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vtravelled Weekly Round-Up: w/c 7th Feb

by andrew February 2011 - last edited February 2013 by Community Manager

Welcome to our round-up of the things that have caught our eye on our travels (across the information super highway) this week. Travel tales, amusing anecdotes and interesting images from around the world...

Glamour, Snow, Valentine's

This week, we've accompanied some stylish fashionistas to the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week, and we'll be bringing you their exclusive take on all the goings-on very soon. In the meantime, check out what our guest Kirsten Knox, otherwise known as the Clothes Whisperer, had to say about her first day.

As you probably know, NY has been inflicted with some serious winter weather over the last week or two.  At least this photographer, Glark, found something to smile about: check out his fantastic photo taken outside Manhattan’s Museum of Natural History.

And staying in New York, did you know that there's an annual design competition to build a Valentine's inspired sculptural installation in Times Square? This year's winner is called 'Lighthearted' and will be held aloft by volunteers - if you're visiting the city between 10th - 20th Feb, you could even take part.

Rising Sun fun

With spring around the corner, we've also been talking about Japan, where cherry blossom rules. We also stumbled across this video of the great 'scramble' in Tokyo's Shibuya district.

Scenes from Tokyo, In & Around Shibuya Crossing from Video Tokyo on Vimeo.

And if you’re considering the land of the rising sun and you're an animal lover make sure you stop in at one of Tokyo’s cat cafés.

Witty and Weird

If you like a hotel that goes that extra mile, how about bedtime stories or a human bed warmer? Take a little look at the most bizarre hotel jobs in the world.

And finally...A massage for a Barbie doll? A McDonald's onboard? Some of the best travel anecdotes we've heard come from our own crew, check out Our Strangest In-flight Requests.

Tilt-shift photo of Manhattan by VinothChandar on Flickr.


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Tweetsthatmen1 February 2011
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Andrew Bowman

Andrew is an occasional contributor to the Virgin Atlantic blog. He lived in the Japanese countryside for two years until he could no longer resist the pull of London's galleries, pubs and clubs. He likes to pretend he can speak Japanese and also sometimes writes about music.