Whenever fellow travelers asked me where I’m from, to which I replied Romania, the usual responses were ‘Oh, land of vampires! I’ve never been but want to go see Dracula’s Castle!’ or ‘I’ve never been but I heard it’s beautiful! Any suggestions on what to visit?’. Soon enough I realized that HRH Prince Charles does a better job at promoting his beloved Transylvania (where he owns two guesthouses!) than local authorities. So it’s up to us, locals, to do our part and tell people about our country’s beauty and some of its best attractions – and the list is quite long!
With hundreds of years of history and religious relics, Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City remains one of the youngest and most dynamic cities in Vietnam. Travelling to Saigon, you will have the opportunity to discover the famous sights, unique food and meet friendly local people.
Many people want to visit Saigon at least once. It is true that Saigon has people and places that are like your beautiful dreams, but it also has things that make you have “nightmares”. With my experience of backpacking in Saigon, I will share with you 10 super useful tips for first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City.
I could wax lyrical about my visit to Australia for as long as anyone will listen. It’s a bucket list destination for a lot of people, including me, so I decided to get a year’s working visa to give me the opportunity of not just travelling around and seeing as much as I could, but to live there and see what the Country really has to offer.
With statistics telling us it’s the world’s 6th largest Country, the world’s largest island and the only island that is a continent & country, distances between destinations are vast.
But what is it about Australia that has me and plenty of others talking about it years after they have visited?
Like I said, I could talk about how much I loved Australia all day but to give a less biased opinion, I decided to ask top bloggers who also have a fond affection for this Country for their views and experiences.
The world is a big and beautiful place and there are people who aren’t satisfied with just seeing a part of it a few times a year. For some of us, travelling full-time has become a way of life.
When we sold everything we owned, quit our secure jobs and told people we were leaving the UK to travel the world, we had mixed responses. Some people thought we were crazy, others said we were brave and couldn’t do what we were doing but would love to follow in our footsteps.
One person, however, had us thinking when he asked “what do you think you will miss”. Good question Dave, good question.
Fast forward eight months, living out of a backpack, sleeping in different beds, never knowing which country you will be visiting from one week to the next …
… is life as a nomad how we thought it would be?
So, you've decided to travel to the USA. Well, you're seriously considering it anyway? Have you been put off by what you consider to be a difficult and timely visa process?
Not to worry gentle companion. If you're a from one of the 38 countries listed here, you can travel to the USA without a visa.
Instead of a visa, you can use ESTA. ESTA stands for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization and it allows citizens of the aforementioned countries to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).
Our Oceans are incredibly important to our planet, not just for the marine life within in it, but for humans and animals on land. Covering 72% of the earth, did you know oceans produce more than half the oxygen we breath, and absorb the most carbon from our atmosphere. We would, quite simply, not be able to survive without the oceans.
A healthy ocean means a healthy planet.
World Ocean’s Day is a global day of ocean celebration to honour, help protect and conserve the world’s Oceans. It’s a day to appreciate how valuable oceans are to the way we live our lives and to show the issues our oceans are facing so we can all do our bit to ensure its health.
Our Oceans, Our Future
Thailand is a magical destination with many unique attractions that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. One of the most popular attractions are the floating markets. You may have seen a glimpse of these markets in movies, or you may have seen pictures but honestly, you have to go to these markets to truly appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of these places.
If you are going to Thailand, make sure a tour of a floating market is a part of your trip. Are you unsure which ones to visit? I will share with you my top 6 to help guide you!
Tourism is worth a phenomenal amount of money worldwide, in fact some countries make it their aim for it to be their number one source of income. As a tourist, we love to visit new places, maybe try new food or experience a different culture and I maintain that travel is the best form of education.
However, over the years, tourism has taken its toll and often changed the way locals think and act towards foreigners, not always for the better.
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