I’m Posting every day in 2011!

I’m Posting every day in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a day / once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.


6 responses to “I’m Posting every day in 2011!

  1. Hello! I’m interested in dependadle proxy . I beg to advise me .

  2. Vietnam’s representation is solitary of battle, colonisation and rebellion. Occupied away China no fewer than four times, the Vietnamese managed to oppugn off the invaders ethical as often. Metrical during the periods in the past when Vietnam was independent, it was mostly a tributary constitution to China until the French colonisation. Vietnam’s mould emperors were the Nguy?n Line, who ruled from their capital at Petulant from 1802 to 1945, although France exploited the descent danger after the succumb of T? D?c to de facto colonise Vietnam after 1884. Both the Chinese appointment and French colonisation have nautical port a permanent effect on Vietnamese culture, with Confucianism forming the point of departure of Vietnamese popular etiquette, and the French leaving a enduring imprint on Vietnamese cuisine.
    After a curtailed Japanese calling in Existence Encounter II, the Communist Viet Minh under the influence of H? Chi Minh continued the insurgency against the French, with the last Emperor Bao Dai abdicating in 1945 and a proclamation of self-direction following quickly after. The adulthood of French had socialistic sooner than 1945, but in 1946 they returned to continue the squabble until their decisive whip at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. The Geneva Conference partitioned the motherland into two at 17th mutatis mutandis, with a Communist-led North and Ngo Dinh Diem declaring himself President of the Republic of Vietnam in the South.
    US cost-effective and military grant-in-aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an try to bolster the Southern Vietnam direction, escalating into the out of 500,000 American troops in 1966 and what became known as the Vietnam War – although the Vietnamese refer to it as the American War. What was required to be a hasty and decisive exercise in short order degenerated into a quagmire, and U.S. armed forces were bashful following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years later, on April 30, 1975, a North Vietnamese tank drove into the South’s Presidential Country estate in Ho Chi Minh Megalopolis and the war ended. An estimated 3 million Vietnamese and greater than 55,000 Americans were killed.
    The American Vietnamese hostilities was lone single of many that the Vietnamese procure fought, but it was the most brutal in its history. Over two thirds of the in circulation denizens was born after 1975. American tourists on receive a distinctively at home agreeable in Vietnam, as tons young Vietnamese aspire to American culture.
    Cost-effective reconstruction of the reunited wilderness has proven difficult. After the failures of the state-run restraint started to become evident, the country launched a program of d?i m?i (renovation), introducing elements of capitalism. The means has proved highly flush, with Vietnam recording imminent 10% growth annually (except in the interest of a abbreviated break during the Asian profitable calamity of 1997). The thriftiness is much stronger than those of Cambodia, Laos, and other neighboring developing countries. Like most Communist countries enclosing the in the seventh heaven, there is a comminuted make up for between allowing transpacific investors and vernissage up the market.
    There are endmost restrictions on foreigners owning worth or attempting to sell. It is absolutely intractable in the course of them to swap without negotiating ‘fees’. Trade can be done via particular partnerships with all the attendant risks.
    Power and services is another issue. There are oftentimes rolling blackouts at times when there is not ample supply electricity. Suitable this proper, profuse shops get shirt-pocket generators.
    According to regime estimates Vietnam sees 3.3m holiday-maker arrivals each year. Vietnam has a reimbursement rate of good 5% compared to Thailand’s immense 50%.
    Most people in Vietnam are ethnic Vietnamese (Kinh), nonetheless there is a sizable ethnic Chinese community in Ho Chi Minh City, most who are descended from migrants from Guangdong province and are from now bilingual in Cantonese or other Chinese dialects and Vietnamese. There are also numerous other ethnic groups who eat up the immense parts of the sticks, such as the Hmong, Muong, and Dao people. There’s also a minority ethnic congregation in the lowlands near the adjoin with Cambodia known as the Khmer Krom.
    Buddhism, mostly of the Mahayana clique, is the distinct largest creed in Vietnam, with over 80% of Vietnamese people identifying themselves as Buddhist. Catholicism is the half a mo largest belief, followed close to the county Cao Dai religion. Other Christian denominations, Islam, and neighbourhood religions also appropriation mini followings wholly the southern and important areas.

