Traveldote – Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Not everything opens and shuts in paradise. Which brings me to the question does everything need to open and shut in paradise? And what exactly is paradise anyway? The definition of paradise is: “heaven” or “state of bliss”. I was in a heavenly state of bliss when the window fell out of the wall one morning in paradise.

After injuring myself on a Benny Banana, I suspect a fractured rib, I headed out by myself for the last Pad Thai at P.P Cafe. Three Singha beers later and I was a bit past tipsy and found myself playing a game of Jenga with a “ladyboy”.

Joys story was a tragic one and involved her getting her heart broken by an Australian boy (I thought his nationality was probably interchangeable depending on who was listening). She produced a photo album which documented Joys life from an awkward little boy, to an effeminate teenager, to the star of a cabaret show in Phuket. Her relationship with the Australian ended disastrously after four years. She was heartbroken so left Phuket for Phi Phi, where she is now a wasted talent as a waitress in a cafe.

Entertained enough, I went back to my room situated above a shop. The shop was run by an elderly couple. I had one more beer with the old man and attempted conversation but the only thing we understood was “beer”. I finished my brew and climbed the stairs to my room but was stopped by the old man. He pointed at himself, then at me, then to his bedroom door. I declined graciously. He tried again but with a different approach. He pointed at me, himself, and then my room. I declined less than graciously the second time and headed to my room, alone, wondering what a seventy year old pot-bellied Thai man with a mole (complete with four inch long whiskers) thought I saw in him.

The next morning I was more than eager to leave. I had not used the window previously for fear of mosquito bites and had managed to survive with minimal ventilation. But this morning I decided to open it up and capture one last glimpse over the turquoise waters and the raw limestone cliffs. As I slid the window the grip of the handle slipped from my fingertips and the couple in the adjacent room awoke to a loud crash on the tin roof of the building next door. My window had fallen clean out of the wall.

It was time to leave.

Where: Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
When: November through to March
Why: To kick back in paradise with fantastic food and scenery.
How: Catch a ferry from Krabi (90 minutes) or Phuket (2 hours).

Sade Sati Sade Sathi Saturn Sade Sati Astrobeacon

Sade Sati Sade Sati is the 7 1/2 year long period of planet Saturn, when Saturn transit the twelfth, first and second houses from one’s moon chart (the position of moon in zodiac sign of a person at the time of birth is called his/ her moon sign). The believers in astrology considered Sade Sati the most terrible period. Saturn takes thirty years to make one round of the Zodiac hence 2.5 years in each sign x 3 = 7.5 years.

Sade Sati Effects

First 2.5 Years of Sade Sati (Dhayya) The transit of Saturn 12th house from moon, the wicked results may be felt more from the parents or near relations. During this period you may experience the decline in financial matters by raising the plentiful expenses. Due to seventh aspect on sixth house, consequently you may be in debts. Lastly due to tenth aspect on ninth house, General fortune may bring down and may cause hindrance to the father.

Second 2.5 Years of Sade Sati (Dhayya) In this period Saturn transits 1st house from moon, it have an effect on the person himself in domestic due to seventh aspect on seventh house and skilled pastures due to tenth aspect on tenth house. Staying in the first house it indicates sick health, can result in Weak financial position, parting from family, lose friends, rising in plentiful expenses non-fulfill the promises, embarrassment, loss of self-assurance and self-esteem. These results can happen only when Saturn is stand-in as malefic in one’s chart as enlightened above. Only few a person experience Sade Satti may suffer all these results. For majority, there may be mixed results only.

Third 2.5 Years of Sade Sati (Dhayya) In this period Saturn transits second house from Moon, It have an effect on health, children and May even death if it is faced in old age. Due to the 8th house aspect, it may cause monitory Loss, rising in plentiful expenses, sick health, and despondent family life. Due to aspect on 4th house mental stress, financial loss, increase in rivals, physical agony, clashes in relationship and acquaintances, lots of sorrows.

During this period people experience some stresses and troubles but it is nothing to be scared about. Almost every person has to face at least 2 Sade Satis’ in his life. Sade sati differ from person to person depending on the planetary position in ones’ birth chart still while giving some troubles and strains, it doesn’t refute you achievement.

