Archive for September, 2019


Flight passengers left mortified by woman’s ‘disgusting’ habit on plane

September 30th, 2019 by

We all have our own habits to try and make long-haul flights as comfortable as possible.Whether it’s feet on the seat, airing out your smelly shoes, or trying to dry your clothes, a number of people have taken it too far when on…

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Italian celebrity chef arrested for cannabis ‘experiments’

September 30th, 2019 by

The celebrity chef of Sicily’s Katane Palace Hotel has been arrested for going into the weeds over his obsession with unorthodox Mediterranean ingredients. Carmelo Chiaramonte was arrested in possession of two large marijuana plants…

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Norway: Cruising with the kid

September 30th, 2019 by

Terrified by the prospect of her first post-split trip alone with her 7-year-old son, Louise Smith took the plunge ? and set sail on a cruise for Norway. “It will wait. It’s a bad time. I don’t need this,” said no one about a holiday,…

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Stunned Japanese tourists charged $738 for two plates of spaghetti and fish in Rome

September 30th, 2019 by

A pair of Japanese tourists travelling in Rome have posted a photo of their “disgusting” receipt to travel advice website TripAdvisor, showing off their exorbitant bill.After ordering two plates of spaghetti, fish and some water,…

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Tourist huts evacuated as Mont Blanc massif glacier threatens collapse

September 29th, 2019 by

Italian officials sounded an alarm Wednesday over climate change due to the threat that a fast-moving melting glacier is posing to a picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur.Courmayeur mayor Stefano Miserocchi closed…

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Spain: When in Barcelona, make a beeline for Montserrat

September 29th, 2019 by

Sarah Pollok finds Montserrat a pleasant change of pace from Barcelona Any traveller is spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring the cosmopolitan capital of Spain. But if a few days in the vibrant city of Barcelona has you longing…

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Thomas Cook boss paid £8.3m: ‘I’m deeply sorry, but I’m no fat cat’

September 29th, 2019 by

The boss of Thomas Cook said he is “heartbroken” and “deeply sorry” after the travel giant’s collapse.Breaking his silence in an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Peter Fankhauser hit back at claims he is a ‘fat cat’ ? despite…

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Europe: The best cultural exhibitions to see in Paris, London, Madrid and more

September 29th, 2019 by

Europe’s autumn cultural calendar is rich in highlights, from Leonardo at the Louvre to Durer in Vienna, writes Nick Trend. Madrid Palace of Art Madrid already had three stellar art collections open to the public: the Prado,…

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Hard cheese! Top chef takes Michelin to court over loss of star

September 28th, 2019 by

Chef Marc Veyrat, known for his black chapeau and his mountain cuisine, is taking the Michelin Guide to court to find out why he lost his third star this year ? and how the publication that makes, and sometimes breaks, reputations…

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Trondheim is Olso’s tasy alternative – with fewer tourists

September 28th, 2019 by

Oslo is hard to get around but features some lovely green spaces The people of Norway’s capital, Oslo, are palpably happy, especially in the spring, summer and early fall, when outdoor cafes are still crowded in evenings, with heat…

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