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Yazeed Al Oyoun 1 month ago
GUEST QUESTION
What is the most important thing I need to know about Amsterdam for a first time visit?
Bring cash if you want to visit the Red Light District ๐Ÿ˜œ
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I'd say there's no such thing as the most important thing. From my experience, Amsterdam centre is very walkable (and very crowded), most of the places do accept card payments.
I've started a channel on Amsterdam during my visit, maybe you'll find some of the tips valuable for yourself:
https://pepo.com/i-amsterdam
Pools with a view? Yes please! One pool I always wanted to swim in is Marina Bay Sands in Singapore (on this list).. but I only made it to the bar up there, watching people frolicking in the pool instead of joining them ๐Ÿ™„ Have you ever swam in a pool with a view? If so, where? http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/hotels/best-hotel-pools-with-views-himalayas-kenya-venice-barcelona-singapore-a7559566.html
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The new Airbus A350 looks awesome.. anyone flown it yet??

Looking at the airlines that are currently using an A350, it doesn't look like I'll have the pleasure of taking one soon.. unless my Singapore Air โœˆ๏ธ happens to be one ๐Ÿ˜Š http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-04-19/airbus-a350-to-end-jet-lag-what-you-need-to-know?mbid=social_facebook_aud_dev
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Jason Goldberg 1 month ago
The a350 is wonderful! I've flown it from Hong Kong to Helsinki on Finnair, and also on Lufthansa a couple of times to Delhi. The link you posted from 2016 is outdated. Check this link:

http://www.airportspotting.com/airbus-a350-routes/
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Maya G 1 month ago
Let's go
Rosanna Fung 1 month ago
GUEST QUESTION
Hi has anyone been to Santorini and Paro. Will be visiting this July and gotten mixed information in regards on what to do and whether a car rental will be required. Any good travel tips will be very much appreciated.
I personally haven't been, but maybe somebody else can help? ๐Ÿ˜ณ
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Jason Goldberg 1 month ago
My experience is that you definitely do not need to rent a car in Santorini.
Jฤnnis Boudouris 1 month ago
I went to santorini 11 times haha it's my favorite island and I can write a book about it, Paros is really beautiful island and there go to cabana beachbar and say my name to the owner he's very good friend, anyway you gonna love both islands and if you need more info shoot me ;-)
VAGABOND NEUROSIS. Yup, got a serious case of this ๐Ÿ˜ Anybody else suffering from this?? It's called "vagabond neurosis"... and it was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 2000. http://www.cntraveler.com/story/travel-addiction-is-real?
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Maya G 1 month ago
I have one of those things, should I take it with me to my next trip to Portugal?
Who else here loves train travel??

What's the best train ride you've ever took? Mine was probably the train across the Swiss Alps into Italy.. the scenery was jawdroppingly beautiful.

On my train travel wish list is the Blue Train in South Africa. 1,600 kilometers!

https://www.supercall.com/culture/luxury-train-travel?utm_content=body9
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Thinking about visiting Cuba? Here are 10 things that should help you make planning your trip easier: http://globetrottergirls.com/2017/06/cuba-things-to-know/
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Looking for book recommendations!

Have you read a good book lately? What's your favorite book for travel inspiration?
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Ellis Dixon 2 months ago
It's no day at the beach, but this is a fantastic book about traveling outside your comfort zone in South America! Highly recommended!
https://www.thrillist.com/amphtml/travel/nation/airplane-etiquette-unwritten-flying-rules? How many of those unwritten flying rules have you broken ๐Ÿ˜†

I may have broken a few of them, ahem.. (feet! ๐Ÿ˜„)

But #8 is the best ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Maya G 2 months ago
Broke about 3 rules. I think it's pretty good lol
Did anybody else celebrate Pride this weekend?

If so, where in the world did you celebrate๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ?

