A collection of interesting and eclectic pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…

Plane skids off runway and plunges towards the sea

The pictures of this incident are just incredible. A hugely lucky escape for everyone onboard as this Pegasus plane skidded off the runway after landing. Thankfully, the airline confirmed that all 162 passengers and 6 crew members were unharmed. 

See the pictures for yourself here…https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-airplane/plane-skids-off-turkish-runway-and-plunges-towards-sea-idUSKBN1F30C1

Chinese authorities suspend Marriott’s website claiming threats to its cyber-security

Ouch. Chinese authorities took down Marriott’s Chinese website and mobile app for a week after the hotel chain listed Tibet and Taiwan as separate countries on a questionnaire. Marriott issued an apology but the mistake still caused considerable consternation in China.

Read the full story here…http://www.newsweek.com/marriott-hotel-china-apologizes-survey-challenging-beijings-territorial-claims-777763

26 tourist landmarks in Europe that are worth lining up for

This article really resonated with me. During a particularly horrific 3-hour queue outside the Colosseum in Rome a number of years back – I found myself wondering numerous times whether the wait was really worth it.

Which popular European landmarks should you avoid and which ones are actually worth visiting?








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