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How to apply for an Iranian visa on arrival

February 20, 2018

The process to get an Iranian visa for my travel companion and me was relatively simple. We got it on arrival at Tehran International Airport. Most nationalities can qualify for visa on arrival, except for citizens of USA, UK, Canada, Colombia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, who have to apply for an …
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Ancient wine capital Shiraz

February 19, 2018

Celebrated as the heartland of Persian culture for over 2000 years, Shiraz has become synonymous with education, nightingales, poetry and wine. It was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and was the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (AD 1747–79), when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or …
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Red Hot Chile

February 18, 2018

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is gaining a reputation as one of South America’s coolest cities with creative districts, hip boutique hotels and a vibrant food scene. It is a wonderful city for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone. Head out during the day to take in the museums, grand architecture …
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Baku – city of wind

February 17, 2018

Welcome to Azerbaijan! This is the Land of Fire and the Pearl of the Caucasus, a land where eastern colours combine magnificently with western progress. Azerbaijan is a country of unique nature, unmatched culture, centuries of history with its customs and traditions and fine cuisine; a place which will satisfy the expectations of the most …
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Flight review SIN-HKG

February 15, 2018

Waiting at Changi Airport to board my plane. Aircraft type was a B777-212  I reached my gate about 40 minutes in advance. I am always impressed with the efficiency of Changi Airport. From the terminal to immigration only took 20 minutes for me and I had time to wander around the shops. Walking past business …
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[Food review] Saveur

February 14, 2018

Outlet visited: Saveur @ Bugis Address: 5 Purvis Street, #01-04, 188584 Nearest MRT: Bugis or City Hall Saveur had a special Valentine’s Day set so we decided to go there to celebrate VDay. Morever, I had been to Saveur before and I was impressed with their quality of food. The cuisine is French and has never …
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Church-hopping in Armenia

February 10, 2018

Armenia is one of the oldest Christian nations in the world. Armenia, as one of the most ancient countries, not only has an ancient culture and rich history, but also ancient religious history, dating back centuries — Christianity from 301 AD, and prehistoric pagan religions dating back centuries before Christ. Armenia, also known as the “Land …
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Kerman, Iran

February 8, 2018

Kerman was not originally on my list of cities to visit in Iran. However, since I had two extra days and didn’t know where to go, my host in Yazd recommended me to go to Kashan. Bushehr and Bandar-e-Abbas were located quite far away from Shiraz, where we were going to catch our flight. Just …
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Northernmost Capital Reykjavik

February 3, 2018

Reykjavik (pronounced as REYK-ya-veek) sits just above the 64th parallel north, making it the world’s northernmost capital city of a sovereign state. Located in southwestern Iceland, a Nordic island country that has Greenland as its nearest neighbour nearly 300km away. It is home to more than 123 000 people, or more than one-third of the total …
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Cuba, the last socialist paradise

August 13, 2017

Cold war, communist state, trade embargo. These are the three phrases that come to mind whenever someone mentions Cuba. Thanks to our western-dominated media influence, many people do not have a good impression of Cuba. When I informed my family members that I was headed to Cuba, they were all so worried for me and …
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