Friday 26 January 2018

5 Helpful Tips to make Flying more enjoyable

Imagine you’re taking an amazing holiday trip abroad, the only thing in your way is the long plane ride ahead; do you want to enjoy your flight? Of course you do, flying can really suck at times! Use these tips to make your flight less painful, after all you don’t want to arrive at your destination in a bad mood.

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Tip No.1) Do your research and book a good airline, cheaper isn't always better! In my opinion if you’re going to be on a long flight, it’s better to pay more and be comfortable.

Tip No.2) If you hate listening to other peoples conversations, babies screaming and the planes loud engine bring headphones with you, you can listen to music or watch a movie to cancel out the noise and keep you entertained.

Tip No.3) Sleeping on a plane can be very uncomfortable, so make sure to fasten your seat belt over your blankets so the flight attendants don’t wake you up to check if you’re strapped in. If you can, buy a neck pillow it can help you get more comfortable and reduces head and neck ache.  

Tip No.4) Food can be very expensive to buy on a plane, and most of it isn't very tasty, rather make sure to pack yourself a few healthy snacks for your flight.

Tip No.5) Occasionally get up and walk around the plane, it’s good for blood flow and can help kill a lot of time.

The golden rule to enjoy your flight is to be positive and polite, don’t get upset with the flight attendants and always be polite to your fellow travelers, thinking positive thoughts can really make you feel better and improve your trip.

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Friday 19 January 2018

What Hangover Cures look like around the World

 So you’re travelling to a different country for a bit of a well-deserved holiday. Whether you intend to party hard or not, it’s bound to happen. BUT what happens when you wake up the next morning with a terrible hangover and realise your usual remedy isn’t available?

We searched and found out what different people around the world consider to be the best hangover cure…

(Be warned these are pretty strange)

1.       Prairie Oyster – USA

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Ingredients: Tomato juice, one raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and a dash of Tabasco.

Does it work? The tomato juice is rich in vitamin C and fructose, the egg has a lot of protein and the ability to step up your liver function and help your poor body break down those toxins faster.

     2.       Balut – Philippines

Ingredients: A poached fertilised duck embryo.

Does it work? It sounds grim, but eggs contain lots of cysteine which breaks down the hangover-causing toxin in the liver. I’d rather stick to bacon and eggs though!

     3.       Sparrow Droppings in Brandy - Hungary

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Ingredients: You heard us!

Does it work? Well, this cure could actually do more wrong than right as you could be ingesting parasites, bacteria or diseases into your body. The brandy may postpone the alcohol withdrawal, but it’s best to steer clear of this one if you’re in Hungary.

     4.       Pickled Sheep Eyeballs in Tomato Juice – Mongolia

Ingredients: A pair of sheep’s eyeballs in tomato juice.

Does it work? The tomato juice will help the liver get rid of the alcohol from your system, but I don’t know how the eyeballs help!

     5.       Buffalo Milk – Namibia

Ingredients: Clotted cream, cream, two different rums and crème liqueurs.

Does it work? The cream will line your stomach and the excessive amount of alcohol will just postpone your hangover until later.

     6.       Sheep Lungs and Owl eggs – Ancient Greece

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Ingredients: Sheep lungs and two owl eggs – hopefully cooked!

Does it work? Sounds pretty disgusting but back in the day this cheap protein probably worked wonders because of all the vital amino acids.

     7.       English Fry Up – UK

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Ingredients: Fried bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, tomatoes, mushrooms sometimes with black pudding, hash browns and baked beans.

Does it work? The giant heap of protein, fat and salt will help your suffering liver to recover and replenish your lost electrolytes. Apparently a recent study showed that this is one of the best hangover cures!

What do you consider to be the best hangover cure? And does it actually work?

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