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  • Meaning of Dorius in Hindi

    by MajaHac Online Now May 28, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Hi! I have a question related to the Hindi meaning of the word Dorius. I have found the word itself and the connection with Hindi, but I cannot find its meaning. Could anybody pls help me? Greetings from Slovenia! Maja

     

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    Bicycles for hire

    by GertD Online Now May 25, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    Do you know of a place in Nieuwpoort Belgium where bicycles can be hire on day-to-day basis and what the cost per day is? Thank you!

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  • Pottery Studios in Madrid?

    by madridpotteryinquiry Online Now May 23, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    Hello!

    Would anyone know of any pottery studios in Madrid?
    Not pottery classes—just a place where I can buy clay, sculpt figurines and have them baked in a kiln? :)

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    Malaysian woman pens open letter to obnoxious passenger

    by ter1413 Online Now May 15, 2015 at 5:41 AM

    nydailynews.com/news/world/m...

    Any one had a similar experience?

    Not as bad....but last year. I was flying EWR to HKG. I was in premium economy class when 3 women came in and basically sat at the other end of the aisle that I was in. One woman was on the aisle 3 seats away from me.

    She proceeded to get comfortable and take off her footwear(she had no socks on) and put her bare feet against the back of the setback in front of her as if it was her coffee table. She had not a care in the world.

    I just put my headphones and started to watch TV and hoped that they would serve our first means and she would go to sleep asap.

    At least her feet were non-smelly!

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  • UTE Hire Gold Coast – Best Option To Carry Loads and People

    by markjonson Online Now 3 hours ago

    UTE is an excellent vehicle that has enough power to carry heavy loads and people as well. UTE is really an Australian word which means utility autos. It is basically employed by people for shifting their residences and offices. If you are looking for a vehicle that can transport you home or office belongings from one place to another, then UTE will be an ideal choice for your task.

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    Aachen activities for VT Euromeet 2015

    by MacedonianUK Online Now May 4, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Hallo peeps,

    Many of you got bit confused about sign in procedure for VT euromeet. So here is clarification.

    All 3 days are asigned their own meet

    FOLLOWING THE KING for Aachen

    CLOGS AND TULIPS for Maastricht

    BEER, CHOCOLATE AND WAFFELS for Liege

    And activities for each town are listed separately so you will have a choice of things to sign in, also easier for me to know how big are the groups for the activities and prices for your budgeting needs

    AACHEN activities: ( please sign up separately)

    Guided tour of the Old City, following Charlamain steps

    Guided tour of the Aachener Dom ( Aachen Chatedral

    MAASTRICHT: ( please sign separately)

    Caves, lunch and boat adventure

    LIEGE: ( please sign up separately)

    Liege sightseeing

    VT lunch-Liege

    Please have a look on the meeting pages, options are up and running.

    Hope this is less confusing

    Looking forward seeing you in Aachen very soon

    Valentina

     

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  • Hotel del rey

    by Beatles10 Online Now May 27, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Does anyone have a picture of inside the room door that shows the deal red/ yellow Del Rey logo with the checkout information

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    Where are these craters??

    by diosh Online Now May 24, 2015 at 3:18 AM

    I've posted in the Norway forum, but there are more of you around here, in Misc..so there might be a chance of someone knowing about this... On holiday in Norway, many years ago, we came across this area of numerous craters in the rock surface we were walking on... We had to tread very carefully to avoid falling down one! Our Norwegian hosts tripped across the area like mountain goats! My sister and I were terrified! They could have been on the island of Hvaler.. but I now can't remember..We were also in Oppdahl. Photo of me and sis peering down one in 1962!!

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    Last call for VT Euromeet activities

    by MacedonianUK Online Now May 8, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    Hey Peeps just heads up, that time deadline for signing up for activities fast aproaches and it will be closed on midnight May the 10th
    Day One-Aachen
    Guided tour of the old City,following Charlemagne steps
    VT Meeting

    Visit to Aachener Dom ( Chatedral)
    VT Meeting

    Day Two- Maastricht
    Boat and sightseeing tour
    VT Meeting
    THIS ONE IS CLOSED

    Day Three-Liege
    Guided tour of the City ( upper and lower)
    VT Meeting
    Lunch in Liege
    VT Meeting

    Please look it up on the links and sign up for the things you fancy doing.
    See you soon!!

