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Travel Tips: How to bargain when shopping in Asia

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If you are in Asia right now on a trip then you also have a gazillion choices to shop for gifts to bring to your loved ones back home. Buying stuff in a foreign land is quite a unique experience but imagine the smiles on the face of the people at home when they open their very unique gifts. Remember that when you go to night markets or street markets, haggling is accepted. Bargaining can be an exciting experience and a new skill to learn. Be good at it and you will be able to save some money for more gifts or for your next trip.

Here are some things to remember when bargaining:

Try using the local language

Establishing rapport with the shopkeeper is vital to get a bit of discount.  Sometimes saying “nihao” if you are in China or “kamusta” in Manila will create a bridge between you and the seller. The phrasebook that you have comes handy when it comes to shopping for souvenirs and gift items.


20 Summer Travel Ideas

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We love the sun, sand, and the water but the summer is long and we just have to come up with more ideas to have fun and make sure the season is well spent. Here are some travel ideas that you may want to consider this summer…

Be close to wilderness

If you area heading to Europe, you can come close to nature and the wild in different wild pockets in the region:

Go up to the mountains of Montenegro

Europe has a long stretch of the Prokletije mountain range that crosses Bosnia, Kosovo, Albani, Macedonia, and Montenegro. This is only for extreme adventurers since the maps cannot guide you well thru the mountains and the facilities are not yet so developed. Add to that traces of war. The most accessible part of the mountain range today is in Montenegro. If you want to skip Prokletije, you can try the canyon in Durmitor National Park which is considered deepest in Europe.


6 Ways to see Budapest, Hungary on a tight budget

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Budapest Hungary is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. Aptly it is called Queen of the Danube as the old Buda is on the right bank of the river while Pest sits on the left.

Travel to Budapest and explore its more than 1000 years of history and culture. As a tourist, you don’t have to worry about spending a lot in Budapest. There are several ways you can enjoy Budapest on a budget:

Walking Tours

Ready those walking shoes when you get to Budapest since there is no other way to know the city by walking through its streets. No, you will not have to walk them on your own. The city provides free walking tours that take about two and a half hours. The guides, of course, will appreciate some tips.

City Park


Travel Guide: Paris holiday in July

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A Paris holiday in July can get pretty exciting. We remind you that tourism in the City of Lights is at its peak this month and their museums and other Paris best destinations can get pretty crowded. The locals though will most likely be having an exodus, having a vacation in Spain or the French Riviera. So July can be pretty nice for tourists and travelers while the locals get pretty claustrophobic of their beautiful city.

The weather in Paris will be around 15 degrees Celsius through 25 degrees Celsius so walking around the city will not be an issue. The sunny terraces are very inviting for those who want to enjoy a glass of drink. You may also be lucky to catch some items for your collections back home since there are a lot of good deals to grab during some Paris summer sales.


Madrid hotels

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Madrid is a fabulous part of the world. It offers something for everyone. Have kids? Madrid has great attractions for the kids. Love to shop and look at art? Then you’ll think you’re in heaven. And maybe a little morbid fun is good for everyone as you take part…well, watch anyway…in the bull fights.

What isn’t to love about Madrid? Absolutely nothing. Madrid is everything you want it to be. You want it to be a honeymoon? No problem. You want it to be a family vacation, it will be. You want it to be where you fall in love with your husband of forty years all over again? No wishful thinking needed.


10 best establishments that are open 24/7 in the U.S.

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While the rest of the world is fast asleep in their beds, tucked snugly under their covers, night owls everywhere else are wide awake. Some are up because due to sleeping problems while others may have to stay up late because of work. Whatever your reason is for being up and about at night, chances are there will come a time that you’re bored out of your wits with nothing to do and nowhere to go to.

Today then is your lucky day because we’ll be sharing with you ten of the best all-night spots located all across the U.S. so you know where to find the places where you can hang out, have a bite to eat, go shopping, or even get a relaxing body scrub. By sharing this bit of information with you, we hope to make your nights a little less boring and tiresome, and provide you with the perfect antidote to another sleepless night. So if you’re not exactly looking forward to another monotonous evening flipping through the hundred or so channels on TV, grab your jacket and head out to the following places.


Folding and notfolding bikes

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Supposing you are an addicted biker, and also an addicted traveler, as we all here are. We must find a solution for these two innofensive (even positive ) addictions to match. Let us do together, in this post.

If you travel away, and want to bike there, you can of course hire a bike. Or you can take your bike with you, with these inconvenients: transportation could be too expensive and the bike could be dammaged, stolen, etc.

Some of these inconvenients would dissapear if you have a folding bike! But these bikes are more complex and more expensive. But it is also said, they would be more performant! Folding bikes are popular in Britain, but not very popular in U.S. Well, buyer’s behaviour is not easy to understand sometimes!


Top 10 Fitness Vacations that you can have

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Everyone wants to shed off some pounds but who will want it to work out while having a holiday? Fortunately you can mix your drive to slim down while traveling and having a fitness vacation.

You read it right, you can get those six pack abs, muscle cuts anywhere you want while seeing the nicest place in the world. Check out our list below where you can get a hot, firm body as souvenir:

Alsace, France

If you have a Lance Armstrong in you but you are not really ready to go around France on a bicycle don’t be disheartened. Grab the bike and go the Alsace Region of France just by the German and Swiss borders to have a fitness vacation you will not forget.