and talk to students
Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

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First 24h in Hanoi – an introduction to the city by English-Students

“Are you busy?“, she asked us, and 6 more pairs of eyes were looking at us. We arrived in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. We just slowed down from our first wander around the old town of iconic Hanoi. We got a first glance of the city, and tested the waters for buying a motorbike in Hanoi. After all, this is the plan: getting two motorbikes and drive them from the North to the South of Vietnam. We just bought a soft drink, and sat down at the famous Hoàn Kiếm Lake, when these 7 young Vietnamese approached us. “Are you busy?“, she

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I found my favorite Café in Barcelona - thanks to a book!
Placa de Sant Pere, Barcelona

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I found my favorite Café in Barcelona – thanks to a book!

I dislike entering book shops. Every time I walk into a book shop, I will end up buying one. I entered an international bookshop in Eixample, Barcelona, while looking for some cool things to do in Barcelona. And as expected, a book named „The dead alleys of Barcelona“ got my attention, a crime novel. Long story shot: I bought it, went home, and started reading. In this book, the author Stefanie Kremser talks about a special part of El Born, downtown Barcelona. She describes this magical square, this narrow street the main character lived in. I didn’t know this exact street, and

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Hostel Ruthensteiner in Vienna - Intellectuals refugees and open arms

Hostel Ruthensteiner

Vienna, Austria

If you are looking for a fabulous hostel in Vienna, you have just found the right place to be. The 5 Star Hostels, including Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna, are awarded by Hostelgeeks, an independent platform designed to bring you the world‘s greatest hostels. Based on transparent criteria, the 5 Star Hostels ... More about Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna, Austria

26 Funny Travel Quotes to cheer up your day

26 Funny Travel Quotes to cheer up your day

Funny travel quotes are great to cheer up your day and keep the travel bug. Humor will help you to turn around a bad day, simply a laugh would change your mood! That’s one reason why we do love these funny quotes and wanted to collect some of them for you. We had a look at ... read more

Get some energetic vibes in Bam - When an Earthquake hit Bam

Get some energetic vibes in Bam – When an Earthquake hit Bam

“Bam is still here!” said Mr. Panjalizadeh, owner of the Akbar Guest House in Bam, Iran. “We get energy from you people who visit us.” In 2003 a 6.6 earthquake hit Bam, devastating the city. Most of my Iranian friends thought I was crazy to drive all the way to Bam. “There’s nothing there,” they said. Nothing could be further from the truth. True, the place had been wrecked, but – after visiting the stunning citadel – I joined Mr. Panjalizadeh for tea in the garden of his guesthouse, seriously damaged by the earthquake and which still resembles a construction

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Travel with Rose-Colored Glasses

Travel with Rose-Colored Glasses – My Nicaragua Experience

Nicaragua was not kind to me. My luggage was delayed, I had a violent bout of food poisoning. My belongings were drenched with rainwater when a hostel roof collapsed, and I suffered through a debilitating, week-long illness. And when my prized dSLR was stolen from my hostel dorm room? I had thoroughly had enough. (Are hostels safe? Analyzing the safety) But if Nicaragua taught me nothing else, it’s that every single experience is valuable. Every experience shapes you; I learned from those hardships and am better off because of them. Travel comes with no guarantees except that it’ll be worth

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Speechless in Khao Sok: No WiFi, No TV, and electricity for only a few hours at night
National Park Khao Sok, Thailand

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Speechless in Khao Sok: No WiFi, No TV, and electricity for only a few hours at night

After spending four days in the craziness of Bangkok, we set off on the very long and smelly train journey to Surat Thani, Thailand. I was so glad to arrive in Surat. The smell from the toilets and even though we had pull down beds, I was constantly whacking my head off the top of the bed (if anyone reading this has done the journey and they are over 6feet tall they will understand) every time the train hit a bump. And trust me there are a lot of bumps. When the train arrives, it is not like at home. There

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Trying Aperol Spritz for the first time in Venice, city of Refuge

Trying Aperol Spritz for the first time in Venice, city of Refuge

This short travel story is an excerpt from the new novel Exquisite Hours by Joshua Humphreys. Set in New York, Bangladesh, Bangkok, Venice, London, and Vietnam, Exquisite Hours is the story of Anaïs Spencer, a beautiful young woman who travels the world lying to men. ‘What brings you to Venice then?’ ‘I, Octavian, have always felt that I would end up here. And somehow I have, ended up here.’ ‘Is this the end?’ ‘Do you think it is?’ ‘How should I know? Taste that.’ She pushed the skewer back with her finger and drank. ‘That’s amazing.’ Astonished, she broke into