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    Travel insurance

    by sirgaw Online Now May 18, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    Hi all and sorry I've been lax in participating in VT of recent times.

    Just paid for a trip in October and now looking at the all-important travel insurance needs. Noticed that there is a Travel Insurance link in the blue bar at the top of this and probably all other VT pages. I did click and get a quote that does seem quite reasonably in both price and coverage, BUT I've never heard of the company 'World Nomads'.

    Has any VT'er had any dealings with this company - obviously claims is what I'm really asking - and how did you find them please.

    Thanks in advance

    David

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  • Anyone hear of skin disease after Kerala

    by MhyrrBean Online Now May 13, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    GP and he thought it was a heat rash that got "complicated" and sent me home with some sort of steroid cream which ended up making it worse. After that I saw a dermatologist and she diagnosed it as Perioral dermatitis and prescribed me Acticlate (30 days) along with metronidazole gel and some face wash. None of that worked at all. My ayurveda teacher and herbalist are saying it could be a fungus or parasite and have me taking wormwood and neem tea. Nothing's helping and I am completely stressed and desperate.

    My Uncle, a derm md in another city, said Maybe pityrosporum folliculitis. Google it. You could try OTC 1% nizoral shampoo and lamisil cream for a couple of weeks. I can all in rx treatment as well. But it's spreading since trip to Karpala: These definitely feel like firm little bumps under skin and they hurt when they start to form and eventually turn into white heads. I need a biopsy now, but if someone got this in Karpala, please tell me what you did!! Thank you! Here's a shot of it after I got back. Benjie

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  • Smaland, Sweden

    by luv2travel47 Online Now 11 hours ago

    We're interested in the glassblowing area of Smaland. Our plane lands in Copenhagen and, of course, we want to see Copenhagen as well. Do you know if there is public transportation or a tour in the Smaland area or must we rent a car?

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    Around Eastern Europe

    by stamoz Online Now 15 hours ago

    Hello everyone,

    I kindly ask for some tips or the best ways on how to withdraw cash either from ATMs or bank booths. I rather pull out cash from booths than ATMs specially if you get charged with a so called comission fee per every single time you make a cash withdrawal.
    I was in Thailand and I could withdraw money via CASH ADVANCE in the booths where people can actually cash traveller cheques, WU money orders, etc. and I got no extra charge by doing so; unlike when I just once withdrew money from an ATM that chraged me 180 thb.
    Is it possible to withdraw money from bank booths in the same way? Do ATMs in Eastern Europe charge you every time you need to pull out cash with a comission fee?

    Thank you

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    Website for bikers.

    by ger4444 Online Now May 28, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    One week from now I ll be happy to do a lot of biking in Catalonya. I found a great site for tracks, trackscomposing, detailed info on your tracks, sharing and community if you like biking: http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/home.do

    Enjoy!

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    Amtrak train derailment!

    by ter1413 Online Now May 13, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    Amtrak train was traveling OVER 100 MPH — DOUBLE the speed limit on a dangerous curve — that killed seven and injured over 200

    nydailynews.com/news/nationa...

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    Hot springs

    by Darby2 Online Now May 7, 2015 at 4:10 AM

    Have you visited any hot springs recently?
    Most of the hot springs in Canada are in British Columbia.
    Radium, Ainswoth, Fairmont, Harrison, Nakusp, Lakelse, Liard, Lussier, and a few on Vancouver Island
    Alberta has a few too...Banff, Miette. (Jasper)

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    No.... Not a mobile app?

    by MartinK35 Online Now May 4, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Do VT staff have a strategy to combat the use of "txt spk" if and when a mobile application for Apple and Android is released? I've seen other great websites descend in to indecipherable gibberish that looks like it was typed by an illiterate with boxing gloves when members have been able to use a smart phone.

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    Nomad ......

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now May 3, 2015 at 12:40 AM

    Why is Nomad such a popular VT nick name?

    Are there Nomad expert around that have more knowledge of what's behind Nomad?

