The Coffee Adventure…

The Coffee Adventure...

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Second time around. I was sitting around the morning, bored waiting for things to happen. So I made this happen. An old camera, some coffee beans, a mug and a map and compass…Watch out Lara Croft I’m looking for an adventure..
Canon6D 50mm lens shot in natural window light..

Posted by kirby126 on 2017-03-19 15:51:01

Tagged: , Coffee , adventure , Canon6D , 50mm , beans , map , compass , pjl…images

Westbound Donner Pass Driving Timelapse March 6 2015

Marvel Years – Depend On
Michal Menert – Winter’s End

Is the Only 7-Star Hotel in the World For Real

While we may wonder what happened to 6-star hotels, how about 5-star hotels? There are many of these all over the world and of course a five star hotel is supposed to be of the highest quality in every area. There are many hotels in the world these days that are five star but in the last ten years or so the concept of 6-star hotels has emerged to show superior service, opulence, and attitude.

Some hotels have such absolutely exemplary service that they claim to be 6-star hotels as opposed to 5-star hotels. I heard a story of one traveler at a 5-star hotel in Indonesia who could not plug in their cell phone to the electrical outlet of their room. She went to the desk to ask if they could help them find a charger with the proper plug and was told yes, she could find one at a store right outside the hotel complex. This was not sufficient help for the traveler and she complained to her friends about supposed “5-star service.” Had she been at a 6-star hotel like the Crown Macau in Macau or the Oriental Bangkok in Thailand, if the claims of superior service by these hotels are to be believed, then she should have been told to wait and the staff would have delivered a new charger to her room for no cost.

This brings us to the only 7-star hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. It is the tallest operating hotel in the world, although an empty hotel in North Korea and the Rose Tower in Dubai (yet to open) are taller. It’s renown has prompted other 7-star projects still under development in places like India, China and Pakistan. It’s architecture renders it to look like a sail and was designed the best engineers in the world. If you walk in at three in the morning, you will be greeted personally, by name, and you can tell them you want a full meal of lobster in your room immediately and they will most certainly oblige you, for no extra cost. At the Burj, you get what you pay for and what you pay for is a seven star hotel. It may be marketing, but the opulence, grandness and humble, outstanding service at this palace of a hotel probably do deserve the moniker of 7-star hotel. Some call it a 6-star hotel but it is one step above even six stars. Add the location, beauty, features and stellar courtesy of this hotel and it should equal the best hotel in the world. At $1000 and up per night, it definitely should be.


Source by Jeremiah Iverson

Important Benefits of a Pet Carrier

A pet carrier for your little Chihuahua is a useful thing for your day to day activities the whole year round. Its use does not only benefit your pet but you as well. It provides your little chi the protection that she deserves and on your part, a worry-free mind.

Being considered as one of the fashion statements for pets, coats for dogs are available in different types, designs, sizes and colors. Finding one that best suits your taste and at the same times gives your pet comfort and extra protection is no longer difficult. It is important to have a the right sized carrier that will provide you a less stress especially when you travel with your Chihuahua.

Pink dog carrier for your little chi will give your pet these important benefits:

• Provides warmth and comfort.

• Keeps your pet safe when you need to move from one transport to another.

• Helps prevent getting chills and catching colds.

Here are the advantages that pet carriers offer to you as the owner:

• You can enjoy traveling with your pet without the need to worry about how to carry him around.

• These carriers keep your pet safe and sound with you around that is why your mind will be more at ease.

• Traveling will be easier with these carriers to help you carry your Chi.

• It is an enjoyable recreation to shop and dress your pet.

• Airlines will have no doubt or will not hesitate allowing you to carry your pet around as long as you have an airline approved carrier for dogs.

Basing from the above mentioned advantages, a pet carrier is a necessary apparel for your dog. With this in mind, while you are traveling with your pet you may also look into toy pet carriers. All these will provide you the much needed care for your pet, as well as, convenience on your part while your carrying them around while you travel.


