Russia Travel Guides for Backpackers

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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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Mallorca: Top Places I Would Return Here For

With my excited friend Barbora, we visited Palma de Mallorca in Spain for 3 days trip. Can you imagine walking through lovely streets and holding the fully-tasting ice-cream? For me, it simply was the holiday feeling I came here for :). Check out the old city center We saw not only […]
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Middlesbrough England Travel Guide

Middlesbrough is an industrial town located in the North East side of England. Earlier, its county was Cleveland, now it is North Yorkshire. If you go on your car, it takes almost one hour to travel to Middlesbrough from New Castle, Sunderland, Bradford and York. There are several worth-visiting points […]
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5 things that make Sitka, AK different than the rest of the USA

Alaska, in my opinion, is one of the most precious assets of the USA. The beauty of this land is well-known and if you’ve ever been to Alaska you know that no words can do justice to the beautiful mountains, trees, river, glaciers, and views that cannot be seen anywhere […]
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Moscow: The Bolshoi Theatre as a symbol of Russia

The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia is a must-see during your Moscow visit, it is one of the main symbols of the country like Red Square and the Kremlin. It is part of the culture of Russia and the building with a tragic fate. Even if you simply take 100-Ruble banknote […]
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Åland – the hidden gem of Finland

If you are getting tired of busy urban life, going to Finland is probably a good idea. But instead of visiting the main and well-known destinations like Helsinki or Rovaniemi in beautiful Lapland, you should head for the archipelago in the Baltic Sea, just between Finland and Sweden. It consists […]
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Bucharest – Starting your trip to the Carpathian Garden

The place of my childhood,  Bucharest has always been the base for me in all of my travels. Recently I have truly found the pleasure of visiting this adventurous city because I have moved out and I am now living in Barcelona. So every time I go back there, I […]
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7 Things You Did Not Know About Genova

  Some of you might know already that I have been living in Genova for almost a year now. Before deciding to move here, I have travelled throughout Italy quite a lot and the thing that felt different here was the impression it left upon me from the first moment. […]
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Experience Family Fun Along the Stellenbosch Wine Route

Stellenbosch is a mere thirty minutes by car from Cape Town’s CBD. The postcard-pretty university town is also home to South Africa’s most celebrated wine route. What the locals know, and what the tourists are perhaps less privy to, is the fact that Stellenbosch and its wine route is super […]
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TransferWise: What You Need to Know About This Currency Broker

Have you ever used a currency broker? Not sure what that is? Well, if you’ve used PayPal, then you have used a currency broker. PayPal is one of the most well-known money exchange platforms worldwide that can be used for both business and personal use. There are quite a few […]
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What is preferable – Paypal or TransferWise?

Millions of people regularly face the problem of transferring money abroad. What are the best ways to do this in the world today? Payment system Paypal Currently, the largest debit electronic payment system is PayPal. Of course, system services are quite convenient for the international transfer of money. If you […]
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The Best Of Sofia In One Day

Bulgaria is a nice country in South Eastern Europe. It is a member of the EU and is famous for its sea and ski resorts. I will recommend you a fantastic day in the capital – Sofia. The walk is not hard and everybody will enjoy it. Borisova Garden You […]
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Five Unique Pittsburgh Foodie Experiences

To many, Pittsburgh biggest culinary claim to fame may be its Primanti sandwich, a concoction consisting of grilled meat, melted cheese, an oil & vinegar-based coleslaw, tomato slices, and French fries between two thick slices of Italian bread. And yet that’s saying that Philadelphia’s greatest cuisine contribution is the cheesesteak […]
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Visit lake Baikal when it's frozen

Imagine walking on ice of an ancient lake, the oldest and the deepest on the planet. You hear the hollow sound of ice cracking, but you are still staying among the stunning beauty of the shining snow and crystal clear ice, and hundreds of meters of depth underneath. You feel […]
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Viljandi – perfect place for a half-day trip in Estonia

Estonia isn’t the most popular tourist destination. Mostly it’s associated only with its capital – Tallinn, treated as a short gateway destination from Finland, or just skipped as not worth visiting (too small? too expensive?). As someone who loves such small, charming countries, not overwhelmed with tourists, I’ve never understood […]
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Tallinn’s Top 5 Instagram Hotspots

It is midday on a Thursday. I should be wolfing down a quick lunch while scrolling through my friends’ Instagram posts, with a heavy sigh of holiday envy. Not today. Today I am in the fairy-tale land that is Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn. When I told my friends of my […]
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Andalusia in a week

Spain is a wonderful country. It amazes you both with its nature and its architecture. The food is divine and the people are kind and generous. With the great hospitality and the amazing views all around you, there is no way you wouldn’t like to go back there at least […]
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Kaliningrad and Konigsberg – one German city in Russia

Kaliningrad and Konigsberg. It was the former capital of East Prussia, and now it is the center of the most western region of Russia. Today a tourist can hear both names of the city, which desperately tries to return to oneself after long years of All-Union headman’s name* oblivion. This […]
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Finland Lapland : Levi the Winter Wonderland

