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8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Thailand

Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. Yet, there are many things which people people might not know about the “Land of Smiles”. Even though I’ve spent almost a half year here in total, there are still things I’m learning about the country. As I am spending the month of October […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #185: Historic Centre of Cordoba

From the World Heritage inscription: Cordoba’s period of greatest glory began in the 8th century after the Moorish conquest, when some 300 mosques and innumerable palaces and public buildings were built to rival the splendours of Constantinople, Damascus and Baghdad. In the 13th century, under Ferdinand III, the Saint, Cordoba’s Great Mosque was turned into […]

6 Things that Make a Great Hotel Room

I have spent well over 1,000 nights in hotel rooms since 2007. You could say I’ve become a minor expert on the subject of hotel accommodations. Many of the things I look for in a room are not the things that most hoteliers seems to care about. There seems to be an obsession amongst some […]

World Heritage Site #184: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada

From the World Heritage inscription: Unique artistic creations, the Alhambra and the Generalife of Granada bear exceptional testimony to Muslim Spain of the 16th century. They form an exceptional example of royal Arab residences of the medieval period: neither destroyed nor changed by the alterations of radical restorations, the Alhambra and the Generalife appear to […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #183: Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza

From the World Heritage inscription: The examples of architectural and urban design in Úbeda and Baeza were instrumental in introducing to Spain of Italian Renaissance design criteria, but had their origins in the Islamic period. The exceptional feature of this cities lies on the fact that they have structured in a dual complementary and inseparable […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #182: Sian Ka’an

From the World Heritage inscription: Sian Ka’an is situated on the eastern side of the Yucatán Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo. Where possible, boundaries were defined to coincide with natural features: the site is bounded by the Caribbean Sea and the barrier reef to a depth of 50 m in the east; by […]

Monday Travel Update – Settling Down in Bangkok Edition

I’ve been in Bangkok for almost a week now. My sleep schedule is totally screwed up. I’ve been going to bed in the afternoon and getting up around midnight. However, there is no particular reason for me to be anywhere, so I haven’t really made an attempt to adjust my schedule. I’ve also found that […]

The Single Biggest Thing You Can Do To Stay Safe While Traveling

I’ve been extremely fortunate traveling. In over five years traveling in over 100 countries I have never been robbed, mugged or even had anything stolen in my hotel room. Cross my fingers, I’ll be able to keep this streak going indefinitely. That being said, I try not to do anything that will get me in […]

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My name is Gary Arndt. In March 2007 I set out to travel around the world...
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