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A secondary airport of an Asian capital, and an island that is not exactly up there with Bali or Barbados as a dream travel destination: that does not sound a particularly promising air link. Yet It turns out that this is the world’s busiest air route by a country mile. The two ends of the perennially
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Losing your valuables on public transport is a traumatic enough experience as it is – but train companies’ charges for retrieving lost belongings adds a rather expensive insult to injury. The issue of lost property fees came to the fore recently after Arriva Trains Wales passenger Adam Howells complained on Twitter that the company had
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Strike-hit French Railways is rapidly developing “drone trains”, with the aim of running fully-automatic services within five years – and “semi-autonomous” trains by 2020. According to Railway Gazette, the president of the national rail operator, SNCF, wants train drivers to become more like pilots, monitoring the journey while technology optimises performance. SNCF group president Guillaume
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All are surmountable, the Statons say. It’s easier than ever to stay in touch with technology and apps such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Skype and WhatsApp. Don’t sweat learning another language. “In many countries with established expat communities, English is so widely spoken that learning another language is optional,” Staton said. When you choose another
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TripAdvisor has temporarily suspended reviews for the “Bude Tunnel”, a 70m plastic structure that links a supermarket to a car park, after it received more nearly 150 “excellent” reviews. Thanks to some enthusiastic public support, this plastic tunnel became the highest-rated tourist attraction on TripAdvisor in Bude, a popular seaside escape in Cornwall. The tunnel is currently
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Birmingham is a city that never stands still. Ever changing and constantly reinventing itself, the City of a Thousand Trades always has somewhere fresh and exciting to explore. Whether it’s Michelin-starred restaurants and convivial pubs, shops and markets, or eclectic music venues and art galleries – a stroll along Birmingham’s busy streets and miles of
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