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When most people think of RV travel the word exotic does not come to mind. This is unfortunate because RV travel is by far the best way to travel in a van or a house on wheel to remote and often at times exotic travel destinations whether in spring or summer. In fact, there are many such locations where RV travel is the best way to go to the most exotic vacation destinations and still have access to the comforts of civilized life.

Does escaping the crowds in a beautiful, remote location that is a 45 minutes walk away from civilisation sounds like your kind of adventure? If so, you're in for a treat. Living off-the-grid can be an incredibly relaxing and humbling experience. On this trip you'll stay in beautiful cottages without electricity (only basic lights), with an intimate fresh water source and pond to cool down. All of your cooking and heating needs will be met by a cozy wood fired oven.

Other than being surrounded by natures untouched beauty, what else is there for you to do? Well, relax and take it all in of course! There is a beautiful garden with a lush flowing creek flowing through the property - the back drop to a perfect reading spot if you ask us. Exploring breathtaking hiking trails and learning to cook local dishes in a wood fired oven to maximise your off-the-grid experience.

So if digital detox is your thing, and being away from your buzzing phone and laptop sounds like the right way to unwind and recharge your battery, let us know. Here in this blog are some of the best RV trips that families can plan today with RV tips for first long trip.

1. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA


Glacier National Park is home to the Rocky Mountains, some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery in the US. This remote location was described in the movie Forrest Gump as he recounted the experience of the beauty of the clear mountain lakes as he ran down the Going to the Sun Road.

The open road itself was built between 1921 and 1932 and traverses the park from Apgar village on the west end to St Mary's lake, where the Forrest Gump footage was shot, on the east side. Much of it is carved right out of the granite face of the mountains and it provides amazing views of the remote mountainous regions of the park. It is often referred to as the Alps of the United States.

Glacier National Park and the surrounding national forests make up a vast wilderness area that would take a lifetime to explore. In addition to traveling the Going to the Sun Road there are opportunities for boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking and whitewater rafting.

The neighboring town of Whitefish, MT is a great place to visit with a clean, welcoming native american town center and plenty of dining and entertainment options to choose from.

RVing here is easy. There are RV sites available on the east and west end of the parks, with the west side having the greatest selection and access to more local resources. There are also numerous campsites available in the park with Apgar Village being the largest area.

The incredible thing is this is a great jump off location for other amazing locations nearby while traveling America. You can choose to head over to the Pacific Northwest for vast stunning coastline and rainforest along the Columbia river, or you can head south to Yellowstone National Park for a look at the immense power of Old Faithful.

2. Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, USA


Travel with van down the iconic Route 66 to the Grand Canyon. Most RVers would consider this route to be a must visit place and exotic in its own right with its prestigious position as the Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. However, most people also go there, stand on the edge of a roadside on a viewing platform, let out a few oohs and ahs and then leave.

There is so much more to the Grand Canyon that most visitors never experience. One of the best cases in point is Havasu falls. Havasu falls is a waterfall that pours over a deep red cliffside into a deep blue pool and it is absolutely stunning to see. It is lightly visited for a couple of reasons. First it is located on Havasupai tribal land which controls access through a permitting system.

Next, getting there requires a 10 mile hike each way from the nearest access point, or the help of a helicopter which can fly you in and land you nearby. Most trips to see the falls involve hiking back and camping in the wild at a nearby primitive campground, then hiking back out the next day. If you want to visit a truly exotic location while in the Grand Canyon region, this is the place to go.

Afterwards, take a side trip to explore city life. Just a hop, skip and a jump away is Las Vegas, world renowned destination for nightlife and entertainment. Take out your party outfit or head a little further west to Ventura, a coastal city, northwest of Los Angeles. Among the things to do, southern California offers a lot. Go for a tour of Hollywood, Disneyland or Sunset Cliffs in San Diego and enjoy some amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.

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3. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia


Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is home to Plitvice Falls which is listed as one of the seven natural wonders of Croatia. This area contains 16 sapphire blue, crystal clear lakes which are terraced relative to each other. Water cascades down the terraces between the lakes, creating one of the most breathtaking Croatian waterfall landscapes in the world.

There are several campgrounds around the park where caravaners can stay. These areas range from small inexpensive campgrounds to larger higher end state parks. This exotic area should be high on any RVers bucket list of places to see. The best time to visit Croatia is during May to June and September to October during the yacht week.

4. The Australian Outback


The Australian outback is a truly exotic location which is one of those places that almost requires a RV to visit. The shortest trip across is a 39-hour drive along the north/south route between Darwin and Adelaide, with Alice Springs falling at about the halfway mark. In Darwin visit the Kakadu National Park, World Heritage Site. For anyone exploring the Northern Territory during their stay in Australia, it is a must-visit place.

South of the majestic Kakadu, the Nitmiluk houses magnificent waterfalls and gorges of the Katherine River. In Litchfield we can visit the Katherine canyon and the aboriginal communities of the Arnhem Land islands and the Tiwi islands. This trip allows for the true outback experience and passes near Uluru, or Ayers Rock, which is accessible as a short side trip, Kings Canyon, Tennant Creek and the Devil's Marbles.

The outback is largely very remote and can be an unforgiving place so make sure you prepare properly. If the RV road trip across the Outback wasn't enough, Melbourne is only a day's drive from Adelaide and Sydney is another day from Melbourne. Both are world class cities and offer attractions for everyone and has some of the best places to visit in Australia on a road trip.

5. East Coast USA


Traveling the east coast of the USA is a trip through history. Starting in Cape Cod, one of the favorite RV destinations, the New England experience and the flavor and culture of the Atlantic Ocean is quite tantalizing. Among the things to do, enjoy rich clam chowder as you watch the waves roll in Martha's Vineyard. From there stop in New York City for something completely different, park the RV for the day, take the subway and explore like a local.

The exotic sights and sounds of the city, will be traded for a lesson in history as Washington DC is the next stop. There is so much to see and do, but the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument are an awe-inspiring sight to behold. The entire west coast in USA is full of unique stops and historical places.

The country of the United States was born and shaped along this trail. Reaching Florida, you can choose to stay near the theme parks and cities or check out Downtown Hollywood or the beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast, and Florida Keys.

6. New Zealand


The North and South Islands of New Zealand are both outstanding exotic locations for an RV trip to travel New Zealand. RVing is extremely popular with the locals, which makes obtaining a rental RV an easy process. The South Island is larger and is known for its mountains and rocky fjord like coastline.

Either island offers excellent RV infrastructure and will make a great choice for a unique exotic vacation while visiting New Zealand for honeymoon. This is one of the very popular RV vacation destinations in summer.

Christchurch promises an eclectic combination of historical elegance and contemporary culture as the most English city outside of England. As an entrance to the South Island, it is an essential stop on any itinerary. An unmissable activity is to take the famous TranzAlpine train that will take you through the Southern Alps and through thick masses of native beech forest.

Akaroa is the crater of an extinct volcano. Akaroa offers countless activities, but perhaps the most remarkable is swimming with Hector dolphins. This species of dolphin is one of the smallest and rarest of the world. Unfortunately they are almost on the verge of extinction. Northwest of Christchurch, is Hanmer Springs, a small alpine village that has hot springs.

Kaikoura is located on the east coast of the South Island, 180 kilometers north of the city of Christchurch. At the southern end of the city is the Kaikoura Peninsula , which, when entering the sea, causes marine currents to drag abundant animal life from the nearby Hikurangi Trench. Due to the proximity of this pit and the abundance of food, Kaikoura is the ideal place to spot sperm whales, Dusky dolphins, sea lions, albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.

Also, take the path that will take you to the viewpoint of Mount Fyffe. Located on the west coast of the South Island, the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers are the only ones that descend from the Southern Alps. They are two of the most accessible glaciers in the world. Scenic flights are the best alternative to take an image that you can hardly forget among things to do on the South Island.

The fjord is home to penguins, sea lions and dolphins that can be seen regularly during sailing. It is also possible to meet whales. You can also include a visit to the underwater observatory. Here you can observe part of the fauna that inhabits the fjord and admire coral formations that in general can only be seen offshore. If the alpine road you came by road seemed beautiful, try to crown this experience with a helicopter or plane on return.

Milford Sound is a fjord located in the southwest of the South Island and within the Fiordland National Park. Located 300 km from Queenstown, it is a destination worth visiting. It has been rated as one of the best tourist destinations and called the Eighth Wonder of the World. This fantastic and beautiful fjord stretches for 15 kilometers from the Tasman Sea to the interior of the South Island. There are two permanent waterfalls called Lady Bowen and Stirling.

Aoraki or Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand. At night, the view of the sky from the area offers one of the clearest views in the world. Dunedin is the second most important city of the South Island. In Dunedin you will also find the steepest street in the world, Baldwin Street and the Cadbury chocolate factory, where you can enjoy a delicious guided tour.

