Tagged With "Working abroad"

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Re: Budget Way to Use a Cell Phone and VOIP in Europe

PHeymont ·
Sounds like a real money-saver, at home in the U.S. but it might not suit all travelers abroad. Since the phone uses the Sprint network (CDMA) you couldn't just add a local SIM in Europe where GSM is used. That would mean it would only work on wi-fi in Europe, and you might find it inconvenient to not be able to make or get calls when you were away from it.
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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: Do you Like these Hotel Tipping Tips ?

Dave B. ·
Before I retired, I traveled quite a bit on business, both inside the U.S. and abroad. I still travel frequently to racing and club events, but almost all are in the U.S. or Canada. That said, here’s my take on tipping: Restaurants – According to the sources I checked, in the U.S. the Federal minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13. Most states have set higher amounts, but food service workers are still generally paid much lower wages that other ‘minimum wage’ employees. Unless the...
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Re: Doctor List for Traveling

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi SueZee, I agree with PortMoresby. Embassies, pharmacies, hotel concierges, etc are a great help. I think that would be your first line of advice, if needed. There is a website that might be helpful, featuring English speaking physicians abroad. I know nothing about this organization, so it's not a recommendation -- just a resource. Here's that link.
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Re: August 2 2017: Duck Herding in the Kerala Backwaters

Professorabe ·
I don't know for sure, but I think that the ducks are probably bred for their meat. Having said that, I did not once see duck on any of the menus here. The destination markets, however, might be elsewhere in India or even abroad.
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Re: Dollar Strength Making World Travel Cheaper for Americans

DrFumblefinger ·
Of course there is a corollary to this story. While a strong dollar may be good for American travelers going abroad, it's bad for American businesses. Foreign travelers will have to pay proportionately more to travel to the USA, and will be looking to go elsewhere where their Euros and pounds and ruppees will go farther. Less visitors, less revenues, less jobs, less good for the USA economy.
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Re: How to Irk the Brits

DrFumblefinger ·
I find the guy bothered by people stopping to take photos a charmer. Hope I don't run into him over there, but I'm never without a camera when I'm abroad. When I see a tourist taking a photo either in Calgary or nearby Rocky Mountains, I'm always intrigued by what their subject matter is and the angle of how they're capturing the image -- that sort of thing. Hardly a bother!! I guess they don't realize how important we tourists are to the economy. According to Visit Britain website, tourism...
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Re: Sick of Your Credit Card Being Declined While Traveling? Visa Offers New Service

DrFumblefinger ·
The credit card companies are shy about any purchases abroad of a substantial amount, because of they risk they pose. Even if I call and let them know my step by step plans, I can still run into trouble with one or more cards. I don't carry my cell phone on major international trips (yet) and don't like the idea of geotracking me. If someone has stolen wallet, they could just as easily have stolen my identity. PIN identifications works fairly well, but even that is not without glitches as I...
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Re: Canada snowbirds fight travel health cut

DrFumblefinger ·
Many -- probably most -- Canadians already buy or have supplemental health coverage when they travel abroad because of the already poor reimbursement provided by their provincial health plans (eg. these plans often pay less than 10% of emergency medical bills one might encounter in the USA or Mexico). Many of Canada's larger employers provide these plans as a perk for their employees. As provinces wrestle with rising health costs due to an aging population and new technologies, I expect that...
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Re: Really Effective Tips to Keep Working Even While Traveling

NnamAries ·
This sounds like a good way to get around working while traveling, also saves on the anxiety of missing out on work and all.
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Re: Really Effective Tips to Keep Working Even While Traveling

Susan California ·
Absolutely right mate
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Re: My surprise gap-year doing HelpX work-exchange

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoyed your post and admire your sense of adventure. I hope the rest of the year is as enjoyable as these first months have been. Want to hear more about it from you later!
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Re: My surprise gap-year doing HelpX work-exchange

PHeymont ·
That's a terrific way to travel and learn...and a big leap into something that most people (maybe me!) usually think of as mainly for young people. But you are truly what they call a "lifelong learner!"
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Re: My surprise gap-year doing HelpX work-exchange

PortMoresby ·
Rob, you have the heart of a true explorer.
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Re: A kind word for Booking.com

DrFumblefinger ·
That's good to know. Many companies don't understand how important good customer service is. Booking.com is my preferred hotel booking site when I travel abroad because they do such a good job describing the accommodations. You'll pretty much know exactly what kind of room to expect. Also, if you are a frequent user you qualify for your their "genius" discounts from select hotels -- an extra 10% off. Nice! For example, when we visited Palermo, we stayed at a top quality hotel with excellent...
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Re: Check Your Statement! A Big Hotel Credit Card Breach...