Unluckily astrologers take no notice of the constructive side of Saturn and project it only as a wicked planet.

All types of terrible results are predicted by the astrologers to fright the people and with the exception of living under fright; people spend a lot of money on all types of remedies.

SADE SATTI REMEDIES There are plenty of remedies for Sade Sati; the most effective is to donate in charity on every Saturday during this period. Second one is to keep talisman of Saturn that can be made only at the time of exaltation of planet Saturn (This time comes once after every 30 years when Saturn is at 23 Degree in Libra).

According to the western astrology Saturn was exalted last year in the month of November in Libra. Numbers of astrologers has made this talisman during this specified period of time. This is a golden period of time for those who are facing Sade sati or bad affects of planet Saturn in their birth chart.

Note:- As astrologers of Astrobeacon.com has made Talisman of Saturn in that specified period to serve the effected people of planet Saturn. You can ask us for the same and also for free Sade Sati report.

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Top Five Extreme Ways To End Heartbreak

Ann Marie was single, again. After an almost four year relationship that she thought would end in marriage, she found herself alone. At the ripe old age of 36 Ann Marie had no husband, no children, and not much hope that either would happen – ever. Ann Marie thought Todd was THE one from the very beginning. However, despite the fact that she thought they were on the marriage track, he repeatedly told her he didn’t plan on getting married. More accurately he didn’t plan on marrying her. Within three months of their break up Todd was engaged to someone else. When Ann Marie found out she was beside herself with heartbreak.

Ann Marie could hardly get up in the morning. She had a good day occasionally. However, more days then not she thought things were getting worse – not better. The old adage time heals all wounds didn’t seem to apply in her case. Four months after the break up she would still cry walking past the park where she first met Todd. Six months after the break up on the day he actually married someone else, Ann Marie locked herself in her apartment and vowed never to come out. She did of course. However, for all practical purposes heartbreak had eaten her up. Her assessment was correct, things weren’t getting better.

We have all experienced heartbreak. Most of the time, most of us get over it. However, when the pain doesn’t subside after a few weeks, maybe not disappear completely, but subside, it might be time to get help. When Ann Marie called we discussed an immediate game plan. Below are the top five extreme ways to stop heartbreak.

1. Move – that’s right – sounds like huge deal but it usually works to stop heart break in it’s tracks. I’m not suggesting moving across the country. I am suggesting moving across town. Moving accomplishes several things. Not the least of which is it forces you to either pack up or get rid of all the dead relationship mementos. Secondly, it keeps you from sulking around all your old romantic haunts, either dredging up painful memories or hoping to run into Mr. Used to Be Yours. Last but not least, it is a huge job, so it keeps you very, very busy.
2. Get a new identity. I’m not talking new name and social security number. I am talking new hair color. New cut. New cloths – and a new tribe of fun friends to hang out with. Explore as many ways as possible to become someone brand new. New church, new hobby, new job… You get the point. Immerse yourself in your new identity so completely that if you were to pass your Ex on the street he would vaguely recognize you and wonder where he knew that hot chick from.
3. Get a new man. I know it’s not typically considered sage advice. However, extreme heartbreak calls for extreme measures. If you think you could never love someone else, that’s OK. I’m not suggesting you need to find someone to love. I am suggesting you need to find someone you want. Mr. Right Now doesn’t have to be Mr. Right. He just has to be willing and willing to help you feel better. You’d be surprised how many Mr. Right Now’s there are when you look around.
4. Take up a cause. Nothing stops a pity party faster then finding someone to help who has it way, way worse then you do. There are plenty of them out there. Trust me. Homeless children, sick babies, shelter pets, and elderly shut-in’s to name just a few. There is a cause for everyone – even the heart broken, and helping others is instantly healing.
5. Travel as far away as you can possibly afford. If that’s France – fantastic. If that’s the county next to yours, go there. Get out your suitcase, pack it, and get out of dodge. Most importantly, do it ALONE. Most women are afraid to travel alone. They tell themselves it’s about safety. Really it’s about fear of being by themselves. Traveling alone is surprisingly cathartic. It also opens you up to your lost Independence and leaves you feeling much stronger then you previously thought you were. As tempting as it might be to enlist your bff for the trip of a lifetime, it’s worth the discomfort to go it alone – I promise.

