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6 Trip Ideas Around Yangshuo

China’s Yangshuo is a mesmerizing place to be, albeit a little small and way too popular with tourists. The beautiful hills that surround the city resemble landscapes of the Avatar movie. There’s a lot to see around Yangshuo, let’s have a look at the list of six best attractions! If you’re primarily interested in the …

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Following the Perfume Murderer to Grasse

Have you seen the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer? The young Jean-Baptiste Grenouille starts to discover the beauty of scents and perfumes in Paris and later comes to learn the full craft of enfleurage in Grasse, the world’s perfume capital. The story is based on a 1985 novel by a German writer Patrick …

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Enjoying Los Angeles Without a Car

So you’ve planned a trip to Los Angeles. You’ve purchased the plane tickets, booked the hotels, and mapped out all the sights and attractions… but there’s just one tiny issue: transportation. When someone mentions a trip out to California, a common response heard is “you’ll have to rent a car.” Los Angeles in particular is …

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9 Reasons Why Milan Is a Great Stopover City

Are you about to book a flight and the flight search keeps returning a stopover in Milan, Italy? Book it! Here are 9 reasons why you won’t regret: 1. It’s a low-cost airlines’ hub All major European low-cost airlines go through Milan’s Malpensa airport: Easyjet, Ryanair, Germanwings, Vueling etc. That makes it a cheap destination …

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Searching for Gas in Germany? Get off the Highway

You come to Europe for a roadtrip. You rent a car, happily hop in it and at some point you’ll go through Germany. Being used to gas stations on every mile/few kilometers, you don’t expect this could be different in this modern country with no high-speed limit on the highway. But that’s outright wrong! Although …

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May 1st Vappu Celebration in Finland (It Gets Wild)

Last updated Vappu. What is Vappu? The strange sounding name makes Labor Day lose its spark in comparison! That’s right, it is the Finnish version of May 1st celebration. But as you’ll see, this is not just an ordinary May Day celebration. I spent two Vappus in Turku, Finland. One as an Erasmus student and another on …

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Spicy Food Not Your Thing? – How to Survive in Sichuan

China’s Sichuan (Szechuan) province is a great place to travel. Some go for the delicious some spicy food, some for the pandas, some for the landscapes; the list is endless. However, as spicy food is so common over there, what should those who hate spicy stuff do? We’ve got you covered, read on! Really spicy …

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Early Risers Enjoy the Best Beach Conditions in Western Australia

Going to a beach in Western Australia is almost rocket science! Forget your usual vacation schedule, when you sleep long, take time to enjoy breakfast and you roll onto the beach only once the noon heat has subsided. If you did this on the beaches surrounding Perth, your experience would be really high waves and …

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Taxi Drivers in Asia: Avoid Being Cheated

Taxi drivers are tricky. You never know who you’ll bump into, because in most cases you’ll need to get a cab from the street, rather than calling a number. While living in China and travelling in Asia, I developed a technique that gave me around 70% success rate when driving a cab, even in the …

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Is Bruges Really Worth Visiting?

Last updated If you’re headed to Brussels with enough days to enjoy both Belgium’s capital and to make some little trips out of the city, you’re most likely considering visiting Bruges. Perhaps you got intrigued about the place from the movie ‘In Bruges’ staring Collin Ferrell or perhaps you’re planning to come just because it’s …

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