Impressions of Istanbul [25 Photos]

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Cigarettes, seagulls and selfie sticks. Those are the first things I think of. On paper, that sounds like a terrible combination, but somehow, someway Istanbul makes it work. The cigarettes are a sign of the city’s European lifestyle, where drinking tea, coffee or beer for hours on end is a daily ritual. The seagulls connect you with the bustling waterfront …

Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan

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The Tiger’s Nest Monastery (aka Paro Taktsang) outside of Paro, Bhutan is a magical and mysterious place that you have to see to believe. It’s a sacred Buddhist site cut high into the beautiful Bhutanese cliffs, where time slows down and tradition remains paramount. The temple complex was originally built in 1692, and is said to be the one-time home …

INTO THE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN [VIDEO]

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Come with us on a magical journey, over the mountains and through the monasteries, to one of the most amazing places on this planet – The Kingdom of Bhutan! As I mentioned in the previous post, Clint from Triphackr.com and I spent a week exploring Bhutan with Yeoong Tours & Travels back in late April, and this is the video evidence …

Travel Bhutan: A Visual Journey Through the Dragon Kingdom

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My love affair started on the initial descent into Paro, as we made a hard left turn to cut through the surrounding mountains. The once chatty Chinese tourists that filled the cabin were now reduced to whimpering bystanders. This was not a small plane, and yet, our Bhutanese pilot made skillful maneuvers as if he was Maverick chasing Iceman. We were …

Disaster Relief at Eye Level [55 PHOTOS]

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It isn’t until you leave the city of Kathmandu that you can really see the destruction that the earthquakes have caused. Nepal is made up of 75 districts, 12 of which were absolutely crushed by the earthquakes. Within those 12 districts there are countless towns and villages that have been, and continue to be, greatly effected by the quakes. Many of which …