Croatia: A Classic Destination To Visit
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To experience the overwhelming beauty of nature a trip to Croatia is a must, and the memories of this trip will be etched in your heart for eternity. Behind the overwhelming beauty of Croatia lies a tumultuous history of conquest by Greeks, Romans, Turks, Venetian emperors, to name a few, but mother nature has been kind to the country to overcome all the conquests and still retain its old world charm  [...]

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Food for thought – A journey well travelled
May 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | No Comment
Food for thought – A journey well travelled
Bingo! You got it right! Yes, I am going to share with you the right ideas to carry the right kind of food while on a journey. Exactly why is food such an important item in our list of priorities on travel? This is because it is what we eat that determines our health and it is the food that governs our lifestyle. Diet and nutrition are so much part of our life that we often forget to give it the importance that it requires. Very often we are found reaching out for that packet of fries and that filling of cream based buns in our snack time. This in normal routine does a lot of damage thus if it is a matter of a travel it causes more damage. So let us exactly get to know the reasons why we should have a proper diet while on travel. It is true that travel means unwinding and it is often done to  [...]


Pondicherry – The Land of Tomorrow Pondicherry – The Land of Tomorrow
With beautiful paved roads and trees shading the whole area, I walked across the road only to be met by a fellow pulling a rickshaw. He came up to me and asked where I wanted to go. Seated in the rickshaw I tried to bask in the glory of this fascinating city I had come to – Pondicherry . Earlier a French colony, Pondicherry today is Union Territory in India. Pondicherry literally means new village. The entire city is based on the pattern of French construction with a grid pattern. The whole city is divided into sectors which are perpendicular to each other. There is a French region here and an Indian region. The French portion of the city is known as the Ville Blanche which in French means the White Town. The Indian portion is known as the Ville Noire or the Black Town. The French influence  [...]


Top Ten on India Travel
May 24, 2011 | Top 10 | No Comment
Top Ten on India Travel
Why do we always have an obsession with targets? Why are we so end point driven. Why is it that when we study we need to write an examination?  All these are parameters of our own achievements, capabilities and capacity in life. Whenever we do something in life, we always think of the end point. We always think of what we would get in return. We always have this interest to know what we would get when we achieve a particular thing. This is human nature, this is human tendency. The same logic applies to travel too. When we reach a place, we would like to know what exactly we would get there. The same thing applies for a place that we are visiting. A prudent tourist would always read about the place he is visiting. So first of all it is best to know what is the best to do at a place if we know  [...]


Durga Puja
May 23, 2011 | Festivals | No Comment
Durga Puja
Durga Puja or Durgotsav is a festival in the Southern Part of Asia celebrated by the Hindus. It is held in celebration of the Goddess Durga. It is observed for 10 days. It is mainly celebrated in West Bengal, Jharkand, Assam and Orissa. It is the biggest festival celebrated amongst the Hindus. This festival also includes the worship of Lord Shiva who is considered to be Lord Dura’s husband. A banana tree is also worshipped during this festival. Besides Goddess Durga, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Ganesha and Lord Karthik are worshipped during this festival. There are huge mandaps and pandals inside which the idols are kept after due to worship and pomp. History has it that Goddess Durga started being worshipped in the freedom movement in Bengal. It started with a small celebration being held  [...]


Travel Tips – Tips At The Screening Checkpoint
May 20, 2011 | Travel Tips | No Comment
Travel Tips – Tips At The Screening Checkpoint
So you get all set to travel and you have everything in place. You then get detained at the security checkpoint for some silly metal that gets detected in your clothing or some metal item in your purse lets out the beep. Such glitches can be avoided and this kind of last minute worry can be tackled by understanding the system behind travelling. Travel tips offers you the way to travel through security checkpoints. These are operated by the officers in charge of transportation security from the Transportation Security Administration. These checkpoints are for our safety and to avoid any kind of terrorism being encouraged. This ensures that no kind of weapon gets aboard the plane and no kind of items prohibited find their way in. The passengers and the baggage are screened well to avoid any  [...]


