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Safari Holidays

Typically, being 20 I am expected to want to go to the likes of Ibiza, Magaluf or Kavos for a swift retreat from the formality and mundanity of the real world, but this is not so.

Typical Kavos formalities of printed T-Shirts ruin the natural female elegance in this picture.

A likely bunch of girls in what can only be described as cringy attire.

I, like potentially many others in their 20’s, am looking for more than a booze cruise. I do not criticise those a similar age to myself wanting to escape this country as I do not long to holiday domestically. I can understand the attraction of sun, sea and copious lashing of refreshing beverages to good music. However, this would have to be in a very secluded environment where I cannot be annoyed easily by the infuriating naivety of girls who ruin themselves and boys who embarrass themselves in front of the very same ruined girls.

I want to go somewhere so raw that being alone for miles is something you don’t notice. Somewhere that has the natural attraction to distract you from the powerful numbing of destructive thoughts that ruin our crammed subconscious in the real world. A place that has natural entertainment so thrilling you don’t need drugs or alcohol to enjoy it and certainly no need for sex to sell it. What is this place? A-F-R-I-C-A

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I’m not going to rant about it being the birth place of humans, but I am going to explain what it is in my loins that crave to visit the infamously natural continent.

Since a young child, I have always understand my star sign Leo and believed it coincidentally does describe my character although I do not believe in astrology being something that outlines the future or your day. My accidental association with my star sign Leo has led me to develop a fascination with lions. A symbol of power, leadership and strength to me they have very much being something I would like to see in their natural habitat. I do not mean in a 20ft pen with plastic logs and all you can eat meat, thank you zoo keepers. I mean in their rawest form, where no human can interject by trying to stimulate the lion with footballs or puzzles.

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I mean Africa, where if a lion is bored he sleeps. If a lion is hungry, he waits for the pack to return. He is not subjectively coerced to the wishes of an eager crowd that have travelled to see a lion eat meat dangling from a well placed hook. I want to see a Lion do what he does best, be lazy, greedy and aggressive.

Ultimately, the un-spoilt landscape of Africa’s plains attract me like a wasp to honey. Going on Safari is the newest addition to my bucket list and I plan to document the entire trip with volumes of photographs of everything soon so stay tuned. Thanks for reading.

 

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Vauxhall Adam

Yes that’s right, Vauxhall have released a car called ‘Adam’. Possibly the car was called Adam to save you the trouble of having to conjure up your own quirky and unique name for the small-sized city-car.

Designed to be the steed on which busy motorists explore the urban streets with, the new Vauxhall Adam is certainly a perfect first car for new drivers. Available with a choice of three ecoFLEX petrol engines, Adam will become your best friend as he also features a range of ‘tech specs’ that are typically featured in ‘premium’ cars. With little detail available on the internet, an illusive persona has been created about the youngster due to hit the market in January 2013.

Goodbye to the London Taxi?

News of Nissan’s new NV200 has pulled the taxi monopoly from underneath the traditional London black cab wheels and has instilled excitement into those after a much more comfortable and luxurious taxi ride. The new NV200 looks more or less like a black cab, so how can it compete.

The simple answer is that it has no need to compete, in terms of gadgets and features it is already the gold medalist. For those that wear their phone battery down to the minimum running risk of being out of contact, the NV200 has USB slots to charge it right back up to health. For the fearful folk of inner-city germs, be thankful for the NV200 comes with anti-bacterial material inside and is sure to keep you encapsulated in a hub of cleanness. Designed to be a ride with all the ‘home-comforts’ you’ll ever need, the NV200 sounds like it has already crossed the finish line. But, can it really push our famous black cab goliath off the podium?

This question can only be answered by discussing what the black cab represents. For many, the London black cab is as much a famous symbol as Big Ben is and Westminster Abbey. So what would be wanted more, an icon or a much more comfortable ride?

For the regular taxi traveller, the Nissan NV200 would be an obvious choice. However, I say this with slight unease, we rely on tourism a lot more than some dare to admit. Especially during particular times like the Olympics which i’m sure was an arguing point for the 2012 Appeal Committee fronted by David Beckham. David Beckham is much like the London taxi, an icon, a representative of tradition and success throughout the years. However, no longer in the lime-light of sporting success and too is as threat to younger and better stars.

Overall, in London we have a truly famous ensemble of iconic landmarks, but it would be a real shame to lose the traditional black cab.

Most Expensive Cars In The World

To the likes of Elon Musk, Warren Buffet and Carlos Slim these cars are normally priced. However, to me and you, these are the pedigree of the wallet-imploding dream machines we are all going to now day-dream over. Day-dream of ‘rolling’ up in these gorgeous symbols of power all nonchalant to an expensive club in a suit so fine they make Frank Sinatra look like a hobo.

Anyway, here we go, I hope you are ready.

