Posts Tagged ‘ Travel ’

Getting excited about free trade

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

      This is the thrilling thing about “Apps” on Mobile phones. Apps  and Web services are playing their part in opening up everybody-wins opportunities.   Dramatic and sometimes world-saving developments in areas such as water purification, medicine, transport, education and learning offer great promise – to mention a small sample from a long
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Pisa – why you should visit

Jan 21st, 2013 | By

Pisa is small. By the standards of Florence or Sienna,  it provides plentiful gifts of delightful travel experiences and is easy to walk around. Much more than the fantastic Leaning Tower and Cathedral – it is full of restaurants, shops, beautiful buildings, churches, cafes and restaurants. The river runs through it! The River Arno, the
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NanoBriefing 24 January 2012

Jan 24th, 2012 | By

In a rare look at a product – these travel/daily utility bags deserve a look.  Original, Beautiuful and clever bag designs combining aesthetics with quality and practicality. A plus – most attractive website design with good usability. https://www.hardgraft.com/  




NanoBriefing Thursday 19 January 2012

Jan 19th, 2012 | By

 Straightforward article about the way travel can change your life – the mention “No one ever becomes a hedgefund manager” as a result of a revelation while travelling, is amusing (though the role is one of the more fascinating of unlikely directions to see as the ideal path) and simple as it may be the
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Airport Days

Nov 14th, 2011 | By
View from the airplane

There is something unique to the experience of rising early for a flight. It’s not the same as an early start for a motoring journey whether that happens to be from home or a hotel. Setting out to get to the airport has peculiar stresses and some pleasures. If you leave on time it is
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Parador de Ubeda, Ubeda, Andalucia, Spain

Oct 31st, 2011 | By
Parador - Hotel to stay at in Ubeda, Andalucia

Oh magnificent buildings! Ubeda – a less well known but an essential-to-visit gem of a town in Andalucia. In the square by the church Sacra Capilla del Salavador is a key part of the ancient center of this most tempting of Andalucian towns. The town is richly thickened-with-buildings of ancient beauty including, next to the
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Hotel Alhambra Palace, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Oct 13th, 2011 | By
Hotel Alhambra Plalace - bar terrace

The Alhambra Palace Hotel – Granada, Andalucia, Spain The Moorish décor of the Alhambra Palace itself, the fantastic buildings, gardens and castle that is one of the world’s must-visit places, the motifs that are so well represented there, form part of the Hotel Alhambra Palace’s visage and internal decor. There is also an element of
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Economy Nuggets – Number 1

Aug 19th, 2011 | By

The economies of much of the world continue to demonstrate falling numbers, weakness and susceptibility of any and every strain, at any piece of bad news or minor change of sentiment. Today gold has reached (perhaps it will fall leaking gains or rise to excite new cries of “how high” ) 1862 dollars per ounce.
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Ferries & Boats gallery

Aug 5th, 2011 | By
Ferry

Ferries & Boats… For romantic travel by sea…




CappuccinoIndex by Roger Ellman

Jul 29th, 2011 | By
The Cappuccino Index by Roger Ellman

This is the candidate to replace the 25 year old Economist Big Mac index This is the new index! A combined measure of a (single/short/small size) cappuccino served both IN and for Take-Out/Take-away in each country. The IN and Take Out combination serves to reduce factors such as VAT for IN service, increased charges especially
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