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The town where cars are compiting with the Internet

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electric carsThe capital city of South Korea ultra-powerful, wihle trying to use technology for better quality of life.

From almost 500 meters above sea level, the top  Seoul Tower building is best seen pulse of a city of the future. Hundreds of skyscrapers cat eye look is high among neighborhoods that refuse to give up traditionalism. Coated with the new Galaxy S6 that you have on hand, the roads are perfectly see the remote: true arteries are blood flowing through a new type of city: thousands of cars that say you never stop. Seoul lives and lives in intensity.

It’s hard to imagine that such a city can be locked. A city with the longest Metropolitan Transportation network in the world with 18 subway lines and train stations and over 500, with 30 bridges that cross the Han River, several freeways with many bands. A city with technology everywhere, in a country that invented the fastest processor on my new phone, but accepts that currently can not be on the road faster. Yes, accept, because no one exceeds the speed limit or half a mile an hour. It’s hard to imagine especially when you come from a city where you explain jams just because there is virtually nothing efficient transport network.

To get to work, you need to leave three hours before.
Beyond the traffic but speed is all and in all. Come on, maybe less in the hotel elevator in which we live, otherwise ultramodern too. Otherwise, the city is supplied with performance. There appears to be 2-3 years older car, although there are over a million on the streets. The train arrives in three hours in the second city of the country, the distance the car do six hours. Metro is coming non-stop and all digital announce that planning your route to perfection. The Internet is everywhere.

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In these circumstances, the locals need anything they can make life easier, and it shows everywhere. The new Galaxy S6 is part of the landscape: processing power and top speed unlimited Internet. Any application is just a few taps on the screen away.

In the early 90s, Koreans realized that industry and technology are not enough and that if they do not use and to improve their lifestyle, progress can destroy nature and then perhaps even life. I met another place where people appreciate more little corner of nature that we have available, minus compared with the urban crowd around him. The largest park in Seoul turns on weekends, especially in summer, instead of camping. Han River was cleaned up as much as possible also after years of pollution. Fishing and swimming are not allowed today. Locals sleep overnight in tents in the park, run or ride a bike, play football or baseball, the “shadow” of skyscrapers built all of them. Or just rest, breathe, the latest smartphone near them. They enjoy high speed Internet only place in Seoul seems to stand still and bustle it’s good that this happens.

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Business Class Travel: An Obituary

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It was around 8pm on a Saturday evening while having dinner that I received a call from back home in Romania informing me that my grandmother had passed away. She was a much-loved grandparent and I wanted to be there for her funeral. However, I had to change a travel booking that I had made in advance for an Easter holiday, which was to start two days later.

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Ticket Travails with Air France

The first step was to find the earliest flight tickets out of London to Bucharest. I tried to get in touch with Air France to prepone my outgoing travel dates. It was a futile exercise, as I discovered that their call centres in the UK are open until 8pm only. Air France doesn’t have a 24-hour call centre! So, my only option was to get hold of them the following day.

The next morning, I phoned their call centre at 9.00 when they should’ve opened. After a miserable wait of 30 minutes on hold music, a feminine voice came on the line. I let her know that I was waiting for over half an hour to speak to someone. Instead of being apologetic, she replied, “Well I’m here now.” Upon searching for available flight options, much to my dismay, she offered me a really expensive £461/- business class, one-way exchange option. Put off by her attitude and lack of sympathy for my situation, I searched online for flight options on the Air France website and Facebook page.

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Unsocial Mediation

Surprisingly, I made some progress on Air France’s Facebook page. A gentleman speaking fluent English got in touch with me. I mentioned that there were cheaper flight options displaying online with Tarom, one of their Sky Alliance Partners. In fact, a few years ago they had offered me a seat on Tarom, as their flight was overbooked. However, they were unwilling to make the same offer now, as, according to the gentleman, their code share agreement with Tarom was shaky. In the end, I had to settle for a £400/- one-way ticket to Bucharest via Paris following a discount of £11/- Up until then, I’ve had a good opinion of Air France, but not anymore.

