Juan Martinez is a Colombian who left his home country in 2009 at the age of 17 years old. Since then, he has been living in places like Germany, India and Singapore; something that inspired him to travel as many countries as possible with the idea of budget traveling and promoting Colombia as an amazing travel destination.
Best things to do in Medina
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Tuesday, 23 April 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
Opened for tourism in 2023, visiting Medina as a Non-Muslim is a completely new experience. Let me tell you all you need to know and what the best things to do are. Welcome to Medina, a city steeped in history and spirituality, and the second holiest place in Islam after Mecca. You can call this
How to Get Around Saudi Arabia
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Thursday, 04 April 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
Buses, trains, cheap flights, and taxis – getting around Saudi Arabia is much easier than you might think. Just a few years ago, Saudi Arabia was one of the most secluded countries in the world, and tourism was not even permitted. Well, the situation has drastically changed. Saudi Arabia now welcomes tourists and is building
Wahiba Sands was a highlight for most of us
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Thursday, 28 March 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
Are you in camping mode, eager to explore as much as possible, or unable to rent a car? I’ve prepared road trip itineraries in Oman for each type of traveler. After completing my second road trip in Oman, I decided to try something different. This time, I opted for a scheduled road trip instead of
How to plan a road trip in Oman
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Wednesday, 20 March 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
I traveled to Oman twice on a road trip. Let me tell you how to start planning, and what the do’s and don’ts are for your next adventure. I consider Oman the best country to get introduced to the Middle East and one of the best countries in the world to plan a road trip.
Best e-sims for travelers
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Tuesday, 12 March 2024 / Published in Travel 101
Whether it’s a remote country in East Africa, Europe or the USA, e-SIM cards have become essential for any of my recent travels abroad. Let me give you my best tips on how you can maximize their potential too. Getting a SIM card after arriving in a new country is a routine for frequent travelers.
Luang Prabang Kuang Si - Uncovering Laos - The unexplored side of South East Asia
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Thursday, 18 January 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
From magical cultural encounters to outstanding landscapes and delicious food, Laos is a true hidden gem in South East Asia I visited Laos back in 2014. It was part of a Southeast Asia trip I took after university, and Laos seemed to be a quick stop that more adventurous travelers were doing. From my first
Choosing Safaris: Private Conservancies or National Parks?
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Tuesday, 09 January 2024 / Published in Travel Journal
A safari trip is always a lifetime experience. These are the key differences between private conservancies and national parks. I will never get bored of doing a safari. This is one of the most beautiful travel experiences there is, and no matter which safari country I visit or which park I decide to go to,
How to plan a trip to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
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Wednesday, 20 December 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Do you want to see as many elephants as you probably never imagined? A safari in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is the place to go. Zimbabwe has been on top of my list for a while. It was one of the last safari destinations on my bucket list, and I was curious to see
Best Things to Do in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)
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Thursday, 30 November 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From activities around the mighty Victoria Falls to getaways for lazy days, these are the best things to do on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. Quick useful travel links 🗺️ Prepare for the trip in advance Everything from hotels to attraction tickets – find everything on Klook 📱 Stay connected everywhere Get an eSIM
Everything You Need to Know for Traveling Around Zimbabwe
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Monday, 20 November 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From long-distance buses to minivans and trains, this guide covers all the essential information for navigating transportation in Zimbabwe. Unlike a big part of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe boasts a robust infrastructure for travelers. Those seeking insights into traveling around Zimbabwe often encounter articles mentioning local and intermunicipal buses, trains connecting key cities, and a range
the rise of long-haul on budget airlines
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Wednesday, 01 November 2023 / Published in Travel Journal
Tickets from Singapore to Berlin for 150€? Budget airlines are making this possible. Did you ever book a ticket for a getaway weekend just because the price was ridiculously cheap? Don’t worry. You are not the only one. Price moves travelers from one place to another and in Europe, Ryanair, Wizzair, and EasyJet know that
AI Photography Togo Vodoo man
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Friday, 27 October 2023 / Published in Travel Journal
In collaboration with the agency Climbing Trees, we discussed the past, present, and future of photography and how AI is impacting photography, both positively and negatively. Photography has never been easier, better, or more accessible to everyone. This is the reality of modern photography, and it’s undeniable. In recent years, the world of photography has
Meeting the Mundari People of South Sudan
