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The Traveller’s Guide to Learning European Languages

Parlez-vous travel? Learning European languages can be quite the nifty travel skill to have in your toolkit when it comes to maximising your experiences. Why European languages? Well, firstly because some European languages like French and Spanish are spoken across the world. French in 29 countries, and Spanish in 21. Reason enough to learn a European language? As Indians, we aren’t averse to the idea of being bilingual. A vast

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River Rafting Rishikesh, India – Way beyond my comfort zone

Rafting Rishikesh? I’d rather just do some driving Rishikesh! Umm, I’m more interested in taking pictures of it from dry land, I mumbled, unsure of how I was going to squirm out of this one. I’m the kind of girl that constantly sat out of PE class in school because sports and I just don’t mix. Now I do love swimming, but the idea of being thrown into freezing cold water or

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Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal – A masonic mystery

Quinta da Regaleira (try pronouncing that one correctly!) was stupidly left for the last on our day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. After having hiked the Moorish Castle, huffed and puffed through the Pena Palace, trawled impossibly through the National Palace in the blazing sun, we were done. Pushing ourselves to climb the 2 km uphill (since no taxi was willing to go such a short distance), we were ready to

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Miradouros – The 7 best views in Lisbon, Portugal

The best views in Lisbon aren’t from some remote building where you sneak past the guards or enter a museum to find that perfect window located on the 4th floor. Neither are they world famous monuments with pricey tickets, long queues, and people jostling for that spot from where they can take the perfect selfie. Sadly, some of our favourite views of Paris are guilty of these. But Lisbon, has an

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Pench Tree Lodge – Living Mowgli’s life

Pench Tree Lodge has been on my mind ever since I found out about it’s opening in February this year. I’ve been wanting to discover the park and couldn’t wait to do it through Pugdundee Safaris since they’ve already wowed me with their experiences in Satpura (Denwa Backwater Escape), Kanha (Kanha Earth Lodge) and Bandhavgarh (King’s Lodge). The prospect of staying in a tree house had me super excited. While

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Unboxing the ASUS Zenfone Max

We get pretty excited about gadgets and gear. Anything that’s nifty and and pretty, is of course a big plus. So when we got our hands on the new ASUS Zenfone Max, we were pleasantly surprised. At the outset, the black version can be counted among the more aesthetically pleasing android phones out there, with a textured back and a gold rim, it definitely doesn’t look like a budget device.

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Tips on choosing the right accommodation for your next travel

One of the most important details while you plan a vacation is deciding where to stay. While you pick from amongst various options like hotels, service apartments, etc. the price is of course the main determining factor; as the hotel rate needs to fit your budget. However besides this there are various other things you need to consider to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable one. Whether you are

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Guatavita, Colombia: A visual essay

A short while ago, we wrote a post about how we’re lucky enough to have day jobs that sometimes take us hopping around the world. This time around, we were lucky enough to visit quaint little Guatavita – a small town nestled in the Andes, where time stands still as ancient legends meet the slow life. Getting to Guatavita Guatavita, a municipality and town in the Guavio Province of the Cudinamarca

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