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Travel Inspiration on the Bokor National Park Tour, Cambodia

Around the corner from our Air Bnb in Kampot, they were offering tours of Bokor National Park that included an English Speaking guide, lunch, and a sunset cruise along the river for $10/person! Bokor Mountain is about an hour away from Kampot with a rich colonial history. This is one of the most...
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The Largest Water Fight in the World at Chiang Mai, Thailand

One of the most unforgettable and fun experiences (besides volunteering with the animals at Safari) during our time in Thailand and RTW trip was being able to celebrate Songkran in Chiang Mai.  Songkran is the festival that marks the beginning of the New Year according to the Thai...
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Visiting the Pools of Pamukkale – Denizli, Turkey

After a long day exploring Göreme on the Green Tour, we checked out of our hotel to head to our next intended major site on our list of places to visit - Pamukkale.  From Cappadocia, the only transportation available are overnight buses (no direct flights or trains), so we were in for a long 9+ hour...
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Game of Thrones Filming Locations, Morocco

Shortly after visiting various Game of Thrones Locations throughout Croatia and Spain, we were on our way to another country where the show has filmed - Morocco! As part of a Desert Trek tour, we visited the UNESCO Town Ait Ben Haddou, which has also been made famous by films such as Gladiator,...
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A Day Trip to Cordoba, Spain

About 85 miles north-east from Seville is the medieval city of Cordoba. One of the major capitals during the Spanish Muslim rule and also designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, we knew it was something that couldn't be missed when visiting Andalucia, Spain. The most popular major attraction in...
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Eating our way through Barcelona, Spain

We had some really good eats while in Barcelona, and sightseeing and trying local food go hand in hand when we travel anywhere.  Besides the delicious Paella and Jamon, Barcelona has a big tapas culture, which are a bunch of small dishes you eat to make up your meal.  We love this, because it means...
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Learning how to make Paella in Barcelona, Spain

Minh loooves Paella and it’s hard to find back home and all our attempts to make it at home have been a failure, so after researching online, we found an EatWith cooking class with Marta to learn how to make Paella. The class is held in her home and there were about 12 total students. Minh and I...
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The Many Sites of Rome (Part II) – Italy

Even though we had managed to cross off quite a lot on our list of places to visit in Rome (click here for Part I), we still had a lot left to visit. We had one last full day in Rome, and the first stop was the Colosseum. It was a little jarring to see the newly restored portion next...
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The Many Sites of Rome (Part I) – Italy

Rome has a lot of sites to visit, and the city is quite large to navigate.  After checking into our hotel, we decided to hit the ground running and check out some sites nearby.   The first place we visited was a church that had several armed guards in front of it.  The inside looked very...
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Vatican City, Italy

The Vatican is the quintessential place to visit when you're in Rome. This was the place I was looking forward to the most out of all of our sightseeing in Italy.  Unfortunately for us, the day we booked our tour was the day it was pouring rain in Rome. It wasn't so bad though, as majority of the...
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