Halle Tony Garnier Halle Tony Garnier
Halle Tony Garnier is a major concert hall and exhibition venue in Lyon, France. The concert hall has an extremely eventful past, and is considered among the best auditoriums in France. There have been major acts like A C / D C, Metallica, Aerosmith, Mark Knopfler, Sting and many more international artists and pop singers. The Halle Tony Garnier was erected in the period between the years 1909 & 1914. The concert hall is in the nature of an icon for the city of Lyon. The Hall was opened in the year 1914 at first as a part of the “industrial city” project. In the present time, the halle Tony Garnier is a venue for concerts, performances and exhibitions, it is a fact known to few that the concert hall was until quite recently a meat market for the city of Lyon. The Halle Tony Garnier  [...]


Metropolitan Museum of Art: An attraction to behold – II
May 18, 2011 | Art Museums | No Comment
Metropolitan Museum of Art: An attraction to behold – II
In the previous article, we had a look on some of the most famous departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continuing with the tour of historical marvels, in this article, we shall look on some more wonderful departments of this museum in Manhattan. The museum is an architectural wonder, and has a huge number of collections that are worthy of interest for aficionados of sculpture and art from various parts of the world. European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Regarded as among the largest departments, this collection is the venue of over 50,000 objects right since the 15th century. Focusing more on the Renaissance sculpture, the department also is the home of a plethora of glass and ceramic pieces, jewelry, tapestries, furniture, textiles, and mathematical tools. You will get a chance  [...]


The Pinnacles The Pinnacles
The Pinnacles were not discovered until the 1960’s in Australia. It was added to Nambung National Park to preserve the unique natural formation. On an average 250,000 visitors throng it. The best time to go here is from August to October when wildflowers bloom. It is best viewed in the early morning light or late afternoon. The Park is also rich in its wildlife population and you can find here Kangaroos and emus which are endemic to the region. The raw material here is sea shells that have been left by from an earlier epoch when the area was rich in marine life. By the forces of nature these shells were broken down into sands which were rich in the lime content. They formed mobile dunes. Others say that they were formed due to the leaching of lime from wind blown sand. Rain cemented the lower  [...]


Hotel Keio Plaza, Tokyo
May 16, 2011 | Hotels | No Comment
Hotel Keio Plaza, Tokyo
Tokyo is the heart of all metropolitan cities in the world and is regarded at par with the metros of Europe and USA. The city is filled with all the amenities the modern day world demands. It also contains hotels of premium quality and Hotel Keio Plaza is one among them. The hotel is situated in the business center of Tokyo. It is just 5 blocks away from the station Shinjuku and very close to the Metropolitan Government Building of Tokyo. The hotel houses in it, restaurants and entertainment centers of international scales. Rooms The size of the Hotel Keio Plaza Tokyo can be realized by the number of guests rooms in it as there are 1436 guest rooms. You can visit Tokyo at anytime of the year and you will find a nook in Hotel Keio Plaza. The rooms are all well furnished with high speed internet  [...]


Cerulean Tower Hotel, Tokyo
May 13, 2011 | Hotels | No Comment
Cerulean Tower Hotel, Tokyo
The Cerulean Tower Hotel in Tokyo is located in the site from where the popular fashion destinations of the city are nearby. The districts like Harajuku, Shibuya and Aoyama. These places are known for the best garments and art works in Japan. While you reside at the hotel, a little stroll can make you reach thee places at ease. The name of the Cerulean Tower Hotel clearly defines the gigantic height of it, which is a 40 storey building in the heart of Tokyo. The entertainment amenities are a plenty in it as the hotel houses well-equipped theaters and jazz clubs for its guests. The best part of the hotel is the dramatic view of the city from all the rooms as all of the rooms, face the city and the enormous height gives you the panoramic view easily. Rooms Although the Cerulean Tower Hotel is  [...]


Hotel Metropolitan, Tokyo
May 12, 2011 | Hotels | No Comment
Hotel Metropolitan, Tokyo
Tokyo is a true metro as the city has made itself wrap up in the nutshell of tube rail, have markets selling goods of all the parts of the world, purveying all the modern day amenities and above all has the most stunning Hotel Metropolitan situated within its boundaries. The hotel is situated almost next to the Metropolitan Art Space, which worth for watch and tourists often throng at the place. Guests of the hotel don’t need to toil on the rods as they will take just 80 minutes to reach the hotel from the international airport of Tokyo. The hotel is located just a single block away from Ikebukuro Station. The features of the hotels are noteworthy as you will see five different restaurants in Hotel Metropolitan. The restaurants are well known for its culinary delights and offer some of the  [...]