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HOW TO PLAN THE PERFECT ROAD TRIP IN COSTA RICA WITH YOUR PARENTS 

Traveling in Costa Rica with your parents can be very rewarding. A country that offers everything in wildlife and nature. A full guide with things to see and places to stay. 

SLEEPING IN A JUNGLE HOTEL AND DISCOVERING PLAYA CHIQUITA

Stay in a jungle hotel in the southern carribean coast of Costa Rica, close to Puerto Viejo. Unwind in a rocking chair, listen to the sound of the jungle, watch wildlife from your porch or take a walk through the garden. This is pura vida!

Bloggers Reveal Their Best Yoga Retreats 2015 © Melanie Klien @Mafambani

BLOGGERS REVEAL THEIR BEST YOGA RETREATS 2015 

 

Traveling and yoga is one of the best combinations. Four bloggers revealed their best yoga retreats in 2015 and can hopefully inspire you for your next retreat this year. 

How To Spend A Relaxed Christmas In Chiang Mai © Nussbaumer Photography @nussbaumerphoto @Mafambani

HOW TO SPEND A RELAXED CHRISTMAS IN CHIANG MAI  

Have you ever thought about spending Christmas abroad? If so, Chiang Mai in Thailand is a great choice if you look into a different kind of experience.

Our Around The World Trip on Instagram 2015 Edition © Melanie Klien www.mafambani.com

OUR AROUND THE WORLD TRIP ON INSTAGRAM - 2015 EDITION 

The story is simple. We met, fell in love and decided to travel around the world. I can understand why some people prefer to travel solo, but I prefer to share a journey with my boyfriend. See more from our personal highlights on Instagram from each month, including our time when we were preparing for our big trip. 

Best cafes to work in Canggu, Bali © Melanie Klien www.mafambani.com

BEST CAFES TO WORK IN CANGGU, BALI 

Canggu is the place where surfers, hipsters, yogis and some other pretty cool people with their online business live or come to visit. Canggu is really a place on its own. Having stayed there for a yoga teacher training myself, I wanted to get some work done once the course was over. Here are my favorites. 

BEST 9 THINGS TO DO IN MALACCA, MALAYSIA

Malacca (or Melaka in Malay) is a beautiful town known for its rich history. It's located 148 km south east of Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur. There's a lot there that you can explore. Read more about my favorite 9 things to do there. 

THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR RESPONSIBLE YOGIS

Christmas is just around the corner. Travelling and yoga is a big passion of mine. Here's a list for what you could give your favourite yogi or yourself this Christmas. 

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN CANGGU, BALI WEEK 1 & 2 

With an anxious and uneasy feeling I just clicked on BOOK and paid something from where I had no idea what I could expect or would learn exactly. And so it was clear, no more pulling back: I was about to become a yoga teacher in Canggu, BALI with Santosha in October.

 

LIEBSTER AWARD

A while ago I was nominated by Cess from Cess here and there for the Liebster Award. The nomination is great to discover new blogs. In this post I answer 11 questions and nominate other bloggers. 

THE ULTIMATE 3 DAY GUIDE TO VISITING SEPILOK, BORNEO 

Sepilok is a place with three sanctuaries. Take your time to watch orangutans at the feeding platforms, to admire how sun bears climb up the trees  and see how agilely the proboscis monkeys jump from one tree to the other. 

 

GOMANTONG CAVE AND BOAT CRUISES ON THE KINABATANGAN RIVER, BORNEO 

The east coast of Borneo, Sabah, is known for its orangutans, wildlife and marine life. In fact, it has some of the richest wildlife of Souteast Asia. A perfect start to see it on your own are these places. 

 

10 REASONS WHY I FELL IN LOVE WITH TIOMAN ISLAND, MALAYSIA 

Tioman - a place where you can be completely on your own at the beach, where you discover an amazing underwater world or simply relax and drink at a beer and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Here are 10 reasons why I fell in love with Tioman island. 

 


CASA DA PRAIA: BEST PLACE TO STAY IN CANDOLIM, GOA (INDIA)

During our India travels we wanted to have a place for three days where we could purely relax before we had our next upcoming trip to Hampi. Casa da Praia seemed to be perfect. We were lucky and there was one room left, so we booked

© Mafambani Rishikesh, India

4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RISHIKESH 

Rishikesh - famous as the world capital of yoga, and to some also known as the birthplace of yoga. The town lies next to the Ganges river and is one of the famous spiritual places for Hindus. If you plan to go there, here are four things you should know about.

5 FAVORITE TRAVEL BOOKS 

Guest blogger Hannah Stark is an American girl who loves to read. She usually shares her travel stories  on her blog Traveling Banana. She reveals her 5 favorite travel books in a personal review. Next stops for her: Los Angeles and Israel! 

