London at last!November 25th, 2004
I’ve been waiting for LoQUo London to come out for a while! I live in Lisbon and really love this city but if choose to move abroad (which I would like to) I would definitely choose London to live. I’ve been addicted to London for many years. Whenever I have time I buy a ticket and just fly there for a few days.London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. It’s an amazing city with almost 8 million people. Whether you go there for shopping, monument seing or just to visit on of it’s wonderful art museums like Tate Moderm you always end up enjoying the city’s life in many other ways. Markets, pubs, parks, walks, etc.
After the first trip to London with it’s must-see-museums and other famous-but-not-so-good attractions you can then really start to enjoy London. Walk through it’s famous neighborhoods (Notting Hill and Chelsea for example), buy fresh goods from lovely markets (the Borough Market it’s my favourite) or simply spend a few hours wandering down one of the calm parks like Holland Park.
Hopefully London with it’s exciting and vibrant life will benefit from LoQUo London. In time we will see a strong cosmopolitan London community using LoQUo’s categories like missed connections or music / theater / dance. I just can’t wait to start using it.
New Loquo Cities
This month has been very keen on new LoQUo launches! LoQUo is now also available in Porto in Portugal (with me and Pedro), Olso in Norway andMarseille and Paris in France (thanks to Joaquim Cuenca). And Pedro is posting about LoQUo London being launched today! Hopefully there will be many more cities that will be able to use LoQUo has it’s local online resource.
Congratulations to all LoQUo maintainers for their work. And a special thank you Ubaldo and Lissette for all their hard work on making all LoQUo things come together.
LoQUo Porto is up!November 12th, 2004
Pedro noticed that since we’ve been receiving lot’s of posts from Porto but couldn’t validate them we should launch the Porto site. So LoQUo Porto is up, running and ready to receive your listings.
So now LoQUo is available in Spain with Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia,Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife. In Portugal there’s Lisboa and Porto. LoQUo’s also in Paris and Olso.
Europe’s low-cost Airlines
A lot of buzz as been around the way low-cost airlines are changing the way people travel. Low prices have enabled Europe to becaome even more mobile. Add no-borders to the Euro and low-cost flights and you inevitably get a greater sense of proximity. London, for example, is only 10 € away from Brussels.
Wired in running an article on Europe’s low-cost market. Competition is good for passengers and has leaded traditional carriers to re-think their way of making business.