You always go to the same skiing resorts for your winter holidays and you want to try something new? Lapland has all the winter ingredients you like, plus some magic… Why Levi is the place to be in Lapland? You don’t believe anymore in Santa Claus and you’re not a kid […]
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Moscow: what to do and how to move on a solo trip

Moscow is an amazing city with a bunch of history and wonderful places. I spent one week and wasn´t enough. It´s extremely big and with a lot of things to do and see. Here are a few recommendations to make your trip unforgettable. How to get to the city center […]
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Saint Petersburg – Practical Information

Saint  Petersburg is often called a Venice of the North. Indeed such a great number of splendid architecture, spread along the river banks can be seen just in these two places in the world. But this enormous city is often confusing, especially for foreigners who do not speak the Russian […]
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Meet Azerbaijan: what to see in Baku and the surbubs

Azerbaijan is not а big country located close to Turkey, Iran and Russia. The capital city is Baku – one of the oldest and greatest cities of the Middle East. Baku is located at the coast of the Caspian Sea. I didn’t appreciate the city beaches and decided not to […]
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A Winter Wonderland in Finnish Lapland

Just under 240 km into the Arctic Circle lays a peaceful village called Saariselkä and last winter I was lucky enough to spend 2 months in this magical winter wonderland. Saariselkä is a small village to the north of Finnish Lapland, deep in Sámi country and close to the Russian […]
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7 priceless experiences to enjoy Belgrade like a local

Serbia’s capital city is a modern European city buzzing with budget-friendly activities. Even better: some of the best experience you can get in Belgrade are free or almost and truly unique. Follow the example of the inhabitants and enjoy the city like a local! Sunset on Kalemegdan A winter sunset […]
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Turda Salt Mine and tips for spending a dog day on the Salt Flats

The small industrial town of Turda suddenly became a well know tourist destination after its salt mine was transformed into an amazing underground theme park. It is a must see site if you visit Romania, it is unique and spectacular, and also a fun and healthy way to spend here […]
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Curonian Spit National Park

It was a rainy evening in October when our plane proceeded to land at the airport of Kaliningrad, Hrabrovo. The sky was filled with gray clouds, the strong gusty wind shook a wing of our airplane and the pilot announced that due to the gale a landing would be hard. […]
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Sakhalin island: what travelers can find on the edge of the world

Once I came out from the jet and felt the sea flavor: Sakhalin. A very first impression was, that Sakhalin looks like other islands: green and untouched like Bali, cold and changeable like Iceland, but now I know for sure – it’s not so simple. What about the weather? Sakhalin […]
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Ulanbator's top must-see sights and best places to eat

Mongolia is a landlocked country between Russia and China. Mongolia is well known for not only it’s nomadic culture and Gobi desert but also for its rich history and astonishing nature. As a person who has been living in the capital city of Mongolia, Ulanbator, here are the best places to […]
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Paid fishing near Moscow

Russia is famous for its beauty and various places for fishing which are usually located in remote areas. On the one hand this is good because the ecosystem of reservoirs and the number of fish are not disturbed, but on the other hand, this situation restricts fishing access for most […]
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Cornish Coasts and Countryside: Things to do in Cornwall, England

When traveling around England, generally people want to see the big cities; London, Manchester, Liverpool. Yet, England is famous for its beautiful, untainted countryside and Cornwall is one of the most popular parts of England for tourism, where you can see the natural beauty of this country at its finest. […]
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Top 7 Things To See In Brno

Speaking of the Czech Republic, most people probably think of Prague. Who wouldn’t know the famous city of a hundred towers, located in the heart of Europe with beautiful architecture and rich history? Little do they know that the second biggest Czech city, Brno, has a lot to offer as […]
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Prešov – the Athens on Torysa

Slovakia is a country located in the heart of Europe and is part of the European Union. The currency used in Slovakia is euro and national language is the Slovak language. Presov is the third largest city in Slovakia. The historical name of this city is Eperieš, which means strawberry. […]
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A Summer Guide to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg – the light of my heart, the bridge between the East and West and the fascinating country that is Russia. The city of grand, sprawling palaces and golden onion domes soaring into the sky. I moved from the USA to St. Petersburg in September 2017, so […]
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Unique places for coffee break in Moscow.

