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IFN, IKA, Iran, Isfahan, Persepolis, Shiraz, SYZ, Tehran, To write home about, Yazd

Inspiration for what to see & do in Iran in 25 photos

Dangerous, misunderstood, dream destination, too conservative, mysterious and a place with great history: These are all words of people I know referring to Iran upon hearing about my travel plans! In my experience, polarised and strong opinions mean that there’s something special about a place. And indeed there was! And if you’ve come so far to be reading this, then you probably belong to the ones that are open to visiting this unique part of the world and might need…

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Dubai, DWC, DXB, Ras Al Khaimah, SHJ, Tips/Guides, To write home about, Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates

3 impressive abandoned places to discover in the UAE

Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are not popular with urban explorers. They’re considered to be too modern and very recently built for some of their sites to be abandoned already. However this is far from true. Some of its construction sites were abandoned even before the projects were completed, especially at times where their financing couldn’t be guaranteed. And others because of ghosts and supernatural activities!  Here are some great abandoned places to discover in the UAE, regardless if you’re an…

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LIS, Portugal, Sintra, To write home about

Pena Palace is the best palace in Sintra. And possibly in the world!

There are a few reasons why I think that the Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena in Portuguese) is the best palace in Sintra, Portugal, even though there are some other gorgeous ones in town, too. And having visited hundreds of palaces and castles around the world, I can definitely say it sits comfortably in my World’s Top5 List of Beautiful Castles & Palaces! No, I’ve never compiled such a list, but you get my point! 😀 So, these are some of the reasons why…

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