Dubai: Future of Cities or Urban Nightmare?

I’m not a big city person.

Having used to living in metropolitans my whole life, the sight of towering mountains impress me more than skyscrapers. But I have a soft spot for cities that can transform us through time. And Dubai qualifies: its harder, better, faster, stronger approach in architecture has resulted in some of the most exceptional superlatives in recent history.

But in hindsight, while Dubai impresses, it also underwhelms.

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The Emerald of the Equator: 34 Indonesia Provinces in 34 Pics

With 17,508 islands spanning across 1.92 million km2 and a population of over 252.17 million people, the world’s largest archipelago offers a rich mix of cultural heritage, natural beauty and biodiversity. Despite this, most foreign tourists visiting South East Asia often overlook Indonesia as a tourism destination (other than Bali).

With its charm fully intact and unspoiled from over-tourism, Indonesia is the region’s best-kept secret. Let’s have these 34 pictures speak for themselves.

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Suggested Turkey Travel Itinerary & My Trip Summary

So many things to see, so little time…

It’s not everyday that you get to visit a country as exotic as Turkey, and spending no more than one week in the country remains one of my biggest travel regrets. What can you learn from my mistake? How would I have done this differently?

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7 More Turkey Destinations to Visit (That I Haven’t)

Despite my tragic Turkey itinerary, I discovered new gems in the lovely country and my bucket list kept growing even before I returned from the trip. Here are a few highlights that I hope to visit the next time I find myself in Turkey again:

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7 More Places I Visited in Turkey: Worthies or Tourist Traps?

Here’s when I stop pretending that everything about Turkey is perfect.

If you go through my other Turkey reviews, you’ll read about this awesome, completely unique country with historical cityscapesinspiring ruins, exotic natural wonders and hyper-magical Turkish bath. However, like any other top destinations on Earth, Turkey has its own share of tourist traps and less-known sites. Continue reading