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Archive for January, 2014

  • January 29, 2014
    Nepal doubles tourism service fee for all outgoing foreign travelers

    The Himalayan nation of Nepal announced that the tourism service fee of NRs. 500 will be increased to NRs. 1,000 (excluding VAT) from March 1, 2014. Citing price rise in the international market and devaluation of local currency, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) said that the price rise in the international market coupled with the […]

  • January 29, 2014
    Top casinos to visit when travelling to Asia

    Asia has really made a name for itself as a place to travel to if you want to play at some of the world’s finest casinos in the last decade or so – and these are just a few of the best ones it has to offer. (Photo: Wikipedia) The Wynn Macau There is no […]

  • January 26, 2014
    Traveling to India after April 2014? You must see this

    If you are traveling to India after April 1, 2014, and exchanging currency to Indian Rupee either in or out of the country, make sure to check every single note before you accept it. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that all currency notes issued prior to 2005 would be withdrawn from March […]

  • January 23, 2014
    Reunion releases new promotional video for 2014 (Video)

    With 40% of the island classified as a UNESCO world heritage site, Reunion released it’s tourism promotional video for 2014 that displays it’s stunning landscapes, varied culture and fantastic marine life. This is a 4-plus minute video captioned as ‘Combine Your Emotions’ for the 2,500 sq-km island nation of Reunion.

  • January 23, 2014
    Travel the world with Somewhere

    Public Instagram photos combined with those from Foursquare and Wikipedia makes it fun to see the world in a different perspective. Head over to this really cool website called Somewhere, an addictive place for travel destinations using Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia data. French hacker Benjamin Netter, stumbles upon a beautiful place on the web, like […]

  • January 22, 2014
    New TouristCard gets discounts in Vietnam

    A promotion card for tourists, called TouristCard, has been introduced at 200 locations in six cities and provinces nationwide. For now, over 3000 cards are available with agents nationwide and costs VND 90,000 (US$4.30) each. The card gives discounts ranging between 10% to 50% for services at specified hotels, restaurants and resorts in Hanoi, Ho […]

  • January 22, 2014
    Seoul Lantern Festival 2013 in pictures

    Since its inception in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival puts on a remarkable display of lanterns on the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul. During the festival period, hundreds of lanterns, each with a unique design and story, are lit on the stream. Visitors can expect to see lanterns made by international artists, as […]

  • January 21, 2014
    Seek the confluence points

    People go to extremes traveling the world with set itineraries and points-of-interests. One of them is ‘Confluence Trips’. A point of confluence occurs at the integer degree intersections where a line of latitude meets a line of longitude. There is a confluence within 49 miles (79 km) of you if you’re on the surface of […]

  • January 19, 2014
    Must-have app for tracking Northern Lights

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: With NASA scientists predicting the best time to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is now, there’s no guarantee that you will be able to really see them. Instead of spending days at a destination you are going just to […]

  • January 10, 2014
    Hotels in China provide smog masks to guests

    We all know how awful the smog in China is, so now some hotels in China provide gas masks to their guests. Redditor Mthomaseddy posted this picture of a gas mask packed in a beautiful cloth bag. The package was placed in his room when he arrived at the Shanghai Fairmont. It is just an […]

  • January 8, 2014
    Some tips on travel savings

    A new year brings possibilities of new travels and every traveler have different rules and ideas on saving money when it comes to accommodation, flights or sights to visit. On my flight from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires, I met this guy who was traveling to Rio de Janeiro with long layovers at Buenos Aires […]

  • January 6, 2014
    Chadar Trek – best trek for adventure addicts

    ‘Ladakh, undoubtedly a peerless destination for adventure lovers to experience ecstasy. The adventure empyrean abodes some of the most mesmerizing trekking trails!’ The Himalayan range in Ladakh offers an abundance of trekking opportunities to the enthusiastic adventurers. Among these trails, Zanskar Frozen River or Chadar trek is among the wildest and most exciting treks in […]

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