Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

Chernobyl nuclear disaster zone deemed too hot for tourists – USATODAY.com

A Ukrainian court has banned tourists from the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown less than a year after government officials declared the region safe and opened it for tours. Officials had said the 18-mile “dead zone” around … Continue reading

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What are your rights when you fly? – USATODAY.com

Bumping (involuntary denied boarding), domestic flights, U.S.  Scenario: The airline sells more fares than it has seats on your flight. Someone’s got to stay behind and that someone is you. Recourse: You may be entitled to cash compensation. If you’re … Continue reading

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Marriott announces first hotel in Haiti – USATODAY.com

Marriott International announced tonight that next year it will start building its first-ever hotel in Haiti in Port-au-Prince. The announcement was made in Haiti during a ceremony with former President Bill Clinton, Marriott International president Arne Sorenson and other VIPs. … Continue reading

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East Coast First Class | Europe a la Carte Blog

I took my first ever first class rail journey in UK in November 2011 on the East Coast service from London King’s Cross to Berwick upon Tweed.  It cost about £15 more than a standard class single ticket. The last … Continue reading

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Travel | Putting humans on display: Paris museum asks why | Seattle Times Newspaper

It’s a queasy experience, viewing chained tribal dancers doing a white man’s bidding, or African women stripped and photographed to feed European curiosity. Until just a few generations ago, this is how most white people learned about those with skin … Continue reading

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