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I find it quite interesting that following the devasting Hurrican Katrina and the giant cockup by the government to warn people in time that now they are really quick on the draw to evacuate people from Texas for Hurricane Rita. Way to go George W. I’m sure that this is just another great excuse for the President to get back to Texas and worry about his ranch and hittin’ the bottle.

So all those poor people that rushed to Texas seeking refuge are once again homeless. Here are some travel tips for a hurricane that might be useful if they weren’t so stupid. Example: Get water, get out of the way of the hurricane, don’t go out in the rain without your galoshes, don’t put your wet finger into an electrical socket, etc…


Getting out of dodge – the story

Here are some places that they might want to go to that are hurricane free:

  • California (except we don’t really like people from Texas)
  • Canada
  • Spain (except they don’t like Americans)
  • Russia (except they don’t like Americans)
  • Ireland (they like everyone!)
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    Yes, that is correct. You can now holiday in a fab destination and have your tits done all at once. In fact, there are several companies that specialise in these types of packages.

    Among our favourite destinations for lipo and relaxation are:

    Thailand – I have heard that they do fantastic sex reassignment surgery there – so why not have the experts pop some tits on you? Or even a penis is pretty cheap these days.

    China – I would feel particularly confident in the fact that this company is offering a 50% discount for summer travellers. Great deal! But you’ll have to hurry. The offer expires in September.

    Poland – Well. Do I really need to get into a Polish doctor joke? Do I?

    Just keep striving folks and you too can look like Donatella.


    Photo courtesy of Awful Plastic Surgery

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    100,000 seats starting at 10€ is not a bad idea. Book between the 18th and the 21st of September for travel during October, November and December.

    As Arlie likes to say… Fue una ganga! (It was a bargain!)


    Check it out now

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    VLM Airlines today celebrated their 4 millionth passenger of the year. Why am I sitting here thinking that the celebration was about as fun as watching paint dry? They awarded the poor guy with a bottle of champers and a free ticket to anywhere they fly from Liverpool. Sounds pretty depressing to me…

    But hey, it was probably the highlight of Mr. Mahon’s completely dull and sad life where he travels 8 times a week on VLM Airlines.


    VLM Airlines – For those cheap tickets to London City and further…

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    Since we are starting a new round up and review of the low cost airlines of Europe, we figured that we would start it out on a high note before butchering the rest of the “no frills” companies that sacrifice everything for profit margin and quick turnaround. So where to begin you ask???

    Vueling Airlines

    Background of Vueling
    Vueling Airlines is the new airline company headquartered in Barcelona. It was created with the objective of joining the city of Barcelona from point to point with major European capitals and the western Mediterranean.

    From Barcelona, Vueling Airlines offers air transport users a high quality product at the best price. Its operative organisation is based on the use of only one hub and a unique airplane model.

    Vueling Airlines is the best-funded new airline company in Europe. An initial investment totalling 30 million euros provided the company with the necessary resources for optimum development.

    Vueling Destinations
    Since they are based out of Spain, obviously the Spaniards benefit the most from these low cost flights.

    My Experience
    I first booked a Vueling flight a few months ago on their online site I felt that the online booking process was very easy and very user-friendly. The site is offered is several different languages which makes it easy for the inhabitants of their European destinations to book. These include Catal

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    British Food Fortnight is kicking off today in the United Kingdom. Yes, that is correct. Foodies can now eat to their heart’s content in jolly old England and not just the traditional fish n’ chips and Sunday roast. It seems that in the past several decades tastes have changed and more fresh produce and quality products are now the norm.

    So if you happen to be in the region, take part and EAT!

    Local British Cheese

    Some facts according to the BBC:

    Britain produces 700 regional cheeses – more than France
    It has 600 varieties of apple
    And 125 species of fish and shellfish in its waters

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    i have a love hate relationship with french laundry – the thomas keller restaurant hailed as being the best in the states.

    my love relationship began several years ago when i was invited to aimee cardwell’s birthday luncheon at this gourmet lover’s mecca in yountville. me, being young and relatively new to the pleasures of fine dining, was an unexpecting virgin to the delights that awaited my inexperienced palette. ohhh, what a meal that was. the chef taster menu of 13 different delectable goodies. it was like a food orgasm exploding with every bite. if thomas keller made crack than damn it, hand me a glass pipe and let me be a crack addict.

    this is where the trouble begins… my poor addiction needs to be fed. i have witnessed several years arrive and depart, yet have not been able to venture back to my king of gourmet to feel his love. this is not to say that i haven’t tried. i have done everything short of sell my first born child to get a reservation at french laundry. i have lied, cheated, stolen and begged to no avail. i am cruelly turned away by the cold sound of the busy dial tone time and time again. but, like a possesed stalker i keep trying. sometimes staying up late into the spanish evening hitting the redial button over and over with, not only the mobile phone, but my landline as well. and did i mention – for hours on end?

    and damn them for turning me away. i only have a 2 week window each year when i am at home to go, but they have a 2 month window that they inevitably deny me (or even worse, tease me by putting me on the waiting list). so i have decided that i hate french laundry. i hate them for giving me the best meal of my life and then turning their back on me and letting me live the rest of my life with mediocre food.

    damn you thomas keller!

    by the way, if anyone can get me a reservation for the 20th or 21st of September – the number to call is 707.944.2380 and the website is and it should be for 2 under the name robesky. 😉

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