Archive - 2012

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Top Destinations you can find Betty and Dave
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Rum Tours: Getting to the Heart of Jamaica’s Rum Trade
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My First Fondue in Zurich, Switzerland
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How I got my Schengen Visa?
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Saalbach from the Eye of Your Camera
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Flight to Luxor, Egypt
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Lukla Airport, Nepal – Landing Video
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Flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Lukla Airport in Nepal – Part 1
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Cancun with Kids?
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Online Booking for Boracay Trip with Air Asia

Top Destinations you can find Betty and Dave

The Hollywood stars Betty and Dave have always had a passion for traveling and now with their new found love, after their Disney blockbuster movie in 2010, they are unstoppable. Visiting some of the most exotic and beautiful places in the world, get inspired by some of their best snapshots. If you could take your partner anywhere, where would it be? From the USA to India, take a look at what these crazy dolls got up to.

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Rum Tours: Getting to the Heart of Jamaica’s Rum Trade

In terms of national identity, rum is to Jamaica what whisky is to Scotland. For anyone going on a Jamaican holiday, getting into the spirit of this beverage is a sure-fire way to tap into the heart of this island’s culture – and chill out in true Bob Marley style.

Rum is produced from fermented molasses – a sweet by-product of sugarcane – and its story is on show in the fields enclosed by the rolling rain-forested hills of inland Jamaica. As a rum tourist, you can get out into this lush landscape where slaves were first brought to toil in the Jamaican sugarcane plantations in the 17th century. No surprise perhaps given the hardship of their lives that it was these slaves who discovered how to ferment molasses, creating a shortcut to liquid pleasure which has fuelled the island ever since.

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My First Fondue in Zurich, Switzerland

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How I got my Schengen Visa?

I almost did not pursue my application for a Euro Zone (Schengen Visa) from the French Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan due to several factors. There were so many reasons not to. First, the French guy who scheduled my interview was not helpful enough with the questions I asked him, and he was downright RUDE at times during our phone conversation. La French! Second, he told me that it will take at least two weeks to find out if I will even be eligible to get a visa. Third, I called around September 20 and I was given an interview schedule on the 1st of October. I asked the French guy if he can re-schedule to make it earlier, since I was running up against a tight vacation planning schedule. You know what he said?  “We are not a MARKET to do that”. Darn this French Guy, who does he think he is, Sarkozy? I had heard and so assumed that most of the French are rude, but this was beyond being subtle.

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Saalbach from the Eye of Your Camera

For the photographer in each of us, one may find Saalbach to be the perfect jumping off point for photographing the exquisitely lovely Glemmtal Valley. But getting there cheaply can be problematic – find Saalbach, Austria holidays from Inghams.co.uk, and have a look for the lowest fares.

At any time of year, sunrises and sunsets lighting the peaks of the Kitzbüheler Alps make for dramatic and colorful landscapes. Of course, nature is the main draw of Glemmtal, but the town of Saalbach also delights with its church building and distinctive onion-shaped dome.

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Flight to Luxor, Egypt

 

When I was a kid, we had weekly Bible Study and often read about the rich history of Egypt.  There were stories that I still remember; like when Moses performed a miracle that turned his stick into a Snake, and when Joseph the 11th son of Jacob was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, but eventually became the most powerful man in Egypt next to the Pharaoh. 

I was not enthusiastic about Egypt at that time; for me it was something that I had to learn as a task, or I was grounded by the Parents.  But I have changed, and the fascination began when I started traveling and working in Iraq. In the Bible and thousands of years ago, Iraq was called Babylon, and considered the cradle of mankind.  As my interest grew, I made a list of places that I want to see, and Egypt was definitely one of them.

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Lukla Airport, Nepal – Landing Video

Before I continue with my 2nd part of the Khumbu Trekking Adventure, let me show you the video I took while landing at one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Lukla.

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Flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Lukla Airport in Nepal – Part 1

 

On our 3rd day in Nepal, we were scheduled to start our journey of an eight days Trek to Khumbu Region. It was about six in the morning when Steve, the owner of Shivapuri Heights Cottage drove us to Tribhuvan International Domestic Airport in Kathmandu to catch our flight to Tensing-Hillary Airport which is also popularly known as Lukla Airport.

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Cancun with Kids?

 

Mexico’s gorgeous Caribbean resort of Cancun has a reputation for Spring Break debauchery, but there are plenty of opportunities for travelers of all ages. Family holidays abroad can be stressful in areas swamped with drunken revelers,
but book anytime other than spring and you’ll find a calm coastline rich with natural beauty, wildlife and history. Relax on the beach, swim with dolphins, explore the jungle and play pirates with your kids on the stunning Yucatan peninsula.

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Online Booking for Boracay Trip with Air Asia

Total of the ticket without add-ons


Too good to be true! Yep, that was I thought when I saw some Airlines with a 1 Peso ticket promotion.  Of course there will be hidden charges and other charges that you’ll encounter once you are about to check out and process the payment.  And if ever there are low price tickets, airline staff, their relatives and friends will be ahead of the line and will sell like a hot cake.  So, the passengers who receive the frequent email newsletter don’t have any tickets to avail. Am I talking about Cebu Pacific?  Maybe, maybe not.  I will leave it at that.

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