Slice of Heaven – Iceland

Reykjavik: Icelandic Air flies non-stop from Boston to Keflavik. If you plan on renting a car from the airport, make sure the pick up location is Keflavik airport, not Reykjavik airport. Stay : BB 44 guesthouse is about 35 mins drive from the airport in a town called Kopavugar. Great hospitality. Highlights: Past mid-night sunset and view …

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Frenetic City of Holiness – Siem Reap !!

Siem Reap 4 Nights 3 Days

It was deep into the month of December. Siem Reap was still screeching hot and humid !! A backpackers’ paradise, the city offers One dollar accommodations and fifty-cent beers to cool off. If you want to enjoy these luxuries, stay at Garden Village Guesthouse. You will never be alone at this hostel, just like every other backpacker …

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“Could you be loved” in Jamaica ?!

I’m not in the resort section of Montego Bay. I am staying at a $25/night hostel on the main road that leads to downtown. Living like a local, unlike resorts, there are no concierge service, no pre-planned tours, no breakfast served and no Internet connection too. I prefer to travel like this as this forces …

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The best credit and debit cards for travelers and backpackers

You live in the US of A, and you are probably wondering what the best credit/debit cards are for international travels. Here is what I was looking for in my cards: Debit: No ATM fee No International Transaction fee Current exchange rate No currency conversion fee No Monthly or Annual Fee Result: Charles Schwab debit card. …

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How did I prepare for Kilimanjaro ?

Fitness:  Plenty of Cardio for at least 6-months. By the time I climbed the mountain, I was ready to run a full marathon. If running is not your thing, then biking and swimming are good. But, from my personal experience, swimming alone won’t cut it. I hiked almost every weekend at nearby trails. If you …

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Best Bangkok Itinerary 4 Days to Visit the Most

Fly into Bangkok and get visa on arrival. For Indian passport holders, they give 30-day stay on arrival. The line gets long, but the process is fairly straight forward. Only thing to keep in mind is, at the Bangkok airport, the money exchangers don’t take Indian Rupees for Baht. So, I used the US dollars …

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