Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The world of air travel has grown by leaps and bounds. More and more airlines are coming into the market, yet it appears there is room for all. The newest airline to hit the skies is the Singapore based Tiger airways. The airline has a tiger as its logo which epitomizes its concept and ethos, which is aggressive and competitive. This is an Asia pacific low cost airline more in deed than words. The airline offers low cost fares on the sectors that it flies. The airline with its hub at Singapore connects most places across the arc from India, China, Philippines and Australia with Singapore as the main hub. Tiger air started in 2004 with 2 aircraft and has now grown to a large airline touching 25 destinations. The airline has a reputation for safety and reliability. I will certainly recommend this airline in case you wish to travel to SE Asia and China not forgetting Australia.One can access the website of the airline at www.tigerairways.com/
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kabul appears a forbidding place. Its in the news for all the wrong reasons, bombs, terror attack, suicide bombers and what not. So when I landed in Kabul it was a refreshing surprise. Kabul has a modern airport and immigration formalities did take some time. Once outside I found I had been given a bullet proof car and a gunman. He supported a AK 47. Frankly I felt they were not needed as the Afghan love Indians and I was overwhelmed with their hospitality. They hate Pakistanis, who they blame for all their troubles. Excellent food is available and the Afghan Naan is huge one. It is relished with chicken. Afghan cuisine is more akin to Indian north food. Its wonderful and the Afghan want to treat you to the best foods. There are barbed wires everywhere, a reminder that Taliban are not far off. One Afghan told me" Friend you come here in place of these bloody Americans". That's the reality. They don't want America and hope India will help. I stayed 2 days in Kabul and came back happy. Kabul is a great place. What friendly people. Visiting Kabul is a great adventure and would love to go again.