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Now, You Can Apply For A Schengen Visa From the Comfort Of Your Home!
This Wednesday Post: Getting a Schengen Visa, a travel quiz on Spain, Kolkata's food scene, cheapest domestic flights for April & May, and exploring a hidden gem in Ladakh.
Hold onto your hats, folks! The latest news in the world of travel will surely blow your mind! We know you might be doing a double-take on this, but it's true - the Schengen Visa is getting a major facelift! No more schlepping to the consulate in person - the European Union member states' ambassadors have given the green light to start negotiations on a proposal to digitize the entire visa procedure!
That's right - you heard it here first! Say ‘goodbye’ to the long lines and paperwork, and ‘hello’ to applying for your visa from the comfort of your own couch!
In the Spotlight:
Win APPLE AIRPODS By Participating in This ‘All You Know About Spain’ Quiz!
Are you ready to embark on a Spanish adventure like no other? Do you wanna sip on some of the world's best wine while admiring lush vineyards? Or do you prefer to hit the beach for some sun, sand, and surfing? How about a dose of culture and history with some grand architecture and mind-blowing art? We've got it all, folks!
But wait, there's more! Participate in this quiz and you might stand a chance to win a pair of the latest Apple AirPods (2nd Generation). So what are you waiting for? Dust off your knowledge of Spain and get ready to have some fun! The top three participants with the most correct answers will take the prizes home. Let's do this!
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Nomoshkar foodies! Get ready to dive into a world of flavours and deliciousness! From the mouth-watering mishti doi to the lip-smacking puchkas on the streetside, Kolkata has it all and now, it’s listed as one of the world's best food destinations in 2023 by Eater - the ultimate foodie authority with over two million followers on social media! For sure, you won't be able to resist the tempting aromas wafting through the air in ‘the City of Joy’.
Check more about Kolkata food scene, here.
Get ready to be wowed by the ultimate travel squad, Eleanor Hamby and Sandra Hazelip (who are both 81YO) - the coolest duo you'll ever meet! These ladies from Texas, USA are proving that age is just a number by embarking on an epic 80-day adventure to travel around the world and create some jaw-dropping memories.
If you're itching to explore India this summer, then we've got your back with some amazing deals on domestic flight tickets from metro cities between April and May 2023. From the majestic mountains of Jammu and Kashmir to the sandy dunes of Rajasthan and the salty stretches of Kutch, this country has everything a traveller could ask for. But hold up, don't let budget concerns hold you back from experiencing all that India has to offer.
In Tokyo, you'll find robots and ramen everywhere you go! Want to be served by a robot waiter? Check out one of the many high-tech eateries in Shinjuku. Or, if you're in the mood for some slurp-worthy noodles, head over to one of Tokyo's countless ramen shops, where you can customize your bowl to perfection. Who knows, maybe even a robot chef will whip up your order!
Find out more about Robots & Ramen, in Tokyo!
Destination of the Week: Chemrey, Ladakh (India)
Here's to all the mountain-holics like me! Listen up, because I'm about to spill the tea on a hidden gem that most tourists miss while they're busy flocking to Pangong Tso like seagulls to a French fry!
I'm talking about Chemrey, a tiny Himalayan hamlet that nobody talks about. This place is like a secret treasure chest of Ladakh's rich history and culture, waiting to be explored by curious souls! And the 500-year-old Chemrey Monastery is the perfect place to start! You'll stumble upon 29 volumes of Drugpa scriptures written in silver and gold, and it's like a holy bling palace up in there! Plus, the tranquil beauty of the surrounding landscape adds to the whole peaceful vibe of the place. So, if you want to experience the true essence of Ladakh beyond its natural beauty, you have to check out Chemrey Monastery. Trust me, it's worth it.
Today's newsletter was sponsored by this happy orangutan who’s pulling out his best moves. Their arms can stretch upto 7 feet and are longer than their bodies; handy for grabbing things easily!
Toodles for now, my fellow travel enthusiasts! But don't despair, I'll be back next week with a fresh batch of travel trivia and fun news from around the globe.
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