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Wednesday, 18 October 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From their bizarre traditions to their basic way of life, my visit to the Mundari tribe in South Sudan provided a firsthand experience of their everyday existence. The scorching sun and unbearable temperatures turned every step into a marathon, every breath akin to the last. Going off the beaten path in South Sudan, I embarked
Everything You Need to Know Before Traveling to South Sudan
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Tuesday, 10 October 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From obtaining a visa to planning the perfect itinerary, this travel guide provides all the essential information for your visit to South Sudan trouble-free. Venturing into South Sudan is not a typical travel experience. Located in the heart of East Africa, South Sudan is the world’s youngest country and, therefore, a place of strong contrasts
Mali uncovered - Best experiences to do in Mali - Dogon Masks
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Friday, 06 October 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From exploring ancient cities to vibrant markets bursting with color, these were the most unique and hidden experiences I had during my visit to Mali. Let’s face it, planning a trip to Mali isn’t straightforward. There’s a scarcity of online information, and the security situation keeps changing. To make the most of your visit, you’ll
Djenne mosque from restaurant viewpoint
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Tuesday, 19 September 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Untouched, volatile, yet incredibly rewarding, traveling to Mali promises a raw and adventurous experience. I traveled to Mali in the summer of 2022 as part of a road trip from Burkina Faso to Mali. It was my first experience traveling to a truly volatile country, and I was extremely cautious about understanding the risks and
How to plan the perfect safari trip in Africa
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Wednesday, 13 September 2023 / Published in Travel 101
Destination, budget, type of safari—here, I will tell you how I learned to plan the perfect safari trip in Africa. Going on a safari is a dream for most of us. The idea of witnessing gigantic animals we only know from videos in documentaries in their natural habitat is undeniably a magical experience. I feel
Which are the most bizarre travel experiences in Burkina Faso
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Monday, 14 August 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From sitting next to wild crocodiles, to ceremonies celebrating the death, these are some of the most bizarre and weird experiences you can see in Burkina Faso. There have been only a few places that have surprised me as much as Burkina Faso. From its untouched landscapes to its mystical and colorful cultural heritage and
Best things to do in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Tuesday, 01 August 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Often overlooked due to its remote location, Ouagadougou is one of West Africa’s most dynamic and exciting capitals. Ouagadougou was my introduction to West Africa. It was the first West African capital I visited and my gateway for a road trip between Burkina Faso and Mali (I know! Not the easiest countries to travel). I
How to plan a safari trip on a budget
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Tuesday, 11 July 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Can safaris be done on a budget? After experiencing more than 30 safaris across various destinations in Africa, I believe I have the answer. Dreaming of an unforgettable safari experience but worried about the costs? Don’t fret! Planning a trip to Africa is often associated with luxury, but I’m here to tell you that it’s
How to plan a trip to Mauritius
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Monday, 19 June 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
There are only a few countries most travelers consider a full paradise. Mauritius is one of them. Here is all you need to know before traveling. When you plan a trip to Mauritius, prepare to enter a world where time takes a leisurely stroll, beckoning you to succumb to its tranquil charm. This enchanting island
Countries with Favorable Parallel (Black) Market Exchange Rates
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Tuesday, 30 May 2023 / Published in Travel Journal
While in some countries exchanging money is just a transaction, in others, finding the right place to exchange can enhance your budget by up to 50%. Before I traveled to Burundi last year, every traveler I met on the road advised me to bring cash instead of relying on bank transactions. At first, I didn’t
Best things to do in Niamey
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Thursday, 25 May 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Being one of the less traveled capitals in the world, Niamey surprises with bustling markets, scenic river cruises, captivating cultural sites, and West African beats. When I booked my flight tickets to Niamey in Niger, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Niger has one of the worst reputations when it comes to safety, and I
Hidden Gems of Africa – How to Plan a Trip to Niger
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Tuesday, 16 May 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Known as one of the most challenging countries to travel to, cautious planning and staying up-to-date are key when planning a trip to Niger. From all the countries I’ve traveled to so far, Niger is undoubtedly one of the most logistically challenging. There is essentially no available information about the region, and apart from a
All You Need to Know About Trip Cancellations and Travel Insurances
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Tuesday, 09 May 2023 / Published in Travel Journal
Do you travel a lot? Expect to cancel their trip due to unforeseen circumstances at some point. Here is all you need to know about trip cancellations and travel insurance. Travel is one of life’s greatest joys, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. Whether it’s a sudden illness, a family emergency, etc, there are
What makes Sharjah different from the other Arab Emirates?
