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Archive for January, 2015


Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked by ‘Cyber Caliphate’


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

On Monday morning, the main page of the Malaysian Airline website was replaced by the words “404 – Plane Not Found” and “Hacked by Lizard Squad”. “404 Page not found” is the common error message displayed when a website cannot be loaded. The official Malaysia Airlines website has been hacked by a group, claiming to support Islamist terror group, ISIS.


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The website was later changed to include a picture of a lizard in a top hat, monocle and tuxedo smoking a pipe. The ISIS reference was removed and the claim of responsibility changed to “Lizard Squad – Official Cyber Caliphate,” with a link to the group’s Twitter account.

In a statement, the airline said it was a “temporary bug” that didn’t affect passenger bookings and that the breach had been reported to Malaysia’s transport ministry and Internet security agency. It said user data “remains secured.” The Lizard Squad group, however, tweeted that it was “going to dump some money found on malaysiaairlines.com servers soon,” and posted a link to a screenshot of what appeared to be a passenger’s flight booking from the airline’s internal email system.

The Lizard Squad group last year claimed it was behind attacks on Sony’s online PlayStation network and Microsoft’s Xbox site.


Top Cities to Visit in Europe


Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Rome: – Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world without any doubt. Every year, millions of tourist come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture. Rome contains a vast amount of priceless works of art, palace, museums, parks, churches, gardens, basilicas, temples, villas, piazzas and theatres.

Rome

Paris: – Paris is also known as “The City of Light”, draws millions of visitors every year. Through movies and pop culture, Paris has turned into a fairytale destination for many- and famous by name “The city of love”. Form history, fashion week and food, there is something for everyone.

Paris

Barcelona: – Barcelona is Catalonia’s capital and Spain’s second-largest city. Barcelona has an effortless, cool vibe, history, culture, mesmerizing architecture, one of the world’s biggest football clubs, beaches, and a local population with an unquenchable thirst for a night out. Barcelona is one of Spain’s major cities and a popular destination for tourists from around the world. It’s one of the most economically powerful cities in the European Union.

Barcelona

London: – Nothing can really be compared to London. It is a business and cultural hub hosted the epic historical events. London is not one of those cities you can see in a weekend. You need at least a week to just scratch the surface of what is London. Retrace history, and don’t forget the great night life, making it a great place for anyone to visit.

London

Budapest: – Budapest is a city of full of surprises and wonders, with its lively center, pretty parks, and Majestic River, church and a lavish spa. Budapest is one of the most exciting cities in the world. The city is full of secrets to uncover, hidden spots to explore. There are plenty of designer shops, tiny parks, terraced cafes, and architectural treasures wait for you.

Budapest

Milan: – While Rome is the oldest, Milan represents the new Italy. It is a hub for fashion, cars, and movies. Take a break from the European history and relax on the beach or shop through one of the most expensive shopping area in Europe.

Milan

Athens: – Athens is the home of the gods! Do you remember about the Hercules, Zeus, and all of the other gods and goddesses? Welcome to their home. This is the place where the Olympics began. But also don’t forget the nightlife.

Athens

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Top 10 Unreal Places in the World


Friday, January 16th, 2015

Horseshoe Bend, USA

Horseshoe Bend, USA

One of the most beautiful natural attractions to see in Arizona, known for its horseshoe shaped river and the glass like surface of the water. The Horseshoe Bend contains many minerals like hematite, platinum and garnet.

Ik-Kil Cenote, Mexico

Ik-Kil Cenote, Mexico

A cenote is a natural sinkhole that fills up with water is located in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. Many people in past civilizations would use it as a natural well for water. And now it is open for swimming.

Sea of Stars, Maldives

Sea of Stars, Maldives

Vaadhoo Island is one of the popular group of islands which are considered as the heaven on Earth. This island has lots of surprises especially at night time. The water in the sea just looks like a reflection in the mirror reflecting the stars sparking from above the sky.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, when it rains, the water makes it look like a giant mirror.

Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

This beautiful tunnel looks like something out of a fairy tale. It is believed that if couples who are truly in love hold hands and cross the tunnel their wishes will come true.

