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Exploring the historical sights of Göreme, Turkey

After checking off touring cappadocia from a hot air balloon off our bucket list, we had the rest of the day to explore the rest of Göreme and what it had to offer.   The most well known "attraction" after hot air ballooning is the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Open Air Museum that once...
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Breathtaking Cappadocia from a Hot Air Balloon

After the madness of Morocco, we were headed to our next country - Turkey! We had a stopover in Geneva, Switzerland where Minh looked at the backside of a posted dial clock (looking at the hands backwards) at the airport and thought we were going to miss our connecting...
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The Seaside Town of Essaouira, Morocco

Located on the western coast of Morocco lies the seaside town of Essaouira. The town makes for a great day trip from Marrakesh as the atmosphere of the place is a mix between North African and Mediterranean. With a much more laid back and calm environment compared to the Medina in Marrakesh, it was...
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Must-Do in Morocco – 3 Day Desert Trek

When going to Morocco, a MUST do is going on a desert trek. You’ll find that there are numerous companies selling tours within the Medina in Marrakesh. They all practically have the same itinerary, but the quality of the van, driver, and guides are what differ between the tours. Minh and I had read...
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Learning to Scuba Dive in Koh Tao, Thailand

Scuba Diving was never on our radar or something we'd ever seriously considered doing.  During our time in Barcelona, we met fellow RTW Travelers, Angelo and Johanna, who told us about their time diving and how they fell in love with it during their trip.  Minh and I voiced our concerns about how it...
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Exploring Castles and Mansions in Sintra, Portugal

A relatively easy day trip from Lisbon is to the city of Sintra.  We took an early morning train from Lisbon to Sintra.     The day we went, it was raining and foggy most of the day, so we decided to skip out on visiting The Castle of The Moors (Castelo Dos Mouros), as it's...
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Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon was one of the more memorable cities we've visited in Europe. If you ever find yourself in this charming city, here are some activities you can do during your time there.       TAKE A FREE WALKING TOUR One of the first things we look up when arriving to a city is...
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The Trang An Grottoes in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

The most popular attraction to visit in Ninh Binh are the Trang An Grottoes. The grottoes consists of a handful of caves and rocks towering out from a large network of canals and lakes.     To get to Trang An from Mua Cave is a short 40 minute bike ride away so we borrowed...
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam – A Pleasant Surprise

We had a few extra days to spend in North Vietnam and were looking for other destinations to visit in the area.  Walking around town while in Hanoi, we saw numerous pictures and advertisements of a place called Ninh Binh. The photos of the landscape of Ninh Binh looked interesting, so we hopped...
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Madrid, Spain

Our last stop in Spain was to the city of Madrid. Due to a bad hotel choice, we ended up in a really far location away from all the action and basically lost a day and a half of being able to do any sight seeing. This taught us a very valuable lesson that trying to save extra money on a hotel that’s...
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