Archive | January 11, 2013

Saudis Behead Sri Lankan Maid. I Have To Bring It To Your Attention.

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Anura Guruge


Click to access the BBC story. Google for more. It was on CNN this morning.

Click to access the BBC story. Google for more. It was on CNN this morning.



I don’t really follow much Sri Lankan news. I left a week prior to my 14th birthday and have kind of lost touch.

I saw this on CNN this morning. I know that a lot of Sri Lankans work in Middle East — for the money. This is bad. But, I don’t know the facts.

Stunning Aerial Panorama Of A True Alpine Ski Resort — Other Amazing Vistas Too.

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Anura Guruge


Last two related posts:
1. Zorbing … We Need This In NH … — Jan. 11, 2013.
2. FREE Ski & Snowboarding Lessons in NH … — Jan. 4, 2013.


Click to access the breathtaking 'airpano.com' Website.

Click to access the breathtaking ‘airpano.com’ Website.


Maybe I have seen this before, but I found this today, promoting views of New York City, when I visited the U.K. Daily Mail, my favorite newspaper of all time, looking for the latest information (replete with pictures we never get to see in the US) of the LA school shooting. Yes, they had pictures and names — and this was at 7pm Eastern on Thursday.

Cervino‘, a name mentioned in the title of the panorama, is my all time favorite ski resort — by far. I skied it, for a week each, two years running before I came to the U.S. in 1985.

Having learned to ski and having done all my European skiing in the Alps, I had the hardest time getting used to the NH ski resorts. These images might help you understand. Zermatt is the sister resort on the other side of the Mattherhorn — and across the border, in Switzerland. You can ski from one resort to the other, with a passport — though I never did that.

They used to have one ski run, across three glaciers that was 16 miles long. One trail, 16 miles. Two cafes on the way. Most days that would be how I started the morning. The 16 mile trail, stopping for coffee and cakes.

I looked at the Vatican pictures too. Very good. Amazing.

Enjoy.

Zorbing, The Sport Of Globe Riding: We Need This In NH. Better Than Tubing. Yes, I Heard Of The Accident In Russia.

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Anura Guruge


Last related post:
1. Lake Winnipesaukee … Zapta Racing … — Oct. 16, 2012.



Wikipedia has an article about it.

It is popular in Russia and they were planning to feature it at the Sochi Winter Olympics next year. Then there was an accident, caught on video, that killed one person and injured another. [Here is a link to the story and video.]

It was this story that piqued my interest, though I think I might have heard about it before. It looks like a load of fun, though I think I am too old. I can just see it at Gunstock. You can use it on grass or on water. Yes, my mind is racing.

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