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18 fun facts about Petra in Jordan


Petra is the absolute highlight of my journey through Jordan! Petra is the reason that I think you should immediately put Jordan on your bucket list. Jordan has much to offer tourists, but Petra is of unmatched beauty that you will not find anywhere else in the world. The ancient city is partially carved out of red rocks and is beautifully hidden in a gorge. Here you stand eye to eye with one of the most beautiful buildings in the world! The history, the architecture and the beautiful landscape make Petra one of the most special places in the Middle East.  What are fun facts about Petra?

Read on for 18 fun facts about the wonder of the world called Petra!

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The 5 best things when visiting Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Santa Cruz

The Galapagos islands consist of multiple islands, but the main island, which all tourists eventually visit, is the island Santa Cruz. It is near the island Baltra’s airport (the biggest airport of the archipelago) and is one of the four islands where you can stay for the night. The place you will be staying on Santa Cruz is Puerto Ayora. This is the economical capital of the Galapagos Islands. Many cruises start in Puerto Ayora. There are multiple locations to stay the night. There are plenty of restaurants and shops, and it’s the only island with an ATM. Santa Cruz is a beautiful volcanic island with great landscapes and a great variety of vegetation. What are the best things to do at Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands?

What are the 5 best things to do when visiting Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands?

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Discover the 7 new Wonders of the World

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There are many great places in the world and people talk about the seven new world wonders in this context. A world wonder is simply a name for a natural phenomenon or construction made by mankind. The list with the seven modern world wonders exists since 07-07-2007. Because of a worldwide vote, more than 100 million people have voted and that’s how this list was put together. The list consists out of seven beautiful constructions, but almost nobody knows what these seven things actually are.

I have listed all Seven New Wonders of the World for you.

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A visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in South Korea


I want to go to the DMZ if I’m in South Korea! I have said that for years! It’s a weird and special place and it seemed to me to be quite an experience to be there. The DMZ is the buffer zone between North and South Korea, 4 km wide and 248 km long. It’s a kind of no-man’s country where the UN soldiers stand guard. In general, it is fairly quiet at the border. Once upon a time, however, an incident has occurred and the DMZ comes back to the news. How it’s like to visit the DMZ in South Korea?

I explain what a visit to the DMZ in South Korea looks like.

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The 10 most colorful cities in the world

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I love color and think it’s as cool as houses and other buildings in cities are painted in different colors. Colorful cities always make me very happy. And of course they are super photogenic! I can not help but walk around with a big smile in a town full of colored houses. Colorful cities are great to visit!

I have put the 10 most colorful cities in a row for you!

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The 5 least visited countries in the world (but they are safe)


There are countries that are hardly visited, but are definitely worth it! Nowadays Spain and France are countries where everyone has been at least once. But also Thailand or Indonesia have been visited by many travelers. If you really want to visit a country where hardly anyone has been, choose a country from this list of the 5 least visited countries!

The 5 least visited countries in the world (but they are safe and fun)

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Covilhã, the capital of street art in Portugal


Covilhã is the city in Portugal where you can enjoy the most beautiful street art in Portugal. This town is located in central Portugal, kind of in the middle between the famous cities of Lisbon and Porto. I went to the central part of Portugal for a few days at the invitation of the Portuguese traffic agency to immerse myself completely in everything that has to do with street art. And I discovered this special region, amaze me with great street art and enjoyed the tranquility, the small villages, the delicious food and the beautiful surroundings.

I take you to the town of Covilhã, street art in Portugal and the central region of Portugal.

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5 tips for a visit to Petra, in Jordan


Petra is one of the seven modern Wonders of the World and one of the most special places in the Middle East. The history -in combination with the fantastic landscape- really makes Petra the highlight of Jordan for me. It is a given that Petra has a place in the list of World Heritage sites and appears in one of the Indiana Jones movies.
Petra is the Roman name for the capital of the Nabataeans. The city lies in a gorge and is partly carved out of the boulders. Petra flourished as the junction of various trade routes, including the one for incense, which made the city very rich. What are great tips for a visit to Petra in Jordan?

I am giving you 5 tips for a visit to Petra in Jordan.

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Wadi Rum, a must visit for everyone that visits Jordan

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Wadi Rum is a desert region in Jordan with absolutely one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Wadi Rum is also called the Moon Valley and is a desert with much sand and rocks, composed of very many colors. The region forms already for thousands of years a passageway for wandering Bedouins and trade caravans. Is Wadi Rum a must visit when you are in Jordan?

Wadi Rum, what an experience! Wadi Rum, a must visit for everyone that visits Jordan!

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Things you need to know when visit the Galapagos Islands

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The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean and are one of the most beautiful places on earth. Here, unique animal species and unique plants live and you will encounter those nowhere else in the world. These animals are all very tame and time seems to have stood still here. In total there are 13 large islands and 150 small islands and these islands are located near the equator. I have been on these unique islands for a week and a half and if you are planning to visit the Galapagos islands, it is useful to know a few things in advance so that you can prepare your trip well.

7 things you need to know when you visit the Galapagis Islands.