Moscow is not a capital known for coffee, though it started to crawl into Russian lifestyle back in the 18th century when the Peter the Great returned from his trip to the Netherlands. Of course, coffee nowadays is known as “energy drink,” and it isn’t something new to Russian people, […]
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Oxford: 10 Local Gems on a Budget

Oxford, United Kingdom, is a beautiful place to visit, full of history and some stunning architecture. It can also be a very expensive place if you don’t know where to find the cheap, or very often free, attractions around the city. I’ve lived on a tight budget in the area […]
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Major sights of Moscow

Moscow is one of the most beautiful cities in Russia and in the world and a real paradise for travelers: everyone can find any kind of entertainment for any taste and budget. In this article I will give you a general review of where to go and what to do […]
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Things to Do in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland. Situated in a western pocket of Switzerland, right next to the French border, is regarded as a 'global city'. The financial capital of Switzerland, it hosts the headquarters for organisations such as the United Nations and Red Cross. Yet when I found myself in Geneva at the start […]
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Best Things To Do In Kasol

Everybody reading this has a different purpose but one thing which is common among all of us is the will to travel, to not be in the same place as we were a year ago, to live to the fullest, to make new friends, to gain new experiences, and most […]
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What you must do when you visit Finland

“Finland is a country with the best education in the world and it is always cold there.. and what else I can do there?” That is a most common phrase and a question I have been asked as a Finn. But believe me, there are plenty of things to see […]
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Things to Do and See in Lübeck, Germany

When it comes to Germany, most foreigners think of (visiting) the bigger cities – Berlin, Cologne, Munich, and Hamburg. It’s understandable because that’s where life thrives here. What most people don’t think about when they hear “Germany” is the place I grew up at – the beach. The country has […]
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The Center of Oceanography and Marine Biology “Moskvarium”

Winter is the season that associated with the snow. I've never had experience with winter, everything was new for me. My first winter was in Moscow in February 2018. I think some people will agree with me if winter isn't the best season to go outside for a long time. […]
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Hiiumaa: A hidden paradise in the Baltic sea

When talking about Estonia then most people instantly think of Tallinn the capital city with its medieval old town and funky vibes. But Estonia is known to have more than 1500 islands. Yes, that’s right! And even though most of these islands are small and no one lives there, we […]
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A day at the Russian North – the Republic of Karelia

You wouldn’t expect a lot of sun from the Far North of Russia, especially given the stereotype about Saint-Petersburg’s lack of sunny days. But there is a place that lies about five hours north of Russia’s second-biggest city that would not only greet you with rays of warm sunshine but […]
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Sunny morning in Moscow: lovely walk with the tasty stops

It’s bright Sunday morning, you’ve just woken up and found yourself in Moscow? Great! Let’s have a lovely walk in the heart of the city. But first… tasty breakfast. Use a subway to get to the starting point Choose a ticket In Russia, we call it metro. You need to get a […]
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The best places in Russia: magic of the Moscow metro

One of the best places in Russia for tourists  is Moscow. And one of the most interesting places of our capital is the Moscow metro. When the revolution took place in Russia, the main idea was that everything in our country now belongs to the people. And if before the palaces […]
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West Virginia – Wild and Wonderful

“Where are the skyscrapers, neon signs and Macdonalds? This is the USA!” It was my first thought when I arrived in West Virginia. Instead of everything “that is supposed to be in America” there were mountains, one-story houses and deer. The thought that I had to live there for a […]
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Vilnius: from another point. Gorgeous & unique

Welcome to Pavilniai Regional Park! Vilnius is my hometown and I’ m in love with this city. There are a lot of places that you can visit in Vilnius. This city is rich with culture and history and of course – nature.  So, if city sounds are making you feel […]
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7 places in Lithuania for the traveler who has seen it all

Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, you name it. The destinations everybody talks about and puts on t-shirts; the modern wonders, swarming with tourists and scammers. Everything is already seen, written about and became cliché. Finding something fresh and unseen can become a rather tricky task for the traveler who has […]
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A short guide about the Åland-islands

Åland – a weekend on a Scandinavian island Where it is and how to get there: The Åland-islands are more than 6500 mostly small, little tiny  (or better: bits of pieces of land) islands, but also some which are bigger in size. They are located in the Baltic sea and belong […]
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Astana – Kazakhstan's glittering capital

If you’re coming to visit Kazakhstan soon, probably your first destination will be its’ capital – Astana.  Astana is the fast developing modern city in Central Asia, and best known for it’s futuristic and cutting-edge buildings. Since I moved to Astana 10 years ago, I was observing how fast the city […]
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The South of Italy: A Must-See Place For All

Snorkeling In Italy I was putting on the flippers first then the goggles with the snorkel, taking one last big breath through my nose, tasting the salt in the air. I made sure there was no chance for leakage, pulling on the straps, and turned to get out of the […]
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Warsaw: sightseeing, public transport and tips

I’ve never had an aim to visit Poland. I wanted to visit the Czech Republic, Prague in particular. But one day in 2012 I had a reason to visit this country: my boyfriend bought a ticket to the concert of Coldplay which took place in Warsaw. And we decided to […]
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The Italian Riviera Travel Guide: Genova

To visit Genova means to understand Italy… Coming to Genoa, at first, you do not know where to put yourself: there is a temptation to climb uphill, and wonder, watching life in the old houses stuck together. But first, it’s better to stay below: in fact, almost all “places of […]
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Saint-Petersburg: walking the streets like a local

