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Finnair adds Havana, Goa, Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Plata for winter 2017–2018, increases frequencies to many Asian destinations

In line with its growth strategy, Finnair has announced that it is expanding for the winter 2017–2018 season with new scheduled flights.

Between 19 November 2017 and 18 March 2018, Finnair will fly a new scheduled weekly flight to… 332 more words


Horrific details emerge in the death of MLB pitcher Yordano Ventura, and his family is sickened

Yordano Ventura’s family is demanding an investigation into published reports that Ventura was alive after a car crash Monday, but that some heartless souls robbed him, didn’t call for help, and left him for dead. 419 more words

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I am invincible

2010: I was in a Royal Air Force helicopter, a Merlin Mk3 to be precise.

I was flying through Helmand province in Afghanistan, it was Operation HERRICK. 458 more words


Dominican Republic Customs and Immigration

Luperon, and maybe all of the Dominican Republic, but especially Luperon, has a bit of a reputation about bribes/made up fees/requested tips when dealing with the officials and clearing into and out of the country.  1,358 more words


Yordano Ventura: What Can You Say?

Just over a year ago, there was a parade through the streets of Kansas City. Riding in truck beds, the members of the Kansas City Royals waved and cheered along with a crowd as the vehicles weaved throughout the downtown blocks. 731 more words

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What’s on Our Nightstands: Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s “Undocumented”

I just received a copy of Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (2015). It is the account of Padilla Peralta and his “undocumented immigrant’s journey from a New York City homeless shelter to the top of his Princeton class.” Here is the description from Penguin Books: 382 more words


A beautiful day (with a stressful ending) in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - 2016

I’ve been bugging hubby for years now. Come on. Let’s do something. We need to get out of the routine. So, in the past two years, we’re started taking a trip once a year. 1,665 more words

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