Liverpool UK: Forget The Beatles, See The Terracotta Warriors

From February 9 through October 28, the famed Chinese life-size soldiers will be on exhibit at the World Museum. More than ten centuries of history is contained in the display that dates back to the first Emperor of China. Each of the clay figures portrays individual faces, clothing, hair and weapons.

The program starts with the museum’s celebration of the Chinese New Year, and other events are scheduled during the months the Chinese Terra-cotta Warriors are on exhibit. For more info, including ticket prices, go to www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/exhibitions/terracotta-warriors

Homeless Or Profiting In Lucrative Begging Business PDF Print E-mail

The London Daily Mail recently ran an article about fake homeless beggars on city streets who actually make good incomes, often from tourists. Of course, many you see in in your travels are truly homeless for various reasons, including alcoholism, drugs and mental illnesses.

However, whether you’re a tourist or resident who often encounters the fake or real homeless, giving cash is not the best way to help. It will only keep the crooked ones in business, as well as increase the problems of the truly destitute addicts and those with mental illnesses.

If you feel concern for street people in your neighborhood or on your travels, most effectively help them by donating to legitimate charities, such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Those and other community organizations need your contributions so that the scourge of homelessness can be dealt with most effectively.

Don’t Allow Flu Nor Ah-Choo Spoil Your Springtime Travel Plans PDF Print E-mail

The news at this time of year is always full of warning about the usual ailments that come with the warming weather. Roaming seniors are very vulnerable to the ailments because they’re frequently in crowded airports, planes, trains, hotels, restaurants and other gathering places. Be sure you travel only when you feel well. If cold or flu symptoms begin, consider postponing or cancelling your plans

While traveling, follow simple health precautions. First, before you arrive at your destination, know how to quickly contact local health services there if the need happens. Be sure your med insurance is in effect wherever you are.

Before leaving home, prepare a travel health kit to carry with you. Include in it medicated tissues, pain and fever meds, hand soap, and an alcohol-based liquid sanitizer. As many savvy travelers do, consider wearing a medicated face mask whenever you’re in a busy, crowded area.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: De Kattenkabinet Is A Meowseum PDF Print E-mail

The fun museum is themed “an exploration of the cat’s role in art and culture through the centuries”. If you’re a cat lover and travel plans include the beautiful Dutch city, spend some hours here.

The feline theme is expressed in the museum exhibits through the works of many famed artists. They include Rembrandt, Picasso, Toulouse-Latrec and others. This small, canal-side building at Herengracht 497 houses the owner's family on the second floor, while the museum is on the ground level overlooking the water traffic. When you’re there admiring the exhibits, you may encounter some of the live cats that greet visitors. For ticket and other info, go to kattenkabinet.nl

China Developing Hypersonic 3,800MPH Passenger Jet PDF Print E-mail

According to reports by UK’s Daily Telegraph, the super-fast airliners could be in regular service by 2020. Imagine flying from New York City to London in less than an hour and Los Angeles to Beijing in less than two hours.

Imagine this morning farewell message from the American traveler’s spouse: Hey, when you get to Beijing, would you bring home some take-out bird’s nest soup, Peking duck and dim sum for dinner? And when you’re in London tomorrow, be sure to visit a pub and order some toad in the hole, spotted dick and bubble and squeak for tomorrow’s lunch back home.

Totally Driverless Taxi To Be Tested In Yokohama, Japan PDF Print E-mail

Anyone remember the WW2 song with lyrics: Goodbye, mama. I'm off to Yokohama for the red, white, and blue, my country and you? Nissan and DeNA plan to test an autonomous-driving taxi soon to be roaming the streets of the busy, heavily populated city.

The plan, called Easy Ride, is to have the vehicles fully functioning throughout Japan by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They’ll be booked and operated with Smartphone and other computer-hailing and ride-control systems. So, mama, if you’re inattentive while crossing the street in Yokohama, don’t become a traffic drama!


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