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Archive for November, 2011

  • November 29, 2011
    Mount Nyamulagira volcano in Congo attracts tourists

    An erupting volcano in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is turning the war-torn African country into an unlikely tourist destination. Tourists have been visiting the Virunga National Park on overnight treks and in increasing numbers to witness the latest lava eruptions, spewing red hot lava 300 meters in the air from […]

  • November 23, 2011
    Ecuador issues clarification of new Galapagos Islands regulations

    Due to a misunderstanding created by a press release issued on 11 November (“Ecuador to Limit the Number of Visitors to the Galapagos”), Ecuador would like to clarify the new rules and regulations in regard to cruise routes and frequencies to and around the Galapagos Islands. These regulations come into effect on 1 February 2012. […]

  • November 22, 2011
    Triptrotting matches you with your host or traveler

    If you are on Couchsurfing then you know the concept of free accommodation and hosting. That is one of the best ways to experience a destination, get the best advice on all things-to-do and above all, meet a local and make a friend. But there are concerns in terms of compatibility with your host or […]

  • November 22, 2011
    EU bans five more airlines, 273 in all

    The European Union on Monday placed airlines from the Philippines, Honduras and the two Congos on its blacklist of carriers forbidden from flying in the 27-nation bloc. Aeromajestic and Interisland Airlines, a Filipino company, Stellar Airways from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Congo from the Republic of Congo were banned because they failed […]

  • November 21, 2011
    U.S. Consulate in Mumbai opens its doors at a new location

    The US consulate general in Mumbai officially opened its doors to visitors at its new Bandra-Kurla Complex location in the city, an official said here on Monday. According to the consular chief, David Tyler, the new building has over 40 interview windows and employs the latest technology to ensure that visa applicants have a short […]

  • November 21, 2011
    Rent or host apartments on HouseTrip

    With offices based in London, Lisbon and Laussane, almost 2 years in production and over 55,000 properties in 350 destinations worldwide listed on their website, HouseTrip is a competition to AirBnB, and their mission is to give people the power to travel in private accommodations all around the world. One of our many benefits is […]

  • November 21, 2011
    Argentina/Uruguay – Itinerary & Planning

    We are making a 10-day trip to Argentina and Uruguay in December 2011 and this is what we have prepared so far. You will learn more as we start the trip and keep writing more about our experiences. Keep checking this post for updates as we add costs for a lot of trips and excursions. […]

  • November 19, 2011
    Bring travel networking to Facebook using Twigmore

    Websites like tripadvisor have forums that gives tips, advice and suggestions on everything that you have or may have or have not planned for your next trip. And then there is Triposo giving you free travel guides for your smartphone, while Gtrot wants to give you social, friends-sourced recommendations via Facebook. And Gogobot also provides […]

  • November 17, 2011
    Seventy things I wanna accomplish or see in this life

    One life, one world. Here’s a list of things I wanna do or see in this life: 1. Climb to Everest Base Camp 2. Scuba Dive in Great Barrier Reef 3. Step in two continents at the same time, Istanbul, Turkey 4. Trek The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu, Peru 5. Ride the Oslo-Bergen train […]

  • November 16, 2011
    No more dope for foreigners, says Netherlands

    Foreign visitors will be banned from cannabis-selling coffee shops in southern Netherlands from January 1 to combat anti-social behavior among tourists. The Dutch justice ministry announced the ban after a consultation period and despite opposition from some MPs who branded the move ‘tourism suicide’. Under the new policy licenced coffee shops will be considered private […]

  • November 16, 2011
    Megabus starts services to Atlanta

    Megabus, the low-cost, popular bus service started services to and from Atlanta. Many of the riders Wednesday said the biggest reason they are taking the trip is because of how inexpensive it was. “With gas at $3.20 a gallon, you do the math and for 234 miles and you double that for a round trip […]

  • November 16, 2011
    Europe bans X-Ray body scanners at airports

    The full-body scanners being rolled out at security checkpoints in U.S. airports are either of the millimeter-wave type, which uses radio frequency waves, or the backscatter X-ray type, which uses ionizing radiation — and which has effectively been banned from use in European airports. The European Union on Monday prohibited the use of X-ray body […]

  • November 15, 2011
    Get better airplane seats, even on sold-out flights, from ExpertFlyer

    ExpertFlyer is a company that gives you information on the best possible airline tickets, and is offering a free feature if you want to change your seat or trying to get onto a sold out flight. To take advantage of the tool, called “Seat Alerts”, you create a free account on the ExpertFlyer website where […]

  • November 15, 2011
    “Door to Hell” in Turkmenistan

    This place in Turkmenistan is called by locals “The Door to Hell”. It is situated near the small town of Darvaza (also known as Derweze) which is a village of about 350 inhabitants, located in the middle of the Karakum desert, about 260 km north from Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. The story of this place […]

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