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Arizona
“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” -Kurt Vonnegut.

This is horseshoe bend and a view of the Colorado river located in Page, Arizona. You have to hike a short distance from the parking lot in the sand to get to this view. Be careful when you get to the edge, since there is no warning or guard rail to protect you from the 1000ft drop!

Iceland | Blue lagoon
It’s 11:00 a.m., the sun is rising, super windy and freezing here at the Blue lagoon in Iceland. Loved being in the hot springs though!

Here are few tips if you visit: visit the lagoon the day you arrive or day you depart to save you time. The facility provides luggage storage and lockers for personal items. You must take a shower before you enter the lagoon. Also, ladies tie your hair up and don’t let your hair get wet in the lagoon. The water will damage your hair and make it lifeless for a week or so because of the minerals in the water. It also helps if you leave conditioner in your hair that the shower room provides.

Oh and the fun stuff, around the lagoon they have areas where they have the free mud which you can apply all over your face & body. Have fun!

Nepal
We are up in the clouds on an ultralight flight in Pokhara, Nepal. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience. You get a good close up view of Machhapuchhre (fish tail) mountain which is part of the Himalayas and if you look below you see villages, lakes, rivers, valleys and much more. What an amazing view all around! Please check out Avia Club Nepal to book your ultralight flight.

Abu Dhabi
I am lost in the beauty of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The mosque is the largest in the UAE and 8th largest in the world. It has one of the most beautiful and detailed architecture i’ve ever seen.

Also, I’m wearing an abaya for the first time which females need to wear before they enter. It’s provided by them for free to borrow.

Peru
Doesn’t the background in this picture look like a painting or a wallpaper?! This was in Pisac, a peruvian village in the Sacred Valley of Peru. It’s known for its Incan ruins and breathtaking scenery. We are in love with Peru, the people here are so humble and the food is awesome!

Travel tip: If you visit Peru, drink the coca tea which can help in the prevention of altitude sickness or you can also find altitude sickness pills at the airport.

Bhutan
I am in the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan in the largest fortress & Buddhist monastery in Paro known as Rinpung Dzong. There are so many historic sites this country has to offer. You will feel like you are taken back in time when you step into the many forts and monasteries built as way back in the 7th century.

Travel tip: Unless if you are from India, Bangladesh or Maldives independent travel is not permitted in Bhutan. In order to visit, you must travel on a pre-planned, prepaid guided package tour which includes visa, food, tours, guides and lodging offered by certified travel agents. This was done to avoid negative impacts on the culture and the environment of the country.

Follow more of Kajal & Komal‘s adventures on Instagram: @FollowKK

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5 Must See Places In Peru

Hola beautiful travellers! My name is Jaharn Giles and I’m the creative behind the travel, adventure and nature blog Mister Weekender. I’ll be taking you on a Dame Traveler adventure following my recent trip to Peru. First up – Maras des Salinas, the beautiful ancient salt flats! These alt flats are harvested by families living in the local community. Definitely add this destination to your Peru bucket list.

A trip to Peru isn’t complete¬†without a day trip to Machu Picchu. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is by far one of the most grandest places I’ve explored. If you get the chance, make sure you catch the Hiram Bingham train to and from Machu Picchu!

When I travel I like to pick up souvenirs from each destination to take home with me. I travelled around Peru for two weeks and it wasn’t until my last day in Cusco when I finally found what I was looking for; these two bright pink rugs. I picked these up at a local market and needless to say they look brilliant on my floor and couch back home in Sydney, Australia.Welcome to Huacachina, an incredibly beautiful natural oasis in the middle of the desert. This wanderlust-worthy destination deserves top place on your Peruvian bucket list. And it’s not hard to see why! So when is the best time to visit? Sunset of course!

If you get to visit Huacachina in Peru, make sure you don’t get too distracted by the oasis because all around it are some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world. Jump on a buggy and cruise around – just make sure you wear sunglasses and be prepared to eat sand, these buggy’s go super fast!

This is my final and favourite photo taken on my recent trip to Peru. They say to save the best till last, and that’s what I’ve done for my photo diary. This photo was taken in the middle of the Paracas sand dunes. The desert, the wind, the vista – these are the very moments which make travelling the world worth it. It’s been great meeting you all and I hope one day our paths will cross. Love Jaharn xo.

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