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Munich Beer Halls

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Why not get into the "spirit" in Munich?  For both beer and food, try Munich beer halls, they are definitely not for tourists as local families hang out in these traditional venues. And they give you a taste of Oktoberfest all year round. If you try to sit at a table with a sign in the middle that says "Stammish", you will be moved as they have been reserved for ‘regulars’.  The rest of the tables are often "family style", and you're expected to share the table.  If you see a free space, ask if the seats are taken and squeeze in.  (Ask if they're "Frei" – just like in zimmer frei for rooms available).  However do not do this at a table with that "Stammish" sign, as locals are very protective of their table.  They come to the...

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Tapas and Raciones

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

You must know that a trip to Spain isn't complete without trying tapas.  OK.  But do you really know what they are?  What if you get up your nerve to wander into a bar, and you find that there is no such thing on the menu? Tapas are small, appetizer size portions and can be almost anything.  They can be a small plate of ham and cheese, tiny sandwiches, a plate of olives, a small skewer of pickled vegetables or seafood and the list goes on and on.  Some bars will serve free tapas with your drink, but most bars charge for them.    Many bars only list raciones on the menu, which are larger portions.  You might want the larger portion if two or more of you are sharing the appetizers, but you can always ask for tapas...

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Touring Near Madrid Spain

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012

Using Madrid as your base, you can discover some of the great smaller cities of Spain, such as Segovia, Avila, and Toledo.  Each offering a wonderful opportunity and different experiences to make your holiday that much more enjoyable.

You can visit these cities on day trips, but to really explore them, consider renting a car and driving.  A round trip can take four to five days depending on how long you linger. If you combine it with seeing the sites in Madrid, you will have a holiday to remember.

We don't recommend driving in the city (Madrid), public transport is hassle free, however, getting a rental car in town and driving out is pretty straightforward.

 San Lorenzo de El Escorialis 30 miles from Madrid where the spectacular El Escorial Palace is located which is well worth a visit.  This combination monastery...

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Bangle Language by Alife Design – Review

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  Watch this WhichHoliday.TV video review on the "Bangle Language"       Bangle Language by Alife is a PVC  bracelet that allows you to communicate on your travels. The concept is simple. When traveling and unable to speak the native language you simply point to a symbol or icon on the bracelet which indicates  to anyone what you are trying to find. – so we tested the bangle on Kristina to if the icons were easy to recognise. Watch the film above to see the results.   The bangle comes in a range of colours and has two press studs to accommodate different sized wrists.   Bangle Language is available from a wide rage of internet outlets, we got ours from for just £9.95          Cons: Could be tight on a larger wrist. Bit of...

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EasyJet Allocated Seating

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012

EasyJet today announced that from November 2012 all flights across their network will feature allocated seating. It was only a few weeks ago that we told you about Easyjet's allocated seating trial and what a difference it had made to a recent trip to Malaga. Well, it seems that EasyJet have been listening to the 800,000 passengers during their allocated seating trial which spanned 6,000 flights through the summer. 70% of these passengers felt that it improved EasyJet's present system of boarding and apparently, 60% of passengers during the trial said that they were more likely to fly with Easyjet because of this improvement.   So, what were the favoured seats during the trial? Well, it seems that passengers chose seats on the left hand side of the plane with seats A, B and C being preferred to D,...

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Dubai International Airport passenger numbers continue to grow.

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dubai International Airport has recorded its busiest ever first half of the year with 27.9 million passengers passing through the airport's terminals between January and June 2012.This is a massive 13.7% jump in airport’s passenger numbers compared to the first half of 2011 as more tourists than ever arrived to their Dubai holidays and business people visited the United Arab Emirate. Statistics reveal that passenger traffic to date reached 27,931,639 compared to 24,567,818 in the first half of 2011. “Our record first half had some interesting story lines, highlighted by the launch of 12 new routes, the addition of four new airlines and a surge in traffic on routes to Saudi Arabia, USA, Qatar and Australia,” explained Paul Griffiths, the Chief Executive of Dubai Airports.   Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates and it is a...

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