After the hot summer months have passed and the worst of the heat is over, perhaps it’s time to take that long-haul holiday you didn’t have time for earlier. It makes perfect sense: it’s not as hot anymore and the ocean water will be at just the perfect temperature.
Traveling in another country can be daunting. You might be unsure of how the road network operates, whether you can rely on public transport to help you get around and reading a map may prove more difficult than first anticipated. All that and the language barrier aside, there are different laws which could catch you out and lead to a fine to be aware of.
As displayed in this infographic, there are many pitfalls that face drivers when on the road in continental Europe in the form of some rather eccentric laws. Driving in France, for example, without a breathalyzer in your car is reason enough for the police to pull you over and give you a fine on the spot!
When driving in a different country on holiday, it’s essential that you learn the basic Highway Code. That way, you’ll know what you need to take with you on every journey and what to avoid while driving, and the likelihood of you receiving a fine or something worse will reduce significantly.
Through my years of traveling the world, I’ve learned countless lessons and recognized numerous themes that connect all human beings, no matter the country or culture. I’ve found that there are certain inherent tendencies that most people have in common, like that of good will towards others. While Western societies have shown to separate communities by the development of social tiers and for the fear of security – I’ve witnessed firsthand, more times than I can count, that most people of this world, no matter their origin or belief, are generally good.
It’s been a good while since I’ve published a travel update, but to be honest: it’s not for lack of traveling, there’s actually not a good reason, other than pure laziness... Perhaps that’s not fair to say, as I’ve been hard at work on a lot of other projects, but either way you look at it, I’ve been putting my travel updates on the back burner for the better part of two months. So bear with me, as I work to catch up on these suckers.
Tynemouth is a terrific town to visit. Compared with nearby Newcastle, this place isn't as well known among tourists both from the UK and overseas, but it's definitely home to its fair share of attractions. For me, a large part of its charm lies in its combination of history and wonderful scenery - and spots that embody these two qualities are the best places to discover the real Tynemouth.
When most people think of southern Spain they tend to imagine the crowded beaches of the Costa del Sol, seen by many as somewhat devoid of the charm that characterizes the rest of the country thanks to the hordes of British holiday-makers who invade the area each summer. However, with its surreal lunar landscape, enchanting mountain villages and mysterious blend of cultures, the somewhat solitary region of Almeria offers an altogether different experience.
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