Turpan and the Bezeklik Caves
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  Legend has it that it never rains in Turpan in summertime. And yet, the courtyard of the Silk Road Lodges was sodden when we left our oriental-style room.   Oh yes! Finally, a few drops to cool down a … Read More

Unforgettable Experiences in Bolivia
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  Not so long ago, as we were putting together our itinerary for Peru, I received an email from Kerstin’s great aunt. The lady is in her 70s, but keeps roaming the world despite the many illnesses she has. And … Read More

Traveling along the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan
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In Yunnan, girls wear flowers in all four seasons. And toes are exposed all year round.   These are two of the famous Eighteen Oddities of Yunnan Province. Located in southwestern China at an average altitude of 1,900 meters above … Read More

Summer in Asia: where to go according to travelers
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  When we think of summer, we dream of warm temperatures and long sunny days. But traveling to Asia during the summer months can be tricky : most Asian destinations are hot, sticky and humid. You might also experience lots of … Read More

20 Best Places to Visit in Greece
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  We were sitting in a vegan restaurant in Cusco, chatting with a lovely Greek couple whom we met on Taquile island the previous week. So what is your favorite country? they asked. It took me less than a second to … Read More

Spring in Europe: 30 destinations to escape the crowds
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  Spring, especially April, May and early June, is our favourite time to explore Europe. It’s finally warm enough to not shiver while travelling around Northern Europe. And it’s still not too hot to go hiking in Southern Europe. However, with … Read More

Exploring Peru: Our 18 Greatest Experiences
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A prophet once said “Don’t tell me what a man says, don’t tell me what a man knows. Tell me where he’s traveled” I wonder about that, do we get smarter, more enlightenment as we travel? Does travel bring wisdom? … Read More

An Underground Boat Tour in the Remouchamps Caves, Belgium
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When I was a kid, crawling through caves was one of my obsessions. Now as an adult, I keep hunting down caves. May it be for writing inspiration, out of scientific curiosity, or to satisfy my need of adventure.   … Read More

20 Things to do in Dublin other than drinking
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  With over 700 pubs, you can’t possible visit Dublin and NOT drink a whiskey or a Guinness beer or an Irish coffee… or all of them! This is what everyone said when I told them that I’ll have to … Read More

10 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in China
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  When I was a kid, I loved Chinese landscape paintings. I could spend hours examining the few reproductions that my parents had at home. One day I was told that they depicted the Karst Mountains of Guilin. Ever since … Read More

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