3. Grab a gyro from Jimmy’s GyrosThis is an absolute Mykonos must and your taste buds will thank you for it. Jimmy’s Gyros are legendary and also good value. Open late night, a delicious Greek eating experience awaits here. Got dreams of the Med on your mind? The Greek island of Mykonos might just be the ticket. Video by Panoverino 4. Dinner in Little VeniceNamed after the popular Italian city with countless canals, Little Venice is a picturesque part of town that hangs over the sea. As the sun sets in Little Venice, the light shines off the buildings and bounces along the water, making it the perfect spot for a romantic night with your special someone. 10. Take a selfie with Pétros the PelicanThis is one tough old bird. After being left by his migrating flock in the 1950s, he was nursed back to health by fishermen. He became the mascot of Mykonos, and after his passing the legacy of Petros has lived on – there are now three pelicans who have made Mykonos harbour their home. Whether you’re travelling on a solo adventure, jetting off with your bestie for a week of fun in the sun, backpacking around Europe, or injecting some culture in to your family holiday, Mykonos is the place to go, says blogger The Blonde Abroad. You’ll be glowing after a few days lounging about on the glorious sand at Paraga Beach. Soak up the sun and take a dip in the crystal clear water. Plus, it’s the perfect photo opp to pretend you are walking on water. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 2. Stroll around Mykonos TownBeautiful white buildings and bright blue doors; Mykonos Town delivers all these iconic images of the Greek Islands and more. Lose yourself in the winding alleys, stop to smile at one of the many Greek cats and make your way to the seaside. The Blonde Abroad, Kiersten Rich, is an award-winning solo female travel & lifestyle blog featuring travel tips, fashion, festivals and photography from around the world.Find the perfect hotel in Mykonos with Skyscanner’s hotel search 7. Explore the island on a scooterGive your walking legs a rest and explore the island on a scooter for a fun and quick way to get around. Rent one and let winding roads guide you to some incredible beaches and towns. Postcard from Mykonos Greece from PanoVerino on Vimeo. 6. Visit the Armenistis LighthouseIf you’re up for a hike to see some spectacular scenery, then put your walking shoes on for this one. The roads for the drive up are a little unsteady and rough, but that’s part of the adventure. The charm of the lighthouse with the shining blue sky behind it and endless ocean views are worth the journey. 1. Work on your tan at Paraga Beach 8. The Windmills (Kato Myli)The Mykonos windmills are probably the island’s most iconic feature. Built in the 16th century to grind grain, the windmills stand today as one of the most photographed sites overlooking Little Venice. 9. Watch the sunset with a cocktail at The BelvedereThe Belvedere is one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in Mykonos. While a stay might be outside of your budget, be sure to stop in for a sunset cocktail at the very least. Beverage in hand, good company and a picturesque view overlooking all of Mykonos – it’s a must. 5. Party until sunriseThere’s no shortage of nightlife in Mykonos, so make sure you pack your stilettos. After a day exploring the island, head out to one of the bars or nightclubs, like Paradise Club. Pace yourself with the drinks, enjoy every moment, and get ready to watch the sun rise after an awesome night. RelatedThe best Greek islands to visit for every holiday typeIn partnership with Visit Greece Which Greek islands are the best to visit? All of them? Joking aside, that’s a bit of an impossible question to answer. With 6000 islands to choose from – only 227 of which are inhabited – there’s enough secluded beaches, ancient history, simply epic food,…A complete guide to 20 beautiful Greek islandsNeed help choosing the best Greek islands for couples, family holidays, week-long parties or chilling out on the beach? We got you covered – here’s our guide to the most beautiful Greek islands and how to get there.A year-round Greek island holiday guide – where to go and whenIn partnership with Visit Greece You might think of the Greek islands as a summer destination. But thanks to a mild climate, laid back lifestyle and natural wonders, it’s worth a visit no matter the month. You can find peace in a balmy January on an island near Athens, or…
Downers Grove, IL – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineThe authentic African experience is as diverse as the continent’s landscapes, wildlife, culture and people. Which countries to visit? When to go? Where to stay? Whether planning a first-time African adventure or the fifth, the decision can be difficult, if not overwhelming. Abercrombie & Kent has made it easier to personalize the safari of your dreams with a comprehensive new destination guide to Africa 2011 that features 14 small group escorted journeys, 8 private itineraries and an expanded portfolio of 16 extensions that explore east, west and southern Africa.Is your style a Wildlife Discovery program with eco-friendly lodges and camps? Or a classic Hemingway-style safari featuring exclusive mobile-tented camps? Time-savings Wings programs combine mobile-tented camps with permanent-tented camps. Customize any itinerary with an extension. Start with a 10-day Serengeti safari (Tanzania Wildlife Discovery, from $5,650) or 11 days in South Africa (Southern Africa Revealed, from $6,110). Interested in experiencing remote Africa? Add on the Selous, Africa¹s largest protected wildlife area. Want more adventure? Gorilla tracking in Rwanda will deliver. Don¹t want to miss Africa¹s other natural wonder? Add on a Victoria Falls extension. Are elephants your thing? Get up and close on an elephant-back safari at Camp Jabulani.