July 2011

How to Get a Brazilian Visa in Buenos Aires

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Getting your Brazilian visa in Buenos Aires occupies a few hours of sightseeing time in the Argentine capital, but ensures you won’t get turned away at any Brazilian land or air borders for not having one.

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Cheap Flights: Tips and Tricks

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Search airline websites directly to find the best and most current flight deals. Avoid mainstream fare aggregators like Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity in favor of specialized ones that pull up a wider variety of fares or take advantage of youth or student status.

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Cats at night in Jerusalem

Homeless in Jerusalem – for a Night

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In spite of circumstances that proved increasingly unlucky, the primary truth I retain from my restless night in Israel is that the kindness of one stranger is more powerful than the collective disrespect of all the assholes around her.

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Access Facebook in China

Is All Social Media Blocked in China?

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Officially, you can’t access your Facebook or Twitter accounts, YouTube or most free blogging platforms from within China, but there are ways to work around this annoyance.

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Buenos Aires Street Scene

After The Fall

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As the American economy and psyche struggle to recover from our own collapse, I can’t help but wonder: Is today’s Argentina a preview of tomorrow’s United States?

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Indian Trains Made Simple

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Minimize your chances of encountering complications before and during train travel in India by learning how the Indian railway system works prior to departing your home country.

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Get Your Indian Tourist Visa

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Obtain an India visa at an Indian embassy or consulate in your home country or in any foreign city you visit prior to India that has an Indian embassy or consulate.

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