Category Archives: UK

World pillow fight in London

A pillow-wielding mob descended on Trafalgar Square today for feathery fisticuffs in front of London’s most iconic monuments.

Similar scenes were repeated all over the world as part of annual World Pillow Fight Day.

Size does not make a difference

A small-sized British hotel where prices start from just £35 per head has been voted the world’s best for service by global travellers. Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno, North Wales, won by votes from thousands of guest reviews collected by the TripAdvisor website.

The hotel only has 11 rooms but it is not the size that matters as the hotel also came sixth in the world’s top-10 bargain hotels category. The owner says that “it is the little things” that makes a difference when it comes to service.

(pic from Daily Mail)

(pic from Daily Mail)

Read more here.

Sydney is first out to celebrate 2013 with a big bang

A cloudless Sydney sky exploded with shooting comets and raindrops of colour. Some hung in the air like dredlocks and others shot to dizzying heights and fizzled without a bang. Happy new year to all celebrating in Sydney. Below you will find videos showing the fireworks for Sydney, StockholmLondon, Dubai and Moscow.

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Check out the video of they Sydney 2013 fireworks display over Sydney Harbour Bridge here.

Over seven tonnes of pyrotechnics and some 25,000 shooting comets erupted over Sydney Harbour Bridge for the 2013 New Years eve celebration.

Ten hours later there is the New Years eve celebration in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedes left their warm homes to go out and see the random fireworks displayed over the city. It was a light rain and +4 degrees. Check out the Stockholm New Years eve fireworks display here.

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The amazing London Fireworks 2013 is a must see:

And here is what Dubai oil money will buy. Check out the Dubai 2013 Fireworks New Years eve extravaganta here. 

In Moscow they made a strong effort to show off the red square in a rainbow of colors. The Russian Fireworks 2013 New Years eve celebrations went off with a big bang. Check out the video here.

Travel deals for 2013

UK’s two travel giants have launched a price war with families being promised savings of between £200 and £560 on summer package holidays. Even if you do not live in the UK you can still take advantage of these travel deals, pending on your exchange rate of course.

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If you want to stay ahead of the travel price war then read up on this article.

Thomas Cook predicts the most popular short-haul package holiday destination for summer will be Turkey, followed by the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

Ryanair voted worst airline is expanding fleet

Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced it had received the final two aircraft of its current Boeing order, growing its fleet to 305 Boeing 737-800s. Ryanair confirmed its intention to place a significant order for further aircraft once a sensible pricing agreement with a suitable manufacturer can be reached.

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UKs first nudist hotel

The seven-room hotel, set in a 1920s former private residence, boasts luxury spa facilities – sauna, steam room, hot tub on the patio and a cold plunge pool,  as well as oil-scented treatment rooms for naturist massages and facials. There’s a picturesque garden where guests gather in warmer weather, or heated, mosaic-tiled lounging areas for cooler days.
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Rooms cost £120-£150 a night.
For bookings and information go here: http://www.cloverspa.co.uk/