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1. Camping with Bedouins in Wadi Rum, Jordan
The desert of Wadi Rum covers an extensive area in Jordan, but few travelers make it here. Peculiar rock formations, red-rose sand and roaming Bedouins makes exploring this unique spot quite an unforgettable experience.
Deep in the Wadi Rum desert, you can sleep under the stars in Bedouin tents, with hosts who serve up authentic Jordanian food and tell tales of growing up in the desert. Imagine a warm fireplace, chilling desert wind and sweet Arabic tea brewing a magical concoction like no other.
2. Chong Krea Floating School, Cambodia
People from near and far come to Siem Reap to visit the famed Angkor Wat. But besides the world-known ancient site, there’s a little secret I uncovered in the outskirts of Siem Reap, where the Tonle Sap Lake lies. Home to a unique floating village, almost everything can be found floating on the waters.
During a trip through the floating village of Chong Krea, I boarded a floating school, got to meet the children and learned about their lives. It’s an emotional trip, but as a visiting traveler, you rarely get the chance to get this close to the rural communities. I highly recommend this genuine experience.
3. Mountain towns of Alpujarras, Southern Spain
Few tourists know of these white-washed villages hidden in the mountains of Sierra Nevada in Southern Spain. An hour’s drive away from Granada, over 30 traditional villages are scattered over the Alpujarras. Preserving age-old architecture styles and countryside charm, these little towns exude natural beauty and thick Spanish history.
Wander through the narrow alleys and you might bump into friendly locals or herds of sheep. These days, the Alpujarras is becoming a hippie’s hangout, where many nomads are setting up shop here. Some of my favourite villages include Capileira and Pitres.
Many of the beautiful white-washed houses are timeshare rentals that can be hired for a week or two. For those with ample time to slowly soak in the atmosphere here, rent a timeshare to truly indulge in what the Alpujarras has to offer.
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- Our Second Home – Granada, Spain