The hidden gems of Nairobi, Kenya that few travelers know about

Nairobi is not so straight forward when visiting as a traveler. What should you visit in Nairobi when you are staying for 2 days? Most travelers look at TripAdvisor that offer a handful of things to do in Nairobi, but they don’t give a good impression of Nairobi as a city or of the Kenyan culture, in my opinion. This is the reason I thought to write an article about it to highlight the hidden gems of Nairobi.

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Hip YunLin in Taiwan is a must visit for any solo female traveler

Yunlin is one of my favorite getaway places in Taiwan, as this was where I spent most of my childhood with my loving grannies. The place has changed a lot since I last visited it a couple of years ago. A city once considered the most underdeveloped area is now becoming a trendy hotspot and a must visit when you are traveling to Taiwan.

The following artsy hippie places are definitely worth a visit for any solo female traveler heading to Taiwan! Below is my suggested itinerary for a 1-day trip to HuWei township in YunLin.

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Bali off the beaten track: itinerary for the true wanderer

Hidden gem Bali - Hideout Bali

Bali just made it to the number one global travel destination in 2017  in TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards ahead of London, Paris and Rome. What makes Bali truly unique and popular among travelers is that it combines all things many travelers are looking for. It has a tropical climate, delicious food, a vibrant culture, stunning nature, a relaxed vibe, picture-perfect beaches and underwater world. And on top of it all, it is easy to get around and easy to enjoy regardless of the money amount you want to leave here.

But popularity can often crush the soul of a destination and make it more difficult to find the hidden gems. Many travelers like me don’t like being surrounded by other tourists. Therefore, I am always on the hunt for the undiscovered and more unique places.

To make your life easier and help you find the best places to visit when in Bali, we have compiled a unique 3-week Bali off the beaten track itinerary for you. Curious? Read on!

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10 travel tricks that will save you a fortune

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Heading abroad is great fun. Whether you’re off on your annual summer family holiday or a romantic city break over a long weekend, exploring a new place is exciting and rewarding. But going abroad can be expensive if you don’t plan well. You’ve got to think about how you’re getting there, where you’ll stay, what activities you’ll be doing and how much you want to spend on food and other extras. The costs can quickly add up.

Wouldn’t you like to find the best deals so that you can travel more and work less? That’s why we’ve found 10 tricks for you that will stretch your travel budget much further. Try some of these out and see how much you could save!

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How you can travel continuously by working remotely

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Life is such a wonderful gift especially when you can explore the beautiful world we live in. Do you dream of climbing the Machu Picchu, seeing the sun rise in Borobudur Temple, exploring undiscovered Papua New Guinea, or maybe experiencing Thailand while munching on its finest street food? “How wonderful it would be to travel while still earning money for a living, right?” If you unconsciously nod on that last line, this article is for you.

The number of people who want to travel and making the best out of their “annual leave” have rapidly increased. Research also shows that more meaningful work tend to be done in a span of short yet dedicated work hours and during our travel. This short guide how you can travel by working remotely hopefully inspires you and takes away any arguments for not doing so.

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6 Best Indian Food Dishes to Try When in India

Best Indian food dishes to try

 

India is one of the most exotic countries in the world and I am a huge fan of Indian food. I think each Indian dish represents an independent and delicate culinary work. The distinctive aromatic flavour and the exuberant combination of spices are just as fascinating as the country itself!

I’d like to introduce you to the Indian cuisine and advice on some of the best Indian food dishes to try when in India. If you are seeking to combine your love for cooking with an authentic Indian travel experience, then an Indian Home Cooking Class is maybe your cup of tea. If you’re a foodie on a constant search of unique dishes like me, The Full Belly Walk With Lavy may be what you’re looking for.

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The impressive story of a boy from Kibera’s slum

Kibera slum tour Nairobi

I met Diddy a few years ago while traveling in Kenya. One of our friends met him while he lived in Nairobi at that time. He highly recommended to meet Diddy, hearing his story while walking through Africa’s largest slum, Kibera. Diddy’s home.

It was impressive and gave me a great insight in a life I didn’t know. A world difficult to grab when you grow up in a place there is no shortage of anything. This was exactly the type of experience I am always looking for while traveling.

Besides being a tour guide, Diddy is also a very inspiring person who became an Afro-electric dj, hip hopper and has a passion for soccer. As I am living in Nairobi now myself, and supporting Diddy via I Like Local, I thought it would be nice to meet Diddy again and share his story with the world. Hoping to inspire others to explore a country beyond its standard tourist attractions.

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Seeing Orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park

orangutans-tanjung-puting-national-park.pic by Agung Hartamurti

If cruising on a Borneo river surrounded by lush jungle, the sound of orangutans and other amazing inhabitants sounds like a perfect way to unwind, then keep on reading. I’ll share one of my most memorable trips to the home of orangutans, in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia. It is one of the best places to see orangutans in the wild with a guarantee of seeing them.

As a writer for a digital agency I got the chance to travel to remote places in Indonesia. One of these trips was to visit Tanjung Puting National Park on Borneo. This national park is famous for its long-term effort through the Orangutan Research and Conservation Program based at the landmark Camp Leakey. It turned out that all the photos I made didn’t do any justice of how peaceful it was being present with nature.

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The Rise Of Solo Female Traveling

Ora Beach Eco resort Maluku Indonesia

I traveled solo for the first time in 2006 when I went on a 6-month internship to India. It made me realize that I love it. It is not only me who likes travelling alone. More and more people are travelling solo. 24 percent of people travelled solo in 2015 compared to 15 percent in 2013 according to the Visa Global Intention Study. Especially among female millennials solo travelling is becoming more popular. A simple Google trends report on “solo female travel” shows that the interest in solo female traveling has more than tripled since 2012.

Why is this? What are these women looking for? How do women travel differently than men? What are the challenges they face? These were some of the questions that I asked myself and wanted to get answered. I didn’t only want to share my opinion, but wanted to share something based on a more in-depth research. In this blog post I reveal the answers I found based on expert research, experience of travel bloggers and my own experience.

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