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Redang Island – Wonderland Under The Sea

Located 45 kilometers off from Kuala Terengganu’s coast, Redang Island (Pulau Redang) is a beautiful island that has becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. Not only is the island the largest belonging to Terengganu, its contrasting white sands, green jungles, and blue waters creates a paradise that few visitors ever forget.

Because Pulau Redang is an island, one of its biggest draws is definitely the beaches. The island boasts two amazing beaches: the Pasir Panjang (known to tourists as the Long Beach) and Teluk Dalam Kecil. The former can be found on the eastern coast of the island; the latter is around a cove in the northeastern portion of Redang near the Berjaya Redang Beach Resort. This resort is a five-star hotel and is one of the most popular accommodations for travelers. Shuttles from the resort to the airport are available. Other than that resort, you can also choose Laguna Redang Island Resort to stay when in your vacation here. The Long Beach earns its name honestly thanks to its 800 meter length. Many resorts can also be found along these white sands and offer a beautiful view of the water: Redang Pelangi Resort & Redang Reef Resort.

Berjaya Redang Beach Resort Kuala Terengganu Malaysia (www.hotelsbreak.com)

Redang Pelangi Resort (www.hotelsbreak.com)

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Golden Triangle Tour

India’s Golden Triangle is a tourist circuit which includes: Delhi, Agra , and Jaipur. The Golden Triangle Tours showcase essence of places, practices and people of North India. Tapping into the essence of royal grandeur, architectural and cultural splendor, and interesting historical and mythological legends of India, a Golden Triangle Tour is a delight for well-heeled guests; weaved in a rich tapestry of pleasant surprises, amazing world-renowned monuments including one of the Seven Wonders of the World Taj Mahal, and comfy and luxurious accommodations at heritage hotels, royal retreats and upscale resorts.

Delhi:
Delhi, being the national capital this city is also a bustling metropolis. This city blends beautifully the ancient and the modern. Narrating the city’s Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the picturesque streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. You will also discover lively and colorful bazaars that boast to cater all sorts of good and items at mind-blowing prices amidst a barely controlled chaotic ambience. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj. It generates a mesmerizing charm reflecting well-composed and spacious streets under the shade of beautifully lined avenues of trees and tall and imposing government buildings

Agra:
On the banks of river Yamuna stands the symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal The glorifying beauty of Taj Mahal describes itself that how much Shah Jahan must have loved Mumtaz. Visit the majestic Taj Mahal early in the morning when the first beam of sunlight falls on it. Agra fort Is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-E-Am, Diwani-E-Khaas and Musanman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment beside Jahangir’s place, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal

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For World Cup fans, 15 safety tips for visiting South Africa

For World Cup fans, 15 safety tips for visiting South Africa

Is it crazy to go on a soccer vacation to a country with one of the highest rates of violent crime on Earth? There’s also a risk of smaller crimes, such as the theft of wallets and cellphones, as well as credit card fraud.

South African authorities have promised a safe World Cup, with 41,000 police to be deployed during the monthlong tournament beginning June 11.

Yet the statistics are alarming: more than 18,000 murders a year; more than 70,000 sex crimes; more than 121,000 cases of robbery with aggravated circumstances in the same period. Car hijackings, robberies at businesses and robberies at homes all have risen sharply.

Travelers also can take simple steps to reduce the risk of crime:

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Family Summer Vacations in India

A summer vacation packages is a time to enjoy the natural beauty, to get away from the normal routine of the life to luxuriate in the cool summer destinations of India. Since the time of the colonial era, India is famous worldwide for its summer holidays as it has lot of summer attractions to offer to the tourists. During the time of British India, Shimla, one of the coolest regions of India, served as the Summer Capital of British Empire.Summer is the best time to visit in India shimla.Even today, this summer destination is one of the most-demanding destinations among the travelers of the world. However, India has numerous summer tourist places where the travelers have an option to spend the entire summer season under special summer tour packages or they can opt from the several short term tour packages to enjoy the summer vacation in India.Whether you want to trek up to the summer sun, hike along meandering jungle paths, ride a tropical sea wave or simply hit the hammock and douse yourself in a Hardley Chase paperback, the Indian terrain offers you the best So, some of the top summer destinations of this season are