    PJ

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  • Searching for a friend

    by Katsuya Online Now May 21, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    Hi everybody,
    My name is Katsuya and Im from Tokyo, Japan.
    I recently met a nice Malaysian person who came as tourist to Tokyo. I had a great time eith him and i want to reconnect with him.
    I only know his name, so im looking for an online phonebook of Malyasia to search him in it.

    Thanx

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    Oh dear, not again.

    by planxty Online Now May 12, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    It appears there has been another serious earthquake in Nepal with at least 37 confirmed dead and over 1,000 injured. Another terrible tragedy. Does anyone know if this would be an aftershock of the original event or is it likely to be a completely separate event (not that it makes a whit of difference to the poor people involved obviously)?

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    R.I.P. François...

    by Porteplume Online Now May 4, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Our friend François Meignant died March 8th 2015, we will miss him.

    Rest In Peace dear friend...  

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    Travel Trips For Introverts

    by briantravelman Online Now May 2, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    yahoo.com/travel/18-essentia...

    I am definitely an introvert.

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    Things left unsaid

    by Rixie Online Now May 30, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    I take a weekly beginning yoga class that I really enjoy. However, the class before mine is a "hot" yoga class where the students come out looking as if they've been swimming. This morning they streamed out of the studio -- so many of them that they filled the small reception area -- and I wanted to say, "Ew, ew, ew! Don't come near me - you smell bad, you're dripping sweat everywhere, and it's really gross!" But since I couldn't, I just had to curl as far away from them as I could and hope that they'd get their stuff and get out of my way.

    What have you wanted to say lately, but couldn't? Post it here, and maybe you'll feel better.

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    LAST LOG IN DATE

    by Homanded Online Now May 24, 2015 at 6:10 AM

    Where did "Last Log-In Date" go on the individual member's pages?

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  • UTE Hire Gold Coast – Best Option To Carry Loads and People

    by markjonson Online Now 3 hours ago

    UTE is an excellent vehicle that has enough power to carry heavy loads and people as well. UTE is really an Australian word which means utility autos. It is basically employed by people for shifting their residences and offices. If you are looking for a vehicle that can transport you home or office belongings from one place to another, then UTE will be an ideal choice for your task.

    2 Replies 2 hours ago
  • Smaland, Sweden

    by luv2travel47 Online Now 11 hours ago

    We're interested in the glassblowing area of Smaland. Our plane lands in Copenhagen and, of course, we want to see Copenhagen as well. Do you know if there is public transportation or a tour in the Smaland area or must we rent a car?

    5 Replies 4 hours ago
  • stamoz's Profile Photo

    Around Eastern Europe

    by stamoz Online Now 15 hours ago

    Hello everyone,

    I kindly ask for some tips or the best ways on how to withdraw cash either from ATMs or bank booths. I rather pull out cash from booths than ATMs specially if you get charged with a so called comission fee per every single time you make a cash withdrawal.
    I was in Thailand and I could withdraw money via CASH ADVANCE in the booths where people can actually cash traveller cheques, WU money orders, etc. and I got no extra charge by doing so; unlike when I just once withdrew money from an ATM that chraged me 180 thb.
    Is it possible to withdraw money from bank booths in the same way? Do ATMs in Eastern Europe charge you every time you need to pull out cash with a comission fee?

    Thank you

    6 Replies 3 hours ago
  • johngayton's Profile Photo

    Pics on meetings pages

    by johngayton Online Now Yesterday

    On my way back from Euromeet 2015 and catching up with VT stuff. Great to see pics on the various meetings pages but some are a bit silly! I don't really want to see pics of somebody's cup of coffee.

    Great to have member get-together pics but please, please, use your own pages, travelogues etc for generic pics.

    Also - would it be possible for meeting pics to be arranged in folders, or somehow otherwise displayed so that we don't have to start from pic #1 every time??

    14 Replies 5 hours ago
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    Fridge Magnets Club

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now May 31, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    I'm looking for our VT Fridge Magnets Club. I thought we had one.

    Will all Fridge Magnets Lovers report please.

