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Millions of roses will fly over Europe

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On Valentine’s Day, millions of people will be able to express their love with red roses by early air travel. The flowers are very sensitive to the long stalk must be transferred quickly and carefully to Europe from countries where grown in Africa and South America.These days, the Lufthansa Cargo fills its commercial aircraft with flowers to ensure that millions of red roses can arrive on time and be sold on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Overall, the top commercial airline in Europe will carry about 1,000 tons of roses from warmer climates in Frankfurt, equivalent to 1,000 small cars.

Lufthansa Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo

The logistical process of transferring up to 90 tons of roses on a flight is actually more environmentally friendly than the cultivation of this quantity in Germany. According to research conducted at Cranfield University in Britain, this process would result in the release of larger amounts of carbon dioxide as well as to develop any artificial flower needs water and additional heating. Kenya, Colombia and Ecuador, where the capital, Quito, called the City of Eternal Spring, is the largest exporter of roses. The Lufthansa Cargo connects all these countries with floral production hub in Frankfurt with multiple cargo flights a week. In order to ensure that the special needs of Valentine’s Day have launched additional flights beyond the scheduled.

Lufthansa Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo

The Lufthansa Cargo has created a special service for the movement of perishable goods such as flowers or food. A sophisticated logistics system of the airline with specialized cooling systems to freight areas and alongside the experience and specialization of crop producers in exporting countries ensure that roses will arrive fresh at their destination. Immediately after harvesting the flowers are transported as quickly as possible from the nurseries in packing and from there directly to the aircraft. This ensures that they will retain all their freshness upon arrival at the airport in Frankfurt. From there coordinated their transfer to the next destinations of Europe.

Lufthansa Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo

By Nicole P.

London plans to develop cycle tracks over the railroad tracks

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London officials discuss plans for the construction of a road network for bicycles over the railway tracks in the British capital. The bicycle is a popular mode of transport in London and the Government says it supports it. There are a considerable number of places where you can rent bikes, many people go to work on two wheels and even the London mayor prefers this type of transport. However, London is one of the few European cities where cycling today literally means struggle.

In early December, hundreds of cyclists staged a protest in the British capital. They lay on the sidewalk in front of the building transport control to show their opposition to the failure of the authorities to protect the bike lovers. Lately in London accidents have increased in which a car hits a cyclist and most of these cases end in death. Now authorities are working on the project SkyCycle. It is a route of about 219 miles. The first phase includes the journey from East London to Liverpool Street Station. Its cost will be more than 200 million pounds.

Cycle Road
Cycle Road

If this project is approved, 10 trips over the existing railway lines, the work will take about 20 years to complete. Each of these routes would have the capacity to transport 12,000 users per hour. “To improve the quality of life for all Londoners and to foster a new generation of cyclists we have to make sure the project is completed” is what British architect Norman Foster said on an interview at BBC. Meanwhile, the company that operates the rail network in the UK, Network Rail, said it supported the project. “We are always willing to help improve travel and transport in London. Work with all involved to develop this innovative plan” said a spokesman for the agency.

Do you ever wonder what types of people go on Singles Holidays?

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When thinking about going on a holiday alone, many people are unsure as to what kinds of people go on holidays for singles and often ask, “will I have a good time?” and “will there be other people there with similar interests to me?” The answer is, there is no specific type of person that goes on holidays for singles. Individuals may want to make new friends, experience a holiday on their own or just want to do something different. Whatever your reason, holidays for singles are relaxing, enjoyable and offer a host of activities sure to keep you happy.

Singles Holidays UK
Singles Holidays UK

Our holidays are full of different people, different interests and different reasons for picking holidays for singles! Thanks to our range of different trips, we are able to provide the perfect trip away for you. Whether it’s painting, Pilates or cooking that you are interested in, there’s a holiday with likeminded people available for you to enjoy.

