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    Cheeky monkeys at Buzzfeed?

    by YVRDave Online Now 14 hours ago

    This is their new post, I like it. Some great photos for those looking to see what British Columbia has to offer

    buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/briti...

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    osun osogbo

    by olamilekan_cool0003 Online Now Feb 8, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    as anyone being to Osun Osogbo festival in Nigeria ? if none will urge us to

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    The Friday VT Pub

    by daarth Online Now 5 hours ago

    Friiiidaaayyyy!! Pub is open, and today's pubfact: "Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour."

    • bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* ........

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    border crossings Romania-Ukraine across Danube ??

    by RolandWohlfart Online Now Feb 7, 2015 at 3:22 AM

    Hi members !!

    Can I take a ferry for pedestrians from Tulcea (romania) to Izmail (Ukraine ) ???

    How it is between Cilia Veche (rom) and Kilya (Ukr.).

    rgds

    Roland

     

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    Where to buy a violin bow? Venice or Paris?

    by lee.evelyn Online Now Feb 18, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    I am looking to purchase a violin bow. I will be in Venice this month and in Paris in April. Where would it be best to look for a violin bow? my budget is modest, maximum euro 250.00 as I am an amateur player, but my present bow needs to be replaced. If you happen to know any particular name of a shop I would be grateful. When I am in Venice i would be prepared to got to Trieste or Padova. Unfortunatley Cremona is too far away..

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    No February

    by Rachel972 Online Now Feb 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    For everyone writing about missing or late notices, on several messages -
    Look at "Roman Calendar" in Wikipedia. For some time there was no February, there was a year of 304 days (not even a moon year) and there were days that had no dates at all.

    I found this after looking at the English calendar, after I read a detective story about a letter that was proven to be forged, because it had a date in the 16th century which didn't exist in England. Just as in the transit of Czarist Russia to USSR the October revolution of 17 October which was on 7th of November. (Change between the Julian and Gregorian calendar).

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  • Jetstar Airline - Comment

    by AdelynnChoy Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Would like to know any comment on Jetstar Airline. Any good and bad review?
    Please advise!

    I decide to take Jetstar flight from KL to Auckland.

    Thanks

    more
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    Shipping costs to non-Eu countries

    by Rachel972 Online Now Feb 16, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    When I was in Rajasthan I saw a wonderful book of wall paintings, in the hotel lobby. At home I wanted to order it from Amazon, it cost about $140, and "Used, like new" almost $70.

    The shipping cost for the used book was $3.5 in the US, some tens of dollars to Israel.
    My son travels often to the States, so I ordered the book to his office address there.

    On his first visit he forgot to take it, after several months he did bring it. The book was printed in Delhi, but shipped to the US address from Belgium! Instead of shipping it direct from Belgium to Israel at a reasonable price.

    Now when I ordered maps for my trip, I saw again that paying in Israel more than double the price for the maps, it includes the shipping cost and is cheaper.

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  • Changing of US currency at Airport

    by carlos501b Online Now Feb 14, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    Can US100$ bills be easily changed into local currency at Casablanca Airport ??

    Thanks in advance for any help offered.

    Cheers,
    Carlos.

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    Toronto tunnel mystery

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Yesterday

    If only they would have looked in our VT database: 

    Downsview Travel Guide

     

    PJ

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    Interesting documentary about a road trip around the Black Sea

    by yumyum Online Now Feb 21, 2015 at 5:03 AM

    Just watched this documentary in German language from 2007 showing towns, landscape along the black sea coast. It's called"Von Odessa nach Odessa". Covering bits and pieces of Ukraine, Russia, Gerogia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.

    I found it in the RBB mediathek:
    mediathek.rbb-online.de/tv#/...

