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Phuket Thailand - Welcome to Russia

Phuket Thailand 🌴 Welcome to Russia

As Western countries grapple with sanctions, Thailand has embraced Russian tourists, welcoming them to its sun-kissed shores. Almost half a million Russians flocked to Phuket in the first half of this year, drawn by the warm climate, beautiful beaches, and spicy local cuisine. The Thai government extended Russian tourist visas to 90 days, fueling a

Istanbul Leather Shopping Mosques

Istanbul Leather Shopping 🛍️

Istanbul, with its rich history dating back to the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, is a treasure trove for leather enthusiasts. From the bustling alleys of the Grand Bazaar to contemporary boutiques, the city beckons travelers to explore its mastery in leatherwork. Iconic leather jackets, meticulously crafted handbags, coats, wallets, belts, and more await discerning buyers. Join

Indonesia Travel Plan - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Discover the Hidden Gem: A Karimunjawa Travel Plan 🌴🌊

When people think of Indonesia, Bali and Lombok often come to mind. However, there’s an enchanting island that remains off the beaten path: Karimunjawa. Located north of Semarang, this small island off the coast of central Java boasts pristine white sand beaches, stunning hills, and untouched fringing reefs. With only one main village and a

Getting Around Panama

Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus 🚌

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Panama is a vibrant and exciting country, offering a range of activities for visitors to experience. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun on a tropical beach or explore the lush rain forests, getting around Panama is made easy with shuttle bus services. These buses provide a convenient and cost-effective way to travel between

Tantalizing Tangalle

Tangalle Beaches 🌴 Sri Lanka

Tangalle’s beaches, located along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, beckon travelers with their pristine beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Surrounded by palm-fringed shores, azure waters, and untouched landscapes, this coastal paradise offers an idyllic escape for those seeking a serene beach getaway. Whether you’re drawn to the wide sandy expanse of Goyambokka Beach or the

Rome Hotels & Guesthouses

Rome Hotels & Guesthouses ⛲

Rome, the historic capital of Italy, lies in the central part of the Italian peninsula along the Tiber River. Once the seat of an ancient republic and empire, as well as the spiritual center of the Roman Catholic Church, Rome has left indelible imprints on art, culture, and history. Today, it remains a political capital,

Fox & Firefly Cottages 🔥🪰🔥 Loboc

Loboc, a picturesque town in the heart of Bohol, Philippines is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant eco-tourism activities. Nestled along the scenic Loboc River, this charming destination offers travelers unique experiences such as serene river cruises, visits to the historic Loboc Church, and exhilarating adventures at the Loboc Eco-Tourism

COVID-19 The New-Normal Flying Experience

Post-COVID 😷 The New-Normal Flying Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic was a global catastrophe caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak an international emergency in January 2020. They called an end to the pandemic in May 2023, by which time it had caused over 7 million confirmed deaths, making this the fifth-deadliest

Exploring the Depths 🥽 A Dive into Sea Scooters

Exploring the Depths 🥽 A Dive into Sea Scooters

At Sandspice we’ve always been passionate about sustainable travel. We seek ECO-friendly experiences that connect us with nature while minimizing our impact on the environment. Today, we dive into the fascinating world of sea scooters, also known as diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs). These underwater marvels allow you to glide effortlessly through the depths, exploring marine wonders

Mersing - Budget Accommodation Nightmares

Miserable in Mersing Malaysia 🫤

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When we think of travel, we often picture beautiful landscapes, cultural discoveries, and unforgettable experiences. However, not all journeys turn out as idyllic as we hope. Our trip through Mersing, Malaysia, painted a starkly different picture than the one we had envisioned. In this candid account, we share our encounters with the less appealing aspects