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Photo of the Day Monday 30th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…”  History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. ”

Today’s photo comes from Morocco and the city of Fez.   Deep in the medina or old town you will find this famous area of dye pots.  In the first pots the skins are soaked to remove the hair using a lime solution, then the skins are degreased, desalted and are soaked in water before being tanned using a mixture of tannins, urine and dung.   As you can guess, the smell around these places is far from pleasant, especially on a hot Morccan summer day !!

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Photo of the Day Saturday 28th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell

Thought for the day…..”   Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.”

The story of the cycle delivery goes on, with DB Schenker proving to be really unhelpful, not to mention stupid.  They still refuse to deliver it to the address in Sweden (even though it was sent ‘Door to Door” and because I have not collected it from them, say that they are going to send it back to Germany.   So instead of delivering it the last few kilometres, using one of their many delivery vans, then they are going to send it all the way back to Germany, again using their vans.   Talk about stupid.   So I will not be using DB Schenker again.

Back to New Zealand for the photo today and a picture of an AirNZ Beech 1900 aircraft at Wanaka airport.  This type of aircraft is used on the routes to smaller towns and cities in New Zealand, carrying 19 passengers and cruising at around 520 kmh.  The flight from Wanaka back to Christchurch will take about 55 minutes.

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Photo of the Day Friday 27th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…”  Faith makes life possible. Hope makes life workable. Love makes life beautiful.”

I have just read an interesting story on the net about a Cuban born man who was trapped onboard the Helsinki to St. Petersburg ferry for 47 days.   He was forced to sail to and fro because his Schengen visa had expired and the Russian immigration would not let him in initially.  Just like the film “The Terminal’  he was stuck between countries.    If you have travelled on that ferry, then you will know that even 1 day onboard would be enough !!!

Off to Japan for the photo today and to the castle at Matsumoto, not far from Nagano.  Built in 1592, although it has been rebuilt since then, luckily the Japanese decided to preserve this castle instead of redeveloping it.    Japan, with a population of about 127 million, has the longest life expectancy in the world and the lowest homicide and attempted homicide rates in the world.

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Photo of the Day Thursday 26th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell

Thought for the day…”  Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain  “

Down to southern Africa for the photo and to the small, independant country of Lesotho, which is completely surrounded by South Africa.  About 2 million people live in this country, whose currency is called the Loti.  Approximately 1/3 of the population is affected by AIDS, although the bad economic situation, high unemployment and the weak currency are also big problems here.  All of the country lies above 1000m.   This photo shows a quiet rural scene, with not much happening apart from the usual waiting around.

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Photo of the Day Wednesday 25th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.

Thought for the day…”  One moment of patience may ward off great disaster.  One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.  ”

The photo today comes from the Swedish capital of Stockholm, and shows the cruise liner Queen Victoria about to depart.  Due to its length, it had to reverse a fair way before it could turn and head out through the Stockholm archipeligo.  13 bars, 7 restaurants and three swimming pools onboard this 90 000 ship.  At maximum speed, it uses 12 tons of fuel an hour.

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Photo of the Day Tuesday 24th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day….”  When dreaming of the future, don’t let the present slip by.”

Pakistan again for the photo today, and to a typical Pakistani scene, the colourful local buses.    Pakistan has a population of about 177 million, and more than 60 different languages are spoken (Urdu being the main language).  Many of the buses have separate enclosed areas only for women,  and often separate entrances for men and women.   The local bus stations are great for getting colourful and unusual photos, as each bus is decorated differently.  The drivers are prowd to show off their buses too.

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Photo of the Day Monday 23rd July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day…..”  When dreaming of the future, don’t let the present slip by. ”

Far out into the Pacific Ocean for the photo today and 2400km north east of New Zealand, to the Pacific nation of Nuie.  Interestingly, over 90% of the population of Nuie live in New Zealand, which has the only regular air link to the island once a week.  It was the first country in the world to provide free wifi to the country.  Foreign aid from New Zealand, and money sent back by locals working abroad are the main sources of income.   Sadly, the island has few good sandy beaches, so is not on the tourist radar.

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Photo of the Day Sunday 22nd July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day…..” Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”

I am still battling with DBSchenker/GLS to have my new cycle delivered.   Some of the people working there should really not be working in anything that involves dealing with customers.  The way that things are going, then it is going to end up in court.  Not hard I would have thought to deliver a cycle to correct address, but apparently it is.   So DB Schenker are now on the off list too.

Hong Kong for the photo today and a shot of the streets by night.   7 million people live in this small area, making it one of the most densely populated areas in the world.  Surprisingly, it has the second longest life expectancy in the world.   Probably it is at its most crowded during Golden Week, the first week in October, when the city is really packed.   A good stopover though.

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Photo of the Day Saturday 21st July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell

Thought for the day….”  Diapers and politicians should be changed often, and both for the same reasons”

Off to South America and to southern Chile for the photo today, and a photo of one of Chile’s more active volcanoes, Villarica.  This volcano has an active lava lake inside its crater, which rises to over 2800m.  1971 was the last big eruption here, although there are frequent minor eruptions.

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Photo of the Day Friday 20th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day….”Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are  XL. “

I am not surprised that so many companies are going out of business.  I am now trying to get 2 parcels delivered by GLS/DB Schenker, and if their so called customer service is anything to go by, then they are not going to be in business very long.  Hopeless and VERY frustrating, and people who clearly do not want to sort delivery delay problems out.

Off to China today fir the photo, and to the far western city of Kashgar, which is not far from the border with Tajikstan.   About 350 000 people live in the city.  Despite being in China, there are many mosques here, as well as a large Sunday market.

Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell, and not missing the managers there at all.

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