This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. A new Hilton Garden Inn open up in Faroe Islands and nearly a decade late, the $4B Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport finally opens as well. New twist on ‘disturbing’ strip search of 13 Australian women at Doha airport, get $50K for moving to Italian town and starting a business, app-o-rama results, and CDC lift cruise ship ‘No Sail’ order.
ucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands are an archipelago of 18 mountainous isles which boast unrivalled natural beauty, a thriving music scene and a rich, growing gastronomical culture. Located in the charming capital city of Torshavn, only five minutes from the beautiful Svartafoss Waterfall, Nordic House and the National Museum, Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands has 130 guestrooms, many of which offer scenic views of the Islands’ beautiful natural surroundings.
Qatar’s prime minister makes an extraordinary intervention after the ‘disturbing’ strip search of 13 Australian women
The Qatari government has vowed to prosecute airport officials who made Australian women endure ‘illegal’ vaginal exams and invasive questioning over an abandoned baby. Airport guards submitted 18 women flying to Sydney to intrusive medical tests after a premature baby was found alive inside a bin at the Doha airport on October 2. Of those 18, 13 were Australian nationals, prompting a diplomatic crisis that elicited a stern reaction from Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
It’s nearly a decade behind schedule, 4 billion euros over budget and there’s a global pandemic crippling the aviation industry. Happy Halloween to Berlin’s beleaguered Brandenburg Airport, which finally opens its doors this Saturday. The massive 1,470-hectare site in the Schönefeld region southeast of Berlin aims to be the state-of-the-art transportation hub that the German capital has always lacked, and will open up connections to more long-haul destinations.
The Italian village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio has all the charms of a medieval mountaintop town: cobblestone walkways winding through boutiques and restaurants in ancient stone buildings, adorned with brightly colored flowers. But with an official population count of 115 — 41 of them being over the age of 65 and 13 under the age of 20 — the walled medieval town is looking ahead to secure its future. As such, it’s hoping to draw in new residents by paying them.
Here’s a look at recent credit card application results from Ryan at Miles to Memories. It’s always interesting to see how these play out for different people.
The CDC has lifted its cruise ship ‘no sail’ order. Or rather they’re allowing the no sail order to expire. And in its place is a framework to allow cruise ships return to sea with revenue passengers. The ban was last extended at the end of September, to last through end of October. At the time there had been 3689 confirmed Covid-19 cases or ‘Covid-like illnesses’ on board cruise ships just in U.S. waters, along with 41 reported deaths.