Monthly Archives: July 2012

London for Free

The brand new free London Official City Guide app for iPhone and Android keeps you up to date with the hottest events, outstanding attractions and the must see recommendations for things to do across London. You can also quickly find … Continue reading

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Is it Really Worth It ?

Now that we are immersed in the quadrennial celebration of all things sport, it may be an appropriate moment to stop and examine the true costs of all this hoopla. After seeing exactly what the 2012 Olympic Games is costing … Continue reading

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Cities At Night

“Cities at night may be one of the most beautiful consequences of humanity” Between 2002 and 2008, astronaut Don Pettit and his colleagues on the International Space Station took more than 4,000 extraordinary photographic images of the world’s great cities … Continue reading

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Not the Route to the Olympics

London has many unique features, but few are aware that it’s the only city in Europe that can boast a railway line for the dead. The little-known London Necropolis Railway was constructed in the mid-19th century by the London Necropolis … Continue reading

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The A47 Mobile Library is a book mobile that travels around Mexico City. Funded by the nonprofit alumnos47 foundation, the A47 carries 1500 books and is large enough to accommodate small groups for workshops, lectures, book groups or just to … Continue reading

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Save the Guidebook

It may come as a surprise that purchasers of travel guidebooks in both the U.S. and the U.K. still prefer traditional print books to digital editions. That is according to the Bowker organization, which provides publishing and information management services … Continue reading

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Why the 50s ?

The nonprofit publishing house The Library of America was created in 1979 with seed money from the National Endowment for the Humani1ties and the Ford Foundation. Their ongoing mission is to preserve the cultural heritage of  American writing and publishing. … Continue reading

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Make Yourself at Home

Travelers with time to kill at Charles de Gaulle Aéroport in Paris can now kickback and relax in a new IKEA sponsored (and furnished) lounge. The 220 square meter lounge offers a homey escape from the hectic airport public waiting … Continue reading

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Is Manhattan Just a Theme Park ?

The brilliant folks at Black Sheep Films have magically transformed New York City’s iconic buildings and public spaces into amusement park attractions. In a reality bending mash-up, diector Fernando Livschitz has combined Manhattan’s renowned sites with rides from Coney Island‘s … Continue reading

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What the Phonics

WTPh? What the Phonics is a neat project that helps confused travelers with the frequently tricky pronounciation of street names in Denmark. Artist Momo Miyazaki and sound engineer Andrew Spitz created the interactive installations that are scattered around the heart … Continue reading

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