Saint-Petersburg is the most “European” city of Russia and also the one that was named the best tourist destination in Europe twice. I myself am particularly glad to know that, working as a tour guide. But this time I don’t want to tell you about “tourist” stuff, there is plenty […]
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Texas as a traveling destination

Out of many states – why choosing Texas? Being an exchange student in the United States is a chance not only to be fully immersed in the American college life but also to travel around the country and see how diverse, different and unique is the country itself. Every state […]
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What to see and do in Mainland China

According to the World Atlas, China is the fourth largest country in the world and the second largest in Asia. It’s approximately 9.6 million square kilometers big! That’s huge compared to my home country, the Philippines. Despite how massive this country is, people tend to conclude that the whole of […]
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Living like a Local in Limassol

I moved to Limassol, Cyprus, three months ago and I’ve learned a lot so far! Whether you’re here for a few days, or you’re settling down to live, hopefully, some of these insights will help and encourage you! Why Limassol? Cyprus’ second-largest, southern-most city, Limassol has a lot to offer […]
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A Foreigner's Guide to Surviving in China

What are the first words that come to mind when someone says China? The mystic land of the East. The land of the clones. The place where Facebook and the likes are blocked and social media are doomed. China is the place with an open door policy expectation and yet, […]
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Budapest – Visiting Magical City On A River Danube

Three years ago I applied for a scholarship in Budapest to study the Hungarian language for one semester. Living in Budapest for 5 months was a blast! I met a bunch of foreign people from Egypt, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary. […]
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Zelenogradsk: the best resort on the Baltic Sea

About Zelenogradsk I would like to start my first article about the place I was born, about the place where dreams come true and crumble – Zelenogradsk. Is it possible to get by chance in this city? If you are not from Russia or Germany (Zelenogradsk was a German city […]
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Welcome to Riga 101: tips from a local

Riga is probably not your first destination choice on a trip through Europe, but if it has landed in your travel route, congratulations – you’ve chosen wisely! Riga is often called the “hidden gem” of the Baltics, or Europe, even. Paradoxically, a part of what makes it a gem is […]
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Sights of Nizhny Novgorod

How to buy tickets from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod.   Nizhny Novgorod I want to tell a little about the trip to Nizhny Novgorod. We bought the tickets a week before departure. High-speed trains “Strizh” and “Lastochka” go from Moscow. On the way 3 hours 35 […]
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Chukotka, Russia: travelling in the Arctic

Getting to Chukotka If you want to visit a really remote, hard-to-get and wild place, you should definitely go to Chukotka. It's a Russian region in the Extreme north, at the very edge of the world. The journey will take you much time, money and effort, but you will never […]
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Kyrgyzstan: get prepared for a nomadic holiday

Who doesn’t love craziness? It was an average winter day with minus 25 C degrees at the beginning of January 2017 when I was hiking in the Austrian Alps with one of my friends and a group of enthusiastic strangers. We were waiting for the open lift when our tour […]
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Eurotrip- A Graduation Trip Guide

For a Stress-Free trip Even though some are beginning to do trips around Asia or America, Eurotrips are the most traditional to do as a graduation trip They consist of going around Europe for about a month, for 3 or 4 days in each location, and getting to know what […]
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5 Things To Enjoy New Delhi.

After a year in India, I can truly say I know how to meditate even when I am working and my boss is asking to have 10 tasks completed in 5 minutes. It taught me patience, self-respect, and baking. I found the love of my life and realized that everything […]
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lviv, Ukraine

If you’re planning a trip to Eastern Europe, be sure to visit Lviv. Haven’t heard of Lviv before? Boy, you’re in for a ride! They call Lviv the Western Capital, the Cultural Center and the Heart of Ukraine. All year round, the city welcomes thousands of tourists from Poland, Germany, […]
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Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Without A Guide

AC and ABC: two of the best trekking trails in Nepal Wondering whether to go to Nepal and do some trekking? Don’t wonder. You will meet amazing people, see beautiful scenery, enjoy delicious food and tea, and all of this can cost you less than 500 euros. I have done Annapurna […]
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Weekend walks around Moscow

Moscow is one of the most famous destinations for tourists in the world. It has a lot of places of interest. But today I will offer you three options for a quiet weekend: Kolomenskoye Park and Estate, Poklonnaya Hill and Bulgakov's House. Kolomenskoye. Secrets of old Moscow. There are a […]
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Why Ukraine is perfect choice for an exotic trip

Ukraine is the largest country in the region, but at the same time, it is the unknown heart of Europe. Now Ukraine is famous with boxers Klitschko, football player Schevchenko, Eurovision in 2005 and in 2017, with two revolutions – Maidans in 2004 and  2013-14 and known for undeclared war […]
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Tartu: guide from a former student

I spent three and a half years living in Tartu during my studies at the University of Tartu and found countless places that I still like to visit every time I manage to make my way back there. This article gives a brief overview and some useful links regarding my […]
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Fantastic place for snorkeling, island Biyadhoo

