|Trevi Fountain- photo courtesy of telegraph.co.uk|
|Monti neighborhood- image courtesy of Italianfoodtours.com|
I’m always the last one to wake up at the hostel. It’s a beautiful day and the first thing I do is open up the window in my dorm. I let the late morning breeze seep in as I gaze out at the usual bumper-to-bumper traffic in front of the Pope’s former residence, San di Giovanni in Laterno. I am at the Nika Hostel in the Cello neighborhood located in the centro storico, or the historic center of Rome.
With belly full and feet tired, I make my way back to the Nika Hostel for the night, knowing that I’ll explore even more the next day.
You can find a lot of lovely places to stay for any budget in Rome.
One thing none of us wants to experience is a leg cramp especially when on holiday; here are a few measures that can be used to stop a leg cramp from spoiling your holiday.
- if you are going to be sitting for long periods while traveling perhaps by car make sure to stop along the way and take time to stretch your legs this could help prevent you from a painful leg cramp. Even when in a plane get up when it is safe to do so just to give your legs a stretch
- apparently putting a bar of soap down by your feet between the sheets of your bed is a way that can prevent leg cramps; one thing all hotel rooms will offer is a bar of soap
- avoid eating Bergamot oranges they are grown in France and Italy for commercial use
- try and stay away from Earl Grey tea as it has Bergamot orange in it's ingredients which has been connected to leg cramps
Losing a few Pounds for Your Holiday:
We all want to look our best when we go on holiday which may involve losing a few pounds to do so.
Here is a few home remedies to help you shed those excess pounds. You should keep using the remedy of your choice during your holidays as we all tend to over indulge when vacationing
- Drink a cup of water with one-forth teaspoon of powdered black pepper, a teaspoon of honey, and 3 teaspoons of lime juice for 3 months before going on holiday
- Eat freshly cut onions and tomatoes and lemon juice
- have a glass of warm water, honey, and lemon juice every morning
- Eat 10 fresh curry leafs in the early morning for 3-4 months
Sore Throat on Vacation:
Sometimes we may find that we are talking and shouting more perhaps for cabs or in nightclubs during our holidays so we may have to give our throats a little home remedy treatment.
- Drink hot milk with honey at bedtime for immediate relief from sore throat
- A teaspoon of honey will provide relief for a sore throat
- Gargle every hour with salt water or vinegar water
Avoid Stress on Holidays:
Sometimes when we are having so much fun on our holiday we can get stressed out by all the excitement but to help with this here are a few home remedies to keep you going so you can enjoy your holiday stress free!
- There is various seeds that are highly beneficial in the treatment of stress such as pumpkin, sunflower, and alfalfa seeds
- Chewing tulsi leafs through out the day can help in treating stress
Whether you are on vacation or not you should always try and look after you health; but if you are not well during your holiday it can make the difference between a great vacation to one that was miserable. The great thing is if you take some home remedies for ailments you won't have to worry about getting prescriptions when you are in foreign lands. These remedies are all natural products most of which you will be able to find at a local market. Like I have said before it is better to be safe than sorry. May you have a safe trip with no aches and pains accompanying you but instead joy and total satisfaction.
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Hotel room capacities might be scarce or hotels quickly booked out during the current strike of Lufthansa's pilot union. We have put together some tips to find an accommodation no matter where you got stranded.
What’s the reason and the dimension of the strike?
Pilots are striking after negotiations about higher wages and improved retirement plans became stuck. In the consequence of the strike, about 3.800 flights have been cancelled. Beside Lufthansa, Germanwings as a subsidiary is impacted as well. The strike will last for three days starting April 2nd.
Travelers have been forewarned but not everyone has received the news. Especially if you are on an international flight or have a flight connection in Germany, you might have been impacted unexpectedly.
Lufthansa offers a list of all cancelled flights including further travel information on their website. The strike is actually lasting from the 2nd to the 4th of April 2014.
How to find a place to stay or a hotel room?
Camping beds and family areas for travelers are available inside the terminal at Frankfurt airport. It can be assumed that other airports in Germany also offer temporary accommodation facilities. But this cannot be a suitable 3-day-solution.
Our hotel search which you can find at the top might help you find a hotel room if you are looking for an accommodation. As the search includes all major booking platforms you still might find a hotel deal although a hotel is marked as booked out on another platform. You can also find hostels, apartments and b&bs.
Can I claim for strike compensation of my accommodation expenses?
Unfortunately the strike is due to “higher power” so that the passengers rights are limited.
Airlines are not obliged to pay compensation if they can prove that the cancellation is “caused by extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken”. A strike is likely to be an extraordinary circumstance.
However, you should contact your airline via phone or at the airport desk before you make your travel arrangements or hotel bookings as they might provide you other travel options. You should ask if they are eager to compensate your alternate travel expenses.
Tips to find hotels wherever you got stranded
Here are some direct links at Lufthansa’s travel hubs to make the hotel search easier for you:
- Frankfurt am Main:
Hotels at Frankfurt Airport
Hotels in Frankfurt's City Center
Hotels at Munich Airport
Hotels in Munich's City Centre
Hotels at Düsseldorf Airport
Hotels in Munich's city center
If you got stranded at another location, feel free to use our hotel search form on top. In case you are at the airport, just enter your city and the word “airport” into the form and you will find hotels which are next to where you are.
Hey, and don't be upset as you cannot change the impact of the strike. The best you can do is, just reschedule your travel plans, stay a bit longer, have a rest in a nice place and enjoy unexpectedly the additional time you have.
Let us know your travel experiences and how you found a solution by commenting below.