Author Archives: Nicky Curtis

Top 5 Longest Tunnels In The World

Top 5 Longest Tunnels In The World

A few decades ago, it would have been inconceivable to think a tunnel would transport us under the sea to another country. Underground tunnels connecting major stations within a huge city were all but dreams in futuristic comic books, and the thought of a tunnel underneath the Swiss Alps? Never! Jump forward to 2012 and we’re looking at world full ...

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The Top 5 Worst Rail Accidents Ever

The Top 5 Worst Rail Accidents Ever

Travel, on the whole, is a lot safer now than it ever has been. Whilst thankfully rare, when transportation accidents do occur, they’re often high on the scale of impact. Be it maritime disasters, plane crashes, road-traffic accidents, or in this case, train wrecks, those that we make the news are obviously major events. When a train is at full ...

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Top 5 Countries With The Highest Homicide Rates

Top 5 Countries With The Highest Homicide Rates

Most countries in the world can thankfully be considered safe, and you can generally walk around happily, with a good level of personal safety awareness of course. But not all of us are so lucky to have this relative peace of mind. There are some countries where it’s not advisable to walk around after dark. Such high levels of violence ...

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The Top 5 Busiest Airports In The World Today (By Passenger Traffic)

The Top 5 Busiest Airports In The World Today (By Passenger Traffic)

Airports are wonderful things, aren’t they? They give us duty-free shopping, which in my opinion is reason enough; however the main advantage is that airports generally mean holidays. Of course, they also mean business trips, but travel in general is never a bad thing. Whenever I’m heading to the airport, it’s generally with a smile on my face and dreams ...

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The Top 5 Worst Airplane Crashes In History

The Top 5 Worst Airplane Crashes In History

Despite flying being referred to as the safest way to travel long distance, unfortunately flying also involves risks and a number of high profile airplane disasters have highlighted this over the years. Of course the most high profile aviation incident of recent years is the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 at the hands of terrorist group Al-Qaeda, when two planes were ...

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5 Of The Most Popular Romantic Songs Ever Recorded

5 Of The Most Popular Romantic Songs Ever Recorded

Music is truly something special. You hear a song, and instantly you’re transported back in time to a memory and it has the power to make you smile, laugh or even cry. It’s that powerful. Maybe this is why there are so many rich musicians around, yet ask yourself this – could you live without music? I once heard a ...

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5 Of The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

5 Of The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

We all love a celebrity story, however these days a singer/actor/model/slightly famous person only has to make the headlines once and they’re writing their memoirs! Never fear, there are some stories that stand out for real, credible reasons. Through hardship and tears, wars and upheaval, real-life stories are inspirational, and open our eyes to the very real possibility that anything ...

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The 5 Richest Countries In The World

The 5 Richest Countries In The World

The world fascinates me; the size of it, the differences from one continent to another, different cultures, different languages, different foods … you name it, I love it. Whilst some countries are renowned for the simple life, living a different way to the rest of the world, others are all about size and glamour. The 2012 top 5 richest countries ...

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The 5 Most Beautiful Screen Actresses Ever?

The 5 Most Beautiful Screen Actresses Ever?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You can’t argue with that statement; what is beautiful to one person, is the epitome of ugliness to another, and what one person decides is sexy, is a complete turn-off to someone else. However, on saying that there are some actresses who define the word ‘beauty’, and the overwhelming majority of people ...

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The 5 Most Handsome Actors Ever?

The 5 Most Handsome Actors Ever?

Oh, I had some fun putting this list together! The choice was literally endless, and I had fun talking to my friends about it too. It was interesting how diverse our tastes are; what I found handsome and downright sexy about one actor, my friend found a complete turn-off. Similarly, the guys she came up with, I shook my head ...

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