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Schoolgirls in Ethiopia examine a new feminine product: underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad.
How do I know that most travel writers are men?  Easy! Guidebooks never have enough information about feminine hygiene product (also known as sanitary product) availability.  There’s nothing more frustrating that wasting space in jam-packed backpack with pads you could have bought upon arrival… except, that is, planning to pick up tampons when you arrive and discovering that they...
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When it comes to packing, many people tend to exaggerate with the amount of stuff they bring with them. The weekend trip should be short, activity-packed treats that provide you a nice break from everyday life. We usually tend to panic when we have to bring a limited amount of stuff with us. But, this doesn’t have to be a...
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In my opinion, Mexico is one of the easiest places in the world to eat as a vegetarian.  The country has a great climate for growing fruits and vegetables, plus there is a burgeoning healthy living movement.  In fact, the only time I struggled as a vegetarian was when I tried to go out for an “upscale” or expensive...
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This July I will be visiting Peru for three weeks.  So far I don’t have much on my Peru itinerary: I’ve booked my first night’s accommodation at a hostel in Lima, and then a few days later I have a two-night booking at the Hotel Paracas near Pisco.  After that my schedule is wide open until I fly out...
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Backpacking solo provides you with an immense sense of freedom, regardless of your destination. This is also the cheapest solution to visit many countries and destinations. However, if you are a woman traveling also, then you should pay attention to a specific situation. Your safety comes first, and many women are scared to travel alone. Sure it can be a...
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Asia can seem overwhelming, especially if you have never been before. In general, all Asian countries are relatively safe for travel, especially Thailand. It is not only an excellent destination for first-time solo female travelers, but it’s also an ideal location for first – time trip to Asia. Thailand is an easy place to travel; it has excellent infrastructure and...
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Turin (called Torino in Italian and, just to clarify, not called “Turino” in any language worth speaking) was my first long-term home-away-from-home.  I spent nearly two years in the city, growing to love its chocolate gelato, hot chocolate, chocolate pastries and infamous chocolate spread (you know what I’m talking about). Italy is a land of many opportunities and features impressive...
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Are you looking for the best travel purse? Do you need something reliable and secure? Well, we may have a couple of suggestions for you. No one wants to travel and let alone carry an uncomfortable bag. The only issue is finding a perfect purse among thousands of them. The majority of travelers have a preference when it comes to...
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After spending my life traveling the world, I learned to choose an appropriate accessory to accompany me on my journeys. So, even if you have an excellent travel backpack, you will still need a travel daypack. There are a lot of manufacturers on the market and picking the right daypack depends on your travel style. But, don’t fail to include...
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When I lived and worked in Italy, one of my first domestic long-weekend trips was to the Amalfi Coast, stretching (più o meno) from Naples to Salerno.  I made a few stops along the coast, taking in the most famous tourist attractions as well as a few lesser-known sights, and I loved the area so much that I went...