Khiva is placed within an area of less than 3 km full of madrasa, mosques, tiled minarets and surrounded by huge ancient mud walls. The following are 10 things we believe you must know when travelling to Khiva.
Macau- the Las Vegas of the East, is a small autonomous territory with Sino-Portuguese heritage. It’s hard to plan a short Macau itinerary as there are so much to do. We spent 4D3N in Macau with a tightly packed schedule. We saw the historical sites of Macau and visited all the futuristic casinos that have gathered in its Vegas-like strip. Macau is also famous for its food, we dined at some of the best restaurants Macau can offer.
Former US embassy of Iran, now known as the Den of Espionage, is a fascinating and historical place that could now be visited in Tehran. We were fascinated to see the place in person after hearing so much about it. The US Embassy in Tehran was the centre of world attention after it was seized by students during the peak of the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
I felt fear when I was being pushed out of the door of the plane and hanging out in the open. There was nothing I can hold onto and there was a world of desert in front of my eyes. I looked at the wing of the plane and saw my videographer standing on the wheel of the plane. I saw him smiling at me and that was my last moment before I started my skydiving in Swakopmund.
Highest bungee bridge jump in the world. That was what caught my attention when I was doing my research on South Africa. As I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie, I thought I would definitely give this challenge a go.
Walking through the dense fog in the Icelandic mountains looking for our friend Andy. We have not seen him for more than 3 hours and my voice is getting hoarse from yelling his name. The weather is getting colder by the hour and my glasses are now constantly cloudy due to the humidity. As the fog begins to thicken, I can see no more than 10 meters ahead. The sun will set soon and we do not even know where he is! This was the day that we called the emergency rescue team in Iceland.
Itaipu Dam is voted to be one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World.” It is one of the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world producing more than 14,000MW of power, supplying over 85% of the power required in Paraguay and 17% of the power required in Brazil.
To save cost on our travel for our “Gap Year”, we have boarded more than 20 different budget airlines across the world. Budget airlines have many extra charges such as for luggage and food and if we were not careful, we would be paying significantly extra. There are few things to be wary of when taking budget airline and as we have been traveling on a budget of a whole year, we believe the following are five important budget airline travel tips to take note.
When Winny and I decided to travel extensively this year, there is one budget we kept to the minimal and that is the food budget. In total we only spent less than $2500 AUD per person for a whole year on food and we did spend some time in expensive places and countries like Iceland and Scandinavia region. One of key to eat on a budget is to cook when and where it is possible and appropriate.
During our budget backpackers travel for the whole of last year, we nearly exclusively stayed in a hostel or at an Airbnb. The main reasons will be to keep the accommodation budget cost down. With a whole year’s worth of experience, we like to share our opinion on the pros and cons of Hostels vs Airbnb.