Mexico : Chichรฉn Itzรก and Cenote Swimming

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Journey to Mexico started with a very long flight with two changes. It started from Frankfurt at 7 AM in the morning , then a 3 hr break at Heathrow before taking the 2nd one to Dallas . Dallas airport was in total chaos , there is this December vacation rush with very long queues and we had on one and half hour to board the flights. At security we got seperated while we were made to walk through an open area with a dog running around.    …

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Mexico : Tulum

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ From Cancun our next destination was Tulum. We booked our tickets in ADO bus which were very comfortable though bus station was bit crowded and chaotic . Tulum has excellent beaches , but Playa Ruinas (Ruin beach)ย  is the most stunning beach . This narrow strip of sand at the foot of cliffs, overlooked by ruins of an ancient Mayan walled city. The Tulum ruins, with its beautiful coastal setting, are one of the most popular Mayan cities and offer an interesting insight into the later years of the…

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Mexico : Cancun

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ   This was booked very well in advance primarily because I got a huge promotional deal at Sunset Royal Beach resort , Cancun .ย  Mexico and specially in Cancun there are these "all inclusive" resorts where essentially you pay mothing for your foods and drinks . On arrival you were given a bracelet and you just need to scan it and thats all. Flights , specially during Chrismas was expensive , so I opted for an indirect route . We had a fairly comforatable room for 5 days and…

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Croatia : Plitvice lake national park

Plitvice lake is a 295sqย  km national park in central Croatia. There are 16 lakes , 12 upper and 4 lower lakes joined by waterfalls. Veliki Slap is the highest waterfall (78 meter) in lower lakes. Apart from walkways and hiking trails there is also an electric boat which connect lower lakes and upper lakes. My flight from Sarajevo was on the Morning. From the airport , I first had to take a bus to transfer to main bus station and then took a bus from there to Plitvice . I bought…

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Croatia : Zagreb

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Day - 1 Zagreb is the captial of Croatia and my last stop before flying back home. I started in the afternoon after a long day at Plitvice . The bus reached at Zagreb early evening . I stayed at YHA in Zagreb. After checking in I roamed around city centre and also had my dinner . Interestingly in the city center the have probably smallest train line in the world ( used only for touristic purposes) . Tkes ppl from lower level of the town to upper level.…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ This was the last leg of ny B&H trip. The hotel I booked was just opposite to the pigeon square. It was fairly cheap but comfortable. I arrived from Mostar in the morning by Talgo train. There are two daily trains depart from ฤŒapljina , I took the morning train which departs about 6.30 AM. Sarajevo is about 2.5 hours but it took little longer. With the help of my host , I took a local tram to the pigeon square and deposited my luggage . Sarajevo old town…

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Hiking up Mount Maglic

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ The bus picked us up from the Dubrovnik airport . There was some confusion about one person who arrived lake but nevertheless we set out for Tjentiste which would be our base for Mount Maglic. I met my guide and team en route to the 18th century city of Trebinje. This is the southernmost city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is situated on the banks of Trebiลกnjica river in the region of East Herzegovina. The restrurant seems pretty posh with great view . After lunch we visited the Tvrdos…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina : Mostar

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Day 1 I arrived Mostar in the morning . The hotel was in the old town and it was bit of walk from the bus stop. My hotel was at the heart od new town . It is one of the Bosnia and Herzegovina's most beautiful cities . Most of the old town area can be covered easily by foot . Stari Most ( old bridge) is one of Bosnia and Herzegovinaโ€™s most famous landmarks and its compelling history and lively culture mean it features highly in a visit…

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Croatia : 3 days in Dubrovnik

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Day 1 This is the beging of a 2 week trip coinciding with UK bank holiday. I arrived Dubrovnik in afternoon. My apartment was between Lapad and Old Town. Uber is available in Dubrovnik so I took an uber to my accomodation. Later in the afternoon visited a local beach named Belevue. Day 2 Dubrovnik gets pretty hot even in the beginning of June. So next mornings I wanted to go for a walk along the city wall as first thing. For a walk,ย  tickets are pretty expensive close…

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Iceland: Silfra Snorkeling and lava tube at Raufarhรณlshellir

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ I booked a day trip with a company for Raufarhรณlshellir lava tunnel and Silfra Snorkeling. First half of the day they picked me up and from the youth hostel and took me to Raufarhรณlshellir which is about 50 km from Reykjavik. Raufarhรณlshellir tube is one of the longest and most well known lava field in Iceland.ย  This lava tube formed during theย Leitahraunย eruption and is one of Icelandยดs longest cave. Lava tubes are a natural conduit formedย when an active low-viscosity lava flow develops a continuous and hard crust, which thickens…

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