DrFumblefinger ·
As I see it, PM, mostly they are just stealing the data off the magnetic strip. Or the PIN in the card has data that can also be copied, but that's a little hard than just scamming the read off the strip. With a PIN, that data, validated by your unique PIN (which you pick) are encrypted and sent off to the bank for approval. Not just the strip data, but the two together are the key. I have a credit card with a Canadian bank (chip and pin) which I prefer to use over the swipe and sign USA...
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Re: ZHANGJIAJIE Visit

Dr.Y ·
Hi Tahir, If you are not a local, join a guided tour is the easier way of visiting. There are many choices of packages from abroad or from the Zangjiajie, depending on how many sites you would like to visit, as well as hotel, meal and transportation selection. At least three days are needed to visit the area. "C-trip" is a very popular and reliable web site to book the China trip, I have done few times. Enjoy and have fun. Dr. Y
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Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Quebec, like New York, is both a city and a state (or rather, a province).  It’s an island of French heritage and culture within our Anglo-North American continent.   We combined this visit with stops in Montreal and...
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"Co-Working Holidays:" Forget about disconnecting...

PHeymont ·
Against all advice to "get away from it all," some of us never manage to unplug from devices and especially from work while on vacation. Guardian (UK) reports on a new phenomenon. Instead of trying to avoid work on vacation, "co-working" provides the...
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Oh, to be in England! Now that April's...snowing!

PHeymont ·
Netweather.tv illustration from the Telegraph (UK)   Robert Browning wouldn't be very happy with this week's April weather forecast for much of Britain. A "polar plume" is expected to arrive, bringing sub-freezing temperatures to Scotland and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 12, 2015: King Kamehameha Statue, Kapaau, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
King Kamehameha I (1758 - 1819) conquered the Hawaiian Islands and united them to formally establish the Kingdom of Hawai ʻ i in 1810, thus founding the Kamehameha Dynasty. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha...
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A Place of Fairy Tales & Magic – The Biltmore Estate

GutterPup ·
By JP Chartier NUZZLED SNUGLY, DEEP WITHIN THE PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST AND ENCIRCLED BY MOUNTAINS THAT BREATHE BLUE SMOKE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND THIS PLACE OF FAIRY TALES AND MAGIC. The opulent and somewhat imposing French Renaissance,...
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Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Jill's Scene ·
Where’s that, most people asked when I told them we were off to Laos.  And that about sums up the attraction -- I like getting off the beaten track, at home and abroad.  Laos is landlocked.  It’s a developing country. ...
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Are We bored of Abroad? - Why UK holidays are the Next Big Thing

Christina Woodard ·
Millions of holidaymakers are abandoning the beaches of far flung climes and sticking with a staycation in the UK - and in bigger numbers than ever before. Good news for the domestic economy, holidaying Brits are choosing to spend their hard-earned cash and home. The figures make for great reading… In the first quarter of 2016, 10% more people were holidaying in England than at the same time in 2015, a Rise of some 7.3 million holidaymakers. But why? What has changed to prompt people to stay...
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June 5 , 2017: Illuminart 2017, Montreal

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us a beautiful display of outdoor light art in Montreal.
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July 26, 2017: Lady Liberty—The Statue of Liberty

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to visit the famed Statue, and fills us in on its history.
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The Importance Of a Summer Family Break

Ruby Daub ·
Everybody needs some time away from the daily grind. We all live busy lives at work, home and school and with the pressures of day to day life, there is often too little time to relax and communicate properly with our loved ones. Weekends are often filled with extra curricular activities and catching up with paperwork at home or chores. Holidays are necessary to get a break from the routine, from Lakeside holidays in lush countryside to beach breaks abroad but did you know just how...
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8 Tips To Actually Relax On Family Vacation And More