“We have completely redesigned our Africa brochure to make it a go-to planning resource for travel agents with itineraries that can be personalized to reflect a client¹s interests. To more clearly differentiate travel experiences, each itinerary is color-coded by Tour Type and the group size on Connoisseurs programs has been reduced to a maximum of 16 guests, explains Scott Wiseman, president of Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC. “We’ve also added an in-depth guide that describes the A&K safari experience, from illustrating the differences between tour types, to providing an introduction to the Big 5, and a typical day on safari.”Abercrombie & Kent’s small group escorted departures for 2011 are guaranteed to operate with a Tour Director. Book with confidence knowing that the trip will operate as scheduled — at the best price available — with A&K¹s Price Assurance Guarantee (if the eligible journey is ever offered at a lower price, A&K will refund the difference).DISCOVERY SERIES: An expert Tour Director with a maximum of 12-24 guests, scenic and ideally-located hotels, lodges and camps, with escorted sightseeing to introduce each destination.IDEAL FOR CUSTOMIZATION: Kenya Wildlife Discovery ¬ Explore this land of lion and reticulated giraffe, acacia forests and vast, open plains on scenic drives and time-saving flights. Experience both safari lodges and a tented camp. Pay a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Sweetwaters, the only place in Kenya to see these primates. Ten days from $5,440.CONNOISSEURS SERIES: An expert Tour Director with no more than 12-16 guests, luxurious lodges and camps, and insider access experiences not available to most travelers.NEW ROUTING: WINGS OVER KENYA ¬ Immerse yourself in three diverse and distinct regions: Amboseli National Park, the Laikipia Plateau and the Masai Mara. Fly between permanent tented camps and an A&K mobile camp in Laikipia, where you can experience night game drives and game viewing by horseback. End your adventure at Sanctuary Olonana, a Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice. Eleven days from $8,775.NEW ROUTING: WINGS OVER BOTSWANA ¬ Limited to just 14 guests. Experience pristine parks and reserves from three very different perspectives: open 4WD vehicles, walking with a trio of orphaned elephants and a motor boat on the river. Sleep in a luxurious tree house and gaze in wonder at the rainbows and cascades on both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of Victoria Falls. Twelve days from $8,915.SIGNATURE SERIES ¬ Recommended itineraries with local guides, pre-planned and pre-priced for immediate confirmation. Ideal for two to four people.NEW FOR 2011: Signature Ethiopia ¬ Explore some of the world’s most stunning vantage points, from the jagged Simien Mountains to the rainbow-frocked Blue Nile Falls. Rich with ancient history, this lush land gives way to cave churches, soaring cathedrals and the locale where the Biblical Ark of the Covenant is said to be kept. Partake in one of Ethiopia¹s longest-standing traditions Šan authentic coffee ceremony. Visit a former Beta Israel village, where you meet with some of the remaining Ethiopian Jews. Twelve days from $5,495.NEW FOR 2011: Signature Namibia ¬ Desert flora and fauna punctuate the starkly beautiful, towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei, which you explore by ATV. Damaraland reveals rare black rhino and desert elephant wandering amongst colorful geological formations, with ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein. Day and night game drives in a private reserve bordering Etosha National Park. Ten days from $5,475.TAILOR MADE: Customized to client requirements by our destination experts.NEW FOR 2011: Untamed Uganda ¬ Experience forested shores filled with tropical birds; quality time with rare mountain gorilla and chimpanzee; and lion that climb trees. Stay at remote, but comfortable camps that feel like extensions of their lush surroundings.NEW FOR 2011: South Africa ¬ Wonders of Wine & Wilderness ¬ Stand in awe at the views from Table Mountain and Cape Point. Sample wine with chocolate, cheese and olives in the Cape Winelands. Embark on a safari adventure in a private game reserve.NEW FOR 2011: East & Southern Africa ¬ The Grand Safari ¬ Experience Africa¹s diverse landscapes and varied wildlife on game drives and bush walks on the Laikipia Plateau, in the Masai Mara and in South Luangwa National Park.These Tailor Made safaris hearken back to days past when intrepid adventurers such as Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway relied on private guides to create a safari program and escort them through the bush from start to finish. A&K¹s Private Label Guides recreate that peerless service experience, working from day one in planning the safari down to the last detail, then accompanying you every step of the way once in the wild.www.abercrombiekent.com
ALBUQUERQUE,NM — Eclipse Aviation announced that Judge Mary Walrath of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the sale of its assets for a combination of cash, equity and debt under Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code to EclipseJet Aviation International, Inc.EclipseJet’s bid of $28 million in cash, plus promissory notes and equity for the assets of Eclipse Aviation was verbally approved by the judge. Eclipse and EclipseJet will begin working toward the prompt closing of the final sales transaction. In the meantime, Eclipse expects to continue its current operations through the closing date.EclipseJet is an affiliate of ETIRC Aviation, Eclipse’s largest shareholder, and a principal driver of the very light jet (VLJ) industry in Europe. ETIRC Aviation’s Chairman, Roel Pieper, became the acting CEO of Eclipse in July 2008 and has served as Eclipse’s Chairman since January 2008.www.eclipseaviation.com
San Carlos, C – Private aviation company XOJET, which combines private jet ownership, leasing and on-demand travel, announced it has reduced the fuel surcharge for on-demand flights by 9%. The reduction will save clients approximately $1,000 on the cost of a round trip transcontinental flight, according to the company.“XOJET has done something that is essentially unprecedented: lowering a fuel charge after it’s been implemented,” said Adam Komack, chief marketing officer for XOJET. “For us, the decision is simple. A surcharge is a necessity to offset costs that are out of our control; it should never be confused with a revenue stream or a means of nickel and diming clients. If the price of oil goes down, the surcharge should be reduced as well.”
