Travel to Azerbaijan – Baku

Baku, also known as Baky or Bakı, is the largest city in the Caucasus and the capital of Azerbaijan. Baku is on the coast of the Caspian Sea on the southern tip of the Absheron Peninsula. There are three major divisions in Baku: İçəri Şəhər (the ancient city), the Soviet built city, and the newest part of the city. The population as of January 2012 was 2,137,200.

Baku at Night

World’s first flame shaped towers under construction in Baku A curious fact about Baku is that its average year-round temperature (14.2°C/57.6°F)) matches the average temperature of the entire landmass of the earth to within a tenth of degree. Summers are hot and humid, winters cool, wet and breezy. However, seasonal temperature excursions are less than in many continental regions at this latitude (about 40 degrees north) owing to the presence of the Caspian Sea. Continue reading…

 

Travel to Turkey – Turkish Tea

A welcome gesture, a daily routine, a break from work, an obsession, an addiction, a ritual, a pastime favorite, a conversation starter, a Turkish breakfast companion and what not. These are many faces and roles of the Turkish tea. As a visitor to a shop centers, a public office, a friends’ house in Turkey you are often served a glass of hot crimson tea with a little spoon to stir and some tiny sugar cubes on a saucer.

“A conversation without tea is like the night sky without its moon”
-A folk saying from Sivas, Turkey

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Interesting Africa Facts – Elephant hair Bracelets

Elephants have been the subject of different cultural depictions in symbolism, popular culture and mythology. Elephant has a lot of meaning in African culture. They are both revered in respected for their prowess in war and in their religion. Ever since a long time ago, when elephants were represented by ancient cave art and petroglyphs, Africans has include elephant in every part of art, including sculptures, film, music, pictures, and even architecture.

Elephants are often elements in modern artistic works and creations, including here those by artists such as Norman Rockwell, Bannue Akey, Andy Warhol, and Banksy. In African culture, elephant is a symbol of beauty, power and strength. It is also praised for its stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit, size, longevity, and loyalty. South Africans, uses elephant tusks as decoration in their rooms. They also use it in their coat of arms to represent wisdom moderation, strength and eternity. Continue reading…

 

AirAsia Philippines to restore flights at Clark International

AirAsia Philippines, the local arm of Southeast Asia’s largest budget carrier, has revealed that the airline intends to restore flights at Clark International Airport upon completion of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road in 2016.

The carrier originally launched operations from Clark International Airport in March 2012 with two aircraft flying to a number of domestic and international destinations. However, the airport proved to be a challenging place to do business with the majority of travellers unwilling to make the lengthy journey to Clark. After acquiring a 49 percent stake in ZestAir last year, AirAsia announced in September that it would discontinue operations at Clark International Airport and relocate its hub to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Continue reading…

 

Clark International Airport could lose Qatar Airways

Clark International Airport could lose its last remaining long-haul service after the Philippines and Qatar agreed to an expanded Air Service Agreement that will grant Qatar Airways up to fourteen flights per week between Manila and Doha.  Last week, an amended Air Service Agreement was signed in Qatar, granting an additional six flights weekly between Manila and Doha. Previously, only eight flights weekly were permitted between the two cities. The new agreement has also granted unlimited traffic rights from Qatar to Clark, Cebu, and Davao. Continue reading…

 

Clark airport night flights suspended

Numerous flights in Clark International Airport (CRK) were affected as airport officials were forced to suspend landing and take-off of aircraft in the absence of a Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) which was struck by a lightning during a thunder storm Monday night. As of Wednesday, technicians belonging to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) are still repairing the VOR, which is used by aircraft approaching and departing at night. VOR is a type of short-range radio navigational system for aircraft. It enables pilots to determine their position and stay on course by receiving radio signals transmitted by a network of fixed ground radio beacons. Continue reading…

 

JIN AIR TO ADD BUSAN ROUTE AT CLARK AIRPORT

Korean air carrier- Jin Air will start their four times weekly Clark-Busan flights from July 27 to August 24, 2015 at Clark International Airport (CRK) in a bid to attract more Korean tourists to the country. Officials of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Central Luzon led by President Jong Pil Choi welcomed the development saying it will greatly benefit the Korean population in the region. Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO Atty. Emigdio Tanjuatco III said that the new Clark-Busan route of Jin Air at the Clark airport will not only boost passenger traffic at the gateway but also support the marketing efforts of CIAC to promote the airport. Continue reading…