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30 November, 2014

EBC Trek Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche

Enjoying the views on day 9 of the EBC Trek

On day 8 of my Everest Base Camp Trek, I was not sure whether I would be able to continue, as I felt really sick. I was already mentally preparing myself to return but against all odds, I felt great when I woke up on day 9. This day turned out to be one of my favorite days on the trek and brought us from Dingboche to Lobuche.
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22 November, 2014

EBC Trek Day 8: Dingboche Acclimatization Day

EBC Trek Day 8: Acclimatization Hike from Dingboche to Chukkung
We had our second obligatory acclimatization day on Day 8 of our Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. As mentioned before, this is not the same as a rest day ... we did an acclimatization hike to Chhukung and back. Up till day 8, we both felt really good and did not encounter any issues. This day however ended in despair and tears ...
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14 November, 2014

10 Awesome Things to do in Santorini

Holiday Nomad visiting beautiful Santorini
Santorini is the southernmost island of the Cyclades. It is part of an enormous caldera created after a huge volcanic eruption. Some people believe that Santorini is the site of the Lost City of Atlantis. Not sure about that one; but it is without any doubt "the destination" for anyone looking for a relaxing and romantic vacation. Here are my favorite things to do in Santorini ... 
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03 November, 2014

The Quintessential Guide to Bangkok

Buddhist Temple on the Chao Phraya River Bangkok Thailand
Bangkok - Krung Thep to locals - literally translated means "City of Angels". Everything in Thailand's capital contradicts itself: traditional buildings and temples alternated with modern erected high-rises, spiritual sanctuaries find their opponents in vibrant nightlife, floating markets in sharp contrast to huge malls ... Isn't it all a little confusing? Not when your mindset is governed by the "Mai Pen Rai" (never mind) attitude and an all accepting smile that invariably goes with it. Bangkok is home to many magnificent temples, a lively China Town, the klongs, the famous floating markets and a lively nightlife. Welcome to Bangkok!
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