean

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and gorgeous photos!!
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Re: Ryanair's exchange rate: Ireland's revenge on Brits?

GarryRF ·
American Airlines have been doing this for years with £1 = $1 in flight. We can book Ryanair flights using Euros from a UK Bank Card. What's with the "Revenge" angle ? Is it because the Brits have just bailed out the Irish economy with $21 Billion Dollars ? It's only a short time since you thought the Indian Government were taking revenge on the Brits for " an element of payback for the years of the Raj? "
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Re: Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

GarryRF ·
Sounds like the British kids are copying the "Spring Breakers" in Florida. With a hint of "Bikers Week" for the older ones.
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Re: Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
I think it’s quite a bit like that…away from home, in a place that has tolerated a lot to keep the visitors coming…and is now reaping the whirlwind. Don’t know who did it first or where, but it’s certainly sad to see…especially when people get hurt.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 10, 2014: Black Arctic Ground Squirrel

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photo. And I like a man with a mission!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 10, 2013: Sunflowers, Cranbrook, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sunflowers are happy things!  Like the gentle quacking of ducks or the gurgle of a small creek down a mountain, they make me smile.  I'm not sure if they're called sunflowers because they look a little like the sun or whether it's...
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Ait? Meol? Landscape's hidden language in new book

PHeymont ·
  An ait (above) is a river island, splitting the main stream—and most often seen filling out three spaces in a crossword puzzle.   If you've either puzzled endlessly over that an other odd landscape and geology terms, or if you're in...
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Aer Lingus/British Air tie moves closer

PHeymont ·
The bride and the groom have agreed...but a number of members of the wedding party still need to be satisfied. That's the story as Aer Lingus and IAG, parent of British Air, Iberia and Vueling, move closer to merger.   A big hurdle was cleared...
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Las Vegas 777 fire still a mystery; pilot retires

PHeymont ·
The dramatic engine fire on a British Airways 777 that was about to take off from Las Vegas Tuesday is likely the last flight of pilot Chris Henkey, who has been lauded for a "textbook example" of how to safely evacuate a plane.   Henkey, who is...
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German director for British Museum

PHeymont ·
For the first time since the middle of Queen Victoria's reign, a non-Briton has been tapped as director of the British Museum. He's Hartwig Fischer, director the Dresden's City Art Collections. Ironically, the man he will replace is moving to Berlin...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 31, 2015: California Sea Lions, Fanny Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
  Fanny Bay  is a tiny oceanside town situated on pretty Baynes Sound, a sheltered, narrow strait.    It's a popular place for fishermen, scuba divers, kayakers and paddle-boarders to use as a departure point.    There's...
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Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
Magaluf at night, in a quieter moment...     Photo: Rafael Ortega Diaz / Wikimedia   Responding to repeated complaints from locals and other visitors about badly-behaved British tourists, two resort towns in Spain's Balearic Islands...
 
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