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  • Turkey

    19 Things to do in Ankara – Exploring Turkey’s Capital

    Compared to many other cities of Turkey, Ankara, might not be a popular destination for many tourists. Pretty much everyone flocks to Istanbul, which I understand completely. It’s one of my favorite cities I have traveled to. However, the capital is very different from the bustling Istanbul, with its architecture, people, and sites. So without further ado, here are the top things to do in Ankara for three days.  Is Ankara worth visiting?  Ankara is a very old city; here you’ll find examples of Roman, Byzantine, Hellenistic, and Ottoman architectural and archeological sites. The historical center laid out on the rocky hill is one of the best representations of Ottoman…

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    Things to Do in Cappadocia – Ultimate Guide to 5 Days in Cappadocia

    Cappadocia is the second most visited area in Turkey after Istanbul and no wonder why. It’s one of the most magical places I have been. Volcanic peaks backdropped with hot air balloon rides indeed is breathtaking scenery to watch! Even though riding the hot air balloon over those natural wonders is one of the main reasons people visit the area, there are plenty of things to do in Cappadocia. I have seen ads in many countries offering tours in Cappadocia, but I would suggest doing everything on your own. You’ll have a completely different experience than following an arranged tour. And this detailed travel guide will help you to plan…

  • Spain

    What to Do in Barcelona – Guide to Barcelona on a Budget

    Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region, is probably the most popular destination in Spain, priding itself with mindblowing architecture, artsy scene, and museums of world-famous artists. The city is like an open-air museum, where you need to be careful while strolling down its streets in order not to miss something very unique and beautiful. Therefore, here’s the ultimate guide of what to do in Barcelona on a budget. My internet during this trip was sponsored by Beeline. With only 1GB of roaming internet, I perfectly managed to navigate myself in Spain and get directions wherever I was going to. Additionally, with a purchase of roaming internet, you’ll get GPI’s…

  • Georgia

    What to do in Sighnaghi – Day Trips from Tbilisi

    Sighnaghi, a small town in the Kakheti region, makes a perfect spot for day trips from Tbilisi. With its narrow cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and wooden curved balconies, the town does attract many tourists. Situated on the steep hill, the town overlooks Alazani Valley with Caucasus mountain range on its background. And despite the fact that town is relatively small, here are my recommendations on things to do in Sighnaghi for a full day. How to Get to Sighnaghi Traveling from Tbilisi to Sighnaghi is not hard at all. There are daily minibusses, marshrutkas, going from Isani and Navtlughi bus stations every 2 hours – The first one leaves at…

  • Georgia

    Things To Do In Batumi – Ultimate Guide to Adjara Sightseeing

    Batumi is the main city of Adjara region and a jewel of the Black Sea coast. The city has undergone major development in the past decade or so, resulting in a bustling seaside resort full old and new architecture, luxury hotels, dining venues, and plenty of attractions. Due to the high number of international hotel chains and casinos, many call it the ‘Las Vegas of the Black Sea’. It’s the go-to summer destination for many locals and foreigners coming from neighboring countries. Here’s my travel guide with some of the best and free things to do in Batumi and Adjara in general. Download this guide as a mobile app Adjara…

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    Things to do in Zugdidi, Georgia – Exploring Samegrelo Region

    Samegrelo region, located in the west of Georgia, is known for its untouched natural beauty, fairy-tale-like castle, delicious cuisine, Black Sea coastal towns, and medieval ruin town to name a few. Things to do in Zugdidi, the capital of the region, is very limited but serves as a base town to explore the region or travel to Svaneti, one of the most remote mountainous region of the country. Download this guide as a mobile app How to get to Zugdidi Getting to Zugdidi from Tbilisi or from other towns of the country is no problem at all. There are daily marshrutkas and trains between the cities, so here are the…

  • Ukraine

    What to See and Do in Odessa, Ukraine

    Ukraine’s third most populated city, Odessa is a favorite seaside destination for locals and its neighboring countries. Often called the “pearl of the Black Sea”, there are many interesting things to do in Odessa. Rich in history and culture, every traveler can find something of their taste. Before Odessa was established as a city, it used to be an ancient Greek settlement. And its name comes from a Greek city of Odessos, which was wrongly thought to have been placed here. Russian Empire’s queen, Catherine the Great declared to set the city of Odessa in 1794. After Moscow, Warsaw, and Saint Petersburg, Odessa used to be the fourth largest city of the Russian…

