Things to Do in Luang Prabang in Laos – You Will Never Want to Leave

As we arrive in Luang Prabang, Laos after a full two day journey down the Mekong River, we are feeling very relaxed. I have to say I am very happy we had another reservation after Luang Prabang or I think I might still be there. Luang Prabang is that type of place, one you may never want to leave. As the best preserved town in Laos, Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was the capital of the … Read More

Visiting Tonle Sap Lake and the Less Crowded Temples of Angkor

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When you have had your fill of the popular temples and crowds near the Angkor Wat Temples, you can head further afield to see some of the Cambodian countryside, and learn how the villagers live by visiting Tonle Sap Lake or try Temples of Angkor which is less crowded. And you will find some great photo opportunities as well! If you have only limited time in Siem Reap and for visiting the Temple of Angkor, I would spend it on … Read More

Visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia: Everything You Need to Know

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Angkor Wat is what most people call the entire complex of temples located outside Siem Reap in Cambodia. However, Angkor Wat is actually the name of one temple, the largest within the complex of over 100 temples. The larger complex is the Angkor Archaeological Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is part 1 of a 3 part guide about Siem Reap and visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The History of Khmer Empire and the Temples of Angkor … Read More

4 Great Reasons Why You Need to Visit Plovdiv Bulgaria

Have you heard of Plovdiv in Bulgaria? I had not before planning our trip through Bulgaria. How Plovdiv stays unknown I am not sure. I think that is about to change in 2019 when Plovdiv is one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture. So before everyone discovers it, here’s 4 great reasons why you need to visit Plovdiv. Within Bulgaria, Plovdiv is the cool, creative town- hosting international events such as One Design Week, One Dance Week and One Architecture Week. … Read More

Picturesque Colonia de Sacramento: How to Make the Most of your Visit

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First settled by the Portuguese in the 17th Century, the very picturesque Colonia de Sacramento is located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata. The town was a strategic settlement for the Portuguese. The Spanish and Portuguese fought over it for many years and you can see the remnants of the Old Fort and the original city walls near the waterfront. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a very picturesque little town. The cobblestone streets, … Read More

The Rich History of the Ancients in Paphos Cyprus

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The town of Paphos (or Pafos) is located on the south western tip of Cyprus. It is known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek godless of love and fertility. Cyprus is a very old culture, with a civilization predating the Greeks. Evidence of both Greek and Roman civilizations are still present and some of it is amazingly well preserved. There are a number of areas designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites in Paphos Cyprus. Paphos (or Pafos) is both … Read More

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