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    Anyone looking for an Ethical Bargain in Nepal ??

    by into-thin-air Online Now Feb 13, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    If anyone is thinking of going trekking in Nepal this November and is looking for an Ethical Bargain then please look at this link
    facebook.com/justonenepal?re...
    Only 18 places left – So if this interests you then Don’t hang around
    Happy Safe Travels
    Rob

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  • Bravofly Scammers

    by guillerminamc Online Now Feb 13, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Hello everyone
    I booked a flight with Bravofly. My flight was at 10 pm (locator 338 284 699 ) .
    On february 6 i was informed of the flight was at 12.40 hs. I cant take that one cause i need to fly at night, so i asked them to change it back.
    They replied they informed me of the change on january 30, and that i didnt rejected on time.
    Thast a complete lie, the never ever sent me an email in january, and they are lying straight to my face.
    They are scammers. DO NOT BUY FROM BravoFly Because you will be scammed!

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    Hi and thanks

    by marielexoteria Online Now Jan 29, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Not a question, but a quick message to say thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a quick note on my VT page or by private message. I've been very busy with student life and not so much traveling, so that's why I don't log in here often. I do, however, read a lot and have tried to keep myself updated with changes, VT meets, etc.

    Now I'm looking for a job, so it's not certain that I can attend this year's Euromeet (again :/), but you never know what's gonna happen.

    So like Samantha Jones from Sex and the City said: "how the he** are you?" :D

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    Readjusting Life and Expectations

    by glassstar Online Now Feb 24, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    The bones are not getting any younger and the winter just feels colder and, for the first time ever in over 30 years in this country I made home over three decades ago, DANGEROUS. It started with a days-long power out in the city in December 2013. We didn't have power or heat for (only) three days. I say "only" because some parts of the city were out for much, much longer. And the weather was nowhere near as cold as it is this year. We barely brushed freezing but without heat it felt freezing. We couldn't take off because He was working and the dog had just had major surgery and couldn't be hefted around at all thus we couldn't just vamoose to a hotel elsewhere in the city. For the first time ever, wrapped up in many covers, my big winter coat and layers of socks, I realized how one could die from the cold. This sinister feeling came along and has not left and has got worse with the recent cold weather.

    So, this year, still with the dog (a half-parent) now that Him and I have split and share pooch custody, it's a cold winter and the instinct is to flee to the opposite coast where it rains all the time and flowers have been known to bloom in January. Naturally, a more comfortable climate means more expense on a now more limited budget. So I've been Googling apartments and condos but still yearn to maintain good living space and a small yard/deck. I'm in a small townhouse right now.

    So, this winding, long-winded tale leads me to my question, and this really is aimed at the Canadian west coast contingent on VT, if there is one, and seeing I don't think the Q. is for the Travel Forum:

    What can you tell me about mobile home parks? Yes, I've heard the nasty comments about 'trailer park trash', and no, my name is not Earle! Some parks appear very pleasant and aimed at the 50+ and allow pets. I've seen some parks on my travels (in the U.S.) that were beautifully kept and landscaped with community facilities and swimming pools, etc., and much nicer than many areas of 'regular' homes.

    Another question, and it is my main question, to anyone in the know is: how protected are mobile home owners in British Columbia? It appears hundreds of mobiles are up for sale. I've checked the web sites! I don't know if this indicates that parks are expanding and this is taking off as an affordable lifestyle, or if parks are selling up because land is in demand for development and the mobile home owners are being unceremoniously kicked off with nothing to show for their investment in one of these homes, seeing that the home sits on a rented pad. I know the 'mobile' part doesn't really come into play anymore because literally moving one of these modular houses to a new location is too expensive for most people using the parks to contemplate.

    How protected are B.C. mobile home owners?

    I can't find anything but negative media stories and nothing to state that legislation has been passed yet that landowners are prevented from running a park, taking someone's carefully accumulated $$$s and assuring them they are safe, then turning around in a short time and saying "Vacate. We've sold to developers. No refunds or protection. You're out and out of pocket!". It seems park owners are free and clear to actually rip off people in this manner.

    I am planning to move to the expensive west coast of Canada later this year and to hopefully investigate mobile home park living as an affordable option for the so-called golden years.

    So, information, advice, facts, all are welcome.

