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Exploring Palawan in the Philippines

Highlights of Palawan The Philippines is an affordable destination for budget travelers. Some of the best places to get off the beaten track include Rizal and Palawan. Palawan is a long, sword-shaped island in the southwest of the Philippines. Unlike other islands, Palawan has no package tourists and is an independent traveler’s dream. The island …

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Naropa Festival

What to Expect at the Naropa Festival – A Himalayan Extravaganza

The Naropa Festival – First Get to Ladakh A 45-minute flight from the Indian capital city of Delhi had transported us to another world. A world whose landscapes gave new meaning to the phrase, “out of this world”. We were in Leh, an ancient city which was once part of the famed silk route. Leh …

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What to See and Do in Myanmar

What to See and Do in Myanmar What to See and do in Myanmar? You’ve landed in the right place.  After my second trip to Myanmar, I’ve seen some of the best that the country has to offer. Even though I love Malaysia and Thailand, I’d probably consider Myanmar the best overall travel experience in southeast Asia. Here’s what …

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Benefits of a Homestay

The Benefits of a Homestay while Traveling

The Benefits of a Homestay while Traveling The following is a guest post from Street & Documentary Photographer, Sebastian Jacobitz, who blogs at Streetbounty. There are many different accommodation options during your travels. From classic hotels to modern alternatives like Couchsurfing or Airbnb. While hotels try to offer some sort of quality standard, they are also often the …

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What to Eat in Southeast China

10 Dishes to Try in Southeast China Right across the border from Hong Kong, Southeast China attracts more and more tourists every year. In this part of the country, you’ll find three popular provinces. First, Guangdong Province contains Southeast China’s only tier-1 cities, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Second, Hainan Province dishes up a relaxing beach lifestyle. …

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Your Guide to a Cebu Layover: Sharks, Waterfalls, and Coconuts

Your Guide to a Cebu Layover: Sharks, Waterfalls, and Coconuts That dreaded word–layover. In a country filled with beaches, jungles, and waterfalls at every turn, the Philippines becomes an enticing land of tropical adventure, even if just for one night. With 65 USD in your pocket, an overnight layover and an adventurous spirit, you can swim …

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Shanghai Daytrip

Tongli and Zhujiajiao: A Shanghai Daytrip

The Gondolas of Zhujiajiao Zhujiajiao is an old river village about an hour from downtown Shanghai near Dianshan Lake. It was once a prosperous trading center for rice and textiles. Now, it’s a popular place to take a leisurely boat ride through a maze of ancient canals. There are kiosks all over Zhujiajiao selling tickets …

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Gateway of India

How to visit Mumbai on a Budget

Travel Guide to visit Mumbai on a Budget With a population of over 18 million, Mumbai is one of Earth’s megacities. It’s always been a gateway city, through which many enter and leave India. It’s a city of contrasts, with a multicultural, multilingual population, and the very poor living side by side with the extremely …

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