Category Archives: Travel

The French hate these ‘ignorant’ tourists – so are you guilty?

WHAT’S the best way of speaking to locals in a country where you don’t speak the language? Well it definitely isn’t speaking English louder and slower. Alamy The French who speak their own language… but slower and louder, in order to make themselves understood when holidaying in France (stock image) According to the French, the… Read More »

How to make plane food taste better when flying

NOT many people are into the way that plane food tastes – but there is a way to make it more palatable. An Oxford professor has revealed that wearing noise-cancelling headphones when eating can make plane grub taste better. Getty – Contributor Plane food isn’t the greatest – and being at altitude can make it… Read More »

Pilots never eat the same plane food as passengers

PLANE food is a divisive topic, with passengers either loving it or hating it, and mostly the latter. For those who wonder what pilots eat when they’re flying a plane, the answer is not the same as customers. Alamy Pilots will eat different food from the rest of the plane – including each other A… Read More »

Marvellous Malta is a great choice for October half term

A family holiday with sun, sea, activities and entertainment galore – marvellous Malta has all this and more. The Mediterranean island is just a three-hour flight from the UK and glorious autumn and winter temperatures make it the perfect choice for an October half-term or Christmas break. Take a family segway excursion in Xwejni, Gozo The… Read More »