Travel and News October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016 Newsletter Chimpanzee

Hello,

Welcome to our Travel & News for this month, we are finally in the last quarter of the year. Planning of parties, family get together and holiday travels are in full gear.. If you are not started this is the time to make those thoughts a reality. Emirates are offering up to 20% discounts for travel to almost all their destinations as long as tickets are purchased by October 15, 2016 don’t be left out!!!!!

Wishing you a fantastic month, thank you for being our clients we truly appreciate you.

Njoki.

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees are the humans’ closest living relatives, sharing more than 98 percent of our genetic blueprint. Humans and chimps are also thought to share a common ancestor who lived some four to eight million years ago. Chimpanzees live in social communities of several dozen animals, and can habituate themselves to African rain forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Although closely related to humans, the apes have suffered much at human hands. These great apes are endangered and still threatened by bush meat hunters and habitat destruction.

In Kenya you can see chimps at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Facts about ‘Chimps’

Chimpanzees can stand and walk upright. By swinging from branch to branch they can also move quite efficiently in the trees, where they do most of their eating.

Chimpanzees usually sleep in the trees as well, employing nests of leaves.

Chimps are generally fruit and plant eaters, but they also consume insects, eggs, and meat, including carrion. They have a tremendously varied diet.

Chimpanzees are one of the few animal species that employ tools. They shape and use sticks to retrieve insects from their nests or dig grubs out of logs. They also use stones to smash open tasty nuts and employ leaves as sponges to soak up drinking water. Chimpanzees can even be taught to use some basic human sign language.

Females can give birth at any time of year, Most mothers give birth to one young an average of every five to six years in the wild. Young chimps stay with their mothers for up to 10 years. typically to a single infant that clings to its mother’s fur and later rides on her back until the age of two. Females reach reproductive age at 13, while males are not considered adults until they are 16 years old.

Chimps have an average lifespan on 45 years in the wild.

Chimps like children hug each other for comfort, They hold hands for support. They laugh, they feel sadness, they have the same core need for a family unit.

Reasons to travel:

 

Frankfurt International Book Fair 2016

Venue :Frankfurt
Start Date :Wednesday, 19-Oct-2016
End Date :Sunday, 23-Oct-2016

This is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented, and the second largest trade fair for books based on the number of visitors after Turin International Book Fair

UNAFF 2016

Venue :Stanford
Start Date :Thursday, 20-Oct-2016
End Date :Sunday, 30-Oct-2016

United Nations Association Film Festival, which was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was founded by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic with the participation of the Stanford Film Society and the UNA Midpeninsula Chapter, a community-based nonprofit organization.

Toronto International Art Fair 2016
Venue :Toronto
Start Date :Friday, 28-Oct-2016
End Date :Monday, 31-Oct-2016

Hawaii International Film Festival 2016
Venue :Hawaii, Honolulu
Start Date :Thursday, 03-Nov-2016
End Date :Sunday, 13-Nov-2016

Diwali 2016
Venue :India
Start Date :Sunday, 30-Oct-2016
End Date :Sunday, 30-Oct-2016

China Import and Export Fair 2016
China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou during
October 15 – 16, Oct. 23 – 27, 2016 and Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2016

Did you know?

Washington is the only city in the US whose people lack full self-governance. Representation in Congress is limited to a non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives and a shadow senator. In 1964, Washingtonians were first allowed to vote in Presidential elections; the city was allowed to elect its own mayor only in 1973.

Travel tip – Business Travelers

Dress Well – People get much better service when they dress well and appear wealthier, says DesChamps. Wearing an outfit that doubles as a presentation attire while traveling is also wise in case your baggage is lost or you are late, says Melissa C. Gillespie, partner at Innova Communications. That way, you’re not stuck in jeans for a big meeting.

World travel fact…

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919. In 1920, pilot Jerry Shaw captained the first KLM flight, flying from London to Schiphol in a De Havilland DH-16. The KLM Group, which includes the wholly owned subsidiaries KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair, currently employs more than 32.000 people.

Our travel diaries…

When you visit the US you it dawns on you just how much Americans value their nationality, culture and heritage. You then understand and relate the visa process we as Kenyans go through, It’s just the American way of doing things nothing personal.

The immigration process at the Dulles airport was quite smooth and fast. Once done bags were already waiting at the conveyor belt and at arrivals our guide for the city was waiting… Every time am in the US my greatest admiration is their intentional effort to acknowledge and appreciate those that have contributed and made America what it is today. Washington my arrival city is a museum city, at every turn there is a statue of someone, a monument named after someone, a memorials of someone artfully done with all you need to know, museums. Just so much to do and see… It’s one of the cities I enjoy, it was no different this time.

Washington, DC offers attractions and activities for everyone, few cities in the world provide the same access to incredible museums, one-of-a-kind events and incredible displays as Washington, DC for free or nearly free. The National Mall, a two-mile green expanse from the U.S. Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial. Along the way, visitors see the Washington Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. One of the things one must do is visit the Smithsonian. Collectively called the Smithsonian Institution, this world-renowned museum and research complex in the District consists of 17 museums. Read More…

Quote of the month:

“The power to question is the basis of all human progress”
– Indra Gandhi

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