11 fantastic books on Iran you should read before traveling

10 of the best books on Iran

A fascinating country that inevitably tickles our curiosity, to many Iran is still one of those mysterious and inaccessible places we long to visit but are afraid to. With an ancient history dotted with legendary figures, beautiful architecture and powerful kings, and modern times inescapably shaped by the controversial Islamic Revolution, there are countless books …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Singapore

Top 10 reasons to visit Singapore

Beautiful, organized, multicultural and luxurious, this city-state is all this and more. Exploring colorful Chinatown, treating yourself to one of the luxurious restaurants, infinity pools and gardens, going on a shopping spree in the city’s many shopping malls and hopping off the nearby islands are only some of the reasons why you should visit Singapore. …

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Best Mexico Tours: Ancient Ruins, Sun & Spicy Food!

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An incredible country to visit, there are countless reasons to book one of the best Mexico tours. Here, we give you only some of them! One of the most popular countries chosen in the top Central American tours, there are mystical Mayan ruins, the food is amazing, the beaches are incredible, the artwork and culture …

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Visiting Naini Lake in Nainital, Uttarakhand

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One of the prettiest cities I’ve visited in Uttarakhand and a great destination if you are traveling to India in December, Nainital, in the Kumaon region, is famous for its beautiful lakes and picturesque surroundings. Blessed by the presence of nine lakes that make for a truly breathtaking natural landscape, Nainital is one of the …

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Great things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

From a walk on the beach during sunset to getting lost in the maze of alleys in the old town, there are so many fantastic things to do in Puerto Vallarta, a hot destination in Mexico, one of the most popular stops in most of the best Central America tours. Check out what are the …

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Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant and colorful Sunday market

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When I booked my ticket to Rio de Janeiro, I had only one thing in mind (well, apart from the handsome surfers hanging around the beach): Ipanema’s Feira Hippie, the artisan market that every Sunday sets its stalls in Praça General Osorio, in the exclusive Ipanema district. I’m a big fan of open markets, and …

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The Beauty of Nossa Senhora de Prainha Church, Fortaleza

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Wandering about beautiful Fortaleza, the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará, I stumbled on this church that captured my attention for its elegant simplicity. Its bright white and light blue tones, inevitably reminding Portuguese Catholic style, are a clean, pleasant sight to be enjoyed against the azure sea on the horizon. This is Igreja …

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Resilient to globalization? Visit Sedilo, Sardinia

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I can’t remember how many times I’ve been to Sedilo, one of Sardinia’s prettiest villages. Impossible to count them, really. It’s the village where my mom was born, where my grandparents grew up, met, got married, and lived until their sixth child when they migrated to France. After more than twenty years of living beyond …

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The Legend of wolf that made Rome possible

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Many people gape at Rome’s monuments, their authenticity makes it incredibly easy to picture toga-clad muscular men busy organizing naval battles at the Colosseum, but how many have wondered how all this started? To make sure Rome’s foundation sounded as grand as its present and future, historians, writers, and poets back in the BCs produced …

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Exploring the scents and sounds of Sidon, Lebanon

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It’s easy to be seduced by the Middle East. A cluster of cultures and civilizations that followed one another, this region of the world never fails to evoke ancestral traditions, romantic tales and out-of-reach places. Overloaded with its cargo of historical and biblical reminiscences, the legendary city of Sidon today is the largest city of …

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Secret Sardinia, Shelter of the Knights Templar

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It’s easy to be seduced by Sardinia’s irregular beauty. The island’s rugged mountains framed by sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make for a pristine landscape one can hardly forget. Most villages proudly boast a great resilience against the waves of globalization, and although some traditions do struggle to survive, locals are very jealous of …

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Emirates Palace: A 5-Star Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi

As soon as you land at Abu Dhabi airport, you will be surrounded by luxury. Immediately showing love for tall buildings, shiny decorations, and luxurious shopping malls and hotels, Abu Dhabi knows how to treat its tourists. I have visited the Emirates Palace Hotel twice and it’s always an adventure. Government-owned Emirates Palace Hotel in …

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My visit to the former US embassy in Tehran

