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One Day in Bristol: How to Plan a Great Bristol Itinerary

How to spend one day in Bristol? Whether you’re having a day trip to Bristol from London or plan to visit the city together with Bath and the Cotswolds, find out the best things to do in Bristol in a day. I only spent 24 hours in Bristol, and I wish I had more time to further explore this vibrant city. Actually, Bristol was an unexpected surprise and there’s so much to see and do that one day is way too short. Like neighboring Bath, it’s worth spending two days in Bristol, although many pe...
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Behold the Photographs of John Thomson, the First Western Photographer to Travel Widely Through China (1870s)

In the early 1860s, a few Westerners had seen China — but nearly all of them had seen it for themselves. The still-new medium of photography had yet to make images of everywhere available to viewers everywhere else, which meant an opportunity for traveling practitioners like John Thomson. “The son of a tobacco spinner and shopkeeper,” says BBC.com, ” he was apprenticed to an Edinburgh optical and scientific instrument manufacturer where he learned the basics of photography.” In 1862 Thomson sa...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Photography, Japan, College, China, Singapore, History, Bbc, World, Britain, Cambodia, Edinburgh, Seoul, John Thomson


#Saudi energy minister to discuss energy cooperation with Britain - cabinet | Reuters

Saudi energy minister to discuss energy cooperation with Britain - cabinet | Reuters Saudi Arabia's energy minister will discuss with Britain a cooperation agreement in the energy field, a cabinet statement said on Tuesday without providing further details. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Britain, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Dubai's DP World, UK's CDC to invest up to $1.7 bln in Africa | Reuters

Dubai's DP World, UK's CDC to invest up to $1.7 bln in Africa | Reuters Dubai ports giant DP World and Britain's development finance agency CDC Group on Tuesday said they planned to jointly invest up to $1.72 billion in logistics infrastructure in Africa over the next several years, starting with modernising three ports.The investments will initially focus on expanding ports operated by DP World in Egypt's Ain Sokhna, Senegal's Dakar and Berbera in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland, CDC...
Tags: Travel, UK, Cdc, Africa, Britain, Egypt, Dubai, Somalia, Reuters, State, Dakar, DP World, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Dubai, Berbera, CDC Group


Tata Sons just won the bid for ownership of Air India in a full-circle moment - see the airline's 89-year history

Tata Airlines 747 Tata.com Tata Sons won a 100% stake in Air India, having bid $2.4 billion for the debt-ridden airline. Tata will take on $3.1 billion in debt but maintain Air India's brand and assets. Air India has an 89-year history, having been founded by the Tata family in 1932. Air India dates back to 1932, when it was founded as a private entity by renowned industrialist and philanthropist JRD Tata. Tata was India's first private pilot and his fascination with the industry l...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Australia, Singapore, India, Trends, History, BBC News, Features, Chicago, Britain, Royal Air Force, Malaysia


U.K. Starts Trade Deal Process With #SaudiArabia, Gulf - Bloomberg

U.K. Starts Trade Deal Process With Saudi Arabia, Gulf - Bloomberg The U.K. kicked off the process to sign a trade deal with Saudi Arabia and a group of other Gulf states, its latest post-Brexit target as it seeks deeper economic ties beyond the European Union.Negotiations for a pact between Britain and the Gulf Cooperation Council, whose members also include Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, aim to start in 2022 following a 14-week consultation with the public and businesses, the U.K.’s Department for...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Saudi Arabia, International Trade, Eu, Joe Biden, Britain, GCC, Premier League, New Zealand, Mike Ashley, Oman, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Gulf, Liz Truss


#UAE News: Government Seeks $100 Billion India Trade as It Deepens Ties - Bloomberg

UAE News: Government Seeks $100 Billion India Trade as It Deepens Ties - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates is seeking to more than double non-oil trade with India to as much as $100 billion over five years as part of efforts to deepen ties with fast-growing economies beyond the Middle East.The two governments are set to start talks on an economic pact aimed at boosting business, investment and jobs, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Thani Al Zeyoudi said on a visit to New Delhi for talk...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Britain, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, New Delhi, Uae, Piyush Goyal, Goyal, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Thani Al Zeyoudi, Deepens Ties Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia Earlier, Africa Last


#Dubai Airports Sees Doubling of Visitors in 2022 as Curbs Ease - Bloomberg video

