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BALI | Nyepi – Day of Silence

Nyepi - Day of Silence Nyepi is a unique Hindu celebration in Bali, which is commemorated through silence, meditation and self-reflection. Nyepi falls on the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox when the day and night are of approximately equal duration....

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BALI | Canggu Ultimate Food Guide

Ultimate Canggu Food Guide There is no secret Canggu is well known for it's delicious food and an array of choices for artisan-lattes and smoothie bowls. But which places are an absolute MUST if you are in Bali for as little as 3 days? Revealing my ultimate favorite...

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JATILUWIH RICE TERRACES

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Bali has an abundance of rice terraces and even though you can easily see them from almost any area, there are some that are more popular among tourists than others. Tegallalang still gets the most attention, but if you only have time to visit...

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MOVING TO CANGGU – BALI

Are you contemplating moving to Bali and decided Canggu might be a good location for you? Then this guide will tell you all about getting set up in Bali in general, the cost of living and some tips you might find useful for your stay in Canggu.1. VISA FOR INDONESIAAs...

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PURA LUHUR BATUKARU

We couldn't believe our eyes when we started the uphill drive towards Pura Luhur Batukaru. No one on the road but us, surrounded by jungle and fast approaching the foot of Mt Batukaru, where the temple lies. Bali has an extraodinary amount of temples and even though...

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SLOVENIA – ALPINE WONDERS

The clock strikes 5.00 and even though the ride to NW of Slovenia is dark and over an hour long from the capital city of Ljubljana, you'll be happy you woke up early and took that coffee to-go. Even though, for an average tourist, Lake Bled usually takes the...

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WINTER IN SLOVENIA

Slovenia is a great destination year around and will leave you wanting more, no matter when you decide to visit. This time around I decided to explore the Nort-West of the country and went to Zelenci, Russian Chapel, Vrsic Pass, Kobarid, Kozjak Waterfall, Kanal ob...

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ICE WONDER – PERICNIK FALL

Pericnik Waterfall is located in the Triglav National Park in Slovenia and while it is beautiful in both warmer and colder months, it turns into a true ice wonder during the winter. The entire wall turns into a icicle spectacle, which will truly leave you speechless....

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DAY TRIP TO MIRISSA

Located in the South of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is not only a surfer's paradise but also a calm, beautiful and palm-tree covered oasis which is bound to please every travellers wish. We drove to Mirissa from Dalawella with our driver Disa and made a couple of stops along...

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DALAWELLA | SRI LANKA

Orange and teal is what the Southern province of Sri Lanka is all about. And if you are a fan of palm trees, wild nature, good food and happy hours on the beach - this is where you'll want to stay forever. Or at least for a week or two.  WHERE TO STAYWe only...

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THE GALLE FORT

Galle was only a 45 minute tuktuk ride from Dalawella and we decided to spend the day there exploring the Galle fort as well as the newer part of the city. Galle is a beautiful and historical city which reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during...

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24 HOURS IN KANDY

THE CITYGetting from the train station to our hotel was crowded, loud and hot - Kandy is the second biggest city in Sri Lanka and you won't experience a peaceful and serene time here unless you choose to visit places a bit further out, or up. We only spent a day here...

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NUWARA ELIYA | TEA PLANTATION

SRI LANKA AND TEASri Lanka is the world's fourth-largest producer of tea. Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka and it employs, directly or indirectly, over 1 million people. We took the train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya and only...

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2 DAYS IN SIGIRIYA

Are you considering spending 2 days in Sigiriya and want to know what we got up to during our stay there? Even though the main attraction here is the Lion Rock, I recommend you hike up a different rock - which one? Read below!  1. WHERE TO STAYWe booked Sigiriya...

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OUR STAY AT: FUSHIFARU

It doesn't take long to realize that the Maldives are a true paradise on Earth. Right from your arrival to Malé airport to your final destination (whatever it may be) you'll be surrounded by turquoise water and unprecedented views. So where to stay in the Maldives?...

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ELLA SRI LANKA | Top 5 Things To Do in Ella

1. NINE ARCHES BRIDGE & BEST PHOTO SPOTS The top thing to do here may not come as a surpirse, the Nine Arches Bridge. It is just as beautiful in real life as all the pictures you've been seeing online. We spent about 3 hours at this lovely place. A tip I believe...

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UDAWALAWE ELEPHANT SAFARI

If tea fields, beaches and amazing railway tracks still haven't convinced you to visit Sri Lanka, then I am certain an elephant safari will. Udawalawe National Park is smaller than it's competitor Yala, but after having heard from the locals that Yala has been...

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MADRID, DAY 1

For my birthday this year Mike surprised me with a trip to Madrid. I was really excited about it since I've never been to Spain and I couldn't wait to visit the Spanish capital. Madrid really exceeded my expectations - the architecture, the food and the sights were...

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MALDIVES PRIVATE SANDBANK

 Fushifaru, as well as some other resorts in the Maldives offer private sandbank experiences. This is a very unique selling point for Maldives and definitely something you should experience if you book your stay with a resort that offers it. Being all by yourself in...

