7 Silly but awesome reasons to visit South Korea

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Why do you choose to visit a country? Maybe you choose places based on which have the most history. The best tourist attractions. The most famous food (hell, I here you on that one!) But, there is another factor that should come into your travel plans decisions. Fun. This time last year we were in South Korea. It was a country we’d thought about visiting but it was not near …

7 Photos to inspire you to visit Indias southern tip: Kanyakumari

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[pe2-image src=”https://lh3.ggpht.com/-ogI5cIAtOSw/VBrsQFvAFaI/AAAAAAAAiDk/mIb93Wdu-Bo/s144-c-o/Kanyakamuri%252520photo%252520thurs-6.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/116891628874154789885/PhotoThursdays?authkey=Gv1sRgCP_ehJ_xk-L0jwE#6060416009741800866″ caption=”Harbour colourful houses” type=”image” alt=”Kanyakamuri photo thurs-6.jpg” ] We like to gamble when we travel. Destination roulette. We choose a location that is barely featured in online guides and that we don’t know anyone who has ever been there. We’ll end up somewhere that is way off the regular tourist trail… And, Sometimes it’s rubbish. But, sometimes, we discover a hidden gem. During our 2.5 months in India, …

London Food

6 Photos that will inspire you to visit the Borough Markets in London

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A feast for the eyes, and the tastebuds. Borough markets will get your mouth watering. Sadly, you’ll be paying London prices… That said, you can pick up some good street food at an almost affordable budget, by UK standards. Prices around £5 ($9) to £10 ($18). The market is free to walk around though, so bring your own sandwiches and just enjoy the atmosphere. The Full market runs Wednedays to …

4 Photos that will inspire you to visit the Roman Baths, Bath, UK

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2000 years ago, the romans came to the cold northern lands of England. They discovered the natural hot-springs at Bath and thought, “Shit, this’ll keep us warm on those winter nights, lets build a bath-house”. And build they did. The ancient site, fortunately, was lost beneath the modern city – meaning it was preserved until re-discovery in the 19th century. In fact, the baths at Bath are the best preserved example …

Arundel Castle

Photos to inspire you to visit Arundel Castle, UK

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It’s like a fairy tale. Arundel castle has almost 1000 years of living history. If you want a real English experience, this is it. We took the silver package, which gave us access to the old norman keep (dating from the 11th Century) and the grounds. The cost was £11 ($19) http://www.arundelcastle.org/plan-a-visit/admission-prices.html Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We visited Arundel Castle without any affiliation.

Bastille day Fireworks Paris 2014

Bastille Day Fireworks, Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Every 14th July France celebrates Bastille day. It’s a national independence day. The streets fill with people, especially for the evening fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Getting up close to the Eiffel tower is impossible. The area is cordoned off as herds of onlookers push to find the best viewing spot. Fortunately, we found a good location and got some great photos of the fireworks – enjoy!   Looking …

27 Funniest Epic Travel Fails

Megsy Fun, Photo Inspiration

Travel isn’t always easy. For these unlucky/stupid travellers it was even more difficult. Want to know how to make your own elephant? Keep reading. Ever wondered how many people will fit in a bus or on a train? We have the answer to that too as we discover the 27 Funniest travel fails! Animals Hanging out with the wildlife is a fun part of travel… sometimes. Can’t afford an elephant? …

Tarsiers, Bohol, Philippines

The Tarsiers of Bohol, Cute Little Bastards! (Philippines)

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If you are heading anywhere near Bohol in the Philippines, then the Tarsier Foundation Centre is a must see! You can’t help but love these cute, tiny creatures. For only 50 pesos ($1.20) you have an almost guaranteed chance of seeing these little critters. During our visit we saw 4, of which 2 were willing to pose for us 🙂 Cute they may be, although they are harmless to humans, …

Masskara Festival Photo Blog

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If one thing is certain, you can’t help but have fun! The Masskara Festival is one of the Philippines’ most vibrant festivals. We made it to the 2013 event to enjoy amazingly colourful masks, street dancing and a carnival spirit that would seem more familiar in South America. The festival originated out of sorrow as a way to cheer up the local population. In 1980, after a massive economic downturn …

25 Beautiful Travel Tattoo Ideas for Girls

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Getting a tattoo while travelling abroad is a big decision! Many people tend to get swept up in the moment of the place and want something more than a crappy souvenir to remember it by…which leads to thoughts of getting the ultimate reminder: getting ink. Tats are hugely popular these days but sadly we have all seen some of the horrendous tats that have come back from Bali and the …

The Hengshan Hanging Monastery & Yungang Grottoes (Datong)

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The city of Datong is currently a massive building site. This does not make it a desirable tourist destination. Fortunately it is located right in-between two of the best attractions in Northern China. The Hanging Monastery at Hengshan Mountain is over 1,500 years old and defies belief as it hangs on the edge of a sheer rock face. The temple is located some 65km south-east of Datong, you wind through …

Burma Pictures: Monkey at Mount Popa temple

Burma Pictures: 10 Amazing Moments

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Myanmar is a fascinating country, largely because it is still pure from westernisation. Summing up this country, and any country, in a few pictures would be shallow and unfair but these images help us to remember the side of Burma that we loved: The lives of the people, not the sights on a tourist trail. Our month in Burma ended in May 2013 but we’ve had a lot of fun …