jedi58
member since 01/13/2009
I'm a 30 year old guy from Leicester, United Kingdom
About me: I'm a web developer who enjoys judo, photography, drawing, and writing! I've also got into travelling the world which is really fun to do! I've written a number of travel logs, and I'm currently working on a science fiction novel I hope to publish soon.

If you use twitter you can follow me as @jedi58, which is also my username on Flickr.
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442 days ago

Of all the Airlines I've been on this one is the one I had the most issues with, primarily because they're less than forthcoming with information when there are issues with the flight. Saying that though they were also the source of one of the more interesting flights I've been on. We used Air New Zealand to get to Taupo... and that was on a light aircraft where the person showing you onboard was also the pilot, and could seat around 8 people. Considering this was post-9/11 it was shocking that they left the door to the cockpit wide open for the entire, turbulent, flight.

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442 days ago

Review Icon jedi58 reviewed KLM in Airlines:
I've used KLM a couple of times so far - for both trips to South America, and they've been really good so far.

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443 days ago

@ayn got about 6 travel reviews with pics pending approval (as they're newly added items)

443 days ago

Before the Olympics started I was fairly certain that we'd make a complete mess of them and the opening ceremony would be an embarrassment. I was wrong. The opening ceremony directed by Danny Boyle was utterly amazing with great moments such as James Bond (Daniel Craig) appearing with the Queen, and the way they represented the progress in Great Britain starting with the industrial revolution. It even seemed fitting to celebrate the NHS, and our contributions to literature and music, yet the still found time for a minute's silence in memory of victims of terrorism.

Team GB got off to a rocky start but soon did far better than anyone imagined they would, or indeed could. We saw world and Olympic records being broken, in some cases it was the same person breaking their own record from the previous round.

The finale for the Olympics wasn't as good, but it too had it's moments. The video of Freddie Mercury from his Wembley '86 performance was a perfect example of how much star quality the singer had - the crowd responded as if he was really there and helped to create a great atmosphere during the ceremony.

For just a couple of weeks it was a proud time to be British. All those involved did it right.

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443 days ago

Comment Icon jedi58 commented on a review of Noah in Bible Characters:
floods are often used to symbolise starting anew, literally washing the slate clean

I watched a program a while back, possibly last year, that talked about where these stories may have come from and how they could even tie in with the myth of Atlantis... scientists that believe a great flood is likely to have happened seem to believe it was either a tsunamis from the result of volcanic activity or a meteor strike

444 days ago

444 days ago

hope so :) and to be fair I think Iceland was a pretty cool trip!

444 days ago

I'm hoping I can manage better in January - going to try again but in Norway :)

444 days ago

thanks :)

444 days ago

When I went to Iceland in February 2012 I stayed in Reykjavik, but didn't really see much of the place. I arrived in the very early hours of the morning (didn't check into the hotel until 02:55), though on the way there it had started to snow. When we landed in Keflavik International Airport there wasn't much snow about, but by the time we reached Reykjavik there was some serious snow on the ground.

The amount of snow they had would have ground the UK to a halt, but Icelanders just get on with it and carry on as normal - they're used to the weather. They do have a saying there actually, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes. In retrospect I'd probably have added "yeah, wait five minutes and it will get worse"

What I saw of Reykjavik was okay, but I didn't see a great deal as I'd travelled there to see the Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights.

Here are a couple of the sights we saw on trips from Reykjavik that I've not mentioned in other reviews:

Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss

Skógafoss
Skógafoss

Halsanefs hellir
Halsanefs hellir

Trips to Iceland in the winter can be interesting and fun, but only if you go prepared. It is important to take sensible clothing for cold weather using multiple layers so you can remove a layer or add one depending on temperatures. As it's likely to snow if you're there for any extended period you should really wear quick drying clothes and a base layer.

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