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It has been over 2 years since I’ve been living in Lisbon. This period has coincided pretty well with Lisbon’s tourism boom and the good and bad that come with it. Although tourism has been a boon for the Portuguese economy in general, it has also brought some downsides with ... more »
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We live in an age of hyper comparison. By spending time on social media as we invariably do, our subconscious is constantly comparing our talents, looks, achievements, and even our happiness levels to everyone else. Studies have shown that this can have a depressing effect on our psyche. But what’s ... more »
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Airline pricing systems are pretty strange. Compared to other means of transport where tickets are priced by distance and class, airline tickets are often priced based on competition. This means that there are times that a ticket for a 5000 km journey is cheaper than one for a 500 km ... more »
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Anguilla is a tiny island nation in the Caribbean and it’s part of the British West Indies (BWI). A lot of Indians are familiar with the West Indies mostly because of cricket. Although this is a beautiful piece of paradise in the middle of the Caribbean, it’s actually really hard ... more »
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Even though these two territories are on a single island in the Caribbean, St Maarten and St Martin belong to Holland and France respectively. Perhaps belong is not the most politically correct term to use here. However, the administrative differences between these two countries lead to very different visa policies. ... more »
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On several occasions during our travels we found ourselves in busy touristic cities. Places like Rome, Paris, and Barcelona that are known to have opportunistic pick pockets. We’ve heard so many stories of friends having their wallets or phones stolen, their bags snatched or at times they even had articles ... more »
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Heralded as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination, not once, but six times, Peru has become the top country to visit for its gastronomy. Peruvian food is a beautiful confluence of cultures that has created a gastronomic experience like no other. Culinary explorers, Rosemary and Claire from Authentic Food Quest, spent ... more »
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A question we get asked a lot when people travel internationally is whether they need a return flight or a flight out of the country that they’re visiting. There’s not really one answer to this question but in general it’s always better if you do have proof of a return ... more »
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Our blog turns seven today. When Zara and I started this site, we never imagined that we would make it to seven years. Our plan was to travel for up to one year and write about our adventures during that year. This was the dumb post that started it all. ... more »
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Identity is an abstract idea that people use to categorize each other. We look at a face and immediately a thousand neurons fire to tell us more about this person based on our preconceived ideas. Being open minded is about identifying these preconceived notions and challenging them with our rational ... more »
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