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Cathedral of Santo Domingo at Night
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Cusco Day Tour – Things To Do In Cusco, Peru

One of the easiest ways to see Cusco and its surrounding attractions is to hop on one of the Cusco day tour.  The group tour is typically 5 hrs., runs 1:30pm-6:30pm, and is led by 1 guide and 1 driver.  Typically cost for the group tour is s./20-40 (US$7-$15) per person, with tour size of 15-20 people.  The tour will […]

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Chicha - Peru's Local Corn Beer
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Chicha – Peru’s Saliva Fermented Corn Beer – Things to do in Peru

Peru is famous for its corn or choclo.  Many things can be made from corn but the most infamous has to be the corn-based beer, chicha.  Chicha is peru’s local beer.  Like it or hate it, you have to at least try it if you are in Peru. There are 2 kind of Chicha: Chicha Morado is the purple, sweat, […]

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Playa Bavaro
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Punta Cana – Beautiful, Affordable Caribbean Beach Vacation

After 7 hours of driving through heavy rain from Samana, navigating through 100’s of pot holes, the road slowly turned into beautiful 4 lanes highway passing through sugar cane plantations as we get closer to Punta Cana.  Based on the more developed highway infrastructure, we can feel that we were approaching an area of mass tourism.  After spending the past […]

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Best Off the Beaten Path Beach – Playa Rincon
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Best Off the Beaten Path Beach – Playa Rincon

There comes a point, during the trip to the secluded Playa Rincón, where you wonder if it’s going to be worth it. After all, you drove 4 hrs from Puerto Plata or 7 hrs from Punta Cana to the remote Samana Peninsula to make sure you didn’t miss this beach.  You battled terrible roads, pot holes, blew out a tire, […]

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Playa Dorada - Puerto Plata
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Puerto Plata – Dominican Republic North Coast

Puerto Plata area is one of the popular destinations in the Dominican Republic.  Located in the North coast, Puerto Plata is surrounded by mostly lush green coconut forest and tannish/gray sand beaches. The lush green coconut forest leaning into the beaches make for some great tropical paradise photos.  Most tourists come to Puerto Plata to stay at the beach around […]

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Curry Village Guest Lounge
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Cheap Places to Stay in Yosemite – (Where to Stay in Yosemite)

If you are trying to go to Yosemite during the summer months, often times you will have a hard time finding cheap accommodations INSIDE the park.   During the summer, Yosemite hotels and lodging are very limited and quite expensive (often $200-$500 as of 2012).  Most lodgings are fully booked 3-6 months in advance.  Most last minutes traveler often have to […]

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Top 10 Things To Do or See in Yosemite
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Top 10 Things To Do or See in Yosemite

Yosemite is stunning and there are many things to do.  Here are our top picks   1. Sunrise or Sunset at Glacier point –One of the best view of the Yosemite Valley and Half Dome is from Glacier Point, and no better time to do it than during Sunrise/Sunset.   Only 100 meters from the parking lot, the area is well […]

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Taft Point Yosemite
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Taft Point, Sentinel Dome (2 Short Great Yosemite Hikes)

One of the easiest hike and best view of Yosemite is Taft Point and Sentinel Dome.  Each are 2 miles round trip, 1-2 hours each to complete, with parking lot right off Glacier Point road.  Kids as young as 5 years old and senior in their early 70’s should be able to do these hikes.    Of course you can just […]

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Mariposa Grove (Some of the World’s Largest Trees)
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Mariposa Grove (Some of the World’s Largest Trees)

After we arrived to Yosemite and got our lodging, we decided to spend the afternoon hiking the trails around Mariposa Grove, which offers view of the giant Sequoia trees and one of the world’s largest trees, the Grizzly Giant.  Mariposa Grove is right next to the park’s South Entrance (near Highway 41 to Fresno; 36 miles south of Yosemite Valley […]

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Changi to Woodland Bus Waiting Area
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How to get from Singapore to Woodlands Train Station

There are many ways to get to Woodlands Train Station from Singapore to catch the train to Kuala Lumpur or other area of Malaysia.  Ofcourse, you can pay for the expensive taxi ride, but the easiest and fastest public transportation is to use the following buses noted below.   Note that all bus heading to Johor Bahru will have to go […]

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