Yearly Archives

Yearly Archives for 2012.

2012: My year in 20 pictures

I have picked a series of the pictures I have published this year on the blog, which I felt sums up my experiences, visits and observations for the year. Enjoy. The new concourse at King’s Cross Station, a long overdue refresh for the classic London train terminal. The bmi lounge at Heathrow before they were…

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Guest Post: Matthew Remington in Bucharest – An American Abroad

Matthew, a friend from Austin, Texas is in Europe for a month. His first stop, Bucharest, produced some interesting thoughts: In his 1944 memoir, The Long Balkan Night, Leigh White states, “Bucharest is like no other city in Europe.  Superficially, it reminded me of Tulsa, Oklahoma…Food and liquor cost next to nothing; and mistresses—with mink…

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Lufthansa Business Class sale ex-UK, on sale until 2 Jan 13

Lufthansa’s web site has details of a ex-UK sale: Example from London: Conditions are as follows: Purchase by: 02.01.2013 Departure period: 23.03.2013-15.08.2013 Return period: 29.03.2013-15.11.2013 Not valid: 15.04.2013-30.06.2013 Minimum stay: 6 days. Maximum stay: 3 months. Subject to availability.   Books in to ‘P’ class which earns only 100% in Miles&More, but 150% EQM’s with…

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Transport for London – 26 December strike – announces services it WILL operate

For passengers going to/from Heathrow, I am afraid it is not great news but better than nothing: Piccadilly line No service would operate through the central area. A limited shuttle service would operate between Acton Town and Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 and between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters. This really won’t help most travellers. The full leaflet…

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Triple Points at Hyatt 48 Lex in New York (to 28 Feb 13)

I noticed this nice promo From December 21, 2012 through February 28, 2013 to enjoy: Triple Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points Complimentary Internet Room upgrade, upon arrival 15% discount on spa services during your stay Drink coupon for two signature hummingbird cocktails at our lobby brasserie, Lexington Brass Simply request Offer Code 48NIW. A dummy…

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London New Year’s Eve Fireworks

The Mayor of London has a mini-site giving information about the arrangements of the the New Year’s Eve Fireworks. For those who missed the 2012 event, the event is on YouTube 2012 London Fireworks The Salmon Pink areas (Victoria Embankment) are the primary viewing areas and the Yellow Area is overflow. The Blue Lines are…

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