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Budva – Wandering around and out of this beautiful coastal town

Montenegro amazes me. Just as Thailand is known to be the land of smiles in Asia, the Balkans ought to take the trophy for Europe and the region. Never have I seen so many happy smiley friendly people all concentrated in a region before. Must be the lolling hills, the adriatic, the drinkable water or Ćevapčići or… Read more »

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A week, no… 3 days in Seychelles – Tips for trips

Planning a trip to Seychelles was by no means an easy feat. There wasn’t enough blogs and sites out there with an objective perspective nor were there sufficient visuals of this stunning island. I was confused by 1. Transportation 2. Location 3. Island hopping 4. Attractions 5. Hikes. A series of unfortunate events left me with… Read more »

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A quick day trip out to Qibao Watertown

Qibao (七宝镇 – Qībǎo Zhèn) is a small town in one of the many districts of spawling Shanghai that can satisfy your urge (if any) to get out of the crazy crowded metropolis of central Shanghai. If you are interested in taking a stroll along an old watertown steeped in rich history and culture away… Read more »

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3 days in Shanghai – Tips for a short trip to this amazing city

Crowded, Cosmopolitan, Charming. Shanghai is one city that I feel almost needs no introduction. It is constantly in the news for reasons good and bad, its also one that amazes me because it is a country so full of extremes. For one, most travellers i’ve met either love or hate the city. It is difficult to… Read more »

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Bali – Conquering Mount Batur and living to tell the tale (and tips)

Truth be told. I never wanted to climb Mount Batur. It was always Mount Agung that I wanted to conquer. Why settle for 1,717 meters when you can push yourself up 3,031 meters? Eventually I was very unhappily talked out of climbing Agung by the group I was traveling with. My research showed that the… Read more »