Mar
29

Zambia’s Got Its First Budget Airline!

Zambia

Zambia’s on fire, people. And not in the bad way. Zambia has made a name for itself in the last ten years, as a high quality wildlife destination and one that is particularly good for walking safaris.  Intimate (and often rustic) bushcamps, excellent local guides, beautiful  scenery and varied game and birdlife are the trademarks of a safari in Zambia. Not to mention the fact that they have worked so hard to protect their most prized resource: Their animals. If you are interested in planning an African Safari you can … More…

Mar
29

North Korea—It’s Getting Trendy. Say What?

friday night fun

Guess what? Pyongyang, the North Korean capital and home to more than 3 million people, is becoming quite the hot spot travel destination these days. I think it sounds like a prison sentence. You tell me: First off: All foreign visitors and tour groups must be accompanied by guards. You can’t photograph much. You can’t walk wherever you want and whatever you do you cannot talk to North Korean people.  They make it so any direct contact with the North Korean people is virtually impossible. But according to most people who’ve been … More…

Mar
21

Sri Lanka: A Perfect Alternative

sri lanka

sri lanka When I went to India after university, I was scheduled to go to Sri Lanka. I couldn’t wait to see its Buddhist culture, its elephants, its beaches. One of my best friends in college came from there and had told me so much about it. But then sadly, the bombs came. The fighting between the Tamils coming down from the north and the Sinhalese from the south reached crazy proportions. So I had to cancel my trip. Jaffna Now, Sri Lanka has recovered from the war. This small … More…

Mar
20

Lufthansa to Strike

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Now here’s a first. German union Verdi has called on 33,000 workers at Lufthansa to go on strike on Thursday to increase pressure on the airline in a dispute over wages and job security. But this being Germany, the strike has a set time to begin and a set time to end. The strike is expected to last for about five hours from 5:00 am Central European time potentially disrupting hundreds of flights ahead of the next round of wage talks on Friday. In negotiations that started last month, Verdi … More…

Mar
19

Forget Relgion. Enjoy Tel Aviv

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Easter is  not only about the bunny, you know. It’s also when the crazies come out—and I’m not just talking about the bunny.  All over the world people do crazy things like booking the good old self-crucifiction trip in the Philippines or the proselytizing end of days trip to Jerusalem. People get cranky when they fast. And this this the time of fasting, of atonement and generally being in a pretty pissed off mood all over the middle-east and Christendom. Which is why, I’d head to Tel-Aviv. Leave the religious … More…

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