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How to Survive On A Boat – With No Internet!

This is the last in my series of posts about life on a boat. You can start from the beginning about how I came aboard a Turkish gullet for 8 days, and more details on the route and the boat. If you’re like me and you don’t normally live on a boat, you might wonder […]

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Mee’s Japan Wish List

So Japan is officially the country I’ve written most about without actually having been there! This time Mee has teamed up with Air France to compile my wish list. The collaboration could not come at a better timing, because it’s very likely that I will finally go to Japan next spring. I know I’ve said […]

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I Reached 80 World Heritage Sites

I started my World Heritage Sites project with 40 sites, back in mid 2012. With the addition of Ephesus by the committee just weeks ago, and my boat trip in Rhodes, I finally reached 80 sites! 81 sites in fact, with also the addition of Singapore Botanical Gardens. I thought I need to write a […]

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Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage: Route and Boat

In my previous post I wrote about how I came aboard a Turkish boat for 8 days. One thing that appealed to me in Cynthia’s email was the “soft adventure travel” bit. I love adventure, I do. But the reality is my day job is a desk job, and I am tied to my desk […]

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How I Came Aboard A Turkish Boat For 8 Days

My blog had brought me many great things, but this must be the biggest one yet. Sometime in May I received a short email. Inside is an invitation to join a Fitness Voyage in the Mediterrranean. Now I receive dozens of emails per day, and at least a dozen email every day just from PR […]

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Istanbul: My Reminiscences and Things You Should Not Miss

I went to Turkey in winter last year, and interestingly some people thought it would be warm, as one of my colleagues put it “I always imagined Turkey as nice and warm.” I had to tell him that no, Turkey has winter too. In fact it could be very cold at some cities, it could […]

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Safranbolu, Turkey – a UNESCO World Heritage Village

A lot of UNESCO World Heritage sites comprise major sights that are quite well known to everyone, but some of these sites are just great places to be in. One example is Safranbolu, Turkey – a small town or village, inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1994, that is sort of in the middle of […]

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927: Tehran Part 2 – More on The Secret Lives of Iranians

Today’s post is brought to you by a friend of mine, Sam, an Iranian living in London. Everything I know about Iran I learned from Persepolis, so when I found out that Sam was going back to Iran for holiday after years of living abroad (as the post is aptly named – 927 days), I […]

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927: Tehran – Home Is Where Your Heart Is #2

Today’s post is brought to you by a friend of mine, Sam, an Iranian living in London. Everything I know about Iran I learned from Persepolis, so when I found out that Sam was going back to Iran for holiday after years of living abroad (as the post is aptly named – 927 days), I […]

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Turkey: Itinerary, Tips and Tricks

Turkey as a country had been high on my destination list ever since I arrived in Europe. Why Turkey? Rich history, amazing natural wonders, and one thing which I just found out when I traveled in the country – wonderful people. I traveled for 16 days, and interacted with dozens of people, all the while […]