Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire was the first national park we visited in Tanzania. Our safari adventure has officially begun! Tarangire National Park is named after the river that crosses it and is the only reliable source of water for wildlife during the dry season; yet, this river dries out quite noticeably. The park is famous for its huge […]

Kensington Ngorongoro Camp

While in Tanzania we stayed one night in the Kensington Ngorongoro tented camp. This particular camp doesn’t exist anymore, so the review won’t have any practical value – but it was our first ever tented camp experience, so we feel a blog post is needed. :) There’s something special about camping in Africa. It’s authentic […]

Havana, Cuba’s colorful capital

Havana is the most picturesque city we’ve ever been to. It has left the most vivid memories of our Cuban adventure. It is a city of retro cars that you can’t pass until you examine every little detail, take a photo from every angle, and wonder how this thing can still run :) It’s beautiful […]

Ngorongoro Farm House

We stayed at Ngorongoro Farm House only for one night, so there is not much we can tell about it. It is located just 2 km from the Ngorongoro park entrance gate, and it is a working coffee farm. The lodge is rather big and has about 50 rooms, although there were only 5-7 couples during […]

Bali’s unique culture

Traditional Balinese dance is a cultural specialty of Bali island that is passed on from generation to generation. Every dance tells a story that has a spiritual and religious context within the local culture. Colorful costumes, expressive moves, exotic musical and voice performance make Balinese dance a thrill for tourists. We watched Legong, Barong, and […]

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater is a conservation area and a UNESCO world heritage site that probably has the highest concentration of wild animals per square meter in Tanzania. Wherever you go, you’ll encounter some wildlife. The crater is a 265 km2 volcanic caldera that is 600 m deep, and it’s home to over 25,000 large animals. […]

North Seymour, Galapagos Islands

North Seymour was hands down our favorite island on Galapagos. And guess why? Blue-footed boobies! A bird with bright blue feet, it is a favorite character to put on local souvenirs: t-shirts, bags, postcards, magnets, it’s everywhere. We’ve seen it! And not just one bird, many of them very close to us performing their mating […]

Kokuya ryokan

Kokuya ryokan is a Japanese Inn with 400 years of history at the center of a charming hot springs resort town. This place is well maintained and full of tradition. Rooms There are 19 traditional rooms on the property, 9 of which have private outdoor hot spring baths. The Shinanoji room, where we stayed, is […]

Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

We stayed at Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan for 2 nights in February 2015. It is ideally situated, just around the corner from Takayama Jinya Morning Market, and steps away from the Nakabashi Red Bridge and historic Takayama Old Town. On the one hand, Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is a ryokan, which is a traditional Japanese inn. Ryokans […]

Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO world heritage site

Shirakawa-go is a group of a beautiful, historic villages remotely located in the middle of Gifu Prefecture, which is situated in the Japanese Alps. Despite its remoteness, Shirakawa-go is a popular tourist destination. Several buses connect it daily to Takayama and Kanazawa. In fact, it’s so popular that our 9:50 am bus from Takayama filled […]

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