Posts Tagged with "Travel Tips"

How to use CouchSurfing
(for a better travel experience)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

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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

Monday, March 5, 2012

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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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TOP 10 places to visit in Iran

Saturday, December 3, 2011

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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!

Friday, November 25, 2011

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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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A day at the Turkish Hamam

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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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

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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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

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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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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Why you should visit Dahab (Egypt)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Why you should visit Dahab (Egypt)

Most people don’t usually associate travelling in the Middle East with calm, tranquility and hippie beach towns. While this is fairly an accurate picture there is but one exception- Dahab in Egypt. It’s been often compared to a small Thai town, quite unlike its big brother – the touristy and over-priced Sharm el Sheikh. Catering […]

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5 things you must try in Cairo

Sunday, September 25, 2011

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5 things you must try in Cairo

With the recent revolution which rocked Egypt, tourism here has of course taken a sound beating. However things have relatively calmed down and for now it seems like a great time to travel to this country given that prices are at a down low (if you can bargain hard) and also there are lesser tourists […]

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Egypt under 1 dollar

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Egypt under 1 dollar

It’s no surprise that budget is a top concern for most (if not all) backpackers, and we’re not an exemption from this. Wherever we travel, we’re always trying to spend some time researching the best possible ways to get the most out of our money. Keeping this in mind we decided to start a series of […]

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