Travel Agenda: British Airways takes off for St Kitts; Olympic Park at Whistler; Cool Tokyo
Saturday 10 January 2009
British Airways takes off for St Kitts in the eastern Caribbean. Flights depart from Gatwick every Saturday, touching down en route in Antigua (ba.com).
The Olympic Park at Whistler is hosting the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup and Cross Country Skiing World Cup from Monday to Thursday, gearing up for next year's Winter Olympics in the Canadian ski resort (whistler.com). In Japan, Kyoto will fling open its doors to cultural sites normally off-limits until 18 March as part of the city's Winter Special; (kyotowinterspecial.com). More cultural treats await in Basel, at the annual Museums Night on Friday. Thirty museums and eight cultural institutions are opening until 2am, transport laid on to ferry visitors around (basel.ch).
In the diary...
In London, the Tokyo Expo celebrates Cool Tokyo at the Royal Horticultural Halls on 31 January. Tea ceremonies, origami lessons and calligraphy (tcp2009.com). Next month, book into a new boutique hotel in Budapest. The Hotel Palazzo Zichy, in a restored 19th-century building on the city's Pest side offering an introductory rate of €60 per night (hotel-palazzo-zichy.hu).
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