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Bolivian Altiplano | Salar De Uyuni Tours

Where can I go with little money and get a lot of experiences in return? A lot of travellers have a limited budget and looking for the perfect trip can be a puzzel. We all would love to go to Hawaii and go island hopping in this paradise, but for most travellers that is unrealistic.

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Multi day treks in the Indian Himalayas

Dharamsala is surrounded by the beautiful Dhauladar mountain range and offers excellent hiking. Most visitors stay 4km uphill in the mountain village of McLeod-Gansj. From here there are many options to hike around and enjoy the serenity of the mountains. You don’t need a guide/porter since its very easy to navigate. Don’t take too much with you, though in the winter months make sure you have warm clothes for the freezing nights!

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Exploring the Sri Lankan coast by tuktuk

From time to time you will find yourself in a position you definitely don't wanna be in and you are asking yourself why am I doing this. This after all these months of travelling still happens to me. Obviously the existence of innumerable glorious moments make it that I am still on the road. The last few days my iPhone is acting weird and that sounds not like a real problem to a lot of travellers, but lets just say Im a different traveller then. I definitely need my iPhone and no, I can not travel without. My best travel buddy in years wont charge anymore. He is slowly dying and has about 4% left at the time of writing. Although I got my MacBook with me to keep me online so now and then, an iPhone is a must have travel gadget for me.

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By train through the Sri Lankan highlands

Actually I’m not really in the mood to write about my adventures, but I will give it a go. Where I am now is not fun, it is freaking hot, there are way too many people around me, everyone is annoyed, we are all waiting and there is no information about how long this will take. I made it to the airport in Colombo for my flight out of Sri Lanka, after 16 days of travelling in this lovely country. End good, all good, but not in my case! Just an hour ago the electricity department of the airport decided to strike. There is no power at all, which basically means life stopped here. Flights are delayed, the airport is closed and this frequent flyer is trapped inside!

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Why Sölden is one of my favorite ski resorts

Outnumbered in most tourists per year only by Salzburg and Vienna, Sölden is an extremely popular winter sport destination in Austria. Tucked away almost at the end of the Ötztal, this village still didn’t lose its charm. The village is stretched out along the river, with peaceful hiking trails on its side. Sölden is a true paradise for people that love to go on a winter holiday. The opportunities are plenty. The ski area is phenomenal with 3 peaks above 3000 meter and the highest point on 3,250m. The modern lift system will take you up the mountain where you can enjoy 145km of groomed runs stretched out over a huge area. The best feature is the glacier ski area, which is connected by lifts from the village.

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Snowboarding for families in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental

Looking for endless groomed runs? Then head to SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental where 90 lifts connect 280km of tracks! The is the biggest interconnected ski area in Austria connects 8 little villages that all have their own valley run. This is one of the reason you will find numerous huts on the mountains and this area is well-known for its charming atmosphere.

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World’s most bizarre tourist attraction: San Pedro Prison

At the world’s most bizarre tourist attraction: imprisoned kids begging for candies! A must-read if you ever wondered what a South American prison looks like from the inside! Begging kids inside a prison in the Bolivian capital La Paz. It sounds freaking crazy but here you will get the chance to come up close and personal with real criminals and yet you wont feel scared. May be only a bit uncomfortable! 

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A local guide to McLeod-Ganj in India

For a lot of travelers this little hill town overlooking Dharamsala feels like coming home. Loads of people call McLeod their home for a couple months per year. It is not only the vibe that makes people visit this picturesque town. The historical background is also why a lot people make their way up here. It was the Dalai Lama that found refuge here after he was named persona non grata in China. In his trace loads of monks followed him and everywhere in town you can find them. May be that’s one of the reasons this village radiates such a peaceful vibe. The monks are happy to take a picture with you or teach you about Buddhism if you are interested. Nowadays you can even find iMonks: the ones making pictures of the sunset with their Ipads!

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Why Mayrhofen is not my favorite ski resort

This well-known village in the Zillertal offers great skiing opportunities and is a popular tourist destination. The town got bigger over the last years and development is still going on. Though the center is still very traditional and has a great atmosphere. Located between the Ahorn and the Penken mountains Mayrhofen has a lot of variation to offer from beginners to experts. In total there are 135km of groomed runs, including Austrians steepest groomed run the Harikiri! On the mountain you will find plenty of traditional huts that serve local food for a decent price.

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Kaltenbach: a perfect destination for a weekend skiing

In the beginning of the Zillertal you will find the small village of Kaltenbach. It does not have the traditional Tyrolean ambiance, like most of the ski villages in this part of Austria, but the skiing is good. Since it is also part of the Zillertal 300 lift ticket it is a popular place to go skiing. Interconnected with Hochfügen, the ski resort is called Hochzillertal.

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5 Reasons why everyone wants to go skiing in Ischgl

One of the biggest interconnected ski areas in Austria can be found in the Paznaun Valley in Tyrol. The old farming village of Ischgl is situated right on the base of this massive ski resort. Ischgl is sometimes called the Ibiza of the Alps and is not only well-known for its huge ski area. It gained a lot of popularity over the years by hosting huge concenrt on top of the mountain, with big names like Rihanna, Beyonce, Elton John, Katy Perry. Whether you come for the skiing or the après ski, Ischgl will never get boring!

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From Srinagar to McLeod-Gansj

Life after Kashmir changed rapidly as we crossed the border into the next state. The Muslim culture changed into a Hindi culture, the military left the scene and best of all I was again connected to the outside world. Since it is impossible in Kashmir to connect to the local network with a prepaid Indian SIM and Wi-Fi is fairly impossible to find, I was cut off from the world for 6 consecutive days.

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Kashmir Travel Guide And Best Things To Do In Kashmir

Is it safe to travel to Kashmir? Where exactly am I going and is it safe enough to go there? These kind of questions I asked myself only at the airport while waiting to board my flight to Srinagar, the capital of this disputable region. Not that I was really looking for an answer to those questions to be honest, but it did cross my mind while roaming Instagram for the best things to do in Kashmir.

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Getting an Indian visa in Colombo

It is hard to find a country that is easy accessible, where the tourism industry is flourishing and where I have not been yet, especially in Asia. Though two very well travelled countries were topping that list: India and Sri Lanka. Somehow so far I had never been tempted to go there, although the growing curiosity for especially India. Since there are so many different stories out there, some good, some bad, I thought it was time to put it to the test. A couple days later I flew out from Abu Dhabi and had a smooth landing with Eithad in Colombo: I made it to Sri Lanka.

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India for first-timers: hate it or love it!?

When visiting a new country I don’t really research what to do, where to go and neither do I use a Lonely Planet anymore. The best thing is to keep your ears open and listen to what travellers around you have been doing. Though India is so freaking big, I at least had to have some kind of plan. Where to start? I had to fly to somewhere from Colombo! I chose New Delhi, cause if India was not my cup of tea the Taj Mahal would only be 3 hours away, I'd make a picture and fly out again! During my research though I stumbled upon many cool places to visit, all located in Rajasthan, the province southwest of Delhi. The more I found out about this region, the more excited I got about travelling in India. Finally!

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Why you should go snowboarding in Hintertux!

The only place in Austria where you can ski 365 days a year is located in the Zillertal. At the end of this valley at around 1,300m altitude you will stumble upon the idyllic village of Tux at the foot of the majestic Hintertuxer Glacier. As part of the Zillertal 3000 lift-ticket loads of people who are celebrating their holiday in the Zillertal visit this ski resort on a day trip. The famous ski village of Mayrhofen is only a free shuttle ride away.

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