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25 Things to do in Berlin

25 Things to do in Berlin

Arriving in Berlin, Germany from Bangkok, Thailand was admittedly a shock to the system.  Going from the steamy and chaotic urban jungle of Bangkok to the relatively spread out, orderly and laid back artsy city of Berlin was a welcome change.  Basing ourselves in a rental apartment for 2.5 weeks just a stone throw away [...]

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Mauerpark Flea Market

Mauerpark Berlin

Having just settled into our apartment in Berlin little did I know one of the most hip flea market events took place just a stone throw away from our living quarters. The flea market in Mauerpark, (known locally as Flohmarkt am Mauerpark) is a hipster hangout hot spot every Sunday afternoon. Initially, I thought a ‘flea [...]

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Sailing Whitsunday Islands

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

“Are you afraid of a coke machine?” our affable guide asked as he began a discussion about the threat of shark attacks. Barefoot with his dreads dangling in the wind, he continued, “More people die or get injured from vending machines than they do from shark attacks.” It was at this particular moment, I realized [...]

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One Day in Freiburg Germany

Freiburg-Germany

After our one day whirlwind tour of Europa-Park we boarded another train for a short distance journey to the city of Freiburg im Breisgau. Known as the ‘Jewel of the Black Forest’ this laid back small University city situated nearby Swiss and France borders was perfect to explore on foot. We started our walk in [...]

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VIDEO: Wat Arun

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

One of the most famous landmarks in all of Bangkok, Wat Arun, is surprisingly deceiving. Known as the ‘Temple of Dawn’ Wat Arun is on many Thai postcards being peddled to tourists. Located along the Chao Phraya river, Wat Arun is especially ‘deceiving’ for two main reasons. 1) From a distance the temple appears to [...]

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Photo Essay: Europa-Park

Europa-Park in Germany

When I was growing up once every year a small carnival featuring rides, snacks, games and entertainment would setup shop for several days in the main square of our small village.  The amount of excitement and anticipation I felt as a child was something that I can still remember clearly to this day.  Begging my [...]

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Things to do in Bali

Balinese fire dance performance

When it comes to islands worth visiting in Southeast Asia, few can compete with the allure of Bali; however, if you’re expecting a Utopian pristine paradise, as often is depicted in the movies and popular culture, you’ll be in for a rude awakening. Bali is what it is – unicorns and warts alike. Although there [...]

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VIDEO: Hiking Mount Batur

Hiking a volcano - Mount Batur - for sunrise in Bali, Indonesia

There are not many things in life I’m willing to wake-up for at 2 AM; however, it is not everyday that you get the opportunity to hike up an active volcano.  In pitch black conditions we meandered through narrow serpentine roads until we finally arrived at the base. It was there that we met our [...]

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Contest: A Chance to Explore Cuba Differently!

Cuba text message prank

When is the last time you pulled a good prank on one of your best friends?  If it has been a while (or even if it hasn’t) the Cuba Travel Network is providing you with an opportunity to pull a fast one on your friend with an opportunity to win a once in a lifetime [...]

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5 unusual destinations that should be on your 2014 travel bucket list

Girls wearing the traditional hanbok in Seoul, South Korea.

I’m quite a keen traveller and when it comes to the main ‘must-visit’ holiday destinations, there aren’t many I haven’t covered. I’ve taken pictures of Central Park from the Empire State Building, I’ve been to the top of the Eiffel Tower and I’ve thrown a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome (with my right [...]

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