Tags archives: off-the-beaten-path

Why Cyprus is a perfect backpacking or solo travel destination

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Contrary to popular belief, Cyprus’ tourism product is not designed only for 18-year old partying or for elderly couples’ long term retirement holidays. Just like other countries such as Spain, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and many South East Asia countries, you can design your trip around your interests and budget without any limitations. Distance and [...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Georgia (Yes, the Country)

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Lately, the small country of Georgia (located between Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Black Sea) has been gaining more global recognition thanks to trending fashion designers and a budding electronic music scene. Nevertheless, it is still an off-the-beaten-track destination for tourists and I was one of the first amongst my well-traveled friends to visit[...]

A First Timer's Guide to Romania's Highlights

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Last spring I had an amazing opportunity to visit Romania, a country which I had not yet been able to cross off my list, but more importantly, the country where my boyfriend comes from. We had previously traveled  to London and Paris together, but this trip was different. It was not just a holiday, it was where he was from; his country, language, heritage - [...]

Survive like a Girl: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Bolivia

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The two most popular ways to explore the Bolivian jungle are "the pampas tours" - where you travel on a boat along the river, watch wildlife, and then sleep in cabins with facilities - and "the jungle tours" - where you walk in the jungle, but also stay in comfortable lodges. But there’s one more option – going wild! And that's exactly what I did a few month[...]

8 Reasons to Visit Linz and Upper Austria

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If you had asked me a year ago about my relationship with Austria’s third biggest city, Linz, I would have answered, without a doubt: “It’s complicated.” Being born in the neighboring Salzburg, famous for its Baroque architecture and sophisticated culture, I haven’t always held the best views about Linz, which in the past was mostly known for its large i[...]

Off the Beaten Path in Venice: Exploring the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

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When I see tourists and travelers in Venice, I often think of them as children in a huge ice-cream parlor: overwhelmed by the great variety of flavours, they’ll look around dazzled by such diverse supply but will probably end up ordering the most common tastes. In the same way, the typical Venetian tour will lead you to the usual “top things to see”, which, [...]

The 6 most Unmissable Places in Georgia

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There is a country, located between the Caucasus Mountains and Black Sea in Europe, named Georgia. This spectacular, mysterious land has endless sights to discover and experiences to offer. Natural beauty is abundant in Georgia; high mountains, fast rivers, green meadows, clear lakes and turquoise seas, plus health resorts and plenty of mineral springs. Ther[...]

Off the Beaten Path: Trekking in Bhutan

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I sat cross-legged and stiff whilst the monk chanted meditative prayers at 3,800 metres above sea level, breathing hard to catch my breath and calm my racing heart. I had just hiked up five hundred vertical metres from our grassy campsite on the plateau below to the monastery carved into the cliff. We left at the crack of dawn to be here for these morning pr[...]

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