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Hike, Kite, Dive – Adventure Travel With A French Twist

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The Crafts of Indonesia: A Window into Vibrant Traditions

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If you think arts and crafts of Indonesia are simply tourist traps, think again. While it’s true you will find many items for sale at the markets or from the street vendors at the entrance of sites and attractions; these… Continue Reading →

Top Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

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Ulaanbaatar is the gateway to Mongolia. Not only all international flights land there but also the country road system start from the capital. Whether you are recovering from your flight or preparing your trip, make sure to spend some time… Continue Reading →

A Glance at The Lush Tegalalang Rice Terraces of Bali

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One cannot go to Bali and not make time to see the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Located about 3 miles (10 kilometers ) from Ubud, the Tegalalang rice fields are only 20 to 30 minutes away from the popular town. The… Continue Reading →

From Sweet Grapes to Dry Raisins in Turpan

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I have to confess I did not know much about Turpan. We first heard the name from a fellow traveler we met trekking in the Mongolian Altai Mountains. But the mention of the Silk Road quickly me sold me. We… Continue Reading →

2016 Review: Broken Collarbone, Wedding, Digital Nomads & Round-the-World-Trip

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What a year 2016 has been! A roller-coaster for sure and many life changing events. Most of all, I can’t believe we have been on our round-the-world trip for four months already. Four months… How fast did it go… January… Continue Reading →

An Exploration of Prambanan Temple, A Hindu Jewel on Java Island

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While Borobudur is the popular attraction around Yogyakarta, I was not familiar with the Prambanan Temple. The temple turned to be an impressive site which I found fascinating and was to be one of the highlights of our Java Island… Continue Reading →

Skies of Mongolia – Photo Essay

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Mongolia’s skies are different. Noticeably different and beautifully so. It could be because of the abundance of unobstructed immensities, or because one’s sight is rarely distracted by artificial features or human construction. We spent two months in Mongolia, discovering Central… Continue Reading →

Mini Indonesia – Culture and Traditions of 18,000 Islands

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When I first heard about Mini Indonesia, the first picture that came to mind was the Indonesian equivalent of Legoland, featuring mini-size versions of popular buildings or landscapes. However, after visiting Mini Indonesia, the World Expo is a much better… Continue Reading →

Our Kazakh Homestay in the Altai: First Night and First Snow

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The snow was falling hard and limited our visibility to only a few meters. Our friend Bek was a cautious driver and slowly navigated the bumps and cracks in the dirt road. It had barely taken us 30 minutes to… Continue Reading →

Gobi Desert Hiking: The Sand Dunes of the Khongoryn Els

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Have you ever tried to hike up a dune in the Gobi Desert? If you are hiker like us, this shouldn’t be a big issue. Right? Think again. This was a tough, tough hike. And hot. And slippery. And my… Continue Reading →

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