Dubai Airports Sees Doubling of Visitors in 2022 as Curbs Ease - Bloomberg Dubai’s airports chief says the number of international visitors may more than double next year as the easing of Covid-19 restrictions boosts travel through one of the world’s busiest hubs.“We’re going to see a very sharp up-tick,” Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said on Bloomberg Television on Tuesday. The lifting of curbs between Dubai and countries such as the U.K., U.S. and Saudi Arabia will have a “...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Bloomberg, Britain, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Gulf, Griffiths, Bloomberg Television, Dubai International Airport, Paul Griffiths, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#UAE economy minister to visit Britain seeking trade deal | Reuters

UAE economy minister to visit Britain seeking trade deal | Reuters The United Arab Emirates' economy minister will lead a high-level delegation to Britain this week, the ministry said on Sunday, as the Gulf state seeks to deepen trade ties.Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri and the delegation will meet British ministers, officials and representatives from the private sector to discuss recently announced UAE economic policies.One of those policies includes the UAE seeking to seal what it calls a compreh...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Britain, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri


#UAE could invest further $1.4 bln in Britain this year, UK trade official says | Reuters

UAE could invest further $1.4 bln in Britain this year, UK trade official says | Reuters The United Arab Emirates could invest at least a further 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) in the United Kingdom this year after pledging 10 billion pounds this week to its investment partnership with the British government.The UK's Trade Commissioner to the Middle East, Simon Penney, told Reuters on Friday there was "line of sight" on a minimum of one billion pounds of transactions between now and the end o...
Tags: Travel, UK, Britain, United Kingdom, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, Penney, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Simon Penney


#UAE to invest $14 bln in UK industries, sovereign wealth fund says | Reuters

UAE to invest $14 bln in UK industries, sovereign wealth fund says | Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as he arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The United Arab Emirates plans to invest 10 billion pounds ($13.8 billion) in Britain over the next five years, building on the two country's long-running business ties, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund s...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Britain, United Arab Emirates, Boris Johnson, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, Reuters Britain, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Downing Street London, Hannah McKay


#UAE to announce investment expansion across Britain | Reuters

UAE to announce investment expansion across Britain | Reuters The UK Office for Investment and the United Arab Emirate's (UAE) Mubadala Investment Company are expected to sign an expansion of the Sovereign Investment Partnership (SIP) on Thursday, British PM Boris Johnson's press office said in a statement.The deal will promote investments across Britain in life sciences, technology, energy transition and infrastructure, according to the statement.The overall investment commitment of the Gulf ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Financial Times, Gulf, Reuters, United Arab Emirate, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala Investment Co, Mubadala Investment Company, Office for Investment


‘Gold fever is a thing’: meet Scotland’s new prospectors

In the rolling peaks of western Scotland, amateurs and professionals are digging and panning for the chance of a fortune. Is there gold in them hills? Beyond the old buildings of Cononish Farm at Eas Anie, beyond the corrugated sheep sheds and the deer-control fence, Stanley Lister has a weird calm for a man standing so close to a truck of explosives. Nearby, an incinerator bin smokes with detonators cooling off in the late summer breeze and the air is thick with the smell of phosphorus. “Here, ...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, Scotland, Gold, Life and style, UK News, Commodities, Britain, Hobbies, Scotland Holidays, Loch Lomond, Argyll, Lister, Tyndrum, Lochgilphead


Sainsbury (SBRY:LN) Shares Rise on Speculation of Buyout Interest - Bloomberg

Shares in J Sainsbury Plc rose almost 7% after a report that Apollo Global Management Inc. could be taking a look at Britain’s second-largest grocer amid wider consolidation in the sector. Apollo, which has $88 billion of assets under management, is interested in the U.K. supermarket industry, having previously lost out on the chance to take control of Asda, the country’s third-biggest grocer, to the Issa brothers and TDR Capital.The U.S. private equity firm is also in discussions to join a cons...
Tags: Travel, Britain, Sainsbury, Qatar Investment Authority, Asda, Fortress, Fortress Investment Group, Issa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC, U K 's Sunday Times, Sainsbury Plc, Daniel Kretinsky, Apollo Global Management Inc, Buyout Interest Bloomberg, Sainsbury Representatives


Banksy’s Great British Spraycation: The Artist Spray Paints England’s Favorite Summer-Holiday Destinations

“We’re all going on a summer holiday / no more working for a week or two,” sings Cliff Richard in one of his most famous songs. “Fun and laughter on a summer holiday / no more worries for me or you.” Like The Beatles’ ultra-northern “When I’m Sixty-Four,” with its cottage rentals on the Isle of Wight (“if it’s not too dear”), Richard’s “Summer Holiday” dates from a time in Britain when tourism was, as a rule, domestic. And so it has become again over the past couple of years, what with t...
Tags: Travel, Art, Facebook, England, London, College, Bbc, Britain, Paris, Banksy, Richard, Seoul, Lynn, Paul Gough, Wight, Cliff Richard


