Turkey: things to know before you go!

Turkey is one of the oldest inhabited regions in the world. It has been home to numerous cultures over the last thousand years. You can find evidence of some of those earliest settlements at Troy. Later on, civilizations like the Greeks colonized the coastal areas and established some of the region’s greatest cities including Ephesus. […] Read more…

Zaanse Schans windmills next to Zaan river

Amsterdam day trip: Dutch heritage in Zaanse Schans

You’ve probably seen pictures of Zaanse Schans and wondered where it was. It is located just north of Amsterdam, accessible by car, train, bike, etc. This preserved town is sort of like an open-air museum with traditional Dutch handicrafts. What you’ll notice first are the beautiful historic windmills, but there are also traditional houses (some […] Read more…

Jordaan and surroundings: Best Places to Eat, Shop & Visit

Jordaan is our favorite neighborhood in all of Amsterdam, let’s start off there. This former working-class area is today one of the most expensive and upscale neighborhoods in the city. It kind of reminds me of the Marais district in Paris, not esthetically but in terms of atmosphere. It’s got beautiful houses, charming canals and […] Read more…

NDSM Werf: Amsterdam’s New Hotspot

Amsterdam is all about canals, bikes and small quaint streets… not! Of course that is a big part of the charm of this city, but there’s a lot more to it. Visiting Amsterdam for the second time, we thought we would venture to the north side to explore NDSM Werf. Read more…

Little India Singapore: A Vibrant District

Little India is quite a small district, but it is full of life! All along Serangoon Road and its neighbouring streets, you’ll find gorgeous alleys, colorful buildings, delicious food, temples, giant elephants made out of flowers, and incredible shopping arcades… It’s kind of how I imagine India, but cleaner and more modern (you are in […] Read more…

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