We strive to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on each and every one of our holidays, so it won’t be long before you feel like you are surrounded by old friends enjoying all that Italy has to offer. At Flavours we make it our priority to offer holidays for singles that appeal to each and every person who is considering a trip away. Our wide range of activities are popular with a whole host of single travellers.

Singles holidays
Singles holidays

Our groups are made up of around eight people, many of whom are single travellers.  Whether you are used to travelling alone or are wanting to try something new you are sure to have an enjoyable time on a Flavours holiday. For more information on booking a holiday your Flavours Italy holiday, contact us today!

Author bio: Flavours of Italy, is a specialist tour operator offering activity vacations and holidays for singles since 1998.

In Flight Wifi | Never be offline again

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Onboard WiFi is being readily available in aircrafts. The national carriers were the first to introduce this service in their aircraft but now regional and international carriers have followed suit. The airline companies have been considering introducing WiFi services in their complete fleet of aircrafts for the convenience of their travelers. The In Flight Wifi prices are free in some airlines while some others charge per device per megabyte. There are also some that charge $14 and issue a day pass to use unlimited WiFi services. Then there is also hourly per day. A selected few also charge depending upon roaming costs. The following infographic created by the low cost flight portal momondo.com gives a good overview of in-flight Wifi prices:

In Flight Wifi
In Flight Wifi

The coolest airports for a stopover

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Have you ever found yourself trapped in an airport, waiting in a fit of boredom for your next flight? There you are, bumbling around and killing time, searching for ways to distract yourself until you can finally jet off to your dream destination.

If you’re a frequent flyer, it’s pretty much inevitable that you’ll find yourself stuck in an airport every once in a while. And, if it’s a frequent occurrence for you, you might even have found ways to stave off your boredom.

But, now picture the scene – you’re in an airport, but you’re not bored. Instead of a blank, vaguely purgatorial flight hub, you’re treated to a treasure trove of things to do and cool experiences to be had.

It might seem like a fantastical idea, but there are a number of airports in the world that are blessed with the coolest features. They’re almost enough to make your time in an airport a holiday in itself.

Stansted Airport, England

Situated just outside of London, Stansted is one of the foremost airports in the United Kingdom, offering a stunning range of services.

Stansted Airport, England
Stansted Airport, England

Some of the features of the airport include the Stansted meet and greet, a varied array of bars and restaurants, shopping facilities and even a regular showcase of super cars from car competition organiser Best of the Best.

Wellington Airport, New Zealand

Not many people knew too much about New Zealand until The Lord of the Rings films were made there, apart from that it was on the other side of the world. But, now, The Lord of the Rings is everywhere in this beautiful country as it capitalises on its success.

Wellington Airport, New Zealand
Wellington Airport, New Zealand

And, Wellington Airport is no different, with a frighteningly massive statue of Gollum, the creepy cave-dwelling husk of a creature, towering above its visitors.

It makes for quite an architectural surprise to see this limp face peering down at you, and is bound to make any fans of the films yelp with glee.

Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi has long been famous for its opulence and overblown sense of luxury, offering a series of manmade wonders that make it look like the biggest pleasure facility in the world – and its airport has followed that look down to a tee.

Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates

The real highlight of the place is the architecture, which offers grandiose curved roofs with arabesque patterns to allow the natural light in without the crippling heat burning through.

As soon as you’ve entered the airport, you’ve set upon a dazzling journey through this sea of shops and first class facilities as you await your flight.

Hong Kong International, Hong Kong

Hong Kong International is a veritable wonderland all of its own, turning a stress-fuelled layover into a relaxing experience.

Hong Kong International, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International, Hong Kong

Featuring an IMAX theatre, an entire theme park and even a golf course, you’ll feel like you’re tearing yourself away from this airport when your flight finally arrives.

