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A Stay At This Shipwreck Lodge In Namibia Will Take You Back To The Happier Times Of Titanic!

Set on the popular Skeleton Coast and spread across a deserted region of about 146,600 hectares, this African paradise offers a Shipwreck Lodge in Namibia in which, one wouldn’t mind sinking at all. In middle of all the skulls and bones that reside on the coast, an offbeat accommodation awaits in the northwestern region of Namibia that lets you relish the taste of luxury amidst African wilderness like none other.

Shipwreck lodge in Namibia

  • Inside Skeleton Coast Park
  • At the heart of Skeleton Coast Central Concession
  • On the banks of the Hoarusib River Mouth
  • Between the rivers of Hoarusib and Hoanib
  • Perched between the massive dunes
  • Overlooking Atlantic Ocean
  • At a distance of just 68 kilometers to the north of Möwe Bay

Cannot give shape to your imagination yet? Well that’s how mesmerizing your stay would feel like at these luxurious cabins built in the shape of an actual shipwreck. While the whole lodge comprises of eight twin-sharing rooms and two family tents, each of the wrecks or the rooms will offer:

  • Fully-furnished rooms
  • A lamp and a wood-burning stoves
  • Huge windows
  • A private swimming pool
  • A shower, toilet, a washbasin, and other facilities that run on solar power
  • A writing desk
  • A coffee or tea station

Shipwreck lodge

While staying at Skeleton Coast National Park’s first ever lodge is an experience in itself, you will also be taken through the mind-blowing relics of the Karimona shipwreck, the Ventura Bomber, the Suiderkus Shipwreck, the deserted diamond mines of the Westies, and the remains of Flamingo pools’ reeds.

Other Experiences That Are Not To Be Missed At All!

  • Excursion to the seal colony on Mowe Bay
  • Dune bashing on the Namibian desert
  • Go for a sundowner drive
  • Say hello to hyenas at the Clay Castles on a 4×4 drive
  • Go on a full-day excursion on River Hoarusib
  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunch on the beach (subjected to feasible weather conditions)

Shipwreck lodge Skeleton Coast

Please Note: While the work is still in progress, the hotel will be open for bookings from June 2018 onwards.

Details Of Shipwreck Lodge In Namibia

Location: Shipwreck Lodge – Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Website | Phone: 0026-461-228-104
Price: (based on double-sharing per person)

  • Introductory Rate: 8685 NAD / 47530 INR / 730 USD (1st June 2018 to 31st July 2018)
  • Peak Season: 12220 NAD / 66875 INR / 1028 USD (1st August to 15th November 2018 and 20th December 2018 to 6th January 2019)
  • Low Season: 10200 NAD / 55818 INR / 858 USD (16th November to 19th December 2018 and 7th January to 30th June 2019)

Don’t know about shipwreck-diving, but we are all in to indulge in this stunning Shipwreck Lodge in Namibia. So, how many of you are eager to stay here? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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Home On Wheels: A Tiny House That Allowed A Couple To Travel 45,000 Miles

The couple from Long Island (both documentary filmmakers) fell in love with each other in North Carolina and decided to build a house that’ll let them travel across the country. The tiny 130-square-foot house of Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons has allowed them to travel across 36 US states and a Canadian province. They live a nomadic life now!

The couple first considered reducing the size of their house from American-sized homes that are around 2,500 ft when they came back from a road trip together. Parsons was the one who introduced the idea of not only down-sizing the house, but going super tiny.

the couple in front of their house

Alexis said “Our personal journey to tiny living was born out of desire to simplify, create more flexibility and embrace everyday adventure.”

They started the construction in the autumn of 2014, and it took them about 9 months to build the home. Stephens says that the construction was slow and long, but it was worth the wait and effort. The main challenge of the entire project was to build a house “on wheels”, which comes with legal placement or parking issue.

Stephens says “Christian and I poured our hearts into the building of our tiny house, and it contains all of our belongings. The first time we took it on the road my heart was pounding, but the more we’ve done it, the less stressful it’s become.”

inside the tony wheel house

Although their wonderful house is small, but it has every essential thing they need during their travel. The tiny home has a kitchen, living space, bathroom, kitchen, a small refrigerator, and a small bedroom. If you’re interested in their life and progress of their home, you can follow them on Tiny House Expedition.

