Tagged With "water taxi"

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Marriott on track to reduce water consumption by 2020

DrFumblefinger ·
Marriott hotels has set a corporate goal to reduce it's water consumption significantly.  Year 2014 over 2013 saw the giant hotelier reduce water use by 5.3%, and 16% since 2007.   The company set a target in 2007 to reduce its water...
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How to determine the best quality of Water softener?

Vikas Bhatnagar ·
To decide the suitable water softener measure for your home, multiply the number of individuals in your home by the gallons of water they utilize every day. The whole way across the web one can discover water softener measuring instruments that are intended to enable shoppers to pick the privilege estimated conditioner. Tragically most by far of these instruments neglect to fuse water softener proficiency into the estimation. Picking a water softener can be overpowering. However, there are...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 8, 2014: Aswan Boats, Egypt

IslandMan ·
   late afternoon on Lake Nasser near Philae Temples, Aswan There are many boats to be found on the Nile at Aswan, southern Egypt. These particular motor boats are used as water taxis to ferry passengers from one side of the Nile...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 28, 2013: Water Lilies, Okavango Delta, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Okavango Delta is an oasis in the Kalahari desert.  Its waters sustain all life in the region, from animals, to fish, to a broad assortment of plants and insects.  We were on a boat ride at dusk enjoying the cool evening air of the...
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No money for bridge? Cologne may float buses

PHeymont ·
Strapped for cash and choked with rush-hour traffic, Cologne is considering a network of water-buses that would ply the Rhine river.
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Low water again affecting Rhine shipping

PHeymont ·
Low water levels in the Rhine are causing problems for shipping, and may affect river cruises.
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Re: Low water again affecting Rhine shipping

GarryRF ·
As the Jet Stream crosses the Atlantic Ocean it frequently finds a new line to follow. The rain bearing winds - destined for Europe - have now been pushed up to Iceland then onto Scandinavia for the past few months So while I've been out watering the Tomato plants - its been raining in not so sunny Spain. One man's meat is another man's poison I suppose.
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Re: Persian Water Wheel (Sakia), Rajasthan, India

Travel Rob ·
That is so cool!
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Easy trick keeps water cold while you tour

PHeymont ·
Here's our easy sock trick to keep your water cold while you wander...   We tried freezing the bottles we usually keep in the outside mesh pockets of  our backpacks, but found that condensation on the bottles wet the backpacks. And the ice...
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More river cruises cancelled, but some hopeful signs

PHeymont ·
CroisiEurope's Leonardo da Vinci on the Neckar at Heidelberg   Continuing problems with low water in European rivers, as described in several recent TG NewsLinks, are disrupting more cruise plans by most operators...but at least some see hope in...
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Low water puts some European river cruises on hold

PHeymont ·
Low water in the Danube, 2012   If it seems like only yesterday we were reporting on European river cruises being canceled because high waters were blocking ships from sailing under bridges...well, it was. On May 7, we reported problems on the...
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Persian Water Wheel (Sakia), Rajasthan, India

DrFumblefinger ·
While on tour in India, DrFumblefinger stopped to see how the ox-drawn waterwheel still has a role to play in Indian agriculture.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

DrFumblefinger ·
While it's famous for its swallows (which sadly hardly return to the mission at all anymore, rather building their nests on newer buildings in the area), there's a lot of things to see and enjoy at Mission San Juan Capistrano.  Besides the ruins...
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Why Zurich Is The Place To Be In Summer

Roger T ·
Roger T makes an excellent case why Zurich (especially during its short but beautiful summer) should be on your travel list!
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What happens to water parks in a drought?

PHeymont ·
California's drought and water restrictions are very much in the news these days—and as a prime travel area, that affects tourists as well as locals. And for some attractions, basic questions of survival and sustainability jump out: How can the...
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July 14, 2019: Maras Salt Pans, Peru

Sylvia ·
Sylvia visits the colorful and interesting salt pans, wherein salt water from an underground well is diverted into pools, allowed to evaporate and the salt is then collected.
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Is It Illegal to Dump Grey Water on the Ground?

