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Just posted on the blog, a nice video of walking on mainly Islay in all kinds of weather:

Nice walking on Islay (and Jura and Colonsay) video

#Islay #Jura #Colonsay #Scotland #video #walking #travel #holiday #visit
Nice walking on Islay (and Jura and Colonsay) video
 
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Snare Space

Comas of temporarily abandoned cruise ships—maritime ruins in an age of COVID-19—have been popping up on the outer edges of Caribbean islands, visible in satellite photos of the sea.

Ships from Carnival, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean now form a strange new archipelago, a network of ships “spread out loosely in three groups spanning some 30 miles” west from the Bahamas, The War Zone explains. …

...

[W]hat strikes me here is how the failure of a particular business model has had near-immediate spatial effects, verging on apocalyptic surreality: an overnight surplus of ships and their workers, with nowhere to go, are, for the indeterminate future, a kind of stateless micro-polity, inconveniently flagged to countries unwilling to offer support and unable to dock or disembark in intermediate nation-states for fear they might spread COVID-19.

In fact, as that New York Times link, above, points out, “An estimated 150,000 crew members with expired work contracts have been forced into continued labor aboard commercial ships worldwide to meet the demands of governments that have closed their borders and yet still want fuel, food and supplies.” 150,000! “The result has been a string of desperate emails, text messages and calls to shore. Pleas to governments have gone unanswered.”
-- Geoff Manaugh, May 7, 2020

The similarity in appearance of the ships to a field of tobacco mosaic virion particles is worth noting, as here:




Source: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/5-tobacco-mosaic-virus-tem-biology-pics.html

http://www.bldgblog.com/2020/05/snare-space/

#CruiseShips #travel #covid19 #EconomicImpacts #TheNewNormal #PostCovid
 
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Snare Space

Comas of temporarily abandoned cruise ships—maritime ruins in an age of COVID-19—have been popping up on the outer edges of Caribbean islands, visible in satellite photos of the sea.

Ships from Carnival, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean now form a strange new archipelago, a network of ships “spread out loosely in three groups spanning some 30 miles” west from the Bahamas, The War Zone explains. …

...

[W]hat strikes me here is how the failure of a particular business model has had near-immediate spatial effects, verging on apocalyptic surreality: an overnight surplus of ships and their workers, with nowhere to go, are, for the indeterminate future, a kind of stateless micro-polity, inconveniently flagged to countries unwilling to offer support and unable to dock or disembark in intermediate nation-states for fear they might spread COVID-19.

In fact, as that New York Times link, above, points out, “An estimated 150,000 crew members with expired work contracts have been forced into continued labor aboard commercial ships worldwide to meet the demands of governments that have closed their borders and yet still want fuel, food and supplies.” 150,000! “The result has been a string of desperate emails, text messages and calls to shore. Pleas to governments have gone unanswered.”
-- Geoff Manaugh, May 7, 2020

The similarity in appearance of the ships to a field of tobacco mosaic virion particles is worth noting, as here:




Source: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/5-tobacco-mosaic-virus-tem-biology-pics.html

http://www.bldgblog.com/2020/05/snare-space/

#CruiseShips #travel #covid19 #EconomicImpacts #TheNewNormal #PostCovid
 
Just posted on the blog, a nice video of various Islay landscapes:

Very nice Islay scenery video

#Islay #Scotland #video #travel #tourism #landscape #whisky #distillery
Very nice Islay scenery video
 
Just posted on the blog, a nice Islay video for those of us who can't visit at the moment:

Video from an Islay visit in 2003 (includes cat)

#Islay #Scotland #video #travel #landscape
Video from an Islay visit in 2003 (includes cat)
 
Just posted on the blog, sadly I have to delay my next Islay visit:

Sadly no Islay visit for me for the foreseeable future

#Islay #Scotland #travel #coronavirus #corvid19 #health #blogging
Sadly no Islay visit for me for the foreseeable future
 
Just you wait until Brexit has actually happened, we're only in the transition phase now. Just you wait until you have to make sure your (blue) passport is valid for at least six months. Just you wait until you need an international driving license just to drive a car in some EU countries. Just you wait until your travel insurance skyrockets because the EHIC won't be valid any more. Just you wait until you need to apply for a visa waiver before even traveling to the EU, like you already have to do before traveling to the US.

