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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan Armenia

The Kiev Pit Stop Before arriving to Yerevan, Armenia, we decided to spend a couple days in Tbilisi, Georgia. When figuring out the cheapest way to get there from London, we found that flying into the western airport of Kiev and leaving from the eastern airpot of Kiev was our best route. We arrived to …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – London, England

London England

The Work Trip Working for a large company that has a London office really has its perks. Throw in my bffl (Matt) from work who loves London, mix in some cheap tickets, and you’ve got yourself a week’s trip to London without using a single day of vacation! After meeting the London team at our …

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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 🙂 While in Lima, I made sure to take …

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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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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 Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad Trip

Why Pakistan? The next city on our list brought us to a country that is not known for its tourism: Pakistan. Out of all the countries in the world Yagmur and I could have gone for our first international trip, no one understood why we would go to Pakistan. Our friends didn’t get it, our …

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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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10 Tips For Haggling While Abroad

1. Don’t Buy The First Thing You See When you enter a flea market or a small, touristy town don’t buy the first souvenir you see. Most souvenir sellers are buying the same things from the same wholesaler. Also, the further in you go, the more competition there will be which translates to lower prices. When I …