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Twosome Travelolio 10 – Weekly Travel Trivia

Written by Poorna & Brinda

We are back with another edition of Twosome Travelolio – Weekly Travel Trivia from around the world.

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.

Travel, Just for Travel sake!

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Watching this scene on a headset simply isn’t the same as being there. Photograph: Alamy

Travel represents the excitement of uncertainty. The risk of the unknown and the unsafe – you’ll never get that from simulation software. Jontahon Yevin writes eloquently on Why Virtual reality gadgets can never capture the magic of travel in The Guardian.

Extreme travel to every country on earth!

Around the world in 50 years

Albert Poddel. We envy this man. The title of Albert Podell’s amazing travel book tells it all: Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth. There is no other book like this one and, certainly, no other traveler like Podell. Over a period of fifty years, he made seventy-two trips and visited 196 countries, including several that no longer exist. This should be an amazing book going by the Review of it in Counter Punch.

Best motorcycle adventure books

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Who doesn’t love motorcycle adventures? From the classic Che Guevera’s “Motorcycle diaries”, books by motorcycle adventurers have always been fun to read. Here is a list of Best Motorcycle Adventure Books. Buy it. read it.

10 Apps for travel junkies

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We all use apps on our phones. Here are some of them related to travel. These 10 travel apps, which can shave time and money off your next journey. The help you sniff out a few hidden gems to boot. They’re all free and just one download away from making your next trip smooth sailing.

An awesome Amazon!

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The Cruise on amazon

An Amazon River Cruise isn’t your typical cruise. While many other cruises are all about creating entertainment and activities, an Amazon River Cruise is about experiencing life on the world’s largest river and exploring the culture, wildlife and beauty of the world’s largest rainforest. Read all about it by Dave and Deb write about What to expect on an Amazon Cruise

Video of the week – A Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery, Bhutan

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Do you want to hike up there?? Photo Courtesy – Orpheusomega

You must have seen this awesome place and wondered about it. Now is your turn for a Virtual tour of the spectacular place with the BBC team 

Pictures of the Week – Stunning Traveller’s photos  from National Geographic Selection

We all know that National Geographic comes up with some amazing pictures. we were browsing the website and came across the list of 365 best travel photographs for 2014. Some of them are stunning like this one below……

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A rafter drifts under Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. Iceland sits athwart the volatile Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart, creating an extensive and active volcano zone.  Photograph by Vilhelm Gunnarsson, National Geographic Your Shot

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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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