And yes, that's exactly what you voted for. Sovereignty goes both ways. If the UK "takes back control of its borders", so does the EU.

https://twitter.com/ColinBrowning14/status/1227906931450425344?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #travel #visa #passports #bluepassports #sovereignty #takingbackcontrol #youwonyouownit #youwongetoverit

Twitter: Colin Browning on Twitter (Colin Browning)

 
But isn't that what people voted for? And anyway, with everyone getting a fancy new blue passport (and happily paying for the privilege) it won't be an issue anyway?

BRITISH TRAVELLERS FACE BEING TURNED AWAY AT EU AIRPORTS OVER NEW PASSPORT EXPIRY RULES AFTER BREXIT

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #passports #travel #bureaucracy #redtape
 
I'm currently planning my trip to #Japan and searching for a flight.

Are there any airlines which are recommended or that I should avoid?

#followerpower #airline #travel
 

Make better use of air travel: Write code - SD Times


Some practical tips if you want to spend a long flight coding.
#travel #programming #flying
Make better use of air travel: Write code
 
#Travel. (17 photos)
You and Three Friends Can Now Stay in Barbie’s Real Life Malibu Dreamhouse
You and Three Friends Can Now Stay in Barbie’s Real Life Malibu Dreamhouse
 
#Travel. (17 photos)
You and Three Friends Can Now Stay in Barbie’s Real Life Malibu Dreamhouse
You and Three Friends Can Now Stay in Barbie’s Real Life Malibu Dreamhouse
 
Good morning with a picture of what once was a frequent visitor to Islay and Jura:
Puffer at Craighouse pier, Isle of Jura | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Jura #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #Puffer #ship #coast #landscape #travel
Puffer at Craighouse pier, Isle of Jura
 
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Hello everyone ! In a few weeks I will go to Berlin with my gf. Do you have good places to advise ? We are both anarchist activists, we love art (I often post graffiti here) and party. First time in Berlin for both of us. Thanks !

Hallo allerseits! In ein paar Wochen werde ich mit meiner Freundin nach Berlin fahren. Haben Sie gute Tipps? Wir sind beide anarchistische Aktivisten, wir lieben Kunst (ich poste oft Graffiti hier) und feiern. Zum ersten Mal in Berlin für uns beide. Danke !


#travel #berlin #germany #anarchism #art #graffiti #help #tipps
 
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Hello everyone ! In a few weeks I will go to Berlin with my gf. Do you have good places to advise ? We are both anarchist activists, we love art (I often post graffiti here) and party. First time in Berlin for both of us. Thanks !

Hallo allerseits! In ein paar Wochen werde ich mit meiner Freundin nach Berlin fahren. Haben Sie gute Tipps? Wir sind beide anarchistische Aktivisten, wir lieben Kunst (ich poste oft Graffiti hier) und feiern. Zum ersten Mal in Berlin für uns beide. Danke !


#travel #berlin #germany #anarchism #art #graffiti #help #tipps
 
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Hello everyone ! In a few weeks I will go to Berlin with my gf. Do you have good places to advise ? We are both anarchist activists, we love art (I often post graffiti here) and party. First time in Berlin for both of us.

Hallo allerseits! In ein paar Wochen werde ich mit meiner Freundin nach Berlin fahren. Haben Sie gute Tipps? Wir sind beide anarchistische Aktivisten, wir lieben Kunst (ich poste oft Graffiti hier) und feiern. Zum ersten Mal in Berlin für uns beide.


