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    Chong Kneas Floating Village, Siem Reap

    Chong Kneas Floating Village, welcome to Scambodia   A ticket for the tourist boats to Chong Kneas floating village costs 20$ per person, a lot of money in Cambodia. Once on the boat, the ‘guide’ starts working you to buy rice for the ‘poor orphan children’, which will cost you around 80$. The problem is that the 5 kg rice you’ve bought isn’t going to the poor children, once you’re gone they just resell it. Having read the reviews on tripadvisor, we came prepared, so no luxury rice from us, much to the disappointment of or guide. So the basic (first) scam is stopping at a floating convenient store and trying to get you to…

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    Abu Dhabi luxury holidays in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi is the capital of the eponymous Arab Emirate Abu Dhabi, located on the Persian Gulf. Abu Dhabi is the holiday destination that now may not be the first in your mind, but still it is worth considering. Abu Dhabi is similar in many ways to Dubai. Feels a bit strange when you enter Abu Dhabi as a woman, not everybody is very helpful or friendly, be sure to cover up, don’t wear shorts or to revealing clothes.   Ancient architecture, bustling markets and ultra modern shopping malls, Abu Dhabi is not only important as oil producer but also has a lot to offer on holidays. The north facing in the capital…

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    Fez Morocco during ramadan, oh my God!

    Fes or Fez Morocco, the medina and Ramadan Fez in Morocco has been booming as a tourist destination in recent years. Money has poured into the city, from foreigners buying up riads in the medina and new parks, and fountains have been built in the new village. If you believe the travel- and style pages of the Western media, Fez has become the new Marrakesh. Tell a Fassi that however, and they’ll laugh in your face. This is an old and supremely self-confident city that has nothing to prove to anyone. Dynasties and fads have all come and gone in the city’s 1200-year existence, and Fez will be around long after the next fashion has burned out.…

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    Iceland, the land of Gods and Monsters

    Iceland and it’s unique landscape. Iceland is a small but fiery island where myth and magic meets modern life meet in a spectacular style. The proud Republic, only since 1944 completely independent of Denmark, has a strong national identity, which is reflected in its rich and poetic history. Regular volcanic eruptions have created impressive landscapes on the Islands and the natural environment is unique in the world.   This inhospitable and mainly barren country was first inhabited by hardened Norwegians and their influence is interwoven with almost all life in Iceland. Although the coasts of Iceland have been developed with cities and villages remains the centre of the island uninhabitable, and the spectacular landscapes have a strong attraction to both…

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    Bamburi beach Kenya and it’s beach boys and sex tourism.

    Bamburi beach Kenya. Bamburi Beach Kenya is part of a beautiful stretch of coast north of Mombasa . Here one finds enchanting white sandy beaches with very warm water, restaurants, small souvenir stalls and bars. Bamburi Beach is located on the East coast of Kenya just north of Mombasa and is a part of the pacific ocean.. This popular holiday resort attracts many tourists. Most tourists come here to the beach, the Sun and the sea. Scuba diving and snorkeling  are a  popular activity here by the beautiful underwater world.   Just before the coast lies the ‘Mombasa Marine Park ‘ where one can admire numerous sea creatures. There are a number of larger hotels at the beach most of these hotels have…

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    Tsavo National Park ideal for an African Safari.

    Game safaris at it’s best. If you like nature and animals you will love Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Seeing large groups of elephants in the wild, giraffes cuddling or even the lions was as exciting as the smell of the savannah and breathtaking landscapes. Luckily awareness around preserving the wildlife has grown bit by bit throughout the years that we still are able to see some of these wonderful animals. Tsavo National Park lies in the south-east of Kenya and is the largest ( At nearly 22,000km²) and one of the oldest parks in the country, established in 1948. It’s a classic savannah park of rolling grasslands and open woodland, arid and dusty in the dry season, green and well-watered after…

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    African Safari with El Moran Safaris

    An African Safari is an experience of a lifetime. Kenya and neighbouring country Tanzania both have without a doubt some of the best national wildlife parks in Africa. Amboseli, Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Masai Mara National Reserve all offer unique experiences with different fauna and flora, depending on the season and your particular interests. Amboseli, spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border, is dominated by the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The park is 392 km2 big and is famous for being the best place in Africa to see free-ranging elephants up close. Tsavo East and West are some of the world’s largest game reserves, providing wilderness homes to vast numbers of  animals. It is perhaps best known for the Tsavo man eaters, a pair of lions who developed a taste for human flesh during the construction of a railroad in the late19th century. More inland to…

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    Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli

    Ol Tukai is an Eco-lodge in Amboseli National Park with its unique collection of African art. There are 80 luxury chalet-style rooms, with a great view of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. All rooms have private bathrooms and individual terraces. The beds are very comfortable, and management has spent a lot of attention to detail. This lodge has a more luxurious feel to it than many other lodges around Kenya we visited. The drawback is that it has less off an authentic safari feel.  There is still plenty of opportunity for seeing wild animals beyond the fence or enjoy the resident monkey population frolicking around.   The restaurant Lunch is served out on the veranda with a view of the Kilimanjaro wetlands and animals passing by. The set lunch buffet was fantastic, and indeed one of the highlights of Ol Tukai Lodge. From…

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    Lions Bluff Tsavo West national park

    Unique lodge overlooking LUMO sanctuary Lions Bluff  Tsavo West is a small safari lodge built on the edge of a cliff. This unique place offers fantastic views of the plains of the LUMO sanctuary and, if weather permits, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The lodge is called Lions Bluff for a reason: the area is home to a pride of lions that can be often seen along with the other big five that inhabit the savannahs beneath the lodge.   This lodge is made from all natural materials giving it a truly African feel. There are 12 bandas (huts in Swahili), each with their own veranda set out from the hill on stilts. The verandas offer 180° views of the Savannah and wildlife below.The bandas feature hand-made furniture, bathrooms with flush toilets and hot running water from a sun boiler. You can enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar on the main lodge’s open terrace with Kilimanjaro…

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    Kenya, a magical country full of contrast

    Back to basics in Kenya Over the last few years we’ve traveled quit a bit but I must say that Kenya (Africa) appears to be  at the top of the list. It seems we have developed a taste of traveling ‘ back to basics’. The return of nature and non commercial area’s is quit something to explore. Going to all the big city around the world left us we a bah feeling. We were getting sick of seeing the same things allover again. Sure it’s nice when as people you have enough money to spend in those big shopping malls, were you will find your zara and apple stores, but real life, yes…