Goa

The sunny beaches of Goa are an ideal summer destination for you. A diverse tourist locale, Goa is celebrated the world over for its laidback culture, sun kissed beaches, gothic churches and rocking nightlife.From north to south, the Goa coastline is marked by a number of beach towns, with relaxed ambience, seafood and water sports such as wind surfing, water skiing, sailing, water-scooters, and dolphin spotting cruises. The beaches of Calangute and Baga are the most visited for honeymoon in goa while other famous beaches include Arambol, Anjuna,Candolim, Colva and Palolem.By the way, don’t forget your sunscreens if you don’t want to get your skin tanned!. Even though there are many wonderful honeymoon destinations in the world, Goa is something special. This place really puts a spell on you – ensnaring you so you always want to return. High, green and gorgeous, Goa is honeymooner’s dream, a land with beaches that stretch into tomorrow. The accommodations run a tempting gamut from a sprawling seaside resort to a hyperactive all-inclusive, stylish full-service hotel

Coorg

One of the best places for family tours trips in the country you can be at during the summer. Also known as Kodagu, this is a place said to haunt you forever with its timeless beauty. Coorg offers you a fascinating past, captivating natural beauty, great cuisine and aromas of the coffee plantations, oranges and honey. Set amidst verdant valleys, imposing mountains and teak wood forests, this is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can visit.

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New high-speed trains coming to Italy

New high-speed trains coming to Italy

A heads-up for train travelers: In summer 2011, a private high-speed railway in Italy is scheduled to make its debut, traveling between Salerno and Turin via Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna, Milan and Venice.

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, or NTV, the brainchild of Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, will use the same recently upgraded tracks as the fast trains operated by state-owned Trenitalia. But NTVs trains will be sleek, new Alstom AGVs, made by the same company that gave France the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), capable of traveling 357 miles per hour.

Even so, the new train service, dubbed Italo, will have to abide by the Italian railway speed limit of 186 miles per hours, meaning that travel times won‘t be vastly different from those of Trenitalia: Rome-Milan in under three hours, Milan-Turin in 50 minutes, Bologna-Florence in 37 minutes and Rome-Naples in an hour.

 

What will set NTV apart from Trenitalia are style and service. Plush coach interiors are being designed by Italian automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. There will also be satellite access, Wi-Fi, a cinema car, chef-made cuisine, Internet ticketing and a broader range of prices and classes than Trenitalia offers.

The project, initiated prior to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s administration, is one of Italys first privately owned and operated mass-transportation ventures.

All aboard!

– Susan Spano, Special to the Los Angeles Times

Photo: A prototype of a new Italian high-speed train, scheduled to start operations in summer 2011, is undergoing tests in Italy. Credit: Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori

By LA Times

Europe travel update: Airlines advice to fliers; more delays expected from ash plume

Europe travel update: Airlines advice to fliers; more delays expected from ash plume

Shifting clouds of volcanic ash shut airports and disrupted flights in Spain, Portugal and Italy this weekend, but all airports were open Monday after the concentration of ash dissipated overnight, according to updates from the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation.

Travelers should remain on alert and check frequently with their travel agents and airlines because an ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano, lingering over the North Atlantic, may cause delays in transatlantic flights that must be rerouted to avoid the cloud, the agency said.

“There is an area of ash cloud in the middle of the North Atlantic, which is impacting transatlantic flights,” the statement said. “While most of these flights are operating, many are having to make significant reroutings to avoid the area of ash cloud coverage, resulting in delays.” The agency, known as Eurocontrol, said it expects about 28,500 flights to operate Monday over Europe – about 500 fewer than normal. Eruptions from the volcano last month forced a five-day suspension of air traffic over Europe.