    PJ

    25 Replies 4 hours ago
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    Things left unsaid

    by Rixie Online Now May 30, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    I take a weekly beginning yoga class that I really enjoy. However, the class before mine is a "hot" yoga class where the students come out looking as if they've been swimming. This morning they streamed out of the studio -- so many of them that they filled the small reception area -- and I wanted to say, "Ew, ew, ew! Don't come near me - you smell bad, you're dripping sweat everywhere, and it's really gross!" But since I couldn't, I just had to curl as far away from them as I could and hope that they'd get their stuff and get out of my way.

    What have you wanted to say lately, but couldn't? Post it here, and maybe you'll feel better.

    9 Replies 5 hours ago
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    How do You Value the Turn down Service?

    by greekcypriot Online Now May 29, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    In the hospitality industry, turndown service refers to the practice of staff entering a guest's room and "turning down" the bed linen of the bed in the room and preparing the bed for use.
    How do you feel about this service? Is it something you look forward to, or you get bothered when there is a knock on the door?
    What was the most unexpected turned down service you had that got you excited?

    36 Replies 17 hours ago
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    THA NK YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

    by Suet Online Now May 29, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Thank you beauty marlies hansi PJ and swant trekki belsent utswin Kirsty don Bernd L russell and lee petje and lena for my VT meet card, it was wonderful to receive it. Sorry if I could not read a lot of the names on the card to thank them.

    We are doing well, all packed up ready to move so France is closer now. Have had a couple of operations so am on the mend now and will be ready to party soon. Sorry I have been away from VT for such a long time, you have no idea how busy I have been, hope to catch up with you all as soon as possible.

    12 Replies 14 hours ago
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    So......Which Seat Do You Prefer?

    by ter1413 Online Now May 29, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    This has to have been asked/brought up before. But the following article made me ask:

    Which seat do you prefer on a longer flight....let's say 4++ hours. Some may call that a short flight(which I do), but let's use that as a benchmark.
    -Aisle
    -Window
    -Doesn't matter

    Me? Always the aisle. I prefer the "extra" legroom as I often stick my legs alongside(in the aisle) the seat in front of me when I know that we are not beings served, etc.

    I also never mind being the one being asked to get up so that my seat mates can use the restroom. I usually have a few drinks on my flights and like being able to get up whenever I want.

    And on much longer flights, being able to get up whenever and stretch is my preference...even when seat mates are sleeping. Also, getting up in the middle of the night for a snack/beer/restroom is key.

    I always make sure that I am able to select my seats online/by calling the airline directly or via online check-in.

    I have actually switched travel dates when I saw that aisle seats were not available.....just so that I would not have to be stuck in the "dreaded" middle or window seat.

    I know that there are some that go goth the flow and are not concerned where they sit. Just curious.

    Article:
    travelandleisure.com/article...

    23 Replies Yesterday
  • ger4444's Profile Photo

    Website for bikers.

    by ger4444 Online Now May 28, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    One week from now I ll be happy to do a lot of biking in Catalonya. I found a great site for tracks, trackscomposing, detailed info on your tracks, sharing and community if you like biking: http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/home.do

    Enjoy!

    5 Replies 58 minutes ago
  • Meaning of Dorius in Hindi

    by MajaHac Online Now May 28, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Hi! I have a question related to the Hindi meaning of the word Dorius. I have found the word itself and the connection with Hindi, but I cannot find its meaning. Could anybody pls help me? Greetings from Slovenia! Maja

     

    1 Reply May 29, 2015 at 4:04 AM
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    Is Slovenia worth a visit?

    by fneeb Online Now May 28, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    I'm planning on traveling to Central Europe again and I'm thinking of going to Slovenia. The pictures I've seen look nice and one travel review described Ljubljana as "the new Prague". I really love beautiful cityscapes and enjoy walking the streets of cities admiring beautiful architecture. As pictures and reviews can be deceiving I would like some honest opinion on whether Slovenian cities are actually really beautiful. Is Slovenia worth a visit? If so what cities should I visit?

