• Photo: La Fournier-Bouvet

    Egypt, oh wonderful Egypt

    The trip that changed my life

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014

    By Léa Fournier-Bouvet, France

    It has been a few days since I arrived in Egypt; a country that made me go back centuries in the history of the world. Today our guide, Abdou, brings us to a felucca, a typical ...

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    Out of Africa

    Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

    By Kasturi Pananjady, India

    My Misadventures with Marabou Storks

    After a late, late night spent just staring at African skies, actually not being able to count the stars, it was an early start as the sun ...

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    History Made Flesh:

    How Brasov City Maintains its Historical and Cultural Identity

    Monday, 29th September 2014

    By Asger Skovdal Jepsen, Denmark

    The feeling I get from wandering around Brasov City is that of a city aware of its history. Brasov has endured a lot throughout its existence, and is not afraid to show the worst ...

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  • A 6-Day Adventure:

    With a Backpack through France

    Thursday, 15th January 2015

    By Ioana Andreea Ceh, Romania

    Explorer Belt is a challenge, a journey, an opportunity , a lifetime chance. This project, originally created by English scouts, is now experienced by scouts all over the world. ...

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    The Perks of Being a Traveler

    The guide to taking a step and changing your life in a matter of…

    Wednesday, 18th February 2015

    By Tania Godeanu, Romania

    From the very beginning, humans were designed to conquer the rough, dusty surface of planet Earth. Their endless hunger for knowledge and discovery broke numerous limits, thus ...

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  • A Journey North:

    An Adventure in Alaska

    Monday, 14th March 2016

    By Andrew Hoskins, United States

    I arrived in Alaska around midnight at the Fairbanks International Airport. Soon after I was greeted at the baggage claim by Tom and Cathy Dimon and their dog Millie, work ...

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  • Traffic Adventures in Bolivia

    Road Safety and Behaviour on Cochabamba's Roads

    Wednesday, 13th April 2016

    By Melanie Hazenberg, Netherlands

    The second day of my stay in Bolivia I walked to work with another volunteer. On the main street there was a zebra pad so I thought I could cross over. This thought was not true ...

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  • Photo: Jane Allan

    Santa Cruz' Guembe Mariposario:

    A Piece of Bolivian Paradise

    Thursday, 28th April 2016

    By Melanie Hazenberg, Netherlands

    The Guembe Mariposario is a beautiful place located in one of the biggest cities of Bolivia; Santa Cruz. This Mariposario is the perfect place to go when you are tired of ...

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  • Titicaca Lake and Isla Del Sol:

    Must-Sees of Bolivia

    Friday, 17th June 2016

    By Melanie Hazenberg, Netherlands

    You can do a lot of things in Bolivia. For example, cycling on the death road, enjoying the nature in one of the national parks and climb the top of the Tunari Mountain. Those are ...

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    Finland:

    A Place of Chilliness and Warmth

    Thursday, 12th September 2013

    By Bogdan Zaharia, Romania

    There is a saying that got passed around a lot along the years regarding variety it being the spice of life. That is what I thought and still consider being a valuable idea to ...

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    Encounters in the Old City

    Tuesday, 10th September 2013

    By Amelie Phillipson, France

    Discovering the Armenian Quarter

    One afternoon, I decided to go to the Old City of Jerusalem to take some pictures in the Church of the Holy Sepulture, as I have been ...

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    Between worlds:

    From America to Romania

    Friday, 23rd August 2013

    By Brian Kim, United States

    I arrived in Bucharest at nine in the evening, leaving the airport just in time to catch a glimpse of the setting sun. As a luminous glow descended through the wispy, feathery ...

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  • Photo: Camil Ghircoias / Wikimedia Commons

    The Real Magic of Romania

    Friday, 23rd August 2013

    By Samara Garnham, Australia

    Before boarding the plane to Brasov, I had no idea what to expect as Romania is portrayed as a land of mystery and magic in Australia. Most exposure to Romania comes from movies ...

