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Skiing in Mzaar Kfardebian Lebanon

Skiing in Lebanon - the unexpected side of the Mediterranean 13 MARCH, 2018 Anastasia Pashkovetskaya Sitting on the coast of the Mediterranean and known more for its complicated past than its charming mountain villages, Lebanon is not most people's choice for a ski...

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5 Ways Caprice Lounge Brings You Hygge this Winter

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. As the days get shorter and colder, we all need a cosy place to go and lift our spirits. I found my Hygge at Caprice...

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Why You Should Visit Akamas National Park In Cyprus

Visit Akamas National Park in 360° Akamas is famed for its breath-taking beauty and precious ecology. A favourite with hikers and nature enthusiasts, this park offers several nature trails amidst the numerous species indigenous to the region. There are three official...

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Vespa when Traveling

While a rented car and public transport, seem to be the most frequent ways for travelers to get around, I strongly believe nothing can be better than a scooter. My personal favourite is a Vespa and here are 5 reasons why you need one when traveling abroad. 1/ Avoid...

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South of France for under 100 EUR

In my previous article, I shared my tips on how to travel to South of France if you're on a budget. Once you're there, here is what you can do to enjoy the gorgeous french Riviera without breaking the bank. Villefranche Bay Day Activities There is much to see in the...

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Benguerra and Beyond

An exquisite piece of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, &Beyond Benguerra Island is a unique beach holiday destination perfect for a romantic getaway. It is situated on the second largest island in the stunning Bazaruto Archipelago, offering some of the...

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Where the Wild Things Are Pt.2

Bush Legends   The Greater Honey Guide is a small bird living in sub-Saharan Africa that is said to guide people to wild honey. The tradition advises that when the bird guides you to the bees’ nest, you must share some honey and larva with your it, otherwise next time...

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Where the Wild Things Are Pt. 1

Pafuri ReturnAfrica Camp   The Pafuri camp is unique in many ways. Set between the Limpopo and the Luvuvhu rivers, along South Africa’s northeastern frontier with Zimbabwe and Mozambique, the concession attracts masses of wildlife. While comprising only about 1% of...

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My Bazaruto Fairy tale

Bazaruto Archipelago   Bazaruto Archipelago is a gem of the Indian Ocean that consists of five islands; Bazaruto, Benguera, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue. They lie about 20 km offshore, between Vilankulo in the south and Inhassoro in the northwest. Since 1971,...

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Vilankulos – More than a Gateway to Paradise

Vilankulos - what's in a name?   Vilankulos is a costal town in the northern Mozambique province of Inhambane, sandwiched between Inhassoro, Massinga and the Indian Ocean. It was named after a local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, but became known as Vilanculos...

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Lake Poelela Resort, Mozambique

Lush Lake Poelela One thing no one told me before I came to Mozambique was how lush it is going to be. I felt my preconceived notions melt away, as we drove through the dense foliage towards Lake Poelela Resort, in Inharrime province. Cows with beautiful hides stand...

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Weekend in Barra, Mozambique

To Barra in the Back of a Pick-up Since coming to Mozambique, I started wearing less and going out more. Much more. Why not? The weather is beautiful, the beer is cold and eating out costs as much as cooking at home (and requires none of the effort). To take a break...

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From Chelsea to Tofo Beach

Maputo to Tofo We’re driving up from Maputo to Tofo, some 550 Km away, with the engine growling and the wind whistling through the open windows. There is a big crack across the windscreen (a totally normal occurrence here) and a dolphin key ring swinging off the rear...

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Art Afternoon Tea London

Art Afternoon Tea   The Rosewood Hotel in London has just launched its Art Afternoon Tea experience, where the hotel's executive pastry chef Mark Perkins takes us on a creative journey with pastries inspired by renowned artists, including Yayoi Kusama, Alexander...

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The Other Side of Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano - Destination for the Rich and Famous? What adjectives come to mind when you think of Lake Lugano? Picturesque, serene, luxurious? Yes, yes, and yes. Happily, I’ve discovered that you can have all these, without the pinch of the associated price tag....

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Skiing in Sunny Avoriaz

When the snow started falling in November, we were sure that we would get a white Christmas in the mountains. However, when we arrived at our Chalet in the sleepy village of La Côte-d'Arbroz, just a 10 minute drive from Morzine, we discovered that barely any slopes...

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Nature Healing at Ayii Anargyri

Waking up in Ayii Anargyri   I awake as the sun rays peak in through the balcony doors. Crisp morning air fills the room. I can smell the mountains. The riverbed. The orange groves in the valley. It's 7 in the morning. Other than the chirping of birds in the trees...

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South of France Off-Duty

People travel to the south of France for the sight of the super-yachts, super-cars and super-stars. While it is definitely fun to experience the glamour of Cote D’Azur during high-season, it is without a doubt an overpriced and over-hyped affair. I personally prefer...

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Amazon Jungle Top 10 Experiences

  1. Explore Iquitos on a Motocarro   Iquitos is a mad, mad little town. It is the gateway to the rest of the Amazon jungle, and is reachable either by plane (1 hour from Lima) or by boat (4 days from Lima). With a population of 422,000, it is the largest city in the...

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Why You Should Hike Up Mount Machu Picchu

Among the Apus   I was sitting on top of mount Machu Picchu, 3361 m above sea level, exhausted and exhilarated from the climb. My muscles were buzzing and my feet brushed the short grass of the landing where I perched to rest. I bit into my apple, as I watched the...

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How to Get to Machu Picchu

Like a kid, I was fidgeting with excitement as our train made its way through the jungle towards the town of Aguas Calientes, the seat of Machu Picchu. It was a life-long dream about to come true. The journey in the Vistadome is extraordinary. The train offers...

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Lima’s Street Art

Lima has a prominent street art culture, and its streets have a special vividness and romance to them. In my first post on Lima, I mentioned that sometimes the governing bodies of the different districts of Lima have trouble making unified decisions. Street art is one...

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Barranco – Where to Eat, Drink and Play

Barranco is said to be the beating heart of Lima. If you love food and want to experience authentic Peruvian cuisine and nightlife, head to Barranco. I booked myself on a walking food tour, and spent the best part of my first day in Lima discovering the local eateries...

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