FLASHPACKER COUPLES TRAVEL COSTS IN INDIA

India is supposed to be one of the countries where traveling is very cheap. But, before listening to others, do whatever you feel comfortable with. If you arrive in a city like Delhi and it has 45 °C every day, all you wish for is a room with AC and that's ok. 

WHERE TO EAT IN ARUGAM BAY, SRI LANKA

It's been 3 weeks since we left India and we enjoy this lovely surfer paradise town called Arugam Bay so much. All restaurants are located on main street which is around 2 km long and they're worth exploring!

A COUPLES TRAVEL GUIDE TO INDIA

Before heading off to our around the world trip, people were shocked to hear that we wanted to see India. „What? After all that's happened?“ Everytime I read or saw the news about India, I was shocked. And I am still. 



SEYCHELLES ON A BUDGET

Seychelles sounded like an exotic dream to me, too good to be true. That was the case until my boyfriend showed me a cheap multi stop flight with the following stops: Cape Town – Mahé (Seychelles) – Abu Dhabi – Bombay. I didn't know much about Seychelles which includes 115 islands in total. 

A VISIT TO THE GRAND MOSQUE, ABU DHABI 

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the United Arab Emirates and also the capital. The founder's name was Sheik Zayed. So, if you're happen to land in Abu Dhabi (translated as father of gazelle) as a layover stop or for vacation, you should have the Grand Mosque  on your to do list.

A QUICK GUIDE TO MARLOTH PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

If you want to experience Kruger Park in South Africa a bit differently, Marloth Park is the right way to go. It is a private nature reserve that belongs to the Greater Kruger Park in the province Mpumalanga, South Africa. It's located at the southern edge of Kruger. In Marloth Park, you're in the middle of the African Bush.

MOZAMBIQUE TRAVEL TIPS 

Mozambique is still an unknown place on the map for most of us. Back in 2011, I spent 6 months in the capital Maputo where I worked as a volunteer with neglected children and aids orphans in a village called Massaca. For our round the world trip, Michael and I decided to make Mozambique our first stop. 

HOW TO SAVE OVER  10,000 € FOR YOUR AROUND THE WORLD TRIP

If you plan a RTW trip, the big concern is always the same: Money. Obviously, you want to cover all of your travel costs. It's not as difficult to save a lot of money in a short amount of time as you might think. It's about setting the right priorities. 

5 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON A TRIP TO PORTUGAL

Summer vacation in Europe can be quite expensive; especially in peak season somewhere at a beach. But with a few tricks, you can save lots of money in Portugal. 

10 CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS

I admire people who have organized all their Christmas gifts already. Are you one of them? Well, I am definitely not. And Christmas is just around the corner. If you have friends or someone in your family who loves to travel, it's quite difficult to find out what they need.  

17 PHOTOS TO TAKE, THAT MAKE YOU WANT TO SEE NEW FOUNDLAND 

What is Newfoundland like? It's purity, nature, ocean, forests, wilderness, good music, warm-hearted people, breathtaking views, fresh air, moose (obviously), long roads, small towns and villages, lots of lakes, beautiful sunsets, hills and loving encounters day by day. 

HALIFAX, CANADA: A GUIDE FOR YOUR 2 DAY STAY

Halifax: the city with the most bars and pubs per capita in North America. A young, artistic city....a vibrant city. A city where everybody buys locally and support local companies. That's the reason why the city also has so many breweries. It's a city where all these young people do whatever they like to do.

Doors of Portugal Tell Their Story photo credit: Pixabay @Mafambani

DOORS OF PORTUGAL TELL THEIR STORY 

When you're in Portugal you'll notice it right away. Doors. Everywhere. And even if you want to take pictures of things people usually take pictures of, you cannot focus. Why? Because you want to capture all these doors on your camera. The diversity. Old, new. Ugly, pretty.

LOVESTORY OF CARMEN & LUIS FROM LISBON 

I came to Lisbon almost by chance. I was finished with my first period of studies in general psychology at Madeira Island (where I am originally from) and decided to go to the Portuguese mainland to complete a master degree in work psychology. I submitted my application to Lisbon because it's the capital, but in fact I didn’t know much about it. 

10 FUN THINGS TO DO IN PORTUGAL

Have you ever thought about traveling to Portugal? Nope? Have you ever been there? You are definitely missing out! Not only is it Europe's westernmost country, Portugal is also Europe's oldest country, which is very exciting for people like me who enjoy places and things with history.  

Since March 12th 2015 we are travelling around the world as flashpackers. Want to know more about me