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Twosome Travelolio 8 – World Travel Trivia

Written by Poorna & Brinda

We are back with another edition of World Travel Trivia.

We want to share with you some of the interesting stories/articles/video/pictures we have read/seen over the week. Some nice articles inspiring enough for you to start the next vacation. A video of fellow travellers we have loved seeing and want you to experience.

Travel + Olio = Travelolio, this is a potpourri of travel trivia around the world. For your reading on a lazy Sunday morning, every week.

Hope you would love it the way we loved reading/watching them.

The road to Serendipity

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Serendipity – Isle of Enchantment. Maybe you can’t go out and find serendipity, but you can develop a mind-set that embraces daring, openness, and whimsy. In this nice essay The Road to Serendipity , George W Stone writes about ten around-the-world ways to pack awe into your next trip. Make your travel moments count. Let there not be any dull moment!

Rocked by the rails – Canada’s amazing train trips

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The best way to see a large country like Canad is by train. The journey from Toronto to Vancouver by “The Canadian” is considered as the best train journeys in the world. Here is a all about Canada’s amazing train trips you should not miss!

Etiquette 101 – Tipping lessons!

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You just had a five-star meal in Qatar, or went scuba diving in beautiful Bohol in the Philippines. Well, lucky you! But how do you express your appreciation for the service you received? Tipping rules vary by country, by region, and by scenario—here’s what you need to know. – Your guide to tipping in 50 Countries

For Road trippers

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Originally a northern segment of the Silk Road trading route, the Pamir Highway has been in use for almost 2,000 years. But few travellers make it there today. Here is another of our bucket list Driving on Pamir Highway – remotely beautiful!

Pictures of the week – Stunning panoramic landscapes from above!

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We were zapped looking at these pictures. We could not believe our eyes. They are stunning! We don’t want to tell anymore. Click on the first picture to open the album.

World’s Stunning Panoramic landscapes from above like never seen before!

Videos of the week

Dont blame us if you get goosebumps on seeing this! Last week, two daredevil Canadian climbers, Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken, attempted the impossible: scaling Niagara’s 51m-high, frozen falls. And it only took them just under an hour to do it. – Scaling frozen Niagara

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Far from Niagara, Lebanon’s limestone cave system, the Jeita Grotto, is one of the longest caves in the Middle East, spanning 9km across the Nahr-al-Kalb valley. But the awe-inspiring site has rarely been photographed; all cameras are prohibited in part because the frequent flashes of light may harm the grotto’s hundreds of naturally formed hanging crystals. Check out this jaw dropping video 

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About the author

Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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