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19 Jan Posted by in India | Comments

India Vacation Ideas: Shopping for Jewelry in the Ancient Laad Bazaar, Hyderabad

India Vacation Ideas: Shopping for Jewelry in the Ancient Laad Bazaar, Hyderabad

India may be know by budget travelers for the beaches and laidback lifestyle of Goa, but it’s a land with unique vacation possibilities for travelers who seek everything from Rajasthan camel treks and Himalayan adventure to shopping expeditions in bustling Bazaars, searching for the world’s finest spices, perfumes, silks and colorful sets of stacking bangle ...

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14 Oct Posted by in Thailand | Comments

Chiang Mai’s Monk Chat

Chiang Mai’s Monk Chat

The mysterious Buddhist Monks Well aligned in a slow walking row, the orange procession of the Buddhist monks is coming down the street. It is 5am, the sun shines and the city is already awake. The backfiring tuktuks are dashing to get their first customers, and the food stalls are spreading their smells around the ...

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30 Aug Posted by in Adventure, Cambodia | 1 comment

Cambodia by Motorcycle – A Motobike Diary

Cambodia by Motorcycle – A Motobike Diary

Banlung, Cambodia In north east of Cambodia, on the road leading further east to Vietnam, sits Banlung. Capital of the province of Ratanakiri, Banlung is no more than a small dusty town, lost amongst rubber fields and what little remains of its forests. Not looking much like a capital, it is only by roaming its ...

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14 Jul Posted by in China | 1 comment

Abdullah, my Uyghur guide of the Flaming Mountains of Turpan

Abdullah, my Uyghur guide of the Flaming Mountains of Turpan

Abdullah is a young Uyghur boy. He is running in the narrow dusty streets of Turpan under the desert’s burning sun. The green vineyards and the wheat fields of the oasis provide many places to hide and play for the kids of his age. Five times a day, Abdullah prays. He is Muslim. Often he ...

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18 May Posted by in Laos | 2 comments

Don Kho, Mekhong Island – The choice of quietness

Don Kho, Mekhong Island – The choice of quietness

In the very south of Laos, close to the Cambodian border, the enormous bed of the Mekong River widens, flooding several kilometres square of land. So many islands stud the waters that the place has been called “Si Phan Don” in Lao – “4,000 Islands”. When you find yourself in the middle, it is impossible ...

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