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TRAVEL BALI – THINGS TO DO IN BALI

This island in Indonesia is our happy place so we created this Bali Travel Guide with our favorite things to do in Bali. Every year we travel to Bali to re energize ourselves. There is something about Bali that can’t be translated into pictures or videos. It’s peacefulness always inspire us to be grateful for all the good things we have and also give us a boost of positive energy that keep us inspired to explore more and more cultures. As Bali pros – we travel to Bali a lot- we selected some of our favorite spots in the island that if this is your first time you should definitely check out.  THINGS TO DO IN BALI 1 – Taluleleng terrace rice fields is one of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes of the island. If you never visited Bali before you have to visit this place. You can even…

VISIT TO THE GHATS OF VARANASI

“Being in a funeral definitely was something that we never thought we would experience during a vacation, but the cremation in the Varanasi Ghat is a completely different ceremony than most of us are used to. We didn’t see anyone crying or sad faces which was such a relief for us. People are not allowed to be sad. Some are even happy that the soul found salvation which we found as a very interesting way to deal with death.” Rising from the Himalayas, the Ganga is considered the holiest of rivers by Hindus. According to mythology Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate, it’s believed that the ritual of having the body cremated at the Ghats (the crematory temples by the river) and having the ashes thrown to the river will provide salvation for the human soul. These Ghats have been there for thousands of years and we…

MOUNT BATUR HIKE BALI

If we could choose the most memorable experience in Bali I think the sunrise Mount Batur hike would be one of those experiences. Mount Batur hike or Gunung Batur is an active volcano located about an hour from the village Ubud and was one of our favorite things to do in the island. https://youtu.be/ALfVc4ASBKc If you are leaving from Ubud your tour guide should pick you up around 1:30am – 2:00 am so by the time you arrive on the top of the volcano you can catch the sunrise, which is what this experience is all about. So make sure to leave on time from wherever you are in the island so you don’t miss the prime time at the top. Also, it is important to mention that you are hiking to the top of a volcano that is 5,633 feet above sea level, so it requires a lot of…

LIVING NEXT TO A SUNFLOWER FIELD – ITALY

Italy is one of our favorite places to travel and I guess having a sun flower field on the backyard made our experience even more especial. https://youtu.be/-Uons5_O3oM When we decided to spend two months traveling around Europe, we realized that it would be fun to be based in a central location where we could easily explore the nearby cities. We both had the desire to spend some time traveling in Italy so finding a central location there was very important for us. After some research and talking to a couple of friends that live in Bologna we realized that it would be a good idea to be based there. Besides the fact that Bologna is right in the middle of Italy and it’s less than an hour by train from Tuscany, the city is known for being one of Italy’s greatest cities for eating.  We definitely wanted to eat pasta…

NEW YEAR’S IN RIO

Rio de Janeiro is our number one place to spend New Years in the world. Every year we try to think about another destination to go but we always end up coming back to Rio and here are the main reasons why: UNIQUE CULTURAL SEASONAL SCENE GOOD PARTIES AMAZING BEACHES One of the coolest things about being in Brazil during this time of the year is that you get to witness a really particular New Year’s tradition that the Africans passed to Brazilians and now is followed by every single citizen in the country. During New Year’s eve you will see everyone wearing white clothes, it means peace. Also you will see thousands and thousands of people on the sands of Copacabana jumping waves in hopes for good luck as they throw flowers and offerings in the ocean dedicated to Yemanja, the Goddess of the sea. It’s believed also that…

ROMANIA HAS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADS IN THE WORLD

When we went to Romania we were expecting to see a lot of castles including Dracula’s.  But we were definitely not expecting to discover that one of the most beautiful roads in the world is also located there. The road that takes you to the glacier Lake Balea is situated at 2,034 meters of altitude is considered one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the world. Traveling through the Transfagarasan Road was our number one thing to do during our stay in Romania and you can fit it into a day trip leaving from Bucharest early in the morning. If  you are into nature and breathtaking views this is the place to be for sure.  Balea Lake is about four hours from Bucharest and we were really surprised with so much nature and beauty, this is one of the places I think of when people ask me where is…

THINGS TO DO IN HAVANA – TRAVEL HAVANA

Havana is a great place to explore for two reasons, both Old Town and Central Havana are safe and walkable. We didn’t see or hear of any crime while we were there and locals talk about crime as something that doesn’t happen very often.  When we travel we love to learn about local history and culture, so that’s why a tour guide sometimes is very handy but in order to feel the city in a more personal way and get a deeper understanding of the local culture, for us is essential to explore the city on our own, walk around and get lost in the streets, talk to locals and feel the city in a different way that you probably won’t feel while in a group guided tour. Sometimes leaving the beaten path can be scary, and that’s ok to feel like that, I was afraid to leave the beaten…

CUBA TRAVEL TIPS

This place has been on our bucket list for a while and we both have always wanted to see closely what communism looks like. When the US travel restrictions to Cuba were lifted I thought that I shouldn’t miss the next opportunity to travel to Cuba and see it from up close before all the crowds of tourists change it’s landscape. The rules were reversed in 2017 but Americans are still allowed to visit the country under a certain visa category and are very welcomed by all the Cuban people. This is the first time we @lovetravelingboys had the chance to visit the island together.   As first timers in Cuba we have learned some things that we consider very important and made this Cuba travel guide to help our readers.  If you plan to travel to this fascinating and unique country you should definitely know about it too. CUBA…

VARANASI IS FOR THE BRAVE – FROM THE GHAT TO THE KAMASUTRA TEMPLE

History and spirituality walk together in Varanasi. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, the place where is believed that Buddha lived and founded the Buddhism, Varanasi is not for the easy type traveler. Get ready to walk in narrow, dirty and smelly alley’s as you have to carefully pass by cows, monkeys and watch your step for the cow poop. With that said, if you are not into spirituality or history, Varanasi is not for you. If you are truly an explorer and want to literally breathe the birth of  Hindu culture, this is the place to be. It was overwhelming, but also it was very cool and unique to see all of that. For us it was the kind of a once in a lifetime experience.  We saw things that probably we will never see again unless we go back to Varanasi. One full day…