wanderlust

HOW TO CURE WANDERLUST


What is wanderlust? “Wanderlust is an insatiable desire to see the world” – this is the most popular definition I came across on the internet. Some people resent their cubicle 9-5 jobs and dream of a magical escape, they picture a life of a traveler full of excitement, vigor and passion. Some are making this lifestyle a reality. They traverse…

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bali photo

BALI PHOTO DIARY


In Bali the flow of time stops and your senses become thin and tender. You see the endless blue ocean and its vivid colors hurt your eyes, you hear birds singing and it is a discernable melody you learn by heart, you pick up fallen flowers from the ground and they are your headband for the rest of the day.…

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Wat Pho

WHAT TO DO IN BANGKOK?


“Bangkok is booming” – I was told by a friend who invited me to the city. But whether it was an exaggeration or a proven fact – I could not tell. Nevertheless, when I arrived, I realized that Bangkok was an exaggeration in itself. The city is a great experience and a painful torture. It evokes an array of contradictory…

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Bali

WHY BALI IS A WESTERN PARADISE?


Once the plane lands and you step foot onto the ground, Bali air starts intoxicating your mind. At first, it feels like a tingling sensation of excitement, then there is lust and you can’t get enough of the smell of the ocean, later infatuation kicks in and your eyes become blurred and shiny. And by the time you are supposed…

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bali culture

BALI IS NOT JUST THE BEACH


Bali is a diverse island. Known as the Land of the Gods, Bali is a predominantly Hindu Island, unlike the rest of Indonesia, which has a population of mostly Muslim followers. Bali culture is unique, there’s no doubt about it. Many visitors to Bali flock to the beaches, but in between the sea and surf, most people integrate some sightseeing…

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prague

THIS IS HOW PRAGUE CAN HEAL A BROKEN HEART


I arrived in Prague on a Thursday morning as a young woman in a relationship. A difficult, mid to long distance, sometimes extremely tiring but most times wanted relationship. I have been with my girlfriend at the time, for nearly eight months, which compared to most lesbian relationships meant we were basically about to get married. The first 7 months…

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Third Culture Kids

GROWING UP AS A THIRD CULTURE KID IN DUBAI


What are Third Culture Kids (TCK)? A Third Culture Kid is a term used to describe a person who grew up outside their own country as an expat. Places such as Hong Kong, Kuwait, Dubai/Abu Dhabi are melting pots for Third Culture Kids. What makes Third Culture Kids special is their inability to feel at home anywhere they go. They…

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australia

5 CULTURAL REASONS TO VISIT AUSTRALIA


I never felt an explicit desire to visit Australia. In my imagination, the country was a collection of dry bushes and desolate beaches, with all Australians trying their best to escape. For a history and culture lover Australia won’t be the first country to come to mind when planning for next vacation. For someone who does not know how to…

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Moscow

MOSCOW AND HOW IT SAVES ME


Moscow is like a candy box filled with dome shaped chocolates. It is sweet, tender, and incredibly childish. It melts on your tongue with a sticky mellow aftertaste and tingles the skin with anticipation of a joyful romance. I first came to Moscow for the university. It was not until my third year that I started exploring the city’s wide…

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Kotor

KOTOR


Kotor is not an old town, it is an old ship moored to the rough terrain of the land and abandoned by its captain. And when you first step foot onto its deck you can clearly hear the roaring depths of water under your feet, see the wavering canvas of tormented sails, listen to the shrieking howl of wooden masts,…

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