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Flags of the World: The Stories Behind Them

Flags of the World: The Stories Behind Them
Ever wondered what a Country's flag symbolises? Look no further.

Ever pondered what the colours of the French Tricolour represent or wondered what the motto on the Brazilian Auriverde means? So have we! That’s why over here at Just The Flight we have flown the flag of discovery and uncovered the stories behind some of the most symbolic national flags. From stars and stripes to crosses, mottos, wheels and even an AK-47 – the flags of the world are as intriguing as they are diverse, each with its own unique story to tell. So don’t get stuck at half-mast, brush-up on your flags and impress your friends with your remarkable knowledge!

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Where Should You Go On Holiday? Flowchart

Where Should You Go On Holiday? Flowchart
Try our handy flowchart. Not at all based on stereotypes.

Deciding where to go on holiday can be tough – and that is why we’ve created a handy (half serious) flowchart to help you make your decision. By answering questions such as whether you’d like to travel with your family or as a couple, or whether you’re going abroad to look for love, to try different food, or to fall in love, we will lead you right to your perfect destination.

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City Nicknames and The Stories Behind Them

City Nicknames and The Stories Behind Them
Apples, Angels, Sin and Wind. Awesome.

Everybody knows that New York is commonly referred to as The Big Apple, and everybody knows Paris as The City of Love - but not everybody knows why! Here at Just The Flight, we have explored cities all over the world and found out the story behind all of their nicknames. We explain the history behind why Venice is called The Bride of The Sea, why Athens is called The City of Violet Crown, exactly why Chicago is called The Windy City despite it not actually experiencing that much wind, and more!

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The 30 Most Dangerous Tourist Attractions in the World

The 30 Most Dangerous Tourist Attractions in the World
Are you Man, Mouse or just a Big Girl's Blouse?

Traveling the world is usually about escaping the stresses of everyday life and finding beautiful new places to relax, but the thrill seekers out there would define travelling very differently. Whether you want to swim with crocodiles, walk across a narrow wooden plank 100m in the air or climb a harsh mountain that has claimed many lives over the years, our infographic has it all. We have compiled a list of the most dangerous tourist attractions in the world. Or in other words, a daredevil travellers bucket list!

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How To Say "I Love You" Around the World

How To Say
Pro Tip: Getting this right is important.

Wherever you are in the world, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to showcase your love for someone. Whilst some people love being showered with flowers and gifts, sometimes a simple (and sincere) ‘I love you’ can be the most romantic gift of all – but that’s not as universal as you might think! Luckily we’ve produced an infographic that explains exactly how to say these three beautiful words in 50 different languages.

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50 Fictional Destinations You Can Actually Visit

50 Fictional Destinations You Can Actually Visit
Trip to Jurassic Park, anyone?

Some of the most iconic and memorable locations exist only on the big screen, within the pages of books or the panels of comics. Popular culture and literature have gifted us such unforgettable settings as Batman’s home Gotham City, George Orwell’s super state Eurasia, and home of the Hobbit, The Shire. But, as none are accessible by plane, train nor automobile, we have compiled a list of 50 real life places where you can visit your favourite fictional destination.

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40 Tourist Scams to Avoid This Summer

40 Tourist Scams to Avoid This Summer
Don't fall for these common scams when travelling outside of Blighty.

Tourist scams are an unfortunate part of life and reality for many holidaymakers. Everywhere in the world are people looking for unscrupulous ways to make money, all at someone else's expense, loss, and sometimes quite terrible suffering. We have collated a list of the most common tourist scams from around the world, to help ensure that you don’t get caught out on your holiday this summer.

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The Ultimate World Cup 2014 Drinking Game

The Ultimate World Cup 2014 Drinking Game
Come on, you know it makes sense.

After four long years, the World Cup is finally upon us again. One month of non-stop football (well, probably 12 days of football if you’re an England fan) and more importantly, one month of non-stop drinking with the lads! We can’t promise that England will provide the same level of excitement as Brazil or Argentina, so here’s a little drinking game to keep things exciting for all 64 games!

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Rude Hand Gestures from around the World

Rude Hand Gestures from around the World
Up yours, *%^#^*(@

When flying abroad your bags will be checked at some point to make sure you’re not carrying any dangerous items – but a quick look at our ‘Rude Hand Gestures from around the World’ infographic illustrates you can do a lot of damage with just your bare hands. Print out and keep for a visual reminder of how to cause/avoid maximum offence wherever you may be.

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A Guide to Brazil in 2014

A Guide to Brazil in 2014
Everything you need to know about Brazil 2014

You might’ve heard that there’s a huge football festival happening next year in this great big country called Brazil, with 32 teams from around the world competing for the most coveted trophy in world football. If you’re planning on showing your true colours by supporting your county up close, our infographic will give you all the details about taking part in the world’s biggest ever football celebration…

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