John Peter ·
Traveling has many benefits in terms of both physical and mental health, which is an effective way to improve mood. However, the feeling of traveling alone or with friends is not the same as when you go with the family members. It will be the most precious moments to help the members closer. You are looking forward to your family holiday and you really need a vacation, but at the same time you fear the packing, children’s behavior, their potential sickness and unpacking all over again? You...
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Another criticism faced by Uber results in the Delete Uber campaign

Anand Rajendran ·
Uber, the world’s one of the largest online taxi-hailing networks has faced many criticisms, lawsuits, legal actions and protests from the both Government and its Uber drivers. At the end of January 2017, the campaign called Delete Uber has been trending in the social media and it results in the deletion of nearly two lakhs of Uber accounts. Though the Uber faced a lot of criticism from the people, it is trying to solve the issues in a different manner. Executive order of President Trump The...
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Burden Iron Works, Troy NY—a trip through industrial history

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L finds another small museum with a great story: the history of the early industrial revolution along the Erie Canal.
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Top 12 Attractions And Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Shifa Travels ·
Ahmedabad, known as its historical and industrial identity, is also known as the 'heart of Gujarat'. The city is also known as Master Businessman in the world. Not only this, Gandhiji taught the lesson of Satyagraha and non-violence in this city. In this way, this city is a materialistic and self-sacrificial spirit city. Ahmedabad is full of sightseeing in terms of tourism. Tourists from all over India and abroad are visiting here. Ahmedabad is the economic capital of Gujarat. The city was...
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Swiss emergency: Butter stockpile only 2300 tonnes

PHeymont ·
A rise in cheese production has left Switzerland wondering how its next roll will be buttered.
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How to Save Money While Traveling

Guest ·
Aman has some suggestions on ways to save money while abroad (sponsored content)
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Japan rail pass soon available online

PHeymont ·
Japan's all-you-can-ride rail passes for visitors, previously available only through agencies and airlines, will now be sold online.
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Bandits at 12 o’clock!

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell spots this interesting and unusual car at his local grocery store.
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How to stay safe when driving abroad

Guest ·
Some tips to ensure that your roadtrip when abroad is safe and successful (sponsored content)
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Syria: A Wing and a Prayer

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of leading his first tour group into Syria.
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Global Entry taking you at face value

PHeymont ·
Facial recognition is coming to the trusted traveler system that's meant to speed up entry from international flights.
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January 13, 2020: Statue of Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the statue of Hans Christian Andersen situated outside of Copenhagen's City Hall.
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The Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger revisits the Hockey Hall of Fame and is impressed with the depth and diversity of its many displays and trophies.
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What is the Purpose of Apostille?

Darren Wilson ·
Darren describes what Apostille services are and when they might be of use to you (sponsored content)
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Today is National Bike-to-Work Day

PHeymont ·
May is National Bike Month, and today's special event is Bike-to-Work Day, when everyone is encouraged to give two-wheeling a try, in hopes of increasing bicycle commuting, according to the League of American Bicyclists . For more information on...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 14, 2015: Visiting the Shard, London

Non Stop Destination ·
  I've lived in London for the past 5 years and watched, with great anticipation, the Shard being built from its foundations to one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The Shard stands proud as a new addition to the London skyline, and 2 years...
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Canada has new Visitor eTA program

DrFumblefinger ·
  Canada has many beautiful natural places to visit, like Lake Louise (above), as well as a number of world class urban centers.  Yes, the winters can be harsh but summers are nearly perfect.  It's not surprising that many people from...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 14, 2015. Hans Monheimus

DrFumblefinger ·
(Hans in his photoroom, studying one of his photos of Arthur C. Clarke)   I made many friends during my journeys to Sri Lanka.  The most treasured of these was with science fiction writer and futurist, Sir Arthur C. Clarke .  Arthur had...
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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Surprise winners in Europe tourism numbers

PHeymont ·
Turkey tops the gainers list as European Travel Commission reports record visits to Europe from abroad.
 
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