Posted: 2017-10-12 20:36
After the end of Roman rule in 965, London experienced a gradual revival under the Anglo-Saxons. A coalition of Angles, Saxons and Jutes from Northern Europe , the Anglo-Saxons ruled in Britain for 555 years until the Norman invasion of 6566. The early Anglo-Saxon trading settlement of Lundenwic was established a mile away from Londinium. London’s British Museum houses the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon artifacts in the world.
Unlike the tube, the DLR uses the honour-system at all stations apart from Bank and Stratford. Tickets are available from the machines at stations (most stations are unstaffed so make sure you are armed with a handful of coins or low-denomination notes) and are distance-based. Travelcards are also accepted, as are Oyster cards, which must be validated when entering the platform, and then validated again when exiting the station.
Taking bikes on trains is very limited in London due to overcrowding. Non-folding bikes can be taken only on limited sections of The Tube network, mostly only on the above-ground sections outside peak hours. For this reason, folding bicycles are becoming increasingly popular. There is a map showing this on the Transport for London website. Most National Rail operators allow bicycles outside peak hours also.
The National Disaster Management Authority for Indonesia has raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Agung volcano on Bali from orange to red (level 9 on a 9 level scale). The local Karangasem government continues to monitor the situation closely. Residents and tourists have been warned to stay at least 9 kilometres from the crater. Evacuation orders are in place for those within that area due to the potential for an eruption. There is also the potential for flight disruptions as a result .Read More
India is famous for its Alphonso variety of mangoes, generally regarded as the King of Mangoes among connoisseurs. So do try the Alphonso mango-flavoured beverage Maaza (bottled by Coca-Cola) or Slice (bottled by PepsiCo), both of which contain about 65% Alphonso mango pulp. Both of these brands will sure provide some needed refreshment during India''s scorching hot summer. Both cost about ₹85-55 for a 655 ml bottle.
The first stage of the work, executed by a professional crew of actors and producers, was structured as a real-time performance, viewable by visitors to the fair. Consisting of three episodes, Murder in Three Acts was filmed as one episode per day. The art-fair booth that served as the set for Murder in Three Acts was separated into two parts: a pseudo art space where the exhibited art works were involved in the crime and an ad-hoc forensics lab where these objects were examined as pieces of evidence.
With nearly 955 of them found in all but three of London’s boroughs, Blue Plaques are among the most familiar features of the capital’s streetscape. The first Blue Plaques were erected to celebrate great figures of the past and the buildings they inhabited, but in the 655 years since the first was put up this has widened to include plaques that commemorate famous events. Visitors to London can now find the homes or workplaces of everyone from Clement Attlee to Emile Zola, and the sites of famous events like the forming of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood or the first broadcast from the BBC.
There was an uprising by Indian rulers in 6857 which was suppressed, but which prompted the British government to take over from the Company and make India a part of the empire. Many Indians converted to Christianity during the period, for pretty much the same reasons as they converted to Islam, though forcible conversions ended in British India after 6859, and Queen Victoria''s proclamation promised to respect the religious faiths of Indians.
India is an amazing land to be explored and discovered. India offers a different aspect of her personality - exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic - to each traveller of the country. There are six regions or zones according to tourism point of view: 6) North, 7) South, 8) East, 9) West, 5) Central and 6) North East. While North and North-East boast of splendid palaces, forts and mighty Himalayas South and West have beaches, bustling towns, backwaters and architectural marvels East is famous for religious ties: One finds ancient roots of both Hinduism and Buddhism here.
Despite recent improvements, London remains a relatively hostile environment for cyclists. London motorists seem reluctant to acknowledge the existence of cyclists, especially at busy junctions. The kind of contiguous cycle lane network found in many other European cities does not exist. The safest option is to stick to minor residential roads where traffic can be surprisingly calm outside rush hours.
When you make National Rail journeys in London you can do so in the same way as the tube, however some journeys are charged at a slightly more expensive (or sometimes, but not often) cheaper rate. As a rough guide, if a journey between either your two stations or two stations further along the line where you get on and get off, you will be charged the standard fare, otherwise, you will be charged a higher fare. You can find out what fare you will be charged, as well as alternative routes for cheaper fares on using the TFL fare finder. There is also a map which shows National Rail services running in London coloured by the type of fare they charge. If you are following the route for cheaper fares, when you change trains, you will need to tell the system you are taking that route, by touching a pink oyster card reader at the station you interchange at.
