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How to use CouchSurfing
(for a better travel experience)

1 December 2012 | By Lavanya | 1 Comment

Travel Advice

How to use CouchSurfing <br /> (for a better travel experience)

For most people, the main drain on your wallet while travelling tends to be the costs involved with accommodation. This is usually true whether you’re a backpacker on a budget or a luxury traveller.  Websites like Couchsurfing, HospitalityCub and various others offer not only an opportunity to save on these costs but also an offbeat [...]

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Q&A: Long Term Travel

5 March 2012 | By Lavanya | 4 Comments

Featured, Travel Advice

Q&A: Long Term Travel

We’ve recently crossed the 6 month mark on the trip and needless to say the time’s gone by in a flash! The countries visited so far, though hardly high in number, have each influenced and impacted us and our journey in ways hard to verbalize in a single blog post.   But this post isn’t [...]

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ABC of Our Travels

15 January 2012 | By Lavanya | 8 Comments

Featured, Places, Travel Advice

ABC of Our Travels

After a significant and undeserved break from the blog due to several reasons ranging from injured ankles to injured laptops we’re back on the web world. We were recently nominated by Bobbi and Ric of HeelsandWheels to participate in a project for travel bloggers which sounded like a lot of fun! Here we look back [...]

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A Foodie Adventure: Malaysian Satay

19 December 2011 | By Lavanya | 10 Comments

Malaysia, Places, Travel Advice

A Foodie Adventure: Malaysian Satay

Like many of you out there, trying out local food is an essential part of our travels. For me there is no greater joy than when I find that one place in a city where the food is just great! It doesn’t necessarily (and rarely ever is) a fancy expensive restaurant but quite the contrary. [...]

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TOP 10 places to visit in Iran

3 December 2011 | By Pawel | 5 Comments

Iran, Places, Travel Advice

TOP 10 places to visit in Iran

Experiencing Iran was for us mostly about interacting with Iranians and hearing what they have to say about their country, however during our stay we also discovered that Iran has a lot to offer both in terms of magnificent natural as well as historical sites.   Here’s our TOP 10 favourite places in Iran:   [...]

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6 reasons why CouchSurfing in Iran was a great idea!

25 November 2011 | By Pawel | 4 Comments

Iran, Places, Travel Advice

6 reasons why CouchSurfing in Iran was a great idea!

For most budget travelers, websites such as CouchSurfing, Hospitality Club or any other similar platforms* seem like a dream come true as they enable you to find a place to stay in most of the places in the world completely free of charge. There is much more to it though. Personally, I think this kind [...]

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Food in Turkey – Our Top Picks

20 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 6 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

Food in Turkey – Our Top Picks

Turkey is a great place to visit not only for its sights, hospitable and friendly people but also for the food! Spending 4 weeks and travelling across the country we had a chance to sample different dishes, while most of them centered around meat (yumm!) here are our top picks. Pottery Kebab! We saw this [...]

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A day at the Turkish Hamam

18 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 2 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

A day at the Turkish Hamam

You can truly enjoy your experience at a hamam only the second time around. As for the first time you’re too busy feeling awkward, trying to figure out the etiquette at such a place, wondering what, how much, and how much not to wear while trying hard not to stare at or do anything that [...]

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11 reasons to visit and always remember Istanbul

13 October 2011 | By Pawel | 18 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

11 reasons to visit and always remember Istanbul

“If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital” – Napoleon Bonaparte. I probably wouldn’t go so far in my judgement as Napoleon there, but I can assure you that Istanbul is certainly a place worth visiting! The city, previously known as Byzantium and Constantinople, was founded in 330 BC and since [...]

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Our night climb and the sunrise at Mt. Sinai

9 October 2011 | By Pawel | 7 Comments

Egypt, Places, Travel Advice

Our night climb and the sunrise at Mt. Sinai

Mount Sinai is one of the few places on earth important for followers of three different religions – Christians, Muslims and Jews. It is considered (not without some controversies) as the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Nowadays, this 2285 m (7497 ft) high peak is popular not only among the tourists seeking spiritual [...]

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