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Ecuador

If you visit Ecuador, you will likely pass through Guayaquil. All flights to Galapagos leave from the Guayaquil airport. And if you arrive from Peru, it is a convenient stop to break up what would otherwise be an endless bus ride.

So if you have to come here anyway, why not turn this into a sightseeing stop?

With its colonial buildings, the Malecon, the hillside neighbourhoods and a mangrove island just off its coast, Ecuador’s biggest city is a great place for tourists. There are plenty of things to do in Guayaquil. If you are wondering what you shouldn’t miss, here are five of Guayaquil’s highlights:…

Lithuania

What do you know about Lithuanian cuisine? Not much? Then you’re just like us. Before coming to Lithuania, all we knew was that people there ate a lot of potatoes. I also assumed they’d eat fish in the coastal areas, but that was it.

During our time in Lithuania, we got to discover lots of amazing dishes. Yes, people here like to eat potatoes. They also eat meat, soups, herring and produce amazing cheese and honey. Oh, and the desserts. Did you know about the delicious Lithuanian desserts?

If you’re travelling to this Baltic country, don’t miss out on any of those amazing dishes.…

Travel Gear

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, then you know that we love hiking. Whether it’s climbing up to Germany’s highest alpine lake, hiking to the palm trees in the Cocora Valley or going for day hikes to explore castles near Frankfurt – hiking is a great way to get into nature and see local sights.

Even though you don’t need much planning for a day hike, you should look into a few things before you go. One is to find a route that you will enjoy, and that is appropriate for your skill level. A quick Google search can help you here.

The next item to think about is your packing list. You don’t need to pack much for a day hike, but there are a few hiking essentials that you should take.

Latvia

Are you looking for the best things to do in Riga?

When travelling to Riga, you can expect a stunning medieval Old Town, cobblestone streets, lots of history and delicious food. And the best part? Latvia’s capital hasn’t made it onto the radar of everyone yet, which means that you’ll find fewer crowds than in many Western European cities.

As Riga has a lot to offer, it can be challenging to choose what to do. We have tried and tested the highlights of Riga, so you don’t have to spend hours researching for yourself. Keep on reading, and you’ll learn everything about what to do in this fantastic city.…

Photo Stories

George Town, the capital of the Malaysian state of Penang, has been attracting tourists and travellers from all over the globe for a long time. However, its street art scene boomed in 2012. That year Ernest Zacharevicm, a Lithuanian artist, created 6 wall paintings during the celebration of the annual George Town festival. These murals soon became worldwide famous, to the point where one of them, Children on a Bicycle, is one the most photographed spots of the city.

Today, years later, the old town is full of murals. The trend that Ernest Zacharevic started kept growing, making the street art scene of George Town blossom. Now, international artists are invited to go there and leave their mark in the old town.…

Travel Tips

Does it feel like it’s been ages since you’ve last travelled? For us, it certainly does. But don’t worry. Even if you can’t travel at the moment, you can still explore the world from your couch.

We have plenty of articles on here that can inspire you to dream about future trips.

But today, we want to go even further. All of this dreaming is amazing, but what if you want to see new places right now? Then you’re in luck. A lot of tourist attractions all over the world allow you to visit them online. Virtual tours are becoming more and more popular. Here are some that you can visit right now, with little to no preparation, all from your living room.…

Colombia

This year, when travelling through Colombia, I was lucky and got to see the Cocora Valley. Located close to Salento, in the south of the country, it is a valley of green pastures, cows, hummingbirds and wax palm trees. Those palm trees are the national tree of Colombia and the tallest ones in the world. Walking in between them makes you realise how beautiful nature can be and also how small we are.

The Valle de Cocora is not just worth a visit because of the palm trees. Along the way, you will get great views of lush green valleys and you have the chance to spot hummingbirds and other wildlife at the Casa de las Colibris. Plus, the Cocora Valley is easily accessible from Salento.…

El Salvador

Volcan Santa Ana is one of El Salvador’s biggest tourist attractions. The light green lagoon that bubbles in its crater, with smoke rising up, is a spectacular sight.

I have to admit, this was the one destination I did not research properly. I love research, but by the time we had arrived in Santa Ana, I was tired and exhausted and figured I could just go without reading up on it. It led to a lot of confusion, us almost jumping off at the wrong bus stop and worrying for a while that we would not end up seeing the volcano at all.

But do not fear. To make sure that the same thing doesn’t happen to you, I have put together this guide.…

Ecuador

Most travellers who visit Galapagos end up on Santa Cruz sooner or later, and I was no exception. I came here twice – once voluntarily and once involuntarily.

My first involuntary stay, unavoidable due to all boat connections from San Cristobal to Isabela going via Santa Cruz, lasted only a couple of hours. I used that time to eat a giant cup of ice cream – a decision which I regretted later that afternoon when I took a boat to Isabela and desperately tried not to empty my stomach into the sea.

My second encounter with Santa Cruz Island was more fortunate. I stayed for three days, so I had a chance to properly get to know the island beyond the ice cream parlour.…

Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek is not a typical tourist city. Most people will spend some time here to arrange travel onwards through Kyrgyzstan, but it is not a place they seek out for its tourist attractions.

Yet, the city has more to offer than you would think at first glance. We certainly had a lot of fun during the days we spent here and we want to share all of the fun things to do in Bishkek with you. Plus, you won’t run into many other tourists. The city is perfect for getting away from the crowds and seeing a corner of the world that not many people visit.

If you’re travelling to Kyrgyzstan and you’re wondering what to do in Bishkek, then this article has all of the information you need.…

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