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Will drive your vehicle - Near Fargo ND to San Diego CA or close community-

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 23:16
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I am willing to drive your vehicle from a location close to Fargo, ND to San Diego or close community to San Diego. You pay for gas, meals and hotel. I am 60 years old with a great driving record. Contact me at 701-740-912 or my email address cp.products4u@gmail.com this is my business email address. I own a small home based business.

Will drive your vehicle - Fargo ND to San Diego CA -

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 23:06
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Looking to drive your vehicle from Fargo ND to San Diego CA or new San Diego. My plans are flexible. 

H&S Travels &Tours

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:56
Forums:  H&S Travels & Tours   www.2mycountry.com     One of today’s most important industries is air travel, and this is something we have dedicated ourselves to improving. For many, we know the process of traveling worldwide can be difficult and confusing, so we sought to remedy this. We wanted to establish a trustful and helpful company that would allow us to ease the many difficulties there can be when booking flights.   H & S first came to be in 2004 in Jersey City (N.J) by one of the founders having over twelve expert years of experience in the Travel and Airline industry. Since then we are proud to have grown as a team of dedicated and hardworking men and women.   We consider ourselves fortunate to have been a part of loyal customers travels for 11 years now, and are proud partners with over 200 airlines throughout the globe. There are few things we enjoy more than being able to send people to their destinations in comfort, class and ease. We have worked for over a decade to offer clients and customers more than a million discounted domestic and international flights, and although we find seats of a wide variety, we like to consider ourselves specialists in business class and last minute tickets.   Something else we realized when building our team was that too many people today need their tickets almost instantly, and doing so without help can lead to mistakes. We knew we could design a business that took the difficulty out of both booking and flying, and so we set about building 2mycountry.   We took this promise to help others, and we turned it into a set of values that guide our entire team today.   Using those values we have come to serve millions of customers globally, and provide them with the absolute best of care. We solidified 65 consolidator contracts with airlines, letting us give customers the best possible discounted rates on Coach, Business and First Class.   Through our tried and true methods we provide customers with instantaneous bookings and email confirmations. We are able to find what they need so quickly because of our incomparable system that searches over 450 databases to find the very best published or private fares.   Not only can we prepare your flight for you, but our online website also has a wide variety of tools to help make your travels the best they can possibly be. From insurance, to details about passports, to hotels and currencies, all the way to the weather, we can provide you with the means to travel smoothly and safely!   We are grateful to be a part of so many loyal customers travels, and we cannot wait to help you!   A warmhearted thanks, The 2mycountry and H & S team

Keeping your children safe when travelling abroad

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 03:29
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Personal GPS tracker devices are particularly ideal for international travel. Traveling with multiple children in strange areas can be a high anxiety. A tiny personal gps tracking device in your child's pocket gives you peace of mind. You'll be able to track your kids location 7/24 from any pc, tablet or smartphone. 

Cheap Air Tickets - 2mycountry.com

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 18:18
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H&s Travels and Tours

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Keeping your satisfaction at priority, H&S Travel & Tours Inc provides the best deals on all corporate travellers. Travelling for corporate purposes is a frequent one.

 

Mexico's Day of the Dead - A Oaxaca Celebration

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 16:46


We spent a lot of time in this Oaxaca cemetery.


An altar for the dead created for Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca.


A family altar for the dead is decorated for Dia de los Muertos.


I was able to shop for offerings and put them on several altars, too.


I am standing in front of one of the tombs in a Oaxaca cemetery.


Flowers adorn this shrine to deceased loved ones.


Each of the photogenic tombs is ornately decorated by family members.


One of the crowded Oaxaca cemeteries has so many tombs.


The Central Market is a great place for souvenirs.


The beautiful Cathedral of Oaxaca is the center of town.


Central Market sells produce, cemetery ornaments and toys among other things.

If you thought that in the States we had something pretty crazy with Halloween, wait until you spend Dia de los Muertos, the annual three-day holiday of October 31, November 1 and November 2, in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Yes, like Halloween all over America, there are some kids dressed in costume, trick-or-treating for pennies. And, like in San Francisco and New York, there are parades down the street as well. But the comparison ends there and to think it’s the same would be missing the point.

The thriving cultural center of Oaxaca is famous for its many indigenous peoples, the handcrafts they produce, and all traditional celebrations such as Noche de Rabanos around Christmas time, and Guelaguetza, a festival of the corn harvest held in July.

The focus of this particular Mexican national holiday is the Celebration of The Dead, and being there is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Celebrating The Dead in Style

The goal, which is to remember the Dead and respect them, is achieved by spending the better part of two days in the local cemeteries, bringing to the graves flowers, favorite foods, pictures and tens of other offerings -- even a Mariachi band -- and sometimes to make paths of flower petals and lit candles that lead right to their graves in case the family ancestors have lost their way.

Altars that represent “heaven” are built, with everyone taking part in their construction. Teenagers from the local art schools cut, paint, and paste all day, building backgrounds for the very elaborate altar stands commissioned by individual families. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1389984845773-0'); });

October 31: The Eve of the Dead

The first day of the celebrations, the eve of The Day of The Dead, is spent in preparations. First thing in the morning, people go to the huge Oaxaca central market, where we went and where all Oaxacans go, called the Mercado de Abastos. This is where thousands of yellow marigolds and other flowers, nuts, fruits, chocolate balls and all kinds of skulls and skeletons, some home made and some made in China, are sold.

