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Whether you’re visiting Thailand to lie on a tropical beach or explore the hipster coffee scene in Chiang Mai, your first stop is probably going to be Bangkok. I’m not using Bangkok simply as a jump-off point to visit the rest of the country. It’s my first time in Thailand and I want to take…

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I’m currently in Bath (the city, not the tub) where I’ll be ringing in the new year. It’s the last day of the year. The final blog post of 2018. Time to make travel plans for 2019 and look back at the beautiful places we visited this year. I didn’t travel as much as last…

The post A Day Trip to Nara Deer Park in Japan first appeared on Urban Pixxels.

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If my previous post didn’t convince you to visit Maastricht, then this one should do it. Because in addition to being super charming, Maastricht is also a great city for shopping and eating. So for the second part of my Maastricht city guide, I’m sharing my favorite restaurants and cafés for lunch, dinner and coffee.…

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Maastricht is the most southern city in the Netherlands. So southern that it actually takes me longer to get here than Antwerp or Brussels in Belgium. But I love visiting Maastricht. It’s a beautiful, historic city and so different from other Dutch cities that it feels like I’m in another country. I’m spending three days…

The post Maastricht City Guide: The best things to Do & Hotels in Maastricht, Netherlands first appeared on Urban Pixxels.

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I love keeping a journal when I travel. I want to remember every moment, every detail. The good, the bad and the ugly. One way to do this is taking photos, but they will only tell so much. Looking at a photo of a trip I made a few years ago will certainly bring back…

The post How my travel journal helps to make my travel experiences unforgettable first appeared on Urban Pixxels.

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If you’ve never been to Africa, South Africa is the perfect place to start. It has it all: incredible landscapes, wild animals, a delicious (both modern and traditional) food scene, and let’s not forget the vineyards and wine. In general, it’s also more modern than other African countries and more comfortable to travel in with…

The post South Africa in 3 Weeks: A Perfect Itinerary for Your First Trip first appeared on Urban Pixxels.

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With its location in the heart of Flanders Mechelen is the perfect destination for a day trip from Brussels or Antwerp. Or – in my case – a nice weekend break. When I arrive at Mechelen station, I’m surpised it takes me less than two hours to get here from The Hague by train. Why…

The post 11 Great Things to Do in Mechelen, Belgium first appeared on Urban Pixxels.

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When Lonely Planet chooses a photo of one of their top sights as the cover for their Indonesia guide, you want to make sure you’ve seen it before leaving the country. Which is why after 4 days in Yogyakarta, I’m taking an eight hour train to Malang in East Java. With one item on my…

The post Mount Bromo Sunrise Tour: Climbing an Active Volcano in Indonesia first appeared on Urban Pixxels.

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Klaserie Sands River Camp is the perfect place to stay if you want to have the ultimate luxury safari experience in South Africa. From the moment we arrive and they ask for our car keys to put our luggage in our room, to the warm farewell by the team when we sadly have to leave…

The post Klaserie Sands River Camp: Staying at a Luxury Safari Lodge in South Africa first appeared on Urban Pixxels.

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When time is not a factor, I love traveling by train. There’s something about slowly seeing the world outside your window change as you’re approaching your destination. Premier Classe train: the luxury budget alternative to the Blue Train My friend and I had only just decided that we would go to South Africa when I…

The post The Most Amazing 28-hour Luxury Train Ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town first appeared on Urban Pixxels.

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