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What a week…

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Even More Ryanair

Some good ones here, Concorde and toilets…

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Travel News – 22 July 2004

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From CNN:

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Malaria

Notes on Malaria taken during Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth’s talk at the adventure travel show 2004

Not all mosquitoes carry malaria
SE-Asia day biting mosquitoes are not malarious but carry Deng fever etc
Many mosquitoes carry more illnesses

Prophylactics

Larium has had a bad press
If Larium suits you it is fine but is not suitable for 25% of people.
Chloroquine + Paludrine can cause morning sickness
Larium if you can use it for 3 weeks without symptoms – it should be fine
Best prophylactic cost ???€š?‚?£25 for 2 weeks
Doxycline can cause indigestion and sun rash
Maladrone only need to take 1 week after return cost ???€š?‚?£100 for 2 weeks
House mosquitoes don’t spread many diseases except???€š?‚? possibly elephantiasis (rare)

Malaria symptoms

High fever + diarrhoea, if you get symptoms visit a clinic for a blood test – the further you are from a malarious area the less likely you are to be diagnosed – remind doctor you have been in a malaria area – symptoms can come up to 3 months after infection

Prevention

Malaria mosquito bites from dusk to dawn
Use a mosquito net – tuck into bed – impregnate with Permethrin – a plain net is no better than sleeping outside.
Cloths wear long loose cloths, long sleeves and trousers
Spray clothes with Permethrin/repellent

Repellents

Deet – best repellent use 30-50% reapply every 2-3 hours – lasts longer on clothes
Merck 3535 best for eczema suffers in jungle gel or jungle jell extra (wasn’t sure which – check label)
Autan not very good — chemical changed – just smells nice – tested on easy species of mosquito.
Ben’s sold by Tesco’s – very good spread on by a pad.
Ticks are also repelled by repellents.

First aid

Savlon iodine spray good for cuts and grazes helps wound dry out.

Miscellaneous

DVT affects 1 in 1000 unlikely on flight less than 51/2 hours – move legs and fidget to prevent – raise feet to stretch calf’s is as good as walking about.
Most drugs are available abroad over the counter at a chemist.

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Interesting

Travel writing with Rolf Potts http://www.rolfpotts.com/index.html

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Travel News – 19 July 2004

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Ryanair to add routes to Eastern Europe

It seems Mr O can’t make up his mind, one minute he wont then he will… http://www.iht.com/articles/528655.html

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Something to do – if it rains !


From: RICHARD CURTIS

I’ve just read a piece about the Millau viaduct and just got carried away searching for other “grand” projects – the Foster site is fun ! best wishes, Dick

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Regent Street F1 06-07-2004

well we went along and saw the crowds, they where in place 3-4 deep from 4:30, no chance to see anything as a car is about 2 feet high at most, we found a great spot on the 3rd floor of liberty’s, looking out of the window, except the start was so late that the shop closed and we where turfed out onto the street.

i did hear a bit of noise and people said they didn’t run the route advertised, all in all it was poorly organised, despite what the paper say, the route needed to be longer for the numbers of people who wanted a view, in the end they cut it short for safety reasons.

here are some pictures i took, most at lunchtime before the crowds, the cars where guarded by fences and security people, who didn’t want you taking pictures. still i got a few over the fence

http://www.roberts.f2g.net/F1-slideshow.html

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Travel News – 01 July 2004

Concorde aircraft opens to visitors http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/27/concorde.ap/index.html Bulgaria closer to high-speed EU-rail link http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/28/bt.bulgaria.train.reut/index.html World airline traffic soars, says IATA http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/29/bt.iata.traffic.report.reut/index.html Finland, Russia plan fast rail link http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/30/bt.fin.russia.rail.ap/index.html The world’s best airport lounges http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/16/bt.skytrax.survey/index.html Road trips: A parent’s survival guide, “The kids watch more TV in the car than they ever do at home.” http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/ADVISOR/06/09/family.road.trips.ap/index.html Best-selling suncreams fail safety test http://www.thisistravel.co.uk/travel/news/article.html?in_article_id=40388

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Travel News – Friday, 25 June 2004

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Travel News 16/06/2004

Passport Delay Call http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13130079,00.html San Diego Hit by Earthquake http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1139565,00.html June is the ‘Sexiest Month’ http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,31500-13119297,00.html Holiday Firms Slammed http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-13130205,00.html Spotlight shines on ‘Masters of Florence’ http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/06/15/medici.exhibit.ap/ Tuvalu: Paradise under threat http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/15/tuvalu.noother.ap/index.html Tokyo is world’s priciest city http://edition.cnn.com/2004/BUSINESS/06/13/cities.expensive.ap/index.html Concealed fault caused Bam quake http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3809375.stm

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Travel News

Virgin Express, Alitalia in pricing row http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/11/bt.virgin.alitalia.reut/index.html Iran tourism project to rival Dubai http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/11/bt.uran.tourism.reut/index.html The rise of self-service travel http://www.cnn.com/2004/TRAVEL/06/10/bt.self.service/index.html

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Travel News

Spotted on the register… Airlines ground online ticket price gouging

Price discrimination in the sale of airline tickets online is no longer a problem in Europe, the European Commission confidently asserted today. http://www.theregister.com/2004/06/09/airline_price_discrimination/

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More ryanair news

Strange how one story can be reported different ways and how not making as much money becomes a loss when it’s really not as much profit. Read on… IHT: Ryanair slips to a net loss

… Ryanair slips to a net loss. Bloomberg News Tuesday, June 1, 2004. … It’s not really that Ryanair has changed anything,” said Xavier Debeugny at Oddo in Paris. …
Link: http://www.iht.com/articles/522784.htm

RT??Æ’?¢?‚¬?° Business – Ryanair profits better than expected

… Ryanair profits better than expected June 01, 2004 19:16 Ryanair … million. Ryanair said this growth was fuelled by ‘significantly lower fares’. …
Link: http://www.rte.ie/business/2004/0601/ryanair.html

Guardian Unlimited Travel | News | Ryanair tops punctuality league

… Ryanair tops punctuality league Saturday May 29, 2004 The Guardian Ryanair is Britain’s most punctual airline, according to statistics released by the Civil …
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/Travel/news/story/0,7445,1227093,00.html?=rss Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | O’Leary thanks Ryanair …

… O’Leary thanks Ryanair staff with 3% pay rise Andrew Clark Friday May 7, 2004 The Guardian Ryanair has awarded an inflation-busting 3% pay rise to its 2,350 …
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/airlines/story/0,1371,1211318,00.html

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Epinions has the best comparison shopping information on Ryanair. … Ryanair. Overall rating: Reviewed by 41 Epinions users – Write a review. Compare Prices. …
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