8 Best Activities in Boracay – Paradise Island in the Philippines

Boracay is perhaps the most beautiful and most famous of the 7,641 Philippine islands. Here you can find everything you will imagine when you think of paradise: incredible white beaches surrounded by blue waters, perfect weather conditions and breath-taking sunsets. But you will certainly not get bored on the beach with these 8 best activities in Boracay.

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Visiting Sal Island in Cape Verde – Country Number 104

My flight from Lisbon landed 40 minutes early on the island of Sal in Cape Verde, an island nation off the west coast of Africa. I hand the immigration officer 25 Euro for the visa on arrival and my passport. He issues a receipt and puts a stamp into my passport. All within seconds. As I head out of the airport, a taxi driver asks for €15 to bring me to my apartment in Santa Maria in the south of the island – exactly the price I was told to pay by the owner. Wow! Is this really Africa? Immigration didn’t take hours and the taxi driver didn’t even try to rip me off. I really liked the first impression of Cape Verde – country number 104 on my journey to every country on the planet. But I would get to love the island even more during my two days on Sal.

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Visiting Bilbao – A Two Day Itinerary to Explore the Heart of the Basque Country

It doesn’t matter if you are a foodie, an art lover or you just want to explore a new, vibrant city – you will be amazed by Bilbao. What used to be a rough, industrial town is now a major culinary and art centre in Europe. If you don’t have much time, this two day itinerary for Bilbao will help you cover the main sights.

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Guide to Travelling to the Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia – The Hottest Place on Earth

The Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia is one of the most unique places on the planet. Boiling and steaming hot springs in breath-taking blue, yellow, green, red and orange colors, boiling lava lakes and a salt lake of epic proportion are just a few things that expect the few adventurers who dare visiting this hostile place.

Sulphur Fields in Dallol Danakil Depression

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Things To Do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in Winter

If at all, Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, is only known as a summer destination. The famous Tian Shan Mountains offer some supreme hiking opportunities that are definitely worth exploring if you are there during the warmer months. But is there anything to do in Bishkek in winter and is it worth travelling there?

The answer is: Yes, absolutely! Keep on reading and find out why!

Chunkurchak Ski Resort near Bishkek

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Petting Crocodiles in the South of Bangladesh – A Memorable Travel Experience

I am sitting in the waiting room at the consulate of Bangladesh in Kolkata, India. On the wall, I can see a huge poster reading the words “Visit Bangladesh Before the Tourists Come”. A very self-confident statement of one of the least visited countries on earth.

A few days later I board the train from Kolkata towards Bonagon, a border town between India and Bangladesh. When I think of trains in India, the image of hundreds of people riding on the roof of the train immediately jumps into my mind. Well, apparently that isn’t allowed anymore. That means that even more passengers have to squeeze inside the carriages. What follows is the craziest two hour train ride I have ever experienced. Nobody was able to move an inch from his position. They packed so many people into that train that it was even difficult to breathe because there was no space for my chest to expand. Insane.

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Travelling to Djibouti – One of the top countries to visit in 2018?

Djibouti – a place few people have heard of before and even fewer could point at on a map. But since Lonely Planet has named this tiny nation in East Africa one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2018 it has been on the radar of more international travellers. So is it worth travelling to Djibouti? I went there in December 2017 to find out.

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Famous Landmarks Quiz

How well do you know the landmarks of the world? Can you identify in which cities or countries you can find these landmarks? As a motivational booster you will be rewarded with a fun fact about the destination for every correct answer. Try it now!

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In which European city can you find this famous fountain?


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Burundi Travel Blog – My Experiences Travelling to the Second Least Happy Nation on Earth

Burundi is a small country in East Africa with approximately 10 million inhabitants. Since its independence in 1962, the country was plagued by ethnic and political tensions. The Burundian civil war lasted from 1993 until 2005 and has claimed the lives of approximately 300,000 people. The decision of the president to run for a third term in 2015 again sparked protests and unrests throughout the country that last until today. As a consequence, tourism in the country came to a near complete stop. Most Western governments have issued travel warnings against travel to Burundi. But the second least happy nation on earth has a lot to offer if you decide to visit despite the dangers.

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My Top 10 Travel Photos of 2017

2017 is now officially over. It was an amazing year with lots of amazing trips and travel moments: 133 flights took me to a total of 33 different countries. 16 of them were new countries for me and I hit country number 100 in September with my visit to Senegal.

Here are my top 10 travel photos of the year 2017

10. Nova Levante, Italy

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A sleepy little town in the Italian Alps

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