Source by Praline Ramirez

2012 Adventure Photography Competition

2012 Adventure Photography Competition

Entry for the Frontier Adventure Photography Competition judged by Adventurer Dave Cornthwaite. Check out entry details here ( Closing date is 7th May 2012!!

Posted by Frontierofficial on 2012-05-01 09:58:49

Tagged: , adventure , competition

Time Lapse Window Painting for Travel & Tourism Week – Bryan College Station CVB

The first week of May is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week. This year it is being celebrated on May 4-10, 2015.

As part of #NTTW2015, the Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau went around the community asking people what travel meant to them. We took some of those comments and painted our window with them!

Scooter Mileage – How Far Can Your Scooter Travel Per Charge?

Scooters range in the mileage they can get depending on what type of scooter and the brand. You have electric scooters and gas powered scooters from many different companies. I am going to talk about the mileage and usage of the Razor Electric Scooters. There are a lot of different options with Razor electric scooters, like color speed, size, seat options, distance you can travel and more. In the Razor electric scooter line there are 3 main scooters and then variations of each. First you have the E100 series, next is the E200 and E200S, finally the E300 and E300S. All these scooters offer benefits to the rider that may be riding them. Some are better for beginner, some are better for those that want speed, and some are better for those that want comfort. Whatever the case may be there is a Razor electric scooter for pretty much anyone.

The E100 is the most simple of all the electric scooters from razor. It is the least expensive, lightest, comes in two colors, but does not have an option for a seat. The E100 comes in red and pink. It goes up to 10 mph and as far as the E100 mileage, its good. You can travel anywhere from 5 to 10 miles on one charge, often lasting up to 40 minutes of ride time. The mileage and speed is going to vary slightly depending on the weight and driving style of the operator.

The E200 is the second in Razors electric scooter line. The E200 gets a little bit better then the E100. First it has an option of a seat. That comes with the E200S. That way if you want to just cruise around you can sit down or stand up, whatever is most comfortable to you. The E200 travels up to 13 mph and can travel up to 10 miles per charge. The E200 can last up to 45 minutes per charge.

The E300 is the best electric scooter in the Razor line. The E300 also has a seat option available in the E300S. The E300 is the fastest and the best. It can travel more the 10 miles and up to 15 mph and more, with some riders, per charge. You can ride this scooter for nearly an hour per charge. Traveling 15 mph on a scooter is quite fast. Even though it may not seem like that is very fast, when you get the wind blowing in your face and your feet that close to the ground you may back off the throttle a little bit.

The Electric Razor Scooter line is top of the line and has options for everyone. If you are young or a beginner start with the E100 or E200. If you are looking for speed and distance the E300 is for you. If you would rather have the option of comfort and the ability to sit down then the E200S or the E300S are right for you. What ever the case may be these scooters are a blast to ride.


Source by Derek Cladek

Golfers in India Creating Waves

Golf the game of fitness that transcends age and sex was introduced in India by the end of 18th century. The exiting diversity of courses saw budding of numerous Indian Golfers along the length and breadth of India.

With the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, established in 1829, India became a destination for enthusiastic Indian golfers all across the globe. Since then the Indian golfers have conquered greater heights.

Golf is no longer the game of high class; it’s widely gaining popularity in developing countries like India. The Indian golfers are now provided with all the amenities that meet the international standards, from golf courses to the latest equipments.

Some Indian Golfers worth noting

A bunch of Indian golfers who made history with there splendid performance are:

  • Ali Sher, the first Indian to win the prestigious Indian open in 1993; he was also later awarded with Arjuna award.
  • Arjun Atwal the first Indian golfer to win a European tour. Arjun atwal is the first Indian golfer in European tour order of merit at 2002 catlex Singapore masters tournament. He won his second European tour for the Carlsberg Malaysian open in 2003. Arjun atwal has a total of 10 wins to this name.
  • Gourav Ghei first Indian to qualify for the prestigious British open. Gaurav made an impressive mark with the help of three Asian titles, the Gadgil Western Masters in Nov 1995, the Taiwan Masters in 2006 and in the Beijing Open 2007. In Beijing he won the inaugural Pine Valley Beijing Open golf tournament, by two shots struck against Australian Adam Blyth.
  • Jeev Milkha Singh is the highest ranked Indian golfer, he is also the winner of the Volvo china open. With the game reaching new heights, and finding deeper roots in Indian soil.
  • Joseph Chakola another eminent Indian golfer finished No1 twice in the Indian Amateur Tour. Joseph chakola is a promising name in the future of Indian golf.