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    A Sojourn in the Himalayas

    Friday, 9th August 2013

    By Arun Sundar, Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, India

    When I was 14, my family and I visited Manali. Along with Shimla and Kullu, Manali is a great tourist spot on the exquisite Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, and our trip there was a ...

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  • Photo: Johanna Engebjerg Englev

    From Brasov to Bratislava:

    On the Road through Eastern Europe

    Monday, 22nd July 2013

    By Johanna Engebjerg Englev, Denmark

    For two weeks, I have travelled through Budapest, Vienna and Prague, with my journey ending in the Slovak village of ...

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  • Photo: Natalie Hrazdilek

    A Tiny Japanese Experiences Great Romania

    Friday, 5th July 2013

    By Nanami Kato, Japan

    I didn’t even properly feel I was finally in Romania, as I arrived in Bucharest at midnight and couldn’t see anything on my trip from Bucharest to Brasov. In brief, my ...

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  • A Japanese in Romania:

    Two Different Cultures, One Experience

    Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

    By Maria Lupu, Romania

    Japan and Romania: an Asian civilization and a European one. It seems unlikely that the difference gap between these countries can be bridged. But a volunteering experience has ...

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  • Photo: Kazuki Shimada

    Brasov, Romania:

    A Voyage Enveloped by Mystery and Intrigue

    Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

    By Christopher Church, United Kingdom

    There is a fine jewel, dwarfed by high mountains; with a heart so big I feel it rise above the Carpathian Mountains. This jewel is called Brasov. This city has the air of a ...

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  • Photo: Sriram Janak

    The King's Blessing

    Wednesday, 5th June 2013

    By Sumithra Sriram, India

    It was in the May of 2008 in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, the only place in the world where you can still see Asiatic lions in the wild, the sun was on its way to light up the other ...

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  • Photo: Constantin Barbu / Wikimedia Commons

    Meeting Brasov:

    So far Away, yet so Close to Home

    Friday, 24th May 2013

    By Johanna Engebjerg Englev, Denmark

    When I first started telling my family and friends that my next travels would take me to Romania, many did not understand. To them Romania was just another country in Eastern ...

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    Struggling to Understand:

    An Outsider Visits Brasov

    Monday, 8th April 2013

    By Tom Lynas, United Kingdom

    Although it is one it’s less famous attractions, I would suggest that the first thing visitors to Brasov should do is to visit the citadel. The walled fortress sits on a hill ...

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    Travelling: There Is No Better Way to Learn about Life!

    My first steps as a volunteer in Ghana

    Monday, 8th April 2013

    By Lisa Neumann, Germany

    When constant sunshine reflects off the warmth of people, ...

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  • Photo: Sriram Janak

    The 'Masculine' River

    Journey on the Brahmaputra

    Monday, 8th April 2013

    By Sumitra Sriram, India

    The searing hot sun is bearing down upon us and the cold wind is blowing on our faces, making us feel both hot and cold at the same time. The intense blue water and the white sand ...

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    A Unique Journey

    A VISIT TO MOLE NATIONAL PARK

    Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

    By Lea Buettner, Germany

    Mole national park is in the Northern Region of Ghana and is the largest nature reservation in the country. It was founded in 1970 and covers an area of 4.840 km² of savannah ...

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    Cape Coast Castle

    THE HORRORS OF THE TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

    Wednesday, 27th March 2013

    By Lisa Neumann, Germany

    Cape Coast is one of the most popular touristic cities in Ghana. Travelers enjoy lying at the beach, eating local seafood and buying colourful souvenirs. The adventurous go ...

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    Insomnia in Sin City

    Thursday, 28th February 2013

    By Jennifer, India

    Insomnia: a disease with which I was haunted from the moment I stepped into the United ...

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    A Double Life in France

    Thursday, 28th February 2013

    By Krysten Maier, Canada

    One young Canadian woman makes her triumphant return to Toulouse, France, where she ...

