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london miscellaneous photography

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2006.

Fireworks

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miscellaneous

New Year’s Day 2006, delayed by a second

“Get ready for a minute with 61 seconds. Scientists are delaying the
start of 2006 by the first “leap second” in seven years, a timing
tweak meant to make up for changes in the Earth’s rotation.”
Link: reuters.co.uk

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travel

Lonely Planet taking some heat

“The popular Lonely Planet is taking some heat for their new Blue List
book. The New York Post (Dec. 20, 2005) writes that the book contains “three pages of anti-American cliches, portraying us [citizens of the USA] all as obese,
idiot war-mongers obsessed with dieting, nude vacations and raucous
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.” I suppose it’s worth noting here (as
the Post does) that Lonely Planet is an Australia-based company.”
Link: travel-plan-idea.com

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travel

Flag Icons

“Flags are 239 icons, in GIF and PNG formats, for pretty much every
country in the world. Available for free use for any purpose.”
Link: famfamfam.com

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travel

What Cards Are Friendliest to Frequent Fliers?

“FOR millions of travelers, credit card reward programs are the best
way to score free airline tickets and hotel rooms. But with credit
card issuers and travel companies ratcheting up the competition for
customers in recent months – for instance, JetBlue recently rolled out
a new card with American Express – how do you know which card in your
wallet is worth reaching for?”
Link: nytimes.com

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travel

EasyJet Passenger Numbers Up 8.3 Percent

“British low-cost airline easyJet’s passenger numbers in November rose
8.3 percent from a year ago to 2.3 million, the company said on
Wednesday.”
Link: airwise.com

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london travel

Pod hotels launch at London airports

“A radical hotel concept is to be introduced at two major UK airports,
it was announced today. A ‘Yotel’ – a cross between a small hotel room
and a first class airline cabin seat – will be featured at Heathrow
and Gatwick airports.”
Link: thisistravel.co.uk

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cute london photography

I saw these cows grazing on the way to work!!!

I saw these cows grazing on the way to work!!!

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travel

Ryanair faces Belgium fraud claims

“The Belgian judiciary has accused Irish budget airline Ryanair of
forgery and fiscal fraud, it was revealed on Wednesday. Federal police
in Charleroi have summoned two directors of the company, Michael
Cawley and Bernard Berger, to answer questions about the allegations
at the start of December.”
Link: expatica.com

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travel

The Plymouth-Banjul Challenge

“Julian Nowill has thrown down the gauntlet to those of us with
budgets too limited to tackle the great Paris / Dakar Rally. The
Plymouth / Dakar Challenge has a few rules that will help to ensure
that team budgets do not run too much a risk of financial peril.”
Link: plymouth-banjul.co.uk