Periodically, it's good to refresh our knowledge and perceptions when it comes to travel: things change so quickly! What was once antiquated, forlorn and sketchy has since turned into a bright light of how humans get things done. One recent example is rail in East Africa. They have really taken the…
The Thinking Traveller
A little European history for you kids, in this post. As a starter in case you're not aware, to get around, we humans have created a scheme based on meridians. A prime meridian is an arbitrarily-chosen meridian in a geographic coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be 0°. Together, a prime meridian…
Fake buildings are structures often used by governments to camouflage unsightly city utilities within residential areas. These faux constructions blend with local architecture, concealing equipment and maintaining aesthetic continuity. While visiting these hidden gems, don’t expect hospitality; they’re not actual homes, just clever urban disguises.
Recent reports indicate that Pakistan International Airlines stewardesses are disappearing during layovers in Canada, with at least ten incidents in two years. Clues left behind hint at voluntary departures, adding to the airline’s financial and reputation woes. This trend continues as the mysteries around these vanishings persist.
This post draws parallels between the peculiar charm of cats and the music band Kraftwerk. Cats, much like appreciating Kraftwerk, require an acclimation period due to their unpredictable nature. The post highlights the affectionate, low-maintenance, entertaining qualities of cats, and their associated health benefits. It mentions Catfe in Vancouver, a café that aids in cat…
This post reflects on the harsh realities of World War II and highlights a less-known rescue technology, the “Rescue Buoys.” These floating devices, equipped with essentials for survival, played a significant role in saving the lives of Allied forces during the war. While many were discarded post-war, efforts are ongoing to preserve the few that…
Rail is never a train in Vain.
Be king for a day in a hidden castle.
No yell hotel. It’s your right.
Glad they didn’t tidy up before they left.
Unplug the devices and just breathe.
I slept in a Chimney.
The readiness of the English to apologise for something they haven’t done is remarkable.
Clowns? Motel? Get me outta here! No, wait! Let me in!
Chile put the fun in funicular.
Limousine Bus introduced first time in Pakistan. Triple Decker Bus!
Well, well Yotel!
Don’t be a plane in the neck.
Planes and fun. Perfect day out for us. But, how about a seaplane? Whoo!
We tend to write a fair amount about our planet and its future. Nowadays, there is no shortage of obnoxious rich self-centered individuals on the planet who only think of the next business they can buy, or the next competitor they can take down. In the meantime, the planet is ablaze. They…