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  • Photo: Adele Eude

    ONE VAN, TWO GIRLS, AND ONE AMAZING COUNTRY

    Thursday, 28th February 2013

    By Adele Eude, France

    How a six-month road trip around the amazing island of Australia in a beaten up ...

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  • Photo: Allison Jeffares

    Maramures, Romania:

    A Surviving Piece of Medieval Europe?

    Thursday, 20th December 2012

    By Allison Jeffares, Australia

    Maramures was not what I had expected. My guidebook had described it as the “last peasant culture in Europe”. The setting sounded idyllic as it said the region was made up of tiny villages that “sit ...

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  • Photo: Umberto de Magistris

    Macedonia:

    A Stolen Identity

    Monday, 17th December 2012

    By Umberto de Magistris, Italy

    After a short walk through the main square of Macedonia’s capital, Skopje, I was impressed by the huge statue representing Alexander the Great, with the soldiers of his ...

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    Iceland: Just for a Day

    Thursday, 29th November 2012

    By Isabelle Brotherton-Ratcliffe, United Kingdom

    The advertisement read "Just for a Day" and offered flights to multiple European cities within three or four hours' flying time from London. Amongst the more tempting ones were ...

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  • Photo: Mircea Samoila

    Morocco:

    A Land of Real Magic

    Tuesday, 27th November 2012

    By Hajar Saidi, Morocco

    I am writing this article because I was shocked that most of the world seems to have a very wrong idea about Morocco, so I thought to correct some of the false judgments I have ...

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    A Short Guide to

    Planning for Round the World Travel

    Tuesday, 27th November 2012

    By David Bond, United Kingdom

    I am in my third and final year at Newcastle University, and currently busy planning for a round-the-world trip starting next June. I have greatly enjoyed planning for the trip ...

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  • Poenari Castle:

    Dracula's Real Home

    Friday, 20th July 2012

    By Andrew Bryan Jones, United States

    Around stair 1,000, I seriously consider giving up, if only for a brief moment. I’ve been climbing for what seems like an eternity. I try to think back; how long have I been ...

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    My Travel Experience to Ayyanar Temple

    Thursday, 27th September 2012

    By K.Dolly, Madurai, India

    One fine morning, the sun was bright and gleaming. I was woken up by my dad and asked to get ready to go to Ayyanar Temple which is located at the foot hills of the Western Ghats. ...

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  • Photo: Maisie Stedman

    Romania at First Glance

    Impressions of a Contrasting Country

    Wednesday, 8th August 2012

    By Maisie Stedman, United Kingdom

    Entering Romania, the first thing that struck me was the temperature. Living in Scotland means that I am not well adapted to high temperatures - “summer” lasts for a ...

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  • Photo: Hannela Matthews

    Romania:

    The Story Behind the Flag

    Wednesday, 8th August 2012

    By Hannela Matthews, United Kingdom

    Leaving the bleak and overcast city of London, I am met on arrival to Romania by a distinctly contrasting environment.  Driving towards the town of Brasov I was in awe of the ...

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  • Photo: Rebecca Lewinton

    In With The Old, In With The New

    A Londoner in Brasov

    Wednesday, 8th August 2012

    By Rebecca Lewinton, United Kingdom

    On arriving at Bucharest airport from London, the first thing that struck me after the first step from the plane was the scorching heat of the capital’s thirty six degree ...

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  • Photo: Praveen Rodrigo

    Oman, A Safe Haven

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Praveen Rodrigo, Canada

    It was just another day for me to make a living. It was snowing heavily. The chilling cold had slowed my pace of everything to get ready to work. As I enter the company campus, ...

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  • Around Europe in twenty-two days

    The joys of inter-railing

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By David Bond, UK

    Many of us have the craving to travel, especially when there are so many different ways of doing so in today's globalized society. In this article I would like to make the case ...

