Following the definite, incontrovertible and utterly undeniable news that yeti footprints have been sighted in the mountains of Nepal, the hunt is on again for those elusive, semi-mythical creatures which haunt the back woods and gloomy waters of the planet, as well as the more feverish parts of our imaginations. So where can you catch a glimpse of a yeti? And, more to the point, where can you lay eyes on a bigfoot, a bunyip or a fiendish chupacabra? Telegraph Travel goes a bit Mulder-and-Scully on a journey into the dark… Yeti Where? The creature also sometimes known as The Abominable Snowman tends to hang out – if it hangs out anywhere – amid the icy peaks of the Himalayas. Which means Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. Sightings have also been claimed further afield in Mongolia, if you want to be really adventurous, and far closer to home in the Spanish ski resort of Formigal (though this one really resembled a man in a furry suit). What? Tibetans … [Read more...] about Is the Yeti real, and where can I spot one?
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Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 4, 2019 I was taking my puppy for a walk in the woods and my son called on the phone. “Coach (Jim) Margraff died this morning,” Nick said. I was stunned. Margraff, the head football coach at Johns Hopkins, was just 58, and he had just finished the greatest season in school history. Maybe, you don’t follow small college football. Maybe, you have never heard of this man, who was named the 2018 D3football.com National Coach of the Year. But he represented something important. Class and dignity. Honor and humility. Poise and perspective. And we can learn something important from how he coached. The Baltimore Ravens put out a statement about Margraff from coach John Harbaugh: “With tremendous class, leadership and determination, he inspired countless student-athletes.” Class. Leadership. Determination. Interesting. That statement didn’t mention Margraff’s 14 conference titles, or … [Read more...] about My son’s college football coach died. His lessons live on
A DISASTROUS year for the Republic of Ireland ended in confusion, with perhaps a thin coating of optimism. The disaster was, of course, Martin O’Neill’s faltering last year in charge where the performances of the side slid to unacceptable levels. The confusion came courtesy of the FAI, who couldn’t decide between Mick McCarthy and Stephen Kenny as O’Neill’s successor, so they appointed both of them. In a decidedly surreal move, McCarthy was handed a fixed two-year term that will come to a close at end of Euro 2020 with interim U21 boss Kenny taking over. The optimism was derived from the very fact there was a managerial change because all hope had been lost under O’Neill. Despite last year’s horrendous 5-1 World Cup play-off defeat at home to Denmark, O’Neill’s work up to that point fully merited another contract. The style of football always made for painful viewing but the Derryman had stockpiled enough positive results prior to … [Read more...] about Republic of Ireland: a year of disaster, confusion and a little bit of optimism
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Mumbai, a City Both Uplifting and Heartbreaking Supported by frugal traveler India’s largest city is known for both the poverty of its slums and the richness of its history, museums, nightclubs, restaurants and street food. ByLucas Peterson Dec. 20, 2018 The “We don’t want people to think slums are Reality Tours and Travel. The reality of daily life in Dharavi is sobering, however: Laborers work in unsafe conditions, and a lack of basic services like clean water and sanitation facilities endangers the health of residents. Mr. Vaidya and I spent the next couple of hours touring the many different industries and businesses within Dharavi, which included plastics recycling, textile manufacturing and food production. I left with a better knowledge of both the poverty and industriousness of … [Read more...] about Mumbai, a City Both Uplifting and Heartbreaking
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Văn Thọ Although the fast-food restaurant owned by Thanh was located in the outskirts of a German town, customers crowded in for lunch in great numbers as there were many offices, factories and small workshops nearby. To serve them more comfortably, one day the owner had to hire an assistant to cook and deliver food. September is an inter-season month with oak leaves turning yellow. Poor Thanh, as his assistant’s driving licence had been recently confiscated by the police, he had to deliver food by himself. One afternoon he took four rations of chicken dumplings to an office on Vonter Street. Away from the kitchen, he could enjoy fresh breezes in the open air and the fragrant smells of flowers and blossoms from roadside orchards. At the customers’ office gate, Thanh found an old man waiting for him outside to receive the food. “Thank you very much,” Thanh said to the white-haired old man in a … [Read more...] about The Tiger-Man