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Archive for August, 2012

  • August 29, 2012
    Updates on new airline routes and changes (Updated)

    Here’s a quick round up of airlines’ new routes and changes on some existing ones: Turkish Airlines launches services to Kinshasa Turkish Airlines is launching services to Kinshasa on Monday, August 27th. Turkish Airlines will offer four roundtrip flights from Istanbul to Kinshasa per week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Kinshasa becomes one of […]

  • August 28, 2012
    Photo: Mumbai Metro test ride

    Mumbai’s Metro rail service had their first test ride on Sunday. Here’s a great picture at the western suburb of Andheri. Also see: Public transportation in Mumbai

  • August 28, 2012
    Dial-a-information now available in Chennai, India

    If you are in Chennai (formerly Madras) in India and looking for information on bus, train or flight ticket availability, then just call +91-44-8695959595 or 044-8695959595 (from inside India). A new initiative started recently, Routes is a new dial-up service in the city wherein callers can get their local travel queries answered free-of-cost. Apart from […]

  • August 28, 2012
    How many days your $100 would get you at each destination

    Traveling on a budget can be fun and most of us wonder what can $100 U.S. Dollars be worth in other countries. has an infographic covering 42 of the world’s most-visited cities, showing how many days your $100 would get you at each destination. They researched average prices of accommodation, food, transport and attractions […]

  • August 19, 2012
    You cannot get enough of social media for planning your travel

    Social media and online resources have changed the way we travel these days. From itinerary planning to in-destination activities, and what do we do after coming home, we rely on internet and its resources heavily, as shown in the infographic developed by MDG Advertising. With more and more sites like Travelope, Groupon, TravelZoo, LivingSocial, etc. […]

  • August 16, 2012
    Deal: Traveler’s Choice 4-piece luggage set for $59.99 has a 24 hour sale for Traveler’s Choice 4-piece lightweight journey travel collection luggage set in olive green or blue for US$59.99 Details are: Condition: New Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer: Traveler’s Choice Model: TS1200-BLU, TS1200-OLV Features Include: 4-piece lightweight luggage set Journey travel collection Tightly woven polycord material for durability Set includes: 25” expandable […]

  • August 16, 2012
    Have you tried the Indian paan?

    If you are in India and not tried the “dessert” after a meal then you sure are missing something. Everyone knows a “paan” in India, and meals are often rounded off with it. It is a fragrant mixture of betel nut (also called areca nut), lime paste, spices and condiments wrapped in an edible, silky […]

  • August 15, 2012
    Luxury Trains in India

    India offers an enticing choice of luxurious train journeys for tourists. Fares usually include accommodation on board, tours, admission fees and all or most meals, and there are normally child concessions – enquire when booking. Palace on Wheels Website: Departing from New Delhi, this train operates week-long tours of Rajasthan. Running from August to […]

  • August 13, 2012
    Do not skydive with ‘Sin City Sky Diving’ in Las Vegas, Nevada

    After purchasing a Groupon for $149 (a $249 value) to sky dive with Sin City Sky Diving in Las Vegas, we decided to do the jump last weekend. This is what the Groupon said: …The outing includes the following: A tandem skydive Limousine service to and from Bally’s A complimentary beverage after the dive …After […]

  • August 10, 2012
    Get cheaper prepaid SIM cards in Seoul

    If you are visiting Seoul and want to use a local SIM-card in your unlocked smartphone, then you have two options available depending on the length of your stay. South Korea’s mobile service providers have launched a new and streamlined prepaid SIM-card for inbound tourists wishing to use their existing smart phones. For longer layovers, […]

  • August 9, 2012
    Get every single travel deal in one place at Travelope

    With so many travel deal sites out there, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to go through every one of them and figuring out the best deal out there for that next exotic destination. This is where Travelope comes in. The US-based company collates deals from across the web, including the usual suspects such as Groupon, […]

  • August 7, 2012
    The Abbey club and lost phones

    If you’re traveling to Los Angeles and wanna party out then ask any locals and they will recommend The Abbey as one of the best places to let your hair down. Located in the uber gay neighborhood of West Hollywood, Abbey offers free entry (no cover charge) and not-so-expensive drinks, with a huge space to […]

  • August 3, 2012
    Get your bags delivered at your doorstep if you’re flying American

    The first thought after arriving to your destination from a long-haul flight is to wait at the baggage claim for your bags to arrive. And then lugging them all the way to the gate and take them home. Now, American Airlines will launch a service that, in association with BAGS VIP, will deliver your bags […]

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