David James ·
If you’ve ever taken a family trip using the RV, or traveled on a sailboat, you’re probably somewhat familiar with what grey water is and understand that it should be deposited in a chemically safe manner. But for those of you who don’t know: simply put, grey water is water that has been used, whether in a bath, sink, washing machine, or a kitchen appliance. Besides being a bit gross, grey water poses a potential health hazard because it can eventually turn into black water, which is an...
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10 fun things to do in Goa that you might have missed

Sunil Kumar ·
Think of Goa and you think of unlimited fun. The smallest state in India is titled as the most fun destination in the country. Blessed with a myriad of options for excitement, every holiday in Goa is memorable, no matter the number of times you have visited. From frolicking in blue waters to basking in the golden shores, from the secrets of the waters to excitements of the tropical land, Goa excites, surprises and tempts you each time. For your next holiday in Goa, we have the checklist of...
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Re: 10 fun things to do in Goa that you might have missed

Priya Sharma ·
Thanks for sharing these best best things to do list. i will try all in my next 2 nights 3 days goa trip.
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Re: Why Zurich Is The Place To Be In Summer

George G. ·
Been to Zurich one time in the Spring and enjoyed the pedestrian zone and eating at an outdoor table with no traffic or fumes. Switzerland was my favorite country destination, especially Lucerne and Grindelwald. My wife Diane liked the Alpine region of Austria the best.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
The lovely lilies make it a bit easier to swallow the disappearance of the birds... Sorry for the bad pun, but this cartoon may explain why the swallows don't "come back to Capistrano!"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
More on the swallows, which now mostly nest a few miles away: Staff at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano are trying to lure the swallows back by playing male swallow mating calls, hoping it will attract the females to the traditional nests, and that they will be followed by the males. Here's a VIDEO from the Orange County Register, and more INFO from the Mother Nature Network.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

IslandMan ·
  Taxis are an essential for any city, regardless of location or size, and they come in many different forms depending where in the world you are.   At the heart of  Dubai 's old city lies Al Khor (The Creek), a wide saltwater...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great image, Islandman! I really enjoy photos of people going about their every day lives in different locations about the world, a reminder to me how much more alike we all are than different. This photo is made more interesting by their obviously ethnic diversity -- people who have come to Dubai for a good job and to improve their lot in life. The contrast of the old wooden taxi and modern skyscrapers in the background is great!
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Re: April 24, 2018: Thirsty?

PHeymont ·
And not the first time for a toilet as a museum exhibit. The Guggenheim in New York last year had a solid-gold working replica by Maurizio Cattelan, entitled America, that could be used by visitors. And, famously, in 1917, Marcel Duchamp challenged concepts of art and esthetics by exhibiting a 'readymade,' a standard urinal turned on its edge, signed as if by an artist, and labeled... Fountain.
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Re: April 24, 2018: Thirsty?

GarryRF ·
I keep a toilet roll on my work bench. Perfect size for drying WD 40 off my machine parts and grease off my fingers. Everyone who spots it says it's disgusting. Maybe I should call it Bathroom Tissue !
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 18, 2015: Dragon in the Park

IslandMan ·
    On a recent trip to Brisbane (Australia) we took a walk through the Botanic Gardens in the heart of the downtown area. It's a beautiful, lush, green oasis that's perfect for a bit of time out whether you are working or just touring...
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High water, weather disrupt European river cruises

PHeymont ·
High water levels from heavy rainfall and spring snowmelt in the Alps has caused delays and changes in river cruises, including those on the Seine, Rhine and Danube. While serious, it's not as bad as the spring of 2013 when many port towns were...
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April 24, 2018: Thirsty?

