The history of the world is strewn with examples of great empires, spanning vast lands and periods of rule that run into hundreds of years. These empires have come and gone, replaced in the meantime by our own political landscape, but the ground upon which these kingdoms were built remains the very same. We have taken a look back in time to see exactly where some of the greatest empires of a bygone time ruled, mapped onto a modern political world map and the extent of each in terms of population and area.
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The relationship between Britain and Europe is going through somewhat of a tumultuous period currently with the question of when Britain will trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the EU at large. People across Europe are split on the decision - but here at Just The Flight we have taken a different perspective on the debate entirely (as we like to do!) and asked ourselves what Europe won’t miss about the wonderful British people when the decision is finally made to leave!
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Donald Trump has not been shy in voicing his opinions whilst on the campaign trail and, whilst he divides opinion in the US, he has also gathered quite a following. Unfortunately, those people, places and countries he has been offending across the globe may not be as supportive of his divisive and often offensive statements. With summer just around the corner, we have looked at the locations that Trump may want to avoid this time round, as well as giving a couple of possible holiday spots that may be a good fit…
The airport can be a stressful place when you have a flight to catch. The danger of missing your flight and ending up either missing your long awaited holiday or becoming stranded in a foreign country is a very real one and as such, tensions can run high. Maybe that’s why the unsavoury behaviour or certain other travellers and even some staff at airports can make our blood boil! Check out our infographic on the most annoying types of people found at the airport, based on a Just The Flight survey!
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It was in 1807 that the first public railway was opened - a long time on the tracks by any estimation - so you’d be forgiven for thinking that by now the journey should always be quick, cheap and easy. You’d also be wrong. With train prices seemingly forever on the rise, we have looked at just how bad things have become with our infographic “Train Vs Plane – Making Your Money Go The Distance”.
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Everybody loves receiving gifts and as it turns out, foreign diplomats are no different. The tradition of offering reciprocal gifts when two countries meet has long been a tradition, but one that brings up the same problems we can all relate to when giving presents. Will they like it? Is it appropriate? What do you get a country that, quite literally, has everything? Find out the best and worst in our infographic!
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Travel is often a time of discovery – meeting new people, exploring new places, finding yourself and learning the hard way that not every street food vendor upholds the optimal food hygiene standards! It is no different for the explorers of the past – journeying far and wide to broaden the knowledge of the world both geographically and scientifically. That’s why we have looked at some of the most famous journeys that helped to transform the world into what we know it as today
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When travelling abroad you can often find yourself surrounded by unfamiliar things: new people, new places and often a new language. But at least there is one constant you can rely on – your favourite brands, familiar and comforting, right…? Unfortunately, the chocolate bar you crave or the beer you long for may be unrecognisable in this foreign land! Many brands go by a different guise depending upon where in the world they are being sold. Find out the brand names you need to look out for in order to enjoy some of your favourite products outside of your home country!
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Ever wondered what your waiter was muttering under his breath when you sent back your starter, or what that local guy said to his friend when you asked him for direction that sent them into fits of laughter? The anxious feeling of being spoken about unfavourably when abroad is all too familiar, so know what you could be in for by brushing up on some of the most imaginative put-downs with our infographic “20 Bizarre Insults From Around The World”. Never again be in the dark on your travels if you are unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of any of these phrases!
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Remember that night when you had to kip up on the terminal floor in at Amsterdam Schiphol, because bad weather meant your flight got cancelled? Or that time when you dashed from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 at Heathrow, only to miss your connecting flight by minutes? We’ve all been there, and it ain't pretty, trying without success to find a spare row of seats without armrests in order to get an unlikely hour or two of sleep. Your prayers are then answered, by Just The Flight's revolutionary Delay-Pod; a portable but comfortable cocoon to help you dose off in any terminal in the world!
Read more: Just the Flight Launches 'The Delay Pod'