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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Yamoussoukro, C么te d’Ivoire

Yamoussoukro

Travel Prep It was time to travel somewhere different than the usually places people go to. Having Morocco being the only country in Africa we have ever visited, I decided to look a bit south for our next move. At first, I had Cameroon on my mind but their visa process was very inconvenient. You …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland Map

Plan B Our trip was a few weeks away. I remember thinking about how happy I was with our cheap tickets. Round trip was only $240 pp! It was probably one of the cheapest international flights from the U.S. I have ever purchased at full price in my life. Suddenly, I look towards my left …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Rabat, Morocco

Rabat

An Early Morning Another sleepless night. Another overnight flight. We arrived to Casablanca at 3AM, exhausted. After blinking my eyes several times, I took a deep breathe as we exited the plane. It was time to wake up and figure out where the train station was so we could get to Rabat. Following the signs, …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Ankara, Turkey

Ankara

Exhausted We barely rested the night before arriving to Minsk, Belarus. Now, on the same day, we had an overnight flight to Ankara, Turkey. To make the trip more difficult, there was of course a layover! Old Friends Fortunately for me, Yagmur was in her home country so I could sit back and relax once …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar

No Visas Please I had 2 straight weeks of vacation that needed to be taken and a list of places I wanted to take Yagmur abroad. My one condition for this next international trip: no visa applications. From the 8 foreign countries we had set foot on, Yagmur had to get a visa/eTA for 5 …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Canada

Green Card Ready We decided to visit our neighbors up north for a quick, weekend getaway. Normally, Yagmur would have needed a visa but since she’s a U.S. permanent resident, she just needed an eTA (electronic Travel Authorization) which is easily attainable online for only 7 USD. Before heading off to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, we …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Lima, Peru

Peru Trip

La Familia The next city on our list brought us to my second home: Lima, Peru. Lunch over here, dinner over there, we spent almost all our time running from primo to prima. We also had fellow travelers Ron & Betty join us for our trip 馃檪 While in Lima, I made sure to take …

Saving Money

How To Save Money To Travel: Homemade Coffee Edition

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we shall be poor indeed.” -Edmund Burke Black Gold Every morning we succumb to our addiction of which we are not ashamed. Hot, black gold running down our throats. A smooth, milky latte warming up our souls. Dollar bills …

Saving Money

How To Save Money To Travel: Packing Lunch Edition

“In this country you can make one million dollars in a day and manage to spend two million the next.” -Mom Savings You get three main options when it comes to getting rich money-wise. Increase your income, decrease your expenses or find ways to pay Uncle Sam less. You can of course do all three …

Travel Tips

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 …