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    To ride an elephant without knowing

    We have a few more days in Bangkok and a visit to an elephant sanctuary pops into our minds. The idea is to feed the elephants, walk with them, and bathe them. As appealing and exotic as it may be, we decide against riding them. I’ve read somewhere that an ethical way to ride an elephant is skin to skin. Anything else is considered animal cruelty. We arrive in an area surrounded by a jungle. It’s hot and humid and adventure is in the air. A few minutes later, we change into blue outfits and with childlike excitement, feed the elephants with bananas and sugar cane. The animals devour them…

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    Tokyo, my love

    You meet someone and feel immediate chemistry. An attraction beyond words, time, and space.  Tokyo resembles this same person – charismatic, peculiar, and intriguing. The world’s largest city is an exciting wonderland where you can feel childish, sexy, and sophisticated at the same time. An eclectic cocktail of art, masculinity, quirkiness, serendipities, tastes, and scents. It’s a contradictory blend of sensuality and cuteness. A never-ending intense sensory experience. Tokyo is like someone whom you could chat with for hours on endless topics and you don’t ever get bored. The ‘eastern capital’ is one of my favorite places to experience and I would love to return one day and discover more…

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    Queenstown: 360° adrenaline

    Queenstown, ”the adventure capital of the world”, is known for its extreme adventure activities and adrenaline-filled experiences. Unlike the capital Wellington’s quirky vibe, this small town has the feeling of a mountain resort in the Northern Hemisphere despite that New Zealand is considered an exotic destination. A few streets cross the town center and the adrenaline rush is in the air. Most of the stores offer outdoors equipment, river jet boats depart the harbor, paragliders navigate the sky, and bungee jumpers scream of excitement (or fear). Extreme activities are not my cup of tea and most likely I  won’t do anything crazy to skyrocket my heartbeat. However, after admiring the…

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