Otago Peninsula, very close to the city, is one of the main tourist attractions due to its beauty and for hosting abundant species of birds and marine fauna. We must highlight the famous Royal Albatross (which is possible to see only in this peninsula); also colonies of yellow-eyed penguins, one of the rarest species in the world.

30 km from Omaru and 85 km north of Dunedin, the wonderful Moeraki Boulders or Moeraki rocks are scattered on the beach. On this deserted New Zealand beach you can see these strange and giant stones formed 65 million years ago. The Marlborough region is also famous for its vineyards, highlighted and awarded worldwide for the Sauvignon Blanc variety.

Invercargill is at the southern tip of the South Island and one of the southernmost in the world. Invercargill is the starting point to visit the port city of Bluff popularly known for its oysters. This is the settlement located further south on the South Island. From Bluff you can take the ferry to Stewart Island.

Half Moon Bay is the only settlement on Stewart Island, the third largest island in New Zealand. It is a fishing village that works as a base for those who make excursions and observe dark shearwaters, albatrosses, capensis datings and different types of penguins. While touring the interior of the island, you will be able to see and hear the Maori Bellbird, the Tui, the fantail, the kaka and many more. From Half Moon Bay, you can jump on the trails of Rakiura National Park.

Whether you are looking for a new experience across the world, or you want to find the exotic a little closer to home, traveling by RV offers flexibility. If you want to find the unexpected, there is no better way than to pack up your RV or rent one and head out on an unforgettable trip. So get out there and explore some exotic RV traveling with these tips for long RV trips.
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  • Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Rajasthan is the land of Royals – a place rich in its culture, tradition and history. There are various tourist attractions in the state that you will not stop alluring. The castles in India, forts and palaces at Jodhpur & Udaipur, camel riding at the sand dunes in Jaisalmer, the shopping streets in the pink city of Jaipur and you name it. From travel to food, you will love everything about Rajasthan.

When out for sightseeing, you can also have a travel guide to show you places and share the underlying history and fascinating stories. But make sure you hire a verified guide with proper ID. If you are a travel blogger or photographer, audio guide would be a better option for you. Have you finalized a 5 days for your Rajasthan trip? Ensure your Rajasthan travel package cover maximum of the places within this short yet valuable time.

No matter if you are on a tour of Rajasthan from Mumbai or Kolkata or Bengaluru, you just cannot miss the cultural hotspots in the royal state. It is this culture and heritage that make Rajasthan unique from all other tourist destinations in the country.

The 10 most important cultural hotspots in Rajasthan are Chittorgarh Fort, Mount Abu, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City palace and Choki Dhani in Jaipur (A cultural village), Bagore Ki Haweli in Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and vast desert safari camps in Jaisalmer.

Accommodation in Rajasthan


Over time, Rajasthan has turned into an important tourist destination in India inviting travelers from all across the world which has led to better accommodation facilities in the state. You can choose from the wide range of accommodation types from luxury resorts to heritage hotels to small havelis to guest houses to home-stays. Whatever suits your comfort and budget will be yours! However, make sure to book hotels in advance as there’s rush during peak season.

Shopping in Rajasthan


There are a lot of places for shopping in the state. If you are on a tour of Rajasthan from Delhi, being a delhite you probably would be aware of the popular shopping streets like Johari Bazaar in Jaipur, Nayi sadak and Clock Tower in Jodhpur, MG Road in Bikaner, Bada Bazar in Udaipur and Sadar Bazar in Jaisalmer. You never heard about these? Well, now you know about it all!

Famous food in Rajasthan


Rajasthan offers all kinds of cuisine as now it is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. However the traditional food of the state stands unique from any other dishes served in the hotels, streets or homes. Some of the best Rajasthani food that you must try includes Dal Baati Churma, Gatte ki Sabzi, Pyaaz Kachori and Laal Maas.

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Best Time to Visit Rajasthan


The first thing that strikes one's mind is what would be the best time to visit a destination and when the place is Rajasthan, the question becomes more prompt. To answer this direct, you must plan for a trip to Rajasthan in between the months of October and February. During winters the temperature drops to an average range of 25 degree Celsius to 12 degree Celsius.

The next best time to visit Rajasthan after if not winters could be monsoons. The sight of dancing peacocks is worth to behold my friend. So, if you cannot wait till October, book your tickets somewhere in between June and August this year. However, you might have to drop some of the places from the itinerary as they might be closed due to rains.

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How many days required to visit Rajasthan?


On your trip to Rajasthan, you have to cover four of its major cities – Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur. A trip skipping any of these cities in the Rajasthan packages won’t be called complete so make sure you spend a minimum of 2 nights in each city which makes the total number of days to 10 days. Your Rajasthan trip shouldn’t be less than 10-12 days if you want to cover all the major destinations across the state.

Transport in Rajasthan


Rajasthan has plenty of local transport systems such as tuk-tuk, e-Rickshaw, Local buses, tourist buses, auto-rickshaws, cabs and tourist permit cars. You can hire tourist cabs dealing with a tour operator for convenience, especially if you want to have a road trip.

Clothing in Rajasthan


Last but in a way the most important point is what to wear when traveling in Rajasthan. If you are going on a trip to Rajasthan in December, pack some cotton wears and flats for the day and get woolens like hoodies, sweaters, jackets, etc. for the chilly nights.

We hope you have a great time exploring the royal land of culture and tradition with a Rajasthan holiday package. Get your rajasthan tour packages and tickets booked and head to the city.
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As poets, artists and philosophers have shown us for centuries, the natural world is a great inspiration. People marvel at the beauty and wonder of the natural environment all over the world. And it's never too young to start getting your little ones to take note of the earth and its many offerings. In fact, simply getting children to play outside when they are young can spark off a true passion for the environment.

So here's how as a parent you can get your kids love playing outside and not just play indoors and get inspired by the natural world.

The benefits of the natural world for little ones

Most adults know that a walk in nature can make us feel better on even the gloomiest of days or a swim at the beach, or an adventure in the jungle. And children are no different. They just don't yet know how to spend time outdoors. Help them get excited about playing outside so that the child loves seeing what the places around them have to offer.

There are lots of different ways to do this. You could start by simply encouraging them to play sports and team games that need to be done outside. For example try introducing easy soccer ball and cricket games for kids or take them on an orienteering walk where they'll be able to take in the environment while engaging with something fun.

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Ways to get your kids to enjoy an outdoor activity

Want to get your children enjoying the outside fresh air, but not quite sure how? Here are few fun ideas:

1. Plan a treasure hunt


One really fun way of getting kids to play outside is to set them a treasure hunt. Hide simple clues in different parts of your neighbourhood and send them out in teams (with a responsible adult attached!) to race towards the end.

2. Show them lots of different environments


The outdoors is a pretty massive place so if you want to get your kids excited about it try showing them some of the variety. Use holidays and weekends to explore rivers, mountains, jungles and oceans.

3. Link the natural world to different opportunities


Want your kids to see the real opportunities the natural world brings? Go for playdates in a local zoo and let them see what it’s like to work with animals. Or let them help out in the garden and see how much they learn about growing plants.

4. Do things that you couldn't do inside


Easy cricket games for kids are a great starter here - it's not something that can be done in the living room and inspiring a love of cricket will mean older children will also have a reason to get out of the house. If cricket isn't their thing, try other sports like hockey, football or athletics.

Those are just a few ways to help inspire your children not to watch TV and reduce screen time but to get outside and be physically active. In these screen-filled times when it seems that childhood is increasingly taken up with social media posts and selfies help kids explore what’s really going in the great outdoors.
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Traveling is a great way to get refreshed. Whether it is for business or just plain fun. Traveling is just awesome. Therefore, we are going to talk about some of the best portable travel gadgets today. If you are a chronic traveler, you must have an idea of how important it is to carry certain tools. As a tech blog, we provide you the best gadgets to enhance your traveling experience.

Here's the big question. Why should you carry portable gadgets during travel? The world that we live in is digital. We revolve around technology. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, everything has just gone digital. Just like the world has become a global village. It's important to keep track of where the digital world is going.

Therefore, to keep your traveling experience over the top without any compromises in the technology department while being in the context of technology, it's very important to keep all these portable gadgets with you all the time. Even if you're on vacation rentals, you might need these gadgets to enhance your travel experience.

Best Travel Gadgets and accessories for Backpackers

Now let's talk about the best travel gadgets essential for your traveling experience. Here are the top 10 portable gadgets:

1. Universal (All-in-One) Plug Adapter


It's important to have a traveling plug adapter if you're a chronic traveler. There are all sorts of adapters available. However, choosing the best one should be your priority.

Having a universal plug adapter can make you travel experience rather seamless and less worried. Europe, Asia, and America use different plug adapters. Therefore, there are universal plug adapters that provide you all these different plugs. There won't be any problem no matter in which country you go to.

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2. Noise Cancellation Headphones


Music brings life to boring travel. If you're bored while traveling then music is a great way to bring life to your time. At least temporarily. However, you must choose headphones that are great for this purpose. A lot of companies are making the best headphones suited solely for traveling purposes. So why should you choose noise cancellation headphones?