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Tuesday, 02 May 2023 / Published in Asia, Destinations
From its rich cultural heritage to its contemporary art scene, Sharjah sets itself apart from its neighbouring emirates. As soon as you leave Dubai and enter Sharjah, you can see how different it is from the UAE’s hotspots. Skyscrapers are replaced with libraries and museums, and the city’s cultural heritage is evident everywhere you go.
Everything you need to know about the Sharjah Light Festival in UAE
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Tuesday, 25 April 2023 / Published in Asia, Destinations
I visited the Sharjah Light Festival in the UAE and embarked on a journey that combined lights, technology, and magic. Here is everything you need to know if you plan on visiting the Sharjah Lights Festival too. As I strolled through the various exhibitions at the Sharjah Lights Festival last February, I was in awe
Best things to do in Paramaribo, Suriname
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Thursday, 20 April 2023 / Published in America, Destinations
Whether you’re interested in nature, history, or culture, Paramaribo offers a completely different facet of South America. Here are some of the best things to do in Paramaribo. Located in the northern corner of South America, Suriname is one of the countries where even experienced travelers don’t know where to start. However, for those curious
How to travel overland from Guyana to Suriname
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Sunday, 09 April 2023 / Published in America, Destinations
While flying between Guyana and Suriname is expensive, traveling overland is cheaper, more interesting, and fun. Here I tell you how to cross from Guyana to Suriname overland or vice versa. Even though this is one of the easiest and safest borders I’ve crossed outside the European Union, there are only a few articles about
Uncovering the Wonders of the Amazon: An Adventure Guide to Guyana
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Wednesday, 05 April 2023 / Published in America, Destinations
From the vast savannas to the deep rainforest, few countries on earth offer adventure and natural experiences as raw as those found in Guyana. From the first moment I stepped off the plane, I felt I was at the gateway to the Amazon. The temperature was hot and humid, soaking my shirt with sweat. At
How to Plan a Day Trip to Kaieteur Falls: A Step-by-Step Guide
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Tuesday, 28 March 2023 / Published in America, Destinations
Surrounded by complete wilderness, visiting Kaieteur Falls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here is everything you need to know to plan a trip to Kaieteur Falls in Guyana. As the plane flew over Kaieteur Falls, I felt a sense of wonder that was difficult to put into words. The beauty of the falls came into view,
Stabroek Market - Best things to do in Georgetown Guyana
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Wednesday, 22 March 2023 / Published in America, Destinations
Georgetown is a city full of surprises, a melting pot of cultures and cuisines that’s as diverse as it is exciting. Stepping off the plane in Georgetown, I was immediately hit by a wave of heat as intense as the city’s vibrant atmosphere. As a Colombian visiting the “Caribbean of South America,” I was curious
Tiwai Island in Sierra Leone
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Friday, 17 March 2023 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Travelling from Guinea to Sierra Leone by ferry has never been easier with the ferry connecting Conakry and Freetown. Here’s everything you need to know about it. Some weeks ago, I finished a road trip to West Africa. Although the entire experience was one of the best I have had, there were sections of the
aerial view of Guyana rivers
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Tuesday, 14 March 2023 / Published in Uncategorized
Guyana is a good example of how wildlife protection should be done, but deforestation and mining make this task difficult. Visiting Kaieteur Falls in Guyana for the first time was an unforgettable experience. The sight of water plummeting nearly 500 meters creating a misty spray and echoing for kilometres, was breathtaking. Despite witnessing raw power,
Exploring Acklins and Crooked Islands – The Bahamas' Hidden Paradise
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Monday, 06 March 2023 / Published in America, Destinations
If there is a place where it is possible to completely disconnect from the world, it must be Acklins and Crooked Islands in The Bahamas. While some islands in The Bahamas are designed solely for tourism, others offer an escape from the crowds. Acklins and Crooked Islands, located in the southern part of the archipelago,
These are the best local activities to do in Nassau
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Wednesday, 01 March 2023 / Published in America, Destinations
Say goodbye to swimming with the dolphins and visiting the Bahamian pigs, and say hello to a more authentic side of Nassau. In contrast to the laid-back atmosphere of most of the Bahamas, Nassau stands out as the place for those looking for a thrill. It is a city located at the heart of the
Deutschlandticket getaway - how to get a Deutschlandticket
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Sunday, 26 February 2023 / Published in Travel 101