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It’s recent news the diplomatic crisis between Iran and the UK, and when I visited the former US embassy in Tehran there was no sign it was going to happen. Following the protests of Iranian students in Tehran who claimed to have “occupied” the British embassy, the obvious consequence have been sending back to the …

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Visiting the Museum of the Inquisition in Cordoba

Entering the Museum of the Inquisition

When I made the unfortunate suggestion to visit the Museum of the Inquisition in Cordoba on the last morning of our stay, just before catching the bus to the beautiful Granada, my cousin didn’t show much enthusiasm. “Are you sure?” she told me in an evident effort to talk me out of it. But since …

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Pratobello, a ghost town, or breeding ground for revolution?

Mural at the very entrance of Pratobello. It's in Sardinia's native language and reads: "Out the military State/ Out the nuclear State/ Out the State of threats from Sardinia"

“Does anybody live here in Pratobello?” Smirk. “Who would want to live here?!” A shepherd from Orgosolo was guarding his sheep grazing early morning and didn’t seem to appreciate our question, and due to Orgosolo’s reputation, we opted not to insist. At first sight, from the road, that small cluster of wrecked buildings gives for …

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Delicacies at Qingdao street food market, China | Photo Story

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East Asia is famous worldwide for its street food, and in China, I’ve been to many lovely markets. The best one was in Beijing, but also Qingdao street food market boasted so many delicacies I couldn’t restrain from shamelessly tucking into all of them. OK, maybe not all, but definitely most of them… Qingdao street food is …

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Journey through Roman Grandeur

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Recently, I was invited by Context Travel to a cultural walk led by Dr. Francesca Barberini through the magnificence of Princess Isabelle’s Apartment in Palazzo Colonna, 66 Piazza SS. Apostoli, just beside Piazza Venezia, in Rome’s city center. As soon as I arrived, something looked familiar. True, I had lived in Rome for seven years, …

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In India, country full of contrasts

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A trip to India is a cluster of emotions. I’m not alone in saying this, you can ask anybody you know who has been to this colorful Southeastern Asian country, and the answers will all sound similar. I had heard so many times the sentence “When you come back from India, you will not be …

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In Uttarakhand, where God was born

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One of the most offbeat places to visit in Uttarakhand is Manila, unknown by most travellers and still off-topic on most travel guidebooks. Of great natural beauty and rich spirituality, here is where travellers can learn about age-old Hindu traditions and religion. A small village in Uttarakhand India is a very colourful country, and the definition …

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Best Things To Do In Bolzano, Northern Italy

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The cross-cultural reality of Italian and German traditions, Bolzano is a fascinating city that perfectly blends nature, history, and culture. One of the cities to visit in Trentino Alto Adige, it makes for a great travel destination in both summer and winter. From museums and historic sites to outdoor recreation opportunities, there’s something for everyone …

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Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder

Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder

The gorgeous Iguazu Falls lie within Argentinian territory in Misiones province on the border with Brazil. Covering the border between three states, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, Iguazu waterfalls are spectacular and often a must in the best South American tours. These falls are made up of 275 individual waterfalls that stretch for over two miles. The thundering …

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Taj Mahal, the ultimate monument to love

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My first fleeting experience with the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra took place at the Red Fort when, visiting Summan Burj, my guide Danish explained to me that right there the king Shah Jahan spent his last years torturing himself with the sight of the awe-inspiring tomb he had built in loving memory …

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In Agra, ambling about the Fort

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The first day of my trip to India was spent in Agra, and the very first monument I’ve visited in the muslim-populated city was the huge Fort, the country’s most important fortress. Most Mughal kings have lived there, and from here they also used to rule the country. This fort was started during the era …

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Desert safari in Abu Dhabi to discover the nomad roots

Abu Dahabi Safari

The hustle and bustle of our modern life little allow us to establish a true contact with Nature. This is why sometimes we desperately feel the need for that something ancestral that we know exists but can hardly catch. I found a desert safari in Abu Dhabi showed me just that. I would suggest you …

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2 Days in Budapest | 12 Memorable Things to See And Do