The main significance of using a noise cancellation headphone is that it can reduce noise coming out of your headphones and vice versa. Therefore, it's best suited for air travel where there is a lot of noise. This makes noise cancellation headphones one of the best travel gadgets on our list.

3. Portable Hard disks


If you're a YouTuber or a content creator, it's always important to have a portable hard disk at your disposal. A portable hard disk allows you to transfer data from one medium to another or you can just use them to edit current videos or have a large amount of data without having to worry about the storage capacity of any machine.

Therefore, choosing the right hard disk is important. There are all types of them. Ranging from 250 GB up to many Terabytes, it depends upon your budget. This is why portable hard disk is considered as a great portable travel gadget.

4. Portable Power Bank/Charger


Power bank is a must-have for you in all scenarios. It's just batteries powering all your devices. However, you won't find any plugs while traveling. In that case, it's important to have a portable power bank in your arsenal.

With the use of this awesome piece of tech, you can easily charge your devices without having to worry about batteries dying. You have to choose a power bank with a great charging capacity. Therefore, choosing something like Anker's battery pack can get you through this problem. Therefore, it's a great portable travel gadget to have.

5. Tablet/Notebook


If you are traveling, consuming media might seem a little weird on your smartphone. The world is a large place. Therefore, you need a bigger product to consume in the outside world. Having a notebook or tablet is a cool way to consume media. Even if you're a content creator, notebooks can help you in producing your content without you having to carry those bulky laptops out there.

Samsung, HP, and some other companies like LG are producing some of the best notebooks out there.

6. Action Camera


Vlogging is a great way of showing others what you're doing. But how do you achieve it? While smartphone cameras are getting better are better, they are still not suited for Vlog styled videos. That's where the action cameras come in. You can find a lot of great cameras like GoPro and others to shoot your travel experience or Vlogs too. That is why action cameras are one of the best travel gadgets to use.

7. GPS Smartwatch


Smartwatches are an awesome tool to use especially when you're traveling. Imagine checking your phone every second. Smartwatches enable you to check notifications and stuff right from your watch without having to worry about a thing at all. Therefore, a smartwatch is an awesome device to have.

8. Bluetooth Speaker


This one is important, especially when you're on vacation rentals. While many rentals provide you with LCD's, how about your smartphone? You have all your songs on your smartphones. Therefore, if you want to listen to your favorite song, you can just use Bluetooth speakers. A lot of companies like JBL are providing some of the best Bluetooth speakers in this game.

9. Water Purifier Bottle


After traveling to various places, you realize the importance of water back at home. Water varies from place to place. Somewhere, you might even be drinking dirty water. To avoid that, all you need to do is just buy a decent water purifier. Water purifiers clean water for people who have difficulty in finding clean water. For the most part, you might need to change the water filter. However, everything else is just an automatic process.

10. Flask Light with GPS


This one is not important to take. However, especially when you're hiking and doing stuff like that, you must take all the precautions you can. That's where Flask light comes in. These lights have inbuilt GPS so security shouldn't be an issue. You can be tracked in real time. So if you're loss of having difficulty, don't worry. It's not 2002 anymore. That is why flask light with GPS is one of the best portable travel gadgets to use.

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Overall

So far we've covered some great portable travel gadgets. Whether you're going on a trip or business, you need to have these items in your bags so that you won't suffer as many people do nowadays.
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Do you dream to go up the Col du Tourmalet, one of the best hikes in France and cycling climbs in the world in your mountain bike. Col du Tourmalet, the colossus, the giant, the myth of all the climbs is the one that all cyclists dream of climbing once in their lives. The Col du Tourmalet, or simply Tourmalet goes without any doubt to the story of great cycling achievements. The Tour de France has added a patina of legend to this high mountain pass in such a way that it is already inseparable from the sport of cycling.

The Col du Tourmalet Bike Climb is situated in Midi-Pyrenees. The Col du Tourmalet ascent is 17.2 km long starting from Sainte Marie de Campan. You have to climb 1268 meters. The maximum slope is 10 %. PJAMM Cycling has the list which contains the best bike climbs in the world. Where to stay to face the climb up the slope of St. Marie de Campan is always a matter of doubt.

It is true that Campan is close to the climb. Many people stay in this town and wheel to warm up in the direction of Bagnères de Bigorre (7 kilometers away) to then return and start the climb. Bagnères de Bigorre is a very touristy town and there is a wide range of accommodation.

Tips for Cycling Up Hills

For those who are new to cycling sport, you will reach a time where you must climb the hill and much more likely. To perform this task effectively, there are some tips that you should think about so as not to waste all your energy or increase heart rate while climbing the hill. Many first-time cyclists end up falling into bad habits that hinder their ability to climb hills.

Once you develop a method, it's hard to get out. So be sure to start the right foot when it comes to climbing the hills. The last thing you want to do is to be scared of the roads with names like Old Mountain Road, Granite Hill, and Hill Crest Lane. You will use not only your legs to push yourself up the hill but your arms as well.

If you climb a hill correctly, you will notice that your arms will be cumbersome like your leg muscles are pulling down on your bars. Try not to disturb the "pull" from pulling the rails. Eventually, cyclists who tend to pull their rods lose momentum, and their body will work unevenly, making it even more troublesome.

Making a bicycle lighter for cycling uphill is an option that many cyclists choose. They will remove their rear brakes because more power and control comes from the front brakes anyway, but if you are competing, you will need to check the regulations to make sure you can do so and still qualify for the competition.

You can use smaller windows, although this step may bring some comfort away from your trip, you will not notice much because steep climbs reduce travel speed. Some riders under 65 kg lose weight and will use the old road bike seat and remove all padding to ride the open plastic mold only. You will be invited to rule on your part if you can ride without stuffing, by all means, try it.

Mountain bike water bottle holders and cages are almost unnecessary for horse riding for an hour or less. Ready-made cyclists must already compete for water, then respray it immediately afterward, and there is no need to take a huge water bottle. Breathing is one of the most important aspects of climbing the hill.

For your muscles to get the oxygen you need, your breathing techniques must be correct. Make sure to keep your chest open, and breathe deeply through the diaphragm (lower abdomen) instead of the upper chest and shoulders. Skeletal breathing across the chest can increase ventilation, where you will have to breathe twice several times to get the same amount of oxygen as if you had proper techniques in place.

Often the most experienced pheasant has already recovered on the hills. They do this by breathing profoundly and expanding the lungs. RPMs or revolutions per minute can vary from pheasant to pheasant, but on average they will be about 80 rpm when climbing the hill. This can vary due to the composition of the cyclist's body, not because of individual strength.

The important thing is to lift the truck effectively. Do not wait until the current gear becomes very difficult. This somewhat late also focused on pulling the pedal stroke to the top as much as you push them down. One good way to think about it is by guiding your heels down and driving your heels through the ground on the stroke.

On the opposite end of the stroke focus on throwing the knees into the handlebars. This will push the tendons and glutes to work as hard as the thighs do. Otherwise directly burn your thighs out and quickly. The mental aspect of climbing hills with a bicycle is one of the most important parts. Remember mountains like road names?

It has been shown that knowing that you can perform a task is 95% of the battle, and the rest is material. Why do people often surrender? Their minds are trained for this event even if they are their bodies. You will need to be in the right mind mode to climb that hill, see yourself advancing, top up and up with energy to spare you and carry you forward. Just remember this, at the top of each hill you climb there is always a trip back down.

When you recover, you want to see everything, photograph everything and of course enter the bar museum, where you will surely enjoy the most comforting drink and food of your life. From what great being a cyclist we encourage everyone to live this great experience. Numerous cyclists from all over the world reserve a few days in summer to face the climb of the Tourmalet, much more than a mountain pass. Do you dare?
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  • Monday, January 28, 2019
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The number of men and women who are looking for no strings attached relationships or love is on the rise, who abandon the traditional holiday destinations in favor of increasingly exotic places. The number of men and women of different age groups is growing, who caress the idea of ​​finding love or even just fleeting relationships on vacation.

To push many of them to places with a high rate of fun and low inhibitions is not only sexual desire, but also the desire for different relationships. Therefore, the idea of ​​a break leads to relationships that can last only two weeks and which do not exclude a sort of reward in economic terms or gifts to the occasional partner.

During a holiday the rest from busy daily rhythms increases sexual desire. In the summer, moreover, the action of the sun has a decidedly positive effect on the hormones, stimulating the production of serotonin and testosterone. Even the desire for transgression increases, to subvert the habits, in every field and in the erotic one, testing new pleasures.

A trip to India is an opportunity to discover another approach to well-being using techniques ranging from the ancient wisdom of tantra and lush natural landscapes. It's about taking the romantic relationship to the next level, both in the bed and in the outside world. In India the Kamasutra and Tantra were invented hundreds of years ago and they had a very open, advanced and spiritual vision of love.

Travel Through India to Improve Sexual Wellness

Without becoming too philosophical, the experience of a vacation is associated with certain pleasures, that is, an escape from normality. For a first approach, it is quite easy to learn different methods of meditation in states like Goa for example, where there are many centers that offer courses to tourists.