Our group of travelers, part of a cultural tour, had committed to building an altar along the patio wall of the Pantheon General de San Miguel Cemetery where our guide, Diego Cruz, had secured a good spot. After we left the market, off we went to the cemetery where we were competing with many other families and where it took the better part of the day to complete our altar. We made garlands of small apples, hung flowers and paper, and burned incense in a special pot.

When everything is ready, in the late afternoon, people go back home and some time is taken for dinner.  The celebration begins late at night and extends into the 1st of November. The streets near the local cemeteries are crowded with tourists and locals. Everyone has bunches of orange and purple flowers, and there are food stands everywhere that stay open all night.
 

November 1: The Day of the Dead

Some cemeteries, such as the Pantheon De San Sebastian a bit outside of town, are where families dress their ancestors' individual graves; some, like the one we worked in, have common space for families to build altars at the site.

The mood at night is both festive and somber. Large families with children of all ages gather around the graves and, having brought small folding chairs from home for the all-night vigil, they drink mezcal or simply sit.

What impressed me the most was the intense joy along with the seriousness of it all. The connection between the family members, dead and alive, was almost palpable. The vibrant colors that are chosen seem to be a true expression of remembrance and love, and the “spooky” aspect is completely absent.

Performances in costume take place in nearly every square, and the festivities continue till dawn. The next day, people sleep late and then they go to visit the cemeteries once again and, at night, the clean-up crews begin their work and continue into the 2nd day of November.

Even though the Day of the Dead celebration is the focus of this fall period, there are many things to see and do around Oaxaca, and we were fortunate to have Diego take us around on the next few days to some very interesting places.

Oaxaca After The Dead

We returned to the city's Central Market where I bought some small pieces of the fragile black pottery that the area is famous for.  As the crowds grew less, we toured some of the city's colonial buildings, the Baroque Cathedral of Oaxaca, and the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, which is housed in the Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo.

With a car, Diego led us to Zapotec ruins at Monte Alban and to some nearby villages where wood carvers made alebrijes, carved figures that are brightly painted. This was a beautiful drive, very scenic.

The next day, again with our guide and driver, we visited the church at Mitla, which is known for its decoratively carved fret work, and its beautifully painted small rooms, with frescos on the ceilings. Afterwards, our group stood in the shade of the Tule Tree or Arbol del Tule, a 2,000-year-old tree that measures 11 meters in diameter.

In Ocotlan, we went to a museum to see the works of muralist Rodolfo Morales and a collection of ceramic figures.  Nearby, he took us the house of the ceramic artist, one of the Aguileras sisters who are pretty famous in the world of naive art. We also stopped at the studio of the wool rug merchant who only uses natural dyes (where the 94-year-old great grandma was spinning wool) and at a black pottery studio.

We did not have time for a visit to the Pacific coast, where we heard about the Chacahua Lagoons, an ecological zone with mangroves and beaches, and the bays of Huatulco and Escondido, where you can do all kinds of water sports.
 

My Tips for This Trip

To truly see this much of the state of Oaxaca, you should come at another season. The Day of The Dead celebrations, so unique and worthwhile and at their most colorful here and in St. Luis Potosi, are much too crowded for families with young children to be able to enjoy. 

With teen or adult kids, a guide can make this an unforgettable vacation. As mentioned, we were led by Diego Cruz Castaneda of Ayuso Travel. I don't think you need a guide on the 31st or the actual Day of The Dead, because most tourists just follow the crowds after picking up a list of cemeteries of Oaxaca and a map from the local tourist office.

If you have time to stay a few more days, I think it would be nice to consult with a tour operator like this for touring the greater Oaxaca Valley because it's so large, with so much to see. And if not, well, when you return to Oaxaca there will be time and space to appreciate the city's many other cultural riches; think of this special celebration as one of those experiences that travel makes possible.

Will drive your car from Boston to west coast anytime summer 2017

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 16:43
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My partner is dying to check out the Grand Canyon and other National Parks after she graduates in May 2017. I would love to make this a reality for her! Are you relocating for school or work and need help getting your car out west? Would love to drive it for you if you don't mind us touring around for a couple of weeks on our way out there. I'm a licensed, safe driver with a clean driving record and am very considerate borrower- will treat your car as my own.

Very flexible on dates- anytime between June and August 2017. Let me know if this sounds like something you could use.

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Amsterdam City Tours

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 08:03
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If you are looking for a tour operating company for booking your next trip to Amsterdam City then simply visit at Amsterdam Tours

BHUTAN PACKAGE TOUR FROM INDIA

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 07:43
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Bhutan package tour from India is a fully profitable package offered by mercury tour operator. Bhutan is a very small country set within the eastern a part of Himalaya Mountains. The country is better memorable for its natural beauty since it consists of several lovely mountains and valleys. The scenic beauty is just awful. Holiday in Kingdom of Bhutan is pleasant with its stunningly clear air and clean-cut colors of the sky. it's the same as European nation in size, however with a population of just below 700,000.

This is the reason why the package has become one of the best Bhutan package tour from India and tourist attractions in the world. Several people from the neighboring countries like -India and Nepal visit this country every year as a great tourist destination.