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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 …

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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. …

What is the best travel breakfast

What is the best travel breakfast ?

A very simple question, but which can lead to a debate topic between readers. I am not going to address this question very specifically with some general suggestions. The mode of traveling will also have some role in our breakfast. If you are doing a road trip, things can vary from a luxury travel. Let’s consider we are backpacking and see how we can plan the best travel breakfast. You can carry the below mentioned food items which will be very handy. Rolled oats. Dry Fruits and Nuts. Rolled Omelet with 3 eggs.( depends on your hunger level ) Milk/Water in Bottle. Fruits like Apple/Banana. You don’t need to carry this for all your road trips. You can manage it from the nearest town/city through where you will be passing to reach your destination. Rolled oats, Image credits: prevention.com There can be chances to stay in a remote place and find it difficult to locate a hotel or restaurant. This portable food items will help you in those situations. Suppose you are already traveling with …

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11 Things you need to pack for your Goa trip

If you’re planning a Goa vacation to enjoy the best of its beaches and parties during the Sunburn Festival, do read this post before packing your bags for the trip. Goa is a place, completely for outdoor fun activities and water sports. Here are some of my recommendations for your Goa trip. 1. Sunscreen You are not going to Goa for enjoying your complete time inside a Casino. Goa is popular for the outdoor activities and hence sunscreen is very much required. Get a good sunscreen that does not make you sweat, since you’re going to be quite hot and sweaty from all that partying. Always prefer branded sunscreens when it comes for your skin protection. 2. Sunglasses Needless to stay, but inevitable in Goa. It will protect your eyes from harsh sun rays as well as sand in the beaches. They are also make for great cover-ups for sleepy or hung-over eyes. People have the habit of staring others when it’s an open beach, so sunglasses will make you comfortable there also. Be a …

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What can I do if I have lost my Indian Passport?

We all are humans and chances are there to loss our passport. It can be during your travel or can be a theft at a foreign country. Once you lost passport, there is no alternative for that. You may need to apply for a new passport. I am not going to cover the entire procedure for reapplying a lost passport like a tutorial. I just wanted to share some important steps which you need to follow after losing it. Contact your Indian embassy or consulate As traveler mostly you will be traveling to different foreign countries with your passport. So what you will do, if you have lost your passport during traveling? In this situation also you can come to India on the basis of an emergency certificate. For the issuance of emergency certificate, you need to contact the respective mission/post of that country. This is the very immediate step you need to take. Contact the nearest embassy for taking it further. If your passport has been stolen, file a police case Nowadays the thefts …

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Do you know what is the power rank of a passport ?

How many of you know what is the power rank of an Indian passport ? Which country have the best passport power rank ? As a traveler, this information is important for a traveler who have international travel plans. What is a passport’s power? Simply the number of countries it allows you to travel to, without a visa. An American or a UK passport lets you enter more than 150 countries without a visa – at best, you’ll automatically get a Visa on Arrival. This is how the firm’s Passport Index website has ranked passports based on a ‘Visa Free Score’. This passport power will vary every year, hence the passport index website will publish the latest rank on every year. Passport power rank of India, Indian passport holders can only travel to 49 countries without visa/visa on arrival. What is Welcoming Rank ? Welcoming rank is nothing but, countries ranked by how many passports they accept visa-free, with visa on arrival or with eTA. You can see the most welcoming and least welcoming countries from …

How to pack lightly for a long trip

How to pack lightly for a long trip

There is a misconception that long trips needs long luggage and huge trolleys with you. Do we really need all these junk items to travel with us? Are you a person who used to carry all the clothes and gadgets with you while traveling? If your answer is a big Yes, then this article will give you some insights on how you should pack your bags for the long trips. I know that long trips will take days, weeks may be months which need enough clothes, food items and all your gadgets. But, can’t we actually sort out some them into inevitable items and minimize our luggage? The way we pack our bags are also important for long trips. The backpackers are expert in that since they can’t carry hell lot of items with them like luxury travelers or Glampackers. So as promised, let’s see how we can pack a lighter bag for the longer trip. Make a packing list first. This step is actually really important which most of the travelers will skip. The …