Asia

5 reasons why you should still visit Phu Quoc Island

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The voices of the Vietnamese island Phu Quoc, located on the border with Cambodia, are very diverse. Some people claim it’s still heaven on earth while a few think this old fisherman's island has all but been destroyed. Phu Quoc is called ”The new Phuket” for a reason: more and more tourists are finding it, and the nature is disappearing as big resorts[...]

A Beginner's Guide to Ubud, Bali

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Ever since Eat Pray Love, Bali has been a firm favorite on the solo female traveler's radar. After all, it was here where Liz found enlightenment amongst the rice paddies, new friends, a new fortune and finally a new love. While the movie doesn't really tell us where Liz is finding this Balinese paradise, ever since single women have been flooding Ubud, yog[...]

From Mumbai to Delhi: A Journey through the Cultural Cities of Rajasthan

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India is huge. You know it before you go, but still you get there only to realize some time in the first few days that you need to change you plan. There is no way you will be able to do and see what you thought was possible in the time you've planned. If you only have a couple of weeks, one way to explore Indian culture in a short amount of time is to arri[...]

Can you travel Thailand as a Vegan?

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My recent trip to Thailand was a trip for 'firsts'. It was of course my first trip to Thailand, which ten years into my globetrotting 'career' is much later than the average. It was also my first trip to South East Asia, my first long-distance trip with my partner and my first proper holiday (not blogging-related trip) in a pretty long time. However, it w[...]

My yoga and meditation experience in India

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Every yoga-interested girl in this world probably has a dream about going to India to do yoga - if she hasn't been already. The genuine mystique and spirituality that yoga seems to have in India is far beyond what you'll find in a gym in Europe.  Coming to India When planning my trip to India, a must was to do at least one yoga & meditation course. I[...]

36 hours of Japan - 10 things I clicked with right away

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Here’s the thing: I have never been to Japan before. I've got a vague memory of one of my university professors, talking about great cultural differences, about how difficult it can be to master a perfectly executed Japanese bow, about misconceptions and the challenges of intercultural communication. I’ve listened to friends who have been there, and vivi[...]

The story of Mama and Papa and the small Maldives island they loved

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Every once in a blue moon you hear of a story that makes your heart jump. The kind that sends you dreaming and that you want to share with everyone you meet. The kind of story I heard over dinner at the Sun Siyam Vilu Reef resort in the Maldives. I was just enjoying my grilled fish when Shammun, the resort's Media Manager, told me the story of Mama and Papa,[...]

Is this Indonesia's best kept secret?

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I don't have a travel bucket list. The reason for that is quite simple - I can never tick places off for good as I fall in love with countries and want to return over and over again. But if I had one, Raja Ampat would have been in the top ten ever since I started diving. Image by Jackson Groves from Journey Era The archipelago lies off the west coast of P[...]

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