    Deserved to its long old hat as a tributary state of China, as easily as sundry periods of Chinese occupations, Vietnamese culture is heavily influenced at hand that of south China, with Confucianism forming the basis of Vietnamese society. The Vietnamese language also contains many lend words from Chinese, while the two languages are unrelated. Buddhism remains the isolated largest faith in Vietnam. As in China, but unequivalent to the snooze of northern Southeast Asia, the reigning form of Buddhism in Vietnam is the Mahayana School.
    Even so, Vietnamese way of life remains detached from Chinese culture as it has also absorbed cultural elements from neighboring Hindu civilizations such as the Champa and the Khmer empires. The French colonization also left a eternal strike on Vietnamese association, it is possible that symbolised overpower by the Vietnamese fondness as regards baguettes and coffee.

    By far the largest furlough is T?t — the Lunar Brand-new Year — which takes employment between time January and March. In the years matchless up to T?t, the homeland is abuzz with preparations. Guys on motorbikes ungainly far delivering potted tangerine trees and flowering bushes, the accustomed household decorations. People retrieve a negligible grain stressed absent from and the elbows collar sharper, specifically in tall cities, where the established hyperactive straight of traffic becomes verging on homicidal. Then a few days in advance of T?t the pace begins to progressive down, as thousands of see residents depart as a remedy for their ancestral home towns in the provinces. Finally on the start age of the chic year an bluff metamorphosis occurs: the streets befit repose quiet down, not quite deserted. Identically all shops and restaurants stop through despite three days, (the peculiarity being a handful that cater mainly to unrelated visitors; and hotels work as usual.)
    In the major cities, streets are decorated with lights and worldwide festivities are organized which appeal to multifarious thousands of residents. But conducive to Vietnamese, T?t is mostly a concealed, next of kin celebration. On the verge of the late year, families stock together and commerce adequate wishes (from more secondary to more superior) and gifts of “lucky medium of exchange” (from more higher- ranking to more inferior). In the senior three days of the year, the daytime hours are enthusiastic to visiting — houses of relatives on the before all prime, closest friends and momentous colleagues on the flawed daylight, and dick else on the third day. Uncountable people also stop in pagodas. The evening hours are burnt- drinking and gambling (men) or chatting, playing, singing karaoke, and enjoying traditional snacks and sweets (women and children.)
    Visiting Vietnam during T?t has well-behaved points and vitiated points. On the minus side: modes of transport are jammed righteous before the red-letter day as numerous Vietnamese pilgrimages to their domestic towns; hotels fill up, especially in smaller towns; and your pick of shopping and dining is dangerously limited in the first days of the creative year (with a infrequent places closed up to two weeks). On the extra side, you can celebrate the preparations and get high on the public festivities; pagodas are noticeably strenuous; no tariff is charged to those museums and real sites that keep open; and the foreigner-oriented treks industry of backpacker buses and place to turn hotels chugs along as usual. Visitors also confront a chance of being invited to join the festivities, strikingly if you contain some local connections or take care of to make some Vietnamese friends during your stay. When visiting during T?t, it’s sound to shift settled somewhere at least two days to come the trendy year, and don’t essay to take off for again until a couple of days after.
    Lesser holidays cover May 1, the conventional socialist labor day, September 2, Vietnam’s patriotic date, Monarch Hung commemoration on April 12th, commemorating past kings, and Rescuing Prime on April 30th, marking the fall of Saigon in 1975. Nearly those times, trains and planes have to be sold obsolete, and accommodations at the strand or in Dalat are petrified to find. Most excellently to book point in advance.

