REAL TRAVEL GUIDES, BY REAL PEOPLE

Find destination, accommodation and travel guides specifically for young and young at heart travelers. These articles aren’t your usual commercial articles crammed with paid endorsements. Real people, either locals or travelers will give you the inside tips on what to do so you step off the plane, train or bus and get straight to the heart of your destination.

Coastal Culture: The Best of South Korea’s Islands & Beach Towns

The small nation of South Korea is often characterized by its heavily militarized northern border and high-tech, neon-charged cities. However we can’t forget this east Asian peninsula also has about 2,400 kilometers of coastline and 3,000 islands within its territory. This makes for unique mixed landscape of sandy beaches, lush forests, mountainous peaks, and volcanic rocks. Whether you’re wanting to try out a new water-sport, eat freshly caught seafood, go to a festival, or just bond with nature – these five locations have vibrant cultures with something to offer every traveler.   1. South Chungcheong-do, Anmyeondo / 충청남도, 안면도 Located […]

Kuala Lumpur – The Budget Travel Guide

  Malaysia is a beautiful, culturally diverse country like none other in the whole of Asia. In no other Asian country will you see a diversity of ethnicity as rich as it is in Malaysia, from the big 3 ethnics which are the Malays, Chinese and Indians, to the more indigenous ethnics like the Sabah state natives “Kadazans”  and the Sarawak state natives “Iban”. Even with such a diverse culture, the people of Malaysia are truly united as one, living harmoniously day to day, co-existing with each other in peace. Her Capital, Kuala Lumpur, is the heart of all things […]

Beyond Trevi and Colosseum: Rome like a Local

Rome – the Eternal city – is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Over 7 million travelers visit the metropolis at the Tiber each year; most of them just stay for a short trip spending their time between the Colosseum, Forum Romanum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish steps and the Vatican and complaining that it is ‘such a touristy place’. Italy’s capital however has so much more to offer. If one dares to take a look at things that lie beyond the typical attractions, Rome is a young, exciting and colorful city full of people actually spending […]

Explore Saint Petersburg, Russia as A Solo Traveller

Saint Petersburg in Russia attracts several thousand tourists each year, solo travellers being a significant number of them. And why not? Since it is a fast-growing tourist hub, well known for being a cultural and historic centre that retains the charm of Eastern Europe while giving off distinctly Western European vibes. If this interesting mix of Eastern and western charm has got you interested, you might wish to explore Saint Petersburg as a solo traveller. 3 Must-See Attractions in Saint Petersburg There are several interesting museums, extravagant palaces, historic cathedrals, and beautiful parks and botanical gardens scattered throughout the city […]

Jaipur – The Pink City of the Royals!

Jaipur – the City of the Royals! Renowned as the Pink City of India, Jaipur captures the heart not only with its beautifully architectured walled city in pink color but also with its magnanimous forts, breathtaking vistas and sumptuous delicacies that through the ages have come to be an imminent expression of the royal lineage of the Rajput clan of India. Built during the 18th Century by Maharaj Jai Singh with the help of Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur was one of the first planned cities of India. Popular for its intriguing forts and monuments that reminisce the royal history of the […]

Shopping in Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main is an elegant mix of old and new. It’s one of the cities in Germany I always like to come back to since it’s never dull, there is always something going on. This time it was a business trip that gave me a chance to explore Frankfurt for two weeks during winter. I was lucky that the timing was ideal to enjoy Carnival events in and around the city. However, the chilly winds of February made most of the sightseeing an arduous pastime so I spent a substantial amount of my free time either in Frankfurt’s numerous […]

One Day Trip to Warangal from Hyderabad

Are you looking for weekend getaways from Hyderabad? Are you looking for cheap thrills aka budget trip? Warangal is one of the underrated weekend getaways that I explored with a budget of just INR 1288 per head in a group of 3. Hyderabad is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in all of India being a new-age IT hub. We often feel the need for a break in the city that is always moving at a high pace. Due to the geographical location of Hyderabad, we tend to believe its far from the Coastlines, the Ghats and usually ends up […]

Attractions You Can’t Miss When Visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What are some of the must-see attractions in Malaysia? – one of the most common questions people ask me ever since I returned from Malaysia after studying there for almost two years). I used to love walking around discovering different places, experiencing the hustle-bustle of locals and tourists alike, or just sipping coffee and working in a quiet café. Of course, when on vacation, you would have just a few days to explore the country. Studying there for about two years, even I wasn’t able to see the whole of Malaysia, just Kuala Lumpur, and nearby areas. But hey! I […]