Gatwick boss: simplify Covid travel tests or UK will lag behind rest of Europe

Airport hit by £245m loss as passenger numbers fall to 569,000 in first six months of 2021Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chief executive of Gatwick airport has urged the government to simplify Covid testing requirements for travellers or continue to see the UK lag behind the recovery in the rest of Europe and the US, as Britain’s second busiest air hub reported a £245m loss in the first half.Stewart Wingate blamed a collapse in passenger demand and government res...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, US, UK News, Britain, Air transport, Gatwick, Airline Industry, Gatwick Airport, Stewart Wingate, Coronavirus


#Dubai Airports Sees Rise in Traffic After First-Half Drop - Bloomberg video

Dubai Airports Sees Rise in Traffic After First-Half Drop - Bloomberg Dubai Airports reported a 41% drop in first-half passenger traffic, while expressing confidence that fewer travel restrictions and coming events will stoke rising activity through year-end.The number of people passing through the world’s largest airport by international traffic fell to 10.6 million, as the airport served 68% of its pre-pandemic destinations, the state-owned company said in a statement on Wednesday.With Exp...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Bloomberg, Britain, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Griffiths, U K, Bloomberg TV, Paul Griffiths, Dubai Airshow, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, United States Dubai, Bloomberg Dubai Airports


Heathrow reports busiest month since March 2020 as travel recovery begins – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsHeathrow’s busiest month since March 2020, with 1.5m passengersUrges US to lift restrictions on UK passengersAlso pushes for cheaper Covid tests 8.14am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.The UK’s travel recovery has begun, according to Heathrow Airport, which has reported its busiest month since the pandemic began -- despite ‘barriers to travel’ ...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, England, France, US, Economics, Stock Markets, Britain, Heathrow, Inflation, Ftse, Eurozone, Sajid Javid, Competition And Markets Authority, Heathrow Airport


"Why does no one say that glamping isn’t real? It does not exist outside the lifestyle pages. It’s a magazine fantasy for middle-class people."

"Lovely photographs of professionally styled and accessorised spaces — a four-poster bed with artfully dishevelled linen sitting on a beautiful faded rug inside an authentic Mongolian yurt — are taken at the golden hour to convey an idea of bucolic bliss.... The women are wearing expensive kaftans and beaded jewellery; the men have pastel sweaters knotted around their shoulders, like Italians. Everyone is tanned. Then there’s the reality. There is no plump, inviting bedding. There is no rug. The...
Tags: Travel, Camping, Law, Britain, Glamping, Somerset Maugham, Ann Althouse, Things Are Not What They Seem, Whiteness, Men In Shorts, India Knight London Times


‘The price was a shock’: Britons on holidaying in UK this summer

The Guardian speaks to four people braving eye-watering price hikes to holiday in Britain this yearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith more and more people staying in the UK for their holidays, prices for campsites and rented accommodation have rocketed this year. Despite this many in need of a break have decided to accept the hike. The Guardian spoke to four people about their holiday plans this summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Wales, Travel & leisure, UK News, Britain, News Corporation, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Wales Holidays, Coronavirus


‘Constantly stunning and invigorating’ – Paul Merton and Suki Webster on campervan touring

The married comedians on the great views, friendly folk – and friendlier sheep – encountered on their tour of England and Wales for a new TV seriesWith more British people holidaying at home and accommodation at a premium, demand for motorhoming holidays has soared. Curious to find out what “vanlife” is like, earlier this summer comedians Suki Webster and Paul Merton, who have been married since 2009, took to the road for a new Channel 5 TV series, Motorhoming with Merton and Webster. Over six e...
Tags: Travel, England, Wales, Life and style, Britain, Road Trips, Self-catering, United Kingdom Holidays, Merton, Suki, Caravans and campervans, Paul Merton, Suki Webster


Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 August 2021

A new Nissan Leaf for under $20k? See last item for details.   369 Supporters (unchanged from last week) Target :  400  Please Join Here   Good morning It has been an exciting week, albeit in a simultaneously fun and frustrating way – trying to arrange my new computer into the most convenient and productive setup.  Plus, I’ve been writing on the topic, putting together a “Buyers’ Guide” to a new laptop.  Many of us are slowly coming to realize that our computers won’t be...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Spacex, UK, Science, London, Greece, Congress, Israel, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tesla, Eu