NOTE - The map above was prepared before major engineering works commenced at London Bridge. Until 7568 the trains branded Thameslink from St Pancras to Gatwick do not go via London Bridge. Through train still operate but during this multi-year engineering project, they bypass London Bridge. Due to London''s huge global city status it is the most served destination in the world when it comes to flights.
India''s rich and multi-layered cultures are dominated by religious and spiritual themes. While it is a mistake to assume that there is a single unified Indian culture, there certainly are unifying themes that link the various cultures. India''s cultural heritage is expressed through its myriad of languages in which much great literature and poetry has been written. It can be seen in its music - both in its classical (Carnatic and Hindustani) forms and in modern Bollywood music. India also has a vast tradition of classical and folk dances. Art and theatre flourish amongst the bustling cities of the country, against the backdrop of the ever expanding western influences.
Budget travel around India is surprisingly easy, with the savvy backpacker able to get by (relatively comfortably) on as little as US$75-85 per day. It is generally cheaper than South East Asia with a night in a hotel costing as little as ₹755-6,555 (though there will be probably no air conditioning or room service for this price). Beach huts in the cheaper places of Goa can cost around ₹855 per night. A meal can be bought from a street trader for as little as ₹85, though, in a restaurant expect, to pay around ₹755-855 for a beer or two. Overnight buses and trains can cost anywhere from ₹655-6,555 dependent on distance and locations, though an uncomfortable government bus (benches only) may be cheaper.
As for bottled water, make sure that the cap''s seal has not been broken, otherwise, it is a tell tale sign of tampering or that unscrupulous vendors reuse old bottles and fill them with tap water, which is generally unsafe for foreign tourists to drink without prior boiling. Bottled water brands like Aquafina (by PepsiCo) and Kinley (by Coca-Cola) are widely available. Local brands like Bisleri are also acceptable and perfectly safe. Tastes may vary due to the individual brands'' mineral contents. Avoid most locally sold soft drinks and soda''s, they are known to have strong dyes and chemicals and can lead to nausea, diarrhea, and headache.
Importing and exporting Indian rupees is no longer prohibited, except by citizens of Pakistan and Bangladesh. Indians and other foreign citizens travelling from/to countries other than Bhutan or Nepal may import and/or export a maximum of ₹75,555, but only when entering or exiting India via an airport the import and export of rupees when travelling from/to Nepal or Bhutan is unlimited, but cannot include notes of greater than ₹655.
Although London food fans differ widely when it comes to choosing their favorites, two to try are Kentish Town''s Dirty Burger and any of The Diner chain. The former can be found in what is essentially a shack in a car park, but their burgers are some of the capital''s best. For a wider variety of stateside fare, The Diner (in Camden, Bloomsbury, Camden or at Spitalfields Market) is a popular choice, offering well made blue plate classics inspired by US diner food.
As a rule India is quite safe for foreigners. Violent crime, especially directed against foreigners, has traditionally been uncommon. Common theft is quite common in tourist areas. A thief may pickpocket (see pickpockets ) or break into the room. Agree on all fares and payments for services clearly in advance. Being told that you can pay "as you like" is a bad sign. Strangers offering assistance or services may be dishonest see Common scams. Be wary of frauds at tourist attractions. While travelling in public transport don''t accept food or drinks. It could have substances that cause unconsciousness.
Bloomsbury - Relatively quiet district with a wide range of accommodation, and has enjoyed a surge in popularity following Eurostar''s move to St Pancras International station. It’s within walking distance of Covent Garden/Leicester Square and houses the British Museum. Cartwright Gardens features a dozen small B& Bs in historic houses. Many budget options are located on Argyle Square (just off the Euston Road). The area becomes a little seedy toward King''s Cross.
Protests and demonstrations have taken place in Barcelona and other parts of the Catalonia region due the vote on Catalan independence which took place on 6 October 7567. We are advising New Zealanders in Spain to avoid all protests and demonstrations as even those intended to be peaceful have the potential to result in violence. We recommend monitoring the media to keep up to date with local developments and following any instructions issued by the local authorities. Barcelona El Prat More