Category Archives: UK

It is carneval time in Notting Hill

Traditional floats and brightly costumed dancers parade the three-and-a-half mile route during the event which marks the carnival’s 48th year.Vibrant music, Caribbean food and exotic sounds seduce visitors to Europes biggest festive carnival.

Read more about it here.

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Travelling Europe on a budget

A journey from London to Paris, Boulogne, Brussels or Amsterdam could now cost as little as €2 per person… as long as you don’t mind a long coach journey. It is  Megabus that has stepped in to fill a gap and offer cheap European travel for those who have time on their hands.

Daytime and overnight services from Victoria Coach Station in London will cost from €2 plus a  booking fee.

Check it out here.

English man travels the entire Congo River in his canoe

Phil Harwood from the UK has become the first person to canoe the entire Congo River from source to sea.
Starting from it’s source in Zambia and flowing through a country which has often been described as ‘hell on earth’ – the Democratic Republic of Congo – he braved machete wielding tribes, hippos and crocodiles to make it to the Atlantic.

‘I only had to get my machete out twice to prevent myself from being robbed,’ he said.

Read more here.

Fog and snow descend on London

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for regions including London and the south east, the east and west Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber and the east of England. More than 60 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow causing chaos, above, as well as some at London City Airport and other airports around the country.

A very crazy but true travel story

Passengers travelling from India to Birmingham with Austrian airline Comtel Air were stunned when staff in Vienna told them to disembark because the airline had ‘ran out of cash to fund the last leg of the trip.’  The six-hour stand off on the tarmac only ended when passengers were marched to a cash machine and forced to withdraw up to £130 each to get the planes home.  The £20,000 paid would average out at £33.33 each between the 600 affected passengers, but some were forced to borrow from relatives, while others rustled up any spare cash they had to add to the pot.

The passengers were told they could not complete their flights to Birmingham unless they stumped up the cash, despite having already paid up to £500 for their tickets

One of the flights finally arrived in Birmingham at 8pm last night and some of the 180 passengers were engaged in angry scenes with the crew.

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High-speed train to link England and Germany

Soon you will be able to travel between London and Germany by train, following a successful trial of a Deutsche Bahn (DB) service through the Channel Tunnel. DB says it will be using the most advanced high-speed trains in Europe, with a top speed of 320km/h.



In London, the services will depart from and terminate at St Pancras station, which is on the London Underground network. The train will run between London and Frankfur via Cologne, Brussels and Lille, with the full journey taking just more than four hours.

Get drunk in Britian

Britain’s most notorious student pub crawl got under way yesterday with hundreds of participants wandering drunk around Cardiff city centre. With the theme ‘Nympho Nurses and Dirty Doctors’, many of the mostly teenage crowd wore barely-there outfits and some were slumped in a heap on the pavement by the end of the night.



So if you feel up to the challenge there is always next year.

Read more here.