Make a “Black Cab” Driver Your Guide to London

Written by Gregory Hudson

Drivers ofrepparttar classic Black Cab spend most of their daily lives trundling throughrepparttar 142439 streets of London. They are a rare breed andrepparttar 142440 cars they drive are just as full of character and personality asrepparttar 142441 cabbies who drive them.

Takingrepparttar 142442 sage advice of a Cabbie isrepparttar 142443 perfect way to locate any destination. A Cab driver's suggestions can uncover off-beat routes and help you getrepparttar 142444 feel for a city. Remember, they arerepparttar 142445 folks who hear and see everything!

Travelling in a traditional taxi is a unique, convenient and easy method of getting from place to place throughoutrepparttar 142446 convoluted maze of London.

So why are Black Cab Driversrepparttar 142447 best travel guides to London? The Reason; Cabbies are famed for possessing a detailed understanding ofrepparttar 142448 city, known simply as “The Knowledge”.

“The Knowledge”

All ofrepparttar 142449 official London cab drivers are required to pass a test called “The Knowledge”. Whatrepparttar 142450 Knowledge is, can sometimes hard to define. Taking from between 2-4 years to acquire, some say it comes from having an extraordinary memory. London taxi drivers are said to have a part ofrepparttar 142451 brain governing spatial and visual information that is doublerepparttar 142452 size of an average persons.

The fact is, London taxi drivers have a detailed knowledge of at least 25,000 streets, coupled with a general knowledge of allrepparttar 142453 major arterial routes running throughout London.

The Knowledge also stems from a constant Interaction with London's people which means they are extremely connected with what is happening inrepparttar 142454 life ofrepparttar 142455 city.

If it's out there,repparttar 142456 Cabbie knows!

A Cabbie can find any Street!

The Cabbie's thorough knowledge of London includesrepparttar 142457 location of streets, squares, clubs, hospitals, hotels, theatres, government and public buildings, railway stations, police stations, courts, diplomatic buildings, important places of worship, cemeteries, crematoria, parks and open spaces, sports and leisure centres, places of learning, restaurants and historic buildings; in fact everything you need a driver to know in order to get you to your destination byrepparttar 142458 most direct route possible.

Men and Women of Impeccable Character

It is no coincidence that black cab drivers have a reputation for providingrepparttar 142459 best taxi service inrepparttar 142460 world. The credentials of each driver are a spotless reflection of their character and each applicant isrepparttar 142461 subject of a criminal record check before being issued with a cab driver’s licence.

Beware of Fraudsters and Hustlers

The Best Age For a Disney Vacation

Written by Jolana Klobouk

Grappling withrepparttar idea of takingrepparttar 142438 kids on a Disney vacation? Are you not sure if they are too young and will just be overwhelmed or too old and will be bored? Well, I will let you in on a secret;repparttar 142439 best age to takerepparttar 142440 kids on Disney Vacation is............whatever age they happen to be! We first took our son when he was two and he loved it as did our neighbour’s teenagers, butrepparttar 142441 trip will be smoother if you follow a few simple guidelines:

Keep their ages foremost in mind….

Choose rides and activities that are age appropriate, your toddler will not appreciaterepparttar 142442 Tower of Terror and your teenagers will want to pluck out their fingernails on It’s a Small World. If you are traveling with children of wide age ranges, then a compromise will be in order. Some options are to split up, do alternate half days or make it clear that if they do this for two hours, will then do that. Find other ways to keep them amused if they are out of their element, younger kids may nap in line ups, older kids might be amused with their Game Boys etc.

Balance out your days...

The youngerrepparttar 142443 children,repparttar 142444 less you will be able to pack into one day. Try not to do it all at once. Let you family pick and chooserepparttar 142445 rides and events they really, really want and focus on those. A day atrepparttar 142446 parks can be followed by a day at a water park or relaxing byrepparttar 142447 hotel pool.

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