I had a blast at NYC Pride today โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
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Ignas Peฤiลซra 2 months ago
Not yet, but will celebrate this week in Madrid โค๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ
Dani Globetrottergirls 2 months ago
Ignas World Pride!! Ah, bet it's gonna be amazing! ๐Ÿ˜
Anyone traveling Europe this summer? In this article I am sharing the best and cheapest way to get around, and how to find good and inexpensive accommodation:
http://globetrottergirls.com/2015/08/cheap-ways-to-travel-around-europe/
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Brian Mullins 2 months ago
Possibly Europe, but more interested to give the US a try as I've never gone trotting in US๐Ÿ˜œ
Confession: I hated the coffee in Cuba ๐Ÿ˜–

Do you remember a place on your travels where you had amazing coffee?

One of my all-time favorites is Ristr8to in Chiang Mai. Would go back there just to have a coffee at Ristr8to ๐Ÿ˜โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 2 months ago
Even though I'm not a coffee person, tried Ristr8to and can vouch for it. Also if you ever visit India, should try the South Indian Filter Coffee.
We haven't done a quiz in a while โ˜บ๏ธ Any guesses where this pic was taken?
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Tim Mariano 1 month ago
Is it Fiji!
http://globetrottergirls.com/2014/07/coney-island-mermaid-parade/

Yesterday, the 35th annual Mermaid Parade took place in Coney Island! A parade with whacky costumes right by the ocean - this is Brooklynโ€™s very own version of Halloween and Mardi Gras, all mixed together.

The Mermaid Parade was introduced in 1983 to celebrate the arrival of summer and to bring to life the mythology behind street names such as Mermaid and Neptune, which are among the main roads in Coney Island. It also aimed to encourage the locals to express themselves in an artistic way - and some of the costumes are pretty epic, and take months of preparation.

Have you been to any cool festivals on your travels?

Two that are still on my bucket list:
Songkhran in Thailand
Holi in India
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Rucha Bhat 2 months ago
I have been to Thailand during the songkhran ..it's super fun !!
Ignas Peฤiลซra 2 months ago
I've been to Holi in Mumbai. Was a very interesting and fun experience! Highly recommend ๐ŸŽจ
Maya G 2 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
here's what I wanna know- where can I meet you on the first 2 weeks of October?
Hi Maya, I hope I'll be up in the Himalayas in October - trekking the 3-week Annapurna Circuit in Nepal has been on my bucket list for a few years now and I hope I can finally make it there this year. My plans are still up in the air, but potential plan B trips would be Morocco and Guatemala.
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Rucha Bhat 2 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Hey Dani,
Have you walked Camino De Santiago trail ? Can you suggest a great post/blog you have written or found on web.. which I can take a look at and plan accordingly !

Thanks a ton ๐Ÿ˜€

Hi Rucha ,

Thanks so much for your question! The Camino has been on my travel wish list for the past few years but Iโ€™ve always had timing issues. Basically, the best time to walk it is September (June to August too crowded, March โ€“ April leading up to Easter too many pilgrims, October to March too coldโ€ฆ May would be nice though, with the wild flowers in bloom!) but these past few years, Iโ€™ve always had other plans at that time of year. This year it actually might work out though! I am ready ๐Ÿ˜Š

So yes, Iโ€™ve come across a ton of good blog posts about the Camino because Iโ€™ve been researching it a lot!

Here are some good ones:

https://matadornetwork.com/notebook/20-truths-walking-camino-de-santiago/

https://www.wildjunket.com/camino-de-santiago-guide/

https://www.outsideonline.com/1917861/walking-camino-de-santiago-beginners-guide

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/tips-walking-spains-camino-de-santiago

https://www.ottsworld.com/blogs/camino-de-santiago-faq%E2%80%99s/

https://www.ottsworld.com/blogs/camino-de-santiago-packing-list/

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/45-faqs-on-the-camino-de-santiago/