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Budapest, the capital of Hungary is a city with a lot to offer tourists. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or nightlife, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city. In just 2 days in Budapest, you can see some of the most famous sights and enjoy some of the best that the …

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A Day in Kandy, Sri Lanka, Love at First Sight

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Either for its centrally convenient position or its historical and cultural riches, Kandy is one of the most popular and beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka. Clean, green, and pleasant to walk around, the sacred city of Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhala rulers, thanks to whom the rich Dinahala culture flourished …

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What to See and Do in Two Days in Ho Chi Minh

What to do in Ho Chi Minh

Along with the capital, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, former Saigon, is one of Vietnam’s most amazing booming cities. If you are visiting Vietnam for the first time, you definitely need to dig into its old and modern history. Here are some useful tips on what to do in Ho Chi Minh in 2 days. Day …

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Exploring Veio, Rome’s “last big enemy”

One of the best day trips from Rome is to Veio, the last Etruscan city that surrendered to the new conquerors’ fury, Rome’s “last big enemy”. It is such a shame that the civilization prior to the Romans in Central Italy has been wiped out by the mighty new dynasties of divine origins, and their …

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All-Round Display of Shanghai Communist Relics

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Just beside glitzy skyscrapers and the fast-paced modernity that is involving the whole China, Shanghai municipality didn’t neglect to celebrate their recent past, much more communist than their present. Among the most fascinating city highlights are definitely Shanghai Communist relics. A hard-to-define system halfway with Capitalism that still clings onto some socialist principles, you can …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Andalusia

Andalucia holidays, reasons why you should travel to this beautiful Spanish region.

A fascinating stormy past, cities blessed with sunny days all year round and great food are only some of the reasons to travel to Andalusia, a wonderful region in southern Spain. If you are still planning your next vacation, read on and get inspired to visit Andalusia. Andalusia is a place of wonder. Sunbaked and …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Granada, Spain

Top reasons to visit Granada

A fascinating and rich history, a stunning interplay of different architectural styles, beautiful natural landscape, and lovely weather are only some of the reasons why you would want to visit Granada, in the charming southern Spanish Andalucia region, now. Granada has and always will have a special place in my heart. I’ve visited this amazing …

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The best things to do in Granada, Spain

Best things to do in Granada, Spain

A trip to Andalusia won’t be complete if you don’t devote enough time to the best things to do in Granada. Sun-soaked southern Spanish city, Granada is famous for its Alhambra, and although the complex is truly stunning, it’s not the only reason that will keep you here for a couple of days. If you …

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La Judería, the Charming Muslim, Christian, Jewish Quarter in Cordoba

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After Seville and Cadiz, the third stop of my trip to Andalucía was the beautiful Córdoba. My 3-day stay was mainly focused on the Jewish quarter of Cordoba, the charming and historic neighborhood of La Judería. If Granada boasts a style that mixes Moorish and Christian influences, Córdoba combines these two approaches to art, society …

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20 things to do in Cadiz, Spain

Things to do in Cadiz, Spain

One of the cities in Andalusia you are likely to enjoy the most, despite the unbearable heat if you travel in summer, is Cadiz, the ancient Gadir, one of the oldest European cities located on a peninsula near the border with Morocco. Founded by the Phoenicians and transformed by the Romans into Gades, Cadiz has always …

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Is Sardinia Atlantis?

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When I first wrote about Sardinia’s mysteries, I focused on popular tales, legends and unexplained facts that from time to time still happen. This second chapter is devoted to some studies that academics, journalists, and researchers are carrying out on the island’s most ancient history trying to answer the long-standing question: Is Sardinia Atlantis? Traveling …

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Don’t Miss a Visit to the Colosseum, Rome’s Most Photographed Landmark

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Hardly in need of any introduction, the Amphitheatrum Flavium, better known as Colosseum, is one of Rome’s most visited and photographed landmarks. One of those Rome must-sees no guidebooks would ever dare to forget. It must be its look, its majesty, its ancient wisdom overlooking whimsical modernity, what has been attracting thousands of people every day …

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Fantastic Day Trips From Florence, Italy

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Find the best day trip from Florence to explore more of the beautiful Tuscany region. Medieval towns, thermal baths and cities like Pisa and Siena are only some of the the places to visit from Florence.

