Remote travel destination Lake Baikal

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Remote travel destination Lake Baikal, Russia | After the fall of the Soviet Union, tourism into Russia became easier. But not too many leisure travelers make it beyond St. Petersburg or Moscow. Lake Baikal – the largest freshwater lake in the world – is not yet overrun by tourists …

Forbidden Gem Sanaa

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Getting there is not easy: Forbidden Gem Sanaa | Sana’a in Yemen is one of the oldest populated places on earth. According to legend, it was founded by Shem, the son of Noah. The old fortified city of Sanaa has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. It contains many intact architectural masterpieces. Efforts are underway to preserve the most ancient buildings, in some cases they are up to 1,400 years old …

Getting there is not easy: Pyramids of Meroe Sudan

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Getting there is not easy: Pyramids Meroe Sudan | Our third blog post about tourist spots that are hard to reach, ticks off the Pyramids of Meroe. Getting there is not easy because Sudan in general is a very dangerous country to go …

Angel Falls Venezuela

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Getting there is not easy: Angel Falls Venezuela | Our second blog post introducing remote places is about the Angel Falls in Venezuela. Plenty of travel guides say that it is life threatening to visit these Falls. To get there you would have to enter Venezuela. This fact alone turns away 99% of potentially interested travelers …

Getting there is not easy: Easter Island

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Getting there is not easy: Easter Island | Today we start another mini series of blog posts, introducing you to places that on one hand are worth a visit but on the other hand hard to reach, may it be due to remoteness, conflicts or missing infrastructure. Our #1: Easter Island, Chile …

Funny Peruvian Llamas

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Peru is famous for Machu Picchu – a world heritage site located up high in a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley – and … Llamas! Similar to sheep, domesticated llamas and their smaller relatives the alpacas also get shaved every once in a while. That’s common practice in large parts of Peru. Here are some funny snapshots of shaved Llamas and Alpacas – taken by tourists roaming around in Peru …