By Paul Johnson on Dec 27, 2018 in Air Travel, Asia, Nepal, Regions, Speciality Travel Dubbed the world’s most dangerous airport, Lukla Airport – aka Tenzing-Hilary Airport – is also one of the most beautiful. Nestling on a mountainside at 9,380ft (2,860m), it is popular with mountaineers and trekkers heading for expeditions in the Himalayas, including people bound for Everest base camp. If the weather is fine, it receives daily flights from Kathmandu. To get in and out, pilots have to expertly negotiate a vertical cliff face – watch how they do it! The runway is just 20m wide and is set on a slope, with a steep 700m drop at one end. For many, landing and taking off at this airport is something of a highlight. For others, a nightmare! If you would like to subscribe to our own YouTube channel, please do so by clicking here. Related Posts The best airport in the world?The best airport in the world? Apparently it's Incheon International… The future … [Read more...] about Travel video of the week: The world’s most dangerous airport
By Jessica Kwong | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm A year and a few months after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, I wondered if the time was right to visit. I knew my tourist dollars would go toward a good cause and help with recovery, but questions about safety, electricity and accessibility made me hesitant to book what is one of the easiest Caribbean islands to travel to. With a little bit of research, I gathered that most of the capital, San Juan, and other oft-frequented parts of the U.S. territory have been set to welcome tourists for a while. I packed my American dollars and left my passport at home. Old San Juan, the historic colonial barrio of the capital, on first stroll looked untouched by Maria. The cobblestone streets were spotless, the Spanish colonial buildings bright and colorful, and visitors flocked to the hundreds of pink, purple, yellow, green and blue umbrellas on … [Read more...] about Travel: Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?
An aerial shot of the ancient royal tomb of Tu Duc, the fourth king of the Nguyen Dynasty. Photo by Shutterstocks/Johnny Tran Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue is among the five must-go destinations in Southeast Asia listed by U.S. TV channel Discovery DCODE. Hue was the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty which ruled the country from 1802 until the end of the feudal era in 1945. Located on Vietnam’s central coast, Hue proceeds at a leisurely pace unlike Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. "It is home to the glories of Vietnam’s feudal past with its Imperial Citadel and royal tombs that have made it a top tourist destination for years," says Discovery DCODE, which belongs to Discovery Channel. The Imperial Citadel at night. Photo by Shutterstocks/Khanh Nguyen It’s best to enjoy an authentic Vietnamese dinner while cruising down the iconic Perfume River, Discovery DCODE recommends. "The chilly winter weather can also be a pleasant break from the usual sweltering … [Read more...] about Discovery channel names Hue among five must-visit places in Southeast Asia
By Nikki Ekstein Bloomberg Wed., Dec. 19, 2018 If you’re heading out of town this week, the airport may not look too different from the one you walked through in January. The same sitcoms are showing on your seatback screen, assuming you still have one. And hopefully the people you’re travelling to visit are familiar faces, too. But there’s a lot about travel that has changed over the past 12 months-even if you were too fixated on your destination to notice.there’s a lot about travel that has changed over the past 12 months-even if you were too fixated on your destination to notice. Here, the major highlights. Flights went farther Qantas Airways debuted its newest ultra-long-haul this spring: a flight from Perth to London. At 17 hours, it came close to breaking records. Then in October, Singapore Airlines Ltd. did what Qantas didn’t. Its 18-hour, 45-minute route-which spans approximately 16,700 kilometres from Changi to Newark is 800 … [Read more...] about Longer hauls, nicer planes, and other ways travel changed in 2018
Hyung-jin Kim, Associated Press Updated 4:59 am CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun speaks to the media upon his arrival at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun speaks to the media upon his arrival at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun speaks to the media upon his arrival at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun speaks to the media … [Read more...] about US official says Washington reviewing North Korea travel ban