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Experience: Juba Grand Hotel, South Sudan

When headed to the youngest country in the world, I was a bit concerned on where to stay. South Sudan unfortunately has had a period of instability which brings up safety issues. Through my search for a suitable place to stay, I found Juba Grand Hotel. With a central location and good reviews, I looked … Continue reading Experience: Juba Grand Hotel, South Sudan

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Experience: Corinthia Hotel Khartoum

With my limited knowledge on Sudan, I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of accommodation in the capital city of Khartoum. I found there was a Corinthia Hotel which surprised me. The luxurious Corinthia brand is based out of Malta and I did a feature for them during my visit then. Could the Corinthia … Continue reading Experience: Corinthia Hotel Khartoum

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Experience: Novo Turismo Resort and Spa, Timor Leste

Dili in Timor L’este isn’t known as a major tourist destination so I was curious to see what kind of hotel offerings the city had. I found Novo Turismo centrally located and had great reviews, so I contacted them and arranged my stay. Coming from Darwin, I had a quick flight to the capital city … Continue reading Experience: Novo Turismo Resort and Spa, Timor Leste

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Experience: Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Hyatt properties are a safe bet when searching for luxury, convenience, and professionalism. That’s why I chose to stay at their fairly new property in Manila in the “City of Dreams” development. Opened at the end of 2014, this casino resort is made up of three hotels, clubs, restaurants, and a shopping mall. Outside of … Continue reading Experience: Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

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Experience: Divan Erbil, Iraq

Visiting Iraq for the first time was a daunting concept. I heard the safer area was Kurdistan, so I headed to its capital Erbil. After some further research I found not only did the city have plenty of hotels, but also ultra luxurious ones. Divan, a luxury Turkish chain, was quick to reply and organized … Continue reading Experience: Divan Erbil, Iraq

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Montego Bay and Ocho Rios

Montego Bay Montego Bay was the first destination of my Jamaica Mon trip. The fourth largest city by population, Montego Bay has developed to be the premier tourist destination of the island. Massive resorts and duty-free shops cater for tourists arriving by cruise ships or plane. It is very convenient and inexpensive to fly from … Continue reading Montego Bay and Ocho Rios

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Experience: The George Hotel, Kiribati

When landing at Kiribati’s international airport located on a long beach, one may wonder where they would sleep. Though the entire island seems like an empty stretch of beach, Tarawa actually houses half of the country’s population. This means visitors have the option to stay at modern hotels like The George Hotel. On my Pacifying … Continue reading Experience: The George Hotel, Kiribati

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Experience: Grand Pacific Hotel, Fiji

Suva, the capital of Fiji is a city with a long history and one of the icons of the colonial past is The Grand Pacific Hotel. In 2014, the hotel was fully renovated to exemplify its grandeur and celebrate its one hundredth anniversary. The initial planning for the hotel started in 1908 by a New … Continue reading Experience: Grand Pacific Hotel, Fiji

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Experience: Filamona Hotel, Tuvalu

Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries in the world which is apparent as soon as you land at their airport in Funafuti. This tiny nation receives few tourists mostly due to its isolated location and the high costs of travel. Filamona Hotel is not only the best (and one of the only) places to … Continue reading Experience: Filamona Hotel, Tuvalu

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Flying Air Astana

What is Air Astana? Many have never heard of the flagship airline of Kazakhstan unless planning a trip to Central Asia. They would then discover that the majority of the routes in the area are dominated by this large airline with its hubs in Almaty and Astana. I had the same discovery when planning my … Continue reading Flying Air Astana