The Indian golfers list also includes legendary cricketers like Kapil Dev who emerged as an Overall winner of the first annual CII Golf tournament at the Jaypee Greens course at Greater Noida near New Delhi and also displayed a stunning performance in the first round of The Siel PGA in New Delhi in November.

Kapil Dev became the best individual gross score in the Standard Chartered Group Invitational Golf Championship, played at the DLF Golf & Country Club.


Source by Latha T Lukose



A mass upload of old photos that seem to have never made it on here.

Posted by obsequies on 2017-02-09 23:58:42

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Three Good Hospitals in Baku

The Republic of Azerbaijan is one of the previous constituent republics that made up the United Soviet Socialist Republic or the USSR. The country is located in Transcaucasia, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. It has Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran, as its neighbors. Azerbaijan underwent a lot of political assaults and disputes. However, as of late, it has come out of its past and is gradually developing an independent economy, by banking on its oil and gas resources. The healthcare industry is not very well developed, but it has come a long way from the past.

The country has Baku as its capital city. Baku is a top tourist spot and draws huge numbers of visitors, from all corners of the world. The medical facilities are among the best available in all of Azerbaijan. There are both public hospitals as well as privately run clinics in Baku. The public hospitals house ample beds but suffer from lack of adequate practitioners or related staff. However, for basic treatment tourists can seek the aid of these public hospitals.

The private clinics are a better option for more specialized treatment and complications. These clinics along with few international hospitals offer up to date, quality treatment to their visitors. There are separate wards for accidents and emergencies as well. The doctors are well qualified. The hospitals have labs attached that give accurate test results. The nurses are well trained and extremely caring as well. The hospitals have a sufficient number of beds. However, patients are recommended to bring their own basic toiletries as Baku clinics often fall short in that area.

Language seems to be the main concern of foreign patients of Baku hospitals. As of late it has been observed that many Baku doctor are comfortable conversing with their patients in English. It is, however, always safe to get in touch with your respective embassies, in order to obtain a list of doctors who speak your language.

The most popular hospitals and clinics among tourists visiting Baku are Western Medical, Turkish-American Medical Centre, Oil Workers Hospital, Mediclub Centre, Mediclub Paedriatic, German Medical Hospital, and Central Clinical Hospital.

MediClub Centre:

More than a traditional Hospital, the MediClub Centre can be branded as a complete medical assistance organization. Tourists can receive excellent treatment at MediClub Centre. The doctors and staff are very conversant in English, the wards are clean and there are specialized departments to treat various types of illnesses. The food served at this center is of great quality and the help lines to the clinics are open round the clock. The ambulance service is very active and will be able to provide emergency transportation easily. The doctors and nurses take proper care to ensure the satisfaction of all of their patients. All that expats need to receive care from this center is a card that allows them to access the quality services on offer by the MediClub group.

German Medical Hospital:

Set up under German authority, the German Medical hospital is one of the leading medical service providers in Baku. The staff members are well qualified and trained in the western methods of medicine. The facilities are up to date as is the equipment which is state of art. Tourists may also come across staff who possess a working knowledge of English.

Turkish-American Medical Centre:

Dating back to 1998, the Turkish-American Medical Centre is one of the most modernized medical centers that caters to tourists and residents alike. The treatment methods, labs and facilities are all at the latest standards. The staff and doctors are committed and well qualified. The hospital has departments for almost all aspects of medicine and diseases.


Source by Kevin Delbert