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Eiffel Tower Closed As Heavy Snow Pummels France

The Eiffel Tower is turning away tourists as a thick blanket of snow has covered the entire northern France, creating transport chaos in Paris. According to the company that runs this 19th-century wonder, the tower has been closed to ensure the safety of visitors.

Hundreds of drivers in cars got trapped in the snowfall and caused worst-ever traffic jams in the area surrounding Paris. Workers were seen clearing snow from Eiffel Tower’s intricate ironwork, stairs, and platforms.

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Snowfall caused a heavy traffic jam in the city.

French authorities have told drivers in Paris to not come on roads until Friday due to the harsh weather. Also, officials has already warned of dangerous conditions in one-fourth of France.

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People enjoying snowfall in Paris

Even after all this havoc, some tourists are appreciating the freak weather of Paris and how beautiful the tower looks in snow. People were seen enjoying the crazy weather on streets. Also, some flights from Paris airports were also cancelled or delayed.

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Jatayu Adventure Camp: Ramayana-Themed Park For Thrill, Peace & More

If you’re somebody mesmerized with Ramayana and adventure, you now have yet another attraction to jot down in your travel bucket list. Perched on a 1000 ft tall hill, in Kerala’s Chadayamangalam village, the 65-acre Jatayu Adventure Camp features a 200-ft tall sculpture of Jatayu, a mythical vulture from Ramayana.

There are as much as twenty adventure activities to look forward to, including zip lining, rock climbing, rappelling, laser tag, paintball, and archery.

But the park isn’t just about getting the adrenaline rushing; you can soothe your senses at the Siddha Healing Cave. The view, of course, from this point is something to cherish, whether you’re taking the ropeway, or are simply standing on the special observation deck. For the lovers of height, the heli-taxi tour is all you’d want.

ziplining in Jatayu Adventure Camp

Also, the 6D theatre gives you an enthralling experience of viewing the battle of Jatayu and Ravana. According to legend, the bird was killed when it was trying to save Sita from evil Ravana. This adventure center is believed to be the very place where Jatayu died, and one can even stumble upon Lord Ram’s footprints on a stone.

Currently it’s open for the groups (consisting of 10-100 people), and the whole construction will be completed by April. The fee is INR 3,500 per person and includes 15 to 20 activities. It is easily accessible, and is located at a distance of 45 km from Thiruvananthapuram (1 hour’s drive). From Kochin, Jatayu Adventure Centre
163 km away, which is a 4 hour’s drive.

To give you a fair idea of what awaits, here’s a video

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15 Most Beautiful Streets In The World That Would Make You Want To Live There Forever

There is so much beauty around us, out there in the world, that it’s always difficult to keep calm and not head out. But what if we tell you that of all the innumerable places and neighborhoods on this earth, we came across 15 most beautiful streets in the world that would make you want to move there, and stay home all day long? Yes, we did. Believe us, these streets out par all, and are a clear winner when it comes to pleasing your eyes or melting your heart.

And even if do not get to live there, don’t be sad. You could still visit them during your holiday and click some wow-worthy pictures for your Instagram.

1. Mykonos town in Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos

Apart from being amongst the top romantic places for honeymooners, Mykonos is also home to a town street that has whitewashed houses along with blue railings and green foliage around them. The narrow lanes between the houses make the whole neighborhood look even classier than you can see in the picture right now.

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2. Agueda in Aveiro, Portugal

Agueda in Portugal

You might have already heard about Agueda’s Umbrella Sky Project that took over social media by storm once. If not, you’ve missed out on a gem. The narrow streets get enveloped in vibrant umbrellas as the temperature rises in the city to offer a respite from the heat to the pedestrians. The result? An impeccable colorful street, which is now famous as one of the most beautiful streets in the world.

3. Chefchaouen in Morocco

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Located in the Rif mountains in northwest Morocco, Chefchaouen has been long famed for its signature blue walls, handicrafts, and cannabis, but most importantly for its pretty artistic streets. Signifying spirituality, all the houses in the street have colored plant pots displayed next to the door, adding to the charm of the already gorgeous city.

4. Burano in Venice, Italy

Burano, Italy

Colorful painted houses with a canal in the middle is exactly what makes the street of Burano a dreamy place to live in. If you’ve had your fascination with the pictures of Venice for a long time, there are chances that most of them were clicked in Burano. Though the idea behind painting the houses there was not to make the street look vibrant, but to distinguish one’s home from another’s. But, if the result turned out to be this beautiful, who cares?

5. Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, Germany

Cherry Blossom Avenue, Germany

There can be no list of the most beautiful streets in the world that would not have the Cherry Blossom Avenue of Bonn mentioned in it. Acting as a heavenly wrap around, this happy street gets more lit up during the annual Kirschblutenfest, which is known for its live music and lip-smacking local food stalls. If not fortunate to live there, make yourself lucky by clicking pictures and taking a long stroll with your loved one.

6. Lombard Street in San Francisco, USA

Lombard Street

Popular as one of the most visited sites in the city, Lombard Street is a fun-filled street that looks right out of a storybook. The hairpin turns, the steep hill, and the lush greenery around makes it outshine most of the places in the world. Though, the turns were made with an aim to ensure that drivers slow down their cars while driving around this area.

7. Jacaranda in Pretoria, South Africa

Jacaranda trees in Pretoria

Covered with blooming Jacaranda trees for most months of the year, this is certainly one of the most beautiful streets in the world that looks no less than a fairytale land. Be it driving through it or living in a house near it, you wouldn’t feel like leaving this purple paradise once you enter it.

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8. Old street of Brienz, Switzerland

Brienz, Switzerland

The old town of Brienz in Switzerland has homes that are partly made of wood, and partly with brick. But what adds charm to their overall beauty are the colored foliages and flowers planted right on the outside of the homes, and at the edge of their balconies, which make them look like a picture from an old storybook.

9. La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca in Buenos Aires

This is not completely a street, but a little neighborhood in Buenos Aires that reflects the lifestyle of the 19th century through its beauty. There are brightly painted houses built in the European architectural style, which makes the street as famous as it is today. Also, it has been named after a popular 1926 tango song, trying to keep the charm intact.

10. Alberobello in Italy

Alberobello, Italy

Known for its Trulli, whitewashed stone huts that have conical roofs, the streets of Alberobello reflect the Italian class and elegance at its best. The whole street looks so spectacular when put together in a composition that it would be difficult to take your eyes off. Another major highlight of this picturesque street is that you can witness sunset right behind it.

11. Hallstatt in Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

Situated on Lake Hallstatt’s western shore in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region, the streets of this village look like a winter wonderland when the snow falls, and takes one back in time to 16th century when the sun shines over. The alpine houses set up right one after another are also what makes it count amongst the most beautiful streets in the world.

12. Colmar in France

Colmar, France

Also known as a fairytale village in Alsace, Colmar has a street, which is like a dream come true. The lush green foliage and flowers around the pastel colored houses situated across the canal look so pretty that you wouldn’t believe your eyes first. Apart from its beauty, the street also offers a never ending voyage kind of an experience that is enough to soothe your soul.

13. The Shambles in York, England

The shambles, York

One of the most picturesque streets in the world, and especially in England, The Shambles has 15th-century buildings, and narrow, cobblestone lanes. It isn’t only amongst the oldest streets, but also the one that well preserves the timber-framed architecture as a mini time capsule. The buildings would remind you of the old-school English movies and make you wish how great life would have been, had you lived there.

14. Golden Lane in Prague, Czech Republic

Golden Lane, Prague

The Golden Lane is a stunning example of a street that would leave anyone amazed who treads along it. Located in the heart of the Castle enclosure which overlooks Prague, you would have to bend your back slightly and lower your head to enter one of the typical and picturesque houses built on the street.

15. The Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto, Japan

The Philosopher's Path, Kyoto

Also known as Tetsugaku-no-Michi, this walkway does not house any homes, but after looking at it you would surely wish that it did. The pink and white cherry blossoms set along the Lake Biwa Canal in Kyoto, along with the tree-lined up on the 1.2 mile street make it a paradise in the city, which is perfect for enjoying some tranquil time with oneself.

So, which of these streets do you think have the magic of keeping you glued to it all day long? Do tell us in the comments below!

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Breaking Records: World’s Longest Sandstone Cave Just Got Discovered In Meghalaya!

Apart from the stunning waterfalls and the beautiful living root bridges in Meghalaya, the state now has another attraction in store for you! Four scientists from Italy, 30 cavers from Europe, and members of the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) have discovered the world’s longest sandstone cave in Meghalaya, which is 6,000 meters longer than Cueva El Samán in Venezuela, the current listed longest cave in the world.