In Arambol, there are centers that offers many classes in yoga and meditation, including Tantric meditation, also called sexual meditation. Through breathing exercises, relaxing the body and exchanging energy, the goal is to enter into communion with the energy of our environment and that of our partner.

With a little practice, it can unlock the flow of energy in the whole body and even reach ecstasy without going through orgasm. It is an ideal practice for those who want to live their sexuality better, often held back by cultural taboos around sex in our society. You learn a lot about yourself and your relationships with others.

Ayurveda can be found in India as a whole, but even more so in the state of Kerala, in the south of the country, and the cradle of this medicine. For a first approach, try abhyanga massage, which is a massage of the whole body with essential oils. The coconut available here abundantly is a symbol of fertility in India. In addition, Coconut oil is used as an excellent lubricant and stimulant.

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Many retreats in Kerala offers accommodation in cabins with palm trees on the coast of the Arabian sea, as well as sensory-sensual exploration sessions, erotic inspiration, and wild euphoria. Many couples have often resorted to them not because they were necessarily traveling, but as an escape to find romance and eroticism.

It's the same kind of pleasure you feel when you eat a chocolate bar or smoke a cigarette. Oh, and let's not forget those wonderfully clean and fresh sheets, room service, pools, smells, and the list goes on and on. You will learn erotic imagination techniques, and you will enjoy the gifts left in your room like sex toys and homemade aphrodisiac truffles.

Many top hotels offers sensual rooms to unleash the fantasies of the travel couple that allow you to spend a crazy night with the help of intimate products. These are offered in different chests of spectacular design inspired by the seven deadly sins to experience wild, sensual, sweet or perverse fun with the toys, ultrasexy lingerie, bath oils, exfoliants and a massager so that it is she who enjoys a relaxing night. The best? That the next day you can take the chest to continue the fun at home.

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In addition to accommodation and toys, many packages includes a bottle of champagne in the room, and strawberries with cream. On the other hand, the therapists use the fertile energy of the earth to allow the tourists to connect with their natural rhythms and find their most pure and primal sensuality through yoga and meditation oriented to sex.

The contemporary tantra concepts lead ancestral practices of tantra to the modern world, combining ancient wisdom with current therapeutic tools that allow couples to build both spiritual and erotic connections. In the north of the country at the foot of the Himalayas is the Disneyland of Yoga. Rishikesh, a sacred city, has dozens of ashrams to choose from and lots of courses of all varieties of Yoga.

Here I reviewed many of the beliefs I had about sex and learned a whole new way of coping with life. In tantra there are two oranges that together form the symbol of infinity and this connects them with everything that exists. No one will enter there for codependency, need or attachment, but by pure celebration of force itself.

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After the break it is important that couples are able to incorporate into their daily lives what they have learned during the holidays and to help improve sexual wellbeing. In India breaking away from traditions and taboos, there are now online stores from where you can easily get products ranging from personal lubricants, vibrating rings, foreplay games and sexy lingerie to spice up your fantasies whether you are a single or a couple looking to break the monotony.
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Are you wondering on how to travel solo in Europe or looking for some solo female travel ideas for backpackers? Europe is one of the safest places to travel when you are on your own and travelling Europe alone on a budget as it has some of the cheap places to travel. It can be a great place to meet people and fellow travellers as well and you can also travel cheap especially in May and June or October and November.

We all know about the famous European must-visit spots like Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and London, but there is a lot more to the Euro experience than this. That is why we have picked out the best European cities to travel solo that may not be at the top of everybody's bucket list to travel on budget. They are all definitely worth a visit and the European cities that should be on every solo traveler's list.

Along with best cities in Europe for solo travellers, best time of year to go and vacation ideas, for each country we have included one insider tip on a place to visit which is a little bit special in this Europe travel guide and blog.

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1. Portugal


Portugal is one of the oldest countries in the world. Founded on the margins of the Tagus River and open to the Atlantic, the ancient Lisbon with its seven hills and its decadent appearance continues to maintain an unquestionable charm for the one travelling to Portugal. Lisbon is the second oldest capital in Europe after Athens. The best way to get to know Lisbon is to walk on its narrow, cobbled streets, which wind up and down and reach the San Jorge Castle on the traditional tram 28.

While traveling Portugal enjoy a nostalgic fado in Alfama, take a picture with the statue of Fernando Pessoa, savor a coffee and pastéi de nata in Café a Brasileira and walk along the Belem promenade at sunset to watch the sun set over the Tagus. In Belem, one of the most famous and visited districts of Lisbon, there are two emblematic attractions of the golden age of Lisbon.

One is the Tower of Belem, from the 16th century, whose architectural style is representative of the time and typical of Portugal. The other is the Jerónimos Monastery, also in the Manueline style, where Fernando Pessoa is buried. Very close to Lisbon is Fatima, one of the most visited religious destinations in the world.

Sintra is considered the best excursion to do from Lisbon or from the coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril. Sintra is a Portuguese town that is located between the Sintra Mountains. Hidden among these pine-covered hills are extravagant palaces, opulent mansions and the ruins of an ancient castle. The walk from the historic center to the National Palace of Pena and the Castelo dos Mouros goes up a very steep hill and is quite challenging.

The city of Sintra is the best example of Europe of the colorful and whimsical romantic style of architecture. To the north of Lisbon, on the Atlantic Ocean and on the banks of the beautiful Douro is Oporto, the second largest city in Portugal. A tour of the Douro Valley will give you a full day in the Portuguese countryside. The wine culture permeates the route through this fertile valley from the city of Oporto.

Insider Tip: Coimbra, located between Oporto and Lisbon is an ancient medieval capital and one of the must see places in Portugal. Crossed by the Mondego River, it is a small city built at various heights and full of charming corners that can be covered in a day. In the center or the upper part, you can discover hidden courtyards while you walk through its narrow cobblestone streets and old buildings.

In this part, in addition to seeing the Old Cathedral and the Arch of Almedina, you can go up to the historic campus of the University of Coimbra, a World Heritage Site, and visit the magnificent Joanina Library. The lower part, the Baixa, revolves around the Praça Do Comércio, is a commercial area of ​​bourgeois houses, which highlights the beautiful Church of São Tiago and Santa Cruz Park. You can get to Coimbra from Oporto by train.

2. Andorra


Andorra is a small European country located in the eastern part of the Pyrenees Mountains and adjacent to France to the north and Spain to the south. A great way to start your trip to Andorra is without a doubt to take a first stroll through Andorra la Vella. Get close to the old medieval bridge of Pont d'Engordany.

You can also visit museums like the famous Tobacco Museum, where they will explain all the natural process of making this product, or the Escaldes-Engordany Art Center in which a wide collection of works and photographs of different authors are collected. Places like Santa Coloma or El Pas de la Casa are some of the most famous and where you will discover totally spectacular places.

3. Luxembourg


Have you ever thought about traveling to Luxembourg and also do it cheaply? Luxembourg airport is located a short distance from the capital, about 7-8 kilometers away. From there it is easy to move around the country, either by renting a car, or if you go straight to the city with a bus to the central station.

Luxembourg card allows to see the main places of interest in Luxembourg such as the Casemates (caves) of the city, the History Museum of the country or the fairytale castles such as Vianden with free admission. Chemin de la Corniche, in the capital, is one of the streets with the best views in the world. In fact they call it the most beautiful balcony in Europe.

The Casemates du Bock was a refuge during the bombings of the Second World War. Those of Pétrusse are located in the valley that surrounds the upper part of the city, a place that must be visited. Visit the great monuments of the city, such as the Ducal Palace of Luxembourg and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Stroll through the old quarter of the city, the Grund district to get lost in its fairytale alleyways. In addition to outdoor recreation there are a number of museums. Luxembourg has more than 50 castles, many of which can be visited, since they have been restored in recent years like Beaufort, Clervaux or Bourglinster, but there are other lesser-known routes such as the Valley of the Seven Castles.

If you still have time, you can also go to the border with Germany and visit Triers, one of the Roman gems of the Germanic country.

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4. Belgium


A trip to Brussels, Bruges and Ghent has become at this point a classic itinerary in Europe. These 3 cities, very close to each other, have a wide variety of attractions to offer from its medieval architecture typical of Belgium and the Netherlands, to its interesting museums and churches.

Brussels is cultural, beautiful and interesting. Its medieval buildings, its comic book culture and its countless galleries and museums have made it one of our favorite destinations. Manneken Pis is one of the main attractions. It's just a statue of a little boy peeing, but the challenge is not to laugh when you see it! And how not to name the typical Belgian food and drinks. Famous is the Belgian beer, but also on this trip we can also add waffles, mussels and French fries.

Bruges has several museums, but the Groeningemuseum is probably the best. Here you will find works of the famous Flemish primitives, such as Van Eyck and Memling. The nerve center of the city is located in Grote Markt, surrounded by impressive facades such as the Provincial Palace, or De Lakenhalle and the imposing monument known as Atalaya, symbol of freedom and autonomy of Bruges. With the Belfort in the background, the best plan in Bruges is probably to sit in the square and enjoy a good beer.