If you are tired of gray routine days, it's time for a change and bright colors. Maldives is a place with an abundance of blue sea, azure sky, white sand and green palms. And there is a lot of sea life, which is important for people like me… real snorkelers […]
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Shaki, one of the must see places of Azerbaijan

Caucasus is a unique region situated between Europe and Asia, which includes in itself several countries with various cultures, histories, arts and religions. The country Azerbaijan, in a sense, is one of the luckiest countries, to be situated in Caucasus. Because this is where East and West meets, where the cultures […]
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Istanbul – vibrant metropolis between two continents

I do travel to Istanbul a lot for business. This city feels like home, people are so friendly and hospitable. There is something incredibly powerful and positive about Istanbul. No wonder city has been inhabited continuously for more than 6000 years. In Rome Empire times known as Constantinople, today Istanbul […]
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The Old Cave Churches of Macedonia

Macedonia is a small country placed on the Balkan Peninsula, sandwiched between Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania. Although small, the country abounds in beautiful natural landscapes thanks to the numerous mountains and lakes. It also is a home of historical and cultural places and sites, such as the unique […]
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A Day in Varna – The Beautiful Capital of the Bulgarian Coast

Bulgaria has become quite popular with its beaches, however, not many people think of visiting a big city while on a beach holiday. Well, Varna is a city that offers a bit from both worlds to its visitors. Regardless of whether you are coming on a day trip or staying […]
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A Weekend in Pattaya City

I must have only been one week into my Thailand travels when I first heard about Pattaya. It was a place that seemed to carry nothing but connotations of disgust and dread and I was told to avoid it at all costs. Often when it was brought up, people – […]
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Trakai, Lithuania – a destination for every season

Lithuania is perhaps not the first name that comes to mind when deciding where to spend your holidays. Even though Lithuania is not on many people’s tourist radar, it should be. It has a lot to offer for tourists interested in both medieval history and the post–World War II era. […]
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Exploring ancient Belgrade with local taste`

I always foretaste with pleasure a visit to non-typical travel destinations, the cities and towns which are not so popular with the travelers. What will it bring to me? Is it worth a try? These questions were crossing my mind as I was waiting for my plane to Belgrade, the […]
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Touristic vs. real Morocco

This trip has a special place in my memories, since it was my first solo travel ever and without any exaggeration – a life changing experience. This article (same as my trip) consists of 2 parts: my volunteering project (here I will share my impressions on culture, cuisine, locals..) travelling tips (I will […]
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How and Why You Should Move to China

Most of us daydream of it, you know getting up from our desk and quitting our day jobs, hopping on a flight and going somewhere different? And then there are the small group of people that actually do it! We have all seen the pictures on Instagram, heard the stories […]
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Russian Golden Ring. Suzdal.

Visiting Russian tourists are usually limited to Moscow and St. Petersburg. But I want to tell you about the Golden Ring – a necklace of ancient Russian cities around Moscow. And I want to start with the city of Suzdal – the most interesting in my opinion the city in […]
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Tajikistan: the Heart of Central Asia

Tajikistan. What is this country? There aren't many people who know anything about Tajikistan and Central Asia in general. But that is a mistake, I'm sure. There is a lot to be interested of in this part of our Planet. First of all, this is a rare landscape which not […]
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India Road Trip

Introductory Have you ever considered driving around one of the biggest countries of the world? Like China, Russia, the USA or… India? My boyfriend and I spent one month driving in India, visiting family and places. In this article I would like to share the adventures of the first week, […]
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Kamchatka: Prepare Yourselves for Authentic Russia

Welcome to the edge of the earth Kamchatka is one of the places that are worth to be called  the edge of the earth. And it’s one of the most authentic places in Russia. Wild virgin nature, a combination of different climate zones, active volcanos, geysers, hospitality of the locals […]
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Berlin’s Best Spots for Photo Ops

Where are the best places for taking photos in Berlin, Germany? As a mobile photography enthusiast (read: Instagram addict!), I tend to live like I travel. That is, I’m always on the lookout for photo inspiration, even when I’m in my home-base of Berlin. Over the last few months, I have […]
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Thrifting in style the London edition

When I made the leap and moved from Auckland to London City, everyone seemed to feel that I needed their 2 cents on how expensive living in London was. I agree that with the combination of rent, travel expenses and, of course, leisure, my wallet each month consists of more reciepts and […]
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Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Tower. Bird's-eye view or the best places to feel himself “Big man”! Why better to forget about the trip to Kuala Lumpur? Don't worry, it's not the depressive article about the capital of Malaysia. You will not find here whining and complaints (if […]
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Motorbike trip from Hanoi to Sapa

I've got an idea to travel around Northern Vietnam by motorbike a long time before I started a trip, and it looked like more as a fantasy rather than a realistic thing for me. I’ve been riding an automatic scooter a lot in some SE Asian countries for the last 2 […]
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VISITING DAHAB AND CHANGING PARADIGMS ABOUT EGYPTIAN CULTURE