15 Fantastic Things to Do in Peru besides Machu Picchu

Best things to do in Peru

While Machu Picchu certainly is its biggest tourist draw and often completes the itinerary of a cool tour to South America, there are many more things to do in Peru that travelers often ignore. From visiting the beautiful capital Lima to the Amazon Rainforest to hiking in Pastoruri Glacier, this southern American country offers an …

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Don’t Miss Orgosolo in Central Sardinia, the Town of Beautiful Street Art

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Orgosolo is a small, apparently sleepy, town of central-eastern Sardinia located in the Barbagia region of the Nuoro province. It’s very well-known both on the island and in the rest of the country for its stormy past. This was, in fact, the place where misunderstandings would be solved with blood feuds involving entire families for …

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Tower Bridge in London, how to plan your visit to one of the city’s most iconic landmarks

How to plan a trip to London

The epitome of architectural majesty, Tower Bridge in London has always been one of the favorite and most iconic landmarks of the English capital. Symbol of a glorious bygone past, this beautiful building attracts thousands of visitors every day and is being used by over 40,000 people (motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians) daily. A suspension engineering marvel …

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The Fascinating Process of Making Silk at Beijing’s Silk Factory

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My stay in Beijing was an alternation between tourist attractions and factories, and as a main station of the legendary Silk Road starting right from China, I visited the government-run silk factory to see silk production process steps, alongside pearl and jade factories. While I absolutely adore pearls and jades, what impressed me the most …

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit The Netherlands

Top reasons to visit the Netherlands

There are plenty of reasons to visit The Netherlands. And due to budget airlines like EasyJet, it’s cheap to get to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport from most major European cities. So why not plan a visit to the land of clogs, windmills, tulips, and cheese? Here are 10 reasons why you should visit this small but …

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Stunning S’Ardia horse race in Sedilo, Sardinia, racing for faith and tradition

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S’Ardia, the wild horse race in Sedilo that takes places every 6th and 7th of July, never fails to attract thousands of visitors from Sardinia, Italy, and Europe. Sedilo, a quiet village of some 2000 people in Oristano province in central Sardinia, holds every year one of the island’s most reckless festivals. While I’m not …

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Things to do in Strasbourg, the beautiful capital of Alsace

Things to do in Strasbourg, France

Is Strasbourg worth visiting? The capital and largest city of France’s region Alsace and the official seat of the European Parliament, even though known for more political and business reasons, there are many things to do in Strasbourg if you are on vacation. Historically on a delicate balance between France and Germany, the beautiful Strasbourg will …

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20 Awesome Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Vietnam’s traditional capital of Hanoi has a lot to offer for travellers who really want to get under the skin of this fascinating country. This city provides an excellent introduction to Vietnam, with something new to see around every corner. It’s impossible to be bored in Hanoi as there is so much history, culture and …

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Best Turkey Tours: Dazzling Culture, Great Food, and Gorgeous Landscapes

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Not many touristic places can compete with Turkey’s unbelievably rich history and culture that is still very present, just like in ancient times. When we include the surreal landscapes and mouthwatering cuisine from every corner of the country, we get a widely attractive destination that every traveler feels called to at least once. Since there …

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Best Hotels In Seattle From Luxury Resorts to Intimate Inns

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If you plan on visiting Seattle any time soon, you’ll want to know about the best hotels to stay in Seattle so you can have a great stay. When you’re looking for the best hotels, it’s important to keep your budget in mind. That’s why today we’re providing a wide array of options, so anyone …

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Al Ain – A great day trip from Abu Dhabi

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One of the best day trips from Abu Dhabi you can arrange while in the UAE is to Al Ain. Obviously, the first stop of your Al Ain tour must be Sheikh Zayed house. Read on and find out why! What to do in Al Ain – One of the best day trips from Abu …

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10 Best Cuba Tours: Caribbean Vibe, Salsa and Special Cigars!