    49 Replies 2 hours ago
  • Hotel del rey

    by Beatles10 Online Now May 27, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Does anyone have a picture of inside the room door that shows the deal red/ yellow Del Rey logo with the checkout information

    4 Replies May 29, 2015 at 1:42 AM
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    Guess what rain did to DFW Airport?

    by mccalpin Online Now May 26, 2015 at 6:40 AM

    You know we have had oodles of rain in Texas in May. Part of Houston had 8+ inches yesterday in 6 hours - even the meteorologists reporting it had trouble believing it.

    Up here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, the rain has opened a sinkhole next to a runway at DFW Airport, apparently close enough to cause the airport to close the runway while they figured it out/repaired it.

    So, while we are glad to have you come visit (bring umbrellas) or even change planes here, please don't be shocked if there are some minor delays today...see thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/...

    You're welcome, from Texas, the soggy state.

    33 Replies 13 hours ago
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    Deal breakers

    by Rixie Online Now May 25, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    I was checking out a bargain flight from California to Spain. It was a good price, so I was willing to put up with some inconveniences, like flying out of an airport that's not my favorite, having a 5-hour layover, and arriving in the middle of the night.

    But other things started to make me uneasy. They quoted their prices in both euros and dollars, but when I double-checked the dollar prices on two different online currency converters, the airline's price was wrong. And their website kept changing my phone number and resetting my year of birth to 1915. (Don't I look good for someone 100 years old??)

    The final straw, for me, was an additional fee of 50 euros for each checked bag. No deal, guys.

    Have you had "deal breakers" - in travel, jobs, or relationships?

    15 Replies May 28, 2015 at 6:52 PM
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    Trial by jury

    by Rixie Online Now May 25, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    I'm on call for jury duty this week. Today (Monday) is a holiday, and my group number wasn't called for Tuesday, but I'll have to check the court website on Tuesday night to see if I have to appear on Wednesday. I'll be "on call" all week, through Friday,, and then they can't call me for another two years.

    Do you have a jury system where you live? If so, how does it work? Have you ever served on a jury?

    If you don't have a jury system, how are criminal trials handled?

     

    61 Replies 13 hours ago
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    Bicycles for hire

    by GertD Online Now May 25, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    Do you know of a place in Nieuwpoort Belgium where bicycles can be hire on day-to-day basis and what the cost per day is? Thank you!

    1 Reply May 25, 2015 at 3:56 AM
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    LAST LOG IN DATE

    by Homanded Online Now May 24, 2015 at 6:10 AM

    Where did "Last Log-In Date" go on the individual member's pages?

    9 Replies May 25, 2015 at 5:17 AM
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    Where are these craters??

    by diosh Online Now May 24, 2015 at 3:18 AM

    I've posted in the Norway forum, but there are more of you around here, in Misc..so there might be a chance of someone knowing about this... On holiday in Norway, many years ago, we came across this area of numerous craters in the rock surface we were walking on... We had to tread very carefully to avoid falling down one! Our Norwegian hosts tripped across the area like mountain goats! My sister and I were terrified! They could have been on the island of Hvaler.. but I now can't remember..We were also in Oppdahl. Photo of me and sis peering down one in 1962!!

    4 Replies Yesterday
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    Spaniards or Spanish

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Online Now May 23, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Referring to the people of Spain Spaniards or Spanish? Which is correct?

    Like in Turkey ? Turks or Turkish ?

    as in England British or English ?

    Thailander or Thai ?

    Chinggis K

     

    37 Replies Yesterday
  • Pottery Studios in Madrid?

    by madridpotteryinquiry Online Now May 23, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    Hello!

    Would anyone know of any pottery studios in Madrid?
    Not pottery classes—just a place where I can buy clay, sculpt figurines and have them baked in a kiln? :)

  • mccalpin's Profile Photo

    Note To California from Texas

    by mccalpin Online Now May 22, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    We understand that you have misplaced your normal rainfall. We found it in our backyard in Texas. Please come and get it...

    Bill

    18 Replies May 28, 2015 at 8:37 AM
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    Reward miles/points - How/when do you use them

    by kathymof Online Now May 22, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    If you have credit cards that earn miles or are a member of reward programs, how do you go about using the miles/points? I will purchase a plane ticket if it is cheap enough that I don't want to waste valuable miles on it - miles that could be put to much better use on another trip.