One of the reasons why we enjoy traveling is because of the opportunity you get to face your paradigms, ideas and perceptions of a place or a culture against reality. The trip to EGYPT opened our eyes in so many ways. THE WRONG PICTURE When we decided to visit this […]
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Welcome To Lithuania: The Land of The Beautiful Ladies

Just as the lyrics of a song from a famous Lithuanian band Inculto say: welcome to Lithuania, the land of the beautiful ladies. Indeed, it‘s quite commonly known that Lithuanian women are pretty gorgeous and being a 100% Lithuanian I am flattered to hear that. However, beautiful women are not […]
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Tallinn: A Medieval Journey

Walking into medieval times Spend your time within the old town walls and go back to medieval times. When walking into Tallin, through it's old old town walls, you truly feel like you are walking straight into the Middle Ages. There are a lot of small streets and alleys that look […]
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Only 2 Days in Prague. What to do?

The luminous capital of the Czech Republic is a historical city indeed, but is also a wonderful place full of young and fun people willing to welcome millions of worldwide visitors every year. Usually and sadly, when visiting Prague as a part of an organized tour, the Agency will give […]
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Russia to Slovenia by car

This summer we went to Slovenia by our car. The way from Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) to Ribnica (Slovenia) was long, about 4 days, but amazing!  The route ran through Byelorussia, Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. We visited interesting cities and places and fell in love with Poland (I tell you about it […]
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Nha Trang: The unexpected trap

Nha Trang: The unexpected trap When it comes to Nha Trang, a lot of people either skip it or hate it. It is true, from the outside it looks like a boring touristy city with only a few bars, few activities do to, few things to see, and only one […]
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The Ay river

The Ural If you don't know what to do with your life or cannot look on the bright side, I would advise you to visit the Ay river of the Southern Urals, the Russian Federation. You will relax surrounded with gurgling water, listen to the silence of the nature and the most […]
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Batumi, here we go : western+eastern=amazing!

What do you know about Georgia? For me, before I came here it was a mysterious land famous for its wine, national songs and unbelievably difficult language. Not expecting anything special I crossed the Russian-Georgian border and… stayed here for half a year! This amazing country turned out to be […]
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Try to feel Lisbon

Have you ever been in Portugal? This summer i have luck and visit this fantastic country! Country, which situated in western part of Europe, was my little dream for a long time, but finally i found the way how to get there. Firstly, let me told you a bit about […]
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Introducing Georgia by a local

Introducing Georgia ‘’-Where are you from? -Georgia. -Oh, the states? -No, Georgia, the country! ‘’ This is my very common dialogue, with following the explanation of location. It’s a really small country between Russian, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey, bordered by the Black Sea as well. And then in flows another […]
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Rudnik – Mountain hidden in the mist

Cities can become so overwhelming some time… I live in Belgrade, which is a very crowded and noisy capital. At the end of the week I feel nothing but the urge to escape. I want to find myself again and I do it by reconnecting with nature. Have you ever […]
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Kamchatka: 7 Reasons to fly to the end of the world

Kamchatka is a peninsula in the Far-eastern Russia, right across the Pacific Ocean from Alaska, not far from Japan. It’s also the land of fire-breathing mountains, pure ice-cold water springs, hot thermal bathing pools, wild animals and pristine, untouched nature. If you wish to feel connected to the world around […]
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Welcome to Hero city Volgograd…

Volgograd- unique historical city of Russia Today I want to tell you about an amazing city of Russia, called Volgograd. Volgograd  became famous and historical value because of the Battle of Stalingrad in Second World War. So it is one of the biggest historical city in Russia located in the South-East European part of Russia. […]
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Three perfect weeks in Saint Petersburg

My first long-awaited trip to Russia took place in a graceful city of Peter the Great, second-largest Russian city. It is a city of rich history and world-class cultural heritage. I chose the most amazing time for visiting Saint Petersburg, as well as the most crowded by tourists, unfortunately. It […]
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Coney Island: holiday neighborhood of Brooklyn

Coney Island, a holiday district of Brooklyn Coney Island is disputed between the feeling of nostalgia for observe the remains of an amusement park built in the early twentieth century and the brash American tourism eating fast food on the floor in front of a public locker rooms. So, Coney Island […]
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Inexpensive Ski Resort: why to go to Georgia

Curiously enough, but this winter journey took its beginning in August, when we (my wife and me) started to think, that it is already necessary to plan out winter holidays. That should have been our first time in the mountains, so we were trying to find something cheap, with good infrastructure […]
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Moscow weekend: two great days in Russian capital

Moscow, Moscow, Throw your glasses at the wall, Fame and fortune to us all, ho, ho, ho, hey Moscow, Moscow, join us for a casatchok. We'll be dancing 'round the clock ha, ha, ha hey  © Dschinghis Khan This song was very popular in Russia some decades ago and still comes to my mind when I hear something about Moscow. To be honest, that was my first time in the capital of my country, despite the fact that I have already traveled […]
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Istanbul – a Lifetime is Not Enough!

