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5 REASONS WHY ORGANIZE LOCAL TRIPS BEFORE LEAVING HOME

5 REASONS WHY ORGANIZE LOCAL TRIPS BEFORE LEAVING HOME

  Traveling spontaneously, without a plan, is tempting. It has an element of romanticism, a little bit of wild spirit. You just walk forward, and you have no idea of where you will go, what you’ll see, where you will be staying. Such travel is possible. Many people do it this way. Usually, however, they have a lot of time and only a few commitments. Such trip is most suitable for solo travels. When you are alone, you do not…

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Is Bali safe?

Is Bali safe?

Bali is said to be a paradise and not without reason. There are beautiful beaches, great vulcanoes and thick green jungle on the island. The vibrant culture is intriguing and the people who live there are nice and calm. But, of course, nothing is perfect. There are some baddies everywhere, even in a paradise. Mother Nature can be a tough lady. And even minor illness can ruin your vacation. Most of these issues can be avoided easily. So remember! Feel…

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5 things to look for when you book a local guide

5 things to look for when you book a local guide

The time has come! You’re going on holidays. And you want everything to be perfect. Well, most of how it’ll go depends on you. One of the most important choices you’ll have to make is your guide. You’ll spend a lot of time together. An incompetent, rude or not trustworthy or reliable guide can ruin your vacations. It’s good to choose them wisely. So to which qualities should you pay most attention to? 1. Experience You get better with time….

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8 reasons to hire a private guide in Bali

8 reasons to hire a private guide in Bali

We arrived in Bali during the night. Our driver, who we had booked in advance, was waiting for us at the airport. The arrangements were made from our home via the internet two weeks before we left. The driver was the first Balinese person we’ve met. We spent our entire drive to Ubud, which took us 1 hour, talking about his country and listening to his stories about his family and everyday life. The next day, I woke up while…

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Not all who wander are lost. What is the best way to explore a destination?

Not all who wander are lost. What is the best way to explore a destination?

How do I explore my destination? There are many possibilities. Each person’s travelling style is different. Some like to be alone and some don’t. Just like not everyone likes to have a plan. Each possibility is different and all have their strenghts and flaws.     A travel agency. It’s quite a popular way of spending your holidays. The biggest advantage – it’s easy. You just have to go to a travel agency and book your vacation. You don’t have…

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A professional or a hobbyst? Who is a perfect guide?

A professional or a hobbyst? Who is a perfect guide?

I love to travel independently. To wander alone the streets, gazing at shops, coming into the coffee bars, smiling to the people. I love it, because I feel free, self-reliant, calm, and confident. Time belongs to me and me only. But there are situations when I have to use someones help. Why? Because sometimes there is no public transport and I have to go somewhere by cab.  I need to feel safe and I prefer to be with someone trustworthy….

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Death Under The Sun

Death Under The Sun

I am on Nusa Lembongan, the island neighboring Bali. When biking across the island, I see a small and humble graveyard from the road and I have to stop by. You wouldn’t find any fancy and expensive graves, only crooked headstones amid the trees. But at the same time, this peaceful cemetery does not seem abandoned. The graves are covered by all kind of goods. There are bottles of water or other drinks, bowls of rice, some sweets and biscuits…

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Is life black and white in Bali?

Is life black and white in Bali?

I see black and white checkered sarongs everywhere in Bali. These pieces of cloth are draped over trees, statues, and worn by people in ceremonies. – Nice fabric – I say quietly, and look for the next attraction. – However, this pattern has deep meaning – I hear. The old lady is standing next to me. – Black and white check symbolizes dualism in life – she says – Good and evil, brightness and darkness are building our life together…

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Spice up your life with masala chai!

Spice up your life with masala chai!

We are strolling along narrow, dusty street in the town of Bundi, a small town of Rajasthan. We are passing over-colored handicraft stalls, beautiful ladies in embellished saris, children in alarmingly prankish mood and slightly bored cows. – Come in, come in, the best masala chai in India! – we hear suddenly and see smiling man, sitting on a dais. Why not to try? We come inside. The French couple with the guide is already in. – You will see,…

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