Posts Tagged ‘ Minneapolis St Paul ’

Saturday snippets: 30th January 2016

Jan 30th, 2016 | By

APD, VAT and airline profits due to reduced fuel prices are some of the topis interesting Adrian this week as well as an octpus and whale watching.



Twinning Culture and the Outdoors

May 21st, 2010 | By

Minneapolis-St Paul isn’t one of the most visited places by us yet it has one of the best airline connections we have. North-West Airlines, now Delta has a daily service into the main airport. Such is its efficiency it has long been my favourite US airport as I once managed to take only 3 minutes to get from the queue at immigration down to where I had to wait for the shuttle bus to take me to my hotel. I’m not alone as it has been voted the best airport in the US and the 3rd best in the world. Still you don’t go to Minneapolis-St Paul to visit the airport.
You go there to visit the Mall of America, the largest shopping complex in the US which even has a bit of its own Disneyland in the middle. And in this state, Minnesota, there is no sales tax on clothing and shoes. By the light railway system, (called Hiawatha) it is only 10 minutes from the airport so there is an opportunity to nip out if you are changing planes there. And it takes 25 minutes into the heart of the cities. All by public transport so no expensive taxis are needed like some other cities.