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Walking Tour in Lima – On Your Own

This walking tour in Lima will last 2-3 hours, depending on your pace. That’s what we did. Though there are a few “free” walking tours in the historical district, we opted to do it ourselves because we had the whole day to explore the area and we didn’t want to

The Wonder of Machu Picchu

The wonder of Machu Picchu has been on the bucket list for so many of us. We can’t blame these travelers – the photos we see online and on social media are just stunning, and we want to be there! Of course, I’m one of those travelers who plead guilty.

Part 3: Exploring Bagan Temples in One Day

Exploring Bagan Temples in one day is possible – on a motorbike. Yep, you can rent a motorbike and go at your own pace! However, I’d still advise you to ask for a map from the hotel/hostel receptionist. And don’t just ride unprepared. The weather in Bagan is scorching hot

Part 2: Pagodas in Bagan That You Should Visit

These are the pagodas in Bagan that you should visit. You can read the first part of this series in the previous post. Today, I’ll be introducing you to another eight ancient temples that are either partly restored or still in ruins. I won’t bore you with the history of

Part 1: Temples in Bagan That You Should See

These are the 22 pagodas/temples in Bagan that you should see – if time permits. For many travelers, Bagan is just one of those places they’re passing by and for others, it’s a place they’ve been wanting to see all their life. For a few, it’s a place to stay

Galapagos Travel Tips

For many people, Galapagos is a dream destination that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. In our dreams everything is perfect, the trip runs smoothly, we get the best of the vacation and come home filled with amazing memories. In reality, things are a bit different. Mostly

Visiting Old Town Hoi An – Was it Really Worth the Hype?

Visiting Old Town Hoi An in Vietnam was a disappointing experience for me. And I’d say this early in this post – it’s not worth the hype. My Lonely Planet Guidebook placed this ancient town on the top of the list of places to visit in Vietnam. Pardon me if

Borobudur Temple – The World’s Largest Buddhist Temple

Borobudur Temple is the world’s largest Buddhist Temple. Judging from its massive size, artistry, handiwork, and significance, this temple deserves a UNESCO World Heritage Site status. How to get to Borobudur Take a tour – that’s what I did. The van driver picked me up at 4:00 in the morning

Berlin Cathedral Dome And The Views From Up There

The Berlin Cathedral dome and the views from up there may not impress you much, but the climb to the Baroque dome is a nice experience you’ll remember. After exploring the Cathedral’s interior, climb the stairs to the top of the dome. A 360-degree view of the city is awaiting

Prague Castle – The World's Largest Castle Complex

Prague Castle, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the largest castle coherent complex. With 18 acres of land area, this castle is, surely, one for the world record! Within the area, you will find architectural gems from different times, and of various styles. If you are an

A Boat Ride in Xochimilco – A Colorful, Cultural Journey

A boat ride in Xochimilco is a journey like no other. It is a unique experience, a colorful, and cultural journey. No wonder this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The floating gardens of Xochimilco are just 28 kilometers from the center of Mexico City. The water scenes reminded me

The Massive Teotihuacan Pyramids Outside Mexico City

The massive Teotihuacan Pyramids lies 40 kilometers outside Mexico City. Two of its biggest pyramids here are the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The former, however, is bigger than the latter. It doesn’t matter which one you explore first – but in our case, we
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