Archive May 2018

Iconic Places in Delhi which are a Must Visit with your College Friends

Delhi, also known as the National Capital Territory (NCT), is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been inhabited from the 6th century BC and has been built and destroyed several times over the centuries. Delhi has served as the capital city for various kingdoms and rulers including the Mughals, Tughlaqs, Lodis and Khaljis. This has resulted in Delhi becoming a place with rich cultural heritage, iconic historical sites, ancient monuments, forts, and landscaped gardens. Delhi is the most visited city in India for tourism as it is dotted with old world architectural wonders. The city...

10 International Destinations You Can Reach With Affordable Air Travel

Do you want to enjoy a holiday without breaking the bank? If so, you’ll want to check out those international destinations you can reach with affordable air travel. Here is a list of the top 10 budget-friendly travel destinations that will also provide you with value for your money. 1. Mexico Having a very favorable exchange between its peso and USD, traveling to Mexico on a budget is now much more favorable than it was a few years ago. Some of its best attractions include epic desert canyons, gorgeous beaches, Mayan ruins, not to mention the culinary and cultural treats of cities such as...

The tiny island with human-sized money

Arriving on the tiny Micronesian island of Yap will fill even the most jaded traveller with a sense of awe. The single daily flight comes in over dense forests, taro swamp, shallow lagoons and a web of mangroves, all surrounded by fringing reef. But the real wonderment doesn’t come from the idyllic scenery, nor from the greeting by a Yapese girl in a traditional hibiscus skirt. It’s when you first come face-to-face with a piece of giant stone money. View image of Hundreds of large stone discs can be found across the Micronesian island of Yap (Credit: Credit: Robert...

The world’s ultimate milkshake?

I placed my order and the teenage clerk sprang into action, scooping vanilla ice cream into a plastic cup. She slathered it with caramel sauce and spooned in chunks of fruit. A blender whirred, and less than a minute later, she handed me a beverage towering with whipped cream. This was the moment I had anticipated for years. I had come to Palm Springs, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, lured by tales from California friends of an incredible milkshake made with locally grown dates. The drink they described was the perfect foil to the resort town’s desert heat: a sweet, chilly treat...

The secret green shelters that feed London’s cabbies

“We’re a Victorian institution,” black-cab driver Henry announced proudly, tugging on his tartan cap. It was a grey mid-morning in London and I was squeezed in a small green shed behind a narrow, U-shaped table. Surrounding me were a cluster of taxi drivers who slurped on mugs of tea and shovelled in forkfuls of scrambled egg and sausage. This diminutive shed in Russell Square is where the keepers of London’s secrets gather – the black-cab drivers whose minds are mapped with every inch of the city. It’s one of 13 cabmen’s shelters remaining in the...

Australia’s ancient language shaped by sharks

The tiger shark was having a really bad day. Other sharks and fish were picking on him and he was fed up. After fighting them, he met up with the hammerhead shark and some stingrays at Vanderlin Rocks in the waters of Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria to speak of their woes before they set out to find their own places to call home. This forms one of the oldest stories in the world, the tiger shark dreaming. The ‘dreaming’ is what Aboriginal people call their more than 40,000-year-old history and mythology; in this case, the dreaming describes how the Gulf of Carpentaria...

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