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Paris, France: Mona Must Be Moaning Today PDF Print E-mail


If you plan to visit the famed Louvre museum any time soon, you may find it closed. An angry bunch of riotous labor strikers have continuously blocked the entrance, in the ongoing dispute about France’s not increasing the government employee pension system.

It couldn’t happen at a worse time. Current ceremonies and displays at the Louvre are honoring Leonardo Da Vinci, marking his life’s end 500 years ago. Many protesters shout and sing “Mona Lisa is on strike, Leonardo is on strike.” You may not be able to see her for awhile, but you can be sure the lady’s not smiling during this troubled time.

 
Viking River Cruises Voted Best By Readers' Choice Awards PDF Print E-mail


Since it’s first river schedules in 1997, the line sails major rivers in Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. It offers a fleet of 60 luxury river cruise ships, with added schedules and new ships on future plans.

Viking Longships cruises include staterooms and roomy suites with large private sun decks. verandas. Passengers enjoy a full-service restaurant, bar and lounge, library and sun deck. The ships feature outdoor, expansive scenery for diners on the Aquavit Terrace.

The all-inclusive cruises include outside staterooms, Wi-Fi, wine and beer with meals, shore excursions in every port and Viking’s signature Culture Curriculum program. For for more info and booking, go to www.vikingcruises.com

 
Buenos Aires, Argentina: February Sunshine & Carnival PDF Print E-mail


While much of the world is shivering in winter temperatures, visitors to this cosmopolitan oasis enjoy day and night wanderings in the warm 70s and 80s. Expect beautiful scenery, interesting shops and a great variety of dining.

At night the milongas (tango halls) and other colorful entertainment light up the sky for locals and tourist rovers. The annual Carnaval Porteño is held during the four February weekends before Catholic Lent starts. All events are free of charge, but outdoor programs may be canceled if there is heavy rain. For more info, go to: www.batravelguide.com/2019/01/carnaval-porteno-buenos-aires-carnival

 
Air New Zealand: Drink In-Flight Coffee, Then Eat The Cup PDF Print E-mail


The Kiwi airline has introduced an unusual new sipping system that will not only be enjoyed by passengers, but also help the environment. The new edible, biodegradable coffee cup reduces waste while adding tasty, chewable munchies.

Airline officials say they’re continuously looking for more eco-friendly options. How about passengers dining on delicious flight tickets, tasty earphones, stewed seatbelts or marshmallow pillows?

 
That’s The Spirit! Wider Seats And Cheaper Fares! PDF Print E-mail


Spirit Airlines recently put new seats, bigger tray tables and new cabin colors on one of its Airbus planes. Plans are that eventually all of the company’s flights will offer the same.

The upgrades are part of Spirit’s "Invest in the Guest'' program. Other new features will include Wi-Fi and self bag check. According to company ads, the upgrades are intended for increased comfort and to attract more passengers to fly with the low-cost airline.

 
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