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Top Things to Do in Taormina – One of the Best Places to See in Sicily

Taormina is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and is the full package for a one day trip. It’s got all the best elements an ancient Italian city could offer. I visited Taormina on a trip to Sicily‘s East and Southeast – you can see my Sicily itinerary here. The city and its …

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8 Things to Do in Tiraspol, Transnistria, a Bastion of Soviet Tourism

Transnistria is a noodle-shaped chunk of land wedged between Moldova and Ukraine. Its capital, Tiraspol, is easily accessible from Moldova and is an ideal place if you’re into unique travel experiences. This time it’s all about seeing a place stuck in time, living still in the ‘good old’ Soviet times. Read about why you should …

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Leyte, an Unexplored Corner of the Philippines

The people in Leyte are more resilient than most places. They’ve survived one of the worst tropical storms in the history, which left their homes in tatters and claimed the lives of beloved family members. Still, they recovered, proudly rebuilt their homes and are looking towards future with hope. Welcome to Leyte, a Filipino island …

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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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Gaudí’s Barcelona: Sagrada Família & Casa Batlló

Gaudí’s architecture largely defines Barcelona and is something the city can be thankful for. I can’t imagine Barcelona without Gaudí, it would look way too ordinary! His buildings should definitely be on the top of everybody’s list of things to see and do in Barcelona! Gaudí’s religiousness and love for nature have largely permeated his …

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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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7 Nice Day Trips from Nice

Are you planning a trip to Nice, France? Congratulations on your decision, you’re going to have an awesome time! Elton John and Brigitte Bardot have homes in the area for a reason! The whole region Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur, however, features some other amazing cities that you shouldn’t miss! I’d suggest that you dedicate 3 …

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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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Valparaíso’s Incredible Street Art

The harbor city of Valparaíso in Central Chile is a place of many charms. Its layout is unique, with steep hills lined by picturesque houses. Its character is special for the artsy feel it conveys and it’s therefore no wonder many artists have fallen for the city, including Chile’s Nobel Prize winner for literature, Pablo …

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