First thing to know about Istanbul is that it’s a place where you can’t possibly get bored. It’s a place of diversity, chaos, beauty, history, art, but most of all human kindness – something that you can hardly expeience in most of the world’s huge cosmopolitan cities. I’ve visited Istanbul […]
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Almost unknown Germany: Halle an der Saale

What to do in Halle (short stay) Last year I had the pleasure of spending 6 months in Halle an der Saale as an erasmus student. Yes, i know what you are all thinking! Halle is a city in eastern Germany, really close to Leipzig and not that far from […]
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Protaras: City at the Cypriot borders

Protaras is touristic resort at the south-east part of Cyprus priding it self with sky-blue clean water, nice sandy beaches, many churches and plenty of 4* and 5* hotels filled with British and Russian tourists. Also due to its location being a city, close to the dividing line which is also known […]
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Toubkal mountain – Southwestern Morocco

Mountain Toubkal From my childhood I did learn in school about Toubkal Mountain, or Djbel Toubkal like as Moroccan people call it, I learn it is the highest mountain in Morocco and North Africa and second highest mountain in Africa with 4167 metres (13671 ft) of height.I get older and i am start to going to trips, i did visited […]
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Mongolia: Lost in Gobi Desert

Mongolia: Lost in the Gobi Desert (1) The reason why Mongolia fascinates me the most is not only because of the mighty scenery, but also the hospitable people I’ve met on the way. From Ulaanbaatar, along with four other backpackers I met in the hostel, we’ve decided to take a […]
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Sarajevo, meeting of cultures

City of Sarajevo is the largest city and the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and  also one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Southeastern Europe. If you still have not visit this beautifull city i would advice you to make it a part of your plans for future trips. […]
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Helsinki: A Stylish City of Finland

DISCOVER A STYLISH CAPITAL CITY OF FINLAND     Helsinki is the capital city of Finland, home to about one in every five Fins. Small, compact and full of style, this waterfront city opens up to the Baltic Sea and bridges Scandinavia to the west and Russia to the east. […]
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New Zealand: Southern Alps

  New Zealand: Southern Alps. Never thought that there was another Alps in the other part – upside down – on the Earth. First time, I knew New Zealand was my sixteenths and from that age, I totally fall in love with its landscapes, very fast changing weather and ridiculously […]
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WELCOME TO FAIRY TALE: TOP THINGS TO DO IN PRAGUE

  Recently I’ve read a quote that said: „If European cities were a necklace, Prague would be the diamond“ and I couldn’t agree more with it.  Home to some of the best kept architecture in Europe, Prague’s monumental castle, picturesque cobblestone streets and charming spires have turned the city into […]
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Torino, love at first sight.

Love at first sight I fell in love with Torino 6 years ago, while I was on Erasmus in a small town called Pavia (near Milano). It was love at first sight. In May 2016 I went back to rediscover this beautiful city and to visit some friends. While walking […]
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Diu : The Magical Island !

Driving your own vehicle on the unknown roads gives you the liberty to greet endless possibilities with open arms which makes you fall in love with the experience instantly. Having done a few short road trips, we decided to take a leap ahead for this newly found love. Known for […]
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Berlin, Germany: Rainbow District

What to do in Berlin, Germany? You can find out something that is easily forgotten from Rainbow District.  Frederick the Great, a gay king in 18th century When we talk about Berlin’s queer history, the dark history under the period of Nazism always pops up in our mind. But we […]
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Nessebar, Bulgaria: A romantic walk through the wooden city

Where? Why? The city of Nessebar is situated in southeastern part of Bulgaria at the Black sea coast. It is, as one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria, attracting travellers from all around the world by its magnificence and romance. The historical roots of the city are reaching to the […]
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In minus 30 degrees celsius – My home town Boden – Sweden

Icy eyelashes and relentless hours of darkness. It might not sound so amazing at first, but there is more to it than you might think. I'm going to write about my home town Boden. A snoozy little town up in the north of Sweden with a population of about 29 […]
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Overview of Tallinn

      Estonia is a small country which is located in Northern Europe in the Baltic Region. It has borders with Latvia from the South, Russia from the East, Finland from the North and Sweden from the West (Finland and Sweden are across the Gulf of Finland and Baltic […]
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Every road leads to Rome

Or so I've heard… But before actually telling you why should you go and visit Rome at least once in your life its better to have a little context. I am born and raised in Romania, a Central-East European country with latin roots and the last brink before the eastern […]
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Tallin – the medieval pearl of Baltics

Baltic states consists of three countries – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Tallin, the capital city of Estonia, lays on the North of the country, near the Gulf of Finland. Filled with testimonies from middle ages, alluring parks and great shopping and business centres, Tallin is a mixture of a little […]
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Morelia: A Pink Rose in the Heart of Central Mexico