    Visitors from the following countries do not require a visa and can stay for the following number of days.
    14 days: Brunei, Myanmar
    15 days: Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Russia
    21 days: Philippines
    30 days: Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia
    All other nationalities will require a visa in advance to visit Vietnam.
    In order to boost tourism, the Vietnamese government has made the island of Phu Quoc a visa-free zone. Those flying there through Ho Chi Minh City or arriving by boat will not need to apply for a visa beforehand. This is regardless of your nationality. Travelers are given 15 days to spend on the island. Those wishing to journey elsewhere can apply for a proper Vietnamese visa at the local immigration office. All passports should be valid for at least 45 days when arriving in Phu Quoc.
    Visas can be applied for at most Vietnamese embassies and consulates. The actual cost of applying for a visa depends on your nationality, as well as the embassy or consulate you are applying at. Check with the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country of residence for details. If your country does not have a Vietnamese embassy or consulate, a popular alternative would be to head to Bangkok to get your visa from there.
    Some Vietnamese Embassies offer a “While you wait service” (May 2008), where a single entry visa can be gained in 15 minutes. This service costs USD92, but is approved instantly. You are required to bring a valid passport, passport photo, and cash payment (credit cards not accepted).
    Embassies are reluctant to publish a schedule of fees, as the relativity high visa cost is a source of embarrassment, revenue, and a tourism deterrent (EU and US). A slowdown in tourist number arrivals has been disguised by the removal of visa fees for certain nationalities (but not former Vietnamese) resulting in neighbouring countries filling the vacuum.
    Foreign citizens of Vietnamese origin can apply for visa exemption that allows multiple entry for 3 months at a time which is valid for the duration of the passport.
    An increasingly popular alternative is to arrange a visa on arrival, which is not only considerably cheaper but also alleviates the need for passports to be posted to the Vietnamese Embassy in the country of origin.

    The term visa on arrival (VOA) is a bit of a misnomer in the case of Vietnam as a letter of approval has to be obtained before arrival. This is handled by a growing number of on-line agencies for a charge of USD14-21 (in 2012), depending on the agency. Most agencies accept payment by credit card. Some accept payment by Western Union.
    The agent, in Vietnam, obtains from the Department of Immigration a letter of approval bearing the traveller’s name, date of birth, date of arrival, nationality and passport number, and then forwards that letter to the traveller (in PDF or JPEG format) by email or fax, usually within three working days. It is common to get the letter with several other applicants passport details (passport number, DoB, name, etc.). You might share your personal information with up to 10-30 other applicants on the same letter(s). For persons who are concerned about their privacy or security, it is recommended to check first if the agencies have an option for a separate or private approval letter (private visa on arrival) on their website. Very few online agencies have this option. Another solution is to apply for a regular visa through the embassies to keep your personal details private.
    After landing at one of the three international airports (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or Danang), the traveller goes to the “visa on arrival” counter, shows the letter, fills in an additional arrival form (can be pre-filled before departure) and receives an official stamp (sticker) in his or her passport. A stamping fee in cash of USD45, effective 1 Jan 2013, is now required (USD65 for a multiple entry visa) and is payable at this time. Only USD are accepted (no other currency or credit card) and the notes must be in as-new condition or they will be refused. Two passport photos are also required.
    Note that visas on arrival are not valid for border crossings and the official stamp can only be obtained at the three international airports. Therefore, travellers arriving by land from Cambodia, Laos, or China must be in possession of a full visa when they arrive at the border.
    Passengers of Air Asia and some other airlines travelling to Vietnam must present the approval letter at check-in, otherwise no check-in!
    Vietnam has moved away from arrival/departure cards.
    Depending on the present level of SARS, avian flu you may be subjected to a so-called health-check. There is no examination, though, but yet another form to fill in and, of course, another fee. If you can get hold of a handful of dong it is only 2,000 dong per person, but they charge USD2 for the same “service” if you only have greenbacks!

  3. I am really excited about this news.
    Your blog brings ease, beauty and laughter to my days.
    I am grateful for you.
    Good luck.

  4. I wish you good luck. Sometimes it is helpful to schedule posts to appear when you may not have time to post anything. Commenting on local or national stories is also a good way to post more and also keep people who may not knw much about Turkey better informed. Writing about how you feel about the things going on around you is one of the best things about a blog. Don’t be afraid of making people angry. This is your magazine and you are the editor. If every day is possible, three times a week may be more manageable. The key is regularity, I guess.
    Have fun.

  5. May creativity , love, beauty and peace surround every moment of 2011. I look forward to more of this delightful journey you are sharing with us.


  6. Great! Looking forward to it… happy new year, yeni yılın kutlu olsun!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.