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ARMENIA : WHERE MY FEET TOOK ME IN 4 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS

Starting the day literally in another country has been one of the best rewarding stimulants to my senses. Witnessing how the sun rises in a different place, strolling around to familiarise myself with the unknown,  trying to figure out how to go about a day while getting lost in translation are a part of the…

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IRAN : COLORFUL MORNING AT NASIR OL MOLK MOSQUE

Spending almost an entire morning inside a place of worship, that’s built not even for my own religion became one of my most remarkable travel experiences to date! I reckon, it’s an extraordinary and unforgettable moment that’s worth sharing. Although, I’ve already been to a few impressively stunning mosques in the world (Masjid Putra or the…

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IRAN : PARHAMI TRADITIONAL HOUSE IN SHIRAZ

Although the Visa-on-arrival procedure at Shiraz International Airport took me an hour to wait before I passed through Passport Control and collect my check-in luggage, finding my accommodation for my first 3 nights in Iran wasn’t an issue. I was armed with a print out of the address of Parhami Traditional House, where the location…

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DUSIT THANI DUBAI FRIDAY BRUNCH

Feasting on Friday Brunch in Dubai has always been one of the most anticipated weekend activities of UAE residents like us. Nothing beats gathering and having conversation with friends and families over a great spread of food and drinks, following a long and productive workweek! And among the countless restaurants and hotels that offer Friday brunch buffets,…

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PORTRAITS BY DOCGELO

To say that living abroad and traveling provide me infinite opportunities to meet people from all walks of life, is an understatement. Indubitably, the benefits extend by becoming interactive, and eventually learning about a bit of their character, culture and identity. From random greetings to short conversation, encountering locals has never failed to promote making friends…

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21 PHOTOS AND 10 REASONS THAT WILL MAKE YOU TRAVEL TO MUSLIM COUNTRIES WITHOUT PREJUDICE

I was fortunate and will remain forever grateful to have chances to live and work in predominantly Muslim countries, in Malaysia for 3 years, and in United Arab Emirates at present. Expectedly, it did not only give me opportunities to grow personally and professionally, more so, it widened my perception, and made me embrace diversities of…

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HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHENGEN VISA TO FINLAND & ESTONIA FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Yes, folks. I am ecstatic to report that after 3 weeks of waiting, I finally received my 3rd Schengen visa granted this year! And yes, despite the validity was only limited to the duration of my travel, I am thankful beyond words for the chance and the blessings to travel to Finland and Estonia for…

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19 HOURS IN MILANO

Last July 2016, I took a 2-week-break from my expat life in Dubai, UAE and boarded a 6 hour- flight via Emirates to Rome, Italy. Finally, I gave a green light and a strong nod to a lifelong dream to set foot and experience Italy even for 14 days only. I could have opted to…

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VENEZIA : A DREAM TRAVEL DESTINATION

I was half-awake when I yawned at the sight of my window. While pulling myself up from being seated on a slouched position, I saw apparition of speed boats instead of cars on laterals of my train. What used to be visible solid roads and tracks from Firenze became fluid, where boats float and birds fly over!…

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LIGURIA, ITALY : MY TRAVEL TIPS, RANDOM THOUGHTS AND REGRETS IN CINQUE TERRE

It was Tuesday, right after breakfast, when I left Hostel of the Sun in Napoli, following my pleasant 3-night-stay there. Mr. Sun was up, and Italian summer was scorching hot last July 2016. Playlist on my earphones. Scenes that I saw in Rome and Vatican City that past week flashed before my eyes. With my…

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