Today we will give you reasons to travel to Antwerp. The city is separated by the Scheldt, but the St Anna's Tunnel traverses it below the earth joining both banks. It was built as a pedestrian passage and for bicycles in the 30s. You must go down 31 meters under the river bed, and it will give you the feeling of having traveled in time, since everything is preserved exactly as when it was built.

You will also notice a sudden change in temperature as you have just started your descent to the center of the earth. On the other side of the shore, in the magic hour of the sunset, you will find yourself facing one of the best panoramic views of Antwerp. Vlaeykensgang alley is near the Grote Markt, but you will have to put yourself in the shoes of Sherlock Holmes to find it.

It is a set of courtyards and galleries that transport you directly to the medieval era. Among the things to do in Antwerp you can also stop for a coffee in some of the restaurants and bars that live in this alley today. The atmosphere in Meir zone is very pleasant since this neighborhood is very close to the historic center. Some of its streets intersect and the contrast of finding the Boerentoren building, the first skyscraper in Europe.

Antwerp City Card for 48 hours will give you free access to all monumental museums and churches, as well as public transport in the city.

Dinant, within the province of Mamur, is one of the most touristic and beautiful in Belgium. The city is located between two of the most attractive geographical features of the Wallonia region of the Mossa river, which runs through the town itself, and the rugged Ardennes reliefs. In short, Dinant is one of those essential destinations on any trip to Belgium.

If you travel to Dinant it seems necessary to drink a Leffe, since very close to here is the Abbey of Our Lady of Leffe, the origin of this prestigious beer, now known throughout the world.

Insider Tip: Hallerbos is a beautiful, quiet forest in Belgium. When the Bluebells are in full bloom, it looks magical. Abundance of Bluebells under the giant Sequoia trees makes the place worth visiting.

5. Netherlands


Amsterdam is one of the sin cities and most visited destinations when visiting European capitals. This mythical city receives millions of tourists a year who want to explore its picturesque streets and beautiful canals. Among the main museums are great exponents such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House.

While traveling in Amsterdam one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city is Jordaan. It is best to walk through its streets at dusk and, why not, to improvise a relaxed weekend on the banks of a canal. You only need a small bottle of wine or some beers, some sandwiches!

Another neighborhood that must be seen is the Red Light District, full of bars, coffee shops and, of course, the famous shop windows. Prostitution is legal in Holland. It is a tricky subject but, regardless of your opinion, respect the decisions of others. And of course, do not even think about taking pictures of the girls. Do not treat them as a tourist attraction (it's also forbidden).

You must bear in mind that for more than 30 years in the Netherlands the sale of marijuana is completely legal. Even if you do not smoke, going to a coffee shop is quite an experience. And of course go to a café to have a beer and try some bitterballen, and some meatballs. Do not leave the city without trying some Stroopwafel, super thin waffles, stuffed with caramel. They have a few calories but they are good.

Surely you have been told how wonderful the mills of a small town on the outskirts of Amsterdam are. Do you know what town it is? Have you ever seen it in photos? In this post we will explain how to get to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam.

Zaanse Schans is located in the Zaandam neighborhood, in the northern province of the Netherlands. It is surrounded by typical houses of the time, mills with more than 200 years, wooden clogs (they show the tourist its elaboration), a dairy farm, a distillery and a cheese factory with handmade products. It is an authentic museum of Holland's pre-industrial history in the 17th and 18th centuries in the open air, it is like returning to the past.

Zaanse Schans is full of activities and of course it guarantees you a great day. The most characteristic is undoubtedly its mills. Although in the past it had about 600 mills, nowadays you can enjoy 6. Each one of them still works. Due to the high amount of visitors, being a very tourist site, you will find many typical Dutch souvenirs.

Of all the buildings found in Zaanse Schans, the oldest is The Hunter's House, ZEILENMAKERSPAD. It is a family residential dating from 1623 and is currently an antique house. The merchant's house, Kalverringdijk, was about not to be part of Zaanse Schans. The owner wanted to get rid of it, to expand his factory in Oostzijde, so he decided to donate it to Zaanse Schans. Although it did not pass a first vote, not having so much quality or being a monument, the truth is that its inner beauty was the decisive element for its acquisition.

Another of the most curious sites is the De Vrede store, where you can discover how the best known clogs in the Netherlands are made. Although formerly they were made manually, nowadays they are made machines to cover the great demand. This store has a small museum where you will see a wonderful exhibition with the most curious clogs you have ever imagined, even one made of diamonds.

Insider Tip: Among things to do in Amsterdam, do not miss the flower market. Reserve a day of your time to take a trip to Volendam, Marken, Edam and Zaanse Schans and get lost in the more rural Holland, among windmills, tulip fields and cheese markets. Amsterdam has no sea, but it does have several urban beaches, where you can even bathe. The most popular is Blijburg aan Zee, to the southeast and is a must see on your first trip to Amsterdam.

6. Czechia


Formerly known as the Czech Republic, Czechia has almost become synonymous with its capital city of Prague. This beautiful chocolate-box-like city attracts millions every year, especially around Christmas time when the Christmas markets open. There are snow falls often to make the city look even more beautiful.

When it comes to planning an excursion from Prague, the spa town of Karlovy Vary is undoubtedly one of the most interesting options. Located to the west of Prague, getting to Karlovy Vary will give you about two hours of travel, but after visiting this historic spa, I bet you will consider that it was worth it. Karlovy Vary in German is known as Karlsbad.

If you start the visit to the north of the city, from the entrance coming from Prague, the first essential point is the Dvorak Park, where you will find the first colonnades that house sources of medicinal waters. This is the Colonnade of the Park. It is a strange sensation, typical of a spa, to be able to drink directly from a source of naturally aerated water that comes out hot.

Following the walk along the river, you will arrive at a large esplanade where the so-called Colonnade of the Mill is located. A little further on, along the pedestrian street you will find the Colonnade of the Market. At the end of the pedestrian promenade that runs along the river you will reach one of the most significant buildings of this spa town, the Gran Hotel Pupp.

Behind this famous hotel you have an alley from where you can climb the Tower of Diana, either walking or using a rack train. The mineral water with bottled gas from Karlovy Vary, as well as the Becherovka liqueur, is famous throughout the Czech Republic. As a souvenir to buy during your visit, it is typical to buy some ceramic jars with the appropriate handle to test the mineral waters that spring from the springs, as well as the Moser glassware.

Czech people are outdoor-lovers. Most of the locals love to escape the towns and European cities. They travel to go hiking or skiing in the beautiful natural mountains and lakes which are dotted around the country. Perhaps this love of exercising in the outdoors explains the heavy local diet of meat and dumplings, washed down by gallons of delicious locally-produced beers.

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Insider Tip: Take a solo trip outside of Prague and discover the neglected city of Ostrava. Czechia’s third largest city is always in the shadow of the more glamorous capital but has its own unique charm. Fantastic restaurants, friendly people and a very low cost of living make this a great off-the-beaten-track destination for solo travellers.

7. Monaco


Travel to Monaco, the second smallest country in the world just behind the Vatican. It has a privileged location, surrounded by the Alps and the Blue Coast. Monte Carlo is considered by many the capital of the principality, although in reality it is a district of the city-state, which is at the same time the capital.

It is known for its status as a tax haven as well as for its sparkling casino, its tennis open and its famous Circus Festival, added to a family famous for scandals. For the traveler it is a fascinating experience from a night in the casino, nightclubs in Monaco to a visit to the excellent Oceanographic Museum.

Travel to Monaco and discover the most concentrated luxury and entertainment in the world. Stay at the most exclusive hotels facing the French Riviera, the same ones that celebrities from all over the world attend during the celebration of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, which turns the peaceful streets of the city ​​in a speed circuit where the most powerful cars in the world run.

Following the coast to the south, Monte Carlo follows the district of La Condamine, built around the port of Hercules, where you will discover the most spectacular yachts you can imagine. Along the promenade you can enjoy an aperitif in one of the terraces of the bars and restaurants of the environment.

In this district is also the Grimaldi palace, official residence of the royal family, built in the early thirteenth century but with many subsequent updates. You can visit the interior with guided tours. When you look for leisure, cookie shops or a places to eat in Monaco, you will also find it in La Condamine.

Princesa Carolina street is pedestrian and is devoted to trade, which will allow you to rest from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the principality.

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina


Mostar, a medieval city of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located on the banks of the Neretva River. Ottoman mosques with wide avenues and buildings from the Austro-Hungarian period are mixed in its streets. It is currently one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country. Near the Stari Most is the Muslim quarter, one of the most beautiful places in Mostar. In the Kujundziluk Bazaar you will find typical products and crafts.