With European countries making efforts to enhance the affordability of public transportation, in Germany, you can enjoy unlimited travel across the entire country for just 49 euros. Let me explain how. Updated: Summer 2023 The Deutschlandticket has become the hottest train ticket in Germany over the past few months, and it’s no surprise why. For
How to do some island-hopping in the Bahamas by mailboat
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Thursday, 23 February 2023 / Published in America, Destinations
Did you know that you can travel around the Bahamas by mailboat? Here is all you need to know about it. Potter’s Cay Dock in Nassau is chaos by day or night. Either with locals drinking and trying to find a spot at their favourite conch stand at night or cars, trucks, boxes and household
All you need to know to plan a visit to the Palace of Versailles
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Sunday, 05 February 2023 / Published in Destinations, Europe
From tickets to the best times to visit, here is a complete guide to everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Palace of Versailles in France.  Known as one of the most magnificent palaces on earth, the Palace of Versailles is probably ranked very high by every traveller in Europe. The
The art of slow travelling in the Bahamas
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Tuesday, 24 January 2023 / Published in Travel Journal
In the Bahamas, there is a way of transport for those who want to slow down and enjoy the moment. “It’s not about the destination but the journey”. This is a phrase most of us have heard thousands of times, but we rarely apply it in our daily lives. We are stuck in a period
The logistics of planning the longest train journey in the world
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Monday, 09 January 2023 / Published in Travel 101
With the inauguration of the train route between Kumming and Vientiane, travelling from Portugal to Singapore is now possible – making it the most epic train journey in the world. Some travel news made headlines weeks ago when the world’s longest continuous train journey was made possible with the inauguration of a line in Laos.
Royal Drummers of Burundi in Gishora
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Thursday, 15 December 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
In Burundi, playing the drums is a symbol of recognition, and the Royal Drummers of Burundi vividly represent it. Experiencing the Royal Drummers of Burundi for the very first time is witnessing raw energy in front of your eyes. Thirty performers beat giant hundred-kilo drums with such strength and passion that your heart beats with
Beach Burundi - Best things to do in Bujumbura
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Wednesday, 07 December 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Definitely off-the-beaten-path, Bujumbura is a city that is easy to fall in love with. Burundi may not be the first country you want to explore when travelling around East Africa, but it’s definitely worth a visit. From its cultural importance to its pristine landscapes, travelling to Burundi means properly visiting “the heart of Africa”.  The
These are the world's rarest and most unusual passports
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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
From alien to Interpol passports, these are the real passports you don’t see every day and are issued by entities or countries worldwide. Around 50% of the western world holds a valid passport right now. It is the most essential document for a traveller, and it has in its pages many memories of the places
Exploring East Africa – Best natural places to travel in Burundi
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Wednesday, 16 November 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Known as one of the least visited countries in Africa, Burundi has forests, savannas and stunning lakes for travellers wanting to go off the beaten path. It is difficult to find reliable information about Burundi online. It was one of the most complicated countries to plan a visit to, and I was not sure exactly
Meeting the Pygmies - Africa's forgotten tribe
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Thursday, 10 November 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Known as “the children of the jungle,” the Pygmy tribes in DR Congo are now trying to escape extinction. After arranging a meeting with one of the largest Pygmy families at the village of Kavumu in East DR Congo, I was surprised to hear we needed two soldiers on our sides during the visit. However,
How to plan a trip to Kahuzi-Biéga National Park in Congo
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Tuesday, 25 October 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
There is only one place in the world to see the Eastern Lowland Gorilla in the wild. This is at the Kahuzi-Biéga National Park in DR Congo. Mornings are cloudy, and tourism is almost nonexistent at Kahuzi-Biéga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is hard to believe that not many people
Where is the best place to do gorilla trekking in East Africa
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Wednesday, 19 October 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
I did gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo. These are the pros and cons of each one of these locations. “Here they are!”. These are the most comforting words you can hear during a gorilla trekking, and they are the rewards for adventuring in the jungle and hiking until you find these primates.
