One of my favourite things around the house (The Scary One, of course) is my globe.
Particularly when one of those destinations crop up on the Ryanair roster for summer 2020 which I’ve never heard of.
Palanga is one, Podgorica another. I was concentrating in Geography class when Verona and Marseille came up.
Palanga, I learn, is a resort dunes resort with an L-shaped pier, restaurants and bars and a neo-Renaissance palace.
It houses the Palanga Amber Museum, and we all know its healing qualities.
The Baltic states have come more onto the agenda in recent years, not least because of Ryanair.
And yet some people still get confused, or infused by booze, such as the journo who went to Lithuania and wrote a great article on Latvia.
Palanga is from €60.99 flying out of Dublin, €64.99 from Pogdorica (it’s in Montenegro), Marseille, €35.99, Verona €64.99.
Big in Japan
Rugby fans have been flying around Japan.
And we’ve given them the airplane etiquette guide courtesy of Emirates www.emirates.com and Nigel Owens Emirates and ref Nigel on airplane etiquette.
As if they’ll pay any heed of that.
It makes all the difference if you have the right person next to you on your flight.
Which is why Japan Airlines www.jal.com have nailed it with their booking plan where you can see a child icon on the seating.
And so can then avoid being next to those seats when you come to book.
One suggestion… a rugby ball on your seat plan to flag up rugby louts on the plane!
Touchdown New York
My cousin Eddie the Fireman reluctantly showed our aunts the calendar with a picture of his bare torso, on a visit to Ireland.
Eddie has always been that shy, retiring sort.
I stayed with him and his family on my first visit to New York and watched him play quarterback for his school.
Touchdown! The NFL season is back. Eddie’s team are the Giants, our other cousins are NY Mets fans.
Aer Lingus is offering a 4* NY getaway from €602pp.
Return flights from Dublin to NY, three nights in the 4* Row NYC Hotel.
It is also offering up to €100 saving on North American return flights. www.aerlingus.com. Ends Monday.
And there’s my take on NY on this site… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/08/21/old-new-york-hamilton/