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Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, so it has a lot to offer in terms of fun and adventure, which is exactly what you want during your vacation. Perhaps the most attractive thing about Cuba is that it’s full of colonial cities, colorful architecture, white sand beaches, music and dance, and more. Because …

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Best Eastern European Tours – Explore Offbeat Europe

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Slightly different, slightly more adventurous and slightly less-known roads is how these eastern Europe holiday packages could be described. Although “slightly” is a relatively mild expression of what awaits you if you decide to book one of these tours. These packages offer cycling adventures, as well as walking and sailing tours. When deciding whether to …

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Best 5-star Hotels in Budapest For A Luxury Holiday

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Ever since Budapest emerged as a popular and affordable holiday destination, one of the reasons to visit Hungary’s capital, the palette of accommodation options grew avidly. Along with the great offer of budget hotels, there is an extensive number of 5-star hotels in Budapest located right in the heart of the Hungarian capital. Many of …

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Best Hotels In Budapest For An Unforgettable Holiday

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Whether you are planning a trip to Budapest for its attractions, events, rich and unique gastronomy, or work purposes, the first thing you need is adequate accommodation that will be a good starting point for any activity. It is vital to find a place that will provide a good night’s sleep, a convenient location, a …

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Best European Tours – Top Europe Vacation Deals And Packages

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Are you feeling like planning out any future trips to some of the most beautiful and interesting lands around the world? In this article, we’re going to look at some of the best European tours around different parts of the Old Continent, as they can offer a variety of experiences that you wouldn’t otherwise be …

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The Best Italy Tours To Build Wonderful Travel Memories

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Italy. A country that is stereotyped by pizza, pasta and the Mario brothers. Yet, this boot-shaped piece of land in the Mediterranean has so much more to offer than these stereotypes would allow. Whether it is the alpine experiences of northern Italy, the rolling hills of Tuscany, the crowded city of Rome or the unique …

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One Day In Ljubljana, Slovenia – An Easy Itinerary

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Ljubljana (pronounced more or less like ‘jubeljana’) is the capital of Slovenia. Usually, when you think of a capital city, you think a big city with a lot of people, but with Ljubljana that is not the case. Ljubljana is small, charming and the city centre is very walkable. It is a lively student city …

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3 Days In Denver – A Simple + Awesome Itinerary

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Denver, the capital city of Colorado, has everything a visitor could need or want for an amazing trip. Unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities, generally mild weather year-round, a home team for every professional sport, incredible bars, restaurants, and more. All that’s missing is a beach. But once you experience the glory of the majestic Rocky Mountains …

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3 Days In Maui – An Easy Itinerary

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Can you get the full experience with just 3 days in Maui? Not really. But, it’s a great place to start if you are short on time and want to have an action-packed itinerary with a little down time. If you are able to stay longer, add rest days in between to get a taste …

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One Day In Istanbul – A Simple Itinerary

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Ideally you would be able to spend longer than one day in Istanbul to fully explore this beautiful city, but if you can’t swing it, then you definitely need to be very organised when planning your itinerary. Turkey is a fascinating place to visit and Istanbul the only city in the world that straddles two …

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2 Days In Barcelona – A Simple + Epic Itinerary

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Are 2 days in Barcelona enough? Hardly. One of the most alluring metropolises in Europe, it’s a constantly developing city filled with art, music, endless sunshine and beautiful beaches. The harmony of all these together makes Barcelona a must-visit city in Spain! Imagine walking under palm trees, trying some amazing dishes, and enjoying the vibes …

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2 Days In Singapore – An Easy + Great Itinerary

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Singapore is one of the most visited cities in Asia, receiving over 14 million of them each year. If you are one of those curious travellers planning a trip here, you will be in for a nice surprise as Singapore is not only a modern cosmopolitan, but also filled with traditional delights hidden in plain …

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Grab a 9-day Iran tour for just 369€ including hotels

Places to visit in Iran, the ultimate guide

Home to one of the world’s oldest civilisations and masterpieces such as Isfahan’s Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace, and important archaeological sites like Persepolis and Pasargadae, this Iran tour is the perfect deal for art and history lovers. If you are looking for affordable holidays in Iran, we found the perfect deal for …

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How To Plan a Trip To Porto, Portugal

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Travelling to Portugal? Here are some great insider’s tips on how to plan a trip to Porto. From public transport to safety to where to eat, you will find all you need to organise a perfect holiday in Porto.

