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Launched by Twitter a month ago, Vine is a simple app that allows you to take 6-second looping videos [#6SecFilms #6secondpostcard] on your smartphone. This is a the latest hot digital phenomenon allowing you to share travel experiences and local hotspots.
Laptops these days are becoming more efficient in terms of longer battery life, better screens and increased memory size… and so are the applications. Whether you are playing games, watching movies, reading ebook or just working on that school-paper, saving that precious battery life, especially on a long-haul flight is very important. But battery drains fast and most airlines don’t provide electrical outlet to plug in your computer. Here are some tips on how to save battery life.
Pretty soon you may not be asked to turn your electronic device ‘completely’ during take-off or landing.
The New York Times reports the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may only require you to put some gadgets such as e-readers and laptops in “airplane mode” during takeoffs and landings.
Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai is all set to open in September this year. With a vision of making the airport one of the best in the world, the Terminal 2, or T2 has been built with a state-of-the-art four-level terminal with an area of over 4,39,000 sq. mts. The new terminal will have new taxiways and apron areas for aircraft parking designed to cater to 40 million passengers annually. Terminal 2 has a retail space spread across 21,000 sq. mts and 5,000 sq. mts of landscape area. A 6 lane elevated express way leading to the Terminal is another big highlight. Making it easy for travellers, the T2 will have 188 check-in counters, 60 departure immigration counters and 76 arrival immigration counters. The Terminal 2 will have 104 security check positions and 10 baggage carousels. The new terminal will have a multi-level car park for 5,000 cars.
[Article & image source: Rediff.com]
In our continued attempt to reach out to more users in different languages, we are glad to announce that five walking tour guides are now available in German language. These are also available in English.
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Traveling to Asia and looking for specific organized tours? Most travelers to Asian countries face one major hurdle – language, so for all of you looking to experience the cities and towns of Asia through a local’s eye then head over to Voyagin.
Voyagin seeks to give you a more intimate look at five Asian countries – Japan, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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The visa requirement for Brazilians had been in force since 2005, and from May 2010, Mexico applied CHM immigration to those citizens with a U.S. visa. Moreover, the Migration Documentation Information System (SIDOMI) and the System of Electronic Authorization (SAE) allowed Brazilian tourists and businessmen to obtain electronic visas.
This achievement will allow for an increase in visitors to Mexico from Brazil.
New York City’s icon and a World Heritage Site, the Statue of Liberty, was closed in 2011 for repairs and renovations, a day after its 125th anniversary. It was scheduled to reopen on October 29, 2012, but was shut down due to infrastructure damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
And now it’s scheduled to open on July 4, 2013, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today.
Two photos of the glorious capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – Amman, taken from the highest point in the city – Jabal al-Qal’a (Citadel of Amman). You can spot the huge Jordanian flag of the Raghadan palace compound, which at 127m high is said to be the world’s largest free-standing flagpole, and can be seen from most places in the city.
Although the monkeys and spiders can be found easily, but sloths, iguanas, frogs and birds require a telescope. And the tour guides will be happy to click the pictures for you through their lens.
Here are some of them we clicked:
If you are in Nicaragua and taking a tour of Masaya and places around, then your tour guides will stop over that artisan market where you can purchase hammocks, potteries, wallets, etc. that are traditionally made in Nicaragua.
A lot of shops also have some exclusive paintings, but one of them will definitely catch your eye. I saw a painting of a man cleaning his bare bum in one shop and I though this must be the artist’s kink or, let’s just call it, umm, art! But walking through all the other shops, I noticed that there were many different versions of the same ‘idea’, in different colors and variations.
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