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Tues Trio: Ryanair in Charleroi, NYT Surprises, Aer Lingus Fare Sale

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We slept in a good hour beyond our typical wake-up time. So it’s a sleepy Tuesday. This is just background information. Ignore at will, but know that our morning coffee is especially appreciated today.

The following things have caught our attention over the last few days:

1. Ryanair has announced five new routes in and out of Brussels Charleroi (to Bergerac, Limoges, Perpignan, Porto, and Zaragoza.) No Ryanair expansion these days comes without a cancellation, though there’s only one casuality here: the London Stansted-Charleroi route. Has Eurostar felled Ryanair on the London-Brussels route? It would appear so.

2. On Sunday, the New York Times published travel articles on Kazakhstan and Greenland. If Kazakhstan represents the eastern edge of Europe (with just a piece of its territory west of the Urals) and Greenland represents its western edge (technically a part of the Americas, but tied culturally and politically to Europe), then the NYT pleased us to no end on Sunday. More off-the-beaten-path destinations, please!

3. Those interested in traveling to or from Dublin and Cork over the winter should explore the fab Aer Lingus sale on through midnight Thursday (that is, midnight in Ireland). Good for midweek travel between January 8 and March 12, one-way tickets run just €36, once handling fees are included. Destinations include Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Warsaw, and Zurich.

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Alex Robertson Textor

About the author: Alex Robertson Textor is a London-based travel writer and editor. He has written for Rough Guides, the New York Times, and Public Books, among other publications; he also guided the tablet magazine Travel by Handstand to two SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. With Pam Mandel, he writes copy and generates ideas as White Shoe Travel Content. He is on Twitter as @textorian and maintains his own blog, www.alexrobertsontextor.com.

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