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5 things to do in Slovakia

Enter the land of castles and mountains, steeped in history. Slovakia is incredibly underrated as a tourist destination with many preferring to visit the countries surrounding it, including Hungary and Czech Republic. However, it is an amazing location for an adventurer. It is home to an abundance of activities. From…

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The Vibrant City of Havana in Pictures

Striking yet easy on the eyes. Beaming with bright, Caribbean colours at every turn, Havana exudes nothing but energy and liveliness. This vibrant city in Cuba is teeming with culture and is a crowd favourite for tourists visiting South America. Havana is the capital of Cuba, filled with rich history…

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Why You Should Hike in the Philippines

Rich historical culture; delicious local cuisine; authentic Filipino hospitality; breathtaking nature; and great adventures – The Philippines has it all. When travellers think of the Philippines, the first thing that comes to mind would most probably be its 7,107 islands, the beautiful white-sand beaches and its crystal clear waters –…

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Torres del Paine National Park in Pictures

Moving over to the South American region, we will be taking a closer look at this wondrous national park located in the Chilean Patagonia. Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that has been voted the 8th wonder of the world in 2013. The park holds…

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The Rainforests of Borneo

This giant island sits on the Malay Archipelago of Southeast Asia, lost in time. Famous for its ancient forests, it boasts an incredibly rich diversity of flora and fauna. It houses over 15 000 species of plants and animals whose lineages date back to thousands of years ago. Entering the…

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Trekking, Hiking & Mountaineering: What’s The Difference?

Whether it’s climbing a mountainous terrain or embarking on an easy, breezy trail, people think it’s essentially the same thing – hiking, trekking, and mountaineering. Most people think that these words are just synonyms of one another due to their similar characteristics. But in fact, there are distinct differences between…

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Zion National Park

In Southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is sprawled over a large area of 593.26 square kilometres! It houses 4 distinct ecosystems- desert, riparian, woodland and coniferous forest. Because of these zones that coexist in harmony, the park features an extremely unique diversity of flora and fauna.  However, Zion’s popularity largely…

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Trekking for Beginners: 5 Essential Tips

Trekking  has become an increasingly popular sport with many embarking on long distances in distant countries. Scale the heights of Mount Kinabalu or trek Barsey for a rush of adrenaline and breathtaking sights! But where does one begin?     If your first time turns out to be less than…

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Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

India is home to many beaten tracks. From the Nanda Devi trek to the Roopkund trek, these snow-clad swathes of luscious greenery are familiar to avid trekkers! However, India hides her best gems deep in her pocket. On the edge of Northeasten India, Sikkim is a state that is flanked…

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Sinulog Festival, Philippines

Solemn, yet festive. That is how most people would describe the Sinulog Festival in the Philippines. Sinulog, also known as the Sinulog-Santo Nino Festival, is a traditional celebration that happens every year on the third Sunday of January. Celebrated in Cebu City, situated in the Visayas region, catholic devotees come…

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In pictures: Kandy Esala Perahera

Also known as the Festival of the Tooth, Esala Perahera is celebrated spectacularly in the country of Sri Lanka yearly in July or August. It is one of the oldest festivals to be celebrated there and is hosted in the city of Kandy.      This festival can be traced…

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In Pictures: Songkran Festival in Thailand

Think of it as a mass water fight. But a friendly one, of course. The Songkran Festival in Thailand is a highly anticipated celebration for both tourists and locals alike. Many travellers come to Thailand just to celebrate with the locals and take part in the festivities. So, just what…

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Kurentovanje Carnival

When February rolls around, the oldest town in Slovenia bursts into a kaleidoscope of colours! The town of Ptuj has been hosting the Kurentovanje Carnival for over half a century as of 2019. For a period of ten days, there is nonstop entertainment as the town comes to life. This…

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Dussehra

When we think of festivals in India, Holi is the first that comes to mind. Celebrated in an organised mayhem of colours, it is one of the most reknowned festivals that stems from Hinduism. Its colours are smeared all around the world by Hindus in the month of March!  …

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Taiwan’s Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

On the fifteenth day of the first month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, lanterns fill the sky in the Pingxi District in Taipei, Taiwan. Held each year on 19 February, the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is a focal point in the Taiwanese calendar.  Locals and tourists alike come together for…

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