andrewducker + travel   66

New high-speed rail plan unveiled
$34Bn to join London to Glasgow - via Birmingham and Manchester. 2:16 travel time rather than 4:48 as it is at the moment.
I wonder if it will actually get made...
travel  UK  trains 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Air BnB
Allowing people to rent out their spare room by the night - and find others who are doing so. Looks handy.
travel  accomodation 
june 2009 by andrewducker
TripAdvisor
Bookmarking this for my own use at some future point.
travel  tips  tools  advice  holidays 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Travelling while disabled
In which my friend Hannah talks about the problems she had travelling from Edinburgh to California. Very enlightening.
travel  disabilities 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Why Poor Countries Are Poor
The clues lie on a bumpy road leading to the world's worst library.
politics  society  war  travel  money  wealth  poverty 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Eco-travelling
Comparing trains, cars and planes on cost and CO2 produced. Some interesting figures. I shall feel less guilty next time I fly. Unless someone refutes this - or can provide figures for a bus!
ecology  travel  trains  cars  environment 
october 2008 by andrewducker
Pack half of what you think you need
I must remember this next time I'm holiday packing...
travel  tips 
october 2008 by andrewducker
Motoring 'cheaper than in 1988' - people incapable of telling.
The motoring group takes inflation into account and says cars are now cheaper overall and need less money spent on them than they did two decades ago.

But 60% of people surveyed thought higher costs were the biggest change in motoring since 1988.
environment  politics  tax  travel 
july 2008 by andrewducker
Where the Hell is Matt?
If this doesn't make you happy then there is something seriously wrong with you.
dance  video  travel  world 
july 2008 by andrewducker
Germans launch flights for nudists
No, it's not the latest anti-terrorism approach
travel  planes  nudism  naturism  germany  funny 
january 2008 by andrewducker
Yakutsk: Journey to the coldest city on earth
Workers continue working on building sites up to minus 50C (below this the metal becomes too brittle to work with), and children go to school unless it's below minus 55C (although the kindergarten gets the day off if it hits minus 50C).
society  travel  russia 
january 2008 by andrewducker
"Paris Syndrome" strike Japanese
When cultural differences meet cultural assumptions, some people fail to cope.
culture  france  health  japan  news  sociology  travel  paris 
december 2006 by andrewducker
The Ferrett does London
Impressions of an American in London. Funny and worth seeing how others see it.
London  travel  Comment 
august 2006 by andrewducker

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