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Google redraws world according to George Bush

“Here’s something quite sinister for armchair conspiracy theorists: it appears that US prez George Bush has final approval on the the UK version of Google Maps and has decided to redesign the world in a way that more adequately reflects his own particular vision.” http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/29/google_bush_map

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More Ryanair Stories

“Ryanair, the leading European low-cost airline, reversed on Monday its previous guidance for a steep fall in average fares this winter and announced much better-than-expected financial results for its third quarter” http://news.ft.com/cms/s/7a45eda0-735e-11d9-b705-00000e2511c8.html Maybe the best one yet… “A Ryanair pilot has asked the High Court to imprison his company’s Chief Executive Michael O’Leary for suspending him in breach of an injunction.” http://www.rte.ie/business/2005/0414/ryanair2.html

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Damaged cruise ship back in New York

“A cruise ship struck by a freak seven-story-high wave that smashed windows and sent furniture flying returned to New York Harbor on Monday and docked at its berth on the Hudson River.” http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TRAVEL/04/18/ship.diverted.ap/index.html

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Bon Coiffure, barber shop signs from West Africa

“Indigo Arts presents a collection of painted signboards from barber shops and hair-dressers in Ghana, Mali, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo.” http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_barbersign_main.html

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High Court Asked to End Religious Teatime

“Government says New Mexico Christian group’s ceremonial drink violates federal controlled substance laws” http://www.law.com/teatime.html

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Ryanair charges £4 for tap water

With no-frills air fares advertised as low as 99p, Ryanair has made a fortune out of offering passengers a cheap deal. But when the drinks trolley rattles down the aisle there is little chance of a bargain – but every chance the airline will make more of a profit.

http://www.thisismoney.com/

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Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you to the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps’ satellite imagery. http://www.googlesightseeing.com

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2 Bees pictures — Morocco

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© Paul Roberts 2005

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Travel News

Peru calls on U.N. funds

“Peru will submit a $132.5 million plan to the United Nations’ cultural body on Tuesday to preserve the famous Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, from the ravages of tourism” http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TRAVEL/04/12/machupicchu.reut/index.html

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Some Ryanair stories

Ryanair refuses order to quote all-inclusive fares

"Ryanair this week said it would continue to defy advertising authorities which insist the airline include taxes and charges when emailing customers with its latest offers”
http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,10295-1516446,00.html

Ryanair Web site row takes off

"Ryanair is attempting to discover the identities of pilots said to ha= ve made remarks about the airline on a Web site”
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050330/152/ffblp.html

Ryanair takes action over website

"A legal battle has begun at Ryanair over a website set up, according to unions, to help "hard-pressed" pilots working for the Irish bu dget airline exchange information about their working conditions”
http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,10295-1547290,00.html

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some interesting links

Japanese name translation http://www.japanese-name-translation.com/ My Hebrew Picture Dictionary (English – Hebrew) http://www.milon.co.il/ The Moroccan Sahara – Chasing the Lizard’s Tail http://www.bluegecko.org/lizard/lizard05.htm

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Brussles shop sign

(c) Paul Roberts 2002-2005

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View from our hotel in Valetta across the harbour to the 3 cities.
(Malta 12/2004)

(c) Paul Roberts 2002-2005

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Even more Ryanair…

Just got this via googlealert.com, another of Michael O’Leary’s fan club, some interesting comments follow as well, worth a read… A Fistful of Euros: Ryanair redefines Communism http://fistfulofeuros.net/archives/000666.php

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Some interesting travel sites

Wow!!!, you can read the Ryanair in-flight magazine online now!!! http://www.ryanairmagazine.com/start.htm can’t wait… and something for all the divers out there. http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/sst.html