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Staying in an Unusual Boutique Cave Hotel

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// The two words ‘boutique’ and ‘cave’ rarely come together in one sentence, but Yunak Evleri manages to pull it off rather well. With impeccable service, exquisite furnishing and a hint of rustic au naturel ambiance,  Yunak Evleri adds special meaning to one’s travel experience. Blending nature and interior design into one perfect setting, Yunak [...]

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Photoblog: Cappadocia Atop a Hot Air Balloon

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// As the hot air balloon slowly gains altitude, I float higher and higher into the red skies. Thousands of magical fairy chimneys poke out into the skyline of Cappadocia where green patches of plantations and red-rose valleys dominate its landscape. It is barely 6am and many other tourists like me have woken before dawn [...]

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Cappadocia: Land of Fairy Chimneys and Cave Cities

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// The sun is melting over the red-rose valleys in the distance. Ahead of me, whimsical fairy chimneys and cave churches  poke out sharply into the vermillion skies. The undulating slopes, meandering valleys and bizarre rock formations are all washed in a shade of orange. A land I could imagine hobbits and genies roaming in [...]

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10 Unique Transport Modes Around the World

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Sailing on an ancient junk boat in Vietnam, riding a rickshaw in Japan or seeing the pyramids on camels – there are thousands of strange and oddly intriguing forms of transportation around the world. Inspired by my hero Charley Boorman who travelled from Ireland to Sydney using 112 modes of transport on TV series ‘By Any [...]

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8 Adventurous Spots Around the World

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// One of the many reasons why people travel is the challenge it poses. Diving into shark-infested waters, climbing the towering peaks or trekking through dense jungles – they all jolt adventure travelers to life. As my blood rushes with every adventure,  I am reminded of the meaning of travel. Once again, based on my [...]

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Travel Destinations for 2010

// As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to dream about where you’ll be exploring in 2010 – there have been lots of changes in travelling trends over the past few years. Instead of popular spots like Italy and Thailand, travelers these days are searching for something different, something new and refreshing.  Beat [...]

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Your Wildest Adventure: Cycling a Continent

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// I’m starting a new series on ‘Your Wildest Adventure’ where fellow travel writers gather here to share insightful tales on their craziest jaunt around the world. To kick off the series, Dave & Deb at The Planet D brings us on their once-in-a-lifetime journey of cycling a continent.   Cycling A Continent It all [...]

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Valentine’s Day Special: The World’s Most Romantic Places

As the most romantic day of the year is approaching fast, it’s time to dig up some hot ideas to romance your loved one. Modern urbanites these days might find it quite a bit of a commercialized gimmick for romantic fools to empty their pockets and boost the economy; I’m just one of those fools who love to be swept off my feet and completely indulge in romance.

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Roaming the deserts of Egypt & Jordan

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A few snapshots from our time in the White Desert, Egypt, and Wadi Rum, Jordan. Entering the Bahariya Oasis of the Western Desert, Egypt The White Desert Setting up camp in the middle of the desert. Breakfast on the sand.   Our campground in Wadi Rum, Jordan  Bedouins roaming the desert on their camels. The [...]

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