Kwita Izina – A ceremony to name baby gorillas
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Thursday, 22 September 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations, Uncategorized
At the volcanoes national park in Rwanda, there is a special ceremony in September dedicated to naming newborn gorillas. Of all the gorillas I saw while traveling in Rwanda, Uganda, and DR Congo, the most memorable experience was seeing the baby gorillas. These cute primates get most of the attention from travelers, not just because
Why you need to do a gorilla trekking in Rwanda
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Thursday, 15 September 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Hidden deep in the cloudy highlands of Rwanda, the mountain gorillas are some of the greatest creatures you can see on a trek. With our entire bodies soaked in mud and rain, my friend Jessica and I hiked through the dense rainforest of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. We had trekked for more than one hour
How to prepare yourself for traveling to a dangerous country
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Wednesday, 07 September 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
Are you concerned about security when planning your next trip? Don’t worry. With preparation and caution, every country can be easily traveled trouble-free. Nothing is more exciting than visiting a place you have not seen before – especially if it is located way off the beaten path. Even though not all places are equally accessible
Best things to do in Kigali
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Tuesday, 30 August 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From elegant cafes at the hillside to colorful markets full of crafts, Kigali is one of these cities that quickly grows on you the more you spend time here. Risen from the ashes at the beginning of the 90s, Kigali has evolved since then and is now a place like no other in Africa. The
The importance of wildlife reintroduction in national parks
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Wednesday, 20 July 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
With wild species disappearing at an unprecedented rate, reintroduction of wildlife in national parks seems to be the only solution in the long term. I visited the Akagera National Park in Rwanda some months ago. Unlike the national parks of Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, Akagera is managed way differently. Only a few rhinos are
How to plan a trip in Akagera national Park
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Tuesday, 21 June 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From itineraries, transportation, accommodation, prices, and best time to go. This is the ultimate guide for planning a safari in Akagera National Park in Rwanda. One moment you are driving through rolling hills, passing buffalo herds, and observing views of Rwanda’s untouched landscapes. A second later, you are at a vast plain surrounded by dozens
What to bring and wear for gorilla trekking
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Tuesday, 07 June 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Rain jacket, double socks, boots, and lots of water – here is the ultimate guide on what you need to pack and wear for gorilla trekking tours in East and Central Africa. Going on a gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo is not a walk in the park. The climate
Illegal trade of wildlife
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Friday, 03 June 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
I met with a former animal poacher in Uganda and talked about killing animals illegally, conservation projects, and what the government is doing to help. Levy Tindimwebwa captured and killed wild animals in Uganda’s national parks for over 12 years. Today, he understands the environmental impact of his actions and the long-term damages he was
The Batwa people of Uganda – a tribe on the edge of disappearing
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Friday, 27 May 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
Drastic changes in their lifestyle, constant discrimination, and zero opportunities. The Batwa in Uganda don’t need charity and donations. They need to be protected for who they are. In 1906, the Bronx Zoo in New York City introduced what they called “the most interesting sight in the Bronx” into the gorilla cage. It was a
How to plan a gorilla trekking in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Tuesday, 24 May 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Going on a gorilla trekking in Uganda is an experience of a lifetime. These are the do’s and don’ts when planning your trek at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. My legs were already exhausted as my group went deeper into the jungles of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda. Even though we could not see
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Friday, 20 May 2022 / Published in Destinations, Europe
One transport ticket that is valid for an entire month, lets you travel all across Germany, and costs only 9 euros? What sounds like the craziest idea of all is today a reality. After it was announced the German government was discussing a pilot program in which a nationwide transport ticket valid for an entire
How many blank passport pages do you need to travel to each country
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Tuesday, 17 May 2022 / Published in Travel 101
Every country has different regulations on how many blank passport pages you need to travel. Either one, two, three, or more, here is a guide for each country in the world. After traveling over 105 countries with a Colombian passport, I mastered the art of managing passport pages and visas. I come from a country
Which are the best national parks in Uganda
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Monday, 09 May 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From dense forests hiding mountain gorillas to savannas where lions climb trees, Uganda’s National Parks reveal why this country is known as the “Pearl of Africa.” While Kenya and Tanzania worked for decades to build a reputation as the top safari destinations globally, Uganda became often overlooked. Travelers come to Uganda searching for the mountain