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of the most unusual drinking fountain he's ever encountered during his travels, this in his home city of Calgary.
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Wetting My Whistle: Berkeley Springs water tasting

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her experience as a water judge (tasting, not swimming or diving) in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
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Re: Wetting My Whistle: Berkeley Springs water tasting

George G. ·
I was very intrigued by your informative water tasting experience. I've been to Berkeley Springs a number of times on my drive from my home in Charlottesville Virginia to my hometown of Pittsburgh PA. There is a lot to see there. A museum, painted wall murals, old style movie theater, water springs spa park with some named after famous visitors, and old railroad station. Some of the few photos I've taken. Also, lots of local diners serving up delicious fare. Definitely worth a detour and a...
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Re: Wetting My Whistle: Berkeley Springs water tasting

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
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Re: Wetting My Whistle: Berkeley Springs water tasting

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Hi George: Definitely a fun little town. I enjoyed your pictures. I, too, am from Pa. Here's another little write up I did on the town. http://www.cheeseplatesandroom...l/Berkeley%20Springs
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 29: Reflections on Reykjavik's Tjornin

Travel Luver ·
That's a great photo, Pheymont! Guess I'll have to add Iceland to my trip of destinations -- after Portugal, that is!
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Re: Shunpiking Through Northern Pennsylvania

Marilyn Jones ·
What fun! I love a good road trip and I enjoyed reading about your...great photos!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 29: Reflections on Reykjavik's Tjornin

PHeymont ·
Winter skies create dramatic reflections on Reykjavik’s Tjornin (the name means “lake” or “pond.") Tjornin is in the center of Reykjavik’s history and development with many government buildings around it, as well as...
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The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

IslandMan ·
    I have an affinity with the Maltese islands. The fact that I was born there may have something to do it, but, as I have lived most of my life in Australia, the distance between the 2 countries has made this affinity...
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Old and New in the NYC Financial District

Jonathan L ·
New York City is not an old city. Certainly not by European standards. But even by American standards, New York has always been a place where it was deemed okay to tear down the old and replace it with something new. So it is true that we just don't...
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Impossible dream? Paris mayor wants Olympic swim in Seine

PHeymont ·
With France's bid for the 2024 Olympics pending, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hopes to have the river clean enough for Olympic swimming events.
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Shunpiking Through Northern Pennsylvania

Jonathan L ·
Taking a road trip is one of Jonathan L's favorite things...and he loves to “shunpike,” taking the smaller highways instead of the interstates
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Re: Old and New in the NYC Financial District

Samantha ·
We were just in New York a few weeks ago and really enjoyed walking around lower Manhattan area. Spent a lot of time in Battery Park. Looks forward to going back and exploring this area more soon. Thanks for the happy memories
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Former Member ·
It does not seem fair that one place should have so much going on. Worse, it is less fair that I am not there ! Thanks for the great pics and a bit of history. What are the good months to visit for water sports like paragliding ? Is it winder or the surf stronger some months than others ?
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

IslandMan ·
Thanks for your comments TatToo. Summer is the best time for water sports,from May to October. Most operators usually shut down over winter. There isn't much surf to speak of unless there is an exceptionally stormy day, but the northern parts of the island are more suited for windsurfing and paragliding as the winds from the northern Mediterranean tend to have more strength in them
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great piece about a great destination most of us have not heard a lot about. Would you know if there are direct flights between Malta and Sicily, Islandman? How would you recommend connecting these two. I think a great way to spend two or three weeks would be to combine stops at Sicily and Malta.
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Travel Rob ·
Thanks IslandMan! Your history insights and photos do make it look like an ideal travel destination.
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

IslandMan ·
Hello DrF, there are direct flights from Sicily to Malta and also a daily ferry. Yes, many visitors take in Sicily when coming to Malta, or they combine it with other European destinations. There also regular cruises around the Mediterranean which stop in the Grand Harbour for a day.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
These are all good tips and add up to quite a bit of coin. I've also never had luck with renegotiating cable rates. But I did give up my coffee stop and just brew my own and take it along to work. Works fine for me. Looking forward to the rest of your tips. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks Samantha. All great tips. Some we do now and some (public transit) we do not since we live outside Edmonton and both work in the city. A 15 minute commute would turn into over an hour on transit. We actually just redid our cable subscription, obtained a better plan and updated internet with a reduced monthly cost. With our kids now moved out we are able to save a good bit on our utilities, phone costs and especially food costs. All extra coin for the next trip.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

PHeymont ·
And don't forget: use a miles-earning card for everything you DO spend! Between bonuses for new cards and steady use, you can go a long way!
 
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