Travel Tips

Don’t Panic, Help Is At Hand

Getting ill in a foreign country is not something most people want to happen. However, thousands of people suffer injuries or contract illnesses abroad every single year. Knowing how to deal with the issue in advance should help individuals to avoid panic and deal with the events in the best way possible. The advice below will highlight all the assistance that’s often available, and how to get access to it. With a bit of luck, anyone who finds themselves in that situation will make better decisions after reading this article.

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Cappadocia, Destinations, Europe, Turkey

Balloon Ride In Cappadocia, Turkey

(The following is a guest post by Naomi, from Probe Around The Globe blog)


I was travelling with my best friend through central Turkey when we reached the little village of Göreme in Cappadocia. We were travelling with a tour group and our tour leader explained the itinerary for the next days to us. As soon as he mentioned: sun set balloon ride in Cappadocia, our eyes locked. We didn’t need to consult each other. There was no need to think about the costs.


If ever you want to take a balloon ride somewhere, it has to be in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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Antalya, Destinations, Europe, Inspirational Trips, Turkey

Mount Tunc Turkey: Sun, Sea, Sand and SNOW!

With each step I take, I sink further and further into the soft snow. Perhaps there is a cavity due to rocks below me but with each step I felt the snow give way a little. I needed to move a little to the left, or perhaps to the right! Either way, I am not going to get very far if I continue like this. I’m hiking up the snow flanked Bronze mountain also known as Mount Tunc, near Antalya, Turkey.


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Destinations, Europe, Italy, Lake Garda

The Iron Way, Lake Garda

On a beautiful day in Italy, I decided I wanted to experience via ferrata in Lake Garda. The actual translation for this is iron way,  and it is literally this, a way made of iron. Iron rungs and rope are added to the rock to supplement natural hand and foot holds. In the event you were to slip, your harness would break your fall. . . well falling too far!

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Destinations, South America

Baños – At the end of the world

(The following is a guest post by Vibeke Johannessen,  from The Viking Abroad)


You have probably seen pictures of the swing at the end of the world.  That swing is in Baños, Ecuador. Did you know that Baños is named after the hot spring water baths? The full name of the city in spanish is Baños de Agua Santa or Holy Water Baths. In the last few of years this city got famous because of the Casa Del Arbol Swing. Baños can be considered the entrance to the Amazon. You will notice this by the lush landscape.


The swing can look terrifying and you might think it would be a big risk to take it, right? Don’t worry, you won’t fall of the earth!

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