Thought for the day….” If you cannot be thankful for what you achieve, then be thankful for what you escape”.
” The more that you live, the less that you die”.
There are good airports in the world, and there are bad airports. Singapore (Changi) must rate as the best airport in the world, and changing aircraft there or just waiting is actually a pleasant experience. Well managed, clean and also lots of good facilities for travellers, such as free cinemas, gardens and even a swimming pool. And plenty of comfortable seats. Compare that to the Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) airport. They have taken away most of the seats in the terminal now, so that often the only option (apart from sitting in an expensive restaurant (which may be closed at night/early morning) is to sit on the floor. Their reply to my complaint was that it was due to pressure of space, so their answer is to take seats out. But it will be reviewed again in 2017 (yes, you read correctly, 2017!!). What are travellers supposed to do if they have to wait before they are able to check in? I sometimes wonder about the people managing airports such as Oslo Gardermoen. Not only is the lack of seats bad, but if you arrive off a long flight, then try getting a shower in the airport. Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) airport has facilities more like a 3rd world country, instead of a Scandinavian capital.
Staying in El Salvador again for the photo today, and a photo from the market in the town of Naza. Again, a very expressive face. The photo also makes a good crop as well, have a look at the small photo below and see if you like it better.
Thought for the day…” A good idea without action is as pointless as a spear without a tip”.
” The hardest part of getting to the top is getting through the people at the bottom”.
How stupid is this. I am still trying to get a full refund from Air France (not a good airline), and after sending yet another email to them, I received the following reply-
“Thank you for your Email alerting us to the problem you have been having with your refund .For further investigation , I would like to advise you to contact our Customer Care Department directly.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused, but there is no direct Email addresse to contact the Customer Relations Department .”
How stupid is it that Air France claim that their Customer Care (and there is a misnomer if ever there was one) do not have an email address. They even answered my email to say that they do not have an email address! And how are people supposed to contact them? What a way to run a business. So if anyone from Air France is reading this, then get your act together.
With a population of around 6 million, El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. It has frequent earthquakes as it is on the Pacific Ring of Fire, , and also has around 20 volcanoes, with two of them active recently. A large part of its foreign earnings come from residents who work abroad, maninly in the USA. Sadly, it has one of the highest murder rates in the world, with drugs and gangs being prevalent. Spanish is the main language, and the US dollar is used as currency. A popular national dish is the pupusa, which is a corn tortilla, usually hand made and often filled with cheese or beans. Fried plantain is a popular breakfast item, as is deep fried cassava root. The capital, San Salvador, has around 2 million people, and lies in a volcanic valley.
The photo here comes from the town of Naza, El Salvador, the look is either desperation, sadness or hopelessness.
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