Category: Asia

Bali tours, Bali day trips in the countryside

Booked & Loved: 3 Bali Tours & Day Trips From Ubud With a Private Driver

Dreamy Bali tours, day trips from Ubud, with the comfort of hiring a local driver, are a rare insight into most secluded corners of a Hindu fairyland. Surrounded by the wild-emerald waters of the Indian Ocean, the Island of Gods is a tropical paradise, shattering all barriers for art intricacy and natural wonders.


Exploring Bali on your own, with a rented car or by using the so popular motorbike, can be a freedom and excitement-filled adventure. Especially for the skilled ones. But Bali tours with private drivers are also a genuine and affordable way of understanding the local culture of this  heaven-made Indonesian destination.

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Best Saigon Restaurants

Top Saigon Restaurants in 2022: International Dishes Made in Vietnam

Some of the top Saigon restaurants, often scattered in and around District 1, are preciously kept, well hidden and waiting to be discovered gems. In this sense, to be able to taste something extremely delicious, you have to make your pathway through rows and rows of parked motorcycles or climb not the most beautiful interior stairs. But it’s worth the effort. Each time.

From fast food to fine dining, Ho Chi Minh City restaurants are worth to be explored. Especially when we are talking about a large cuisine of international dishes, heavenly-cooked by the Vietnamese.

It was a real delight to hop from restaurant to restaurant together with my special one in search for the best meals in Saigon.

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Cultural Center in Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village: A Living Story of the Joseon Dynasty (Complete Guide & Map)

The ancient South Korean Bukchon Hanok Village in  is a rare time-machine neighborhood. An attraction worth of topping any list of places to visit in Seoul. The village takes you back more than 600 years ago, to the ancient Joseon Dynasty era, while confining pieces of what used to be the lifestyle of the upper class of those times. In all my travels, I have hardly ever seen such a surprising urban artefact.


Bukchon means Northern Village and it was called so due to its strategic position, north of Cheonggyecheong Stream and Jongno.

Traditionally, this was the residential quarter of high-ranking government officials and nobility. Even though some of the old hanoks have been modernized being transformed into the so called fusion hanoks, there are still plenty of well-conserved examples of art and architecture reminding of the ways old Koreans used to live.

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Turkish cultural experience Ebru Traditional Ottoman paper marbling

18 Fun Things To Do In Istanbul For An Authentic Turkish Experience

The city of Istanbul is one of the most colorful and vivid cities I’ve ever seen.  There are lots and lots of fun things to do in Istanbul apart from the usual activity of exploring cultural attractions. Due to Romania’s close location to Turkey, traveling to Istanbul has always been accessible for me. I went numerous times for sightseeing, to study, to draw, for business, while visiting some Turkish friends. And it never ceases to amaze me.

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