Spain, Turkey and Greece the most dangerous holiday destinations

News4u-Travel Desk- Spain, Turkey and Greece are among the most dangerous holiday destinations for British travellers.

Once thought of as the go-place place for sun, sea and sangria how now been dubbed one of the most dangerous holiday destinations.

Nick Harris, head of travel at Simpson Millar solicitors in Manchester, has revealed Spain is a hazardous country for Brits in terms of injury and sickness.

Speaking to The Manchester Evening News, Nick said: “There are lots of inclusive holidays in the peak of summer that mean incidents around the swimming pool and huge outbreaks of illness.

“Last year, one hotel had 260 all fall ill at the same time.

“We claim millions and millions from holiday operators every year. People get between £3,000 and £50,000 - if they get life-long conditions as a result.”

The solicitor highlighted specific Spanish issues including balcony falls, roadside and station robberies, and swimming pool bugs.

He added: “Certain countries seem to have more than their fair share of accidents and illnesses. The map shows the places where we see the most incidents.

“There literally is danger at every turn, be it in the pool, in your food, on the stairs or outside the front of your hotel.

“A nasty stomach infection can attack the lining of the stomach, dehydration can affect the kidney and liver.”

But it’s not just Spain to avoid, apparently. Holiday makers travelling to Greece were warned of moped and car accidents, sexual assault and violence on the streets.

The solicitor highlighted specific Spanish issues including balcony falls, roadside and station robberies, and swimming pool bugs.

He added: “Certain countries seem to have more than their fair share of accidents and illnesses. The map shows the places where we see the most incidents.

“There literally is danger at every turn, be it in the pool, in your food, on the stairs or outside the front of your hotel.

“A nasty stomach infection can attack the lining of the stomach, dehydration can affect the kidney and liver.”

But it’s not just Spain to avoid, apparently. Holiday makers travelling to Greece were warned of moped and car accidents, sexual assault and violence on the streets. Courtesy Express UK

Spain, Turkey and Greece the most dangerous holiday destinations

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Seville

News4u-Travel Desk-Almost everything about Seville is different from Paris: the art, the architecture, the food, the streets, the trees, the music, the shops.

But it has all of these, and showcases them with the same passion and sensuality that has made Paris the world capital of romance. Orange trees line every central street, scenting the dry Andalusian air with their acidic fruit.

Flamenco music drifts from dimlit bars where locals and tourists sit side-by-side drinking good red wine at outrageously low prices. And best of all is the tapas, cooked in myriad bars and cafés, all crammed with customers ordering calamari and aioli or the local speciality of deep-fried eggplant drizzled in honey.

It has all the same pleasures as Paris, just done with an invigorating difference.

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Seville, Spain

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India outclass Spain 4-2 in third hockey Test, clinch series 2-1

News4u-Sports Desk- Ramandeep Singh scored a magnificent brace as India defeated Spain 4-2 in the third and final match of the hockey series on Thursday, to finish the European tour on a successful note.

Rupinder Pal Singh put India ahead in the 24th minute by scoring his 50th career goal through a penalty corner before Ricardo Santana scored an equaliser for Spain one minute later.

Subsequently, Akashdeep Singh restored one goal lead in the 45th minute before Xavier Lleonart levelled for the hosts again four minutes later.

The evenly poised game turned out to be a stunning affair in the fourth quarter when Ramandeep netted two goals within the space of a minute to steer home to victory.

India had started their European tour in an imperious style after claiming a 2-0 series win over France before venturing into Spain.

This was a preparatory tour for the upcoming World League Final which will be held in India later this year. India have already booked their spot for next year’s Rio Olympics. (ANI)

India outclass Spain 4-2

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Spain seek to extend historic run at World Cup Football in Brazil

News4u-Sports Desk- Spain aim to extend a historic run at the World Cup in Brazil as they target a fourth successive major tournament triumph.

Vicente del Bosque has created a formidable football machine that won the European Championship in 2008, the World Cup in 2010 in South Africa and a second European title two years ago.

Should Spain retain the World Cup, it would be the first time any country has sealed consecutive triumphs since Brazil in 1958 and 1962. They start in a tricky Group B however against the Netherlands, Chile and Australia.

And there is scepticism as to how long a squad of players that have won almost everything at club as well as international level can dominate.

Those fears were realised when a young and highly-motivated Brazil side destroyed Spain 3-0 in the final of the Confederations Cup last year.

