Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Top 10 Subway Stations of the World

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A city’s subway system is its arteries. Despite the fact that people are only passing through each of its stations, their perception of and behavior in the subway can dictate the social atmosphere in the city.

This may sound like an absurd claim, after all most people only probably spend twenty minutes to an hour commuting from one station to the other. However, according to a book by Malcolm Gladwell, New York City’s conversion from its gritty crime days  to its present urban renewal started in its subways.

The New York City Transit Authority started cleaning up the graffiti in their trains and cracked down on people who jumped the turnstiles. People started perceiving their surroundings a little better and incidentally, the petty criminals who carried guns and knives were also fare-beaters. The combined effect of these two measures helped improved New York’s peace and order.

The world’s craziest public transports

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Are you the adventurous type or do you always mind the gap? Test your limits and dare to get on the following rides.

When we travel to foreign countries, we like to make sure that we’re always in good hands. Safety is a primary issues for travelers especially those who are visiting a certain country for the first time. Many airlines nowadays earn the trust of their patrons not just because of the cheap flights that they offer, but also because of the safety they can provide their passengers, especially after the 9/11 tragedy. Before you board a plane these days, you have to be ready to subject yourself to various checks and inspections. Sea tragedies have taught ferry operators to be strict in implementing capacity limits for passengers; having the proper rescue gear is also regularly checked in major shipping lines.

Eurostar with new destinations and stops in southern France

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Eurostar will extend its services starting may to help travelers get to more destinations in France. Starting May 4, the line going to Avignon from St. Pancras will expand its rich and help travelers go to even more holiday destinations

Eurostar listened to the feedback of travelers so next summer, the service will test trips to Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, and Avignon. These are the most popular destinations located south of France.

Aix-en-Provence is the gateway to the region of Provence and is known as the home of famous French , post impressionist artist, Paul Cezanne.

Lyon is dotted with restaurants that are world renowned and awarded with Michelin stars. Holidaymakers also flock to Lyon for its electronic music festival and the Fete des Lumieres. Its old quarter has also been recognized by the UNESCO as a heritage site.