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    Using website Pinterest

    by margsch Online Now Feb 24, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Good Morning, I have found lots of card making ideas on Pinterest but have no idea how to contact people who made the cards for more information. I googled it and the Youtube video implied I need to be on Pinterest at the same time as the other person. I,m sure there are ways of messaging people on there but can,t figure it out. Any information on using Pinterest is welcome.

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    Changing browser

    by margsch Online Now Feb 10, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Hope my terminology is correct as I don,t know my hard drive from my gear stick - for Education that is work related we go into a certain website called Moodle but recently I have been getting the message "your browser is outdated, change to Google Chrome". I "think" I,m using something 9. If I download Chrome, will this change the appearance of anything I look at as I don,t want this to happen? I can do it at work or at our local library but it is handy being able to get compulsory training out of the way on a day off with no interruptions.

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  • Two first names

    by inursia Online Now Feb 10, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Hello,
    I'm worried about an issue relating to the name on my passport vs. my ticket. On my passport my name Marcus Nicolus, but the ticket I booked has MarcusNicolus on it. I am flying from the US to the Philippines via EVA air. I am sure I put a space on my name when I booked it.

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  • Cheating by shopkeeper

    by sudipdeb Online Now Feb 2, 2015 at 4:58 AM

    I have been badly cheated by United Power Audio and Photo Co, Ltd G/F 342A, Nathan Road HK. I have a receipt from them for Nikon coolplix S2600 for 2310/-HK$. It is 3 times the price in google.
    Is there any legal action I can take against the shopkeeper.

    Sudip

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  • poppy6488's Profile Photo

    Greetings.

    by poppy6488 Online Now Feb 1, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    No question folks, just a warm thank you for the birthday wishes and kind words for last month. Happy new year to all. I'm still alive and kicking. Still riding life's rollercoaster and still chasing the sun for my sunshine breaks as and when I can. Hope those of you that I enjoyed chat/banter with in the past are all well.. x

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    proper way for doppler test

    by delcity Online Now Jan 31, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    i had a doppler test run yesterday to test for bad circulation in the right leg. the test person did not run the transducer along the upper outside of the leg or along the top of the leg where i am having pain. did the person need to run the transducer along the area she did not to get a good pic of the circulations

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  • Do Airlines & Hotels Ever Act On Negative Reviews?

    by Lawsyd9320 Online Now Jan 31, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    I know that some negative reviews on the likes of Tripadvisor are possibly (I'll put it no stronger in case any legal eagles are about) written as spoilers by rivals but where a negative review of a hotel or airline appears genuine does the company ever take action? Or does the company think 'well a lot of people are still coming through our doors, so why spend money to change things because of a few negatives'?

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  • 45greg's Profile Photo

    Whale Shark

    by 45greg Online Now Feb 11, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    Any one know best place to go swimming with whale sharks as it is a life long ambition

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  • irvbur's Profile Photo

    can i take action photos on a tablet?

    by irvbur Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    I'll be going to so. Afr and want to take action pix. Can I do it on a tablet? how long can a battery hold a charge?

    more
  • Basaic's Profile Photo

    Thanks to My VT Friends

    by Basaic Online Now Jan 30, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes. It may take me a while but I hope to respond to each of you personally.

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  • daarth's Profile Photo

    The Friday VT Pub

    by daarth Online Now 5 hours ago

    Friiiidaaayyyy!! Pub is open, and today's pubfact: "Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour."

    • bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* ........

    2 Replies 4 hours ago
  • YVRDave's Profile Photo

    Cheeky monkeys at Buzzfeed?

    by YVRDave Online Now 14 hours ago

    This is their new post, I like it. Some great photos for those looking to see what British Columbia has to offer

    buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/briti...

