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What it’s like living in a tourism-dependent country

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Up until my mid-teens, I never really realized that I was living in a holiday destination as spending my summers by the beach and sharing holidays with tourists was all I knew. Thinking back, it probably hit me when I left Cyprus to go to university abroad and I found myself talking about my island’s warm weather, blue waters and popularity amongst traveller[...]

5 female travel bloggers who make you want to go to Iceland

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Who doesn't dream about a trip to Iceland? The sparkling ice of the Glacier Lagoon, the black sand of volcanic beaches and the colourful houses all over Reykjavik. You will have heard of the Golden Circle before or of Thingvellir, the valley resulting from tectonic movements, where you can walk and snorkel between the continents. You might imagine driving al[...]

7 Reasons to travel Chilean Patagonia by Bike

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“Vos sos Holandesa?” asked the 89-year-old Chilean caballero over and over again during our stay. My partner and I just passed his house when we realized that we weren’t going to make it to our planned destination, Hornopirén. We felt like we had walked to Mecca and back (in reality we had cycled 40 kilometres, in the mountains, on an unpaved road), [...]

Talking to Strangers, or The Fortune of Morocco

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I stood in the middle of Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira’s main square, trying to decide where to venture first. The sea crashed against the city walls to my right, and I could hear a faint rumble from the medina behind me. I decided to see the famous harbour first and let myself be guided by the smell of seafood and the squawks of hundreds of seagulls. Then [...]

A Local’s Guide to Perth and Beyond

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Perth has gone from a small country town to a mining boom town and holds the title of the world’s most isolated city; but what you will find in and around Perth will take you by surprise and leave you with a lasting impression. Growing up here I have spent a lot of time exploring the city and visiting the local holiday areas. If you are travelling out west, [...]

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