Casual encounters and more of the latest in travel

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Bianca Gignac

Bianca Gignac, right, with Alessandro Morelli


In our travel roundup this week: love stories of missed flights and strong connections, the Greek island where the end of the world began, and dramatic new plans for the world’s largest plane.

Canadian Bianca Gignac was surprised to find herself naked in Cinque Terre with an Italian shipyard worker she had just met. On impulse, she jumped her flight home to be with him. That was 2003 and her trip together It is not over yet.

In another sunny paradise, the pretty Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant who gave directions to solo traveler Christian Friese at the Honolulu airport played on his mind during his trip. Then he took a turn on her. return flight and life took a new direction.

And Guillermo Barrantes was in his 40s and on vacation in Palm Springs when he had what was supposed to be just an affair with a flight attendant from Texas. But they didn’t just fall in love – Barrantes became a flight attendant also.

Thanda, a $33,000-a-night hotel private island off the coast of Tanzania, comes with some unusual guests. Whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea, are frequent visitors, with more than 120 individuals identified.

The unique selling point on Patmos, a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea, is where the end of the world began. The Cave of the Apocalypse is the sacred grotto where it is said that Saint John had visions that he interpreted as the Final judgment.

Finally, if rugged views are your thing, you will find many mountainous delights in India, which is every trekker’s dream destination. Here is a summary of 12 of the country’s countries. most spectacular trailsfrom quick, casual walks to multi-day excursions.

A Texas man was arrested on March 17 after allegedly boarding a Delta flight using a photo he had taken of him. another passenger’s ticket while they weren’t looking. He tried to hide in the bathrooms of the packed plane, but was caught by a flight attendant.

It was an eventful week for the airline. On Tuesday, a 63-year-old Delta pilot was sentenced to 10 months in prison for show up to work drunk. In her bag she carried two bottles of Jägermeister, one of which was open and half full.

Now we go from those who break the law to those who break records. Last week, Concorde, the world’s fastest commercial airliner, made a rare departure: floating down New York’s Hudson River on his way back to the Intrepid Museum after some remodeling work. And designs have been revealed of what could be the the largest plane that has ever flown: the WindRunner cargo ship that can hold 12 times more than a 747.

Under lock and key

In the remains of South Korea’s largest mountain fortress, the country’s only makgeolli master keeps a dying art alive. Yoo Cheong-gil’s family has been making this traditional fermented rice wine for over 500 years and a special ingredient helps create the unique flavor.

On the other side of the world, a 900-year-old fortress hides another booze-related secret. London most exclusive pub It is hidden inside the Tower of London. The pub is run by the 35 Yeomen Warders who serve the tower, better known as “Beefeaters”, and only they and their guests are allowed inside.

Safety is an important consideration for everyone, even those of us who don’t keep old recipes or the British Crown Jewels. That’s why our partners at CNN Underscored, a CNN-owned product reviews and recommendations guide, have reviewed the The best portable door locks. for greater peace of mind on your next trip.

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Inside the historic renovation of Notre Dame Cathedral

Before the devastating fire in 2019, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral attracted more visitors than even the Eiffel Tower. CNN’s Richard Quest says behind the scenes of restoration efforts, ahead of the monument’s public reopening in December.

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