by The Associated Press Posted Nov 29, 2017 3:25 am PDT Last Updated Nov 29, 2017 at 4:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Artifacts from King Tut’s tomb set for international tour LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Artifacts from King Tut’s tomb are going on tour next year to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Egyptian pharaoh’s resting place.The California Science Center says the exhibit, “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” will be on view at the Los Angeles museum for 10 months before heading to Europe in January 2019 as part of a 10-city international tour.The museum says the exhibition represents the largest collection of artifacts and gold from Tutankhamun’s tomb ever to go on public display outside of Egypt. It says 40 per cent of the items are leaving Egypt for the first and last time before going on permanent display at a new museum being built near the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.King Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922, more than 3,000 years after his death.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, watch children playing football at a school in the town of Asni, in the Atlas mountains, Morocco. Buckingham Palace said Monday May 6, 2019, that Prince Harry’s wife Meghan has gone into labor with their first child. (Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool via AP, File) The Latest: Prince Harry and Meghan have healthy baby boy by The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2019 6:46 am PDT LONDON — The Latest on the newest royal baby in Britain (all times local):2:45 p.m.Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are the proud parents of a new baby boy.The baby, who has not yet been named, is seventh in line for the British throne and is Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild.It is the first child for Harry and Meghan, who married a year ago. Harry spoke before cameras on Monday afternoon.The duchess is a 37-year-old retired American actress formerly known as Meghan Markle. The 34-year-old prince is the son of Prince Charles — next in line for the throne — and Princess Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.Harry has long spoken of his desire to start a family.___Prince Harry’s wife Meghan went into labour early Monday with their first child, Buckingham Palace said.Palace officials didn’t immediately say where Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is giving birth. She was formerly known as Meghan Markle and was a TV star before retiring from acting to marry Harry.Officials said the prince was by Meghan’s side. No other details were released.The couple has said they didn’t find out the baby’s sex in advance.The infant will be seventh in line to the British throne and Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild. Harry is the younger son of Prince Charles, the next in line to the throne, and the late Princess Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.The child will be eligible for dual British-U.S. citizenship if Meghan and Harry want to go through the application process.Harry and Meghan married at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle a year ago this month. In April, they moved from a house on the London grounds of Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage, which is near Windsor Castle, where they held their gala, VIP-studded wedding reception.Journalists and well-wishers have camped out for days in Windsor, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) west of London, awaiting the baby’s arrival. Kensington Palace has said the new parents don’t plan to pose for a photograph or appear in public with their baby for several days so they can celebrate privately.Meghan, a California native, had a starring role on the American TV series “Suits.” She had a previous marriage that ended in divorce and has strong feminist views. As the daughter of a black mother and a white father, she says she identifies as biracial.Harry, who has said he wanted to protect his wife from intrusive media coverage, and Meghan have said they plan to keep many of the details of the birth private.___Read all Associated Press coverage of the latest royal baby at https://www.apnews.com/RoyalBabyThe Associated Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Author Anthony De Sa poses for a photograph after talking about his new book “Children of The Moon,” in Toronto, Friday, April 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette TORONTO — Before they came to Toronto, they went to war in Africa.Anthony De Sa’s uncles fought in the Portuguese army to quell nationalist forces in Angola, Guinea and Mozambique through the 1960s and 1970s.But some brought scars from the battlefield with them when they emigrated to Canada, showing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.These struggles were only acknowledged in whispered conversations among his aunts, one of whom once confided in De Sa that not a week went by without her husband waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, lashing out.When De Sa prodded his uncles about their time at war, his queries were met with resistance or deflection, and several took their memories to the grave. So, the acclaimed author decided to find his own answers in writing “Children of the Moon,” published by Doubleday Canada this week.It was a mission that sent the Toronto teacher-librarian across the globe, marking a departure from his previous works rooted in the Portuguese-Canadian experience, including his debut short-story collection, “Barnacle Love,” which was shortlisted for the 2008 Giller Prize, and 2013’s “Kicking the Sky.”