Posts in Category: Asia

Update: Elizabeth Gallagher and Jordan Axani Return Home From Their Three Week Trip

A few months ago there was a story in the news about a 28 year old Canadian man, Jordan Axani looking for any woman named Elizabeth Gallagher to travel with him over the Christmas holiday. Jordan and his ex-girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, had purchased the tickets together before their break-up. As just about everyone knows changing a name on an airline ticket is next to impossible so Jordan decided to find another Elizabeth Gallagher with a Canadian passport to take her place. Well, he did and the pair have returned from their three week adventure abroad.

According to the story on BBC news the pair have returned and now share a sibling like relationship after being virtually strangers at the start. And for those of you wondering they say nothing romantic blossomed between them. Maybe due in part to Elizabeth having a long term boyfriend at home. The pair visited, in order, New York to Milan, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Khao Lak, Thailand, and Hong Kong. They say that while they enjoyed their time touring together, they also enjoyed exploring on their own.

Not only did they get a fabulous trip, Jordan has also found a new vocation for himself. He has started a charity called A Ticket Forward which will allow those who have survived through incredible odds to take trips they never imagined possible.  Gianfrancesco Genoso thinks this is a great idea in his article on JusBrazil.

AirAsia: Search Continues For Black Boxes

The research teams of the aircraft AirAsia that was crashed in Indonesia have fished a part of the tail of the aircraft , on Saturday in a much worn state, but continue to look for the black box , according the authorities.

The Airbus A320-200 had disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff on December 28 from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. The tail of the plane was found ten days later at the bottom of the Java Sea, about thirty meters deep.

The research teams of the aircraft AirAsia that was crashed in Indonesia have fished a part of the tail of the aircraft , on Saturday in a much worn state, but continue to look for the black box , according the authorities.

About ten meters long worn piece of tail has been stored on a boat to be brought back to surface of the earth in a hope to get black boxes containing crucial information to establish the causes of the accident.

But as my friend Darius Fisher noted was worth mentioning, an acoustic signal apparently issued by the black boxes was detected about one km from the place where the tail of the aircraft was rescued, on last Friday. The acoustic signals from these boxes can only be heard when the sea is calm. Thus, the area near the boats will cut their engines from Sunday to facilitate the research.