The cries of ‘knit one purl one’ are crying out all over the globe. This Saturday 9 June is the 2nd annual yarn bombing day. These installations are also called yarn bombs or yarnstorms. Visit the office yarnboming site here. As they say ‘improving the urban landscape one stitch at a time”.
Prepare for a less awkward holiday with our list of the best ways to dodge your family over Christmas. The guys at Ugo have compiled 11 strategies help you cope with the silly season. Click here to learn more!
Ever seen a sign overseas that made you look twice? Lonely Planet’s Lost in Translation photo contest, where travellers submitted pictures of funny and confusing translations, closed recently. With over 1200 entries, nearly all of which were some form of funny, paring them down to our favourites was not an easy task.
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Whilst in Berlin recently I saw this fantastic contraption cycle by. 6 guys each side and 1 at the end all sitting down cycling away. The barman walks down the centre serving the patrons the beer. Not sure who is steering it but it moves fast. I did spy a few slackers doing more drinking than peddling. I think this form of travel could really catch on!
I couldn’t help myself and discuss this subject of paying to go to the toilet. In Australia it is unheard of to pay to go to the toilet. In Australia you have public toilets (free), toilets in shopping centres (free), toilets in cafes and restaurants (also free). Ah not so in Europe. Everywhere we have been in Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin has had a fee for the toilet. So what does it cost?
McDonalds Paris – 0.50€
Printemps Paris – 1.50€
Galleries La Fayette Paris – 0.75€
Gare du Nord Paris – 0.50€
McDonalds Amsterdam – 0.30€
Centraal Station Amsterdam – 0.50€
Schoenberg Airport Berlin – Free!
Alexa Shopping Centre Berlin – 0.50€
You do get a cleaner toilet I think but it doesn’t mean you won’t have to wait in line!
A competitor prepares to snorkel during the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. The sport of bog snorkelling was created in 1976 with the first world championships taking place in 1985. Bog snorkelling competitors must complete two 55m lengths of the water-filled trench cut into a peat bog. In 2012, following the Olympic Games, Llanwrtyd Wells will host the inaugural World Alternative Games.