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Bagan: Top 5 best temples

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Bagan is an area of 42 km² in Myanmar which is full of temples. There are more than 4400 temples! A trip to Myanmar without spending a few days in Bagan is unthinkable. The temples that appear throughout this area give a fantastic impression of the wealth that this place had to radiate almost a thousand years ago. Bagan is often compared to Angkor in Cambodia, but I undoubtedly prefer Bagan over Angkor. Bagan is bigger, prettier, the temples are more interesting and the atmosphere is magical. Visiting all of the temples in Bagan is an impossible task. Which are the best temples in Bagan?

My top 5 of the best temples in Bagan!

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Everything you need to know for a visit to Qom, Iran

Qom

The city of Qom is the religious heart of Iran and is a true place of pilgrimage. I have been fascinated by the city of Qom for many years. Because this is the city which was called home by ayatollah Khomeini for years. I’ve read several books on Iran and Qom always plays a part in them.  The holy city of Iran is full of mullahs and Koran schools. Trying to imagine how the city looks like never really worked out and I decided to have a look at it in real life. Definitely worthwhile to visit Qom in Iran!

Read everything you need to know for a visit to this holy city Qom in Iran.

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10x the most beautiful places in Europe

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What are the most beautiful places in Europe? I mean places that are special, because they are still a bit undiscovered. Places that are beautiful because of the culture, nature or other unique characteristics. I have made a list of what I find the most beautiful places in Europe! In Europe there are countless cool places with a beauty that is overwhelming and so special that you just want to go there. Places that you should put directly on your bucket list. My list contains places that I like and that I would like to recommend.

The most beautiful places in Europe

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Visit Mount Popa on a trip to Myanmar

Mount Popa

Mount Popa is a volcano in Myanmar and on top of it lies a monastery. Quite a unique location for a monastery! Mount Popa is located about 60 km southeast of Bagan. This remarkable mountain is in fact an extinct volcano and comes out of nowhere. A peculiar sight indeed. As far as the Burmese are concerned, this is their Mount Olympus. They believe nats (holy spirits) live here and you should visit Mount Popa on a trip to Myanmar!

Visit Mount Popa, a monastery on top of a volcano, on a trip to Myanmar

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The 3 nicest islands in Thailand

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There are hundreds of islands in Thailand and most have been specially developed for tourism. As a result, many islands are crammed with hotels, airports, restaurants and shops. You have to search better and better if you want an island with peace and an authentic atmosphere. I love to end my journey after a hustle and bustle in some parts of Thailand on a quiet and beautiful island where preferably there are few stimuli and where life is very relaxed. Since I have been in Thailand very often and I have visited a different island on every trip, I have seen many islands. What are the nicest islands in Thailand?

I like to share with you the 3 nicest islands in Thailand!

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5x why I think Croatia should be your next destination

Kroatie

Croatia is a country that I think has everything to offer for a very nice vacation. I think it is a very versatile holiday destination on the Mediterranean coast with great beaches, a beautiful nature and a rich cultural history. The various cities in the country all have their own character and that also means that Croatia has many different faces to it. I think Croatia is a great and unique mix of Central European, Mediterranean and Eastern European influences. Why should Croatia be your next travel destination?

I give you 5 reasons why Croatia should be your next travel destination!

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4 tips for New Delhi, India

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Here are some general tips for New Delhi, making sure you suffer as little of a culture shock as possible and spend more time having a ball in New Delhi. Travelers often start their Indian journey in New Delhi. A recent CNN study however, came to the conclusion that the Indian capital of New Delhi has the questionable honor of calling itself the ‘most polluted city in the world’. New Delhi has about 14 million inhabitants and that makes it the 3rd largest city in India, after Calcutta and Bombay. This city is a bustling metropole and the perfect introduction into the complexity and dynamics of India.

You are guaranteed to have a great time, if you follow these 4 tips for New Delhi.

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Visit Koh Kood, an undiscovered island in Thailand

Koh Kood

Koh Kood, also known as Koh Kut, is an undiscovered island in Thailand. White beaches, pure nature and a clear sea, these are the characteristics of this undiscovered island. Koh Kood is only 23 km long and 9 km wide. The number of islands in Thailand with few tourists is getting smaller. Fortunately there are many rules regarding the construction and conservation of the nature at Koh Kood. The chance that Koh Kood will soon become a crowded tourist destination such as Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket or Hua Hin is relatively small. Visit Koh Kood, an undiscovered island in Thailand!

Spending a few days on this island is amazing!