Qatar Travel Group
This group is so you can brag about your latest holiday destination.
Tell us about the sights and scenes. Let our imaginations work overtime with thoughts of golden sandy beaches, blue seas, thriving markets and green forests.
Enthrawl us with tales of yesteryear after visiting heritage sites, or make us envious with your pampered 5-star holiday.
Tell us the secrets that made your holiday spectacular - from the arrangements and travel agent to your experiences, good or bad.
We all take holidays at sometime in our lives... why not give others hints as to how you went about it, how much you loved your destination and what you would do differently.
NEW DELHI: The charge for pre-selection of seats has now extended to international flights of full service Indian carriers as well. Jet Airways has started charging for advance reservation of seats in economy class on all international routes operated by Boeing 737 aircraft from early May. The airline, which operates the Boeing 737 to neighboring regions like Gulf and Nepal, will charge Rs 1,500 for front row seats; Rs 500 for row 10 seats and Rs 250 for window and aisle seats on rows 11 to 15. The pre-booking charge will not apply to middle seats of the single aisle B-737.
I'm a 20somthing aussie girl who loves shopping, yoga, having fun, and hanging out with friends at different places. I'm brand new in Doha and interested in meeting people - any ladies wanting to go for coffee or cocktails inbox me!!
A friend of mine is wanting to take a week's leave and is a bit torn with regards of where to go.
Can anyone give me any ideas about things to do and see in either Turkey or Tunisia.
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I have started a group on QL named "Urdu Group - For Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi speakers"
Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi languages are not the same but similar, so are their speakers and users.
One might ask why there was a need for such a group. I set up this group, using languages as a vehicle to unite people form sub-continent mainly Indians and Pakistanis, build bridges, understand misunderstandings and create harmony among us. I believe It is very much possible through common languages.
People from sub-continent are attracted to each other as they share the same ethnic background. There are more similarities than differences between us. Let's play down the minor differences.
Summer is on its way, some of us might be looking for a new holiday destination.
Please add some of the pictures and stories of your favourite destinations. Maybe you can inspire someone else to visit there.
One of the place who still run steam train is North Yorkshire Moor Railway. We catch the train from Grosmont all the way to Pickering via Goathland and Levisham. Took family ticket cost us 30 pound for return.
The trip started in Grosmont – Goathland – Levisham then Pickering. We were there in the winter just after new year. It was snowing quite a bit … Thats the only snowing in Doha during our holiday back in the UK
Entrance fee for adult 3 YTL. And children free of charge. This is the place that my son enjoying the most ... The museum located 15 mins drive out of Selcuk.
This enclosure for archaeological remains at Ephesus elegantly reconciles historic conservation with accessibility for visitors. The site of a succession of great ancient civilizations, Ephesus, on the south-west coast of modern Turkey, embodied a peculiarly fertile synthesis of architecture and culture.
The impressive ruins of the Byzantine Church of St John mark the spot where St John the Evangelist was buried.
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The church is on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill near the center of Selçuk (the town next to Ephesus), just below the fortress.
St John is believed to have spent the last years of his life in Ephesus writing his version of the Gospel. Emperor Justinian (527-565 AD) believed that a tomb dating from the 300s was John's, so he built a great church above it in the 500s.
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Built in 1375 by Isa Bey, the founder of the Aydinogullan Emirate. It is an interesting example of asymmetrical architecture. The courtyard of the mosque was formerly surrounded by a gallery surmounted by domes, now no longer in existence. All the windows were in the same style. The marble carving is of the highest quality. The courtyard was later used as a cemetery.
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The mosque built on a plot 57 m long by 51 m wide.
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Running east west along Namik Kemal Caddesi and Inonu Caddesi stand the remains of Byzantine Aqueduct. Nowadays serve as a handy nesting place for storks. It is said that this type of bird coming back to the same nest year after year.
Eggs laid late April or May and the bird stay right through till September.
Unfortunately when we were there we just missed the season.
The first builder of the temple were said to be the Amazons. Plinus the writer reports that the temple was ransacked seven times in its history. During the Archaic period the temple burned by a madman named Herostratos in year 356 AD.
Nowadays the temple only left as a pillar ... you can overlook Ayasuluk Fort in the background.
Entrance fee : Free.
More about the temple :
Tulamben has become Bali's most famous diving area and therefore where you are most likely to meet internationally recognised underwater photographers and writers. Tulamben Bay, like the rest of Bali, is situated in the richest marine biogeographic zone in the world. Being on the north-east coast, the bay receives very plankton-rich waters from the major ocean current that moves from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. This, coupled with the fact that the three main dive sites provide totally different physical environments, mean that Tulamben contains a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem.
Initially, Flower Market Bratang in a piece of farm form, which is the alternative of choice of five-flower merchant that coming from Kayun/Kayoon Flower Market. They must move because their reason is less the farm broadness. Grow since year 1990-an across every alley with floor paving block as wide as less than 1 meter. The typical aroma of some flower is smell by the friendliness smiling of the flower merchants. It is for 2400 m2 farm precise in west side of Bratang Market, the merchants arrange interest ornamental plant and also leaf elegantly, clean and respected. More than 200 stands that owned by 65 merchants of vary size but generally fairish 3x4 meter.
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Grahadi building is convention hall and the official resident of East Java Governor. See it’s a self remain as of the Dutch commissioner Dirk Van Hogendorp (1794-1798). Initially the front of Grahadi faced the river. During tea-hours in the afternoon, the occupants could see small vessels with passengers up and down the river. The small vessels used to transportation, they arrived and go by the small vessels. In 1802 the front side of building which originally faced the North, had changed into the South until the present time.
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Surabaya (formerly Soerabaja) is Indonesia's second-largest city, and the capital of the province of East Java. It is located on the northern shore of eastern Java at the mouth of the Mas River and at the side of the Madura Strait.
The city is one of the busiest ports in the country. Its principal exports include sugar, tobacco and coffee. It has a large shipyard, and numerous specialized naval schools.
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The Alhambra (Arabic: الحمراء = Al-Ħamrā'; literally "the red") is a palace and fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, in southern Spain (known as Al-Andalus when the fortress was constructed), occupying a hilly terrace on the south-eastern border of the city of Granada. It was the residence of the Muslim kings of Granada and their court, but is currently a museum exhibiting exquisite Islamic architecture. A Renaissance palace was also inserted by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
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1. Respect local customs and traditions, especially when visiting temples.
2. Respect the local and be very patient if your car trapped behind a slow pace of local procession.
3. Avoid stepping on the offerings in the streets, simply just walk around them.
4. Leave important documents and papers safety in your hotel room and always keep eyes onyour belongings.
5. Drink only bottled water, distilled or mineral water. You may purchase bottled mineral water available in local stores around you.
6. Confirm your flight at least 48 hours prior to your next flight.
This island is one of the 'places to visit' in our list. We probably wait for another few years till my son a bit older.
Komodo is no longer a remote island accessible only by wealthy tourists on private boats. Today there are over 20,000 visitors a year that visit the park. The majority of visitors still arrive by cruise ship, despite the fact the most popular, Spice Island Cruises, ceased operations in 1999.
The first ticket of the Singapore Airlines A380 First Flight Charity Auction received a winning bid of USD$100,380.00 today. The lucky winning bidder will receive a pair of one-way Suites tickets from Singapore to Australia and the opportunity to join Singapore Airlines as guests for the historical delivery of the first A380 by Airbus, at their headquarters in Toulouse, France. In addition to being pampered, the winning bidder who hails from Sydney Australia will also have dinner at the award-winning restaurant -My Humble House, by Sam Leong's who is also head culinary chef for Singapore Airlines.
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