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Alison Netzer @

Monsoon Afternoon Among the Karen Visiting a Karen Tribe, Thailand We drove two hours, deep into the jungle, of northern Thailand to visit the Karen Tribe. The roads were unpaved. Potholes deep and full of water. It was monsoon season and the periodic rains were heavy. We watched out the window thick jungle passed by and occasionally saw water buffalo sitting in small ponds. Our guide, Anan, explained a bit about the tribe we were about to visit. It was his own tribe; when not working for the tour company, he farms rice. We hired Thailand Hilltribe Holidays for a private tour of the different hill tribes of Thailand. 1day authentic hill tribe tour. We chose this organization because they...

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Diya Hashmi @sarisandlattes

Travelling with Minimal Luggage to Istanbul, Turkey When travelling across the world with a baby and partner, the last thing a person thinks of when packing for an overseas trip is less luggage. Instead, it is the 1,000 things we think we need; like will the baby need that extra item in case of an emergency? Our minds always race to: yes, obviously! I did not follow that route. When I had planned our trip to Istanbul, Turkey I devised a fully lined itinerary of things we need and where we will be going. For me, the last thing I wanted to do was carry heavy luggage all around an unknown country or lose something important. To start off my...

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Sidhu Jetha @

A Quest for Golden Fort of Jaisalmer When I joined my Post Graduation School at Delhi, I was super excited - not because a new course of study and a new degree was on my way but thinking that the huge treasure trove of Rajasthan, MP & UP was going to be within hours distance from me. It did not take me many weekends to plan the first solo trip and I could not think of anything else but Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer though lies thousands of miles away from my homeland, it is a place known to everyone there - the legendary writer and filmmaker Satyajit Ray have made the Golden Fort of Jaisalmer a bucket list for every Bengali through his...

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Rakyle Mahoney @

My Brazil Trip.   I’m a person who loves to travel a lot and recently, I got the opportunity to spend a few days in three of Brazils most visited cities. It was one of the most fascinating experiences that I had in my life. I booked my travel itinerary for 6 days in each and got on the flight from London Heathrow Airport to my first stop in Brazil, landing in Sao Paulo. After getting around the city of Sao Paulo, I headed to the bus port, took the bus and went straight to Salvador and then flew to Rio, it’s a long bus ride so safer and easier to fly with TAM airlines. Below mentioned are some of...

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Will McCartney @

Treading the treacherous tightrope of Thailand  When you gather your ideas and bags, both equally as rugged and tenuous, for your impending trip to Thailand, you will probably be sat down by your parents as they attempt to give you an out-dated lowdown on the do’s and don’ts of the Eastern Utopia that they visited all those decades ago.  “The beaches are like paradise – clear blue waters and unmanned sands for miles!”, they will bellow – “The street food is tantalising – you can survive for weeks on less than £100!”. This is the rhetoric that is chucked around inter-generationally between domestic mouths, and was enough of a unique-selling-point for me to press ‘Confirm’ on SkyScanner. Bangkok Our plane...

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