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How to plan a cheap holiday

LEBANON | Fri, 24 Mar 2017 | By jabirkarim | Views [3]

Going on holiday can be such joy for those who can afford it. When it is that time of the year when everyone is planning to go off, you too should be making plans. You know, holidays should not be seen as a luxury. They are a necessity if not for ... Read more >

Tags: book hotel in keserwan, hotel in keserwan

Papouts.....what!?

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [19]

Pa – pou – tsó – si – ka! “Shoe figs”, man, what don’t you get?! :) I don’t know about you, but I find it very funny that in Cypriot Greek we call the prickly-pear, Opuntia ficus-Indica cactus ... Read more >

Tags: fruit, language

Traditional food products: Check!

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [18]

Most of the times I am on my way from Nicosia to the Troodos mountain range for a hike, I will make a stop at the traditional bakery and local products store called “O Dípiros Ártos” (Ο Δίπυρο... Read more >

Tags: food, halloumi, traditional products, troodos mountains

Does it snow in Cyprus?

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [16]

Yes, it does! With its height of 1952 meters, the Troodos (pronounced Tró-o-dos) mountain range receives the majority of snow flakes falling on the island between December and March*, with the Pentadaktylos/Besparmak range (of 1024 meters height) ... Read more >

Dead or Alive?

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [14]

They call it the “Dead Zone”. Yet, it is quite the opposite. It is all alive and well, thank you! This is the strip of land (aka buffer zone) running 180km from the East to the West of Cyprus, dividing the northern from the southern part ... Read more >

Tags: political history

The odds of finding cats in Cyprus...

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [16]

… are just as high as the odds of you breathing while you are reading this story! 100%!!!! Actually, make that 2 million% ! That’s the estimated number of cats on the island!!! Yes, that IS more than all the humans living here.... Read more >

Tags: cats, urban legends

Coffee Tales

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [12]

Not surprisingly, even the coffee in Cyprus has an identity crisis. Depending on where you sit on the island, you will be expected to say either Cypriot coffee or Turkish coffee to mean the same thing. [The citizens of Greece call it Greek coffee, ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, political history

Hamammmmmm

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [12]

The Ottoman rule in Cyprus between 1571-1878 unsurprisingly led to the appearance of a number of public baths (hamams) for the cleansing, relaxation and social networking of the people of that time. Both of the two hamams which are still in operation ... Read more >

Tags: architecture, famagusta, hamam, nicosia, paphos, relaxation, walled city

Three in a row

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [14]

Little did the Lusignan Kings imagine, when they were expanding and reinforcing the 3 Byzantine fortifications on the Pentadaktylos/Besparmak mountain range in the 13th century, that these sites would become one of the island's most magical places to ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, medieval castles, mountains

LaLe Land

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [13]

I can't stress enough how beautiful Cyprus becomes in the spring! Knowing how the island heats and dries up in the summer, makes the experience of the colors, scents and sights of the spring season even more precious. Among the flowers that bloom ... Read more >

Tags: coast, flowers, hiking, spring

Cavo Gre.at

CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [13]

I invite you to have a look at the map of Cyprus - looks a bit like an electric guitar, don't you think!? You will notice 5 main points sticking out of the "body" of this guitar. Starting from Nicosia and going clockwise: The long Karpasia peninsula, ... Read more >

Tags: coast, diving, hiking, spring

Slopes to Surf

SRI LANKA | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By savagesantini | Views [9]

Slopes to Surf   Three months ago, I traded my flannels for board shorts and ventured far from the snowcapped Colorado mountains to the sapphire coastline of Sri Lanka. For many, Sri Lanka remains a palm-speckled mystery that is slowly beginning ... Read more >

Tags: adventure travel, beaches, experience, insight, island life, sri lanka, surfing, trekking

Photos: Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By savagesantini | Photo Gallery


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Mondulkiri to Phnom Penh

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [9]

Getting 7am bus back to Phnom Penh

Cultural Tuesday: El Rinconcillo, Las Setas, and Feria dress shopping

SPAIN | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [34]

Given that Maya has soccer three afternoons a week and riding one afternoon, we have decided to make our free Tuesday afternoon “Cultural Tuesday,” where we head out to explore some new part/attraction of Sevilla. Yesterday our plan involved ... Read more >

Photos: Cultural Tuesdays: Las Setas and Feria dresses

SPAIN | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By jakemoffat | Photo Gallery


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A delightfully unexpected day on the rock of Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By jakemoffat | Views [24]

I am not sure that I can say that our experience of Gibraltar was totally unexpected, as I don’t think we had any idea of what to expect. This may be the result of the fact that I only think about Gibraltar in terms of sixteenth and seventeenth ... Read more >

Photos: Taman Negara

MALAYSIA | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery


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Taman Negara

MALAYSIA | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [18] | Comments [4]

Taman Negara is the most famous national park in Malaysia and the top place to visit. Our resort is accessed by a boat ride across the river and is next door to park HQ and all the trails. Really beautiful place on the doorstep of the jungle. Great accommodation ... Read more >

Öitä autokorjaamon nurkissa

PERU | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By tuulikki | Views [9]

Bungalowista moi. Takana parisen viikkoa aikamoista tien päällä oloa. Nyt vietetään koko tämänastisen retkemme ensimmäisiä päiväunia hyttysverkon suojassa Karibianmeren läheisyydessä Palomino-... Read more >

Tags: hostelli, kolumbia, reppureissaus

Photos: Pucon

CHILE | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By danidawnandstevo | Photo Gallery


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Olga Giunta, una emprendedora de la vida que anda dejando huellas

ARGENTINA | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By loloberlin | Views [18]

Hola queridos lectores de la columna. Hoy es un día especial, empezamos con la primera nota que sale a partir de una entrevista con una emprendedora que con su ejemplo está aportando mucho. Así es, queremos mostrarles personas que ... Read more >

Tags: emprendimiento, fotografía, hamburguesas vegetarianas, huertos urbanos, latinoamérica, libretas, slow food, viajeros

Santiago Sacatepéquez: Home of the Giant Kites

GUATEMALA | Tue, 21 Mar 2017 | By compassrose | Views [18]

“¡Cuidado!” someone shouts, as a quetzal with a six metre wingspan catches a gust and soars upwards, rippling my hair as I duck. The giant bird lurches as her reins pull taught, and she begins to dance proudly back and forth on the ... Read more >

Tags: 2017 writing scholarship

Photos: Saudi

SAUDI ARABIA | Tue, 21 Mar 2017 | By gracielou32 | Photo Gallery

You just cant make it up
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Beach Body

CANADA | Tue, 21 Mar 2017 | By luizasalazar | Views [20]

Beaches in Vancouver can't really be called that. They're more of a collection of thick, gray dust and small rocks bathed by an ocean so cold, the only way to survive a dip is screaming at the top of your lungs for the fifteen seconds you'll manage to ... Read more >

Tags: beach, brazil, canada, immigrant

 

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