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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
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Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Transportation (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Stuck in the Suez Canal: Container Ship "Ever Given" (Edward Jajko, USA, 03/25/21 10:59 am) Perhaps Eugenio Battaglia might comment on this. I was at the Canal only a couple of times, in the mid-1960s. Giant Ship Blocking Suez Canal Could Take "Days, Even Weeks" to Free ...
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El Al's First Direct Flight to Dubai (Edward Jajko, USA, 09/02/20 2:57 am) An El Al Israeli airliner has made the first, symbolic, flight from Tel Aviv to Dubai, carrying a number of officials. Significantly, the Saudis allowed the use of their airspace. I can't he ...
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Celebrating Nathaniel Bowditch, Navigation Pioneer (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/22/19 4:07 am) A couple of days ago I got together with a group of old Captains and we spoke of the good old days and of our idols. I have already written about Malcolm McLean, the inventor of the container sh ...
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Tourism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Driving (Most) of the Pan-American Highway (Richard Hancock, USA, 03/23/21 3:45 am) The Oklahoman has an article today about President Biden's decision to let children, waiting in Mexico, to legally enter the US. Both Republicans and Democrats have strongly criticized t ...
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Cornelia Lohs, Travel Writer Extraordinaire (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 03/17/21 2:16 pm) In Germany, there is the primary organization of travel journalists called the "Touristik PR" that meets every year this time of year during the worldwide ITB Congress. Here is the lin ...
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Australia and Singapore: Batavia Shipwreck, Explorers Monument, and WuFlu (from Edward Mears) (John Eipper, USA, 02/02/20 9:03 am) Edward Mears writes: In response to Martin Storey's post of 30 January, I did in fact make it out to the Western Australia Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle on my way back from Rottnes ...
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Geography (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Esmeralda, Elcano Meet in Straits of Magellan (Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 10/18/20 2:31 pm) Today, October 18th, the training vessels of their respective navies, the Esmeralda from Chile and the Juan Sebastián Elcano from Spain, have arrived at Punta Arenas, in the M ...
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Geo-Sleuthing in Galicia (from Edward Mears) (John Eipper, USA, 05/16/20 4:48 am) Edward Mears writes: Apologies for this long post, but it is worth the ride! Hope you are well. In response to my father Pat's post of 29 April, I've spent the past ...
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What City? A Geography Quiz (John Eipper, USA, 10/30/18 10:14 am) Gary Moore sends this geography riddle.  I have a very strong after-lunch hunch, but I'll wait to see what other WAISers say. ...
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