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Month: February 2012

Dial 112 for emergency services in Europe

Dial 112 for emergency services in Europe

According to the Foreign Office, only 14% of British people know that the equivalent of dialling 999 when you are in Europe is dialling 112. You will usually get through to a call centre with English-speaking operators.

Destinations to make the most of winter

Destinations to make the most of winter

If you’re fond of winter weather, Norway and Sweden can be stunningly beautiful in February and March, with cross-country skiing, dog-sledding and ice fishing all available. February is also one of the best times of year to see the Northern Lights in Norway, a stunning natural spectacle in the sky.http://www.visitnorway.com/uk/What-to-do/Attractions-Culture/Nature-attractions-in-Norway/Let-there-be-northern-lights/ At this time of year, European city breaks to take in a spot of culture are also popular. Alongside the obvious delight of Paris, we’ve heard good reports from many…

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Winter Sun: It’s still warm in Tenerife!

Winter Sun: It’s still warm in Tenerife!

If you’ve been shivering in the British snow, take a trip to Tenerife to warm up! According to the Met Office, the next few days will see temperatures of 18-20C (65-68F) – not surprising when you consider that the Canary Islands are south-west of Spain, and are actually as close to the equator as African countries like Morocco and Egypt! However, by going to Tenerife you can avoid political instability and take advantage of low-cost European travel insurance with EHICPlus….

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Flight Cancelled? How to get on the next flight out of there!

Flight Cancelled? How to get on the next flight out of there!

With the weather being so cold, there’s a chance your flight could be cancelled. See our Christmas newsletter for some good advice; here’s some more: 1. Queue at the gate desk, but phone your airline’s customer service number at the same time. Then you can speak to whoever you reach first. 2. If you or someone you are with has a Twitter account that you can use on your phone, post tweets about your situation. Make sure you include the…

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