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Hitchhiking in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Lajares, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

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Hitchhiking in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

No transport, no rush! Hitchhiking: the golden answer to budget travel! It doesn’t cost a dime plus you can meet interesting people, and get a sneak peak into their lives. In Fuerteventura we were hitchhiking from Lajares to the beach in El Cotillo. It’s only a 10 km ride, and hitchhiking is very common across Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands. However, it was our first time ever. The very first cars had big yellow and white corporate stickers on them. The tourists that were driving them looked at us with big scared eyes…”No, dear tourists, we are not planning to

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Travel Quotes

109 Best Travel Quotes to Inspire every Traveler!

Travel quotes are a great way to get inspired. There is a simple reason for that: they keep the travel-mojo going! Some travel quotes are very inspirational, other are cheesy and so overused. No doubt, we get it! Whenever you are not able to travel for whatever reason, a travel ... read more

Winter is not coming, a warm Hostel Story
wallyard concept hostel berlin

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Winter is not coming, a warm Hostel Story

Going to Berlin on November was a challenge for me, since I’m not really an enthusiast of low temperatures. Me and my boyfriend started looking for hostels online, and found some incredible photos of the Wallyard Concept Hostel. We are attracted by places with great design projects, and this is one of the things we look forward to find on our trips together. Amazed by the decor of the Wallyard Concept Hostel, but traveling on a low budget, we booked a shared room for 4. We travel often, and sometimes the hostels are nothing like they look like on their website

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The value of being spontaneous – Christmas Serendipity in York

Visiting a medieval town over the holidays should be a magical and postcard-like experience. However, the mad rush to buy all those gifts before it starts raining again is what I found in a recent visit to York in the northern United Kingdom. The retail stores have lines, the streets look like swarms of something scary, the restaurants are all packed to the windows, folks are dressed up like Vikings, and you can barely find a place for a nice scone and a hot tea. But, on our way to get a cab home after dinner at Drake’s, a local

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10 Hours of Big Boys fighting - Sumo in Japan

10 Hours of Big Boys fighting – Sumo in Japan

Japan is not only the land of cherry blossoms and sushi: it his also the home of sumo, a traditional fight that resembles more to a sacred Shinto ceremony rather than to a wrestling sport. We arrived in Fukuoka, Japan during the November tournament and bought a ticket to see some Sumo fights. We ended up spending a full day at the stadium and over 10 hours watching big boys practicing ancient ritual gestures and fighting against each other to be the last one standing on the Dohyo (Dohyo is the ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held). When

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How to find good travel Tips - 11 Bloggers share their secrets

How to find good travel Tips? 11 Bloggers share their secrets

This article of „How to find good travel tips“ is something we were thinking about a lot. Preparing your travel can be super time consuming. Especially as more and more content is created every day (such as this article!), finding relevant and good travel recommendations shouldn’t be that hard, right?! ... read more

Wallyard Concept Hostel in Chinese
Berlin, Germany

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“Hostelgeeks” in Traditional Chinese – Wallyard Concept Hostel

Berlin in late November already gives you an idea of the cold winter the German capital is facing. It is a chilly Saturday evening when we arrive back to WALLYARD CONCEPT HOSTEL, the 5 Star Hostel in Berlin. On our way to the rooms, posters across the building tell us about a chill out DJ party this night, taking place in the stylish design lounge of the hostel. After a long day exploring Berlin, this sounds like a great idea for a tranquil night. We are sitting in the lounge, chatting with fellow travelers and neighbors while listening to the

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Short Travel Stories from Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

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Short Travel Stories from Santiago de Compostela

We, Anna&Matt from Hostelgeeks, went to Santiago de Compostela, and beforehand we were not really sure what to expect. But we knew many pilgrims will arrive at „kilometer zero“, the spot right in front of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The place where people from around the world will come together, to celebrate their victory with the new friends they found along the trail. “Every time the path is the same, but the experience is different.” Alex from Montreal, Canada We talked to pilgrims in front of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. We are keen to share with

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Meeting a new friend while Hitchhiking in New Zealand