climbing lions at Queen Elizabeth National Park - How to plan a trip
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Wednesday, 04 May 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Grasslands, savannah, forests, wetlands, and lakes – you name it, and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda has it. It was my first night before visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, and to save some costs, a friend and I decided to stay in a tented camp outside the premises of the park. With only shepherds
These are the best things to do in Windhoek
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Monday, 02 May 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
From great culinary and cultural experiences to animal encounters, these are the best things you can do in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Often ignored by travelers road tripping around Namibia, Windhoek is not only Namibia’s gateway to the world but also a great city to understand what makes this country so different from the
Tracking chimpanzees in Uganda‘s Kibale National Park
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Friday, 29 April 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Whether you go tracking or for a habituation tour, tracing chimpanzees at the Kibale National Park in Uganda is an adventure to never forget. As time passed by, each step became harder and harder. We trekked for almost two hours, my hiking boots were completely covered in mud, and I couldn’t stop sweating because of
All you need to know before visiting the Devil’s Pool in Victoria Falls
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Tuesday, 26 April 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Located at the edge of Africa’s greatest natural spectacle, taking a dip into the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls should be at the top of your bucket list. Quick useful travel links 🗺️ Prepare for the trip in advance Everything from hotels to attraction tickets – find everything on Klook 📱 Stay connected everywhere Get
activities to do at Victoria Falls
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Thursday, 21 April 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Rafting, bungee jumping, a helicopter flight, or a river cruise. These are the best activities at Victoria Falls in the Zambian side. Quick useful travel links 🗺️ Prepare for the trip in advance Everything from hotels to attraction tickets – find everything on Klook 📱 Stay connected everywhere Get an eSIM on Airalo Get an
Which are the best national parks in Zambia
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Thursday, 14 April 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Considered a hidden gem for safari lovers, Zambia might not be first on your bucket list, but it definitely should be. Whether you listen to hundreds of hippos honking at the shores of the Luangwa River or look up from the base of the magnificent Victoria Falls, it is impossible to not be thrilled by
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Tuesday, 29 March 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Unspoiled and wild, South Luangwa National Park is the top destination for safaris in Zambia. Here is everything you need to know about planning your safari in this hidden gem. The sun was setting down at the South Luangwa National Park, and we were finishing a sunset break at the shores of the Luangwa River.
Eswatini - Hlane National Park lions
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Friday, 25 March 2022 / Published in Destinations
With a growing population of wildlife and affordable safari experiences, a visit to Hlane National Park in Eswatini can be the safari you are looking for Whether I was having breakfast in the early morning, relaxing before lunch, or sipping a drink in the afternoon, there were always at least one or two rhinos on
Eswatini passport Stamp - How to cross overland from Mozambique to Eswatini
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Tuesday, 22 March 2022 / Published in Destinations
From the different border crossings to the best methods to get around. Here you can find everything you need to know before crossing the land border between Mozambique and Eswatini. Even though the distance between Maputo and Manzini (Eswatini’s key city) and Mbabane (Eswatini’s capital and larger city) is just around 180 – 200 km,
Himba in Namibia - What tribes you can see and visit in Namibia
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Friday, 18 March 2022 / Published in Destinations
From the distinctive Himba, to the Herero, and the San, these are some of the most interesting tribes you can visit in Namibia. With almost a dozen ethnic groups coexisting together, Namibia’s cultural heritage is vast and outstanding. Around half of Namibia’s population can be traced back to Ovambo and around 10 other ethnicities are
How to plan a self-driving trip in Etosha National Park
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Thursday, 10 March 2022 / Published in Destinations
With excellent wildlife, comfy camping spots, and easy routes to follow, a self-driving safari in Etosha is the ultimate adventure in Namibia Self-driving in Namibia is easy and uncomplicated. Rental cars with rooftop tents are available for all budgets, camping spots are quite inexpensive and the natural wonders around the country are simply outstanding. Still,
Packing list for a self-driving camping trip in Namibia
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Sunday, 06 March 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations, Travel 101
Camping equipment, food, and enough water. Do you have a checklist of everything your need for a self-driving camping trip in Namibia?  Camping trips are always a fun experience for adventure lovers and Namibia is the right country to plan one. No matter if you go to the most remote areas of Skeleton Coast National
wildlife sanctuaries in Namibia - Naankuse
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Friday, 25 February 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
More than keeping animals safe, wildlife sanctuaries all over Africa take care of showing us the bigger picture. Old lady is one of the shyest cheetahs at the Namibian Cheetah Conservation Fund 300km north of Windhoek. With a bit over 13 years, she barely moves and is quite distant from the other animals living here.