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Lake Natron, Tanzania

A beautiful salt lake with reddish crusted salt on the surface. The lake is made of salt and soda.

Deadvlei, Namibia

Leading Lines in Deadvlei

The black dead trees against the orange sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park make the landscape look like a scene out of a painting.

Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan

Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan

The wisteria flower tunnels in Kawachi Fuji Gardens look like something from out of a fairy tale.

Eben Ice Cave, USA

Eben Ice Cave, USA

The Eben Ice caves in Marquette County are one of Michigan’s prime winter attractions. Each winter, the ice caves start to freeze up.

Glacier Ice Cave, Iceland

Glacier Ice Cave, Iceland

The ice cave is also called Crystal Caves. The ice caves in Icelandic glaciers are a truly mesmerizing wonder of nature.

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Top Festivals Around The World in January 2015


Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

During festivals we all plan a trip to different places and enjoy it in different styles. Here we share the list of top festivals around the world held in January month that you will love to attend. These national and international festivals are so unique that attending any or all of these festivals will be life changing experience and will give memories to last you a life time!

Bagan Ananda Pagoda Festival, MYANMAR

MYANMAR



Bagan Ananda Pagoda festival is one of the oldest celebrations across all of Myanmar. This festival is to be held during 4th January -19th January in Myanmar. During this festival enjoy the ancient and culturally rich city of Bagan. People from worldwide destinations gather to watch dance, music, theatrical performances and to buy the locally-made souvenirs.

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin



The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is an ice sculpture event that hosts talent from all over the world. This festival is to be held from 5th January to 25th February in Harbin, China. This festival is one of the world’s four biggest showcases of an amazing collection of ice sculptures, some as tall as 50 metres! Here you will get an unforgettable winter travel experiences like nowhere else on earth. Ice and snow world, international snow sculpture art expo, ice lantern art fair, winter swimming watching, ice hotels, dog sledding or safari-style Siberian tigers watching are just some of the one-of-kind getaways that you can choose.

Banff Snowdays Festival

Banff



Head to Banff Snowdays festival to enjoy the outdoor beauty of Banff National Park during this winter season. This festival will be held during 9th January to 8th February in Banff, Canada. Enjoy the winter sports, snowy party, majestic views of the park, food and entertainment of Banff. Everyone gets to dip their toe in, depending on how much winter they want to experience, but since most events take place in downtown Banff, it’s easy to get a good dose.

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur



If books are your best friend and you love reading then you have to head to the Jaipur Literature Festival. It is the largest free literary fest in the world and will be held from 21th January -25th January in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. This annual event is the perfect place to immerse yourself in reading, debating and discussing your love for books.

Sundance Film Festival

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The Sundance Film Festival is an American film festival that takes place annually in Park City, Utah, United State. This year Sundance Institute held this festival on 22nd January to 1st February. It is one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States. The festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. This festival is a combination of show, snow and showbiz, equally popular with intellectuals and the pop-culture paparazzi.

The Carnival of Venice, Italy

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The carnival of Venice is very popular worldwide. Every year thousands of tourists from different part of the world come to Venice to see and take part in its magnificent Carnival; walking round in fancy dress in this city’s magical scenery means taking part in a truly exceptional happening. This year the carnival will be held on 31st January to 17th February. In this carnival you can found mysterious, disturbing Venetian masks, eyeing you from the city’s alleyways and much more. They are an irresistible attraction for what is undoubtedly one of the world’s most unique experiences: the re-living of 18th century Venice.

During carnival people wear different type of masks. It’s not only for fun, it is still a strongly felt tradition with deep cultural roots for the Venetians.

Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec



During winter season, some people try to avoid the ice, snow and most of the things that makes them feel cool. But we suggest come in Quebec city and enjoy the Quebec Winter Carnival. This year the Quebec Winter Carnival is to be held on 30th January to 15th February in Quebec City, Canada.

The most famous attractions of this Carnival are the night-time and daytime parades led by mascot Bonhomme Carnaval. The parades wind through the upper city, decorated for the occasion with lights and ice sculptures. Numerous public and private parties, shows and balls are held across the city, some of them outside in the bitter cold, testimony to the Québécois’ fabled joie de vivre.

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