Tanya's Daily Scoop Covering the West Coast & the World CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: BELFAST, IRELAND
Next Stop Belfast
What’s the criac? Translation: How is everything?
We woke up in Dublin after one heck of an exhausting day of traveling from Rome via a layover at London's Gatwick Airport, going through customs twice, dealing with the rental car racket that they have here in Ireland (and in Scotland too), me getting accustom to driving on the "wrong side" of the car and the "wrong side" of the road once again and since then crossing international borders and are now here in Northern Ireland! Whew!
We are staying at a wonderful hotel that has the utmost amazing property LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! More on this when I get better wifi.
Well, I was lucky to log on, so pictures to come when I can.
Just know that this trip has been nothing short of phenomenal thus far!
Be back soon as I get some decent wifi, -Travelin' Tanya
Elisa's Daily Scoop Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs CURRENTLY ON LONG ISLAND
Springing Forward Around the Globe
Good day to you!
Did you set your clocks an hour forward? These days, it's pretty much done for us with our smart phones and computers and cable boxes. But, none the less, for all those other items - don't forget to re-set your clocks.
Daylight Savings (DST) is an interesting concept and we take it for granted as a normal part of life. But, did you know there are 70 countries that DO NOT observe this tradition!
Here's a breakdown by regions around the world:
* Most areas in North America and Europe DO observe DST.
* Some areas in the Middle East, DO observe DST.
* Most areas of Africa and Asia DO NOT observe DST.
* Most countries in the north of the South America DO observe DST.
* South American countries near the equator DO NOT observe DST.
* Paraguay and southern parts of Brazil DO observe DST.
* Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of DST.
For more information, check out this map that gives a visual representation of the world observance of DST courtesy of webexhibits.com
This site also has a full listing of which countries that DO observe DST. Very useful when planning your trips!
Today is bright and sunny, but my understanding is that we are expecting yet another nor'easter in to hit within 10 days!!! WTH! We'll see if it comes to pass. But, for today, I'm going to enjoy the sunshine and even get outside for a long walk, which I have not done in weeks!
Check out Tanya's side as she is going to be making her way to Ireland! How perfect to be in the Emerald Isle for American Irish History Month and St. Patrick's Day!
Tomorrow, I'll be featuring an article about Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx! Can't wait to share information about this Historic Landmark and my day last week viewing some of the most incredible structures and final resting places of Americans from all walks of life - famous and ordinary.