About the Budget Airlines

Pros of Choosing Low-Cost Airlines

Of course, the low fare makes it an obvious choice for traveling. If you book early, the fares get even better for the travelers. This is a huge advantage for the frugal flyers that make ends meet to fulfill their desire of traveling around the world.

Because the low budget airlines have a strong competition, they introduce promotions every now and then for the travelers. But since these will be available only for a limited period, travelers need to stay alert if they don’t wish to miss out.

When you save through those airlines, you can spend more money on the actual trip. This means you could probably explore more destinations or shop if you fancy.

With all these benefits, there are a few compromises that travelers will have to make when they opt for these budget airlines. Here are some of them.

Cons of Choosing Low-Cost Airlines

No matter how much you’re tempted to think, you aren’t compromising over your safety high up in the air when choosing kind of airlines. However, there are plenty of hidden fees that you might fall victim of.

Budget airlines are often criticized for charging low fares and compensating these through taxes, insurance cost and other hidden charges. Before you book, ensure that you’ve gone through all these and know what you’re paying for.

Because you’re paying less for the ticket, it might mean you’ll have to fly at really odd timings. Most of the budget airlines have a very odd schedule, mostly early mornings or midnight.

Baggage restrictions are a common problem when choosing these low-cost airlines. Most of these only allow you a carry-on, that too with specific restrictions. If you are checking in any bags, you might have to pay a dear amount to get it through.

Mitchell Falls Tours

Cockburn Range

The sandstone escarpments of the Cockburn Range rise 600m high and cut an impressive figure against the surrounding plains. Located between the Gibb River Road and the town of Wyndham, the ranges are best seen at sunset when the western face illuminates with a red glow.

King George Falls

Dual drop waterfall King George Falls is a sight to behold at any time of year but most commonly reach full force between late December and early May. This spectacular location is best viewed from the air where you can wave to the tourist boats below. Seen by millions after featuring in BazLuhrmann’s 2008 film Australia, the true height of the waterfall is estimated to be between a staggering 80 to 100m tall.

Berkeley River

This 135km river flows in a northeasterly direction from the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf to the Timor Sea, through the Drysdale River National Park. Explorer Charles Price Conigrave named the Berkeley in 1911, after his brother Berkeley Fairfax Conigrave. The luxurious Berkeley River Lodge is only accessible by air

Mitchell Falls

Largely considered the main attraction of visiting the Mitchell Plateau, the spectacular Mitchell Falls features four tiers of waterfall, which is best viewed from the air. Its deep blue pools provide some of the best photo opportunities the Kimberley has to offer. Located within the Mitchell River National Park, the Mitchell Falls site borders the Timor Sea to the North and Prince Regent National Park to the South.

Wyndham mud flats

Thesweeping tidal flats at Wyndham stretch for kilometers along the Cambridge Gulf and are home to thousands of salt-water crocodiles. The coastline is made up mangroves and dark mud.

Adventure to Oaxaca

This was in fact a tough situation we were involved in; besides me Duncan also suffered from such cramps and both of us badly needed to get a biological relief. I could not bear anymore this desperate struggle with our physical condition; somehow I had to make a decision immediately.

The driver had to be convinced to stop at once; therefore, I bravely targeted him whilst fighting my way through all passengers on the aisle by excusing myself over and over for this unintended hassle.
In the end, I guess the majority of travelers seemed to be quite elated about this unexpected stopover. There was no doubt that these hours were rather frightening and embarrassing for both of us.

Glad about the relief of pain we happily arrived in Oaxaca early in the morning being completely shattered and longing for some rest. The sun was rising and we were just in time to dive into the opening ceremony of the local Mercado which was described as the biggest and most famous one in Middle America.

Once we succeeded in cherishing some relaxation and rejuvenation, we planned to explore the market life the next day. The fact that this splendid market only took place once a year made this occasion even more spectacular. Predominantly, old and young natives were busy fixing their warehouse-like stalls to sell turkeys, chickens, all sorts of different decoration material for Christmas, clothes and cloths, and many other striking thingamabobs.

The entire market reflected such a blaze of color of Indian art, craft, and culture, mostly due to the appearance of an increasing number of Indians who were hoping to earn some additional money. As our temporary resort we chose a small hotel depriving our wallet of 14,000 pesos but satisfying our basic needs in spite of the presence of bugs and cockroaches.

