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Re: Sydney Expat Guide

GarryRF ·
My first impression of Australia was how clean and modern everywhere is. Oz has a shorter history span than the US. Their view of people from other countries is limited to what they see on TV News. Similar to Americans. My 3 kids lived in Australia for a while and found it very safe with well mannered folks. I have lots of family over there and the great plus of living in Oz is being able to enjoy the great outdoors. Even in winter when most days are above 60f - which the locals call cold !
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

GarryRF ·
To say that Ireland is typically wet and cold is true of Winter. The Summers are often pleasant and warm but when you get to the West Coast then the wind blows in of a cold Atlantic Ocean. But the weather can change 4 times a day - so there's something there to please everyone. Ireland has wonderful fresh food. Fresh from the sea and farm. Try a locally produced Vintage Cheddar Cheese or an 18 year old Jamesons Whiskey. Soda bread is a local speciality. But stay away from the home made...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry! We actually had very nice weather during our visit, GarryRF. It was windy and rainy at times, but being from Canada that was no great hardship. Still, good for people to be forewarned and prepared. Always pack in layers and let one layer be a rain shell. It was one of your fellow countryman who said, "There's no bad weather, just bad clothing" or something to that affect, but I can't remember who that was. Didn't try the "moonshine" (no one offered!), but my...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

GarryRF ·
The American addiction for "Ice Cold Beer" should not be applied to Guinness! Its a Stout - full of flavour - to be savoured - cool as the Pubs Cellar! Billy Connelly is the Scottish comedian who's observations of life have had us in stitches for years now. But like many Brits - he's felt the warm winters of LA and is reluctant to come back ! Is it uniquely British to actually enjoy cool weather? Perhaps the way we've been bred ! I do get odd looks in the Autumn when many North Americans are...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm more partial to the lighter beer, wheat ales specifically. But the Guinness was good. Had one other stout there, the name of which eludes me, and we enjoyed it, too. Like women, cars, food, etc. beer is very much an individual taste. I actually like my beer cool, but not ice cold. Also a matter of taste. What's your favorite English brew?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

GarryRF ·
When I go to my local Pub in Liverpool I'll have a choice of Beers. Heineken Dutch Lager - San Miguel Spanish - Carlsberg Danish - Stella Belgian - Fosters Australian - Sagres Portuguese. Plus many local brews. Old Speckled Hen, Bishops Finger and my favourite Newcastle Brown Ale. Served in a Pint - 20 ounce - Bottle. With a half pint glass. It keeps cooler in the bottle ! Liquid Toffee ! Not a light Beer. Lots of Flavour and quite potent. I've found bars around Ocean City Maryland who serve...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
I didn't know that there were so many Irish in Liverpool. There are certainly many of them in Canada and the USA as well. One wonders how many more Irish live abroad than on their home island.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

GarryRF ·
Stephen Fry commented on the BBC (jokingly) to an Irish Guest "Do you know why the grass is so much greener back in Ireland ?- Because you're all over here walking on ours !"
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Marilyn Jones ·
The portraits are exceptional; well done!!!
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

DrFumblefinger ·
Another fascinating look at a rarely visited place, Lester, thanks! I've heard that the Ethiopians send their bureaucrats to China for training. Any evidence of that in your visit?
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Re: Apr. 23, 2017: Discovering The 5-Day-Market Around Inle Lake

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent portraits!
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
I remember being in Wales several times and looking across the sea to the west, thinking that I needed to get to Ireland.  Well I finally made it, completing this journey with my brother on our annual "getaway trip"!  It was a trip we really...
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Apr. 23, 2017: Discovering The 5-Day-Market Around Inle Lake

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares some sights from and experiences with the markets around Myanmar's Inle Lake.
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Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Amharic ( not Aramaic) and English are the two official languages of Ethiopia, although Amharic is the one most people speak.  While there are up to 80 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country, Amharic is the working...
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Sydney Expat Guide

Ian Pearson (Guest) ·
Ian shares some practical ideas on things to do when moving to another country or just another city. You will feel better if you prepare in advance and do a bit of research first. Knowing where to go and what to look for will help your transition to expat be smooth.
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May 16, 2018: Images from Lesotho

George G. ·
George G shares some memorable photos taken by his grandson on a trip to Lesotho.
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New Mount Vernon exhibit focuses on Washington's slaves

PHeymont ·
'Lives Bound Together' explores slavery through the lives of 19 enslaved individuals, and Washington's changing ideas about slavery.
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Catalonia's Amazing Tower of People contest

PHeymont ·
Catalonia's Concurs de Castells features teams of up to 500 people building human pyramids.
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Faces of the NY State Fair

Jonathan L ·
One of my favorite things about traveling is meeting new people. Here are some of the people I met at the NY State Fair
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Looking for Amazing People Who love to Travel To Share Their Story

Outchemy Travels ·
My name is Dominique. I have always loved to travel, seek adventures at new places, learn about other cultures, and meet people very different from me. I have been fortunate enough to be able to do extensive traveling whilst I was living in Paris, through my international studies at my university. It transformed how I see the world in more ways than I can possibly describe. And I am sure, if any of you have done some extensive traveling time faraway from home, at some other corner of the...
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Gear up Chandler’s, Apps for Pitching High

AnandRajendran ·
Gadgets have become the best friends for the people around the world. A survey states that 85 percent of the population does have a cell phone for themselves. It is not just a cell phone which we are talking about, the tablets, laptops, iPods, and smartphones. In today’s generation, things are getting done by staying at one place with the help of the gizmos. Business people want to know the ways in which they can get their work done in no time. Now, everything has started to become digital,...
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New budget airline, People Over Profits, using crowdfunding to start up

Travel Rob ·
A new budget airline in it's crowdfunding stage is looking to donate a majority of its profits to charity
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What Travel Adventures Have Locals Been on Throughout Time? Museum Offers Up Exhibition

Travel Rob ·
       Photo from North Linkshire's Museum's Facebook Page.   The North Linkshire Museum has a exhibition on travel going on until December 24th called, 'There and Back Again, Travelling Stories from Local...
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Airbus's new idea: People pods

PHeymont ·
There have been all sorts of ideas for how to get people on an off planes quickly, with algorithms for what rows or groups should go first, but Airbus is thinking outside the box...or maybe thinking of the box.   The European planemaker has filed...
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

PortMoresby ·
There are all sorts of ways I find this concept unpleasant, but this in particular, "... everything in the cabin could be ready and waiting for the pilots when they arrive ... passengers could be pre-seated in cabin pods before the plane actually arrives" is particularly (potentially) unacceptable. It reminds me of the hours spent on the tarmac by passengers in recent years when there were delays. How is this different? While waiting in an airport has its downsides, the upsides of waiting...
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

DrFumblefinger ·
For a company that builds great planes, Airbus manages to patent the worst ideas. Am I the only one who sees the following in that drawing?: Pod = sardine can Sardines = people!
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

GarryRF ·
It is the nature of business that any idea is patented before it becomes talked about. Sardines in a can is has always been the philosophy of airlines. Just like supermarkets - stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap !
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

PHeymont ·
Let's not forget that Airbus already has an A380 option with 11-across seating and over 800 passengers...the only change this patent makes is that it supplies a can-opener!
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