Travel News – Thailand, France, Egypt and Russia

March 15, 2007 on 2:03 pm | In country travel information, personal travel, travel, travel news | Comments Off

Several interesting items for you today.

Many of you may know that Bangkok’s new airport (the Suvarnabhumi Project) has so far been a four billion dollar bust.  The airport suffers from many deficiencies – including rather large cracks in the runways.  Not to worry, the Thai government is reopening the ninety year-old Don Muang Airport, which appears to be in better condition than the new one.  Unfortunately, it is expected that running two airports will create a great deal of confusion for tourists.  Read the whole story at

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/15/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Old-Airport.php

Next, France is opening its fastest railway, linking Paris to the east,  The LGV line will connect you to Strasbourg in just a little over two hours, a gain of an hour and forty minutes.  See this link for more details

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6450973.stm

Next , Egypt has reported its 25th case of the case of the bird Flu in Humans (an issue  travelers to Egypt and other countries should keep and eye on)  The story can be found here

Finally, it’s getting to be the time of year for flooding in Europe, as the temperatures warm, ice melts and the spring rainy season begins.  When mixed together, these conditions can generate travel problems – and the following news release concerning Russia, indicates that there is a new twist

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2007/03/15/011.html

 

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