Since yesterday I’ve been making changes to an application running on an Access Database. Its not my code so its going to take a lot more time to figure out what I need to change than to make the actual changes. With no process documentation and conflicting feedback from the users, its turning into one [...]

Visual Search from Bing

In: Travel Technology

For travel sites a VisualSearch option would be great! But from what I’ve seen of Bing’s Visual Search, its more of an index to start your search from. There are a host of issues I found with this new feature: It takes a while to load so its easy to get bored. Image rendering is [...]

Travel for Free!!!

In: Travel

Well, not really for free, but more like on a serious budget.I came across these two sites today on the same topic. How to Travel on a Budget and Budget Travel Tips for the Frugal Traveler A lot of the tips may not apply for the GCC region, but you never know!

Honeymoon for 7 People?

In: Travel

Took a snap of this hotel voucher Shyam & Michelle got for their trip. It was part of a honeymoon package and included a double bedroom for 7 people. Wonder who the other 5 are!

“A bulkhead is the physical partition that divides a plane into different classes or sections. Typically, a bulkhead is a wall but can also be a curtain or screen. In addition to separating classes from one another, i.e. business and economy, bulkheads can be found throughout the plane, separating the seats from the galley and [...]

I’d have to say that on an average I get a complementary business class upgrade on every 4th journey. Its just one of those things that puts a big smile on your face at the check-in counter and an even bigger smile when you get into the aircraft. I noticed that this is more prominent [...]

I think its fair to say that most of us travel pretty often by air nowdays. The main reason would be cheaper prices and the next would be better availability of seats than maybe 10 years ago. With these frequent visits to the airport, do we take our flights for granted? Most flights require you [...]

Cave Luxury

In: Travel

Hotel in a Cave. [link] Yes that’s right. If your a Flintstones fan and are visiting Turkey, this might be an ideal place to stay. “Cappadocia ELKEP EVi CAVE HOTEL is a complex of three 7-room bed and breakfast pensions and a 2-bedroom suite clustered together and managed jointly to maintain the intimacy of a [...]

Microsoft has combined its Virtual Earth and Photosynth platforms for the first time in a move to radically improve the functionality of both systems for users. The announcement today will give website owners the ability to place Photosynth applications into their own embedded maps, using either their own imagery or drawing from existing photos in [...]

“Experience the adrenaline rush of taking off and flying high in the largest helicopter ever produced. The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience. Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious [...]

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