On Sunday, Italy’s airports in Pisa, Milan and Florence were shut, as well as airports in Portugal and Spain. Airlines are struggling to keep fliers updated with the latest information through postings on websites, Twitter and text messages and e-mails.

Below is what some airlines are advising passengers to do if their flights have been affected by the volcano; if you booked your flight through a travel agent, contact him or her to rebook or file for a refund.

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Heritage India Tours

<p>North India is not just the seat of the previous sultanate of India, but is also a lifetime for a person to wander about the streets of north India, discovering its magnificence and cultural glory.</p>
<p>The Golden Triangle tours assure the richness of the amazing Indian cultural geographical and historical landmarks, within the experience of luxury. Touring plans of the Golden Triangle Tours cover primary locations like capital cities and other tourist destinations of historical/cultural importance. Golden Triangle Tours have a touring plan to meet every need, from tours targeted at the young-at-heart, the heritage-lover to adventurous ones. There are specific <a title=”india travel packages” href=”http://www.indiatripsonline.com/packages.htm” target=”_blank”><strong>India travel packages</strong></a> that would help the tourists explore the wild beauty of the Indian vicinity. The Golden Triangle Tours, gives the traveler the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the rich cultural history of India in just a few days.</p>
<p>A typical Golden Triangle Tour consists of comfortable pick-up and hotel transit from the airports. The <a title=”india tour” href=”http://www.indiatripsonline.com/india-tours/” target=”_blank”><strong>India tour</strong></a> consist of accommodations in premium hotels and staying quarters, offering the best blend of luxury and amenities. Every step of the tour guarantees maximum assistance and coordination regarding sightseeing, visiting important landmarks, arranging for tour guides etc. Golden Triangle Tours also maintain extremely flexible and properly-spaced touring schedules. This prevents the tourists from reeling under fatigue and not being able to enjoy the awesome grandeur of the Indian experience.</p>
<p>The unique flexibility of the touring schedules also mean that tourists can plan the trip at their own pace, taking time to experience some stops and skip others. The Golden Triangle packages traditionally include accommodation at top-of-the line 4 or 5 Star <a title=”india hotels” href=”http://www.indiatripsonline.com/hotels.asp” target=”_blank”><strong>india hotels</strong></a>, air-conditioned surface transport all locally applicable taxes.</p>
<p>Combining the heritage of ancient India and the grandness of modern India, these tours present a vivid and vibrant image of the Indian cultural diversity. The Golden Triangle packages could be easily initiated throughout the year as per the tourist’s requirements. Irrespective of language, country or race, tourists from all over the world could depend upon Golden Triangle’s exclusive range of tourist comforts. Golden Triangle Tours also provides the most detailed, well-guided tours and sightseeing to facilitate an immersive local experience. Despite all the luxurious touring facilities, Golden Triangle manages to offer a total ‘value-for-money’ touring experience at extremely competitive rates. Combining minimal environmental distraction and maximum enjoyment, Golden Triangle tours is the best way to discover India.</p>

Prescription Medicine Warning When Traveling to Dubai

Prescription Medicine Warning When Traveling to Dubai

If youre traveling to Dubai, you might just witness the inevitable: people dumping prescription medicines they need for serious medical conditions so they can dodge the risk of being imprisoned. The airport security in Dubai has tightened yet again, this time with passengers who carry prescription drugs.

A man flying with the Emirates Airlines was recently subjected to a customs legislation during his thirty six-hour stopover. This forced him to get rid of medication which he needed for serious medical conditions because the medicines were not in their original packaging anymore. More lenient airports would have let this go, given the passenger has enough paperwork to legitimize his possession of them.

However, due to strict drug trafficking rules in the UAE, travelers are advised to carry their medicines in the original form of their packaging. While travel cases for medicines are convenient, especially if youre so used to carrying just these in your home country, it can land you in trouble in Dubai.

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