Update: Nine months post break up, Ann Marie is dating a Pediatric Oncologist she met while volunteering to read books to kids with cancer in the her new neighborhood hospital. The first thing he noticed about her was her brand new striking red hair.

Swinger Cruises – Enjoy The Most Romantic And Refreshing Days

If you want to enjoy your sexual life and take a break from your daily work schedule then plan for swinger vacations at some of the best swinger cruises. You will hardly find anyone across you who is not enjoying traveling in the cruise. You need to widen your thinking styles while sailing in the swinger cruises because such kind of cruises develop the most erotic atmosphere for its guests who enjoy visiting on such cruises. Nudity is an integral part of swinger cruises because people like relaxing completely at the pools. Swinger vacation tour is a perfect tour that acts a stress buster for busy scheduled people.

Couples enjoy being a part of parties that are on sexual themes because they feel that other than swinger cruises there is no other place where they can enjoy their intimate relationship. Traveling in swinger cruises is not that expensive because one can go for budgeted cruises and sail to satisfy their sexual needs. Several kinds of cruises are available that too at very genuine rates that make stay for swingers extremely pleasurable. Large number of itineraries helps couples to decide for the best swinger cruise. Best cuisines and drinks are also a part of the cruises that make the tour of visitors all the more peppy.

So, put a halt to your busy scheduled life and make a move to live life up to king size. Try sailing through the swinger cruises, as these sailors will make you sail through the most romantic beaches and spots. So, plan and book a place for yourself on a swinger cruise and add some excitement to your life. Enjoy spending the best days of your life while sailing in the swinger cruises, as you will never forget this phase of your life. Keep the most refreshing memories of your life save with you, as they will help you to remain fresh.

Restaurant Menu Covers

When you go to a restaurant, the very first thing that creates a huge impact is always the menu card (apart from the ambiance and interiors of course). Clean menu covers portray a very professional image of a restaurant/hotel/caf. So, if youre into the restaurant/caf business, you should consider getting an impressive menu cover to boost up sales and popularize your brand image.

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For those whore interested in showcasing their business identity like trademark logo or an elegant picture of dining room recessed into a small window, the case made menu covers with window cuts on the front cover are ideal options.

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Using the same menu cover for your regular menu and the wine list is never a good idea. We suggest that you keep 3 separate menus, for appetizers/snacks, main course, and drinks/cocktails/mock-tails/shooters. So, you can also try out our latest wine list covers and captain’s books too.

Additionally, you may also consider gift certificates, which can help increase your sales significantly.

Bella Vi Afire

Bella Vi Afire a premium weight loss supplement that helps to lose weight naturally without any side effects. This supplement is made keeping in view the common issues faced with the potential users.

Bella Vi Afire slimming herbal capsules are carefully made up using updated scientific procedures. The capsules contain Tea polyphones and Total sponginess. The capsule may decay the traces of triglycerides in the body and organ walls. It is composed to help you get rid of the excess fat cells stored in the body.

The supplement is rich in cellulite factor which helps your body to dissolve the excess fats to excrete through blood. It might also improve the function of intestines by cleaning off the intestinal absorption of toxins and fats.

The Bella Vi Afire capsules help in losing weight in three simple steps explained below.

In the first step, the botanical lipase and cellulose slow down the regeneration of fat cells, while the supplement removes the excess fat stored in the subcutaneous level. Gradually, the body starts feeling leaner and healthier, while the creases and excess rolls will reduce or go away completely. However, this clearly depends upon the weight you started off with.

In the second step, the extracts of Tea Polyphenols improve the fat burning process in the body. On an average you will easily lose 4 to 15 pounds bi-weekly, or even 2 to 5 cm in the circumference of the waist.

In the third step, the supplement will cleanse and dissolve the excess fat cells through blood stream so that they vacate the body through the intestinal tract.

There are various benefits of this supplement, for example, it boosts metabolism, regulates sugar absorption, suppresses appetite, increases fat oxidation, increases energy levels, regulates leptin levels and lowers the fat toxins by thermogenesis.

