Latin America & Caribbean By Gideon Long BBC News, Santiago 10 April 2016 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35980852 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The last time Olga Weisfeiler spoke to her brother Boris was in late 1984, … [Read more...] about Missing in Chile: What happened to Boris Weisfeiler?
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April 18, 2019 King Harald and Queen Sonja are among the hundreds of thousands of Norwegians who’ve traveled to higher elevations to spend the Easter holidays in the mountains. The royals have their own family cabin known as Prinsehytta in Sikkilsdalen, in the mountains just west of Gudbrandsdalen. “Sikkilsdalen is very important for us,” King Harald said during the couple’s recent state visit to Chile. “That’s where we can retreat.” Dressed for winter weather, the royals opted for tradition and traveled to their royal retreat on the train to Vinstra, in the comfort of their own royal carriage that’s officially owned by state railway NSB. It now has to bid for the rights to operate various train lines in Norway, however, and NSB management also has recently announced controversial plans to change the railway’s name to Vy and repaint all its trains green. It’s unclear what that will mean to operation of the royal carriage, … [Read more...] about Royals headed for the hills
MOTHER'S Day is today and time is running out to get everything sorted for your beloved mum. But why do different places celebrate Mother's Day on different dates? Here's everything you need to know. Make sure you never forget Mother's Day again, with our handy guide When is Mother's Day 2019? In the UK the wonderful event will be celebrated on March 31, 2019. In the United States and many destinations around the globe, Mother's Day 2019 is being celebrated on Sunday, May 12. The special day is a chance for families to show their appreciation for their mothers. What is Mothering Sunday? Mothering Sunday is a celebration held to honour mums and maternal figures. The day has evolved into an occasion for kids to honour and give presents to their hardworking mums. In the UK, it was originally linked to religion but has since lost a lot of its connections to the church and is mainly a family day. Why does the UK have a different Mother's Day to the US? In the UK, the original … [Read more...] about It’s Mother’s Day 2019 TODAY, why does Mothering Sunday’s date change every year and differ in other countries?
Benjamin and Zyleen Hewins had everything they had ever wanted. Two beautiful children, successful careers, a nice home in London and a lovely car. Comfortably off, the couple had enough money to pay for long, sun drenched holidays. But something still didn't feel right for them. Then, when a close family member passed away suddenly, they realised they needed to take drastic action. So the Hewins family decided to become the Flip Flop Family, sell everything they owned and travel the world. Educating their children, Emiliana, six, and three-year-old Zacharia themselves with toys and music in what they describe as the 'world school', the couple have no plans to return to normal life. Zyleen explained: "We have always travelled as individuals, a couple and as a family but only as holidays and up to a month at a time. "We lived a fairly normal life in London, we worked hard to give our children the most opportunities, lived in a nice house and drove a nice car. "We were happy and we had … [Read more...] about ‘Off-grid’ family with two young children give up everything to travel the world
0 Have your say A dream trip to South and Central America should have been the experience of a lifetime for Paul and Maria Mahon. The couple had taken early retirement, their house had been sold, possessions put in storage and their cars left at an auction house. Paul and Maria had been training for their cycle expedition through Cuba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile and Colombia for months. But tragedy struck on the 11th day of the four-and-a-half month trip when Maria suffered a primary ventricular fibrillation. which meant her heart had gone into spasm and she was unable to breathe.The couple were in an isolated area of Cuba, around a two hour drive from the capital Havana and communication problems meant it was difficult to summon help. As Paul pondered what to do next, two German doctors happened to be passing and were able to give Maria CPR and organised transport to a hospital – but on arrival it was confirmed she had suffered a brain trauma … [Read more...] about Tragedy struck on what was meant to have been dream trip of a lifetime