Cool things to do in Sydney

Top things to do in Sydney, Australia

A fascinating mix of urban life and outdoor activities, Sydney is packed with fantastic things to do and places to visit. From climbing and walking its bridges to skydiving for the more adventurous, this vibrant city in eastern Australia has something for everyone. Some of the coolest things to do in Sydney **Guest post by …

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Best places to visit in Indonesia for a perfect trip

Ubud in Bali is one of the best places to visit in Indonesia.

With an ancient history, a rich culture and a breathtaking nature, Indonesia is a never-ending source of things to see and do. From Lombok to Bali’s terraced fields to Borneo, here are some of the best places to visit in Indonesia to include in your itinerary for a perfect trip. Best places to visit in …

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How to plan a perfect trip to Hong Kong

How to plan a trip to Hong Kong, beautiful night view

A forest of high-rising skyscrapers, a vibrant life and society, the paradise for shopping lovers. You’ve been wanting to plan a trip to Hong Kong for a while but never took the final decision. If you are still unsure on where to start, you’ve landed in the right place. Book your ticket and enjoy one …

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Things to do in Athens – Something for everyone

Top things to do in Athens, Greece

With so many great places to visit in Athens, the Greek capital is a top European travel destination and always included in the best tours to Greece. Whether you are a foodie, a history buff, or an adventure seeker, the things to do in Athens will make you enjoy your holiday and long for more. …

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How to plan a trip to Malaysia

How to plan a trip to Malaysia

A modern country in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has been for a long time a major tourist draw. If you are thinking about travelling there, here you will find some precious tips that will help you plan a trip to Malaysia, from how to get around to how to book your accommodation. How to plan a …

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How to plan a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to plan a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Travelling to Kuala Lumpur and now sure where to start? From booking your airport transfer to the best hotels in Kuala Lumpur with a view, find out here how to plan a trip to Kuala Lumpur and enjoy your stay in Malaysia‘s beautiful capital. How to plan a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ** Guest …

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The best time to visit New Zealand

When is the best time to visit New Zealand

Allowing a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, many travellers wonder when is the best time to visit New Zealand to enjoy this scenic country as much as possible. This post by Danny from Coddiwomp will tell you what are the best places to visit in New Zealand, when is the …

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Where to stay in Seville and where to eat

Where to stay in Seville, best Seville apartments and hotels

When planning your trip to Andalusia, you need to carefully decide where to stay in Seville. After reviewing several Seville apartments, budget and luxury hotels and also some hostels for some cheap accommodations, we are sure that here you can find the perfect option for you. Where to stay in Seville, the best hotels and …

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How to save on long-term travel in Australia

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Traveling to Australia is everybody’s dream. A breathtaking and diverse natural landscape, long road trips surrounded by nothing but nature, the cutest wildlife, dynamic cosmopolitan cities are only some of the reasons why travelers from all over the world want to visit the Land Down Under. Who wants to travel on a shoestring, however, is …

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Top 10 reasons to travel to Greece

Top reasons to travel to Greece

In very little need for introduction, there are a million reasons to travel to Greece. The cradle of Western civilization, ambrosial food, and fantastic weather are only some of the things that make Greece a wonderful destination all year round. Read on and get inspired to book a tour to Greece now! **Guest post by …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Sydney, Australia

Top reasons to visit Sydney

A breathtaking natural landscape, a vibrant culture, a proud history and lovely and weird wildlife are only some of the reasons that will make you want to visit Sydney. If you need more inspiration, read on! Top 10 reasons why you should visit Sydney **Guest post by Delphine Mignon of LesterLost 1. The landmarks are …

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The city committed to rescuing the history of Afghanistan

History of Afghanistan, the tomb of Queen Goharshad Begum in Herat

“Our covered bazaars are even older than the ones in Europe!” swiftly let us know Jawid Zargham, Head of Culture and Art in Herat when he signed our authorization to access and photograph the city’s historical sites. “We are trying to buy the remaining covered bazaars and caravanserais from their private owners so we can …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Sarajevo

