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How to save money on your travels (and still be cool)

Having to scrimp when you’re on vacation sucks.

Just imagine: you’re supposed to be having a good time and you want to be able to be spontaneous, soak in the sights, sounds and experiences and eat whatever you want. 539 more words


Village Life: Kachpura

India is a country of 1.2 billion people, and over 800 million of these live in rural villages like Kachpura. This is one of two villages that we visited on our trip (Ramathra in Rajasthan being the other one) and in many respects these provided the most fascinating experiences and special memories……..because this is the real India:

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)


Indian Eagle Owl (Bubo bengalensis)

The Indian Eagle Owl (Bubo bengalensis) is a very large owl species occurring in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Apart from their size, the birds can be easily identified by the long feather-tufts on their heads. 159 more words


Sunday Review: Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Turkey

My favorite hotel in Turkey is a winner in Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice poll.

Hurrah, Gamirasu! See my review on the link below.
Sunday Review: Gamirasu Cave Hotel


Mount Bromo - The easy climb

Fancy this view on your next trip?

No mountaineering experience nor training needed. You can get away with wearing flip flops even, though I’d recommend a light sweater and a really good guide helming a working 4-wheel drive. 713 more words


These Might Make You Laugh

Living in Thailand is awesome because the people and food and culture and landscapes are all amazing. But it can also be amazing because there are lots of moments, usually related to English translations, where you just stop and laugh: 214 more words