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Why I fell in love with Sri Lanka

Which is the best country you’ve visited so far? This is by far one of the most common questions I have to answer. I ask the question a lot too; as a trick question, or not :P. I still do not have an answer to that. Every country I have visited had its own charm, even Tanzania, a country that is certainly not my best. That said, Sri Lanka really made an impression. I want to go back, and I rarely say that about a destination. Well, except Morocco that I recently visited and got blown away. That’s the thing right here: it only gets

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Tourism and Poverty; case of Zanzibar

Dazzling and palm-fringed beaches, an infinite coastline, and a dynamic spice market. Such a description fits most of the destinations in developing countries with tourism as one of their main sources of income. However, that is only part of the puzzle. Zanzibar is known across the globe as one of the most ideal places to escape the daily madness, and for many others, a perfect honeymoon spot. For me, it was the former. I was hoping to spend endless hours on the white sand after spending a number of weeks in the mainland, Tanzania

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Mountains; How we found ourselves, and conquered

There will be a lovely sunrise and/or sunset. You have not seen such views before. We have completed every other one we started. You will get lost. And tired. You cannot be the same after the experience. We always find ourselves somewhere between the start and the end of the trail to the mountains. Those are SOME of the thoughts we have before any hike. We would hate to wake up and realize that we got used to hiking, and that it does not give a thrill of some kind. Then we would consider ourselves lost; not the numerous

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999 places to visit; is Mount Everest one?

Mount Everest has been on the news over the last few days for the wrong reasons – it cut short what were otherwise very promising lives. I don’t know what comes into your mind when the said mountain is mentioned. Personally, the only thing that comes into my mind is Nepal. Which is not news cuz what else am I expected to think of anyway. However, the recent stories got me thinking of something different; dreams. I know people whose dream is to make it up the Summit (that’s the name given to the highest part of the Everest which is

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volunteering

How to choose the right volunteer opportunity

If you have made it through life without the help of anyone else, I doubt this post will interest you. Volunteering defines humanity since it is one of the ways one can make a difference – no matter how small. The beauty is that no one is too poor to give, and it’s one of the most gratifying experiences one could ever have. Unfortunately, we have to deal with issues such as hunger and untold poverty. While it may be impossible to eliminate such in their entirety, it is possible to be part of something beautiful. Even more

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Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal: An enshrinement of love

We all strive to find the sweetness in our hearts – directly and/or indirectly. That explains why we seek new relationships, why we have to deal with heartbreaks… Well, it’s only after we discover the love in our hearts that we can see the same in others. We can go on and on about love, but is all narrows down to the fact that is the world’s greatest dynamic, it overshadows race, clogs religious differences… it’s the difference between us and rocks.

There is so much to learn from your immediate environment. This

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nepal

Nepal – the grand awakening

“Who sent me here?” That was one of the many questions I asked myself just a few hours after I landed in Kathmandu. I flew from India, and even through it’s about 1 hour from Delhi, I had to spend 11 hours of layover at the Delhi airport – was connecting from Pune. Anyways, I’m used to making unconventional decisions. I don’t know what I hoped to get in/from Nepal, but I went anyway. So, here I was freezing, tired, and questioning my capability to make sound decisions. It was end-January so it was still winter. I am not used

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visit singapore

In Singapore; a FORMAL guide

Planning a fun –filled and dramatic getaway to Singapore? Here is what you really need. One day isn’t enough to have maximum fun in this amazing city. Keep the buzzing phone aside, tell your mommy you’ll be late but don’t miss out to read this ultimate guide to visit Singapore right now. I completely agree that this city was blamed for being too expensive and laid out. But wait? Time has changed everything. Singapore has revamped itself as one of the famous and chic cities of the world. [caption id="attachment_166"

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india travel guide

The Ultimate India Travel Guide

India is one of the most diverse countries there is in the world. This may be because of the large population or the spicy food or its geographical location. Whatever you know India for, it is highly recommended as a travel destination. India has it all. Swim in the beaches, climb the mountains, skate in the snow, unleash your passions and desires in this Asian country. I have compiled what I hope will be a helpful guide. What to expect Language: Not everyone speaks English in India. As a matter of fact, just a small

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Most popular misconceptions about India(ns)

Having traveled across India for a few months now, I thought this post would serve to best introduce what have been some of the most amazing moments ever. What comes to your mind once India is mentioned? The Big Bang Theory? Crowded streets? Kurtas and saris? I decided to help those who hope to travel to the South East Asian country understand just what (not) to expect! ‘Indian’ is not a language! It has been a popular thought of most that Indians all use the same language, and it is called “Indian”. Well, it’s not true. The

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About Wachera

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I can’t keep calm! That’s probably the worst tag line ever, but it’s true. I have tried finding fulfilment from settling down and focusing on one activity and place, but I failed terribly. Okay, I should probably start by telling you who I am. My name is Wachera, a daughter of the African soil. Just recently, I realized that Wachera is native for “the one who loves travelling” . Read more

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