So what do you do when you arrive at the airport at the end of your holiday and you find that you have some of the local currency left in your wallet or purse? Do you go on a bit of a spending spree and use it all or as much of it as possible, buying the odd coffee, pack of sweets or drink so that you use it all up, or do you simply take it home with you?
Sir Richard Branson set up the ‘Little Red Airline’ to act as a feeder for his Virgin Atlantic routes from London Heathrow when British Airways was successful in buying out BMI. The BMI airline had a loose arrangement with Virgin and acted as a feeder for their long haul routes to the USA, Southern Africa and the far eastern destinations.
Shortly after take-off a Boeing 757-223 reported to Los Angeles Airport that the windscreen had cracked and requested an emergency landing.
Naturally passengers, who were en-route to Dallas Fort Worth, were concerned about the situation as they had no idea just how serious the problem was, although the Captain of the aircraft said that in all his years of flying, he had never seen anything like it. He went on to say that the safest thing that could be done was to return the short way distance back to Los Angeles. (more…)
The finances of capital city Rome must be in pretty poor shape, but instead of asking the citizens of the “Eternal City” to stump up they are now loading it onto the tourists staying in the city’s hotels.
For years it has been claimed that our friends from Germany set their alarms for an early morning wakeup call so that they could get their towels onto the sunbed and claim a nice spot near the pool.
At the moment there are millions of British families abroad taking their annual summer holiday and any more are planning to fly away over the bank holiday weekend. However there is growing concern at airlines that the problem that disrupted most of Europe’s airspace in 2010 causing 100,000 flights to be grounded, could be just around the corner.
Research conducted by a UK online pharmacist has found that people who are attending music festivals are more likely to catch a sexually transmitted infection. As part of their ongoing research into the sex lives of Brits, UK Medix is warning would be festival goers about the dangers of having unprotected sex.
It seems that the human race is wedded to the smartphone; hardly a day goes by when you do not see someone walking toward you with their smartphone in hand next to their ear. The same things are evident when we go on holiday, busy fingers texting or checking emails, we simply are now completely lost without our ‘phones, but do we really have to take them on holiday?
It is interesting to see that in this time of cultural diversity and high education that there are still stereotypes that individuals automatically place on people from a specific nationalities even though it is no longer the case.
Food from London restaurant names such as Moro, St John, Polpo, Hix and Cartmel’s Simon Rogan. Intellectual stimulation from Gregory Sams, George Monbiot, Irvine Walsh, Edward De Bono’s School of Life. A lakeside spa. Forrest adventures with expert foragers. Music from a hundred bands you’ve never heard of but who you’ll look for as soon as you get home.