Our first attempt at hitch hiking was from the suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, into the city. Almost immediately, a car pulled over to pick us up and as we climbed in, full of elation, we met our (Saint) Helen; who insisted on driving us ALL the way to our destination. We left the car, thinking our paths would never cross again. However, the very next day, on Christmas Eve, while enjoying our picnic of chips, guacamole and Pico de Gallo—along the Hutt River— when our Saint Helen strolled by! We eagerly invited her over join our picnic. While talking

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Rishikesh, India - meat, eggs and alcohol are forbidden
Rishikesh, India

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Rishikesh, India – meat, eggs and alcohol are forbidden

Located at the foot of the Himalayas, crossed by the river of Ganges, Rishikesh is an important pilgrimage city. From here the Ganges heads to the Himalayas, and from here pilgrims start their voyage to the holy places in Garhwal Mountains – like we did on our trip “On foot to India“ (originally in German: Zu Fuß nach Indien). Like in many sacred places in India meat, eggs and alcohol are forbidden in Rishikesh – an absolute dream destination for vegetarians and vegans. Lakshmana, this lion among men, one of three brothers of Rama, whose deeds are written down in

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When a Movie turns into Reality - this old Hotel in Japan

We visited the old witch bath house – Miyazaki’s Animated Film

We were walking in the narrow streets of Shibu Onsen, a Japanese village in the mountains near Nagano. A lot of people going around after having thermal baths. We stopped in front of a big old hotel, with a few people taking pictures. We looked at the hotel, illuminated in the incoming night, and it was that bath house from Spirited Away anime (a famous 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film)! Actually, in Japan it is recognized as the inspiration for Miyazaki, the director, to create the old witch bath house of the anime and you must visit it if you

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Chickens, Goats, and Abba - the bizarre bus through Ethiopia
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

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Chickens, Goats, and Abba – the bizarre bus through Ethiopia

I always use public transport; I believe it is the best way of getting to know a country. On route from Lake Wenchi to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia I had not only the bumpiest journey of my life but also the most bizarre. Chickens casually strolling around nibbling on my toes, two goats strapped on the roof, people sitting on my lap meanwhile the driver also acted as a DJ playing only ABBA tunes for 3 hours. Loved it.

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Sharing my travel experiences on BoutiQuito's comfy Sofa
Quito, Ecuador

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Sharing travel experiences and wine on BoutiQuito’s comfy Sofa

On my first evening at BoutiQuito Hostel, another guest was drinking wine in the common area, and offered me a glass. He had just got to Quito from the USA, and planned to do the route through South America that I have taken, but in reverse, including going through Bolivia and Argentina as I did two years ago. He wanted to know about every place I had been to, as he did not have a strict plan and wanted to choose his destinations based on the recommendations of other travellers. I gave him lots of advice and hostel recommendations, and

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I have been to Merlin's Camelot - Château de Pierrefonds in France
Château de Pierrefonds

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I have been to Merlin’s Camelot – Château de Pierrefonds in France

I’m a HUGE film and TV fan! It’s why I work in the industry for goodness sake! So when I was able to visit Château de Pierrefonds in France I was thrilled! Many of you may know it from the TV series ‘Merlin’ where it served as Camelot. Let me tell you, it is as magical as Merlin himself! I was just in awe of the castle! It’s tremendous and magnificently beautiful! Tucked in a small town in France, it’s not a big tourist attraction so I felt as if I had the castle to myself. I’d love to go back

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Travel Memories as a Child vs. Adult - different world in Milan
Milan, Italy

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Travel Memories as a Child vs. Adult – different world in Milan

I’ve travelled to Italy several times with my parents as a child but until now, haven’t returned by myself. On the plane I couldn’t wait to see it all again: the old men sitting on the street, beautifully dressed ladies strolling around, laundry drying in front of the windows, gelato everywhere. When I reached Milan I was confused: Where were the people who had been sitting on the streets? When did the ladies stop wearing nice dresses? All these pictures in my head – I couldn’t find them. Then, on my third day I walked into a supermarket to buy

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An unexpected surprise at Bus Hostel Reykjavik - Hostel Story
Reykjavik, Iceland

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An unexpected surprise at Bus Hostel Reykjavik – Hostel Story

It was only my intention to stay for one night at the Bus Hostel in Reykjavik, but when my bike – the one I was about to cycle around Iceland for 4 weeks – went missing, I ended up staying two. Little did I know I would meet a fellow bicycle traveller that night whom I got on splendidly with – we ended up sharing our first week together and had a blast; crossing rivers, wild camping and eating far too many cakes. I can safely say I got off at the right (bus) stop!

