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Archive for June, 2013

  • June 28, 2013
    Caution: Virus converting tigers into man-eaters at Sunderban

    Conservation of the tigers has always been an area of major concern in India. Earlier it was the loss of habitat and poachers’ attack that threatened the conservationists, but now a virus is giving a tough time to the communities working for the welfare of wildlife. CDV, Canine Distemper Virus is reported to be a […]

  • June 27, 2013
    Urs Fischer’s art at MOCA, Los Angeles

    Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Los Angeles, the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural, and the pleasure that we derive from his sculpture and painting is based on our […]

  • June 27, 2013
    Top 9 travel nightmares in infographic

    What are your travel nightmares? Losing your bags? Flight delays? Identity theft? HotSpotShield came up with this infographic that lists the top 9 travel nightmares with some statistics & numbers. And did you know that over 200 deaths are caused by hippos, while over 2000 are by crocodiles?

  • June 27, 2013
    Reusable electronic bag tags may help your bags arrive

    Flying can make some people anxious, moreover to do with their bags reaching the destination safely. All airlines use paper tags and they are prone to being worn-out or tearing apart. You’re stuck with no bags in that case. Qantas Airlines has been using the ‘Q Bag Tag‘ for a while now and costs about […]

  • June 27, 2013
    Airports of the world plotted as a map

    You have seen the paper maps and you have seen the online digital maps using cartography methods, but James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. The map is generated using 45,132 runways, which means there are at least 45,000 places to land an airplane! These range from small dirt […]

  • June 25, 2013
    Nineteen new sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

    Xinjiang Tianshan (China) Part of the Tianshan mountain system of Central Asia — one of the largest mountain ranges in the world — Xinjiang Tianshan is famous for its wide-ranging features, including snow-capped peaks, forests, rivers and red bed canyons. "These landscapes contrast with the vast adjacent desert landscapes, creating a striking visual contrast between […]

  • June 25, 2013
    LA city sides taxis, strikes down ride-sharing companies

    The top three taxi ride-sharing companies have been sent cease-and-desist letters by the LA City Department of Transportation – Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. These companies provide apps for smartphones that can be used to book non-public taxis or ride-share on the go. Now, the city’s department of transportation warned company officials and their drivers that […]

  • June 25, 2013
    Travel tip: Relieve lower back pain for air travel with this tip

    We all know that flying long distances is a pain in the neck… literally. You can avoid sore, achy backs by bringing in an inflatable beach ball. Doug Kelsey, a physical therapist, writes on My Itcy Travel Feet that small amount of air in the ball supports your lower back and this simple beach ball […]

  • June 24, 2013
    Book bus travel in India using RedBus

    Traveling across India is not difficult with its world’s largest rail network, but booking tickets can be a daunting task. You may have to book well in advance or wait in endless line at the ticket windows. Of course, you can cook online, but the probability of finding a seat at the last minute is […]

  • June 19, 2013
    Travel Photo: Silent protests at Taksim Square, Istanbul

    Silent protesters sit around candle-lit circles at Gezi Park & Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey   Two girls join the peaceful protest, in Taksim Square, and remained standing and motionless for hours in the middle of the square watching towards Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s portrait, defying the police who raided more and more times. Outstretched arms on […]

  • June 18, 2013
    And the world’s best airline is…

    Emirates has been voted the world’s best airline by passengers at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, that are decided by over 18 million passengers in 160 countries around the world. The awards were announced in Paris today. Passengers judge airlines on everything from the cleanliness of the cabin to the quality of the in-flight […]

  • June 18, 2013
    What’s the cost of staying in hotel vs. renting a room or apt on AirBnb

    We have mentioned previously that couchsurfing can get your free accommodation at the next destination, but it comes with a lot of hassles. The options are hotels, renting rooms or apartments? According to Priceonomics, renting a room or an apartment on Airbnb is going to be cheaper most of the time. But how much can […]

  • June 18, 2013
    Closure of New Delhi airport and holy cities in north India because of rains

    The northern state of Uttarkahand in India is experiencing the worst early flash floods. This is quite an unheard of phenomena in this period of the year, as usually monsoons start from June 15, and floods are expected in later parts of the year. All measures are being taken by the State government to rescue […]

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