https://www.outsideonline.com/1917861/walking-camino-de-santiago-beginners-guide

If you end up walking the camino before I do, Iโ€™d love to hear your feedback and advice ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Rucha Bhat 2 months ago
Awesome thanks Dani !!! I will go through the links you shared ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Jason Goldberg 2 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Hi Dani! What are your summer travel plans?
Hi Jason, I'm going to Germany in August (Berlin, Leipzig, Cologne and Erfurt), and it's still up in the air if I go to India from there or if I'll hike the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain in September ๐Ÿ˜Š What about you?
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Christophe Gillet 2 months ago
happy summer to my all friends over the word
music feast
enjoy everyybody
Finally reached 2,000 members here - so excited about this!! To celebrate this milestone, I'm doing an AMA.. ask me anything! What do you want to know about me, travel, or anything else โ“โ“โ“
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Quiz time!!

In the photo below you see Laguna Meniques, located in the highest desert in the world.

Do you know which desert that is?
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Zlatko Skrtic 2 months ago
You wellcome friend
Hassan Hhg 2 months ago
Hello
Ray T Midtou 2 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Any Good asian restaurant servicing malaysian or singaporean foods in Istanbul greatly appreciated
I don't remember any because every time I go to Istanbul I stuff my face with Turkish food ๐Ÿ˜‰ But maybe somebody else here can recommend something?
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Group travel or solo travel.. what do you prefer?
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Brian Mullins 2 months ago
Group travel
Alan Montgomery 2 months ago
Energy burned equals good rest
Picture this: You're about to head out on a trip, but you can only download one app to use.

Which app would you choose?

(I'll wait to see what you say and share the app of my choice later on)
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Rucha Bhat 3 months ago
I would definately use PEPO and ask the experts !! Also I would use bookings.com/Airbnb to rent out a place to stay ! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Dani Globetrottergirls 2 months ago
Rucha Ha, very good answer!! Pepo is indeed great for this!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
Looking at these hostels makes me want to go on another Europe trip! I went on a Eurail trip a couple of years ago which I loved.. my favorite hostel back then was the YHA Brighton, but the ones mentioned in this article look amazing: https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/best-hostels-in-europe/travel Where's the best hostel you've ever stayed in?
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Brian Mullins 2 months ago
Munich, Germany, whilst attending Munich Beer Festival๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜œ
Maya G 3 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
what's your best advice for someone who wants to do one of those hikes?
My advice is to start with a hike that's not in high altitude (such as the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal). I'd start with the Camino de Santiago because it's the most developed one. Which means if you feel like you can't walk one day, there's a bus you can take. As for preparing, I recommend walking long distances. Track your kilometers. (Use an app for it). That way you'll get a feeling for how long it takes you to walk 5k, and you can up your distance to 10k, 15k and eventually 20k. When you get to 20k, pack a backpack that you would bring on the hike. Because it's one thing to walk this sort of distance, but a whole different story to walk it with your gear on your back. I wouldn't set out on a major hike like that until you're comfortable walking this distance, and two or three days in a row. Make sure to always pack enough water on a hike , force yourself to hydrate. If the walking bores you, load your phone with audiobooks or podcasts. Happy walking ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Yaser Elgandy 3 months ago
Your world is nice but sport without other friends and feelings love it's hard happy walking with love and feeling from me to you and all world
Maya G 3 months ago
Thank you for that great answer!! I'll definitely take your advice. Been dying to do the Camino ever since a friend told me about it.
Agness Walewinder 3 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Are you planning to visit Poland in the near future? We will be based there for a while and we would love to host you and show you around Gdansk city! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘Œ
Agness Well if you're going to be there to show me around, I may have to add Poland to my summer travel plans around Europe ๐Ÿ˜Š It's been on my list for quite a while now! As of when will you be based there?
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Jason Goldberg 3 months ago
Pepo meetup in Gdansk! Count us in! Ignas Peฤiลซra
I think this may be the most instagrammable food (or drink) I've ever ordered ๐Ÿ˜‚ Have you ever ordered something drool-worthy to share it on social media? If so, share a pic in the comments!
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Ignas Peฤiลซra 2 months ago
This cute burger. I saw people eating it and immediately thought it looks cool. Plus I go disposable gloves to eat it with ๐Ÿคฃ Also, it was really delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹
Who of you loves multi-day hikes?

