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Feb 19th 2013 3:18AM Wow! Amazing looking place. So often towns look a bit inhospitable after snow, but not this.
Oct 14th 2012 2:08PM Lived in Banff for a number of years. Used to canoe on those lakes in Summer. It was sublime.
Oct 12th 2012 11:01PM What a fantastic tale! I'm sure it wasn't quite so thrilling in a good sense at the time. A great read. Thanks!
Jan 3rd 2012 12:10PM I've tried Durian several times. Makes me gag. Reminds me of gasoline infused dirty gym socks strained through a murky swimming pool. A pity since most of the rest of hubby's family loves it.
Dec 3rd 2011 12:58PM While it would be nice to see the fleet upgrade (their equipment is a little tired), it is slightly troubling to see this trend to the larger aircraft.
It's likely that the number of flights will be cut down, as well as the locations from which they depart. This means taking (more) feeder flights at each end.
Also, the level of service while on par with say Chinese carrier EVA at best, is nowhere approaching that of Cathay or Singapore Airlines. So they are stuck pricing themselves under the premium market, which may not provide the increased profits they hope for.
Aug 23rd 2011 11:18AM My youngest brother required a leash on occasion. He was a hyper toddler (dislocated his hip climbing out of the crib before he could walk, in the pasture patting cow legs, climbing onto the top of the fridge and drinking the vinegar stored there to projectile vomit all over the kitchen, etc) prone to getting into trouble despite 3 people watching him nearly constantly. Giving us the slip was his favourite sport. Mom had two older kids, and neither of us were like this, thus we were not put on a leash. But my brother likely would not have survived otherwise. As an adult, he has not resented it one bit.
Granted, dragging your kid along like in the video is a bit dumb, but in a crowd, kids get lost easily.
May 11th 2011 1:21PM Thank you so much for giving us an insight beyond the official story - or the media hype.
May 3rd 2011 11:56AM Great tale! It felt like I was there. Nicely written.
Apr 25th 2011 12:22PM Funny parallel - I lived along the Alaska Highway (in Canada) as a kid, and now visit Malaysia (as well as many other spots) nearly yearly. Looking forward to insights and exciting tales!
Mar 27th 2011 2:05AM A power plant at peak efficiency is around 35% BEFORE transmission and conversion. An ICE around 28%. Of course if using coal or gas fired plants as most are now, we also need to factor in the drilling or mining costs and fuel transportation costs. Then we have the costs (in energy and pollution) of making the batteries, and recycling of them.
I'm not saying electricity couldn't be one answer among many, but presently it doesn't seem to come out ahead in the bigger picture.