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Best of Iran: The Perfect 15-Day Itinerary For Your Life-Changing Trip

Iran is one of my favourite countries that I have visited. It is home to one of the oldest civilisations in the world. It has varied landscapes, impressive architectures, stunning mosaics, great history, and delicious foods. The people are the nicest and their hospitality often surprised me. That's why I visited Iran twice: in 2011…
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Best of Iran: The Perfect 15-Day Itinerary For Your Life-Changing Trip

A Day Trip to Abyaneh: Iran’s Most Beautiful Ancient Village

Abyaneh is one of the oldest villages in Iran. It is known to have existed 2,500 years ago. Situated on the north-western slope of Mount Karkas between Kashan and Esfahan, this ancient village is a living museum of Iran, preserved for its cultural heritage, traditions, and unique beauty despite centuries of changing rules, dynasties, and…
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A Day Trip to Abyaneh: Iran’s Most Beautiful Ancient Village

4 Days in Yogyakarta: The Ultimate Itinerary for Instagram-Worthy Spots

Yogyakarta or Jogja had been on my bucket list for a long time. It was one of the regions in Indonesia that I would like to visit. Its history, kingdom, culture, arts, and Borobudur are the main reasons why I want to set my foot here. Surprisingly, Jogja has so much to offer! It's no…
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4 Days in Yogyakarta: The Ultimate Itinerary for Instagram-Worthy Spots

24 Hours in Tehran: Through the Eyes of Locals

I always wondered if Tehran would treat me the same way it treated me when I travelled here 6 years ago. Before I came here for my second visit (and this time, with my husband), I told myself to control my expectations. Societies change. People change. Cultures change. And Iran is no exception. What did…
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24 Hours in Tehran: Through the Eyes of Locals

4 Local Restaurants You Have to Try in Tehran, Iran

Tehran is a huge city and if you ask an Iranian what their favourite restaurants are, they'd usually ask you back, "Which part of Tehran do you want to go to?" There are simply many choices that you can choose from. So here are the 4 restaurants that were recommended to me by many of…
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4 Local Restaurants You Have to Try in Tehran, Iran

Visiting Tochal: A Mountain That Looms Over Tehran

Since we came to Iran during the winter season, we decided to have a look at one of the famous ski resorts in the country -- Tochal. Skiing in Iran? Yes, you can do it and no, I'm not kidding :) . There are several great skiing resorts in Iran, including the famous Dizin. We…
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Visiting Tochal: A Mountain That Looms Over Tehran

Essential Guide to Applying for an Iranian Visa

When I travelled to Iran in 2011, only a handful of nationalities were able to enter Iran. The situation has changed since then and some of the restrictions were lifted to support the booming of Iranian tourism industry. For people from certain nationalities, getting an Iranian tourist visa can still be a confusing and daunting…
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Essential Guide to Applying for an Iranian Visa

Cheap Eats: 10 Best Local Foods in Kuala Lumpur

Unlike its rival city Penang (read: 10 Must-Try Halal Foods in Penang Island), Kuala Lumpur is not exactly known for its foods. Local Malaysians, especially Penangites, would often boast about life-changing foods that Penang can offer, which can't be compared to the ones that are found in KL. The great thing about KL is that…
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Cheap Eats: 10 Best Local Foods in Kuala Lumpur

Makassar: 5 Halal Foods You Must Try

Surprisingly, Makassar has a wide range of traditional dishes that you can try. It also has a variety of beef soups, which is the icon of this city. Visiting Makassar soon? Well, make sure you visit these places that have become locals' favourites and try their halal foods! Coto Nusantara Coto is a stew dish originally…
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Makassar: 5 Halal Foods You Must Try

Bara Beach: the Ultimate Destination of Tanjung Bira

Tucked away at the end of the Cape of Bira is Bara Beach. This beach is a perfect place for travelers who want to avoid crowds. It is much cleaner and quieter compared to Bira Beach. It has less options when it comes to accommodations, proving that this beach is still quite undeveloped. Its location is not secluded, allowing you to stay connected with the internet and write your blogs, while offering you peacefulness and calmness that you may not get anywhere else. The accommodations around this place are also more affordable than the Amatoa Resort. Bira and Bara Beach are both connected during low tides, so you can definitely opt to walk from one beach to another.
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Bara Beach: the Ultimate Destination of Tanjung Bira

Sulawesi: Getting to Tanjung Bira

South Sulawesi is known as the island of the most notorious and legendary seafarers among Indonesians. From Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, all the way to Africa, the ancestors of Bugis people were historically known to have set their foot there and forged trading links with these coastal communities many centuries ago. Sulawesi is also…
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Sulawesi: Getting to Tanjung Bira

All You Need to Know about the Kei Islands of Maluku

The Kei Islands are a group islands located roughly between Indonesian Papua and Australia. The islands are comprised of two main islands, Kei Besar (literally, "Big Kei") and Kei Kecil (literally, "Small Kei"), as well as other small islands. Kei Kecil is popular among local Indonesians due to its beautiful and pristine beaches. However, due…
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All You Need to Know about the Kei Islands of Maluku