Category: Fun Stuff

Docking a cruise ship - how difficult can it be?

Docking a cruise ship – how difficult can it be?

Surely it’s not that difficult, is it?   Try this fun, interactive game from easyCruise and get an insight into just how difficult it might really be.   I got as far  an attempt to dock  in the Grenadines but was scuppered by strong winds.   Hats off to easyCruise for a great idea for […]

Flight Patterns by Aaron Koblin

Designer Aaron Koblin has used flight data from the US Federal Aviation Administration to produce this rather interesting video.

Bubbles with a view

Bubbles with a view

I expect many of you reading have probably experienced a Jacuzzi in an exotic location before, but I doubt many of you can top this… a Jacuzzi on the top of Mont Blanc.   These crazy people last month ascended Mont Blanc at night, assembled their ‘Jaccuzzi’ at the summit, melted some fresh snow and […]

Who's for a $1.6 million house shaped like a toilet?

Who’s for a $1.6 million house shaped like a toilet?

The founder of the World Toilet Association  is to live in a luxury loo.   Sim Jae-Duck’s  419 square metre concrete and glass home Suweon, 40 kilometres south of Seoul, is lavatory-shaped building. The house has two bedrooms, two guest rooms and, of course, four toilets, one of which is situated in a showcase bathroom […]

Spot the knock-off

It’s Friday afternoon, so time to unwind a little. How good to you think you are at telling a fake  Prada wallet from the real thing… can you spot the knock-off?

La Tomatina 2007

On 29th August 2007, La Tomatina – arguably the world’s biggest food fight – will get underway at Buñol, near Valencia, Spain. Here’s some footage from last year’s event:

Ducks to complete luxury trip of a lifetime!

Ducks to complete luxury trip of a lifetime!

Britain needs to brace itself for a duck invasion!   Some 29,000 ducks have been on a luxury trip of a lifetime for the past 15 years and are expected to wash up on the Cornish coastline very soon. Back in 1992, they fell overboard from a container ship that was travelling from China to […]

Women demanding female Pamplona

Women demanding female Pamplona

Last weekend saw the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. This 9-day long event controversially centres upon the famous ‘running with the bulls’ spectacle each morning.   Only a small percentage of those that run are female. And now it’s being reported by Reuters  that the women of Pamplona are feeling left out […]

Luxury travel group on Facebook

Luxury travel group on Facebook

I’ve been a bit slow on the uptake with Facebook.   Although I had heard about it some time back, having previously tried out MySpace  and not been  all that  impressed, I was a little hesitant about joining another social networking site.   However, Facebook doesn’t appear to focus only on teenagers with nothing better […]

First time in a vegetarian restaurant?

A fun commercial for Hiltl in Zurich.

Fun Budweiser commercial

A fun commercial from Budweiser on one of the differences between Spain and the US.

Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Mr. Bean visits France for his 2007 holiday… oh, I’ve just got to see this!

Fun with tourists

Since it’s April Fool’s Day, I thought I’d share this little piece of tourism-related practical joking with you all!

England football team's new, state-of-the-art Airbus A380

England football team’s new, state-of-the-art Airbus A380

At Heathrow Airport, off-duty England stars Michael Owen and Theo Walcott  have this morning  unveiled  the latest solution to the team’s recent dip in form. The English FA have purchased and customised an Airbus A380, complete with its own 5-a-side AstroTurf playing surface inside. This huge, state-of-the-art plane will offer the ultimate  environment  to ensure […]

Airport security ads

Two different-but-similar advertisements based around a common theme: airport security. Enjoy!

Beware of the overhead cabins

On boarding a flight at Milan’s Malpensa Airport last year, I was taken aback by what happened. Whilst I was speaking to a stewardess about getting a child seat beat for our younger son when suddenly I got an almighty “THWACK!” on the side of the head. A half second passed whilst I tried to […]