Sunrise in Halong Bay, Vietnam
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    It was raining cats and dogs when we arrived in Halong Bay. When we left Hanoi earlier that day, I had no idea we would need 4 hours to reach the Gulf of Tonkin. In Europe, we would … Read More

Freedom at the Dune du Pilat
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  Mei turned down the volume when we almost reached the Arcachon Bay. I was going to make a right turn to head towards the town of Arcachon, when I suddenly spotted the road sign “Dune du Pilat”. I hit … Read More

Exploring the Bingling Caves
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  Leaving Xi‘an after only 3 days, we felt like betraying the capital of ancient China. When our guide Rocky waved us goodbye at the train station, I almost regretted not having extended our time in Xi’an for a few … Read More

Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona
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  Arizona, especially Phoenix, Page and Sedona, has been on our bucket list for many years. So when my nephew asked me to attend his graduation ceremony in Phoenix last May, I immediately booked a last minute flight even if I … Read More

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 hotel the Silk Road Lodges was sodden when we left our oriental-style room.   Oh yes! Finally, a few drops to cool down … 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 sea … 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

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