San José holds fourth PechaKucha

first_imgNo related posts. Sonámbulo performed at the finale of this year’s PechaKucha. Hundreds of people packed into the sixth floor of the parking structure on Avenida Escazú Wednesday night to see some of San José’s creative talent on display. Called PechaKucha, the event was the fourth of its kind; the first took place in 2007.PechaKucha is series of presentations involving 20 images each displayed for 20 seconds, while someone discusses creative work. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2003 and the term PechaKucha stems from the Japanese sound of conversation (“chit chat”). It was received so well that more than 580 cities now host nights of creative ingenuity every year. The cities include Miami, Amsterdam, Bogota, London, and Tel Aviv. Chris Rey Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture conceived the rapid-fire format for young designers, photographers and anyone with a creative idea to meet, network, and present their work to the public. The idea was to keep things to the point. According to PechaKucha’s website, “Give a microphone and some images to an architect – or most creative people for that matter – and they’ll go on forever! Give PowerPoint to anyone else and they have the same problem.”If you were thinking that the event sounds like TED Talks, you would be wrong on at least one count. Because anyone is allowed to present at PechaKucha nights, the format is considered “bottom up,” while TED Talks are “top down.”During San José’s fourth installation of PechaKucha Night, creative topics ranged from photography to the art of making beer to independent film-making. Juan Carlos Abarca presented photos of his sculpture work, which focused on the need to communicate, practicality and symmetry. One of his sculptures on display was a tortured-looking creature composed of rusted metal. This year’s event also shined for the craft beer provided by Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company, and a final performance by up-and-coming Costa Rican band Sonámbulo. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

WOW Air Ceases Operations – What to do if you have booked

first_img RelatedAPD refunds: how to claim back airline taxIf you booked a flight for your family before March 1st 2016, you could be entitled to a refund on the APD (air passenger duty). APD was scrapped for children under 12 on May 1st 2015, and then abolished for children under 16 on March 1st 2016. Here’s how to…Volcano Ash Cloud: FAQVolcano Ash Cloud: FAQDoes Skyscanner manage my booking and flight details?Here are all the details you need about what happens once you’ve booked a flight you’ve found on Skyscanner, including: – Who holds your flight itinerary and booking details – If Skyscanner keeps any record of your booking or payment details – Who to contact if you don’t receive booking… WOW Air statement/travel info What can I do if my airline goes bust? You can either request charge backs from your credit card company or, if you’ve booked through a travel agency, check if they’re ATOL protected. They might be able to help you get compensation. If you’re not too sure who the travel agency you’re booked through is, their name will be against the charge on your bank statement or on your booking confirmation. Additional advice and links ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Another option is to check with your travel insurance provider. Chances are that’ll cover you for extra costs for getting home and refund your flights. This caries from policy to policy so please double check and speak to your provider if you’re unsure. Getting a refund for a WOW Air flight: Making a claim for a WOW Air flight on your travel insurance: As you may be aware, WOW Air announced on the 28th March that they were ceasing operations. This means all of their flights are now cancelled. Below we have some advice if you were due to travel with WOW Air. What should I do if I am due to fly with WOW Air today? What should I do if I am booked on a future WOW Air flight? If you are due to fly with them, please do not go to the airport – you will not be able to fly. If you have a future booking, there are a few options open to you:last_img read more