President Walmont Ho The Only 5-Star Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi

President Walmont Ho The Only 5-Star Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi

Yvette Rebadulla Destination, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog 0 Comments

I left Zambia with an extra adventurous and positive spirit. So instead of taking another expensive flight, I took the 13-hour bus ride for $28 to Lilongwe, Malawi! I paid $75 for the Malawi Tourist Visa with no other requirement but my Philippine passport. What a relief! But if you will arrive via the airport, I’m pretty sure you need …

My Serene Birthday Excursion At The Crater Safari Lodge In Uganda

My Serene Birthday Retreat at The Crater Safari Lodge In Uganda

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After the exhausting, memorable, and once in a lifetime trek at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to witness the magnificent Mountain Gorillas, I decided to stay the night at the Crater Safari Lodge. I was supposed to do another trek to see the Chimpanzees but my legs were too tired and my body is sore. So I opted to rest. …

10 Best Things to Do in Cambridge, United Kingdom– Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

10 Best Things to Do in Cambridge, United Kingdom– Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

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The best things to do in Cambridge are often compared against that of “the Other Place” – also known as Oxford. But while this city on the River Cam in eastern England is a similarly exquisite university town, it exudes a charm uniquely its own. The ancient colleges are as grand as it gets while the shimmering gardens behind them …

9 Reasons To Visit Gaziantep, Turkey

9 Reasons To Visit Gaziantep, the Gastronomy City of Turkey

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My 2-month solo travel around Africa is over, and it was amazing!! But before going back to home to Jonathan and Empress the Sailboat, I had to make a quick side trip to Gaziantep, Turkey 🙂 I’ve been invited by Aynur, our good friend and popular Turkish Journalist. We met her last year on a sponsored press trip in Bodrum, …

My Food Trip Itinerary in the UNESCO Creative City of Gaziantep, Turkey

My Food Trip Itinerary in the UNESCO Creative City of Gaziantep, Turkey

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To fill you in with the details in case you haven’t been following my posts, after my 2-month solo backpacking trip in Africa, I went straight to Turkey for a quick side trip before going home to Jonathan. So from Djibouti, I flew out to Istanbul and then to Gaziantep, Turkey. I’ve been invited by Aynur, our good friend, and …

Crossing The Border To Somaliland: The Danger, The Process And Useful Tips

Crossing The Border To Somaliland: The Danger, The Process and Useful Tips

BZFLAG Medina Africa, Destination, Roadtrip & Adventure, Travel Blog, Travel Guides, VISA for Filipinos 21 Comments

As some of you may know, I have traveled around Africa for 2 months and I decided to save the most challenging country for last: SOMALILAND! This is my 95th country! Woohoo! and after hearing all the horror stories about it, I was really nervous and excited at the very same time! After almost 24 hours of travel time from …

Here’s why Auckland, New Zealand & Vancouver, Canada are so attractive to Expats

Here’s why Auckland, New Zealand & Vancouver, Canada are so attractive to Expats

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According to The Economist, Auckland and Vancouver rank among the world’s most livable cities. New Zealand and Canada also rank very highly in the HSBC 2016 Expat Explorer Survey: New Zealand came second and Canada leaped from sixth in 2015 to third in 2016. Both countries and cities are clearly very appealing, and consistently so. They have well-developed economies, good …

Expats in Singapore: This is why Foreigners flock to Singapore

Expats in Singapore: This is why Foreigners flock to Singapore

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Ranked fourth on LinkedIn’s analysis, “The Top 20 Countries Where Professionals Are Moving For Work”, Singapore is clearly a popular destination for expats. HSBC’s 2016 Expat Explorer Survey has also seen Singapore retain pole position on the overall League Table for expat satisfaction too (out of 45 countries). It also ranked highly for careers progression (2nd), safety (2nd), finance (3rd) …

The Gates Hotel South Beach: The Way To Experience South Beach Miami

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2 months after my wonderful solo adventure around Africa, I am finally back in Miami, Florida! Jonathan picked me up from the airport and went straight to our hotel The Gates Hotel South Beach with a Nissan V8 which we rented for two weeks. We deliberately chose a big car because we have to buy a lot of stuff for …

9 Things You Can't Miss When Visiting Mauritius

9 Things You Can’t Miss When Visiting Mauritius

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They say you get what you pay for. And as for Mauritius, you get what you pay for and so much more! Just some 20 degrees below the equator, Mauritius promotes itself as a year-round destination. It’s tropical climate coupled with beautiful beaches, colonial houses, botanical gardens and luxury hotels and villas make visiting worth your while (and your hard-earned …

Taj Pamodzi: An Extravagant Business Hotel In The District of Lusaka, Zambia

Taj Pamodzi: An Extravagant Business Hotel In The District of Lusaka, Zambia

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Lusaka is the largest city and is the capital of Zambia. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Central Africa and is the center of economic, political and cultural activities. It is a metropolis bustling with life from the busy streets to the local market and huge malls. Hotels are plenty, but there are only a few 5-star hotels …

A Truly Remarkable Stay At Hotel Villa Portofino In Kigali, Rwanda

A Truly Remarkable Stay At Hotel Villa Portofino In Kigali, Rwanda

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100 DAYS, ALMOST ONE MILLION LIVES LOST. That’s probably the saddest 7-word story in the world, and that is the history of Rwanda. A state sponsored genocide happened not very long ago, a mere 23 years. A lot of people were left dead, helpless, homeless and orphaned. Since then, the government called upon the church to lead the country in …

Ohio, USA - List of Best Budget Hotels and Backpackers Hostels

Complete List of Recommended Cheap Hotels in Ohio, USA

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Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Cheap Hostels for Backpackers in Ohio for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will definitely help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Columbus, Ohio | Cleveland, Ohio | Cincinnati, Ohio | Toledo, Ohio | Akron, Ohio …

Most Instagrammable Resort in Mauritius - Outrigger Beach Resort

Best “Instagrammable” Resort in Mauritius – Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

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After three luxurious days in the East of Mauritius, I moved to the southwest of Mauritius. To recap, I started this trip in the north to try scuba diving, then I moved to the east for the private beaches and golf, and finally, I am in the southwest of the country. I checked-in to another 5-star property, Outrigger Mauritius Beach …