Author: Alex Jacob

Questions you might have faced when you announce your solo travel plan

Questions you might have faced when you announce your solo travel plan

Nowadays it’s common that people are traveling solo. It’s take courage and commitment to plan a solo trip. Definitely your friends and family will ask you 1000 questions regarding this. Certain questions will doubt ourselves to proceed with the solo trip plan. It’s easy for planning a solo trip, nobody will be there to control you, no need to follow and strict time lines. You can spend as much as time you want at your favorite destination. But it’s little painful to execute the solo trips. Here are some of the questions and worries you might have faced from your dear and near. Why you are going alone? Can’t you go with your friends? The answer to this question is pretty simple. Tell them you have enough friends, but you value your time with yourself more. Traveling alone will give you more responsibilities and capabilities. So it’s always a learning experience in life to travel alone. Won’t you get bored traveling solo? It’s a perspective question. Traveling solo will help you to find new people …

Know About Power Outlets and Voltages When Travelling Internationally

Know About Power Outlets and Voltages When Travelling Internationally

It’s not the currency or the language which will trouble you during your international trips, but the power outlets and plugs. Think of a situation where you can’t use your electronic devices at all. If you don’t do your homework ahead of time, you may be unable to use your electrical devices. Even worse, you may damage them by plugging them into the foreign outlets. So what is the solution to this problem? The answer is to know the world standards well in advance.I have compiled an article regarding this which can help everyone who are traveling abroad. There are currently 15 types of electrical outlet plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter by the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), starting with A and moving through the alphabet. These letters are completely arbitrary: they don’t actually mandate anything. The below diagram from Wikipedia gives us some idea of how plug shapes vary from country to country. Note that North America, continental Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia …

Tiger Caves of Mahabalipuram

The hidden Tiger Caves of Mahabalipuram

Tiger cave is a rock-cut temple believed to have been constructed in 7-8 century by Pallavas like all other similar monuments in Mahabalipuram/Mamallapuram. Tiger caves are not real caves like structure and you will never find a tiger there. A single large rock carved with tiger heads around the cave temple. With elephant and a horse carved to the left. One can see the carvings on the rocks which looks like a tiger (few research helped me to identify that the animal on the rocks were a mythological creature called ‘Yeli’). Tiger Caves Mahabalipuram The place were assumed to be a gathering spot for the Pallava king to address his people. The Tiger caves are now part of ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) protected monuments and the venue is maintained neatly with proper parking space and lush green lawn/trees for visitors. It’s a calm and quite place to enjoy with your friends and family. There is a nice lawn maintained by ASI and the large trees provide some shade and cooling. This place has a …

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Things You Should Know About Tibetan Prayer Flags

Nowadays I am seeing people are hanging some decoration on their bike’s handle especially on bikes which used for leh ladakh trips. I was in search of more details about this hanging decoration. When I have seen this for the very first time, like everyone, I also thought these are just pieces of clothes with some words on it. Later I came to know, It is nothing but the Tibetan Prayer Flags. The sad part of hanging this flags on bike is, most of the people really don’t know the real purpose of having it on their bike. Those prayer flags you’ve hung on your bike are not just some fancy accessory. Everything right from the color to the words on the flags has a deeper meaning. A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags essentially carry our prayers via the wind to get them answered. The objective of …

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How to get the best deals on hotels and resorts

You don’t need to spend hell lot of money for a hotel room.There are tricks and tips you can use to find the best deals on hotels and resorts for your trips. Everyone will look for the best deals on hotels and resorts while traveling. Bringing down the cost of stay would be the necessity of a budget traveler. There is no special magic for finding the best deal. I will tell you how to find the best deals on hotels and resorts. So let’s see the tips one by one and try which all will work for us. Signup for the alerts on price drops Rather than searching how to get the best hotel deals online, try to find the websites that will work for you.There are websites which will alert you by mail or message for the price drops or best deals. We can’t keep an eye on hotel deals all the time, so any price drops will be notified. Websites like Hotels.com and Kayak are best in this since they won’t flood your inbox. …