United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday welcomed the understanding reached on Syria by leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrial nations. Ban welcomed the commitment to bring the Syrian sides to the negotiating table, saying that he stands ready to convene the Geneva Conference on Syria as soon as possible to help [...]
Cuba, much like the popular cocktail Cuba Libre, is a concoction of a vibrant culture, music, history and breathtaking locales, although it’s almost in news because of the politics. Recently Raul Castro was re-elected as President of Cuba which got everyone talking about the country once again.We take a look at some of the best [...]
Tourism Australia recently announced that 1,59,420 of the 6.1 million international arrivals in 2012 in Australia were Indian visitors. Looking at these figures, you can judge how popular it is as a travel destination. We give you a few of the places which recorded the most number of footfall. Great Ocean Road, Victoria Travel the Great Ocean Road and [...]
The infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp was leased to the United States by Cuba on 23-02-1903. We take a look at the ‘famous’ prisons that history has seen. Alcatraz, USA Once considered the prison of American prisons, the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay has been an asset to the US Army, the federal [...]
The world is becoming a smaller place and all its citizens are increasingly speaking the same language.
Modern yet resplendent in old world charm: Palaces, temples, beaches, French boulevards, planetariums and tonga rides… a trip to any of these places is a pleasant cocktail of now and then. Hubli and Dharwad The twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad are actually two cities, unified by single Municipal Corporation. Hubli-Dharwad is the second biggest Conurbation [...]
Travellers across the world are embracing the idea that there can be more to travel than just mere sight-seeing. Volunteer Tourism is one of the fastest growing forms of travel in the world today and it’s a great way to understand the local culture, communities and humanitarian initiatives. Here’s a list of six such initiatives that let you travel and volunteer in different parts of the globe.
Algeria, a country that has a magnificent history to it, is just as beautiful to visit. If the civil war of 1992 saw tourism plummet, the recent kidnapping and killing of foreigners by militants has only made it worse. But that should not mar the intrinsic wonder of this country. There are many places that [...]