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10 Places to Visit on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula

Discover South Africa’s Cape Peninsula Cape Town is surrounded by spectacular landscapes. A drive down South Africa’s Cape Peninsula leads to craggy mountains, turquoise bays, and beaches populated by waddling penguins. Stop for a glass of Cabernet at South Africa’s oldest winery, or do some surfing in Muizenberg. At the end of the road, you’ll …

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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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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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Carpathian mountains of Ukraine

The Bucolic Beauty of the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine

Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine One of the least visited regions, the Carpathians Mountains of Ukraine is an extraordinary corner of old Europe. Although domestic tourism has developed, international tourists, with the exception of a few neighboring countries, have yet to discover this mountainous bucolic region. Old traditions die hard here: men work the fields with …

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Exploring Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan China

Your Travel Guide to Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan, China

Your Travel Guide to Jiuzhaigou National Park Southwest China is one of my favorite places in the world, and Jiuzhaigou National Park is one of the best places in Southwest China. Far in the north of Sichuan province, ten hours by bus from Chengdu or several days overland to Lanzhou, this remote Tibetan area’s snow-capped mountains …

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Your Guide to Chilean Patagonia

Your Travel Guide to Chilean Patagonia

Your Travel Guide to Chilean Patagonia Patagonia. It’s a place that means much to many, from a voyage of discovery for Magellan or economic opportunities for early 19th century European settlers to adventure or luxury for modern travelers; and of course the native cultures and environmental bounty that both stand in danger of disappearing completely. It …

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Journeying to Great Himalayan National Park

Journeying to Great Himalayan National Park

The following is a guest post from Magy and Mr. Shushtari – two travelers using all kinds of transportation, but mainly hitchhiking on an overland journey from Bulgaria through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and to the mountains of Kashmir, India. You can read  about their journey at: magickervan.com Journeying to Great Himalayan National Park: Sleeping where God Manu – the creator of …

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Trekking Peru Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Trekking Peru Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Trekking Peru Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Peru is an excellent place for trekking. Combine that with the opportunity to finish your trek with the splendor of Machu Picchu and it suddenly becomes a bucket-list item for many people. The Inca trail is the most famous trek and consequently the most popular choice. Although spectacular, …

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bilad sayt oman

Bilad Sayt Oman: Spectacular Mountain Village

Bilad Sayt is considered to be Oman’s most picturesque mountain village. Dramatic, craggy mountains rise up behind the small village as multi-shade cultivated terraces spread out below. The spectacular location, not surprisingly, requires a 4×4 to arrive. Negotiating the unfinished gravel roads with steep drop offs is not for the faint of heart. The panoramic …

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