Next, Frankfurt is not one of my favorite cities, but to get to Budapest from Venice, you need to change planes at Frankfurt. So, this is like a free stop on your around the world ticket. Plus, if you want to use Eurail Pass, this is an ideal spot to store your large suitcase if you stay at the Frankfurt Airport Sheraton.
At one time, German train workers never went on strikes. Well, they've had at least nine walkouts this past year. Lufthansa, of course, regularly suffers from strikes, and more and more, various sectors of the country have had enough.
ENAV and Techno Sky air traffic controllers, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Italo and Trenord trains, 24 hours starting at 9 p.m. the 24th.
Airport handlers, all airports, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There are three powerful ocean storms. First Typhoon Champi is at 115 MPH, but heading away from Japan:
Hurricane Patricia has become an incredibly powerful hurricane at 185 MPH and will slam into the region between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta:
Hurricane Olaf is at 120 MPH, but moving north and away from Hawaii:
Last year was the hottest on record. Last month was the warmest September ever, and 2015 will be much higher than 2014:
Hurricanes will only get worse. COP21 begins next month in Paris. Let me predict that there will be continued dawdling.