Palacio de Aranjuez (c) Avistu “(When we write about a destination) it is not about teaching where to sleep cheap, but where it is worth sleeping cheaply” is a phrase by Jan Martínez Ahrens (@jmahrens, Deputy editor of the Spanish newspaper El País) I agree with. Others, such as "A travel journalist does not publish bad reviews, it is not worth wasting the reader's time like this", are much more debatable especially considering that we do not think the same thing (silencing a bad experience makes him skinny please the reader who may be considering going to the same destination).
Almost the entire press has echoed the news. At last the first Airbus 380 has come to light after a long delay and a long road of discussions and controversies. Anyway, everyone notes that this is a giant step in the world of aviation. It has cost 216 million euros and inside it has cafes, casinos, showers, libraries, dormitories for the crew and a maximum capacity of 525 passengers.
Traveling to Japan is becoming more affordable for a European. With the rise of the euro, the Japanese country has become another possibility within our range of tourist destinations. Even more if we use the Seishun Juu-Hatchi Kippu to move by train through the country. The literal translation into Spanish is Ticket Joven 18 but not only for the population of 18 or younger.
I suppose that these services will seem a bit extravagant and a genuine surplus if you find them in any hotel establishment during your trips. Satellite phone Helicopter rescue Horse rental Oxygen service Anyway, if you are at more than 4,500 heights between the highest mountains in the world, then you will not find it so strange.
From New York our friend David Lindo writes to send us a couple of photos of one of his Wonders of the World. This is Maui, one of the islands of Hawaii, specifically the second largest island in the archipelago and the third most populous. David says that if he had arrived in Hawaii when he left for the United States, he would never have stayed in New York.
I remember that when the food went free on the airplanes people complained about its poor quality but nobody left a trace and even some repeated bread and butter as if they hadn't eaten in a week. Today food is scarce on airplanes. With the exception of international flights we are going to have to take out the card or the euros to get away from anything.
In Cambodia, not only rice, spiders and fried crickets are eaten. There are also succulent and huge crabs on the menu. Usually served with rice on the side and with a spicy sauce like almost all that you will find on your trips through Southeast Asia. I think the price of this huge crab did not exceed 2 euros.
Prefabricated hotels are becoming fashionable in the world of travel. It is a new initiative within the world of hospitality that offers modern accommodation at low cost. Qbic hotels is an example of such hotels. It is a chain of prefabricated hotels based in Amsterdam and a presence in other Dutch cities.
The well-known French cinematographer Michel Gondry shot this beautiful four-minute short film where he condensed a seven-day journey through the United States by car from coast to coast. A dream that many of us would like to see come true but for more than 4 minutes, of course. Posts to ask not to be left.
Doesn't it make you nervous to book a plane ticket online and see how suddenly you have added a few euros without eating or drinking it? And what about those offers of free tickets or 0.1 euros that in the end do not even come out? This occurs on the websites of a few airlines, including Ryanair, where a server is tired of removing insurance and other things that come by default.
Awesome video recorded live in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Tourists witnessed this thrilling real-life scene and the border between wild animals. I had not seen anything like that in National Geographic. Buffaloes, lions and even a crocodile suddenly appear on the scene.
A sunset in the desert offers the traveler a unique orchestra of colors. I had seen in previous trips the desert of Rajasthan in India and that of Douz in Tunisia but both have nothing to do with the brown and unique tone of Erg Chegaga's doubts. We were taking a walk through its dunes, marveling at each of the shades that caused the mountains of sand composed of white, black and brown granites.
As I passed by Byron Bay, while I was traveling along the east coast of Australia from Cairns to Sydney, I heard about Nimbin, a small town located in the state of New South Wales, about 70km inland. Of course, I decided to go there to take a look. I still laugh today when I remember this peculiar place.
In Japan they love bathrooms. In the style of the Arab countries, in Jápón they have their own hamans although, of course, much more sophisticated and with advanced techniques. It is worthwhile on a trip to Japan to visit one of these public baths as a personal experience and enjoyment. Sometimes when you get into those places and have no idea of Japanese you can feel like an octopus in a garage.
We participate in the exciting raid by companies that Cisco organizes every year. This is the European championship for raids between companies. There are three intense days of testing where each of the participants enters a frantic and competitive state where the mind and the physicist play together in a team fight.
It is not necessary to go very far sometimes to find a beautiful landscape. I took this photo crossing the spectacular Navarrese forests in the Irati jungle while following the long-distance path GR11 from the Basque Country to Aragon. The swamp of Irabia opens when one leaves the town of Orbaizeta behind.
The entry of the Euro has substantially facilitated the life of the traveler. Those commissions and those implausible multiplications in trips around a good part of the European countries are over. Now it is the turn of Malta and Cyprus. Both countries will become part of the Euro zone from January 1, 2008.
The citizens of the European Union have all kinds of facilities when traveling through most countries in South America. The same is not the case, however, with the Americans, due to their strict own policy when granting visas to citizens of most South American countries that try to cross their borders, whatever the reason for their visit.
The low-cost airline Ryanair has announced 50 new routes that will open during 2008 along its extensive network of airports on European soil. Here are the list of the new destinations that will unite Spanish cities so that you start planning on the weekends next year: From Alicante: For this December they open the routes to: Milan (Orio al Serio), Billund, Bournemouth, Paris (Beauvais), East Midlands, Gothenburg City.
A journey on foot through the mountains of Connemara is something like entering another dimension. After crossing hills and reaching depopulated peaks and surrounded by the erosion of millions of years of rain and wind, one gives the feeling of being inside a model of trains and hopes to see the Ibertren pass from one moment to another .
The circus and the impressive lake of Coumshingaun, is under the plain created by the mountains of Comeragh - near the town of Carrick-on-Suir in the county of Tipperary - and it is an example of perfect geometry. Its mossy walls are juicy for climbers and its beauty along that of the lake recalls remote stories of swords, fairies and other medieval legends.