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Sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru

Sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru

Looking for an oasis to escape grey and smoggy Lima, I decided to head south for a couple of days, direction Huacachina. Crowned as the only oasis of South America, this is a somewhat surreal place just 10 minutes from Ica, in the South of Peru. Most people come here to relax, go on a buggy ride through the dunes and go sandboarding. For me, it was the perfect spot to have a couple of quiet days before heading out…

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Sunset in Tanah Lot temple, Bali

Sunset in Tanah Lot temple, Bali

Bali has many scenic locations to dream away while the sun sets, that’s for sure. But some of them are just simply emblematic, and missing them is a sin… and the temple of Tanah lot is one of these! Tanah lot is an extended temple complex on the west coast, and one of the most sacred temples of Bali. It is about 45 minutes away by scooter from the “touristic center” near Kuta and Seminyak. The ride is a whole…

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Sunrise at Mount Batur, Bali

Sunrise at Mount Batur, Bali

Have you ever had this feeling of having a breakpoint in life when you experience something new for the first time, with an incredible intensity, making you yearn for more of these moments? Seeing the sunrise over Mount Agung on Bali, after trekking up its neighbor Mount Batur was one of these for me. As many people I have always loved seeing sunsets, but this was the first time I was venturing out with the solely purpose of seeing the…

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Tresher sharks in Malapascua, Philippines

Tresher sharks in Malapascua, Philippines

Swimming with sharks in Philippines is a big thing. First, you have the famous whale sharks in Donsol, where you can litterally snorkel amongst them – which is only possible in very few places in the world. But then, you also have this tiny island called Malapascua, just north of Cebu, where you can dive at Monad Shoal with an even rarer species – the tresher sharks. These clever sharks, that use their unique long tail to stun and catch…

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Get 15 Euro free Booking.com credit! 

Get 15 Euro free Booking.com credit! 

Are you making a trip anytime soon and want to get extra travel budget? If you’ll make a reservation with Booking.com, you can get a 15 Euro reimbursement! How does this work? 1. You NEED to make the reservation through my personal referral link: https://www.booking.com/s/daryal91 This offer is valid for new customers as well as already existing ones. 2. Your reservation must be over 30 Euro. If you don’t have an account yet, I suggest you make one, because then soon…

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The best beaches of Gran Canaria

The best beaches of Gran Canaria

The Canary Islands are home to some of Spain’s most stunning beaches, have a near-tropical weather all year round, some of the best surf spots of Spain… No wonder it’s one of tourists favorites! Gran Canaria – just as the name says – is the biggest of them. It might not the place where you will find golden beaches with  turquoise water – for this, you should rather bring a visit to the neighboring Fuerteventura – but that is being…

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Labuk and the Proboscis Monkeys

Labuk and the Proboscis Monkeys

So, I promised you some serious monkey business – here it comes! First, I want to introduce you to the strangest monkeys I have encountered in Borneo – but probably, in my entire life. Their trademark is their nose, which is… uhm… let’s say, particularly shaped. Before we continue, judge for yourself: I think we get each other now, right? 🙂 Only the male proboscis monkeys have these big noses – and it serves them to attract the females, who…

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Turning the page

Turning the page

Some of you – especially the ones who know me in person – know that about 4 years ago, I had started a travel blog. Many of my friends were interested how I would always be travelling, where I got the money, how I planned my trips and much more. And this actually became the main purpose of my blog, to show people that anyone – and not only the lucky ones that had won the lottery – could travel on…

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