Amazing places snapshot – Santorini

Lagoon seen from Fira

As far as iconic scenes or photographs the view from Oia on the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea would be hard to surpass. The Greek island, which was classically known as Thera and derived its current name from a reference to Saint Irene, is actually one of several islands in an archipelago which […]

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How’s this for an amazing train journey


I saw this picture the other day on Facebook and thought what an amazing train journey it could be. It shows a route whereby you could catch a train from Vietnam all the way to Portugal using the Trans-Siberian railway for much of the way across Asia before joining the European rail network. I’ve been […]

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What are the benefits of airline status?

Virgin frequent flyer cards

I saw someone ask the question on a forum I’m a member of about what were the benefits of airline status and what did everyone seem to be chasing it? What followed was responses from a whole bunch of members of the forum about what drove their interest in attaining status with airlines, even if […]

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Amazing places snapshot – Chichen Itza

El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is an amazing example of a pre-Columbian Mayan city in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It’s also one of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico with roughly 1.4 million visitors each year. It’s located relatively close to Merida and you can also get there from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen from where […]

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