Asia

5 Free and amazing things to do in Sri Lanka

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Hanging like a tear drop just South of India, Sri Lanka is a small island country enviably located in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Since the end of its 30-year civil war, it has staked its claim on many a traveler's bucket list - and with good reason. Sri Lanka boasts a wide range of activities sure to please every traveler but this paradisia[...]

15 Things to do, eat & see in Sri Lanka

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Travelers are not supposed to have favorites and if we do, someone usually tries to make you feel bad about it. The truth is, though, we do - I think it's just human nature. Those are the places we feel at home and our heart frequently longs to go back to. Sometimes to the detriment of our 'real' homes. For me, those favorites create an issue because they me[...]

5 Stunning Spots on Sri Lanka's South Coast

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I didn't know what to expect when I visited Sri Lanka, but after a few months travelling around India, I was more than ready to chill out on a beach somewhere and Sri Lanka seemed like a good choice. Unfortunately, I only had 10 days in the country, and so instead of travelling around trying to see as much as possible, I settled for exploring the South Coast[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary for Oman

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A few months ago, I had occasion to take two weeks off work. I knew I wanted to go abroad but didn’t really know where. I wanted to travel not too far but not too close either, discover a city but also go trekking in nature and enjoy being in a different environment while still being able to speak Arabic (yes, I am a bit of a paradox/complicated human being [...]

What to love about Sri Lanka

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It started years ago with a tiny bowl of finely chopped greens, lime juice, shredded coconut and a wild array of spices. Forming a perfect synthesis with the creamy beetroot curry in front of me this humble pile of spicy greens won me over right away. My very first sambol - a traditional Sri Lankan condiment - was served to me in the middle of a grey Ber[...]

A quick guide to island hopping in the Philippines

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A chilly and windswept winter always has us dreaming of far-off exotic destinations, where white sands and palm trees provide the most perfect backdrops. And boy, do I have a lovely place to share with you! Have you ever considered the Philippines for your next trip? If not, have a glance through this quick guide to island hopping in the Philippines and see [...]