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PT Global Security Report for Week 35, 2016


The top 10 most dangerous roads in the world!

Hairpins, sheer drops, tiny lanes and potholes…these are just some of the elements that make for a dangerous road. In some cases, all these are present along with the added risks of landslides, animals crossing the area and extremely poor visibility. But people still use it because sometimes, it is the only way through.

Here is a list of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the world in reverse order:

10. Rohtang Pass, India Rohtang Pass in India is one of the highest roads in the world at four kilometers in altitude. This high mountain road on the eastern section of the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys in Himachal, Pradesh. The road is twisting and features steep drops and barren canyons. The road is unforgiving and motorists have to navigate through the curves slowly and carefully. The area features the ancient Ki-Gompa Monastery, which is the home for up to 250 monks.

9. Transfagarasanul Road, Romania The Transfagarasanul Ro…

Why is Airline food such an anti-climax?

In the event you are reading this article and share the view that airline food seems to always be bland and completely tasteless, new research demonstrates that the specific type noise which fills the cabin air actually affects our taste buds. The impact is to reduce our sensitivity to salty/savory and sweet food.
Interestingly NASA supplies its astronauts with strong foods, due to the fact that whilst in flight they are not able to sense the taste of food in the same way as on planet earth. The answer again leads to this special kind of noise.
The actual research experiment conducted by the journal Food Quality and preferences featured 48 blind-folded volunteers, which were fed salty food like ordinary crisps in addition to sweet foods such as biscuits, whilst they listened to silence or a special noise through headphones.
Each volunteer was tasked to rate the each food sampled for flavor and enjoyment.
The overriding conclusion was that the evidence points to this effect being down…

Sunlight lowers Blood Pressure; could this be a boost for the Travel Industry?

Ever since Coco Channel returned from holiday sporting a bronze Suntan some decades ago the Travel Industry has blossomed into the worlds greatest industry, which every country and region seeks to capitalize on.

In recent times however sun-tanning has been linked to cancer and it's becoming somewhat unfashionable partly due to health reasons. However, this could all change now, as Scientists weigh up the benefits of sunlight as opposed to the dangers. The balance is tipping!

The trouble with Science is that today's knowledge will be proved wrong by new knowledge tomorrow in ever increasing circles of knowledge. Researches at the University of Edinburgh have now found that exposure to ultraviolet light actually lowers our blood pressure.

It's commonly known that high blood pressure is one of the main risk factors in heart disease and stroke. Approximately a third of the population on earth suffer from this.

According to scientists, UV rays in sunlight cause nitrogen s…

Top 10 Recession Proof Travel Tips for 2017

Everyone in the western world seems to be tightening their belts with Government led Austerity, as our planet's global recession (reported in some media circles to be the worst since the Second World War) enters the pain threshold for the average man in the street. Both small and large travel orientated companies are actively seeking means and ways to reduce costs, convenience and little luxuries in a frantic effort to decrease credit, liability, risk and perceived unnecessary baggage.

People and their families the world over still desire to travel though, as in the past utopia years of Tourism, travelers across the developed world have habitually become accustomed by the very ritual of leisure travel and taking regular holidays. But will they take the plunge and travel regardless this coming year in the face of austerity? Or will the vast majority be turned off by the media, high costs and gloom involved? Certainly, once again, the leisure market is both apprehensive and pessimi…

The wanderlust gene: Are some people born to travel

There are some people who never feel the urge to leave the house. They’re content to stay in the city they came from, the couch they sit on, and the 360 degrees that immediately surround them.

Then there’s the rest of us: the people who can’t sit still, perhaps meditate to Anthony Bourdain, and always keep their passports on them – just in case.

Whether you call it wanderlust, a love of travel or regular old curiosity – the fact remains the same: Your hunger to explore simply cannot be quenched, no matter how many vacations or journeys you take.

For you, there’s always something new to see, something different than you’re used to. You enjoy day trips, but you also realize there’s only so much you can see in 24 hours. You’re into one-way flights and trips without a destination.

Destinations require plans, and you’re not into the whole planning thing. Plans insinuate an underlying purpose, and from your experience, traveling without one always leads to more excitement.

You’ve been thi…