Finablr re-branded WizzFinancial, merged into leading payments group | Reuters

Finablr re-branded WizzFinancial, merged into leading payments group | Reuters The financial consortium that bought struggling payments company Finablr will rebrand it as WizzFinancial and merge it with a newly-purchased Bahraini company to create the largest money transfer group in the region, it said on Tuesday.Switzerland-headquartered Prism Group AG and Abu Dhabi's Royal Strategic Partners in December bought Abu Dhabi-headquartered payments company Finablr (FINF.L) for a nominal $1 after i...
Tags: Travel, Britain, GCC, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Mena, Reuters, Bfc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Finablr, BR Shetty, Bahrain India, Guy Rothschild, Prism Group AG


UK cultural landmarks may lose world heritage status, says Unesco chief

Exclusive: UN body warns ministers they must do more to protect Britain’s historic landmarksUK cultural landmarks such as Stonehenge could be stripped of their coveted World Heritage status unless the government curbs “ill-advised development” and protects historic sites for future generations, a Unesco chief has warned.Dr Mechtild Rössler, the director of Unesco’s World Heritage Centre, urged ministers to “do everything” they can to conserve the UK’s treasures after Liverpool became only the th...
Tags: UK, UK News, World news, Culture, Unesco, Britain, Liverpool, Heritage, United Nations, Un, Stonehenge, Dr Mechtild Rössler, World Heritage Centre


Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 July 2021

The new London Mount tourist attraction looks nothing like its publicity pictures. See article, below. 369 Supporters (unchanged from last week) Target :  400  Please Join Here Good morning I’d like to start with a shout-out to the passing of a man who was one of the most creative and inventive pioneers of direct marketing in the US.  You probably don’t know his name, but you surely will remember some of the dozens of products he not only sold, but also personally design...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, England, Science, London, France, Hotels, China, Germany, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter


Stonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status

Britain is eroding global reputation for conserving its historic assets, culture bodies are warningWhy could Stonehenge be stripped of world heritage site status?The UK is eroding its global reputation for conserving its “unparalleled” historic assets, culture bodies have warned, with Stonehenge expected to be next in line to lose its coveted World Heritage status after Liverpool. Related: Unesco strips Liverpool of its world heritage status Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Scotland, UK News, World news, Culture, Unesco, Britain, Liverpool, Heritage, United Nations, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Stonehenge, Kew Gardens, Palace of Westminster


Liverpool’s loss raises questions on the future of our cherished sites

Analysis: removal of world heritage status is a humiliating moment for Britain and the UK governmentThe threat has loomed over Liverpool for almost a decade. With every new building, crane and construction site that appeared on its historic waterfront, there was a growing inevitability that the city would be stripped of its prized world heritage status.Many believe the final nail in the coffin was the approval of Everton FC’s new £500m stadium at Bramley Moore-Dock. The 53,000-capacity venue wil...
Tags: UK, UK News, Architecture, Unesco, Britain, Liverpool, Heritage, Everton Fc, Bramley Moore Dock


Sun, swimming, smoking and seagulls: a day in the life of beach hut Britain

Across the UK, there are long waiting lists for a beach hut – and prices go up and up. A day on Hove promenade reveals why they are so popular and the problems that persist (mainly locks)Everyone who meets Bonny Holland says the same thing: she really loves beach huts. “Bonny posts in our Facebook group about four times a day,” says the Hove and Portslade councillor Robert Nemeth, who founded the Hove Beach Hut Association. “I have to approve the posts.”Inside Holland’s beach hut, the 62-year-ol...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, UK News, Britain, Brighton, Holland, Hove, Portslade, Bonny Holland, Robert Nemeth, Hove Beach Hut Association


Le massif de marguerites

Here's our daisy patch, now in full flower. I suppose it qualifies as un massif, building on yesterday's post. In English, we might call this a flower "bed." In Britain, flower beds are also called "borders," usually planted with many varieties of flowers and shrubs. As Judy commented yesterday, the French use the word parterre (literally, "on the ground"), although I associate that primarily with flower beds in very formal gardens like the Tuileries or at Versailles, for example. They also use ...
Tags: Travel, Britain, Wildlife, French Language, Judy, Versailles, WCS, Garden Flowers Plants


Why common law cannot guarantee liberty in Australia

I had erroneously claimed in my Griffith Society talk on 8 October 2020 that the rights of Australians are adequately protected and what we are seeing since March 2020 is largely a failure of the laws, a failure of institutions. I cited Timothy Jones who wrote: Australia and Britain have remarkably few constitutional guarantees of fundamental […]
Tags: Travel, Australia, Britain, Philosophy, Timothy Jones, Public Policy, Griffith Society



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