abandoned car in solitaire lodge in Namibia
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Thursday, 17 February 2022 / Published in Destinations
From elephants roaming freely in the desert to abandoned towns and petrified trees, these are some of the most unique and unusual places to visit in Namibia Namibia is not like most countries in southern Africa. It is home to the oldest desert in the world, the Namib desert.  It has the largest population of
How to plan a road trip in Namibia
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Thursday, 10 February 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Unlike most countries in Africa, Namibia is best seen on a self-driving road trip. How to start planning, prepare a route and get everything you need is what this article is about. After a quick Google search, I was intrigued to see how many articles with itineraries are on the internet about a road trip
Wildlife in Kenya - best places to visit in Kenya
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Tuesday, 08 February 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
In order to properly plan the best safari in Kenya, you need to understand which one of the three big parks suits you the most: Tsavo, Amboseli or Masai Mara? Either you plan a safari in Kenya independently, or have a tour operator taking care of everything in the back, organizing your first safari is
herds of elephants in Amboseli National Park - Kenya
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Thursday, 27 January 2022 / Published in Destinations
Known for being the best place to see mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is probably Africa’s best hidden gem for safaris.   Overshadowed by the great Masai Mara in Kenya or the nearby Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, I was surprise to see many travelers skipping a safari in Amboseli National Park in East Africa.
entry exit stamps kenya tanzania
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Tuesday, 25 January 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
With several crossing points along the border and direct bus connections in between, traveling overland from Kenya to Tanzania is easy, fast and cheap. After finishing my trip to Masai Mara in Kenya, I was excited to get to the other side of the border and visit Serengeti National Park. However, with private charters connecting
River crossings in Masai Mara
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Thursday, 20 January 2022 / Published in Travel Journal
Being one of the most breathtaking experiences in Africa, experiencing the wildebeest migration in Kenya or Tanzania should be on everyone’s bucket list It was a late afternoon in the heart of Masai Mara and the light was perfect for photographing. At the horizon, the plains of the national park were dotted with thousands of
lions in Masai Mara with car
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Thursday, 13 January 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Itineraries, transportation, accommodation, safari prices, and best time to go. This is the best guide on how to plan the perfect safari in Masai Mara in Kenya. Think about a perfect safari experience and you will probably end up imagining a safari in Masai Mara in Kenya. This world-renowned national reserve is not only Kenya’s
Self-driving safari in Serengeti National Park
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Thursday, 06 January 2022 / Published in Africa, Destinations
A Self-driving safari in Serengeti is possible. However, it requires preparation, knowledge and a higher budget. The final question is: Is it really worth it? There is a certain charm in planning a self-driving safari in Serengeti. It is a very personal experience that test  your skills of driving a 4×4 under some difficult conditions.
How to plan a safari at Serengeti
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Wednesday, 29 December 2021 / Published in Africa, Destinations
If you are planning on going to a safari, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania should be on top of that list.  Here is how you plan a perfect trip to Serengeti. Planning a trip to Serengeti National Park can be as organized or as flexible as you want it to be. From group tours for
Top safari experiences in Africa
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Monday, 20 December 2021 / Published in Travel Journal
Going on a safari is simply one of the most incredible activities you can do in a lifetime. However, there are some highlights each one of us wish we could see. The first time I went on a safari I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I was going to see wildlife at its
Planning a safari in Africa
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Wednesday, 01 December 2021 / Published in Travel Journal
Going on a safari is one of the most extraordinary experiences while traveling, and with a little bit of extra preparation, it can turn into the adventure of a lifetime. Beside ridiculously high expectations, I didn’t know how to prepare for my first safari trip in Africa. I simply saw it as an opportunity to
A guide to visit Mauritania as a woman alone
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Tuesday, 16 November 2021 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Laura Trujillo has been in over 50 countries. One of the places she traveled alone is Mauritania. What are the do’s and don’ts in this part of the Sahara? Read more and find out! Traveling to Mauritania can be quite intimidating. It is one of the most isolated countries in the world and from a
A journey to the Mauritanian Sahara - Africa’s forgotten frontier
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Thursday, 04 November 2021 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Untraveled and in some way bygone, the Mauritanian Sahara is one of the most satisfying places an adventurer can explore. Traveling to the Sahara can be as secure or as risky as you want it to be. From the organized and overly expensive trips you can book in Egypt and Morocco, to self-driving across one
