Author archives: guest

8 Breathtaking Sites Not to Miss in the Atacama Desert!

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The Atacama Desert of Northern Chile is notably the driest non-polar place on Earth. As such, it is home to a distinct myriad of otherworldly landscapes – often compared by even NASA scientists and researchers to the appearance of Mars. The desert is filled with evolving textures and gradients that extend throughout over 100,000 square kilometers of terrain,[...]

A Trip to Bhalil: Going off the beaten track in Morocco

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When planning my trip to Morocco back in October 2016, I definitely did not want it to be just another imperial cities and desert journey like many. Sure, I could not wait to see Fes or Marrakesh, and I was looking forward Chefchaouen's characteristic blue, not to mention the wonderful experience a friend of mine had in Rabat in her month long stay that made[...]

What's it's like to Travel the World as an Arab Woman

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In the beginning... I will never forget my first trip abroad when I was 16 - I went to Paris with my parents. It was the first foreign country I visited and I might as well have gone to a different planet. My love for travelling started at a very young age and I began to go on solo trips when I was still working in a bank. The cultures, people and exper[...]

3 great day trips you can take from Jerusalem

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Few places in the world are as interesting as Jerusalem. Each year an increasing number of visitors flock to the city to learn more about its history, to pray in what is one of the most sacred cities in the world for the 3 biggest monotheistic faiths, and to unravel the mysteries of its multiple layers. This is a city of contrasts; churches, synagogues and m[...]

The Ultimate Guide to a Long Layover in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an ideal middle eastern city to spend exploring on a long layover. From culture and religion to shopping and relaxing, Abu Dhabi has a little something for everyone. Use this flexible guide as way to plan your day. If you want to see all the sights listed from start to finish, you’ll need a minimum of fo[...]

Why it's worth investing time in your international friendships

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The more you travel, the more people you meet – that’s not breaking news. Throughout my travels, I've learnt how true this actually is. For me, each journey is an excuse to make new friends. As a result I sometimes feel like I have more friends from abroad than from my home country, Poland - and sometimes that's weird. There are those awkward situations when[...]

Slow Travel in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka has the perfect combination of white sand beaches, lush green mountains, ancient temples and bustling towns, all within close proximity of each other so you can travel slowly and savour the experience. Last July I spent three wonderful weeks in Sri Lanka with my husband and teenage son. With family in tow, there's no point rushing from sight to[...]

3 Lessons from visiting Iceland in Winter - A Reality Check

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In the last few years Iceland has become an increasingly popular destination. It has made it to the top of many people’s bucket lists, also to mine. Personally, I believe social media has contributed a lot to that hype. Being confronted with all those beautiful pictures of amazing landscapes proves to be a very effective advertisement.  Iceland – the coun[...]

5 Cool things to do in Wellington, New Zealand

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The charming capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its gorgeous picturesque views and mystical “Lord of the Rings” scenery; but not so many people know that it's also known as the world's “coolest little capital”. With a modest population of 204.000, the vibrant city offers a wide range of activities from outdoor experiences to luxury spa and well[...]

The benefits of exploring Sri Lanka with my Mom

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Recently I went on a two week vacation to Sri Lanka with my mom. Some people around my age might think that’s a loooong time to spend with someone, especially if that person is your mother. Surprisingly, I survived this trip and loved every minute of it. Not everyone realizes how cool it can actually be. Of course we have different opinions about many th[...]