Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Polish vacation that doesn't exist according to authorities

Travel firm offers trips to CIA prison that Polish authorities deny exists
The Raw Story
Published: Thursday February 22, 2007

A Polish travel firm said Thursday it was giving tourists a chance to follow in the footsteps of CIA agents and terror suspects near an alleged US detention centre in Poland's lakeland -- which the authorities deny exists.

here for complete article.

London to host Spanish property exhibition

One of the nicest things about living in London is Spain. Here's some info on an event to help you maximize London's proximity to Spain.

Viva España Show
Olympia Exhibition Centre
16 - 18 March 2007

"A warm Spanish welcome awaits" at the world's largest celebration of Spanish food, wine, lifestyle, property, travel and culture for three days of flamenco dancing, live music and Spanish cooking. Features include:

Travel & Tourism
Food & Wine
Lifestyle & Culture
Property & Services

Click here for more information.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Very Jet Set

Frequent Traveler: 'Jet cards' open up the jet-setting options
By Roger Collis
International Herald Tribune
Thursday, February 22, 2007

Under the "block charter" option, you typically buy 25 hours of flight time per year. You can call up an aircraft at a few hours notice, 24 hours a day, and only pay for the hours you fly ... By traveling with a lighter jet, such as the Learjet 40 which carries up to eight passengers, you can avoid the hassle of security checks, with a 10- minute check-in.

here for complete article.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

On the road (or in the air) so much you don't know what time/day it is where you are/were/going? Gotta call someone on the other side of the planet and can't remember the country code?

Here's a pretty handy website - - for keeping up with time zones, travel distances and lots more. What's especially helpful is its international dialing codes section, which makes international calls super easy.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Happy John Frum Day!

Vanuatu cargo cult marks 50 years
One of the world's last surviving cargo cults is celebrating its official 50th anniversary on Tanna island in Vanuatu.
By Phil Mercer
BBC News
Last Updated: Thursday, 15 February 2007, 07:12 GMT

The John Frum Movement worships a mysterious spirit that urged them to reject the teachings of the Church and maintain their traditional customs. Click
here for complete article.

here for complete article.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Colophon 2007 International Magazine Symposium - Luxembourg

Colophon 2007
International magazine symposium
March 9-11

... magazine makers, art directors, photographers, illustrators, journalists, brand managers, students and a larger public will come together for a three-day-event.The objective is for many of the most intriguing personalities in the worldwide magazine culture to interact with interested audiences and players from a multitude of fields and to exchange ideas, experiences, and view examples of some of the best and brightest offerings.

here for more information.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Where to get a slice in New York!

Slice is a group blog about "America's favorite crusty, saucy, cheesy meal—pizza." It's New York based - with a "special affinity" for New York–style pies - but strives to be open-mined and is "even warming up to the idea of deep dish."

The site has a handy-dandy
Pizza Map of New York City.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Photos of daily life in Iran

Here's a link to a webpage with lots of photographs of fairly mundane stuff from Iran. I thought it was interesting since we as westerners rarely get a glimpse of such scenes.

Images of Iran
News of Interest.TV

Click here to view the site.