“There are times where you write what you know,” said De Sa, 52. “For this one, it’s really about writing about what I wanted to understand.”“Children of the Moon” is told from a trio of interlocking perspectives, each character bearing a connection to De Sa’s own story.There is Ezequiel, inspired by one of De Sa’s uncles, a Toronto recluse who in the throes of dementia revisits the violence he endured and perpetrated as a child soldier in Portugal-controlled Mozambique.Amid this colonial conflict, a young Ezequiel crosses paths with Po, a Maasai woman with albinism, a genetic condition affecting the colour of the skin, hair and eyes that in Africa can carry life-threatening stigma rooted in superstitions that those who have it possess magical qualities.The author acknowledges he has a personal stake in the plight of people with albinism. Late in life, De Sa said he learned of a relative with albinism who had been “mystified” and relegated to the periphery of his family.“It struck me that that sense of otherness that is created either by the individual or the people closest to them is something all writers really write about,” said De Sa.In trying to capture that “otherness,” De Sa found common cause with the novel’s third narrator, Serafim, a Brazilian journalist who struggles to shed his outsider’s gaze to faithfully tell Po’s story.“There was some moral ambiguity,” De Sa said. “But the more I spoke to people, the more I was invited in, the more I felt compelled to tell this story as honestly as I could.”This sense of duty drove the mild-mannered father of three to venture into parts of Mozambique normally off-limits to visitors.De Sa brokered a deal to get into the Grande Hotel in the coastal city of Beira, once considered one of Africa’s premiere luxury destinations and now a so-called vertical slum for thousands of squatters.He had less success reaching the peak of Mount Gorongosa, one of the novel’s key settings, having shrugged off the warnings of Canadian travel officials to find that no amount of cash could convince nearby villagers to guide him through what some had deemed “the ghost road” due to the high number of disappearances in the area.But as he excavated his family’s buried traumas, he didn’t expect to come back with his own.“I felt like I had been torn apart by something,” said De Sa.“What’s tough is writing about it and trying to be really honest about it, and then trying to make sense of it all, and coming out of it OK.”The deeper De Sa immersed himself into the painful subtext of his family’s involvement in the colonial wars, the more out of sync he felt with his life in Toronto.“It just shifts your whole understanding of the world, and your place in it,” he said, his voice growing quieter. “I became angry. I became disconnected from my family.”Having witnessed the devastating aftermath of war, De Sa sought help as he worked to transition back into his Toronto life, so he could be there for his wife and children.But even with “Children of the Moon” on the shelves, De Sa said he’ll never fully shut the book on this story.“You’re asked to relive it over and over again – when people are intrigued, when people ask questions, when people share their stories and how it moved them,” he said. “It’s an artifact that lives and breathes.”Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Anthony De Sa mines family trauma from colonial war in ‘Children of the Moon’ by Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2019 9:23 am PDT
December 17, 1999Both ceramic and bronze SoleriBells are manufactured daily on site at Arcosanti, at the CeramicsApse, and at the FoundryApse. Individual artisans have the opportunity to each bell withtheir own designs, in sympathy with Soleri’s compositional standards. Photo andtext by Benjamin Ericson.
October 13, 2005 Colly Soleri Music Center welcomes back HUMAN NATURE Dance Theater. This is the 11th year that this group from Flagstaff, AZ comes for a 7-day workshop. Morning, afternoon and evening practice and performances accumulate in a public performance on Saturday evening, October 15. 2005. The performance this year, TOUCH AND GO takes a humorous yet sensitive look at how we relate to each other. How do we touch each other? What is taboo? What connects us? It addresses intimacy, attraction, sexuality, aggression, tenderness andloss. The show is challenging, bold and full of questions. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm and the performance starts at 7:30 pm. Arcosanti Chef Eleanor Gillis Menu for this event is: Roasted Eggplant Coconut Soup, Mixed Green Salad with Sweet Pecans, Blue Cheese, Pears and Arcosanti Peach Vinaigrette Dressing, Crispy Polenta Rounds, Green Beans with Mustard-Dill Sauce, Butternut Squash with Creamy Leeks, Pork stewed with Fruit and Port and Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce. For more information on please click Human Nature Performance. [Photo & Text: sa]