Namibia's greatest wildlife sanctuary, Etosha National Park, is a paradise for anyone with a love for wildlife. Basically that's why you go there - to drive around and watch for animals crossing your path, feeding, playing and hunting. With some species you have to be lucky, leopards are a rare catch. But the other Big 5 gang members are not hard to spot as soon as you know where to look. Giraffes, zebras and wildebeests are the ones which you'll see plenty and eventually stop screaming from excitement after every turn (I didn't though). Being inside the park feels like you become a part of a National Geographic show.
We have spent 2 nights 3 days inside the park and it was good timing to learn the area and not to get an overdose on animals. Let me share with you some tips on all the things you need to know before visiting Etosha National Park. This post is for independent travelers who are planning to drive their own vehicles inside the park, not for organised tour groups.
The only country in South East Asia without direct beach access attracts visitors for it's authenticity and rural charm. It is worth coming to Laos for laid back experience since it's a coutry not overrun by tourism as it's direct neighbours.
Laos vivid history as a french protectorate and the modern socialist system along with terror of the Vietnam war created a controversial yet unique soil for the way modern life floats. As of today Laos remains one of the poorest countries in South East Asia facing environmental problems and low economy rates. I'm not going deeper in these topics, but keep this information in mind when crossing the border.
Traveling in Laos is easy and relaxed - a perfect place to clear your mind and devour all the pleasures of slow traveling.
If you made up your mind of coming to Laos, hope my bucket list post is going to help you planing your itinerary.
A very good word to describe the capital of Russia is grandiose. It is indeed grandiose on so many levels: historically, architecturally, artistically and gastronomically to name just a few. Since Moscow has so much to show off, why not combine admiring some of the best city vistas with your dining experience? Here are suggestions for 7 places with the best views over Moscow which won't dissapoint. Most places of the list are pricey, but you don't have to leave all your savings here - just have a drink with a view noone would mind!
Are you planning your next trip and not sure what destination to choose? Want to skip crowds when island hopping in Thailand or avoid school break season in Southern Europe? Or you can only take your vacation in February but want to enjoy the sun and the beach (Northern Hemisphere talking here)?
Rainy seasons, cyclones, cold water temperatures or unbearable heat should not ruin your plans. So it's always good to be prepared in advance and adjust your vacation plans respectively.
For those of you who don't want to miss on sakura blossom in Japan, northern lights spotting or lupine season in New Zealand I created this month by month travel calender with an idea to help plan your travels.
Rotorua - New Zealand's geothermal paradise is famous not only for it's hot springs, but for maori culture as well. One of the best places to learn about Maori lifestyle and traditions as well as whitness the power of Mother nature is Te Puia. One can spot errupting geysers and walk the beautiful Whakarewarewa geothermal valley in less than a day.
Russia is expecting lots of guests for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A huge event which rises a lot of questions for visitors in many terms - safety, country open-mindedness and accessibility being some of the most important.
Being a holder of Russian passport and spending at least 1 month per year in St-Petersburg, my hometown, by no means am I going to give you in this post an overview of the whole Russia. But I will try to give you some insides into the mysterious "Russian soul" as well as some general tips of what you can expect when visiting this controversial country.
I believe that living for the past 10 years in Europe and traveling around the World gave me an opportunity to have a view on Russia from the outside.
If this is your first time traveling to Russia, than "A beginners guide to Russia" may be of use and interest to you.