Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TRAVEL TIDBITS: Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands

From glow sticks to glow-in-the-dark jewellery, there's been a flurry of products in this category. And now, you can add glow-in-the-dark roads to it.

If you were ever worried about driving during pitch darkness, this will an exciting proposition. Studio Roosegaarde teamed up with Dutch civil engineering firm Heijmans to come up with
solar-powered photo-luminescent powder that was incorporated into the road paint. As BBC News reported, this paint  charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights. This technology can currently be seen on the N329 in Oss, approximately 100km south east of Amsterdam.

Photo source: www.engadget.com

Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27021291

Saturday, May 10, 2014

TRAVEL TIDBITS – Cartoon Network Theme Park

If you grew up watching cartoons like Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10, you’re going to want to visit the soon-to-be-opened Cartoon Network-themed water park in Chon Buri, Thailand. Spread over 14 acres, the park will comprise exciting attractions that include a gigantic family wave pool, a winding adventure river, speed-racing slides, family raft rides and one of the world’s largest interactive water play fortresses for kids.

For more information, click here: http://cartoonnetworkamazone.com/en/

Photo courtesy: Tastythailand.com 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

TRAVEL TIDBITS – The Kiss and Goodbye Airport Zone

Romance is always in the air at Denmark's Aalborg Airport. Actually, more like just before getting up in the air! This nifty airport features a 'Kiss and Goodbye' zone for loved ones close to the dropoff point. However, make sure those kisses don't exceed their enforced 3 minutes. A time restriction was added because many people began parking their cars there while engaging in their 'goodbyes'.

Luxembourg airport boasts a 30-minute kissing zone. Do you know of other airports with similar features? If so, share them in the comments box below.

Photo courtesy - VisitDenmark.com