October 2018 – Fitness Life Style

Month: October 2018

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Why Wadi Rum will be a highlight of your Jordan trip (and what to know)

If you listen, closely, can you hear the trajectory of a shooting star as it streaks across the sky? This question, along with a multitude of others – some deep and philosophical in nature, others not so much – dances around my brain as we lay underneath a vast blanket of stars on our first night in […]

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Felucca vs. riverboat: How will you discover the Nile?

Travelling Egypt without spending time on the Nile, would be like going to Italy and not seeing the Colosseum or visiting Peru and not stopping by Machu Picchu. Having said that deciding how to tackle this mighty beast can throw up all manner of questions. For instance, when’s the best time to go? How long […]

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Everything you need to know about overnight trains in India

I watched my favorite Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited, on repeat prior to my first trip to India more than two years ago. The camera pans across lush landscapes as the train with three troubled brothers slowly snakes through the Eastern Himalayas. Remember that scene where the impeccably-dressed steward brings the brothers sweet lime […]

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Why you should visit Sucre, Bolivia’s most beautiful city

Your lungs will know you’re near Sucre well before you see its pretty streets. At a mere 2,800 meters above sea level, arriving to Sucre from its dizzying neighbours (La Paz at 3,800m, Potosi at 4,000m or Uyuni at 3,600m) feels like you’ve rejuvenated 10 years overnight. Your lungs work freely, you walk uphill like […]

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10 dishes you have to try in Indonesia

Sweet, spicy, sour and saucy. There’s no list of adjectives long enough to describe the abundance of flavours awaiting you in Indonesia. Welcoming culinary influences from India, China and the Netherlands you can expect a drool-worthy mishmash of soups, curries, dumplings and more. If you admit to being a fussy eater, it’s worth noting that […]

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6 reasons to consider off-season travel in Europe

The phrase “overtourism” entered our travel vocabulary as a way of describing the rather unfortunate aftereffect of a destination becoming the destination. Think Dubrovnik, Barcelona, Venice… in the summer. It’s not hard to see why these European cities are popular. Some have taken measures to stop it, coming up with strategies like turning cruise ships […]

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7 things you need to know about an adventure in Namibia, according to a local leader

An adventure in Namibia, the sparsely populated and exceptionally photogenic country on Africa’s south-west coast, is one of the most incredible travel experiences on earth. Expect epic landscapes, amazing wildlife, rich culture and welcoming locals, but there are a few other important things about travel in Namibia to keep in mind. Intrepid leader Johannes Lekoloane […]

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7 budget destinations that should be on your 2019 bucket list

As a solo traveller and blogger who focuses on affordable travel for the 40+ crowd, choosing interesting destinations where my money goes a long way is essential. After visiting over 60 countries, I like finding places that are a little off-the-beaten-path, while still safe for solo females. Though if you are travelling with others, you […]

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