Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Studying for your exams??

Use these links to read, practice and get ideas and vocabulary and please do write telling us your best ideas to study this subject!

There are many more, so keep on trying and refresh your English.

By the way, take into account that answer sheets have changed this year. Write exactly the subject code that you will find in the header. Forget about the Faculty and Studies code.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Is Twitter a good thing for getting informed travellers?

These days I have been suffering delays, disruptions and cancellation in the the now called "Frozen England" with buses, trains, and even flights. One of the flying companies which more cancellations has suffered is Easy Jet is informing its clients through twitter. Some minutes ago, I discovered another Twitter service opened for Gatwick airport, again used to help people affected by problems with their flights.

Visit the twitter sites proposed, read some lines and after that, tell us here your options of your experience after that. Do you think it could be a good help for you in the case you would be waiting for a possible delay, a refund of your flight, etc.?

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Orient Express reaches the end of the line...

pic 1 thecreme.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/train-crazy/
pic 2 viajemosentren.com

The Orient Express reaches the end of the line...
One of the most well travelled railway routes in Europe will enjoy its final journey in December after 126 years of service. After more than a century of appearing in various guises, the Orient Express does not feature in Europe’s new schedule and the famous connection between the east and the west of Europe will run no more.

The last ever service will take place on the 12th December at one minute to nine in the morning when the westbound route arrives in the Rhine city. The Venice Simplon-Orient Express will continue to run as normal with the 1920s rolling stock, which is only used for luxury private train routes from Calais via Paris to Venice. (...)http://news.carrentals.co.uk/the-orient-express-reaches-the-end-of-the-line-3428320.html

(...)The Orient Express in question isn't the train featured in Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express - that was the Simplon Orient Express, which went from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milan and beyond - or in Graham Greene's Stamboul Train, which was the Ostend-Vienna Orient Express, travelling via Brussels. No, this is the original "Express d'Orient", operated by the Belgian Georges Nagelmackers' Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, which first set off from Paris's Gare de l'Est in October 1883, and ran between Paris and Giurgiu, a Romanian town on the Danube that had to be crossed by ferry, and whose passengers eventually reached Constantinople (as Istanbul was then known) by another train and a 14-hour sea voyage. (...)http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/holidays/holidays-by-rail/orient-express-end-of-the-line-443570.html

Drop us a line: what do you think of this articles? Have you heard about this? Did you know about The Venice Simplon-Orient Express?