A Long Weekend in Bulgaria

I haven’t met too many people who have been to Bulgaria, and even less who make it a top travel priority. For me, there was a bit of sentimental value to the place, as my late aunt’s father was from this city. My mother and my aunt were half sisters, and I’m told that my…

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Tips for Tourists in Istanbul

Here is a brief list of some things you should keep in mind on the very touristy historical side as a tourist; Don’t talk to strangers, they all want to sell you something; or if you DO talk to strangers, keep your wits about you. If you intend to visit any mosques, bring a scarf…

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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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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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