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The Best Places to spend Christmas in Europe. Have you been? Where would you suggest?

Best Places to spend Christmas in Europe

Where to spend Christmas in Europe Everyone celebrates Christmas differently; some people return home to exchange presents with their families and wear tacky jumpers, others jet off on a festive holiday.  Whatever your plans for...
Lessons Learned from Travel and Teaching - Intercultural Intelligence

Life lessons that teaching – and travelling – have taught me

What life lessons have I learned through travelling? That expression "Jack of all trades, Master of none" used to really irritate me, probably because it summed me up quite well yet seemed to have negative...
Kuala Lumpur - Things to do - LifeBeyondBorders

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Malaysia is a varied country; from the lush jungles and orangutans of Borneo in the north of the country, to the glorious beaches of Penang—if you’re looking to choose Malaysia as a destination for...
cultural faux pas around the world - Life Beyond Borders

Cultural faux pas around the world

I've mentioned before that I strongly believe when travelling abroad, even for a short time, it's good to familiarise yourself beforehand with some of the cultural norms and no-no's, to avoid any cultural faux...
Planning the Perfect Mini-Break to Penang Malaysia - LifeBeyondBorders

Planning the perfect mini-break. Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Penang in Malaysia could be the answer to your quest for an affordable mini-break from Kuala Lumpur. If you book two to three weeks in advance you can get a relatively cheap flight and,...
Recommended Theft Proof Items for Travel

Recommended anti-theft travel items

When going on your travels, you have many things to consider.  Depending on the location, time of year, type of holiday and even hemisphere will affect whether you pack warm or cool clothing. And...
A brief exploration of British vs Greek culture

British vs Greek Culture

The British vs Greek Culture debate could be considered by some as controversial.  I'll be looking at various topics that I consider make up cultural differences, and aim to look at why (even if...
An Adventurous Train Journey Across Myanmar - LifeBeyondBorders

Travel Across Myanmar – an adventurous train journey

I am pleased to introduce Julian Schönfelder on the blog who guest posts about his adventurous train journey in Myanmar, a country that's always fascinated me. **This post includes affiliate links.  For more info, see...

Santa Cruz California

I've been fortunate enough to travel to various places in the U.S; New York, Seattle and a Green Tortoise trip way back in 2004 - from coast to coast (west to east). There are...