10. Ascari A10

English made super-car with a more famous roar than a lion (well, to car fans).
Cost – $650,000 or £417,979.551

9. SSC Ultimate Aero

3rd Fastest road legal car comes to you at a fairly cool price. Only 25 of the models will ever be produced so snap them up as quick as possible.
Cost – $654,000 or £420,551.733

8. Pagani Zonda C12 F

Italian made super-car with a rocket like exhaust, who could resist?
Cost – $667,321 or £429,117.742

7. Ferrari Enzo

A car that i’ve always thought looks like those friendly whales that only eat plankton. That’s because of the open mouth (front air scoops). Although that may not be the most clever thing I have ever said, you do understand what I mean.
Cost – $670,000 or £430,840.46

6. McLaren F1

A V12 rear wheel driven super-car that can achieve eye-poppingly fast speeds. 0-60mph in3.2 seconds. That’s from now to >>>>>>>>>>>> now. Fast!

Cost – $970,000 or £623,754.099

5. Zenvo ST1

Actually quite a gorgeous looking car from what is a fairly unknown brand of designer. The Zenvo ST1 carries a 7.0 litre supercharged V8 engine which generates 1104 bhp, worth it’s money? I’d say so, because being seeing in something that no one has seen is unseen. Sorry.
Cost – $1,225,000 or £787,730.693

4. Maybach Landaulet

Maybach are the crusaders of intense levels of luxury and are always painfully expensive. However, this does not stop them from being the pinnacle of extreme cars with their unique model called the Landaulet. A 6000lb luxury car capable of a laughable 13 miles per gallon of petrol.
Cost – $1,380,000 or £887,402.739

3. Koenigsegg Agera R

Koenigsegg have to be in the top three of my favourite car manufacturers and as for my favourite model, it would easily be the Agera R. I’m very glad I get to write about this car because I love it. 1140bhp super-lightweight beauty that is the personification of modern, the Agera R delivers unprecedented power through a 5.0L V8 engine and is glued to the track with an autonomous dynamic rear wing.
Cost – $1,600,000 or £1,028,872.74

2. Aston Martin One-77

An impressively rare Aston Martin which alone saying an Aston Martin in rare must make it expensive. I said that because they are seen everywhere, well the DB7 is anyway.
Cost – $1,850,000 or £1,189,634.11

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sports

The most well-known ‘expensive’ car in the world, I think…
At first Bugatti were actually making a loss on the manufacturing of the car but as popularity grew and changes to manufacturing were made, the Bugatti group are well on their way to being a market premium competing with the likes of Ferrari. However, I would personally say that Ferrari and Bugatti are in different markets but technically they are not.
Cost $2,400,000 or £1,543,309.11

Christian Bale visits cinema shooting victims and memorial

The new Batman film will unfortunately be forever associated with the psychotic-raged shooting that took place in an American cinema. 13 were confirmed dead as the gunman, dressed like Bane (Batman’s villain), unleashed a hailstorm of bullets on un-suspecting film-goers. Those in the crowd ducked and dived and protected those they love with sacrifice in a heroic manner. Tales of boyfriends shielding their loved ones with their own body have tear-jerkingly emerged into the press today. A young man on a first date shielded his fancied friend and sadly paid the highest price. Many paid the highest price for the rampage of one mans sickened thoughts and now district attorneys juggle over whether the death penalty is justified.

In an act of respect, Batman actor Christian Bale visited the make-shift graves of those who were killed by the Bane wannabe. Flowers were laid on the memorial for those who died and group prayers spoken as Bale silently wandered, looking an ensemble of emotions. The Batman actor had also previously visited those who were critically injured in the shooting at their hospital locations.

Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato – Best Classic

Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, the quint-essential English pipe smoking race car that shaped the world. Ok ok as much as that was a massively over-predicted statement and the Aston Martin didn’t shape the world, it was still a truly inspiring car. Defined by the pastel racing green it always fashioned, the Aston Martin was the pinnacle of English automotive design and inspired the likes of jaguar to compete. However, this race was already won…

This post is purely for the admiring of the DB4GT so enjoy!

Citroen DS3 – Set for canvas

The citroen DS3 has been a fairly landmark car for Citroen in terms of how it has entered the market and is now to have an even more dramatic facelift.

The super compact and stylish car fashions a futuristic exterior that puts the likes of Peugeot and Mini to shame. Its over-sized alloys with complex designs boast the best of ambitions from its creator as it was obviously meant to be a game changer. From the offset, yes it has been a game changer and has delivered a contemporary package of  performance and design excellence straight to the door of the consumer.

According to online sources the Citroen DS3 has been spotted with a canvas convertible roof on. Unlike many small city cars, the DS3 is a style icon of its time and is more or less free to change any design aspect it may wish without question. It stands above the rest of its market at present and is way ahead of its time with regards to looks.

Overall, we welcome the transformation to a canvas convertible and look forward to any future changes to the car.