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Deserted restaurants, beautiful tour guides and absolutely NO interaction with the locals: What it's really to like to be a tourist in North Korea 100-hour working weeks, sex below deck... and what they REALLY think of passengers: Confessions of a cruise ship worker Autistic boy, 11, declared 'unfit to fly' and banned from Thomas Cook flight without a doctor's note... stranding family in Turkey for two days How the other half travel! Air France launches A 6,000 first class suites... complete with Michelin-star dining, Givenchy toiletries and 'boudoir' beds How to travel the world for less than $18,000! Backpacker shares secret to globetrotting on a budget Owls with your cocktails, cats and coffee and even iguanas with your morning tea: The world's weirdest animal cafes From magical caves and a charming capital to centuries-old castles and comfort cuisine: Slovenia is Europe's hidden gem ... (more)

Rock fall shuts part of Cadia East underground mine

Health, Safety Environment and Social Responsibility manager Nedra Burns said yesterday a seismic event at the Cadia East gold mine caused localised damage to a small area of the development level of panel cave two. "Mining-induced seismic activity is an expected part of the block caving method used at Cadia and the Cadia East mine is designed to withstand the continual breaking and movement of rock above it," Ms Burns said.

McConnell under the microscope

It looked like the cave train was rolling at full speed last night , even through there were already some Republicans kicking and screaming. Mitch McConnell was inexplicably moving toward stripping the executive amnesty provisions out of the DHS funding package and offering up a "clean bill" to Harry Reid.

Democrats Say a Short-Term DHS Bill Would Be Terrible. They May Vote for It Anyway.

If Republicans bring up a short-term Homeland Security Department funding bill, House Democratic leaders will have a strategic decision to make. For weeks, Democrats in Washington have warned that any short-term funding measure to keep the Homeland Security Department open would be irresponsible-and even dangerous.

Climbers rescued from Sligo cliff

A number of people were rescued on Saturday after getting into difficulty when climbing the Gleniff Horseshoe in Co Sligo. The climbers, from caving clubs at UCD and DCU, were exploring Diarmuid and Grainne's Cave, the area around a large cave high on the cliffs above Gleniff.

 

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Call for Material, AMCS Bulletin “The Astyanax Caves of Mexico”

Subject: Call for Material, AMCS Bulletin “The Astyanax Caves of Mexico”

From: William R. Elliott

Date: 2/2/15

 

Calling all those who caved in the Sierra de El Abra and Sierra de Guatemala of northeastern Mexico!

The Association for Mexican Cave Studies (AMCS) is planning its next Bulletin on the 29 cavefish caves in that region. “The Astyanax Caves of Mexico” will be published in late 2015, and will have more than 100…

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DeLorme inReach Explorer Satellite Messenger

Has anyone used one of these or know very much about them? I'm a little confused between DeLorme's service and Iridium service and how much you need of either/both to do which functions.

Re: Basic Vertical Instruction

The Tampa Bay Area Grotto (email swad99ATgmailDOTcom) and the Karst Research Group (a student group at the University of South Florida; email jmsampsoATmailDOTusfDOTedu), have vertical workshops from time to time. Get in touch with either group.

The Florida Cave Cavort is also coming up this weekend. You might be able to coerce someone into showing you a few things there. http://www.cavort.rivercitygrotto.com/index.html

Re: Calcite Rafts?

lots of littoral caves in Mallorca, Spain: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lianaboop/8597955875/

Re: Hiking Boot Reccommendations

Just an update.....I ended up getting a gently used pair of Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof boots for a very reasonable price on eBay.They are perfect for hiking.I've only used them in 4 caves so far, and they seem to be doing fine.
 
 
 

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