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The weekly roundup: 3 November 2017

Paris no longer finds still water acceptable, there's a Boston museum dedicated solely to terrible artwork, and a seven year old girl almost boarded (the wrong) flight to Corsica ​w​hile her parents weren't looking. Enjoy these and more worldly happenings in this week's travel roundup...  

Girla At Airport
  


Paris install sparkling water fountains across the city
YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, TAP WATER

As a tourist in Paris, heaven forbid you ever get parched in the city of lights - and while you wain under the weariness of your own dehydration, you have to succumb to a pesky tap water fountain (!!!)

Upon foreseeing this outrageous situation, the Parisian authorities have started to install sparkling water fountains across the city. There are already eight 'fontaine pétillante' dotted around the burbs, but the city water department wants at least one carbonated fountain in each of​ Paris' 20 arrondissements.

Well thank God. We'll never EVER have to settle for non-carbonated water again.  


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A 7-year old girl snuck onto a flight without a ticket

"PARENTS MAY TAKE OUR TOYS, BUT THEY WILL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEEEEDOM!!!"

It's any child's fantasy; an adventure without the constraints of your parents interfering with your ultimate escape plan. And for one ​little girl at Geneve Airport, she (almost) achieved the impossible. For a brief moment anyway.

Having snuck off from her parents, the 7-year old adventurer posed as the child of some random strangers and closely followed them onto an Easyjet flight bound for Corsica. Although Easy​jet were completely unaware, Air France staff noticed her ploy and immediately notified airport security. 

And while Geneve Airport - and the girl's parents - might be panicking about th​e airport's breakdown in surveillance, we can't help but admire this little adventurist's impressive skill set. Bravo, wee Houdini, bravo. 


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Little Girl Airport


You can now take your dog to the cinema 

BECAUSE EVERY TOM, DICK AND FLUFFY LOVES A ROM-COM

Picturehouse Central just off Piccadilly Circus in London's West End is a dog-friendly cinema which invites film fans (and their pooches) to a Sunday​ movie screening every six weeks. 

The cinema's events manager, who is quite comically called Cat Courtney, encourages all canine-lovers to bring their dogs for a​ matinee film, roomy red chairs​, animal blankets and beef sticks instead of popcorn. Popular with almost every dog residing in the capital, everyone has a splendid time. With one regular – a rescue dog called Gus – even donning a tie for the occasion.


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The Museum of Bad Art, Boston

PRESERVING "ART TOO BAD TO BE IGNORED"
The Museum of Bad Art does exactly what it says on the tin. Scouring the globe (and more often than not, flea markets, thrift stores, and curbside ​rubbish) to find artworks that are truly awful. 

Dating back to 1993 when antique dealer, Scott Wilson was encouraged to collate a collection of exceedingly horrific art pieces, they can't just b​e bad, each piece must ​possess "a special quality that sets them apart in one way or another from the merely incompetent.” With approximately 600 works and 60 on view at any given time, the museum's main gallery is in the Somerville movie theatre, but has also op​ened branch in Brookline and South Weymouth, near Boston. 


USA? Come this way. We'll get you to the United States in a jiffy. 



Sir Richard Branson launches an adults-only cruise line

NO ID? YOU'RE NOT GETTING IN.
Virgin Voyages, expected to set sail in 2020 will be a 100% adult's-only cruise line with a minimum age requirement. Passengers will need to be 18 years of age or over to embark on this sleek, adult-orientated vessel targeted exclusively at ​cruise-goers craving an elevated and premium experience.

The ships are still being built, but they will carry more than 2,700 passengers with 93% of cabins boasting ocean views, and with itineraries that are predominately Caribbean-focused. The rest of it is all a bit hush-hush, but Virgin Voyages' CEO, Tom McAlpin, promises there are plenty of adult's-only treats in-store...


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Adults Only Cruise Ship