  • Kaspian's Profile Photo

    Boutique Hotels! Is there any way to stop this world plague?

    by Kaspian Online Now 16 hours ago

    Very disappointed that a very friendly, charming, warm, cozy place I stayed at about a decade ago in Montreal has gone the boutique hotel route. Boutique hotels almost all look the same to me--cold, impersonal, lots of metal, plain white sheets, all that junky, plastic, vinyl, fake rattan furniture. Boo! I hate 'em. And they look the same everywhere you go--no cultural charm left at all. Can we please stop converting the whole world to look the same? Into some sort of a bland, boring, homogenous place only suitable to robots and drones? ....Thoughts?

    (Attached is the before and after photo of the same lobby. Granted the top one isn't the greatest pic, but it had a lot of Old World charm distinctive to Montreal. The lower photo could be anywhere in the world. ...Anywhere.)

     

    19 Replies 9 hours ago
  • al2401's Profile Photo

    Caption for this photo

    by al2401 Online Now 23 hours ago

    I have included this photo in my South Georgia Island travel page. A member who reviewed my page has suggested that I put it up for a 'Caption Competition'. Any ideas?

    14 Replies 9 hours ago
  • DSwede's Profile Photo

    Regional habits

    by DSwede Online Now Yesterday

    What I saw this morning during breakfast was that a mother reprimanded her young kid for licking the yogurt off the peeled foil cover. She told her son never to do that, but if she said why, I couldn't hear it. I on the other hand was raised that is was perfectly acceptable since it was not a gesture of insult, but rather not being wasteful.

    Any particular customs or habits that your family/culture have instilled in you that have been in conflict when you go somewhere else?

    I'm curious for the more subtle ones, more so than the obvious ones like cover your shoulders and knees when in conservative countries.

    19 Replies 3 hours ago
  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    Toronto tunnel mystery

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Yesterday

    If only they would have looked in our VT database: 

    Downsview Travel Guide

     

    PJ

    5 Replies 21 hours ago
  • glassstar's Profile Photo

    Readjusting Life and Expectations

    by glassstar Online Now Feb 24, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    The bones are not getting any younger and the winter just feels colder and, for the first time ever in over 30 years in this country I made home over three decades ago, DANGEROUS. It started with a days-long power out in the city in December 2013. We didn't have power or heat for (only) three days. I say "only" because some parts of the city were out for much, much longer. And the weather was nowhere near as cold as it is this year. We barely brushed freezing but without heat it felt freezing. We couldn't take off because He was working and the dog had just had major surgery and couldn't be hefted around at all thus we couldn't just vamoose to a hotel elsewhere in the city. For the first time ever, wrapped up in many covers, my big winter coat and layers of socks, I realized how one could die from the cold. This sinister feeling came along and has not left and has got worse with the recent cold weather.

    So, this year, still with the dog (a half-parent) now that Him and I have split and share pooch custody, it's a cold winter and the instinct is to flee to the opposite coast where it rains all the time and flowers have been known to bloom in January. Naturally, a more comfortable climate means more expense on a now more limited budget. So I've been Googling apartments and condos but still yearn to maintain good living space and a small yard/deck. I'm in a small townhouse right now.

    So, this winding, long-winded tale leads me to my question, and this really is aimed at the Canadian west coast contingent on VT, if there is one, and seeing I don't think the Q. is for the Travel Forum:

    What can you tell me about mobile home parks? Yes, I've heard the nasty comments about 'trailer park trash', and no, my name is not Earle! Some parks appear very pleasant and aimed at the 50+ and allow pets. I've seen some parks on my travels (in the U.S.) that were beautifully kept and landscaped with community facilities and swimming pools, etc., and much nicer than many areas of 'regular' homes.

    Another question, and it is my main question, to anyone in the know is: how protected are mobile home owners in British Columbia? It appears hundreds of mobiles are up for sale. I've checked the web sites! I don't know if this indicates that parks are expanding and this is taking off as an affordable lifestyle, or if parks are selling up because land is in demand for development and the mobile home owners are being unceremoniously kicked off with nothing to show for their investment in one of these homes, seeing that the home sits on a rented pad. I know the 'mobile' part doesn't really come into play anymore because literally moving one of these modular houses to a new location is too expensive for most people using the parks to contemplate.