Insider Tip: The two towers of the bridge can be visited. In one works a museum about the history of the city and in the other a photographic exhibition about the Balkan War. Several of the mosques of the Ottoman period have survived and open their doors to the public, such as that of Koshi Mehmed Pasha, the Karadjoz-bey and that of Vucjakovica dzamija.

9. Montenegro


Filled with majestic mountains, stunning beaches and welcoming and friendly people, Montenegro is irrefutable proof that it can be small and important at the same time. The old town of Kotor may not be as impressive as Dubrovnik where the Game of Thrones was shot but is a trip back in time to the Europe of walled cities with dark alleys and churches in each square.

There is an extraordinary display of birds on the largest lake in the Balkans, shared by Montenegro and Albania. On the Montenegrin side Lake Skadar National Park encompasses monasteries on islands. It is a glory to see this postcard fortified island town of Sveti Stefan, a piece of Mediterranean island with oleanders, pines and olive trees peeking out from among the red roofs of its pink stone houses.

The imposing gray peaks of the Durmitor massif are reflected in 18 glacial lakes, called gorske oči (eyes of the mountain). The biggest and most beautiful is the Black Lake. Perast occupies an ideal position, at the apex of the bay. This romantic seaside town, full of elegant baroque palaces and churches, is the main attraction of the entire Bay of Kotor.

The walled Old Town of Budva emerges in the Adriatic as a miniature, less frenetic Dubrovnik. With a romantic air, it shows in every corner that Mediterranean character. It is not easy to get a good view of the beautiful Tara canyon, as it is hindered by its vertical walls up to 1300 m high and lined with trees. The effect is even more impressive.

The most southern town of Montenegro, Ulcinj has a special vivacity, an indefinable animation that becomes evident especially on summer nights. No photo shows how wonderful the Ostrog Monastery is. The beautiful white complex attached to a rock wall will be just a speck in every frame that shows the height of the rock. The so-called accursed Mountains are rather divine for hikers and climbers. This steep Prokletije mountain range is the highest part of the Dinaric Alps.

The new Bar is an industrial city without much interest, but inland there is a real jewel. The suggestive ruins of the ancient city of Stari Bar stand on top of a cliff. Biogradska Gora National Park nestled between the folds of the Bjelasica mountains has such a peaceful, solitary and intact air that makes you want to stay forever.

Insider Tip: Although Podgorica has taken the capital from Cetinje, the old royal city of Montenegro still has the most important museums in the country. The true essence of Herceg Novi is in its modest old town, between the lively promenade and the busy road.

10. Slovakia


Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is very beautiful and deserves more than 24 hours to discover in depth everything it offers the visitor. Given its proximity to Vienna, many decide to stay in the Austrian capital and not come to this city. Bratislava is one of the smallest European capitals. However, its location on the banks of the Danube River and its historical places make it the perfect Christmas fairytale towns in Europe.

Insider Tip: In fact, if you come in winter, on festive dates, maybe you can see Santa Claus in the decked streets and precious Christmas markets.

11. Albania


Among the best places in Europe to go, Albania has long been the forgotten country of Europe. One day people are going to wake up and realise that this beautiful part of the world has a lot to offer. While near neighbours Greece and Croatia hoover up just about all of the tourists. Any solo travellers bold enough to take a trip to this relatively unknown land will be pleasantly surprised by what they find there.

The climate is wonderful and you will find plenty of beaches along the coastline. But it is the opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of this fascinating country that is the big draw. Especially since you won't have tens of thousands of other tourists stepping on your toes.

Located in the south of Albania, along the coast, the Llogara National Park can make us discover incredible mountains that rise more than 2000 meters, at the edge of the water. The road is incredibly winding and there are often traffic accidents, so it is wise to exercise caution while backpacking Europe.

It is incredible to believe to follow the coastal road from Saranda, after going through some steep curves, to be at the top of a gorge that culminates at 1000 meters and that is surrounded by mountains, some of which reach 2000 meters. This place seemed totally sublime. The natural park contains mountains, sea and lush forests.

The views of the park are simply sumptuous, and there are many Albanian food restaurants along the road, housed within traditional wooden constructions. Anyone who comes to spend a bit of time in Albania stop at one of the traditional villas of Llogara National Park and enjoy and explore the surrounding forests, which still house many specimens of wild boar, deer and wolves. It is one of the best way to travel Europe.

A diamond-shaped city located between the Rozafa Citadel, the magnificent Albanian Alps, the deep-blue Shkodrade Lake, a 30-kilometer sandy beach and the Buna River delta. Shkodra is one of the oldest cities in Albania, the main city of the tribe of the Illyrians, located in the northwestern part of the country.

The most important places are the castle of Rozafa, located in the western part of the city, between Drini and Buna rivers, the Hammam or Turkish bath and the Lead Mosque. The Mes Bridge and Lake Shkodra are two natural places to visit. The big lake (the largest in the Balkans) west of Shkodra, shared with Montenegro, is worth a trip.

Along the western coast there are some beaches and coves for bathing in fresh water, and the rustic villages of Shiroke and especially Zogaj seem still stuck in time. Nature lovers or for those who are looking for a pleasant walk through some of the forests can go directly to the beach in the Buna Delta reserve, between Velipoja and the Buna river, which here forms the border of Montenegro.

The Buna is a 44 km short river that originates in Lake Shkodra and meanders its way to the Adriatic Sea. Near the sea, the river divides into some branches, forming a low-lying swampy area in the delta area, with some fishing villages and a large island on the Montenegro side (Ada Bojana). On the Albanian side, some ancient arms of the river have turned into swampy lakes full of wildlife, surrounded by pine forests and deciduous trees.

The delta is populated by a rich variety of animals, including turtles, wild boar, foxes, jackals, spoonbills, pygmy cormorants, tanagers and hawks Levante. Arriving early in the morning gives you the greatest opportunity to observe wildlife and the opportunity to explore the entire area.

Permet is also known as the city of roses. Here in this beautiful canyon valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, you will find the Kati Bridge (a beautiful bridge that is over 500 years old) and the Benja Thermal Baths. These natural spring water baths are known for their curative properties and restorative benefits, great for those with stomach, kidney or skin ailments. Either way, great for your health and well-being.

Insider Tip: Make sure to visit the Butrint National Park to explore the Roman and Greek ruins in the south of Albania, opposite the Greek island of Corfu. This is a beautiful archaeological site. You get to feel like an explorer as you wander around the centuries-old site without having to put up with crowds of people.

12. Moldova


Moldova is one of the most unknown countries in Europe and considered the poorest country in Europe. It is the fifth least visited country in the world. Formerly on the edge of the USSR, Moldova has walked solo since the early nineties. Through the following guide we will show you that traveling to Moldova can be those unforgettable trips to be made in the old continent.

Going through this nation we will understand the importance of the Soviet bloc in the east. Romanians consider Moldova as their own. Chisinau located in the west of Romania and in the north, east and south of Ukraine is its capital. In 100 kilometers away you can find the Black Sea. It has two main rivers, the Dniester and the Prut.

Cricova is possibly the best known winery in Moldova. Its underground wine kingdom, 15 km north of Chisinau, is among the largest in Europe. Orheiul Vechi monastery carved into the rock of an imposing cliff is the most evocative attraction in Moldova.

13. Latvia


A flight will take you directly to a rich café life, nightlife and fresh 4 star properties that offer spa treatments and good food. Conveniently located in northeastern Europe, the size of Latvia allows you to make a quick visit and offers globetrotters the possibility of arriving in just a few hours to Lithuania and Estonia.

You can visit as well as to Saint Petersburg (only 7 hours away by car) and Belarus, or even make a trip for a weekend in Finland, Sweden or Lapland itself.

From your arrival in Riga, you will notice the tranquility of a capital that contrasts with the turmoil of the great cities of Western Europe, as you will be surprised by the trolleybuses of public transport, the famous Art Nouveau architectural style inscribed in UNESCO or the wooden houses of some neighborhoods of the city.

The trains that transport you from one point to another in the country will remind you of a Soviet period that you thought was past, and you will perceive that the Latvians are certainly colder and more closed than the inhabitants of the west, in a fairly matriarchal society.

Dotted with beautiful villages and epic forts, the Gauja National Park in Latvia is fascinating. The tower of the Turaida Castle rises majestically over the pines. Jūrmala was once the spa and the most prestigious coastal destination of the former Russian Empire. While the Lithuanians enjoy the dunes of the Curonian Spit and the Estonians delight in the island life of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, there is the intermediate Latvian coast of Kurzeme.

Insider Tip: Did you know that Riga has its own Beer Spa - a spa where you can immerse yourself in a wooden tub filled with warm beer! You may sip a chilled beer at the same time? Latvia loves beer, so to speak, so get ready for an unusual beer experience.

14. Estonia


A stay in Estonia naturally includes a visit to its capital. Tallinn is a wonderful city that you have to discover. Spend some time outside the capital and discover national parks such as Lahemaa National Park or explore the surrounding islands such as Saaremaa, Hiiumaa or Vormsi. Submerge yourselves in the waters of a lake and whipped ourselves with juniper branches.

