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Find helpful travel itineraries for your next travel adventure. Here you’ll find exhilarating stories, tips on what to do where, where to eat and where to stay, …

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India by rail – First class overnight + packing list

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India by rail – First class overnight Let’s talk India! Many, many of you recommended to travel India by rail. First thing I did when I arrived in New Delhi was to go and buy train tickets to Varanasi. Although I was looking to book the trains 6 (!) days in advance most of the train tickets were gone. In most classes. I wanted to take the night train from…

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Packing list for your budget camping safari in Tanzania

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Packing list for your budget camping safari in Tanzania When you are travelling to Africa and find yourself going on a budget safari like Absolute Africa this list will help you pack the right things for your adventure: Documents and cash cash for visa upon arrival OR get the visa beforehand at your local embassy cash in local currency spare cash in USD or in Euros valid passport for at…

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A Cosmopolitan Tyrolean Village in Austria – Kitzbühel

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A Cosmopolitan Tyrolean Village in Austria – Kitzbühel People always seem to think of either kangaroos or “the Sound of Music” when they think of Austria. Having been born and raised in Austria this is more than just a little frustrating.  Austria may be small but it is a very diverse country.  Since I want you to become an Austria expert I have asked bloggers to share their favourite stories, places and also mishaps…

Summer Weekend Trip Essentials

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“Summer Weekend Trip Essentials” Have you ever found yourself in a hotel room with enough clothes to last a couple of weeks? Or several pairs of shoes when you only need some flip flops? Absolutey no problem if you aren’t on a short weekend trip! It is super easy to overpack. Lets be honest – we have all done it. Just recently I got the Numinous 25L Daypack for reviewing purposes…

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Eye in eye with lions at Ngorongoro Crater National Park

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Eye in eye with lions at Ngorongoro Crater National Park Tanzania, Africa – my alarm goes off at 5:45am, it is still dark out there and I’m freezing. I had completely underestimated the weather and forgot about the vice verse seasons. Summer in Europe = wintertime in Tanzania. And camping at approx. 2500m didn’t help. Two sleeping bags were hardly enough to keep me warm during the night. I might…

TraumWeltReise Viktoria Urbanek Marco Polo Chronic Wanderlust

Around the World in 72 Days – Videos

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Around the World in 72 Days – Videos Dubai Day 1 – Ice skating, Burj Khalifa, …. Day 2 – Atlantis Aquarium, Sandboarding and Skiing Day 3 – Dubai Museum, Souks, … Tanzania Day 4 – Arriving and getting to Arusha Day 5 – Serengeti National Park will be updated frequently! Note: This trip was part of my Traum.Welt.Reise – “Around the World in 72 Days” project with Marco Polo and Marco Polo TV this summer.

How much are 3 Days in Dubai without missing out on fun

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How much are 3 Days in Dubai without missing out on fun I spent full three days in the crazy city of Dubai – here I share my expenses throughout my entire trip – excluding airfare! Note: This trip was part of my Traum.Welt.Reise – “Around the World in 72 Days” project with Marco Polo and Marco Polo TV this summer.

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Dubai: What to do in this fantasy world

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Dubai: What to do in this fantasy world Get underwater at the Aquarium of Atlantis Hotel The Atlantis Hotel is located at the very top of the well-known Palm. The whole hotel complex is huge and seems to be more an adventure park than a hotel. The Aquaventure Water Park should not be missed – although I had to skip it this time because of lack of time (what a…

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Dubai Debut – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Tips for your first visit

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Dubai for Beginners – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Who of you recognized the “Bohemian Rhapsody” song from Queen? …. Escape from reality! Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see! … This pretty much describes how I experienced the crazy and mad city of Dubai! Sand, sand and more sand is the picture you get when looking out of your airplane window whilst flying…

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Weekendtrip Lithuania – 48 hours in Vilnius

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Lithuania: Weekendtrip to Vilnius Some of you may have heard of Lithuania before – but who can find it on a map at the first try? Europe – yes, but where exactly? Let me show you the southernmost Baltic state: Lithuania. And to be precise: their capital Vilnius! Why Lithuania? I read just recently that there is nothing worse than being recommended by the Lonely Planet guide books. A rather…

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Street Art in Lithuania

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Street Art in Lithuania Welcome to Lithuania, a country that many of you might never have heard of. I knew roughly where it was located, what their capital is and that they had just introduced the Euro as a currency, but to be brutally honest I had no idea what would expect me in this Baltic country. Friends had asked me why I was travelling there, a question that has occupied…

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Hiking through Wadi Qelt

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Hiking through Wadi Qelt Israel – a country rich in culture, religion, people, …. but wait! It is even more than that! Have you ever thought of hiking your way through the Holy Land? The unique landscape, the different areas, Wadis, mountains, deserts, lakes and seas are great to do so! There are many great trails winding their way through Israel such as the Gospel Trail, The Israel Trail and…

Curious Dishes: Surströmming – why do people eat rotten Herring?

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After visiting Sweden some years ago and falling in love with this amazing, diverse Scandinavian country I returned in February this year. Since one of my dearest friends is from Skelleftea we decided to go on a road trip and concentrate on the most Northern part of her home country. We spent a night in snow and ice in Jukkasjärvi, visited and shopped at the traditional Sami market in Jokkmokk, spent…

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How to spend a perfect day in Garrotxa, Spain

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How to spend a perfect day in Garrotxa, Spain Welcome to Garrotxa! Never heard of it before? Don’t worry! Before I discovered it I didn’t know about it either! Located in the North-Eastern part of Catalonia, it is a region that most tourists don’t go to when visiting Barcelona or regions within Catalonia. It is so worth a visit, so much nature, so much authenticity, so much Spain! The more I…

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Hiking in Israel – the ultimate Packing List

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Hiking in Israel – the ultimate Packing List Hiking gets more and more common. Israel is a hip country to travel to. Why not combine the two and discover the Holy Land by hiking and walking? Follow the footsteps of Jesus through Galilee, the Judean Desert, the Wadis, Negev and many more! Keep in mind that the climate in Israel is dry and hot – even in winter the temperatures won’t…