Applying for a visa to a foreign country can be taxing. And when it comes to the American dream, well aren’t we all aware of the situation already? Out of all the countries, The United States of America (USA) has probably the most rigid visa application process at present. It is a lengthy 5 steps process if you ask us, quite tedious but definitely not IMPOSSIBLE! We have broken down entire process to apply for US visa here, hope it helps you in meeting uncle Sam!
“Mahn, he ripped me off with $100, be careful while you visit there”.
Such conversation is pretty common amongst backpackers and you definitely know what we are talking about if you have been part of one. Stories of scams are routinely exchanged among travelers and if you think that victims are those who don’t travel much, it’s definitely time to think again.
Tourists make tempting targets for tricksters all across the world. Shady people simply love to take advantage of travelers, and unless you are careful, it’s easy to become a victim. In a study, Barcelona was named as the world’s worst city for holiday scams, while visitors to Paris and Rome were also warned to be cautious. Let’s talk about some well known scams and see as to how one can avoid it.
This week we have come up with a special Bavarian Brotzeit for you all after Dubai’s delight couple of weeks ago. Yes, it’s time to explore Germany! India and Germany could possibly be standing on the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to differences in their culture. But if people from either of the nationalities visit the other, they are in for a shock, if not sheer amazement.
Indians are one of the most avid travelers with uniqueness in their travel habits. The new age Indians are willing to spend on traveling to explore a foreign land, taking out time from their busy schedule to spend quality time with their family or friends. However, the most go to destinations still remain within Asia or the places that they already know about via relatives and extended relatives. It ends up with an equation of one part exploring and two parts traveling or revisiting. But it’s a start and if you are new to this world of travel, maybe following would be a good start to know where your fellow Indians are travelling the most.
If you are traveling to Australia in the near future for work, or planning on moving there, you might have to keep a close watch on the news. New changes have been introduced to Australian visa requirements which will come in effect from 1st July, we expect that it will result in several applicants becoming ineligible for the RSMS and ENS applications in Australia, and an increase in the difficulty General Skilled Immigration programs to avail these visas especially for the category in which age limit will be decreased.
Grab a seat and that delicious cup of coffee, because we are taking you on a journey to various countries of this planet through our latest blog series (look for the name) showing cultural differences of the world. The world as we know is a place to explore, let’s explore it by respecting each other’s culture (and avoid shocks when you travel)!
Travelling for business ideally shouldn’t be that difficult to maneuver. For some countries it’s fairly convenient to travel to certain nations for business, depending on their foreign and trade policies; however, for others it’s a pretty difficult task. As of now APEC business travel card (ABTC) is one such privilege for APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) economies which allows expedited clearance through designated ABTC lanes and other painless travel procedures. However, India is not a part of APEC nations, and so Indian businessmen cannot practice the same while traveling to APEC nations.
Applying for visa is a lot of hard work (could be less if you know who to contact *hint*), and a bit of luck. And after all the shenanigans, you realize that there’s half a chance that your money and work might go in vain which is kind of a setback and stops a lot of budding travelers from trying to plan a trip. We have tried to make planning easier for you through this blog with our research on visa costs and supplementary details around it.
How convenient it would be if we could travel the world on one tourist visa or better yet no visa! Since that is not possible, let’s see how we can get the best out of the few visas that we already posses. Similar to the power that comes with Schengen visa, which could help you travel to 26 countries, Indians can use their US, Canada and Schengen visa to travel to more than one country. We have compiled the list of countries that you can travel to with minimum hassle if you have visa stamped on your passport from these countries.
The most planned and exciting trip can become a challenge once you realize that your valuable or essential possession, the only piece of familiarity in a foreign land is missing! Losing baggage is every traveler’s one of the worst nightmares.
It can get lost due to a variety of reasons in the course of your journey; however, most of the occurrences happen within hours of one landing at a new destination, it is advisable that in such situations following details should be kept in mind: