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Visas on arrival - tentative good news

I’ve just heard from two reliable local sources, one working in tourism and the other with the government, that according to the immigration department, a 3-month single-entry visa should be available on arrival at US$70 (as opposed to US$50 for the 30-day visa) starting today (28 Jan 2015). 47 more words

Addis Ababa

Stuff I Found on the Web this Week

The slow death of desktop is speeding up

According to Econsultancy and Marin Software mobile clicks have overtaken desktop for the first time. The same article also confirmed that search ads on tablets achieved the highest click through rate in Q4 2014 in the UK. 388 more words

At Least 22 Shells Fired From Israel Hit Southern Lebanon: Source by REUTERS


At least 22 shells fired from Israel hit open farmland in southern Lebanon close to the frontier, a Lebanese security source in the area said on Wednesday. 13 more words

Construction Management

Hezbollah Carried Out Deadly Attack on Israeli Convoy: Source by REUTERS


Lebanese Hezbollah militants killed and wounded a number of Israeli soldiers in a “big operation” on Wednesday targeting an Israeli military convoy in a frontier area, a Lebanese political source said. 11 more words

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An example of a mis-guided attitude to human relations

Change of country now.  We fly off to Saigon. arriving mid morning.  Saigon, of course, also known as Ho Chi Min City.

After yet another excellent lunch, we went to the war museum with displays of some of the effects of orange gas used by the USA against the Red army.   150 more words


Hoi An and the Mekong

On day 4 we left for the airport to fly to Hoi An.  Leaving the airport we stopped at a jade shop where I bought a couple of pieces of jade. 201 more words