Staying Cool in the Vegas Summer

Ok, so you just arrived in fabulous Las Vegas. Vegas is a fascinating destination to visit in the beautiful United States. It does get super hot in Vegas, so just be prepared. When you go to walk out of the airport, after you’ve got your luggage, you will finally understand what hot is. The heat hits you the same way it does when grandma is baking cookies, and you open the oven. You will get smacked by a heatwave. Don’t worry because Vegas is undeniably worth it. You need to know how to cool down, and I’ve got you covered. […]

Explore Puerto Princesa in Just Three Days!

Puerto Princesa City is the capital of the Provine of Palawan in the Philippines. The city boasts a combination of urbanization and tropical paradise from its historic landmarks to its breathtaking white sand beaches, virgin mangrove forest, and subterranean river. My latest visit to Puerto Princesa was in April this year (2019), which is the best time to visit the city according to locals because the seas are calm and the weather is just right. I stayed there for three days. For my trip, I availed a travel package that includes Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Honda Bay […]

Czech Republic: The Best Place For Cross-Country Skiing

I am shivering as I stand at the side of the road, my thumb pointing to the dark sky, hoping. Earlier, that same sky was a brilliant blue and I regretted not bringing my sunglasses to protect my eyes against the glare of the snow. After sunset, however, the temperature dropped rapidly and my thin jacket, as brightly coloured as it is, no longer keeps me warm.   The temperature dropped rapidly after sunset   I don’t have to wait long. A car emerges from the car park opposite, and in the space of time it takes for my eyes […]

Nature's Miracles: Avatar Mountains in Zhangjiajie, China

When we happen to think about China, the first image that comes to mind is of romantic mountains surrounded by curly clouds and tiny temples with upward-pointed roof corners; some other times we imagine large metropolis, skyscrapers and crowds wearing anti-pollution masks. Yet China is much more. In its territory as large as a continent it’s possible to find different climates and landscapes: from the Ice festivals and the Siberian cold in Manchuria to deserts and grasslands in Inner Mongolia, from the windy Tibetan Plateau to dry depressions in Xinjiang and to the humid tropical weather in the South-East. In […]

Hiking in Tayrona National Park in Colombia

In our Colombian tour, we got to the point when we headed to the Caribbean coast. Our first stop was Santa Marta, the oldest city in Colombia. The city itself is not a big deal but it’s at the ideal location: anyone who wants to discover the coastal area, could get a room here and move around. We wanted to do the Tayrona hike so it was a perfect spot. Arriving to Santa Marta We arrived from San Gil by a night bus. That seemed to be the easiest and cheapest option. It was not bad, we could get some […]

Experience Conchagua Volcano in El Salvador

One of the greatest natural attractions of El Salvador is its volcanoes and Conchagua volcano is not the exception. Conchagua volcano is one of the most visited volcanoes by salvadorans and tourists, and that’s because the volcano is right at the east limit of El Salvador, where you can have an amazing view of the Gulf of Fonseca and its islands from the top. You can enjoy the nature and chill weather at all seasons. You can also see part of Honduras and Nicaragua from the top of the volcano and if you feel adventurous you can take a boat […]

The best route for the first trip to the Altay Republic, Russia

The Altay Republic is located in the southern part of Siberia. Beautiful landscapes, clean air and a variety of flora and fauna make hundreds of thousands of tourists come here every year. The republic is often called the “Russian Switzerland” and this is justified. The beauties of Altay are immense and everyone who has been here once will certainly come back here again. There is the highest mountain in the Siberia, its located in the Ust-Koksinsky district of Altay and its called Belukha (4506m). The way to area of this mountain is the great rout to go on the first […]

Walking through Chisinau City Center

The heart of Moldova, a charming country located between Romania and Ukraine, is without a doubt Chisinau, a capital city. Even though it is still the least visited city in Europe (annually around 145 000 thousand people visit Moldova), Chisinau slowly but surely becomes more and more popular among tourists. What attracts tourists and makes them visit the capital of Moldova? I believe it is a chance to explore new routes and observe significantly different traditions and attitude to life among the European counties that motivate people to visit Chisinau. But let’s start at the beginning and explore a bit […]

What is important when visiting Greenwich?

