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5 Websites to Help Refine Your Travel Plans

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The Internet has opened a world without borders for people who reside in different continents and countries. Given the right site and tools, people located in Africa can communicate with anyone from Alaska. It is this particular far-ranging anchors of the technology that allows the mind to travel and experience other cultures.

Necessity is the mother of invention they say and every traveler will need handy information wherever she may roam. The Internet  fulfills that basic function. But the more important question is: Is the information that we need presented in the form that will help us?

This particular question led to the inception of TruPrice.com Christopher Muise, who was once a member of a large travel company, had the privilege of being able to go on planes for free and without needing to get  a seat reserved. After working in that profession for 13 years, he finally had to quit and book his trip in advance and pay his way.


Malawi vacations

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Malawi is a hilly high country in South East Africa, between Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. Malawi is a landlocked country. But they really don’t need ocean, as they have the Lake Malawi!

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When David Livingstone discovered and described for the first time  in 1858 the Lake Niassa, known today as Lake Malawi, he was simply astonished by the beauty of this lake. It is one of Africa’s biggest lakes and is very rich on fish and wildlife. Maybe it is in a way comparable with the south american Lake Titicaca.

Fishing on the lake Malawi on sunrise

Fishing on the lake Malawi on sunrise


The Top Maldives Attractions You Must See

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The Maldives is a breathtaking and refreshing island resort area that features numerous activities to enjoy. This area is one of the most unique and remarkable travel destinations in the world. It is made up of over 1,000 tiny islands otherwise known as islets, but only a small portion of those are occupied. The islands are located in the Indian ocean, and make an ideal travel destination for those that enjoy desolate areas and exploring tropical paradise.

In the Maldives, Male is the capital city. There are tons of museums and attractions to visit while in the capital, as well as luxury restaurants and hotels. This is the main place that tourists come to while in the area, but there are plenty of other places that are much better. In this city you can go to the nearby beaches and even explore underwater caves.


Travel tips: Staying safe while in an unfamiliar city

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As much as you try to blend in with the locals so you will not look like a tourist, something always gives you away and make you a potential victim of lawless elements on the road. Here are some safety tips so you can be more safe when traveling:

Be always on the move

When you are lost in a city which you are not familiar with, keep moving and be alert. Go around the block and try to find your bearings or go to a place where there are a lot of people. You can ask locals or go into a business establishment to ask for some directions.

Research

Even before hopping into that train or plane, research well ahead of time before heading to your destination. Read about safety considerations and common crimes in the area. You will find a lot of tips online and know of hot spots where snatching, holdups, or even kidnapping happens. Ask friends or relatives who have visited the place and ask them about their experience and any tips or recommendations.


Airport Bars made of actual airplanes

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You might not see it or experience it everyday that while waiting to board another airplane, you will be enjoying a drink or snack in another airplane. You can only do this in five airports across the globe where they have made used of aircrafts which can no longer fly and converted them into bars.

Here are the best airport bars made of airplanes:

DC6 Diner (England)

This funky resto-bar can be found at the Coventry Airport in England. The old Douglas DC-6 can accommodate 40 diners. So if you are craving for a good steak after a long trip, this is a nice place to visit once you touchdown. If you want some cocktails, you can head to the cockpit of the airplane and the bar tender will be more than gland to mix you a refreshing blend. Coventry is not a very busy airport and a lot of people tend to use Birmingham more. If you are coming in from Birmingham, you just need a ride to cruise along the A45 and you will be able to see the DC6.


Tips on getting a Trip Insurance

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What if you get injured while traveling? What if you get sick? Or what if a volcano erupts while you are on your holiday? Only a trip insurance can give you peace of mind that when something happens during your travel, you are covered.

The past weeks, volcanic ash from a rumbling volcano in Iceland has grounded flights and shut down major air traffic routes across Europe. It was really a travel chaos that affected tens of thousands of those catching flight around the globe.

Other things like political unrest, natural disasters, or personal problems can ruin your holiday or business trips.

One way to make sure you got things covered is to get a travel insurance. For about 5 to 8 percent of the price of your trip, you can get a coverage.


London Eye, a modern citymark

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Thinking to London shall not mean only old buildings, obsolete citymarks. Not at all, this huge city has also a modern touch.

The London Eye is one of them. But what is London Eye actually? First look, and then read further.

London Eye, also named Millenium Wheel, is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, measuring 135 metres.

The London Eye is located on the western end of Jubilee gardens, on the south bank of River Thames. When former Prime Minister Tony Blair opened it to public on 31.12.1999 it was supposed to become one of London’s citymarks and major attractions. Which the London Eye did succesfully: it is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the U.K. (3 600 000 visitors former year)!


The fantastic Lake Titicaca

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Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest commercially navigable lake and also South America’s biggest lake. It borders Bolivia and Peru on a big distance and lies at 3200 meters above the sea level.

Aerial view of the Lake Titicaca

Aerial view of the Lake Titicaca

The Lake Titicaca is an operation base for the Bolivian Navy, an otherwise landlocked country. But the lake is so big  and so deep, that facilitates exercises of the Navy. It takes the water from the Andean melting glaciers and from 10 little rivers going down onto the lake. The Lake Titicaca is fast closed, as 90 % of its extra water simply vanishes through the strong evaporation. The lake consists actually from two lakes, The Big Lake and the Small Lake ( or Lago Grande and Lago Pequeno, as the spanish say!), which are united through a very narrow isthmus.

The city of Copacabana on the Bolivian shore

The city of Copacabana on the Bolivian shore