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A New Year in undiscovered Tehran, Iran, (Part 2) ?>

A New Year in undiscovered Tehran, Iran, (Part 2)

Museums and sights of Tehran You can visit numerous museums in Tehran – the country has great history and you will be able to learn a lot for yourself, and the museums entrance fees are really cheap. And, of course, there’re beautiful mosque. The carpet museum. Here you can see the 19th-20th century carpets from Isfahan, Kashan and other ancient cities. The carpets look amazing, most are in great shape, there’re are a few huge ones, too. This is real…

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The View Points on Phi Phi Island ?>

The View Points on Phi Phi Island

View points are the main attractions of Phi Phi Island. They are a must if you want to get an aerial view of the Island, the surrounding panoramic views are truly beautiful. There are three main view points, all located to the east of Loh Dalum and Tonsai beaches. They could be called official, as there’re signs everywhere and they’re all numbered: View Point-1 (lower viewpoint), View Point-2 (the middle one), View Point-3 (the top viewpoint). Besides that, you can…

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A New Year in undiscovered Tehran, Iran, (Part 1) ?>

A New Year in undiscovered Tehran, Iran, (Part 1)

Tehran Airport Imam Khomeini Airport accepts both International and local flights round-the-clock. After the landing you will need to pass the passport control – passengers from all of the flights flock right to it. So you need to try and get to the first rows in time or take your time and be the last in the queue. There’re two lines for the foreigners at the arrival area, the rest are for Iranians, but they have no problem standing in…

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How to get from Hua Hin to Krabi (The Cheapest Way) ?>

How to get from Hua Hin to Krabi (The Cheapest Way)

Hua Hin is a popular tourist resort, it’s just a 2-hour drive from Bangkok, many travelers arrive to Hua Hin as their first stop on their travel and then go south for the islands Koh Phi Phi, Phuket or Samui. In this post I will describe all of the options and will also highlight the cheapest way to travel from Hua Hin to Krabi which is the gateway to Phi Phi islands. 1) If you go in the main bus…

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River Sunset in Yangon ?>

River Sunset in Yangon

It’s my last day in Yangon and after 3 crazy days of water festival (I couldn’t move around freely with my camera), I can finally walk the streets, unafraid of my camera becoming natatorial  like a duck, it’s my last chance to capture the magnificent Burmese sunset so I decided  to take a small cruise on the local ferry to the opposite side. The ferry departs the Nanthinda Harbor in downtown and the ticket for foreigners costs about 400 kyats (4$) for return…

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok center to Don Muang Airport ?>

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok center to Don Muang Airport

Don Muang airport (DMK) is the secondary airport that serves the city of Bangok and is usually used by the low budget airlines like AirAsia that is based there. To get from the center of Bangkok to Don Muang you can take the express bus A1 that departs from the Victory Monument, the ticket costs 35 baht (1$), you can take the same bus from the Mo Chit BTS which probably is easier for some travelers who intend to stay…

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Some of the lesser known communities around the world and what makes them so fascinating. One of the first people to settle in Southeast Asia, the Mon are said to have migrated southward from western China into Thailand and Myanmar (formerly Burma) about 1,200 years ago, and established one of the earliest civilisations there. The Mon of Myanmar reside mainly towards the southeast of Yangon in Mon State and Kayin State. It was the Mon who introduced Buddhism to Myanmar…

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Yangon | How to Get from the Airport to the Center by Bus ?>

Yangon | How to Get from the Airport to the Center by Bus

Upon arriving at the international airport in Yangon (RGN) you will first of all need to go through passport control to get the stamp(visa) that will allow you to enter to the country, more information can be found in our article about Myanmar Visa. When you get your luggage you can change money in one of the exchange points that are situated in the baggage claim area, generally those kiosks are branches of street banks and the exchange rate is almost the same to the one…

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