It is without a doubt that Greenwich is the most idyllic centerpiece of the South East of England. However, it being apart of the country's capital  It is most obvious that it is very different from the other areas of East London. The fact that is that it is without a doubt filled with a sort of respectful peace that truly vibrates around the whole of Greenwich. This is what makes it all so different from the rest of East London. The area that is, of course, the focal point of Greenwich is not the newest addition to the O2 […]

Experience Tbilisi off the beaten track – a guide for wanderers

When I go places I try to blend in with the locals and do things the locals do, rather than going to all the must-see places. Here is my more local tourist guide to Tbilisi: Where to stay If you are up for exploring Tbilisi, I would recommend staying in Rustavelli area. Why? It is one of the most central areas in Tbilisi and cafes/ shops/ museums/Old town are at your easy reach. No hassle. How to get around Public Transport in Tbilisi Be like a local and use public transport. Metro is super convenient, departs every 4 minutes and […]

A hidden tourist destination in the Netherlands: Noordwijk

  According to many tourists, Noordwijk is an idyllic coastal town in the Netherlands. Once in Noordwijk, you will pass many flower fields, followed by a beautiful view of the Dunes, ending at the beach and the North sea. Every time I have traveled abroad, I feel at home the moment I see the flower fields with the Dunes in the background. However, the long summers when I was young where not solely spend admiring the view. Noordwijk has a lot more to offer.   Traditional: the Bloemencorso (Flower parade) Noordwijk is probably most famous in other countries for the […]

The best museums in Monterrey!

Monterrey is one of the most important cities in Mexico, next to Guadalajara and of course, Mexico City. If you’ve read some travel guides to my country, you’ll know that we are (thankfully) full of amazing museums. Monterrey is widely known for its modernity and progress, and also as a center for conventions, conferences and summits. But we’ve got our hands full of museums as well! I’ll proudly present to you some of the best places of cultural recreation in the north.  Upon arrival, the first thing that will pop into view is our beautiful mountains. In fact, Monterrey is […]

A Short Visit/Tour to Governor’s House Karachi

Governor’s House is a place where everyone wants to visit and explore what’s inside. It has great importance as it is the official Governor’s residence and their business meeting place which is co-essential used for the events and parties for the Governor’s. In almost every country there is always a house which not known as the Governor’s house but they might use different names for the governor’s residential and their business meetings area. Some of these cities used other words instead of the Governor’s house; Rideau Hall-Canada, Rashtrapati Bhavan-India, Kings house-Jamaica, Pavilion-Singapore. These are some places around the world that use different words. […]

A tour around Bergamo: a local’s guide

When I get asked ‘where are you from’, and I reply Bergamo, Italy, the comment is: ‘upper town or downtown?’ (Respectively, in Italian, called Città Alta and Città Bassa). Maybe you don’t know, but Bergamo is divided into two parts. Upper town The old part is the upper town, surrounded by walls built in the XVI century and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. In a warm and autumn day, having a walk around the walls is regenerating. You can admire Bergamo’s downtown and if you are lucky, you can see the skyscrapers of Milan. How to reach […]

A Guide to Vegan Coffee in George Town, Penang

There are more than enough blog posts about the best coffee shops in George Town, the capital city of the state of Penang. However, we struggled finding a list of those offering vegan milk alternatives so Christine and I took it upon ourselves to hunt those down and our hunt was rather delicious! As both of us used to live in London, a city ridden with independent and quirky coffee shops, each better than the last, we got used to the abundance of good coffee with various dairy-free milk alternatives. To keep up our habits in Malaysia proved a lot […]

Ultimate Travel guide to Leh – Ladakh

Leh-Ladakh is a place like no other. An Exceptional demystifying beauty in the Himalayas in North India. Leh-Ladakh is a blend of Indian, Buddhism as well as Tibetan linings, a place which is worth paying a visit to. “A Heaven for Adventure Junkies. A Dream for Soul Finder and A Love for the rest of us.” Situated at the height of 2750 – 7672 meters above sea level, Ladakh is indeed extremely blessed with an incredible topography that comprises hilly terrains, lush green grasslands, and high altitude peaks. Adventure lovers from across the globe visit Leh-Ladakh as there is multiple […]
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