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Volcanic Ash Cloud Could Hamper Travel to South Africa this June

More than 20,000 football fans are expected to travel to South Africa for the worlds premier football event this June. There is however widespread concern that the recent volcanic ash cloud that affected air travel worldwide could lead to further flight delays or trip cancellations.

In light of the above football fans have been urged to buy travel insurance upon booking their flight tickets to avoid potential losses due to cancelled flights.

Paul Thilo, Vice President – Consumer Marketing at Direct Travel Insurance said: “Many of our customers are concerned about their forthcoming holidays, particularly as the volcanic ash situation may continue. Football fans heading to South Africa should make sure they have suitable cover and not simply consider insurance as an optional extra. Our ambition is to enable our customers to focus on enjoying the football, which promises to be a fantastic event.”

UK travel insurance provider Direct Travel has confirmed that they will cover claims from customers that are either stranded abroad or cannot travel due to the volcanic ash. Many travel insurance policies do not cover such situations, but in light of these extraordinary circumstances Direct Travel Insurance is treating this as an adverse weather

Travelling from Chennai To Hyderabad

Travelling from Chennai To Hyderabad

The beautiful city of Hyderabad is located in the Deccan plateau. The city has got hundreds of years of history associated to it. The city is on the banks of the river Musi it is also called the City of Pearls as it famous for its pearl jewelers. There are many places which interest tourists they are the Mecca Masjid, Chowmahalla, Jama Masjid, Falaknuma Palace, Qutub Tomb, Golconda Fort, Nizam’s Museum, Salar Museum and St. Josephs Cathedral. People from all parts of the world visit this gorgeous city for a vacation. Jaipur the city has gorgeous looking forts and palaces. It is a city rich in culture and tradition. It is brimming with colors of India. It has become a very popular tourist destination and people from all parts of the world visit this splendid location for a vacation. Chennai is the capital of the southern city of Tamil Nadu. It was earlier known as Madras. It is the business hub of the south and as a result there are many people coming in from all parts of the world to trade. It has many tourists also visiting for a vacation. In the past

Coach Holidays Are The Most Fascinating Way To Go On A Vacation

Holidays and vacations are extremely expensive these days. Hence, it is very difficult to find something that will be reasonable and within your budget. However, coach holidays are an exception to the rule. It offers you satisfaction that you had never experienced before. Most of the coaches come with different attributes, which fascinate most travelers. Folding seats, climate control, glazed windows and complimentary drinks are part of the services offered. This beats other travelling modes since it is enjoyable and comfortable.

Most people consider these holidays as one of the best because there is no question of paying high taxes unlike other means of travel. If you are thinking in terms of environment then you should know it is much safer than car or any other means of transport that you use for travelling to a holiday destination. This mode of travel is a huge attraction for people of all age groups. While on coach holidays you get to enjoy the scenic trails, beautiful scenery, mountainous terrain, rugged coastline, and other panoramic views.

During your journey you get to meet many friendly people. The people make your trip even more interesting. This might not be the right option


An EPIRB (or an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) is a device that enables anyone that is travelling on the sea to be safe, wherever they are. What the EPIRB does it alerts the Search and Rescue Authorities if the boat or any crew member is in danger and needs to be rescued for any reason. An EPIRB is fitted to a boat and is registered to the boat (unlike a PLB which is registered to the owner). An EPIRB can either be manually activated, usually by pulling a switch or pressing a button, or it can be automatically activated, this happens whenever the device comes into contact with enough water. If the EPIRB is going to be manually activated, then there is usually a guard or a tab which needs to be removed before activating, this is to stop an EPIRB being accidentally activated. When it is automatically activated, the device has a knife which cuts the cord keeping the EPIRB in the housing, allowing it to freely float on the water.

EPIRBS can be fitted into any type of boat but they are required by law to have one on all commercial boats such as passenger boats, cargo

Keeping Fit Whilst Travelling

Many of us spend huge amounts of time staying in shape. We spend hours in the gym, running on the track or swimming in pools. Yet when we go on a much needed holiday all this falls to pieces, and most people do nothing to stay in shape – this will undo all your hard work, especially if you are embarking on a long trip.

You need to be proactive to prevent this from happening while you are travelling. The easiest way to do this is by going for regular runs – this works particularly well if you are at a beach-side spot as there’s nothing quite as serene as a gentle run down the beach. This is best done in the evening as otherwise you will be tortured by the heat and the crowds will get in the way. You can also keep your eyes peeled for gyms in your hotel or resort – many people are similarly focused on staying in shape and hoteliers have responded by building simple yet effective fitness facilities.

Not all exercise needs to be quite as intensive as running and you can stay in shape just by being generally active. This

Teaching English and Travelling in Asia

Teaching English has evolved to become one of the most popular professions in the world. In this age of globalization, communication has become easy between different parts of the world. Technological advancements like the internet has further facilitated this process. The boundaries of mankind have thus, expanded and in order to excel or further one’s social, economic, educational or professional affairs, the need to reach out beyond the geographical territories of one’s country has become essential. In such an age, English has risen as the global language and serves as the primary medium in which people of different nationalities and mother-tongues communicate.