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Unextraordinary Extras

The fact that my unfortunate personal emergency resulted in me travelling via business class did not blind me to the fact that it was a total rip-off for the price I paid. The added bells and whistles in business class that you won’t find in a no-frills economy class travel included:

  • Priority check-in: while it’s quicker, I could do without it
  • Priority boarding: a pointless exercise, as the flight leaves at the same time for all classes of travellers
  • Lounge access: free food and drink and internet access
  • On board facilities: special menu recommended by Yves Camderborde, the celebrated bistronomy chef; extra legroom and cushioned comfort

I must mention that even travelling by business class could not prevent the 30-minute delay in my connecting flight to Paris.

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A Sense of Economics

My return trip back to London will be via economy class, my usual mode of travel. For the price I pay to travel in economy, I’m quite satisfied with service, which is a notch lower than business class. While the added service features in business class are welcome, I stand by the fact that they are a complete rip-off for the price you have to pay.

I conclude this write-up with loving memories of the time I spent with my beloved granny. May her soul rest in peace.

P.s. It’s been a few years now since, and I still find it strange to go home and not find her there.

 

 

 

 

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Top 10 most mysterious places in the world to see

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There are places in the world that have the power to captivate people for decades or even generations. Some of them are shrouded in mystery, the middle being about unsolved murders, disappearances and strange or unexplained natural phenomena. The truth about these mysterious places remains difficult to decipher, in many cases neither the scientists have no satisfactory answers.

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10. Miranda Castle, Belgium

Also called Castle Loud and is a paradise for urban explorers. The latest photos taken and posted online here were made by a very brave photographer who came in and revealed the plight in which the building is now. There are many strange pictures made here, enough to cause shivers down your spine. The family that lived here first fled the castle during the French Revolution, trying to escape persecution on a farm in Celles. There was never returned to the castle, perhaps driven by sinister force that haunts the rooms today.

The castle was transformed into an orphanage after the Second World War, but history repeated itself and the place was abandoned in 1980 and is now overgrown with vegetation, after the owners refused to let him care authorities. No one explains what puts people on the run from here, the fact is that despite the beauty of the castle authorities have put in going to demolish it.

9. Devil’s Triangle, Pacific

Also known as the Great Devil’s Triangle Bermuda Triangle Formosa or the Pacific. It is said that they also have many strange and unexplained disappearances, as in the famous Bermuda Triangle. Many researchers have tried to expound theories about phenomena here, some suggesting that volcanic activity would be so intense that generates magnetism able to attract to land planes in the sky. Some theorists are convinced that Devil’s Triangle is one of the seven gateways to hell, existing on Earth.

The area is 100 miles south of Tokyo and the Japanese sent its team of scientists here in 1952. None of the 31 people left to explore Dragon’s Triangle has not been seen, and since then the area has not been investigated closely.

8. Lighthouse Mys Aniva, Russia

It was built by the Japanese in 1939, Sakhalin Island. Russia has owned the property since 1875 the island until 1905, when he took possession of Japan, and after the Second World War was taken again by the Russians. The lighthouse is located on a rocky crag inaccessible, 40 meters above the sea level and has a height of 31 meters. It consists of nine floors and the first was occupied by electric generators and batteries.The second was the kitchen and food storage, on the third floor is the radio room, and the next three floors were decorated bedrooms staff. On the seventh floor sirens were used, fog, eight had a fuel tank and the top floor was the rotation mechanism of the headlamp. This structure rotating lighthouse “floated” in a container filled with 300 kg of pure mercury. At one point it seems that the Russian government decided to replace diesel generators with a radioactive heat generator, known as RTG. Apparently, this change in the contaminated area around the posters that warn of high levels of radiation. It is said that now is abandoned lighthouse, but few people actually think this is one of the places where the government interrogates people uncomfortable, spies or prisoners. On the other hand, ghost hunters argue that the lighthouse would be haunted by the souls of those who perished at sea.

7. Helltown (Ohio), USA

Northern Summit County, in the US state of Ohio was called by locals “Hell Town” and is associated with Satanists and ghosts hunters. In the late 60s, the National Park Service bought the land from the owners, in order to create here a recreation area for locals and those who did not want to sell were forced to do so. One of the expropriated curse cast and wrote on the walls of the house he was required to leave: “Now we know what the Indians felt”. The residents were displaced, but the village was never built.

