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What Souvenirs Can You Buy in New Zealand?

New Zealand souvenirs

8 Best of New Zealand souvenirs you can buy in South Island, New Zealand. If you have ever visited an island, you would have noticed the uniqueness of gifts that are sold in the souvenirs shops lining the beaches. They are so different from what you see in big cities such as Rome or Amsterdam. The souvenirs in islands are invariably handmade and considerably cheaper than all those paraphernalia displayed attractively in shopping malls. Generally, souvenirs that […]

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4 Islands That Are Part Of India And Least Expensive

Majuli Island, river islands

Are There Any Islands in India Itself That One Can Visit with a Low Budget? Taking off to an isolated or uninhabited Islands need not empty your bank account. There are islands that one can visit without taking a bank loan. I understand Indians are big island buffs but they reject their own dreams of a holiday on an island fearing it may not fit their wallet size. I came to know about 4 islands that the […]

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9 Unique and Special Drinks of New Zealand

Slushy Cider

Have you ever toured abroad or visited a famous city like New Zealand in your own country just to try to eat some of the frequently mentioned foods that you have not tasted until now? Here is one more question: “Have you taken pains to travel to a new city, only to sip a few extraordinary drinks that kept appearing in print media? My answer is affirmative to both the questions but more lenient towards the second […]

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5 Islands That Offer Perfect Seclusion for the Honeymooners

Honeymooners travel destination

I wish I had conducted a survey regarding the most obvious choice of place for honeymooners because; I am of the firm opinion that any island, however remote it may be, is the ideal destination for spending the honeymoon. After all, what the honeymoon couples would look for? Ultimate privacy Less crowded spots Comfortable hotel or cottage rooms Healthy food These conditions are met only in islands that are exclusively suitable to spend the honeymoon. I am […]

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Borneo Island Wildlife Safari

Borneo Island

Malaysia and Singapore are the top two holiday destinations in Asia, if not the world. Both these nations are very tourist friendly. The attractions in Malaysia and Singapore are just too many. You require a minimum of 7 days to see all the attractions and to do all the fun activities especially if you are traveling with family. In fact, I would say both these beautiful nations are ideal family-friendly vacation destinations like Borneo Island. For wildlife […]

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Madagascar Island Tour-A Simple Guide

Madagascar Island

Lovers of wilderness, rainforests, wildlife in their natural habitat, endemic flora and fauna, isolated seafronts forever scour the world atlas with a magnifying lens and come up with exotic destinations like Madagascar Island that meet all their passions as a traveler. 99% of their meticulous combing of the world atlas yield islands, large or small, inhabited or uninhabited. What I am driving at is, no other destinations than exotic islands can be ideal and memorable travel destinations. Today, […]

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Travel guide to the Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands 2

Sometime during the early 1980s, we kept coming across the name, “ Falkland Islands ” repeatedly on the newspaper. It was the pre-internet era. Looking back, I remember a modern day war fought by the British against Argentina because the later invaded the Falkland Island which is actually a British Overseas Territory, whatever that means politically. I could only say the Falkland Islands were and are under the British control.   Location of Falkland Islands The Falkland […]

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Tranquil Kandy tour guide, Sri Lanka

Kandy (2)

At the outset, let me de-scare you; Sri Lanka is safe now for the tourist. It’s peacetime in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an island proudly called as the ‘Emerald Island’ in the Indian Ocean due to the green tea plantations, and thousands of coconut trees.The majority of the tourists to Sri Lanka will spend just a few hours in its capital city Colombo and quickly catch a train or a taxi to go to Kandy, the […]

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Travel guide to Kadmat Island in Lakshadweep

Travel guide to Kadmat Island

Lakshadweep archipelago is a union territory of India. This group of islands and atolls are located in the Laccadive sea, part of the Arabian sea. In the history books n India, the Lakshadweep islands are always mentioned as Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands and Kadmat Island is one among them. The archipelago has two more groups of islets called Amindivi Islands and the Laccadive Islands. Though the Lakshadweep islands are pristine holiday destination, not many tourists visit them. […]

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How Does Life Happen in Boracay Island?

Boracay Island

The title was an inspiration after I read a blog post on Travel and Leisure. The writer coined that phrase in an article that spoke about touring the Boracay Island, one of the thousands of islands of Philippines. The Philippines is probably the only country in the world that offers much more than its capital Manila. Imagine your predicament when you are presented with 7000 islands to choose your vacation in the Philippines. Tough choice-eh? Here, let […]

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