A Day in Transylvania

When you say Transylvania people think of the stories about Dracula and Van Helsing; and about vampires, werewolves and monsters. You might think it would be a creepy sort of place to visit and that the castles and surroundings would be dark and scary and altogether as abysmal as they look in the films and…

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A Weekend in Bucharest

They used to call it ‘Little Paris,’ and while you’re walking through the streets of the Old Town, you can see why this nickname is so appropriate. Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets, anyone who has strolled through Paris will get a familiar feeling, seeing the architecture, streets and cafes all around. Walking through the…

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A Day in Sultanahmet

  The first thing people do, and of course the first thing I did, after arriving in Istanbul, is to see those sites that you see on the postcards and in the travel magazine. The ones we’ve all heard of, the Bosporus, Aya Sofia (which I always used to horridly mispronounce as Hagia Sophia), the…

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Two Years in Istanbul

I came to Istanbul for no other reasons other than the fact that there was someone willing to hire me, and I had no reason not to. It was a spur of the moment decision, there was absolutely no planning or research done before I left my home in Dubai to find new one in…

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Some Things to Know About Zanzibar

Here are some observations and suggestions for your trip to Zanzibar: The boat to the island is big and comfortable, but many Tanzanians are not used to being on boats and really hate the experience. I myself loved the trip to the island, and when given the chance will always sit out in the sun…

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Tips for Surviving Dar es Salaam

Here are some things to remember about Dar es Salaam: Don’t trust crosswalks. Technically having the right of way isn’t the same thing as literally having it, and you won’t. Don’t flash your new iphone around. It will get stolen. Mine did, and it was because I was carrying it around in my hand, in…

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Before Booking Your Dubai Vacation

Here are some things to keep in mind before booking that vacation in Dubai: The UAE is a Muslim country, and you should keep this in mind when travelling there. They have strict rules about everything, this is why the country runs so well, and their policies during Ramadan are no different. Most days out…

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Six Months in Dubai

My first impression of Dubai can be summed up in one word. Hot. I arrived at the beginning of summer and coming out of the airport after midnight to 30˚ weather was a sign that I was in for some heat. Aside from expecting it to be hot, I really didn’t have any expectations. Before…

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