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Alastair McKenzie
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Off we go again :)

I do like LHR T5.

#itbberlin #bgtw
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So... this looks like a pretty significant.... 'adjustment'.

Not sure how I feel about it.
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+Ed Rex has always been a genius at social media. This is a great idea! Major click-baitery, loads of fun, and some actually interesting/meaty ideas about what makes a good travel date. 

There's only one question. Why didn't he ask me?? 
Have you ever dated a Travel Blogger? Ed Rex of RexyEdventures certainly has. Actually, he's dated 6 of them. Taking him from Tibet to Iceland, he tells all
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My home for a large part of next week :)
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Looking forward to it. :)
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You know your business is in the 'premier division',  when airlines launch international routes to service your staff.
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It's VHS & Betamax all over again.

G+ is way better than FB, but wasn't first.
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Skijoring - love it!  Must get it re-introduced to the winter olympic portfolio!
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1928 was the first and last time skijoring would appear at the Olympics.
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The good old times:)
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*Broadband access is being reclassified as a telecommunications service, meaning it will be subject to much heavier regulation.

*Broadband providers cannot block or speed up connections for a fee

*Internet providers cannot strike deals with content firms, known as paid prioritisation, for smoother delivery of traffic to consumers
The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.
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This is fun. The new Airbnb TV ad. 

Watch it first (below). Then watch the 'how we made it' video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ0E1J_4Ocg

Less CGI. More 'sticky-backed-plastic', paint & Hornby OO!
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I wonder who gets to keep the 'set'... great video :)
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"Getting online isn't a luxury anymore, it's a basic human right." - Premier Inn.

Last month I was asked for my predictions for travel & tourism in 2015, and I essentially said, this will be the tipping point year for free WIFI in hotel rooms  and in other public places & spaces.

...And for WIFI connectivity  on aircraft, ships & trains, which, if not free this year, will become so soon.

 Nice to see another hotel chain 'gets it'!
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Good for them. At least they have a proper aircraft carrier... and with real aircraft on it.
France has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, as part of the US-led military campaign, French media report, citing government officials.
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Owner of Alastair McKenzie's Travel-Lists.
Host of The Travel Coffee Break (Weekly Hangout on Air)
Former Editor Travelllll.com.
Former Travel Editor, Classic FM

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I also have a  G+ page for my 'live' Travel Coffee Break Hangouts on Air, connected to a dedicated Youtube channel. If you want to participate in hangouts, you need to make sure you have that G+ page in your circles too.
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London
I'm not easily impressed by cathedrals - every city has one - but this cathedral, the fifth largest in the world, is pretty spectacular. If you get a chance, climb or take the rather cramped lift to the roof, were you can wander among the countless spires, arches and statues, (I'm told there are 200 spires & 3,400 statues) where stone masons work continuously to repair & replace the intricate facade that took six centuries to complete in the first place.
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reviewed a month ago
Excellent fun! Four us went on a Saturday afternoon (three weeks after it opened) and had a great time. It was packed, and here is a small problem. Being in a railway arch, there are very strict licensing rules because there is only one fire exit, so their limit is: all the tables full and one group waiting at the bar. For us it meant a 20 minute wait outside in the cold! But worth it. Also, they don't take bookings (at least not for the time being unless they can find a workable system), for obvious reasons; no one can predict how long a game might take. I talked to one of the co-founders, Toby. He says the trick is to get there early on weekends. Aim for mid-morning on Sat & Sun. Once things have bedded down a little he says the aim will be to try and balance the load a bit by having events and competitions during the quiet times (weekday daytime). There's a huge selection (500+) of games on the shelves at the back, with multiple copies of the most popular games, like _Settlers of Catan_ and there's a great selection of beers, wines etc, plus snacks & food to keep the little grey brain cells going.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I like the Melia chain and this hotel ticked all the boxes for me; even the trivial stuff like having a room safe that was big enough for all my bulky laptop & stuff, and one that I didn't have to stand on a chair or crawl on my hands & knees to see into! Seven, count them, seven free wall sockets to power up my devices; a brilliant jacuzzi bath & power shower combo. Good A/C and in-room WIFI (free if you join Melia's loyalty prog). Good central location near the Omonia metro and a glamorous rooftop pool area (wish I'd been able to spend more time up there!).
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Loved it so much the first time we returned en masse with a party of 12. For me, their house speciality Trio de fruits de mer (gambas, langoustines, etc) is fab. Friends also raved about the mixed ravioli.
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reviewed 6 months ago
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Nice pub, and busy in the early evening. Good helpful staff, and as another reviewer said, a good pint of Spitfire :)
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reviewed 3 months ago
You can't go to Nantes and not visit Les Machines! The best thing, and this applies to the creative arts scene throughout the city, is the sense of fun. You can imagine the design meetings: "ooh, ooh! I know! Let's put a bathyscaphe in the sea floor level of the carousel, but instead of it just going around we'll open up a secret trap door and lower it down another level again!" This place, and its wonderful elephant, just makes people smile.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Quiet, back-to-basics, campsite run by a welcoming team. A large field with areas left un-mown as a habitat for wildlife. There's power for those who need it and basic toilet facilities.
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reviewed 8 months ago