2012 has been a pretty huge year, we've had the London Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee and it has been recently announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child, but for some, the most anticipated event of 2012 for some is yet to come. Of course we are talking about the end of the Mayan calendar, which some spiritualists believe marks the apocalypse and the end of the world.
The belief that the end is nigh hasn't had a bad effect of everybody though, and airlines are seeing a surge in flights to Turkey and the south of France being booked as some believers say these are the places where they think they will be saved. Turkey in particular has seen an increase in searches with results up 30% for those all important one-way tickets to ?irince.
The reason the small Turkish village of ?irince, which has a population of just 570, has been chosen as a safe spot is that it is believed to be the birthplace of Greek goddess Artemis and the location where Mary, Jesus’ mother, ascended to heaven. Needless to say, the villagers are taking every advantage of the unusual situation and hotel prices are soaring.
In Bugarach, France, small aircraft and UFO watchers have been banned from the mountain tops to prevent unwanted attention and hype. The area is believed to be a sort of alien gateway where a few choice humans will be selected to go forth and live on with extra-terrestrials! Choose your holidays carefully...