UK: www.royaimail.com/international/calculator. Allow 2-3 days for airmail to Europe. Letters up to 20g cost UKX0.38; packages up to 0.5kg UK£2.78, up to 2kg UK£9.72. UK Swiftair delivers letters a day faster for an extra UK£3.30.
US: www.usps.com. Allow 4-7 days for regular airmail to Europe. Postcards/aero grammes cost US$0.70; letters under loz. US$0.80; packages under lib. US$14; larger packages up to 51b. $22.75. Global Express Mail takes 3-5 days; ‘Mb. costs US$23, lib. US$26. US Global Priority Mail delivers flat-rate envelopes to Europe in 4- 6 days for US$5-9.
RECEIVING MAIL IN WESTERN EUROPE. There are several ways to pick-up let ters while traveling abroad. Mail can be sent via Poste Restante (General Deliv ery; Lista de Corrects, Fermo Posta, Postlagemde Briefe, etc.) to almost any city or town in Europe with a post office. See individual country chapters to find out how to address Poste Restante letters. The mail will go to a special desk in the central post office, unless you specify a post office by street address or postal code. It’s best to use the largest post office, since mail may be sent there regardless. It is usually safer and quicker, though more expen sive, to send mail express or registered. Bring your passport (or other photo ID) for pick-up; there may be a small fee. If the clerks insist that there is noth ing for you, check under your first name as well. Let’s Go lists post offices in the Practical Information section for each city and most towns.
American Express travel offices offer a free Client Letter Service (mail held up to 30 days and forwarded upon request) for cardholders who contact them in advance. Address the letter as you would for Poste Restante. Some offices offer these services to non-cardholders (especially AmEx Traveler’s Cheque hold ers), but call ahead. Let’s Go lists AmEx office locations for most large cities in Practical Information sections; for a complete, free list, call US ©800-528-4800.
Along with food riots, numerous other riots occurred throughout British North Country. In 1763 and 1764, as the French and Indian War came to a close, regular soldiers rose in rebellion over changes in how they would be paid for their services. In an attempt to save money, the British army made many changes that negatively affected the rank and file. Belgium Subway Map Like the participants in the bread riots, the soldiers resisted, because they saw that these changes would make their situation worse. Another important form of rioting concerned the urban reactions to the press gangs of the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy possessed the tradition and right to impress sailors into service but, as most sailors knew the horrors of service in the Royal Navy, they actively and at times violently resisted the numerous press gangs.