The Indian Himalayan belt is bestowed with a unique blend of splendor and thrill. On one hand it offers picturesque beauty to treat the eyes of nature lovers and on the other it’s fast flowing rivers, sky kissing peaks and tough treks serve as an ecstasy for adventure junkies. The best part is that there is plethora of options for experiencing thrill cuddled in the mighty Himalayas. Fleet a look below to know the best ways for exploring the fascinating Himalayas.
Finnish Air AY666 to Helsinki (airport code HEL) is usually a full flight on Friday the 13th from Copenhagen. In fact they fly twice on that day instead of the usual daily flight.
The daily flight AY666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki falls on Friday the 13th twice in 2013. Friday the 13th is considered bad luck in many countries and the number 666 also has strong negative biblical associations. There are 12 hours, 12 months and in Christianity 12 apostles and this is a divine number. Add one more and it brings in a certain element of chaos.
One of the most bio-diverse places on the planet, The Galapagos, can be explored through Google’s 360-degree imagery on Street View. Marking its 178th anniversary of Darwin’s discovery of the Galapagos Islands, this volcanic archipelago has species that have remarkably adapted to their environment. Through observing the animals, Darwin made key insights that informed his theory of evolution. Here’s a short documentary that captures the 10-day expedition:
Apple announced the iOS 7 in June this year and new iPhone today. So how does this new operating system compel the travelers to buy this new gadget or even upgrade their existing ones (note: iOS 7 will be available to iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S and 4 on September 18, while iOS 7 will be available for the second-, third- and fourth-generation iPads plus the iPad Mini later in the year)?
The mountain ranges of Himalayas are a blessing to India. They moderate the climate of India by acting as a barrier to extreme cold and hot winds emerging out of central Asia. Various forms of flora and fauna flourish on the slopes, in peaks and valleys of the Himalayas. Major rivers of Northern India find their origin in the mighty glaciers of Himalayas.
The life sustaining Himalayas are also a place of immense beauty and adventure. People come here to find peace, rejuvenation and an opportunity to indulge in the activities which promise to thrill them to the core.
In winter season, the snowfall makes the already beautiful Himalayas, alluring. It also makes the area appropriate for certain sporting activities like skiing, trekking, sledging and the like.
Following are certain adventure activities which are enthusiastically undertaken by the adventure seekers:
Learning a new language to the point where one is flawlessly fluent is quite challenging, especially in the years of adulthood. As a child, or when at school we are physiologically and psychologically more prone to picking up faster as our lack of higher responsibility, stressful duties and the rhythm of our lifestyles dictate meanwhile being an adult means less concentration, less time and less space on our hard drives.
Learning a language the hard way, forcing ourselves into boring intensive courses with ages of complicated grammar and academic vocabulary we ain’t even able to spell is most probably beneficial at some point yet mostly it tends to get frustrating and resentful.
The art of learning a new language must be natural, fun and exciting keeping one attentive enough to feel comfortable to dive deep into exploring all the open doors and possibilities these magical letters offer, making a game out of it to gladly challenge and impress the self and the ones we interact with.
Most of the agregator websites like priceline, hotels.com, orbitz, expedia, etc. will display hotel rates but will not tell you if you need to book your room now or later for the best price. Similar to Kayak, that predicts air fares, TheSuitest predicts hotel room rates.
Sleeping on an airplane is not comfortable so how does one know which seats will give the best sleep? John E. DiScala, the editor in chief of the travel-information site johnnyjet.com and a guy who knows a thing or two about getting shut-eye above 30,000 feet shares tips:
In the Xiangshawan Desert, a remote stretch of dunes in Inner Mongolia, about 350 miles west of Beijing, an architectural lotus recently blossomed: the Desert Lotus Hotel, that doesn’t seem like a particularly convenient place to vacation. The hotel is part of a new resort built amid a vast sea of sand dunes, increasingly popular with Chinese tourists, close tot he city of Baotou, that mines more than half of the world’s rare earth minerals.
Update: November 26, 2014
Tourists traveling to India from 43 countries will now be able to apply online and receive the approval within four working days, before getting their visa at an airport on arrival. Britain, India’s former colonial master, is not included on the new list.
Under the scheme, tourists will be able to pick up their visas from nine Indian airports. Tourists can apply twice a year for 30-day visas which cannot be extended. Tourists must also have a return ticket.
Citizens of 11 countries – Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia can now avail of tourist visa on arrival with a maximum validity of 30 days, in India.
The passports of the applicants should be ordinary, should be valid for at least six months and should contain minimum two blank pages.
About one hour’s drive north of Los Angeles, in the city of Lancaster, lies one of four musical roads in the world. The Civic Musical Road is at Avenue G between 30th Street West and 40th Street West. Covering a quarter-mile stretch of road, the Musical Road uses grooves cut into the asphalt to replicate part of the Finale of the William Tell Overture and is only in the far left lane of the westbound side of the road.
Address: 3187 W Ave G, Lancaster, CA
Directions: Follow I-405 North until it merges with I-5 North. Take CA-14 North (Palmdale, Lancaster) and take Avenue G exit. Turn left from the exit and follow the road for about 2 miles to reach the Musical Road on the left lane.
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Although most of the currency conversion apps provide the same basic functionality of, you guessed it, currency conversion, there are some that stand out in the way they perform. With a clean, sleek and modern interface, Currency has potential in the design playground, but lacks in ease-of-use for a first timer.
As a teacher and traveler in Spain I’ve had the opportunity to explore almost every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, but none holds such a special place in my heart as Madrid. Madrid is the capital city and cultural and economic center of Spain. This vibrant metropolis is home to some of the world’s most famous art museums and some of Europe’s oldest buildings, but what I love most about Madrid is the vibrant, energetic neighborhoods.
Throughout my many visits to Madrid, I’ve found that it is the perfect place to travel while on a budget. Although Madrid may be one of the most expensive cities to visit in Spain, compared to other cities of its size and reputation in Europe and around the world, Madrid is one of the most affordable travel destinations today. I’ve learned that in Madrid, many of the most interesting attractions and most beautiful sights are 100% free. Here are some tips on what to see, where to sleep, and how to eat, to save money in Madrid.