Parnu is an old and picturesque city, a well-known spa with well-developed infrastructure. Apart from comfortable hotels and inns, it has a large number of sanatoriums and nursing homes, so one can at the same time improve health. The City Hall often hosts concerts and festivals, everyone can attend. The history of the place can be known during the excursion to the Parnu museum, which has been in operation since 1895.

Through the center of the historical district of Pärnu, is the charming Rüütli street. It is famous for its architectural monuments, the variety of good restaurants and souvenir shops. Beautiful old houses from different eras have survived here. The red brick houses of the nineteenth century look especially spectacular. In summer, the facades of many buildings are decorated with fresh flowers and ornamental plants.

The most beautiful monument of architecture is Villa Ammende. The most unusual sight of Pärnu is its mole, whose length is approximately 2000 meters. It is built from huge rocks and extends to the sea. This picturesque place is considered one of the most romantic in the city. There is a good tradition of lovers kissing in the middle of the mole. They believe that the separation will not affect them.

Fans of historical excursions should definitely see the beautiful castle of Paide. The first castle in its place was built by the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Originally, it was called Weisenstein.

Insider Tip: The snow-covered landscape of Scandinavian winter postcards also exists here. Especially the Christmas market, is a true magical decoration. In summer, on the contrary, the days are eternal and at the end of June the night does not even fall. It is the period of barbecues and smoked fish to the firewood.

15. Finland


Completing the trio of the Scandinavian countries is Finland. In this case, in addition to the kindness of its brothers - Sweden and Norway - it provides an argument of tremendous weight. Finland has the best educational system in the world. This is a guarantee of a modern, just and prepared society.

This Scandinavian country regularly tops the lists of safest countries in Europe. So it is one place that even the most timid of solo travellers should feel secure in. The least visited of the Scandinavian nations, Finland has a very unique feel thanks to its close (and sometimes uneasy) proximity to Russia.

This is the home of the sauna, with an estimated 3 million saunas for the use of its 5 million inhabitants. While we may make the connection between Finland and vodka, they love their beers in this part of the world. Locals especially enjoy drinking a cool beer or cider while enjoying a sauna.

Feel yourself like a true Finn by immersing yourself in a frozen lake in winter and then relax in a warm sauna in the Lake District, while there are degrees below freezing. Overcome your shyness and hookup in this most natural of Finnish customs with Saami people, so different from ours, wild fauna inhabiting forests in freedom.

Get into Saami culture and do typical activities such as sledding pulled by huskies or reindeer, or fish in frozen lakes with traditional techniques. With the midnight sun in summer and the aurora borealis show in winter, a trip to Finland is undoubtedly a trip to an unimaginable and non-existent nature for us so far.

From the region of Lapland with its many sports activities, nature landscapes and shelter of flora and wild fauna, and even beautiful cities and towns, these are some places to visit in Finland.

Helsinki, the coastal city with a pleasant atmosphere is considered one of the best cities to live. Stroll through its streets and reach the market in the port, to mingle with the local inhabitants. Visit the Orthodox and Lutheran cathedral and the huge Senate Square, surrounded by a modern but quiet atmosphere, characteristic of the Nordic countries.

Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and the home of Santa Claus. For those who think of traveling with children to Finland, it is an essential visit. It is also an ideal place to explore and observe wildlife in the wild such as bears, wolves or lynxes. Turku is the oldest city in Finland and former capital.

Stroll along the Aura River and discover two of the most important monuments of the place, the cathedral and the castle. Here is also the archipelago of Turku, with its more than 20,000 islands waiting to be explored. The best time to travel to Finland is between May and September and the best time to visit Finland for northern lights is in winter. To travel to Finland you need a visa and a valid passport.

Insider Tip: There is no better place to watch the incredible Northern Lights than from Finland. Rent out a glass igloo in the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort or ice hotels or other glamping resorts or living in log cabin under the stars in the middle of nature for a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget.

Hopefully you have found something to inspire you in our whistle-stop trip around some of Europe's less visited places. There is more to a solo Europe trip than ticking off girls trips to Paris and Barcelona. You should take the time to explore more than just the traditional options. The map of Europe forms a rich and diverse tapestry.

The apps that we usually use in our trips and that we also recommend for Europe are Uber, Google Maps, public transport, or Zomato.

As a solo female traveler or singles you have the freedom to set your own itinerary. Traveling solo in Europe is easy thanks to the excellent public transportation networks which criss-cross the country. So why not take the time to opt for the road less travelled on your next vacation with our travel destinations?
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What's a fun way other than visiting museums in Bangalore? It is to know the history of a place by visiting places of historical importance and Bangalore has a lot! We have selected some places to visit in Bangalore with your children.

1. Bangalore Palace


Designed by Kempe Gowda I and built by Reverend J. Garrett, the Bangalore Palace is a must-see historical place of the city. The Tudor-style palace has 35 rooms and now belongs to the royal family of Mysore. There is a guided audio tour, which is perhaps the best option to know the history of the place. It is a great place for photographers and is one of those places to explore for kids in Bangalore.

Location: Vasanth Nagar

Attractions: The royal coat of arms, the Jockey chair

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: 10:00 to 17:00

Registration fee: Rs. 230 per person for Indian nationals, Rs. 460 per person for foreigners

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: The entrance fee is relatively high compared to other historic places in the city. So go there only if you think the kids will appreciate.

Places to Visit in Bangalore

2. Tipu Sultan Summer Palace


One of the many royal residences and must-see places in Bangalore, the Summer Palace and Fort Tipu Sultan represent the beautiful fusion of Indo-Islamic architecture. The architectural marvel is small, but is an excellent structure for photography enthusiasts. Children may not find the story interesting, but you can tell them by weaving an interesting story about Tipu.

Location: Chamrajpet, Bangalore

Attractions: Portraits and paintings of people of the time, a replica Tipu tiger

Days Open: Every day

Hours: 8h 30 to 17h 30

Registration fee: Rs. 15 per person for Indians, Rs. 200 per person for foreign nationals

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: If you are not a photography travel enthusiast, do not spend more than 30 minutes here; otherwise the children will get bored.

3. Vidhana Soudha


Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka, located in the heart of the city. The massive structure is supposed to be built in the Dravidian styles or Mysore style and was completed in 1956. The building is spread over an area of ​​11 hectares and is built with granite and porphyry rocks. An interesting fact about the building is that it was designed and built to give the city a clean architectural style.

Location: Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bangalore

Attractions: Architecture, the building is illuminated on holidays and Sundays

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: 9h to 17h

Things to consider: Participation is allowed only with special permission.

4. Bangalore Fort


Built by Kempe Gowda I, Bangalore Fort was a mud fort in 1537. Haider Ali, father of Tipu Sultan and ruler of the state of Mysore, rebuilt it in stone in 1761. The fort has a church, a cemetery and also a school, although the school has now been relocated. Unfortunately, most of the structure was dismantled and ruined by the British who besieged it in 1791. What remain are the Delhi Gate and some bastions.

Location: New Tharagupet, Bangalore

Attractions: Delhi Gate, a 500-year-old Ganapati Shrine

Days Open: Monday to Saturday

Hours: 10h to 18h

Registration fees: Rs. 5 for Indian nationals, Rs. 100 per person for foreign nationals

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: Like Tipu Sultan's summer palace, Bangalore Fort has little interest for children.

5. Ramakrishna Math


The Ramakrishna Math in Bangalore is one of the largest and oldest places in India. The center was built in 1908 by some modest followers of Swami Vivekananda, and today it is more than that. The maths has a temple, a bookstore, a library and an open air auditorium. It is located in Basavangudi, near the Bull Temple and attracts many people seeking answers to spiritual questions. Maths also has a branch in Ulsoor.

Location: Basavangudi, Bangalore

Attractions: the bookstore is full of information about Swami Vivekananda

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: 9h to 18h 30

Approvals: Parking, toilets

Things to consider: Math is not really a tourist place, but a place where you can take your children to introduce them to the concept of spirituality.

6. Mysore Palace


The Mysore Palace is one of the places to visit near Bangalore. The biggest attractions of Karnataka are the Mysore Palace or the Amba Vilas Palace, property of the Mysore Royal Family. You must set aside a day for Mysore. The palace was built in the early 1900s and opened in 1912. The sprawling mansion has spacious halls, rooms and hallways - all adorned with beautiful artwork from floors to ceilings.

Location: Mysore (140km from Bangalore)

Attractions: Palace architecture, Golden Throne, Dollhouse

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: 10am to 5:30 pm

Registration fees: Rs. 40 per adult and Rs. 25 per child, Rs. 200 for foreigners

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: The best time to visit the palace is during Dussehra, when it is prepared for the festival. It is also the busiest time of the year.

7. Begur Fort


Many say that Begur is where Bangalore was born. The small municipality near Bangalore has a fort, which stretches for about 1 4km2. The fort is located near a small temple and is a place purely for history buffs. The fort is located on the road to Bangalore-Hosur and is one of the places in the Heritage Intach Walks (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage).