Many believe that the US government was behind this idea to turn the place into a chemical waste landfill. The fact is that forests in the area are now favorites cultures satanic followers and many believe that the area is haunted by the souls of those who refused to leave their homes.

6. San Luis Valley (Colorado), USA

In this area was observed presence of many UFO, so there was built a special tower with clock, their observation. Many are those who have seen, photographed and filmed flying objects bright, spherical or disc-shaped. Many skeptics who traveled in the area have convinced themselves the veracity of the information available online. But the mystery remains about the causes that determine such activity in the area, the more that scientists do not know or explain what is happening. In 1994, a woman noticed a strange flicker on the ground, revealing that it was a glass or crystal skull. Nobody has discovered that mineral skull was made, but all who are around him claim that he exudes a strange energy.

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5. Pine Gap, Australia

The Australian version of Zone 51 in the USA. Public access is prohibited here, and the government in Cannberra argues that there is a communication center with stationary satellites over Asia and the Pacific. Both the US government and the Australian tried to end the speculation, saying that there is nothing mysterious here, is not just a research center, but the vast majority of the public does not believe the official version. Many theorists argue that Pine Gap is located in the southern hemisphere ideal for intergalactic communication. The fact is that employees are not allowed to say anything about what happens inside.

4. Mines in Paris

Catacombs of Paris are a popular tourist destination and many want to see the underground burial chambers, but mines in the immediate vicinity is prohibited public. Urban explorers have tried for years to discover what lies beneath the streets of Paris, but few of them managed to pass guard. Moreover, nowadays there are modern equipment that signals the presence of any intruder in the area. In September 2004, the French police found here underground cinema, which is supplied with energy from the upper town. It was alerted including the media, but when police returned the next day to that place there was not anything mysterious, cinema hall had been removed, had disappeared. Many believe that these mines is a gateway to Hell, and restriction in the area is so large, so the city can be guarded against evil spirits.

3. Riddle House (Florida), USA

It was surrounded by death and despair since its construction in the early 1900s was a funeral home, and one of the employees was hanged in the attic, in the 20s, because of financial problems. For a reason unknown, suicide hate men, and the ghost of his attack on those who climbed into the attic. With time, men were denied access to the attic. It is said that other places in the house would be haunted, because the furniture moves by itself. For a long time remained abandoned house, but in the 90s began a process of restoring it, but repairs lasted very long, because the workers were very scared. Their working tools were thrown from the bridge or from the windows of an unseen force. Many locals avoids today to approach the house.

2. Death Valley (California), USA

No one has any explanation of heavy stones, some 700 kg moving at the bottom of this valley, without being driven by any force visible. Scientists have found traces right here in zigzig, left the stones over the years “traveling”. This occurs on the surface of Racetrack Playa shelf, the bottom of a dry lake in Death Valley. In the study “Sliding Rocks on Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park: First Observation of Rocks in Motion”, published in the August 27, 2014, researchers say they have documented for the first time in motion picture sequence using rocks and GPS units. In winter, the stones can move under the action of light wind with a speed of 3-5 m / s, an area of ​​ice with a thickness of less than 5mm. The movement has been observed at a speed of 2-6 m per minute.

1. Door to Hell (Turkmenistan)

The crater was made by Russian  geologists in 1972, in an attempt to drill for natural gas and flames were triggered then continue to burn intensely today. All drilling equipment have been swallowed then collapsed ground and the earth were raised huge amounts of gas. The crater created has a diameter of 70 meters and the depth is 230 meters. Legend locals say that there are two worlds meet, Hell and the human world, and that it should never have been brought to the surface.

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The train that stops in a former train station

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A train from a former train station in Japan stopped working several years for a single passenger. The train stops twice a day when the only passenger, a student, go and return from school.

Japanese railways took in three years ago, the decision to stop twice daily in Kami-Shirataki Station in Hokkaido, although here up and down a single passenger. A high school student goes to school by train and return to it at the end of the day, writes citylab.com.

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When deciding the number of passengers at the station Kami-Shirataki dropped dramatically because it is isolated. Japanese railways station were preparing to close completely until they noticed that it is used daily by students.

It was therefore decided that the service be maintained until the finish high school. Moreover, the train journey schedule has been modified to fit with the program face.

This will finish high school in March this year, and the station will be permanently closed.

 

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