Valbona Valley National ParkValbona Valley National Park

Valbona Valley National Park in the Albanian Alps

Valbona, also known as Valbonë, is a quaint rural village in the Valbona Valley National Park in the northernmost parts of Albania. We stayed in Valbona for two nights during our hiking trip in the Albanian Alps. It’s odd yet wonderful how something we had not even heard of just...

Lang Co beach on the Hai Van Pass routeLang Co beach on the Hai Van Pass route
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Independent Travel: What, Why, How

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things to do in Pai Northern ThailandGorgeous view in Pai, Northern Thailand

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Getting Scammed by (Fake) Bangkok Tourist Police

Backpacking Southeast Asia for almost a year, we knew we would end up getting scammed at least once. We were aware of overpaying for fruits on local markets, but as long the price remained within reasonable ranges we forgave those tourist surcharges. No, we meant the kind of tourist scams...