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What to Know Before Going to Rio de Janeiro

What to Know Before Going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What to Know Before Going to Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro is among the most visited cities in Brazil, and there are many reasons for that. In addition to the famous Carnival, and beautiful beaches along its extensive coast, there is yet another differential: a tropical climate that guarantees sun and heat almost the …

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How to save money traveling in the UK

How to save money traveling in the UK The UK can be an expensive place to travel, but there are many ways to reduce costs and save money. Countries with large populations like Britain (65 million) and Germany (81 million) have many more opportunities for budgeting than other smaller wealthy nations such as Switzerland (8 …

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How to visit Antigua, Guatemala on a Budget

How to visit Antigua Guatemala on a Budget

How to visit Antigua Guatemala on a Budget   What to see in Antigua Antigua Guatemala is easily the most beautiful city in Central America. Situated in the Central Highlands, less than an hour’s drive from Guatemala City, it is a popular destination for well-heeled tourists and backpackers alike. It’s easy to understand why. The …

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visit liverpool on a budget

How to Visit Liverpool on a Budget

How to Visit Liverpool on a Budget Liverpool is a city that achieves a difficult equilibrium. It is constantly changing, yet remains forever anchored to its history and traditions, the two facets entwining seamlessly. In no other British city, do students, hipsters, tourists, and locals fuse so well together. You think nothing of enjoying a …

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Athens Ancient Agora and temple of Hephaestus

Ask GoMad Nomad: What to do on a layover in Athens, Greece?

Ask GoMad Nomad: What to do on a layover in Athens, Greece? This month’s ‘Ask GoMad Nomad‘ column on Athens Travel Tips comes from a situation we commonly find ourselves in – how to spend a long layover in a cool city. Reader Stephen B. is planning a trip to Europe, but has a long wait between flights …

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Jyrgalan - Boz-Uchuk Lakes Trek

Introducing: Jyrgalan – Boz-Uchuk Lakes Trek in Kyrgyzstan

Introducing: Jyrgalan – Boz-Uchuk Lakes Trek in Kyrgyzstan A growing trekking destination, the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan’s rugged mountains and verdant valleys are becoming increasingly popular among independent travelers looking to experience pristine nature and local culture. While traditionally independent international trekkers have stuck to a set few routes around the cities of Bishkek and …

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Keren Camel Market in Eritrea

Photo of the Week: Keren Camel Market in Eritrea

Photo of the Week: Keren Camel Market in Eritrea   The camel plays an important role in Eritrea’s history and even self-identity, with the long-suffering animals playing a vital role in many of the battles central to the decades of conflict that have waged on and off since the 1960’s. The animal even features prominently …

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Winter Travel in Kyrgyzstan

What It’s Like: Winter Travel in Kyrgyzstan

What It’s Like: Winter Travel in Kyrgyzstan For most of the growing number of tourists that are traveling in Kyrgyzstan, the small Central Asian republic is a country of summer mountains and sandy beaches. The majority of visitors come in the warmer months, for the June-September high season when horse riding and mountain climbing and of the …

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Traveling Chile on a Budget

Traveling Chile on a Budget

Traveling Chile on a Budget The words “budget” and “Chile” are rarely uttered in the same sentence by backpackers in South America. As prices in Chile have risen, the numbers opting to travel to places where their money goes significantly further, have followed suit. Named South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination for 2016 in the World …

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