    How protected are B.C. mobile home owners?

    I can't find anything but negative media stories and nothing to state that legislation has been passed yet that landowners are prevented from running a park, taking someone's carefully accumulated $$$s and assuring them they are safe, then turning around in a short time and saying "Vacate. We've sold to developers. No refunds or protection. You're out and out of pocket!". It seems park owners are free and clear to actually rip off people in this manner.

    I am planning to move to the expensive west coast of Canada later this year and to hopefully investigate mobile home park living as an affordable option for the so-called golden years.

    So, information, advice, facts, all are welcome.

    6 Replies 22 hours ago
  • margsch's Profile Photo

    Using website Pinterest

    by margsch Online Now Feb 24, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Good Morning, I have found lots of card making ideas on Pinterest but have no idea how to contact people who made the cards for more information. I googled it and the Youtube video implied I need to be on Pinterest at the same time as the other person. I,m sure there are ways of messaging people on there but can,t figure it out. Any information on using Pinterest is welcome.

    6 Replies 5 hours ago
  • MacedonianUK's Profile Photo

    What is the food you can't live without?....

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Feb 24, 2015 at 1:16 AM

    I have been asked the same question over the weekend by some friends visiting and it got me thinking...
    I originally come from Republic of Macedonia and altho half of my life I have lived abroad and expended on my food palet, I still get into extasy overdrive when I can find Ajvar.
    Ajvar is spread/dip made of red roasted pimento papers, which we have them in abundance in Macedonia due to favourable climate.. So everybody eats it, and is staple on any Macedonian table.
    So I am very happy when I can find Ajvar on my travels and buy some to take home.. Also I make it at home and I installed the love of this food stuff into my family...
    So which food you can't live without and will go to lengths to get it??
    Just curious, do share your stories please..

    46 Replies 7 hours ago
  • kiwi's Profile Photo

    Interesting Placenames ...

    by kiwi Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Might be time to resurrect this subject :-)

    I sometimes wonder how places come by their names.
    Here's one, Redcar UK.
    Redcar Travel Guide

    Lots of Ferraris ?? LOL

    46 Replies Yesterday
  • Usctwin's Profile Photo

    What are the top 10 Unesco sites to see now?

    by Usctwin Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Hi Folks,

    There are more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as of special cultural or physical significance. For our next member list and newsletter, let's put together a list of the Top 10 UNESCO sites to see now. If you have a tip on VT with a photo, or at least a photo, please include a link to that.

    Here's the complete list if you want to take a look - http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

    Thanks!

    40 Replies 18 hours ago
  • diosh's Profile Photo

    Why no email?

    by diosh Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    I have tried to sign in..it's been a long time..and I've forgotten my password. I filled out the request for an email but none has arrived. What can I do?
    Have also posted in Technical Forum.

    14 Replies Feb 24, 2015 at 8:51 AM
  • planxty's Profile Photo

    What's your next album called?

    by planxty Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 4:58 AM

    Some of you will know that I am a musician of no fixed ability and I was recently thinking about what I would call my next album if I ever get back in the stusio. I had hit upon the idea of "Accidents that haven't killed me yet" which seems appropriate. If you were to record an album, what would you call it? If you don't have an album name, do you have any ideas for a song title?

    34 Replies Feb 25, 2015 at 2:47 AM
  • kaloz's Profile Photo

    VT Pages -- Reading Habits

    by kaloz Online Now Feb 22, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    When you read someone's VT travel pages, what do you read first? (Things to do? Tourist Traps? Warnings and Dangers" Restaurants? Hotels? Shopping? Off the Beaten Path? Local Customs?) Are there categories that you skip? (What to Pack? Transportation?). I find that many popular destinations have similar "Things to do" so I tend to go to "Local Customs" and "Warnings and Dangers." I don't think I have ever read a "What to Pack" tip. (though I have written some). I am curious. I would like to know the habits of the VT community. Thank you.

