Interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…

Don’t Make These Faux Pas When Traveling

When traveling abroad, many travelers forget that things that may be fine at home are actually big faux pas in other countries.

Understanding different cultures can help you look less like the stereotypical tourist when on the road, and prevent you from offending someone. In some countries, something as seemingly innocent as a simple hand gesture could be enough to warrant arrest, fines or — at the very least — dirty looks.

Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

While regulators contemplate whether Boeing Co.’s 737 Max can safely return to the skies, workers in a California airplane-storage yard keep a careful vigil against earthier concerns.

Crews have sealed 34 Southwest Airlines Co. jets against the Mojave Desert’s sun, wind, and sand, as well as insects and birds that can creep into wheel wells and engine air inlets. Southwest declined to discuss the expense, but one industry veteran said such sojourns run about $2,000 a month for each plane — a small but critical cost amid Boeing’s many looming financial penalties.

The attention lavished now on the planes will help determine how fast the Max get back in the air once a worldwide grounding is lifted.

Reservations Now Open for InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort – Stay from 01 September 2019

The InterContinental Hotels Group has just announced the launch of the brand new InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort. The property will offer 81 luxuriously-appointed Beach, Lagoon and Overwater Villas as well as Residences with contemporary Maldivian design to offer unobstructed views of the ocean.

There doesn’t appear to be any IHG Rewards Club points reward availability loaded just yet, one to keep an eye on though as I’d imagine it’ll disappear quickly when it does appear.  

30 Amazing Embassies Around The World

We love good architecture that blends in nicely in the natural surroundings and reflects the times that we live in. This time we focused on the aesthetical architecture of embassies, therefore Bored Panda has compiled a list for you of beautiful and inspiring buildings of diplomatic missions from around the world. Scroll down below to see them all and don’t forget to leave your votes for the ones that you like!

HT: TravelBloggerBuzz

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