A Brief Intro: Walking through the streets of Morelia in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, you cannot be surprised that you are indeed stepping back into history – literally. Being in the presence of what was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991 for its preservation of the city […]
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Helsinki: the city of moomins

In Finland I had the time of my life. After a 5-hour flight from Romania, this wonderful country proceeded to show me every side of a Nordic region. What puzzled me at first, were the people. Tattooed from head-to-toe, with state-of-the-art hairstyles and with their expensive clothes, they were really […]
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Tulcea – The Danube Delta

Tulcea is the name of the county situated between the Danube and the Black Sea, being laid on the Northern part of Dobrogea. Tulcea is also the name of the county capital city. Calling Tulcea capital it seems to fancy to start with, considering that it is a little town spread […]
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Russia : The coldest country in the world

Undoubtedly, Russia is one of the coldest places in the world and it was a crazy idea to visit the country in December. Just like us, the temperature refused to be positive 😛 Anyhow, we spent the last week of 2015 in the chilly city of Saint Petersburg and it […]
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Brisbane: a tale of two cities

Brisbane is known around the world as Australia's river city. Anyone who lives in Brisbane will tell you that the river divides our city – both figuratively and literally. The friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) rivalry between those who live north of the Brisbane River and those who live […]
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Târgoviște: where Dracula was born

I was born here. A small town in an East-European country, called Romania( the fourth latin state along with Italy, France and Spain, having a Roman descent). Short history lesson: in 105-106 a.C, the original romanian people, the Daco- Getae, was conquered by Romans and they started being influenced. Across […]
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Sofia, Bulgaria: Start of the Balkan Tour

Getting to Sofia from Istanbul, Turkey Backpacking the Balkans began in Istanbul, where my partner and I currently live. We had contemplated wether to take a train or a bus to Sofia and eventually decided on taking a train. The Turkish websites for train are very bad and outdated. We […]
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Malaysia: Where to Wine and Dine in Penang

The Beautiful Blue Mansion. Malaysia: Where to Wine and Dine in Penang. A glorious Island where traditional beauty and heritage are now merging with modern luxury and comfort; Penang is definitely a superb destination, especially for its food! Having lived in Penang on and off for […]
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Salvador's Catalonia: rocks, wind and Lebanese cuisine

Northern Spain, Catalonia included, is bit of a riddle. It has never experienced the influence of the caliphate, it is locked in by French Pyrenees on one side and by the sheerness of the Balear sea from the other. In Spain, the regions of the north lack the frivolous familiarity […]
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A Pattaya Travel Guide

Thailand has no shortage of vacationers, backpackers and expats. However, many travelers miss one of the most exciting and unusual places in both the country, as well as the world: the city of Pattaya, a beach resort “paradise” located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand in the […]
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Timișoara: The city which survived a revolution

When I tell people about Timișoara I usually just say “a city in Romania”. It’s a pretty touristic place although no one who I’ve ever told about it knew this name. So why did I fall in love with Timișoara? It’s a long story. It all started in the US […]
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Prague: Fed Up With Sightseeing

Ospalé koťátko café Hurricane factory wind tunnel The best hot chocolate in Prague! Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is undoubtely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with a varied history, but what if you already […]
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Discovering Bulgaria: Part One''

Bulgaria is one of those neighbor countries that somehow never ended up on my travel list. Just once in 2012. I passed it on the road to Istanbul. I remember it only vaguely, as a country which our driver passed in one hectic drive, not making a single stop. It […]
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Kep: Cambodia's sleepy beach

Think “Cambodian coastline” and most people mention popular seaside town Sihanoukville, but travel seventy-five miles east and you will arrive at the sleepy town of Kep – a serene spot to relax by the sea. Sunset over Kep beach Rabbit Island, just […]
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Why you should go to Norway during the winter.

I am from Brazil, the land of sunshine, and whenever I am asked where I come from, people just assume I love going to the beaches, go sunbathing and wear tiny bikinis — that isn't true. Most of the times, in fact, I just wish I could move to a cold place — […]
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Brazil – Life as a carnie

Brazil – Life as a carnie Feathers, fishnets and candy floss, clowns, eyelashes and one massive pink tent. Yes, I ran away with the circus, my life continues on the road touring through cities of Brazil as a carnie, (dancer) in one of South Americas largest circuses. This is not […]
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Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol.

A bustling Spanish town located approximately 24kms from the City of Malaga, Fuengirola is a popular destination for British holiday makers seeking a sunshine retreat from the mundane 9-5. A once small fishing town now aligned with busy bars, restaurants and an National Geographic award winning zoo – Fuengirola is […]
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Bucharest: A Walk through History I

Unlike a good part of the countries forming the Eastern Block before 1989, Romania still remains a mysterious destination for most of the tourists. Situated at what is called the Eastern boarder of the European Union, it recently started to welcome people coming from all over the world. On one […]
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