I was eager to put our near-death experience behind us. “Let’s go, it’ll be fun!” I told Princess. We had started calling him Princess during our disastrous Andean trek. By the time we crossed the snowline, he was suffering from altitude sickness, infected foot blisters, food poisoning and hypothermia. Eventually, he got so ill that we had to carry him on a makeshift litter to the nearest village, hence his royal name.
â€œWhen I grow up I want to be a tourist,â€? he said. I had not noticed his presence until he spoke. He must have quietly sat next to me while I stared at the sunrise that was now silhouetting the sprawling complex of ancient temples scattered across the landscape beneath us. Our legs dangled off the highest terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the most visited temples in the Bagan Archeological Zone. A bus ticket to Mandalay poked out of my shirt pocket.
It has been weeks since it last rained, but, as usual, the entire city is flooded. One of the world’s most densely populated urban centers, Kolkata always seems to be on the verge of dissolving under the strain of a perpetual deluge; not the water kind. Wave after wave of people began pouring in a few days ago. They came to celebrate the biggest festival in Hinduism in the largest city in the region and pay tribute to the most important gods in their pantheon.
The ABQ ordinance to curb pawn shops' complicity in theft will be reviewed by the Finance & Gov Ops Committee at 5 p.m. on Nov. 29th (9th Floor Committee Room). Instead of whining & lamenting, let's show up and get involved in our democratic process?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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