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A huge Chilean lake disappears overnight

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A Chilean lake called Cachet II, two square miles of water area, disappeared during a single night and now continues to do regularly. The apparently strange incident first occurred on March 31, 2012 in Chilean Patagonia. The lake with 200 million liters of water completely disappeared due to rising temperatures caused by climate change. There are many glacial lakes in the mountainous region of Aysen, southern Chilean Patagonia but the disappearance of Cachet II was dramatic. The sun rose on a dry, sandy and dotted valley with puddles and large chunks of ice. A lake whose depth reached 27 meters disappeared within hours.

Lake Cachet II
Lake Cachet II

The disappearance was dramatic but there was nothing mysterious. The lake had vanished just two months earlier, on January 27 and has done a total of 10 times in the last five years. This happens whenever the temperature increase weakens the glacier enough to fall below the water, across the bottom of the lake as if it was a wall of broken ice. Two hundred million cubic liters of water spilled into the largest river in Chile, the Baker, creating giant waves which will lead to the Pacific Ocean.

Now lake Cachet II has begun to disappear several times a year, local villagers have had to learn to master the ‘art’ of the evacuation. A constant alarm monitoring the lake gives them eight hours to flee to higher ground with their herds of animals when sudden emptying occurs.

Famous Parisian pastries

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Millions of tourists flock every year, every season, Paris and flooding indiscriminately picturesque streets, searching for the best shot of the Eiffel Tower and San Elysée. Besides them there are the lovers of sweets that are looking earnestly to find in the city the trademark sweets of Paris. Take a look below and get a sweet taste of the most famous Parisian pastries

Macaron

Based on the meringue and almonds, these small round treats exist in many flavors and colors.

Macaron
Macaron

Paris Brest

Introduced in 1891 by dough shaped bicycle wheel stuffed with cream and then consumed with rage.

Paris Brest
Paris Brest

Tarte au citrons

Refreshing dessert that combines lemon, meringue and cream.

Tarte au Citron
Tarte au Citron

Croissant

One of the most iconic sweets of Paris where the buttery puff pastry combined with numerous fillings.

Croissant
Croissant

By Nicole P.

A small town inside a baseball court

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The story starts with an impressive baseball stadium in the center of Osaka in Japan to become the headquarters of the famous Japanese baseball team Nankai Hawks. The capacity of the land reached the 31.380 people and created based on all the new technologies and included the most modern construction. The fans, in fact, thrilled with the impressive result of step, but their joy did not last long.

baseball court town
baseball court town
baseball court town
baseball court town

In 1998 the company who build and operated the stadium decided to sell the site to a Japanese group of companies and transferred to the city Fukuoka, which built the new baseball stadium. To result was that stage to fall into disuse and be left unused for a long time. By the time it was decided to construct houses in the interior, while parks and green flower beds filled soon the scene.

baseball court town
baseball court town
baseball court town
baseball court town

This created a strange little town on the court, in the center of Osaka, where residents had the privilege to say, and not without a reason, that baseball is deeply in their heart!

By Nicole P.

Converting a building into a Rubik’s Cube

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Rubik’s Cube is considered one of the toughest puzzles in the world. Its power lies in its patience, the way of looking at you from multiple angles and showing insensitivity to be twisted with a gradual anxiety. It does not care about your logic or your sweat and when the world will end, a Rubik’s cube proud will take advantage of the time to play marbles, that make them so graceful of round. Yes, that was about a sense of humor for a cube which is obviously based on geometric insults.

Javier Lloret Rubik´s cube
Javier Lloret Rubik´s cube

The good draft Javier Lloret, however angry, has turned the Rubik’s cube into a building. The most vindictive gesture you can do is paint the front, and no one makes sure that you do not like makeup. Proposed to solve the Rubik’s cube, the Lloret one must be manipulated by a regular cube in the front of the building and this will follow the movements of nature with light quadrants via Bluetooth. This increases the difficulty of the puzzle of course because you cannot look at the building to see all the angles, but therein lies the grace to try to start and finish it.