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Our morning traffic was a herd of goats - Rural Petrich in Bulgaria
Petrich, Bulgaria

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Our morning traffic was a herd of goats – Rural Petrich in Bulgaria

Having spent 6 weeks in the small village in Petrich, Bulgaria, I must say that it was the biggest cultural shock I have had to date. We went there (11 other students and I) as part of our university course, with the aim to create a geological map for our dissertations. We were staying with a bulgarian family, who didn’t know any English. Hence, the past few weeks before our departure was spent learning the Bulgarian language. The Bulgarian community in Petrich were lovely and we were warmly welcomed upon arrival. One lady came up to us and hugged us all, which was

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Getting lost in Berlin and finding a friend
Berlin, Germany

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Getting lost in Berlin and finding a friend – Travel Story from Berlin

I arrived in Berlin after a confusing train ride and was happy to be just a few subway stops away from my hostel. When I sat down a girl came to me and pointed at my hands: „I like your nail polish“ and then at my suitcase: „Are you visiting or leaving?“. She told me that she was from Sweden and had just arrived to Berlin after traveling the world for a year. We talked for 20 minutes until I realized that I ended up far away from where I wanted to go – I did get on the wrong

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Cycling to a hidden Waterfall in Baños, Ecuador
Baños, Ecuador

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Cycling to a hidden Waterfall in Baños, Ecuador

It was a glorious afternoon in Baños, Ecuador so we decided to rent bikes to cycle to a waterfall. We headed out of town and turned off the main road onto an impossibly steep track, following signs to “la cascada” (the waterfall). We pedaled past tiny houses with children playing on the front steps. We heard the thundering sound of water falling down a sheer drop, and a beautiful waterfall cutting through the thick vegetation came into view. We hid our bikes in some bushes, took off our shoes and climbed as far as we could up the rocks at

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Sunrise at Worlds Deadliest Mountain Annapurna, Nepal
Annapurna Mountain, Nepal

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Sunrise at Worlds Deadliest Mountain Annapurna, Nepal

Full of the crowd, waiting for that moment and then finally click after click… Yes, that was the scenario of Sarangkot in Pokhara, a most popular tourist spot to view the spectacular sunrise of the world’s deadliest mountain, Annapurna. All are looking at the sky, it was very cold. But who cares?? I have never seen such crowd and love for the sun and the sunrise among peoples before. Nobody wanted to miss a single moment of the beautiful sunrise view and capture. I was amazed, I was blessed and I was super happy for being able to view my

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Scratching his Head and trying to figure me out - Monkeys in Costa Rica

Monkeys in Costa Rica – Is this Monkey a Psychologist?

Day 5 of my Costa Rican trip and I had yet to see a monkey. I was pretty disappointed… I had heard so much about the monkeys!  We had a rainforest hike scheduled and I was convinced that today was the day! Throughout the hike, the monkeys taunted me with their howling but I still couldn’t see them. As we neared the end of the hike on a hanging bridge, I started to accept that an animal encounter wasn’t in the cards. Then there they were…a large branch with several monkeys hung over us. They were chasing each other, jumping

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Stumbling across Live Piano Music in Matanzas, Cuba
Matanzas, Cuba

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Stumbling across Live Piano Music in Matanzas, Cuba

There is always noise in Cuba. In the countryside cockerels crow and dogs bark, in cities drivers honk their horns and reggaeton blasts from the bicitaxis. Strolling through the busy streets of Matanzas, I glimpsed the sparking of sun on the surface of water and I went to the bay hoping for quiet. The noise of the car engines seemed to die down as beautiful piano music drifted out of an open window. I laid on the wall, closed my eyes, basked in the afternoon sun to the wonderful sound, and said to myself again that I love this country.

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Unexpected Kindness from a Stranger in Bruges

Unexpected Kindness from a Stranger in Bruges

I arrived in Bruges late at night and I could not understand my map. I therefore couldn’t find my way to my hostel, so asked a woman for directions. She said she was going that way so would point me in the right direction, and she ended up walking me to the door. She told me she worked at the belfry, a medieval bell tower. She told me to come the next morning and she would let me in to this prime tourist attraction for free. I went, she welcomed me and she handed me a free ticket! I am

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We smiled and laughed with Children in Zimbabwe