#travel #berlin #germany #anarchism #art #graffiti #help #tipps
 

Delta’s test of free in-flight Wi-Fi may shame other airlines into offering service

Delta’s test of free Wi-Fi means the service is available on around 55 domestic short-, medium- and long-haul flight segments a day.

“Customers are accustomed to having access to free Wi-Fi during nearly every other aspect of their journey, and Delta believes it should be free when flying, too,” said Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Delta’s director of onboard product, in a statement.
#business #travel #technology #communications #internet #wifi #media #aviation #airline #delta
 

Delta’s test of free in-flight Wi-Fi may shame other airlines into offering service

Delta’s test of free Wi-Fi means the service is available on around 55 domestic short-, medium- and long-haul flight segments a day.

“Customers are accustomed to having access to free Wi-Fi during nearly every other aspect of their journey, and Delta believes it should be free when flying, too,” said Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Delta’s director of onboard product, in a statement.
#business #travel #technology #communications #internet #wifi #media #aviation #airline #delta
 
Good morning with a view from an Islay ferry:
Ferry on the approach to Port Askaig, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #ferry #landscape #port #travel
Ferry on the approach to Port Askaig, Isle of Islay
 

Dear non-German community, I need some help.


Imagine you are walking through the pedestrian zone of a German city and you see this in the pavement of your path:




You check Open Street Map and see this:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/query?lat=49.01857&lon=12.09212

Or you check Open Street Map while you are planning a trip to Germany and see something like this.

What do you make of it? What would you like to know?

I'm editing Open Street Map entries for these places in a city with a fair number of international tourists. I'm wondering what info to add for non German speakers.

Note: This post is written on a Hubzilla account, I don't get notifications about reshared posts and will not find comments on reshared posts, unless I they show up in my stream in which case I will "like" them. Please comment on the original post, if possible.

#help #openstreetmap #travel
 

Dear non-German community, I need some help.


Imagine you are walking through the pedestrian zone of a German city and you see this in the pavement of your path:




You check Open Street Map and see this:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/query?lat=49.01857&lon=12.09212

Or you check Open Street Map while you are planning a trip to Germany and see something like this.

What do you make of it? What would you like to know?

I'm editing Open Street Map entries for these places in a city with a fair number of international tourists. I'm wondering what info to add for non German speakers.

Note: This post is written on a Hubzilla account, I don't get notifications about reshared posts and will not find comments on reshared posts, unless I they show up in my stream in which case I will "like" them. Please comment on the original post, if possible.

#help #openstreetmap #travel
 

Dear non-German community, I need some help.


Imagine you are walking through the pedestrian zone of a German city and you see this in the pavement of your path:




You check Open Street Map and see this:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/query?lat=49.01857&lon=12.09212

Or you check Open Street Map while you are planning a trip to Germany and see something like this.

What do you make of it? What would you like to know?

I'm editing Open Street Map entries for these places in a city with a fair number of international tourists. I'm wondering what info to add for non German speakers.

Note: This post is written on a Hubzilla account, I don't get notifications about reshared posts and will not find comments on reshared posts, unless I they show up in my stream in which case I will "like" them. Please comment on the original post, if possible.

#help #openstreetmap #travel
 
Good afternoon with a picture from a journey to Islay:
November evening in West Loch Tarbert (Route to Islay) | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #Kennacraig #travel #journey #sunset #clouds #landscape
November evening in West Loch Tarbert (Route to Islay)
 

European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Security Union: A European Travel Information and Authorisation System - Questions & Answers

The ETIAS authorisation is not a visa. Nationals of visa liberalisation countries will continue to travel the EU without a visa but will simply be required to obtain a travel authorisation via ETIAS prior to their travel. ETIAS will be a simple, fast and visitor-friendly system, which will, in more than 95% of cases, result in a positive answer within a few minutes.
#visa #EU #travel
 
Hello everyone! I'm #newhere and a #gplusrefugee

I enjoy #travel #photography #motorcycles #raspberry-pie tinkering #science & #technology

Look forward to reading and contributing to posts when I can!
 
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