Traveling internationally isn’t as demanding and expensive as it was a few years back, when nations are moving towards making it easier for travel enthusiasts to experience all that the world has to offer, it is not wise to let these opportunities just pass by.
United Arab as a nation of seven Emirates have proved to be one of the major contributors to the boost in tourism in the Middle East. It’s rated as the most expensive city in the region, one look at the city and you’ll know why. The capital city is Abu Dhabi but the financial capital and most visited city remains Dubai.
Continue reading “Why Dubai?”
“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.
Continue reading “Do You Know Of These Travel Scams?”
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.
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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.
Continue reading “Top 5 Countries Indians Travel To”
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)!
Continue reading “Cultural Differences – Dubai”
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.
Continue reading “True Cost Of Travelling”
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.
Continue reading “Travel More For Less”
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:
Continue reading “Lost & Found Saga On Airports”
The dynamics of our national borders are changing physically as well as conceptually with shifts in power, evolving governmental and foreign policies, alliances, and countries moving towards liberalization by warming towards the global citizens. Even the thought of travelling to another country is exacting when it comes to keeping up with the requirements of each country on the globe. But what if you have a few tricks up your sleeves to decide where to vacation next by optimally using the resources you already have (like your citizenship or your passport) with minimal efforts?
Continue reading “6 Visa Hacks Every Traveler Needs To Know”
We have heard of many incidents of being detained on airport by authorities due to incomplete paperwork. Every country has its own rules and regulations, and you are permitted to enter the country only if you have fulfilled all the formalities, otherwise you will be asked to step aside for additional checks. Let’s see some case scenarios and understand how they could have been avoided.
Case I: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s visa application to the UK was rejected by the British High Commission in Delhi. Continue reading “Celebrity Visa Hassles & Solutions”