Friday, 17 August 2018

Queen Elizabeth: The country she once visited that no longer exists.

Queen Elizabeth: The country she visited in
1972 that no longer exists (Image: Getty)

QUEEN ELIZABETH, in 1972, made her first state visit to a communist country with her husband and daughter. That country no longer exists having been disbanded in the 1990s.

Queen Elizabeth, 92, has been the first British monarch in history to visit a number of countries on groundbreaking state visits.

She was the first to visit Russia, following the Cold War, and Japan, following the tense political history from World War I.
Yet she made her first visit to a communist country in 1972 with her husband Prince Philip and her daughter Princess Anne, who was 22 years old at the time.

The country she visited, however, no longer exists.

By Kara Godfrey.
Full story at Express.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

A-Level Results Day: How To Spend Your Gap Year, From Botswana To The Middle East.

Spend your gap year driving the Garden Route
in South Africa ( iStock )

How Independent journalists spent their gap year

If your A-Levels weren't as you expected this morning – why not consider taking a gap year? More than 230,000 people take one every year, according to statistics from Year Out Group.

And if you need some inspiration for where to go and what to do, here's how Independent journalists spent their gap years – from travelling around the Middle East to working on a conservation reserve in Botswana.

Bel Trew , Middle East correspondent.

After I left school in 2003, my sister and I flew to Cairo to travel around the Middle East.

We couldn’t afford to fly around the region, and so took battered boats, buses and shared taxis from the Egyptian capital to Beirut in Lebanon, which these days would mean crossing war zones but back then was entirely possible.

Full story at Independent.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Irish Stew named among world's Top 50 food experiences.

The traditional dish "makes magic with whatever's to hand", says Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist.

From pintxos in San Sebastian to sushi in Japan, Lonely Planet has published a new list of the world's Top 500 food experiences... with three Irish inclusions.

The travel bible's 'Ultimate Eatlist' includes "Irish stew and a pint of the black stuff" at No. 47, with black pudding at No. 458 and barmbrack squeezing in at No. 496.

The list is topped by pintxos in San Sebastian, Spain, followed by curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur and sushi in Tokyo.

Lonely Planet's Top 10 Food Experiences:

  1. Pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain
  2. Curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  3. Sushi in Tokyo, Japan
  4. Beef brisket in Texas, USA
  5. Som tum in Bangkok, Thailand
  6. Smørrebrød in Copenhagen, Denmark
  7. Crayfish in Kaikoura, New Zealand
  8. Bibimbap in Seoul, South Korea
  9. Pizza margherita in Naples, Italy
  10. Dim sum in Hong Kong

By Pól Ó Conghaile.
Full story at Independent.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Ryanair chaos: Stansted Airport passengers stranded without baggage for three hours.

RYANAIR passengers travelling from Ibiza were hit by a wave of delays when returning to Stansted Airport, with the flight landing much later than planned. This led to a three-hour wait at baggage reclaim.

Ryanair passengers were forced to wait for hours after a delayed flight meant huge delays in collecting their bags.

Stansted Airport passengers arrived from Ibiza and landed an hour later than planned last night.

Flight FR9252 landed at the airport at 0.32am, one hour and 16 minutes later than planned.

They then waited up to three hours for their bags on the carousel, according to witnesses.

By Kara Godfrey.
Full story at Express.

Monday, 13 August 2018

North Carolina airport uses comfort kittens for pre-flight cuddles.

Airport officials described the program as a way
"to thank passengers for choosing CLT and to
extend our own dose of tender loving care to travelers."

On International Cat Day, which falls on Aug. 8, Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Carolina in the United States hosted a special Kitten Cuddle session between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Passengers who get stressed and anxious about their flights could visit the Atrium and cuddle with not one, not two, but 10 cute little kittens provided by Animal Care and Control (CMPD).

Generally, it is common for airports to offer stress and anxiety relieving services, as reported by Travel+Leisure. They mostly come in the form of cuddling with dogs, pigs and miniature horses. For the first time, Charlotte Douglas airport is ready to offer a pack of fluffy kittens as additional support to their official staff of 31 service dogs.

The Jakarta Post.
Full story at The Jakarta Post.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Pilot wanted for the world's most mysterious passenger jet: Service that flies to America's secret Area 51 military base posts ad for first officer.

The world's most mysterious airline is advertising for a pilot to fly US government workers to the secretive Area 51 military base.

A fleet of passenger aircraft is stabled at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to ferry workers to the off-limits area in rural Nevada, and anyone who boards one is sworn to secrecy about where they're going and what they do for a living.

The planes, which don't carry any company logos – they're plain white with a red band down the side - are operated by the US Air Force and are often referred to as Janet Airlines because that's the call sign the planes in it use while in civilian airspace.

By Jennifer Newton.
Full story at Daily Mail.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Don’t look down! The world’s first catapult experience allows daredevil travellers to FLY.


Adrenaline junkies should consider booking their next holiday to New Zealand.

While the country isn’t somewhere you’d usually associate with the fast and furious, its latest attraction may change your mind.

In Nevis Valley, near Queenstown, the first ever catapult experience has been launched.

By Sophie Roberts.
Full story at Daily Star.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Phones to replace passports for Australian passengers flying internationally.

Passport free: Airports are always looking
for ways to clear legitimate travellers efficiently .

From today, Passengers flying out of Australia will no longer have to queue up and show their passport for a boarding pass.

In an attempt to cut waiting times at Australian airports, passengers are being allowed to check into flights using a mobile phone.

From this week, airlines flying out of Australia have been given the option to issue electronic boarding passes directly to passengers.

It's an attempt to move past queues at check-in counters full of passengers waiting to be issued with a boarding pass.

Full story at NZ Herald.

Monday, 6 August 2018

World’s biggest passenger jet starts new life.

Photo by S. Ramadier.
(AIRBUS S.A.A. 2016)

Danish tourists bound for Cyprus on Wednesday were set to get more room than they bargained for as the first used A380 superjumbo begins its new life with a trip to the Mediterranean holiday island from Copenhagen.

The Airbus SE plane, the world’s biggest passenger jet, will depart for Larnaca at 8:15 p.m. local time and complete the journey in about 4 hours, a comparative hop for an aircraft that previously operated between Singapore and far-flung cities across the globe.

The superjumbo, registration 9H-MIP, will perform the flight for Thomas Cook Group Plc’s Scandinavian arm after the tour operator was left without an aircraft following a technical issue on the Greek island of Rhodes. The service would ordinarily use an Airbus A321 narrow-body plane with less than half the capacity of an A380, a model that’s popular with passengers but has struggled to win orders as airlines prefer smaller, more efficient jets.

Full story at The Jakarta Post.
By Richard Weiss and Benjamin Katz.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Nigerian Youths Arise!

Revolutionaries are key players in changing a nation not political parties. The same approach helped us to gain our freedom from colonial masters until military regime seized it from us.

Not until 1993 when Moshood Abiola (M.K.O) bought it back by laying down his life via democracy and until now we are still suffering because majority of our leaders only cater for their pockets and family members ;forgetting the national interests of.

Here below are the demands of our revolution and we will not relent until they are met:

1. "Food for all!", 
2. "Good roads for all!" , 
3. "Good hospital for all!", 
4. "Stable electricity for all!", 
5. "Clean and drinkable water supply!", 
6. "National security!", 
7. "Employments for all!", 
8. "Good economic atmosphere for both local & foreign businesses!"
9. "Good education system for all!"
10."Freedom of speech for all!"
11. "Gender equality for all!"
12. "Respect to human rights!"
13. "Corruption free system of government!"
14. "Amendment of constitution for a new Nigeria!"
15. "No more paying financial or mineral resources homage to colonial bosses!"

Nigerian Youths Arise! Nigerian Youths Arise! Nigerian Youths Arise!

At some point in heaven, there was an adversary and then came a revolution - 
Revelation 12 : 11 (KJV):  

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death."