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John Cleese takes $5,100 cab ride to bypass Icelandic ash cloud

While some people may just give in and spend a couple of nights at the airport, funny man John Cleese is far too important to sit around and do nothing. So, instead of spending the rest of the week in Oslo, Cleese and his assistant got in a cab and asked the driver to...

Around Antwerp - strange and wonderful sights

Around Antwerp - strange and wonderful sights Walking through Antwerp is like walking through a gothic storybook. The colors are bright, but rained-upon, the cobbled streets are haphazard with marble-tiled crosswalks and lined with buildings which seem to lean left and right. The river has a graffiti-emblazoned...

Hotel Julien - Comfortable minimalism in Antwerp

Hotel Julien - Comfortable minimalism in Antwerp One of the great things about Antwerp is how walkable the city is. For that very reason, make sure you stay at a hotel that's right in the middle of the action -- such as Hotel Julien, which is located at Korte Nieuwstraat 24, just a hop and a skip from tons of local...

The secret garden of the Rubens' House Museum, Antwerp

The secret garden of the Rubens' House Museum, Antwerp Peter Paul Rubens bought a house on Wapper Street in Antwerp back in 1611. The beautiful residence served as his home and studio, and though it changed hands many times after his death in 1640 and eventually fell into disrepair, in 1937, it was fully restored to its original...

Drinking before noon at a Belgian brewery

Drinking before noon at a Belgian brewery On a recent trip to Antwerp, I toured the De Koninck brewery, then did some darn fine pre-noon drinking with a couple of Belgians to increase my knowledge about drinking in Belgium. You can do this too, albeit not before noon; just show up at the De Koninck brewery at 3:00...

The 24 greatest cities in the world for drinking beer

The 24 greatest cities in the world for drinking beer Deciding on a top ten list of anything is usually pretty difficult. Unless you're talking about, say, the top ten numbers one through ten... narrowing down and choosing only ten of whatever often takes a great deal of effort. When it comes to the world of beer, with the...

Belgium running out of its best beer after brewery blockade

Belgium running out of its best beer after brewery blockade Belgium is running out of beer! The world capital of good beer is in the middle of a "beer war". When mega-brewer (and new owner of Anheuser-Busch) InBev decided to fire 260 of its Belgian employees, the entire staff decided to shut down the breweries, and prevent any beer...

Five great tank museums

Five great tank museums  OK, I'll admit it, inside I'm still twelve years old. I love big lumbering metal monsters that crash through brick walls and blast away with cannons and machine guns. Tanks rock. So with no further justification, here are five of the best tank museums in the world. The Tank...

Photo of the day 1.11.10

Photo of the day 1.11.10 Sometimes what makes a photo isn't the subject or the composition, but the treatment of the image -- the processing -- after the photographer captures the images. And this lovely vintage treatment of the Hotel de Ville in Brussels by photographer Malou Arevalo is a great...

Worst travel mistakes of the 2000's: Diplomatic Dipsticks

Worst travel mistakes of the 2000's: Diplomatic Dipsticks As we take time to count our travel sins of the past decade, I get all teary-eyed and indecisive. Where to begin? Couldn't we just say "Iraq" and be done with it? And are we including food mistakes? 'Cuz I got some real doozies: how about shrimp ceviche from a quaint...

Eurostar to suspend Channel train service indefinitely

Eurostar to suspend Channel train service indefinitely Most people think "airlines" when the topic turns to the misery of holiday travel. Well, the trains are getting in on the action now. European railway Eurostar's Channel Tunnel train, which connects England and France, is being shut down indefinitely. It's a natural...

Thousands trapped in Channel Tunnel

Thousands trapped in Channel Tunnel More than two thousand passengers were trapped in the Channel Tunnel last night when unusually cold weather in northern France made four Eurostar trains break down at the same time. Four trains coming from Brussels and Paris entered the tunnel between France and England and...

Leaf peeping in the northern hemisphere

Leaf peeping in the northern hemisphere Let's face it: autumn is here. But why not embrace the fall by heading to the hills and enjoying the turning of the leaves from green to fiery red? It's no secret that New England is one of the world's top fall foliage destinations, but I bet you didn't know that there are...

Get out and go: Events around the world (September 30-October 1)

Get out and go: Events around the world (September 30-October 1) Happy Hump Day, Gadling'ers! It's time to look at the festivals and events happening around the world, and this week has a particularly international selection of happenings. If you're close and have time, then you have no excuse to get out and go! Victoria (Australia) -...

Cyclist circles the globe in 174 days

Cyclist circles the globe in 174 days Last weekend, British cyclist James Bowthorpe rolled into London's Hyde Park, finishing an epic ride around the globe, and setting a new world's record in the process. Bowthorpe became the fastest person to circumnavigate the planet by bike, finishing the 18,000 mile ride...

Touring the Western Front

Touring the Western Front With the recent death of the last veteran to fight in the trenches of World War One, one of the twentieth century's most convulsive events has passed into history. From 1914-18, great armies battered at each other across a hellish landscape in which millions died. Old...

Belgian family recreates "Home Alone" - son left behind on rest stop bench

Belgian family recreates Next time you run through your checklist of things you don't want to forget when you go on vacation, be sure to include your kid(s) on the list. That is where a Belgian family went wrong last week, when they left their son on a bench next to their caravan. The family had...

List of World Heritage Sites grows by 13

List of World Heritage Sites grows by 13 The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee just wrapped up its 33rd annual conference in Seville, Spain, where they added 13 new sites to their list of amazing locations around the globe, and made the unusual move of...

UNESCO adds sites to World Heritage list, and drops one too

UNESCO adds sites to World Heritage list, and drops one too The UNESCO World Heritage List has just gotten a lot longer. Officials meeting for the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee have added more than two dozen sites of great cultural, historical, or natural value to the list, and they're considering more. Among the new...

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