Top 10 reasons to visit Sarajevo

The fascinating capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, visit Sarajevo for its tangled history, delicious food and its many things to see and do. From hiking Mount Trebevic to discovering its history in the many museums to having fun with the locals, Sarajevo can make your trip unforgettable. **Guest post by Gemma and Craig from Two …

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Capo Cubeddu and the unsung heroes of Italy’s Varignano

Capo Cubeddu, deep-sea diver from the Navy's Varignano to the seven Continents

When he was accepted at the Varignano, the famous diving training school of the Italian Navy in Le Grazie along La Spezia coastline, Domenico Cubeddu couldn’t even swim. Hailing from a small mountain village in central Sardinia, in 1954, when Italy was emerging from the debris of WWII, he was dreaming to join the Navy …

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Top 10 reasons why you should travel to Australia now

Top 10 reasons why you should travel to Australia

Breathtaking natural landscape, vibrant cities, unlimited road trips and friendly locals are only some of the reasons why you should travel to Australia. Want to know more? Read on. To learn about the Land Down Under before booking your flight, read some of these important books on Australia like The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough, Tracks by …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Vietnam now

Top reasons why you should visit Vietnam now

Hiking against a backdrop of breathtaking views, sampling delicious traditional food and immerse in the local culture are only some of the reasons that will make you want to visit Vietnam right now.  If you need more travel inspiration, read our post and book your trip! Vietnam is filled to the brim with exciting and …

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10 reasons that will make you want to travel to Cuba now

10 reasons that will make you want to travel to Cuba now

Untouched by tourists, authentic and with a fascinating history that is being made day by day, if you want to travel to Cuba, do it now before it’s too late and everything will be different. One of the favorite destinations in many of the best tours to Central America, Cuba has it all: pristine beaches, …

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10 reasons why you should travel to Lebanon

Reasons why you should travel to Lebanon

An absolutely enchanted corner of the Mediterranean, there are many reasons why you should travel to Lebanon. The food is legendary, its stormy past, too. There are countless things to do in Lebanon, many places to visit, people to meet and stories to tell. For now, keep reading for some inspiration on why visit Lebanon …

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Top 10 reasons why you should visit Berlin

Top reasons why you should visit Berlin now

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is a vibrant city brimming with multicultural communities and living a stylish, laid-back life. Boasting a long history and a very trendy contemporary art scene, there are countless things to do in Berlin. Have you made up your mind yet? If not, read on our top reasons to visit Berlin …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Hong Kong

Top reasons why you should visit Hong Kong now

Although I might be biased, the variety of things that exists in Hong Kong has made it the most unique city in the world. Not only do you have endless skyscrapers and a world-famous skyline, unique mixture of modern and tradition along with the western and eastern world, but also a vast expanse of the …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Argentina

Top reasons to visit Argentina

The country of passion par excellence, Argentina introduced tango, one of the most sensual dances, to the world. Breathtaking natural landscapes, a fascinating culture, and mouthwatering dishes are only a few of the reasons to visit Argentina, one of the favorite destinations in a South American holiday. Read on and get inspired for your next …

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Ali’s tips for a great motorcycle trip around India

Ali's tips for a motorcycle trip around india

The popular destination for adventure travellers, a motorcycle trip around India is one of those adrenaline experiences many would love to have but don’t dare. It’s certainly an adventure, and if you feel overwhelmed by it, you are justified. This is why we interviewed Ali, an Indian motorbiker who just finished his journey across India. Top …

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Top 12 reasons to visit Italy

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For years Italy has been one of the most popular travel destinations for tourists from the world over. Culture, beauty, food, history, this small European country has it all and the reasons to visit Italy are endless. Thanks to its huge cultural heritage, the places to visit in Italy can keep you busy for a lifetime. …

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How to photograph Afghanistan (and stay safe)

how to photograph afghanistan

If there is one fascinating destination to visit and capture with your camera, this is Afghanistan. We all know how picturesque this war-torn land is and it’s quite straightforward that its recent history made it like no other country. This is why there certainly is more than one consideration tourists need to keep in mind, not only security-wise, …

