“Respect & Good Behaviour”: The New Criteria For Holidaymakers:

“Go home, tourists”. This was, as the Reuter news agency correspondent, Joan Faus reported on May 25th, just part of the “expletive-laden graffiti” that had been scrawled along the side of Barcelona’s opera house in the renowned La Rambla boulevard. It clearly wasn’t, however, a complete surprise to the city’s mayor, Ada Colau. She emphasised […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on July 8th, 2023 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Travelling By Plane in 2023: An Unavoidable Ordeal?

“The days of flying being fun are long over. It’s become a nightmare”. That’s the view of William McGee, a senior fellow for aviation and travel at the American Economic Liberties Project, as quoted by the NBC News reporter Rob Wile on January 21st. For the acclaimed Irish novelist Stewart Stafford,“an airport is a place […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on June 15th, 2023 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Historic London Bus Routes Under Imminent Threat:

Which is the best way to get around the UK ‘s capital and really appreciate everything the city has to offer? In the opinion of the Big Bus and Golden Tours companies, their “hop-on-hop-off” services offer visitors, both from abroad and elsewhere in the country, by far the best option, especially from their open top-decks […]

Filed under: Politics, Travel | Posted on May 12th, 2023 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Bad Vibrations: The Noise Problem Of London’s Underground:

If you like to party until the small hours in central London, you’ll be delighted at the recent announcement by Transport For London (TfL) that the night service on the Jubilee Line will resume on May 21st. The dates for the restart of the Night Tube on the Northern and Piccadilly Lines, the Evening Standard […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Travel | Posted on May 4th, 2022 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Growing Space Junk Threat To Sat Nav:

Have you any idea how many satellites are currently orbiting the world? You may think it’s at the most a couple of thousand. In fact, it’s considerably more than that. UNOOSA ( United Nations Office For Outer Space Affairs) has calculated that there are now more than 6,000 of them circulating above us, albeit only […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on June 4th, 2021 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Public Transport Etiquette Under Scrutiny:

“The Government should completely ban the eating of food on trains, buses and the underground”. This was the opinion expressed by England’s recently retired Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, as quoted by the Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley on 10th October. That same day, Stuart Heritage, a contributor to the newspaper, accused Davies of […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Travel | Posted on November 19th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Driving On The Left Or Right: Which Is Better?

“It can happen”. That has been President Donald Trump’s response to the fatal accident in August near a British military base in Northamptonshire involving the wife of an American diplomat. He’s also suggested that it’s “very tough” for anyone from the US driving in Europe as the roads there are “contrary” – despite the fact […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Holiday Souvenir No-One Wants To Bring Home:

“Travelling abroad has become a hugely unpleasant ordeal”. That, at least, is the opinion of the Spectator magazine’s outspoken columnist, Rod Liddle, expressed in the publication’s 10th August edition. From now on, he announced, he and his family will take their vacations in Britain. He feels that going to other countries to widen your horizons […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Travel | Posted on August 27th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The UK’s Fragile Bridges:

This year is the 125th anniversary of London’s Tower Bridge. It was inaugurated, after 8 years of construction work, on 30th June 1894 in a “lavish ceremony” by the then Prince and Princess of Wales. Building it was considered essential for the million people living in the eastern part of the capital, who had either […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on July 16th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Tussle To Control The Steering Wheel:

If you’re travelling by car to the beach, the countryside or abroad this summer, who will be in charge of the vehicle and making most of the decisions? The obvious answer would seem to be whoever is doing the driving – but a recent investigation conducted by Privilege Car Insurance, cited by the Sunday Times […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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