Old town in Ouadane in Mauritania
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Friday, 22 October 2021 / Published in Africa, Destinations
Located in the outskirts of the Sahara, Chinguetti and Ouadane are two hidden gems Mauritania is hidding from the rest of the world. Unspoiled, mysterious and rich in culture, the cities of Chinguetti and Ouadane in Mauritania are an ode to the past. More than 1000 years ago, they were two of the most important
international cuisine Berlin
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Thursday, 07 October 2021 / Published in Destinations, Europe
If you want to taste a bite from any region around the globe, Berlin is the place to go. These are some of the most diverse, delicious and best places to try international cuisine in Berlin. “Berliners love to eat sausages and schnitzel”. This is probably the most common misconception about the citizens of the
Where is the best street art in Berlin
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Friday, 01 October 2021 / Published in Destinations, Europe
Berlin is a magnet for street art. From the political murals hidden in the suburbs to colorful street art that leaves you speechless, these are the best street art murals Berlin has to offer From its outstanding and world-renowned museums, to the street art movement artists began in the 1960s against the government, Berlin has
How to spend each evening of the week in Berlin
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Tuesday, 14 September 2021 / Published in Destinations, Europe
Known as one of the most dynamic cities in the world, Berlin is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. What to do and where to go is what I’m going to tell you now I’ve been living in Berlin for the past 4 years and I can’t recall how many times I had trouble
How to eat like a local in Spain
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Sunday, 05 September 2021 / Published in Destinations, Europe
Fresh ingredients, excellent meat quality and world renowned wines. Eating in Spain is not just a daily need, it is a full culinary adventure   If there is a country, where going to a restaurant is always a different surprising experience, it has to be Spain. It is delicious, but very slow. Relaxed, but extremely
Cathedral Seville with a drone
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Friday, 27 August 2021 / Published in Destinations, Europe
Enchanting, full of life and simply beautiful, everybody knows about Seville, but nobody tells you how captivating it really is If there is a place I’m happy I never saw on pictures before visiting it, it has to be Plaza de España in Seville. It is probably one of the most beautiful squares in the
Ronda - Exploring the „pueblos blancos“ – the white villages of Andalucia
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Saturday, 14 August 2021 / Published in Destinations, Europe
Quiet, simple and extremely beautiful, the white villages of Andalucia deserve a visit on its own. Andalucia is unlike any other place in Europe. It’s an enchanting combination of middle eastern influences and Mediterranean culture. It is a place where travelers come looking for sun and beaches, but end up staying because of its rich
Collect car license plates from all over the world
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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 / Published in Travel Journal
Some people collect postcards, others collect funny travel t-shirts. I collect car license plates from the places I go. It Christmas time 2011 and I was visiting Prague for the very first time. Just like any other backpacker in his early 20s, I was more interested in getting a immerse into the Czech nightlife than
Kantun Chi - Visiting cenotes in Mexico
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Thursday, 01 July 2021 / Published in America, Destinations
Secretly hidden among the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, the cenotes in Mexico were once considered a portal between the underworld and us. Today, it is a bit more complex than that. We were driving for almost an hour through the dense jungle and beside a couple of signs indicating we are in the right
Cenote Trip in Yucatan - Kayak Cenote Kantun Chi
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Wednesday, 09 June 2021 / Published in America, Destinations
Cenotes, white sandy beaches, Mayan temples or traditional villages – a road trip at the Yucatan Peninsula means a lot of options and decisions to be made. Everyone who ever went on a road trip knowns the struggles of planning the perfect itinerary. You want to have a good mix of activities, discover “on” and
Road Trip in Yucatan – Tips for renting and driving a car in Mexico
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Thursday, 20 May 2021 / Published in America, Destinations
Rent a car, plan your itinerary, and prepare for an emergency. Here is all you need to know before you start a road trip at the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico There is nothing like a road trip in a new country and Mexico does not disappoint.  I have been on assignment at the Yucatan peninsula
Exploring the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) in Mexico
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Tuesday, 04 May 2021 / Published in America, Destinations
Located at the coast of Cancun, the Underwater Museum of Art in Mexico is an exciting getaway for those wanting to discover something new and unique The marine life has always fascinated me. It is a completely different world in a totally strange environment waiting to be fully discovered. I always saw myself as an
Isla Mujeres or Cozumel?
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Thursday, 15 April 2021 / Published in America, Destinations
Located in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel are two very diverse paradises. The question is: which one is better?   Minutes away from Quintana Roo’s coastline in the Mexican Caribbean, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel are two of the most popular islands not only in Mexico, but in the