Bosnia-Herzegovina is an almost land locked country in the Balkan Peninsula that has a rich and fascinating history. Just over twenty years ago, the country was a battle ground, many of its people fighting for independence from the Yugoslav Federation between 1992 and 1995. I remembered reading about the Kosovo war in 1998, when I was only six years old, […]
'navigating tiny cobbled streets to find a good place to drink is reminiscent of renaissance and pirates. Although it is 2017, I felt like we could be in 1617.'
Yesterday, The Guardian and some other news sites published an article about Ryanair. Apparently, Ryanair bosses are complaining that travellers are ‘taking the piss’ by exploiting baggage allowance rules. According to the article ‘fewer passengers than ever are checking bags into the aircraft hold. Instead, travellers are avoiding charges by bringing more and more luggage into the cabin.’ Following an overhaul on a number of airline’s charges, it seems to be more common for flyers to be faced with expensive add-ons to their bill. Not only are we paying for tickets to be on the plane, we have to pay to secure seats together and pay to take clothes with us, among other expenses. Tomorrow morning, Dan and I are flying to Croatia. Although we are flying with Thomson, on a package holiday, our experience is not too dissimilar. Thankfully, our luggage was free, but at the point that we checked in, we were given the last two seats on the plane, (which are not next to each other), and were expected to pay £9.50 each to secure seats next to each other on our return next week. When we flew to Rome with Monarch, we had to pay to have seats together. What if we weren’t a couple of fairly independent mid-twenty year olds, but a parent and their eleven year old, flying to see family in Ireland, separated at different ends of the plane? On our flight from […]
Technically, the 110 acre area within the walls of the Vatican City exists as an independent state located in the Italian capital, Rome. Considering there are on estimate 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, millions of people flock into St Peter’s Square each year in an attempt to see the Pope, or to simply bask in the ambience of […]