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Travel Chaos Not Over in Europe

Travel Chaos Not Over in Europe

Many flights to and from Europe have been resumed for the first time after volcanic ash from Iceland threatened the safety of airplanes and airline passengers. Despite the reopening of flights, many airspace all across the continent will still remain closed or will be reclosed after a few days.Airports in London, for instance, will not be open until Wednesday at the earliest if the volcanic ash cloud continues to stay over much of the United Kingdom. This includes Heathrow airport, which is the …

Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham

Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham

The Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the most popular Christmas traditions in Europe in terms of the number of visitors. Its creative and sophisticated stall decorations, the breathtaking surroundings of Paulsplatz and Römerberg, the fun holiday activities, and the huge Christmas tree make it one of the most beautiful holiday markets in Europe.For the 8th straight year, Birmingham brought the Frankfurt Christmas Market to town, making it the centerpiece of the 2008 Christmas events calendar….

Golf Courses in Scotland

Golf Courses in Scotland

Golf remains a national pastime among the Scots. Thus, it is not surprising that Scotland boasts many lovely golf courses around. The best news is that most clubs are very friendly to visitors. You can choose from at least 21 courses, with the following golf clubs being the more popular ones: Cardrona Golf ClubYou can find the Cardrona golf course (18-hole, parkland) in the heart of a truly alluring country setting where the Tweed river runs through the valley. Opened in 2001, this 6,856-yard pa…

Famous Castles of Wales

Famous Castles of Wales

If you’re fascinated by castles, then Wales is the place to be. With 427 castles (around 200 of them are now in ruins) scattered around the country, Wales is certainly one of the top destinations to see majestic castles. It’s important that you have an understanding about the periods of castle building in Wales to know where to begin your visit. Then choose the best examples of castles of each period. Here’s a quick look at the history of castle building in Wales and some recommendations of exam…

Things To Do in London

Things To Do in London

London is the capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, it is also the largest European city. Greater London has an official population of roughly 7.5 million people, although the figure of over 14 million for the city’s total metropolitan area more accurately reflects the city’s size and importance. London is historically one of the great cities of the world and remains a global capital of politics, culture, fashion,…

London Eating Guide

London Eating Guide

It is a huge task for a tourist to find the right place to eat in London largely because there are literally thousands of venues from which to choose. Although long reputed for not having the best food, this is a thing of the past. And despite being second to Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world to eat, London is one of the best cities in the world to eat whatever your budget, particularly when it comes to more upmarket café chains like Caffe Nero, EAT, and Pret-A-Manger. There are plen…

Getting Around London

Getting Around London

London has one of the most comprehensive public transport systems in the world. Although Londoners constantly grumble about it breaking down on a regular basis, public transport is often the best option for getting anywhere in London for visitors and residents alike. In fact, more than a third of London residents do not feel the need to own a car.Here your basic guide in getting around London.Journeyplanner In planning your journeys around London on public transport, you can use Journeyplanner …