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A Notable Qantas A380 & a War 40,000 ft Below

9 July 2014 | Transport

▲  Sometimes flights are interesting all the way. When I looked out from the Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne, Australia) terminal at the Qantas A380 I was about to board I could see its name just below the flight deck windows: Nancy-Bird Walton. It was the first Airbus...

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Aosta to Ivrea by Bicycle

5 May 2014 | Living

It’s Il giro d’Italia in 80 librerie – the Tour of Italy to 80 bookshops – with a subtitle ‘not to mention schools and libraries.’ The idea is on weekends over the next couple of months a relay of Italian publishers and authors will cycle from the north of Italy right...

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Airline Websites – fail!

28 April 2014 | Transport

I flew Southwest Airlines the other week, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Nashville, Tennessee. Not because I wanted to (although Southwest was absolutely fine), but because American Airlines wouldn’t sell me a ticket. I was in the British Virgin Islands when I tried...

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Citi Bikes in New York

25 April 2014 | Transport

Seems like every city I visit these days – from Taiyuan in China to the San Francisco Bay Area in the USA – has rolled out a bicycle share scheme. I’m a regular user of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme (aka Boris Bikes after London Mayor Boris Johnson) when I’m in Lo...

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More Electric Vehicles

24 April 2014 | Transport

My interest in electric vehicles continues. I’ve recently tried the Tesla Model S in London and back in 2011 I spent a couple of days charging around the Swiss Alps (well discharging actually) in a Tesla Roadster. I’ve also owned a Prius (it’s electric for short spell...

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