The ingredients of this supplement are lotus leaf, licorice, magnesium, poria, bitter orange, law pinella, and green tea. You can take two capsules daily before the first meal of the day. The supplement is equally suitable for both men and women. People suffering from serious illness, pregnant and nursing women and children under 18 years of age should avoid taking the supplement.

Herefordshire Restaurants

Herefordshire produces an abundance of fresh poultry, game and locally grown produce, strawberries, honey, cheese, cider, wine to name a few. The county of Herefordshire has a long farming tradition and with its rich fertile soil provides quality food produce which local eating out places purchase the ingredients to produce fine cuisine. Eating out, wining and dining is an important part of Herefordshire life, its a how friends and family meet to catch up or simply to wind down after a long day out going about their business. You don’t have to travel to far in Herefordshire to find a restaurant or pub serving food of your choice which serve excellent meals and a varied menu to tantalize your taste buds. There are many places that serve food in the towns of Herefordshire and also plenty dotted around the countryside, some overlooking golf courses or the meandering River Wye, but pleasantly located.

Many Herefordshire restaurants and places to eat now attract top quality chefs passionate about their food, creating first rate cuisine, using fresh locally grown ingredients, passionate about what they do and eager to serve each customer to show what they do best, cook fine cuisine. The choice of eating places in and around Herefordshire is vast with cafes, bistros, coffee shops, pubs with restaurants, wine bars and no shortage of takeaway places if you prefer a quiet night in after a day visiting the sights of Herefordshire, there are plenty who offer a delivery service. Whether you choose to eat in one of the towns restaurants or Bistros or prefer to take a short drive into the country and visit one of the country pubs serving wholesome home-cooked food, Herefordshire has something to please all appetites.

Apart from the rich source of traditional foods, Herefordshire also offers a good mix of international flavours with plenty of Asian, Oriental, Italian, European bistros and restaurants eager to serve their customers with there special meals.

There is no shortage of drink to go with your meal as Herefordshire has plenty of local breweries, vineyards, cider makers, Perry and wine. Which ever your preferred tipple you are sure to find it in Herefordshire.

Herefordshire hosts an abundance of tea rooms, country Inns, gastro pubs, traditional country Inns, award winning restaurants, bistros and hotels with restaurants all eager to serve you with their culinary delights.

For more information on Herefordshire Restaurants and places to eat, make sure and follow the link in the resource box below.

Eating out in Exeter

Exeter the ceremonial county town of Devon is a must visit location in Devon. There is much to see and do in this town, with cathedrals and shops and more. The restaurant scene in Exeter is absolutely amazing there are so many eating out options here! Fish and seafood restaurants, fine dining, bistros, brasseries, caf bars, pub food you name it Exeter has something to suit all taste buds.

Here are ten excellent eating out options in Exeter:

1. No 21 Cathedral Yard: This restaurant overlooks the gothic cathedral in Exeter, and has a stunning view. During the daytime, this restaurant is a wonderful caf bistro, set in relaxed modern contemporary surrounding. At night, it is well known for its Al fresco dining.

2. The White Hart in Woodbury: This is a village pub with a great British menu serving fresh local produce such as fish, meat and game. This pub has a very pretty beer garden, which deserves a visit!

3. The Mill on the Exe: This is located next to the river and offers stunning views and excellent food. With roaring open fires, a conservatory dining room, rustic wooden furniture and a leafy outdoor terrace this restaurant is a treat!

4. Herbies: If you are looking for vegetarian food this is the place to go. With a creatively selected menu with worldwide flavours this is something that will appeal to everyone, even if you are not a vegetarian.

5. The Lamb Inn: This is a 16th century former coaching house with open fires, low ceilings, comfy sofas, stunning bedrooms and superb food using quality ingredients. This inn is located in the village of Sanford and is one of the most popular in the area.

6. Boulevard Restaurant: This is another eating out joint in Exeter. It is a continental style caf restaurant which serves quality good at reasonable prices. From Thursday to Saturday nights, this restaurant goes Mexican and serves authentic Mexican food amidst a party atmosphere.

7. The Oddfellows: This is an excellent bar which serves English cuisine and remarkable cocktails in a relaxing atmosphere at a fair price. The Oddfellows is passionate about its food and uses a free range of meat and local produce.