The discovery of the cave was a result of the recent 25-day expedition by MAA. Named as Krem Puri, the sandstone cave’s length is 24,583 meters and it is home to dinosaur fossils from around 70 million years ago, as reported in the Hindustan Times.

While the actual length of this world’s longest sandstone cave, which is located near the village of Laitsohum in the Mawsynram has been uncovered now, it is believed that is was already discovered once in 2016. Some palaeontologists believe that the fossils that have been found in the cave could actually be of the giant Mosasaurus, an extinct aquatic lizard.

cave

Though this wasn’t the only cave discovered during this expedition. Apart from Krem Puri, nine other caves were also explored and the new ones were mapped. However, the state houses some 1,650 caves, of which some 1,000 have been explored till now.

If this sounds too intriguing to you and you’re an adventurer at heart, you’ll be happy to know that some of the other places to visit in Meghalaya that you can include in your Northeast trip itinerary are Cherrapunjee, Shella, Pynursla, Nongjri, and Langrin!

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Overnight Snowfall In Saudi Arabia Turned The Desert White And We’re Loving It!

Over the last decade or so, the world is experiencing unusual climate patterns. Much to our surprise, recently it snowed in the Arabian Desert. Although it’s not entirely unexpected since last month it was the Sahara – the hottest desert in the world – which turned overnight into a winter wonderland.

— هيئة السياحة والتراث (@SCTHKSA) January 26, 2018

A rare phenomenon occurred in the Middle Eastern country which is characteristically known for its desert landscape and blazing temperatures. A short bout of snowstorm turned the crimson desert into a white fairyland. The Tabuk region, along the coast of Red Sea, in the northwest part of Saudi Arabia was swathed in snow as the mercury level suddenly dipped to a freezing minus 2 degree Celsius. The frosty weather is not entirely unusual, however, snowfall in Saudi Arabia is an uncommon occurrence. The accumulation of snow was heavier and thicker in the higher elevations. Traditionally, during the winter season in Saudi Arabia, the average temperature hovers around 20 degrees. While the jury’s still out on what caused this event, the locals can be seen, in the pictures below, making the most of this random cold snap, by either sledding down hills or taking their vehicles for a spin before the freshly fallen snow melted.

#جبل_اللوز Winter is here in tabuk ❄️. pic.twitter.com/v9FIcPiR5S — خالد. (@ikld10) January 26, 2018

While many people seized this unique opportunity to click selfies and share their excitement on social media platforms, the Bactrian camels looked handsome and somewhat surprised with a layer of snow. Here are some more visuals of snowfall in Saudi Arabia:

— Vivian Nereim (@viviannereim) January 27, 2018

Comment your opinion on what could have caused this beautiful yet alarming incident in the desert country of Saudi Arabia.

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Here Are The Best Flight Deals From Major Cities For The Upcoming Easter Weekend

The long weekend is around the corner and we have been eagerly awaiting this for a while! Those who have been endowed with terrific planning skills would be waiting for the Thursday night to arrive ASAP but if you are the last minute person then things might get difficult for you. While running the extensive errand we found out that Easter Long Weekend isn’t the right time to book the tickets to the premier tourist destinations. The prices are soaring all-time high and Goa looks more distant than ever at INR 15966 from Mumbai.

On the contrary, booking the last minute ticket to international destinations like Maldives and Dubai could be wise move. Apparently, the aforementioned destinations look comparatively cost effective than the likes of Dehradun in North India. So, you might consider ditching India’s most popular beach destination and flying to Dubai instead. While Kochi is a steal deal at INR 5840 that might excite you. If you are planning an escape from Bengaluru to Goa then you might be interested in flying to Colombo as well which comes at the same price. Delhi peeps need not rush to the Himalayas every time there is a long weekend. Flights to Bagdogra looks cheap but Bangkok and Maldives are quite affordable as well!

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Let’s take you through the comprehensive fare check for the most popular destinations as the Easter long weekend is quite near already. The fact that break is only 3-day long and nobody likes to spend too much of time while traveling has prompted us to consider just non-stop flights wherever possible! Pick the best flight deals from major cities for the upcoming Easter weekend and make your holidays more special.