We smiled and laughed with Children in Zimbabwe

Walking 1 mile down a straight dirt road in the blistering 40 degree heat would usually cause most people to grunt, especially when it had to me trudged twice a day. But not here; not in Zimbabwe. Instead of a monotonous route where you’d expect to walk head down, hands in pockets, primary school children brought colour to the picture. Sure they were cheeky asking for sweets and stroking my freckled skin, but all they wanted was interaction. Each day we’d bring something new to entertain and by far the simple game of passing a rugby ball between them was

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Chasing Koalas on the Great Ocean Road

Chasing Koalas on the Great Ocean Road

We were quietly eating breakfast in the morning sunshine at a picnic table at our Great Ocean Road campsite. We’d hired a campervan for a few days, and it had been our first night on the road. All of a sudden a fluffy ash-coloured koala walked across the grass in front of us without a care in the world. It was our first sighting of a wild koala, so we left our brekkie and followed the cute creature across the woods, where it decided on a new tree to climb. He loved the attention!

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100.000 Crosses at The Hill Of Crosses

100.000 Crosses at The Hill Of Crosses

Breathtaking. That’s the only word that came to my mind when standing on the hill of crosses in the middle of the Lithuanian nowhere. Wherever I looked, there were crosses tucked in the ground, on top of each other, with rosaries dangling from them in all colours. Not being religious, this place still overwhelmed me simply by the number of crosses people have brought there one by one. Tiny ones stacked on top of each other and huge ones, several meters over my head. No one really knows who started it and why it’s there but it keeps growing and

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Skydiving 15,000 feet over Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand

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Skydiving 15,000 feet over Queenstown, New Zealand

Absolutely petrified. That’s one way of describing my anxiety before jumping out a plane at 15,000 feet. But I had never done anything like this before so that made it desirable. What makes traveling different is the unknown, the ability to experience new things without over thinking it. So that’s what I did; at 15,000 feet of course. And I can honestly say that it was the best experience of my life. Complete silence as I free fell into nothingness. It was exhilarating.

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My Top 3 Geocaching Moments while Traveling

My Top 3 Geocaching Moments while Traveling

Out in Finland we snowboarded down a mountain, walked a couple of kilometers through a stunning winter wilderness found a hut then had to dig down into the snow to find a geocache (What’s geocaching?). We left a “Travel Bug” inside it for the cool memory! We also managed to find a “Virtual Geocache” at England’s highest point, Scafell Pike, in the Lake District. The last Geocache we solved was “Subterranean Homesick Blues”, a very tricky puzzle cache. It had us going round in circles for a few weeks before the Eureka moment finally happened, it’s definitely one of our

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The Cathedral of Notre Dame for Two
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Parvis Notre Dame - Place Jean-Paul II, Paris, Frankreich

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The Cathedral of Notre Dame for Two – My Paris Experience

My daughter and I spent a week in Paris together with my cousin and a work friend. We splurged on an evening boat ride on the Seine to celebrate my cousin’s birthday, we shopped, we walked, we ate croissants, and I took photo after photo of the City of Light. On our last day, my daughter and I woke up just before dawn so I could photograph the sunrise at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. It is absolutely my favorite spot in Paris. We arrived at 7:00 a.m. just as a janitor stepped outside the massive front door to smoke

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In a Mosque we discovered the Silence of Cairo

When I first visited Cairo with an old friend of mine, I immediately fell in love with its noise, food smells, and sense of identity. But it was almost too hectic at times, and in the afternoons when we were tired from having merchants constantly calling to us and children tugging at us, my friend and I would duck into one of the many mosques in the “City of Minarets”. Our regular haunt was the massive al-Azhar Mosque in the center of the city. We stayed out of the way, often just sitting in the shade, journaling quietly, people-watching, or

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What's not to like about Texas? I laughed

What’s not to like about Texas? I laughed

I stared out the window as the bus crossed the state that had the most pride. I tried to like Texas. I wanted to see why Texans were so proud of Texas. But I saw nothing but empty, parched land. I headed to the Backpacker Hostel in Irving. I saw an overweight girl with Texas stars dangling from her ears, wearing a Texas T-shirt that clung to her spare tires. At the hostel, I talked about it with my new friend Gabrielle, from Holland. She pointed to signs on the walls of the kitchen: “American by birth, Texan by the

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You are not a man if you haven't been on the Great Wall
Mutianyu, China

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You are not a man if you haven’t been on the Great Wall

