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Desert Town Yazd

January 16, 2018

The desert city of Yazd is as picturesque as Middle Eastern cities come. Its well-preserved mud brick old town, distinctive badgirs, or wind-catchers, dotted around the skyline, and numerous historical sites make it a necessary destination for any tourist visiting Iran. With its winding lanes, forest of badgirs, mud-brick houses and delightful places to stay, Yazd …
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Kashan

January 10, 2018

Many travellers opt to bypass Kashan on their journeys between Tehran, Esfahan and Yazd, but this delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir is one of Iran’s most alluring destinations. It not only boasts a cluster of architectural wonders, an atmospheric covered bazaar and a Unesco recognised garden, but it also offers …
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Food haven Brussels

January 8, 2018

Belgium is the capital of Belgium and also the de facto capital of the European Union. The “muscle from Brussels” Jean-Claude Van Damme is also born here as well. Ironically, one of the symbols of Brussels is the Manneken Pis, the bronze sculpture of a naked little boy taking a piss. Once a week, there …
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Esfahan – Half the World

January 7, 2018

Esfahan is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Esfahan Province. The Persians call it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half The World”. Due to its beautiful hand-painted tiling and magnificent public square, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. An ancient town and capital …
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Tehran

January 3, 2018

Tehran is a conservative city, but it is also home to some of Iranian society’s most liberal strands, particularly behind the closed doors of the tree-lined streets and cul-de-sacs of its northern neighbourhoods. Hugging the lower slopes of the magnificent, snowcapped Alborz Mountains, Tehran is Iran’s most secular and liberal city. Spend time here – …
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Zdravo Belgrade

October 31, 2017

At the crossroads where the Balkans meet Central Europe lies one of Europe’s oldest cities, the capital of Serbia, Belgrade. Although very much a western city, Belgrade’s location and history of inhabitation by many different cultures and civilizations have left it with a feeling of the magic of the east. Belgrade has become one of …
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Bouncing through Botswana

October 22, 2017

Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, Botswana is one of the great safari destinations in Africa. After crossing the border from Zambia, I ended up in Kasane which is the gateway to Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park in Botswana has the highest concentration of elephants in the world, it is …
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Vitalising Viñales

October 11, 2017

Havana is generally the first port of call for visitors to Cuba, and if you are pressed for time, it might be the only one. For those planning to explore the rest of the country, or just want a day trip from the capital, look no further than Viñales, which is just under two hours …
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Exploring Mount Austin

September 30, 2017

After having explored most of the cafes nearer to Johor Bahru (JB) customs for a while, plus walking several rounds around City Square Mall, we decided to venture further out to Taman Mount Austin. This is one up and coming neighbourhood to check out while in JB, with several cafes and restaurants springing up. A …
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How to apply for a Pakistan visa in Singapore

September 28, 2017

Besides Russia or India, Singaporean passport holders require a visa to be applied in advance before being allowed to enter Pakistan. This can only be done at the home embassy of the applicant, so for travelers who are in the region now, they must send back their passport to their home country in order to …
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hola Mexico City

September 19, 2017

Mexico has always intrigued me due to the ancient civilisations and beautiful, white, sandy beaches. Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America and the country caters to all kinds of visitors, from those seeking luxury in the resorts along the Riviera Maya to the backpackers having a slice of the beach at Cancun …
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The Shangri-La of Pakistan

September 17, 2017

Embracing many of the planet’s highest peaks, Pakistan is the incredible confluence of four great mountain ranges: the Himalayas, Karakoam, Hindukush and Pamir mountains. For adventure-loving tourists, there are few places in the world that can compare to northern Pakistan for unspoiled natural beauty. Visiting Skardu is like a trip to Narnia land, where the …
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Flight Review of Pakistan Airlines

September 10, 2017

PK369 ISB-KHI 13:00 – 14:55 PK896 KHI-KUL 16:30 – 01:30 (+1) Here is my review of one domestic and one international flight operated by Pakistan Airlines which I had taken recently. After seeing that the past three flights of PK369 were cancelled, I was quite worried that my flight today (9 Sept) would be cancelled …
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From city centre to check-in

August 5, 2017

Guest post from oneminute.com When coming off long flights, you want to get into the thick of it as soon as possible. Whether it be a taxi or a bus ride, discover the cost and time it takes to hitch a ride in a variety of modes of public transport that will have you exploring …
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Songkran in Thailand

April 18, 2017

Songkran festival – also known as the traditional Thai new year – was originally celebrated by sprinkling water on family members and elders for good fortune, and by paying respects to images of the beloved Buddha. Over time, the festival has evolved and it now involves three days of water play, with locals and visitors …
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eat pray love Bali

March 21, 2017

What a tropical paradise Bali is. I had long avoided visiting Bali because it is touristy and filled with drunk Australian tourists. However, I was so wrong! I found my inner peace in Bali. This Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs is more than meets the eye. …
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Southern Africa on a budget

March 1, 2017

An astonishingly diverse region fused by its prolific wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and remnants of ancient culture, Southern Africa will etch itself on your heart. Most people will immediately think of safaris or impoverished people when ‘Africa’ is mentioned or ask “Is it dangerous?”, but did you know that South Africa is the second largest economy …
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Overnight stay at Semonkong

February 5, 2017

Maletsunyane Falls is a 192-metre-high (630 ft) waterfall in the Southern African country Lesotho. It is located near the town of Semonkong (Site of smoke), which also is named after the falls. The waterfall is on the Maletsunyane River and it falls from a ledge of Triassic-Jurassic basalt. Having heard about its natural beauty, I decided to venture out of the capital city Maseru to …
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Crossing the South African-Zimbabwean border

January 31, 2017

It has to be one of the longest border crossings I have ever experienced, besides the China-Kazakhstan one. This time, I took an overnight bus from Johannesburg as we headed up north to Beit Bridge to cross the border. Many of my friends had warned me about the horrendous queues, but in order to save …
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Victoria Falls (is falling down)

January 30, 2017

The original plan was to head to Harare (the capital of Zimbabwe) to find my friend before going to Victoria Falls. However, due to a lack of time and sold out bus tickets, I had to change my route by going to Bulawayo (second largest town) before taking the train to Victoria falls. I took …
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10 best-kept travel secrets

January 31, 2016

Thanks to budget airlines, Skyscanner and other various social websites (eg. Couchsurfing, airBnB, WWOOFing, Workaway etc.), it has provided people with more travel opportunities and to make new friends across the globe. Here are some tips on how you can get more travel for your buck. 1. Choose another gateway Sometimes, the most direct route …
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2015 travel review

January 4, 2016

What did I do for 2015? So I did fulfill my new year resolution of traveling more and making sense of the world we live in. This has been an epic year of thesis submission, graduation, pedagogical training and lots of crazy traveling. most unique experience – sleeping in a Mongolian ger (yurt) in the …
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Recommendations for Krabi

November 15, 2015

Stay Blanco Room & Apartments | 228 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand 81000 We stayed at Blanco Room & Apartments, which is about 20 minute on foot to Aonang beach. We liked the area because it is not so touristy, there is a Tesco supermarket opposite, 7-eleven and roadside food stalls. You won’t go …
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What You Learn By Traveling Alone

August 22, 2015

My friends have always wondered why I like to travel alone. Am I a loner? Who is there to look out for me should something happen to me? Yes, I have taken these into consideration, but sometimes no one is as adventurous as you to travel to exotic off-the-map destinations, so of course I do …
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