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    Hungary

    13 Free and 6 Cheap Things to Do in Budapest

    Hungary’s capital Budapest is the most populous city in the country and one of the largest in the European Union. In 1873 it became one single city occupying both banks of the Danube River and unified Hungary’s former cities Buda, Óbuda, and Pest. Therefore, if you’re looking for fun free things to do in Budapest while traveling on a budget, this post will definitely come in handy. Free Things to Do in Budapest Granted with UNESCO World Heritage Site status, Budapest for many is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It mixes its fascinating history with a bright, laid-back modern artistic style. Budapest attractions can vary from historic and iconic sites, museums,…

  • Croatia

    Top 7 Things to Do in Korcula, Croatia

    Korcula island is a collection of natural and cultural heritage, but its jewel is undeniably the town of Korcula. According to a legend, Korcula was discovered and founded by the Greek hero Antenor, who escaped from Troy. Thus, the old town of Korcula is one of the best examples of fortified medieval town in the Mediterranean and is often called a ‘mini Dubrovnik’ by locals and its visitors. How to get to Korcula Getting to Korcula is not a hard thing to do. There are a frequent passenger and car ferry sailing from Dubrovnik, Hvar, Brac, and Split for instance. As we started our Croatian trip from Dubrovnik, we had to take…

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    Australia,  Guest Post

    Traveling on the Great Ocean Road in Australia Like a Local

    The Great Ocean Road is renowned as one of the world’s great drives, with stunning beaches, quaint seaside towns and as an added bonus the Otway Ranges curl along the coast. In the morning you can be hiking through the bush by a waterfall in the morning, sunning yourself on the beach by lunchtime and enjoying dinner in a “hatted” restaurant for dinner. Australia seems to be getting a reputation as an expensive travel destination and after 12 months away we have to admit we are surprised by the cost of many of the things you might like to do on holiday, like eating out or grabbing a few beers,…

  • Croatia

    12 Things to Do in Zagreb, Croatia

    Croatia’s capital Zagreb is not as popular destination for travelers as Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice National Park, or its islands. Zagreb is no less than those destinations and should definitely be on your bucket list. Moreover, it’s one of the cheapest cities in the country! Usually, the capital is the most expensive one, but here, its the opposite. What to do in Zagreb? Zagreb sightseeing boasts with its interesting culture, historic sights which date back to the Roman times, beautiful cathedrals, and world-known Museum of Broken Relationships will keep you intrigued and awed. Most of the Zagreb attractions are free, and some require a small fee to enter. The city is divided into two parts…

  • Croatia

    Top 12 Things to Do in Zadar, Croatia

    Zadar might not be as popular destination as Split, Dubrovnik, Zagreb or islands of Croatia. For many years, the city saw very few visitors, but fortunately, that’s been changing. The city boasts with incredible and historic sights that you don’t want to miss out on your trip to the country. Therefore, here’s the best 12 things to do in Zadar. Download this guide as a mobile app How to Get to Zadar Zadar is easily accessible by land, air, and water. There are plenty of buses, cheap airlines, and ferries going from many destinations of the country. We took a bus from Trogir to Zadar for 73 Kuna = €9.80 = $12.07…

  • Africa,  Guest Post

    What to See in Marrakech: 9 Sites under $5!

    I visited Marrakech in Morocco as a solo traveler and found that it was very affordable. The old city of Marrakech is known as the Medina. Many of the buildings are older, many of the streets are narrower but you’ll also find that it is affordable and you get to be surrounded by culture. Get a hotel or riad deep in the Medina and the 9 sites below will all be within walking distance. In total, touring all 9 of these historical sites costs about $21. If you’re thinking about a trip to Morocco, visit Amber’s Compass for recommendations on where to stay, camel rides, and to learn all about safety…

  • Croatia

    Exploring the Small Town Trogir in Croatia

    Trogir, a historic harbor town on Dalmatian coast is one of the most beautiful small towns we have visiting in Croatia. This UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe makes a great day trip from Split. There aren’t many things to do in Trogir, but the beauty of it attracts many visitors. Hidden on a tiny island guarded by medieval walls, Trogir is a great place to get away from crowded cities and wander through its narrow cobblestone streets. Top Things to do in Trogir One day is more than enough to explore the city, however, as our initial itinerary didn’t go as…

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    Canada,  Guest Post

    Enjoy the Street Art in Montreal, Canada

    In Montreal, you don’t need to search for hidden alleys or rooftops to catch urban art, in fact, it is the contrary. The city has become a hub for graffiti, murals, and urban art. Luckily, to admire these you don’t need to pay an expensive ticket to a site, these are free and are scattered through the different neighbors. It seems that almost every building and walls are decorated with gigantic works of art giving a vibrant and colorful personality to the city. To check out more of Montreal posts, make sure to visit Melanie’s blog The Saint-Laurent Boulevard, one of Montreal’s busiest street, is where you will find the…

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