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    Carnival Atmosphere in Brazil!

    Colourful, bright, eclectic … just a few adjectives that sprung to mind when I thought of Brazil. Yet, despite the carnival fever of Rio, Brazil has so much more to offer. This huge South American powerhouse boasts sparkling beaches, nature like no other, the Amazon, cities and enough diversity to leave you mind-blown.   Of course the downside of this is long-haul flying, but fear not! I have a plan. I can’t do much about the length of time you’re going to have to sit on a plane, but I can suggest a few ways to make it easier. This is where airport extras come in. Whenever I’m flying long-haul,…

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    Top 5 Memorable Travel Experiences Around the World

    There are some attractions you can visit and experiences you can have while travelling that just can’t be rivalled. Whether it’s seeing a unique historical site or completing a physical challenge, each will be memorable in its own way.Here are five particularly amazing experiences you can have while jet-setting all over the globe.1. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro As the tallest walkable summit in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania stands out as one of the most popular trekking destinations on the planet. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a challenge (after all, it is 5,895 m high), but it’s incredibly rewarding. There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing the panoramic views from its…

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    A Guide to Dubai’s Culture

    If you’re planning a jaunt to Dubai, lucky you! Luxury hotels, amazing restaurants, brilliant shops, gorgeous beaches, fun water parks – the city seems to have something for pretty much everyone. But, before you go, it’s really important to get to grips with the local culture – a lot of the city’s customs are rooted in Islamic beliefs, so in order to avoid inadvertently offending the locals, you need to be au fait with what these are.So, I’ve put together a quick guide to these, as well as other useful bits and bobs, like some information on the local cuisine and language. Enjoy!Laws and customs Ok, let’s get the most…

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    A Guide to Munich’s Romantic Road

    For the ultimate roadtrip, head to Munich. While images of Route 66 in the USA might spring to mind when thinking of destinations for a driving holiday, Munich is home to the stunning Romantic Road – and I think it’s well worth discovering. I love going to places that are new and different, and Germany is one country that I’d like to see more of. The Romantic Road sounds like a route for loved-up honeymooners only, but its name actually refers to the fact that the locations it passes through are beautiful. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with coming here for a romantic roadtrip with your partner, but it’s also…

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    A Visitor’s Guide to Liverpool

    Liverpool has always been a popular tourist destination, thanks largely to its fantastic musical history and culture but there is much more to the city than just the Cavern Club and The Beatles. As a port town, Liverpool has always been at the forefront of changes in British culture and its waterfront location has contributed heavily to creating a diverse population. The city became home to the oldest Black African community in the country, the oldest Chinese community in Europe and saw mass immigration from Ireland. Here we take a look at how the city’s diversity has shaped a city and what it offers visitors: Impressive landmarks Liverpool boasts an…

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    Teaching English in Europe!

    Everyone seems to know someone who has taught English overseas – there are so many places to go! While the latest thing is to go to Asia, don’t forget about Europe – many countries there speak languages other than English and if you’re a native speaker you can have a fabulously amazing time working and travelling. When your decide to spend a year in Europe (or longer!), where to start and go seem endless and overwhelming – where do you look for reliable information and what do you need to know? Try starting here:

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    Shopping in Sydney – Yes Please!!!

    Before arriving in Sydney, pretty much the only thing I knew for a fact was that I had to see the Sydney Opera House at all costs. Now, I had a pretty good feeling that just looking at it wouldn’t cost me anything, so right there I knew I had more money and time to normally spend than I do when I’m traveling, because there wasn’t anything else I really wanted to see. Boy was I wrong!

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    Sunshine Coast, Australia = Fabulous!

    I had the chance to visit some friends when I was in Australia who were living in the community of the Sunshine Coast. For those of you who don’t know it (I sure didn’t!), the Sunshine Coast is a group of small towns on the southern coast of Queensland just north of Brisbane. It’s home to great surfing, fantastically sunny weather and a laid back feel that makes it a great vacation spot. My friend had an apartment on the beach and there really was nothing like waking up every morning to the sound of the surf and the view of the Pacific While I was only there for a…

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    Three Quirky Things About Australia

    It should come as no surprise to anyone that knows me that I really LOVE Australia. I mean seriously, what’s not to love? The weather is beautiful, the people are so sweet there are so many amazing animals and the boys are easy on the eyes… yeah! Lol But something I realized after living here for a while is that, well, some things are just a bit strange down here! Like, not in a bad way just that it’s kinda crazy to think about that being someone’s normal everyday life. I always got a kick out of teasing my Australian friends about their weirdness and for the most part, especially…

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    What I LOVE About Sydney!

    Be sure you walk the city as parking spaces are difficult to find and the city is designed to be walkable. George St. is the main street and has great shopping opportunities ranging from Lululemon, an Ugg boutique and an Apple store. Beside George is Pitt St. with equally great shopping! Grab some sushi at Asagaya on Pitt St. before continuing to walk towards the harbour, grabbing some Starbucks before heading towards The Rocks. If you’re there on the weekend, there is the Rocks market for souvenirs. The restaurants along The Rocks have great views but are expensive. Walk along the harbour, past the Opera House to the Royal Botanical…