    10 Replies May 26, 2015 at 7:41 AM
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    Similar to Google street view

    by sirgaw Online Now May 22, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Hi all,

    Just booked a trip to parts of China and my first ever organised tour as I may experience language difficulties there apart from major cities.

    I've always liked to pre-plan and part of that has always been peering at Google Earth and then into their street view. Seems Mr Google and his vehicles with all the cameras have not visited China.

    Does anyone know of a similar computer program where I can get street view in China please.

    Thanks in advance

    David

     

    25 Replies 3 hours ago
  • daarth's Profile Photo

    The Friday VT Pub

    by daarth Online Now May 21, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Friiiidaaaaayyyy! pub is open, and today's pubfact: "A “quidnunc” is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip."
    Sooooooo, are you a quidnunc?

    21 Replies May 30, 2015 at 12:05 AM
  • aussirose's Profile Photo

    Euro Meet 2015

    by aussirose Online Now May 21, 2015 at 3:35 AM

    So the big Euro Meet is about to kick off! How exciting!! :o)

    Kudos to Valentina and those that have worked so hard to organise it! An amazing amount of hard work is involved and you guys rock!! xx

    I just want to wish everyone a fantastic time! Jo104 is hosting me as a va along with a few other lovely vt members.... Goodonya Jo! You have your work cut out for you mate.... lol ;o)

    So.... If anyone wants to engage in some disruptive behaviour.... (well that's reserved for us VA's really)... then I want to be involved haha. Bring it on!! lol.

    My ppp, shows that I can down a Kwak in style. So who wants to challenge me to the big Belgium Kwak tasting?....
    haha. That should get you started..... pffft!!

    Cheers,
    Ann :o)

    28 Replies May 29, 2015 at 3:01 PM
  • Searching for a friend

    by Katsuya Online Now May 21, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    Hi everybody,
    My name is Katsuya and Im from Tokyo, Japan.
    I recently met a nice Malaysian person who came as tourist to Tokyo. I had a great time eith him and i want to reconnect with him.
    I only know his name, so im looking for an online phonebook of Malyasia to search him in it.

    Thanx

    7 Replies May 23, 2015 at 11:18 PM
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    Can you live without a partner?

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Online Now May 21, 2015 at 1:27 AM

    How would life be :( but today on the MSN nine news front page it says " The smarter the woman of today  she is the most likely they will stay single ?"

    Chinggis K

     

    23 Replies May 29, 2015 at 12:29 AM
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    CREDIT CARD INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR RENTAL CARS

    by Homanded Online Now May 20, 2015 at 5:36 AM

    WOOT! Found out and saved a ton of money on our upcoming trip.
    Credit card companies cover rental foreign car insurance as long as you use their credit card for 100% of the rental and it is under 31 days.
    All you have to do is call the credit card company and give them the list of countries you will be visiting to double check they cover - ours are.
    One requests a letter of authorization from the credit card company indicating their approval of insurance which you present to the rental agency (Sixt in our case).
    MOST IMPORTANT: DECLINE the rental agencies Collision and Liability waiver coverage! If you accept ANY type of insurance from the rental agency your credit card company insurance becomes null and void. This is the hardest part as the people at the rental agency use high pressure tactics to get you to sign up for their expensive insurance

    41 Replies May 25, 2015 at 8:29 PM
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    A giant hello to all VT members.

    by tropicrd Online Now May 20, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    Hello to you all, sorry I have not been as active on VT as I usually am but such a lot has happened to me so far this year.

    I went away to NSW to spend Christmas and New Year with my family and then house sat for friends in Newcastle for 2 months.
    Had an accident in my friends car ( my fault )
    My sister Raylene ( those who remember sending her your prayers many years ago ) She had been very ill for a long time and she passed away this month ( May 11th 2015 )
    My eldest daughter who had 2 operations for breast cancer was diagnosed with more tumours and I was a complete mess... she has had chemo and radiation treatment and they believe they have got it all ( thank goodness )
    My son has suffered with depression but is much better now ( thank goodness )

    Good news I am going to Thailand with a friend in October for 2 weeks .

    So hello to you all and big hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    26 Replies May 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM