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How’s your Nepali? Not too hot? Well, never mind – spoken languages makeup but a fraction of the way we communicate, and some minds just weren’t built to absorb them. If you find that you’re fortunate enough to spend a lot of time travelling, you’ll discover that listening and observing is half the battle when it comes to being involved with the world around you. Whatever forgettable phrases they may print in the guidebooks are rarely comparable to the way the locals of any given area communicate with each other. Hand gestures...

Words: Len Rutledge.    Photographs: Phensri Rutledge. A spectacular cathedral, Roman ruins, restored markets and delightful gardens are just a few of the joys of central Sofia, Bulgaria’s interesting capital. My wife and I arrived knowing little about the city and we discovered a place which we really enjoyed. Sofia’s main sights are nearly all located within a short walking distance of each other. After some sightseeing, dining and relaxing we left vowing that we would return to explore further before long. Tsar Osvoboditel Monument. This...

Asia’s popular travel destinations provide a healthy mix of ancient history, culture, adventure and pleasure. From remote islands to huge cosmopolitan cities, you will have an endless array of places where you enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling holiday. If you are planning your next trip to Asia or visiting for the first time, here are some of the places you should consider. Siem Reap, Cambodia Siem Reap is an excellent destination for tourists who are visiting Asia for the first time. This popular city is located in the northwestern...

Before you go to study, or when your studies are behind you and a promising career beckons, the decision to dedicate a serious wedge of time and money to travelling the world can seem counter-intuitive. Many of us entertain the idea of seeing new places for a while before consigning the idea to a drawer marked “I’ll Do It Once I’m Stable” – but in fact, business leaders and thought gurus refute this attitude, pointing out that travel early on in your personal development will equip a rising entrepreneur with all sorts of enviable...

Explore the UK: A Weekend Trip to London Whether it’s an adventure break, a venture into the enormous outdoors or an exotic food and drink experience, weekend getaways help you relax, unwind and explore. A break to London can surely do you good. Break away from the daily mundane of life with our selection of weekend trips to London. If you are spending 2 days in London, our itinerary will be a great help for you. Here is how you can make most of your weekend trip to London. Day 1 Start your day eating English breakfast and head...

Popular New York Neighbourhoods for the Young and Energetic Mecca for the young, single and energetic, New York City offers a lot packed into one space. The opportunities to learn and explore are unlimited in New York City. The New York neighbourhoods in the boroughs are transforming into spaces that are more suitable for young families than party goers. As a matter of fact, Upper Manhattan has eradicated most of the potential places for fun. The bars here have become brunch spots and clubs have become yoga studios. Murray Hill A relatively...

Trogir is a harbor town in Split-Dalmatian County, Croatia. The town is also a World Heritage Site since the year 1997. As of the year 2011, the official population of this town stood at 10,818 people. The town lies 27 kilometers west of the county’s main administrative city, Split. History and Culture This city has a checkered history. It was founded by the Greeks in 3 BC and evolved as a major port. From the tenth century towards the nineteenth century, Trogir was greatly influenced by the Italian city-states of Genoa and Venice...

The 18th arrondissement of Paris, known as Montmartre, is famous as the Artists District. This historic place is one of the most colourful neighbourhoods in Paris, making it a favourite destination amongst tourists. Located in the north of Paris, Montmartre has seen very little development over these years, helping it to retain much of its character and village-like charm till date. Montmartre has brought together many famous artists of the time such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. Hence, it’s easy to understand...

Have you ever thought of cruising along the most fascinating, loneliest road in America? If you nodded a Yes, you have landed on the right page. Just imagine you are in the middle of nowhere- with remote terrain all around, nature at its best and to discover a lot. When you are in that state, just believe that you are on Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America. It is not so long ago that a story showed up in Life magazine that claimed that US 50 via Nevada had no points of interest or tourist attractions. Later it was recommended that...

Bathurst is a pleasant destination for those travellers that are looking for a new and satisfying place to visit in Australia. This quiet city is highlighted by interesting historical locations and incredible picturesque views. Australian Mineral & Fossil Museum   For those individuals who love taking a historical look at the Bathurst area, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is a fantastic place to check out. This hot spot is actually the home of the Somerville Collection, which is an internationally renowed collection of...