Thursday, 27 June 2013

All Over World! Amazing summer getaways

Tired of the same old destinations? Whether you want a slice of the extravagant culture of Hong Kong and Singapore, or bask in the quite serenity of the white Roman beaches, or swear by the luxurious hill-stations around the world — there is something for everyone's multifarious tastes in this summer holiday planner.

Hong Kong, Macau: Aptly called the 'Vegas of the Orient' Macau offers the most glittering slew of slot machines and gives Vegas a run for its money.

Greece: Whether its through the pulsing night-life of Mykonos , the earthiness of Delphi or the rugged Cretan mountains, Greece is like a breath of fresh air.

Singapore: Get ready to shop till you drop at the Great Singapore Sale going on till July 28. Enjoy dazzling deals on just about everything, everywhere.

Turkey: The land of the delectable Baklava, Turkey has more to it than just a lick-your-plate-clean cuisine. It is a legacy in itself that will leave you asking for more.

Canadian rockies: If traveling is synonymous with mountains, then the Canadian Rockies is just the place for you.

New Zealand: Be it the rich Maori culture or the adrenaline-rush at the Fox glacier, black-water rafting or zorbing, the Kiwis are sure going to up the excitement in your trip.

Australia: The sun-kissed harbour city of Sydney the festive grace of Adelaide or the gamut of art at Brisbane, Australia is a destination you would want to head the summer-planner.

Spain: Spain's diversity stirs the soul. Wherever you go, you'll find yourself reveling with admiration.
Washington DC: Washington DC is a hub for American politics and history. Attracting as many school field trips as it does travelers the district offers a peek into the country’s democratic origin. There are plenty of free museums to take advantage of but the real draw here is the memorials and monuments dedicated to great American leaders. Spend some contemplative time at the Reflecting Pool within the National Mall, among the most patriotic places in the country. 
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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Plane leaving Reagan National veers off runway and gets stuck in mud

A plane leaving Reagan National Airport on Monday afternoon veered off the runway and its wheels got stuck in the mud, airport officials said.

Delta flight 1763, an MD-90, was leaving the airport when the landing gear on the right side of the plane got stuck in the mud.

Chris Paolino, an airport spokesman said, the passengers have been off-loaded and crews are working to move the plane’s wheels.

He said there are no reported flight delays because of the incident, since the airport’s main runway is clear and operating normally. Paolino could not say how many passengers were aboard, but there were no reports of injuries.

Michael Thomas, a spokesman for Delta, said the travelers are going to be put on another plane that is scheduled to leave at 7 p.m.

It was not clear whether it was raining at the time of the mishap.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Ultimate 7 places of the world!

With God as the artist, Times Travel explores some of the most awe inspiring natural wonders of the world.

Victoria Falls, Africa
Standing in front of the Victoria Falls in Zambia, there is little to stop you from marvelling at the divine artistry visible around. The same goes for numerous other natural landscapes and phenomenons, from skyscraper dwarfing mountains of the Himalayas to the melody of colour of the Aurora Borealis.

Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon may very well be the most popular of natural wonders. Spread 446-kms long and 29-kms wide, the canyon was created by continuous erosion of the land by the Colorado River. This area of Arizona is also home to various native American tribes who live in the caves of the canyon or along the banks of the river that winds its way through. With the Colorado river passing through for over 17 million years, the area has also exposed various layers of ancient rock which tell researchers something about geologic history. The Grand Canyon National Park situated here is home to various animals and plants and is a good place to spot the bald eagle. Travelers to the Grand Canyon can explore the area through walking treks with qualified guides or helicopter tours. More adventurous travelers take to the river with their rafts and kayaks.

Lago Carrera, Chile
General Carrera Lake would only be famous as the deepest lake in South America if it wasn't for the banks of marble that border it. The stone here has weathered and corroded under pressure from the water currents, creating a cathedral of marble. The passageways and caverns formed over vast stretches of time are sometimes large enough for small boats to glide through, albeit precariously. It does not take long to get enchanted by Las Cavernas de Marmol as this exquisite labyrinth is known locally.

Mount Roraima, South America
The impressive Mount Roraima is shared between the countries of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. This table top mountain is part of a series that date back over two billions years. With 400 meter-tall cliffs the mountain is home to its very own species of plants and insects. Explorers have also found caves with unique designs made by microbes eating their way into the silica walls. Access to Mount Roraima is difficult by road but helicopter tours are available from Santa Elena de Uairen in Venezuela to give you a majestic view of the Mount top nestled among the clouds.

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
The world's largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni situated on the Altiplano plateau, in the monsoons, doubles up as the world's largest mirror for most tourists looking to take some quirky pictures. The stretch of flat saline ground gets a mirror like surface from the water that forms a layer over the salt and is able to clearly reflect the sky above. In the middle of the salt flat is the Incahuasi Island — a brown spot on this sheet of white. The arid island is covered in cacti and has a tourist centre for those visiting. The salt flat is also a stop over for arge flocks of pink flamingos and their flight over the reflective surface makes for beautiful photographs.

Tsingy De Bemaraha, Madagascar
This unique stone forest in Madagascar looks like something out of Lord of The Rings. Credit this to the giant limestone structures that look like pine trees from a distance or the various endemic species of flora and fauna that can only be found in Tsingy De Bemaraha and nowhere else in the world. Animals, insects and plants are still being discovered in its dense forests and wet caves, so a visit here is sure to surprise you.

Satffa, Scotland
Many visitors to the island of Staffa in Scotland refuse to believe that the phenomenon of its pillared stone formations are natural. The symmetry and design of the hexagonal basalt columns, created by volcanic activity make the walls of the island's caves look like the interiors of a Gothic cathedral. Similar formations can be found in Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, on the island of Ulva and Ardmeanach on the Isle of Mull.

Pamukkale, Turkey
Turkey has numerous wonders but none can doubt the breath stealing ability of Pamukkale (cotton castle). At first glance the stepped hills look snow blanketed. This is the effect of the hot springs in the area that create a deposit of calcium carbonate making the area around look like it's covered with cotton. Tourists visit Pamukkale to bathe in its mineral springs.