8. The Nobody Inn: This is one of Devons leading inns, renowned for its wine and whisky list, local cheeses and fresh and local produce. With antique furniture, timeless atmosphere and bags of old world charm, this is definitely worth visiting.

9. The Three Horseshoes: Famous for its traditional carvery, and classic English pub food, this eating out option in Exeter is another great place to take the family out.

10. Jack on the Green: This is one of Exeters best fine dining eating out restaurants. Serving top quality food with a great attention to detail, this is an excellent place for an intimate dinner.

Restaurants Consultants Marketing relevance in Peoples Dining Habits

Restaurants and caf business is being more beneficial day by day. The credit goes to changing dining habits of people. In current materialistic world people believe in earning maximum possible money in minimum possible time. In such scenario people want to spend less time at home cooking for themselves. They are in fact more eager to spend that time working in office or in their individual business or other engagements to earn more money to fulfill their materialistic desires.

The reason behind everyday blooming restaurants chains or fast food joints around business hubs are an example of this changing dining trend. The current e-generation is more prone to fast food and other ready to eat foodstuffs to spend less time wasting for their dining needs. Another reason is increasing involvement of kids and youngsters in family decisions.

For a restaurant, caf or fast food brand to grow it must have clear identity applied consistently across every area of its operations. Electronic Media is also busy in reaping benefits of this trend by broadcasting advertisements encouraging this culture. For restaurants or hospitality chain, it is very important to reach to their target audience that needs proper marketing and advertisement. Marketing and advertisement campaigns for dining services provider needs industry experience as well as proven knowledge of dining trends and habits of people. In such case, need for industry expert consultants come up.

Restaurants and Caf consultants provides their clients with excellent, innovative as well as unique marketing and advertising ideas to reach maximum possible clients. Their long-term industry experience helps clients in gaining more popularity as well as more feedback that is positive for their business prospects. Restaurant and Caf consultants take care of everything from branding to product delivery for their clients. They manage their restaurant marketing plans, menu selection, employee training, interior and exterior decoration settings, as well as lucrative offers to lure more and more footfalls during peak hours. In brief, restaurant and caf consultants increase business of their clients with help of their experience as well as ideas.

To Lead You Must Serve

Leader to Server?

We hear a lot about great leaders; there are countless books and materials written about developing good leadership skills and abilities. But when it comes right down to it, what is a leader? What qualities and characteristics are essential to the ability to lead? Is it the ability to have people do whatever you want? Like Hitler? Or the ability to find out what they want and to direct those individuals to a solution to their problem?

After thinking on this subject a bit and really looking at the motives driving me to be a leader, I stumbled upon an interesting idea, one which may or may not have occurred to you. My epiphany, after a moment of reflection was this: to become a great leader, you must first become a great server. Others may have put this more eloquently in the past, but this is how my mind grasped it.

The next car in my train of thought was obviously, what does it mean to be a great server? It means communicating with individuals, listening to what they say, discovering their needs, and then doing all in your power to assist them in meeting those needs. Be the solution master! A bully is one who always commands, takes, and coerces others. Conversely, a true leader is one who really listens, gives, and helps. Individuals always take the advice of one who knows their needs and assists them in meeting those needs.

One of the best ways I have found to acquaint myself with individuals who have problems and provide solutions is volunteering. Volunteering is a word that can encompass many different activities and talents. Do you enjoy construction? Playing music? Baking? Theres an outlet for serving everywhere we turn, no matter what your talent! Every time we step out and serve, we develop a more well-rounded appreciation for others situations and build foundations for future leadership.

Needless to say, a big part of my life at present, is volunteering. I enjoy working once each week for several hours at our local Rescue Missions caf. I serve customers in the Restoration Caf, a vocational training center for students in the Missions Life Recovery Program. This experience has opened my eyes to a group of people with a new set of issues that affect millions every day. Im thankful for this opportunity, as I am now much better equipped to understand and relate to this demographic of society.

“We must be silent before we can listen.”

We must listen before we can learn.

We must learn before we can prepare.

We must prepare before we can serve.

We must serve before we can lead.

William Arthur Ward

So get out of your comfort zone, listen, learn, volunteer, and discover what it means to become a true leader!

Oh, bye the way; have you done any volunteer work lately? Tell me about it!