Location: Bangalore-Hosur Highway

Attractions: Naganatheshvara Temple

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: Around the day

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: There is not much left to see. So, if you pass this route, take the time to stop and visit this tourist attraction in Bangalore.
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  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Kalyan Kalyan Author
There is no end of tourist places to visit near Bangalore. The Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore, or Bengaluru as it is called today, is a place that every tourist should visit. The city's cosmopolitan culture, combined with its rich heritage and history, makes it an attractive destination for singles, families and groups. We have compiled a list of museums and best places to visit in Bangalore you should take time to visit during your visit to the state capital of Karnataka.

Where will you learn the history of a place? If you said museums, you're right! Bangalore is a city with a rich past, which your children would like to know. Even if they are not, taking them to these museums may arouse their interest.

best museums in bangalore

1. Government Museum


Established in 1865 by the former state of Mysore, the Karnataka Government Museum is one of the oldest museums in India. It is the second oldest museum in southern India. The museum has a large collection of coins, artifacts, weapons and weapons, jewelry and paintings from the past. It is also here that the earliest kannada inscription, the Halmidi inscription, is preserved. Children will particularly love the collection of coins used by ancient civilizations that flourished in Mohenjo-Daro, Vijayanagar and Halebid.

Where: Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore

Attractions: Ancient coins and objects

Opening days: Tuesday to Sunday

Opening hours: 10h to 17h

Registration fees: Rs. 10 per adult and Rs. 5 per child

Amenities: Parking, toilets and canteen

Things to consider: A little orientation can make the visit interesting. It will also help your children understand the value of the artifacts and treasures exhibited in the museum.

2. HAL Aerospace Museum


Airplanes are one of many things that kids love. Young boys and girls will enjoy a visit to the HAL Aerospace Museum. It is the second largest HAL museum in India and has several life-size models of aircraft, copters and more designed and manufactured by the company. There is also an aerodynamic modeling club, and a library. It gives you detailed information on the history of aeronautics in India.

Where: Marathahalli, Bangalore

Attractions: The flight simulator is to try

Opening days: Every day except public holidays

Hours: 9h to 17h00

Registration fee: Rs. 30 per person

Amenities: Parking, Washroom, Souvenir Shop

Things to consider: You will need at least two hours for the Hindustan Aeronautics Museum visit and is a must for Indian aviation fanatics.

3. Karitaka Chitrakala Parishath


Chitrakala Parishath is not just for modern art lovers. If your children have any interest in drawing and the arts, take them to this place for inspiration. The gallery has museums dedicated to Nicholas Roeric, a renowned Russian artist, and H.Kejriwal, connoisseur of Indian art. There are also galleries of folk art and international art and galleries dedicated to Indian artists like Srikanta Shastry Kukke and Krishna Reddy.

The Parishath also has a section dedicated to the traditional paintings of Mysore. Locals may also participate in recreational classes that the gallery organizes from time to time.

Where: Kumara Krupa Rd, Bangalore

Attractions: Art Museums and Annual Exhibition, if you are in town at this time.

Opening days: Monday to Saturday

Hours: 10:30 to 19:30

Registration fee: Rs. 50 per person

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: The place is truly a paradise for art lovers. If you want to expose your children to the world or art, this is the place.

4. Folk Museum or Janapada Loka


The Janapada Loka or Karnataka Folk Museum is dedicated to folk arts of the village in the state. The place has a museum of artifacts used by the tribes in Karnataka, an auditorium with costumes and masks. There are also live performances with young boys performing folk dances and fights for visitors. The place also has a gift shop where you can buy wooden crafts and toys made in Chennapattana.

Where: 53 km from Bangalore on the Bangalore-Mysore highway

Attractions: Masks, puppets, models and live performances

Opening days: Every day except Tuesdays

Hours: 9h to 17h

Registration fee: Rs. 10

Services: Parking, toilets, restaurants

Things to consider: Getting there can be complicated unless you have your own vehicle or taxi.

5. Legends Motorcycle Museum


The boys will love. The girls will be fascinated by this. You can simply be impressed! The Museum of Motorcycle Legends is a small museum and vintage café, where you can admire bikes dating back to the post-war period. The museum has some of the oldest and heaviest bikes such as the 1924 BSA 250 cc, the 1942 Norton 500cc and the 1962 Cezeta. This place has several bikes and scooters collected by Prabhu, a motorcycle fanatic, for 20 years.

This museum is a great place to relax with a cup of coffee and a sandwich.

Where: Pulikeshi Nagar

Attractions: Old motorcycles, dating from the time of the Second World War.

Closing days: Everyday

Hours: 6am to 11pm

Amenities: Parking, toilets, cafe

Things to consider: Visit When you want to take a break from sightseeing, you can enjoy good food, music and also watch vintage bikes.

6. Jawaharlal Nehru or Taralaya Planetarium


The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is managed by the Bangalore Association for Science Education. The planetarium has a science park, a sky theater and a showroom where children can see models and performances. Photos of the solar system, planets and other astronomical phenomena. The planetarium hosts several events for children during holidays and weekends.

Where: Sri T. Chowdaiah Road, Bangalore

Attractions: The Sky Theater

Opening Days: Every day except Monday and the second Tuesday of the month

Hours: 12:15 to 16:30

Registration fee: Rs. 35 per adult, children under the age of three are not allowed in the Sky Theater

Facilities: Parking, toilets

Things to consider: If you are in town during an astronomical event, the Taralaya is the best place to experience it.

7. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum


Unit of the National Council of Science Museums, the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is a place of interest for science buffs in Bangalore. The museum was created in honor of Sir M. Visvesvaraya. He was a prominent engineer who designed the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam and also the flood prevention system in Hyderabad.

The museum also houses artifacts such as the mechanical calculator, the Edison phonograph, a steam wagon and a jet turbine.

Where: Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore

Attractions: Machine Room, 3D Theater, Models of Space Ships and Satellites, Enclave Dinosaur

Days Open: Every day except Ganesh Chathurthi and Deepavali

Hours: 10:30 to 17:30

Registration fee: Rs. 40 per person, free entry for children under 5 years

Amenities: Parking, toilets, food and water, guided tours

Things to consider: Your children do not necessarily want to see all the exhibits. So talk to the guide and see if you can spend more time at exhibitions (machine room, dinosaur exhibits, fun science rooms, etc.) that appeal to kids.
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  • Monday, January 14, 2019
Kalyan Kalyan Author
Have not they stolen your stuff? Have you not lost any documents? Were you not afraid? It has always seemed surprising to me that most of the questions that people asked us after our great trip through Africa had to do with security. Many of them often had to want to know how to take money and documents during a great trip.

The truth is that the world is a much safer place than we think at home, but we still have to take some precautions. I use a combination of means and places to keep money. When making a trip it is always important to have all our documentation in the respective order, to avoid any type of inconvenience. Something very useful in these cases, is to load it in a place that we can have at hand.

I have always had a pouch bag to have documentation on hand and every time they ask me for some document and it does not come out the first time I get nervous. I feel that everyone looks at me badly for making them wait. So I decided to order the URBY Wanderlust passport holder from the numerous options available in their website. The website is easy to access with different products ranging from wallets for men, ladies wallets, toiletry bag, luggage tags etc.

passport holder urby wallet review

I received it in excellent condition wrapped in a canvas drawstring pouch in a very elegant black case. For a serial traveller like me this is the perfect portfolio as the large surface allows me to distribute the content in an orderly manner but above all to maintain a thin thickness. Contactless protection is essential. I misplaced my credit card recently in London and it was certainly an important factor that made me opt for this safe wallet.

Having a passport together with cash and cards is essential for me. I often forget the document in the hotel with the separate old pouch bag for having a passport. The pockets of credit cards are abundant and soft and allow a very fast extraction of the content.

This universal leather passport holder from URBY is indispensable for those who travel regularly to get optimal protection for your identity documents. It can easily be used as a wallet because on one side the passport can be kept and on the other side there are pockets for storing cards and cash.

There are six pockets with the big one for the passport and 3 small for credit cards and a medium size pocket for cash and an open section for boarding pass. It is well made, soft to the touch and beautiful to look at in a perfect size that fits comfortably in the back pocket of the pants. The space for cards and for money or any identity card is perfect.

passport holder urby wallet review

The product is made of excellent material and good a kind of very soft synthetic leather. The synthetic leather material is very resistant and of the highest quality and after use there is not even a sign on the surface. This leather cover is available in a large number of colours, so you can choose a different one for each and every member of your family! I got it in brown, which is the most neutral colour for anyone in the family to use. It is a very nice and elegant brown.

It perfectly fits a passport and have many pockets and slots to keep credit cards, boarding pass, luggage tags, etc. The sewing and the details give the feeling that this organizer will last me for a lot of trips. For the price I have to say that it is excellent.

Of excellent workmanship and beautiful design, it has become the perfect custody for my passport and allows me to have together also the various loyalty cards of the airline companies, keep temporary paper visas and business cards. I am very satisfied with the purchase.
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