I certainly do! One of my favorite hikes to date was the Israel National Trail, a 1,000 kilometer / 620 miles long hiking trail that crosses the country from south to north, beginning at the Red Sea near the Jordanian border in the south and finishing near the Lebanese border in the north.

For anyone who is into multi-day trekking, anyone who finds treks like the Camino de Santiago, the Appalachian Trail in the U.S. or the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal appealing, this is a hike of epic dimensions.

Walking the entire trail takes between six and eight weeks, but I hiked only some parts of it: some of the Negev Desert in the South, the mountains around Jerusalem, and the Lower Galilee in the north of Israel.

Have you done a multi-day hike? If so, where was it and how long was it?
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Agness Walewinder 3 months ago
Wish I was there!!!
West Roud 3 months ago
Hi)
Happy Sunday, everyone! Where in the world are you today?

Me: spending the day in Brooklyn ๐Ÿ™ƒ
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Dani Globetrottergirls 3 months ago
Maya where in the world did you spend the weekend?
Kader Milano 3 months ago
Hi
Architectural gems around the world... do you have a favorite landmark? Not a historic one, but a newer one, not older than 150 years.

My top 5 would be:

The Brooklyn Bridge, New York
The Eiffel Tower, Paris
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
City of Arts & Sciences, Valencia
The Burj Khalifa, Dubai
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Best street food in the world:

Israel (falafel and sabich sandwiches, like the one in the picture)
Mexico (potato tacos!)
Thailand (all the food in the night markets that pop up everywhere after dark)
El Salvador (pupusas!)
Sri Lanka & India (samosas!)

What's your favorite street food and where did you have it?
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Dani Globetrottergirls 3 months ago
Jason somehow I've never made it to the Thai market!! Making it a goal for this summer ๐Ÿ™‚ everyone's raving about it!
Adam Groffman 3 months ago
Oh hey I remember that sabich sandwich!
Which country was this picture taken in? Bonus points if you can name the body of water in the photo! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Dani Globetrottergirls 3 months ago
Sarvesh Sah yes ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Raz Nishu 3 months ago
Hi
What are your best tips for finding cheap accommodation or the best deals for hotel rooms?
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Jason Goldberg 3 months ago
I'm a huge fan and loyal user of Google flights: http://flights.google.com - it's the best.

It looks like they have the same under development for hotels.
Dani Globetrottergirls 3 months ago
I love google flights! I almost always find the best deals though google flights, not through skyscanner or kiwi or any of these sites
Did you know that if you freeze a bottle of water, you can take it through airport security? Here are the best travel hacks to save you time and money in 2017: http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/the-best-travel-hacks

Got a good travel hack? Share it in the comments! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Sarvesh Sah 3 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Which are your favorite food items in Sri Lanka?
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Oooh Sarvesh, that's a tough question!! I love Sri Lankan curries, samosas, so many things!! But I guess my absolute favorite are the egg hoppers which are usually eaten for breakfast. They are almost like crepes, but made from rice flour.. golden and crisp at the edges and doughy in the center. Usually there's an egg baked into the base (but you can get it without the egg) and they're served with fragrant Sri Lankan curries (karis) or spicy relishes (sambals) ... To die for!! ๐Ÿ˜
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Sarvesh Sah 3 months ago
Similar curries I think I will get in India as well. However egg hoppers look yummy and new as well :)
Ruplal Lovely Kanxa 3 months ago
hello hawr you
The mayor of an Italian village is offering โ‚ฌ2,000 in cash to anyone prepared to move there to stop it becoming completely deserted.

