If you are left handed like me this is the shop for you. They have loads of things to make your life easier and every thing you might need for school. It’s not just a kids shop though it’s a shop for all us Lefties. You could spend many hours wondering around in amazement at all the products they have and definitely some you would never even thought of.
They have a saying and it goes like this "As the right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body then only the left-handers are in their right minds!"
From Neill Andrew (age 12).
Updated daily, a hip guide to Paris in English and French, written by Parisian anglophones and francophones. Gives you good insider tips on restaurants, shopping, art, gigs, clubs and especially, nice hotels. It's got an eye-catching graphic, too.
BA and Virgin have frequent direct flights to Shanghai Pudong International airport from London.
Other airlines with good connecting flights from the UK are KLM, Air France, Emirates and Qatar Airways.
To check fares from a number of different airlines from London see
or direct BA see
For flights from airports outside London check KLM (via Amsterdam) see www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/index_default.html
they have good value direct flights from Amsterdam to Shanghai.
This is the best tourist map of Chiang Mai and I recommend this above any other map or guidebook. It is especially good if you want to SHOP!.
It is available from major bookstores in Bangkok. If you want to buy it before you leave it might be difficult to find. The only place I have found is www.tripneeds.com. They seem to have other maps of Thailand as well.
This is the best tourist map of bangkok and I recommend this above any other map or guidebook. It is especially good if you want to SHOP!.
It is available from major bookstores in Bangkok. In the UK I found it difficult to obtain. The only website I have found is www.tripneeds.com
Homestay is THE way to go if you want to really get close to the Cuban people and culture. And my Spanish has come on really well with my trips to Cuba because the people are interested in talking to you and have the time to do so.
There is lots of help available these days with regard to investigating and even pre-booking homestays. Websites like www.cuba-junky.com provide lists of homestays and first information on the houses. And companies like www.takeyourtimetravel.com offer holidays in Cuba with homestay, pre-booked from the UK.
GuideVietnam is a very useful travel site which includes information on getting to Vietnam, getting around the country, health and safety, visa and passport information, weather, currency, cuisine and dining, a cultural and social profile, language, maps, books, a Vietnam airlines guide, and a list of travel "dos and don'ts."
When I travel I always book a guide, but when I do not have time enough to buy it, I surf the most relevant information on the net.
By surfing, surfing and surfing I've found this guide that gives some tips about this amazing town. This is not complete but at least it is a good point to start with.
I found getting from Baden-Baden Airport (Karlsruhe-Baden) to Baden-Baden town a little tricky so here's some help.
When leaving the airport take Bus 205 signed to Baden-Baden, this takes you to Baden-Baden train station (Bahnhof Baden-Baden) not the town centre. Here change to Bus 201 to Leopoldsplatz which will take you to Baden-Baden itself (for Caracalla-Therme/ Friedrichsbad Spa etc).
Bus 205 (or any airport express) doesn't run on a Sunday however, so you have to take a taxi from Bahnhof Baden-Baden to the Airport - be warned (around 30 Euros).
It's worth printing this bus map out before you go to avoid an hour or so of confusion like I had.
These are two sites I see as essential for anyone who is planning a trip to Vegas.
The first one, Las Vegas Advisor is a great source of information, coupons and message boards.
The second one, Cheapo Vegas is a great site to find deals and hilarity about Vegas.
Fortaleza, in the north-east of Brazil, is one of the most popular destinations in the country. Visitors are attracted by the warm weather (Fortaleza sees about 300 sunny days per year), the excellent food and the modern infrastructure.
Besides, Fortaleza is the capital city nearest Europe, charter flights which go straight from Madrid or Lisbon to Fortaleza take about 7 hours to arrive.
Like most other places in Brazil, it is difficult to find information in English about Fortaleza. This site is a comprehensive guide to Fortaleza, covering beaches, culture, hotels and more:
Hey, surfing the net I have found this useful travel guide that gives tons of tips to the independent travellers! Furthermore, I think it is a good source of information because you can deal with hotel's official sites, avoiding paying commission to intermediaries.
Online since 2001 and produced by residents of the city of York, this online tourist brochure gives you a great amount of detail on what to see and do while you are in York.
A good list of the main tourist attractions that will not cost you a fortune to see as well as those you just have to take in and are free.
Guide to Gay Buenos Aires is a non-commercial community web-site compiled by a British resident and contains listings of gay hotels, apartments, bars, dance clubs, shopping, tango, spanish tuition, saunas and much more.
Straight from the heart of Boston comes young Alex with an interesting story and photo of Boston each week. BostonWeeklyPhoto, as he calls his blog, offers an insight to things you might miss if you stick to the guide books.
Alex has a little of everything - from the Robbins Memorial Flagstaff describing the story of how Squaw Sachem sold her land to the colonist John Winthrop for a few shillings and a woolen coat every winter for the rest of her life to the magnificent Bates Hall, part of the Boston Public Library and the first free municipal library in the world.
The comments left by his visitors are very interesting and a great source to find out more about this fantastic city.
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