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What you need to know before you apply for a cruise job A lot of people ask where to apply and how one would get a cruise job, and how it is like to work onboard a cruise ship. Most of these questions are too vague to answer - or the answers could fill an entire book. Here are some suggestions on how to get closer to your dream of working onboard a cruise ship: Research

Thomson Discount Code: £100 Off - Voucher Codes for 2017 Looking for a holiday with a difference but that won't burn a hole in your pocket? You're on the right track by booking online with Thomson Holidays! Visit the Caribbean by cruise or fly to the States and unveil Florida; with Thomson there are plenty of ways to delve deeper into the world and ensure that you always get the best price for exactly what you want. From all inclusive promo offers to limited time sale discounts - you'll be sure to find a holiday that'll give you everything you wish for and more. Last Minute Holidays with Thomson Foodmap: recipes as maps & networks FoodmapRecipes as maps, diagrams & networks Map your Recipe See where the fruits and vegetables in your recipe were first domesticated. Includes:Guesstimate the cuisineEtymological data.Example recipesData on current producers. Compare your Recipe

Russian millionaire details plans to re-establish Romanov empire on remote Pacific island A Russian millionaire is in advanced talks with the Kiribati government to lease three uninhabited islands and establish an alternative Russia and revive the monarchy. Russian Anton Bakov and his wife Maria are planning to re-establish the Romanov Empire on three remote islands in the south Pacific nation of Kiribati, and invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the impoverished island’s economy. The Russian monarchy was overthrown by the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 and Bakov, a businessman and former Russian MP, has devoted himself to reviving it – which over the years has included exploring options for a base in Montenegro and the Cook Islands. Bakov has now proposed leasing the uninhabited islands of Malden, Starbuck and Millennium to use as a base for his “alternative Russia”, as well as building infrastructure for tourists and businesses. Bakov’s son Mikhail first approached the Kiribati government in late 2015 with his father’s investment plan.

Share Your Silence John Cage’s 4'33" is a composition four minutes and thirty-three seconds in length, during which the performer—or performers—does not play a note. Often described as Cage’s "silent" piece, 4'33" was in fact meant to shift attention away from the performer, to the audience itself, and to the richness and variety of ambient sound. Reflecting years later on the 1952 debut performance, Cage wrote: "What they thought was silence, because they didn’t know how to listen, was full of accidental sounds." 'It's heartbreaking': Maltese mourn collapse of Azure Window arch As arches go, the Azure Window had celebrity status, featuring in films such as Clash of the Titans and The Count of Monte Cristo and serving as the backdrop to the Dothraki wedding scene in the television version of Game of Thrones. But now, the limestone arch, one of Malta’s most famous landmarks, is no more, having collapsed into the sea after a heavy storm. Jonnie Atha (@Jonathan_Atha)Gutted that the "Azure Window" on Gozo in Malta has collapsed in a storm.

20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students A couple of years ago I published a list of 21 online map creation tools. Since then some of those tools have gone offline and new tools have replaced them. Here's my updated list of online map creation tools for students and teachers. Wikia Maps is a map creation tool from Wikia. Wikia Maps has two map creation options. Sophie In North Korea The longer I think about what we saw and heard, the less sure I am about what any of it actually meant. Top Level Take-aways: Go to North Korea if you can. It is very, very strange. If it is January, disregard the above. It is very, very cold. 48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. The best hotel in the worst place, on the other hand, can be something of an oasis. Take the best hotels and put them in the best places, and you’ve got a private slice of the vacation you’ve always dreamed of.

These are the world’s most visited cities Which is the world’s most popular city to visit? According to Euromonitor’s latest global rankings, Hong Kong reigns supreme. Even with a slight drop in the number of international visitors it attracts, the Asian city is hard to beat. In 2015, Hong Kong recorded just under 27,000 arrivals. This is about a third more than second-in-line Bangkok, which achieved a growth of 10% in international visitors, and London in the UK, which was the third most popular city, with international traveller numbers growing by 7%. Image: Euromonitor 20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students A couple of years ago I published a list of 21 online map creation tools. Since then some of those tools have gone offline and new tools have replaced them. Here's my updated list of online map creation tools for students and teachers.

These are the world's most visited cities in 2016 London will be the second most visited city in 2016.Flickr/August Brill This week Mastercard released its Global Destination Cities Index, which provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world. Measured by the number of international overnight visitors, the study, now in its seventh year, predicts which countries will be the most visited in 2016. From the AsiaPacific region to Europe to the Middle East and Africa, here are the 20 cities set to see the most visitors this year:

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