Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:
1. This has got to take the title as the world’s biggest hotel room clock: a Japanese artist has designed a fully functional hotel room around the 100-year-old railway station clock tower in Ghent, Belgium. Travelers can actually sleep in the room for 105 euro/night though it’s currently fully booked, so the next best thing is to read about the experience here. I just hope the clock doesn’t chime… because nobody wants to sleep next to the world’s biggest hotel alarm clock.
2. How’s this for a road trip with a twist? One tour company is offering guided road trips through Mexico traveling in vintage VW Beetles. Guests journey in a convoy of Beetles led by a car transporting a guide & a mechanic, and spend the night in boutique hotels. It’s a long way from the days of squabbling over wrong turns and staying in roadside motels.
3. London’s going to be flooded with thousands of tourists for the Olympic Games, but if you don’t want to look like one of them, this article is for you. These 10 tips for pretending that you’re a Londoner offer a tongue-in-cheek look at British culture.