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7 tips for a long solo motorcycle trip around Europe

Tips for a long solo motorcycle trip around Europe

Are you planning a motorcycle trip around Europe? This post, packed with useful tips and practical information, will help you do just that. Europe is a fantastic place for road trips, and if you are a passionate rider, you won’t be disappointed. Going on a solo motorcycle trip always requires some extra preparation than just …

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My top 6 reasons to visit Iceland

Why I want to visit Iceland: Skolaferdalag Energy Pool

I won’t deny that despite having traveled a lot, there are still quite a few places on my radar. I have been wanting to visit Iceland for a while now. Some eight years actually, when a friend of mine told me one of the things she liked the most about her trip was elves’ furtive presence. …

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What to do in Bangkok in a week

What to do in Bangkok

Chaotic, noisy and crowded, the Thai capital is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. While Thailand is often a beloved holiday haven for beach-goers, first-timers should devote from a couple of days to a week to its capital to get to know the national culture and civilisation. So if you are planning …

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Reasons why I would love to travel to Indonesia

travel to Indonesia

It might be because I just got married, but lately I’ve been increasingly thinking about taking a trip for the pure joy of relaxing and maybe also lingering in some romance instead of just working. As a big Asia lover, and having already visited many Asian countries, I would absolutely love to travel to Indonesia …

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9 Iranian artists challenge mainstream image of Iran

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[grwebform url=”https://app.getresponse.com/view_webform_v2.js?u=SGyov&webforms_id=10824305″ css=”on” center=”off” center_margin=”200″/] Take a few Iranian friends, a decent dose of Persian pride and the urge to introduce Iran to the world and you will witness the latest challenge to the image Western mainstream media want to give of the Islamic Republic. Nine young Iranian artists behind the project Iran Unveiled, Mahya Jaberiansari, Saeid Moridi, Neda …

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Hijab in Islam, why we don’t understand it

hijab in islam

Something strange happens to the human mind when a person is exposed to a culture different from his/her own. A mix of skepticism, suspicion, and fear can prevail preventing us from welcoming the stranger. The controversial topic of hijab in Islam is one of those sensitive issues that I feel we are not grabbing in Europe …

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Caravanserai as cultural crossroads along the Silk Roads: Iran’s Izadkhast

silk road izadkhast caravanserai

There is a place in Iran that, in my opinion, is not capturing the attention it should. Nestled in the very heart of Persia’s segment of the ancient Silk Road, Izadkhast caravanserai is worth stopping, visiting and photographing at any time of the day, with the highlights being early morning and just before sunset. Located in Fars province on …

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Perugia city of staircases and arches in central Italy

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They wandered to and fro, accordingly, and lost themselves among the strange, precipitate passages, which, in Perugia, are called streets, Some of them are like caverns, being arched all over, and plunging down abruptly towards an unknown darkness; which, when you have fathomed its depths, admits you to a daylight that you scarcely hoped to …

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San Sperate, the world of bees and Sardinian honey

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Home to Pino Sciola’s sounding stones and great honey, San Sperate, near Cagliari, is one of the places you should visit when planning a holiday in Sardinia. What would happen if bees went extinct? From BBC to Business Insider, we’ve been warned many times about the catastrophic consequences of bee extinction. After reading and listening …

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Visit Seneghe, hidden gem in central Sardinia

seneghe

Seneghe, according to the local mythology, is the town that engenders crazy people. It boasts a beautiful mountain, natural spring water, mouthwatering local cuisine and fertile lands. Yet, it generates crazy people. If you are planning a holiday in Sardinia, Seneghe is definitely worth it. But you will need to rent a car in Sardinia as …

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The open wounds of Iran’s Khuzestan

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Known as one of Iran’s most polluted provinces, southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, bordering with Iraq and the Persian Gulf, encompasses a collection of contrasting social mores, different ethnic minorities and an appetizing wealth of natural resources, especially oil, making it one of the provinces on which the national economy largely depends on. Having mainly …