The Ultimate Guide to Alishan National Scenic Area in Taiwan

 Overview: I could probably fit what I know about Taiwan on a postage stamp . . . in fact . . . even that would be optimistic. However, if you are thinking of visiting the island famous for making, well, everything, then here is a great post for you. Visiting the The Alishan National Scenic Area, …

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What to do in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Visiting Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

You may know Dharamshala as the home of the Dali Lama or, as like me, you may know nothing about the place at all, find out that little fact and then question why you didn’t know more about the place. Luckily, I have discovered this fantastic blog with lots of information about the Northern Indian …

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A scary night on the Samoeng Loop

Motorbike on the Samoeng Loop

As I write, I think I am about to die in some horrific way. I am trying to get some sleep in a place called Samoeng Resort, just outside a small town in the middle of nowhere up a mountain. The resort has about 30 or so individual bungalows spread across a wide area, but …

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12 Mystical places in Asia you really should see

12 amazing Asia destinations you must see

I loved this blog after just three suggestions, and then I got to the fourth and read this; ‘Upon first sight, you’ll think that someone spiked your drink with acid, or that Pad Thai you ate for lunch was laced with magic mushrooms. As cool as that would be, this temple is what it is …

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A day at Lake Komani, Albania

Mountains and the lake Komani Albania

I must admit I hadn’t heard of Lake Komani until I stumbled across this blog from Lili’s Travel Plans. The engaging writing sucked me in and I really felt the nervousness of being in a dodgy hire car off the beaten track! If you’re looking for a little slice of paradise definitely check this one out. …

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Exploring Umbria (and beyond)

 Overview: Umbria is a region in central Italy packed full of mountain ranges, beautiful hilltop towns and great wine producers. It’s often overlooked due to the neighbouring region of Tuscany, but step (or drive) across the border and the scenery will leave you speechless in ‘the green heart of Italy’. Submitted by: Dylan Dylan’s blog: …

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Hiking the Great Wall Away From the Crowds

The Great Wall of China with no people

 Overview: 13,000 Kilometers of Great Wall once meandered through the landscape. Some stretches have disappeared, others have been fully restored, some are left to ruins. Where do you decide to go and see China’s masterpiece? Chenjiapu is about 1,5 hours drive north of Beijing and a perfect place to hike the Great Wall without the …

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Hiking to the Valley of Flowers National Park, India

Hiking to the Valley of Flowers in Northern India

 Overview: It’s always nice to hear a story about the place that started it all. Every blogger has a reason they started. Often it’s when you discover somewhere so beautiful that you want to shout about it to the world. The is what The Valley of Flowers National Park is to Jitaditya. I’ll let him …

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Visiting Somaliland as a solo traveler

How to vist Somaliland

 Overview: If you’re looking for something truly off the beaten track, then how’s Somaliland as an option? Somaliland is not officially a country but it wants to be.  Only a few intrepid travelers make it to Somaliland, sandwiched between Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, and the Aden Sea.  This is the story of a female traveler on this …

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A Weekend in Cuenca, Nacimiento Del Río Cuervo

Part two – Into the mountains, Parque Natural Serranía de Cuenca & Nacimiento Del Rio Cuervo Did you miss part one? Read about Cuenca and The Hanging Houses here: A weekend in Cuenca part one, also be sure to check out the Weekend in Cuenca Vlog on out videos page here: The Travel Vlogs Leaving Cuenca Raquel and I …

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