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Turkish desserts

Short-term Travel Bargain Opportunity in Turkey

With the bottom falling out of the Turkish currency market, is it time to jump on an opportunity and travel there? I once lived in Turkey as a young English teacher, at a time when hardly any Americans seemed to visit
Golden Temple in Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal

Rising From the Rubble: Patan, Nepal

Patan was once an independent city state in Nepal, one of three kingdoms run by three princes that were the offspring of a single king. The three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu sprung up in these places centuries ago: in Kathmandu proper,
No sidewalks for a wheelie suitcase

Why You Don’t “Backpack” With a Wheeled Suitcase

She looked like she was about to cry as she scraped her shiny four-wheel suitcase over the broken pavement and up another set of stairs. Since there was nobody else around and I was going to have to walk past her,
Trishuli River whitewater rafting Nepal from Kathmandu

Whitewater Rafting on the Trishuli River in Nepal

Nepal is one of the world’s greatest whitewater rafting destinations. It has steep mountain rivers you can ride for days, at a variety of skill levels. The problem for a casual traveler, however, is that all but the Trishuli River take
Lake Batur Spa in Bali

Living in Bali – Costs and Best Places for Expats

The last time I visited Bali was so long ago that it was getting less than 1/10 the amount of visitors it does now. The Indonesian island has become a digital nomad hotspot though, a prime choice for many who want