As they say in China, you’re not a man if you haven’t been on the Great Wall. In November 2011, during my honeymoon, I visited the Mutianyu site, which is 90 km from Bejing. Mutianyu is one of the best choices to see the Great Wall because it is beyond the tourist circuits but good for everyone that would like to see the famous bastions and 22 control towers. The part of the Great Wall in Mutianyu is 2 km long. Even if it seems to be short, it could be very difficult to climb it at all because there

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1 1/2 Month of Travel and Work in France

I was studying abroad in Strasbourg, France and wanted to do the travel around Europe and find myself deal. While I was planning, a friend in the programme introduced me to HelpX, a network that lets you work internationally for room and board. You typically work 4 days out of the week and travel for the rest. After some searching, I decided to go for it! For a month and a half, I worked at an organic hotel and restaurant in the tiny village of Tichville, France. Population: 10 people and hoards of ducks, chickens and cows. I worked as

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In The Footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi and Napoleon

In The Footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi and Napoleon

They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. When you walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the journey begins with a day-long hike through the Pyrenees, starting in France, ending hours later in Spain. Most pilgrims continue to Santiago de Compostela, another 790km away. My son and I wanted to be like most pilgrims, even though our plan was just to walk for another two days, ending in Pamplona. We climbed high into the mountains and came down through a thick forest, arriving late afternoon. But my feet were covered in blisters and

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Sharing Rum with New Friends in Cuba

Sharing Rum with New Friends in Cuba

I tell time by looking at the sun’s position. Spanish, Italian, French, German are my mother tongues for a beautiful moment. An island of poetry in every wave that crashes on the Melecon. Humble and proud, humid and alive. Pilgrimage of Hemingway, home of heroes, this is Cuba. Don’t hesitate to share the shade of a palm, don’t hesitate to pass around the rum with strangers – now friends. Get on the bus heading anywhere and stop where it pleases you, you will be welcomed. I came filled with stories of precaution, and left, left my heart in Cuba.

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Warned about the children of Cambodia

Warned about the Children in Cambodia

Be careful and judge each situation for yourself! We were warned about the children of Cambodia asking for hugs and stealing your watch yet we saw none of this. The children we’ve met so far are blind to prejudice, race, gender, religion… They simply wanted attention and we spent afternoons in Sihanoukville, Cambodia throwing them around the ocean, chasing them up and down the beaches, we taught them card games and they smiled proudly as they practiced their English. They had little but were content, it was beautiful to see. I don’t know what’s next but I’m so happy living

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Surprise! Falling in Love with Paris

Falling in Love with Paris, these moments are forever

One evening my husband announced that we were going away the next morning. At the departure gate people gathered for two flights: Birmingham and Paris. And then of course I knew. We arrived in Montmartre and started exploring its cobbled streets. I looked over the Parisienne roofs, thinking about Lautrec and other artists who walked the same paths. Around sunset I spotted the Eiffel Tower on the horizon. The skies were cloudy and reflected the sun in shades of the palest peach and pink. I looked at the view for a long time wanting to memorize it forever. – –

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Walking a Waterfall and Meeting Up with Local Students
Dehang, China

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Walking a Waterfall and Meeting Up with Local Students

One of the best moments of our trip to China was in Dehang, a traditional Miao Village in Hunan. There we met a Chinese couple who led us along a trail to the tallest waterfall of China and we walked behind it: so exciting! Back to the village, we were looking for something to eat but nobody could speak English. Seeing us in troubles a class of students dragged us in a traditional restaurant with them: they ordered tons of food we never could have been able to, they were so friendly and they offered us some local rice wine

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Traveling to Jamaica To Record our 1st Reggae Song

Traveling Jamaica to record our 1st Reggae Song – Travel Story

Our adventure in Jamaica started with a wonderful mistake. My boyfriend and I had booked a hotel two hours away. Instead of paying $50US to sit with tourists on a charter, we paid $2US and traveled with the locals. Four days later, we stood on the side of the road to catch another $2US public bus to Ocho Rios. Bumping into a local couple we befriended, they set us up with some of their friends that were going to pick us up and drive us around to find a new hotel.  Rule #1 Always trust your gut. Our new friends

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Drinking Shots with Vietnamese War Veterans
Hoian, Vietnam

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Drinking Shots with Vietnamese War Veterans

It’s true that it’s the people who make the difference! I’m lucky to be traveling with my best friend Hannah but don’t worry about doing it alone either because we have met the most incredible people…. Like stopping for a bike break in Hoian and ending up doing shots of rice wine at the insistence of Vietnamese War Veterans, some of which were missing limbs but still had the biggest smiles and funniest stories.

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