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FUSHIFARU – TOUR OF TWO VILLAS

In this article I will show you the villas we stayed in at Fushifaru and hope it will help you with your decision when, and if, you decide to book your stay here. We decided to book a 'Pool Beach Villa Sunset', which is where we stayed for 5 nights. We picked this...

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LAKE BLED & LAKE BOHINJ

Lake Bled has undoubtly become very popular over the past few years and I was quite surprised at the amount of tourists we saw this year. Then again, it does make sense - the place is like somethig out of a fairytale. But believe it or not, it look me until 2018 to...

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PIRAN, BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE TOWN

Slovenian coast is quite small, but incredibly beautiful! My favorite of all the small coastal towns is Piran, follwed quite closely by Izola. I've been coming here since I was quite small, but more for a reason since I was 14 and my parents bought a property on the...

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LJUBLJANA’S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS

So you decided to visit Ljubljana and wonder where those perfect Instagram spots are? Well, there definitely are many and Ljubljana could be classified under fairytale city. Below I will show a few that can be done right in the city centre and all in a space of an...

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HA LONG BAY, DRAGON LEGEND CRUISE 2D1N

Day 1 Our final Vietnamese adventure was booking a luxury cruise through Ha Long and Baitu Long Bay. After some research we decided to choose Indochina Junk's Dragon Legend II cruise and we chose the 2D1N option. First we boarded the VIP shuttle from our hotel in...

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HANOI, DAY 2

Our stay in Hanoi was quite short and spread out. We flew to Hanoi right after Hoi An, but only stayed here in totsl of 1 whole day. First day we explored the city and then in the morning we headed to Sapa early AM. We came back from Sapa a day later, very late as we...

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HANOI, DAY 1

Our stay in Hanoi was quite short and spread out. We flew to Hanoi right after Hoi An, but only stayed here in total of 1 whole day. First day we explored the city and then in the morning we headed to Sapa early AM. We came back from Sapa a day later, very late as we...

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HIKING IN SAPA, DAY 2

After a good night's sleep, it was time to get on with the hike with Lo May. She greeted us at the homestay and we started our 4 hour journey into the hills and fields of Lao Cai. The nature in Sapa was absloutely beautiful. Now it was even better than day 1, since...

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HIKING IN SAPA, DAY 1

There are several ways of getting to Sapa from Hanoi, but we decided to take the most convenient and comfortable one available - The Sapa Express bus! We really didn't want to take long and early train journeys and since we only stayed there for a night and had a...

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MAYA DESIGN: BEST TAILOR IN HOI AN

Hoi An is a city of lanterns and tailors. You are without a doubt going to find yourself choosing from an abundance of tailors and it's not easy choosing where to go to! We planned to get quite a few things tailored: dresses for me and shirts, blazer and perhaps...

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HOI AN, DAY 3

On our last say in Hoi An we decided to take the bicycles our resort provides out to the rice fields. Biking through these fields was really nice, the nature is so pretty and it reallt helped being out from the bustling town. Another thing we started to get a bit...

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HOI AN, DAY 2

We decided to start off the day by heading to the beach after a nice breakfast at the resort. We knew we had to go back to town in a few hours since we had our fitting at the tailor though, so we couldn't spend a whole day there as we wanted. But it was our one and...

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HOI AN, DAY 1

Another morning flight, this time from Ho Chi Minh to Danang. Danang is about 45 min away from Hoi An and is the closest airport to the city. From the airport we waved down a Vinasun taxi, which took us straight to our hotel Hoi An Silk Village Resort, where we stayed...

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HO CHI MINH CITY, DAY 3

This was our last day in Ho Chi Minh. We decided to first take a trip out to (my favorite from this destination) Binh Quoi Village, a bit out of town, but still cheap and convenient if you take a taxi. So this place is, for some strange reason, not at all popular yet...

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HO CHI MINH CITY, DAY 2

Cu Chi tunnels await! Our pick up arrived to the hotel (it's so easy when you get the hotel to arrange the tour with you, really worth it and not even more expensive than if we did it ourselves!) and we headed in a van towards Cu Chi. What we didn't know is that they...

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HO CHI MINH CITY, DAY 1

We landed to Ho Chi Minh at about 10am, I did my Visa at the airport and we then took a Vinasun taxi straight to our hotel, Sanouva Saigon Hotel. After the shock that is Vietnamese traffic, we finally arrived to our room - airconditioned before our arrival (it's so...

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SIEM REAP & ANGKOR WAT, DAY 2

We still decided not to wake up for the famous Angkor Wat sunrise and instead take a sort of reverse tour to avoid the crowds when the other side of the complex opens. This tactic has proven to be incredibly good as we were only 4 people who started on the other side,...

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SIEM REAP & ANGKOR WAT, DAY 1

After nearly 19 hours of 3 different flights, we finally made it to Cambodia. The heat that overcame us when stepping of the plane was intense, to say the least - but we were ready to take on the adventure of discovering our very first stop of our Asian 2017 travels,...

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