Mumbai to:

Goa: INR 15,900 onwards
Bagdogra: INR 27,100 onwards

Dehradun: INR 30,500 onwards
Kochi: INR 9,900 onwards

Bangkok: INR 22,700 (departs on 29 March) onwards
Singapore: INR 25,700 (departs on 29 March) onwards

Dubai: INR 13,700 onwards
Colombo: INR 22,800 (departs on 29 March) onwards

Bengaluru to:

Goa: INR 9,100 onwards
Bagdogra: INR 20,700 onwards

Dehradun: INR 17,900 onwards
Kochi: INR 5,800 onwards

Bangkok: INR 24,500 onwards
Singapore: INR 14,100 (departs on 29 March) onwards

Dubai: INR 24,500 onwards
Colombo: INR 10,200 onwards

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Delhi to:

Goa: INR 13,000 onwards
Bagdogra: INR 13,200 onwards

Dehradun: INR 12,100 onwards
Kochi: INR 15,500 onwards

Bangkok: INR 35,700 onwards
Singapore: INR 27,500 onwards

Dubai: INR 18,000 onwards
Colombo: INR 23,800 onwards

The price listed above is a combination of multiple airlines like Jet Airways, Go Air, Spice Jet, Air India, and Indigo. Be informed that all the rates mentioned were taken on 20 March 2018 at 1830 hours!

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You Can Now Visit The Titanic Ship At The Bottom Of The Atlantic Ocean! Find Out How

It’s been more than a hundred years since the Titanic sank on that fateful day of April 15th, 1912. The world still takes great interest in unraveling the mystery of how the ‘unsinkable ship’ could have met this fate, along with 1,500 people onboard.

For the first time since 2005, OceanGate, a private American company, will be conducting a hi-tech human exploration of the shipwreck 600 km off Newfoundland.

The best part – YOU can be a part of this exploration! Yup, you read that right! If you have an adventurous spirit and $130,000 (INR 83.7 lacs) in your bank account, you can apply to join the Titanic Wreck Expedition. The mission will give you:

  • One week onboard the research vessel
  • At least one DEEP SEA DIVE TO TITANIC, around 4,000 meters down

oceangate cyclops 2

The expedition will involve using cutting-edge high-resolution cameras to develop a 3D virtual model of the ship to track how fast the wreck is rusting away.

OceanGate has completed construction of its deep sea manned submersible, Cyclops 2. According to CEO Stockton Rush, they are now looking for a total of 54 paying “mission specialists” who can join them on this six-week expedition and assist with the research.

In other words, they are giving 54 lucky individuals a precious chance to go deep sea diving to the Titanic ruins lying at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

titanic wreck exploration

The company’s five-person submersible, Cyclops 2, will start open water tests this week off Seattle, before finally leaving for the expedition in June from St. John’s, Newfoundland.

But you gotta hurry! There are only a few spots left for the Titanic expedition and tourists have already started lining up for these costly trips. Quickly view the eligibility criteria and apply here for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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A Freak Portable Charger Explosion On Flight Caused An Evacuation In Russia

An on-schedule flight from Moscow landed in Volgograd and met with an unexpected contingency as a portable charger explosion on flight caused chaos and panic amongst the passengers on board. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported regarding the same incident.

Passengers traveling from Moscow to Volgograd met with an unexpected incident when a portable charger explosion on flight caused a panicky and harrowing exit to an otherwise perfectly functioning flight.

The Aeroflot flight had already reached its destination (Volgograd), and just as the deboarding was about to begin, the flight cabin started filling up with smoke. Majority of the passengers and flight crew calmly dealt with the situation by putting off the fire and quickly evacuation through via the inflatable ladder.

Smoke in the cabin

Airline and airport authorities believe that the portable charger explosion on flight was caused due to the overheating of the electronic device. In the end, it was a lucky escape for all the passengers and flight crew on-board as the often ignored warning of carrying hazardous portable chargers created a real situation here that could have caused harm and damage to human life.

The growing need for passenger awareness

Aeroflot

As airlines around the world try to raise awareness within the passengers by advising them not to carry such volatile devices, there is a definite need for better understanding and heading warnings seriously from the passenger side.

Travelers should be aware of the hazards that can be caused by electronic devices when overheated and put into use. The more prudent argument that can be made in this case is to avoid using electronic devices as much as possible while flying, as the hazards to these devices malfunctioning are far more than just blowing up in smoke.

Do you have similar travel stories that you would like to share with other travelers? We would love to hear about how travel can be made safer and more stress-free by taking steps to avoid any such unfortunate incidents.