    36 Replies Yesterday
  • Rachel972's Profile Photo

    Elecrtic light at home

    by Rachel972 Online Now Feb 22, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    How do you light your home now, when you can't get incandescent light bulbs any more? Every room now has a different shade, and none are pleasant.

    35 Replies Feb 24, 2015 at 4:45 PM
  • yumyum's Profile Photo

    Interesting documentary about a road trip around the Black Sea

    by yumyum Online Now Feb 21, 2015 at 5:03 AM

    Just watched this documentary in German language from 2007 showing towns, landscape along the black sea coast. It's called"Von Odessa nach Odessa". Covering bits and pieces of Ukraine, Russia, Gerogia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.

    I found it in the RBB mediathek:
    mediathek.rbb-online.de/tv#/...

    5 Replies Feb 22, 2015 at 11:12 PM
  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo

    Hotels.com foreign currency glitch

    by travelfrosch Online Now Feb 20, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    A quick warning, especially to Americans, that hotels.com currently has a serious glitch if you book hotels outside the US. You will be quoted in US$, but will be charged in local currency. In our case, we booked a hotel in what we thought (and the web page clearly stated) was a rate in US$ translated from Euro, but were charged in Euro at a 1:1 rate. For some reason, however, I suspect this glitch does not occur when booking in Yen. wink

    Anyway, I contacted the company, and got a coupon for my next non-refundable booking with them. Not ideal, but better than nothing, I suppose. So if you're using a meta-search engine (e.g., trivago), be aware the quote of hotels.com may be actually in local currency, even though it says in yours.

    Anyone else have similar experiences receiving a quote in the wrong currency?

     

    35 Replies Feb 23, 2015 at 5:36 PM
  • Rachel972's Profile Photo

    No February

    by Rachel972 Online Now Feb 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    For everyone writing about missing or late notices, on several messages -
    Look at "Roman Calendar" in Wikipedia. For some time there was no February, there was a year of 304 days (not even a moon year) and there were days that had no dates at all.

    I found this after looking at the English calendar, after I read a detective story about a letter that was proven to be forged, because it had a date in the 16th century which didn't exist in England. Just as in the transit of Czarist Russia to USSR the October revolution of 17 October which was on 7th of November. (Change between the Julian and Gregorian calendar).

    4 Replies Feb 21, 2015 at 11:21 PM
  • daarth's Profile Photo

    The Friday VT Pub

    by daarth Online Now Feb 19, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Friiiiidaaayyy!! Pub is open, and today's pubfact: "The flu virus can live on your skin for only five minutes, but can survive on paper currency for up to 17 days."
    Good thing I mostly use plastic!
    Aaaaatchuuu***** Gesundheit!

    22 Replies Feb 23, 2015 at 5:02 PM
  • lee.evelyn's Profile Photo

    Where to buy a violin bow? Venice or Paris?

    by lee.evelyn Online Now Feb 18, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    I am looking to purchase a violin bow. I will be in Venice this month and in Paris in April. Where would it be best to look for a violin bow? my budget is modest, maximum euro 250.00 as I am an amateur player, but my present bow needs to be replaced. If you happen to know any particular name of a shop I would be grateful. When I am in Venice i would be prepared to got to Trieste or Padova. Unfortunatley Cremona is too far away..

    3 Replies Feb 22, 2015 at 11:14 PM
  • glabah's Profile Photo

    The Robot Hotel

    by glabah Online Now Feb 18, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    A company in Japan hopes to produce a hotel where 90% of the staff functions formerly taken by humans are instead performed by robots:
    washingtonpost.com/news/morn...

    Why do I have a picture in my mind of, rather than a knock at the door from housekeeping staff, a robot housekeeper blasting the door down with a photon torpedo in order to get in to clean the room?

    11 Replies Feb 20, 2015 at 7:46 AM
  • LeslieofTodd's Profile Photo

    Staying Well While On Holiday

    by LeslieofTodd Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    There was an article in the 17 February edition of Future on the BBC' website titled "Why we may fall ill when we're on holiday":

    bbc.com/future/story/2015021...

