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Thailand without the tourists

 Thailand without the tourists Holidays to Thailand tend to be all about lazing on the beach for most people. But there’s stacks more to this fascinating country than sun, sea and sand. Joe Bond heads to the Isaan region, home of spicy Som Tam salad, mountains, ancient ruins and traditional culture. Exploring Isaan The region […]

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Ten ways to experience Istanbul like a local

The only city in the world that straddles two continents: Istanbul. Its strategic position on the Bosphorus, a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Mediterranean Sea, was a prized possession since ancient times. Many wars were fought in this area and Istanbul (or Constantinople as it was then known) was occupied by a […]

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Nadaam – the Nomad Olympics in Mongolia

This is a guest series called “Unforgettable Travel Moments“. We all have our special travel moments: a memorable meal, meeting someone, an embarrassing faux pas or simply being awestruck by scenery. With this new series, I hope to uncover the moments, the anecdotes and the tales which make travel special. This week’s guest post and […]

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Grand Vienna

The city of Mozart, the Habsburgs, Klimt and many more world-renowned figures lies on the banks of the Danube and oozes a unique grandeur and a rich cultural heritage. Vienna is a fascinating city that offers the visitor a multitude of things to see and do. Explore the imposing historical centre with its impressive museums, […]

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Discovering creative Miami

A guest post by Diana Rivera. On a recent trip to Miami, I came to answer a question: What is creative Miami today? Inside of me I was curious about the people and places that make up a synergistic artist community in the southern most cosmopolitan city of the United States, crowned and arranged in la […]

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Prague: hear all three sides of the story

Like all great cities, Prague too has many stories to tell. Once the cultural heart of Central Europe, boasting impressive architecture and Bohemian artistry, then a Communist city under Soviet regime ended by the Velvet Revolution, now a sparkling metropolis refreshed by modern culture. You can find more information on Mydestination.com/prague but be sure that […]

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Being Salvador Dalí

At the Dalí Theatre Museum in Figueres, nothing is what it seems at first sight. The works of the great master, Salvador Dalí, first grab your attention with their intriguing appearance, then tease you with their cunning metaphors and finally tempt you to imagine a surreal world, where no boundaries exist and where everything is […]

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Slovenia: castles, wine and snow

If you’re looking for a tiny destination, easy to explore, with an intriguing culture and impressive nature, your solution is Slovenia. The pearl of Europe – on the busy crossroad between East and West, has managed to blend to its traditional charm the finest features of various foreign dominions. What’s more, relatively cheap hotels and […]

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Ten things to do in Asturias

Asturias is a small principality in the northwest of Spain. Squashed between the glistening peaks of the Cantabrian mountains and the Bay of Biscay, Asturias is home to great natural beauty, a rich cultural heritage and varied culinary traditions. It is a land of gushing rivers, lush forests and impressive mountains whilst its dramatic coastline […]

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The iconic Vespa

The Vespa is without doubt the most iconic scooter around. Since the 1950’s, it has appeared in a countless number of movies, music videos and commercials, creating an almost mythical aura. I always wondered what it was that made the Vespa so appealing. Brilliantly executed marketing strategies obviously played a significant role in creating an […]

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