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Cheap "Hostels" in Dubrovnik, Croatia
So, I have to say, I've stayed in a lot of hostels in my life but this has to be the smallest o…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Paro, Bhutan
This is one of Bhutan's oldest temples constructed in the 7th century. It's about a 20 minute dr…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Paro, Bhutan
I'd be surprised if anyone visited Paro, even transited through it and didn't see this majestic …
Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Paro, Bhutan
I won't say this was the best hotel we stayed at, but it wasn't too shabby either. The best thin…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Punakha, Bhutan
I have two options - to spit out stats about this place (which could be a blog by itself) or sti…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Punakha, Bhutan
The temple and nunnery is located on a ridge overlooking Toebessa –Punakha and Wangduephodrang…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Punakha, Bhutan
Remember the old adage "half the fun of a destination is getting there". Well, that rings true o…
Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Punakha, Bhutan
Often called Punakha's top hotel, this is one of the top establishments of the town and a huge c…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gangtey, Bhutan
The black necked crane makes its annual pilgrimage to Phobjikha valley from China and Tibet. It'…
This review was featured on Friday March 3rd, 2017
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gangtey, Bhutan
Make no mistake, this is the monastery that people, Buddhists, near and far throng to given its …
Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Gangtey, Bhutan
I do my best to give hotels the benefit of the doubt sometimes, even when I've potentially not …
Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Punakha, Bhutan
So, to be very clear - there isn't a separately branded name for the restaurant housed in this v…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Thimphu, Bhutan
108 stupas! You heard that right! It's like a Buddhist dream come true on a highway as one tailg…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Thimphu, Bhutan
This attraction is a must see for anyone visiting Thimphu. And, don't worry - all your tour guid…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Thimphu, Bhutan
Tashichhoedzong or the Thimphu Fortress (in popular vernacular) is a Buddhist monastery and fort…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Thimphu, Bhutan
The sighting of this large Buddha says it all. But you realise the size of the statue when you s…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Thimphu, Bhutan
Welcome to the OLDEST temple in Thimphu! That itself is a quite a feat considering the town is c…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Thimphu, Bhutan
It's very hard to fault this hotel - literally everything from the reception, the welcome drink,…
Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Thimphu, Bhutan
It's almost become a ritual - travel guides and groups all visit the Jungshi Handmade Paper Fact…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Bethlehem, Israel
I write this review 3 months after visiting what is probably one of the most sacred places I've …
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Bethlehem, Israel
I will preface by saying that I chose "no cost", not because it's free but simply because I don…
Average priced "Hostels" in Tel Aviv, Israel
It's the quintessential hostel experience, almost to a point of being textbook'y in a way. And t…
Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Kinneret, Israel
Considering they're a few kilometres away from Capernaum where Jesus performed the miracle of 2 …
This review was featured on Friday April 7th, 2017
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Galilee, Israel
The Yardenit Baptismal Site is on the Israeli side of River Jordan, and is a must-visit for Chri…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Nazareth, Israel
Yes indeed! Legend has it that this site was where Mary's husband Joseph used for his carpentry.…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Nazareth, Israel
So for one thing, don't expect a church half in ruins and shambles, archaeological remains of so…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Masada, Israel
Make no mistake, but one of Israel's top tourist destinations is all but located atop an isolate…
Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Jerusalem, Israel
Tis a shame really because I visited this little eatery not once, not twice but thrice! Because,…
Ridiculously Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Herzliya, Israel
Call this the poster child of all hotels. I've noticed something very interesting: western b…
This review was featured on Saturday November 26th, 2016
Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
At nearly $20 a ticket, it seemed expensive at first for what appeared a "modern" museum. That s…