Those willing to relocate to Bormida, in the mountainous region of Liguria in north-west Italy will join just 394 other people with a promise of the simple life.

Tenants will be paying as little as โ‚ฌ12.50 a week in rent as part of a scheme to boost the population!

Who wants to go? ๐Ÿ˜ƒhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/~/article-4484094/index.html
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Last time you were super fast to guess the city - let's see if you recognize this one, too... A metropole flanked by snow-capped mountains.. which city is it? ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Dani Globetrottergirls 3 months ago
Noleen Santiago yes!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘
Karine Karapetyan 3 months ago
Denver Colorado
I love train rides and have taken trains all over Europe, India and Thailand. But I've never done much train travel in the US... Looking at these scenic routes though, I think I have to plan in some train rides!!

Has anyone taken any of these routes?

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/best-scenic-train-rides-us
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Who of you still uses travel guides?

I do! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ

My biggest regret on my recent trip to Cuba was not bringing a guide book. I found it very hard to navigate the country without one, especially since wifi was hard to come by (and if you found it, it was expensive and painfully slow..) On my next trip, I'll definitely bring one again.

If you do use travel guides: do you have a preferred brand?
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Nomadic Boys 4 months ago
Totally agree with you! You can't beat the written Bible of travel- which for us is always Lonely Planet
Swaminathan Jayaraman 4 months ago
I recently picked up a rough guide for budget travel Europe. Crazy loads of info and guide books are amaze!
What's the best country for food you've been to? My top five countries for food are:
Thailand
Sri Lanka
Italy
India
Mรฉxico
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Nomadic Boys 4 months ago
What does Ethiopian food taste like guys?
Two Bad Tourists 4 months ago
Nomadic Boys Spicy meats and very flavorful vegetables. Part of the experience is the way you eat it - with your hands using injera (like a pancake) to pick up the food instead of utensils. Yummy! ๐Ÿ˜‹
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The highest point I've ever been: 15,953 feet (4,864 meters), and that's not even the top of Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador which is 19,347 feet.

The second highest place I've been is Salkantay mountain in the Peruvian Andes (15,190 feet / 4,630 meters)

What's the highest place you've ever been?
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The world's 20 safest countries, according to the WEF (World Economic Forum)

1 Finland - rating: 6.65
2 UAE - 6.6
3 Iceland - 6.57
4 Oman - 6.49
5 Hong Kong - 6.47
6 Singapore - 6.45
7 Norway - 6.41
8 Switzerland - 6.41
9 Rwanda - 6.39
10 Qatar - 6.33

Who knew that Rwanda was so safe! Which of these countries would you like to visit?

(Full article here: Revealed: The world's safest (and least safe) countries - Zimbabwe and Nicaragua beat the UK http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/safest-countries-in-the-world/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_fb_tmg)
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Nomadic Boys 4 months ago
Rwanda?!! Fascinating!
Piyush Sharma 4 months ago
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I plan to visit Hanoi this summer? recommendations?
I haven't been to Hanoi yet, but maybe somebody else here has some tips?
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Toni Dodov 4 months ago
thx...
Parvinder Singh 4 months ago
Hii
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Cuba has some amazing beaches!

This is Cayo Jutias, Cubaโ€™s most discovered 'undiscovered' beach is the 3km-long blanket of sand that adorns the northern coast of Cayo Jutรญas, a mangrove-covered key approximately 65km northwest of Viรฑales and attached to the mainland by a short pedraplรฉn (causeway). Jutรญas โ€“ named for its indigenous tree rats โ€“ is caressed by crystal-clear water, which is perfect for swimming. There are no hotels here, and since the beach is pretty remote (it takes 75 minutes on a pothole-filled road to get here) there arenโ€™t many tourists.
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Kader Milano 3 months ago
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Kader Milano 3 months ago
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Afzaal Khan Tanoli 4 months ago
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Thanks so much for sharing this! Joining now ๐Ÿ˜Š
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