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How To Visit Machu Picchu In One Day: Everything You Need To Know

Machu Picchu

What and where is Machu Picchu? Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel situated in the Andes Mountain of Peru. Given its hidden location, perfectly cut stone, and mysterious construction, it’s no wonder Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu is a ~2 hour hike from the nearby town, Aguas …

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How To Buy Machu Picchu Tickets: A Step By Step Guide

Machu Picchu Letters

I wish I knew why the process to buy Machu Picchu tickets was so complicated and not intuitive at all. Regardless, let’s focus on getting those tickets so you can enjoy one of the greatest wonders of the world! I. Go to the official, Machu Picchu ticket sales website Cultural Ministry of Peru website: Official, …

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Rainbow Mountain Peru: Everything You Need To Know

Rainbow Mountain

What and where is Rainbow Mountain? Rainbow Mountain, also called Vinicunca, is a mountain in the Andes, Peru. Natural minerals, treated with the perfect weathering, created the beautiful mountain famous for its vibrant colors. Rainbow Mountain is a 3 hour drive southeast from Cuzco. Is it worth visiting while I’m around Cusco? Yes! You definitely …

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The Wahga Border – Pakistani side

Wahga Border Flag Ceremony

What and where is the Wahga Border? The Wahga Border is a border between Pakistan and India, about an hour east of Lahore, Pakistan. Okay… so why should I go? Because it’s not your normal international border! The Wahga border has a closing ceremony that is one of a kind! Pakistan and India each have …

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Average Daily Costs To Visit Pakistan

Brain Masala

Pakistan is a very cheap country if you’re coming from the U.S., Europe, or a similar priced country. Below is a breakout of the daily costs you can expect based on my recent trip to Pakistan (I traveled to Islamabad, Lahore, and the Wahga border). This post will also include other costs (e.g. visa fee) …

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How To Apply For A Pakistani Visa

Pakistani Visa

There are different types of Pakistani visas you can apply for. Here, I breakdown the full process of applying for a US Citizen/Nationals (of non-Pakistani origin)┬ávisa + include how to get a Letter Of Invitation for those planning on not taking a tour for their entire stay in Pakistan. Regardless of the visa you apply …

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5 Travel Mistakes To Avoid While Planning A Trip

1. Booking a Hostel in the Wrong Location I understand the low-budget/no-budget mentality of looking for the cheapest hostel to stay in. Why wouldn’t you since all you’re going to be doing at the hostel is sleep, right? While this is true, you need to remember the three most important things when booking a hostel: location, location, …

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Budget Travel: Palestine, Israel & Jordan

Palestine, Israel & Jordan March 2013 Age: 23 The Plan Sadly, my last spring break of my educational journey was around the corner with college coming to a close. I knew two things when it arrived. First off, I would never in Dante’s Inferno go back to school. Secondly, I was definitely going to spend my …

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The Three Equators of Ecuador

Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador July 2010 Age: 20 Word On The Street I once heard a rumor that if you flush a toilet in the Northern Hemisphere it spun in one direction and somehow spun in the opposite direction when flushed in the Southern Hemisphere. Looking back, I could have easily called my grandma in Peru to confirm this …

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The Traveler’s Backpack: What To Bring

Harlem, U.S.A. April 2017 Age: 26 What Not To Bring You are about to embark on an awesome adventure on the other side of the world. We need to make sure you do it right because this isn’t the I need to take a cab from the airport upon arrival to help with my three 50lb suitcases containing 23 pairs …