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How to avoid Ryanair’s £1bn of pricey extras … and fly for free | Money. Many seats on Ryanair flights could be free in a decade, with the airline making its money from sharing revenues with airports, boss Michael O’Leary said this week. But of course, flying isn’t – and won’t really be – free. The average cost to Ryanair of carrying a passenger is €47.69 (£40.71 at current exchange rates), according to the company’s 2016 annual report, while the average cost of a ticket is €46.67 (£39.85).

That’s a loss of around £1 on every ticket it sells. But it was able to record a large profit because it made around £1bn from “ancillary revenues” – in other words, baggage charges, priority boarding, sandwiches and drinks sold on board, travel insurance and so on. It turns out the average traveller spends €14.74 on extras, which is where the real money is. So if you really want to be a low-cost traveller, the trick is to avoid all the things Ryanair tries to sell you.

Don’t buy extra legroom or priority seats During the booking process you will be asked to reserve a seat. €99 pan-European bus pass launches | Travel. In a move that will no doubt excite budget travellers across the continent, Europe’s largest intercity bus provider has launched a new pass that means tourists can travel to five destinations for €99. The InterFlix pass allows up to five journeys within a period of three months to more than 900 destinations in 20 European countries. The pass is available at one price for all ages. The pass was launched by Flixbus, a rapidly expanding company that was founded in Germany in 2013. In 2015, it began to run international services and, this year, expanded into central and eastern Europe, Spain and the UK. Other European bus passes currently available include the Eurolines pass, which allows unlimited travel for 15 or 30 days. The 30-day ticket starts at €265 for young people and €340 for adults over 26. Also designed for European backpacking is the Busabout network, which runs hop-on-hop-off coaches connecting 46 of Europe’s major destinations between May and October.


GB. Mexico. Italien. Belgien. Holland. Schweden. Frankreich. Germany. Orga. Island & Faröer. Währungsrechner – Yahoo! Finanzen. Mitten in Absurdistan - Kurioses aus aller Welt - Reise. August 2010. Steve MessamNorth Stainmore, Cumbria. As part of my practice I have made, and also been commissioned to make, roadsigns. My signs are based on actual Ministry of Transport designs and conform to their specifications. Only difference is mine are fictitious and probably illegal (oops!). Anyway, here's two of my own signs and one found sign. 1. 2. 3. Mein erster morgen in Japan.

Traumpfade und falsche Fährten | Reisen. Immer noch ist Bruce Chatwins Buch über Australiens Ureinwohner Kult. Doch wer nach Alice Springs kommt, stellt fest: Die Aborigines sind auf den Briten schlecht zu sprechen »Chatwin? Sie meinen Bruce Chatwin , den Reiseschriftsteller? « - Der Mann nimmt einen kurzen Schluck aus seinem Bierglas und stellt es auf dem Bierdeckel ab, der die Umrisse Australiens hat. »Damit Sie es wissen: Von dem halte ich gar nichts.

Sehen lassen kann sich Bruce Chatwin in Alice Springs nicht mehr und auch nicht anderswo. Anzeige Ein hässliches Bild, das er schon Mitte der achtziger Jahre beobachtet haben will. Spuren von Chatwin? Der Mann kommt ebenfalls bei Chatwin vor und heißt in dem Buch Arkady. »Sehen Sie, ich kann ganz gut verstehen, warum die Menschen in Alice Chatwin nicht mögen«, sagt Mrs Harvey. »Obwohl er natürlich blendend aussah und eine faszinierende Figur abgab. Bei Chatwin erscheinen die Aborigines als Menschen mit Rechten und mit einer positiven, der weißen sogar überlegenen Kultur. 21 Of the Most Extraordinary Places To Visit - StumbleUpon. The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth. It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night.

These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted. " Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood.

It probably has something to do with all the dead bodies scattered around. What Niagara Falls is to weddings, Aokigahara is to suicide. More than 500 fucking people have taken their own lives in Aokigahara since the 1950s. The trend has supposedly started after Seicho Matsumoto published his novel Kuroi Kaiju (Black Sea of Trees) where two of his characters commit suicide there. Also skulls. Besides bodies and homemade nooses, the area is littered with signs displaying such uplifting messages like "Life is a precious thing! Winchester Mystery House Oh, bitch...!

15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe. Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world. From solid strongholds to oriental fortresses and highly decorative palaces, the castles are our connection to the past, where legends mix with history and reality blends with a fairyland. This fairytale castle is the historical seat of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors.

Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages - it was built in the 11th century, then completely destroyed in 1423 and reconstructed in 1461. The view from the castle that stands on top of Mount Hohenzollern (855 m) is as stunning as the complex itself. The castle is located about 50 kilometers (30 mi) south of Stuttgart, the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state. Although it looks like a castle, Howard is actually a stately home - a private residence of the Howard family that has resided in the complex for more than 300 years. Burg Eltz castle. Crystal River - The most beautiful river on earth [Pics] Cano Cristales - Crystal River. River of five colors, as the locals call it, originates in the south of the mountain chain Macarena, Colombia, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Guayabero river.

In the Cano Cristales found five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. All of them are waste product of many algae and, depending on time of year, color saturation, or weakened or strengthened. Share on Tumblr. Pretty Beach House - Pretty Beach House. Surrounded by ancient angophoras and with views through eucalypts down to the sparkling Brisbane Waters, Pretty Beach House is a super-sophisticated private guesthouse in a magical setting, just 100 kilometres or 90 minutes drive north of Sydney. All-inclusive rates (all meals, snacks and considered selection of beverage) and guided walks through the Bouddi National Park are on offer and once you arrive, you'll never want to leave.

Bayview Pavilion Boasting a king bed, heated plunge pool, private deck and fireplace. Accommodation includes, all meals, snacks, all non-alcoholic beverages, a considered selection of alcoholic beverages and guided more Hideaway Pavilion Hideaway Pavilion boasts a larger living space, king bed, heated plunge pool, private deck, fireplace. Treetops Pavilion Treetops Pavilion is the largest pavilion and is spread over 2 levels. The Launch Cruise, fish, picnic or do battle with the deep. Bouddi National Park Luxury Lodges of Australia Pampering Conditions. The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World. Spotted by Locals - Local insider tips in 44 cities in Europe.

How to Negotiate like an Indian — 7 Rules. Guess who won? Indians have founded more engineering and technology companies in the U.S. during the past decade than immigrants from Britain, China, Taiwan and Japan combined (Source: Where The Engineers Are, Vivek Wadhwa, 2007). Incredible. The entrepreneurial abilities of Indians in general has amazed me for years.

It seems that Indian culture produces an uncommon blend of innovative thinking, business-minded aggression, and comfort with numbers. But there is another ingredient… Two weeks ago, I saw a screening of the film 2 Million Minutes, a new comparative documentary that examines education in the US, China, and India. The filmmaker, Bob Compton, also wrote a book titled Blogging Through India, which I thumbed through before the movie. Lo and behold, it contained this great little description on one of the greatest skills Indians bring to the table: Negotiation. In India, every transaction — EVERY transaction — is negotiated. Is it a stereotype that Indians are good at negotiating? WANDERLUST HOTEL «