    Do you have a greater tendency to "catch something" or have trouble with your health when traveling?

    20 Replies Feb 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM
  • Rachel972's Profile Photo

    Discovery in Caesarea, Israel

    by Rachel972 Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    Just in the news in Israel
    timesofisrael.com/ancient-tr...

    The biggest gold coin discovery ever in Israel.

    20 Replies Feb 18, 2015 at 8:43 AM
  • irvbur's Profile Photo

    can i take action photos on a tablet?

    by irvbur Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    I'll be going to so. Afr and want to take action pix. Can I do it on a tablet? how long can a battery hold a charge?

    9 Replies Yesterday
  • Jetstar Airline - Comment

    by AdelynnChoy Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Would like to know any comment on Jetstar Airline. Any good and bad review?
    Please advise!

    I decide to take Jetstar flight from KL to Auckland.

    Thanks

    4 Replies Feb 18, 2015 at 12:02 AM
  • Rachel972's Profile Photo

    Shipping costs to non-Eu countries

    by Rachel972 Online Now Feb 16, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    When I was in Rajasthan I saw a wonderful book of wall paintings, in the hotel lobby. At home I wanted to order it from Amazon, it cost about $140, and "Used, like new" almost $70.

    The shipping cost for the used book was $3.5 in the US, some tens of dollars to Israel.
    My son travels often to the States, so I ordered the book to his office address there.

    On his first visit he forgot to take it, after several months he did bring it. The book was printed in Delhi, but shipped to the US address from Belgium! Instead of shipping it direct from Belgium to Israel at a reasonable price.

    Now when I ordered maps for my trip, I saw again that paying in Israel more than double the price for the maps, it includes the shipping cost and is cheaper.

    4 Replies Feb 19, 2015 at 12:28 PM
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    Does Windchill Factor In Your Life? Do you know what it is?

    by glassstar Online Now Feb 14, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    It's -17C here and the wind is blowing so it feels like -31C, and that's the temperature I (or anyone thinking of going outside) has to take into account when stepping out. So I try not to go out. The cabin fever resulting from this is another tale. It's dangerous not to be aware of WC but before I lived in Canada I don't believe I'd ever heard this weather term.

    The reason I'm fixating on WC right now is that it's after 10pm here and the dog will have to venture outside soon, and that means mom will have put on the layers and head out into "Antarctica" too. And again first thing in the morning. Roll on summer.

    31 Replies Feb 23, 2015 at 10:09 AM
  • Changing of US currency at Airport

    by carlos501b Online Now Feb 14, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    Can US100$ bills be easily changed into local currency at Casablanca Airport ??

    Thanks in advance for any help offered.

    Cheers,
    Carlos.

    4 Replies Feb 25, 2015 at 1:17 AM
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    Did you hear of the cute travel robot HitchBOT?

    by Trekki Online Now Feb 14, 2015 at 1:21 AM

    Saw that in our news yesterday and it is just too cute not to share it :-)
    A Canadian-German team has invented this little guy, a hitchhiking robot, and send him on a journey more or less across the world. He already travelled through Canada and arrived in Germany last night.
    From what I read it sounds as if he has all Wikipedia knowledge stored and is thus a nice "communicator".

    A video here:
    youtube.com/watch?v=4pWNQ3yU...
    And of course he has a FB page:
    https://www.facebook.com/hitchbot
    And a Twitter account:
    https://twitter.com/hitchbot

    So funny :-))

    13 Replies Feb 18, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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    Anyone looking for an Ethical Bargain in Nepal ??

    by into-thin-air Online Now Feb 13, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    If anyone is thinking of going trekking in Nepal this November and is looking for an Ethical Bargain then please look at this link
    facebook.com/justonenepal?re...
    Only 18 places left – So if this interests you then Don’t hang around
    Happy Safe Travels
    Rob

    5 Replies Feb 13, 2015 at 11:14 PM