This phenomenon has obviously given rise to a huge English teaching job market all over the world. A larger number of people are relocating and applying for teaching English jobs abroad so that they can visit and explore exotic places all over the world. Teaching English jobs abroad provide an entry to different countries in the world, which is otherwise a little difficult to get and also provides the necessary financial support. Taking up teaching English jobs abroad provide a fantastic opportunity to learn about different societies, cultures, religions and people. It is an enriching experience to

An Analysis of Anita Desais The Accompanist

An Analysis of Anita Desai’s -The Accompanist’ BY DR. RAM SHARMA SENIOR LECTURER IN ENGLISH J.V.P.G COLLEGE, BARAUT, BAGHPAT, U.P. AND Dr.Anshu Bhardwaj(Sharma) Senior Lecturer in English Depts. Arya College of Engineering & Information Technology SP-42,RIICO Industrial Area Kukas ,Jaipur

Anita Desai, short listed three times for the Booker Prize and honoured by the Padam Shri for her literary forte, is one of the literary luminaries of the contemporary Indian fiction writing in English and a prolific post colonial writer who like Virginia Woolf deals with the psychology of mind and goes deep into the heart of her characters to expose their inner feelings and dig out the hidden questions that spring at the core of their heart and ,thus, she appears travelling with the modernist sensibilities of T.S. Eliot and Faulkner. The author of the highly acclaimed novel -Fire On The Mountain’ and six other novels, has shown her craftsmanship even in the shorter fiction i.e., short stories rather than her novels. It is true that she finds the short story form -much less satisfying-1 than the novel ,yet she keeps on writing story as she started writing it -as early as her college days.-2 In her short

Bridesmaid Dresses The No Fuss Guide To Crease-free Travelling

Congratulations! You’re going to be a bridesmaid! But what if your friend’s wedding is the other side of the country? Do bridesmaid dresses stand up well to travelling? Are there any things we should think about to keep them in tip-top condition? Read on to get some helpful travel advice:

The Material Makes A Difference

Some materials are more prone to creasing than others, and although you probably won’t choose bridesmaid dresses based upon this, it will be useful to have a ‘heads-up’ in advance. After all, if you know that your dress is likely to come out of your face looking like an octogenarian’s neck then you can be prepared with a clothing steamer, iron or press.

You’ll need to ask the store to give you some advice on caring for your dress when you buy it. They will advise you what to do based upon its material, then when you reach your destination you can seek out a dry cleaner, iron or steamer.

Fly Easy

In large countries like the USA it’s pretty common to have to fly to another city. Whilst a flight of a few hours won’t phase most travellers it might crease your bridesmaid dress

Travelling To Lanzarote – Food And Drink Guide

Lanzarote has hundreds of bars and restaurants, ranging from family-friendly cafes, to Canarian seafood restaurants, to authentic Thai and Indian restaurants.

Lanzarote cuisine revolves around meat such as goat, chicken and beef, most commonly. However, seafood is also widespread – the coastal village of El Golfo is renowned for its fish restaurants. Vegetarian cuisine is largely restricted to European restaurants in the larger towns, but you’ll find tortillas and wrinkled potatoes – the island speciality – everywhere. The local wine, Malvasia, is extremely good, and widely served.

Many people book holidays to Lanzarote’s largest resort, Puerto del Carmen, because of its “Britishness.” This isn’t really the place to come for traditional tapas bars, although the Canarian restaurant of La Tegala is widely considered to be the best on the island. You’ll find some good British restaurants, as well as cosy coffee shops and karaoke pubs. Casa Siam, the island’s only Thai restaurant, serves authentic curries and locally caught fish.

The island’s most famous inhabitant was the artist Cesar Monrique and the El Diablo Restaurant, at Timanfaya National Park, was one of his designs, and serves barbeques over the vent of a volcano! Another great place to dine is the Manrique-designed Casa-Museo Al Campesino,

A Guide to Traveling London through Kings Cross Station

The adventurer who wants to learn the city by randomly coming across the interesting things may enjoy traveling from park to park, always great for people watching and discovering the wide variety of Londons inhabitants. Regents, Hyde, Green, and St. James Parks are the main ones, each with distinctive personalities.

The Tube itself is extremely interesting, and its worth reading the entertaining advertisements of the tube, listen to some talented and not-so-talented musicians, pick out who the tourists are and who the natives are the tube can be really enjoyable during your voyage. Take advantage of being in this unique London sub world! Kings Cross is also nearby to Leicester Square and Picadilly, both popular night out areas. Or try traveling round Circle line and seeing how many pubs you can manage to stop at after which, see if you manage to find your way back to Kings Cross on this concentric line! Kings Cross, recently made famous through Harry Potters platform 9 , is more than a fictitious train platform.

Its a station that literally will get you anywhere in London (and beyond) very conveniently. If youre visiting London to shop, to learn its culture, or just to explore