Amsterdam in 72 Hours – The First Day

Visiting Amsterdam in the winter is a gamble, it may be sunny and nice or it could be damp and nasty. Either way, as there are 75 museums in Amsterdam there is always one more museum to visit even when canal cruising and Amsterdam by bike is not favoured by weather. What to do in Amsterdam … Continue reading Amsterdam in 72 Hours – The First Day

Six Travel Scams in Petra and How You Can Avoid Them

See the list of six most common scames in Petra and how to avoid them. Petra, has a selection of scams and extra services to offer to trick you hand over more money you intended to spend. Most of the scams in Petra aim to trick you to hand over your money yourself. Is it actually a scam when you agree to it? Is it a cultural difference or a wilful scamming? While it is always better to assume goodwill, if you don't have a budget for it, it's better to avoid extra spending. Know about them before you go to your visit to Petra, Jordan.

Book Review – “Tortured Shrimp” by Dave Feder

When two strangers, Jake and Charlie, meet at the seafood stall they talk about fried shrimps. Fascinated and amused by Jake’s strange attitude towards life, Charlie invites him to join a dinner with his ex-wife, a situation readily avoided by most regular mortals. This new crazy friend, however, agrees to the task. Read more!

Photo Galery: Sahara Susurrus

Night in Sahara is an amazing experience. The desert is far from being an empty field of sand and endless dunes. Along the way, there are palm trees (dates not coconuts), boulders, camels and people. The road is a hard ground loosely covered with changing piles of sand. Varied and picturesque.

Street Art in Tartu, Estonia

Tartu is the second largest (or a less small) town in Estonia. It’s also a student town with the Estonian largest university established in 17th century. The city ambience is fresh and youthful despite the muddy autumn shifting towards the winter. The youth of the nation happily roams the streets of the town, sample a local lively bar scenery and (as they always have) express their views on the walls of the world.  

Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party

On the first week of December you may have happened to see a group of people gathering in the Town Hall square. Despite there being well over a hundred people, there is no need to worry. These people are not political, most of them even don't smoke. They simply gather for an annual birthday celebration of three local guys who like it big.