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CDG 2GOn September 3rd, the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) opened a new terminal, 2G. The terminal will mostly serve flights within France (30%) and more broadly, within the Schengen zone (70%). Air France will be the principal carrier using it, along with three "partner" airlines (Régional, Brit Air, CityJet) who are all, in fact, subsidiaries of Air France.

With the addition of 2G, airport Charles de Gaulle aims to improve transfer options between regional flights, strengthening its role as a European "hub" of Air France...

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Playa de la Malvarrosa (teaser)If you're the type who just can't leave their work behind, even on vacation, Valencia may be the right place for you. Since July, the municipal government is running WiFi access points on two of the city's beaches - El Cabanyal and La Malvarrosa...

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De Liceu Station Renovated
Posted by Gromco in Barcelona on 01/Sep/2008
De LiceuA few weeks ago, a round of renovations was completed at the de Liceu metro station (línea 3) in the Rambla, reported local transportation authority, TMB. All in all, four halls and two platforms were given a complete make-over at a total cost of 2.5 million euro. This phase of renovations took one year...

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La Tour Signal (La Défense)A few weeks ago, l'EPAD - the government body responsible for developing Paris' La Défense district - announced the completion of an international tender for the construction of a new high-rise tower (La Tour Signal). The project went to Ateliers Jean Nouvel.

The revered French architect (who is the winner of this year's Pritzker Prize in architecture) beat several well-known colleagues including Jacques Ferrier Architectures, Foster+Partners, Studio Libeskind, and Wilmotte et Associés...

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STM BusMany tourists (not to mention the residents) find the lack of direct transport links between Downtown and Old Montreal inconvenient. Sure, the métro is there, but because of the U-shaped configuration of its lines, a traveler who wants to go from centrally located Peel Street to no less central Old Montreal would have to travel a few stops west (or east) on the green line, switch to the orange line, then essentially come back to the geographic center of the city albeit 10-15 blocks south. Annoying.

Fortunately, the city is aware of that - in fact, many recent proposals for building a tramway line cited this very inconvenience as the major reason for building it. Well, the tramway, if it's ever built, is still years away, but something much more feasible is already coming, the Gazette reported: Old Montreal and Downtown Montreal are to be linked by a new bus route...

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Roissy CDG 2EYou may remember the tragic accident at Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E four years ago. A large part of its glass roof collapsed killing four people and injuring several others.

Well, it only took four years and about 150M€ for engineers to fix the damn roof, but they finally did it. A couple of weeks ago first scheduled flights started using the terminal...

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Jean NouvelFrench architect Jean Nouvel, 62, received the 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious award in architecture (which is often compared to the Nobel prize in science in the degree of honor it affords)...

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Rooftop of La Casa Encendida
Posted by Gromco in Madrid + Places on 09/Aug/2007
La Casa Encendida: RooftopTo escape the traffic and the noise of Lavapiés/Embajadores district (south of El Rastro), head to the rooftop of La Casa Encendida. Located on busy Ronda de Valencia, La Casa is actually a hidden oasis of calm.

This free-admission community education center / gallery / multimedia library / performance venue has a wonderful rooftop where you can sit, relax, read, meditate or chat with other visitors – you choose. If you get hungry, there's a café downstairs, not to mention all the other things the center offers.

WHAT: Rooftop relaxation
WHERE: La Casa Encendida ( Ronda de Valencia, 2; Madrid 28012.  

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