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Nov 23rd 2011 11:35PM If you are in Guadalajara you can take the tequila express to Hacienda Heradera (spelling?). A fun day trip including a good lunch a free booze at an active tequila producing facility. Also it's a nice train trip (not many in Mexico) through the Jalisco countryside. Tequila is delicious and as varied in quality as whiskey - yum.
May 12th 2010 2:51AM Its not really in Vancouver its in Richmond (a Vancouver suburb). But I dont blame you for not knowing this. I had to go to 6 diff websites before I found out this information. For the record it in Aberdeen Mall. I guess I know where I am going this weekend.
Dec 8th 2009 1:56PM I am going to Ethiopia next Sept. Having read this I am even more excited about my coming trip.
Nov 28th 2008 1:01AM From my brief time in Cuba I would say that Cuban people make a distinction between the US government policies and the US people. I detected no negativity towards Americans while I was there. I think you would be welcomed if you visited Cuba (they dont stamp your passport so no tough questions to answer on the way home). I also think that Cubans are very proud of how self sufficient they are (and have been made by the US embargo and the collapse of the Soviet Union) and that may be the interpretation of the message you thought you were getting. Hurricanes Ike and Gustav devastated parts of the country and they probably could use all the help they could get at this point its a shame they would not let you help out.
Nov 25th 2008 1:48PM Having just got back from a week in Cuba I have to say its one of the safest "feeling" developing world countries I have ever been to. I spent a day wandering around Havana alone and felt far safer then days I have spent in Guatemala City or even Mexico City. American official attitude to Cuba is very confusing to me. With Fidel Castro gone and the government making moves to reform it seems to be time for a rapprochement.
Aug 25th 2008 11:19AM Life vests always seemed like a cruel joke. "In the event of a water landing" it would be the first time ever a jet had made a successful water landing in all the history or commercial aviation. I can think of only one attempted water landing that went spectacularly wrong (A hijacked plane off of the East coast of Africa) and in that case life vests were the least of the survivors problems. I dont know why any airline bothers with life vests except to salve nervous passengers they have no use.
On the other hand why dont carriers just charge realistic prices for tickets instead of this "nickel and dime" crap??????
Aug 22nd 2008 2:47AM This sounds a lot like a massage I got in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand (North East Thailand near the Loas border). After two hours I felt beat up from head to toe - even though I asked for the "soft" massage. It felt fantastic :). Look for places that cater to locals and not tourists and you will not go to far wrong. We asked a couple of local folks for recommendations. The price = about $18 inculding tip.
Aug 3rd 2008 1:40AM apart from the fact that the plot does not really sound anything like the British TV (which dealt with nuclear dumping or something like that - its been a while) this sounds good. I do wonder why they kept the name when they have not really seemed to keep the plot (al la The Postman - will never forgive Costner for ruining the source material on that).
May 3rd 2008 5:56PM Whatever this watch costs is pails in comparison to Felipe Massa's watch sponsor Richard Mille whose watches go for well into the 6 figure stratosphere and look bad ass as well.
Apr 28th 2008 10:41PM I am off to Mexico next week not to build houses but to help people see. My teammates and I will be checking people's eyes and dispensing glasses for two weeks and hope to see 20,000 + people in this clinic. www.givethegiftofsight.org. We work with the local health authorities and Lions clubs to make sure we see people who really need us. We take Dr's equipment with us to make sure everybody gets a proper eye exam. In past clinics I have seen numerous people who were functionally disabled by the lack of something as simple as a pair of glasses. I am sure we will be doing good as I am sure you will be by providing housing (I have seen the need for housing in Guatemala and know anything is appreciated). Good luck, its a good thing - at my Lenscrafters store we also find ways to help out the needy by giving glasses at home (its not enough to travel to do charitable work).