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Kapadokya, the land of the magic hot air balloons

Kapadokya, the land of the magic hot air balloons

Kapadokya is one of the most beautiful places in this world and for many years it was on my travel bucket list. My first impression of Kapadokya was that it literally looks like a different planet. The region is famous for its peculiar rock formations, valleys filled with fairy chimneys and pigeon houses, towns filled with cave hotels and of course a sunrise sky filled with hot air balloons.

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Best Hiking Routes in Asia

Best Hiking Routes in Asia

There are two kinds of travelers; one is the luxurious traveler who prefers to lay by the poolside or spend time on the beach, and relax while making the full use of room service. The other one is the more adventurous one who would look to engage himself in any sort of activities such as visiting tourist spots, try out water sports or even go hiking.

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Bonsai trees around Vietnam

Bonsai trees around Vietnam

Vietnam is the kingdom of tropical plants, and it is famous for its bonsai tree industry. The interest for this art is unbelievable among its people as they have a natural affinity for bonsai trees. I have always had a great fascination for them as well and, it was wonderful to travel to northern Vietnam, where in every spot I visited I had the chance to see magnificent bonsai.

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Luang Prabang: The Golden City

Luang Prabang: The Golden City

In the middle of Laos rainforest and, in between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, lays an exotic and dream-like ancient city called Luang Prabang.  The UNESCO world-heritage city is an outstanding example of architectural fusion of traditional Lao structures and and a European colonial style. It is a city were many come to wander, a city with beautiful maintained and golden temples, French colonial villages and natural wonders.

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Ecuadorian traditions for New Year’s Eve

Ecuadorian traditions for New Year’s Eve

It is already December 31st, and people start preparing for the new year. In Ecuador it involves a lot of traditions and customs. Ecuadorian New Year’s Eve is a time to get rid of last year’s failures, regrets and anger. It is a time to bring up new hopes and resolutions. In many places, New Year’s Eve is a time of party, champagne toasts and good wishes, but in Ecuador it is so much more…

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Quito Light Festival 2016

Quito Light Festival 2016

For the first time in Latin America, Quito was the host of the light festival which took place during the UN’s Habitat III conference. It  gathered people around the historic city center to watch the lightshow in seven historical buildings: The Plaza Hermano Miguel, Plaza del Teatro, Plaza Santo Domingo, Capilla Museo de la Ciudad, Iglesia de La Compañía, Plaza La Merced and Centro Cultural Metropolitano.

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A natural paradise: Baños de Agua Santa

A natural paradise: Baños de Agua Santa

Baños de Agua Santa or in English :“Baths of Sacred Water”,  is a city in Ecuador known for its wonderful landscapes and several outdoor activities and as a place to seek inner peace and relaxation.  It is located near the Tungurahua Volcano and around 3.5 hours from Quito. Baños it is the perfect place to practice outdoor sports. Some of my favorite activities in Baños are:

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