International Cost of Living Comparisons The First Underwater Hotel Suite - All That Is Interesting Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe | Travel tip... Traveling abroad this summer? These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance. You don't need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression. If someone hears that you're trying to speak the language, they will give you their respect and help. From saying hello to asking how much something cost; knowing some important phrases will set you up for an amazing trip. Your pronunciation doesn't have to be perfect, all that matters is that your trying and that means a lot the locals. Here are some helpful phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe French, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch The Basics: Hello: bonjour (bohn-zhoor) Please: S'il vous plaît (see voo play) Thank you: merci (mehr-see) Goodbye: au revoir (oh reh-vwar) Where is the bathroom? Do you have a menu in English? How much is it? I’m lost, can you help me find ____? I would like: Je voudrais (zhuh voo-dray)
21 Images You Wont Believe Arent Photosphopped (Part 8) This is the latest edition of our most popular feature, in which we demonstrate that the truth is stranger than Photoshop. Here are more photos that will make every poster in the comment section scream "FAKE!" but are absolutely real. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6 and Part 7. And now ... #21. Via Buzzhunt.co.uk This looks like a bank of escalators seconds before they were buried under a lava flow, but it's actually one of about a hundred decorated subway stations under Stockholm, Sweden, where the natural bedrock ceiling has been painted. If nothing else, it has to make it a hell of a lot easier to figure out if you're at the right stop. Via Wikimedia Commons"Hmmm ... this has less magma than I remember." #20. Via Forbes Yes, that's a satellite photo, and yes, there really is a gigantic set of connecting canals spelling "HAMAD" in Abu Dhabi. #19. Via Making Of
Salaries, Salary, Bonuses and Paid Benefits - AOL Find a Job 16 Jobs That Pay Less Than You Think Being of great service to the world does not guarantee a big paycheck Some of the most well-respected professions - ones that require lots of schooling and bring great service to the world - don't pay nearly as much as you think. 3-Month Course Yields 5-Figure Job App Academy requires 80 to 100 hours per week, but promises payoff A new form of professional training makes it possible for those who have the inclination and work ethic to land higher-paying jobs. Walmart Worker: Why I Love My Job And Can't Fathom The Protests This week, thousands of Walmart associates are in Bentonville, Ark., to celebrate the annual shareholders' meeting.
The World s 18 Strangest Pools Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong The Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong has lavish amenities and the skyline to back it up. And the cherry on top is a set of three pools that sit atop its third-floor spa deck, overlooking Victoria Harbor. Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa Grindavik, Iceland Blue Lagoon is one of the most famous spots on an island known for its gorgeous and mystical geothermal features. San Alfonso Del Mar Chile The largest swimming pool in the world is more than 3000 feet long, with a deep end that descends 115 feet. Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Nevada The Golden Nugget casino’s pool may take top honors as the scariest of the strange pools; it gives you the feeling of swimming with the sharks, without actually swimming next to them. Rangali Island Maldives Ubud Hanging Gardens Bali, Indonesia At the Ubud Hanging Gardens in Bali, swimmers get two exotic choices: Overlook the valley from the swimming pool on high, or get into the thick of things in the lower pool among the terraced gardens.
Housesitting 101 - Hecktic Travels Not a week goes by that we don’t get quizzed on our current career as house sitters. Common questions are… You’re doing WHAT? How on earth? And my personal favourite… What website did you find that on? Well, not quite. We are on our third official house sitting job, having done two in Canada and now enjoying one in Honduras. The lifestyle that house sitting provides is perfect for us. Interested in embarking on this “career path”? There are several websites out there, but only four that we monitor and three that we currently subscribe to. Trustedhousesitters.com - $79/year - The functionality of the site is one of the best out there, and they have the most house-sits available of all the websites! Mindmyhouse.com – $20/year - This is the first website we signed up to, and got us our wonderful house sitting job in British Columbia. Housecarers.com – $50/year - The home owner here in Honduras saw our profile online and contacted us directly through this website. Caretaker.org – $29.95/year
Awesome pictures from around the world | Vivi The Mage - StumbleUpon Someone sent me these in a chain email, it was horribly formatted. I also do not know who made the comments, or how accurate they are. I take zero credit in the pictures, I just wanted to compile them nicely for all to see. The world’s highest chained carousel, located in Vienna, the height of 117 meters. Thor’s Well – “the gates of the dungeon.” Emerald Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano. Restaurant on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar.Depending on the tide the restaurant can be reached both on foot and by boat. Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed). Balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey. Dubai. And this is the view down These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland. The border between Belgium and the Netherlands in a cafe Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico rays migrate. In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing natural phenomenon. In the Chinese province of Shandong is a bridge across the Gulf of Jiaozhou. Day and night. Family photo Share!
Sex Parties | Sex Parties | New York City | NYC | Event Published November 16, 2005 Purely out of a selfless desire to get you downstairs, we've spent the last few months extensively investigating the underground sex party scene. After attending enough parties filled with sketchy 50-year-old swingers and underserviced Long Island housewives in Pennsylvania Hotel suites, we finally came upon a scene worth taking a look at. The organization is called "One Leg Up" and it offers three different levels of parties with increasing levels of intensity: the "side-dish" (for anyone) the "take-out" (couples and single women only) and the "eat-in" (an exclusive event for pre-screened couples and single women only). Our advice: Go straight for the top.The journey begins with an elaborate screening process. Once accepted, you can purchase tickets for the event. Once you arrive and provide the correct password, you change into a mandatory costume that complements the occasion's theme.
Around the World in 7 Lesser-Known Islands Want to add these islands to your RTW itinerary? Don’t know where to start? Sign up today for Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days and start receiving email lesson plans tomorrow – it’s free! If you’re a traveling family, sign up for the Family Edition of Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days. There is something about island retreats which keeps capturing the imagination of travelers across all ages and backgrounds. Some dream of long, palm-fringed sand expanses with ocean views stretching on into infinity, some of vibrant beach-side nightlight and entertainment, others of just escaping from the stress and responsibilities of the mainland, because let’s face it, island life always seems somehow more laid-back than anywhere else. We all have a number of islands which come to mind when we start dreaming of vacation; Hawaii, the Greek Islands, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Fiji, French Polynesia. Jeju Island – South Korea >> Look for hostels in South Korea Bocas del Toro archipelago – Panama Princes’ Islands – Turkey