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Street Food in Bangkok: Thai Cuisine at its Best!

Oh no, you want us to get food poisoning and experience what Thailand‘s hospitals are all about? Not at all! You really don’t have to worry about that in Bangkok. I know that even experienced travellers often shy away from eating street food. But in Bangkok, it’s safe. Thai street food is really good and …

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15 Things You Should Know About Iran and Its People

Chances are that you haven’t considered Iran as a must see destination. Who would, right? With the usual negative rhetoric towards the country and its political representatives.. it makes one doubt the safety. But nothing can be further from the truth. Politics aside, Iran is the most welcoming country I’ve ever been to. So I …

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Personal Recommendation of 5 Best Hotels in Kerala, India

When you think of Kerala, India, you’d probably expect basic, dirty hotels with an occasional hostel thrown in where various creatures crawl, like in a biology lab. Guess what – it can’t be further from truth! I stayed in more than 10 hotels during my trip to Kerala and some were nicer than others but …

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12+ Reasons Why I Fell in Love with Kerala

I realize this might sound unbelievable. I was skeptical myself. Kerala seemed just like any state in India, and I expected chaos, hygiene standards far from perfect, glorified cows and staring men. But to my surprise, I discovered a state with friendly people, beautiful nature and high-end facilities. The list of reasons why I love …

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Backwaters of Kerala, India: Experienced Best on a Houseboat

To be honest, when I first heard about the backwaters of Kerala, India, like most people I had no idea what they were. But here I am, sitting in my amazing room on an incredible houseboat cruising local backwaters and it’s simply breathtaking. Let me take you on a journey of Kerala’s backwaters and inspire …

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Spending Chinese New Year with a Chinese Family

The lunar New Year and the extended holiday, called the Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in China and many other countries in Asia. A few years ago, I had the chance to spend it with a family of one of my dear Chinese friends, in a little town of Pingnan, in China’s Guangxi …

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Spending Christmas & NYE far from home – in China!

Featured photo credit: T.Dallas / Shutterstock.com During my travels, I’ve always been able to make it back home for Christmas. To me, nothing beats the family moments at this time of the year. There was just one exception to the rule: a few years back, I spent a Christmas and the New Year’s in China. Don’t …

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Backpacking Burma / Myanmar: Our Experience

My boyfriend and I love Southeast Asia, like most other young backpackers. Everybody goes to Thailand, Vietnam is full of tourists and we’ve been to Cambodia already, so the question was – where should we go next? And we chose Myanmar. We had a basic idea of the country’s existence just from the media in …

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10 + 1 Lessons from North Korea

Featured image credit: Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock.com Undoubtedly, North Korea it is the most eccentric place containing elements of both the tragic and the comic. This experience completely changed the way I think about society, manipulation and unlimited power. Thanks to this trip, I understand the full meaning of human rights and freedoms. In contrary to what …

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What to See in Macau: 10 Best Sights

Is Macau worth visiting? Absolutely! Macau and Hong Kong are officially part of China, and although each of the two states share aspects of Chinese culture, each keep a certain level of autonomy from China also. Having been administered by Portugal from 1557 to 1999, Macau still shows signs of Portuguese influence. The best way …

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Cambodia – Still An Unspoilt Paradise?

When I first considered Cambodia as a destination about 3 years ago, I imagined that all places except Angkor Wat would be barely visited by tourists. I pictured pristine nature and empty beaches, smiley locals and lots of wildlife… Here’s what I actually found: Beaches I stayed at the very end of Otres Beach, near Sihanoukville, …

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Traveling to India During the Monsoon Season: Here’s Why You should Do It!

Any old India hand would tell you that the best time to travel to India is during the winter season, from October to January, when even the infamously hot and humid Indian weather is surprisingly cool and pleasant, the locals are friendly and welcoming and you may have a pleasant trip without the stress or …

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