WITH beautiful beaches and warm autumn temperatures, there's still time to top up your tan on the beach this autumn with a Greek getaway. There are cheap holiday deals to Corfu, Crete and Rhodes, so an October beach break doesn't have to cost the earth. Long, sandy beaches, poolside cocktails and a buzzing nightlife, Corfu's Kavos is the perfect spot for a lively beach holiday. TUI are offering holiday apartments at Agnes Beach, Kavos - including a terrace or balcony - just minutes from the water and with an outdoor pool and hotel restaurant on site. Prices start from as little as £205pp for a two week holiday including flights and accommodation. Find out more. Plus, Travel Republic have some great Corfu deals including the Irene Apartments in Agios Gordios for a two week stay and flights from £274pp. Find out more. Or if you'd rather head to Crete, TUI has another bargain break on offer for the island's party capital and holiday hot spot, Malia. Stay at the Hotel Malia … [Read more...] about Cheap Greece holiday deals from as little as £205 per person for two weeks
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By David Whiting | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: September 7, 2018 at 10:16 am | UPDATED: September 7, 2018 at 11:22 am Zebras work out some issues in Etosha National Park in Namibia. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) A group struggles up a dune in Namibia called, “Big Daddy,” one of the tallest dunes in the world at 1,273 feet. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA wounded rhino shot just behind the left ear heads toward a waterhole in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) The Deadvlei area of Namibia is a favorite of photographers for its stark and colorful imagery. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) Mountain bikers in the Namibian desert start to cool off as the sun sets. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) Elephants in the wild lands of Namibia play with more than 40 family members nearby. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) A Himba woman pauses and allows a photo. (Courtesy … [Read more...] about Travel: Summer vacation in Namibia is magical, fun, disturbing
I've got a confession. I've been eavesdropping on the Swedes. Yep, I've been doing it all week – ever since I read about the Anglicization of Swedish potentially being a threat. You see, that story really hit a chord with me, because it's something I've thought about a lot. Sure, it's no secret that the Swedes love to speak English, never dub films, and have all their music in English – but one other thing has always perplexed me and it's this: Why on earth do Swedes use such unusual English words and phrases while speaking Swedish? Before we get to my eavesdropping, let me take you back to the first time I heard Swedes speaking to one another in casual Swedish. I'll never forget it. I was at a student apartment in Uppsala and there were several Swedish students talking among themselves. "Det var, liksom, the best day ever," said one. "Ja, det var fucking crazy," responded the other. What? What was I hearing? All I could think was how Swedish seemed to be basically … [Read more...] about Members’ Forum: Why do Swedes pepper their Swedish with unusual English words?
OUT THIS WEEKGreyhounds, “Cheyenne Valley Drive.” Keyboardist Anthony Farrell and guitarist Anthony Trube were well-suited to their roles in Florida swamp-rocker JJ Grey’s band Mofro, but they were also too talented as songwriters to remain side players. It’s Austin’s gain, then, that they’ve focused on their band the Greyhounds in the past couple of years. “Cheyenne Valley Drive” builds on the promise of 2016’s “Change of Pace” and 2014’s “Accelerator,” bearing the fruit of informal weekly Wednesday jams at C-Boy’s as Trube, Farrell & Snizz. Sweet and soulful sway is the Greyhounds’ bread-and-butter, but their golden touch is Farrell’s singing. On tracks such as the tone-setting opener “Learning How to Love” and the instantly infectious “All We Are,” the richness of his voice permeates the grooves like 100 percent humidity, dripping with passion and … [Read more...] about Austin360 On The Record: Greyhounds, Wood & Wire, Josh T. Pearson, more
Svampen (Örebro) As its name suggests, Svampen ("the mushroom" in Swedish) has a fungus-like feel, and if the frequency with which it appears on "Sweden's ugliest building" lists is anything to go by, it's not universally loved. The water tower in central Swedish city Örebro was designed by architect Sune Lindström, who is better known for the Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City. If you're particularly keen on seeing the giant mushroom up close, there's a cafe and restaurant at the top – with the advantage that you're unable to see Svampen from there. Photo: Fredrik Persson/TT Globen (Stockholm) Seeing Globen on a daily basis may mean you get used to it, but there's no denying that the thing is a bit, well, odd. At best, the sports and music arena conjures up images of similarly golfball-like Spaceship Earth at Disney's Epcot theme park in Florida. At worst, it looks like the Death Star from Star Wars. Not the cool first one though – the unfinished, crappy … [Read more...] about In pictures: 8 of Sweden’s weirdest looking buildings