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How to rent an apartment in Hanoi for longer stay

When I first landed in Hanoi I had a booking.com hotel booked for 2 weeks. I figured I don't need more time to find an apartment in Hanoi. This turned out to be absolutely true. In fact, I could have had an apartment after only a couple of days,…
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Sapa Region Vietnam - Terrace Rice Fields

The Sapa region in North-West Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is located in the mountains of Lao Cai Province, close to China, about 300 kilometers from Hanoi. It is not hard to see why Sapa Regin is such a popular…
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Fansipan Mountain near Sapa

Fansipan is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula hence its nickname "the Roof of Indochina". Its height is 3143 meters, which is about 1500 meters above Sapa. It's a very popular tourist destination from people around the world.…
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Lanckorona - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Lanckorona and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska are about 40 kilometers from Krakow. Maybe 1 hour drive so it's a great spot for a day-trip. We spent the whole day doing touristy things there. First stop was the monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Beautiful…
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Pszczyna Castle

Pszczyna Castle lies in Southern Poland, close to the border with the Czech Republic. The first mention of that castle dates back to the 13th century. I really don't think that any part of this current castle is that old, but the history of…
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Polanica Zdroj - Kudowa Zdroj - Duszniki Zdroj

It sounds like way too much traveling for one day, but all these little towns are very close to each other. They are all spa towns in Klodzko County, Lower Silesian. About 90 kilometers from Wroclaw. All these towns have a history spanning hundreds…
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Moszna Castle in Upper Silesian Region

About 100 kilometers from Wroclas lies a small village of Moszna. There is very little to say about the village itself, however, the castle located in that small village is something worth writing about. It is one of the most beautiful castles…
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Trzebnica Kuzniczysko i Stary Mlyn

Having lived in Australia most of my life, travel distance for me is a very different concept compared to Europe. In Sydney, I drove 150km to get to the beach. I drove 750km to get to my holiday resort and that was no issue at all. Hell, Sydney…
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A Stopover in Doha - Qatar

I think I have a new favorite airline now. QATAR Airways. I'm pretty sure they won some awards, and if they did, good on them. I like them because they are just good. New aircraft, the food is more than edible and the price can't be beat. Plus…