London Congestion Charges Set To Increase on June 16th

By Bronwyn Cook It currently costs a staggering £10 (!) to enter the congestion zone that surrounds London’s central hub and is set to rise by an additional £1.50 by the 16th June. With the total cost of living unlikely to drop anytime soon throughout the UK, those entering London’s inner zone can be forgiven for feeling the squeeze. So what can be done to circumvent this charge whilst still sampling the delights of our capital’s culture? Lowering Emissions to...

How to keep your gadgets safe on a city break

By Krissa Cavouras So far, the twenty-first century has been all about connectivity -- your mobile is now smarter than you are, your clunky computer got replaced with a sleek tablet, and you can’t leave home without either. So when you go on holiday, an ounce of prevention is worth a thousand quid of cure. (And if you’re traveling with your smart phone, a tablet and a decent camera, that’s probably how much your tech is worth!) Before you board...

A guide to adventures outside of Prague

By Sophie Turton Assistant Web Editor for the online accountants Crunch “Prague never lets you go...this dear little mother has sharp claws” - Franz Kafka.  Prague is a delicious, debaucherous, delightful city. A city of spires and fairy tales and fancies, so there really is little wonder why few tourists venture far from its beautiful castles and cheap pivovars. What many remain unaware of, however, is that the Czech Republic itself is the treasure trove and Prague just one enchanting...

Ethiopia: Unreported fighting on the Road to Addis

By Ashley Etchells-Butler About six years ago I was working as an English teacher in the southern Ethiopian town of Soddo.  After a few months in the town I was due to travel to Addis Ababa – along with a couple of other westerners who taught at The Abba Pascal School for Girls. It would prove an eventful journey. We set off early in an ancient, snarling Land Rover. Two Italians, two Ethiopians and myself. On route, we took a...

Munich Vs Berlin

By Joshua Danton Boyd is a copywriter for the online accountants Crunch Situated around 350 miles away from each other, these two German cities go a long way in representing Deutschland's two identities: one of dirndls and beerhalls and the other of underground clubs and techno music. Munich In the south of the country, in Bavaria, sits Munich. It’s nearly a third of the size of its northern counterpart, but that doesn’t mean it can’t hold it’s own against the...

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