Making the acquaintance of two lovely local Indian girls who perfectly managed their vending booth was one extraordinary and even a bit emotional highlight during the next morning.
Looking forward to chatting with them and applying our acquired skills in Spanish, we ambitiously headed to their booth. By means of Duncan’s splendid body language there was no doubt achieving a solid communication anyway.

Knowing much about culture in this area we originally planned to attend the famous local museum, but we could not make it, maybe due to the actual distraction illustrated above; instead we focused upon an alternative program that turned out to be a real delicacy in terms of artistic and performing aspects.

The place was called Teatro Macedonio Alcala where we had been nicely surprised by a choir consisting of boys and girls who had been dressed like Little Buddha in their orange-brownish robes and costumes. Eventually, the whole theater was involved in their activities via parading through the audience and inspiring the people to sing and dance. A few extras suddenly emerged from backstage too, waving huge flag-banners and joining the performance, which ended up in a sea of colors making everybody feel rather jubilant.

The last overwhelming point of interest on our schedule ought to be the well-known archeological sites of Monte Alban located about 8 miles away from Oaxaca. By bus we had been taken up to a fairly high mountainous plateau where an incredible amount of remaining ruins, still well-conserved and belonging to the Mixtec culture (800 BC), could be gazed at.

Useful Ways for Travelers to Beijing

1. Travel by subway

In recent years growing subway lines begin to connect almost every corner of Beijing city, it is very easy to travel by metro lines. Subway is a very cheap and time-saving way to visit major tourist attractions in Beijng.

Subway Line 1 Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City.

Subway Line 2 Yonghe Lamasery Temple, Drum & Bell Towers.

Subway Line 4 Summer Palace, Yuanmingyuan Park, Beijing Zoo.

Subway Line 5 Temple of Heaven.

Subway Line 6 Beihai Park, Nanluoguxiang.

Subway Line 8 Olympic Staidum (Bird Nest and Water Cube).

Subway Line 10 Sanlitun Bar Street.

2. Choose your best way to Travel to Great Wall

Great Wall is a must-see spot for every traveler to China and Beijing. There are several ways to take this trip.

By public bus

You may take public bus 919 from Deshengmen to Badaling section. If this way, do come back in early afternoon, as there are usually around one thousand people waiting for the bus back, which may keep you waiting in queue for about 2 hours time.

Rent a car or taxi

If you have several travelers together with you, you can also rent a private car with a local agency or a taxi to the Great Wall. The shared price is not much and you can get to your favorite wall section and have a pleasant experience.

Join a coach tour

When you are a single traveler or just has 2 or 3 people. The best way is to join a coach tour. Various tour itineraries are available from local agency. The average price is about USD30 per person including pick-up and drop-off, English guide, air-conditioned coach, lunch and entrance fees.

3. Enjoy local food

Beijing has various local foods. Beijing Roast Duck is the most famous dish and you can have authentic duck dish at Pianyifang (18 Chongwenmen Outer Street, Glory Plaza 4F, Chongwen District Tel 010-67112244). Other featured local food include Zhajiang Mian Noodles with Soybean Paste at Old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King (56 Dong Xinglongjie, Dongcheng District), Donkey Burger at Wang Pangzi Restaurant (80 Gulou Xidajie, Xicheng District), Mongolian Hotpot at Dong Lai Shun Restarant (12 Xinyuanxili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District)

4. Enjoy your nightlife

Beijing has various nice places to enjoy your nightlife. The Chinese Kung Fu show at Red Theater is a must for everyone. The show mixes stunning Kung Fu skills, exquisite dance&music and beautiful story together, presenting a fantastic experience for every audience. You can also enjoy your time at Lao She Teahouse (00 86 10 6304 6334) on Qianmen West Street where you can drink tea while watching shows including shadow puppets and kung fu as well as the opera.

5. Walk in Shichahai and Nanluoguxiang area

Walking in old Beijing’s Hutong area is a very unique experience. Shichahai area is nice for an evening stroll. You will find many featured restaurants, bars and cafes, shops transformed from traditional courtyard houses. Many bars have live music performance and outside couches by the lake. Richshaw rides and lake boating are also good choices. The Naluoguxiang Hutong is full of authentic Beijing atmosphere where you can enjoy siheyuan, archways, and wall carvings mixed with new pubs and restaurants.