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  • Photo: Babu Narayan

    A Kenyan Sojourn

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Babu Narayan, Oman

    The Kenyan Airways flight from Muscat swept into Jomo Kenyatta International airport at Nairobi ( the name taken from the Masai word "Nyrobi" meaning "place of cool waters" ) in ...

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  • Photo: Aarati Ajay

    Asante Sana Kenya!

    On a Safari with Majestic Animals, Fabulous Landscapes and Inner…

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Aarati Ajay, United Arab Emirates

    "Can you please take me to Kenya", asks my 29-year old husband, Aditya. Now, before ...

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  • Photo: Pooja B

    CYMRU :

    A Small Country with a Big Cultural Heart

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Aswathi Deepak, India

    Wales is a very small Country in the United Kingdom. Everyone usually thinks that English is basically spoken in Wales, but the actual language is Welsh. Wales is called 'Cymru' ...

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  • Photo: Aaron Fodor

    Romania - 'First Impressions' for a Second Time

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Victoria Frances Ridley (UK), Romania

    "Welcome to Bucharest", says the pilot of the plane as we touch down at the Henri Coand? airport. It is seven years since I've heard these words, as finally my return visit to ...

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    Ooty :

    The Queen of Hill Stations

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Gayathri R. Warrier, Sandhya R., N. Reena Kumari and M. Selvi, India

    When the destination for our tour was declared, all of us were ecstatic. The OSS (On the spot study) trip was to Ooty, the Queen of hill stations! We could hardly wait for the ...

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  • Romania: My Dear Cousin

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Lara Arslanian (Belgium), Romania

    Photos: Aaron Fodor

    Romania is known to be a "one and only" country. It differs primarily from any other places in Europe due to its culture, traditions and, of course, ...

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  • Photo: During the Spanish Festival La Tomatina, people bombard each other with tomatoes

    Adventure Time Is Part of the Budget

    How to Travel the World with Little Money

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Abigail Lees, Australia

    When I look back on my diaries of past calendar years, I am always astounded as to the variety of adventure I can pack into my life. Take 2010, for example: I walked 890km across ...

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  • Photo: Lou Blanco

    My Cape Town :

    A City that Inspires

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Courtney Taljaard, South Africa

    In comparison to other neighbouring cities in South Africa, Cape Town has the winning recipe of many ethnic groups merged together which creates a unique community where citizens ...

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  • Photo: Marit Baaijens

    Experience Public Transport in Cape Town

    Adventures with 'minibus gods', drunks and African time

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Lindsay Fitzgerald (Canada), South Africa

    Witnessing South Africa, even just a tiny portion, from ...

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  • The Strength of Traditional Food :

    A taste of Cochabamba

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Hanne Bjustard (Norway), Bolivia

    In Cochabamba, Bolivia you can eat on every corner. You find saltenerias, burger joints, traditional restaurants and ice cream bars lined up next to local women selling empanadas ...

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    Cape Town Tourist Destination 2011

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Mia Joubert, South Africa

    Trip Advisor is one of the world’s leading websites for everything on travel. It is generally seen as the global authority on travel tips, reviews and destination insight. ...

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  • Photo: Sanchara Sathish

    Malaysia at its best

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Sanchara Sathish (India), Malaysia

    The excitement began early in the morning. It was I, my cousin, Thoghai and my brother, Skandan who got ready at once and waited for some of our friends who were yet to turn up. ...

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    Kodaikanal - The Definition of Tranquility

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Adithya Venkatraman (Canada), India

    When I think of India, I think of chaotic streets, the sounds of busses, auto rickshaws and scooters all weaving around each other as people rush to get to work. My twenty day ...

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  • Everlasting Memories :

    A Monumental Trip to a Monumental Country

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Adithya Venkatraman, Canada

    It all started on a rainy October night, while driving down the empty roads of my hometown (Mississauga, Canada) at 1a.m. It began as just an idea. The kind of exciting ideas that ...

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