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Posts from the ‘Europe’ Category

  • March 29, 2011
    London Tube to run services for Royal Wedding

    On our recent travel to London during the winter holidays, we experienced “service outage” of London Tube for three consecutive days: December 25 – all services closed December 26 – most of the services closed because of a planned strike December 27 – most of the services closed because of a planned maintenance. Although Transport […]


  • March 29, 2011
    British Airways London-Marrakech direct flight

    British Airways started new flights to Marrakech from London Gatwick on March 27, 2011 in direct competition with low cost carriers. A mix of Boeing 737s and Airbus A319s will operate the thrice-weekly service, which departs Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, returning the same evening. British Airways offers a wide range of hotels suitable […]


  • March 23, 2011
    Oslo Lufthavn will have an extension by 2017

    Oslo Lufthavn (IATA: OSL) will be undergoing an extension that begins in April, and the plan is that everything will be finished in spring 2017. OSL has a budget of 12.5 billion. The extension will will handle 28 million passengers. It will include new arrival and departure hall of 52,000 square meters, and 34 new […]


  • March 23, 2011
    Embassy World lists contact information of every embassy in the world

    Embassy World lists the contact information and websites for all of the embassies around the world. The site has listings of all of the embassies resources available by nation and a separate listing for all of the foreign embassies located within the United States. It also has detailed information about UN missions and other international […]


  • March 18, 2011
    Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

    The famous Shipwreck Beach (Navagio), pictures of which one would see on every tourist brochure about Zakynthos, is at the northwest tip of the island. It is notable because it is home to the wreck of the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis; thus, it is often referred to as ‘Smugglers Cove’. It is a much overhyped […]


  • March 17, 2011
    United introduces mobile check-ins & boarding pass on international flights

    United-Continental announced the expansion of mobile check-in and mobile boarding passes to United customers traveling with international itineraries. Customers may check in at united.com using a Web-enabled mobile device beginning 24 hours before departure. Additionally, United’s mobile boarding pass option is now available to customers departing from airports in London, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich, […]


  • March 17, 2011
    PayPal accepts payments from Croatia

    Croatia Travel Blog reports that PayPal has decided to let Croatians into the system. What that means is that Croatians can now receive money via PayPal as well as use PayPal for online purchases which they have been able to do for years. From Croatia Travel Blog: This change has a potentially large impact both […]


  • March 6, 2011
    London 2012 Tickets to be available from March 15

    Updated: March 15, 2011 How do I apply for London 2012 Olympic tickets? [CNN] Visa glitch hits race for London 2012 Olympics tickets [CNN] March 6, 2011 The London 2012 Olympic Games is right around the corner and more information on tickets is available now. Applications for the nearly 8.8 million available tickets will be […]


  • February 24, 2011
    FAQs about European VAT

    Visiting a European country can be expensive, especially with the increase in VAT (Value Added Tax) across most of the European countries. UK, for example, raised the VAT from a 17.5% to an all-time high of 20%. There are ways travellers to these countries can get a refund on the VAT and these rules differ […]


  • February 20, 2011
    What the f*ck is that Owl-shaped head in Dubrovnik, Croatia?

    Where: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia As you start walking the Stradun (main road) after entering the Old Town of Dubrovnik through the Pile Gate, look carefully and you might spot a strange gargoyle head protruding from a stone wall. It’s on the left side, just next to the entrance to the Franciscan monastery and the […]


  • February 20, 2011
    Airline fees and how to avoid them

    We all hate paying way more than what we should be in fees – whether it’s booking fees or baggage fees or fees for using the toilets! We have compiled some of those fees and solutions on how to avoid them. Download the Ultimate Guide to Airline fees (PDF) Also check out a list of […]


  • February 3, 2011
    Crossing Bosnian territory between Split & Dubrovnik, Croatia

    We are excited about our travel to Croatia this summer and will be blogging from there in the month of May so watch this space for our itinerary, travel plans and much more! As per our itinerary, we may be driving from Split to Dubrovnik in Croatia and as the map below shows, one has […]


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