India’s oldest city, Varanasi is also the holiest city in the world. The god Shiva is believed to have lived in the area and a major shrine here honors this lord of the universe. Pilgrims travel from as far away as 1,250 miles to visit the shrine and bathe in the city’s sacred Ganges River. Every day, thousands of locals and pilgrims immerse themselves or come to die in these waters that are said to have absolved the sins of many generations. Along the water’s edge, ghats (riverfront steps) associated with Hindu mythology are sacred sites for yoga, cremation, or meditation and worship with prayer and fire. … [Read more...] about 10 Timeless Cities Where the Past Comes to Life
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Round-trip ticket limitations: If your canceled flight is the return portion of a round-trip ticket, you can reschedule without fees or paying extra fares within the airline’s stated limits. But if your canceled flight is the outbound portion of a round-trip itinerary and your return date falls outside the rebooking window, you could face penalties if you want to delay your return due to the necessary timeline of your trip. Most airline fine print is silent on this point. Unless your airline specifically allows you to reschedule a return along with the new departure flight, you should probably opt for a refund if you can. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
Piranhas tend to loiter under or near river banks, in the shadows cast by branches stretching out over water. They’re waiting for birds, reptiles and small mammals they prey on to accidentally fall into the water. They move like lightning and use their famously sharp teeth to attack and strip the flesh of their prey. Scary, but in spite of their horror film reputation, they rarely attack anything as large as a human. You don’t have to be a seasoned angler to enjoy a spot of piranha fishing, the technique is easy and involves disturbing the surface water with your rod and acting quickly to pull your line from the water as soon as one bites. All mine got put back, but you may choose an excursion company where you cook what you catch. … [Read more...] about Top Amazon experiences for the adventure traveller
HOW TO GET THERE Six Senses Thimphu is a one hour drive from Paro Airport, Bhutan’s only international airport. Only two airlines – Drukair and Bhutan Airlines – fly into Paro, and tickets can be reserved online, with flights usually routing via Bangkok, New Delhi, Singapore, and Kathmandu. Weather can delay flights for days at a time, so it’s important to have your itinerary designed with a few days in your stopover city and (if possible) to fly on an unrestricted ticket. … [Read more...] about Review of Six Senses Bhutan – Thimphu Lodge