“Brazil are the big favourites for me,” goalkeeper Pepe Reina admitted recently.

Yet, Spain can point to their own experience in South Africa to prove that the dress rehearsal of the Confederations Cup isn’t always the best indicator of how the World Cup will develop.

None of the winners in each of the previous four Confederations Cups held the year before a World Cup have been able to repeat their success when the stakes are raised 12 months on.

Indeed, Spain suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to the United States in 2009 before returning to conquer the world in 2010.
A slow drip of fresh faces into a highly experienced squad has also sparked optimism that this Spain side will have the requisite hunger to drive them to success once more.

The most noteworthy addition is that of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, who completed his controversial conversion from Brazilian international to Spain’s first-choice centre forward in under 12 months.

Costa was allowed to switch allegiance as he had only previously represented Brazil in friendly matches and could prove to be a huge asset for Del Bosque in one of the few positions where Spain are lacking in depth.

The emergence of Cesar Azpilicueta at Chelsea this season has made him the favourite to cover another problem position at right-back. Meanwhile, the Bayern Munich duo of Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez offer high quality reserve options in central midfield and defence respectively.

Given the draining conditions that all sides will encounter in Brazil, though, fatigue remains the biggest worry for the reigning champions.

On top of their commitments at international level, the majority of the Spanish squad have been involved in the final stages of European competitions for a number of years without a break.

This season is no different as all three of the country’s best teams Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

“The competitions are very intense, there are games every three days. All the games are hard and we have to be prepared in case we lose someone to injury,” warned Del Bosque.

However, with their tournament know-how and depth of squad, Spain remain one of the most feared sides on show in Brazil.

As Del Bosque said after learning that his side will face the Dutch in a re-match of the 2010 final in their opening game, “I am sure they didn’t want to face us as much as we didn’t want to face them.”AFP


Spain - The Champs

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Spain aim to extend a historic run at the World Cup Football in Brazil

News4u-Sports Desk-Spain aim to extend a historic run at the World Cup in Brazil as they target a fourth successive major tournament triumph.

Vicente del Bosque has created a formidable football machine that won the European Championship in 2008, the World Cup in 2010 in South Africa and a second European title two years ago.

Should Spain retain the World Cup, it would be the first time any country has sealed consecutive triumphs since Brazil in 1958 and 1962. They start in a tricky Group B however against the Netherlands, Chile and Australia.

And there is scepticism as to how long a squad of players that have won almost everything at club as well as international level can dominate.

Those fears were realised when a young and highly-motivated Brazil side destroyed Spain 3-0 in the final of the Confederations Cup last year.

“Brazil are the big favourites for me,” goalkeeper Pepe Reina admitted recently.

Yet, Spain can point to their own experience in South Africa to prove that the dress rehearsal of the Confederations Cup isn’t always the best indicator of how the World Cup will develop.

None of the winners in each of the previous four Confederations Cups held the year before a World Cup have been able to repeat their success when the stakes are raised 12 months on.

Indeed, Spain suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to the United States in 2009 before returning to conquer the world in 2010.

A slow drip of fresh faces into a highly experienced squad has also sparked optimism that this Spain side will have the requisite hunger to drive them to success once more.

The most noteworthy addition is that of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, who completed his controversial conversion from Brazilian international to Spain’s first-choice centre forward in under 12 months.

Costa was allowed to switch allegiance as he had only previously represented Brazil in friendly matches and could prove to be a huge asset for Del Bosque in one of the few positions where Spain are lacking in depth.

The emergence of Cesar Azpilicueta at Chelsea this season has made him the favourite to cover another problem position at right-back. Meanwhile, the Bayern Munich duo of Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez offer high quality reserve options in central midfield and defence respectively.

Given the draining conditions that all sides will encounter in Brazil, though, fatigue remains the biggest worry for the reigning champions.

On top of their commitments at international level, the majority of the Spanish squad have been involved in the final stages of European competitions for a number of years without a break.

This season is no different as all three of the country’s best teams Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

“The competitions are very intense, there are games every three days. All the games are hard and we have to be prepared in case we lose someone to injury,” warned Del Bosque.

However, with their tournament know-how and depth of squad, Spain remain one of the most feared sides on show in Brazil.

As Del Bosque said after learning that his side will face the Dutch in a re-match of the 2010 final in their opening game, “I am sure they didn’t want to face us as much as we didn’t want to face them.”AFP


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