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How do you prepare for a trip to Iran?

Iran

How do you prepare for a trip to Iran? That’s a question I’ve asked myself a few weeks ago. The reason is because I am about to travel to Iran with a good friend of mine. We will travel independently across Iran and a (proper) preparation is part of the fun and important for that matter. Recent developments have made Iran more popular as a tourist destination. I described the reasons you need to add Iran to your bucket list previously. How do you prepare fot a trip to Iran?

Here are my tips to prepare yourself for a trip to Iran.

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8 things you must do in Vietnam

vietnam

Vietnam is a wonderful country. Large cities, beaches, nature, history, an excellent climate, welcoming population and delicious food. All of this makes Vietnam a popular destination. Furthermore, travelling to Vietnam is cheap! But what are you going to do in Vietnam? What are the must do things in Vietnam?

I have put together my top 8 of the things you must do in Vietnam.

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5 of the best ways to spend your time in India

India

Almost 6.5 trillion GBP is lavished on travel and tourism each year, and India is quickly becoming one of the industry’s biggest attractions. The seventh largest country in the world, India is rich with culture and its own unique ways of life, some of which can come as a shock to the western tourist. This should by no means put you off visiting. There is so much to see and do in India and many tourists claim they return a ‘changed person’. India offers great value for money and visitors are welcomed by the warm hospitality of locals.

Here are five ways to best spend your time in this unique country.

Indian food

Experience the food

The Indian takeaways that line the streets of western cities offer just a small representation of authentic Indian cuisine. Many Indian families do not have ovens in the home, particularly within the cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata so street food is an important part of life here. As you wander the city streets, aromas of spices will leave your mouth watering.

There are some fantastic dishes to try such as kathi rolls, composed of a skewer roasted kebab wrapped with veg inside a paratha bread. Other popular foods include Naan breads and curries in the North of India, with rice, lentils and stews being more popular in the South.

Indian Wedding

Go to an Indian Wedding

The chance to attend an Indian Wedding is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. Weddings are a huge celebration in Indian and usually span over at least three days. Guests will attend in brightly coloured traditional dress to witness and take part in the various ceremonial rituals. Afterwards, you can expect further celebrations with food, music and bhangra dancing.

Taj Mahal

Landmarks

There are several iconic landmarks in India, including the famous Taj Mahal. The stunning white structure is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world. This beautiful marble tomb was built in 1632 to honour the deceased favourite wife of Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. Other iconic sites in India include the stunning hilltop Amber Palace that overlooks Maota Lake and the Ellora Caves of Maharashira.

Beaches

When thinking of India, many people conjure images of either city slums or beautifully ornate temples. It is often forgotten that Indian is also home to some stunning beaches. In fact, India has 4,000 miles of coastline. Some of the most exotic beaches can be found in Goa, in the South West of the country. Palolem beach, Goa is a particular tourist hotspot, with its white sandy bay, coconut palms and colourful beach shacks.

Volunteer with Animals

In the West Indian city of Udaipur, you can find Animal Aid Unlimited, a sanctuary for injured and ill street-animals. From dogs to donkeys, cows and pigs, they all receive medical care and a home in this wonderful place. There are also several sanctuaries in India that care for wildlife such as tigers, leopards and elephants. Many of these sanctuaries allow you to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures and play a part in their care.


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The Taj Mahal

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The 7 most beautiful beaches in Asia

Koh Kood

My favorite place to travel to is Asia. For years now I have been going to this continent for a few weeks at least once a year. I have already visited many countries and many countries more than once. I love Asia because of the beautiful nature, the impressive culture, the friendly people, the delicious food, but also because of the great beaches in Asia! What are the most beautiful beaches in Asia?

Find out what I believe are the most beautiful beaches in Asia are to put on your bucket list!

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Why you should travel to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize

Guatemala

A few years ago I started traveling around Central America through the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. It was a beautiful journey with a nice variety of nature, culture, cities, beaches, rainforests and volcanoes. I can therefore recommend these countries to travel to. Not sure if you want to travel to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize? Then quickly continue reading what is so much fun!

Why you should travel to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize

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A road trip through Alentejo! Where do you need to go?

Alentejo

When you think of Portugal, you soon think of the Algarve or Lisbon or Porto. But there is so much more to see, such as the special Alentejo region. This region is nice for a road trip, where you can drive for hours without meeting other people or cars. Nature, history, vineyards, olive trees, charming villages …. Alentejo is the undiscovered gem of Portugal. A road trip through Alentejo: what are the best sights in Alentejo?

A road trip through Alentejo! Where do you need to go?

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4x the best places to visit in nothern Thailand

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Thailand is a very beautiful country and many tourists visit it. Many people go south to one of the islands, for example Koh Samui or stay in the vicinity of Bangkok and visit an island in the neighborhood such as Koh Kood. Of course these are also great places to make a nice trip. But the area in northern Thailand has a hugely diverse landscape and countless attractions. It is often overlooked by tourists because it is not always convenient on the route. Something I find very unfortunate, because the north of Thailand has a lot of fun to offer. What are the best places in nothern Thailand?

These are the 4 best places to visit in nothern Thailand!

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The 8 things you need to know about India

India

India is a special country that stimulates all your senses. You can not compare India with another country in the world. India is definitely my favorite country in Southeast Asia! India is overwhelming, intimidating and it overwhelms you. But India is also sensitive, colorful and mystical. This is not a country that every traveler will like because of the country’s fierceness. What are things to know about India?

The 8 things to know about India!